Raymond Joseph Lippman, 88, of Austin, Texas died, Thursday, March 21, 2013. He was born on Feb. 7, 1925, the son of Joseph R. Lippman and Pearl H. (Seguin) Lippman of Detroit, Mich.
Ray was a long time resident of Leavenworth and an avid golfer. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Blanche (Becher) Lippman.
Ray Lippman arrived in Leavenworth in 1945 as a professional baseball player with the farm team in Leavenworth for the Boston Braves. Ray was raised in Detroit and enlisted in the Marines. He was on active duty from 1943 to 1945. He served in Asiatic Pacific in the 4th Marine Corp Division and participated in action at the Marshall Islands, Saipan, Tinian Marianas Islands and Iwo Jima. He worked as a policeman in Detroit for 11 years. In Leavenworth he started at the Federal Prison as a guard and retired as Warden of the Federal Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind. He was the Associate Warden, Custody of the Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary.
Ray is survived by his children, Ray Lippman Jr., of Austin Texas, Mary Edmund of Aptos, Calif. and John Lippman of Santa Cruz, Calif.; six grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by two daughters, Paula and Ann Louise.
Private burial service will be at the Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Riverside Resources, 700 North 3rd St.