|From The New York Times, October 27, 2008
We announce the passing of Melvin Daniel Lipman on October 25, 2008. Devoted husband of 45 years to Myra Rosenthal, adored father of Nathaniel, Asher, Rebecca, Benjamin, Jacob, Sarah, Rachel, and Deborah and beloved zeyde to Henry, Molly, Megan, Jessica, Charlotte and Jake.
Born August 12, 1928, Mel grew up in New York City and, after graduating from Syracuse University and service in the US Army during the Korean War, became a successful real estate developer in Manhattan. His buildings include 200 Central Park South, 1050 Fifth Avenue and 1020 Park Avenue.
Mel was a strong, gentle, quiet man who put his wife and children before all else. His life was full with family, love, and travel. The service will be held at Sharon Gardens in Valhalla, NY, today at 10:30 am. The family requests donations be made in his memory to American Friends of Magen David Adom.