Robert Lipgar Obituary

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Dear Paul,
Words cannot express how grateful my sister and I are for all you did for our father, Thomas Turck's, funeral. You and your staff were always professional, courteous and attentive to all of our requests. From the time that Joanne and I sat with you to discuss and finalize the details for the funeral, through the burial, you could not have made it easier for us, and your attention to detail was excellent. Our father would have appreciated all the military detail, including the Army insignia on the hearse and the presenting of the three flags at the cemetery.
Joanne and I both thank you!

Dear Paul and staff,
I would like to thank you for your assistance, guidance, and compassion during the funeral arrangements for my brother, Tom Guido. Your help was much appreciated and the service was lovely.
Sincerely,
Louise Jones
Family of Tom “Topsy” Guido.

Paul,
I want to thank you and the whole Simpson-Gaus team for flawlessly executing all of the elements of my mom’s funeral service. Your advice and counsel regarding each aspect of the service allowed us to choose what worked best, while adhering to traditions and family wishes. Your attention to detail allowed us to focus on the event, knowing that everything was taken care of.
This was a large relief during a very difficult few days.
Thank you again for the compassion and professionalism extended during my Mom’s final celebration.
Sincerely,
The Carubba family

Dear Paul and Staff - Thank you!! Thank you!! For the manner in which you handled Tony's funeral. We were very pleased. God bless you!!
Love
Anne Greco & son Tony

Paul and Staff,
We just wanted to thank you so much for helping us get through the past few days. This is not something anybody ever wants to deal with, but you were kind, helpful, loving, and thought of everything. We knew we had nothing to worry about.
Thank you again,
Marianne Crist’s Family

Dear Paul and Staff,
Many thanks for all of your help and caring during Jack’s services. Obviously, I couldn’t have managed the days without you. I am very appreciative you were great right up to the last day.
Thanks again,
Jack Grogan’s family

Dear Paul & Staff - We cannot begin to express our gratitude to you for all you did to make the passing of Mom easier for us to get through. Every aspect was perfect, from making the arrangements, to making mom beautiful, to decorating with mom's things, the funeral and graveside. We will never forget your kindness and compassion during a very difficult time in our lives.
Cindy and John Belsito

Dear Paul,
This note is just to express my appreciation for the way Paul Feingold’s funeral was conducted. You demonstrated concern, understanding, and certainly skill in handling all area. Thank you so much.
Sincerely,
Marsha Franklin-Feingold

Dear Paul and Staff - Jeff's passing was as much a shock for you, as for our family. Your kind, caring ways; your gentle guidance through those first few days after his death and ultimately through the calling hours and funeral - you never failed to be there when we needed you and continue to do so now. Our community is extremely fortunate to have you here to respond and assist families at such difficult times.
Joanne Fredenberg and Family

Dear Paul,
Thank you and your staff for assisting my family and me throughout the days before and during Jack’s funeral. Your availability, your presence, and your guidance gave us a funeral with which we were comfortable. At this emotional time, we depend on you for the large matters and the details.
Thanks,
Cecelia Macauley

Paul,
I can’t thank you enough for the professional services you did for my father. Everything was done with so much dignity and care & professionalism, other funeral homes can’t compare! I had so many compliments from people saying that it was the nicest service they have ever seen. My many thanks to you again. You are truly the best funeral business in the area!

Michael A. Mottsey

Dear Paul,
Words cannot express how grateful my sister and I are for all you did for our father, Thomas Turck's, funeral. You and your staff were always professional, courteous and attentive to all of our requests. From the time that Joanne and I sat with you to discuss and finalize the details for the funeral, through the burial, you could not have made it easier for us, and your attention to detail was excellent. Our father would have appreciated all the military detail, including the Army insignia on the hearse and the presenting of the three flags at the cemetery.
Joanne and I both thank you!

Dear Paul and Staff - When you took our choices and put them into action (I am an OCD perfectionist) I could not have orchestrated the whole process better if I had directed it myself. You went above and beyond. It was phenomenal. I mean phenomenal!!!

"Personally, I think you have really answered your true calling in life, to help us deal with the death of a loved one."
Sincerely, Terry Vinning

Paul and Staff,
Thank you so much for your kindness in helping us through this time. We appreciate all that you did and for the attention to detail when we didn’t know what we needed.
All the best,
The Peck Family,
Mary Peck, Kathleen Peck Emig, and Suzanne Fair

Dear Paul,
My thanks to you for your help, sensitivity, and kindness during the most difficult time in my life.
With much appreciation for everything,
Helene Crohn

Paul and Staff - Thank you for all you did to make sure Harold was laid to rest with lots of love and dignity. I appreciate your kind, courteous and professional service.
Love, Dolores Leonard

Paul and Staff,
We would like to share our very heart- warming personal experience we have recently had with the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home.
As our family was faced with the inevitable sadness at the loss of our loved one, Michael Welch (brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle), the support from the beginning to the end was above any expectations we could have ever imagined. The compassion and professionalism along with the presentation by the entire staff of Simpson-Gaus was amazing and truly appreciated. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making this journey as smooth and worry-free as you have with such grace and dignity.
Fondly,
The Welch and Polacco Family of Michael Welch

Dear Paul, and Staff,
My sister Janice and I, and our families, would like to express our appreciation to all of you for your guidance, patience, and compassion during the planning of mom’s funeral and the viewing and funeral itself. Everything was lovely. Mom would have been so pleased! Janice and I didn’t have to fret and/or worry about anything. Thank you so very much for that!
Sincerely,
Carol and Chuck Lewis
Janice and Mike Augustine

Dear Paul and Staff,
Thank you so very much for all of the thought and care that you put into the funeral for Simon Pulchin , as well as all of the other individuals that are served by your establishment. Thank you for the kindness, compassion, quality, and respectful care you provide.
Sincerely,
Tara Dupont

Paul and Staff,
Thank you for making a difficult situation a whole lot easier. You have a fantastic group that did a wonderful job. Professional and caring.
God Bless,
The Grant family

Robert  M. Lipgar
Robert M. Lipgar

February 3, 2018
Resided in Rhinebeck, NY

Obituary

Robert M. Lipgar, 89, of Rhinebeck, died Saturday, February 3, 2018 at HealthAlliance Hospital Broadway Campus.

Bob was born in Kingston, son of Abraham Henry and Celia B. Sonnenschein Lipgar. He attended grammar school #8 and Kingston High School before entering Hamilton College in 1945. After graduating Hamilton in 1949, he studied at the University of Chicago where he earned his Ph.D in clinical and group psychology in 1965.w. After a decade long apprenticeship with his father, Bob entered Hamilton College to further his creative studies and combine them with the study of psychology. Following Hamilton, he relocated to Chicago to pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Chicago.

In Chicago, Bob established himself as both an exhibiting photographer and a leader in clinical and group psychology. He had been introduced to photography at a young age assisting his father, A. H. Lipgar, who was a leading photographer in the Hudson River Valley in the decades 1920's through the 1950's. In 2002, Bob moved to Hurley, NY, inaugurating a second generation of Lipgar photography in the Hudson Valley. Although retired from psychology, he had been an active member of the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum (WAAM), the Arts Society of Kingston (A.S.K.), and the Greene County Camera Club (GCCC). His photographic work has appeared in many juried shows, local publications, and in the four books of photography he had published.

As a psychologist, Dr. Lipgar authored many professional and scientific articles and had co-edited (with Malcolm Pines of London) two volumes of articles on the work of Wilfred R. Bion. Dr. Lipgar was Clinical Professor for more than 30 years at the University of Chicago, Department of Psychiatry, and then, briefly, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the New York Medical College in Valhalla. While in Chicago, he was a founding member of the Illinois Group Psychotherapy Society and of the Chicago Center for the Study of Organizations. He was a licensed psychologist in Illinois and New York, and a Fellow in the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA), the A. K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems (AKRI), and the Society for Personality Assessment (SPA). He was a member of the Woodstock Jewish Congregation.

Surviving family members include sister, Judith Gollup of New Mexico; nieces, Nancy Ditman and her husband Scott of Ardsley, NY and Elizabeth Emerald of Melrose, MA and a nephew, Kofi Honu of Frederick, MD, and grand-nephews and grand-nieces, Daniel, Lauren and Douglas Greene, and Alison and Amy Gollup.

A Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave at 11:00 AM.

Interment will follow in Montrepose Cemetery.

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Service
Simpson - Gaus Funeral Home
411 Albany Avenue
Kingston, NY US 12401
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
11:00 AM
Burial
Montrepose Cemetery
Montrepose Avenue
Kingston, NY US 12401
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

 

 

 

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