Lillian Kaufman Pilzer


Lillian Kaufman Pilzer passed away peacefully after a brief illness on July 20. Born in Washington on June 2, 1922, to the late Abraham Kaufman and Estelle Zeltzer Kaufman. Lilly and her siblings were the first set of triplets born in Washington at the original Sibley Hospital. She was predeceased by her beloved brother and sister, Henry Kaufman and Ann Kaufman Dobbs. They were a close trio that celebrated every birthday together for 88 years.
In her youth, Lilly worked beside her parents and siblings at the family-owned Federal Supermarket on 23rd Street and Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Lilly was married to Herbert Pilzer for 17 years and later divorced. In 1965, she opened the Lillian K. Pilzer Surety Bond Company. She was often referred to as “Tiger Lil” because of her decisive and determined nature. She retired in 2005.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving nephews and niece, Bruce Dobbs (Jane), Richard Kaufman (Melissa), Jack Kaufman and Lisa Eden (Alan) and children; beloved sister-in-law, Geraldine Pilzer; and dearest friends, Francesca Dahlgren, Patsy Lee Thomasson and Evelyn Frempong. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

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