Margaret Josephine Jaretzki Lipman, “Josie,” 97


On Dec. 6, Margaret Josephine Jaretzki Lipman died peacefully after a prolonged illness. She grew up in New York City, graduated from Smith College, and moved to Chevy Chase in 1987. She was the daughter of the late Alfred Jaretzki, Jr., a senior partner with Sullivan & Cromwell Law Firm in New York City and the late Edna Merson, a prominent civil rights advocate. Her marriage to the late Henry T. Lipman ended in divorce. Mrs. Lipman is survived by her two children, Dr. Tim Lipman (Hannah) and Ruth Simon Anderson (Frank Anderson); five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. She was an accomplished quilter, knitter and embroiderer and had a deep love of classical music and opera. She had been an active Girl Scout leader for many years before moving to Maryland. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Temple Micah in D.C. Memorial contributions may be made to Needlechasers of Chevy Chase ( or to House of Ruth (

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