Lipsey, financial consultant

E. K.

March 16, 1993|By Staff Report

Emerich K. Lipsey, a financial consultant and former accountant, died Wednesday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center of complications to injuries from a March 3 automobile accident in Towson. He was 71.

The resident of East Joppa Road had worked as a consultant since retiring in 1988 as an accountant at the Methodist Board of Child Care, where he had worked for about 10 years.

For over 20 years before that, he worked for ALCOLAC Inc. and served as financial vice president of the chemical company.

Mr. Lipsey was born in Budapest, Hungary, where he earned a law degree and worked in the legal department of a bank. He left in 1948 for Austria with his wife and two children. In 1949, they moved to Australia and remained until 1957.

"He was a success story of someone fleeing through Communist lines to escape and gain his freedom -- they were spotted and chased, but made it through the lines," said Morris Warren, president of Warren Chemical Co. in Seabrook, who worked for Mr. Lipsey in the 1960s at ALCOLAC.

Mr. Lipsey loved children and was devoted to his family, said Mr. Warren, and the joy he took from his adopted country shone through daily. "He enjoyed the freedom of the United States -- it was something that he lived every day and loved."

"He was a man of great integrity and a faithful friend," said Dr. Steven Kopits, director of the International Center for Skeletal Displasia at St. Joseph Hospital, who met Mr. Lipsey in 1965 at a meeting of the Hungarian Club of Baltimore. "He was very generous with his time and money and looked out for others but was very self-effacing about it."

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered for Mr. Lipsey at noon today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 8501 Loch Raven Blvd.

He is survived by his wife, the former Marietta Weigerth; three daughters, Kristina Lipsey of Baltimore; Barbara Lipsey Patterson of Raleigh, N.C., and Georgina Lipsey Rahe of Philadelphia; and two grandchildren.

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