Lillian Fay Lipson, former resident of Granada Hills and Studio City, Ca., died peacefully from cancer at her Sarasota, Florida, home with her husband, retired Los Angeles Daily News restaurant critic and wine writer Larry Lipson at her bedside on July 1, 2021.
Born February 2, 1941, in the Bronx, NY, to Aaron and Frieda Forman, she later moved to Los Angeles with her mother after her father died when she was 13 years old. Her mother, a film editor, in later years, married Los Angeles businessmen Henry Davis.
Lillian, a onetime model, married Larry in 1962, was a 49 year old mother of two sons, Jeffrey and Matthew, when she decided to go back to school following a varied job career as a bank officer, wine sales person, real estate manager and even nanny. She graduated from nursing college, eventually becoming a senior clinical research associate (CRA). In 2001 she was grief-stricken when her oldest son Jeffrey died suddenly from a heart attack.
She retired and moved to the Lipsons’ vacation residence in Costa Rica in 2008 with her husband and resided there predominantly until 2014 when the couple returned permanently to the U.S. choosing Sarasota as their new home.
Known for her gregarious personality and firm opinions, she is survived by her husband, Larry Lipson; son, Matthew (Tammy) Lipson and grandchildren Olen, Adrian and Ava Lipson.