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Obituary - KAREN LEE LIPKIND

 

November 10, 2017



Karen L. Lipkind, age 70, of Mount Dora, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at Florida Hospital—Waterman. Karen was born in Brooklyn, New York, on May 31, 1947, to the late Hyman and Rosalind Gottlieb Reiter. The family moved to Miami when she was a young child. Following high school she attended the University of South Florida, graduating with a degree in Foreign Languages. Karen then attended the University of Miami and graduated with a master’s degree in Library Science. During her working career she was a statistician with the Center for Disease Control.

On Aug. 12, 1973, in Miami, Karen married Harry Lipkind, her husband of more than 44 years, who survives her. In September 2010, Karen and Harry relocated to the Orlando area and joined Congregation Beth Am.

In addition to her husband, Karen is survived by her daughters, Alisa Gail Lipkind of Maryland and Joanne Michelle Lipkind of Maryland. She is also survived by her brother, Richard (Heidi) Reider of Southwest Ranches, Fla.; and her sister, Elaine (James) Byrne of Winter Springs.

A funeral service was held at Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando, with Rabbi Arnold Siegel of Jewish Family Services officiating. Further services and burial were held at Judean Memorial Gardens in Olney, Maryland.

Local arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando, 407-599-1180.

 

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