In memory of
Alfred Sol Lippman
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In memory of
Alfred Sol Lippman
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 12 Noon in Martin & Castille's La Fleur de Lis Chapel in Lafayette for Alfred Sol Lippman, age 78, who died on Monday, October 17, 2016 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Lafayette Memorial Park. Alfred Sol Lippman spent the final days of his life surrounded by his beloved family, professing his absolute love and gratitude for each member. His essence pours from the love and passion of his heart and he generously lavished his love and passion on his family, friends and those who crossed his path. His family will forever cherish the grandiose way in which he embellished with great pride their accomplishments. Al, a most accomplished man, would undoubtedly consider his 60 years of marriage to his wife Gail to be his greatest accomplishment. To his final breath, he still saw her as his beautiful bride, and the love of his life. The tender, sweet love notes professing his love for her will be cherished forever. A world traveler who fancied exotic and exciting destinations, most loved his fishing and hunting trips to Plum Bayou, Cocodrie and Pecan Island with family and friends. He relished the thrill of the hunt and the catch. If there was ever a life that exemplified the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have the do unto you; it is the life of Al Lippmann. His family describes him as an amazing, amazing man slow to anger, and quick to forgive. He was that one friend of a lifetime who respected others, lead with honor, and treated others with mercy and fairness. This dapper dresser was a legendary in the behind-the -scenes world of politics. His words of comfort for his family were shared for many years; "This too shall pass, it is always darkest before the dawn." This lover of history was proud of who he was, a Louisiana man, an American. I submit to you, that this man of great faith is resting in the arms of our loving God. Rabbi Barry Weinstein and Reverend Monsignor Richard Green will conduct the funeral services. Karen Broussard, organist will sing for the services, "The Lord's Prayer", "Amazing Grace", "What A Wonderful World" and "The Wind Beneath My Wings". Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Gail Poche Lippman; his three children, Beth Lippman Busbice and her husband Bill, David Lippman and his wife, Angie, and Karen Lippman; his nine grandchildren, Ryan Busbice and his wife, Laura, Matthew Busbice, Sarah Busbice Dickerson and her husband, Jesse, Michelle Lippman Boudreaux and her husband, Josh, Andree Lippman, Kelli Lippman, Michael Lippman, Ashleigh Schneider and William Schneider; six great grandchildren, Emma and Ella Dickerson and Christian, Madeline, Noelle and Chloe Busbice; his brother, Darryl Lippman and his wife, Lynn and his sister, Tanya Murray. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred Lippman Jr., and the former Dorothy Kahn; his grandson, Jason Busbice. Mr. Lippman was born on June 12, 1938 in New Orleans, Louisiana and was a lifelong resident of Berwick/Morgan City. He and his wife, Gail moved to Lafayette several years ago. He was a 1956 graduate of St. Stanislaus College Prep, in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi and was Valedictorian of his class. Mr. Lippman attained his Undergraduate at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, La. (B.A.with Honors) - 1960 and Tulane University School of Law (recipient of full merit/academic scholarship) Juris Doctorate - 1962. Mr. Lippman was a Senior partner with The Law Offices of Alfred S. Lippman, LLC, Lippman & Mahfouz, LLC and predecessors - Attorneys at Law, Morgan City, Louisiana) He served at Whitney Bank - Former Member of the Board of Directors (2011-14); Hancock Bank - Former Advisory Member of the Board of Directors (2012-14); Whitney National Bank and Whitney Holding Corp. - Former Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee - (1998-2011) and numerous other business interests including real estate and investments. He was also a member of the Louisiana Pilotage Fee Commission; Chairman - 2005 - (Gubernatorial appointments by Governors Blanco and Jindal) Louisiana Mansion Foundation (Board of Trustees - 1997-2011) University of Louisiana System (Board of Supervisors and parliamentarian - 2001-02) Commission of Future of Coastal Louisiana - Board of Commissioners - (Gubernatorial appointment - 2001-02) United States Magistrate Judge Selection Committee - Western District of Louisiana - Lafayette (2001) United States Coast Guard Foundation (Trustee/Director, 1990-2002) Louisiana Commemorative Coin Advisory Commission, Chairman (Gubernatorial appointment - 1998-) Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals (Gubernatorial appointment-1980-85) United States Assay Commission (Presidential appointment-1973) Louisiana Pan American Commission (Gubernatorial appointment-1990) Louisiana Secretary of State's Select Committee on Corporations (1988) Mr. Lippman served on the Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District (1973-2004; President-1990-2001; Vice-President 2001-02) Berwick and St. Mary Parish Planning Commissions Berwick Charter Commissions (1966 and 1991) Community Foundation of Acadiana (Chair-2015 - Vice-Chair - 2014; Director) Tulane University - Life Membership Library Award, New Orleans Museum of Art (Advisory Board Member) National D-Day Museum Founders Society, Petroleum Club of Morgan City (President, 1984; Director, 1977-94) Atchafalaya River Coalition (Vice President and Director - 2000-2004) Tulane University and St. Stanislaus Alumni Associations-former Regional Chairman, Blue Key National Honor Fraternity (Vice-President; ULL Chapter - 1959) Morgan City-Berwick Jaycees (Vice-President; first runner-up Louisiana, Outstanding First Year Jaycee - 1964) South Louisiana Jewish Welfare Federation (former director) Krewe of Hephaestus (Mardi Gras King-1982; Board Member-1983-) Krewe of Louisianians - Washington, D. C. (1969 until present) Various Masonic Orders; Doric Lodge (Morgan City, Louisiana Mason of the Year-1997) American Heart Association, St. Mary Parish (Co-Chairman 1997-99) Ducks Unlimited, Lifetime Sponsor. In Mr. Lippman's political years he served as Louisiana Republican Party - Victory '96 - Dole/Kemp - State Co-Chairman, Inaugurations of La. Governor Murphy J. Foster, Jr. (1996 and 2000) - Master of Ceremonies and Introduction of Governor, respectively, Republican National Convention (2000) - Delegate and Member of National Rules Committee, Presidential Elector - Louisiana - George W. Bush - (2000) First recipient, William Prescott Foster II Memorial Award by the Louisiana Political Hall of Fame - (2003) Republican National Convention Gala - National Vice-Chairman - (1988) His professional affiliations were George W. Bush Presidential Committee (Vice-Chairman - Louisiana 1998-) Governor's Club (Governor Mike Foster) Governor's Club - Governor Kathleen Blanco (2004-) Chairman, vice-chair and/or master of ceremonies for over 50 functions and events; recipient of numerous certificates and awards, American Bar Association (1962-) Master, The Inn on the Teche, American Inns of Court (2000-) Louisiana State Bar Association (Member, House of Delegates, 1972-97); Seminar Speaker, St. Mary Parish Bar Association (former President and Director) Appointed by Louisiana Supreme Court as Assistant Bar Examiner (1975-82) Phi Alpha Delta National Law Fraternity (Vice-Justice-White Chapter - 1962) 16th Judicial District Indigent Defender Board (former Chairman) 16th Judicial District Notarial Commission (former Chairman) Numerous other professional organizations and recognitions were: (1) Recipient of 2014 Excellence in Law and Professionalism by American Inn of Courts. (2) Martindale - Hubble "A" rated attorney - 1976-; (2) Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys; (3) Super Lawyers of LA - 2012- He was admitted to practice in all courts in Louisiana, all United States District Courts of Louisiana, United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, and United States Supreme Court and General counsel to numerous business entities. Extensively engaged in business mergers and acquisitions, corporate and business law and litigation, domestic and international contract negotiations, and probate law. He was an avid antique collector. Pallbearers will be Ryan Busbice, Matthew Busbice, Bill Busbice, William Schneider, John Lippman and Michael Lippman. Honorary pallbearers will be Darryl Lippman, Bernard Boudreaux, Dr. Steve Abramson, Dr. Melvin Bourgeois, Doyle Berry and Richard Poche. The family requests that visitation be observed in Martin & Castille's SOUTHSIDE location on Thursday from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM and on Friday from 10:00 AM until time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mr. Lippman's name to St. Stanislaus College, 304 S. Beach Blvd., Bay St. Louis, MS 39520 or to Tulane University Law School, 6329 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA. 70118. View the obituary and guestbook online at Martin & Castille-SOUTHSIDE-600 E. Farrel Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508, (337) 984-2811.
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