Beatrice Richman Lipman, a former resident of Southampton for nearly 40 years and of Greenport for 20 years, died May 13 in her home in Silver Spring, Md. at the age of 91.
With her husband, the late Jerome Lipman, she operated a women’s clothing store, The Style Shop, and later, Harry Frank Men’s Shop on Main Street in Southampton. She also worked in Lady Billing’s and in Billing’s Lingerie for two decades and was a substitute teacher in Southampton High School as well as in Greenport High School.
Mrs. Lipman was a 1945 graduate of New York University where she studied retailing and became one of the first female assistant buyers at Abraham & Straus (A&S) in their flagship department store in downtown Brooklyn. She married Jerome Lipman in 1948 and lived in Greenport before moving to Southampton in 1969. Mrs. Lipman was active in Rogers Memorial Library, the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, and Parrish Art Museum, among other organizations.
She was buried in Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Queens, next to her husband. She is survived by her children, Daniel (Jacquey) of Pittsburgh and Barbara of Washington, DC and three grandchildren, Benjamin, Joshua and Elena.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton or to a favorite charity.
This is a paid notice.