David and Max
David Lipson
  • 69 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 18, 1943
  • Date of passing: Apr 6, 2013
We miss him deeply

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, David Lipson, 69, born on September 18, 1943 and passed away on April 6, 2013. We will remember him forever.

Husband of Anita (nee Chevres). Father of Jeffrey Paul (Susan) Lipson, Stephen Casey Lipson and Gabriella S. Capone. Brother of Laurence E. Lipson. Grand-father of Siena.

At the memorial service on April 9, David's great friend David Rosenberg delivered a beautiful eulogy. You can find it on the "His Life" section of this web site.

In lieu of flowers, David's family requests that friends make a donation to the David Lipson Scholarship Fund at Penn State.

Donations can be made payable to "Penn State University." In the memo portion of the check, please reference, David "Dirt" Lipson Endowed Athletic Scholarship.  The mailing address is 157 Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA 16802.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Sheila Marcus on 18th September 2014

"I will always remember David Lipson, my handsome , dark-haired friend, who lived around the corner from me, he on Michener Ave., and me on Temple Rd.His father was very handsome, too. David was at my house when he got a call that his father had died, and he took it very hard. I think it helped him to be part of our strong-knit group, Girls High and Central kids :me (Sheila), Allan,Debbie,Ellen, Hank Miel,Dave, Sandy, and Ian. The guys used to play football a lot in my street. On the weekends, we used to gather at each other's house,go to Rizzo's, in Glenside for pizza, Barson's on Wadsworth Ave. for french fries, sandwiches,ice cream, and lots of laughs! R.I.P. Dave!"

This tribute was added by Pamela Recruiter on 8th April 2014

"Aaah, I miss your sense of humor....and I often use your favorite expressions such as "Any day you're not in the hospital is a good day".  You are not forgotten...."

This tribute was added by Sheila Marcus on 6th October 2013

"Today, at my 50th Girls' High Reunion, I learned that David Lipson had passed away. I was so sorry to hear that my long time friend, from my teenage years, who lived around the corner from me, had died at the young age of 69. We were a group of friends, Girls' High and Central students. I remember his eyes, beautiful eyes! Handsome young man in Central who charmed everyone, esp.us girls!"

This tribute was added by Pamela Recruiter on 18th September 2013

"Happy Birthday David!   Ahhh, I can only imagine the celebration you would have had if you were still here.  And I can also imagine quite a celebration you are having where you are today.  Love from your #1 Recruiter!  xoxo"

This tribute was added by Ron Katcher on 18th April 2013

"Two things David ingrained in me: (1) always present yourself as you want to be perceived; and (2) work hard and play hard.  Even after my short tenure at ISCG, David remained interested in me and my career path and was always available for professional guidance and friendly advice.  His memory will be a blessing to me."

This tribute was added by Gordon Basichis on 13th April 2013

"David and I grew up in an era when childhood friendships carried with it enduring relationships and lifelong concern.   Nobody ever leaves you completely and that mutual experience remains in spirit long after time and distance has left us all in different places.  I have thought of David over the years and in his passing, mourn his loss.  Alav Hasholom."

This tribute was added by Kirsten Duerr on 11th April 2013

"ISCG was the first 'real' and 'great' job of my long career and I am proud to this day to say that I worked for ISCG and knew David, if only for a brief time in his life.  He was such a character, full of life, larger than life, really...I was completely shocked to get the news of his passing, as I could never imagine the world without David in it.  May you rest in peace, David..."

This tribute was added by Bob Kenney on 10th April 2013

"Thank you David for the impact you had on my life so early in my career. Thank you for ISCG and the network of friends you created.  Thanks for sharing your experience, opinion, wisdom, opinion, friendship, and uh ... oh yeah, your opinion.  Most of all, thanks for the memories."

This tribute was added by Bob Kenney on 10th April 2013

"I'll always feel grateful to David for giving me an opportunity to come work at ISCG right out of college, even though I graduated from Drexel, which has no football team, which he constantly reminded me of. I knew it was going to be interesting when I asked him if he had any comments on my first status report, and he said yeah, get a haircut."

This tribute was added by Lisa Sheehan on 9th April 2013

"What a wonderful journey it has been and how many lives have been positively touched by David. From the early days at ISCG, it was comfortable and it felt right. His charisma was powerful. There was a family feeling that he brought to all of us and he will always remain in our hearts. Gone, but Never Forgotten."

This tribute was added by Carol Dielman on 8th April 2013

"David had the unique gift of charisma and used it to impact so many of us in a manner that made it look like he wasn't even trying.   "Say what you do, do what you say, and always say please and thank you."  I will never forget those words.  Thank you David!"

This tribute was added by Tony Leitao on 8th April 2013

"I still remember the first of many pieces of fatherly advice I received from David. "Work hard, if nothing else you'll feel a lot better about yourself."  Sometimes he inspired you with wise words and sometimes it was a swift kick in the a$$. In any case it was always meant to help you "learn, grow and be challenged." David, you will be missed."

This tribute was added by Kathleen Penney on 8th April 2013

"Never forget leaving the office at 6:00pm one evening...seeing David at the elevator, and he says, "What....half day?"
He was a boss and a father-figure, a constant comedian/smart-ass, and always had time for you if you really needed it.  Truly an amazing man, and it does not seem possible that he is no longer in our world."

This tribute was added by Steve Sr. on 8th April 2013

"A Prince and a Gentleman.  A wonderful guy who left us way too soon."

This tribute was added by Charles Murphy on 8th April 2013

"ISCG was truly a special place to work. David set the culture and tone to work hard and play hard, and he obviously influenced the hiring of so many good people that support each other to this day. RIP David."

This tribute was added by Pamela Recruiter on 8th April 2013

"Have Fun.  Create the highest value Coefficient for our clients. Pursue every task with excellence. Learn, grow, and be challenged.  Treat everyone with whom you have contact with respect and dignity. Make a positive difference in our community.  Contribute to the success of our coworkers."

This tribute was added by Pamela Recruiter on 8th April 2013

"No one in my life has pissed me off or made me laugh more than David.  And just when I was at my breaking point he'd reel me back in.   There will never be anyone like him on the planet again."

This tribute was added by Carolyn Brown on 8th April 2013

"I will never forget the bond that David built at ISCG.  He truly believed hard work and fun was all you needed, and we lived it with him!  Although he laughed at me, often, I’ll never forget his excitement when I told him I was having twins…and he always referred to them as his.   He was priceless and still makes me smile thinking about him."

This tribute was added by Anthony Fiorito on 8th April 2013

"David stopped us as we were headed out on a sales call.  As he looked me over, he saw I had a calculator watch on and took it, telling me I could retrieve it when we were done.  I returned later to find it pinned on the wall of the conference room with a sign explaining what not to wear on sales calls.  He never did erase the nerd in me but he never stopped trying."

This tribute was added by Jim Murray on 8th April 2013

"I met David when I joined ISCG and watched the company grow and merge with FCG.  I worked with him again at MODA where he helped two young entrepreneurs take their company to the next level.  I am happy for the years of my career that involved David.  He was a great mentor and friend to many."

This tribute was added by Bill Abbott on 8th April 2013

"Like all of us I have many memories and lessons I learned and use every day.  Here's one. One day I walked in the office in the morning in my new full-length coat thinking I was the man.  It was early and David was already in a meeting and I could hear he was serious.  As I walked by, without missing a beat I hear, "Bill, what's your dad wearing today!" I still laugh. Work hard, have fun!"

This tribute was added by Dan Heitzer on 8th April 2013

"From Michener Avenue when we were too young to cross the street thru Edmonds, Central 216, Penn State, Temple and our IT careers, David always was a friend you could count on and never failed to make me laugh.  The world is a sadder place today!"

This tribute was added by Michaele Martino on 7th April 2013

"A light has gone out in the world but I believe his spirit is shining brightly somewhere in heaven.  David, we will all miss you."

This tribute was added by Michael Rappaport on 7th April 2013

"David Lipson was a truly great human being. I am so sorry that we have lost him. I've never known anyone that had such a significant positive impact on the lives of so many. I admire him for all that he accomplished and all that he stood for. I will forever be grateful for his inspiration, generosity, advice, humor and friendship."

This tribute was added by Richard Zecca on 7th April 2013

"I met David first at Digital where he was the NAM on his beloved PSU.  Our paths crossed a second time: As I started at DCTM David had recently co-founded ISCG.  My earliest collaboration at DCTM with ISCG was with David, RickR, and JohnF.  David created an exceptional culture and company.  He was firm and always trustworthy; a unique individual who has left us way too soon."

This tribute was added by Ken Light on 7th April 2013

"(part 2) He then taught us about work ethic, vision, leadership, decision making, and success.  And he cared about our lives and careers.  That’s his legacy and I’m sorry I never got to tell him how I felt."

This tribute was added by Ken Light on 7th April 2013

"You just have to look at the careers and titles of the people that David influenced to understand the impact that David had on so many of us.   As crazy and wacky as he was, there's rarely a business day that goes by where I don't ask "How would David have handled this?"  David grew ISCG from 3 to 600 people, he hired young people who had potential, turned us into professionals, and then taught us"

This tribute was added by Mike Seigafuse on 7th April 2013

"I will never forget the  time I spent working with David and the great people he surrounded himself with at ISCG, the good old days for sure.  Those memories would not have been possible without David who knew how to get the best of out of everyone and made work fun."

This tribute was added by Mark West on 7th April 2013

"During my interview at ISCG, David stopped me mid-sentence and asked, "Why did you go to Bloomsburg?  Couldn't get into Penn State or did you just run out of gas on the way?"  It was the perfect start to our professional relationship.  David taught me many things about business and life, and I will always remember him fondly."

This tribute was added by Kay Kustanbauter on 7th April 2013

"I met David because of PSU Football,  An avid fan--as loyal to his Alma Mater as anyone I've ever known.  I worked with him to set up several scholarships in honor of his friends and family.  He wasn't one to put his name on things "for the glory."  Although retired, I still would stop by his tailgate for a warm hug.  Penn State is a special place because of wonderful folks like our David."

This tribute was added by Tim Whiting on 7th April 2013

"David was a man of character, integrity and inspiration. I will miss his engaging personality and magnetic presence."

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