Bemjamin Chipman, 92, passed away in Delray Beach, Florida on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011 after a short illness. He had been a dialysis patient for 18 years.
He was born September 17, 1919 in Salem, Massachusetts, the son of the late Jacob Chiplovitz and Ida Podvoritzky Chiplovitz.
He was predeceased by his wife, Sylvia, nee Steinhardt.
Benjamin was a graduate of Bentley Accounting School in Boston and attended Southeastern University in Washington, DC. He was a Master Sgt. and a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and a member of the Jewish War Veterans. He was awarded the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon, American Defense Service Medal and the Bronze Star Medal for his World War II service with the headquarters of General Omar Bradley. He was formerly a member of the Pine Hill Rotary Club and the American Legion Post 12 of Norwalk, CT.
For many years he was the office manager of Myron Lumber in Kingston and subsequently owned Boulevard Wines and Liquors in Queens. At the end of his career he was an auditor for the Federal Government working for the Aid to Dependent Children program and a member of the Association of Government Accountants. After retiring, he lived in Norwalk, CT from 1990 to 1999.
Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Robert Storm of Norwalk, CT and his senior life partner, Beatrice Goldman of Monroe Township, NJ and Delray Beach, FL.
Graveside services were held in the B’nai Israel Cemetery, Fleischmanns at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or the West Haven Campus of the VA CT Home.
Shiva will be at the home of Robert and Gail Storm in Norwalk, CT Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday afternoon from 2-5 p.m.
Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the E.B. Gormley Funeral Home, 87 Main St., Phoenicia. Expressions of condolence may be shared on Mr. Chipman’s Memorial Page at www.gormleyfuneralhome.com.