Published on December 15th, 2016 | by WMJledger



Myron (Mike) Ralph Laipson, 91, of Worcester, died Nov. 18 at the Jewish Healthcare Center after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Hannah Karp Laipson. Born in Worcester, he was the son of Maurice and Sara Vielya Laipson. He graduated from Classical High School and received his BS from University of Massachusetts. He served from 1943-1946 as a Lieutenant JG in the United States Navy (Pacific area) on the USS War Hawk AP 168. Upon returning home, he became president and treasurer of M. H. Laipson & Co., the family dairy processing and distribution business. He later formed and financed the research and development company Fitzwater and Laipson in Rhode Island, to design and build packaging machines for small dairies. He served as president of the New England Milk Dealers Association, the New England Ice Cream Manufacturers Association, and the Worcester Area Milk Dealers Association. He also served as scoutmaster of Temple Emanuel Troop 36 and on the Board of Directors of the Worcester Institute for Senior Education at Assumption College. He was an active member of Temple Emanuel, the Jewish Community Center, B’nai B’rith, the International Executive Service Corps, and Common Cause. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Deborah Payne of Atlanta, Ga., and Ellen Laipson and her husband, Henri Barkey, of Chevy Chase, Md.; a son, Adam Laipson and his wife, Erin Williams, of New Salem, Mass.; four grandchildren, Jonathan Payne and his wife, Ellen, Sam Payne, Eli Laipson-Williams, and Maya Barkey; and two great-grandchildren, Oliver Payne and Tessa Payne. Memorial contributions may be made to Jewish Healthcare Center, 629 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609; or a charity of the donor’s choice. RICHARD PERLMAN OF MILES FUNERAL HOME OF HOLDEN

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