Luisa "Tita" Lippincott Sutter

December 13, 1927October 28, 2020

Luisa Lippincott Sutter passed away peacefully on October 28, 2020 at the Hope Healthcare Hospice House in Fort Myers.

Luisa (Tita, as she was fondly known by friends and relatives) is survived by her children, Patricia Beliso and her husband Tony who live in Fort Myers, Florida, David Lippincott and his son Stuart, her grandson, who both live in Chicago, Illinois, and Harold Lippincott who lives in San Francisco, California. She also leaves behind her companion of many years, Gene Pronicki.

Tita had a very close relationship with her sister Rosario’s and brother Ramon’s children. They were part of her close-knit family when she lived in the Philippines. She also had cousins in the Philippines, Australia and the U.S. that she grew up with and who were part of her extended family.

Tita was born in the Philippines where she lived as a young girl through World War II where so many families suffered the hardships of occupation. The time she experienced in the war was permanently imbedded in her memory and contributed to her zeal for appreciating life. Shortly after the war she moved to San Francisco to finish her high school education after which she returned to the Philippines to be with family.

Tita and her husband Arthur Lippincott, the father of her three children, were married 38 years. They met and married in the Philippines where he had a successful career as an insurance executive for a company that he cofounded. They moved to Fort Myers upon his retirement. Arthur passed away a few years after his retirement, in 1988. She married Robert (Gerry) Sutter several years later. Gerry passed away in 2004.

When Luisa and Arthur first arrived in Fort Myers, although the culture in Florida was quite different from what she was used to in the Philippines, Tita quickly took steps to assimilate to her new surroundings by meeting others, playing golf, practicing Tai Chi, playing bridge and volunteering for charitable organizations. She enjoyed traveling, played wonderful piano and was a graceful dancer. She loved the company of friends and family. She was effortlessly elegant in the way she interacted with others. Her beautiful infectious smile which made everyone feel comfortable will always be remembered by those who knew her.

Tita was a devout Catholic and regularly attended mass at the Church of the Resurrection. A mass in her memory will be held on Wednesday, November 18, at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection located at 8121 Cypress Lake Drive in Fort Myers. The family requests those attending the memorial mass to please observe Covid 19 safety guidelines.

Out of concern for the health and safety of others during this pandemic, a gathering of friends is not planned for now.

If you wish to donate in Tita’s memory, in lieu of flowers please consider Hope Healthcare at


  • Memorial Mass

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020


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Pat Benner

November 12, 2020

Tita was such a fun-loving, energetic little pixie. We used to love speaking Spanish together. Playing bridge or golf with her was always a treat. Her smile and laugh were infectious. I can’t ever remember her saying anything but positive comments about others and she always had a positive attitude. I feel so blessed to have known her.

Margarita Locsin

November 5, 2020

Tita Tita you left on my birthday, which made me sad, but then I know you are now with your dad, Lola Lola, Lola Toto and Tito Tong, so I am comforted by the thought of you all together and laughing down at us from heaven. Thank you for always being so cool, so positive, so happy and so loving. You are more than my grandaunt, you are also my friend and my inspiration. I love you so much.

Maricar Conner

November 3, 2020

Tita Tita was a sweet, soft spoken classy lady.
I will always remember the time I spent with her over lunch when I visited Pat and Tony in Fort Myers. We enjoyed reminiscing about friends and family we both knew. I can still see her face when something really caught her interest and her eyes would widen and she would say in Spanish "a si?" .
I feel very fortunate to have spend that time with her.

Chris and I send our heartfelt sympathy to Tony, Pat, David and Harold.
Know that you are in our prayers during this difficult time.

Rebecca Marie Muñoz Abad

November 1, 2020

To the family of TITA LIPPINCOTT SUTTER ...
From the children of the late
We are so Sorry for your loss.
Please accept our sincere condolences. Although we have never met we know How you all looked from the yearly Christmas Cards that your Lola chAring never failed to send to My father who was most fond of your mom and Totó And Montong. David, PAtriciA and Harold may the Good lord bless you and may Tita rest in everlasting peace! ♥️

Vicente Ayllon

November 1, 2020

We will miss you Tita! ❤️

Our deepest condolences Patricia, David and Harold! Your mother was like a sister to me. I will really miss her.

She is now with family in her new home up there!

Warmest regards,
Tito Ting and Annie

Nelo Tuason

November 1, 2020

Our condolences to the family of Luisa Lippincott Sutter...God bless her soul. From Nelo and Beth Muñoz Tuason.

Helen Lopez

November 1, 2020

Hi David, Patricia, and Harold. I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. She was such an active / energetic lady that i cant believe she has left. But i’m sure she’s happy where she is now. My love and prayers. T. Helen

Rebecca Marie Muñoz Abad

October 31, 2020

To the family of Luisa "Tita" Muñoz-Lippincott-Sutter, our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace. Our prayers.
From the family of Rafael "Spanky" Muñoz, son of Jaime Muñoz.

Tina Lloren

October 31, 2020

We are deeply saddened by the news of Tita’s passing.

Our heartfelt sympathies to Patricia, David and Harold. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during these times of grief.

We will offer prayers for her eternal rest.

Jojo delaConcepcion

October 31, 2020

I remember Tita very well. Our deepest condolences to Patricia, David and Harold. Prayers for her repose soul. May she rest in peace...