Gary William Lipovsky

September 12, 1942December 27, 2018

On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 12:35 PM Molly Morgan <> wrote:

Gary William Lipovsky, age 76, of Royal Oak, MI passed away on December 27, 2018. He was born on September 12, 1942 in Highland Park, Michigan to Vincent A. and Thurley A. (Huber) Lipovsky. Gary attended Shrine Elementary and High School of Royal Oak. He had careers in printing as well as tool and die. As an avid recreational pilot flying in and out of Detroit City, Oakland County and Troy Airports, he earned the nickname “Captain.” Gary loved to listen to music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s and dining out. He was widely known for his joke telling and aphorisms. Gary is preceded in death by his sons, Daniel William and Andrew Michael Lipovsky. He is survived by two loving daughters, Elizabeth Klotz of Clarkston, MI and Molly (Thomas) Morgan of Andover, NH. He was “Grandpa Gary” to four adoring grandchildren, Tanner Klotz and Linden, Ember and Azalea Morgan. Loving brother to Vincent (Carole) Liposky, Donald (Marie) Liposky, Jonathon (Marcia) Liposky and Larry (Maureen) Lipovsky, Tamara (the late Joseph) Marc, Pamela (Ginther) Naujoks and Kathy Dressell. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Edward Swanson and Son 30351 Dequindre Road Madison Heights, Michigan 48071 on January 4th from 1-3, followed by a funeral service at 4pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gary Lipovsky Memorial Fund at


  • Visitation Friday, January 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 4, 2019

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Tom Morgan

January 2, 2019

So many cottage days and nights with Captain Gary... I do recall him wandering about and making coffee at all hours as well as our many conversations on the porch swing. But, one memory that stands out is Gary teaching me to make potato pancakes in the blender one morning. I was pretty skeptical. But, hot off the griddle, they turned out to be amazing! Gary, you were always full of surprises. Rest in peace.

Liz Hainstock

December 31, 2018

I remember your Dad dancing outside Grandma’s hospital window at Beaumont in a huge paper mache Mickey Mouse head just to cheer her up! But then I also remember when he brought her peony blossoms not knowing they were covered in ants 😂

Heather Nayback

December 30, 2018

I remember hanging out with all of my cousins at Grand Lake. Warm hugs from a cold Upper Michigan thinking especially of Molly and Elizabeth!