David John Lipston

August 8, 1967February 20, 2018
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Born August 8 ,1967 . David John Lipston passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in his home in Bellevue, Washington. David is survived by his mother Eileen Kirwan Lipston of Federal Way, his father, Jeffrey J Lipston of Danville, New Hampshire, his brother , Robert M. Lipston of Auburn, Washington, his niece Kayla Lipston of Auburn Washington, and his nephews Anthony and Zachary Lipston of Federal Way , Washington. David and his family moved to Mercer Island in 1972 from New York City. David immediately made lifelong friends in his neighborhood as well as in school. David graduated from Mercer Island High School , class of 1985. He then attended Washington State University, where he focused on Hotel and Restaurant Management. David spent the majority of his career in Real Estate, eventually becoming a real estate appraiser. David was a lifelong WSU ‘Coug’ fan as well as an avid golfer. He loved watching sports of all kinds, especially the Seattle SuperSonics, the Seahawks , the ESPN series, ‘30 for 30’ and all things ‘golf.’ David was an amazing uncle. He loved his niece and nephews and would do anything for them. David enjoyed playing sports and games with them, as well as watching movies or just hanging out . He also attended many sporting events that his niece and nephews participated in. David will always be remembered for his quick wit and his infectious laugh.

There will be a Celebration of David’s life on Saturday, March 3rd at 2pm at Greenwood Memorial Park and Funeral Home , 350 Monroe Ave NE , Renton , Wa 98056. David will be interred in St. Patrick’s cemetery in Kent, Washington.

If you prefer, a donation made in David's name to The American Heart Association would very much be appreciated.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, March 3, 2018

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Eileen Lipston

March 2, 2018

Amity Lipston

March 1, 2018

David...what can I say? You have been an amazing uncle to the boys from the very first day! You have always been willing to drop anything and everything to be there for them. You made us laugh EVERY time we were together with your quick wit. You are such a gentle, kind and compassionate person. Always sitting back and observing the chaos around you. David, you also always had my back and I am forever grateful for that! I know this is rambling and not completely coherent... I still have not wrapped my brain or heart around the fact that you are gone. I love you David so much and will miss you even more! You have been my brother for almost 20 years now and no change in paperwork will ever change that for me. I love you!

Stuart Oswald

February 28, 2018

David was my first best friend and my main wing man through all of grade school. It began in Kindergarten when our moms took us to Ocean Shores for a weekend. Whenever I wasn’t busy (which was most of the time) I would beg my mom to bring me to Dave’s house so I could be with him as we took part in the worldly things going down on 91st street where there were fifteen or more similar aged kids to run with. We played kickball, whiffle ball, hoops, kick the can, or German Spotlight. We road bikes in Terrywood, built jumps, played with fireworks (or fire in general), built models, played with cox engines, played Atari. We watched our first R Rated movie (Ten). We borrowed Roberts record’s and were introduced to Rock and Roll (Kiss, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Saturday Night Fever and everything in between). I snuck out at night for the first time on a sleepover at Dave’s. We shared everything including which girls we liked, which older dudes at school scared us, etc.
I was really blessed to have a loyal friend and wonderful person to share my childhood with! I’ll miss you Dave and look forward to celebrating your life this weekend!
Stuart Oswald

Chris Evans

February 27, 2018

Fishing nearly every Saturday at Clark Beach, Stick Wars in Terrywood and that Laugh of his nothing like it in the world.

Laurie Staples

February 26, 2018

Ok David, you win this scrabble game, I'm at a loss for words. We will miss your laughter and smile, but will never forget you.

The angels looked down from heaven one night
They searched for miles afar,
And deep within the distance
They could see a shining star.

They knew that very instant
That the star was theirs to gain,
So they took you up to heaven
Forever to remain.

Look down on us from heaven
Keep us free from hurt and pain,
You'll always be within my heart
Until we meet again.