Janice Elaine Hoffman Lipsitz

May 22, 1927December 15, 2012

Janice Elaine HoffmanLipsitz died peacefully December 15, 2012at her Chesterfield home after a prolonged illness. She was 85 years old. Kind, thoughtful, loving wife for 65 years of Robert J. Lipsitz. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of William (Malu) Lipsitz, the late Joan Lipsitz Fried, Nancy Stein, Larry (Lynne Moeller) Lipsitz and Lisa (Robert) Fulsom. Dear Nana of Melissa (Sam) Neuhut and Joey Lipsitz, Ari and Hannah Fried, Michael and David Stein, Julie (William) Cassin and Jason Lipsitz, Sabrina and Alana Fulsom. Dear sister and sister-in-law of the late Helen (the late Raymond) Sandler, Edith (the late Leon) Davidson, the late Stanley (Dorothy) Hoffman. Dear sister-in-law of the late Dr. Ellis (the late Edith) and the late Abe (Marion) Lipsitz. Our dear aunt, cousin and friend. Forever in our hearts. The family is very grateful to her care givers for the past year.

Mrs. Lipsitz was born on May 22, 1927 in Newton, MA. Her father owned a silent picture movie house in Newton, until the talkies after which he moved his family to Los Angeles to work with his brother-in law, Louis B. Mayer of MGM Studios. Janice was the niece of Mr. Mayer, and cousin of David Selznick, producer of "Gone With The Wind". Janice had a short career in movies before moving to St. Louis. Growing up in Santa Monica, she was neighbors with Shirley Temple and Elzie Segar, the creator of "Popeye The Sailor Man" , who used to draw picture cartoons for her. She graduated from Santa Monica High School and went to UCLA for a short time before moving to St. Louis. She met her beloved husband, Robert, while he was stationed in Fresno, CA, before being shipped off to Europe during WW II.

Funeral service Monday, December 17th,11:00 AM at BERGER MEMORIAL CHAPEL, McPherson at Walton. No visitation prior to service. Private interment. Memorial contributions preferred to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, 901 E Street NW, Suite 405, Washington, DC, 20004 or KME, c/o Rabbi Max Weiman, P.O. Box 32088, St. Louis, MO, 63132.



  • Funeral Service Monday, December 17, 2012


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Suzanne Davidson

December 21, 2012

My favorite Aunt. She remembered my birthday for decades well into my adult years. A woman who was proud to be Jewish and increased her knowledge as the years went by. Will always think of her as beautiful, youthful and very with it. Thank you for holding my hand.
Suzanne Davidson/Los Angeles

December 20, 2012

Janice was always a joy to be around. She was so gracious. Last time I spent quality time with her was at Matthew Stein's wedding. She still remembered me doing her makeup in the late 60's. We had such a wonderful time catching up. And I was delighted that she got to meet the love of my life, David. Be at peace, darling Janice! Ricki Renna Steele (California)

Rose Mary Boyd

December 20, 2012

I just learned of Janice's death and wanted to express my deepest sympathy to Bob and the whole family. What a wonderful, beautiful, kind and gracious woman. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to make her acquaintance.

Connie Wilson

December 18, 2012

Nancy and Babsie, although not knowing your mother/aunt, you two are obviously reflections of her. She is and was greatly loved. May G-d give His peace and comfort to all of you. Blessings and love, Connie Wilson (Jerusalem and Washington, DC)

Babette Rittmeyer

December 18, 2012

We will surely miss you, but will always hold you close in our hearts and memories.
Love always,
Marion and Babsie

December 17, 2012

Sorry to hear about your lose Bob. I always thought Janice was a nice lady.
Cathy Lipscomb