Carl C. Lipp


The Washington Post Sunday - - OBITUARIES - — Adam Bern­stein

Carl C. Lipp, 90, who owned and op­er­ated his fam­ily’s old plumb­ing, heat­ing and roof­ing busi­ness, C.M. Lipp & Son in Washington, died Dec. 29 at Mont­gomery Hospice’s Casey House in Rockville. He had leukemia.

Mr. Lipp’s grand­fa­ther started the fam­ily busi­ness in 1886. Mr. Lipp joined the com­pany in 1938 and spent decades as owner and op­er­a­tor un­til his son took over in 1985. It closed in 1987.

Carl Christy Lipp, a Gaithers­burg res­i­dent, was a na­tive Wash­ing­to­nian and a grad­u­ate of Roo­sevelt High School and Columbia Tech­ni­cal In­sti­tute.

As a plumber, he was con­tracted to the Navy dur­ing World War II. He was sent to Pearl Har­bor, Hawaii, shortly af­ter it was bombed to help re­pair ships that had been hit.

Sur­vivors in­clude his wife of 69 years, Shirley Win­gate Lipp of Gaithers­burg; three chil­dren, Carl C. Lipp III ofThe Vil­lages, Fla., Jay W. Lipp of Dick­er­son and Jean C. Wirth of Gaithers­burg; a sis­ter, El­iz­a­beth H. Mon­a­han of Gaithers­burg; eight grand­chil­dren; and eight great-grand­chil­dren.

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