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From New York Times on November 22, 2022:


LIPNER--Irving (Red), age 95, died peacefully at home on November 19, 2022. Anyone who met him knew that he was proud and passionate about his family and his many decades working at The New York Times, the paper he loved. Red was a rarity. After working at several other papers, he joined The New York Times as a linotype operator before getting his Master's in Journalism. He served as an editor on the National Desk where he worked for many years - he still shared tales of getting great stories to press before deadline long after his retirement. Red continued to read The New York Times religiously, including perusing the obituaries. He was a firm believer that everyone was a piece of history. His history began in the Bronx with his parents Lillian and Joseph. He attended Stuyvesant High School, where he was captain of the chess team. Red served in the Navy during WWII. He received his Bachelor's from NYU and Master's in Journalism from Columbia University. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Shirley, and his daughters, Lisa Hunter (Ben) and Maxine Lipner. He was a devoted grandfather to Andrew Hunter and Nikki Lipner.