Richard Lipsitz Memorial
[MEMORIAL] We agree it’s unusual to post a memorial event in a newspaper, but since it’s a public memorial to Richard Lipsitz, Sr., it makes a little more sense. Lipsitz, who succumbed to illness at the age of 97 just months after his wife Rita passed in February, was a legend in Buffalo legal and progressive community. A brilliant jurist who specialized in labor law and founded who looked at solutions to social ills beyond the court room, Lipsitz fought in World War II, ran for mayor of Buffalo unsuccessfully in 1953, and founded the Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria law firm. Friday’s memorial at Kleinhans Music Hall (Seton Room) at 1:30pm isn’t just about honoring one man’s life, but understanding a piece of Buffalo history as spoken by those recalling the life and accomplishments of Lipsitz.