Liza Lipsky, 100

Liza Lipsky, 100

Photo young Liza

Photo of Liza as a young adult


July 10, 2022 ~ 11 Tamuz 5782

Liza Lipsky of Louisville, KY, passed away on July 10, 2022, at the age of 100.  Liza was born on August 11, 1921 in White Church, Ukraine. She completed nursing school in 1940 and worked at a hospital in Ukraine.

In 1941, during World War II, she and her family were evacuated to Stalingrad County where she worked at a daycare and then transitioned to working at Stalingrad Hospital in 1942. Liza and her family were once again evacuated due to the war, and she worked as a Nurse in Uzbekistan where she met Abram, who she would marry one year later.

In 1944, she was drafted into the Russian Army where she served as a nurse on the First Baltic Front and took care of wounded soldiers on the front lines until 1946.  She served bravely in the time of war, was well respected, and earned numerous medals for exceptional service. Upon her honorable discharge, she returned to Belarus to be with her husband and continued her nursing career.

As a life-long learner, Liza took pride in learning to speak and write in English. During her time as a resident of Shalom Towers, she continued to give back to others and was well known as a caretaker to those in need of help. She would volunteer to take residents to the synagogue, cook, and help in any way they needed. Liza loved to read, go for walks, grew the most beautiful plants, and spend time with her children and grandchildren.

She will be greatly missed, but her service and care for others will live on through those that she helped and her family.

Liza was preceded in death by husband Abram, and her son Michael.

Liza is survived by her children Sofia Tsozik (Yefim) and Yakov Lipsky, her grandchildren Alex, Eugene (Misha), Slava, and Michael, and her great-grandchildren, Oliver and Torah.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13th in The Temple Cemetery.