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4.10.20 Issue

Susan Lipp Kentoff of Jupiter, FL, passed away peacefully on March 22. A celebration of life will take place at some point in the future.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, David Richard Kentoff; sons, Michael of Washington, DC, and Eric of Jupiter, FL; granddaughter, Lucy; daughters-in-law, Maureen (Meharg) and Renee (Ellis); sister and brother-in-law, Myra Lipp Sanderman and Maurice Sanderman of Highland Park, IL; and faithful dog, Molly.

She was born on May 21, 1938 in Omaha to Louis Ellis Lipp and Dorothy Kropman Lipp. After graduating from Central High School in Omaha, she enrolled in the University of Illinois and then the University of Nebraska-Omaha where she graduated with a B.A. in English. After college, Susan worked as an advertising copywriter at Carson Pirie Scott in Chicago and, after having a family, worked as a freelance copywriter for a number of retail stores, a professional travel agent, an aerobics instructor, and a tour guide at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She was an avid photographer and artist in paint, pottery, and other media. She will be remembered for her smile and laugh. She was very, very funny, as an adoring audience of family and friends can attest, and taught her boys the majesty of creativity
and humor from the very start of their lives; her influence will not diminish with her passing.

Memorials may be made to The Parkinson’s Foundation.