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Howard Franklin Lippincott
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Birth: Oct. 23, 1919
Death: Aug. 26, 2005

HOWARD FRANKLIN LIPPINCOTT, August 26, 2005, born on October 23, 1919.

Owner and founder of Lippincott Boat Works, his corporation made one-design racing sailboats and cruising sailboats from the mid 1940's to 1985 for sailing enthusiasts all over the world, including presidents, princes and world-class sailors. He was the first boat builder to successfully change from fabrication of wooden built Star boats to fiberglass.

Howard also enjoyed the sport and was an avid and world renowned sailor, traveling the globe to different regattas. His sailing accomplishments include four time winner of the Comet Class Internationals; 1949, 1950, 1954, 1955, Star Class North American Championship winner in 1956, winner of Bacardi Cup Championship in 1963, and a top competitor in the Star Worlds for a number of years.

Howard is an Honorary Life Member of the Riverton Yacht Club and the International Comet Class Association and a former member of the Tred Avaon Yacht Club in Oxford, MD.

Howard was on the Board of Directors of the Out Island Inn, Georgetown, Exuma, Bahamas during the 1960's and early 1970's. He maintained his small craft pilot's rating and enjoyed flying with his wife, Doris, and the children on trips to the Inn for business and pleasure.

Howard was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church in Riverton, NJ. Beloved husband of the late Doris Melcer Lippincott, Howard is survived by his sister, Barbara Lippincott Martin and brother, Raymond Lippincott, his six children, Stephen Melcer Lippincott,of St. Petersburg, FL, Ann Lippincott Dunlap of Ft. Myers, FL, Howard Franklin Lippincott, Jr. of Riverton, Elizabeth Ballou Lippincott-Mortgu of Riverton, Carol Lippincott Traetto of Fayetteville, GA and Thomas Mill Lippincott of Chestertown, MD, his 16 grandchildren and 10 great grand- children, and many nieces and nephews.

Service will be on Thursday, September 1st, 6:00 P.M. at the Calvary Presbyterian Church, 4th and Lippincott Ave., Riverton, NJ. The family will be receiving friends and family before the service between 5:00-6:00 P.M. Interment will be in the Church's Memorial Garden after the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Riverton Steamboat Landing Foundation for the preservation and ongoing renovation of the pier and clubhouse, P.O. Box 75, Riverton, NJ 08077 or Samaritan Hospice, Moorestown, NJ.


The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 28, 2005
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  Doris E. Melcer Lippincott (1920 - 1990)
Calvary Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden
Burlington County
New Jersey, USA
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Howard Franklin Lippincott
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