William Lipkin, 100, a former New Jersey bankruptcy judge, died of cardiovascular disease yesterday at his home in Pennsauken.
Upon his retirement in 1984, Mr. Lipkin was believed to be one of oldest bankruptcy judges. He received a Presidential Citation from Harry S Truman for his military service and was president of the Camden Bar Association in 1965.
While president of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey in 1955-56, Mr. Lipkin helped procure land in Medford where the JCC camps would be built.
The Chester native graduated from Camden High School in 1926. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and its law school.
Mr. Lipkin served in bankruptcy court in Camden County for 37 years. Gov. Richard J. Hughes offered him a Superior Court seat, which he declined because of his love for the job he already had.
He was a founder of the Jewish Geriatric Home on Chapel Avenue, a member of the board of trustees of the United Way in Camden County, and a member of the Jewish War Veterans.
Mr. Lipkin is survived by nieces Carol Cutler and Bernice Carpel.
Friends may call after 11:15 a.m. Sunday at Platt Memorial Chapels, 2001 Berlin Rd., Cherry Hill, where a funeral will begin at noon.