Charles J. "Carl" Lipiec, 93, a retired design engineer for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, died Tuesday at the Masonic Home of New Jersey in Burlington Township.

Mr. Lipiec, a Burlington City native, served in the Army Air Force during World War II before working for the state.

He married the former Irene Gontarski in 1958. The couple lived in Burlington Township, where he ran for the Township Council several times.

He was an active member of Grace and Peace Chapel in the township and loved reading the Bible and singing hymns.

Mr. Lipiec was a 53-year member of former Burlington Elks Lodge 996 and a member of Edgewater Park Elks Lodge 2550. He belonged to the Burlington Township Senior Citizens' Club, the Capt. James Lawrence American Legion Post, and Scully-Bozarth Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1817.

Mr. Lipiec was a former president of the Burlington Township Band Parents organization and served on the Burlington County Board of Elections.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Carl; daughters Kimberly Gusrang, Rosemarie Kozempel, and Jacqueline; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 tonight and after noon tomorrow at the Page Funeral Home, 302 E. Union St., Burlington City, where services will begin at 1 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinnaminson.

Memorial donations may be made to Masonic Hospice Services, 902 Jacksonville Rd., Burlington, N.J. 08016, or to the American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Rd., Cherry Hill, N.J. 08034.

Contact staff writer Edward Colimore at 856-779-3833 or ecolimore@phillynews.com.