Mitchell Jay Lipchitz, 66, of Dallas, Texas passed away January 4th 2020. Born in beautiful Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY to Samuel “Sol” Lipchitz and Shirley Lipchitz (Roth). He attended University at Buffalo where he studied English. After college, he studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York and lived in Los Angeles as a working actor before settling in Dallas. Anyone who knew him, knows he loved to talk about his time in the movie biz. While in LA, he was an extra in Marie Osmond’s, “The Gift of Love,” “Heart Beat” starring Nick Nolte, and “The Onion Field” where he played a cop.
Never content to be stuck in one routine for too long, he enjoyed many careers throughout his life including: traveling diamond salesman, a DISD elementary school teacher, limousine driver, adult ESL teacher, Chefwear dealer, a licensed stockbroker, and most recently he taught English in an online classroom.
As a child, Mitch learned to play guitar alongside his father Sol and later formed a childhood band, The Heavenly Devils. As a father, Mitch played music with his own sons Benji and Max, teaching Max to play the guitar at a young age. Music was always important to him, and his house was always filled with the sound of Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, Lou Reed, and The Who — just to name a few. To this day, his son Benji still loves all the songs his dad introduced to him.
A true pleasure-seeker and self-described Renaissance Man, Mitch valued the good stuff in life. Good movies, good food, good conversation, good laughs, good ambience and a good nine holes. One step inside his eclectic condo instantly gave you all these things, including that game of golf (he had an indoor putting green). Mitch was also a good friend, with friendships that spanned decades and state-lines.
He was truly one of a kind, and he will be deeply missed.
Mitch is survived by his sons Benji and Max, mother of his children Jill Andres, brother Mark (Elaine), sister Florence (Miles), nephews Bryan (Rachel) and Michael, niece Caron (Brian), and nephew Matthew (Sandy).