In Memoriam: Robert Lee Zipp

Real Estate In-Depth | November 2017

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors regrets to inform its membership of the passing of Robert Lee Zipp, branch manager and associate broker with Houlihan Lawrence’s Somers office.

Born in 1948, Zipp, who received his real estate license in 1976, passed away suddenly on Nov. 18th. He was Bixler Real Estate’s first branch manager at its Mount Kisco office in 1980 and the same year earned his real estate broker’s license. In 1983, he was appointed regional manager for Bixler and initiated the Land and New Homes Division for Bixler the following year. In 1985, he received the designation of C.R.B., (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager) from the National Association of Realtors.

He was instrumental in the opening of branch offices in the expansion of Bixler Real Estate. The majority of his personal business involved land development and new homes.

Zipp, a resident of Bedford Hills, is survived by his wife Sara, who is a real estate salesperson with Houlihan Lawrence’s Somers office, and his daughters Alexis and Samantha.

Visitation is scheduled on Friday, Nov. 24th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Oelker and Cox Funeral Home, 262 E. Main St., Mount Kisco. A funeral service is to be held on Saturday, Nov. 25th at the Lutheran Church, 15 South Bedford Road in Mount Kisco at 11 a.m., which will be followed by a Celebration of Life at the Mount Kisco Country Club, 10 Taylor Road, Mount Kisco from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.