Rob Lippincott '67
1948 - 2022

Celebration of Life gathering scheduled for Sunday, December 4, 2-4 PM at Guero's Oak Garden.
Tau brother and 2015 Kappa Sigma Tau Man of the Year Rob Lippincott passed away on Friday, November 4, at his home in Austin. He was 74 years old.

Rob and his wife, Cathy, created Guero's Taco Bar in 1986, opening the original location on East Oltorf Avenue, and moving nine years later to their current location on South Congress Avenue. Guero's became the anchor for the revitalization of South Congress Avenue, which Rob spearheaded.

"Rob's legacy as a business and political leader has left a bright, blazing trail across the Texas sky," said Tau brother Joe Longley '63. "He personified the Tau spirit of exceptionalism in all he accomplished, exemplified in Austin's iconic SoCo (South Congress) culture that enriches the lives of all who visit."

"As a Tau brother," he added, "Rob, and his beautiful wife, Cathy, always contributed their time, talent, and treasure to make our Chapter the best." Some May Equal -- But None Excel. So long, ole' pal!"
Rob was honored as Kappa Sigma Tau Man of the Year in 2015 for his exceptional contributions to the Tau Chapter. In addition, he was chosen for the Frank C. Erwin Jr. Award in 2013 and again in 2018 by the Tau Chapter actives for his many years of generous support and inspiration. As a Kappa Sigma undergraduate, he served as Tau Chapter Grand Master in the Spring of 1970.

Rob is survived by his wife, Cathy; daughters Lyle and Bette and their husbands; and two grandchildren.

Rob's life will be celebrated on Sunday, December 4, 2-4 PM at Guero's Oak Garden.

Austin American-Statesman article.