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Sheldon Howard Levin

Sheldon Howard Levin, 87, of Lake Leelanau, Michigan, died after sunset on 20 November 2019.

The Funeral was held at Graveside at Machpelah Cemetery on Sunday, 24 November 2019 at 10:00 AM .

Rabbi Arnold Sleutelberg officiated. Interment at Machpelah Cemetery.

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Sheldon Howard Levin, 87, born in Detroit, Michigan lived joyously in Lake Leelanau, Michigan for 26 years. Preceded in death were his parents, Shirley Eimer Levin, Samuel Levin, and his aunt Ruth and Uncle Al Levine.

Shel was married for 46 years to his loving wife Judy Schwartz Levin with their children, Lori Levin Borovoy (Barry), Michael L. Levin, Stephen C. Schwartz (Lisa Ann), Lisa Schwartz Jewel (Jerry); grandchildren Josh Borovoy, Lorne Borovoy, Aaron Schwartz, Kathryn Schwartz, Jacqueline Jewel; sister Barbara Kahn; nephews Steve Shalit (Linda), Andy Shalit (Tresa); niece Beth Shalit Sullivan (Dan); sister Stephanie Kutzen; nephew Joel Grossman (Amy); Niece Adina and nephew Joshua Grossman; and special family Joseph and Leah Trulik and daughters Lauren and Kelsey Trulik.

Sheldon graduated from Wayne State School of Pharmacy and was a practicing community pharmacist for 50 years. He worked in Detroit area Chain Pharmacies, owned Downing Pharmacy in West Bloomfield, MI and enjoyed his work with Mike Zelinski at Kingsley Pharmacy. Shel was admired for his listening ability, as he was in a family of talkers. He had a dry sense of humor that we called his zingers. You never knew what Bon Mots he would say. Shel’s favorite times were the annual July 4th family celebration on North Lake Leelanau, especially when the family won the Leland Parade Honors, sailing his O’Day Sailboat, the winters in Neuevo Vallarta, the Met Opera at The State Theatre, and coffee with the men at the Leland International Coffee Club.

Special thanks to the staff at Cowell Family Cancer Center, his doctors, comfort keepers, and Munson Hospice. It is a tradition in our family to play a song and inscribe on their monument a song that best describes the person. Shel’s tribute song is “Lean on Me” as you could always count on him.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Sheldon Howard Levin may do so by making a contribution to:

North Star Reach
674 S. Wagner Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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