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Steven Barkin

Steven Barkin, 67, of West Bloomfield, Michigan, died on 02 June 2021.

The Funeral was held at Graveside at Machpelah Cemetery on Friday, 04 June 2021 at 1:00 PM .

Rabbi Michael Moskowitz officiated.

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Interment at Machpelah Cemetery.

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Steve was surrounded by the enduring love of his wife of 32 years, Teri Barkin and his children, Marla (Andrew) Russell, Lauren Blitz, Ariana Barkin, and Alexis Barkin. He was the proud grandfather of Lily and Rebecca Russell, and Carter Altruda. A loving brother to Janice (David) Gordon and the late Bruce (the late Helen) Barkin. He was also a devoted son of the late Marvin and the late Madeline Barkin and son-in-law of the late Leonard and the late Cecille Kerner.

To be loved by Steve was to have a life-long champion. A fiercely loyal ally who seemed to know exactly how to make things better. A man of few words (he said he left the talking to Teri), Steve kept his beloved family blanketed in support and surrounded by his own quiet strength.He was a doting dad who took pride in standing out in a sea of moms at elementary school plays. To his beloved grandchildren, he was “Papa Steve,” always up for fun (and plenty of ice cream).

True friends found themselveswrapped in the same loyalty and devotion he gave to his own family. His endearing love almost always came served with a wry sense of humor on the side.

Steve was a professional who turned business contacts into lifelong friends. With 42 years in the scrap iron and metal business, he valued integrity above all else. He was committed, honest, loyal. And an old-school believer that a handshake was as good as his word. A devoted son and brother, he jumped in to manage other family businesses too.

Due to Covid restrictions, the Shiva will be a private family gathering.

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

Temple Shir Shalom
The Steven Barkin Preschool Scholarship Fund
3999 Walnut Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48323
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