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Dr. Irvin M. Lefton

Dr. Irvin M. Lefton, 97, of West Bloomfield, Michigan, died on 30 March 2022.

The Funeral was held at Graveside at Clover Hill Park Cemetery, 2425 E. 14 Mile Rd, Birmingham MI 48009 on Sunday, 10 April 2022 at 11:00 AM .

Rabbi Joshua Bennett officiated.

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Interment at Clover Hill Park Cemetery.

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Dr. Irvin M. Lefton passed away March 30th after an extended illness.

Dr. Lefton had a long, successful career as a dentist after serving in the Army in WWII.

More importantly, he weathered the loss of his first wife, Sally Lefton and had the courage to bring two families together when he married Zenia Jacknow. Combined, the family had seven children: Chuck Lefton (Hannah), Mitch Lefton (Sherry), Gerry Jacknow (Karen), Janice Lefton, Barbara Jacknow Shreve (Mark Shreve), Eric Lefton (Pam), and Dale Jacknow (Daniel Brenner).

Irv was also blessed with ten beloved grandchildren: Steven Lefton (Jenn), Kevin Lefton (Nicole), Julie Lefton, Alexis Jacknow (Rick Diaz), Alan Shreve, Lauren Shreve, Ben Lefton, Emma Lefton, Ari Brenner, and Kira Brenner.

And to add to all those blessings, Irv had five amazing great-grandchildren: Dylan Lefton, Owen Lefton, Caitlyn Lefton, Caroline Lefton and Mallory Lefton.

His love for all things family was immense. The joy he got from watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren grow and thrive kept him vital throughout his life. Irv was also an avid reader who enjoyed traveling, dancing and gem cutting.

He will be so missed, especially around the dinner table where most of his stories led off with “This probably goes back thirty or forty years ago.” You will forever have a seat at the table Dad.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Dr. Irvin M. Lefton may do so by making a contribution to:

Temple Israel
Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
5725 Walnut Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48323
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Residential Hospice
5440 Corporate Dr., Suite 400
Troy, MI 48098
(866) 902-5854
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