Dr. Seymour Lefkowitz services and shiva

MIDDLEBURY — Dr. Seymour Lefkowitz, 88 of Middlebury, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Dr. Lefkowitz was the husband of the late Michelle Weissberg Lefkowitz, his wife of 56 years. He was born Jan, 14, 1926, in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of the late Joseph and Esther Lefkowitz. Dr. Lefkowitz graduated from Lincoln High School in Brooklyn at the age of 16. He graduated from Alfred University after serving as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for gallantry. He then graduated from medical school, Universite de Lausanne, in Switzerland. After completing his residency at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury he entered private practice for 55 years on Highland Avenue in Waterbury.

He was a lifetime member of Beth El Synagogue. He was proud to hold a Journeyman’s card from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 3. He enjoyed boating, art collecting and travel with his wife and family. He loved being a doctor.

He is survived by three sons, Alan, Mathew and David; three daughters, Carol, Susan and Emily; his sons-in-law, Andy, Doug, Nick and Kyle and daughters-in-law Sarah and Doris; his most beloved grandchildren, Hallie, Rebecca, Jonathan, Daniel, Jessie, Jamie, Amanda, Sam, Henry, Ben, Joseph, Bailey, Miles and Oliver; his sister, Mildred Kozinn; many wonderful nieces and nephews; and his constant companion, his dog Moo.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Cemetery of Conservative Synagogue of Westport at 240 Reid St. in Fairfield. Shiva will be observed Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at 74 South Morningside Drive in Westport.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Charter Oak Challenge Foundation, 575 Riverside Ave., Westport, CT 06880. The Woodbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere at 2 School St. is in charge of arrangements. To place an online condolence, visit www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com.


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