January 25, 1913 – January 21, 2020
Louis SCHLIFSTEIN was born on January 25, 1913 and passed away on January 21, 2020.
- Graveside Service Friday, January 24, 2020
January 24, 2020
My deepest condolences. My Grandfather, Phil Schlifstein was Uncle Louie's brother. I m sorry our families lost touch years ago. I would have loved to have known you all, especially Uncle Louie, as my oldest is interest in law enforcement. May his memory be a blessing.
January 23, 2020
Uncle Louie was always a favorite, always distinguishing himself. In a family where everyone drank coffee, he always drank only tea! He was so kind and gentle and so enjoyed all of his nieces and nephews. He was dedicated to family beyond measure and it showed in his devotion to Aunt Sylvia, always known as "Louie's Sylvia" to distinguish her from aunt Sylvia Goffin.
He was the epitome of a fine man, always out for fun. His love affair with $2 bills always created a stir. As he aged, his ability to remember the details of his entire extended family amazed us all. Just after his 100th birthday, we took him out to a bagel shop. He ordered, we ordered and while waiting for our food, he leaned across the table, looking right at Robyn and at me, pointed to his head and asked, "How many people my age do you know who still have all their marbles?"
He was a favorite of our mother, his sister Pauline and spending Sundays after Sunday School with him at 535 Schenk Avenue in East New York was a joy! By the way, Michael Kahn, Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning editor and a cousin of ours, remembers fondly growing up with "Laibel!"
His memory is truly for a blessing. May the soul of Louis-Laibel, the son of Sam Shimshon and Dora-Devorah Schlifstein be bound up in the bonds of eternal life. The Lord is his portion, may he rest in peace! May his mourner's be comforted and live lives being as kind, gentle and unpretentious as Uncle Louis did!