Michael "Mickey" Lee Lewin

December 16, 1934August 16, 2012

Michael “Mickey” Lee Lewin, 77, Leawood, Kansas, passed away August 16, 2012. Mickey was born December 16, 1934 in Denver, Colorado. Samuel and Elaine (Nowick) Lewin’s love glistened in their son, and they preceded him in death. Mickey attended MU on a full track & field scholarship, where he was a member of Phi Sigma Delta. Mickey cherished his late wife of 42 years, Janet Eve Lewin. Together they founded Mr. Morts, a delicious crowd-pleasing deli in Kansas City, Missouri. Mickey then set foot in the family business, George’s Loan office. First-class, kindhearted service prevailed and he was respectfully regarded as Mr. George! Mickey’s sportsmanship virtues touched many lives while coaching football, baseball and basketball. His time and talents were shared on and off the field. Mickey’s passions included family, friends, painting contemporary pieces, horses, cars, and all sports. He found much enjoyment swimming with his friends at Village Shalom. Cowboy boots, jokes along with German Shepherds were always a part of papa! Mickey’s innate spirit always made him a crowd favorite. He truly reached out and touched people. His happy go-lucky ways and tales will be retold by those loved ones he leaves behind. Uncle and best friend, Manuel Nowick and Barbara Nowick; sister and brother-in-law Harry and Marcia Berlau, their children John Berlau and fiancée Candice, Eric, Nancy, Kaitlyn and Carter Batdorf; son and daughter-in-law Joel and Melissa Lewin, their children Josie and Macey Lewin; and daughter and son-in-law Jodi and Jamie Kaplan, their children Jacqueline, Joseph and Jeannavieve. A special thanks to Kevin Kleweno, Cheryl and Junior Hernandez. Mickey also loved his cat Crispy Crème and of course the real donuts too. Services will be held 4:30 p.m. Sunday, August 19, at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Rd., followed by graveside in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hope House, PO Box 577, Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64063 and/or State Line Animal Hospital, 2009 W. 104th Street, Leawood, Kansas 66206. Condolences may be offered at


  • Funeral Service Sunday, August 19, 2012

Michael "Mickey" Lee Lewin

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Joan Fox-Dixon

August 24, 2012

So sorry to hear of Mickey's death. What fond memories I have of the wonderful week in the "big" house when we were young...probably 10 or younger. Haven't known Mickey as an adult (I'm sorry to say!), but I am reading what a fine, caring person he was....just like all the Nowicks and Lewins! You were all so dear to me. Love to you, Marcia and Manuel....

Tim Patterson

August 20, 2012

I was saddened to learn of Mickey's passing. Even though my time knowing Mickey was short, I have many fond memories. I especially remember his love of Tony Lama cowboy boots. My thoughts are with all of the Lewin family.

Morris Rogozenski

August 19, 2012

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Mickey. We have many wonderful memories. Our thoughts are with you. Morris and Helen Rogozenski and Bernard Kaufman

George and Michelle Jakobe

August 18, 2012

Mickey had such a great sense of humor with his jokes and stories and always made us feel welcome as part of his extended family. He will be missed, but there are so many good memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family during this difficult time.

debby welsh

August 18, 2012

mrs,b and her companions will miss seeing mickey coming and see mrs.b while in the hospital and every saturday for lunch. We always knew what day it was when he came. He was a very sweet person and would do anything for you. He will be greatly missed!! Joel and Jodi you are very lucky to have the father you got!!

Stan Dolginoff

August 18, 2012

I was sorry to here of the passing of Mickey. We were Fratenity Brothers in Phi Sigma Delta Fraternity during my freshman and sophomore years. My condolences go out to all of Mickeys family and friends.

August 18, 2012

Joel and Jodi,

Gard and I are thinking of you all. Your dad was such a joy to see at the store. He was so welcoming and open to all who walked through the door. He will be missed.

Melissa and Gard

Tom & Buffy Bezek

August 18, 2012

Joel & Jodi,
Buffy and I are so sorry for loss. Your father was a very special man and is now in the comforting arms of your mother. Please know that both your families will be in our thoughts and prayers while you go throught this tough time.
God bless to both of you
Tom & Buffy