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Herbert L. Lebovits

June 20, 1931 ~ November 9, 2020 (age 89)


Herbert L. Lebovits,

89, of Indianapolis, formerly of Memphis, TN and Fairfax, VA passed away November 9, 2020.  He was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania to Isaac and Matilda (Rosenberg) Lebovits on June 20, 1931.  Herb graduated from Scranton Central High School and matriculated to The University of Scranton where he graduated with a degree in Biology and Chemistry.  After graduation he briefly attended medical school in Philadelphia before taking a fellowship in physiology at The University of Tennessee in Memphis, where he was introduced to the love of his life.

He married Ellen Haimsohn on February 3, 1957 and the couple raised six children. Upon his retirement from the pharmaceutical industry for over 40 years as a sales representative, they traveled across the United States, visiting many National Parks, and regularly enjoying visits with their children and grandchildren in New York, California, Indiana, Georgia, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Herb and Ellen were lifelong members of Anshei Sphard Beth El Emeth in Memphis, Tennessee where they regularly attended services and post-retirement, Herb participated in morning minyan.

Over the years thru his many travels and activities, Herb never met a stranger.  He developed an extensive network of friends and an email distribution list to share jokes, music, and visual presentations to bring as much joy, laughter and pleasure to others as it brought to him.

Herbert was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen in May of this year.  He is survived by his children, Judith (Richard) Lillien, Marshall (Judy) Lebovits, Stephen (Debra) Lebovits, Barbara (Mark) Moskowitz, Lisa (Gary) Shankman, and Ronald (Beth) Lebovits; 13 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and brother, Norman (Elaine) Lebovits.

Graveside funeral services will be held on Zoom at 2 PM, Thursday, November 12, 2020. 

Family will be hosting Shiva visits via Zoom

 Thursday, November 12th, 6 - 10 PM

 Saturday, November 14th, 7 - 10 PM

The Zoom ID and password for all are ID: 3176953984    Password: INDY

Memorial contributions may be made to Hooverwood Employees' Appreciation Fund, Melrose/Miller Adolescent Education Fund @ Congregation Beth El Zedeck Indianapolis, ASBEE-Memphis or charity of one’s choice.




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November 12, 2020

2:00 PM

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