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Dr. Alan M. Shlimovitz

Passed away on March 2nd, 2020 at the age of 78.

Son of Irene and Lewis Shlimovitz, of blessed memory. Beloved husband of the late Fay Shlimovitz (nee Ghingis-Robinson) and loving companion of Susan Marcus (nee Becker). Cherished father of Anne (Tim Schneider) Shlimovitz, Dr. Cary (Aviva) Shlimovitz, Paul Amitai and Rabbi Ben (Dorothy Hager) Shlimovitz. Proud grandfather of Ariana, Eli and Sophie Shlimovitz; Aiden Schneider and Rui Amitai. Dear brother of Gary (Ruth) Shlimovitz and brother-in-law of Alice (Abby) Lev. Further survived by Susan’s children: Debra (Michael) Watton, Dr. Mindy (Dr. Peter) Graskamp and Jodi (Steve) Weber; grandchildren: Melissa, Jake, Erin, Sam, Maddie, Jack and Spencer; and many dear friends.

Alan Shlimovitz was born in Milwaukee in 1941, and grew up on the city’s West Side. He graduated from Washington High School and University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. Alan continued his studies at Marquette University Dental School where he became a member of the Alpha Omega dental fraternity, for which he later served as chapter president. Alan served as a captain in the US Army, including one year in Vietnam. He practiced dentistry for over forty years, and regularly volunteered his expertise to help those in need in the Jewish community.

Alan was dedicated to personal knowledge and enrichment, studying Torah, practicing tai chi, and playing saxophone for many years in community concert bands. His love of music extended to his work as a board member of Jewish music and arts organization, Ruach. Alan was also a longtime member of Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah synagogue.

Funeral service March 4th at 10:00 AM at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Second Home Cemetery, 3705 S. 43rd St., Milwaukee. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Jewish Community Food Pantry, Ruach, Hunger Task Force, Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah or the charity of your choice appreciated.

Goodman-Bensman Whitefish Bay Funeral Home
4750 North Santa Monica Boulevard (414) 964-3111

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  1. Patti Weigler 03/03/2020 4:11 pm

    I’ve known Alan as a Washington High School buddy and as a dental colleague and friend of Jordy’s. He was a lively person. Condolences to you and your family.

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  2. Harvey A Dennenberg 03/03/2020 4:56 pm

    Alan was a funny guy! So glad he was able to be our 60th HS Reunion last October. Didn’t know he was ill. He will be missed and I am sad that another of our huge graduating class has passed away.

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  3. Judy Wolkenstein 03/03/2020 7:26 pm

    Alan will be missed. May his memory be for a blessing.

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  4. Jane Butenhoff 03/03/2020 8:41 pm

    My deepest sympathy on the loss of this wonderful, positive man. He made this a better world.

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  5. Vicki Chiger 03/04/2020 10:18 am

    I am so very sad
    I knew Alan for many many years
    and cared a great deal for him
    He was a very special , kind man
    and a special friend to me
    He will always be in my heart and mind

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  6. Martin Goodman 03/04/2020 11:06 pm

    Mimsy and I are so sorry for the loss of Al, a wonderful parent, grandfather, roommate and close friend for over 60 years. He will be sorely missed. Even though I had moved away, we always kept in touch, especially around Jewish holidays

    Al was a truly sweet guy and I am glad to have fond memories from my short visit last summer with Susan and Al

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