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Marvin Leff

Marvin Leff, a recent inductee into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame, passed away Nov. 6, 2012, in Denver. Rabbi Bruce Dollin and Cantor Martin Goldstein officiated at the Nov. 8 graveside service at Emanuel Cemetery.

Mr. Leff was born Jan. 17, 1925, in Cheyenne, Wyo. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute and attended Texas A & M University.

From 1943-1946, he served in the US Army and fought in the Battle of the Bulge, for which he earned two Bronze Stars.

Mr. Leff married Shirley Speyer Leff on Jan. 31, 1954.

A Cheyenne businessman, Mr. Leff sold real estate in Ft. Collins and retired as a land appraiser with the Wyoming Highway Department in 1990.

Mr. and Mrs. Leff moved to Denver in 1993.

A 60-year-volunteer for Cheyenne Frontier Days, he was recently inducted into the annual fair’s Hall of Fame.

Past president of the Cheyenne Kiwanis Club, Mr. Leff also volunteered at Bonfils Blood Center.

Mr. Leff is survived by his wife Shirley Leff of Denver; children Karen (Bill) Cole of Parker, Linda (Steve) Goldstein of Centennial and Michael (Hollis Russinof) Leff of Chicago, Ill.; and grandchildren Billy and Ben Cole, Daniel and Lynsey Goldstein and Sophie and Emma Leff.

He was predeceased by his grandson Curtis Cole.

Contributions may be made to the Lil Speyer Kitchen Fund at the HEA, JFS, or the charity of choice.

Copyright © 2012 by the Intermountain Jewish News

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