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LEFKOWITZ - Helen Lee (nee Kaufman) on December 28, 2018 at the age of 79. Devoted mother of Charles and Lisa, Michael and Tatiana, and Julie and Todd Mendik. Beloved sister of Arthur Kaufman. Also survived by her six loving grandchildren. A founding partner of the law firm of Lefkowitz and Poulos. Her practice focused mainly on issues of domestic violence, child abuse, and juvenile delinquency. She established the PEACE program in Suffolk County to educate parents about how to better support their children during the stressful process of divorce. She was a board member of the Suffolk County Girl Scouts and a scout mentor, as well as a former member of the New York task force for the prevention of child abuse. Prior to her law career she worked as an elementary school and special education teacher throughout Long Island. As a program planner for the Suffolk County Youth Bureau, she developed after-school programs for children at risk. As an avid supporter of many educational institutions, she primarily focused her giving on her alma mater Syracuse University. She was recently recognized by Syracuse University as a recipient of the Melvin A. Edgers Senior Alumni Award. Well-traveled in many regions of the world, particularly Mexico. She collected Mexican and Latin American artwork for decades and owned the Mexican Artisian Gallery. She loved her family, friends, and community. Her passion for life and wise and considerate counsel will be greatly missed by all. Funeral services 11 AM Sunday at the North Shore Jewish Center, 385 Old Town Road, Port Jefferson Station, New York. For more information call Shalom Memorial Chapels Inc. (631)360-1600. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to Syracuse University Honorable Joel L. Lefkowitz and Helen Lefkowitz Endowed Scholarship Fund.
Published in Newsday from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2018
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