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Lee Kapelovitz


1927 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Lee Kapelovitz Obituary
September 16, 1927 - January 3, 2018 It is with deep sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Lee Kapelovitz. Lee led an amazing life that included a long and loving marriage to Harold (deceased July 22, 2007), good friends, travel, art and philanthropy. Born in Bucharast, Romania to Sally and Bernard Schein, Lee spent her childhood and early years with her parents in the Philippines. Lee and Harold began their life together in Denver, CO. When Harold's business interests brought him to California, Lee eagerly created a beautiful life and home for them in Beverly Hills, their primary residence, as well as a home in Palm Springs. Lee quickly developed lifelong friendships and passions, including travel, philanthropy and art, accumulating, with Harold, a museum-quality art collection. Together, Lee and Harold counted among their close friends President Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter and in July 2001, President Carter recognized them and their philanthropy at a ceremony dedicating the Lee and Harold Kapelovitz Pavilion at the Carter Center in Atlanta, GA. Lee supported many worthwhile and important causes, offering her time and talents. Lee was a member of the Board of Governors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; a member of the Board of Directors of the West Coast American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro. She was an active, founding member of Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts. Recipients of her generosity included the Maple Counseling Center; Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts in Beverly Hills; and The Lee and Harold Kapelovitz Chair in Research Cardiology held by Timothy Henry MD at Cedars-Sinai. Services will be held Sunday, January 7, 3:00pm at Hillside Memorial Park, 6001 W. Centinela Ave., Los Angeles. Donations in Lee's memory may be made to any of Lee's causes or the .
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 5 to Jan. 7, 2018
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