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Remy Jaffe


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Remy Jaffe Obituary
Remy "Raymond" Jaffe passed away on February 17, 2017 in Los Angeles. He was born June 29, 1928 in New York City to John and Rose Jaffe. The family moved to the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles where Remy graduated from Roosevelt High School. He served in the US Army during the Korean War, carried on the family trade of sewing machine and typewriter engineering and repair, and returned to school to earn his BA from Cal State LA and a master's degree in family counseling from USC. He worked for the LAUSD as an elementary school counselor and middle school art teacher. After his retirement, he continued his work as an artist, photographer, and master potter. He traveled and camped up and down the California coast, spent time on the beach and at Bluegrass music festivals, and always enjoyed sitting outside to soak up the sun. Remy was a longtime supporter of KPFK radio, an activist, a liberal, and an avid gardener. Remy is survived by his longtime partner Sheila Andrews and his brother Peter, and was predeceased by his sister, Joyce Angerman. Remy was the loving patriarch of a large family and is also survived by his children Dale and his wife Lisa Hubler, Diana and her husband William Shaffer, Paul and his wife Mara, and JonaRose and her husband James Feinberg; and his grandchildren Kaitlin, Kevin, Lucy, Maggie, and Ben. Remy's love for his family, his intelligence, and his wit will be missed by them all as well as by the loving friends he leaves behind. Photos of Remy's artwork and a space to share your thoughts and memories with the family can be found at www.remyjaffe.com. In lieu of flowers, you are encouraged to make something in Remy's honor - make art, make a donation, make a memory, make love, make peace.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Mar. 5, 2017
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