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Friday, July 4, 2014

Marty Schleifman

Marty Schleifman, 88,  passed away on June 26 at his home in Greenfield Center, NY.  He went peacefully, surrounded by his loving wife Jeanne and son Bruce.  He was the son of the late Morris and Celia Schleifman.  He grew up in the Bronx, NY, with his three brothers; Edward, David and Milton.  They moved to Rockland County in the 1940's, where he raised his family and started Tri-M Dental lab.
 Always an outdoor enthusiast, he bought a weekend retreat near Saratoga, and spent many happy weekends working on his home and property.  He retired at sixty and moved full time to Greenfield Center, where he devoted himself to creating the ultimate family retreat.  Marty was passionate about fishing and hunting and enjoyed skiing, snowmobiling and golf.  He shared his enthusiasm for his home with his extended family and many friends. 
His love of life helped him to overcome the many medical challenges he endured over his lifetime.  His true love was his wife and partner of 67 years, Jeanne.  Family was the center of his life.  His nieces and nephews spent many wonderful weekends gathering at the family home.  They later brought their children and grandchildren to enjoy the "Shangri La" Marty and Jeanne had created.  He loved his grandchildren; Marnie, Joanne, Erica and Scott, and his great granddaughters; Siena and Sophie, teaching them to fish, ski and appreciate nature.  He took great pride in his sons; Steve and Bruce, and was devastated by the early passing of his eldest son Steve in 2008.
He touched the lives of all who knew him, and he will be forever in our hearts.
In his final months, he was lovingly cared for by Jeanne, Bruce and his daughter-in-law, Pam.  Great appreciation to Saratoga Hospice for making his last months’ so comfortable, and assisting the family with grace and dignity.  Donations may be sent to: The Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866.

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