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Lester Shindler, a resident of Waterford, Michigan, died on April 16th, 2020 at the age of 92. Funeral services arranged by The Dorfman Chapel.

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Location of Service:
Private Graveside Services
Date of Service:
Sunday April 19th, 2020
Time of Service:
10:00 AM  
Interment at:
Clover Hill Park, 2425 E 14 Mile Rd, Birmingham, MI
Officiant:
Rabbi Steven Rubenstein  
Shiva Information:
A virtual shiva will be held on Sunday from 1:00PM until 2:00PM at the residence of Julie and Marc Cohen. Friends are invited to drive by the Shiva residence and Honk their car horns. 7865 Lindenmere Dr. Bloomfield Hills MI 48301  
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Charitable contributions:
A charity of one's choice  
Family Members:
Lester Shindler (92) and Lillian Shindler (91) died in separate locations, but within minutes of each other, on April 16, 2020.
Lester and Lil met at a high school dance, and married in 1948. Lester went to work for Lil’s father Julius at Parker Brothers Shoes in Detroit, while Lillian was the lead secretary for the Nuclear Plant in Monroe, MI. Parker Brothers Shoes was located on TwelfthStreet and Clairmont, which was the epicenter of the Detroit Riots, and was looted. They rebuilt the business, which was again looted in 1968, and forced to close. Lester purchased Brody’s Tots & Teens in Oak Park in 1969, and together he and Lillian built it into a thriving business. They were well known in the community for selling hundreds of bar mitzvah suits, thousands of duffel bags, and plenty of other things you didn’t know you needed. They loved movies, shows, old cars, their family, and their work. The two of them were inseparable, yin & yang, and did everything together right up until the very end.
They are survived by their son Marc (Shelley) Shindler and daughter Shara (William) Stewart, grandchildren Jennie (Adam) Gnesin, Julie (Marc) Cohen, Adam (Jessica) Shindler, Zach (Cassy) Stewart and Alana (Darren) Suiter, and great-grand children Ellery& Parker Gnesin, Dean, Grace& Anna Cohen, Noah, Liam&Peyton Stewart, and Jacob&Ava Suiter.  
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