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1947 - 2022

Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of John. His leadership, friendship made us feel that were a Team and part of the family. Will miss you my freind Mike (God Bless)

Posted by Michael Wicker on June 10, 2022

Dear Barbara & Family, We in the library world express our deepest condolences on John’s passing. He was a fierce advocate for libraries, education, and intellectual freedom and his work on behalf of all those things has made a mark on the Monroe County Library System. I considered John a mentor and a friend and thoroughly enjoyed our conversations and debates over the years. I am grateful for knowing John. He will be missed.

Posted by Patty Uttaro on June 9, 2022

So very sorry to hear of John’s passing. We were friends since grade school, and I still remember all the fun we had. He was one of the good ones.

Posted by Roberta Medwin Goldberg on June 9, 2022

Dear Martha, Barbara and Barbara Sending you all my sincere condolences for Johnny's passing. It is wonderful that you are such a close family and it is especially important at times like these. I did not know him well but learned that he was a stalwart family member and was fortunate to have wonderful children and grandchildren as well as the three of you. Much love, Susan Halper

Posted by Susan L Halper on June 9, 2022

My deepest condolences. John was a long time friend and fellow classmate of Brighton High School 1965. John epitomized the word "Mench". He was a good man who did much good in his lifetime. He will be remembered fondly.

Posted by Ronald Gould on June 9, 2022

Dear Barbara and family, We were so sorry to learn of John’s passing. There are many fond memories of our involvement together at the Jewish Home. John’s efforts contributed in so many ways to make the Home and his efforts in helping create the Summit at Brighton, the wonderful places they now are for so many. I will always be grateful for his support of me as I served as CEO as well as his good humor! Of special memory will the hospitality you both showed the two of us and our friends when we met on your sailboat in Maine. Our deepest condolences, Arnie and Mary Jane Gissin

Posted by Arnie and Mary Jane Gissin on June 9, 2022

It is with sincere sorrow I extend my condolences to the Lovenheim Family. I started working at Great Lakes Press in 1977 in the Accounting Department. I have often remembered, and spoken of, Great Lakes Press as the company responsible for my growth, working with many printing companies until my retirement at age 60. John is remembered as a wonderfully, kind man who was devoted to his employees. I truly enjoyed working at Great Lakes Press with the Lovenheim Family. God bless, and peace to all.

Posted by Barbara Wellman Major on June 9, 2022

This photo was included on my first poem book, "Matters of the Heart." It was also included in my second poem book, "Songs of Love," dedicated to my son, James Louis Smith, who passed away on September 2, 2020. God bless and peace to all.

Posted by Barbara Wellman Major on June 9, 2022

Dear Barbara and family, I was saddened to learn today of John’s passing. We were always very fond of John. When I moved to Rochester I recall as a teenager, he wanted to show me his printing press, which he was proud of. John will sorely be missed by family and friends and he made a real difference for many.

Posted by Lee Lovenheim on June 8, 2022

Please accept my most sincere condolences. המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך אבלי ציון

Posted by Paula Parsky on June 8, 2022

I worked with John at the Jewish Home and Summit of Brighton. He was a wonderful son. He worked to start the retirement community. He was a pleasure to work with.

Posted by Nancy Tinnes on June 8, 2022

Barbara: We are sad to learn that John in no longer in this world. We have such fond memories of being with you and John in the Adirondacks; our thoughts and hearts are with you and your family at this sad time. With much love to you from Hanover, Ellen and Michael

Posted by Ellen Bettmann on June 8, 2022

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