John Lefkow

LefkowJohn   Obit  cropped(October 28, 1929 – May 22, 2015)

John Lefkow passed away on May 22, 2015. He was born in New York City on October 28, 1929, and lived in the area for many years.

He earned his B.S. degree in art from New York University and a masters from Adelphi University. He served as an Army officer during the Korean War and wrote training films for the Signal corps.

He married Claire Josephine Sobol, his beautiful wife in 1956. They lived in New York City and then Huntington, Long Island, before moving to St. George, Utah.

John taught art in public schools and at the University level for 30 years. In addition to teaching, he designed, created, and installed a variety of sculptures throughout the New York City area.

John and Claire were happily married for 53 years and had two loving sons, Jason and Robert who live in St. George. John’s legacy and pride is not his artwork, but the many happy years spent with his wife and family.

He is survived by his sons: Robert and Jason and daughter-in-law Sherri.

They will miss the fun-loving father who never complained about anything and always had a joke or story to tell. Sometimes more than once. He was also very proud of his artistic friends in St. George who spent hours with him talking about art and sharing life’s adventures.

Funeral Services

  • Graveside services with full military honors will be held Thursday May 28, at 11 a.m. Tonaquint Cemetery, St. George.
  • A visitation will be held Thursday, from 9-10:30 a.m. prior to services at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd, St. George.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. Please visit the Metcalf Mortuary website for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings.

In place of flowers, John’s family has requested that donations be made in his name to the American Lung Association, 55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, Illinois 60601.

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