Obituary of Burton Dunevitz
Burton (Burt)Jay Dunevitz, 85, passed away on January 23, 2018 in Lakewood, Colorado. Burt will be remembered for his sense of humor, kindness, love of family, and intellect. He will be sorely missed by his loving and devoted wife, his children and grandchildren. Burt was born January 4, 1933. He grew up in Denver and always considered it his home. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder where he met Barbara Sapiro, who became his wife of 64 years. In 1957, Burt, Barbara, and daughter Hannah moved to Omaha, where Burt was a physical therapist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. While in Omaha, Burt and Barbara became parents to Teri and Jeffry. After Burt obtained his Master’s in Psychology, the family of five moved to Iowa City, Iowa, where he taught at the University of Iowa. Four years later, they moved to Miami, where Burt obtained his Doctorate of Education while teaching at Florida International University. He took great joy in teaching and was a mentor and inspiration to his students. In 2000, Burt and Barbara returned home to Colorado to be close to family and friends. Burt had many passions, including music, travel, theatre, books, gardening, stamp and coin collecting. His greatest passion was for his family, especially his cherished grandchildren. An avid volunteer, Burt worked in the mail room at Littleton Adventist Hospital, ushered at the Town Hall Arts Center, and led tours at Chatfield Arboretum. He was especially devoted to Israel, going on many volunteer missions. Burt is survived by his wife Barbara; their three children Hannah, Teri, and Jeff; their grandchildren, Danielle, Jonathan, Zachary, Max, Elizabeth, Collin, Danger, and Crystal, and great-grandchildren, Owen and Isabel.
Service, Sunday, 1:00 pm, Feldman Mortuary Chapel; private family Interment at Mt. Nebo Cemetery; Reception after the service at Brookdale Westland Meridian, 10695 W. 17th Ave., Lakewood, CO 80215 from 4:00-7:00pm; Also the family will sit Shiva Monday, January 29th, at the home of Burt’s sister and brother-in-law, Benita and Arnold Idelberg, at 2777 S. Elmira St. #8, Denver, 80231, from 2-6pm with Shiva Minyan at 5:00 p.m.
Contributions may be made to Parkinson Association of the Rockies:
Temple B’nai Chaim: