Obituary for Sandra Beth Malchick Levy Fine
October 19, 1936 – January 10, 2023
Sandy was born in St. Paul, Minnesota to Bertha Levenson (z’l) and Norman Malchick (z’l), and older brother S. Paul Malchick )(z’l) (Lynn). She married Herb Levy in 1955 and they had three daughters, Bonnie Sharfman, Deedee Levy, and Bette Alkazian. Their family moved to Southern California in 1961, where they were very involved at Temple Beth Emet, in Anaheim.
In 1969, Sandy and the girls moved to Los Angeles, where Sandy married Fred Fine, and they joined Hollywood Temple Beth El. Sandy worked at HTBE where she started her career as a temple administrator.
In 1979, Sandy became the temple administrator at Temple Beth Hillel where she started her love of the funeral business. She transitioned to being a full-time funeral director in 1989, passing the many tests and certifications to become licensed.
Sandy helped thousands of families through the hardest and most vulnerable times in their lives, with grace and compassion. So many people were positively impacted by Sandy’s special brand of comfort and gifts of humor and storytelling.
For the past four years, Sandy lived at the Jewish Home for the Aging where she was beloved by so many friends as the life of the party, postmistress, and honorary mayor.
Sandy is survived by her three daughters, two sons-in-law, 8 grandchildren (plus 4 spouses), and three great-grandchildren.
Donations can be made in Sandy’s memory to the Jewish Home for the Aging.