Marcella Leibow Obituary

Marcella  Leibow
Marcella Leibow

August 10, 1920 - May 3, 2007
Born in Warsaw, Poland
Resided in Des Moines, IA


Marcella Leibow, 86, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2007 at Trinity Center at Luther Park, where she resided. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, May 6, at Jewish Glendale Cemetery.

Marcella was born August 10, 1920 the daughter of Ida and Sam Malin in Warsaw, Poland. She was united in marriage to Marvin Leibow in 1948. Marvin and Marcella were the owners of Marvin’s Food Shop on Hull Avenue in Des Moines. She was a member of Tifereth Israel Synagogue.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin on April 9, 2005 and a sister Roberta Malin. Marcella is survived by her sister, Sara Daitch of Southfield, MI; five nephews: Dr. Jay (Sharon) Daitch of West Bloomfield, MI, Michael (Beverly) Daitch of Las Vegas, NV, Leonard Daitch of Plymouth, MI, Larry (Vonnie) Leibow of Des Moines and Michael (Lana) Leibow of Gilbert, AZ; great- nephews and nieces: Craig (Candace) Daitch and their daughter Aliya, Andrew (Dr. Heather) Daitch and their daughter Emily, Robert Daitch, Steven Daitch, Rob (Jaylene) Leibow, Lynn (Shawn) Tauber, Valerie Leibow and Joel (Kristi) Leibow.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.


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Jewish Glendale Cemetery
Des Moines, IA
Sunday, May 6, 2007
1:00 PM