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Halpern, Michael Alan

Michael Alan Halpern, 68, of Kansas City, Kansas, died of cancer Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at Hospice Atlanta Center.


Mike was born on Sept. 18, 1949, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of L. Saul and Min (Hammer) Halpern. Mike graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School. He lived in Los Angeles beginning in the late ‘70s and worked for Advance Auto Parts, delivering parts to many of the Hollywood studios. He moved back to Kansas City in 1993, where he lived until shortly before his death.

He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Andrea and Paul Plotsky of Atlanta, Georgia; nieces Melissa Plotsky of Seattle, Washington, and Alyson Plotsky Barrera of Chamblee, Georgia; great-nieces, Amalia Barrera and Lupita Medina of Chamblee, Georgia, and a number of cousins.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Winship Cancer Center of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.