Remembering Leonard Lachover, M.D.

August 5, 2021

Leonard Lachover, M.D., a clinical assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, died July 23. He was 82.

A funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. today at the Ira Kaufman Chapel, 18325 W. Nine Mile Road, Southfield. Interment will be at Machpelah Cemetery.

Dr. Lachover was one of the longest-serving faculty psychiatrists at the School of Medicine.

“He was an extraordinary member of our department who was held in the highest of esteem by his colleagues and friends,” said David Rosenberg, M.D., chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences. “He was beloved by the many residents and medical students he taught, and his colleagues and friends at Sinai Grace Hospital, where he trained residents and medical students and saw patients. He was a wonderful, humble, unassuming gentleman who loved working with our medical students and residents.”

Dr. Lachover served as a major in the U.S. Air Force from 1968 to 1970. He also served as a medic in the Yom Kippur War in Israel.

He is survived by his wife, Cookie Lachover; and daughter, Rachel (Scott) Lachover-Sadoff.

The family of Dr. Lachover will gather through the evening of July 28 at the residence, 5560 Edinborough, West Bloomfield. Today, following interment, the family requests only immediate family at the home. Gathering for friends and family will begin at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday and Wednesday, family and friends are welcome from 2 to 4 p.m., and again starting at 6:30 p.m.

Religious services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

The family suggests contributions in Dr. Lachover’s memory to Friends of The IDF, Michigan Chapter, P.O. Box 999, Walled Lake, MI 48390 ( or the Jewish National Fund, 42 East 69th St., New York, NY 10021 (

Source: Wayne State University School of Medicine

Remembering Leonard Lachover, M.D.
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