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Harvey L. Koizim, 86, Former Westport Resident, Municipal Judge

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Harvey L. Koizim, of New Haven, formerly of Westport, died May 31. He was 86.

Koizim was born in Patterson, N.J.; son of Moses and Beatrice (Bernstein) Koizim. He graduated from Colby College and the Yale Law School, and is a veteran of the United States Merchant Marine. He practiced law in the Westport area, served as a municipal judge and founded County Federal Savings & Loan Associates. Following his retirement as CEO of County Federal, he devoted himself to numerous New Haven community nonprofit organizations. Beneficiaries of his guidance include Artspace New Haven, CitySeed, Edgerton Park Conservancy, HOME, Inc., the Long Wharf and Shubert Theaters, New Haven Farms, and the Historic Wooster Square Association. He was a tutor in clinical studies at the Yale Law School, and a visiting lecturer in banking and finance at Yale College.

Koizim is survived by his wife, Ruth; children John Koizim (Martha Castillo), Candy Goldstein (Bob Goldstein) and Benjamin Koizim; and two grandsons.

Funeral Services at Cong. Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road, Hamden, Tuesday, June 4 at 11 a.m. with Interment services to follow at the Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven. A period of Mourning will be observed at the Koizim residence Tuesday, June 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Wednesday, June 5 from 4 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to CitySeed ( www.cityseed.org ) or to New Haven Farms ( www.newhavenfarms.org ) or to any other worthy organization.

Robert E. Shure Funeral Home , New Haven are in charge of arrangements.

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