Lex Riklin
December 26, 1996 - March 13, 2020

Lex Riklin

Lex Riklin
Dec 26, 1996 - Mar 13, 2020

Lex Riklin
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Lex is survived on his Mother's side by his beloved Mother, Duffy Lieber, Father Seth J. Riklin, sister Alana Riklin. By his Grandfather Ronald Sharlach, Grandmother Ann Levy Sutter. By his adoring Aunt and Uncles, Aunt Tracy Esterman and husband, Uncle Brad Esterman, Uncle Steph Sharlach, and by his uncle John Fisher, and Aunt Alicia Phillips. Lex is also survived by his devoted cousins, Sam Esterman, Philip Esterman, Isaac Sharlach and Lindsay Esterman, Cassidy Russell, Logan Russell, and Ryan Phillips. As well as a myriad of other family.

Lex was preceded in death by his loving Grandmother, Judi Sharlach, Grandfather Sam J. Riklin, step grandfather Harry J. Sutter and his adored Uncle Zvi-Dann with whom he had a special relationship, and Aunt Leah Riklin.

Lex was a wonderful, loving and caring person. Always willing to give anything to someone in need. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Family is requesting for donations to be made to Touching the Heart. https://mentalhealthletstalk.org/touching-the-heart/ ,

https://giving.uh.edu/class/ , Where it says "I would like to make a gift to benefit the following," choose Modern and Classical Languages from the scroll down, which is Jewish Studies' home department. Then, below, in the box where it says "Please let us know if you would like to designate your gift further," write Jewish Studies Program.

or https://www.jfshouston.org/giveonline_riklin.php in Lex's name.

Family is having a private graveside.

Mohamad Fattouh on May 12, 2020

You don’t meet people like Lex very often. From his welcoming smile and laugh to how he’d make you feel so comfortable within minutes of meeting him, Lex was a rare soul. A soul with a unique courage and bravery to go outside the scope of the mainstream. He was willing to question the status quo and challenge pre-existing political systems that perpetuate oppression even if it meant putting himself at risk. Above his inspiring courage and intellect, Lex was so kind and generous. He was willing to sacrifice his time and energy for the benefit of others in many different situations. The Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Houston will forever remember Lex and be impacted by his contributions.

Rest In Peace, brother.

Naveed Ahmed on Mar 23, 2020

Lex was an incredibly bright and sharp minded individual. I met him not too long ago, albeit we had our disagreements over the finer points of our respective beliefs, I was taken aback by how kind and patient he was; it was my first time meeting Lex and he made me feel as if I was already a good friend of his. I hope that his family and loved ones remain strong, and may Lex rest in power.

Jason Hall on Mar 22, 2020

Lex was a nice guy and it is sad to hear of his passing. My God be with him always.

Jazzib Akhtar on Mar 22, 2020

I remember IAW at UH last year and how we’d often talk about the issues affecting our campus. We’d meet on and off but there was always love and all those times we’d joke and mess around at tablings or SJP events. You had an energy that was contagious man and it truly makes me so sad that you left us this way. All those times we’d dab each other up and just talk about so many things. Lex, you were a legendary organizer and friend, you’re in my prayers and I’m thinking about you bro.

Lama Younes on Mar 22, 2020

Lex was a very kind hearted soul. I wasn’t very close with him, however the minimal interactions and conversations I’ve had with him have left an impact. He was very passionate about his beliefs, interests and thoughts. He was so kind to everyone he encountered and always put a smile on my face when we did see each other. I pray that God eases the pain his family must be enduring during this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace 🙏🏻

Jazzib Akhtar on Mar 22, 2020

I remember IAW last year at UH and how we would talk about all the things affecting our campus, we would often meet on and off but there was always brotherhood and affection. We always used to crack jokes and laugh about our struggles during tablings and SJP events. You had an energy that was contagious and truly it was a blessing to have worked alongside you brother. Rest In Peace Lex, you were a legendary organizer and friend.

Noreen Saqer on Mar 22, 2020

You were one of the first people I met at University who thought like me. Being overly sensitive and empathetic always seemed like a burden, but you helped show me that we can use both our privilege and our suffering to help others who need us. We will never stop organizing in your honor and your memory will not die out with us. You were important to me, my friends, and SJP as an organization, from your corny jokes to simply you listening to our history. The greatest thing you ever did was help normalize the idea of selflessly giving back and caring about others. Whether it be your time, sanity, or even capital, whatever was yours was also ours. We miss you so much Lex, there is no worthy revolution without you in it and I hope we can fight for everything you believed in. You believed that community/humans come first and I hope we can make that a reality in your name. ♥️



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