Mr. Ivor Alan Sheff

Mr. Ivor Alan Sheff

Oct 02, 1949 - Mar 18, 2021
Charleston, WV

Mr. Ivor Alan Sheff

Oct 02, 1949 - Mar 18, 2021
Charleston, WV


Ivor Alan Sheff, 71, of Charleston, passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

Ivor was born in Charleston on October 2, 1949 to the late Leon and Florence Sheff.

He was the owner of Ivor’s Trunk in downtown Charleston, a member of B’Nai Jacob Synagogue and was the Band Leader of the Production Company for over 40 years.

Ivor was also a retired Captain in the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam Era.

He is survived by his siblings, Ilene (Mark) Goodman of New York, Marjorie Alderson of Raleigh, NC, Marc (Liz) Sheff of Dallas, TX and Gary Sheff of Charleston; 8 nieces and nephews; and 8 great nieces and nephews, with 1 on the way.
A future Memorial Service is planned when circumstances regarding COVID improve.

In lieu of flowers – donations may be sent in memory of Ivor to: Kanawha Valley Senior Services, 1710 Pennsylvania Ave. Charleston, WV 25302, Kanawha Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Boulevard West, Charleston WV, 25387 and/or B’nai Jacob Synagogue, 1599 Virginia St E, Charleston, WV 25311.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, WV has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.

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4 responses to Mr. Ivor Alan Sheff

  1. Mary L. says:

    I thought Ivor was Mr. Charleston — you could just start talking to him wherever he was. I saw him shortly before his passing. The Sheffs were blessed with a very fine brother. We will all miss him!

  2. Dear Marjee I am very sorry for your loss. I have a very fond memory of going with you to the Delt House to hear Ivor’s band. My sincerest condolences. Bill Crichton

  3. Bob Sovine says:

    Margie, I was saddened to hear of Ivor’s passing. Several times over the last 10 years, I have stopped at Ivor’s Trunk to see if I could reconnect with him. Sadly, we were never able to connect. Ivor’s passing, along with the recent passing of your mother, must be very difficult for you. I just wanted you to know I was thinking of you during this difficult time.
    Your old friend…Bob

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