Many of you already know that Pete's Suniland Barber Shop in Pinecrest, FL is a Miami institution. For nearly 60 years, the shop has welcomed young and old for a good haircut at a fair price.
At the front chair, Lefty Fairfield has been the de-facto greeter since 1970. He was always the first to say hello and goodbye, each time with an ear-to-ear smile.
After a long battle with congenital heart disease and emphysema, Lefty passed away on August 12, 2015 at the age of 82 1/2. He'd been staying at Kindred Nursing Hospital and had his family by his side when he closed his eyes. Howard and Terri Fairfield (brother and neice) were not only family, but also worked with Lefty at the barbershop.
Lefty leaves behind a son and four grandchildren. He'll be laid to rest at Woodlawn South.
Lefty will be missed by generations of South Floridians who will remember his cheerful spirit and calm demeanor. I'll simply say "so long..."