Obituaries: Week of June 24, 2016
Gloria Averbook died May 23 at 87. Survived by daughter Lorene; sons Allen (Emily), Bruce; 5 grandchildren. Hillside
Arlene Barco died May 23 at 78. Survived by son Jeff. Hillside
Benjamin Berris died May 20 at 94. Survived by wife Elaine; sons Alan (Lila), Steven (Debbie); 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; brother Norman (Amanda). Hillside
Fredrick Brand died May 15 at 53. Survived by wife Marcelle Sirkus; son Jake; mother Rachel; brother David; nephew Jonathan (Jessica). Hillside
Burton Cohen died May 16 at 88. Survived by wife Charlotte; daughters Laurel “Pickels” Humeston, Shavon (Don) Pierce; son Michael; 3 grandchildren; sister Roberta Wexler. Hillside
Elayne Cohen died May 26 at 84. Survived by daughters Lynne (Don) Steinman, Laurie (Jonathon) Abelove; son Mark (Edith); 3 grandchildren; brother Samuel Goldberg. Hillside
Adele Cole died May 20 at 95. Survived by daughter Linda (Steve) Shrader; sons Gary (Claudette), Robert (Nanci); 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside
Annette Colman died May 28 at 92. Survived by husband Philip; daughter Jane (Lloyd) Colman-Silverstein; sons Dr. Marc (Joy) Colman, Barry (John Preston); 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Virginia Fadden died May 18 at 82. Survived by daughters Susan Sullivan, Judy (Ken) Butler, Kathy (Dennis) Purdy; 5 grandchildren; brother Floyd Goodell. Mount Sinai
Robert Louis Finkel died June 3 at 86. Survived by companion Gloria Barke; sons Eric (Judy) Finkel, Richard (Allyson) Finkel, Paul; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild. Mount Sinai
Eugene Gabler died May 21 at 94. Survived by wife Frances; daughters Shelley (Randy) Holbrook, Lisette; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Hillside
Herbert Galperson died May 24 at 84. Survived by wife Judith; sons David (Laura), Robert (Jennifer); brother Julian; 4 grandchildren. Hillside
Ellen Glettner died May 19 at 64. Survived by husband Jeff; daughter Rachel (Joel) Gottschalk; son David (Eva); 3 grandchildren.
Frances Goodman died May 27 at 94. Survived by husband Milton; daughter Irene (Andrew O’Mahony); son Roger (Melody); 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Shirlee Gorman died May 24 at 95. Survived by daughter Coreen (Ron) Frisch; son Dennis; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Jane Grossman died May 28 at 92. Survived by daughter Jane (Alan) Erlbaum; sons Jay (Dolores), Joel; 4 grandchildren. Hillside
Julius S. Grush died May 25 at 78. Survived by wife Kristine; daughters Robin (Dov) Rady, Randi (Dev) Letendre, Ronna Evans; son Rod; 4 grandchildren; brother Edward. Mount Sinai
Marion Handel died May 19 at 98. Survived by niece Sheri Handel Beck. Mount Sinai
David Blass Hoffman died May 24 at 72. Survived by wife Sonia; daughter Lisa Hoffman; son Adam (Liz) Hoffman; 1 grandchild; sister Lane; brothers Jonathan, Michael, Robert. Mount Sinai
Stanley Hollander died May 23 at 78. Survived by wife Gail; daughters Beth (Scott) Harris, Tracey (Richard) Hefter, Kari Wohl; 8 grandchildren. Hillside
Edith Honig died May 15 at 91. Survived by son Allen (Kathryn); 4 grandchildren; nephew Doron Tisser. Hillside
Bunny Hurwitz-Shure died May 15 at 99. Survived by daughters Jan, Louise, Idette Gayne; sister Georgie Diamond; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside
Ruth Mirsky Jainchill died Dec. 27 at 101. Survived by sister Elaine (George) Avak; nieces Marilyn (Lawrence) Kramer, Jacqueline Cheung; nephews Gregory Avak, Michael (Sandra) Owen. Mount Sinai
Harold Jaye died May 30 at 101. Survived by daughters Vicki (Peter) Gallay, Linda (Jim) Dinow; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Esther Kagan died May 24 at 93. Survived by sons Lee (Patty) Kagan, Samuel (Donna) Kagan, Morris Kagan; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister Ann Woods. Mount Sinai
Cheryl Kaiser died May 28 at 63. Survived by husband Jeffrey; daughter Heather (Craig) Nehamen; son Michael (Debra); brother Dennis Gross. Mount Sinai
James Klein died May 19 at 79. Survived by daughters Patricia Gardner, Sharon Sanders; sons James Jr., Brian, Scott; 7 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Hillside
Rena Kramer died May 28 at 66. Survived by companion Arthur Pierson; daughter Sara; son Joseph; father Jerome Blumenfeld; sister Diane; cousin Gary Goodman. Hillside
Sheldon J. Latt died June 4 at 82. Survived by daughters Diana, Allison (Jeff) Krumholz, Sara (Reana) Gallardo; sons, Brian (Mel), David (Kim), Edward (Christy), Jesse; 12 grandchildren; brother Arron Latt; sister-in-law, Teddi Budnick. Mount Sinai
George Leimberg died June 1 at 76. Survived by daughters Heather (Josh) Boyd, Alicia Nuccio, Michelle (Robyn) Singer; 3 grandchildren; brother Eric (Greka). Mount Sinai
Lawrence Leviton died May 29 at 90. Survived by wife Arleen; sons Neal, Fred, David Ruby, Marshall Ruby; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother Bernard. Hillside
Evelyn Levitz died May 31 at 89. Survived by husband Eugene; daughters Annette (Steve) Springer, Randy Eileen; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brothers Howard Levin and Leonard Levin. Mount Sinai
Richard Maitin died May 30 at 85. Survived by wife Harriet; sons Robert (Tracy), Mathew; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Dora Medavoy died May 19 at 94. Survived by daughter Veronica (Larry) Dressler; son Mike (Irena); 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside
David Leo Melcombe died May 22 at 81. Survived by wife Marcia; daughter Lisa (Marlowe) Melcombe-Weiseman; sons Kenneth, Randy; 2 grandchildren; brother Henry (Marcia). Mount Sinai
Ruth Miller died May 26 at 100. Survived by daughters Carol Ellis, Anita Balter; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Hillside
Sandra Moss died May 23 at 81. Survived by sons Lee (Karen Young), Eric, Gary (Lisa); 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Gail Neugroschl died May 28 at 78. Survived by daughters Cindy (Marshall) Scherr, Lori (Bob) Sherden; son Scott; 6 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Carter Omens died May 28 at 73. Survived by wife Nancy Koven; son Caleb (Kate Deblasio); daughter Samantha (Zack) Braff; 3 grandchildren. Hillside
Claire Onderwyzer died May 18 at 68. Survived by brother Steven (Diane). Hillside
Irene S. Pam died May 22 at 91. Survived by daughter Judy (Rabbi Lee) Bycel; son Richard (Penny); 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai
Edward J. Paster died May 30 at 90. Survived by wife Arlene; sons Steven (Lois), Brian, David; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Sidney Penn died May 24 at 97. Survived by daughter Jennifer; sons Tom (Kathy), William (Maggie Jekel); 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Hillside
Norton Rodman died May 31 at 87. Survived by wife Ellen; daughters Rica, Cheryl; sister Lora Canter. Mount Sinai
Ira Schwerin died May 31 at 97. Survived by daughter April (Jeff) Cherness; sons Martin (Linda), Richard (Barbara); 5 grandchildren. Hillside
Louis Senter died May 28 at 95. Survived by daughter Marsha (Rodney) Scully; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside
Dolores Shapiro died May 22 at 79. Survived by cousin Joel Osman. Mount Sinai
Diane Sherman died May 30 at 84. Survived by cousins Jay Taylor and Ina Mozer. Hillside
Jean Shy died May 18 at 59. Survived by daughter Natalie (Inon) Shampanier; son Rommy (Natalie); 2 grandchildren; brothers Stanley Lorber, Sol Lorber; sister Ruth Amar. Mount Sinai
Stanley Silverberg died May 29 at 79. Survived by daughter Ilana McAllister; son Dan (Debora Mendelson); 1 grandchild; sister Marilyn Zadok. Mount Sinai
Ethelda Singer died May 18 at 92. Survived by sons Michael (Penny), Steven; 4 grandchildren. Hillside
Harriet Sonenshine died May 22 at 91. Survived by daughter Jill (Scott); 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside
Maria Sosnov died May 27 at 69. Survived by daughter Alana (David) Epstein; son Gene (Viktoria); 5 grandchildren; sister Larisa Lechkevitch; brother Mark Dinaburghski. Mount Sinai
Michele Galli Stark died May 21 at 72. Survived by husband Ronald; daughter Marla Galli; son Brian (Maria) Galli; stepdaughter Dina (Marston) Gould; stepsons Jeffrey (Brooke), Gregory (Julie); 8 grandchildren; sister-in-law Arlene (Al) Hymovitz. Mount Sinai
Leopold Szneer died May 26 at 94. Survived by wife Isabelle; sister Hanna Levy; nephew Niles. Mount Sinai
Todd Taite died June 1 at 47. Survived by mother Elaine; brothers Richard (Delphine), Shawn. Mount Sinai
Dorothy Tamarin died May 23 at 94. Mount Sina
Charles Alexander Trilling died May 25 at 93. Survived by wife Lillian; daughters Helen, Deborah; son Mark Trilling; son-in-law Barry Katz; 3 grandchildren. Hollywood Forever, Beth Olam
Ralph Turner died May 24 at 89. Survived by daughters Lisa (Dave) Merenbach, Lori; sons Mark (Karla), Jeff (Connie) Bradbury; 8 grandchildren. Hillside
Gary O. Weiner died May 29 at 61. Survived by daughter Samantha; brother Thomas (Epi); cousin Jeffrey Gola. Mount Sinai
Joseph Weiner died May 26 at 87. Survived by wife Muriel; daughter-in-law Kathryn Padgett; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Roberta “Bobbe” Weiss died May 26 at 84. Eden
Alex Wexler died May 21 at 56. Survived by husband Gregg Milano; sons Jacob Milano Wexler, Michael (Andrew) Crane; brother Mark Wexler. Mount Sinai
Betty Wolf died June 4 at 91. Survived by sons Kevin (Virginia), Kenneth; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sister Emily Chaloff. Mount Sinai
Toby Libby Wolfberg died June 1 at 86. Survived by daughters Jane, Amy; son Michael Wolfberg. Mount Sinai
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