Obituaries: Week of May 26, 2017


Doris Bloomfield died April 20 at 93. Survived by daughter June; son Ronald (Patricia); 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister Vera (David) Kahn. Mount Sinai 

Marvin Chernoff died April 24 at 85. Survived by wife Sharon; daughter Kristin (Jud Cohn); son Dave (Linda). Mount Sinai 

Marci Clayton died April 24 at 52. Survived by husband Frederick; brother Aaron (Lisa) Krouse; brothers-in-law Chuck, Joseph, Robert. Hillside

Janice Gerry died April 21 at age 93. Survived by husband Arthur; daughter Diane; son Richard (Celia); 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai 

Leon Goldstein died April 21 at age 89. Survived by daughter Rosane Azettat; sons Evan (Erika), Nathan; 2 grandchildren; sister Mae Cox. Mount Sinai 

Melvyn Goodman died April 29 at 80.  Survived by wife Lynn; daughters Denise, Michelle (Michael) Goodman Rane; son Gregory (Lori); 8 grandchildren; sister Sharon (Neil) Friedman.  Mount Sinai 

Marcia Gottsegen died April 25 at 85. Survived by daughters Janey, Lisa (Dustin) Hoffman; son Lee (Gina Menza); sister Susan (Neil) Kaplan; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Lola Gross died April 25 at 90. Survived by daughter Sally Jones; son David; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai 

Leonard “Lenny” Hertz died April 29 at 85. Survived by wife Phyllis; sons Gary, Edward, Alan; daughters-in-law Lynda, Amy; 7 grandchildren. Dignity Memorial, Salem, Mass.

Thomas E. Jokel died April 12 at 79. Mount Sinai 

Roger King died April 23 at 72. Survived by cousin Celia Weiss. Mount Sinai

Pamela Klein died April 17 at 67. Survived by husband Allan Eric; daughter Katheryn “Katie” (Derrick) Zandpour; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai 

Elisabeth Kunowski died April 22 at 95. Survived by daughter Sylvia Meyers; son Herbert; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Judith Leach died April 21 at 82. Survived by sons Steven, Richard, Gregory; 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai 

Alan Levin died April 27 at age 86. Survived by wife Loretta; daughters Marla (Jaime) Knoll, Dova (Kacee Jones); son David (Diane); 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai 

Ernest Levy died April 18 at 87. Survived by wife Kay; sons Stephen (Nancy), Derek (Laurie), Alex; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother Marvin (Irene). Mount Sinai 

Sylvia Maye died April 22 at 92. Survived by daughter Deni (Alan) Davidson; sons James (Dana) Hornstein, Donald (Amy Sheck) Hornstein; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sisters Esther Jackel, Evelyn Litwin, Shirley Perlin. Hillside

Rodney Edward Moss died April 23 at 75. Survived by wife Helene; sons Jeffrey (Dana Vazquez), David (Joan); 6 grandchildren. Mount Sinai 

Renee Natkiel-Gerry died April 24 at 97. Survived by son Paul (Marsha Swisloski). Hillside

Perla Plutt died April 26 at 87. Survived by daughters Grace Unterberger, Miriam (Gene) Burten; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sisters Betty Kleiban, Sara Berenstein. Mount Sinai 

Isador “Irwin” “Irv” Rabinowitz died May 1 at 98. Survived by daughter Susan Rabin; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister Ruthe Rabinowitz Hirsch.

Jerome J. Rosenblatt died April 19 at 94. Survived by daughters Shellie (Mitch) Bader, Ellen (Ken) Bloch; son Kenneth (Rhona); 6 grandchildren. Mount Sinai 

Gary Shapiro died April 27 at 52. Survived by mother Judy; father Aron; brother Howard. Mount Sinai 

Lucille Starkman died April 25 at age 91. Survived by daughters Debbie (Arnie Semsky), Vanessa Myrie; brother Herbert Anhaltzer. Mount Sinai 

Michele Gail Steele died March 18 at 70. Survived by husband William; daughter Carly (Adam) Segers; son Cory; stepdaughters Wendy (Tracy) Cadwell, Tanya (John Gray); 4 grandchildren; mother Rose Zussin. Mount Sinai

Betty Ann Sunkin died April 19 at 88. Survived by daughter Helene (Stuart) Schultz; son Gary; 2 grandchildren; sisters Lillian Kahn, Sheila (Bob) Moses. Mount Sinai 

Alfred Weinstock died April 24 at 77. Survived by wife Guilda; daughters Jessica (Jason) Weinstock Graham, Sabrina Matloob; sons Daniel (Lindsay), Sasha Matloob; brother Melvyn (Nydia); sister Sheila (Len). Mount Sinai 

Arthur Weisman died April 25 at 76. Survived by wife Ellen; daughters Beth, Danielle (Scott) Pullman, Nili Jacob; son Jason Jacob; 2 grandchildren. Eden Memorial

Katherine Madge Wexler died April 26 at 88. Survived by daughters Tobi, Marna (Raymond); 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sister Charlotte Ballard. Mount Sinai

Sheldon Ziskind died April 23 at 75. Survived by wife Roberta; son Darren (Jenny); brothers-in-law Bruce Simon, Mark Simon. Mount Sinai  n

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