Obituaries: Week of Oct. 6, 2017


Myrtle Ashkenazi died Aug. 31 at 87. Survived by sons Allen, Brian; brother Ben Ashkenazy; sister Kate Wadhwani; 7 grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

Bettylee Balsam died Sept. 3 at 92. Survived by daughter Lesley Gold; son Neil; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Reiza Belgeldrut died Sept. 10 at 89. Survived by sons Grigory (Rita), Boris (AJ) Begel; sister Faina Karchevskaya; 3 grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

Shelley Berman died Sept. 1 at 92. Survived by wife Sarah; daughter Rachel; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Edith Bernath died April 11 at 96. Survived by daughter Veronica Morra. Mount Sinai

Denis Howard Bieber died Sept. 22 at 72. Survived by wife Valerie; daughters Teri (Stephen) Levy, Gina; sons Paul (Robin), Gavin (Araceli); 7 grandchildren; brother Geofrey. Mount Sinai

Marc Ralph Bluestone died Sept. 16 at 75. Survived by cousin Marilyn Goldberg; nephews Aaron, Noah.  Mount Sinai

Ronald Brock died Sept. 22 at 90. Survived by wife Shirley Norkin; sons James (Elizabeth), Jonathan (Sabine), Daniel (Dvorun); 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Rose Chaplan died Sept. 25 at 93. Survived by daughter Ellen (Mickey) Jannol; sons Ronald, Leslie (Mary Ellen); 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Groman Eden

Joseph Cohen died Sept. 21 at 90. Survived by wife Susan; daughters Evonne (George) Woods, Rita Azar; sons Ezra, Morris; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sister Josephine Benveniste; brothers Robert, Rae Israel. Hillside

Elliot Feldman died Sept. 7 at 45. Survived by mother Dale; father Edwin; sister Bonnie; brother Lee (Gina). Hillside

Irving Gilman died Sept. 17 at 82. Survived by wife Zippora “Zippy”; daughter Charice (Vince Rodriquez) Jamison; son Steven. Mount Sinai

Florine Hasson died Sept. 14 at 88. Survived by daughters Penny, Nancy, Debbie (Simon) Soriono; son Joseph (Lynette); 6 grandchildren. Hillside

Richard Hepps died Sept. 6 at 84. Survived by wife Nadine; daughter Debra (Michael) McKee; son Kenneth; 3 grandchildren. Hillside

Dorothy Hyte died Sept. 15 at 96. Survived by daughters Deborah (John Smith), Sandra. Hillside

William Kugler died Sept. 16 at 87. Survived by wife Barbara; daughter Heidi Barnholtz; 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Flora Niskar died Sept. 15 at 76. Survived by daughter Leslie (Michael) Thorn; son Steven; 2 grandchildren; brothers Allen Krell, Robert Krell. Mount Sinai

Barbara Perless died Sept. 2 at 87. Survived by sons Gary, David, Jaime; brother Lonny Winston. Hillside

Zoya Pomeranets died Sept. 26 at 81. Survived by daughter Marianna Leshchinskaya; 1 grandchild. Mount Sinai

Michael Robins died Sept. 8 at 87. Survived by wife Judith; daughters Cynthia (Mike McCartney), Lynda (Adam) Goldman; 3 grandchildren. Hillside

Ila Rothenberg died Aug. 23 at 77. Survived by husband Fred; daughter Nancy (Kevin); son David (Lorraine); sister Leila Kleiman; brother Sanfred (Nancy) Koltun; 3 grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

Barbara Scher died Sept. 14 at 77. Survived by sons Randall (Marla Shah) Pelter, Andrew Pelter. Hillside

Nadine Slonimsky died Sept. 23 at 74. Survived by husband Benjamin; daughters Gallit Luftman, Orly (Howard) Fisher; 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Malcolm Sperling died Sept. 13 at 89. Survived by wife Eileen; sons David
(Karla), Leonard (Amy), Barry (Judy), Erick (Sara); 9 grandchildren; brother Donald (Connie). Hillside

Andrew Spiegl died Sept. 15 at 98. Survived by wife Liese; daughter Deborah Spiegl Slosberg (Daniel); 4 grandchildren; sister Margaret. Groman Eden

Michael Turitz died Sept. 26 at 63. Survived by wife Roberta; daughter Michelle (Scott) Mitchell; mother Toby (Jim) Segal; sister-in-law Irene Klenetsky. Mount Sinai

Izrail Vaynshteyn died Sept. 19 at 83. Survived by wife Polina; sons Vladimir (Svetlana), Alex (Irina); 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Charlotte Weinstein died Sept. 17 at 94. Survived by daughter Shelley Opos; son Jeff; 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Marshall M. Winer died Aug. 11 at 79. Survived by wife Susan; daughter Amy; son Eric; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Lili Zagha died Sept. 17 at 96. Survived by daughter Sarina; sons Maurice, Isaac, Jack; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Edwin G. Zalis died Sept. 17 at 83. Survived by wife Rosalie; daughters L​ynn Rohatiner (M​arc),​ Shelley Zalis Fleshner (P​hil), Charene Zalis Waldman (Peter), R​achel; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

Claude Zolkin died Sept. 23 at 81. Survived by wife Bonnie; sons Jeff (Julian), David (Barbara); 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai 

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