Obituaries: Aug. 31 – Sep. 6, 2012


David Arnson died July 17 at 94. Survived by brother Maurice. Hillside

Aleck Block died July 18 at 94. Survived by wife Ruth; daughter Susan Reiner; son Mark (Debra Lau); sister Jackie Eckous; 5 grandchildren. Hillside

Ellie Davis died July 19 at 76.  urvived by son Todd (Lauren) Feder; 4 grandchildren. Hillside

Samuel Eiferman died July 26 at 69. Survived by wife Ellen; daughter Veronica; son Carl; sister Joyce Satran; brother Barry. Malinow and Silverman

Harry Eisen died July 19 at 95. Survived by wife Hilda; daughters Frances Miller, Ruth, Mary Cramer; son Howard; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren.

Lilia Faiman died July 18 at 74. Survived by husband Felix; daughter Orit (Zeek); son Romar (Natalie); 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Shary Farkas died July 24 at 89. Survived by daughters Rachel Sternfeld, Sally Lefton; son Michael (Francine); 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister Shoshana Levita. Chevra Kadisha

Anne Fink died July 23 at 60. Survived by brother David (Norma); sister Rebecca (Frank) Banks. Mount Sinai

Jeanne Friedman died July 23 at 93. Survived by daughter Gail (Steve) Shendelman; son Kenneth L. (Karen Antonelle); 3 grandchildren; sister Dorothy Brown; brother Harold (Trudy) Exler. Mount Sinai

Norma Frosburg died July 21 at 81. Survived by sons Ronald (Linda), Steven (Iris); 5 grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Clifford Harris died July 24 at 95. Malinow and Silverman

Everette Jacobson died July 22 at 67. Survived by wife Doris; daughters Donna, Holly (Judd) Finkelstein; son Jeff (Evelyn); sister Marla; brother Lloyd; 4 grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Norbert N. Kent died July 21 at 99. Survived by wife Tchella; sons Daniel (Laura), Sabi (Arlene); 5 grandchildren; sister Sarika Bereshit. Mount Sinai

Dorothy Levinson died July 23 at 85. Survived by sister Marilyn Sanshuck. Hillside

Robert Mark Lifson died July 26 at 50. Survived by sister Byrdie (Bruce) Lifson-Pompan; brother Harold Alan (Brigitte). Mount Sinai

Donald Meyer died July 19 at 93. Survived by wife Dena; sons David, William. Mount Sinai

Karoly Pollak died July 7 at 84. Survived by wife Martha. Mount Sinai

Fruma Rabkin died July 20 at 96. Survived by brother-in-law Robert Cushnir; sister-in-law Eleanor. Chevra Kadisha

Leonard Bernard Robin died July 22 at 82. Survived by wife Constance; daughter Jennifer (Jerry Freeman); son Daniel (Karan); stepsons Jeremy, Samuel Eskenazi; 2 grandchildren; brother Marvin (Vyvian). Hillside

Helen Roberts died July 18 at 90. Survived by son Larry (Paula); 3 grandchildren. Sholom Chapels

Charlotte Ross died July 26 at 86. Survived by daughter Rhonda Ross-Adcock; son Bruce (Lynn); 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Ina Roth died July 20 at 73. Survived by husband Herbert; sons Phillip, David; sister Carole (Edward) Smithline. Malinow and Silverman

Ari Rubin died July 20 at 30. Survived by mother Shelley; brother Kelman. Sholom Chapels

Pearl Savitt died July 21 at 87. Survived by daughter Susan Lawton; son Ronnie; 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Stanley Schulman died July 21 at 82. Survived by wife Elaine; daughters Sheri (Edmond) Kohos, Terri, Lori (Jerome) Haig; son Norman (Marla Weise); 8 grandchildren; brother Marvin. Hillside

Anne Shoenman died July 24 at 97. Survived by son Elliott (Linda), daughter Marsha (Carl) Schoen; 4 grandchildren. Hillside

David Shore died July 22 at 85. Survived by wife Florence; daughter Lenore (Harry) Rauch; sons Kenneth, Stanley (Leslie), Alan (Jan), Eric (Fred), Larry (Cindy) Greenberg; 13 grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Bud L. Silberman died July 23 at 80. Survived by wife Joan; daughter Patti (Chris) Jack; sons Russ (Teena), Grady; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Max Small died July 19 at 89. Survived by daughter Pamela; son Ron (Teresa); daughter-in-law Kathleen; 2 grandchildren; brother-in-law Joe Tauber. Mount Sinai

Bob Steele died July 25 at 93. Survived by wife Edy. Sholom Chapels

Mitchell Lee Sternfeld died July 25 at 52. Survived by mother Barbara; father Allan; sister Joanne. Hillside

Hanni Jenny Tichauer died July 24 at 84. Survived by sons Larry (Susan), Randolph (Marilyn); 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Donald George Townend died July 17 at 64. Survived by daughters Tina Kinsel, Wendy; 3 grandchildren; half-brothers Mario, Joe Rey. Hillside

Sidney Wallis died July 26 at 92. Survived by wife Betty Gene; daughter Toni (Bruce) Phillips; son Rick (Barbara) Frederick; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Hillside

Selma Weber died July 24 at 88. Survived by daughter Karen (Bill) Figilis; son Gary (Christina); brother Stanley Moss. Malinow and Silverman

Harold Weinberg died July 22 at 85. Survived by wife Ruth; daughter Valerie (Randalf) Kincaid; sons Lawrence (Daisy), David; 7 grandchildren. Hillside

Constance Williams died July 20 at 76. Survived by husband Andre; son Benjamin. Sholom Chapels

Soleiman Yashar died July 21 at 92. Survived by wife Mounes; daughter Jila; sons Behrad, Hamid (Farideh), David (Sahar). Malinow and Silverman

Yefim Yusim died on July 18, 2012 at the age of 86. Survived by wife Ikheveda; daughter Inaida (Anotoly) Safransky; son Zinovy (Marianna); 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Obituaries: Aug. 24-30, 2012


Mary Batansky died July 13 at 93. Survived by daughter Lorraine First; son Norman; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Groman

Leonard M. Bram died July 15 at 71. Survived by daughters Dominique, Jessica (Brett) Fisher; sons Eric (Danielle), Jason (Dana); 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

David Leon Brown died July 14 at 85. Survived by wife Zelda; sons Michael, Peter; stepsons Steve (Sharyn), Michael (Patti), Robert (Tammy) Gats; 3 grandchildren; 4 stepgrandchildren. Mount Sinai 

Libbie Bucky died July 10 at 94. Survived by daughter Ruth (Dennis) Sokol; 1 grandchild. Mount Sinai

Esther Bulka died July 5 at 89. Survived by daughter Jean Brown; sons Stephen, Howard (Jennifer); 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

Pat Cantor died July 17 at 61. Survived by sons Aaron, Joshua; mother Joan Rorke; brother William (Laura) Rorke. Malinow and Silverman

Phillip Caplan died July 16 at 63. Malinow and Silverman

Bernard Coler died July 14 at 95. Survived by wife Pauline; daughters Donna, Barbara; sister Esther Bernstein. Hillside

Pearl Elichman died July 8 at 94. Survived by daughter Michele Cherney; son Bruce; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Ursula Felsot died July 15 at 92. Survived by daughter Julie Felsot Schlesinger; sons Peter, Steven Berger; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Eugene Zachary Field died July 14 at 69. Survived by wife Karen; daughters Felicia (Chris) Bennett, Stacey; son Darren (Trisha); 4 grandchildren; brothers Brian Finke, Barry. Mount Sinai

Paul Bernard Fox died July 11 at 80. Survived by wife Emelie; daughter Rachel; sons Jonathan, Jordan; 3 grandchildren; brother Steven. Sholom Chapels

Raymond Gelgur died July 15 at 90. Survived by wife Beatrice; daughter Lori (Bill Angell); son Dale (Merete); 1 grandchild. Malinow and Silverman

Carol Goldstein died July 16 at 65. Survived by friend Gail Michelman. Sholom Chapels

Sarah Gutman died July 8 at 86. Survived by husband Benzion; son Henry; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Harry Halperin died June 29 at 96. Survived by wife Dale; daughter Lisa (David); sons Jeff (Shelley), Andy (Teresa);  6 grandchildren. Neptune Society

Bradley Halpert-Schilt died July 6 at 25. Survived by mother Elena; father Alan; sister Erica; grandfather Larry Schilt. Malinow and Silverman 

Colleen Huniu died July 1 at 88. Survived by sisters Esther Michaels, Gladys Levy; brothers Mike, Joe (Joan), Eddie (Shelly. Malinow and Silverman

Murray Jackson died July 15 at 84. Survived by wife Linda; daughter Elizabeth (Brad) Fields; sons Mitchell (Pamela), Stuart; 3 grandchildren; sisters Irene Klein, Lorraine Arzt. Mount Sinai

Moise Kamhis died July 8 at 93. Survived by sons Daniel, Jacob (Linda Reser). Malinow and Silverman

Frances G. Katz died July 10 at 84. Survived by daughter Elyse Katz Flier; son Richard (Regine); 1 grandchild. Mount Sinai

Lewis Katz died July 12 at 67. Survived by wife Anne; daughter Rachel (David) Brenneman; son Andrew (Eileen Shelden); 1 grandchild. Malinow and Silverman

Vivian Klein died July 12 at 85. Survived by daughters Diane (Hil) Covington, Sandra (Donald) Dumont, Linda (Marcos) Fleiderman; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sisters Beanie (John) Howe, Dorothy (Ralph) Hersch. Hillside

Doris Koonin died July 13 at 72. Survived by sons Mark (Erica), Brian; 7 grandchildren; sister Maxine Barens; brother Sammy Hess. Mount Sinai

Harriet Levenson died July 15 at 89. Survived by husband Alexander; daughter Gail (Gary) Margolis; sons Steve, Jerry (Sarah); 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Beba Leventhal died July 17 at 88. Survived by husband Lee; daughter Mary; son Michael (Sharon); 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Ned Lockman died July 11 at 87. Survived by wife Eleanor; daughter Sandra (Scott) Marks; son Emmitt; 1 grandchild. Mount Sinai

Rosa Maister died July 2 at 99. Malinow and Silverman

Sophie Malloy died July 12 at 102. Survived by daughter Marsha (Bob) Hersh; son Gerald (Sondra); 4 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

Herbert Marmorstein died July 2 at 82. Survived by daughters Rochelle, Dara (Tom) Deremo; son Mark (Louisa); 8 grandchildren; companion Rennee Fordis. Malinow and Silverman

Lynne Mazur died July 10 at 57. Survived by husband Jeff; daughter Jessica; sons Michael, Jonathan (Susan). Mount Sinai

Marvin Meyer died July 16 at 88. Survived by wife Helen Lewis; son Michael. Hillside

Stanley Morse died July 11 at 80. Survived by wife Aileen; daughter Leslie; son Todd; 1 grandchild. Hillside

Doris Pastor died July 9 at 85. Survived by daughter Joyce Lucas; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Nitza Paz died July 12 at 87. Survived by son Ariel; 2 grandchildren; sisters Sara, Judith Liberman; brothers Mayer, Abraham. Mount Sinai

David Plotkin died July 11 at 86. Survived by daughter Nancy Nimoy; sons Daniel (Gretchen), Gary (Helene); 6 grandchildren; brother Peter. Hillside

Ben Powers died July 13 at 87. Survived by wife Joyce; daughters Linda Leviton, Cynthia; son Mark (Ginger); 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Idlya Romashkanu died July 10 at 92. Survived by sons Boris (Lydia) Rome, Yulian; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai

Natalie Rosenthal died July 12 at 94. Survived by sons Jeff Harlan, Allan. Malinow and Silverman

Marc Alan Ruskin died July 11 at 52. Survived by father Franklin; sister Lisa (Steven) Chlavin. Hillside

Anna Scharf died July 8 at 93. Survived by daughters Charlotte (Rick), Jackie (Marc) Alain; son Eli (Debbie); 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Eden

Michael Silberman died July 14 at 65. Survived by wife Denise; daughter Stacey (Jill); son Marc; 2 grandchildren; brother Steven (Nora) Silberman. Malinow and Silverman

Elisa Sokol died July 10 at 79. Survived by husband David; daughter Claudine (Ira) Unterman; son Aaron (Heidi); 7 grandchildren.

Joseph Solomon died July 14 at 89. Survived by wife Charlotte; daughters Phyllis, Ellen Edinger; 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Yolande Wade died July 10 at 88. Survived by nephew Joey Benadretti. Sholom Chapels

Jan Young died July 13 at 80. Survived by husband Fred; daughter Laura (James) Case; sons Mark (Laura), Michael (Roberta); 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Jerry Zeitlin died July 14 at 82. Survived by wife Rita; daughter Michelle (Plynn) Doss; son Jeffrey; 3 grandchildren; brother Alan (Harriett).

Groman Eden to be rededicated


Groman Eden Mortuary will be hosting a dedication ceremony on June 13 at 6:30 p.m. to commemorate its restoration.

The ceremony will be officiated by Rabbi Jerry Cutler of Creative Arts Temple. He will be blessing the building and placing the prayers inside mezuzahs that will hang on the upper right side of certain doorways.

The ceremony will also include a brief history of the mortuary. Afterward, there will be a light reception, and guests can tour the mortuary on their own or with a staff-led group. A shomer will be in attendance to explain the custom of watching the bodies of the deceased before burial, and another person will be available to explain the functions of the newly refurbished taharah, or ritual washing room.

Groman Eden Mortuary began its restoration project in 2010, according to general manager Anthony Lampe. The electrical system, wiring, carpet and some furniture were replaced, but the original colonial style of the building was retained.

Groman Eden Mortuary is part of the network Dignity Memorial. More information on Dignity Memorial services can be found at dignitymemorial.com.

The mortuary is located at 11500 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills. RSVPs for the restoration ceremony are encouraged and may be left with Phyllis Grabot at (805) 341-7269. For more information about Groman Eden Mortuary, call (818) 365-7151 or visit gromanedenmortuary.com.

Obituaries: May 25-31, 2012


Sheldon Allen died April 1 at 85. Survived by wife Marilyn; daughter Deborah (Jay Layman) Worth; son Scott (Corkey Ahrendt); 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai

Ira Bacher died April 2 at 81. Survived by wife Ellen; daughter Nicole. Mount Sinai

Jerome Bauer died March 26 at 79. Survived by wife Shirley; brother Philip (Joan); sister Judy Coulton. Hillside

Joseph Beck died March 25 at 87. Survived by wife Janice, daughters Terry, Sandra; 3 grandchildren.

Lucile Shapiro Bendick died March 12 at 99. Survived by daughter Susan (Philip) Bendick Tesler; son Marc (Mary Lou); 2 grandchildren.

Cecille J. Berlin died March 26 at 91. Survived by daughter Marilyn (Larry Burdman); son Edward; 1 grandchild; caregivers Doreen Campbell, Pauline Laurence. Mount Sinai

Ethel Bol died March 27 at 90. Survived by daughter Lea Zaslavsky; son Igor; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; companion Moisey Vysokiy. Mount Sinai

Regine Cohen died March 28 at 88. Survived by daughter Sandy (Manny) Kreitenberg; son Robert (Shari); 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Scott Epstein died March 29 at 52. Survived by wife Rebecca; daughter Lauren (Johnny) Siroonian; son Landon; mother Sandra; father Norman; brother Mark; sister Lisa; in-laws Anthony Martinez, Celia Martinez. Mount Sinai

Lillian Erenberg died March 25 at 95. Survived by daughters Sharen (Allan) Krojansky, Sandy (Dan) Pister, Jacqueline (Tom) Hartmann; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Sue Feinberg died March 29 at 57. Survived by husband Richard Lubman; daughters Rachel, Louisa “Lulu” Lubman; mother Elaine; brothers George (Julie), Don (Blanca). Mount Sinai

Max Fields died March 26 at 89. Survived by wife Betty; sons Sy, Ken (Karen), Jeff (Allison); 5 grandchildren; brother David (Gladys). Mount Sinai

William H. Fox died March 26 at 89. Survived by wife Ruth; daughter Judith Ellen; son Michael Steven (Linda); 4 grandchildren; sister Renee Brown. Mount Sinai

Louis Hamos died March 23 at 77. Survived by wife Eileen; sons Ron (Andrea), Bryan (Regina), Aaron; 5 grandchildren; 1 sister. Groman

Karen M. Honigberg died March 25 at 67. Survived by husband John Hendershot; sons Darel (Amy), Jason (Leslie); brother Robert (Linda) Axel; caregiver Digna Barbieto. Mount Sinai

Frances Joseph died March 31 at 91. Survived by daughter Barbara (Thomas) Cooper. Mount Sinai

Fanchon Louise Klein died March 28 at 92.  Survived by daughter Deborah (Jeffrey) Kaye; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai.

Marjorie Koenig died March 25 at 86. Survived by daughter Denise; sons Clifford (Mary), David; sisters Shirley Gitlen, Eleanor Kalin, Harriet Levitz. Mount Sinai

Jerry Kravitz died March 25 at 78.  Survived by wife Mary Ann; daughter Dina; sons Kenneth, Mike (Sharon); 3 grandchildren. Hillside

Ronald Leff died March 25 at 79. Survived by wife Joan; daughter Kathy Leverson; son Michael (Elizabeth); sister Dede Adler; 4 grandchildren. Hillside

Dawn Messenger died March 27 at 79. Survived by daughters Sheri Rubolino, Teri Goupille, Randi Aichel. Mount Sinai 

Hilda Paul died March 24 at 88. Survived by husband Leonard Farber; son Matt (Lorraine Hanna) Fisher; stepson Russ Farber. Mount Sinai

Victoria Soorani died March 24 at 94. Survived by daughters Vivian (Howard) Krepack, Vera (David) David; sons James (Soshana), Emil (Edlyn); 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Bernard Schlom died March 26 at 93. Survived by wife Ruth; daughter Carol; brothers Irwin, Alvin; sister Charlotte Dinovitz; 4 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Daniel Whalen died March 28 at 76. Survived by wife Ellen; daughter Katey (Mitch) Garnick; son Shanan (Laura); 4 grandchildren; sister Lenore Fisher. Hillside

Benson Wohl died March 29 at 87. Survived by wife Leila; sons David (Terri), Alan (Susan); 2 nieces. Mount Sinai

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