Dutch thrift shop returns 1942 wedding book of couple murdered at Auschwitz


Using social media, a thrift store near the Dutch capital returned the 1942 wedding book of a Jewish couple couple perished in Auschwitz to their family.

The Kringloper Almere shop on Monday appealed to Facebook users to help locate the owners of a notebook that celebrated the union on May 31, 1942, of Flora and Louis in the presence of at least 10 witnesses, who signed the booklet.

The item, which is decorated with one Star of David drawn in blue ink, came into Kringloper’s possession earlier this month, in one of the boxes that management regularly buys or collects. “It has little financial value but could have enormous emotional one, so we decided to try and find the owners if they were still alive or their descendants,” Bob Baars, who works at the Kringloper, told Omroep Flevoland, a local broadcaster.

Read by at least 160,000 people, the shop’s Facebook post, which carried pictures of the wedding book, led to the discovery that the couple was deported four months after the wedding to the Westerbork concentration camps in the east of the Netherlands and from there to Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland. They were murdered in that camp’s gas chambers in September.

On Monday, two days before International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a niece of the groom contacted the Kringloper shop. The staff gave her the book.

“I think Flora and Louis perhaps knew what fate awaited them when they married,” Baars said during an interview for HVNL radio. “And so perhaps they married in an act of desperation, as though to say – if we go, we will go together.”

Obituaries


Gerald Albert died Aug. 26 at 76. He is survived by this wife, Estelle; son, Jeffrey; daughters, Marilee and Raquel; and two grandchildren. Groman

LARRY ALLEN died Aug. 15 at 48. He is survived by his wife, Traci; two sons; parents, Charlotte and Herb Beatus; parents-in-law, Eddie and Myrna; and sisters ,Tami Jones and Michele Wagner. Hillside

RUTH ALTMAN died Aug. 19 at 87. She is survived by her sisters, Beatrice Baron and Mary Berton; and nephew Ross Berton. Hillside

Hannah Dora Angress died Aug. 17 at 85. She is survived by her daughter, Lillian (Luis) Macias; son, Robert (Gail); and six grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Zelda Barton died Aug. 22 at 84. She is survived by her nieces, Sharon Levine and Marsha Besheff. Groman

Ann Bernstein died Aug. 14 at 93. She is survived by her son, Howard; daughter, Marsha Hervey; and four grandchildren. Groman

Audrey Blanchard died Aug. 11 at 85. She is survived by her friends. Malinow and Silverman

Gertrude Bohm died Aug. 18 at 89. She is survived by her son, Fred Graff; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister, Sylvia Sussman. Groman

LILLIAN BOLKE died Aug. 17 at 97. She is survived by her sons, Donald and Edward; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Hillside

Julius Cohen died Aug. 17 at 79. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; daughters, Jeri Sue (Marty) Serota and Judith (Michael) Goldman; sons, Lawrence (Ginger) and Martin (Debbie); seven grandchildren; and sister, Jean Bonus. Malinow and Silverman

Mordechay Cohen died Aug. 17 at 94. He is survived by his daughters, Yardena Cohen, Erela Levin and Anat Finck; and three grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

Lucille Cooper died Aug. 12 at 84. She is survived by her daughter, Harriet. Malinow and Silverman

Janet Critchfield died Aug. 11 at 94. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Milstien; son, Bill (Leslee); and five grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Jean Davidow died Aug. 11 at 89. She is survived by her husband, Solomon; and son, Robert. Malinow and Silverman

Martha Diamond died Aug. 16 at 89. She is survived by her daughters, Adele (Robert) Levine and Jackie Rosen; and two grandchildren. Mount Sinai

BERNARD MONROE EISENSTEIN died Aug. 19 at 84. He is survived by his wife, Lenore; daughters, Helaine (Michael) Lieberman and Michele (Michael) Evans; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Hillside

Edward Elkus died Aug. 12 at 72. He is survived by his brother, Philip; and sister, Florence. Mount Sinai

Ira Englander died Aug. 23 at 77. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; sons, Bradford, Mitchell and Craig; seven grandchildren; brothers, Wayne Englander and Ron Willens. Groman

Morris Fierson died Aug. 24 at 90. He is survived by his son, Walter (Carolyn). Malinow and Silverman

DR. DAVID FILS died Aug. 16 at 92. He is survived by his sons, Kenneth and Lawrence (Victoria); and four grandchildren. Hillside

Bess Finger-Zeitlin died Aug. 20 at 99. She is survived by her son, Sheldon Sills; daughters, Sherna (Howard) Hahn and Marsha (Bob) Allen; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Gerald Fischer died Aug. 23 at 73. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; sons, Larry and Mike (Sandra); daughters, Janis (Ola) Nordquist and Sherry; five grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Harry Fisher died Aug. 20 at 93. He is survived by his companion, Sylvia Coonen; sons, Marc (Dale) Norman and Lance; daughter, Gail (Jeffrey Wohlgethan) Fisher; three grandchildren; and sisters, Marion and Dorothy Pine. Mount Sinai

Ira Charles Fishman died Aug. 12 at 53. He is survived by his sons, Matthew (Noemi), Jason and Adam; daughter, Nicole; grandson, Jack; mother, Pearl; brothers, Joel (Lenore), Allen (Dale) and Marty (Cheryl); companion, Matthew Blum; and former spouse, Susan. Mount Sinai

Seymour Fogelson died Aug. 21 at 90. He is survived by his son, Andrew (Susan); two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Lewi Fox died Aug. 22 at 89. He is survived by his wife, Rose; son, Jackie; daughters, Evelyn Reiser and Gladys; three grandchildren; and sister, Freida Schonbrun. Groman

Lee Freeman died Aug. 23 at 65. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; children, Daphna (Eric), Ari (Jackie), Dani (Trisha) and Elana; stepchildren, Stephanie and Jeremy Balkin; granddaughter, Alexia; mother, Eve; and brothers, Larry and Matthew (Rebecca). Mount Sinai

Berton Donald Goldbaum died Aug. 18 at 76. He is survived by his wife, Adrienne; sons, Edward (Jennifer) and Steven (Teri); and seven grandchildren Mount Sinai

Elma Goldberg died Aug. 20 at 93. She is survived by her husband, W. Earl; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and sister, Bonnie Flier. Malinow and Silverman

Dorothy Goldstein died Aug. 23 at 73. She is survived by her husband, Marvin; sons, Michael (Pamela) and Jerry (Kimberly); daughters, Gloria (Richard) Ring and Sherrie Price; nine grandchildren; and sister, Adele Golding. Mount Sinai

Fred Goldstein died Aug. 16 at 82. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Robinson-Goldstein; daughter, Elana; sons, Marc, Josh and Jon; and five grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Pearl Goldstein died Aug. 14 at 83. She is survived by her daughters, Arlene (Alan) Weingart and Nancy (Gary) Driscoll; son, Mark (Ellyn) Goldstein; five grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Vera Glassberg. Mount Sinai

ROSE GOODMAN died Aug. 14 at 92. She is survived be her sons, Robert (Doris), Martin (Bobbe) and Larry (Patty); eight grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and sisters: Frances Buchsbaum and Florence Kaplowitz. Hillside

SHEILA GOTTLIEB died Aug. 12 at 65. She is survived by her husband, Bob; and daughter Amy. Sholom Chapels

Frank Jacob Greenfield died Aug. 20 at 81. He is survived by his sons, Barry and David (Orit); daughter, Linda (Laurence) Bear; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many other relatives. Sholom Chapels

Herbert Greenspan died Aug. 11 at 83. He is survived by his daughter, Dorothy; son, Frank; and granddaughter, Claire. Mount Sinai

Danny Inkelis died Aug. 26 at 94. He is survived by his son, Stan (Mary Beth); two grandchildren; and brother, Morris. Mount Sinai

Lillian Jacobson died Aug. 18 at 94. She is survived by her daughters, Eleda Matorin and Beverly Steinberg; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Groman

Katherine Kadelburg Kadell died Aug. 20 at 90. She is survived by her son, Tony. Malinow and Silverman

Martin Kaplan died Aug. 21 at 91. He is survived by his daughter, Linda; and son Lawrence. Malinow and Silverman

BELLE KASHINSKY died Aug. 22 at 85. She is survived by her sons, Howard (Lisa) and Steven; daughters, Peggy (Mike) Pardue and Bonnie Grace; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

JOSEPH KIFFERSTEIN died Aug. 13 at 86. He is survived by his wife, Judith; son, Alan; daughter, Victoria Rossellini; four grandchildren; sisters, Elaine Manson and Claire Wolf; and many relatives. Hillside

HERMAN CHARLES KLEIN died Aug. 17 at 80. He is survived by his son, Steve; two grandchildren; and sisters, Anne Handler and Jyl Riendeau. Hillside

Herman Kutchai died Aug. 13 at 88. He is survived by his sons, Robert (Robin) and Martin (Judith); daughter, Gloria (Joel Schwartz); and four grandchildren

EVA LEV died Aug. 11 at 78. She is survived by her son, Michael; daughter, Judy; and brother-in-law, Abe Schwartz. Sholom Chapels

Florence Lewin died Aug. 18 at 93. She is survived by her daughters, Belle (Ed) Landa and Marianne (Jeff) Kast; six grandchildren; and great-granddaughter, Olivia. Mount Sinai

RITA KURTZ LEWIS died Aug. 18 at 85. She is survived by her daughters Jolie (Tom) Greiff, Amy Lynne Girling and Arla; four grandchildren; and sister, Adle Robbins. Hillside

Lawrence Loden died Aug. 11 at 83. He is survived by his wife, Carole; son, Jay; daughter, Harriet Minke; and one grandchild. Groman

Rebecca Lofchie died Aug. 18 at 85. She is survived by her husband, Leo; son, Bruce; daughter, Linda (Kenneth) Selander; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Van Kennedy. Groman

Stanley Marcus died Aug. 20 at 67. He is survived by his wife, Karen; daughter, Leigh; son, David; and sister, Marilyn Distler. Malinow and Silverman

Rhoda Margolis died Aug. 16 at 72. She is survived by her daughter, Zanne (Jeff) Kibbee; sons, Allan and Bruce (Jodie); three grandchildren; brothers, Fred and Maurice (Harriett) Donenfeld; and sister, Ann Cohen. Mount Sinai

Judith Marks died Aug. 14 at 83. She is survived by her husband, Melvin; sons, John (Audrey) and Richard; three stepgrandchildren; and sister, Florence Plotkin. Malinow and Silverman

BARBARA ANN MARSH died Aug. 15 at 80. She is survived by her husband, Steve; son, David; daughter, Judy; and brother, Jerry Korengold. Hillside

Ronald Wesley McGranahan died Aug. 17 at 72. He is survived by his wife, Carol; sons, Michael (Denise) and Mark (Jean); and five grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Norman Mehr died Aug. 13 at 89. he is survived by his daughter, Serlinda (Richard) Hadden; son, Charles (Janice); and nephew, Irvin (Rita) Benowitz. Mount Sinai

ALEXANDER MESZAROS died Aug. 23 at 72. He is survived by his wife, Liora; son, Amir; and daughter, Dr. Tamar (Dr. David) Silberstein. Sholom Chapels

ROBERT MORTON MEYER died Aug. 20 at 81. He is survived by his wife, Dusty; daughter, Nikki Maloney; one grandchild; and niece, Christine Janus. Hillside

Harry Moss died Aug. 24 at 94. He is survived by his wife, Frances; and sons, Mel (Janice) and Ron. Groman

Rose Noosbond died Aug. 19 at 79. She is survived by her daughters, Denise (Philip) Green and Marla Burgess; son, Jeffrey (DeDe); four grandchildren; and sister, Pearl Weiss. Mount Sinai

Harold Novak died Aug. 23 at 67. He is survived by his wife, Klara; and sons, Michael and Shay. Groman

Arthur Nozick died Aug. 14 at 73. Malinow and Silverman

Richard Oberman died Aug. 12 at 73. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; daughter, Vicki (Steve) McIntosh; son, Jeff (Kim); and three grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Sidney Olkes died Aug. 12 at 56. He is survived by his wife, Elyse; son, Ryan; daughter, Kacie; and brothers, Bob and Stuart (Susan). Mount Sinai

Sholom Ouaknine died Aug. 15 at 66. He is survived by his nephew, Asher; and cousins, Armon and Roni Vakneen. Chevra Kadisha

Lilyan Pell died Aug. 26 at 94. She is survived by her sister, Irene Bockoff; brother, Arnold (Margaret) Groveman; nephews, Daniel (Yeda) and Averill Strasser; and nieces, Naomi (Michael) Godfrey and Carol (Donald) Glaser. Mount Sinai

Ruth Pordy died Aug. 19 at 90. She is survived by her son, Bart (Harriet Scharf) Sokolow; and two grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Martha Pollack died Aug. 15 at 90. She is survived by her daughter, Judy; son, Ron (Deborah); five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Jack (Karen) Rabin; and sister, Pearl Ann (Max) Marco. Mount Sinai

RACHEL PTASZNIK died Aug. 13 at 85. She is survived by her son, Jake; daughter, Lucy Fainzilber; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hillside

Manuel Rabbani died Aug. 14 at 86. He is survived by his wife, Khanom; and son, Iraj. Chevra Kadisha

Gussie Ratner died Aug. 17 at 95. She is survived by her son, Irv (Tessa) Horwitz; daughter, Dolly Astor; seven grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

Harriet Rawdin died Aug. 22 at 94. She is survived by her daughter, Lita Singer; sons, Robert (Helen) and Dr. Martin (Myrna); 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

CLAIRE KRONE RESNICK died Aug. 15 at 91. She is survived by her sons, Jules and Steve; and two grandchildren. Hillside

Ray Rosen died Aug. 26 at 93. She is survived by her daughter, Judith C. Wollman. Malinow and Silverman

Jack Jacob Rosen died Aug. 24 at 87. he is survived by his wife, Dorothy; children, Beverly Fleisher, Dale, Loren (Mary) and Sheldon (Rosie); eight grandchildren; sister, Jean; and brother, Douglas. Mount Sinai

Lillian Rosenberg died Aug. 18 at 95. She is survived by her daughter, Jane Rosenberg Porter. Malinow and Silverman

BLANCA ROSENBLATT died Aug. 19 at 67. She is survived by her husband, Edward; son, Fernando; daughters Carol and Astrid; and seven grandchildren. Sholom Chapels

Ethel Rousso died Aug. 24 at 88. She is survived by her son, Victor C.; daughter, Suzanne; and brother, Harold Harrison. Malinow and Silverman

Fatholah Sadighim died Aug. 11 at 57. He is survived by his brother, Roohollah; and cousin, Shawn Tabibian. Chevra Kadisha

Alvin Saltzman died Aug. 23 at 76. He is survived by his wife, Irene; sons, Mark (Marla), Joel (Esther) and Steven; and four grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Beatrice Sarkin died Aug. 15 at 78. She is survived by her husband, Davis; sons, Allan and Ralph; daughter, Robin Haines; and six grandchildren. Groman

Stanley Sazzman died Aug. 18 at 68. He is survived by his wife, Raeleen; sons, Allen (Lori) and Marc (Rosemarie); and daughters, Laurie (Scott) Wallace and Sara. Groman

Louis Alan Schechter died Aug. 15 at 40. He is survived by his father, Morris; and brother, Todd. Malinow and Silverman

Thelma Shriftman died Aug. 14 at 82. She is survived by her son, Michael. Malinow and Silverman

EVELYN SILVER died Aug. 12 at 75. She is survived by her daughters, Sharon and Jodi; grandchildren, Philip and Emily Serebrenick; sisters, Ruth Gutkin and Hannah Steindel; 15 nieces and nephews; and her longtime companion, George Kaloian. Hillside

EVELYN SILVERMAN died Aug. 20 at 97. She is survived by her son, Marshall; daughter, Doralee Jacobson; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hillside

Jeffrey Skversky died Aug. 15 at 37. He is survived by his wife, Roberta. Malinow and Silverman

Helen Dorothy Slotnick died Aug. 15 at 97. She is survived by her son, David (Terri) Stanton; daughter, Judy (Michael) Quinn; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Mera Soltes died Aug. 22 at 91. She is survived by her daughters, Alisa D’Alessandro Judith and Eva; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Groman

Fanny Spencer died Aug. 19 at 99. She is survived by her sons, Richard (Diana) and Howard. Mount Sinai

Sam Stein died Aug. 14 at 90. He is survived by his daughter, Nadine; and brother, Jack. Groman

ERWIN TARSKY died Aug. 16 at 98. He is survived by his son, Fred (Karin); daughter, Benita Young; two grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Morris Halford. Hillside

DR. STUART TURKEL died Aug. 25 at 76. He is survived by his son, John. Sholom Chapels

Morris Walman died Aug. 16 at 88. He is survived by his son, Mitchell (Michele); daughters, Tammy (Robert) Harrison and Linda (David); and seven grandchildren. Mount Sinai

RUTH WEIL died Aug. 20 at 93. She is survived by her daughter, Benita Cohen; son-in-law, Tylee James; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Hillside

Mike Weinberg died Aug. 12 at 91. He is survived by his wife, Lili; daughters Anita (David) Heber and Ariella Weinberg Rutschman; and four grandchildren. Groman

Betty Weinberger died Aug. 26 at 92. She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Barnett; two grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Groman

Max Weinstein died Aug. 19 at 87. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; son, Jeffrey; daughter, Shelley Opos; two grandchildren; brother, Murray; and sister, Cecil Taub. Groman

Harold Weinstock died Aug. 23 at 93. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude; sons, Michael, Arthur and Barry; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sister, Ethel Ganberg. Groman

Samuel Weitzen died Aug. 18 at 82. He is survived by his wife, Rose; daughters, Monica (Ronald) Richterm, Deborah (Peter) Martin and Rita; four grandchildren; brother, Louis; and sister, Rose (Fred) Weiss. Mount Sinai

Estelle Williams died Aug. 26 at 73. She is survived by her husband, Jack; sons, Mitchell, Kenneth and Gary; and three grandchildren. Groman

Jerry Wolff died Aug. 12 at 76. He is survived by his wife, Arlene; sons, Steven (Gayle) and Mark (Lisa); daughter, Ellen; and six grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Jennie Youner died Aug. 17 at 97. She is survived by her granddaughter, Lynn Menlo. Chevra Kadish

 

Obituaries


Bernard M. Shapiro,
El Caballero Country Club Founder,
Dies at 89

Bernard M. Shapiro who founded the El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana in 1957, died Aug. 26. He was 89.

After playing golf at the Bel-Air Country Club in 1954, Shapiro wanted to join, but a friend told him he would not be welcome because he was Jewish, Shapiro told the Los Angeles Times in 1998.

With the help of a few friends, including supermarket owner Eugene Gelson, Shapiro built a member-owned country club that anyone was welcome to join.

Shapiro was born in Minneapolis to parents who had fled Eastern Europe. His Los Angeles company, Royal Seal, began in the 1930s as a vending machine business and expanded to processing nuts and manufacturing for national candymakers.

When he sold the company in 1947, he retired and became a philanthropist. He helped found the Boys and Girls Club of the San Fernando Valley and served on the board of many service organizations.

He is survived by sons, Melvin, Stanley and Gerald; daughter, Janice; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of the San Fernando Valley, 11251 Glenoaks Blvd., Pacoima, CA 91331.

Esther Wapner Arbeitel died July 30 at 97. She is survived by her nephew, Judge Joseph (Mickey) Wapner; niece, Irene (Russell) Franklin; and many great-nieces and great-nephews. Mount Sinai

Morris Baram died July 30 at 96. She is survived by her daughters, Beverly Young and Charlotte Seigel; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Groman

Rachel Berdischewsky died July 28 at 94. She is survived by her son, Myron (Lilith). Chevra Kadisha

Bernard Bergal died Aug. 2 at 77. He is survived by his wife, Caroline; son, Mark; daughter, Lisa; and sisters, Jeanette Braner and Mickie Stangler. Groman

Alfred Biller died Aug. 2 at 97. He is survived by his wife, Judith; son, Jim (Diane); daughters, Jacki (Roger Bjorklund) Coates and Brenda (Daniel) Hanin; and three grandchildren. Groman

Esther Block died Aug. 2 at 86. She is survived by her son, Mitchell. Malinow and Silverman

Arlene Blonsky died July 27 at 72. She is survived by her husband, Paul; sons, Larry (Barbara), Jerry (Sunny), David (Cheryl) and Barry (Siska); six grandchildren; and brother, Ronald (Annette) Aberhams. Mount Sinai

Jacob Churg died July 27 at 95. He is survived by his sons, Warren and Andrew; and two grandchildren. Groman

Solomon Cohen died July 27 at 86. He is survived by his brother, Isaac; sister, Esther Bension; and niece, Delecia Enenstein. Groman

DAVID SOLOMON CRYSTAL died Aug. 1 at 85. He is survived by his son, Lee; daughter, Robin Johnson; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hillside

Bruce Deyong died July 31 at 57. He is survived by his wife, Paula. Malinow and Silverman

Leo Diamond died July 30 at 89. He is survived by his daughter, Kathleen (Pedro) Vargas; and sister, Ruth Freund. Mount Sinai

Harold Dropkin died Aug. 1 at 93. He is survived by his wife, Mazie; son, Lester (Sara); daughter, Mara (Bruce) Kasper; and three grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

Jack Fargo died July 29 at 78. He is survived by his companion, Marilyn Weinshenk; sons, Gary (Angela) Herschel, Steven (Debbie) Weinshenk and Lance (Tye); and grandchildren, Daniel, Nicole, Justin, Sarah and Leah. Mount Sinai

GILDA FINK died July 28 at 76. She is survived by her daughter, Arlene (Stanley) Greengard; son, Nelson; four grandchildren; sisters, Marylan Marsh and Sara Bogard; and brother, David Treister. Hillside

Walter Firstman died Aug. 1 at 84. He is survived by his wife, Lee; sons, Curtis and Bruce; daughter, Barbara (Don) Kaplan; and six grandchildren. Groman

Benjamin Glass died July 29 at 91. He is survived by his son, Stanley; and two grandchildren; and brother, Sidney. Groman

Edith Hanauer died July 30 at 95. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Les) Bursten; son, Gary; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Malinow and Silverman

Philip Heine died July 31 at 81. He is survived by his wife, Rhoda; sons, Richard, Bruce and David; one grandchild; and brother, David. Malinow and Silverman

Malvina Hersh died July 29 at 95. She is survived by her daughter, Rita Smith; two grandchildren; and sister, Pearl Gottesman. Groman

Jack Hirshleifer died July 26 at 79. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; sons, John (Linda) and David (Siew Hong); and three grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

Esther Knoblowitz died July 27 at 86. She is survived by her husband, Bernard; and son, Martin. Chevra Kadisha

Nathan Kort died Aug. 2 at 73. He is survived by his wife, Diane; daughter, Stephanie (Tim) Trombley; son, Glen; step-daughter, Cindy (Patrick) Napolitano; seven grandchildren; and brother, Barney (Jean) Kort. Mount Sinai

Tsilia Laufer died July 30 at 90. She is survived by her sons, Eugene and Boris Bakalinsky; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Groman

Sol Meyerson died July 31 at 65. He is survived by his wife, Estelle; son, Steven (Annette); daughters, Jo Anne (Paul) Block and Deborah (Abraham) Raphael; four grandchildren; and sisters, Harriet Weisner and Florence Essman. Groman

Avrim Namak died July 27 at 64. He is survived by his wife, Judy; daughter, Shulamit; three stepchildren; mother, Gertrude; and sister, Dena Katz. Malinow and Silverman

MARY RACHLIN died July 29 at 91. She is survived by her daughter, Carol (Marvin D.) Rowen; four grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren; and brother, Melvin Weintraub. Hillside

Lisa Francine Rowen died July 29 at 46. She is survived by her husband, Eric; sons, Hunter and Austin; daughter, Jessica; brother, Brad (Gina) Lieberman; sister, Kiera (David)Allen; and mother, Laurayne Lieberman. Chevra Kadisha

Arnold Schnitzer died July 29 at 85. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; and daughters, Leslie Jacobs, Stacy Kenyon, Wendy Willock and Anita McLaughlin. Malinow and Silverman

LAWRENCE SCHULNER died July 11 at 66. He is survived by his wife, Sharalynn; sons, Keith (Debbie) and Matthew; stepsons, David (Gigi) and Brian Shapiro; daughter, Shulamit (David) Widawsky; four grandchildren; and sister, Avis (Marshal) Cohen.

Manfred Schweda died July 31 at 71. He is survived by his wife, Lenora; daughters, Margaret Chroman and Sharon Neiyer; and four grandchildren. Groman

ROBERT MILTON SERIN died July 28 at 65. He is survived by his sons, William and Scott; and two grandchildren. Hillside

BETTY SHEPARD died July 28 at 86. She is survived by her daughter, Maxine; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Hillside

Herbert Singer died July 29 at 76. He is survived by his sons, Jeff (Kellie), Michael (Jennifer) and Stephen (Maureen); daughter, Debbie (Frank) Dimario; six grandchildren; and sister, Helene. Mount Sinai

Irwin Phillip Solomon died July 30 at 71. He is survived by his wife, Marcia; and daughters, Stacey and Shelby. Groman

Robert Turer died July 31 at 47. He is survived by his wife, Shellie; sons, Ethan and Shane; daughter, Nicole; parents, Mark and Betty; sisters-in-law, Debbie, Brenda (Phil), Sherrie, Toni (Dave) and Teri (Craig); and 10 nieces and nephews. Chevra Kadisha

Carol Underwood died July 29 at 55. She is survived by her daughters, Tewlyn (Jesse) Yoburn and Amanda (Kevin) Musselwhite; brothers, Michael (Natalie) and Stanley (Ella) Schwartz; and ex-husband, Phillip (Auyrina). Mount Sinai

Joan Vineberg died July 29 at 74. She is survived by her sister, Jackie Zuravel; brother, Marvin Ripes; and several nieces and nephews. Mount Sinai

Dr. Ernest Otto Weinman died July 31 at 82. He is surivived by his wife, Phyllis; and his brother, Hans. Groman

Lillian Weinstein died July 29 at 88. She is survived by her daughter, Susan; and son, Robert (Alvina) Weinstein. Malinow and Silverman

Mohtaram Youssefzadeh died July 30 at 76. She is survived by her husband Asher Benyamin; and children, Lida Hanaie and Kamal Benyamin. Chevra Kadisha

 

Obituaries


Robert F. McGuire Jr., ‘Irish Moses,’ Dies at 94

Robert F. McGuire, Jr., a pilot dubbed the “Irish Moses” for his key role in airlifting 45,000 Yemenite Jews to the new-born State of Israel, has died at the age of 94 at his home in Northridge.

McGuire, an Irish American, was the chief pilot of Operation Magic Carpet in 1949-50, when Alaska Airlines, for which he worked, was contracted by the American Joint Distribution Committee for the secret and risky airlift. Flying over hostile Arab territory during Israel’s War of Independence, McGuire and fellow pilots crammed their human cargo into DC-4 planes, at three times their normal capacity.

Despite numerous close calls, the airlift never lost a plane or passenger.

Even after Alaska Airlines bowed out of the operation, McGuire continued the work by buying and leasing planes and setting up Near East Air Transport.

Before Magic Carpet, McGuire had been hired by the United Nations and relief organizations to fly Jewish refugees from China to Israel.

McGuire, a World War II veteran, never talked and sought recognition for his services to the Jewish state, even after then-Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion lauded him as the “Irish Moses.”

His feelings for the Jewish people may also have been influenced by his father, who served as an American judge at the Nuremberg war crimes trials.

Last year, the Simon Wiesenthal Center conferred its medal of valor on McGuire. — Tom Tugend, Contributing Editor

Blanche Abrams died May 26 at 95. She is survived by her sons, Rabbi Arthur (Claire) and Stanley (Phyllis); five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Leo Balkin died May 29 at 85. He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughters, Bonnie Anketell and Renee Wouters; three grandchildren; and brother, Sol (Janell). Mount Sinai

ERNEST BERKOWITZ died May 28 at 58. He is survived by his wife, Deanna; son, Ben; and sister, Rachel Benveniste. Groman

LOUIS BREWSTER died May 27 at 97. He is survived by his son, Barry (Phyllis); daughter, Sondra (Bob) Duran; and five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Groman

Kurt Cahn died May 25 at 89. He is survived by his wife, Eva; sons, Peter (Nadine) and Robert; daughter, Nancy (Steve) Steinhardt; and grandchildren, Erica and Matthew. Mount Sinai

Henry Corden died May 19 at 85. He is survived by his wife, Angelina Corden. Malinow and Silverman

BERNARDINE EDMUNDS died May 28 at 88. She is survived by her sons, Rod and John (Gennie); two grandchildren; and sister, Frances Hirsh. Hillside

ZION GABRIEL EYTAN died May 19 at 78. He is survived by his wife; and daughters. Chevra Kadisha

GERTRUDE FELDMAN died May 27 at 89. She is survived by her husband, Abraham; son, Sandy Singer; stepdaughter, Barbara; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild. Groman

Gerald Fleishman died May 27 at 72. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, sons Jeffrey and James; two grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.

Florence Frank died May 25 at 86. She is survived by her daughter, Marsha Frank Berke; son, Barry (Hatiga); two grandchildren; and one great-grandchil. Malinow and Silverman

Lieza Gitelis died May 29 at 81. She is survived by her son, Vladimir (Sofiya); daughter, Rina (Mark Pravin); three grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Mount Sinai

REIZA GITMAN died May 29 at 91. She is survived by her daughter, Sarra (David) Finkel; and four grandchildren. Sholom Chapels

JULIA GOODE died May 29 at 87. She is survived by her son, H. Allen Benowitz; and daughters, Marilyn Benowitz Denman and Bonnie Winters; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Groman

Ruth Goodley died May 26 at 95. She is survived by her daughter, Eleanor (Sam) Heeger; Dr. Paul (Devora); seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

MICHEL GOODMAN died May 25 at 85. She is survived by her son, Carl; daughters, Ellen (Robert) Eveler and Mya Wilkinson; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Groman

Maxine Hartman died May 25 at 79. She is survived by her son, Jonathan (Corine); and granddaughter, Julia. Mount Sinai

BEATRICE HASSEN died May 30 at 84. She is survived by her son, Dennis Jacobs; daughter, Leslie Jacobs; and sisters, Margie Berman and Marcella. Groman

ISADORE HELFING died May 26 at 83. He is survived by his wife, Lucile; sons, Sheldon (Barbara) and Robert (Laurie); three grandchildren; and brother, Henry (Sarah). Chevra Kadisha

SOLEIMAN KERMANI died May 26 at 76. He is survived by his wife, Parvin Kohan. Chevra Kadisha

EDWARD KOSLOWSKI died May 25 at 79. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice, son, Ron, and grandchildren, Chloe and Madison. Hillside

PHIL KORNSTEIN died May 26 at 78. He is survived by his sons, Barry (Nancy Renick) and Howard (Theresa); three grandchildren; brother, Dr. Bernard Korenstein; sister, Claire Herman; and two nieces. Groman

ELISSA IONE KOTLER died May 28 at 49. She is survived by her fiance, Shawn Robinson; brother, Ronald (Carolyn); two nieces; and one nephew. Namkung. Hillside

RANDALL CURTIS KRAMER died May 30 at 45. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline; sons, Sydney and Noah; brother, Derek (Nancy); two nephews; aunts Lana (Mike) and Gail (Tom); and uncle, Albert (Karen). Hillside

Sanford Marvin died May 25 at 78. He is survived by his wife, Arlette; sons, Alan and Samuel (Terry); daughters, Lois (David) Friedman and Sheryl (David) Best; five grandchildren; and sister, Rhoda Garber. Mount Sinai

STEVEN MAZIN died May 30 at 53. He is survived by his son, John Kenneth; sister, Sharon; aunt, Bernice Manocherian; uncle, Stan Schneider. Groman

Edward Mendel died May 26 at 84. He is survived by his wife, Florence; daughters, Lynne (Austin) Godsey and Debra (Steve) Freedman; and granddaughter. Mount Sinai

LILLIAN OBER died May 26 at 90. She is survived by her son, Charles. Groman

DOROTHY PRINCE died May 27 at 95. She is survived by her sons, Arnold and Michael (Brenda); and one grandchild. Hillside

Sara Prujan died May 26 at 88. She is survived by her husband, Jack; sons, Dr. Ross (Linda) and Robert; daughters, Caryl (David) Lightfoot and Jan Farquhar; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Lee Hudson. Mount Sinai

MIRIAM SALTZMAN died May 25 at 86. She is survived by her daughters, Susan Barnett, Barbara Kinoshita and Marjorie Krug; and two grandchildren. Hillside

IRWIN SAXON died May 29 at 73. He is survived by his brother, Joseph. Groman

Miriam Schaefer died May 26 at 82. She is survived by her daughter Elise (Dr. Carl) Hartman; and one grandchild. Malinow and Silverman

Laurie Shubb died May 30 at 61. She is survived by her son, Zack (Hyla); daughter, Lindsay; sister, Susan (Davina River) Shwarts; and ex-husband, Rik (Patricia). Mount Sinai

LILLIAN SILVERMAN died May 26 at 85. She is survived by her son, Ron (Christy); grandaughter, Lauren Boiles; and sister, Shirley Gold. Hillside

SIGMUND STEINBERG died May 30 at 93. He is survived by his daughter, Diane Wetheim; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Shirley Friedberg. Groman

JOAN WATNICK died May 25 at 77. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Nadel; brother, Howard (Thelma) Lockwood; and grandaughter, Marsha Nadel. Chevra Kadisha

EVELINE WEISS died May 25 at 83. She is survived by her husband, Barnard; daughter, Debra; and four grandchildren. Groman

Richard Wessler died May 30 at 81. He is survived by his wife, Maureen; daughers, Susan (Ignacio) Enbom, Caryl Lippman and Deborah; four grandchildren; and sister, Rose Gorday. Mount Sinai

ALLAN WHITE died May 27 at 88. He is survived by his son, Steve; daughter, Sherry Endresen; one grandchild; sister, Elinor Goodman; and nephew, James Goodman. Hillside

ERIC WOYTHALER died May 30 at 94. He is survived by his sons, Julius, Albert and Ben; six grandchildren; and brother, Rabbi Bert. Groman

 

Obituaries


Greta Furst,
L.A. Free Clinic Auxiliary Co-Founder,
Dies at 73

Longtime Beverly Hills resident Greta Lenetska Furst, L.A. Free Clinic auxiliary volunteer co-founder, died June 1 at the age of 73. Furst was honored Dec. 6, 2004, at the organization’s 28th annual dinner gala at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, where a full house of friends, associates and family were proud to see her honored for the three decades of unselfish service and devotion she has given to the organization.

“It is very personally rewarding to assist in raising funds that provide free medical services to those in need,” Furst said.

Greta was born and raised in New York, and moved to Beverly Hills in February 1957 as the new bride of Lionel Furst. Prior to her marriage, she traveled around the world delighting audiences with her vocal medleys. In 1999, she gave the community a small glimpse of her special talent when she presented a one-woman show featuring a collection of her favorite songs.

Since moving to Beverly Hills, she became active in the community and served on Beverly Hills Traffic and Parking Commission, was president of El Rodeo PTA, and served on the boards of Beverly Hills CPR, Los Angeles County West Mosquito Abatement District and Advisory Committee for Access Services. For 21 years she was on the board of the Los Angeles Free Clinic, continued on the Friends board and founded the New Friends of the Clinic and the clinic’s Auxiliary Group. She was recipient of the clinic’s Lenny Somberg Award in 2004 and was United Way Agency Volunteer of the Year in 1999.

Greta’s example of unconditional love and service toward those in need remains the most precious gift she has shared with our community.

She is survived by her husband, Lionel; daughter, Valeri (Ron Wauschek); son, Larry (Nu Usaha); and granddaughters, Emma and Kate Wauschek.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the L.A. Free Clinic Greta Furst Fund, 8405 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048.

BETTY ABRAMS died May 13 at 93. She is survived by her daughter, Lenore Sherman; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Groman

Blanche Abramson died May 16 at 95. She is survived by her niece, Sue Rothstein; nephew, Rick Rothstein; and great-niece, Gina Oken. Mount Sinai

BlanChe Ashe died May 9 at 80. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Einstein. Chevra Kadisha

NEIL ALLEN AUERBACH died May 18 at 59. He is survived by his sister, Janet Lapins. Groman

Bouena Avlas died May 14 at 80. She is survived by her daughter, Dora (Solomon) Soulema; sons, Sam and Morris; and six grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

LAWRENCE BARSKY died May 12 at 84. He is survived by his son, Richard David; daughter, Marcia Spiess; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Groman

ALICE BAY died May 9 at 98. She is survived by her sisters, Eve Rosove and Rachelle Elex; brother, Sheldon (Babs); brother, Harry; sisters-in-law, Phyllis and Rita; and 12 nephews and nieces. Hillside

ROBERTA BENNETT died May 15 at 89. She is survived by her husband, Mark; son, Lance David; daughter, Deborah Ann; and one grandchild. Groman

Debra Branker-Ward died May 9 at 87. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Stephen) Weled; son, Gary (Suzee) Branker; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

EVA BRONNER died May 17 at 93. She is survived by her husband, James; son, Dr. Philip; and two grandchildren. Groman

JACK MONROE CAINE died May 15 at 77. He is survived by his wife, Joann; sons, Daniel Port and Robert; daughters, Beth McCain, Julie Hohn and Cary Port; and 10 grandchildren. Hillside

SELMA CHERRY died May 9 at 86. She is survived by her son, Sam; daughter, Paula (Jeff) Proctor; and two grandchildren. Hillside

Murray Cohen died May 9 at 88. He is survived by his wife, Lucille; daughters, Marilyn Zussman and Carole (Robert); three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sisters, Ethel and Beatrice Levy. Mount Sinai

Bernice Coleman died May 11 at 82. She is survived by her son, Ira; daughter, Nancy; and grandchildren, Ben and Sarah. Mount Sinai

Harriet Crane died May 17 at 86. She is survived by her son, Donald Glass. Malinow and Silverman

SAADA DAHAN died May 17 at 94. She is survived by her sons, Jacques, David and Maurice; daughters, Nadine Kaufman, Fortune Elgrably, Anne Crosner and Natalie Selzer; 23 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Hannah Davis died May 12 at 93. She is survived by her sister, Marjorie (Les) Forman; stepson, Richard (Carol Brewer); and brothers, Edward (Bess) and Sherman (Harriet) Sperling. Mount Sinai

ANNA EISENBERG died May 9 at 89. She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Mandel; and granddaughter, Olivia Mandel. Hillside.

Sarah Fefferman died May 10 at 93. She is survived by her nieces, Julie Freitas and Susan (Charles Alexander); and nephew, Dan (Susan). Mount Sinai

MARVIN FREEDMAN died May 11 at 86. He is survived by his wife, Pauline; and Cheryl Lyons. Chevra Kadisha

NORMAN GENISLOW died May 15 at 55. He is survived by his parents, Seymour and Selma; brother, Howard; and sister, Jeni Deloff. Groman

PAULINE ROTH GEST died May 11 at 92. She is survived by her son, Jonathan; and niece, Marsha Wilson. Hillside

MARJORIE GILBERT died May 10 at 92. She is survived by her nephews, Fred (Marcia) Fink and George King; great-nieces, Gail (Tony) Greer and Cheryl (Cameron) Edwards. Mount Sinai

ANNE GLASER died May 11 at 90. She is survived by her four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Hillside

Betty Greenfield died May 12 at 98. She is survived by her sons, Robert and Leonard; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Irving Myers; and sisters, Jean Myers and Aida Glick. Groman

Ernst Hancz died May 18 at 90. He is survived by his wife, Estu; daughter, Terry Weissman; sons, Danny and Fred; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Sandra Herzberg died May 14 at 95. She is survived by her daughter, Bernyce Green. Malinow and Silverman

Irving Hoffman died May 16 at 90. He is survived by his wife, Rose; daughters, Ellen (Ken) Grossbart and Beth; three grandsons; great-grandson, Brady Solomon; and sister, Anna Reiss. Mount Sinai

SIDNEY HURWITZ died May 14 at 83. He is survived by his wife, Carmen; and brother, Melvin. Groman

ALLYN JACOBS died May 10 at 51. He is survived by his wife, Ana; son, Burt; and father, Burt. Hillside

Lilly Kahan died May 10 at 79. She is survived by her sons, Ken (Roneet), Dennis (Diane) and Stanley (Sandi); nine grandchildren; brother, Frank Oehlbaum; and sister, Ella (Joseph) Brandt. Mount Sinai

Miriam Rae Kales died May 10 at 87. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Morris) Alpert; grandchildren, Kevin Alpert and Karile (David) DiNardo; great-grandchild, Payton Grivin DiNardo; and sister, Mildred Weiner. Mount Sinai

JACK KAMEN died May 13 at 91. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; sons, Robert, Richard and Roy; daughter, Carol Ann; three grandchildren; brother, Seymour; and sister, Lilly Milner. Groman

SHARON KAMINS died May 16 at 82. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Brown. Hillside

Greta Furst,

L.A. Free Clinic Auxiliary Co-Founder,

Dies at 73

Longtime Beverly Hills resident Greta Lenetska Furst, L.A. Free Clinic auxiliary volunteer co-founder, died June 1 at the age of 73. Furst was honored Dec. 6, 2004, at the organization’s 28th annual dinner gala at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, where a full house of friends, associates and family were proud to see her honored for the three decades of unselfish service and devotion she has given to the organization.

“It is very personally rewarding to assist in raising funds that provide free medical services to those in need,” Furst said.

Greta was born and raised in New York, and moved to Beverly Hills in February 1957 as the new bride of Lionel Furst. Prior to her marriage, she traveled around the world delighting audiences with her vocal medleys. In 1999, she gave the community a small glimpse of her special talent when she presented a one-woman show featuring a collection of her favorite songs.

Since moving to Beverly Hills, she became active in the community and served on Beverly Hills Traffic and Parking Commission, was president of El Rodeo PTA, and served on the boards of Beverly Hills CPR, Los Angeles County West Mosquito Abatement District and Advisory Committee for Access Services. For 21 years she was on the board of the Los Angeles Free Clinic, continued on the Friends board and founded the New Friends of the Clinic and the clinic’s Auxiliary Group. She was recipient of the clinic’s Lenny Somberg Award in 2004 and was United Way Agency Volunteer of the Year in 1999.

Greta’s example of unconditional love and service toward those in need remains the most precious gift she has shared with our community.

She is survived by her husband, Lionel; daughter, Valeri (Ron Wauschek); son, Larry (Nu Usaha); and granddaughters, Emma and Kate Wauschek.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the L.A. Free Clinic Greta Furst Fund, 8405 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Evelyn Kassel died May 10 at 83. She is survived by her sons, Steven and George; daughter, Marlene Josephs; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and brother, Jerry Schectman. Groman

BETTY KATZ died May 17 at 94. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Selwyn) Ginsburg; and grandsons, Gregg and Scott. Hillside

SALLY KATZ died May 16 at 96. She is survived by her sons, Joel and Burt Stonefield; and nine grandchildren. Groman

WILLIAM FRANCIS KATZKY died May 10 at 85. He is survived by his wife, Anne; stepson, Robert Levin; stepdaughter, Judith Brandon; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hillside

MANLEY KAUFMAN died May 15 at 87. He is survived by his wife, Sara; sons, Dr. Craig and Rod; five grandchildren; and sister, Emma Goldstein. Groman

Aleck Knell died May 14 at 91. He is survived by his wife, Lena; sons, Bill (Joyce) and Robert (Jacqueline); daughter-in-law, Roslyn; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, David Knell; and sister, Gladys Shapiro. Mount Sinai

ROWBEN KOHANBASH died April 27 at 82. He is survived by his wife, Maryam Rambod; son, Amin; and daughter, Shoshana. Chevra Kadisha

AMY KRONE died May 9 at 87. She is survived by her sons, Martin and Gary; daughter, Elaina (Bob) Mills; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Stanley and Leroy (Betty) Goldberg; and sister, Sandra Goldberg. Chevra Kadisha

SALLIE SHAFT LAKE died May 13 at 87. She is survived by her son, Robert; and daughter, Barbara Schemm. Groman

Debra Ann Lebenbom died May 12 at 46. She is survived by her parents, Milton and Marjorie; brother, Stuart; and nieces and nephews. Sholom Chapels

Eugene Loopesko died May 9 at 88. He is survived by his wife, Lila; and daughter, Mara Madieros. Malinow and Silverman

ZELDA LOUISON died May 12 at 77. She is survived by her husband, Murray; son, Raymond; and daughter, Stephanie. Groman

ANN MAKLER died May 18 at 83. She is survived by her daughter, Rochelle; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Mollie. Hillside

Richard Miller died May 16 at 55. He is survived by his mother, Corrine. Chevra Kadisha

MAUREEN MINGAIL died May 7 at 77. She is survived by her nieces, Julie and Susan; and nephews, Steve and Eli. Chevra Kadisha

DORA MITCHNICK died May 16 at 93. She is survived by her sons, Arnold and Les; and three grandchildren. Groman

MURRAY EDWARD MOSS died May 11 at 73. He is survived by his wife, Denise; sons, Randy (Lori) and Craig (Heidi); daughters, Wendy (Joey) Klein and Jody (Barry) Soosman; stepchildren, Michelle and Mark; seven grandchildren; sisters, Ann (Bob) Fry and Nancy (Dr. Bob) Podosin; former wife, Jacqueline; and friends, Milt, Arnie, Vinnie and Spiro. Hillside

Roslyn Hilda Moss died May 9 at 91. She is survived by her daughter, Gayle (Charles) Rosenberg; and two grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

SOPHIE OENSTEIN died May 9 at 88. She is survived by her husband, William; sons, Paul and Steven; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brother, Arnold Eisenberg. Hillside

Anna Perez died May 15 at 89. She is survived by her daughter, Sarah Kasman; sons, Avi (Wanda) and Ethan (LiYan); four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and brother, Sam (Jeanette) Block. Mount Sinai

Stella Pierce died May 8. She is survived by her children, Leslie Sipos and Susan (George) Sickman; five grandchildren; and great-granddaughter, Leah Sickman. Mount Sinai

Samuel Plevin died May 18 at 75. He is survived by his wife, Lois; daughters, Cheryl Gallon, Francine (Jeffrey Lewis), Danielle (David) Statland and Gloria; four grandchildren; brother, Leon (Gloria); and sister, Marilyn. Mount Sinai

Betty Lois Raykoff died May 14 at 82. She is survived by her daughters, Tina (Jeremy) Oderkirk and Marnell; sons, Robert (Laurie) and Howard (Judy); five grandchildren; and brother, Sidney (Winifred) Reed. Malinow and Silverman

Diana Gloria Reed died May 12 at 63. She is survived by her son, Paul Miller; daughters, Mona Asher, Lori Densing and Heahter Spiro; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Geraldine Meyers. Groman

George Roane died May 9 at 93. He is survived by his wife, Sally; daughter, Sosha (Calm) Rosen; sons, Malcolm (Debi) and Ken (Carol); six grandchildren; and brother, Herbie Cohen. Mount Sinai

Julie Rogoff died May 8 at 92. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Hallstrom; and son, Richard (Christine). Malinow and Silverman

Eleanor Rose died May 16 at 74. She is survived by her husband, Harold; sons, Alex (Kristi) and Bruce (Rosemary); daughter, Stephnie; three grandchildren; brother, Jack Goldstyn. Mount Sinai

Mae rosen died May 12 at 88. She is survived by her daughters, Dale (Bob) Nater and Jackie (Ron) Clark; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Max Feldstein; and sister, Beatrice Elkind. Sholom Chapels

Morris Rosenblatt died May 12 at 93. He is survived by his daughter, Harriet (Michael) Stepner. Malinow and Silverman

Ralph Rosenstock died May 15 at 102. He is survived by his sons, Jerry and Donald (Bonnie); eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Ruth Sachs died May 11 at 87. She is survived by her son, Marshall (Janice) Sachs; daughter, Carole (David) Rubinger; and four grandchildren. Mount Sinai

DOROTHY SCHULMAN died May 14 at 92. She is survived by her son, Gilbert; daughter, Ronny Schwimmer; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Groman

Richard Schulman died May 12 at 87. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; nephews, Jeffrey (Barbara) Robsenbaum and Randy (Debbie) Gallant; niece, Jillian (Rame) Barrett. Mount Sinai

MOLLIE SEDACCA died May 18 at 84. She is survived by her husband, David; son, Dr. Robert; daughter, Helene (Robert) Dolan; and two grandchildren. Groman

IRVING LOUIS SEIFF died May 16 at 89. He is survived by his wife, Molly; daughter, Sara; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Leonard; and sister, Judy Karpe. Hillside

Harold Senter died May 16 at 92. He is survived by his daughter, Marlene (Walt) Zaslove; son, Arnold (Linda); three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and brothers, Stoney (Ellie) and Louis (Betty). Mount Sinai

Albert Simons died May 9 at 82. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughters, Patricia (Wayne) Allen, Danielle Bercel and Jan; four grandchildren; and brother, Jesse. Mount Sinai

ADELE SINGER died May 13 at 103. She is survived by her daughter, Elaine Blossom (Irving) Woolf; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Hillside

Marjorie Singerman died May 10 at 80. She is survived by her husband, Millard; sons, Jonathan, Richard (Laurie) and Ron (Iryna); five grandchildren; and sister, Riza (Sy) Rosenthal. Mount Sinai

Harry Snyder died May 18 at 85. He is survived by his wife, Bernice; sons, Ira (Lucy) and Jeffrey (Christine); and three grandchildren. Mount Sinai

MILDRED SPRITZ died May 16 at 92. She is survived by her cousins, Dorothy and Mark Levine. Chevra Kadisha

Dorothy Sriro died May 12 at 93. She is survived by her sons, Harold (Kande) and Gary (Elly); two grandchildren; sister, Ida Blum; and brother, Ben (Jane) Rosen. Mount Sinai

Lillian Stern died May 11 at 88. She is survived by her daughters, Maxine (Seth) Marcus and Shelley (Brian) Ferris; sons, Kenneth (Jacqueline) and Jack; and 10 grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Jeffrey Lee Swartz died May 10 at 42. He is survived by his wife, Julie; daughters, Maya and Rebecca; mother, Eunice; father, Louis (Joan); brothers, Jeremy and Jonathan; and mother-in-law, Cele Schoenbrun. Mount Sinai

Leon Tolley died May 17 at 85. He is survived by his daughter, Joy (Bernie) Sullivan; son, Gary (Corky); three grandchildren; and sister, Ida Sugarman. Mount Sinai

JANET TROMBKA died April 30 at 88. She is survived by her sons, Fred and Mark (Judy); daughter, Marilyn (John) Williams; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Chevra Kadisha

GERTRUDE UDOFF died May 17 at 86. She is survived by her sons, Martin (Judy) and Barry; daughter, Julianna Brandes; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sisters, Elaine Haidt and Bunny Rosenberg. Groman

RICHARD LESLIE ULMER died May 9 at 70. He is survived by his wife, Dalia; and son, James Randall. Chevra Kadisha

Clara Viola died May 10 at 86. She is survived by her son, Ronald; daughter, Judy Bandy; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Groman

Dr. Tom Wallach died May 13 at 54. He is survived by his wife, Deborah; daughters, Brittany and Jacqueline; mother, Maggie; brother, Michael; and father-in-law, Charles Royce. Malinow and Silverman

Madelynne Wasserman died May 16 at 98. She is survived by her son, Roger (Julie); grandchildren, Jeffrey (Jennifer) and Amy; and great-grandchildren, Trevor and Abby. Mount Sinai

Cathrine Weiner died May 18 at 81. She is survived by her sons, Thomas (Epi) and Gary; granddaughter, Samantha; and sister, Nellie (David) Gola. Mount Sinai

Beverly Elaine Wexler died May 18 at 75. She is survived by her daughters, Jill (Tracy) Lavarnway and Jodi (Stuart) Silverstein; three grandchildren; and sister, Enid (Marty) Meltzner. Mount Sinai

Ruth Zugsmith died May 16 at 94. She is survived by her son, Mike (Rachel); daughter, Suzan Smith; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

 

Obituaries


 

SOUSAN AKHAVAN died April 29 at 46. She is survived by her husband, Shahram. Chevra Kadisha

HANOUGH AIENEHSAZAN died May 1 at 77. He is survived by his wife, Sara; and son, Sharyar Aynesazan. Chevra Kadisha

Mark Becker died April 25 at 51. He is survived by his mother, Helen; niece, Sandra (Darrel) Mickens; cousin, Roland Rozen; and friend, Blaze Kisler. Mount Sinai

ROSA BERGER died April 23 at 91. She is survived by her husband, Uri; daughters, Sara Berger and Batya Ref; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Groman

ILENE ROSE BJORLING died May 1 at 54. She is survived by her parents, Charles and Annie Rich; sister, Nancy Houbrick; and brother, Gary Rich. Groman

Dorothy Bliss died May 1 at 82. She is survived by her sons, Larry, David (Marie) and Richard (Dayna); and six grandchildren. Mount Sinai

SHEINDEL BOBROW-POTASHNIK died April 29 at 93. She is survived by her son, Shlomo Bobrow; three grandchildren; and sisters, Bracha Rosenberg and Sara Klinger. Groman

Evelyn Cohn died April 29 at 92. She is survived by her daughters, Arlene (Frank) Nathan, Susan (Robert) Shepard, Sheila Kasindorf and Carol (Howard) Shankman; son, Michael (Sandy); 11 grandchildren; and many great-grandsons. Malinow and Silverman

Bernard Dovbish died April 24 at 73. He is survived by his wife, Eileen; daughter, Teveya; sister, Dorothy (Joseph) Siegel; and brother, Alfred (Diana). Mount Sinai

Dr. Irving Farsht died May 1 at 95. He is survived by his daughter, Grace (Ronald) Koretz; six grandchildren; great-grandchildren, Molly and Duke; and sisters, Marcia Miller and Charlotte Shapiro. Mount Sinai

Leona Friedman died April 27 at 93. She is survived by her cousin, Barry Freeman. Malinow and Silverman

Edgar Friedman died April 29 at 92. He is survived by his daughters, Shelley (Ramiro) Boyer, Elaine (Joseph) Lieber and Diana (Bill) Woodruff; five grandchildren; and sisters, Vera (Aggie) Margolis and Dorothy Schulker. Mount Sinai

GORDON PAUL GITLEN died May 3 at 52. He is survived by his mother, Edith Fiel; father, Howard; brother, Scott; nephew, Jonathan; and many friends. Hillside

Harold Glazier died April 27 at 78. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice; and son, Bill (Laura). Mount Sinai

Gertrude Gleekel died April 25 at 98. She is survived by her daughter, Susan. Malinow and Silverman

MIRIAM GOLDFABER died April 24 at 83. She is survived by her brother, Lawrence. Groman

Judith Ann Harris died April 25 at 62. Malinow and Silverman

EVELYNE KALB died April 24 at 78. She is survived by her son, Victor Luster; daughter, Elizabeth Clark; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Nathan and Daniel Gross; and sister, Rhoda Tarrash. Groman

LEATRICE SHANDOBIL JACOBS died April 30 at 80. She is survived by her sons, Steve and Randyl; daughters, Amy Schiff and Jill Boldyc; four grandchildren; and brother, Martin Grant. Groman

Lee Karp died April 23 at 80. She is survived by her husband, Irving; daughter, Davida; son, Orrin; grandsons, Sumner and Lyndon; and sister, Rose Gersten. Mount Sinai

JOSEPH KREMER died April 24 at 80. He is survived by his wife, Edith; daughters, Margie and Harriet Bilford; four grandchildren; and sisters, Lillian Scherman and Margaret Friedman. Groman

ADELINE IMBER died April 24 at 92. She is survived by her son, Paul (Gail) Sussman; five grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Arthur Lederman died April 28 at 64. He is survived by his sister, Barbara (Alan) Dickson; and niece, Karen Kafka. Mount Sinai

RUTH LITT died April 26 at 90. She is survived by her sons, Barry, Mitchell and Richard; daughter, Penelope Saltsburg; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Irvin Sobel; and sister, Harriet Roth. Groman

Seymour Middleberg died April 25 at 80. He is survived by his daughter, Gail Binda; and niece, Rene Fedyna.

ALVIN NEWMAN died April 24 at 86. He is survived by his sons, Philip (Sue), Barry (Carol); 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Hillside

ROBERT NOVICK died April 23 at 76. He is survived by his wife, Roberta; son, Michael; daughters, Lisa Blons and Nancy Fox; six grandchildren; and brother, Donald. Groman

BEZALEL NUTOVITS died April 29 at 82. He is survived by his wife, Cipora; and daughter, Devora. Chevra Kadisha

Edna Kay Oschin died April 26 at 90. She is survived by her daughter, Helaine (Rudy) Melnitzer; two grandchildren; and sister, Rose Rogovy. Malinow and Silverman

MARTIN PEPPER died April 23 at 89. He is survived by his wife, Mollie; sons, Alan (Tobie) and Andrew (Linda); three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Hillside

Darryl Martin Pine died May 1 at 55. He is survived by his wife, Vivian; mother, Marion; and sister, Pamela (Richard Scott). Mount Sinai

Eileen Porter died April 25 at 70. She is survived by her husband, George; daughters, Lisa Kaulen and Denise Powell; and son, Marc (Lori) Powell. Malinow and Silverman

Maj. Alvin Radiloff died April 25 at 83. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; son, Steven (Milla); daughter, Nancy (Daniele) Capisani; four grandchildren; and brother, Harold (Berta). Mount Sinai

George Rhodes died April 24 at 75. He is survived by his wife, Doris; daughter, Lisa (Russell) Hayter; son, Jon (Gabriela); and three grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Michael Rogers died April 25 at 55. He is survived by his mother, Marjorie; brother, Marshall (Jackie); sisters, Michelle Wilson and Mia Vanetek; and girlfriend, Annetta La Bonte. Mount Sinai

Leonard Rood died April 26 at 78. He is survived by his wife, Frema; son, Steven (Marcia Falk); daughter, Suzan (Mark Wilson); grandsons, Abraham Falk-Rood and Henry Rood Wilson; and sister, Bernice (Joseph) Kelley. Mount Sinai

WILLIAM SAMUEL ROZAY died May 1 at 93. He is survived by his son, Sam. Groman

STANLEY SCHNEIDER died April 29 at 82. He is survived by his wife, Faye; son, Bob; daughter, Wendy (Bruce) Compton; one grandchild; and brother, Marvin. Groman

Martin Schonfeld died April 30 at 84. He is survived by his wife, Eva; and sister, Helen (Harold) Lang. Mount Sinai

ESTHER SILVER died April 24 at 85. She is survived by her husband, Mort; son, Marvin; daughter, Betty Garren; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Groman

Stanley Arthur Socol died April 23 at 72. He is survived by his wife, Rose; daughters, Sharon (Donald) Bergh and Phyllis (David) Minor; and four grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

BARBARA SPEAR died April 26 at 89. She is survived by her nephew, Dr. Allan Abrams. Groman

Wendy Tazartes died April 25 at 43. She is survived by her husband, Fred; son, Sam; daughter, Rebekah; parents, Harvey and Rachel Sandman; and sister, Alyce Kinkin. Mount Sinai

Seymour Tenney died April 22 at 64. He is survived by his wife, Francine; daughter, Susan Beauvais; son, Jason (Erin); and granddaughter, Alexis. Mount Sinai

Judith Henrietta Tlusty died April 27 at 89. She is survived by her daughter, Alice (Leonard) Maltin; son, Ted (Janice) Taylor; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brother, Paul (Vivian) Merker. Mount Sinai

Bebe Trabish died April 26 at 87. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy (Richard) Marks and Emily (Larry Hoffman); sons, Herman (Teri) and Drew (Jan); three grandchildren; brother, Bill (Rose) Kaplan; nephew Darrell (Gail); and grand-niece, Jackie. Mount Sinai

JANET WEINBERG died April 30 at 88. She is survived by her sons, Fred and Mark (Judy); daughter, Marilyn (John) Willams; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Chevra Kadisha

Dinah Weiner died April 24 at 94. She is survived by her son, Jay. Malinow and Silverman

SOPHIE WEINSTEIN died April 13 at 83. She is survived by her husband, Leon; and daughter, Natalie Gold. Chevra Kadisha

Geraldine Weissman died April 22 at 74. She is survived by her sons, Dean (Karen) and Glen (Dawn); and granddaughter, Holly. Mount Sinai

Ernest Sumner Wolfe died April 30 at 81. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; daughter, Karen (Dan) Rosenfeld; son, Gary (Stacey); and four grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Marion Wygand died April 25 at 80. She is survived by her daughters, Roma (Warren) Levy and Lee; grandchildren, David and Laura Levy; and sister, Elaine Shebby. Mount Sinai