Obituaries: Week of Feb. 10, 2017


Harold Alden died Jan. 7 at 88. Survived by wife Geraldine; daughter Tracey (Richard) Martin; sons Tony (Lucinda), David (Dina); 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Hillside

Sadie Blumberg died Jan. 12 at 72. Survived by daughter Ethne McGuire; son Morris. Hillside

Fred Evans died Jan. 8 at 79. Survived by wife Elisabeth “Betsy”; daughters Jennifer Levin, Samantha (Dan), Molly (Max); sons Ted (Tracy), John VanSchraeder; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Steven Feldman died Jan. 6 at 49. Survived by mother Diane; father Daniel; sister Wendy. Hillside

Randy Granovetter died Jan. 12 at 65. Survived by daughter Jo Anna (Vincent) Manganello; brother Richard (Susan) Freidman; 1 grandchild. Hillside

Eleanor Jacobson died Jan. 5 at 94. Survived by daughters Sheryl, Linda; son in-law Jeffrey Rosen; 2 grandchildren;1 great-grandchild. Sholom Chapels

Charles Kuperman died Jan. 12 at 79. Survived by wife Judy; daughter Lisa Veylianti; son John; 3 grandchildren. Hillside

Sylvia Levey died Jan. 8 at 99. Survived by nieces Susan (Hillel) Aronson, Janice; nephews Harry (Pegi), Michael, Albert. Hillside 

Maxine F. Meyer died Jan. 20 at 71. Survived by brother Robert. Simpson Gaus (Kingston, N.Y.)

Obituaries: Week of September 23rd, 2016


Barbara Abramson died Aug. 8 at 77. Survived by husband Irwin; daughter Alisa (Todd) Nathanson; son Michael (Debra); 3 grandchildren; brother Gerald (Joan Topaz) Brodsky. Mount Sinai

Nelson Bambadji died Aug. 14 at 72. Survived by sisters Joyce (Sheldon) Chaplin, Esther Ross, Carolin (Alan) Kohn; brother Mike (Theresa) Bambadji. Mount Sinai

Albert Barnes died Aug. 20 at 90. Survived by wife Josephine; daughters Lianne (Steve Zimmerman), Jenny (Henry Hirschowitz) Graham; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai 

 Eden Bernardy died Aug. 19 at 52. Survived by husband Gilbert; sons Sam, Cecil; sister Alexis Pearce. Hillside

 Harriet Berro died Aug. 6 at 83. Survived by son Stacy (Stacy); daughter Janet; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother Mike Checansky. Mount Sinai

Jerome J. Blaz died Aug. 11 at 88. Survived by wife Shushona; daughter Pebbles Brunelle; son Edward; 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Jerome Blumenfeld died Aug. 11 at 92. Survived by daughter Diane (Michael) Kramer; 4 grandchildren. Hillside

Mark J. Caplan died Aug. 19 at 72. Survived by wife Barbara Morse; daughter Carrie (Chad) Gahr; son David (Paula); 5 grandchildren; step-daughters Stephanie Morse and Andrea Morse; sister Rosalie Shapiro. Mount Sinai

 Sidney Clayman died Aug. 10 at 90. Survived by daughter Holly (Rick) Carson; sons Mark, Brian (Sharon); 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Bernard Cohen died Aug. 14 at 87. Survived by wife Ruth; sons Marc (Lyn), Brett (Kelly), Mitchell (Anna Marie), Alan (Charlene); 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Henry W. “Hanns” Donig died Aug. 8 at 94. Survived by wife Ilse. Mount Sinai

Richard Fineberg died Aug. 16 at 66. Survived by wife Carol; daughter Brooke (Aaron) Ringel; son Jordan Fineberg; 2 grandchildren; sister Evelyn Lucas; brother Robert (Anne) Finn. Mount Sinai

Wilbert Goldsmith died Aug. 9 at 94. Survived by wife Judith; daughters Maralyn (Paul) Soifer, Lauri Roberts; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister Phoebe Donnelly. Mount Sinai

Howard Grafman died Aug. 17 at 89. Survived by wife Paulette; stepson Thomas Raymond Williams III. Mount Sinai

Ruth Greenberg died Aug. 18 at 96. Survived by sons Mark (Sandra), Gordon (Patricia Collins); 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Naomi Hirschhorn died Aug. 8 at 80. Survived by husband Reed; daughter Jessica (Takayuki) Terashima; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

George Horn died Aug. 12 at 87. Survived by wife Barbara; sons Larry (Ellen), Bruce (Laurie), Sidney (Lori); 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister Gloria Atplefield. Hillside

Sandra L. Kessler died Aug. 7 at 80. Survived by daughter Pamela (Peter Zetterberg); sons Michael (Mara Bernstein), Fred (Rose); 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai

Russel Seth Leventhal died Aug. 16 at 56. Survived by daughters Lindsay (Daniel) Frankel, Ali; 1 grandchild; mother Sylvia; brother Jonathan (Lisa). Mount Sinai

Frances Z. Leventon died Aug. 15 at 98. Survived by daughters Betty, Sheila. Mount Sinai

Myra Mannheimer died Aug. 16 at 87. Survived by daughter Jean Forray; son Paul (Julia); 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Sheila Marems died Aug. 9 at 80. Survived by daughter Lisa Lazar (Dale Glaser); 2 grandchildren; sister Caryl Sherman. Hillside

Edwin Michalove died Aug. 13 at 89. Survived by niece Diane Powers; nephew Dan (Dominique Gallotta) Polier. Hillside

Albert Mizrahi died Aug. 12 at 63. Survived by wife Renee; sons Michael, Jeffrey, Brian, Kevin; sister Vivien Benjamin; brother David; mother Rose. Hillside

Lewis Notrica died Aug. 15 at 91. Survived by wife Mari; daughters Jody Benon, Nikki, Lynn; son Larry; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother Morie. Hillside

Ruth Paver died Aug. 10 at 86. Survived by daughter Jaqueline; son Leslie. Hillside

Sally Shafton died Aug. 18 at 84. Survived by daughters Jill Levinfield, Randi (Drew); son Jeff; 7 grandchildren. Hillside

 Stanley Sherman died Aug. 7 at 88. Survived by daughters Robyn (Gary) Raskin, Lori Poret; sons Jonathan (Tammy) Sherman, Michael Poret; 5 grandchildren; brother Jerry Sherman. Mount Sinai

Rachelle Smith died Aug. 7 at 75. Hillside

Edith Steinberg died Aug. 11 at 97. Survived by daughter Marcy Weisel; son Mark; 1 grandchild; brother Erwin “Sonny” (Jeannie) Raffle. Mount Sinai

Elaine Deutsch Stern died Aug. 13 at 90. Survived by husband Nat; daughter Francine (Michael) Farkas; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Groman Eden

Lewis Weiss died Aug. 14 at 71. Survived by wife Michelle; daughters Mara Weiss, Caryn (Edward) Owen; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Esther Jungreis, Orthodox Jewish Outreach Pioneer, 80


Esther Jungreis, a pioneer in the Jewish outreach movement and founder of the organization Hineni, died Aug. 23. She was 80, according to the Vos Iz Neias blog.

A post published in October on the site Only Simchas indicated Jungreis was “in serious condition” in a hospital and fighting an infection, but did not specify her ailment.

Jungreis was born in 1936 in Szeged, Hungary, where her father was chief rabbi. A child survivor of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, she and her family resettled in 1947 in Brooklyn, where she married her distant cousin Rabbi Meshulem HaLevi Jungreis, according to the Yeshiva World. She and her husband, who died in 1996, founded the North Woodmere Jewish Center/Congregation Ohr Torah on Long Island in 1964.

Jungreis, known universally by the honorific rebbetzin, founded Hineni in 1973 in order to bring young Jews closer to Orthodox Judaism by offering Torah classes, singles events and Shabbat and holiday services. She spoke to audiences across the United States, including at Madison Square Garden in 1973.

She was known for her work in outreach to young Jews, as well as for self-help books about a variety of topics, including marriage and relationship advice, and how to deal with challenges in life.

Jungreis drew inspiration from her experience as a Holocaust survivor to fight for Jewish continuity and against intermarriage. But her statements comparing assimilation to the Holocaust sometimes sparked controversy.

“To be a Jew is the greatest privilege,” she said at a speech in Johannesburg in 1999. “To be unaware of it is the greatest catastrophe — spiritual genocide.”

Jungreis was part of a delegation of Jewish-American leaders who accompanied President George W. Bush on a trip to Israel in 2008 in honor of the Jewish state’s 60th birthday. Among the group were Elie Wiesel, Ronald Lauder, Henry Kissinger and Sheldon Adelson.

She is survived by four children — Yisroel and Osher, both rabbis; Chaya Sora Gertzulin and Slovi Wolff — as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, according to the Yeshiva World.

— JTA

Obituaries


Charlotte Harris died July 28 at 95. Survived by son Donald; brothers Jerome Manashaw, Herbert Manashaw. Hillside

Richard Husar died July 24 at 96. Survived by wife Shirley; daughters Linda, Barbara (Dan) Greenhouse; 1 grandchild; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Reuven Itzhaki died July 25 at 96. Survived by wife Evelyn; daughter Edna (Ronny) Shahrabani; son Rafael (Alexandra); 4 grandchildren. Hillside

Mickey Kahan died July 24 at 73. Survived by wife Lynn; daughter Lya (Mark) Pinkus; sons Memo (Sabrina), Alex (Susie); sister Thelma Muzinek; brother Luiz; 7 grandchildren. Hillside

Marian Sornoff died July 27 at 95. Survived by daughter Robyn Paletz; son Jeffrey; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Marilyn Sherman Sroloff died July 27 at 91. Survived by sons Sheldon (Gail), Barry; 2 grandchildren; 1 step-grandchild; brothers Jerry Sherman, Stanley Sherman. Mount Sinai

Beverlee Vickter died July 28 at 67. Survived by brothers Marvin, John Ramsey. Mount Sinai

Kerwin White died July 27 at 56. Survived by sons Aaron, Jordan. Palm Mortuary

Obituaries: Week of August 26, 2016


Eunice Armond-Greenstein died July 28 at 97. Survived by daughter Leslie (Steven) Saeta; 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Hillside

Norman Barken died Aug. 3 at 84. Survived by daughter Lauren (John) Olinski; son Miles; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Robert Ellison died Aug. 2 at 95. Survived by sons Charles (Hilary), Richard (Paula); 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Daniel S. Elman died Aug. 1 at 82. Survived by wife Barbara; daughter Sheri; sons Ken (Rachel), Michael (Brenda) Tzipori; 3 grandchildren. 

Rose Fiertel died Aug. 3 at 97. Survived by daughter Robin Claridge; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Stanley Friedman died Aug. 3 at 93. Survived by wife Ida; daughter Janet (William) Parsons; son Mark (Mehrnaz). Mount Sinai

Sarina Grinberger died July 19 at 85. Survived by daughters Ofra Abadi, Penny Hakian; 4 grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

Charlotte Harris died July 28 at 95. Survived by son Donald; brothers Jerome Manashaw, Herbert Manashaw. Hillside

Irma Heller died July 29 at age 97. Survived by daughters Eileen Rogers, Sherry; son Brian; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Richard Husar died July 24 at 96. Survived by wife Shirley; daughters Linda, Barbara (Dan) Greenhouse; 1 grandchild; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Reuven Itzhaki died July 25 at 96. Survived by wife Evelyn; daughter Edna (Ronny) Shahrabani; son Rafael (Alexandra); 4 grandchildren. Hillside

Mickey Kahan died July 24 at 73. Survived by wife Lynn; daughter Lya (Mark) Pinkus; sons Memo (Sabrina), Alex (Susie); sister Thelma Muzinek; brother Luiz; 7 grandchildren. Hillside

Penny Kanner died Aug. 2 at 91. Survived by daughter Jaimie Stephenson; sons Richard, Keith; 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild. Hillside

Saul Leipsitz died Aug. 2 at 87. Survived by wife Violet; daughter Denise; son Michael (Linda McNeil); 1 grandchild. Mount Sinai

Sherwin Levy died July 31 at 88. Survived by wife Patricia; daughters Nancy, Robin, Linda, Jessica (Peter) Riffel; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Steven Lief died July 19 at 76. Survived by wife Nancy; daughter Hillary; son Jason (Anna) Lief; 2 grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

Ruby Doris Luban died July 28 at 85. Survived by daughters Jackie (Steven) Stern, Jan Folden, Laurie Keller, Sherrie (Oriel) Valenzuela; sons Gregory (Dulce) Dubin, David (Sandy) Dubin, Ronald (Karen) Dubin; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother Richard (Frances). Mount Sinai

Lenore Marcus died July 29 at 95. Survived by sons Wayne (Judy), Gary. Hillside

Sidney Moray died July 31 at 92. Survived by daughter Linda (Bob) Gersh; sons Michael (Kathy), David, Robert (Scott); 9 grandchildren; sister Helen. Hillside

Lee Irwin Petersil died July 28 at 53. Survived by wife Leslie; daughters Maddie, Lauren; father Charles (Joan); sister Bonnie (Rodney) Kleiger; brother Jeff; aunt Bobbi Polk. Mount Sinai

Manie Rhalter died  July 31 at 96. Survived by son Peter (Melanie); 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Michael Jay Rosenberg died July 29 at 54. Survived by mother Maxine; son Jack; brother Mark; 1 nephew. Mount Sinai

Robert Sackett died Aug. 3 at 96. Survived by wife Evelyn; daughter Lauren; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Hillside

Naomi Schiff died Aug. 3 at 89. Survived by daughter Kathy; sons Stanley, Norman; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Sigmund Schiff died Aug. 1 at 83. Survived by his sons Gary (Nicole) Schiff, Robert (Devon); 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

David Schneider died Aug. 2 at 57. Survived by wife Martha Macker; daughter Josie; stepdaughters Aubrey Macker, Caitlin Macker; sons Jarrett and Jonah; mother Ruth Glaser; sister Debbie; brothers Ben, Noah. Hillside

Stanley Schway died Aug. 3 at 93. Survived by wife Laurette; daughters Melinda (Scott) Kough, Lisa (Tim); 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Arthur Smith died July 29 at 89. Survived by wife Ann; daughters Frances, Nancy, Hillary, Mary; 6 grandchildren; brother Jerry. 

Marian Sornoff died July 27 at 95. Survived by daughter Robyn Paletz; son Jeffrey; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Marilyn Sherman Sroloff died July 27 at 91. Survived by sons Sheldon (Gail), Barry; 2 grandchildren; 1 step-grandchild; brothers Jerry Sherman, Stanley Sherman. Mount Sinai

Beverlee Vickter died July 28 at 67. Survived by brothers Marvin, John Ramsey. Mount Sinai

Kerwin White died July 27 at 56. Survived by sons Aaron, Jordan. Palm Mortuary

Obituaries: Week of August 19, 2016


Anita Albeck died July 20 at 92. Survived by daughter Candace (Richard) Gardner; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Pnina Barri died July 26 at 77. Survived by sons Guy, Eli (Claudia) Dror, Ron Dror; daughter-in-law Danielle Dror; sister Rachel (Mickey) Sapoznic; brothers Itzhak Strugano, Moishe (Stella) Strugano, Yossi “Pepo” (Hanna) Strugano. Mount Sinai

Dorothy Berkowitz died July 23 at 98. Survived by daughter Marlene (David) Brand; son Lee (Elaine); 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters Ruth Cohen, Edith Susman. Mount Sinai

Esther Blank died July 19 at 98. Survived by daughters Arlene Sirkin, Sandera (Don) Schuman, Samantha Erkeneff; sons Steve (Janet), Irving; 16 grandchildren; brother Stan (Deb). Mount Sinai

Arlene Cordova died July 22 at 83. Survived by daughter Barbara; son Mike (Barbara); 1 grandchild; brother Philip Reisman. Mount Sinai

Pia Goldbaum Fogel died July 18 at 91. Survived by daughters Linda, Helen; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Chevra Kadisha

Elaine Fond died July 20 at 95. Survived by daughter Barbara (Richard) Ackerman; son Loren (Diane); 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Marc Friedman died July 21 at 58. Survived by sister Barrie Goettsche. Mount Sinai

Ellen Hannah Gelbard died July 23 at 64. Survived by husband Joseph Zell; daughters Rachel (Jeremy) Macht, Monica (Brandon Adler) Zell; 1 grandchild; sisters Susan (Larry) Fishman, Nancy (David Kalb); brother Martin (Thalia). Mount Sinai

Sarah Fleischman Gross died July 14 at 85. Survived by daughters Cena (Yakov) Abergel, Helen Gross Brown; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

Gerald Hodes died July 23 at 81. Survived by wife Silvia Dos Santos; daughters Tracy Berkus (Ellie) Dekel, Simone Jacindo; sons Brian, Osman Jacindo; 3 grandchildren; sister Rene (Mel) Ozur; brother Morrie (Sherry). Hillside

Jeffrey Eden Kahn died July 26 at 75. Survived by daughter Rhoni (Montag) Ivester. Mount Sinai

Jeffrey Katzer died July 24 at 73. Survived by wife Deborah; daughter Lauren; sons Ryan, Jason; mother Myra; sister Linda Barton; brother Sheldon. Mount Sinai

Ana Kozodoy died July 19 at 82. Mount Sinai

Israel Morton Laub died July 27 at 81. Survived by wife Marsha; daughter Renee (Cheryl) Vlashi; son Dana (Soyeon); 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Raisa Layner died July 22 at 97. Survived by daughter Alexandra Koft; 1 grandchild. Mount Sinai

Frank Lewin died July 17 at 62. Survived by mother Deborah; father Arthur; sister Eve (Paul) Wagner; brother Eugene. Mount Sinai

Michael Liebmann died July 26 at 61. Survived by mother Joan; father Sheldon; sisters Amy (Jeffry) Tellio, Ruth (Thomas) Lawson. Mount Sinai

Esther Metzner died July 21 at 96. Survived by daughter Carolee Goldberg; son Richard; 4 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters Thelma (Temmie), Irene (Babe). Mount Sinai

Roslyn Pinkus died July 27 at 73. Survived by husband Frank; daughter Lynn (Evan) Lewis; sons Gary (Mary), Mark (Lya); 9 grandchildren; brother Walter (Jackye) Popick. Mount Sinai

Marlynn Podell died July 19 at 65. Survived by husband Terry; sons Greg, Eric; 2 grandchildren; brother Drew Swonetz. Mount Sinai

Rebecca Pollack died July 20 at 68. Survived by husband Steven; sons Greg (Cynthia), Spencer (Vicky); 3 grandchildren; sister Susan Hogg; brother Paul Schechter. Hillside

Madeline Rappaport died July 22 at 71. Survived by sons Greg (Erika), Jason; brothers Max Garden, Armond Garden, Mimo Garden, Albert Garden. Hillside

Amanollah Refooah died July 19 at 92. Survived by wife Parvin; daughter Janet Refoa; son Massoud; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Alex Paul Satin died July 19 at 92. Survived by wife Shirley; daughter Diane; sons David, Michael; 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Evan Shapiro died July 21 at 60. Survived by wife Kathy Marks; sister Julie (Barry) Harris. Mount Sinai

Adele Wallack died June 23 at 94. Survived by daughter Ellen (Barry) Tischler; son Joel; 1 grandchild. Chevra Kadisha

Jack Weinberg died July 25 at 92. Survived by daughters Michelle Seery, Adeena (Matt) Atilano; sons Sandy (Beth) Schron, Richard (Michelle); 10 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai

Lawrence Wertz died July 24 at 46. Survived by daughter Hannah; father Larry; former wife Marci. Mount Sinai

Obituaries: Week of July 29, 2016


Edward David Astrin died July 12 at 80. Survived by wife Barbara; daughter Elizabeth (Garrett) Hoffman; son Gregory; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Ruthe Bergner died July 7 at 93. Survived by daughter Beth (Steven) Gutterman-Bergner; son Mitchell (Debra); 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Florence Bienenfeld died July 6 at 86. Survived by husband Milton; daughter Ruth (Falcon River) Barrett; sons Joel (Kim), Daniel; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Hillside

Judith Cohen died July 8 at 83. Survived by daughters Roz, Leslie Danille, Elly, Sheryl; son Jeffrey; 4 grandchildren. Hillside

Mercia Cohen died July 5 at 99. Survived by daughter Sue Milchman; son Max; 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai

Eugene Feldman died July 4 at 95. Survived by wife Rita; daughters Linda Davidson, Ellyn Bloomfield; sons David, Bob; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister Hermine Beck. Hillside

Dolores Friedman died July 8 at 86. Survived by daughter Aime; sons Heywood (Brenda Joan), Jay Adam; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Benson N. Gidan died July 6 at 95; survived by daughter Sara (Daniel) Leon; son Jonathan (Freddi Segal-Gidan); 4 grandchildren; sister, Roxanne (Sandy) Schwartz-Shapiro. Groman Eden Mortuary

Edwin Gold died July 7 at 88. Survived by wife Gilda; sons Robert, Irwin; 1 grandchild. Hillside

Claire Jampol died July 3 at 98. Survived by daughters Betty Goldberg, Jan (Martin) Berkowitz; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Shirley Kampf died July 7 at 92. Survived by sons Larry (Karen) Raff, Joel (Lavonne); 2 grandchildren; brother Sidney (Orfa Nelly) Meisel. Mount Sinai

Harold Kaufman died July 2 at 96. Survived by wife Shirley; daughters Carol (John Frost) McCall, Lorri, Vicki. Hillside

Frances Levy died July 8 at 86. Survived by daughters Beverly (John) Pretty, Earlene Kaiser; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Harold A. Linstone died July 8 at 92. Survived by sons Clark (Karen), Fred (Elissa); 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Eileen Milgrom died July 2 at 93. Survived by daughter Diane Rubin; son Steven; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Rebecca Mintzer died July 6 at 87. Survived by sons Sydney, Leonard; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Miriam Popilsky died July 3 at 95. Survived by daughter Sheila; son Ben; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Stephen Reiss died July 7 at 73. Survived by wife Fayla; daughters Shayney, Nicki (Tony) Reiss-Testa; 1 grandchild; mother Irene; sister Annette (Mort) Wolfson; brother Robert. Mount Sinai

Judith Robinson died July 9 at 80. Survived by husband Ira; daughter Roni Adler; son Douglas (Lesley); 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Joan Ileen Roman died June 22 at 66. Survived by husband Daniel; daughter Lori (Brian) Getz; sons Mike (Laura), Patrick (Jessica); 6 grandchildren; sisters Bonnie (Lou) Hillegass, Robin (Steve) Starr, Linda (Lou) Sylvestri; brother Rick (Christine) Essex. Mount Sinai

Sidney Rosen died July 9 at 87. Survived by wife Carol; daughters Sandra (Larry) Serota, Elissa (Mark) Teitelman; 2 grandchildren; brother Morris (Marion). Mount Sinai

Louis Rosenberg died July 5 at 93. Survived by sons Ronald (Karen), Bradley (Joann); 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Spencer David Saxon died July 5 at 89. Survived by daughter Jennifer (Keith) Gore; son James (Jennifer); 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Sanford Samuel Shapiro died July 5 at 81. Survived by wife Helena Baumwirt; daughter Natalie (Liat) Tamsut; son Grant Shapiro; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Stuart Myles Simen died July 11 at 75. Survived by sister Roberta (Allan) Kerner; brother Bruce (Iris). Mount Sinai

Dale Wayne Sontag died July 3 at 69. Survived by wife Barbara; daughters Debora (Michael) Floyde, Samantha; and 1 granchild. Mount Sinai

Melvin Stern died July 7 at 83. Survived by wife Gayle; daughters Shawn (Richard) Sperber, Eden (Chuck) Kokoska; 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Herman Wakcher died July 4 at 96. Survived by son Harold (Ann); daughter Sherry; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai

Aaron Yekutiel died July 8 at 78. Survived by son Brendan; sisters Miriam (Yakov) Shultan, Leah, Rivka Friedman, Geula (Shimon) Ben-Chaim, Sara (David) Green; brother Mordchey; former wife Rita Silver-Yekutiel. Mount Sinai

Obituaries: Week of July 15, 2016


Martin Bergman died June 12 at 80. Survived by wife Cheryl; daughter Carrie (Ty) Stevens; son Michael; 1 grandchild. Mount Sinai

William Bessler died June 24 at 94. Survived by wife Gloria. Mount Sinai

Herbert Braaf died June 22 at 92. Survived by wife Miriam; daughter Estelle (Scott Koepke); 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Sarrah Dervin died June 18 at 94. Survived by daughter Iris; son Mark; cousin Edna Tamarin; sister-in-law Faye Frankel. Mount Sinai

Roza Dreizin died June 21 at 100. Survived by daughter Elena (Isaak Gitlin) Goldberg; son Vladlen Goldberg; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Faye Gelb died June 13 at 97. Survived by daughter Marilyn (Bruce); son Paul Nisenbaum (Lida Baker); 1 grandchild. Hillside 

Jona Goldrich died June 26 at 88. Survived by wife Doretta; daughters Andrea (Barry) Cayton, Melinda Goldrich; 3 grandchildren; brother Avram Goldreich. Mount Sinai

Eva Goldsheid died June 14 at 90. Survived by daughter Sumi (Dan) Berney; 3 grandchildren. Hillside

Samuel Gottlieb died June 13 at 91. Survived by daughter Randy (Jon) Epstein; son Brian (Lisa). Mount Sinai 

Barry Gross died June 17 at 70. Survived by wife Denise; sons Julian, Andrew (Leah Eberhardt); brother Morris (Sharon); 2 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Eleanor Sally Halpern died June 22 at 85. Survived by daughters Sheri Mascorro, Gail Bardin; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Elaine Hart died June 16 at 94. Survived by daughter Susan (Alan) Lipkin; son Larry; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Gary Hendison died June 14 at 77. Survived by sister Rana Davidson. Mount Sinai 

Rose Horkin died June 12 at 98. Survived by daughter Debbie Du Val; son Paul; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai 

Lydia Jacobs died June 18 at 91. Survived by daughters Hannah (Jeffrey) Kirschner, Cindy (David) Arana; son Michael (Astrid); 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai 

Jorge Kapelusznik died June 12 at 63. Survived by wife Eva; daughter Nadina (Fernando) Szew; sons Luciano (Becki), Diego; 5 grandchildren; sisters Rosa (Dov) Kononovich, Diana (Efraim) Zadoff. Mount Sinai

Lila Klemtner died June 17 at 95. Survived by daughters Renee (Micheal) Kress, Adean (Stephen) Kane; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Paul Louis Krentzman died June 16 at 81. Survived by wife Sandra; sons Greg (Sophie), Adam, Chad Attie; 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai 

Gregorio Lerner died June 13 at 74. Survived by wife Debora; daughter Julietta (Lutz) Marbaum; sons Andres (Victoria), Carlos (Ellen); 6 grandchildren. Mount Sinai 

Jeannette Lipton died June 26 at 92. Survived by daughters Linda, Margaret and Suzie; sons Jack (Marilyn), Robert; 15 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Eva Mars died June 24 at 90. Survived by daughters Sharon (Steve) Reifman, Susan (Dan) Del Bagno, Deborah (Aaron) Haas; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sister Ruth Sherman. Mount Sinai

Barbara Ann Miller died June 21 at 80. Survived by daughter Pamela (Ronald) Friedman; sons Martin, David (Melinda); 6 grandchildren; brother Mel Gifis. Mount Sinai

Mark Barry Myden died June 7 at 61. Survived by wife Heather; daughter Avery; son Brandon; brother Joel (Bari). Mount Sinai 

Phyllis I. Newman died June 18 at 62. Survived by husband Floyd; daughters
Michelle, Stacy; son David; brother Jay (Carol) Bloom. Mount Sinai

Betty Panish died June 21 at 85. Survived by daughters Kathleen (David) Kaslow, Marianne; sons Brian (Rosemarie), Neal, Dennis (Theresa); 12 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Bernard “Bernie” Ruta died May 10 at 90. Survived by wife Sharlene.

Mildred Stone died June 16 at 103. Survived by daughter Deanna (Josip) Palic; son Jay (Faye) Stone; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Jason Taite died June 13 at 76. Survived by wife Celia; daughter Ashley; son Eric. Mount Sinai

Maria Tsimerinova died June 22 at 92. Survived by daughter Dina (Isaac) Remenyuk; 1 grandchild. Mount Sinai

Natalia Voinov died June 16 at 63. Survived by husband Soren; mother Berte Marcovici. Chevra Kadisha

Arthur Waltuch died June 14 at 70. Survived by wife Hallie; daughter Jackie Roberts; sons Ethan Petersen, Brian (Laura) Petersen; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Natalie Tina Weinberg died June 18 at 66. Survived by husband Rudi; daughter Sacha (Jorge); sons David (Shannon), Marc; 3 grandchildren; sisters Zelda Swann, Lee Truman, Danielle Orenstein. Mount Sinai 

Obituaries: Week of July 8, 2016


Robert Adelman died June 9 at 66. Survived by daughters Andi Keith, Kim Abramson; 3 grandchildren; sister Franci Goldberg. Hillside

Robert “Bob” Bagdad died June 4 at 78. Survived by wife Frances; daughter Jamie (Ryan) Hyland; son David; 3 grandchildren; brother Howard. Mount Sinai

Arnold Balonick died June 8 at 74. Survived by wife Roberta; daughter Hannah; sons Zachary, Jairo Lemus; sister Shelley (Harvey) Davis. Mount Sinai

Dorothy Barrish died June 5 at 98. Survived by son Jack. Mount Sinai

Arlene Diana Beer died June 2 at 84. Survived by daughters Carla Schwam (Christopher Dileo), Diana Schwam; son John Schwam; 1 grandchild; brother Kenneth (Barbara).

Hilda Belgrade died May 12 at 93. Survived by sons Kalman (Dani), Moses (Susan); 6 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters Blima Kriger, Leah Spinner, Miriam Morgenstern. Chevra Kadisha

Roberta Berman died June 2 at 80. Survived by daughters Lisa Berman (Pedro) Gonzalez, Karen; son Ian (Lan Do); 3 grandchildren; companion Emil Britt. Hillside

Edna Blumenfeld died June 11 at 103. Survived by daughters Lois (Richard Nave) Miller, Lana (Robert) Levin, Bonnie Berke; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Rowena Brucker died June 8 at 99. Survived by daughter Lynne (Jerry) Ostrow; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Scott Davis died June 6 at 51. Survived by wife Lori; daughter Meghan; son Logan; mother Elaine Davis; sister Leslie Rosenthal; brother Glen (Deborah). Mount Sinai

Darcie Adrianne Denkert-Notkin died June 10 at 64. Survived by husband Shelby Notkin; stepdaughters Michelle Notkin Rosen, Laura (Ken) Susman; 1 grandchild; mother Renee Denkert. Hillside

Mark M. Eisenberg died June 9 at 67. Survived by wife Sue; daughter Heather; son Joshua; stepdaughter Bonnie Brooks; 4 grandchildren; mother Lilian; sister Eileen Rosenberg; brother Gary. Groman Eden

Ronald Ferstadt died May 8 at 78. Survived by wife Shirley; daughter Jennie; son Mitchell; 6 grandchildren; sisters Eleanore Stern, Rebecca; brother Herbert. Chevra Kadisha

Shulamit Fogler Grenough died April 1 at 68. Survived by daughter Jamie (Orrit); 2 grandsons. Mount Sinai

Helen Gibrick died June 9 at 96. Survived by daughters Mary Streit,  Regina Malka; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Armin Grunbaum died April 23 at 87. Survived by daughters Gilda (Murray) Kornblit, Linda (Mark) Goldfinger; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

Leonard Hill died June 7 at 68. Survived by wife Patricia Gordon; daughters Lindsey (Rick) Gordon, Allie (Jeremy) Gordon Weinstein; son Benjamin Jack Gordon; 2 grandchildren; brothers Andrew (Janice), Rick (Marna). Hillside

Hilda Holinstat died June 6 at 95. Survived by son David (Renate Zink); brother Elias Toplansky. Hillside

Rochelle Kagan died June 7 at 86. Survived by daughter Rhene Jenks; son Marc; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Gertrude Kipper died June 2 at 97. Survived by sons Donald (Vicki), Robert (Carolyn); 4 grandchildren. Hillside

Howard Klausner died June 4 at 83. Survived by wife Betty; daughter Jennifer; stepdaughters Kim (Gary) Kauffman, Nancy (Rod) Wilkinson, Kathy (Jim) Lyon, Mary Simpson; stepsons John Simpson, Kelly Simpson; 11 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Gordon Millman died May 20 at 73. Survived by wife Barbara; son David. Green Hills

Laurie Dale Schwartz-Silberman died June 4 at 63. Survived by husband David; son Adam (Komoi) Schwartz; stepdaughter Jessica Silberman; brothers Michael Miller, Rick Miller. Hillside

Leon Silver died June 10 at 94. Survived by daughter Bonnie. Hillside

Jeffrey Richard Slottow died June 10 at 70. Survived by wife Joan Ellen; son Edward Slottow. Mount Sinai

Ryma Spiegelman died June 10 at 84. Survived by husband Joseph “Marvin”; daughter Tamar Kern; son Josh; 1 grandchild. Hillside

Joan Starr died June 5 at 80. Survived by son Marc Wolpe; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai

Jerry Waldman died May 31 at 88. Survived by sons Craig (Cindy), Ronald (Stephanie); 4 grandchildren. Hillside

Karen Gail Wolpin died June 5 at 62. Survived by brother Jeffrey. Mount Sinai

Sidney Zeltner died May 18 at 93. Survived by daughter Lilian Sevoian; 2 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

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

Obituaries: Week of June 17, 2016


Eunice Bagel died May 7 at 93. Survived by sons Ronald (Margaret O’Brian), Richard; daughter Joy (Tim) Singletary; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai

Charlotte Bart died March 28 at age 101. Survived by son, Steve (Lenore) Newman; Richard (Louise) Kalfus; 4 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai 

Joan Berne died May 10 at 94. Survived by son Frederick Jr. (Peri Ellen), daughter Paddy (Horst Baumberger), 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Kenneth Black died May 11 at 66. Survived by wife Cynthia; daughter Catherine; son Jordan. Hillside

Robert Blacker died May 6 at 70. Survived by wife Marilyn; sister Elaine Baker. Hillside

Marvin A. Botwin died May 10 at 87. Survived by niece Michele Raphael; nephew Al Bowin; sister-in-law Harriet Botwin. Mount Sinai

Pearl Carr died May 7 at 93. Survived by sons Gary (Michele), Paul (Barbara) and 3 grandchildren. Hillside

Nadia Pidgeon Chriqui died May 12 at 74. Survived by husband Claude; uncle Andre. Mount Sinai

Rose M. Cohen died May 11 at age 90. Survived by daughter Joni; son Ronald; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai

Theda Fleischacker died May 14 at 92. Survived by daughter Linda Shier; son Alan (Suzanne); 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Charlotte Fleishman died May 15 at 84. Survived by daughters Debra, Janet; son Mark (Heather) Zalona; sister Natalie Scotton; 3 grandchildren. Hillside

Laura Fogelman died May 10 at 66. Survived by brother Martin; niece Deborah Devine; nephew Daniel (Caitlin). Hillside

Ralph Fox died May 16 at 92. Survived by daughter Janine (Bob) Dingler; 2 grandchildren;  sister-in-law Suzanne Bogeberg. Mount Sinai

Allan Frank died April 19 at 59. Survived by sons Jake, Spencer; brother Keith; sister Lorraine Purdy. Hillside

George J. Frankie died May 9 at 89. Survived by wife Edith; son Richard (Gloria). Mount Sinai

Evelyn Fried died May 1 at 103. Survived by daughter Barbara (Arthur) Fried Gilbert; son Bernard; 1 grandchild. Mount Sinai

Kenneth Bruce Friman died May 9 at 56. Survived by sister Barbara (Jeff) Match; brother Mark; niece Elyssa Match; nephew Charles Match; sister-in-law Leslie (Ken) Goldstein; sister-in-law Sheri (Lars) Jorgensen; mother-in-law Dottie Match; friend Liz Clark. Mount Sinai

Beatrice Garofalo died May 10 at 99. Survived by daughters Denise (Johnny Rice) DeVough, Shelly, Maryellen (James) Sorrell; 2 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Bo Golomb died May 16 at 77. Survived by daughters Beatrice (Terrence Sejnowski), Astrid Golomb; sisters Ebba Anderson, Hanne Wang; brothers Jo Mikkelsen Rygaard, Fleming Rygaard. Mount Sinai

Goldie “GG” Breslow Greenberg died April 23 at 88. Survived by husband Bernard; daughters Joni (Jeff) Marine, Myra (Jerrold) Glassman; son Arthur (Deb); 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister Lila Segal. Mount Sinai

Shirlee Haft died May 6 at age 87. Survived by sons Michael, Mitchell, Richard; 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Bernard Hoffman died May 18 at 91. Survived by wife Miriam Hoffman; son Marc (Debora); 3 granddaughters. Mount Sinai 

Leo Holinstat died May 10 at 93. Survived by wife Hilda; son David (Renate Zink). Hillside

Miriam Jacobson died May 15 at 87. Survived by husband Sidney Jacobson; daughter Andrea Cavalier; 3 grandchildren; brother Jack (Linda Reiger) Ferm; nephew Lennard Benson. Mount Sinai

Sol Benjamin Jarman died May 5 at 91. Survived by wife Doris; daughter Ilene (Ray) Pruitt; son Michael (Barbara); 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai

Barbara (Brilliant) Kaplan died May 11 at 91. Survived by son Michael.

Nejatolah Kohansedgh died May 16 at 86. Survived by wife Parvin; sons Sol (Stephanie) Cohen, Sasan Kohan-Sedgh, Mehran (Vida) Kohan-Sedgh; daughter Mojgan (Daniel) Gilardi; 8 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Milton Krell died May 9 at 94. Survived by daughters Betsy (Jeff) Kapor, Anne (Mike) McNair; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Esmond Kronick died May 5 at 92. Survived by wife D’Vora; daughter Jerri Griffin; son Michael (Gail); 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Hillside

Ralph Levin died May 5 at 84. Survived by cousins Brent (Peggy), Sharleen (Robert), Michelle (Tom), Liam. Mount Sinai

Donald Phillip Lubell died May 15 at 86. Survived by sons Bradford (Debra), Dean (Eileen), Scott (Shelly), Keith (Serena); 11 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sisters Maxine Barkin, Dolores (Marvin) Mitchell. Mount Sinai

David Miller died May 8 at 24. Survived by father David (Kathy); brothers Joshua, Jake, Mark Wertz; sister Laura Miller; grandmother Judith Miller; grandparents Shirley Sharpe, Sharon Sharpe; uncle Russell Miller. Mount Sinai

Joseph Morris died May 3 at 92. Survived by wife Anita; son Gary (Elsee); daughter Ellen (Alon) Hamilton; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Eleanor Musicant died April 27 at 91. Survived by son Jonathan (Yayoi Kushida); daughter Meredith (Tom) Musicant-Heatly. Hillside

Mollie Abzug Pier died April 26 at 95. Survived by son Gerald (Susan); 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Geraldine Ridgway died April 27 at 91. Survived by daughter Judith (Art) Levine; 1 grandchild; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Beatrice Rogol died May 9 at 95. Survived by 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Roseann Saldinger died May 9 at 77. Survived by daughters Karen (Paul) Clifton, Nancy (Atila) Zekioglu; son Randy Saldinger; 8 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Jacob Ian Sander died May 3 at 68. Survived by wife Kim; sons Aaron, Declan; sisters Aileen, Roz Quarto, Deborah, Jody. Mount Sinai

Scott Sanders died March 28 at 61. Survived by sister Toby Sanders Pollack. Mount Sinai

Bernard Schnur died May 14 at 84. Survived by wife Sylvia Elizabeth Bello; daughter Carolann (Schnur de la Sotta); son Roger (Hope); stepdaughter Teresa Elizabeth Glenn; 3 grandchildren; sisters Fran Robinson, Evelyn Bernstein. Hillside

Peter Sharp died April 19 at 83. Survived by friends Michael Cohen, David Cohen. Mount Sinai

Ellisa Gaye Shocket died May 7 at 61. Survived by daughters Aimee, Kimberly; son, Daniel; mother Beverly Weber; brother Glenn Weber; sister Stacey (Steve) Belgard; nieces Cassandra and Emma Belgard. Mount Sinai

Miriam Shulman died May 10 at 97. Survived by daughters Tobey (Grant Farley), Maya Ford; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Harold H. Singer died May 2 at 98. Survived by daughter Kathy; sons Sheldon (Nancy), Alan (Joan); 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Jene Silberberg died May 14 at 86. Survived by son David (Julie); 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Natalie Stollman died May 15 at 84. Survived by daughter Lisa (Mat) Frey; sons Rick, Kenny (Rosanna), Jerry, Michael; 8 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother Sidney (Merilee) Levy; former son-in-law Harvey Tepfer. Mount Sinai

Mickey Sunkin died May 5 at age 87. Survived by wife Betty; daughter Helene (Stuart) Schultz; son Gary; 2 grandchildren; brother Bert Sunkin. Mount Sinai

Phillip Torf died April 27 at 93. Survived by wife Millicent; daughters Bonnie Rose (Richard Shen), Victoria (Brent Rosenbaum); 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sister Beverly Owen. Hillside

Ret Turner died May 4 at 87. Survived by niece Jean (Doug) Drufner. Mount Sinai

Malvina Vaisfeld died May 7 at 68. Survived by son Samuel (Terri); 1 grandson. Mount Sinai

Irving Weiner died May 9 at 95. Survived by son Richard “Rick” (Ann); brother Jay (Er-dien); 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Helen Weinstein died May 16 at 102. Survived by daughter Madelon Weinstein; 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai

Leroy Weiss died May 13 at 86. Survived by wife June; daughters Ilene Davis, Diane Frankel, Sharon; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Janet Winstein died May 4 at 96. Survived by daughter Nancy; son Stan. Hillside

Halina Wolf died May 12 at 95. Survived by niece Pessia Grywac; 1 granddaughter. Hillside

Florence Zacuto died May 11 at 96. Survived by husband Charles; daughter Debi Stevens; sons Richard Klein, Steven Klein; stepsons Brad (Wendy), Gary; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brother Marshall (Doris) Redman. Mount Sinai

Lawrence Zamos died May 6 at 80. Survived by wife Eleanor “Ellie”; daughter Karen (Patrick) Connor; son David (Lee); 6 grandchildren; brother Jerome. Hillside

Obituaries: Week of May 27, 2016


Jerrold Asher died April 29 at 88. Survived by daughters Patricia (Chris) Barbieri; son Mark (Sandra); stepdaughters Arnea Alcon-McCarthy, Jodye Kirshman; 2 grandchildren; former wife Marsha. Mount Sinai

Rudi Bassmann died April 29 at 96. Survived by daughter Sabrina; son Ronald; 1 grandchild. Mount Sinai

Ellen R. Bernick died April 30 at 96. Survived by sons James (Pamela), Michael (Donna), Charles (Julia); 7 grandchildren; brother Morton (Esther) Levy. Mount Sinai

Sylvia Bernstein died May 2 at 98. Survived by daughters Vicki Daly Redholtz, Jackye Sullins; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Irving Brown died May 2 at 86. Survived by son Lloyd (Barbara); 1 grandchild. Hillside

Al Burns died April 13 at 94. Survived by daughters Arleen, Judy; 1 grandson. Chevra Kadisha

Marvin Ehrlich died April 24 at 83. Survived by wife Sharon; sons Kenneth (Melody Roset), Ira (Audrey); daughter Jodi (Jon) Goldstein Ehrlich; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Paul Foxman died April 25 at 78. Survived by son Robert Lotstein; daughters Shahin, Christine Eppel; 7 grandchildren; sisters Loretta (Walt) Polsky, Shell Gross, Cecilia Winkelman, Lynda, Julia; brother Richard (Eileen). Mount Sinai

Allan Frank died April 19 at 59. Survived by sons Jake, Spencer; brother Keith; sister Lorraine Purdy. Hillside

Hilda Garabedian died May 2 at 91. Survived by daughter Melinda (David Harris); 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Benjamin Germain died April 23 at 89. Survived by wife Maria; sons Jeff (Patricia), Larry, Gerry (Luisa), Peter Berrego; 9 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Genia Gisis died April 30 at 96. Survived by sons Harry (Marianne), Joseph (Debie); 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brothers David (Helen) Reznik, Sam Reznik. Mount Sinai

Goldie Breslow Greenberg died April 23 at 87. Survived by son Arthur (Deb); daughters Joani (Jeff) Marine, Myra (Jerrold) Glassman; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandsons; sister Lila Segal. Mount Sinai

Miriam P. Haas died April 24 at 94. Survived by sister Lorka Gleitman; daughters Sylvia Burlin, Beverly (Leo Reich); 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.

Bernice Hirschfield died April 30 at 100. Survived by daughters Terri, Roberta, Judith; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Irvin Kipper died April 21 at 99. Survived by wife Gertrude; sons Donald (Vicki), Robert (Carolyn); 4 grandchildren. Hillside

Leon Knobel died April 24 at 96. Survived by wife Helen; son Abe (Linda); daughter Hanna (Motty) Friedman; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Lewis Lerner died April 27 at 87. Survived by sons Leonard (Phyllis), Larry (Sherry); 3 grandchildren; sister Florence (Sam) Tucker. Mount Sinai

Henry “Hank” Levin died April 25 at 93. Survived by wife Judith; sons Todd (Lisbeth), Garrett (Pamela); daughter Bridget (Brian) Shuster; 8 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Odette Liberman died April 24 at 96. Survived by daughter Cindy (Michael) Fradin; 1 grandchild; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Irene Master died April 23 at 86. Survived by son Robert (Fannie), daughter Barbara; 4 grandchildren; sister Janet Snyder. Hillside

Eleanor Musicant died April 27 at 91. Survived by son Jonathan (Yayoi Kushida); daughter Meredith (Tom) Musicant-Heatly. Hillside

Geraldine Ridgway died April 27 at 91. Survived by daughter Judith (Art) Levine; 1 grandchild; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside

William Rosenthal died April 27 at 66. Survived by wife Sharon; daughters Pamela, Debrah. Mount Sinai

Dorothy Schaller died April 23 at 88. Survived by husband Solomon; son Ray Blatt; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Peter Sharp died April 19 at 83. Survived by friends Michael Cohen, David Cohen. Mount Sinai

Harvey Sherman died April 27 at 78. Survived by wife Marcia Morrow; daughter Lori Sherman-Renteria; stepsons Don Morrow, Landon Morrow, Jim Morrow; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother Robert. Mount Sinai

Frank Sinclair died April 24 at 89. Survived by daughter Cheryl (David) Golde; son Jerry (Robin). Mount Sinai

Gary Sztanski died April 26 at 60. Survived by mother Fanny; brother Charles (Stephanie). Hillside

Phillip Torf died April 27 at 93. Survived by wife Millicent; daughters Bonnie Rose (Richard Shen), Victoria (Brent Rosenbaum); 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sister Beverly Owen. Hillside

Fern Wicksel died May 1 at 84. Survived by daughter Lisa (Stan) Grod; sons Marc, Jeffrey (Diane); 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Obituaries: Week of May 20, 2016


Florence Adler died March 9. Survived by daughters Libby  (Paul) Hollombe, Jane (Jack) Zuckerman; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman 

Boris Arbit died Feb. 29 at 56. Survived by wife Nelli; daughter Marina; brother Gregory; mother Sheva. Chevra Kadisha

Lynn Bernstein died April 19 at 74. Survived by daughter Lori; son David (Jennifer Steinberg); 1 grandchild; brother Joe (Gail). Hillside

Betty Brown died March 31 at 93. Survived by husband Marvin; son Bruce (Orranuch). Malinow and Silverman

Roxanne Carter died March 4 at 80. Survived by daughter Wendy; sons Chase, Michael (Victoria); 2 grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Irwin Clofine died April 17 at 85. Survived by wife Marion; daughter Sheryl (Neil) Aronow; sons Robert (Wanda), Gary (Denise); 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Jeanette Cohen died March 29 at 91. Survived by sons Marc (Denise Van Loo), Kenneth. Malinow and Silverman

Lillian Mae Dishman died April 22 at 93. Survived by daughters Marla (Bill Rosenblum) Wein, Dana (Brian Berliner) Berliner; 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

David Dubinsky died April 18 at 93. Survived by wife Lorraine; son Edward (Daisy); 2 grandsons. Mount Sinai

Marvin Ehrlich died April 24 at 83. Survived by wife Sharon; sons Kenneth (Melody Roset), Ira (Audrey); daughter Jodi (Jon) Goldstein Ehrlich; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Isadore Einstein died April 19 at 82. Survived by wife Antje; sons Gary, Mark; 1 grandchild; sister Jeanette Goldberg. Hillside

Eduard Galperin died April 21 at 69. Survived by wife Alexandra Laptenko; sons Eugene, Ross; 1 grandson. Chevra Kadisha

Benjamin Germain died April 23 at 89. Survived by wife Maria; sons Jeff (Patricia), Larry, Gerry (Luisa), Peter Berrego; 9 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Helene Goodman died April 20 at 82. Survived by husband Myron “Bud”; son Phillip (Silvia Battigalli) Ansell; sister Valerie Grossman. Hillside

Goldie Greenberg died April 23 at 87. Survived by son Arthur (Deb); daughters Joani (Jeff) Marine, Myra (Jerrold) Glassman; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandsons; sister Lila Segal. Mount Sinai

Lawrence Greenberg died April 19 at 72. Survived by son Joshua (Kristy); 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Marilyne Sheila Gressman died April 15 at 75. Survived by husband Robert; sons Lee (Danielle) Blitstein, Neil (Lisa) Blitstein, Arnold (Jackie) Blitstein; daughters Nancy (Jeff) Pfeffer, Sheri (John) Hanks; stepdaughter Teri; stepson Bill; 13 grandchildren; sister Sheryl (Robert) Vines. Mount Sinai

Claire Grossberg died April 20 at 83. Survived by daughters Cindy Collins, Ileene (Michael) Lazar; 7 grandchildren; brother Jeff. Hillside

Maurice Hellman died April 22 at 99. Survived by daughter Judy (Ted) Singer; 1 grandchild. Mount Sinai

Ethel Klein died March 25 at 96. Survived by daughter Pamela Alexander; son Michael (Charline); 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Samuel Levine died March 17 at 20. Survived by mother Deborah. Malinow and Silverman

Ann Lipsman died April 15 at 97. Survived by son Walter (Lisa Rosenbaum); daughter Mary (Jeffrey) Schnacher; 4 grandchildren. Hillside

Milton Malatt died March 26 at 94. Survived by sister Esther Kahn. Malinow and Silverman

Blossom Malter died April 16 at 91. Survived by niece Kathryn M. (Ray) Giles. Mount Sinai

Fay Marcus died March 25 at 89. Survived by daughter Diane Brandon; son Steven; 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Arthur Minky died April 23 at 92. Survived by daughter Jill (Brian) Munn; sons Robert (Christine), Michael (Susan); 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Richard Mosk died April 17 at 76. Survived by wife Sandra; daughter Julie (Mark Druyan); son Matthew (Karen); 4 grandchildren. Hillside

Nitza Niemann died April 14 at 87. Survived by daughter Ahdda Shur; son Michael (Carolyn); 4 grandchildren. Hillside

Rose Nusbaum died April 22 at 91. Survived by daughter Cynthia (Joel) Feinstein; son Neil (Deborah); 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Shelley Resnik died March 26 at 65. Survived by daughter Jennifer (Bryan Weissman); 2 grandchildren; sister Sheryl (Joel) Krissman. Malinow and Silverman

Joyce Rothschild died March 18 at 92. Survived by daughters Beth, Lori, Joan (Rick) Brisard; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Malinow and Silverman

Dorothy Schaller died April 23 at 88. Survived by husband Solomon; son Ray Blatt; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Sylvia Lee Schenker died April 17 at 85. Survived by daughters Janet (Barry) Schenker-Friedman, Barbara (Kent) Schenker-Johnson, Hilarie Shay; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai

Irene Schultz died March 27 at 89. Survived by daughter Natalie Madden. Malinow and Silverman 

Jack Seror died March 2 at 98. Survived by sons David (Deborah), Marc (Susan); 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Joel E. Spitzer died April 19 at 61. Survived by brother Leonard (Jane); 2 nephews; 1 niece. Mount Sinai

Ann Stone died April 21 at 74. Survived by sons Gary (Cyndee) Stone, Jeffrey (Kimi), Jonathan; brother Alan (Karen) Pyenson; sister Phyllis (David) Snyder. Hillside

Esther Weinberger died April 15 at 97. Survived by nieces Judy Caraco, Louise Caraco, Diana Learner, Marcia (Chris) Heinegg, Deborah (Lee May) Learner-May; nephews Daniel (Polly) Morgenstern, Joel (Alana) Morgenstern; 1 cousin. Mount Sinai

Sally Yale died March 27. Survived by sons Tom (Karen), Kirby (Beth), Dan (Norine); 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Conejo Mountain Memorial

Robert Yelin died April 21 at 74. Survived by wife Maxine; daughters Deborah (Robert) Satnick, Jennifer (Joshua) Kefer; son Daniel (Roxanne); 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Obituaries: Week of May 13, 2016


Ruth Bello died April 5 at 92. Survived by brother David Goldstein; niece Linda. Mount Sinai

Peter Chernack died April 3 at 68. Survived by wife Rebecca; daughters Michelle Rose, Daniella. Mount Sinai

Miriam Cohen died April 12 at 93. Survived by son Andrew; 1 grandchild. Hillside

Robert Cushnir died April 11 at 86. Survived by sons Andrew (Sharon Spira-Cushnir), Bruce David (Emmy), Raphael; daughter Randi Lynn; 6 grandchildren. Groman Eden

Charles Heller died March 24 at 101. Survived by wife Irma; son Brian; daughters Eileen Rogers, Sherry. Mount Sinai

Rose Katz died April 4 at 98. Survived by niece Marleen Goldstein. Hillside

Maurice Kornberg died April 4 at 89. Survived by wife Louise; sons Howard (Iris), Paul (Elyssa); daughter Marian; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Hillside

Mitzi Lawson died April 3 at 89. Survived by son Larry (Laura); daughter Janis (Westly Baer); 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Pamela Lever died April 12 at 72. Survived by son Mark (Maria); sisters Sheila Wallach, Marlene Capell. Hillside

Shirley Levey died April 10 at 95. Survived by son Michael (JoAnn); daughter Marilyn; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister Arlene Harris. Hillside

Ann Lipsman died April 15 at 97. Survived by son Walter (Lisa Rosenbaum); daughter Mary (Jeffrey) Schnacher; 4 grandchildren. Hillside

Mamie Lipsman died April 1 at 100. Survived by son Jeff (Elisabeth); daughter Andrea; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Stuart Lisell died April 12 at 82. Survived by wife Marilyn; daughter Stephanie; sons Bruce (Francie), Ronald (Bret Coker); 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister Hope Rosenblum. Mount Sinai

Judy Livingston died April 7 at 77. Survived by daughters Stacey (Jack) Richards, Sharon (Clay) Helton, Janet (Martin) Mc-Knight: 10 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Arlyne Lynn died April 2 at 69. Survived by son Chad (Jackie); brothers Marvin Tiano, Jack (Cathy) Tiano, Norman (Marianne) Tiano; nieces and nephews. Mount Sinai

Michael Marks died April 14 at 91. Survived by wife Susan; sons Harold, Eugene. Mount Sinai

Suzanne Moultout died April 4 at 88. Survived by son Gerard (Josefina); daughters Carole, Corrinne (Larry) Schuster; 5 grandchildren; sister Anna Burman. Groman Eden

Albert Newman died April 5 at 91. Survived by wife Shirley; daughters Elisa (Andrew White), Linda (Omri) Lior, Rosalind (John) Osterman; 11 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; brother Dick ( Gayle). Mount Sinai

Tatyana Pesin died April 9 at 80. Survived by husband Vladimir; sons Alexander (Alla), Vyacheslav; 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Hope Rankell died April 10 at 56. Survived by husband Steven; sons Jordan Michael, Bradley Evan; mother Gladys Jaffe; brother Steven Jaffe. Mount Sinai

Ruth Schwartz died April 9 at 93. Survived by son Stuart (Chelley Maple); 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother Sonny Reimer. Hillside

Eta Seltzer died April 14 at 90. Survived by daughters Elaine, Tzerl. Hillside

Samuel Seltzer died April 9 at 90. Survived by daughters Elaine, Tzerl; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Hillside

Jack Seymour Sperber died April 12 at 88. Survived by wife Ann; daughters Teri (Ron) Sellz, Marcia (Lyle) Michelson, Carol (Larry) Ross; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Irwin Spielman died April 5 at 94. Survived by son Mike; daughter Roselee (Blaine) Sauser; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Hillside

Alan Stuart died April 14 at 72. Survived by son Andrew; brother Mickey (Gail) Scheinbaum; sister Corinne Pearlman; companion Lauren Brodsky. Mount Sinai

Rebeca Tabak died April 5 at 92. Survived by daughters Aida (Abraham) Kaufer, Vivian; 6 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Vita Tannenbaum Green died April 14 at 86. Survived by husband Leonard Green; son Michael Tannenbaum; daughters Joan (Yossie) Ziff, Julie (Gilad) Zevo-Israel; 5 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Irwin Israel Weisberg died April 14 at 77. Survived by daughters Wendy (Derlin) Brynford-Jones, Suzanne (David) Lynn; 2 granddaughters; brother Herb. Mount Sinai

Sherri White died April 7 at 64. Survived by son Ryan; daughter Jennifer (Nick Saini); 4 grandchildren. Hillside

Jay Winthrop died April 1 at 93. Survived by wife Ruth; sons Marc (Ann), Stuart (Betsy); daughters Cheryl (David) Stern, Ellen (Gary) Michel, Gail; 16 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Obituaries: Week of April 29, 2016


Estelle Allen died March 27 at 85. Survived by daughters Cathy (Lou) Gerrard, Lori (Carl) Kent; son Robert (Cameron); 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Vladimir Barkon died March 15 at 90. Survived by wife Yelena; sons Victor (Ludmilla), Yakov (Angela); daughter Svetlana (Michael) Grois; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; sister Ludmilla (Mark) Panich. Mount Sinai

Rafael “Ralph” Baum died March 22 at 94. Survived by son Jack (Maxine); daughter Ruchama (Richard) Van Allen; 7 grandchildren; 1 great -grandson. Mount Sinai

Herbert Berger died March 26 at 80. Survived by wife Romina Sandajan; daughters Aishe, Ilona; stepson Joel (Jenny) Cipriano; stepdaughter Joanne Sandajan; brother Robert Berger. Mount Sinai

Vera Berrin died March 16 at 94. Survived by daughters Susan (Steven Zipperstein), Gail (Bob) Woskow. Hillside

Ellen Birenbaum died March 26 at 65. Survived by husband David; daughter Anna (Damien) Daurio; son Steven (Paola); 5 grandchildren; brother John Steffin. Mount Sinai

Phyllis Blivas died March 12 at 87. Survived by daughters Judy (Henry) Borenstein, Lynda; son Larry (Julie); 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Serena Blumenfeld died March 29 at 89. Survived by daughter Cherry (Paul) Rothstein; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-granddaughters; sister Toba Chik. Mount Sinai

Kenneth Bodenstein died March 20 at 79. Survived by wife Diane Lerner; son Todd; daughter Leslie (Jason); 3 grandchildren; sister Elaine (Rudy) Polack. Hillside

Harold Brown died March 9 at 97. Survived by daughter Marsha (Jeff Lemler); son Howard (Barbara Miropol). Hillside

Marilyn Brown died March 14 at 87. Survived by sons Peter (Stephanie), Ross (Wendy); 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Harriet Cadish died March 19 at 97. Survived by son Robert (Rosie); 1 grandchild; 1 great-grandchild; sister Betty Woodford. Hillside

Natalie Calmenson died March 27 at 85. Survived by son Bart (Jaylene); 5 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; sister Martha Feuerstein. Mount Sinai

Harold Cherness died March 10 at 93. Survived by wife Carolyn; daughter Janel (Marshall) Bloom; son Darryl (Amy); 8 grandchildren. Hillside

Fay Cohen died March 26 at 96. Survived by son Arthur (Sharon Kee); 3 grandchildren; 1 step-grandson; 3 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Martha Cohen died March 15 at 87. Survived by son Robert (Christine). Mount Sinai

Harold Cosel died March 29 at 94. Survived by sons Gary, Stephen, Scott; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Philip Alexander Cramer died March 11 at 81. Survived by wife Carol; sons Benjamin (Julie), Michael (Dana), David (Jean); daughter Rona (Dale) Kelley; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister Marriam (Al) Ring; brother Mort. Mount Sinai

Ruth Ann Cranow died March 20 at 81. Survived by son Steve (Nikki); 2 grandsons; brother Ronnie Hantman. Mount Sinai

Arthur Coleman Diamond died March 9 at 90. Survived by son David Perry; daughter Stefanie Perrie; 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Cecile Dollinger died March 21 at 88. Survived by son Mitchell (Melanie) Rosenberg; daughters Gale Rosenberg, Karen (Bennett Auslaneder) Rosenberg-Auslaender; 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Sabina Drobner died March 21 at 80. Survived by son Boris (Faina) Grager; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Bernard Entin died March 18 at 97. Survived by sons Hershey, Jerry (Carman), Dennis (Sharon); 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Bernice Erlichman died March 15 at 93. Survived by daughters Roselyn Ornstein, Wendy Milich. Hillside

Fay Feuerlicht died April 1 at 96. Survived by son Sammy (Susanne); daughter Gail (Isaac) Kaver; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

Lea B. Finkelstein died March 17 at 95. Survived by nephews Marc Katz, Jerry Alan Katz, David Katz, Norman Katz, Barry Katz; 2 sisters-in-law. Mount Sinai

Neil Fischer died March 12 at 79. Survived by wife Judy; daughter Karyn (Scott) Noskin; son Edward (Michele); 4 grandchildren; sister Barbara Hergott. Mount Sinai

Louise Fisher died March 30 at 84. Survived by daughters Lori (Kevin) Thompson, Kathy (Philip) Davis; sister Claire Heimler. Mount Sinai

Marilyn Fried died March 20 at 91. Survived by daughters Susan (Nathan) Adlen, Berandine (Alex Shohet); son Tony; 1 granddaughter. Mount Sinai

Dorothy Friedman died March 21 at 89. Survived by daughter Ilene Dennis; 3 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Rae Friedman died March 31 at 63. Survived by brothers Leonard (Rebecca), Jay (Shelli); 5 nieces. Mount Sinai

Edythe Gale died March 19 at 88. Survived by daughter Andrea Gale-Ferreira; sons Shelley (Dayle), Robert; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Nettie W. Gam died April 2 at 90. Survived by daughter Sandra (John) Gam Canadoy; 1 grandson. Groman Eden

Leonard Gordon died March 23 at 98. Survived by wife Linda; son Eric (Randy); daughter June (Richard) Weiner; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Gogi Grant died March 10 at 91. Survived by son Joshua (Jennifer) Beckett; daughter Jeri Brown; 1 grandchild; sister Nikki Reinisch; brother Norman Arinsberg. Hillside

Caryn Jo Gray died March 13 at 60. Survived by husband Richard; daughters Michelle, Danielle; brother Craig Cohen. Hillside

Irwin Lloyd Green died March 15 at 86. Survived by wife Dorothy; daughter Paula; sons Matthew, Robert; 1 grandson. Mount Sinai

Doris Greenberg died March 30 at 83. Survived by son Mark (Frida); daughter Elaine (Mark) Greenberg Barnett; 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Guta Gruzen died March 12 at 90. Survived by husband Jack; son Ronald (Suzy); daughters Lila (Brian Link), Louise (Rod) Roberts; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister Susana Vinacur; brother Micha Golan. Groman Eden

Johanna Gunter died March 16 at 59. Survived by husband Jeffrey; daughter Sophie; son Simon; sister Marrije Weereltz. Hillside

David Harbuck died March 16 at 45. Survived by wife Jill; daughter Haley; son Cooper; mother Barbara; father James. Hillside

Muriel M. Helfenbein died March 16 at 88. Survived by son Eric (Cheryl Anton); daughter Lisa Nelson; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Rose Jaffe died March 16 at 93. Survived by daughters Debra (Rick) Powell, Sunnye (Richard) Tuch; 4 grandchildren. Hillside

Sara Kasif died March 13 at 91. Survived by son Gil (Jennifer); 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Janice Ruth Kessler died March 16 at 85. Survived by sons David (Denise), Adam J. (Candy); 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister Joan Tubman. Mount Sinai

Stanley Kimmel died March 22 at 80. Survived by wife Kathy Jones; son Harold; daughter Lisa; 1 granddaughter. Mount Sinai

Irwin Joesph Klorman died April 1 at 61. Survived by brothers Danny, Andrew, William (Tracy); sister Sandra (Doug) Fowler; ex-wife Diana Benson; stepbrother Michael Darcy. Mount Sinai

Estelle Korn died March 24 at 87. Survived by son Jerrold (Ellen); 1 grandchild. Hillside

Edmond Kramer died March 14 at 80. 

Lilian Kupferwasser died March 15 at 72. Survived by husband Marcelo; sons Arie (Ximina), Ronnie; 1 brother-in-law. Mount Sinai

Leonora Lane died April 1 at 92. Survived by daughter Roberta (Gary) Solomon; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother Irving (Pat Villio) Hyman; 1 daughter-in-law. Mount Sinai

Arline Lerner died March 15 at 77. Survived by partner Philip Reisman; son Ron (Julie); daughter Jneice Graber; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Estelle Janet Lipman died March 19 at 82. Survived by daughters Michele, Joyce (Robert) Aldoroty, Debbie (Jim) Manuel, Denice (Steve) Bishop; sons Glenn (Janet), Steve (Bobbie); 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister Marian Loth. Mount Sinai

Susan Lorman died March 21 at 74. Survived by husband Peter; daughters Carrie, Stephanie (Sandy); son Mark; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Shirley Luevano died March 9 at 90. Survived by husband Daniel; son Mark (Anetta); daughter Mary; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Emanuel Mandelman died March 20 at 87. Survived by wife Sharon; daughters Nina (Richard Leto), Stephanie (Shane) Damelin; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Erwin Marine died March 5 at 91. Survived by wife Luanne; son Scott; 1 aunt; 2 nieces. Mount Sinai

Edward Marks died March 13 at 100. Survived by son Stephen (Katherine); daughter Julie (Charles) Marks-Faerkin; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Edward Medvene died March 15 at 85. Survived by daughters Jaime (Rachel Nielsen), Linda (Steve Cirigliano); son Daniel (Leah Marquez); 3 grandchildren. Hillside

Ralph Mellman died March 31 at 91. Survived by wife Sally; daughters Jill, Mindy; son David (Melissa); 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Samuel Miller died March 9 at 77. Survived by wife Barbara; daughters Lynda (Jacob) Manaster, Myla (Lawrence) Kovac; sons Mark, Michael; 7 grandchildren; sisters Miriam (Willie) Saltz, Dossie Marcus. Hillside

Esther Moadeb died March 22 at 93. Survived by sons Ness (Judy), Elie (Eleanor), Isaac, Joseph; daughter Fern Shulrufer, 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Helen Nichunsky died March 16 at 87. Survived by cousins Bertha Fox, Joanne Fox-Aunet, Rosalie (Dan) Huntington. Mount Sinai

Stanley Orzech died March 11 at 90. Survived by daughters Martha (Steven) Spector, Dorothy (Bruce) Spector; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Samuel Ostiller died March 19 at 91. Survived by daughter Susan Hartman; son David; 5 grandchildren; brother James. Hillside

Roslyn Ostrovsky died April 3 at 88. Survived by daughters Harriet (Richard) Ross, Susan (Elliot) Mahn, Maureen (Jack) Conner; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers Harvey Firestone, Jack (Bea) Firestone. Mount Sinai

Sulamyf Palchik died April 1 at 93. Survived by daughter Ludmilla Gleyzer; 1 grandson. Mount Sinai

Evelyn Paller died March 20 at 93. Survived by sons Ron (Carol), Gary (Julie), Ken (Marcia); 4 grandsons; 1 great-granddaughter. Mount Sinai

Cecilia Pinski died March 29 at 88. Survived by son Charles (Adele) Lerman; 4 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Carol Pinto died March 30 at 76. Survived by son Evan (Lindsay); daughter Rachel; 3 grandchildren; sister Sarah Brodovsky Arsone. Mount Sinai

Philip Radin died March 28 at 62. Survived by daughter Kayla; son Jeremy; sisters Allison Goldberger, Suzan Flamm; brother Jeffrey Scott. Mount Sinai

Esther Raphael died March 28 at 78. Survived by husband Mark; daughter Lisa; stepson Randall; stepdaughter Susan S. Garner; brother Melvin (Abbey) Margolis. Mount Sinai

Clara Ravitz died March 27 at 90. Survived by daughter Nancy (Norman MacDonald) Soloman; son Richard; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren, sister Minnie (Stan) Chortkoff. Mount Sinai

Mordechai Rechtshaid died March 18 at 81. Survived by wife Lois; sons Daniel (Luanne), Jeremy (Francis); daughter Stephanie; 2 grandchildren; brother Israel. Mount Sinai

Betty Reich died March 15 at 92. Survived by husband Melvin; son Michael (Stacey); daughter Gloria; 4 grandchildren; sisters Rose Kasiner, Mary Mindel. Chevra Kadisha

Charles Riskin died March 21 at 85. Survived by wife Roslyn; daughter Lee (Jeff) Marchesani; sons Richard (Lori), Steve (Jessica Clements); 8 grandchildren; brother Ira. Mount Sinai

Evelyn Gray Robbins died March 23 at 88. Survived by daughter Jane (Richard) Metz; son Peter (Mugda); 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Irwin Rosenblum died March 12 at 87. Survived by wife Rae; son Ron (Jackie); daughter Shana; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Maria Rosenstein died March 22 at 103. Survived by daughters Sarah (Gary) Cramer, Jenny (Bruce) Safaee; 4 grandchildren. Hillside

Harvey Roth died March 27 at 83. Survived by wife Joan; daughters Audrey Okaneko, Feige (David) Devorah Emry; son Gregg; 4 grandchildren. Hillside

Stanley Rothman died April 3 at 76. Survived by wife Bonnie; son Steven (Mo Chin); daughter Wendy Alexander; 1 grandchild. Mount Sinai

Linda Rozio died March 26 at 88. Survived by son Zacky; 3 grandchildren; 1 niece. Hillside

Lois Samuel died March 21 at 81. Survived by husband Louis Herberd Samuel; daughter Lisa; stepdaughter Brenda Seagell. Mount Sinai

Esther Schned died March 11 at 88. Survived by daughter Ellen; son Harry (Patty); 1 grandchild. Mount Sinai

Sylvia Shapiro died March 11 at 94. Survived by daughters Sandy (Roland) Terranova, Nikki (Chris) Cotton; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; 2 nieces. Mount Sinai

Jack Silberkleit died March 24 at 72. Survived by wife Nancy; daughters Kelly (Tim) Prather, Lindsay (Gregg) Schiff-Abrams, Allison Serber, Tricia Graup; stepsons Mitchell (Nancy) Renberg, Devin (Silvi) Renberg; stepdaughter Elissa Renberg; 16 grandchildren; sister Jill. Hillside

Stanley R. Sludikoff died March 12 at 80. Survived by wife Ann; daughters Lisa (Mark) Morris, Jaime (Steve) Geffner, Bonnie. Mount Sinai

Lynn Solomon died March 27 at 74. Survived by husband Jerry; daughters Rhonda, Randi; son Robby; 3 grandchildren; 2 brothers-in-law. Hillside

Sandra Stein died March 11 at 77. Survived by son Michael (Sonja Wend); daughter Lois (Russell) Singer; 4 grandchildren. Hillside

Florence Steinberg died March 9 at 81. Survived by daughter Sheryl (Sam) Ornelas; sons Aubrey, Leonard; 8 grandchildren; 1 greatgrandchild. Mount Sinai

Dorrit St. John died March 9 at 91. Survived by son Len (Linda); 5 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Ginette Vandenskrick died April 2 at 93. Survived by daughter Catherine (Rick Gregory) Bambadji; 1 grandson; 3 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Fransisco Vidrio died March 24 at 86. Survived by daughters Lea Barela, Lynn Luy, Danielle Hernandez-Romero, Susan Abelardo, Marissa; 12 grandchildren; sisters Jesus Camacho, Clemencia Rodriguez, Guadalupe; brothers Rafael, Alfredo. Hillside

Victor White died March 26 at 89. Survived by wife Marilyn; daughter Edith (Douglas) Achterman; sons Philip (Vicki), Daniel (Amy Ettinger); 5 grandchildren. Hillside

Elliot Wien died March 21 at 88. Survived by daughters Jill (David) Wien Badger, Linda (Mike); son Keith (Michelle). Hillside

Morris Wolfred died March 11 at 85. Survived by wife Rita; daughters Robynne (Rick) Smith, Karen (Jim McNally), Joan (Thierry) Matti; 2 grandchildren; sister Jean Nagourney. Hillside

Dena Yosfan died March 21 at 40. Survived by husband Benjamin; son Joshua; daughter Leah; father Scott Lookholder; mother Juliana Lookholder. Mount Sinai

Jack Zimerman died March 19 at 91. Survived by daughters Nancy (Mike) Neiman, Marlene (Jeff) Kohn; sons David, Jeffrey; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Selma Zweig died March 15 at 89. Survived by sons Stephan, Donald (Maureen Hogan); daughter Alene; 1 grandson. Hillside

Obituaries: Week of April 15, 2016


Mendel Alpert died March 2 at 98. Survived by son Van (Nancy); daughter Susan (Richard) Williamson; 4 grandchildren; sister Miriam Bier. Mount Sinai

Sandra Arnold died March 1 at 80. Survived by daughter Caralyn Olson; son Johnathan Frank; stepson Dean Olson; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother Howard (Elaine) Sugar. Hillside

Herbert Allen Berger died March 7 at 82. Survived by wife Evelyn; daughter Jeannine (Graham Purvis); son Brian (Leslie); 2 grandchildren; sister Sydelle (Del) Wolken; 1 brother-in-law. Mount Sinai

Julia G. Weiss Mullen Browner died March 5 at 90. Survived by sons Steven, Bruce, Robert; daughter Joanne; 4 grandchildren; sister Johanna Robbins.

Alice Danziger died March 9 at 90. Survived by son Robert (Christine); daughter Patricia Apoian; 1 grandchild; brother Richard Greenfield. Hillside

Elliott Ellenson died March 5 at 92. Survived by sons Allen (Sharon), Roger, Scott. Mount Sinai

Lawrence Frierman died March 2 at 86. Survived by wife Janice; son Michael (Cahte); daughter Randee (Neal) Levin; stepson Ethan (Kelley) Bingel; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson. Mount Sinai

Sophia Handin died March 8 at 94. Survived by daughter Liliane (James) Farb; 7 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Sidney W. Helperin died March 5 at 90. Survived by wife Vikki; daughter Amy (Jeffrey) Krivis; son Robert (Joanne); 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson. Groman Eden

Roslyn S. Hills died March 9 at 90. Survived by daughters Linda (Zygmunt) Martynowicz, Laurie (Jon) Alexander-Hills; son Ronald Scott (Diane); 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai

Frances Kaushansky died March 9 at 86. Survived by sons Kenneth (Lauren), Howard (Colleen); 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Morton Klein died March 5 at 89. Survived by wife Rosalyn; son Henry “Hank”; daughter Emily (Nicholas Bogen); 2 grandchildren; sister Roslyn Flegel. Hillside

Boris Kopelevich died March 1 at 91. Survived by wife Rakhil; daughter Alla (Michael) Karpus; son Alex (Victoria); 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Harold Ralph Lassoff died March 7 at 89. Survived by wife Grace; sons Robert (Justine), David (Iris), Steven (Beth), Peter (Alison); 9 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Cheryl Leatherman died March 8 at 62. Survived by husband Doug; daughters Staci (Scott) Davis-Turner, Melissa (John) Weedin; 4 grandchildren; sister Stephanie (Michael) Avdee; brother Lloyd (Dahlia) Mann. Hillside

Elaine Lerman died March 2 at 86. Survived by daughter Jane (Michael) Urman; son Ned; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson. Groman Eden

Melinda Lerner died March 6 at 56. Survived by husband John Powell; son Oliver Powell, mother Maree Tarnowska, sisters Tamasine Hanson, Anna; brother Daniel. Hillside

Julio David Liberman died March 3 at 87. Survived by wife Ida; son Jeffrey (Angela); daughters Liane (Benjamin) Sternlieb, Caroly Bass; 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brothers Elias (Miriam), Jose (Esther). Mount Sinai

Julia Mullen died March 5 at 90. Survived by sons Robert (Laurene), Bruce, Steven (Nancy Gulish); daughter Julia Stone; 5 grandchildren. Hillside

Barbara Pascal died March 9 at 81. Survived by husband Anthony; daughters Jennifer, Amy; 3 grandchildren. Hillside

Emily S. Passovoy died March 5 at 94. Survived by cousin Ted Toback; friend Betty McDougall. Groman Eden

Victor Penso died March 2 at 89. Survived by wife June; sons Bruce (Catherine), Jerry (Andy); daughters Sally, Judy; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Conrad “Conny” Platt died March 3 at 101. Survived by son Neal (Fran); 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Donald Savel died March 1 at 89. Survived by son Mark (Robyne); daughter Melinda; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Pearl Seligman died March 5 at 91. Survived by daughter Audrey (Mike) Gruner; 1 granddaughter. Hillside

Riva Shaulova died Feb. 29 at 103. Survived by son Moisey (Inga) Khanouknov; 3 nephews. Mount Sinai

Gerald Curtis Stone died March 5 at 85. Survived by wife Marilyn; daughters Dianne, Suzanne; son Scott (Aliza); 11 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai

Belle Farer Telson died March 9 at 98. Survived by sons Howard (Karen) Farer, Marc (Denise) Farer; daughter Abby Farer Hayden; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Herbert A. Wenderoff died Feb. 27 at 93. Survived by daughter Lori (Steven Stevens) Glickman; 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 daughter-in-law. Mount Sinai

Celia “Chickie” Wolfe died March 1 at 96. Survived by sons Allen, Sam (Sally); daughter Beverly (Antonio) Ledesma; 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Solomon Irving “Zak” Zakheim died March 6 at 87. Survived by sons Myles (Diana Peterson), Robert (Susan); 4 grandchildren; sister Charlotte Frommer; companion Leslie Charney. Mount Sinai

Obituaries: Week of April 8, 2016


Shirley Benjamin died Feb. 29 at 94. Survived by sisters Ruth Savin, Pauline Einstein; 3 nephews; 4 nieces. Mount Sinai

Esther Berkowitz died Feb. 2 at 95. Survived by daughters Juliana (Scott) Lookholder, Miriam (Larry) Feldman; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Renee Bienenfeld died Feb. 26 at 91. Survived by husband Robert; sons Jay (Ellen), Philip; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Joan Cohan died Feb. 20 at 82. Survived by daughter Deborah (Tom) Rummelhart; sons Steve (Joy), Judson (Kristin). Mount Sinai

Julius Y. Cohen died Feb. 27 at 92. Survived by son Alan; daughters Barbara (Moshe) Schwartz, Deborah, Rhonda (Edward) Friedler; 14 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Marcia Finder died Feb. 25 at 90. Survived by son Scott; daughter Rori Gwynne (Jeffrey) Levine; 1 granddaughter. Mount Sinai

Marsha Fuerst died Feb. 23 at 79. Survived by husband Michael; daughters Marla (Anthony) Mittskus, Marnie (Jim) Duenas; sons Marc, Mitchell (Lisa); brother Marvin, 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Charles Arthur Gilbert died Feb. 28 at 89. Survived by wife Rhoda; sons Anthony, Bruce; daughter Susan (Peter) Goodwine; 3 grandchildren; sister Evelyn Buckspan. Mount Sinai

Hortense Glassman died Feb. 25 at 94. Survived by son Stanley; daughter Eilean (Gene) Galucci; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Robert Goldberg died Feb. 29 at 77. Survived by wife Merete; daughters Karen (Staten) Williams, Teah (Brandon Ramos); sister Carole; 1 niece. Hillside

Bruce Russell Golin died Feb. 27 at 57.  Survived by wife Sybil; son Zachary; brother Craig. Mount Sinai

Hilda Grinker died Feb. 29 at 92. Survived by daughters Gayle Holmes, Roberta Spaccia; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Beverly Horowitz died Feb. 26 at 92. Survived by son Zachary I. (Barbara Natterson-Horowitz); daughter Jody (Gary) Marsh; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Sylvia Krasell died Feb. 12 at 94. Survived by daughter Debra Wilzbach; son Gregory; 2 grandchildren. Groman Eden

Mike Kreitenberg died Feb. 25 at 87. Survived by sons Mitchell (Pam), Harold (Claudia), Ernie (Nancy); 6 grandchildren; brother Joe. Hillside

Thelma Levin died Feb. 24 at 104. Survived by daughter Leslie Kavanaugh. Hillside

David Levy died Feb. 20 at 72. Survived by wife Paula Gershoy; son Mitchell. Mount Sinai

Mari Lipton died Feb. 23 at 90. Survived by son Peter (Bonnie); daughter Candace; 3 grandchildren; sister Vera Berrin. Hillside

Frank Lurie died Feb. 29 at 83. Survived by wife Rita Lurie; son David (Leila) Lurie; daughters Leslie (Clifford) Gilbert-Lurie, Gwyn (Les) Lurie; 7 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Frances Maisel died Feb. 23 at 87. Survived by daughters Cheryl, Ileen; brother Myron Funk. Hillside

Betty Marko died Feb. 22 at 89. Survived by sons David (Jeanie) Finklestein, Ruben (Fran) Finklestein; daughter Miriam (Bobby) Kleiman; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; stepbrother Gary Peters. Hillside

June Miller died Feb. 28 at 92. Survived by son Robert (Harriet); daughter Betty; 2 grandchildren; 1 niece. Hillside

Ruth Pollak died Feb. 26 at 95. Survived by daughter Judy (William) Lo; son Oliver (Karen); 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Lyubov Portnoy died Feb. 26 at 100. Survived by daughters Asya (Kenneth) Torbiner, Galina Chernitsky; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Edward Isadore Reich died Feb. 28 at 52. Survived by father Jacob; sisters Rosalyn (fiancé Steve Arthur), Evelyn Pike; stepson Nicholas Flores; 1 sister-in-law. Mount Sinai

Judith Sanders died Feb. 24 at 87. Survived by husband David; sons Jeff, Michael (Heidi); 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Annette Schwartz died Feb. 27 at 91. Survived by daughters Nanci, Randee Allen; son Kenneth; 1 granddaughter; sisters Sylvia Leibenberg, Shirley Satin, Esther (Irv) Ladman; brother Irving Rosenberg. Mount Sinai

Sheldon Sloan died Feb. 26 at 80. Survived by wife Shelby; son Stephen (Donna); daughter Jennifer (James) Belushi; stepdaughter Geannie Isern (Victoria Morgan); 9 grandchildren. Hillside

Bernice Spielberg died Feb. 28 at 95. Survived by husband Arnold; sons Johnathon (Susan) Colner, Daniel, Adam (Margie), 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Heiman Van Dam died Feb. 28 at 96. Survived by wife Barbara; daughters Rika (Richard Harmel), Claire (Cindy Henson); 5 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; brother Simon. Hillside

Arline Weisberg died Feb. 29 at 88.  Survived by daughters Janette (Adam) Simms, Debra (Kim) Gibbons; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister Marcia Schneider. Mount Sinai

Rhoda Weissman died Feb. 26 86. Survived by nephew Jack Altman; niece Lisa Altman; 1 cousin. Mount Sinai

Louis Wiener died Feb. 25 at 82. Survived by wife Basha; daughters Audrey (Yosef) Amzalag, Darlene (Michael) Cohn; son David (Enat); 6 grandchildren; brother Neil. Mount Sinai

Obituaries: Week of March 18, 2016


Charlotte Alber died Feb. 7 at 101. Survived by son Irwin (Lana); 3 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sister Dorothy Decker; 1 niece. Mount Sinai

Fred Ashkenasy died Feb. 8 at 90. Survived by son Lance (Diana); daughter Judy Barila; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Celia Barnum died Feb. 8 at 97. Survived by daughters Moreen Caro, Gail Baltes, Karol; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Sylvia Bernhut died Jan. 12 at 88. Survived by daughters Sherri (David) Chapman, Annette (Glenn) Caplin, Roberta (Robert) Lansman; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Jeffrey Bluen died Feb. 2 at 58.  Survived by wife Lisa; sons Joel, Ben, Steven. Chevra Kadisha

Sylvia Bremer died Jan. 11 at 92. Survived by daughters Deborah (Edward), Julie (Robert); son Randolph (Genevieve); 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Malinow and Silverman

Joseph “Jerry” Brick died Feb. 7 at 94. Survived by wife Ilene; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Simon Cymerint died Jan. 7 at 93. Survived by sons John (Carol), Robbie (Michelle), Mark (Monique); 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Paula Dragutsky died Jan. 19 at 72. Survived by daughter Nancy (Mitchell) Moss; 3 grandchildren; sister Marjorie (Bram) Jelin. Malinow and Silverman 

Betty Fels died Jan. 15 at 88. Survived by daughter Ronni (Michael) Sommer; son Richard (Karen); 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister Ruby (Martin) Carneol. Malinow and Silverman 

Leonard Garber died Jan. 23 at 86. Survived by wife Sylvia; daughters Neila (Andrew) Bernstein, Beth (Rick) Shumacher, Susan (Brian) Yonts, Linda (Barbara Blinick); son Alan (Lori); 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Malinow and Silverman

Sherwin Gillman died Jan. 12 at 94. Survived by wife Bonnie; sons Michael (Rebecca), Adam (Michelle); daughter Margo; 5 grandchildren; sisters Geraldine (Morton) Schullman, Marcia Gillman. Malinow and Silverman

Irving Grouse died Jan. 31 at 91. Survived by daughter Elizabeth (Marlin) Green; sons John (Deborah), David (Frances); 6 grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Louise Jacoby died Jan. 30 at 88. Survived by sons Marc, Jay, Scott, Eric; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Andrew Kane died Feb. 8 at 63. Survived by sister Francine (Jack) Greenbaum. Hillside

Bailey Karr died Jan. 19 at 81. Survived by daughter Hillary Kelley; son Randall Kelley. Malinow and Silverman 

Robert Kudler died Jan. 9 at 84. Survived by wife Phyllis; daughters Debra Pelfrey, Cynthia Algra; son Mark; 3 grandchildren; sister Doris Engroen; brother Joel. Malinow and Silverman   

Alan Liker died Feb. 5 at 78. Survived by son Harley (Julie); daughters Renee (Ivor) Wolk, Elisa; 6 grandchildren; brother Stanley (Evelyn). Hillside

Judith Lyon died Jan. 24 at 80. Survived by daughters Allison (Lloyd) Segan, Robin Gardner. Malinow and Silverman

Harvey Mandel died Feb. 9 at 74. Survived by daughters Kimberly (Jaren Vine) Mandel-Vine, Jennifer Starkov; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Barbara Margolin died Jan. 12 at 88. Survived by daughter Roberta Eichenblatt. Malinow and Silverman

Helen Mel died Jan. 1 at 75. Survived by daughters Debbie Massarano, Robin (Tom) Kelley; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sisters Lorraine, Ruth, Marilyn (Ezra) Amir; brothers Dave, Steve (Penny) Robby. Malinow and Silverman 

Dina Meyer died Jan. 15 at 81. Survived by daughter Leslie (Michael) Adler; son Michael (Peggy); 4 grandchildren; sister Joan Lissauer. Malinow and Silverman 

Miriam W. Moorman died Feb. 8 at 90.  Survived by husband Herbert; sons Uri (Linda) Hertz, Amram Hertz. Mount Sinai

Rene Osman died Jan. 15 at 79. Survived by wife Dorothy; daughters Jacqueline (Todd) Rosen, Gabrielle (Ben) Sigel, Rochelle (Michael) Seeman; son Lawrence (Laura); 12 grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman 

Hyman Shanin died Feb. 8 at 94. Survived by daughters Sandra (Bill) Lasarow, Jeanne (Rabbi Carla Freedman), Laurie (Tim Ryan); 1 granddaughter. Mount Sinai

Leonard Shapiro died Jan. 1 at 73. Survived by wife Gail; son Warren (Lisa); 2 grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Seymour Shilling died Feb. 8 at 86. Survived by daughter Pamela Beth (Earle) Greenberg; son Mark Steven; 2 granddaughters. Mount Sinai

Roza Shimanchik died Jan. 2 at 88. Survived by husband Mikhail; daughter Zina (Ilya) Tsukerman; son Alexander. Malinow and Silverman 

Estelle Spiwak died Feb. 8 at 90. Survived by sons Glenn, Brian. Hillside

Elisabeth Thornton died Jan. 8 at 87. Survived by daughter Cynthia; son Michael. Malinow and Silverman 

June Tilem died Feb. 8 at 86. Survived by daughter Debra (Steve) Kessler; sons David, Jeffrey. Mount Sinai

Yetta Zimmerman died Feb. 6 at 99. Survived by daughters Barbara (Bill) Green, Paula Ross; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sister Freda Leibson. Mount Sinai

Obituaries: Week of March 11, 2016


Myra H. Abramson died Feb. 5 at 90. Survived by daughters Nancy (Steven Weinstock) Schwartz-Weinstock, Susan Soffer; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sister Frances Young. Mount Sinai

Margot Bamberger died Jan. 30 at 94. Survived by sons Mark (Polly), John; 3 grandchildren. Hillside

Debbie Bluestein died Feb. 6 at 84. Survived by sons Neil Mandelberg, Bruce; daughters Kathy Mandelberg, Julie; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; nieces and nephews.  Groman Eden

Lucrecia Burger died Feb. 5 at 90. Survived by sons Bernard, Ronald; daughter Dagmar Andries; 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Hillside

Melvin Cooper died Feb. 6 at 84. Survived by wife Molly; son Larry (Tami Lykens); 1 grandson. Mount Sinai

Barry Evans died Jan. 25 at 89. Survived by wife Harriet; son Neil (Jody); daughter Joan (Michael) Fay; 7 grandchildren. Hillside

Alan Fine died Jan. 27 at 86. Survived by son Howard (Arlene Bernstein); daughter Hillary. Hillside

Gertrude Freeman died Feb. 2 at 93. Survived by daughters Sheree (Richard) Colvin, Judy (Mark) Wasserman; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Kenneth Friedenthal died Feb. 6 at 87. Survived by son Sanford “Sandy” (Linda); daughters Judith “Judi” (Ron Rosen) Lawenda, Cheryl (Dean) Gehr; 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Paulette Harolde died Jan. 27 at 76. Survived by son Michael; daughters Julie Sender, Rikki Sender; 1 grandchild. Hillside

David Kavner died Feb. 1 at 98. Survived by daughters Julie (David Davis), Nora; 2 grandchildren; brother George. Hillside   

Ronald Kohn died Jan. 25 at 61. Survived by daughters Annie, Rosie. Hillside

Marshall Oseas died Feb. 3 at 75. Survived by wife Penny; son Steven; daughter Debbie Oseas-Kreger; 5 grandchildren; sister Sheila Zison; brother Allan. Hillside

Margaret Pollack died Feb. 2 at 90. Survived by husband Myron; daughters Susanne (Marty) Shallon, Martha; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Saul Resnick died Feb. 5 at 84. Survived by wife Deborah; daughter Jody (Terry); sons Andrew (Jodi), Peter (Karin); 9 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Hillside

Michael Rotberg died Jan. 28 at 64. Survived by wife Michelle; sons Ben, Daniel; brother Jack. Hillside

Lillian Roth died Feb. 2 at 92. Survived by husband Harry; daughter Sheilah (Donald) Miller; son Michael (Sharon); 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Sabino Shabtay died Jan. 28 at 86. Survived by daughter Ariela (Bruce) Applebaum; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother Ben (Lily). Hillside

Adele Steinberg died Jan. 28 at 95. Survived by daughter Jane Starkman; son John; sister Gayle Friedman. Hillside

Obituaries: Week of February 26, 2016


Rebecca Ann Adler died Jan. 26 at 51. Survived by husband Tony; sons Jacob, David; father Ronald Hopkins; mother Barbara Hopkins; brother Daniel Hopkins. Mount Sinai

Jean V. Barth died Jan. 26 at 96. Survived by daughters Rochelle (Gary) Carmona, Harilyn (Adam) Fast; sons Jack (Rochelle Gurstein), William (Linda); 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 3 nieces; 2 nephews. Mount Sinai

Esmaile Barzivand died Jan. 17 at 86. Survived by wife Parvaneh Lavaldin; sons Payam, Pouyan; daughters Stella, Elham, Sepideh; 12 grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

Joan Zitowitz Becker died Jan. 26 at 66. Survived by daughter Michelle Anthony; son William Ryan (Leana); 3 grandchildren; brother Paul (Kathleen) Zitowitz. Groman Eden

Joseph Cohen-Sitt died Feb. 3 at 86. Survived by wife Rachel; daughters Esther (Zachary) Nielsen, Ronit (Chinaka) Boyd; 3 grandchildren; sister Miriam Habibi. Mount Sinai

Dorothy Creager died Feb. 1 at 94. Survived by sons Matt (Lin), Todd (Cherie); daughter Helene (Nazrie Rey); 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Harvey Davidson died Jan. 26 at 90. Survived by wife Marcy; son Darryl (Terry); stepson Jeff Kaplan; 8 grandchildren; brothers Moishe, Mannie, Al; sister Esther Sacolick. Mount Sinai

Allan Donen died Jan. 28 at 84. Survived by wife Betty; daughters Carrie (Cary) Wozniak, Susie (Gianni) Inghilterra; son Drew (Elizabeth); 10 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Joseph M. Ellis died Feb. 4 at 87. Survived by sons Jeffrey (Shelley Hoffman), Robert; daughter Susan; 7 grandchildren; brother James; former wife Carol. Mount Sinai

Florence Feinfield died Feb. 2 at 96. Survived by sons Robert (Christy), Kenneth (Sandy); daughter Carol (Paul) Berman; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Sheldon Martin Fidler died Jan. 25 at 76. Survived by wife Judi; daughters Laurie (Ted) Gonlag, Pati (Scott) Lunine; 9 grandchildren; sister Shirley Kofman.

Lorraine First died Jan. 24 at 76. Survived by son Richard (Aliza). Groman Eden

George Garten died Jan. 30 at 90. Survived by sons Steve Gordon, David; 1 grandchild. Mount Sinai

Corey Goldman died Jan. 31 at 69. Survived by daughters Brittany, Sherry; mother Marjorie; sister Diane Sobel. Mount Sinai

Stuart Gornbein died Jan. 25 at 71. Survived by wife Judy; daughter Elisa; son Jeffrey (Jenny); 3 grandchildren; sister Ynid (Robert) Finsten. Mount Sinai

Janis Herzfeld died Jan. 24 at 87. Survived by daughters Joan (Kenneth) Swartz, Helen (Robert) Klein; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Herbert M. Hyman died Feb. 3 at 84. Survived by wife Judy; sons David (Elishiva) Hyatt; Michael (Robin Finn); daughter Lesley (Bernard Friedman) Hyatt; 9 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Rochelle Karver died Feb. 3 at 98. Survived by daughter Sherry (Jerry Allen Ratch); 2 nephews. Mount Sinai

Soleiman Khakshour died Dec. 8 at 88. Survived by wife Moones Mesian; daughters Parviz, Farahnaz, Fariba; brothers Rahmaolah, Norolah; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister Manzal; 14 nephews and nieces. Chevra Kadisha

Jack Koonan died Feb. 1 at 75. Survived by wife Beth; brother Sheldon (Jenny) Lehman; 1 sister-in-law; 2 nieces; 2 nephews. Mount Sinai

Eunice Kramer died Jan. 24 at 100. Survived by daughter Marilyn (Bob) Yassin; 4 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Elaine Lopez died Jan. 31 at 73. Survived by son Jason; daughter Lisa; sister Judy Fondor. Mount Sinai

Bernard Nadler died Feb. 5 at 84. Survived by wife Michele; son David (Janine); 1 grandchild. Mount Sinai

Dortha Ostroff died Feb. 1 at 86. Survived by daughter Mary (Paul) Romanofski; son Jamie (Carrie). Mount Sinai

Zelda Rothman died Jan. 26 at 79. Survived by son Michael (Pamela); daughter Michelle Rosenfeld; 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Alfred Irwin Ruda died Feb. 4 at 91. Survived by wife Marilyn; sons Kim (Barbara), Shawn (Maryann); daughters Stacey (Charles) Best, Ariana (Jeffrey) Macales; 13 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson. Mount Sinai

Sam Samson died Jan. 7 at 93. Survived by sons David, Allen, Lawrence; brother Morrie; 4 grandchildren. Sholom Chapels

Alexander Schwartz died Jan. 14 at 95. Survived by niece Maryann Gruia; nephew Adrian Gruia. Chevra Kadisha

Mike Shraga died Jan. 27 at 80. Survived by sons David, William; daughter Diana; brother Itshak (Mira). Mount Sinai

Zikmund Teba died Jan. 27 at 99. Survived by son Howard (Arlene); 1 grandson. Mount Sinai

Fred Charles Tushinsky died Feb. 2 at 87. Survived by wife Joan; daughters Julia, Debbie; stepson Andrew Ruback; 1 grandchild; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai

Frank Vadasz died Feb. 4 at 99. Survived by companion Ilonka. Mount Sinai

Ethel Vax died Jan. 30 at 99. Survived by daughters Susan Nelson, Sharyn (Jim) Buck; sons Lyle (Marcia) Michelson, Stuart (Robin) Michelson; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Lawrence Albert Waterman died Feb. 1 at 86. Survived by wife Rosalie; son Maurice (O’Tammany). Mount Sinai

Lenore Winston died Feb. 2 at 88. Survived by daughters Laura (George) Stecher, Sherie; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Obituaries: Week of February 19, 2016


Harold Sidney Barach died Jan. 20 at 88.  Survived by wife Fran; daughter Debra (Steve) Barach Schaffer; sons David (Ronit), Paul (Julie); 8 grandchildren; sisters Yehudit Levy, Buni Cooper. Groman Eden

Jerome Carl Bender died Jan. 24 at 99. Survived by son Harvey; daughter Beverley; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Naomi Elizabeth Brill died Jan. 23 at 89.  Survived by daughters Carol (Steve) Burton, Patrice (David) Ekstrom; 9 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai

Rita D. Cooperman died Jan. 23 at 84. Survived by husband Gilbert; son Steve (Adele); daughters Sheryl (Mark) Stiefel, Audrey (John) Thacker; 6 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; brother Herbert (Carole) Zimmerman. Mount Sinai

Helene Davidson died Jan. 21 at 87. Survived by sons Matthew, Andrew (Mary Patton); daughter Howie; brother Joe Nissen; Burt Weinberg.

Allen D. Emmerich died Jan. 17 at 63. Survived by wife Helen; daughters Rebecca (Joseph) Johnson, Elizabeth (Bryan) Bachrad; son Phillip; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Vera Fridkin died Jan. 22 at 93. Survived by sons Howard, Gary Wallach, Larry Wallach. Mount Sinai

Esther Garfield died Jan. 17 at 103. Survived by son Jesse; daughter Rosemary Lande; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Elsie Gelber died Jan. 14 at 105. Hillside

Barbara Kaplan died Jan. 20 at 92. Survived by husband Leo; daughter Judy Richtel; sons Jerry (Wendy Graf), Jeff (Tracy); 12 grandchildren. Hillside

Soleiman Khakshour died Dec. 8, 2015 at 88. Survived by wife Moones Mesian; daughters Parviz, Farahnaz, Fariba; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brothers Rahmaolah, Norolah; sister Manzal; 14 nephews and nieces. Chevra Kadisha

Bernard Levins died Jan. 16. Survived by wife Harriet; daughters Mindi (Robert) Pfeifer, Jennifer; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Henry H. Lipman died Jan. 19 at 95. Survived by daughter Lisa; sister Eleanor Jacobs; 1 niece. Mount Sinai

Chic Lippman died Nov. 26, 2015 at 74. Survived by sons Bill (Orit), Andrew (Tally); daughter Tamara (Robert); 5 grandchildren. Hillside

Jonathan Losk died Jan. 20 at 57. Survived by wife Jill Halper; son Adam; daughter Abby; mother Elynor; 1 uncle; 1 nephew. Mount Sinai

Raymond E. Marks died Jan. 23 at 94. Survived by wife Ruth; daughter Joann (Jeff) Katz; son Brian; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Shlomo Murad died Jan. 16 at 85. Survived by brother Howard; sisters Mary Nissan, Leonie (Raymond) Rahmin. Hillside

Bernard (Bernie) Nichols died Jan. 5 at 85. Survived by daughters Elaine, Melinda. Eden Memorial

Bernard Pflug died Jan. 20 at 85. Survived by wife Francine; son Paul (Tami); daughters Lisa (Avery) Simmons, Stephanie (John) Curry; 5 grandchildren; brother Howard (Marcia). Mount Sinai

Monica Ida Pink died Jan. 23 at 72. Survived by husband Lester; daughters Laurie (Robert) Macias, Barrie (Mike), Jessica (Ben); 6 grandchildren. Groman Eden

Frances B. Rub died Jan. 13 at 95. Survived by daughters Sharon (Bruce) Friedman, Rochelle (Donald) Brown, Debbie (Mark) Levine, Resa (Richard) Firestone; sons Barry (Shelley), Marty; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brother Bernard (Sydell) Bubman. Mount Sinai

Rolla Ruben died Jan. 19 at 81. Survived by son Howard (Debby Jacoby); daughter Gayle (Johnny) Javanifard; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sister Judith (Michael) Robins. Hillside

Barney Rubnitz died Dec. 30, 2015 at 99. Survived by son Ira; 4 grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

Mansour Sinai died Jan. 18 at 88. Survived by wife Mehri; sons Cameron (Souad), Mark (Julie); 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Helen Soski died Jan. 18 at 91. Survived by daughters Heddy Steinman, Renee Cooperman; son Norbert (Sharon); 6 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Lee E. Stark died Jan. 21 at 88. Survived by wife Mariana; daughter Melissa (Israel) Koch; sons Mitchell (Ann), Bernard (Patricia); stepsons Greg (Lisa) Strumwasser, Mark (Trudie) Strumwasser and Dana (Marni) Strum; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister Norma Kapp. Mount Sinai

Peter K. Studner died Jan. 17 at 84. Survived by wife Rhonda; son Scott; stepdaughter Jade Sherburn; stepson Ray Sherburn. Mount Sinai

Alice Sylvester died Jan. 19 at 92. Survived by son Larry (Mimi Strauss) Gross. Hillside

Ciwia Szlomowicz died Jan. 18 at 88. Survived by son Izzie (Ettie) Chlomovitz; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Ralph R. Turner died Jan. 18 at 88. Survived by wife Rosalie; sons Larry (Kim), Steven (Victoria); daughters Deborah “Debbie” Feinerman, Diane Schlesinger; 8 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Barbara Warner died Jan. 19 at 88. Survived by daughters Debbie (Jay) Walch, Elizabeth; 1 grandchild; 2 great-grandchildren; brother Henry Richman. Hillside

Obituaries: Week of February 12, 2016


Clara Berk died Jan. 16 at 94. Survived by cousins Sheli (Jay) Friedman, Leonard (Rebecca) Friedman, Rae Friedman. Mount Sinai

David Lieb Berman died Jan. 3 at 81. Survived by cousin Andrea Easton O’Connor. Hillside

Raymond Chapman died Jan. 14 at 89. Survived by son Steven (Sue); daughter Marlene; 3 grandchildren. Hillside

Ann Cohen died Jan. 16 at 78. Survived by son Steven; daughter Alison Cohen Rosa; 2 granddaughters; sisters Mollie Shad, Alice Pinhas. Mount Sinai

Raya Fast died Jan. 13 at 82. Survived by sons Irwin (John Jameson), Bill, Barry (Wendi); daughter Barbara (Dean) Robinson; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Norman Freedman died Jan. 16 at 84. Survived by daughters Barbara (Haim) Gavrieli, Lori (Dave) Myers; 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Mark Morris Frisman died Jan. 13 at 92. Survived by daughters Bonnie Diane Brigham (James), Jayne Robin Ruane (Michael); son Dennis Michael (Robert Lauri), 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sister Blanche Schachter; nieces and nephews. Groman Eden

Benjamin Golbin died Jan. 15 at 36. Survived by wife Anchesa Bunyasi; mother Sheri (Stuart) Kessel; father Joel (Susan Rose); sister Carli (Israel) Nemany. Hillside

William J. Hirsty died Jan. 12 at 83. Survived by wife Marilyn; sons Ronald, Gary; daughters Linda Fiori, Nicole (Benjamin); 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Sam Jaffe died Jan. 14 at 84. Survived by wife Lola; daughters Sharon Dall, Beverly Schneider, Margo Barber; brother Louie. Westpark Cemetery, South Africa

Phyllis Kahn died Jan. 13 at 78. Survived by daughter Cynthia (Shane Lewin); son Bob (Cathy); 3 grandchildren. Hillside

Ernest Kendi died Jan. 13 at 97. Survived by daughter Klara (Martin) Shandling; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Barbara Kessler died Jan. 11 at 86. Survived by daughter Marilyn (Victor Larenas); son Jim (Susan Kidd); 4 grandsons; 2 greatgrandchildren. Mount Sinai

Annabelle Latzer died Jan. 9 at 94. Survived by husband Ken; son Michael (Para); daughter Lynn Shapley; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Bernard Levins died Jan. 16. Survived by wife Harriet; daughters Mindi (Robert) Pfeifer, Jennifer; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Doris Lowry died Jan. 14 at 92. Survived by sons Brett (Liu), Brian (Jennifer); daughter Cathy (Michael) Diem; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Shulamith Neumark died Jan. 10 at 85. Survived by husband Alexander; daughters Lesley (Lannon) Tanchum, Jessica (Toni) Baer; son Johnathan (Rosina); 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Hillside

Murray Oldman died Jan. 14 at 94. Survived by wife Doris; son Marshall (Phyllis). Hillside

Susan Babette Rothman died Jan. 12 at 64 Survived by husband Michael; daughters Jaime (Mike) Garnett, Jodie (Todd) Joel; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Sylvia Sabot died Jan. 14 at 100. Survived by daughter Linda (Jerold) Goldstein; son Kenneth; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Marjorie Shapiro died Jan. 11 at 95. Survived by daughter Janet. Hillside

Sol Shenker died Jan. 10 at 102. Survived by daughter Marilyn; 2 grandchildren; 2 greatgrandchildren. Groman Eden

Geoffrey Shlaes died Jan. 14 at 64. Survived by wife Susan; daughter Rachael (Jason) Liberman 1 grandchild; mother Jaquelyn Littlefield; sisters Melissa Abehsera, Lucy Farmer. Hillside

Judith Helen Singer died Jan. 15 at 60. Survived by sons Casey Everett Mitchnick, Cory Bennett (Stephanie) Mitchnick; 1 grandchild; brothers Howard, Barry. Mount Sinai

Rose Stoffer died Jan. 13 at 90. Survived by sons Martin (Sharon), David (Janice); 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; sister Miriam Feder. Mount Sinai

Barbara A. Taub died Jan. 14 at 78. Survived by son Richard (Lana) Hirschfield; daughter Pam (Earl); 7 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Gabriel Testa died Jan. 14 at 87. Survived by daughters Pamela (Barry) Josephson, Simone Marshall; sons Robert (Joanie), Harry; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Claire Evelyn Ungerleider died Jan. 14 at 82. Survived by husband Arthur; daughter Michele Seipp; stepdaughters Sharon (Steve) Solomon, Judy (Jen) Hennessey, Beth; sister Gyl Blaven; brother Lawrence (Bernice) Stern. Mount Sinai

Norman Weinhouse died Jan. 10 at 90. Survived by wife Rochelle; daughter Donna (James) Lerner; sons Larry (Sharon), Stephen, Michael; 5 grandchildren; 9 greatgrandchildren. Mount Sinai

Ted Wolff died Jan. 11 at 88. Survived by daughters Eileen Beer, Sue (DC) Snyder; son Larry; 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Lee Stein Wood died Jan. 12 at 78. Survived by husband William; son Michael (Sharon) Stein; 3 grandchildren; brother Barry Tesh. Mount Sinai

Obituaries: Week of February 5, 2016


Frank Cahn died Jan. 8 at 94. Survived by wife Hannah; sons Howard (Julie), Steven (Rhonda), Randall (Kristine); 9 grandchildren. Hillside

David Coolidge died Jan. 8 at 75. Survived by daughter Natalie. Hillside

Howard Diamond died Jan. 9 at 73. Survived by wife Marilyn; daughters Beth, Debra; sons Cory, Seth (Helene); 10 grandchildren; brother Steve (Eunice). Hillside

Zelman Dorfman died Jan. 9 at 95. Survived by daughters Galina (Mikhail) Dudnik, Polina (Alex) Gutman; 3 grandsons; 4 great-granddaughters. Mount Sinai

Lauren Fischer died Jan. 7 at 67. Survived by husband Randall; son Brandon (Lauren Daniels); daughter Camerin (Jason Shapiro); 3 grandchildren. Hillside

Allan Gartenberg died Dec. 29 at 85. Survived by wife Ina; sons Marc (Joan), Dov (Joanne); daughter Jan (Don Crowll); 9 grandchildren; 12 grandchildren. Hillside

Murray Getz died Jan. 9 at 98. Survived by son Steve (Sharon Lu Visi); daughter Adrienne Wiley; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Susanne Gross Burton died Jan. 5 at 85. Survived by sons Clifford Gross, Warren Gross, Bruce Gross; stepdaughter Irene Bassin; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Dorothea Hirschberg died Jan. 9 at 91. Survived by husband Abraham; son Michael (Andrea); brother Abraham (Ruth) Perlmutter. Hillside

David Jacob died Dec. 29 at 74. Survived by brother Edward “Ezra”; 1 nephew; 1 niece. Hillside

Tsilya Kapelshchik died Jan. 7 at 97. Survived by daughter Anna (Vladimir) Yepishin; son Alexander Brojdo; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Hillside

Frieda Lawton died Jan. 1 at 88. Survived by sons Dennis (Janet), Daryl; 2 grandchildren; brother Joe (Harlean) Silverman. Hillside

Rose Levin died Dec. 31 at 97. Survived by son Roy; daughter Fern (Anselmo Sam) Levin-Flores. Hillside

Joseph Levy died Jan. 7 at 55. Survived by wife Kim Wilson; daughter Avrie; brother Ari (Judy). Mount Sinai

Arthur Macnow died Jan. 7 at 79. Survived by son Jeffrey (Chi); daughter Amy; 1 grandchild. Hillside

Joseph M. Mandel died Dec. 27 at 66. Survived by wife Rachel; son Marc; daughter Falicia; mother Ann; sisters Sara Burman, Sharon (Mike) Novins, Monica; nieces and nephews.

Kurt Marcus died Jan. 6 at 96. Survived by wife Edith; son Ron; daughters Marilyn (Alan) Rich, Eileen (Jimmy) Stantzos; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Rakhil Morgulis died Jan. 10 at 91. Survived by niece Dina (Isaac) Remenyuk; great-niece Yelena (Stan) Tronik. Mount Sinai

Berta Nadborny died Jan. 5 at 84. Survived by daughter Diana (Ziaedein) Kohen; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister Sofia Zelico. Hillside

Dale Pressman died Jan. 3 at 83. Survived by wife Ruth; sons Bradley (Mara), Mitch Netherton; daughters Lisa (Marc) Pender, Melanie White; 9 grandchildren. Hillside

Marlene Rice died Jan. 7 at 83. Survived by husband Robert; daughter Cathy; son Perry. Mount Sinai

Florence Robinson died Jan. 7 at 93. Survived by daughters Cynthia (Tom) Bryan, Lori Jean (Massai) Hatten; sons Berry (Olivia), Craig (Norine); 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Sharon Barbara Rosenthal died Jan. 7 at 76. Survived by son Jason (Jennifer); daughters Marla, Stacy; 3 grandchildren; brother Paul Ballonoff; sister Miriam Bach. Mount Sinai

Rosalind Schultz died Jan. 10 at 99. Survived by daughters Carla Loebman, Kathy Rockman; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Thelma Shatsky died Dec. 30. Survived by daughters Madeline (Richard) Peters, Elaine (Stan) Swartz, Harriet Keller, Janet March; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Stanley Siegel died Jan. 3 at 79. Survived by daughter Lourdes Trujillo; 2 nephews; 1 niece. Hillside

Mitchell Stedman died Dec. 30 at 90. Survived by daughter Gayle (Rick) Noel; son Craig (Lorn) Teller; 1 grandchild. Hillside

Morris Steinberg died Jan. 5 at 94. Survived by wife Natlee; daughters Laurie (Michael) Reynard, Cathy (Maurice Ohnona); son James; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Barry Titlebaum died Jan. 6 at 82. Survived by wife Sheila; son Richard; daughter Beth (Mark) Shmagin; 3 grandchildren; brother Earl Stanley Titlebaum; sister Estabeth. Mount Sinai

Sander Weiner died Jan. 4 at 78. Survived by daughter Beth (Dana) Greene; son David; 3 grandchildren. Hillside

Alvin G. Weinstein died Jan. 8 at 88. Survived by daughter Debbie (Steve Kinnear); sons Steven (Vickie), Mark (Sophia); 6 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Obituaries: Week of January 29, 2016


Evelyn Bandel died Dec. 30 at 81. Survived by son William (Julie); daughter Leslie Stansbury; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sister Edith (David) Weber. Mount Sinai

Sonia Berson died Dec. 29 at 93. Survived by husband Kal; son Morris (Sandy) Symson; stepson Daniel (Dorothy) Bendov; stepdaughter Judith (Alan) Hochman; 2 grandchildren; 4 great-granddaughters. Mount Sinai

Charlotte E. Brent died Jan. 5 at 87.  Survived by son Stephen (Mila); daughter Louise (Craig) Taubman; 5 grandchildren; brother Mike (Florence) Chessin. Mount Sinai

Tod Scott Brody died Dec. 23 at 59. Survived by sons Max Aidalla, Felix; mother Carole Sue Cohn; sister DariAnn (Mark) Sheperd-Gonzales; former wife Karen Aidalla. Mount Sinai

Raymond B. Diller died Jan. 1 at 79. Survived by wife Miriam; son Joe (Sarena); daughter Shelby (Kevin); 4 grandchildren; brother Erwin (Molly Forrest). Mount Sinai

Leon Goldberg died Dec. 29 at 92. Survived by wife Erla; son David (Debra Lynn); daughter Rachel (Toben Rower); 6 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Irving Gurman died Jan. 5 at 85. Survived by 1 grandchild; 2 nieces; 1 nephew; 1 great-nephew. Mount Sinai

Susan Amy Klein died Dec. 31 at 62. Survived by husband Barry; son Ross; daughter Hannah; mother Charlotte Woll; brother Loren Woll. Groman Eden

Stephen Klevens died Jan. 5 at 73. Survived by wife Nancy; son David (Cheryl); daughter Alisa (Ethan) Yungerman; 4 grandchildren; brother Joel (Susan). Mount Sinai

Sol Kreisler died Jan. 2 at 100. Survived by wife Winifred; sons David (Raelene), Marty (Kathy); 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Ian Lapin died Jan. 4 at 76. Survived by wife Linda Barnes; daughter Catherine; brother Herb. Mount Sinai

Judith Leaf died Dec. 25 at 77. Survived by son Anthony Brand, stepdaughter Sophie; stepsons Matthew, Jeffrey. Hillside

Sylvia Leib died Dec. 28 at 99. Survived by 1 grandchild; niece Carol Brody; nephew Hal Brody. Hillside

Isidor Lenoil died Jan. 2 at 88. Survived by son Mitch; daughters Bonnie (Keith) McCarty, Alexis Neal; 1 grandson.  Groman Eden

Paul Allan Levine died Dec. 27 at 71. Survived by wife Susan Strassner; sister Ellen; stepsons Michael Strassner, Paul Strassner; stepdaughter Julie Strassner; 4 grandchildren. Groman Eden

Elsie Mehler died Dec. 26 at 103. Survived by sons Robert (Sherry), Donald, Edward; 11 grandchildren. Hillside 

Lauren Melnick died Jan. 6 at 43. Survived by husband Bradley; daughter Allison; son Kylie; father Peter Green; sister Jennifer (Cliff) Seltzer; 1 cousin. Mount Sinai

David Meyers died Jan. 4 at 74.  Survived by wife Rhoda; son Adam (Abby); 1 grandchild; brother Len; sister Rosa. Mount Sinai

Cathe Edith Sara Neft died Dec. 27 at 92.  Survived by son Bruce (Beth); daughters Andrea (Perry Berkowitz), Barbara (Larry) Trent; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Catherine Page died Dec. 28 at 99. Survived by son Mark (Ron Bastyr); daughter Cheryl (Mel) Posner; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Irving Pinsky died Dec. 26 at 92. Survived by daughter Susan (David Starkman); son Kenneth; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Frances Poliakin died Dec. 28 at 86.  Survived by daughter Faye (Floyd) Poliakin-Katske; sister Beatrice (David) James. Mount Sinai

Bessie Radin died Jan. 2 at 92. Survived by daughters Allison (Michael) Goldberger, Suzan (Jonathan) Flamm; sons Phil, Jeff (Debra); 7 grandchildren; brother Sidney Black. Mount Sinai

Marvin Richman died Dec. 27 at 85.  Survived by son Robert (Sheila); daughters Michele (Paul) Hahn, Elaine; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Marshal Roseman died Dec. 29 at 70. Survived by mother Pearl; wife Lisa; sister Susan (Eytan) Brande; brother Cliff; 9 nieces and nephews; 6 grandnieces and grandnephews. Eden Memorial

Bluma Samuels died Jan. 4 at 89. Survived by daughters Lily (Bruce) Tartikoff Karatz, Susan (Buddy) Salzberg, Jeannie (Mitch) Cohen; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Harriett Shapiro Schwab died Jan. 4 at 87. Survived by husband Louis; daughters Cheryl (Steven) Kotlowitz, Janice (Kelly) Lane; son Ron; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister Phyllis Kiddie; brother Chaim Shapiro. Mount Sinai

Marlene Traxler died Dec. 28 at 83. Survived by daughter Denise Ctibor; 1 grandson. Mount Sinai

Sheryl Trutt died Jan. 5 at 67. Survived by son Michael (Bertha); 2 grandchildren; brother Albert Furness. Mount Sinai

Lynne Werdesheim died Dec. 27 at 75. Survived by husband Richard; sons Jeffrey (Kimberly), Brian (Janelle); daughter Laura (Ricardo) Bucholtz; 6 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Obituaries: Week of January 15, 2016


Donald August died Dec. 14 at 98. Survived by nieces and nephews. Hillside

Norman Gerald Bernstein died Dec. 15 at 82. Survived by son Craig (Nathalie); daughter Lisa Bernstein Brant; 5 grandchildren; brother Donald. Mount Sinai

Miriam Brucker died Dec. 2 at 108. Groman Eden

Jeanette Coffman died Dec. 6 at 91. Survived by cousins Jordan (Nicola O’Shea) Kerner, Jerry (Bobby), Shirley Smerrin, Larry (Judy) Albert. Hillside

Barbara Corlin died Dec. 13 at 74. Survived by daughters Juliette (Noam) Maor, Randi (Dave); son David; 3 grandchildren; sister Karen Scopp. Hillside

Alan Eisner died Dec. 12 at 77. Survived by wife Rhonda; daughters Victoria, Rachel (Jacob Margolis). Hillside

Gerald Engel died Dec. 16 at 78. Survived by son Jonathan (Faydra); daughters Robyn, Dawn; 1 grandchild. Hillside

Laurene Feldan died Dec. 17 at 64. Survived by brother Richard; sister Kareen. Hillside

Leonard Fields died Dec. 17 at 96. Survived by son Alan (Nancy); daughter Dale Handtman. Hillside

Bernard Frank died Dec. 7 at 89. Survived wife Lee; daughters Staci (Mark) Magged, Tobi (Scott) Martin; son Mitchell (Charra Cook), 9 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Hillside

Yakov Gonchar died Dec. 6 at 69. Survived by wife Irina; sons Boris (Irinia Pedyash), Leonid (Marina). Hillside

Sandra Gordon died Dec. 14 at 68. Survived by father Milton Slotkin; daughters Saree (Sidi Solanki) Gordon-Solanki, Stacy (Steve Walpert); 1 grandchild; brother Steve. Hillside

Bernard D. Gross died Dec. 17 at 94. Survived by wife Peggy; son Kenneth (Sharon Rowe); daughter Susan Gerard; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Florence Hoffman died Dec. 13 at 93. Survived by daughter Judith (Michael) Rosen; son Harlan; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Edward H. Isaacs died Dec. 17 at 72. Survived by wife Jeannine; son Carey (Alisha Peterson); 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Monroe Jasper died Dec. 12 at 93. Survived by wife Ardythe; daughters Diane Isaacson, Kim (John) Jasper-Burger; son Neil (Shirley); 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Robert “Bud” Kanne died Dec. 14 at 82. Survived by wife Ethel; sons Larry (Deb), Bruce (Lori) Berman; daughter Debbie Ferd-man; 7 grandchildren; sister Lois Warshaw. Mount Sinai

Rose Kaplan died Dec. 7 at 102. Survived by sons Michael (Terri), Steven; daughter Bonnie (Ronald) Fein; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Gail Kleinbard-Gordon died Dec. 16 at 99. Survived by daughters Cheryl (Evan) Medow, Carol Connors; son Marshall Kleinbard; 1 grandchild; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Olga Lanet died Dec. 17 at 79. Survived by sons Lester (Leah), Richard (Joan Williamson); daughter Ellen; 7 grandchildren; brother Jaime Graber. Mount Sinai

Tillie Markman died Dec. 10 at 92. Survived by grandson Brian; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Lois Elizabeth Pepperman died Dec. 15 at 93. Survived by daughter Joy (Wayne) Smith; sons Paul (Jacalyn), Don (Melodee); 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai

Michele Janis Rauch died Dec. 14 at 55. Survived by daughter Amanda Feldman; sister Rhonda (Mike) Rauch Miller; 1 nephew; 1 niece. Mount Sinai

Esther Robin died Dec. 18 at 92. Survived by nephew Myron; niece Sandra (Ed) Bishop. Hillside

Rita Rogers died Dec. 14 at 90. Survived by daughters Sheila (Hal Willner), Judy; son David; 7 grandchildren. Hillside

Deena B. Ross died Dec. 13 at 49. Survived by father Martin; mother Lorraine; brother Richard (Nattawak Uoppanan); sister Sherry (Peggy Gutierrez). Mount Sinai

Louise Scohnberg died Dec. 13 at 97. Survived by nephews David, Alex, Steve. Hillside

Bertha Segal died Nov. 12 at 101. Survived by son Edmund; daughters Judith, Barbara; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Irvin Sobel died Dec. 18 at 97. Survived by wife Marilyn; daughter Stacey; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Harold Stearn died Dec. 6 at 90. Survived by wife Rita; son Harlan Jon; daughter Tina Rachel; brother Marshall; 2 grandchildren; 1 niece. Hillside

Sonia Stitch died Dec. 11 at 86. Hillside

Vivian Toplitzky died Dec. 8 at 100. Survived by sons Myron, Ronald (Holly), Alan; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Lois Uttal died Dec. 8 at 90. Survived by son David; daughters Judith, Nancy Dolin, Debra Leifer; 4 grandchildren. Hillside

Judith Wagerman died Dec. 18 at 76. Survived by husband Gerald; son Kent (Kimberly); daughter Laura; 1 grandson. Hillside

Dubie Wohlberg died Dec. 15 at 96. Survived by son David (Terry); daughter Judith; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Obituaries: Week of January 1, 2016


Sybil H. Adler died Nov. 29. Survived by daughters Robyn Pope, Jordana (Jay); son Sanford; 6 grandchildren; brothers Victor (Selda), Maynard (Helen) Hollander; son-in-law Joey. Mount Sinai

Etty Alkanati died Dec. 4 at 79. Survived by cousins Ingrid Goldman, Brenda Moreno, Simone Danon. Mount Sinai

Bahereh Assilbarforoush died Nov. 28 at 85. Survived by son Devis Yadegar; daughters Nahid (Mayer) Ohebson, Parvin (Kambiz) Yadegar; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters Rachael (Rouhallah) Mehdizadeh, Pari Nehorai, Folor; brothers Benjamin (Noga), Joseph (Edna), Abraham (Iris). Mount Sinai

Dolores Bernice Baron died Dec. 12 at 89.  Survived by sons Rob (Pam), Howard (Rachel), David (Roger Cibella); 2 grandsons; sister Eutice (James) Dellaira. Mount Sinai

Manya Bertram died Nov. 21 at 94. Survived by son Neal (Ann); daughter Carel (Fred Donner); 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandsons; sister Terry Keith (Maxwell). 

Sybil Bracher died Dec. 2 at 91. Survived by son Russell; 1 cousin. Mount Sinai

Larry Bragg died Dec. 2 at 81. Survived by wife Jacqueline Ludwig-Bragg; daughter Michelle (David) Bragg Lewis; sister Tina Zimmerman. Mount Sinai

Anne Leila Britvan died Nov. 4 at 193. Survived by son Jerrold (Ana), daughter Jacqueline (David) Lowenberg; 25 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

Mildred Brooks died Dec. 7 at 91. Survived by daughters Laurel Rosenberg, Denise Greenhut; sons Phillip (Marcia) Rosenberg, Kenneth Rosenberg; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother Bert Loob. Mount Sinai

Charles Peter Colby died Dec. 1 at 94.  Survived by son Charles; daughter Anne Takaha; 2 grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

Donald Cravitz died Nov. 27 at 80. Survived by wife Valerie; son Anthony (Andie); 4 grandchildren; brother Michael. Mount Sinai

Edith Dellorco died Nov. 30 at 95. Survived by sons Chris, Mark (Nina Carson); daughter Jan Auberg; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; brother Sidney Spiegel. Mount Sinai

Deena Fenster died Nov. 25 at 84. Survived by daughters Marlana (Joe) Fonvergne, Karin (Peter) Thomsen; sons Steven (Norma), Mark; 10 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brothers Jack Robbins, Dick Robbins. Mount Sinai

Renee Fried died Nov. 19 at 54. Survived by husband Jared Kliger; sister Debbie (Jaco van der Coff); 1 nephew; 1 uncle. Mount Sinai

Helen Friedman died Dec. 4 at 92. Survived by sons Ben (Susan), Sam (Audrey); daughter Lorraine (Mark) Urist; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Patricia Lerner Gaines died Nov. 28 at 84. Survived by daughters Robyn (Gregg) Moss, Steffi, Sheridan; 4 grandchildren; brother Richard (Ursula). Groman Eden

Sydelle Gale died Nov. 30 at 84. Survived by daughter Rhonda; son Paul (Rachelle); 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sister Phyllis Salvay. Mount Sinai

Joyce “Maga” Gannes died Dec. 4 at 84. Survived by daughter Gayle (Jeffrey) Rosenthal; sons Steven, Marc (Michelle), Scott; 3 grandchildren; 1 niece. Mount Sinai

Stanley Gendler died Nov. 20 at 94. Survived by son Keith (Anita); daughter Holly Welk; 2 grandchildren; brother Gus. Mount Sinai

George Goldfarb died Nov. 24 at 99. Survived by daughter Susan Menkes. Mount Sinai

Harriet Golin died Dec. 3 at 90. Survived by sons Craig, Bruce (Sybil); 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Joseph Goodis died Dec. 2 at 89. Survived by wife Mitzi; daughters Sally, Eileen (Eric) Strom; son Robert; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Henriette “Hetty” Magnus Goslins died Dec. 13 at 99. Survived by daughters Rosecarrie (Alan) Brooks, Miriam (David Sitrick), Bertie (Thomas Herz) Levkowitz; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Dorothy Gracen died Dec. 6 at 95. Survived by sons Ronald, Kenneth (Allison) Stuart. Mount Sinai

Shirley Ann Gross died Nov. 23 at 85. Survived by daughter Susan (Pete) Phaneuf; son Steve (Pam) Dinkowitz; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; brother Bill (Michelle) Gitmed. Groman Eden

Margit Grosz died Nov. 27 at 92. Survived by sons Andrew (Carol), Paul; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Moshe (Pommy) Hadar died Nov. 28 at 89. Survived by wife Bella; son Ronnie; daughter Etti; 1 grandson. Groman Eden

Ira Handelman died Dec. 6 at 80. Survived by wife Judy; daughter Stacy Stark; son Bradley (Cristin); 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Sylvia Kamen died Nov. 25 at 100.  Survived by daughter Carol; sons Robert, Richard, Roy; 2 grandchildren. Groman Eden

Iris Janine Kent died Nov. 27 at 63. Survived by husband David; daughters Julie (Anthony) Berkus, Amanda (Brett) Marz; son Robert; 3 grandchildren; sisters Cynthia Berman, Francine (Gary) Eisner. Mount Sinai

Minnie Kramer died Dec. 2 at 93. Survived by husband Mark; son Stuart (Sandi); daughter Debbie; 1 grandson; 2 great-grandsons. Groman Eden

Marcia M. Lam died Nov. 28 at 94. Survived by son Nathan (Donna); 2 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Minia (Mindel) Lederman died Nov. 9 at 93. Survived by sons Harry, Steven; sister Haliwia Wactel; father Yechiel Zev; mother Sura Rivka; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

Herbert Levitsky died July 23 at 79. Survived by wife Ruth; son David; daughters Naomi, Rachel; 4 grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

Helen Shirley Master died Nov. 24 at 92. Survived by daughter Robyn (Ed Duncan) Perlin; sons William “Bill” (Marilyn), Barry (Diane); 4 grandsons; 3 great-grandsons. Mount Sinai

Sarah Emily McIntyre died Nov. 23 at 21. Survived by mother Melanie; father Scott; twin brother Matthew; grandparents Beverly (Gary), William (Martha), Marjorie (Dan); fiance Ulysses “Uly” Palacios; 3 aunts; 1 uncle. Groman Eden

Milton Murray Mendelsohn died Oct. 15 at 96. Survived by his wife Lorena; daughter Denise (Mark) Bacovsky; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 5 nieces and nephews; 5 great-nieces and nephews. Groman Eden

Diana Michelson died Dec. 6 at 75. Survived by daughters Joyce (Bryan) Riggs, Natalie (Michael) Mandelbaum; 3 grandchildren; sister Marcia (David) Melcombe. Mount Sinai

Marvin James Miller died Dec. 8 at 89. Survived by daughter Barbara (Rodger) Switzky; sons Philip (Colleen), Michael (Laura); 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Groman Eden

Paulette Kreindel Penton died Dec. 6 at 72. Survived by husband Howard; daughters Lisa (Gary Pinchot) Schwartz, Anne (Scott) Nord; son Larry (Stacey) Schwartz; stepson Eric (Dana); stepdaughter Stacey (Ward) DeWitt; 5 grandchildren. Groman Eden

Rozelyn Redisch died Dec. 5 at 87. Survived by son Stanford; 1 nephew. Mount Sinai

Norma Resnick died Nov. 29 at 87. Survived by son Michael (Alexander Werner); daughter Laura Ellen (Eric) Leiske; 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Vincent J. Roach died Nov. 25 at 88. Survived by wife Barbara; sons Kenneth (Cindy Powell), Stephen (Christy), Randy (Kim) Pitluck; daughters Lori (Tom) Ferrari, Jill (Brian) Smith; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Evelyn R. Robbins died Dec. 7 at 96. Survived by son Mark (Tina); daughter Debbie (Gene); 5 grandchildren. Groman Eden

Betsy Rothblatt died Dec. 12 at 95. Survived by sons Michael (Patricia) Melnick, Melvin (Susan) Melnick; 3 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brother Robert Ross. Mount Sinai

Lucy Rozdzial died Nov. 24 at 89. Survived by sons Robert (Kitty), Moshe; daughter Eugenia Davidson; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters Nella (Boria) Ifanskaya, Manya. Mount Sinai

Helen Saltsman died Nov. 30 at 92. Survived by daughter Jane (Erwin) Saltsman Wolf; sons Michael (Jan), Richard (Carolyn). Groman Eden

Edward Sarnoff died on Dec. 3 at 90. Survived by daughters Jacqueline (Barry) Cohen, Sheila (Bruce) Millar; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Sylvia Schatz died Dec. 9 at 92. Survived by daughter Stephanie (Christopher Hale); 2 nephews; 1 niece. Mount Sinai

Seymour Schlesinger died Nov. 28 at 102. Survived by daughters Margo (Steve) Wakefield, Joyce (Michael) Fox; son Jack; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Harshall “Hershey” Schwartz died Nov. 29 at 91. Survived by wife Helen; daughter Estelle (Sheldon) Ferdman; son Robert; sister Estherae Sanford. Mount Sinai

Miriam Shain died Dec. 9 at 98. Survived by daughters Carol Sirkin (Ed) Horowitz, Roberta Jacobs; 5 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Natalie M. Shutman died Nov. 25 at 90. Survived by sons Gerald (Feodossia), Bernard (Joan); daughter Laura (Philip) Luna; 6 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Ruth L. Silver died Nov. 20 at 94. Survived by son Denis (Jan); daughters Barbara, Marcia; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother Sheldon (Mary) Erenthal. Mount Sinai

Magda Sugar Simon died Nov. 11 at 88. Survived by daughters Julie, Dvorah. Chevra Kadisha

Milton K. Singer died Nov. 3 at 94. Mount Sinai

Stanley Sloman died Nov. 30 at 90. Survived by wife Isabel “Liz”; sons Larry (Paul), Mark; daughters Liz Drolet, Julie Crisman; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

George Stein died Nov. 26 at 100. Survived by daughters Rochelle “Shelly,” Judi (Michael) Weidenfeld; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Miriam Weitzman died Dec. 13 at 100. Survived by son Michael (Jodi); brother Melvin (Sally) Kass; 2 stepchildren. Mount Sinai

Sheila “Chickie” Zola died Nov. 5 at 87. Survived by husband Lester; daughter Barbara (Tony Angelo); sons Mark, Brian; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Obituaries: Week of December 18, 2015


Gregg Abraham died Nov. 2 at 62. Survived by mother Francine; sister Glennis (Jim) Malcolm; brother Judd Abrams. Mount Sinai

Carole Ann Abrams died Nov. 20 at 77. Survived by husband Leon S. “Lee” Abrams; sons Scott (Marianna) Glovsky, Steven (Carmen) Glovsky; daughter Staci (Michael Vargas) Glovsky; stepdaughters Stacey, Karen (Stacey), Wendy (Steve) Crump; stepson Gary; 8 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Sam S. Altchuler died Nov. 20 at 95. Survived by daughter Joy (Charles) Kravetz; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

William Atterman died Nov. 17 at 94. Survived by daughter Denise (Larry) Coleman; son Larry (Cathy); 2 grandchildren; sister Rita Feder. Hillside

Gloria Behar died Nov. 7 at 89.  Survived by husband Isaac; daughter Susan; son Ralph; 2 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Marie Benmayor died Nov. 2 at 71. Survived by son Albert William Rosenberg; daughter Elaine R. Hananel. Hillside

Shirley Rebecca Berger died Nov. 11 at 88. Survived by son Howard (Suzi); daughter Lois; 1 grandson; 1 great-granddaughter. Groman Eden

Michael Bergida died Nov. 9 at 87. Survived by sons Marc (Raneem), Barry; sister Frieda Wohl. Groman Eden

Anne Leila Britvan died Nov. 4 at 93. Survived by daughter Jacqueline (David) Lowenberg; son Jerrold (Jana); 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Norman Chudacoff died Nov. 22 at 81.  Survived by wife Nadine; daughter Alyson (Bob) Kopp; son Brett; 1 grandchild; brother Bert. Mount Sinai

Miriam Cohen died Nov. 12 at 95. Survived by daughter Janet (Roger) Wagner; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

Rita Coplan died Nov. 17 at 95. Survived by daughters Susan (Richard) Hoffman, Rissa (Reed Holderman); 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Gerald Demain died Nov. 6 at 93. Survived by wife Lorrie; daughters Sheryl (Richard) Nussbaum, Dee Dee (Karl) Sussman, Marci Schwartz; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Ilse Diament died Nov. 15 at 87. Survived by daughters Elana (Gary) Cooperman, Amalia; son Steve; 7 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Bernice Earle died Nov. 4 at 101. Survived by daughter Judy (Dennis) Lind; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Sara Epstein died Nov. 6 at 87. Survived by daughter Doritte (Alfred) Cohen; son Ben Ami; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai

Estelle Feinblatt died Nov. 14 at 89. Survived by son Jeffrey (Lori Bennett); 1 grandson; nieces and nephews; caregivers Elba and Norma. Groman Eden

Melvin Fineburg died Nov. 14 at 92. Survived by wife Shirley; daughters Paula (Al) McQueen, Nancy (Barry) Gordon; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Groman Eden

Edith Fisher died Nov. 13 at 87. Survived by daughter Laura (Sam) Craven; sons Keith (Jackie), Joel (Mary); 5 grandchildren; sister Toby Kenny; nieces and nephews. Groman Eden

Emily Frankel died Nov. 18 at 75. Survived by husband Laurence; daughter Janet (H. Stanton Orser); son Paul; brother Leonard (Jill) Polan; sister Jean (Steve) Morris. Mount Sinai

Gloria Friedman died Nov. 20 at 85. Survived by husband Sanford; sons Harry (Kathleen), Mark (Debbie); 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Robert Friedman died Nov. 17 at 94. Survived by niece Ilene (Andy) Scharlach. Hillside

William Frumovitz died Nov. 18 at 74. Survived by wife Adrienne; son Andrew (Lindsey), Michael (Karen), Matthew (Alexandra); mother Ruth; 7 grandchildren. Hillside

Beverly Betty Gardner died Nov. 15 at 80. Survived by sons Jeff (Nancy), Jon (Lori); daughter Audrey Joanne (Bill) Schumacher; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Stanley Gendler died Nov. 20 at 94. Survived by son Keith (Anita); daughter Holly Welk; 2 grandchildren; brother Gus. Mount Sinai

Alex Gottlieb died Nov. 9 at 98. Survived by son Lester (Donna); 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

James Grant died Nov. 2 at 98. Survived by daughter Eleanor Herscher; 2 grandsons. Groman Eden

Phyllis R. Greenberg Sacks died Nov. 3 at 88. Survived by daughter Andrea (Robert); stepsons William (Dana), David (Rose); 4 grandchildren; 1 step-granddaughter. Groman Eden

Shirley Ann Gross died Nov. 23 at 85. Survived by daughter Susan (Pete) Phaneuf; son Steve (Pam) Dinkowitz; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; brother Bill (Michelle) Gitmed. Groman Eden

Homer Harvey died Nov. 15 at 91. Survived by wife Gloria; daughters Ruth, Julia, Lillian (Mark) Banchik; 7 grandchildren. Hillside

Martin Paul Hochberg died Nov. 5 at 73. Survived by sons Michael (Sinead); Mark (Heather); brother Richard. Groman Eden

Rose Shirley Jacobson died Nov. 8 at 95. Survived by daughter Fran (Stuart) Jaffe; sons Dale, Todd (Karina); 5 grandchildren; sister Lillian Garfinkel. Mount Sinai

Ruth Kaufman died Nov. 22 at 82. Survived by daughter Angela; sons Howard (Andrea), Gregory; 5 grandchildren. Groman Eden

Lawrence “Larry” Kravitz died Nov. 7 at 86.  Survived by daughters Suzi (Shawn) Myers, Cathy (Steve) Resnick; 3 granddaughters; former wife Sandy Stackler. Mount Sinai

Barbara Krongaus died Nov. 16 at 90. Survived by sisters Helen Saltsman, Gloria Mendelsohn, Mynda Siskind; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 1 nephew. Hillside

Gertrude Konikoff died Nov. 21 at 94.  Survived by nephews Raymond (Patrice) Beck, Steven (Becky) Beck, Ron (Randy) Beck, Jeff (Estela) Beck; niece Margie (Michael) Rubin; 15 great-nieces and great-nephews; 10 great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Mount Sinai

Jack Lerman died Nov. 10 at 88. Survived by wife Elaine; daughter Jane (Michael) Urman; son Ned; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson. Groman Eden

Ernest Mark died Nov. 14 at 91. Survived by wife Alice; son Ed (Maura); 2 grandchildren; brother Michael (Sally). Mount Sinai

Ruth Markman died Nov. 10 at 95. Survived by son Steven; daughters Leslie Greenshields, Marla; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Groman Eden

Sandra Mast died Nov. 4 at 59. Survived by sisters Barbara (Samuel) Armstrong, Wendy (Dennis) Duncan. Hillside

Ralph Miller died Nov. 20 at 86. Survived by wife June; sons David Keith (Gillian), Mark (Renee), David Allen (Carmen); 6 grandchildren. Groman Eden

Evelyn Rhea Morton died Nov. 9 at 89. Survived by sons Monty (Elise), Lon (Rocky); 4 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Groman Eden

Sylvia Grad Pearlman died Nov. 20 at 90. Survived by daughter Stella (William) Bender; 2 grandsons. Groman Eden

Rahmat Pirnazar died Nov. 19 at 88. Survived by wife Mahin; sons Jonathan (Shradha), Alan; 2 grandsons. Mount Sinai

Roberto Posternak died Nov. 4 at 75. Survived by daughters Karina, Rebecca, Rachel; 1 granddaughter; sister Jane; brother Eduardo. Mount Sinai

Gertrude Puskin died Nov. 5. at 85. Survived by husband Irvin; daughter Moreen; son David; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother Max Freedman; sisters Florence Goldenberg, Ruth Richardson, Bella Fitzerman. Groman Eden

Seymour Rimland died Nov. 4 at 95. Survived by daughters Laurie (Alan) Rimland-Bonn, Lisa, Iris (Lester) Grayson; son Marshal; 10 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Martin Michael Rosen died Nov. 15 at 79. Survived by sons Brian (Cui), Kevin (Randi); 4 grandchildren; sister Judy (Joe) Ehrlich. Mount Sinai

Ruth Rosenberg died Nov. 2. at 98. Survived by daughters Marian Rosen, Barbara Comstock; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Groman Eden

Lucille Doris Rosenthal died Nov. 5 at 94. Survived by sons Richard (Jackie), Alan (Norma); daughter Karen (Harvey) Simon; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Eugene “Gene” Rothstein died Nov. 16 at 82. Survived by wife Iris; son Len (Michali); daughter Cindie (Michael) Gittelman; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Frieda Schlossberg died Nov. 3 at 90.  Survived by sons Isidor (Jan), Abraham (Darlene), Larry; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter. Mount Sinai

Norman Selbert died Nov. 2 at 88. Survived by wife Evelyn; daughters Linda (Phillip) Gardner, Joyce (Bernard) Goodman; 5 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters Sylvia Calderon, Sandra Caplan, Sheila Earnst, Eileen Ellison; many nieces and nephews. Groman Eden

Isabelle M. Silverman died Nov. 20 at 83. Survived by daughters Laura (Eric Splaver), Adele (Steve Cooperman), Lisa; 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Ines Zohar Sitruk died Nov. 18 at 87.  Survived by daughters Esther (Bernard) Turk, Marie (Carlo Migliarini) Fyhrie, Lucienne (David) Soleymani; 8 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Steven Slatkin died Nov. 16 at 57. Survived by wife Janis; son Joshua; father Gerald; mother Sandra; sisters Barbara DeLisa, Laurie Pritchard; brother Robert. Mount Sinai

Morton Sollod died Nov. 3 at 91. Survived by daughter Susan (Michael) Sollod Roberts; sons Stuart (Toni Stadler), Ira (Caren); 7 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Franklin Victor Spellman died Nov. 8 at 70. Survived by wife Elizabeth; son Alexander (Tiffany); 2 granddaughters; sister Jill (Leonard) Polan; brother Douglas (Trish Mickelson). Mount Sinai

Harold Steppler died Nov. 1 at 90. Survived by wife Shirley Lazarus; daughters Dianne Aubermann, Terry Sitkoff; 4 grandchildren. Hillside

Cynthia Tiber died Nov. 20 at 81.  Survived by husband Arnold; son Steve (Tammy); daughter, Bonnie (Philip) Novak; 6 grandchildren; brother Morty (Marilyn) Neril. Mount Sinai

Gertrude “Gigi” Tucker died Nov. 16 at 97. Survived by daughter Arleen (Ronald) Siegel; son Martin (Suyee); 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Groman Eden

Merle Turchen died Nov. 19 at 69. Survived by son Arnold (Jennifer); 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Lois Hope Wedner died Nov. 17 at 93. Survived by daughter Laurie (David) Dominguez; daughter-in-law Maryanne; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 1 niece; 1 nephew. Groman Eden

Delores Weinberg died Nov. 17 at 88.  Survived by daughter Jana Fein. Mount Sinai

Gertrude T. Weiner died Nov. 13 at 89. Survived by son Michael (Robyn); daughters Toby, Susan (Maurice) Lynn; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Henry Wirtschafter died Nov. 5 at 85. Survived by wife Barbara; daughter Joy (Robert) Penner; sons Robert, Gary (Elise); 6 grandchildren. Hillside

Lawrence Worchell died Nov. 11 at 77.  Survived by wife Laura; sons Logan, Garrett (Debra), Mark (Blanca); 3 grandchildren; brother Marvin (Arlene). Mount Sinai

Linda Wynne died Nov. 11 at 66. Survived by son Jason Bramson; daughter Robyn (Scott Wippert) Bramson; 2 grandchildren; brother Robert (Marlene). Hillside

Obituaries: Week of December 11, 2015


Carol Elaine Levy, Federation and community leader, social activist, 68

Carol Elaine Levy, director of the Community Campaign for The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and a longtime Jewish community activist, died Oct. 20, 2015. She was 68. 

Levy was born in Los Angeles in 1947. A woman of remarkable energy and intelligence, and with a deep, powerful voice, she served as chief song leader at the Reform movement’s Camp Saratoga (later Camp Swig) in Northern California. A UCLA arts major, she later played a leading role in the rock musical “Mother Earth,” which appeared in various cities and on Broadway. She sang in clubs around the country and was a radio personality on KSRF for several years.

She married Rabbi Richard Levy in 1972. After daughters Sarah and Elizabeth were born, Levy began a lay career with The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles: She was president of Federation’s Women’s Conference, chairwoman of Federation’s innovative Council on Jewish Life and a vice president of Federation. She met with women refuseniks in the former Soviet Union and with Ethiopian Jews in Addis Ababa.

As her daughters grew, Levy decided to work professionally in the Jewish community. Having taught on the Brandeis-Bardin Institute campus for 10 years, she was invited to serve as development director of Brandeis-Bardin, just months before the devastating 1994 Northridge earthquake, which destroyed the heart of the institute. The donor plaques surrounding the rebuilt facilities testify to her success. Later, she became director of the Pacific Southwest region of the American Jewish Congress, which had initiated a campaign against sweatshops, and she enlisted her board in an aggressive attack against them.

In 1999, after the local American Jewish Congress office was closed down, Levy became head of Federation’s  Western region and took on other positions there, as well, becoming a valued mentor to many Jewish professionals. In 2012, the Jewish Communal Professionals of Southern California gave her its highest accolade, the Lifetime Achievement Award.  

Levy’s ovarian cancer returned in 2007, but long-term chemotherapy enabled her to continue working every day until her last two weeks, and to enjoy the birth of her grandson Elijah. She remained a mentor even in treatment, as nurses took regular counsel with her about issues in their own lives. But the years of chemotherapy began to take their toll. Levy started losing strength, and finally her long struggle came to an end. On 7 Cheshvan, she sang her last song and departed for a sweeter place.

Those wishing to give tzedakah in Levy’s memory are asked to contribute to Federation, Run for Her (supporting ovarian cancer research at Cedars-Sinai’s Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute) or Planned Parenthood.

Zecher tzadeket livrachah: The memory of this remarkable woman uplifts (one of her favorite words) us all. 

Chuck Gelfand, business mentor, philanthropist, 81

Longtime member of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and of Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of California Chuck Gelfand died Nov. 20. He was 81.

Gelfand had a successful career as an insurance broker in Los Angeles and served as president of the association in L.A. 

Gelfand was born in Detroit and moved to Sierra Madre as a young boy. After high school, he was recruited by UCLA on a football scholarship in 1952 and played on UCLA’s only national championship football team. He graduated in 1956 and continued his involvement with the college as president of the Bruin Hoopsters. He also was active in UCLA’s academics for athletes.

He devoted his life to his family, work and philanthropic endeavors. Gelfand was a most loving husband, father and friend who wouldn’t hesitate to give someone the shirt off his back. His dedication to academics, athletics, philanthropy, and spiritual and Jewish culture never wavered.

He is survived by his wife, Inez, and daughters Cheryl and Janna Gelfand. The Gelfand family welcomes any contribution in his memory to the giver’s charity of choice. 

Hilda Baker died Oct. 22 at 96. Survived by daughter Carol Sue. Hillside

Sylvia Ruth Berliner died Oct. 20 at 95. Survived by son Stephen (Carol); daughters Joan (Clarence) Agress, Ann; 1 grandson; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Gail Buky died Oct. 18 at 67. Survived by son Jordan; sister Pam Sideman. Mount Sinai

Fanny Rose Buzney died Oct. 25 at 104. Survived by daughters Charlotte Shore, Marcia (Irv) Kodimer, Eileen (Alan) North; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Groman Eden

Ruth Channon died Oct. 30 at 100. Survived by daughter Sheila Reimer; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Jack Meyer Cohen died Oct. 28 at 90. Survived by wife Arlene; 9 grandchildren; sister Jeanne Griver. Hillside

Richard Coleman died Oct. 30 at 93. Survived by sister Rita (Harold) Demsetz; 1 nephew; 3 nieces. Mount Sinai

Anayatolah Daneshgar died Oct. 24 at 96. Survived by wife Moazazeh; daughter Minoo Shabanzadeh; sons Rahman (Janet Shadgou), Bijan (Minoo Rahban); many grandchildren. Groman Eden

Anthony Dans died Oct. 17 at 58. Survived by sister Mindy (Joel) Stein; brother Stephen; sister Rhonda. Mount Sinai

Arthur Morris Edelheit died Oct. 22 at 88. Survived by daughter Renee Marcus; son Michael (Robin); 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Norman B. Feinstein died Oct. 31 at 91.  Survived by daughters Ellen (Rahn) Tobler, Beverly (Tom Ourada); 1 granddaughter; 1 great-grandson. Groman Eden

Susan Fenton died Oct. 14 at 73.  Survived by son Mark (Tina); daughters Deborah, Tamra (Yarone) Schnitman; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; brother Ira (Brady) Rubin; sisters Maxine Rubin, Marilyn Beaudette. Chevra Kadisha

Claire Frisman died Oct. 19 at 86. Survived by husband Mark; daughters Bonnie Brigham, Jayne Ruane; son Dennis; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; sister Bernice Kushnick. Groman Eden

Anna M. Galper died Oct. 29 at 67. Survived by husband Yefim; daughter Dana (Michael) Madievsky; 2 grandchildren; sister Stella (Izrail) Bikvan. Mount Sinai

Lawrence Drew Goldman died Oct. 18 at 64. Survived by wife Meryl; sons Michael, Jeter “Shorty”; daughter Carrie; sister Leslie (Marc) Cohen; 1 brother-in-law; 2 cousins; nieces and nephews; and his Dirt Devil. Groman Eden

Stuart Greenberg died Oct. 28 at 70. Survived by wife Shirley; son Jeff (Saminh); daughter Stephanie (Jason) Mokhtarian; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Albert Gross died Oct. 26 at 88. Survived by wife Marilyn; son Gary; daughters Lisa Zaghian, Cynthia Elhai Carolyn; 8 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Adaline Jeanette Handler died Oct. 21 at 84. Survived by son Gary (Cathleen); 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Hillside

Roland B. Herman died Oct. 24 at 94. Survived by daughters Joan (Richard Rasiej), Gail; 1 grandson. Mount Sinai

Esther Renata Kahn died Oct. 22 at 70. Survived by daughter Fabiana (Naor) Zifferman; sister Eleanor Allen. Hillside

Harold Kaye died Oct. 22 at 88. Survived by daughters Sheila (John) Maddox, Marilyn Kaye; son Steven; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother Byron (Susie). Mount Sinai

Roger Allen Keen died Oct. 26 at 65. Survived by sisters Judith (Joel) Adelman, Margot Harris; brother Steven (Gerry). Mount Sinai

Melvyn Kohn died Oct. 25 at 74.  Survived by wife Wendy; daughter Elisa (Alex) Taub; son Gary; 2 grandchildren; brother Barry (Will) Harrison. Mount Sinai

Boris Kolas died Oct. 29 at 71. Survived by wife Rose; sons Vic (Shayne), Gary; 4 grandchildren. Hillside

Max Levine died Oct. 21 at 98. Survived by nephews Sidney, Larry Jurman. Hillside

Harold Mark died Oct. 18 at 91. Survived by daughters Judith (Mark Erenbaum), Mindy Friedman, Adrienne Yukawa; son Alan Mark; 7 grandchildren. Groman Eden

Carol Sue Miller died Oct. 27 at 65. Survived by brother Neil Kronenthal. Hillside

Leonid Mirkin died Oct. 28 at 76. Survived by son Gene; sister Lilya (Boris Tsymbalov) Tsymbalova; brother Samuil (Klara) Suknovalnik. Mount Sinai

Harry Alan Morewitz died Oct. 17 at 92. Survived by wife Myra; daughter Dara (Dale) Pearlman; son Ralph (Melissa); 3 grandchildren; brother David. Groman Eden

Judith “Judy” Naftaly died Oct. 22 at 75. Survived by brother Stanley; 1 nephew; 1 great-niece. Mount Sinai

Fay Peritz died Oct. 31 at 91. Survived by sons Steven, Mitch, Robert. Mount Sinai

Gerald Phillips died Oct. 19 at 90. Survived by wife Francine; son Louis (Jaqueline), Stacy; 4 grandchildren. Hillside

Elizabeth Remmer died Oct. 18 at 81. Survived by daughter Dena Davidson; son, Bradford (Kelly); 5 grandchildren; brothers Chuck (Carol) Coloran, Jack Coloran; 1 cousin. Mount Sinai

Michele “Mickey” Robin Server died Oct. 18 at 50. Survived by brother Michael (Khalia) Kolodzi; mother Caroline Kolodzi; 1 nephew. Mount Sinai

Doris Rolfe-Greenwald died Oct. 31 at 91. Survived by husband Thomas; son Rick Rolfe; daughter Laurie (Anthony) Spencer; 3 grandchildren. Hillside

Allan Rotman died Oct. 21 at 97. Survived by sons Martin, Robert (Dennis Woods); daughter Nikki; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Howard Jerome Saks died Oct. 24 at 85. Survived by wife Barbara; daughters Donna (Scott) Rheingold, Valerie (Jeff Goldstein) Sanns, Leslie (Wayne) Rice; Gayle (Ricardo Rodriguez); sons Michael (Ann), Mark (Donna); 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Groman Eden

Michael Schackne died Oct. 24 at 71. Survived by wife Kathy; daughter Kylee (David) Stepner; son Kacin (Jessica); 4 grandchildren; brother Richard Barnett. Mount Sinai

Eileen Smith died Oct. 20 at 77. Survived by sons Steve (Michelle) Sugarman, Larry Sugarman; sister Pamela (Loren) Mandel. Mount Sinai

Valentina Tsukerman died Oct. 29 at 73. Survived by husband Lev; son Oleg (Katrina); 2 grandchildren; mother Fanya Tsysar; sister Svetlana Matrosoe. Mount Sinai

Elijah Vaysman-Grisjavla died Oct. 23 at 9. Survived by father Patrick Jaramillo; mother Marina Vaysman; sisters Yanina, Natasia; brothers Patrick, Gabriel; 3 grandparents. Mount Sinai

Obituaries: Week of December 4, 2015


Sophia Bernert died Oct. 16 at 95. Survived by son Richard (Karen). Mount Sinai

Jerome R. Bridge died Oct. 12 at 84. Survived by sister Dolores (Harold) Carolyn Greenfield; 3 nieces. Mount Sinai

Mollie Campf died Oct. 12 at 86. Survived by daughter Beth (Rob) Novak; 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Larry Coffman died Oct. 15 at 72. Survived by wife Inez; son Jonathan David; daughters Caitlin Beatrice, Corey (Jeff Newman) Coffman Newman; 2 grandchildren; brother Bert. Mount Sinai

Eleanor Mary Elias died Oct. 15 at 83. Survived by stepson George (Rhona); stepdaughter Susan (Martin) Pines; 4 step-grandchildren; sisters Eva, Leslie; 1 grand-niece. Mount Sinai

Thomas Faigin died Oct. 11 at 77. Survived by wife Anne; daughter Cecilia. Mount Sinai

Leonard Feldman died Oct. 14 at 94. Survived by daughter Janis (Roger Ehrlich) Horn; son Mark (Marcie); 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Beyla Gofman died Oct. 13 at 98. Survived by daughters Clara, Emma (Yakov) Soloveychik; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Grace Gottlieb died Oct. 14 at 104. Survived by son Alvin (Pearl); son-in-law, Mike Roth; 5 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Donald Greif died Oct. 16 at 83. Survived by wife Marian; son Robert (Christine); 2 grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Samuel Hananel died Oct. 17 at 88. Survived by daughter Joyce; son Jeffrey (Sylvie); 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Bella Hasson died Oct. 17 at 86. Survived by sons Robert (Susan), Jack (Karen); 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Janna Jayson died Oct. 16 at 67. Survived by husband Harold Uman; son Andrew; stepdaughter Jillian Umansky; sister Eileen (Carl) Green; brother Jeffrey; 1 brother-in-law. Mount Sinai

Norman Klein died Oct. 10 at 88. Survived by wife Shirlee; sons Jeff (Karyn), Alan (Susie); daughters Marsha (Dennis) Gallegos, Wendy; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; sister Marleen Zinkow. Mount Sinai

Natan Kozyrev died Oct. 13 at 91. Survived by wife Anna; daughter Elizabeth (Boris) Belyi; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Arthur Maurice Laub died Oct. 11 at 97. Survived by wife Helene; son Randolph (Genevive); daughters Debbie (Edward), Julie (Robert); 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson. Hillside 

Joan Levinson died Oct. 18 at 81. Survived by husband David; sons Bradley, Andrew; 4 granddaughters. Mount Sinai

Alfred Levy died Oct. 13 at 88. Survived by wife Ursula; sons David (Nell), Jonathan (Eileen); daughter Susan (Frank) Steiner; 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Sherwin Harold Lovett died Oct. 11 at 82. Survived by wife Marlene; son Ryan; daughter Deborah (Shyan) Marks; 3 grandchildren; brother Robert (Norma); 1 sister-in-law; 1 nephew; 1 niece. Mount Sinai

Harry Alan Morewitz died Oct. 17 at 92. Survived by wife Myra; daughter Dara (Dale) Pearlman; son Ralph (Melissa); 3 grandchildren; brother David. Groman Eden

Hy Ourieff died Oct. 18 at 102. Survived by daughter Benedicta (Geoffry) Oblath. Hillside

Hilda Sassoon died Sept. 23 at 100. Survived by son Sunny; daughter Louise Nathan; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brothers Edward Mussry, Nassim (Masdolin) Mussry, David Mussry; sisters Mary Mussry, Elsa (Harry) Singman; nieces and nephews. Chevra Kadisha

Michael Shapiro died Oct. 14 at 73. Survived by wife Dorothy; daughters Rachel (Dan Eli) Shapiro Eli, Rebecca (Tyrone) Kahn; son Joseph (Deborah); 6 grandchildren; sisters June Peterson, Francine Orlin. Mount Sinai

Alan M. Shear died Oct. 18 at 84. Survived by wife Phyllis; daughter Wynnette Keiser; son Norman (Pam); 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister Estelle Pascua. Mount Sinai

Donna Solin died Sept. 4 at 98. Survived by son David (Lucy); daughter Nancy Norris; 2 granddaughters; 1 great-granddaughter. Hillside

Beatrice Spigel died Oct. 12 at 98. Survived by son Jeffrey; 2 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sister Miriam Kantrowitz. Groman Eden

Barbara Weingarten died Oct. 16 at 68. Survived by husband Zelman, sons Alex (Heather), Eric, Elliot, Jake; daughter Caryn (Matt Smith); 4 grandchildren. Hillside

Bernard Weiss died Oct. 18 at 98.  Survived by daughter Lynne (Robert) Benhabib; sons Howard, Barry (Anna); 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Irving Wolpin died Oct. 15 at 95. Survived by son Jeffrey; daughter Karen. Mount Sinai

Amy Dee Zaret died Oct. 14 at 52. Survived by son Jake Aaron; mother Helen; sister Marsha Nelson; brother Robert; 1 nephew. Groman Eden

Obituaries: Week of November 27, 2015


Gedalia Arditti, 87, was born March 29, 1928, in Salonika (Thessaloniki), Greece, the second of four children of Abraham Arditti and Sara Bar-Zion. His father was a cantor in one of Salonika’s largest Sephardic synagogues. In April 1943, the Nazis transported the entire family — including siblings Tamar, Gracia and Leon — on boxcars to Auschwitz from the ghettos where Salonika’s estimated 54,000 Jews had been relocated after the 1941 German occupation. Saved only by his age, 15, he was tattooed with No. 115860 on his left forearm and put to work. He survived the death march from Auschwitz as Soviet forces approached near the war’s end. 

Relocated to the Mauthausen concentration camp near Linz, Austria, he was part of the slave labor used to produce Messerschmitt aircraft. He was liberated by the United States Army in May 1945. 

The sole survivor of his immediate family and one of the few remaining Greek Jews, he was smuggled into British-ruled Palestine, where he had relatives. He joined the Palmach commandos and then Israel’s navy, where he oversaw security at two bases during the 1947-1949 War of Independence. He lived on kibbutzim and played semiprofessional soccer. Gedalia was living in a disused elevator shaft on an apartment building rooftop overlooking Haifa’s port, where he worked, when he met Arline Epstein, a tourist from Brooklyn, in 1959. They soon married in Israel and settled in Brooklyn, where he became a United States citizen in 1963. With a young daughter and son, they moved to Miami Beach and later to California, choosing La Jolla for its schools before settling in the Los Angeles area in 1977. He lived or worked in Santa Monica, Brentwood, Hollywood and Pico-Robertson. Trained in carpentry and cabinetmaking after World War II, “Dr. G” spent many years as a building maintenance engineer and had his own small businesses at times. He was fluent in Ladino, Greek, Hebrew and English, and could speak several other languages. He was proud of his Sephardic heritage and loved music, singing and dancing. An accomplished harmonica player, he could, like a real-life Pied Piper, command the attention of any crowd with his music and charm. He died Nov. 13, 2015. After services led by Rabbi Naomi Levy, he was buried in Hillside Memorial Park with Arline, who died in 1998. He is survived by daughter Sara; son Avi; and three grandchildren, Justin, Ryan and Adrienne. 

Gedalia Arditti was featured in a 2005 Jewish Journal article about a memorial service for Simon Wiesenthal where, in an impromptu final moment, he began singing Israel’s national anthem, “Hatikvah.”


Helene Biery died Oct. 11 at 70. Survived by husband James; daughter Annette (Douglas) Ficucell; son Brian; 3 grandchildren; sister Joyce Abdulaziz; brother Maurice (Marcel) Mouallen; 1 niece; 1 nephew. Mount Sinai

Lore Boasberg died Oct. 14 at 89. Survived by daughter Judy (Mark Landry); sons Mark (Enid), Daniel (Linnie Radman); 4 grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman 

Constance Gale died Oct. 13 at 82. Survived by son Jeff Berger; daughter Robin (Paul) Bantz; 2 grandchildren; brother Bill (Paula) Linsman. Hillside

Rosaline Gershuny died Oct. 11 at 93. Survived by sons Howard, Lee (Nancy Winstein); brothers Milton, Reginald Matsil. Hillside

Zachary Lee Glickman died Oct. 12 at 70. Survived by wife Alice; son Benjamin; daughter Ami; 1 grandchild; brother Barry. Mount Sinai

Robin Zipora Oblath died Oct. 9 at 87. Survived by daughters Lisa Hertz, Danice Hertz (Julian Bay); 3 granddaughters; brothers Shimon Brand, Abraham; 3 granddaughters. Hillside

Marla Sue Osband died Oct. 12 at 70. Survived by husband Ronald; son Scott (Amy); daughter Lynn (Steven Dick); 5 grandchildren; brother Don (Carolyn) Haselkorn; sister Joyce Strassberg; nieces and nephews. Groman Eden

Betty Soskins died Oct. 13 at 97. Survived by sons Jerry, Steven (Patti); 3 grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman