Rabbi Arnold Jacob Wolf, Arthur Spiegelman


Rabbi Arnold Jacob Wolf, Outspoken Social Justice Proponent, 83

In the midst of a Hawaii vacation and his transition to the White House, President-elect Barack Obama recently took time to honor a man dear to me and many, many others across the nation:

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Rabbi Arnold Jacob Wolf,” Obama wrote in a statement, “a dear friend to Michelle and me.”

Rabbi Wolf was rabbi emeritus of Chicago’s Reform congregation KAM Isaiah Israel, located across the street from the Obama residence. He was one of the greatest religious voices for social justice in the 20th and 21st centuries — and spiritual guide to a generation — died Dec. 23 at the age of 83.

Like many, my first encounter with Rabbi Wolf came before I ever met him.

A giant in his field, a leader on issues of peace and cross-cultural respect, Rabbi Wolf’s thoughts invariably triggered vehement response. He marched in Selma, protested the Vietnam War, called on Jews to work for Israeli-Palestinian peace, endorsed Obama for president and refused to file down his rough edges. A loving, funny and brilliant man, he was also cantankerous and irascible, more willing to pound his fist than to soft-pedal anything.

And so I first learned of Rabbi Wolf through the anger of others, in an article so shrill it served only to pique my curiosity — a curiosity I was lucky enough to satisfy when I began my undergraduate studies at Yale, where he then served as the Jewish chaplain.

I vividly remember Rabbi Wolf’s sermons, when he would rail against injustice and hypocrisy with a sharp wit and fierce determination to suffer no fools. One year, he castigated the university for harboring anti-Semitism; in another, he condemned Jewish leaders for failing to uphold the prophetic ideals of our faith.

He fought constantly against complacency, whether in the form of lazy thinking or meek acceptance of intolerable living conditions. He was like a recurring wake-up call, never letting us fall into the ease that privilege can engender. Listeners would marvel at his temerity and the power that comes from speaking truth to the mighty.

Rabbi Wolf was, then, a true leader, one who does not check the direction of the wind, nor limit his vision to that of those around him. He modeled for me and for so many others how to live a life full of passion, showing that working for justice not only connects us to those who suffer but also to the Divine — that working for peace is sacred work.

During my first year at Yale, I had countless conversations with the rabbi about politics, Israel, Judaism and life, and ultimately, he literally changed mine.

I began my freshman year vigorously protesting whenever PLO representatives came to campus; I ended it with the understanding that Israel must negotiate with the PLO and that peace meant an independent state of Palestine next to Israel.

I have lived the rest of my life guided by Rabbi Wolf’s teachings, dedicated to social justice here in the United States and the establishment of a just peace in the Middle East.

Many wealthy donors chose not to support Yale’s Jewish community as long as Rabbi Wolf was on campus; when he moved on to his work as a pulpit rabbi in and around Chicago, the money flowed. And yet, I can’t help but feel that what this great spiritual leader bequeathed to those who fell under his guidance was much more precious than the material wealth that came in once he had left.

This past year, after becoming the national president of Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace, I had the honor of closely working with Rabbi Wolf once again. It shouldn’t surprise anyone to learn that Rabbi Wolf was one of the leaders of our national Rabbinic Cabinet.

We jointly published an essay calling on our nation’s Jewish leaders to raise their voices in support of the State of Israel as it joined its Arab neighbors at the Annapolis peace conference and spoke often about the opportunities for peace under an Obama administration.

In his statement, Obama summed up a life well-lived: “Rabbi Wolf’s name is synonymous with service, social action and the possibility of change. He will be remembered as a loving husband and father, an engaging teacher, a kindhearted shepherd for [his synagogue], and a tireless advocate of peace for the United States, Israel and the world.”

In the midst of my sorrow, I am proud to be a small piece of the legacy that Rabbi Wolf has left the world. So many of us whose inner light was lit by the sparks from Rabbi Wolf’s torch will proudly and humbly continue to shine that light to banish darkness from the world.

That I am one of these torch bearers brings me great comfort at this time of great loss.

Steve Masters is president of the Chicago-based Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace.



Arthur Spiegelman, Journalist, 68

Arthur SpiegelmanArthur Spiegelman, journalist and longtime correspondent for Reuters, died at home in Los Angeles on Dec. 20. He was 68. Born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., Spiegelman began working at Reuters in 1966 as London correspondent, later transferring to New York in 1973 to serve as chief editor and national correspondent.

In 1997, he moved to Los Angeles and reported primarily on the entertainment industry. In his 42 years with Reuters, Spiegelman covered the U.S. presidential campaigns between 1976 and 1996, John Lennon’s murder, the Gulf War and the O.J. Simpson murder trial. In 2006, Spiegelman was honored as one of Reuters’s journalists of the year.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; sons, Adam and Michael; and brother, Marvin. Services were held at Hillside.

Arthur Spiegelman is shown in this undated photo in his Los Angeles office. REUTERS/Family of Arthur Spiegelman/Handout

Obituaries


Rabbi Levi Meier, a Shloshim Remembrance

Writer-producer David Brandes offers this eulogy for his friend and mentor, Rabbi Levi Meier.

Rabbi Weil, Marci and family, friends:

It’s hard to believe it’s been 30 days. Like any significant event, it feels like yesterday and an eternity all at the same time.

A story:

I showed up late at the main sanctuary of Beth Jacob during the Torah reading of Parshat Vayerah. It must have been two years ago. I ran into Levi by chance at the back of the shul during the reading of the Akeidah [binding of Issac]. Levi was moving quickly, as he always did, and he was full of excitement.

“David,” he said to me. “You’ve come at the perfect moment: The knife is drawn and he is about to strike.”

Infected by Levi’s enthusiasm, I hurried to my seat to catch the end of the story.

This small moment tells a lot about the man.

For one, Levi was the master of Hakarat Hatov… He was always able to see the good in people and convey it to them. There was no criticism that I had come late … to Levi I truly had come “at the perfect moment.”

That small moment also tells of Levi’s unbinding love, understanding and passion for Judaism.

Later, when we were sitting together, he shared an insight into the character of Abraham.

I remember asking him, after the Torah reading was over, to what extent he identified with Avraham in the story.

“You don’t understand,” he said. “I don’t just identify with Avraham, I live with him and I live with Yitzchak and Yaakov, as well.”

And that’s what Levi conveyed to all that knew him.

Levi was one of the most wonderfully complicated people I ever met. He was a Torah scholar and original thinker, a gifted writer, a lover of music and poetry, a man who loved Marci and his family dearly and was a great friend.

During the eight years he taught the Avi Chai Torah study group for Hollywood writers, I, and many of the faces you see sitting in this room, were truly fortunate to have Levi as our teacher. It was rare that anyone missed the class unless, of course, for business reasons. It was the highlight of our month.

Levi was a truly gifted teacher whose insights into the Torah were original and at times provocative. That unusual blend of Rashi, Jung and Rilke made Levi’s Torah intellectually challenging, poetic and alive with relevance for our personal lives. I always remember walking away from his shiurim feeling comforted and wanting to be a better person…. Life seemed somehow more understandable and sweeter. He had that great ability to make you understand that we are all on journeys. Spiritual and existential. Alone and together. That at different times we all suffer. And that Hashem is there to guide and to help.

Another story:

I spent some time at Cedars-Sinai visiting patients, sometimes with Levi and sometimes alone. I remember coming in one afternoon and Levi was sitting at this desk in an unusually serious mood. He explained that he had to visit a patient who had had a terrible reversal in life. Several weeks earlier this patient was assured that he had beaten his disease and was healthy … and now he was told that the end was near and that he should put his affairs in order immediately. As we walked to the patient’s room I felt inadequate and overwhelmed. I didn’t want to be there, I had no idea what to say… I asked Levi what he intended to say to the man?

“I don’t know,” Levi answered “But I’m sure Hashem will help me out.”

And he did.

Levi opened himself to that poor man and assured him that even in the greatest depths there is still reason for hope. God had not abandoned him. Levi wasn’t being Pollyannaish, not for a moment. Through his love and sincerity he was able to make personal contact with the man so that he felt less alone. There was a long silence. Levi, speaking very quietly but with great empathy assured the man that regardless what happens, he, Levi, will stay with him through to the end. He promised not abandon him, ever. The man was able to hear him. That moment was stunning in its simplicity and beautiful in its humanity.

Like that poor man, many, many people from all walks of life and backgrounds met Levi when they were at their most vulnerable. He was always respectful of the intimacy, the vulnerability and the trust. Levi was a pillar of love, hope and comfort to a community.

And, finally, I feel truly privileged to have spent time with him. When I think of Levi I remember Rav Kook’s statement about his friend Rav Aryeh Levine: “He was my great friend because he never lied to me, he never flattered me and he never asked for favors unless they were for others.”

Levi has enriched my life and the life of my family. At times he was a mentor and at times he was a brother. I loved him dearly and I will miss him forever.

May his memory be a blessing for all of us.



Virginia DeNitto died Aug. 13 at 81. She is survived by her husband, Rudy Salcedo; son, Albert; three grandchildren; and sister, Jean Mizrachi. Mount Sinai

Sonia “Sunny” Fein died Aug. 12 at 80. She is survived by her daughter, Elaine (Michael) Gibson; son Matthew (Kathy); and grandaughters, Michelle and Rachel. Hillside

Robert Feldman died Aug. 15 at 96. He is survived by his wife, Rachel; and sons, Jeffrey and Bruce (Carol). Malinow and Silverman

Hymen Fried died Aug. 9 at 85. He is survived by his son, Robert; daughters, Karen Siener and Sherrie Goldfarb; brothers Barney and Frank; and sister, Bea Solomon. Hillside

Florence Goldstein died July 19 at 93. She is survived by her son, Barry (Keng Wah); daughter, Linda (Gary Brown); grandchildren, Lisa Faite and David; and sister, Renee Pyle. Mount Sinai

Evelyn Hassen died Aug. 11 at 95. She is survived by her son, Joel (Rochelle); daughter, Irene Kelly; three grandchildren; and brother, Leo (Bernice) Miller. Mount Sinai

Joseph Hoffman died Aug. 7 at 89. He is survived by his wife, Selene; children, Terri, Judy, Carol, Lori and Daniel; and many honorary children.

Victoria Horowitz died July 21 at 89. She is survived by her husband, Harry; sons, Stanley and Lawrence (Diane); grandson, Josh; and sister, Lily Weiwrich. Mount Sinai

Estelle Kandell died Aug. 12 at 85.She is survived by her daughter, Toby (Roger) Brooks; son, Stephen (Elena Estrin); five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Mount Sinai

Irene Moses Levenson died Aug. 13 at 85. She is survived by her children, Stephanye (Alan) Finestone, Bryan, Laurie Lou (Douglas Mirell) and Jeffrey (Monika); and nine grandchildren. Hillside

Marvin Robert Macklin died Aug. 11 at 91. He is survived by his wife, Rocile; daughters, Jo and Sheri; son-in-law, Mark; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Maxine. Groman

Theodore Perlman died Aug. 8 at 81. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; daughter, Susan Patterson; sister, Bernice (Maynard) Strull; and nephews, Jerry and Dan Strull; and niece, Toni Kent. Mount Sinai

Jerry Pivnik died Aug. 12 at 62. He is survived by his wife, Jill; sons, Jason (Jenica) and Jordan; and daughter, Samantha. Mount Sinai

Theodore Ring died Aug. 13 at 90. He is survived by his daughters, Anita (William Fulkerson) Penniman and Ronnie (Richard) Kukler; son, Bradley; and four grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Bernard Roth died Aug. 10 at 81. He is survived by his daughter, Lynda; and son, Bill. Malinow and Silverman

Lawrence Schwartz died Aug. 11 at 71. He is survived by his wife, Judy; son, Joseph (Frida); daughter, Debra (Mike) Zeiden; and sister, Marcia. Hillside

Gertrude Lillian Sokol died Aug. 13 at 94. She is survived by her sister, Diane; and nephew, Scott. Groman

Dr. Bertram Steel died Aug. 6 at 77. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; daughters, Sari and Jana; and sister, Beverly (Lewis) Ahavas Aachim, Stockton

Arthur Weiss died Aug. 14 at 88. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; sons, Donald (Kathy) and Andrew (Paulette); daughter, Jane; stepdaughter, Rachel (Jonathan Lapidese) Pfeffer; stepson, Andrew (Rochelle) Pfeffer; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brother, Sheldon (Carole). Mount Sinai

Obituaries


Cecile Abers died Nov. 26 at 90. She is survived by her husband, Emanuel; daughter, Laurie; one grandchild; and sister, Beverly Sloane. Malinow and Silverman

Ruth Balman died Nov. 22 at 89. She is survived by her cousin, Harvey Pollak; and friend, Lyudmila Siderman. Mount Sinai

Margaret Berkowitz died Nov. 27 at 99. She is survived by her daughter, Sally Blecher; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; and sister, Bernice Getzug. Groman

David Blaustein died Nov. 25 at 90. He is survived by his wife, Belle; daughter, Lenore (Steve) Newman; son, Paul (Nancy); and five grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Ruth Leah Brackman died Nov. 27 at 86. She is survived by her daughter, Beverly Diaz; and son, Dr. Harold. Malinow and Silverman

SARAH BRENESSEL died Nov. 28 at 89. She is survived by nieces Joyce (Jon) Hewitt, Karen Peterson and Betty (Mike) Pongracz; nephews, Steven (Diane), Darrell (Chris) Cozen, Glenn (Debra) Cozen; and “adopted son” Rob Hearsch. Hillside

Aziz Cohanshad died Nov 27 at 82. He is survived by his wife, Ashraf Rabizadeh; son, Mehrdad; daughter, Rebecca; and nephew, David. Chevra Kadisha

Dorothy Danoff died Nov. 27 at 87. She is survived by her son, Michael; daughter, Robin (Walter) Adler; and six grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Warren Delson died Nov. 25 at 82. He is survived by his wife, Olga. Malinow and Silverman

Lorraine Feldman died Nov. 23 at 70. She is survived by her husband, Martin; daughters, Barbara MacDonald and Melody Feldman; and sister, Irene Van Deusen. Malinow and Silverman

Ruth Feuerstein died Nov. 22 at 78. She is survived by her husband, Arnold; daughter, Roberta; son, Elliot (Diane); four grandchildren; sister, Edith (Herbert) Turk; and brother, Eli Reinhard. Malinow and Silverman

Jean Fink died Nov. 24 at 84. She is survived by her husband, Joseph; daughter, Joanne; and sons, Jonathan and Jeffrey. Malinow and Silverman

Marion Brown Finnley died Nov. 22 at 91. She is survived by her daughters, Lee (Ed) Madick and Annette (George) Sykulski; son, Marvin (Hannah); and eight grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Sara Frankel died Nov. 23 at 75. She is survived by her sons, Jordan, Steven and David; seven grandchildren; brother, Arnold Rubin; sister, Yetta Barack. Groman

Harry Friedman died Nov. 22 at 93. He is survived by his, wife, Mary; son, Bruce (Monique); daughter, Susan Klein; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and sister, Bessie Anglein. Mount Sinai

HARRY FULTERMAN died Nov. 23 at 92. He is survived by his wife, Leah Kaplan; son, Martin; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and friends Ida Nagin and Luis Manapat. Hillside

GISELLE GANZ died Nov. 21 at 82. She is survived by her son, Sheldon; daughters, Judith (Eli) Pelman and Karine Grunfeld; six grandchildren; brother, Alan Rogier; and sisters, Judith Rosenberg and Ramola Robins. Sholom Chapels.

Harry Greenberg died Nov. 27 at 87. He is survived by his wife, Ida; daughter, Trena (Ronald) Thompson; son, Jack (Elsie); four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Pearl Zeiler, and Rosie Sinclair; and brother, Morty. Mount Sinai

Lee Elizabeth Herzikoff died Nov. 22 at 91. She is survived by her daughter, Marci Cohen; and son, Jim. Malinow and Silverman

Daniel David Isenberg died Nov. 21 at 47. He is survived by his mother, Molly; daughter, Elizabeth; son, Michael; brothers, Eric and Philip; and sister, Karen Fiske. Malinow and Silverman

Pola Diament Goldfeld died Nov. 26 at 78. She is survived by her daughters, Brenda Nemeth and Dr. Anne; granddaughters, Hayley and Hope; nephews, Dr. Henry (Leslie) and Dr. Buddy (Jacque Jones) Ullman; niece, Laura Ullman (Mark Epstein); and brother-in-law, Isaac Ullman. Mount Sinai

Albert Greene died Nov. 28 at 85. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; sons, Dr Bill (Marilyn), John (Marie) and Bob (Trisha); stepdaughter, Ellen (Wilbur) Faulk; six grandchildren; and sister, Shirley Brill. Mount Sinai

Irma Greenfield died Nov. 23 at 87. She is survived by her niece, Cara (George) Gordon. Malinow and Silverman

Leonard Hale died Nov. 26 at 82. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; son, Joseph; daughter, Ellen Wood; and five grandchildren. Groman

Miriam Katz died Nov. 25 at 88. She is survived by her son, Arthur Geilman; daughter, Judy Goldstein; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; sister, Marjorie Cohen. Groman

Barbara Kubert died Nov. 25 at 68. She is survived by daughter, Heather (William) Thomas; son, David (Pagona); mother, Lucy Margolis; and brother, Ray (Carol) Kirschbaum. Mount Sinai

Fortunee Alcahe Lahana died Nov. 27 at 90. She is survived by her daughters, Jeanette Resnik, Lina Dyen and Sarah Helfing; sons, Jim and Dr. Daniel; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Estelle Lit died Nov. 25 at 84. She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie (Terry) Ramey; son, Jeff Franco; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Annabelle (Arthur) Sandler. Mount Sinai

Diane Miller died Nov. 24 at 86. She is survived by her sister, Shirley Hellman; nephews, Cary (Linda) and Avery (Nancy) Hellman; niece, Beverly (Marty) Zisner; one great-nephew; and two great-nieces. Mount Sinai

MILTON MILLMAN died Nov. 23 at 87. He is survived by his son, Michael (Marie); daughter, Lisa (Gene) Worton; and grandsons, Jeffrey and Brian. Hillside

RICHARD MOUALIM died Nov. 27 at 81. He is survived by his wife, Marcia; son, Jeffrey; and sister, Kate (Sam) Crofts. Hillside

Mildred Peskowitz died Nov. 23 at 90. She is survived by her son, Barry Charles; daughter, Ruthlee Becker; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Eva Pepper died Nov. 27 at 54. She is survived by her husband, Richard; sons, Aaron and Ethan; daughter, Brenna; mother, Serena Blumenfeld; and sister, Sherry Rothstein. Groman

Frances Platzer died Nov. 27 at 91. She is survived by daughters Lori (Michael) Solomon and Meril; five grandchildren; sisters Ruth Wasserman and Irene Robinson; nieces; and nephews. Groman

Ferdose Rabbani died Nov 24 at 80. She is survived by her son, Hamid; daughter, Tamar Bakshian; and grandaughter, Atoofa. Chevra Kadisha

Jean Riskin died Nov. 24 at 96. She is survived by her sons, Lester and Sheldon; daughter, Myrna; and sister, Minnie Joseph. Mount Sinai

Jeff Robinson died Nov. 26 at 57. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; son, Adam; daughter, Sabrina Hansen; one grandchild; mother, Sophie; and sister, Janice Kriegel. Groman

Esther Rubenstein died Nov. 3 at 90. She is survived by her husband, Arthur; son, Howard (Lauri) Roberts; daughter, Sue (David) Northrup; granddaughter, Rachel (Tim) Davidson; and great-granddaughters, Emilee and Jacqueline. Mount Sinai

EDYTHE SCHWARTZ died Nov. 25 at 101. She is survived by her son, Merton (Jacqueline); daughter, Elaine Marshall; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Hillside

HARRIETT SCHWARTZ died Nov. 24 at 86. She is survived by her son, Gary; and daughter, Rhonda. Hillside

Marion Shafer died Nov. 25 at 86. She is survived by her daughters, Ilene (George) Chiochios and Lois (Michael) Bergman; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Doris Siegel died Nov. 25 at 77. She is survived by her daughters, Susan (Harvey) Lopez-Giss and Joann (Elaine Chernoff); sons, Scott (Nikki) and Jerry; and eight grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Leon Tabak died Nov 24 at 86. He is survived by his wife, Rebeca; daughters, Aida Kaufer and Vivian; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Sadie Weizer died Nov. 23 at 88. She is survived by her sons, Marc (Lorrie) and David (Christine) Winters; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and brother, Dr. Murray (Trudy) Grant. Mount Sinai]

 

Obituaries


JACK ADRIANUS ABBENHUYS died Nov. 11 at 73. He is survived by his domestic partner, Helen Jasik; sons, Jimmy and Jerry; and brother, Frank. Hillside

Rosalyn Abrams died Nov. 16 at 77. She is survived by her son, Howard (Dawn); daughters, Sherry (Marc) Rosenberg and Elaine (Richard) Lucia; six grandchildren; and brother, Edward (Fay) Schneier. Mount Sinai

SIDNEY MELVIN BAKER died Nov. 12 at 84. He is survived by his wife, Lucille; sons, Neil and Gary; and one grandchild. Hillside

Irving Baron died Nov. 14 at 86. He is survived by his son, Fred; grandchildren, Jennifer (Michael) Van Iersel and Josh (Tracy); great-grandchildren, Ethan and Alec; and sister-in-law, Florence Kirchner. Mount Sinai

Gary Anton Berge died Nov. 6 at 51. He is survived by his mother, Fay. Groman

Allan Bluestein died Nov. 8 at 90. He is survived by his wife, Selma; and daughter, Ilene Kosof. Malinow and Silverman

Elizabeth Straus Boasberg died Nov. 10 at 89. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Turner; son, Dr. Peter; and sister, Barbara Weil. Malinow and Silverman

Jonathan Delamere Booth died Nov. 18 at 53. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; sons, Sean and Michael; daughter, Andrea Yakerson; two grandchildren; mother, Mary Scibetta; and brothers, Nat, Jim, Bill and Tom. Groman

BERNARD BROWN died Nov. 16 at 94. He is survived by his son, Roger; daughter, Barbara ( Edward); grandchildren, Ryan (Amy) and Erica (Bill), four great-grandchildren; sister, Zelda; brother, Harold; companion, Shirlee Tzinberg; nieces; and nephews. Hillside

Blanche Brussell died Nov. 18 at 82. She is survived by her daughters, Bobbette Kemp and Heidi Brosnan; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Groman

HELEN CHAPNICK died Nov. 4 at 98. She is survived by her son, Michael. Sholom Chapels.

Vivian Churg died Nov. 7 at 88. She is survived by her sons, Warren and Dr. Andrew; and two grandchildren. Groman

ANITA COHEN died Nov. 3 at 86. She is survived by her daughters, Karen Knapp and Marilyn Candus; son, Richard Candus; and grandchildren. Sholom Chapels.

RALPH DAYAN died Nov. 17 at 84. He is survived by his wife, Nina; daughters, Irma Silberman and Judy (Tony Jones); grandchildren, Ilana (Kevin) Hinners and Aaron Silberman; brother, Clement; and sisters Alice, Allegra and Nina. Sholom Chapels.

RENE DOMROY died Nov. 3 at 85. She is survived by her son, Ted (Donna); two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hillside

Bernice Duban died Nov. 8 at 88. She is survived by her daughter, Susan; and son, Larry. Malinow and Silverman

Seymour Eidman died Nov. 9 at 79. He is survived by his wife, Rhoda; son, Richard (Lisa); daughter, Adrienne (Val Tierney); grandchildren, Rachel Wells and Daniel; sister-in-law, Natalie Goodman; and brother-in-law, Saul (Lenore) Roseman. Mount Sinai

Dorothy Fisher died Nov. 15 at 91. She is survived by her son, Mark; daughter, Arlene; and three grandchildren. Hillside

STAN FLINKMAN died Nov. 15 at 81. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; sons, Lewis, Michael (Penny) and Russell (Marta Jevenois); daughter, Linda (Marty Humphreys) daughter-in-law, Gina Oken; and three grandchildren. Hillside

J. Harold Fox died Nov. 15 at 98. He is survived by his friends. Malinow and Silverman

DONALD LEON FRANKLIN died Nov. 9 at 83. He is survived by his wife, Marie; son, Cary; grandchildren, Emily and Hannah; and sister, LaVerne Kayne. Hillside

Marilyn Freeman died Oct. 14 at 72. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Paul Freeman; daughters, Louise (David) Goldstein and Sandy (Bob) Hart; and three grandsons. Mount Sinai.

JOEL FRIEDHEIM died Nov. 5 at 53. He is survived by his wife, Sherry; children; and parents, Max and Pat. Sholom Chapels.

Meyer Friedlander died Nov. 7 at 82. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; sons, Norman, Gary and David; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brother, Murray. Groman

Eunice Fruchtman died Nov. 6 at 75. She is survived by her son, Michael; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brother, David Dashevsky. Groman

Jean Gardsbane died Nov. 13 at 84. She is survived by her husband, Herman; sons, Steven Dale and Kenneth; and three grandchildren. Groman

Muriel Roselyn Garver died Nov 3 at 79. She is survived by her son, Bruce (Alicia); and daughter, Rita Margaret Besikof. Chevra Kadisha

Alfred Geibelson died Nov. 5 at 88. He is survived by his wife, Mitzi; son, Jeffrey (Melody); daughter, Vicki Sostman; 18 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Al Gerow died Nov. 3 at 78. He is survived by his daughters, Barbara Flax and Sharon (Jeff) Jacobs; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister, Claire Freeman. Groman

David Goldberg died Nov. 8 at 90. He is survived by his son, Joel. Malinow and Silverman

Ettie Golden died Nov. 5 at 90. She is survived by her sons, Steven (Nancy) and Kenneth; daughter, Susan Weinreb; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Anne Goldstein died Nov. 12 at 88. She is survived by her son, Jerry (Colleen); daughter, Lea (Brian) Greenberg; grandson, Brian; and brother, Ben (Sally) Slavkin. Mount Sinai

MALCOLM GREGORY GORDON died Nov. 17 at 81. He is survived by his wife, Annette; son, Bruce; daughter, Heidi (Bob) Bendetson; and six grandchildren. Hillside

Ann Gorowitz died Nov. 10 at 76. She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Andy); son, Warren (Phil Levin); and grandsons, Alex and Harrison Trachman. Mount Sinai

STEPHEN LEWIS GRACE died Nov. 7 at 77. He is survived by his wife, Marcia; daughters, Marjorie (Jeffrey) Grace-Sayers, Anna (Jim) Blanc and Debora; six grandchildren; brother, Irv; sisters, Alice Lapan and Rose; and niece, Marion Lapan. Hillside

Henry Grossberg died Nov. 8 at 76. He is survived by his wife, Lola; sons, Leonard and Rudy; and five grandchildren. Mount Sinai

THEODORE HARRIS died Nov. 3 at 86. He is survived by his wife, Constance; and son, Steven. Sholom Chapels.

Hyman Samuel Heimowitz died Nov. 17 at 78. He is survived by his niece, Barbara Goldberg. Malinow and Silverman

Shirley Lana Heller died Nov. 3 at 59. She is survived by her sister, Linda Scholl. Malinow and Silverman

Ann Bachner Hirsch died Nov. 16 at 93. She is survived by her son, Samuel (Arleen) Bachner; daughter, Glenda (Melvyn) Schneidman; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Faye Reisman and Shirley Miller. Mount Sinai

Janet Hyman died Nov. 13 at 72. She is survived by her husband, Edward; daughters, Kathi (David) Sandweis, and Laura (Brett) Kaufmann; three grandchildren; sister, Zona; and brother, Stephen (Barbara) Bernstein. Mount Sinai

Joseph Horst Joffe died Nov. 8 at 85. He is survived by his wife, Janet; sons, Larry (Sharon) and Martin (Kathy); three grandchildren; sisters, Judith Schwartz and Seldi (Harold) Ruchlin; and brother, David. Malinow and Silverman

Harold Kahn died Nov. 16 at 92. He is survived by his wife, Lucille; son, Richard; daughters, Dr. Myra Lipsey and Marlene; and two grandchildren. Groman

IRENE KALLISON died Nov. 5 at 90. She is survived by her husband, Marvin; daughters, Jane (Harry) Bruckel and Lynn; sister, Alma Malet; and brother, Leonard Swatt. Hillside

Henrietta Katz died Nov. 12 at 79. She is survived by her husband, Leonard; son, Robert; daughters, Julie Meyers, Laurie Matuso and Marsha Sasville; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and brother, Lawrence Lesser; Groman

MARVIN KOMORSKY died Nov. 14 at 73. He is survived by his wife Linda; son, Jason; daughters, Marci, Sherri, and Melissa; and four grandchildren. Sholom Chapels.

Audrey Doreen Koz died Nov. 4 at 73. She is survived by her husband, Melvin Pearlman; sons, Jeffrey and David; daughter, Roberta Wilson; stepdaughters, Debra Pearlman, Linda Lentz and Ellen O’Regan; and eight grandchildren. Groman

RUTH GOLDSCHMIDT KUNZER died Oct. 9 at 90. She is survived by her sister, Mirian Solomons; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Edward Lash died Nov. 15 at 79. He is survived by his son, David (Beth Becker); daughter, Karen; granddaughters, Drew and Ryan; and sister, Dale (Len) Pitt. Mount Sinai

Ester Lavi died Nov 3 at 81. She is survived by her sons, Parviz and Ibrahim; daughter, Meira Yedidsion; and grandson, Elazar. Chevra Kadisha

ROBERT LAZARUK died Nov. 14 at 74. He is survived by his son, Kirk (Samantha). Sholom Chapels.

Miriam Leboff died Nov. 10 at 75. She is survived by her husband, Samuel; daughters, Dr. Ellen Leboff-Ried, Dr. Judith Leboff-Levi and Karen Migdal; seven grandchildren; sister, Losa (Rabbi Benjamin). Groman

Ethel Lee Lenske died Nov. 5 at 97. She is survived by her sons, Sherman and Stephen; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Groman

Betty Lerman died Nov. 8 at 94. She is survived by her niece, Joanne Talpins. Malinow and Silverman

Maximilian LeRoy died Nov. 3 at 30. He is survived by his mother, Kay; and sister, Carolyn. Malinow and Silverman

HARRY LEVIN died Nov. 14 at 94. He is survived by his wife, Rose; daughter, Fern (Sam Flores); and son, Roy. Hillside

Hedy Linstone died Nov. 15 at 84. She is survived by her husband, Harold, sons, Clark and Fred (Elissa); and two grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Ruth Lipsey died Nov. 2 at 87. She is survived by her sons, Lewis and Marty; and sister, Hannah Lotnick. Groman

MARIAN ROSE LIVINGSTON died Nov. 10 at 88. She is survived by her son, Larry; daughter, Laura Beck, six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Hillside

Robert David London died Nov. 15 at 51. He is survived by his mother, Jean. Malinow and Silverman

Murray Louison died Nov. 8 at 81. He is survived by his son, Raymond; and daughter, Stephanie. Groman

Dr. Samuel Lyon died Nov. 15 at 90. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; son, Daniel; daughters, Wendy (Robert Wienner) and Dawn (Robert Mann); and four grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Max Marsten died Nov. 5 at 84. He is survived by his wife, Anita; daughters, Loni and Robbi (Tom Schiff); and grandchildren, Matthew and Olivia. Hillside

Helen Maurer died Nov. 17 at 83. She is survived by her sons, Alan and Michael; daughter, Randi; and four grandchildren. Groman

Hannelore McCarty died Nov. 6 at 78. She is survived by her son, Kent (Patty Stewart). Malinow and Silverman

BERT MICHAELS died Nov. 13 at 84. He is survived by his sisters, Joan Weinrauch and Muriel Tower; niece Darielle Podoksik; and nephew, Donn Warshow. Hillside

LINDA MINER died Nov. 13 at 65. She is survived by her granddaughter, Sabrina; and brother, Larry Wohl. Hillside

Esther Moskovitz died Nov. 4 at 93. She is survived by her daughters, June (Murray) Bass and Lois Powers. Malinow and Silverman

Miriam Moss died Nov. 6 at 85. She is survived by her sons, Martin and Jay; daughters, Renal Carol Stone and Bonnie Miller; and 11 grandchildren. Groman

Sara Movshovich died Nov. 9 at 70. She is survived by her son, Roman; and granddaughters, Ariel and Naomi. Mount Sinai

SIMON MUNTNER died Nov. 3 at 75. He is survived by his wife, Janet; sons, John and Joel; daughters, Nancy, Ellen and Jill Howat; and three grandchildren. Hillside

Edna Ostrin died Nov. 6 at 90. She is survived by sons, Murray (Marissa) and Ronald (Leslie); four grandchildren; brother, Ed Nupoll; nieces; and nephews. Mount Sinai

Naomi Ozeran died Nov. 5 at 100. She is survived by her son, Dr. Robert. Malinow and Silverman

Mildred Pakcyk died Nov. 17 at 89. She is survived by her children, David and Alan (Monica); daughter, JoAnne (Dennis) Johnson; grandson, Daryn; and two stepgrandchildren. Mount Sinai

Susan Nisker died Nov. 16 at 56. She is survived by her, daughters, Sari and Heidi (Patrick Kerney); brother, David (Gaylia) Lassner; half-sister, Mary Jean (Bruce) White; and friend, Sherry Kerdman. Mount Sinai

DANIEL PONITZ died Nov. 6 at 74. He is survived by his sister, Linda Stengel. Hillside

ELIZABETH RABINOWITZ died Nov. 13 at 85. She is survived by her daughter, Diane (Jonathan) Bear; and grandchildren. Sholom Chapels.

Edward Esau Rapoport died Nov. 9 at 85. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughter, Paula (Leslie) McAfee; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Groman

Don Reynolds died Nov. 3 at 72. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; children, Leslie, Greg (Carol), Samantha (Andrew) and Alan; two grandchildren; and brother, Marshall Reznick (Edie).

Max Rice died Nov. 8 at 84. He is survived by his wife, Maxienne; daughters, Wendy Wintrob and Debra Sadun; sons, David and Michael; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and brother, Harry. Malinow and Silverman

Joseph Rein died Nov. 13 at 89. He is survived by his daughters, Rita Rudolf and Delcine Tartow; and three grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Bernice Rosenfield died Nov. 15 at 87. She is survived by her husband, David; daughters, Susan (Rick Poe) Fin, and Leanna (Ron) Watts; stepdaughters, Shelly (Grady) Smith and Paula (Fred) Weiner; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

JOYCE ROSEN died Nov. 16 at 85. She is survived by her daughters, Jan Morris and Linda Siegel; son, Daniel; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Hillside

Lucille Rosenthal died Nov. 9 at 87. She is survived by her husband, Eugene; son, Richard (Cathy); daughter, Susan (Larry Grosberg); and three grandchildren. Mount Sinai

ROCHELLE O’BRAND ROTH died Nov. 3 at 61. She is survived by her husband, Hal; daughter, Aliza; son, Aaron; sisters, Marilyn (Larry) Franklin and Diana (Steve) Brown; cousins, Bill and Joan Raskin; and three nieces. Hillside

Esther Rubenstein died Nov. 3 at 90. She is survived by her son, Howard (Lauri) Roberts; daughter, Sun (David) Northrup; granddaughter, Rachel (Tim) Davidson; and great-granddaughters, Emilee and Jacqueline. Mount Sinai

Anne Rubins died Nov. 4 at 86. She is survived by her son, Alex (Valerie); daughter, Janis Gardner; and sister, Frances Neiman. Mount Sinai

Gertrude Rudnick died Nov. 11 at 93. She is survived by her son, David (Sandra); daughter, Joyce Leddel; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and brother, Harry (Shirley) Gershon. Mount Sinai

Rabbi Martin Ryback died Nov. 16 at 87. He is survived by his daughters, Anne (Steve) Schmidt and Elizabeth; son, Charles; and grandaughters, Samantha and Cassandra Schmidt. Mount Sinai

Shirley Shudnow Sass died Nov. 16 at 101. She is survived by her son, Howard (Ronda) Zieff; daughter, Marjorie (Gerald) Finn; grandchildren, Stephanie (Matthew) Landers and Deborah Fin; three great-grandchildren; and brothers, Phillip and Dr. Bernard (Lucille) Shudnow. Mount Sinai

Maxwell Schatz died Nov. 14 at 86. He is survived by his daughters, Laurie (Jerrold) FeiVou and Madeline; grandchildren, Blair and Svetlana; and sister, Pearl. Mount Sinai

Ronald Schneider died Nov. 14 at 76. He is survived by his sons, Brad and Evan; and sister, Shirley Edrington. Malinow and Silverman

Florence Schwartz died Nov. 9 at 82. She is survived by her son, Martin; daughters, Laurie (Michael) Warren and Helene (Joel) Silverstein; four grandchildren; brother, Marvin (Geri) Snyder; and sister, Harriet Guterman. Mount Sinai

Florence Schwartz died Nov. 14 at 78. She is survived by her daughters, Julia Baker and Laura Cohen; and one grandchild. Groman

Miriam Schwartz died Nov. 6 at 78. She is survived by her sons, Barry and Jeffrey (Nancy); daughter, Darlene (Steve) Du Frane; grandsons, Scott Du Frane and Sam; and brother, Marvin Lamm. Mount Sinai

Russell Scott Schwartzman died Nov. 8 at 47. He is survived by his wife, Rita; daughter, Madeline; son, Benjamin; parents, Irving and Edith; sister, June Soberman; and brothers, David (Susan) and Jonathan (Runa). Malinow and Silverman

Elizabeth Bertha See died Nov. 9 at 96. She is survived by her cousin, Peter Glaser. Malinow and Silverman

ANITA LEE SEGAL died Nov. 15 at 78. She is survived by her son, Edward; and daughter, Jan. Hillside

Pearl Semer died Nov. 10 at 90. She is survived by her sons, Allen (Joyce) and Stephen (Ilene); and brother, Jack Pollack. Mount Sinai

GAIL DIANE SHAFRAN died Nov. 7 at 59. She is survived by her husband, Joel; sons Philip and Jonathan; and sisters, Marion Freeman and Deborah Leeds. Hillside

Mildred Eve Sharon died Nov. 2 at 95. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Goldstone; and two grandchildren. Groman

Ethyle Sher died Nov. 8 at 85. She is She is survived by her family; friends; and caregivers. Mount Sinai

Nancy Shuirman died Nov. 13 at 50. She is survived by her parents, Gerry and Evelyn; sisters Marilyn Maddux; Felicia (Barry) Keller and Lorri Herman; two nieces; and three nephews.

SUSAN SMITH died Nov. 9 at 57. She is survived by her sons, Jamie and Shawn Silverstein; mother, Bernice; and many relatives. Hillside

Pauline Snider died Nov. 9 at 88. She is survived by her daughter, Arlene Calhoun; son, Stephen (Hea); granddaughters, Tracey and Kimberly Calhoun; and brother, Hyman (Pearl) Davis. Mount Sinai

ROBERT SPERO died Nov. 3 at 84. He is survived by his wife, Pearl; sons, Mark and Rabbi Gary; and one grandchild. Hillside

Ruth Sternhill died Nov. 14 at 89. She is survived by her daughters, Sherry Lipman, Maryl Magee and Fritzi Feruson; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Morris Shapiro; and sister, Esther Merches. Groman

Kenneth Suskauer died Nov. 7 at 76. He is survived by his sons, Stuart and Jeffrey; daughter, Eileen Schwartz; and four grandchildren. Groman

Yousef Nourollah Tashkandi died Nov 3 at 71. He is survived by his wife, Sakineh Doulatshahi Moghadam; and sister, Habibeh Naygael. Chevra Kadisha

AARON DANIEL URFRIG died Nov. 16 at 95. He is survived by his wife, Anne; sons, Jerome (Suzanne) and Donald (Carole); daughter, Wendy (Michael) Temple, six grandchildren; four great-granddaughters; brother-in-law, Leo Kolb, and sisters-in-law Jeanette Becker and Naomi Kraus . Hillside

JACK WALLIN died Nov. 8 at 88. He is survived by his sons, Fred (Sandy), Paul (Sharon) and David (Robin); and seven grandchildren. Hillside

Marion Weber died Nov. 7 at 97. She is survived by her daughter, Beverly (Tommy) Williams; grandchildren, Charles Ritch and Judith Gabriel; and great-grandchildren, Alexander and Jameson. Mount Sinai

Melvin Wolf died Nov. 5 at 78. He is survived by his wife, Frances; son, Daniel; daughter, Randee Paller; three grandchildren; and sisters, Eleanor Hammer and Gerry Finegold. Groman

BEVERLY WOLFSON died Nov. 14 at 77. She is survived by her husband, Hershel; sons, David and Bruce; and brother, Robert Blue. Hillside

Sylvia Wolinsky died Nov. 16 at 85. She is survived by her husband, William; daughter, Estelle (David) Horwitz; son, Carl (Laura Vink); grandchildren, Leah and Joshua; and sister, Yetta Berkowitz. Mount Sinai

Betty Yager died Nov. 8 at 74. She is survived by her husband, Herman; daughters, Allison (Joe) Schneider and Molly (Gene) Hofacre; five granddaughters; brother, Shimon (Ruth) Aharoni; and half-sister, Rita (Yankule) Benttaroosh. Mount Sinai

MARK ZAIFMAN died Nov. 17 at 92. He is survived by his wife, Lucy; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Hillside

Roza Zborovsky died Nov 6 at 80. She is survived by her daughter, Marina Kramarov; and grandchild, Basika Kramarov. Chevra Kadisha

 

Obituaries


DR. RICHARD ANTIN died Nov. 2 at 70. He is survived by his wife, Hong; daughter Pauline; stepdaughters, Tricia and Pam; grandchildren Geneva and Savannah; sister, Nancy; brother, Mike (Evie); three nephews; and one niece. Sholom Chapels.

Zvi Baum died Nov 2 at 88. He is survived by his wife, Rachel; son, Menachem; and daughter, Elli Kohl. Chevra Kadisha

Frances Becker died Nov. 2 at 84. She is survived by her daughters, Michelle (Marc) Tuchman and Roberta Becker. Mount Sinai

Robert Bell of died Oct. 31 at 92. He is survived by his wife, Lillian; daughters, Rivian and Charlotte; sons, Martin and Hanan; daughter-in-law, Joyce Shirado; and three grandchildren.

HARRY BERLIN died Oct. 28 at 90. He is survived by his wife, Helen; son, Dr. Michael; daughters, Marla (Randy Cooper) and Adrienne (Frances Edwards); three grandchildren; and sister, Rose Racimore.

Ida Berman died Oct. 29 at 90. She is survived by her daughter, Esta (Mark) Keller; and one grandchild. Groman

GARY CADISH died Oct. 28 at 62. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; son, KC; daughter, Camie (Zach); parents, Harriet and Mitchel; brother Bob (Rosie); and niece, Lauren. Hillside

Susan Corn died Oct. 28 at 50. She is survived by her son, Morgan Beaton; brother, Glen; and close friend, Graham Beaton. Mount Sinai

VERA DHONT died Oct. 28 at 97. She is survived by her nephews, George and Jonathan Banks. Hillside

James Jean Doran died Nov 2 at 85. He is survived by his wife, Felicia; son Andrei (Vicki); grandsons, James and Daniel; and niece, Wanda. Beth Olam

REVA LESLIE FAIN died Oct. 31 at 77. She is survived by her husband, Harry; daughters, Jeanette Fain Miller, Beth and Barbara; sons-in-law, Dr. Robert Miller and Marc Meshekow; three granddaughters; and great-granddaughter, Maya Papoulias. Hillside

Berl Fajerberg died Oct. 29 at 90. He is survived by his wife, Rose; sons, Leon (Janet) and Jack Fainstadt; and granddaughter, Rachele. Mount Sinai

ROBERT FEDER died Oct. 29 at 90. He is survived by his wife, Rita; and children, Mark and Ilene. Hillside

Marilyn Freeman died Oct. 14 at 72. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Paul; daughters, Louise (David) Goldstein and Sandy (Bob) Hart; and three grandsons. Mount Sinai.

Robert Friedman died Oct. 29 at 88. He is survived by his son, Michael; daughter, Monica Hellman; and six grandchildren. Groman

TULA FRIEDMAN died Oct. 29 at 93. She is survived by her, son, Roger Friedman; and daughter, Elise (Rabbi Jay) Miller. Hillside

Andrew Gal died Oct. 31, at 82. He is survived by his wife, Ilona; son, Peter; grandchildren, Kristna (Jose) Suarez and Justin. Mount Sinai

Arthur Grebler died Oct. 31 at 87. He is survived by his wife, Rene; son, Robert; daughters, Gillian (Robert), Elizabeth and Harriet (Shlomo); five grandchildren; and sister Vivian. Hillside

Fay Greenspan died Nov. 2 at 88. She is survived by her daughter, Frances; and nieces, Wendy, Wilma, and Emma. Mount Sinai

Lupu Velvel Gutman died Nov 1 at 79. He is survived by his son, Alex; and many friends. Chevra Kadisha

Hersz Jalowitz died Nov. 1 at 104. He is survived by his wife, Miriam; daughters, Ettie (Samuel) Councilman, Shandell (Morton) Graham, Tema (Jim) Smith and Fayga (Michael) Murane; son-in-law, Ed Selcer; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Jack Jonah died Nov 1 at 68. He is survived by his wife, Helen; son, Jonathan; daughter, Rebecca; and sister, Rachel Levy. Chevra Kadisha

Iva Klein died Nov. 1 at 79. She is survived by her husband, Jonas; daughter, Michelle (William) Brock; and three grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Marvin Harold Komen died Oct. 30 at 81. He is survived by his sons, Steven and Jeffrey. Groman

EDWARD KRAKOVER died Oct. 28 at 88. He is survived by his grandchildren, Mark, Sheila, Robert and Samuel; and 10 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Edythe Lebow died Oct. 28 at 80. She is survived by her daughters, Lois (David) Goren and Michele (Gary) Proffett; brother, Fred Bassuk; and four grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Ethel Lomars died Oct. 28 at 100. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Lomars; and one grandchild. Malinow and Silverman

Harold Lustig died Oct 29 at 55. He is survived by his cousin, Linda (Saul) Bernstein. Chevra Kadisha

Samuel Meltzer died Oct. 29 at 78. He is survived by his son, Daniel. Malinow and Silverman

FRED MENDELSOHN died Oct. 30 at 82. He is survived by his sons, Michael and Randy; and four grandchildren. Hillside

Annette Faye Ofstein died Oct 28 at 94. She is survived by her family. Chevra Kadisha

Annette Snitowsky Orisman died Oct 29 at 86. She is survived by her sons, Mike, Howard (Myrna) and Gary; daughter, Barbara (Jim) Starnes; grandchildren, Morgan Starnes and Matthew; and sister, Marilyn Geller. Chevra Kadisha

Jan Neufeld died Oct. 28 at 77. She is survived by husband, Murray; sons, Mathieu and Todd Ellis; and granddaughter, Alanna Ellis. Mount Sinai

Roman Rakover died Oct. 30 at 87. He is survived by his stepdaughter, Drane Weiss; and friend, Joan Rubin. Groman

Edith Rivkin died Oct. 30 at 97. Malinow and Silverman

Rebecca Bertha Rothman died Oct. 27 at 91. She is survived by her sons, Michael and Arthur (Morea); daughter, Marsha (Gig) Lu Metta; five grandchildren; and brother, Lee Gordon. Mount Sinai

Stanley Jules Sacks died Oct. 29 at 77. He is survived by his wife, Lucille; sons, Joel and Barry (Susan); sister, Tina (David) Kruter; and two grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

FLORENCE SCHATZ died Oct. 31 at 80. She is survived by her husband, Martin; daughter, Sloan (Gene) Rowe; and granddaughter, Zoe Lampel. Hillside

Janet Schein died Oct. 28 at 72. She is survived by her sons, Eric, Roy and Aaron; stepsons, Alexander and Loren; and six grandchildren. Groman

Edythe Schlasky died Oct 27 at 89. She is survived by her nephew, Robert Flecker. Chevra Kadisha

Betty Silversher died Nov. 1 at 80. She is survived by her daughter, Marcy Saklad; son, Neal; and granddaughters, Marissa Saklad and Kim (Rob) McDaniel. Mount Sinai

Zelda Solomon died Nov. 1 at 86. She is survived by her husband, Alvin; daughter, Judy Marks; son, Michael (Lori); six grandchildren; and great-grandchild, Brady. Mount Sinai

Max Soibelman died Oct. 30 at 100. He is survived by his son, Dennis (Carol); five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Jean Starr died Oct. 31 at 85. She is survived by her daughter, Carole Lazar; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Groman

Henry Strull died Oct. 28 at 92. He is survived by his daughter, Karen Greenberg; sister, Gertrude (Jules) Heichman; and brother, William. Mount Sinai

PHILIP SUBAR died Oct. 27 at 85. He is survived by his daughters, Sharon Furman and Marilyn (Claude) Fernholz; sons, Paul (Tina) and Jerry (Jan); six grandchildren; brothers David (Claire) and Seymour (Phyllis); sisters, Shirley Sklash and Adeline (Frank) Lowenberg; nieces; and nephews. Sholom Chapels.

JEFFREY PAUL WEISSBACH died Oct. 30 at 32. He is survived by his parents, Leonard and Marilyn; brother, Kevin; and grandparents Eunice and Jack Zachariash. Sholom Chapels.

Mary Winkler died Oct. 30 at 92. She is survived by her daughter, Eileen Tannenbaum. Malinow and Silverman

Florence Wolf died Oct. 28 at 88. She is survived by her daughters, Roberta (Larry) Weinstein and Linda; son, Michael (Ruth); and three grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Mollie Zankan died Oct. 29 at 92. She is survived by her son, Richard; daughter, Susan Newman; sister, Augusta Singer; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Groman

 

Obituaries


Theodore Allan Benaron died Oct. 25 at 76. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughters, Ruth (Frank) Rodriquez, Marsha and Judy; and one grandchild. Malinow and Silverman

Beatrice Clara Boyer died Oct. 27 at 88. She is survived by her sons, Mark and Richard; daughter, Sharon Kline; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Groman

Lillian Eva Cooper died Oct. 22 at 94. She is survived by her sons, Steve (Donna) and Philip; and granddaughter, Nicole. Mount Sinai

Maurine Cowan died Oct. 26 at 75. She is survived by her husband, Robert; sons, Eric, Jeff, Howard and Barry; 10 grandchildren; and sister, Ruth Sigman. Groman

STEVEN ALAN DAVIDSON died Oct. 26 at 55. He is survived by his mother, Ann; sister, Linda (Gary) Goldfein; niece, Courtney; and nephew, Kevin. Hillside

Phyllis Ann Dembicer died Oct 22 at 74. She is survived by her husband, David; sons, Daniel and Dr. Joshua; daughters, Robin (Dr. Reynold) Stein and Melissa (William) Hargiss; nine grandchildren; and brother, Michael Kahn. Chevra Kadisha

STELLA DERSHEWITZ died Oct. 26 at 91. She is survived by her daughters Enid (Igo) Kantor and Gail; and three grandchildren. Hillside

Bernard Finkle died Oct. 26 at 84. He is survived by his daughter, Claudia. Mount Sinai

Shirley Fischer died Oct. 22 at 84. She is survived by her son, Sam; daughter, Keri (Stan) Hausner; and granddaughter, Danielle Hausner. Mount Sinai

Rosanne Begard Foster died Oct. 25 at 93. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Kennedy; and two grandchildren. Groman

ALLEN FOX died Oct. 27 at 70. He is survived by his wife, Jeanine; son, Richard; sister Sybil Fein; and cousin, Ginette Mizraki. Hillside

Murray Gesshel died Oct. 24 at 68. He is survived by his wife, Susan; daughters Nancy (Marcello) Rachilewski and Diana; son, Dan (Arcy); and four grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

EDITH GINSBURG died Oct. 22 at 99. She is survived by her daughter, Janice Gootkin, three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Hillside

Edith Gitelstein died Oct. 25 at 91. She is survived by her daughters, Ruth (Ron) Amen and Brooke Lefferts; and one grandchild. Malinow and Silverman

Anne Gleimer died Oct. 27 at 87. She is survived by her son, David; brothers, Harry and Simon Hershfeld; and sisters, Sylvia Frank and Leona Slater. Groman

ABRAHAM GOLDBERG died Oct. 26 at 82. He is survived by his wife, Alice; son, Mitchell (Miriam); daughter, Cheryl Schmidt; and six grandchildren. Sholom Chapels.

Barbara Hamer died Oct. 25 at 77. She is survived by her husband, William; sons, Jeff (Deborah) and Marc; and three grandchildren. Mount Sinai

JUNE ORAH HAASE died Oct. 22 at 71. She is survived by her son, Tom Troccoli; and mother, Jean Desmond. Sholom Chapels.

Minnie Horowitz died Oct. 25 at 84. She is survived by her sons, Kenneth and Gerald (Jaime); daughter, Doris (Stephen) Finestone; and six grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Minnie Jaffee died Oct. 21. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Lee; sons, Howard (Suzie) and Bruce (Ann Rogers); seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brother, Bernard Wenst. Mount Sinai

Lucian Karp died Oct. 24, at 81. He is survived by his son, James (Vivien); daughter, Sandra; and grandchildren, David and Jennifer. Mount Sinai

Katie Korman died Oct. 26 at 82. She is survived by her husband, Jerry; and daughter, Sherrie. Mount Sinai

Ruth Goldschmidt Kunzer died Oct. 9 at 90. She is survived by her sister, Miriam Solomons; nieces; nephews; cousins.

Robert Ellis Levin died Oct. 27 at 76. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughter Victoria Zito; sons, Steven (Robyn) and Ira (Kelly); and one grandchild. Malinow and Silverman

DR. KLAUS LEWIN died Oct. 25 at 69. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; children, Dr. David, Dr. Nicola and Dr. Bruno; and five grandchildren. Hillside

Ellen Litsky died Oct. 25 at 94. She is survived by her daughter, Paula (Dr. Alan) Kanter. Malinow and Silverman

Sedal Lurie died Oct. 25 at 81. She is survived by her sons, Jeff and Rick; and two grandchildren. Groman

ARNOLD LUBIN died Oct. 24 at 79. He is survived by his wife, Elsye; sons, Jeff (Barbara) and Dean (Adriane); four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Shirley Polier. Hillside

Michael Marker died Oct. 25 at 70. He is survived by his wife, Honey; sons Richard and Kenneth; daughters-in-law, Kathy and Cindy; sister, Betty (Al) Haagen; five grandchildren; brother-in-law, Bill (Bobbie) Porter; sisters-in-laws, Barbara and Dorothy Porter; four nephews; and three nieces. Hillside

IRWIN MASON died Oct. 25 at 82. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; son, Randy; and one grandchild. Hillside

Mildred Miller died Oct. 22 at 89. She is survived by her son, Harvey; daughters, Jan Greif and Beverly Morhaime; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Groman

Albert Murray died Oct. 26 at 89. He is survived by his daughter, Sheila (Elliott) Lokitz; son, Ken; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

ROBERT NINBERG died Oct. 26 at 80. He is survived by his wife, Sue; daughters, Naomi (Jeff) Kalvin and Karen (Roy) Schwartz; son, Darrell; and six grandchildren. Sholom Chapels.

RENEE PEREZ died Oct. 23 at 49. She is survived by her daughter, Nicole; brother, Alan Nierob; father, Jack Nierob; and sister, Doris Levy. Hillside

Jerry Ravitsky died Oct. 27 at 86. He is survived by his domestic partner, Alfred Gernsbacher; brother, Sherman Ravine; niece, Harriet Margulies; nephews, Sid (Gloria) Kassler and Jerry Mathews; and great-nephew, Bruce (Yvonne) Kassler. Mount Sinai

SARAH BUCHSBAUM RING died Oct. 21 at 85. She is survived by her daughters, Sheila (Andy) Garb and Judy (Richard) Ellis; stepchildren, Jori (Richard) Carmel, Francie Iglow and Robert (Susan); five grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild; and sister, Eleanor (Leonard) Mann. Hillside

Charlotte Samuelson died Oct 22 at 97. She is survived by her son Albert Selleck. Chevra Kadisha

TED SCHOENBERG died Oct. 12 at 86. He is survived by his wife, Marj; sons, Frank (Claudette), Gary (Laurie), Mark (Robert) three grandchildren; and brother, Bob . Hillside

Alexander Shwarts died Oct. 22 at 83. He is survived by his wife, Tamara; daughter, Anna Goodman; and grandchildren, Eric and Michelle Goodman. Mount Sinai

Rose Sharfstein died Oct. 24 at 97. She is survived by her daughter, Frances Shiffman; grandchildren, Michael Shiffman and Lisa (Mark) Schaffer; and great-grandchildren, Scott and Emily. Mount Sinai

Benjamin Siegel died Oct. 25 at 53. He is survived by his wife, Rachel; sons, Elliot, Joshua and Avi; mother, Annie; and brother, Stanley. Mount Sinai

Marilyn Milou Sorkin died Oct. 24 at 67. She is survived by her husband, Joel; daughter, Jill (Douglas) Lieblein; four grandchildren; and sister, Phyllis Bloom. Malinow and Silverman

Edith Sultan died Oct. 22 at 86. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra; and sons, Gary and Michael. Groman

Seymour Spector died Oct. 21 at 79. He is survived by his son, Gregg (Cora); daughters, Hilary Koloff and Debby D’Innocente; and four grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Lee Weinstein died Oct. 22 at 85. She is survived by her sons, Harvey (Gemma), Frank, and Sheldon (Leslie); eight grandchildren; great-grandchild; brother, Phil Kaminsky; and sister, Hilda (Fred) Michaelson. Mount Sinai

PAUL MAURICE WEINSTEIN died Oct. 24 at 91. He is survived by his wife, Tessie; sons, Stuart and Barry; daughter-in-law, Kathy; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister, Evelyn Evans. Hillside

Isadore Widre died Oct. 21 at 83. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; son Mark; stepson, Brian (Mary) Jaye; stepdaughters, Karen and Robin Jaye; five grandchildren; and sister, Dorothy Goldsmith. Mount Sinai

Yevgeny Vayngurt died Oct 23 at 81. He is survived by his son, Arkady. Chevra Kadisha

 

Obituaries


FLORENCE BECKER died Oct. 17 at 90. She is survived by her husband, Duke; sons, Barry (Judy) and Rob (Rona); four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews. Hillside

Mohtaram Benji died Oct 20 at 88. She is survived by her sons, Sion and Rohollah Ahdoot. Chevra Kadisha

Abraham Braer died Oct. 20, at 90. He is survived by his son, Stanley (Marlene); and grandson, Jeffrey (Rebecca). Mount Sinai

Abe Bolotin died Oct. 20 at 98. He is survived by his daughter, Elaine (Zev) Edelstein; and two grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

MORTON BROOKS died Oct. 20 at 86. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; daughter, Leslie Rosen; grandson, Jeremy (Jodi) Rosen; great-grandson, Ethan; and sisters Lillian and Evelyn. Hillside

Denise Clumeck died Oct. 19 at 74. She is survived by her sons, Larry (Lea) and Ralph (Debra); daughter, Ginette (Morris) Eskinazi; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brother, Maurice Caniado; Malinow and Silverman

William Cohen died Oct. 14 at 94. He is survived by his son, Neil (Bonnie); daughter, Bette Tydings; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

FRANK EVANS died Oct. 18 at 86. He is survived by his wife, Claire; and son, Ronald. Hillside

Lillian Feinberg died Oct. 21 at 89. She is survived by her son-in-law, Gary Kosar; and grandsons, Scott and Ken Kosar. Mount Sinai

Esther Shana Fifield died Oct. 17, at 90. She is survived by her daughter, Lillene (Margret Marshall); stepgrandson, Eric (Crisanta) Brown; and four stepgreat-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Rita Miller Fischer died Oct. 18 at 73. She is survived by her daughters, Susie (Bill) Hutton and Elizabeth (Anthony) Mar; son, Jerry Corcoran; six grandchildren; and brother, Al (Ann) Miller. Mount Sinai

Marilynn Frank died Oct. 18 at 61. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa; son, Robert (Angela) Ginsburg; stepchildren, Jodi, Sue and Billy (Antoinette Abbott); and eight grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Marilyn Freeman died Oct. 14 at 72. She is survived by her husband, Paul; daughters, Louise (David Goldstein) and Sandy (Bob) Hart; three grandchildren; and great-grandchild, Daniel Hart. Mount Sinai

JEROME SHELDON GOTTLER died Oct. 11 at 89. He is survived by his son Anthony Capper. Hillside

Annette Harris died Oct. 20 at 81. She is survived by her daughters, Donna O’Donnell and Susan Strinden; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Jorge Abel Herzer died Oct. 20 at 73. He is survived by his wife, Victoria; daughter, Emanuela; sons, Bernardo and Julio. Malinow and Silverman

Miriam Hoffman died Oct. 15 at 78. She is survived by her husband, Richard; son, Perry (Sandra); daughter, Barbara (Robert) Duben; and four grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Jerome Leonard Jacobson died Oct. 18 at 81. He is survived by his wife, Ethel; daughter, Yvette (Don) McClung; son, Lewis (Anne); and three granddaughters. Mount Sinai

POLA KELLERMAN died Oct. 11 at 93. She is survived by her daughters Marta (Fred) Samulon, Harriet Ratner and Patricia Friedman; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Hillside

Mildred Kraus died Oct. 13 at 81. She is survived by her friends. Malinow and Silverman

DR. SIDNEY LANE died Oct. 12 at 91. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; sons, Michael, Robert and Philip; and two grandchildren. Hillside

Doreen June Landau died Oct. 17 at 81. She is survived by her sister, Barbara Ruth Rose. Groman

Louis Lawson died Oct. 20 at 84. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; daughters, Sherry and Michelle; son, Graig (Terry); and one grandchild. Malinow and Silverman

Shirley Lein died Oct. 17 at 91. She is survived by her sons, Yale (Jean) Weiser, Isaac (Margaret) and Murray (Vickie); daughter, Jean; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Mount Sinai

EVELYN LEVINE died Oct. 20 at 79. She is survived by her husband, Bernard; son Jay; daughter, Tobi (Marty Bogoratt); and two grandchildren. Sholom Chapels.

Blake Lewis died Oct. 20 at 16. He is survived by his parents, Jamie and Andrea; sister, Hannah; and brother Jared. Malinow and Silverman

Bessie Nathan died Oct 20 at 78. She is survived by her brothers, Morris and Ralph. Chevra Kadisha

Mary Nahmias Nelson died Oct. 20 at 80. She is survived by her son, Albert; daughters, Gentille Koosed, Sara Blatt, Zoe Miner, Esther Emison and Betty Day; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Groman

Moshe Netanel died Oct 13 at 69. He is survived by his sister, Maggie Feinstein; and cousin, Nathan. Chevra Kadisha

Susan Toby Ozeran died Oct. 20 at 71. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Robert; daughter, Victoria; sons, Dr. Steven (Stephanie), Dr. Larry (Carrie) and Dr. J. Danny (Janelle); seven grandchildren; sister, Baba (Alan) Rosin; and brother, William (Lorene) Hartmann. Malinow and Silverman

Leona Padorr died Oct. 21 at 89. She is survived by her daughter, Janet (Dr. Stanton) Canter; son, Stanley (Revelle) Cowen; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; and brothers, Albert (Abby) and Ronald Agins. Malinow and Silverman

Melvin Parnes died Oct. 18 at 83. He is He is survived by his wife, Maryon; daughter, Elise; son, Bart; two grandchildren; and brother, Herbert (Carol). Mount Sinai

Joseph Press died Oct. 18 at 95. He is survived by his sons, Larry (Marcela) and Jim (Linda); six grandchildren; great-grandchildren, Moshe and Jacob; sister, Daisy Nemzer; and brother, Louis (Thelma). Mount Sinai

JULES ROCKLIN died Oct. 15 at 85. he is survived by his sons, Burt and Neal. Hillside

HELGA RODMAN died Oct. 19 at 89. She is survived by her sister, Inge (Steve); sister-in-law, Eve; nieces; nephews; and friends. Hillside

Richard Ruston died Oct. 16 at 65. He is survived by his daughters, Bonnie Buchanan and Delaney; two grandchildren; and sister, Lesley Devine. Groman

Rhonda Schachtel died Oct. 19, at 45. She is survived by her husband, Jack;daughter, Michelle; sons, Marc and Marshall; parents, Edward and Elca;brothers, Stephen (Johanne), Jacob and Nicholas Shinder; and parents-in-law,Harry and Linda. Mount Sinai

Shalom Melekh Shalom died Oct. 17 at 81. He is survived by his son, Dr. Fred. Malinow and Silverman

Anne Silver died Oct. 20 at 54. She is survived by her brother, Robert (Melen) Burton; and fiancee, Joel Warren. Mount Sinai

Naomi Singer died Oct. 17 at 84. She is survived by her sons, Bruce and Henry; daughter, Bette Andrews; one grandchild; and four great-grandchildren; brother, Donald Heller; and sister, Ruby Fangmyer. Groman

James Aaron Smith died Oct. 19 at 85. He is survived by his wife, Ethel; son, Barry (Lori); daughter, Susan (Lynda Lyons); six grandchildren; brother, Herold. Mount Sinai

Edith Solomon died Oct. 16 at 78. She is survived by her sons, Martin and Phil; daughter, Barbara Gordon; and four grandchildren. Groman

BERNICE STERNFELD died Oct. 14 at 95. She is survived by her sons, Allan (Barbara) and Earl (Janet); five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister Claire Hyzen; and adopted son, Emanuel Friedman. Hillside

Gertrude Jacobs Streit died Oct. 20 at 85. She is survived by her husband, Vernon; sons, Ronald (Joan) and Craig; daughters, Marlene (Edward) Glick; and two grandchildren. Groman

Stuart Brian Struhl died Oct. 20 at 62. He is survived by his son, Greg; daughter, Rhonda; mother, Shirley; brothers, Jon and Eric; and sister, Michelle Mascarenas. Groman

Jack Weitzman died Oct. 20, at 95. He is survived by his wife, Miriam; son, Michael (Jodi); and grandsons, Errol and Andrew Silverstein. Mount Sinai

Malcolm Winer died Oct. 17 at 74. He is survived by his wife, Laura; daughters, Leslie Winer and Jennifer (Rafi) Gordon; one grandchild; and brother, Howard (Charlotte). Malinow and Silverman

Rose Wolkin died Oct. 19 at 87. She is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Robinson and Florence Lefkowitz; and five grandchildren. Groman

Obituaries


Julie Carol Andelman died Sept. 22 at 56. She is survived by her brother, Dr. Ross (Hannah Dresner); sisters, Lani Dossett and Alice; and nephew, Daniel Dossett. Mount Sinai

Shirley Axelrod died Sept. 21 at 87. She is survived by her son, Richard (Rae); daughter, Barbara (Andrew Bajor) Tushnet; five grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. Mount Sinai

PEGGY BERK died Sept. 20 at 87. She is survived by her daughter, Jan Sonken; and sister, Selma Asher. Hillside

DR. VICTOR BIRNBERG died Sept. 22 at 91. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; son, Fred; daughter, Peggy; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Hillside

Evelyn Brendzal died Sept. 24 at 89. She is survived by her son, Larry (Kathy); daughter, Iris Brown; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and brother, Harvey (Ilene) Schwartz. Mount Sinai

Gertrude Brown, died Sept. 19 at 88. She is survived by her son, Jack; daughters, Pat (Elliot) Schutzer, Helaine Ruth and Stephanie Goldie; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Groman

Romaine Cinamon died Sept. 23 at 95. She is survived by her niece, Noreen Schreiber. Malinow and Silverman

Naomi Blum Cohen died Sept. 20 at 96. She is survived by her son, Burt (Suzanne Sedlewicz) Blum; daughter, Sharon Levin; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Miriam Bird. Malinow and Silverman

Harvey Cranow died Sept. 23 at 76. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; son, Steven (Nikki); grandchildren, Aaron and Benjamin; and sister, Hamla (Tzur) Levitt. Mount Sinai

Philip Delman died Sept. 23 at 95. He is survived by his sons, Owen and Ivan; brother, Robert; and two grandchildren. Groman

Ruth Ehrlich died Sept. 24 at 84. She is survived by her son, Karl; and grandchildren, Justin and Paula. Mount Sinai

Erna Elias died Sept. 25 at 80. She is survived by her sons, Alex and Robert (Robin); and grandsons, Michael and Steven. Mount Sinai

LAURA FELDMAN died Sept. 24 at 82. She is survived by her nieces, Shari and Susan Silver; and nephew, Steve Silver. Hillside

Joyce Finestone died Sept. 20 at 82. She is survived by her son, Steve (Doris); and four grandchildren. Mount Sinai

SALLY FLEG died Sept. 21 in Los Angeles at 97. She is survived by her daughters, Julie, Stephanie and Marian; and three grandchildren. Hillside

Herbert Gale died Sept. 23 at 83. He is survived by his wife, Sydelle; daughter, Rhonda; son, Paul (Rochelle); and six grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Bella Gans died Sept. 22 at 89. She is survived by her niece, Fanya Soll. Malinow and Silverman

Magda Ganz died Sept. 20 at 85. She is survived by her husband, Dr. William; sons, Dr. Tomas (Dr. Patricia) and Dr. Peter (Miriam); and five grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Yelena Genkin died Sept. 25 at 41. She is survived by her husband, Felix; son, Allen; daughter, Ester; parents, Natan and Muysia Primak; and brother, Leon (Lyudmila) Primak. Mount Sinai

Daniel Glickman died Sept. 20 at 28. He is survived by his father, Kenneth. Malinow and Silverman

Bertha Goodman died Sept. 19 at 89. She is survived by her son, Daniel; three grandchildren; and sister, Bessie Stein. Mount Sinai

Dr. Abraham HarolD Gottesman died Sept. 20. He is survived by his wife, Julia; daughters, Nancy Evens and Ann; son, Dr. Robert (Susan); and companion, Aviva Ellis-Namir. Mount Sinai

Zina Grosleib died Sept. 25 at 79. She is survived by her daughters, Lillia Singer and Marina Berger; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

ARLENE NORTMAN JONES died Sept. 22 at 64. She is survived by her husband, Joseph; two grandchildren; and brother, Stanley. Hillside

DONALD KING died Sept. 20 at 75. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; daughters, Jennifer (Steve) Moore and Suzanne (Jonathan) Scharfstein; and five grandchildren. Hillside

Lillian Klapper died Sept. 25 at 94. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Rosenman; son, Howard (Diane); four grandchildren; and sister, Ethel Kreutzer. Mount Sinai

ESTHER LESSINGER KLEIN died Sept. 19 at 90. She is survived by her sons, Joel (Nikki) and Robert (Maggie); grandchildren, Meredith and Daniel; and brother, Jack Lessinger. Hillside

Rita Kuperberg died Sept. 22 at 78. She is survived by her husband, Sidney; sons, Joel and Daniel; daughters, Debra Kuperberg-Kruger, Marsha Kuperberg-Hernandez and Judith Kuperberg-Bock; and 10 grandchildren. Groman

KURT LANDAUER died Sept. 20 at 91. He is survived by his wife, Eve; daughter, Lynn (Miguel) Kahan; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Hillside

Samuel Lasser died Sept. 20 at 93. He is survived by his wife, Anne; sons, Andrew, Stephen (Martha) and Robert (Sylvia); grandson, Mitchel; and sister, Ida (Leon) Jacobs. Mount Sinai

Leah Levine died Sept. 23 at 85. She is survived by her daughters, Carol (David) Dang and Sue (Russ) Robin; sons, Michael (Carole) and Bob (Roberta); and eight grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Immanuel Lewin died Sept. 20 at 94. He is survived by his wife, Margo; and son, Ralph James Lewin Rosenberg. Malinow and Silverman

Harvey Lippman died Sept. 23 at 63. He is survived by his wife, Renee; daughters, Karin (Shawn) Salter and Heather (Darren) Shack; four grandchildren; and sister, Barbara (Ken) Seltzer.

Clara Paige died Sept. 23 at 94. She is survived by her daughters, Joann Ruden and Debra (Merrill) Schultz; and brother, Dr. Marcus (Babette) Horenstein. Malinow and Silverman

Marvin Papurt died Sept. 22 at 93. He is survived by his wife, Anne; sons, Dennis Winkler and Alan; daughter, Phylis Jacobs; and six grandchildren. Groman

Eli Passy died Sept. 19 at 79. He is survived by his daughter, Karen Valladeres; son, Stephen; and three grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Barry Lynn Pfeiffer died Sept. 19 at 66. He is survived by his sister, Carl Mc Williams. Groman

ISADORE POLONSKY died Sept. 20 at 84. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia. Hillside

Benjamin Popiel died Sept. 20 at 91. He is survived by his sons, Alan (Marilyn) and Marvin (Jean); daughter, Roseana (Mark) Rosenberg; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brother, Lester (Idie). Groman

Victor William Potts died Sept. 25 at 92. He is survived by his daughter, Carole; and brother, Sam. Groman

ROBERT LYLE RICH died Sept. 22 at 76. He is survived by his wife, Velda; sons, Steve (Maria), Ben and David; 10 grandchildren; and brother, Arnold. Hillside

Gladys Robbins died Sept. 19 at 94. She is survived by her son, Alan; and two grandchildren. Groman

Benjamin Ruthman died Sept. 22 at 84. He is survuved by his friends. Groman

Molly Shapiro died Sept. 24 at 92. She is survived by her nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; great-great-nieces; and great-great-nephews. Mount Sinai

Leah Shenkman died Sept. 24 at 91. She is survived by her son, Ronald (Sandra); granddaughter, Stephanie; and brother, Harry (Lillian) Burgeman. Mount Sinai

June Ellen Sherman died Sept. 19 at 42. She is survived by her parents Sheldon and Rina; brothers, and Robert (Kala) and Harry (Susan Laks). Groman

Sylvia Siegle died Sept. 22 at 88. She is survived by her sons, Dr. Stephen Siegel and David; daughter, Shelly Land; sister, Florence Harmetz. Groman

Seymour Travis died Sept. 21 at 79. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice; daughter, Karen; sons, Paul and Mark (Annabelle); and grandson, Jason. Mount Sinai

Gertrude Weiner died Sept. 20 at 93. She is survived by her sons, Ted and Sherwin; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Bernice Mogil. Groman

JOSEPH WOLF died Sept. 23 at 78. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; daughter, Karen; son, David (Susan); grandsons, Brandon and Adam; and sister, Jean (William) Schulman. Hillside

 

Obituaries


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Obituaries


Meyer Adler died Aug. 10 at 94. He is survived by his sons, Jeffrey and Arnold; daughter, Sharyn; two grandchildren; and sister, Goldie Wolinski. Groman

MIRIAM AUSTERLITZ died July 24 at 59. She is survived by her brother, Dr. Michael. Sholom Chapels

Ida Bender died Aug. 10 at 87. She is survived by her son, Les (Dianne); daughter, Elaine (Paul) Seidman; grandchildren, Rachel and Michael; and sister, Frieda Schiller. Chevra Kadisha

Joan Mary Blumenstein died Aug. 4 at 75. She is survived by her daughter, Anne (Lance) Mejia; son, Carl (Hannah Rebkin); four grandchildren; and brothers, Athol, Owen and Keith Lawrence. Malinow and Silverman

Saltanat Banayan died Aug. 3 at 80. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Habibollah Rokhsar; sons, Drs. Manucher, Massoud and Mehrdad Rokhsar; daughter, Jackline Mahanian; nine grandchildren; brother, Eskadar; and sisters, Akhtar Ghadoshi, Ashraf Bakhshi, Ezat Tehrani and and Malieh. Chevra Kadisha

Doreen Bonner died Aug. 9 at 77. She is survived by her sons, Ivan (Ruth), Charles (Leah) and Mark; daughter, Joy; brother, Arthur Levy; eight grandchildren; sister, Esther Saltz. Chevra Kadisha

Frieda Chesler died Aug. 5 at 99. She is survived by her son, Leonard (Linda); five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

ESTHER MANTEL COHEN died Aug. 3 at 91. She is survived by her son, Larry (Paulette); daughters, Sharon (Robert) Wiviott and Faye (Gary) Waldman; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Edythe Merkow, Sara Mazur, Mary Davis, Millie (Milt) Kaplan and Roz Coleman. Hillside

Sidney Erlbaum died Aug. 8 at 86. He is survived by his wife, Edna; daughter, Tina (Rick) Eckstein; sons, David and Alan (Jane); eight grandchildren; and sister, Hildy Freiman. Mount Sinai

Philip Farber died Aug. 9 at 83. He is survived by his brother, Samuel; nephew, David (Joy); niece, Judy (Joe) Salamon; great-nephew, Brian; and great-niece, Nicole. Mount Sinai

Helen Feldman died June 26 at 93. She is survived by her daughter, Keren (Fernando) Goldberg; son, Lane (Marie); grandsons, John and Evan; and sisters, Ruth (Dave) Pollock and Gertrude. Palm Springs Mortuary

Harold Finkel died Aug. 3 at 93. He is survived by his daughters, Arlene (Michael) Bernstein and Barbara (Stan) Trachtenberg; and two grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Randall Cary Frank died Aug. 9 at 53. He is survived by his wife, Lisa; sons, Sean and Joshua; daughter, Juli; three grandchildren; and brother, Jay. Groman

Isabel Gilbert died Aug. 9 at 94. She is survived by her son, Charles. Malinow and Silverman

David Gordon Gill died Aug. 7 at 57. He is survived by his son, Jarrod; daughter, Roxanne; brother, Richard (Eve Newton-Gill); sister, Irene Yeger; three nieces; and two nephews. Chevra Kadisha

Vera Golbin died Aug. 9 at 83. She is survived by her daughters, Caryn (Dean) Hanna and Barbara; grandchildren, Dina and Sean; and brother, Jack (Sally) Pullman. Mount Sinai

Nettie Isenberg died Aug. 3 at 89. She is survived by her sons, Jerrold (Madeleine) and Sherwin (Rina); daughter, Roberta Maimes; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sister, Toby Kass. Chevra Kadisha

Philip Kalish died Aug. 9 at 90. He is survived by his wife, Mildred; sons, David and Richard; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Groman

IRVING KATES died Aug. 8 at 80. He is survived by his sons David, Howard and Steven; daughters, Michele Schulman, Cheryl Remington and Linda Norton; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Hillside

Sarah Klapman died Aug. 5 at 88. She is survived by her daughters, Karen Jackman and Jacqueline Bacharach; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Groman

Sally Kurlander died Aug. 7 at 94. She is survived by her son, Donald Charein. Malinow and Silverman

TILLIE LANG died Aug. 9 at 98. She is survived by her sons, Melvin, Kenneth and Howard. Sholom Chapels

Bertha Leiner died Aug. 5 at 92. She is survived by her stepsons, Fred and Lewis. Groman

Anne Levine died Aug. 5 at 62. She is survived by her husband, Harvey; son, Marc; and daughter, Sarah. Groman

ALICE LEVY-STEWART died July 28 at 46. She is survived by her brother, Morris Levy. Sholom Chapels

Sandra Lynn Loen died Aug. 8 at 66. She is survived by her husband, Harold; son, Lloyd; stepdaughter, Linda; and sister-in-law, Jan Laquidara. Groman

Alex Miller died Aug. 9 at 81. He is survived by his wife, Henrietta; daughters, Joy (Robert) Stigile and Darlene; granddaughter, Sara Nygard; and sisters, Dolly (Irwin) Green, Gloria (Abe) Boyarsky and Irene (Jerry) Cohen. Mount Sinai

BARBARA NASH MISSMAN died July 29 at 64. She is survived by her sister, Bonnie Nash. Sholom Chapels

Dorothea Elizabeth Odenheimer died Aug. 6 at 90. She is survived by her husband, Frederick; son, Michael; and two grandchildren. Groman

Lillian Oreck died Aug. 10 at 90. She is survived by her son, Les (Phyllis); daughter, Sherry (Michael) Showacter; and four grandchildren. Mount Sinai

ESTHER PFEFFERMAN died July 23 at 75. She is survived by her son, Sam; daughter, Ethel Perles; and grandchildren. Sholom Chapels

Eleanor Helen Philips died Aug. 5 at 86. She is survived by her husband, Samuel; sons, Stephen (Caren), Rodger, Michael (Jan Rothchild); daughter, Renee (Murray) Hutchings; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

RACHEL RICHARDS died Aug. 4 at 53. She is survived by her husband, Tom; parents, Simon and Sima Friedman; sister, Esther Friedman; and brother, Michael (Etti) Friedman. Sholom Chapels

Jerome Rocklin died Aug. 10 at 82. He is survived by his sister, Gloria London. Malinow and Silverman

ROBERT ROSE died Aug. 7 at 79. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughter, Susan (Chuck) Weisbart; sons, Steven (Mary) and David (Mary Anne); six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Hillside

LILLIAN ROSENZWEIG died Aug. 10 at 88. She is survived by her son, Gary (Mazine). Sholom Chapels

Shirley Sadofsky died Aug. 5 at 81. She is survived by her sons, Greg and Jay; and sister, Sara Flaum. Mount Sinai

CAROLYN RUTH SCHACHTMAN died Aug. 7 at 86. She is survived by her sons, William and Robert; daughter, Judith Schwartz; five grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. Hillside

Charlotte Shapiro died Aug. 7, at 105. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Leslie; and grandson, Miles. Mount Sinai

Gilda Berdine Shaevitz died Aug. 7 at 55. She is survived by her husband, Leonard; father, Julius; sister, Rhonda; and brothers, Howell, Joel and Harrison Karabel. Malinow and Silverman

Melvin Charles Shryer died Aug. 8 at 88 He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; daughter, Sandee (Gary) Glickman; sons, Jeff and Marc (Kimberly); four grandchildren; and sister, Helyn Lederman. Mount Sinai

Nate Silberberg died Aug. 5 at 69. He is survived by his son, Fred (Deborah); former wife, Euy; three grandchildren; and sisters, Alice (Leo) Granierer, Ruth Lester and Inge Rubin. Mount Sinai

FRIEDA SILBERMAN died July 28 at 90. She is survived by her son, Allen (Judy); daughter-in-law, Irma; three grandchildren; and sister, Bertie (Sam) Krieger. Sholom Chapels

Elizabeth Speiser died Aug. 7 at 79. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa (Paul) Hessell; son, Steve (Leslie); four grandchildren; sister, Olga (Julian) Reinheimer; and sister-in-law, Henny Daly. Mount Sinai

Annie Tessel died Aug. 3 at 86. She is survived by her son, Larry; daughters, Esther (Dave) Collins, Sharon Belson and Reba Tessel; three grandchildren; sister, Miriam Lewis; and nephew, Larry Fox. Groman

Zola Tisherman died Aug. 7 at 85 He is survived by his wife, Lillian; son, David; daughters, Phyllis (Tom) Foreman and Bari (Caleb) Edwards; grandson, Jonathan Foreman; and sister, Pauline Greenstein Mount Sinai

Olga Wittenberg died Aug. 8 at 93. She is survived by her son, Joseph; daughter, Judy Barnhardt; and one grandchild. Groman

Samyil Yudilovich died Aug. 10 at 60. He is survived by his wife, Lyudmila. Groman

ESTHER ZACKS died Aug. 9 at 86. She is survived by her son, Charles. Sholom Chapels

Bette Zinderman died Aug. 7 at 80. She is survived by her son, Mark (Carole); daughters, Danaand Jann; and four grandchildren. Mount Sinai

 

Obituaries


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Obituaries


Ellen Bartel died July 10 at 89. She is survived by her husband, Nathan; and sons Marvin (Maria) and Alan (Lisa). Malinow and Silverman

Emma Bernhard died July 12 at 86. She is survived by her son, Joe (Mary); daughters, Nona (Barry) Fein and Liz; grandsons, David and Nicholas Fein; and granddaughters, Juli and Heidi. Mount Sinai

Reuben Bernstein died July 10 at 99. He is survived by his son, Burt (Judith); daughter, Gloria (Bill) Lederhandler; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brother, Julius (Belle). Mount Sinai

VIVIAN BERNSTEIN died July 12 at 96. She is survived by her husband, Jack; sons, Bill (Marcia) and Harry; sister, Dorothy Kallman; and many nieces and nephews. Hillside

Edward Isadore Buzin died June 27 at 95. He is survived by his children, Roberta (Bruce) Richardson, Sharon Lerner and Larry Buzin; grandchildren, Scott and Sarah; brother, Bill; and sister, Lillian Soland. Mount Sinai

GEORGE COHN died July 11 at 97. He is survied by his daughters, Gerry Mitchell and Teddy (Bruce) Schwab; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Hillside

Lois Donnelly died July 12 at 61. She is survived by her sons, David and Kevin (Amy); sister, Annette Bouyer; niece, Heather Arnson; and nephew, Andrew Arnson. Mount Sinai

Harry Edelstein died in July. He is survived by his daughter, Arlene (Thomas) Krausz; and grandchildren, Evan and Stefanie. Groman

John Friedmann died July 12 at 91. He is survived by his daughter, Joyce (Jay) Maskell. Oak Hill

Beatrice Fellman died July 12 at 91. She is survived by her sons, Daniel and Steven; daughter, Mona Neter; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Groman

Jack Gutkind died July 10 at 79. He is survived by his wife, Ida; son, Robert (Dion); daughter, Linda; grandchildren, Hannah and Benjamin; and brother, Fred. Chevra Kadisha

PhILIP HEIFETZ died July 9 at 90. He is survived by his sisters, Adele Zepezauer and Betty Fisher; and 13 nieces and nephews. Hillside

LEONARD JULES died July 12 at 82. He is survived by his daughter, Sheri. Hillside

Sarah Kasen died July 10 at age 91. She is survived by her friends. Chevra Kadisha

MARSHALL KASS died July 8 at 76. He is is survived by his wife, Deanne Fier; sons, Michael (Coco) and Jonathan (Miriam); daughter, Susan; and five grandchildren. Hillside

Joseph William Mark died July 11 at 66. He is survived by his wife, Helene; son, Randall; daughters, Shannon, Sheleen and Alicia Pam; 10 grandchildren; and brother, Gary. Groman

HOWARD DAVID MARSHALL died July 11 at 74. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; daughter, Ailcson Kocz; three grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Burton Schwartz. Hillside

Sima Navi died July 9 at 46. She is survived by her husband, Robert; son, Jonathan; daughters, Jaunty and Katheryn Barkhordarian; and brother, Alan Shadgoo. Groman

Kenneth Michael Nibur died July 11 at 62. He is survived by his sister, Analee (Tony) Pasette. Mount Sinai

Anna Poyourow died July 11 at 95. She is survived by her sons, Howard, Douglas and Marvin; and six grandchildren. Groman

Joy Louise Remer died July 8 at 82. She is survived by her son, Rory (Pamela); and daughters, Heidi and Teena Hahn. Malinow and Silverman

Margaret Rosenbaum died July 10 at 97. She is survived by son, Martin; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Groman

NADHIM SARRAF died July 8 at 82. He is survived by his wife, Odette; son, Eddy (Sandra); daughters, Sandra (David) Daniel and Anita (Jack) Yousfan; and nine grandchildren. Hillside

Fannie Ruth Klein Seiman died July 11 at 94. She is survived by her son, Ralph Klein; daughter, Toby Sorowitz; and three grandchildren. Groman

Donald Norman Siegel died July 10 at 58. He is survived by his sons, Andrew and Annon; daughters, Mischel Peterson and Nurit; brother, Howard; and sister, Janet. Groman

Philip Skall died July 8 at 80. He is survived by his sons, Michael (Karen) Wayne; three grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Eleanor Weisbond and Ann. Mount Sinai

William Samuel Spoliansky died July 10 at 68. He is survived by his wife, Heather; sons, Freddie and Gustavo; daughter, Marisa Solomon; 10 grandchildren; mother, Sara; and sisters, Deborah Ackerman and Susana Gurtman. Groman

Ida Weinstock died July 8 at 90. She is survived by her son, Dr. Robert; daughter, Diana; and sister, Selma. Sholom Chapels

Irving Zahler died July 9 at 86. He is survived by his daughters, Carole (Dr. Larry) Schneider and Alice (Mayer) Asher; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Margalit Zaray died July 8 at 90. She is survived by her son, Mordehai Zaray-Mizrahi. Chevra Kadisha

 

Obituaries


MORRIS APPLEMAN died July 8 at 98. He is survived by his daughters, Sandi Liebert-Simon and Elaine Glaser; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Hillside

THELMA AYEROFF died July 6 at 89. She is survived by her daughter, Lana Brody; son, Jeff (Martie); and three grandchildren. Hillside

Alvan Irving Beck died July 5 at 73. He is survived by his wife, Blanca; sons, Daniel and Luis Marcilla, Dennis and Brent; daughter, Rosi Marcilla; five grandchildren; brother, Larry. Groman

JACK BERMAN died July 7 at 91. He is survived by his daughter, Barbara Dreyfus. Sholom Chapels

Evelyn Bobrosky died July 4 at 83. She is survived by her son, Jerry; daughters, Suzy Reznick, Debby Shuman and Edie Dayan; 12 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. Groman

SAMUEL COHEN died July 5 at 95. He is survived by his wife, Esther; daughters, Sharon (Bob) Wiviott and Faye (Gary) Waldman; son, Larry (Paulette); 20 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Joseph Conison died July 6 at 91. He is survived by his daughter, Ilene (Andrew) Scharlach; granddaughters, Rebecca and Emily Scharlach; brothers, Julius and Allan; sister, Eva Nedelman; and brother-in-law, Robert Friedman. Sinai Memorial Chapel

DAVID EDSON died July 5 at 75. He is survived by his wife, Bobbi; daughters, Dori (Chuck) Boyles, Lisa, Cindy (John) and Libby. five grandchildren; and brother, Chuck (Sue). Hillside

SAUL EZERSKY died July 5 at 79. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; and son, Mark. Sholom Chapels

CELIA FELDGREBER died July 4 at 92. She is survived by her daughter, Marcey Wallman. Sholom Chapels

Nettie Frishman died July 4 at 92. She is survived by her son, Edward (Gaye) Peltzman; daughter, Shirley (Sol) Morrison; stepdaughters, Marian (William) Schiff and Norma Baitman; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Stanley (Phyllis) and Marshall (Adrienne) Nathanson; and cousin, Edythe Spinadel. Mount Sinai

KELLEY GARDENS died July 4 at 76. She is survived by her daughter, Candace Culp; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren. Hillside

Leonard Allen Goldman died July 7 at 75. He is survived by his wife, MeraLee; son, Mark (Tracey); daughters, Tami and Robin (Jim Popkin); and three grandchildren. Mount Sinai

IRVING GORDON died July 6 at 83. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; son, Gary; daughter, Betty; three grandchildren; brothers, Jack and Milton; and sister, Maddy. Hillside

Frances Gray died July 7 at 88. She is survived by her son, Steve; and sister, Janice. Mount Sinai

Sacha Grunpeter died July 6 at 33. He is survived by his parents, Joseph and Susan. Chevra Kadisha

CLAIRE HALPRIN died June 20 at 94. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Lonny) Scharf; and grandchildren. Sholom Chapels

BERTHA HELLMAN died July 16 at 96. She is survived by her son, Bryce (Hannah); daughter, Racelle Manes; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Sholom Chapels

Mac Helsabeck died July 6 at 92. He is survived by his daughter, June (Paul) Canter; sons, Steve (Dianna), Eric (Pat) and Glen (Penny); eight grandchildren; and nephew, Joseph. Mount Sinai

Arthur Holz died July 8 at 84. He is survived by his wife, Doris; son, Michael; daughter, Joanne (Jonathan) Holz-Evans; and two grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Bluma Horwitz died July 6 at 92. She is survived by her daughters, Judith Jeffen and Lael Horwitz; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Genevieve Robbins and Fern Naxon. Groman.

Selma Helena Kagan died June 30 at 89. She is survived by her son, Robert (Mimi) Real; and grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

BENJAMIN KATZ died July 4 at 77. He is survived by his sister, Pearl Ziskrout; and niece, Julia Kelly. Hillside

SUSAN WOLF KOZBERG died July 4 at 68. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Paul; sons, Steven (Gisele) and James (Wendy) Paul; seven grandchildren; and brothers, Bennett (Sue) and Donald (Elaine) Wolf. Hillside

Polina Lerner died July 6 at 68. She is survived by her husband, Yakov; and sons Vadim and Yevgeniy. Chevra Kadisha

Morton Lesh died July 4 at 73. He is survived by his wife, Rhoda; daughter, Susan; sons, Scott (Darla) and Mitchell (Aleta); three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister, Sandy Zerbersky. Mount Sinai

Florence Levinson died July 3 at 96. She is survived by her daughter, Harlene (Fred) Leeds; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Lillian. Mount Sinai

Stanley Levinson died July 5 at 97. He is survived by his daughter, Judy Weisman; three grandchildren; great-granddaughter, Megan Beitner; and brother, Robert. Mount Sinai

Esther Lewinstein died July 6 at 92. She is survived by her daughter, Ruthie Krivis; son, Bill; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and sister, Mary Lewis. Mount Sinai

Harry Liebman died July 7. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice; son, Gary (Denae); daughter, Barbara; and grandchildren, Brandon and Todd. Mount Sinai

Helayne Lipkin died July 7 at 56. She is survived by her father, Nathaniel; and sister, Stanlee Lipkin. Malinow and Silverman

HANS MANASSE died July 5 at 86. He is survived by his wife, Margot; daughter, Diana (Mitchell) Mednick; son, Jerry; grandchildren Michele (Matthew) and Robert; great-grandchild, Jaden; sister-in-law, Charlotte (Ernest) Wulkan; and many nieces and nephews. Hillside

PEARL MARKS died July 3 at 79. She is survived by her husband, Murray; son, Daniel; daughter, Eileen; and five grandchildren. Hillside

Barbara Ann Moore died July 5 at 60. She is survived by her mother, Sylvia; and brother, David (Tobi) Schneider. Malinow and Silverman

PAUL NEWMAN died June 20 at 96. He is survived by his daughter, Paula. Sholom Chapels

DOROTHY OKEN died June 25 at 87. She is survived by her son, Dr. Ben Chatoff. Sholom Chapels

Dorothy Oppenheim died July 6 at 86. She is survived by her son, Elliott (Kathy); daughter, Sheri (Chaim) Neuberg; four grandchildren; sisters, Sarah (Harvey) Austin and Betty (Leonaard) Gorelick; and brother, Jack Cohen. Mount Sinai

IRA REISMAN died July 3 at 51. He is survived by his wife, Miriam; daughters, Stacey and Jamie; brother-in-law, David Finkelstein; and nephew, Eric Finkelstein. Hillside

Shirley Reiter died July 5 at 83. She is survived by her husband, Jerome; son, Terry (Margie); daughter, Genise (Geoff) Tully; and three grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Pearl Saltsman died July 6 at 96. She is survived by her stepsons, Sidney (Helen), Louis (Florance) and Gerald (Ann); nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

FLORENCE SANDLER died July, 5 at 78. She is survived by her son, Howard; daughter, Lori; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and brothers, Robert and Paul Rehmar. Hillside

Jennie Sherman died July 7 at 90. She is survived by her niece, Christine Silberman. Malinow and Silverman

Khaya Shrage died July 4 at 86. She is survived by her sister, Mysia Robin. Groman

Theodore Spector died July 5 at 87. He is survived by his wife, Esther; sons, Ira (Alisa) and Mark; daughter, Francine (Michael); three granchildren; and nieces and nephews. Hillside

Saul Stanoff died July 2 at 88. He is survived by his wife, Marsha; daughter, Robin Williams; six grandchildren; brother, Harry Stanoff; and sister, Rose Danchik. Groman

Israel StuhL died July 6 at 75. He is survived by his wife, Sarah; sons, Michael (Paula) and Jeremy (Dina); and four grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Perri Turkheimer died July 5 at 55. She is survived by her husband, Alan; son, Aaron; and sister, Jan Matthews. Mount Sinai

Jeannette Wachbrit died July 6 at 88. She is survived by her sons, Michael (Jill), Joel (Jill); granddaughters, Michelle and Tracy; brother, Dr. Seymour (Annette) Bird; and sisters, Selma Framson and Annalee (Kal) Kaufer. Mount Sinai

Sylvia Leah Weitzman died June 14 at 76. She is survived by her husband, Seymour; daughters, Randy (Robert) Greenspan and Karen Hampton; stepdaughters, Terie Lesner and Farryl; stepsons, Marc (Kathie) and Bruce; nine grandchildren; great-grandchild, Rieley; and brother, Emery (Shirley) Kubrin. Mount Sinai

ALYCE MARIE WOLF died July 5 at 88. She is survived by her husband Dr. Earl; son, Dr. Stuart (Peggy) Wolf; daughter, Dorianne Tobey Bass; grandchildren, Dr. Bryon and Ari (Heather) Bass; and great-grandchildren, Betsy and Darcy Bass. Hillside

 

Obituaries


Michael Angel died June 12 at 87. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughter, Judith (Bob Salvaria); son, Stephen (Ellen); five grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Ruth Anne Baim died June 16 at 91. She is survived by her daughter, Beverly (Sol) Mandelblatt; grandchildren, Michael Mandelblatt and Andrea (Bobby) Rashtian; and three great grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Yahouda Benji died June 8 at 82. He is survived by his wife, Faideh; son, Albert (Sarah); daughters, Jaklin and Marilyn (Babak) Younessi; and six grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

Milton Bloom died June 18 at 85. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; sons, Steven (Sue) and Mark (Jill); and five grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Lillian Libby Chester died June 17 at 99. She is survived by her daughters, Sharon Kaye and Sandra Bercow; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Groman

Bernard Corn died June 14 at 81. He is survived by his wife, Judy; sons, Ronald and Robert; daughter-in-law, Eileen Filler-Corn; two grandchildren; and brother, Charles. Groman

Leo Elmon Eisenkop died June 13 at 80. He is survived by his wife, Winifred; son, Dr. Scott (Teresa Claus). Groman

HOWARD ELINSON died June 17 at 65. He is survived by his brother, Mark. Chevra Kadisha

Barbara Essenfeld died June 15 at 58. She survived by her daughter, Lauren (Paul) Di Cocco. Mount Sinai

Bernard John Gales died June 14 at 84. He is survived by his wife, Berta; son, Ron; daughters, Lilly Rubin, Susan Hochstein and Debbie Stern; and five grandchildren. Groman

Abraham Gelfand died June 16 at 87. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice; son, Harold (Janice); six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

Steven Gilman died June 12 at 58. He is survived by his wife, Ann; mother, Renee; brothers, Richard and Chuck. Mount Sinai

Cecil Greenwold died June 15, at 92. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; son, Mark (Betty); stepdaughters, Joanne (Jim) Jubelier and Jill (Bob) McKay; three grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Julia Yorke. Mount Sinai

Ruth Haas died June 14 at 93. She is survived by her sister, Florence Levis. Groman

Irving Halperin died June 19 at 101. He is survived by his son, Michael (Marcia); five grandchildren; and sister, Ethel (Leonard) Smith. Mount Sinai

Carol Hersh died June 15 at 74. She survived by her sons, Jeffrey (Arie), Gary (Maria) and Brian; eight grandchildren; and brother, Donald (Geri) Froomer. Mount Sinai

Freda Hinden died June 13 at 95. She is survived by son, Barry (Marilyn); daughter, Sheila Gruskin; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Groman

Josef Hodes died June 17 at 89. He is survived by his wife, Sara; and daughters, Zipora (Tibor) Miller and Etta (Alexander) Kogan; four grandchildren; and great-grandchild, Gabriella. Chevra Kadisha

REUBEN HYAMS died June 14 at 75. He is survived by his wife, Celia; sons, Michael and Steve; brother, Joe (Marilyn) Hyams; sisters, Annette (Louis) Sherman and Freda (Clayton) Ferree; and nieces and nephews. Chevra Kadisha

Yolanda Marie Jimenez died June 12 at 74. She is survived by daughters, Linda (Larry) Ross, Nilza Cusamano, Advilda (Jim) Deleneve and Nivea (Mike) McEachern; five grandchildren; and six great-granchildren. Chevra Kadisha

Ruth Krischer died June 19 at 85. She is survived by her daughters, Naomi (Alan) Spiegelman and Judith (Mike Greene); son, David; four grandchildren; and brothers, David and Paul Levin. Mount Sinai

Roselle Lillian Marcus Lewis died June 14 at 77. She is survived by her husband, Earl; son, Dr. David; daughter, Madeline; and one grandchild. Groman

Jerome Irwin Lopin died June 19 at 78. He is survived by his wife, Hope; sons, Michael (Madonna) and Steven (Ty); stepson, Jeffrey Arden; stepdaughter, June (Stacey) Rios; and seven grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Ruth Lubinsky died June 18 at 81. She is survived by her daughter, Katherine Butcher; son, Ralph W. Hood Jr; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and brother, Robert (Danna) Khaler. Mount Sinai

Hattie Nadel died June 15 at 92. She is survived by her son, Stanley; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Jack Adler; and sister, Florence Kusher. Groman

Shlomo Offer died June 7 at 82. He is survived by his wife, Marion; sons, Willie Daniel and Thomas Yecheskel; nephews, Yisroel and Boaz Amit; and nieces, Devora Meschulam and Dita Amit. Chevra Kadisha

Anna Rosenberg died June 11 at 98. She is survived by her daughters, Eleanor (Joseph) Schwarz and Claire (Rabbi Arthur) Abrams. Malinow and Silverman

Meyer Rubin died June 19 at 82. He is survived by his wife, Lessie; son, Craig; daughter, Andrea (Jason) Feldman; and six grandchildren. Groman

Dorothy Salgo died June 15 at 65. She is survived by her son, Charles Rice; daughters, Kathleen Rice and Rosemary Ponder; mother, Shirley; seven grandchildren; and brother, Jeffrey. Groman

Harriet Samson died June 14 at 84. She is survived by her son, Ronald (Janet) Shlesman; daughter, Naomi (Dr. Michael) Bailie; four grandchildren; and one great- grandchild. Mount Sinai

Aziz Sanandajian died June 17 at 78. He is survived by his wife, Maryam; son, Robert; daughters, Rachel, Roya and Rebecca; and five grandchildren. Groman

Rita Scharf died June 19 at 78. She is survived by her sons, Steven and Lance (Renata); five grandchildren; and brother, Jerry Gold. Mount Sinai

GARY JAMES SHAPIRO died June 14 at 68. He is survived by his wife, Louise; daughters, Allison and Jennifer; and son, Darin.

Makhlia Shoulov died June 17 at 81. She is survived by her daughter, Inga (Moisey) Khanukhov; sons, Joseph (Svetlana) and Yuri (Luda); 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Henry Silber died June 14 at 59. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie; parents, Josef and Esther; brother, Abe (Cheryl) sister, Marlene (Roy) Alter; uncle, Eliezer Klavansky; aunt, Ida Taublib; and many relatives. Mount Sinai

Harold Skolnick died June 12 at 91. He is survived by his friends, Arthur (Esther) Brown and Jerry (Mimi) Sisk. Mount Sinai

William Smith died June 16 at 80. He is survived by his wife, Ray; daughters, Kim (Ken) Leigh and Jill (David) Brody; son, Peter (Lisa); and five grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Pearl Starr died June 19 at 95. She is survived by her daughters, Linda (Bob) Russo and Vicki Pass; four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and nephew, Jim (Linda) Joseph. Mount Sinai

Bernard Stock died June 12 at 78. He is survived by his wife, Claire; sons, Robert and David; brothers, Murray and Malcolm; and one grandchild. Groman

Herman Trop died June 13 at 87. He is survived by his wife, Hilda; sons, Philip (Shelly) and Bob (Billie); daughter, Andrea (Gary) Gleckman; six grandchildren; and brother, Dan Trop. Mount Sinai

Richard Joseph Tuber died June 18 at 74. He is survived by his wife, Iris; sons, Douglas, Rick and Keith; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Arthur; sister, June Lurie. Groman

Renee Viner died June 18 at 71. She is survived by her husband, Jerome; sons, Steven (Suzi) Blonder and Mitch (Jennifer); daughter, Wendi (Jimmy) Gonzalez; and grandchildren, David and Alison. Mount Sinai

Harry Weinberg died June 16 at 88. He is survived by his friend, Mary Mendoza. Mount Sinai

Gilbert Herbert Weintraub died June 15 at 88. He is survived by daughter, Jo Anne Bardini; sons, Alan and Dana; four grandchildren; and sisters, Carrie Werchick and Arlene Lipper. Groman

Esther Winkler died June 17 at 96. She is survived by her daughters, Ann Bose and Joyce Gibson; and four grandchildren. Groman

Esther Winterman died June 13 at 89. She is survived by her daughters, Ruth Zaray-Mizrahi and Lore (Thomas) Sturm; son, Stanley (Viarica); and nine grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Nanette Wintheil died June 10 at age 98. She is survived by her daughter, Perissa Busick. Chevra Kadisha

Sheila Zimmelman died June 17 at 70. She survived by her sons, Mark and Paul (Helen); granddaughters, Molly and Julia; and sister, Randy Medall. Mount Sinai

Shimon Zvi died June 12 at 66. He is survived by his wife, Elana; sons, Ronen (Tanya), Abraham and Guy (Desiree Sanduval); grandson, Jonathan; sisters, Chaya Beran, Zahava and Esther; brothers, Menasha, Meyer and Ezra (Ruthie); and sister-in-law, Sylvia. Mount Sinai

 

Obituaries


Constantin Andronescu died April 26 at 61. He is survived by his daughters, Liana and Nicole. Sholom Chapels

LILLIAN DIANE ASHER died May 3 at 92. She is survived by her son, Howard; daughter, Roberta Isaacson; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Groman

BRENDA BAGG died April 27 at 51. She is survived by her husband, Gerald; son, Andrew; daughter, Allison; parents, Denise and Alfred Kahn; sister, Janice Elsden; and brother, Lawrence Kahn. Hillside

Dena Bierman died May 2 at 93. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Webster; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Mount Sinai

BERNARD BILSON died April 26 at 97. He is survived by his daughter, Jane (Donald); four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Hillside

DAVID HARRY BLEVISS died May 3 at 83. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; son, Michael; daughter, Carmi; and brothers, Zeyming and William. Hillside

FRANCES RUTH BREITNER died May 1 at 85. She is survived by her sons, Michael; daughters, Leslie Solomon, Penny Dutton and Jill; and seven grandchildren. Hillside.

Anne Breitowich died May 3 at 91. She is survived by her daughter, Vicki Gladstone. Malinow and Silverman

CHAYA BURNSTEIN died April 25 at 81. She is survived by her husband, Alex; and daughters, Penny and Vivian. Hillside

JACQUELINE CARLISH died May 3 at 59. She is survived by her husband, Ronald; daughters, Joelle Jarvis, Marla (Michael) Zack, Jennifer Chavez and Rebecca; 10 grandchildren; brother, Robert (Debbi) Singer; sister-in-law, Connie Chavez, and brother-in-law, Christopher Chavez. Hillside

AILEEN EARLE died May 1 at 74. She is survived by her husband, Stephen; and sons, Michael and Andy. Hillside

Ruth Einhorn died May 2 at 81. She is survived by her nephew, Norman. Chevra Kadisha

MILDRED FINER died May 2 at 82. She is survived by her husband, Eli; and sisters, Sara Maron and Marion Marcieb. Groman

Beverly Freeman died May 2 at 74. She is survived by her sons, Marc and Arnold; sisters, Lillian (Meyer) Ackerman and Dorothy Levitt; and companion, Mel Ross. Mount Sinai

JENNIE GLICKSMAN died May 2 at 101. She is survived by her son, Dr. Kenneth Fox; daughter, Toby Shatanoff; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Groman

HARRY GOLDSTEIN died May 3 at 81. He is survived by his daughters, Cynthia and Deborah. Adat Shalom Memorial Park

RITA HORNWOOD died April 26 at 93. She is survived by her son, Rick; daughter-in-law, Roberta; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hillside

BEATRICE JAKOWSKY died April 29 at 91. She is survived by her brother, Jerry Massler; niece, Joan Hooper; and grandnephew, Rory Hooper. Hillside

Sylvia Mashman died May 2 at 92. She is survived by her sons, Edward (Carolyn) and Melvin (Deirdre Harrington); daughter, Sandra (Daniel) Davisson; grandchildren, Jeffrey Jacobs and Julie (Oleg) Bozhor; great-granddaughter, Milena Bozhor; and brothers, Frank and David (Sonia) Golad. Mount Sinai

LEAH MEDNICK died April 24 at 91. She is survived by her daughters, Betty, Estelle, Barbara and Wendy; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Hillside

ELLIS DAN MILSTEIN died April 29 at 48. He is survived by his parents, Howard and Mildred; and sister, Sherry. Hillside

PATRICIA KAHAN MIRISCH died April 30 at 80. She is survived by her husband, Walter; sons, Andrew and Lawrence; daughter, Anne (Steven Sonnenberg); and two grandchildren. Hillside

Bertha Nadel died May 1 at 87. She is survived by her sons, Jeff and Norman; and grandchildren. Sholom Chapels

SHIRLEY FRANCES PERKISS died May 2 at 83. She is survived by her son, David (Rose); daughter, Laurel; and one grandchild. Hillside

Toula Pessah died May 2 at 69. She is survived by her husband, Morris; daughter, Elvira (Brad) Cabelli; son, Elliot; and brother, Moses Albalas. Malinow and Silverman

Doris Preston died May 2 at 94. She is survived by her sons, Leslie and Monty (Polly); and grandson, Darren. Mount Sinai

THEA SCHUBER died April 24 at 82. She is survived by her son, Larry Levin; daughter, Miriam (Steven) Watenmaker; five grandchildren; and brother, Harry (Sena) Rothschild. Hillside

PHYLLIS SHAMBERG died April 24 at 75. She is survived by her husband, Doug; sons, William (Susan) Graysen and Bob (Kathy); daughters, Beth Devermont, Joni Hayes, Peggy (John) Pettis and Gail; 11 grandchildren; five nieces and nephews; and five great-nieces and great-nephews. Hillside

Molly Shugerman died May 1 at 80. She is survived by her sons, Stephen (Julia) and Ken; daughter, Nancy (George) Rubens; and seven grandchildren. Mount Sinai

MURIEL SIEGAL died April 29 at 83. She is survived by her husband, Zola; son, Michael; two grandchildren; and brother, William Novick. Hillside

Sara Spitzer died May 2 at 90. She is survived by her daughters, Loreen (Dr Sheldon) Haas and Barbara (Marshall) Hacker; six grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; brother, Maury Engle; and sisters-in-law, Florence and Dorothea Spitzer. Mount Sinai

Charles Wade died May 2 at 81. He is survived by his nephews, Murray (Terri) Auerbach and Mitchell; and nieces, Salley (Daniel) Stein and Bonnie Auerbach. Mount Sinai

Alice Zukin died May 1 at 79. She is survived by her son, Kenneth Schorr; daughters, Candise (Michael) Kovacevich and Robin (Michael) Chibnik; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and brother, Herbert (Shirley) Sanders. Mount Sinai

 

Privatized El Al to Add Saturday Flight


 

When 50 Israelis who survived the devastating Dec. 26 tsunami were stranded in Sri Lanka, El Al made good on its commitment to organize and operate rescue missions.

“When there is a problem, Israelis will go out of their way to help other Israelis,” said Nira Dror, the Israeli airline’s vice president and general manager of North and Central American operations.

El Al’s humanitarian efforts are renowned — from 1950’s Operation Magic Carpet in Yemen to 1991’s Operation Solomon in Ethiopia. Since its founding in 1948, El Al has rescued more than 1 million Jews from dangerous and desperate situations.

But what made the Sri Lanka rescue unique was that it’s El Al’s first as a private carrier.

Following an initial public offering on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange in June 2003, Israel’s government turned control of the airline over to Knafaim Arkia Holdings on Dec. 23, 2004. El Al had kicked off an effort to shed its image as a state-sponsored carrier and define its future business plans, which locally includes the addition of a Saturday flight and lower fares, when it was called on once again to save Jews abroad. With media attention focused so heavily on the disaster, news of El Al’s sea change was buried.

After the Dec. 28 rescue, El Al sent a second flight to Sri Lanka and a third to Muslim-dominated Indonesia, carrying more than 90 tons of emergency equipment — including clothing, food and medical supplies. Although Indonesia refused Israel’s help, Dror said that the six-figure operation was worth the expense, adding that it would go a long way toward improving relations in the area.

“When there is trouble, we are there,” she said.

In defining El Al’s new role, newly appointed CEO Israel Borovich said he would like to see the airline extend its reach, becoming a global carrier that caters to international passengers while continuing to serve its specialty niche markets. (Borovich is also president and CEO of Knafaim Arkia Holdings and domestic flier Arkia Israeli Airlines, as well as professor emeritus of computers and information systems at Tel Aviv University.)

On the heels of El Al’s operation in Southeast Asia, Borovich talked about the possibility of establishing routes in Asia, a destination popular with Israeli tourists, during a Feb. 4 news conference in New York.

“It’s easy to see why Israel was always a gateway into Asia,” Borovich told the New York Sun, alluding to the nation’s role in the silk and spice trade in ancient times. “And we believe we can again make Israel a gate into Asia and the Far East.”

In addition to expanding its service area, the privatized El Al is also taking steps to improve its established routes. Recent efforts include lowering ticket prices, adding flights and making cabin improvements.

“While most airlines are reducing services, El Al is in a position now more than ever to improve and grow,” he said.

With a 40 percent growth in tourism to Israel during 2004, El Al is ambitiously trying to compete with carriers like Continental, American, Delta, United, Air Canada, British Airways and Lufthansa for a greater market share.

“We’ve heard that El Al is not the cheapest from Los Angeles, but we’re aiming to become the best value for the money,” Dror said.

The airline’s strongest selling point is that it’s the only carrier offering direct flights to Israel from Los Angeles — there is a stop in Toronto, although no change of plane is required. But El Al’s greatest perceived handicap in the 24-hour world of international travel is that it doesn’t fly on Shabbat or major Jewish holidays, a practice some privatization supporters hoped would fall by the wayside.

Borovich, the grandson of a rabbi, said that the issue of flying on Shabbat and Jewish holidays was a sensitive one, and that there were currently no plans to change El Al’s policy.

Instead, El Al hopes to entice passengers with fare reductions and additional flight options in the months ahead.

Locally, El Al will expand its weekly direct service from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv to include a sixth flight on Saturday nights beginning this spring. And nonstop weekly flights from JFK in New York are expected to grow from 13 to 21 by July.

El Al’s effort to improve comfort on flights with better seats is currently confined to business class, which is also the target of its recent fare promotion.

Business-class travelers departing from LAX are being offered a roundtrip fare of $2,999, and passengers 60 years or older can also take advantage of a special business-class fare of $2,549 per person, with spouses 55 and older able to participate when traveling together. Also, any two first-class passengers traveling together can each purchase a ticket for $4,898. The promotions end March 31.

A winter coach fare of $799 from Los Angeles ended on Feb. 17 with no spring fares yet announced, and El Al is taking advantage of its stop in the Great White North and offering a bargain coach fare of $288 to Toronto.

As El Al finds its footing as a private carrier in an industry that has cut staples such as meals and pillows, the successful transfer raises hope for the privatization of other Israeli government-run corporations, like phone monopoly Bezeq, Israel Discount Bank and Bank Leumi.

“The final goal is for no companies to remain in government hands,” Transportation Minister Meir Sheetrit said.

For more information, visit www.elal.com or call (800) 223-6700.

 

Imagining Caleb


Our Torah portion devotes more than 60 verses to the census of the Israelites. After the counting is done, the Torah adds: "Among these there was not one of those enrolled by Moses and Aaron the priest when they recorded the Israelites in the wilderness of Sinai. For the Lord had said of them, ‘They shall die in the wilderness.’ Not one of them survived, except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun" (Numbers 26:64-65).

We learn much about Joshua, his flawless character and heroic acts, in the book named for him. Moses had passed the leadership onto him. However we’ve known little about Caleb.

Until now.

This week, a new scroll was unearthed in an archaeological dig in the heart of Hebron. At long last, the Scroll of Caleb has been found. I am proud to print the opening chapter of this outstanding discovery:

I, Caleb son of Jephunneh from the tribe of Judah, am one of only two survivors of the 40-year march across the wilderness. My name simply means "dog," and I am loyal as one, as I told Joshua, "While my companions who went up with me took the heart out of the people, I was loyal to the Lord my God." Only I and Joshua were witness to all, the brutality of Egypt, the trials of the desert, the revelation of Mount Sinai and the crossing of the Jordan into this bountiful land.

Many look at me and ask, "Why him? He is neither more noble than his sojourners, nor more clever. He has not the strength of giants nor the dreams of a prophet." They see the power that Moses, that servant of God, bestowed upon Joshua, how Joshua split the Jordan river, brought down the walls of Jericho and made the sun stand still so the earth skidded through the sky as if on a slick sapphire pavement.

"But this Caleb," they say, "this old dog, what is unique about him? What magic does he possess?"

I have been a good man, none can contest that fact. I was one of the 12 spies Moses sent to scout the Promised Land. Ten returned to dishearten the people with fright of ferocious natives. Only Joshua and I brought a positive report, and it is written of me, "Caleb hushed the people before Moses and said, ‘Let us by all means go up and we shall gain possession of it.’"

I hushed the people when no one could, and quieted their fears. I told them the truth about that blessed land where every tree tumbled with bright, ripe fruit. I have proved myself to be a brave and strong commander, defeating the Anakim whom all else feared.

"These things he’s done," they say, "are admirable things. However, they are not nearly the same as making the sun stand still!"

And so, curious ones, I will answer your inquiry upon this parchment, and seal it here in Hebron, for a future age to discover and wonder about. I will tell you now exactly who I am, and why I merited entrance into the land.

I am you. Yes, I, Caleb son of Jephunneh, am you, you in the business suit, you in the summer dress, I am you when you were in the desert thousands of years ago. And I am you now. I am you when you look at yourself and see not the long shadows of the past but the blossoming future. I am you when you look at your neighbor and see no ugliness there but God’s radiant image. I am you when you feel not like a grasshopper beside the people you admire, but a worthy colleague, and equal. I am you when you hush your doubts about yourself, quiet your fears, and rise to your glorious potential. I am you when you pass your hand over the heaps of the world and find there the jeweled spirit just underneath the husks. I am you when you replace "I wish I could" with "Yes, I can." I am you when you walk into a roomful of strangers with your head held high instead of skirting the wall, afraid someone will see. I am you when you are a breath of love in the world. I am you when you stop worrying how people will consider your ideas.

It is true, I am no Joshua. I cannot make the sun stand still. But I did reach the Promised Land as he, because I was true to myself and loyal to my God.

And you, too, will reach your promise, when you are true to your highest self. You are as worthy as I, and you need not be afraid of your potential. You were created for a reason. No creature big or small is superfluous in this abundant garden. Just as I, from Egypt, reached the Promised Land, you, from whatever low place you think you are, can reach your promise, fulfill it and enter the living dream.


Zoë Klein is associate rabbi at Temple Isaiah.

A Solemn Day in Santa Monica


Santa Monicans call it "the accident." Upon further reflection, some residents also concede that while this word is accurate, it does not capture the enormity of what happened on July 16, 2003. That day, an 86-year-old man’s foot pressed down on the accelerator of his 1992 Buick, sending the large car crashing through the Santa Monica Farmers Market at 60 mph killing 10 people, injuring dozens and shattering a communal calm.

The Santa Monica farmers market tragedy shocked the politcally conscious city where the homeless crowd and the Humvee set maintain a reasonable peace.

Twelve months later, there is a life-goes-on feel to the Farmers Market on Arizona Avenue near the Third Street Promenade. On Saturday of the July 4 weekend, farmers market business was solid with tourists, young couples with small children, some aging hippies, plus two clusters of 20-somethings seeking audiences to test-market movie screenings and environmentalists pigeonholing people to sign a Ballona Wetlands petition.

"We made a conscious effort after the accident to carry on with the market," said Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom, a lawyer whose office staff includes a woman who was walking through the market at 1:47 p.m., when the Buick careened down Arizona.

The Santa Monica Bay Interfaith Council will hold a one-year memorial service on July 14.

The tragedy also has spawned extensive civil litigation against Santa Monica. A California Highway Patrol team of crash investigators has written a 914-page report on the accident. However, its public release has been blocked by a judge concerned about pretrial publicity for the October criminal trial against the Buick’s driver, George Russell Weller, who has stated that he mistakenly thought the accelerator was the brake.

Santa Monica has seven Jewish congregations. At the Reform Beth Shir Shalom, where Bloom worships, cantorial soloist David Shukiar believes that the crash has prompted deeper reflection among himself and his congregants.

"It’s changed how I look at things in the world," he said. "I had a similar feeling, on a much larger scale, with Sept. 11. I hug my daughter tighter now."

At the Wednesday farmers market, Izzy Levitansky runs the Chabad of Montana outreach table with free candles, phylacteries and cards. Last year, he made it across the street to safety as the Buick hit his table. At Shabbat services two days after the crash, he was joyous that God had saved his life.

"There were people on the windshield and the Buick was trucking through and I said, ‘I’m outta here,’" Levitansky said as he stood at Arizona Avenue, pointing to the center of the intersection where he was standing. "He hit the table."

And after watching those 10 to 15 seconds of horror, he said, "You wake up the next morning and say, ‘I got no problems. I can breathe.’"

Farmers market manager Mort Bernstein also is not interested in assigning blame. "People come up and talk about it and try to assign blame because it’s something that’s hard to comprehend," said Bernstein, sitting under a tent amid the market’s stalls. "Blame the city. Blame the lack of barricades. If they can assign blame, they can compartmentalize it."

The tragedy’s oldest victim was Movsha Hoffman, a 78-year-old Jewish immigrant from Lithuania. His wife, Esther, survived but was seriously injured. Months after the accident, her son moved her out of the apartment where his parents would reminisce about Soviet socialism with their landlord.

Since Esther moved "I haven’t heard a word from her," said landlord Jay Johnson, who is also a city planning commissioner.

After the tragedy, Johnson spoke about possible safety improvements like wider medians on Wilshire Boulevard and more aid for senior citizen drivers like Weller. A year later, such altruistic notions appear to have been the coping mechanisms that Johnson knew they were even as he spoke of them. There are now barriers on both sides of the farmers market’s Arizona Avenue entrances, but Santa Monica officials have not radically altered their relations with the 20 percent of the city’s population composed of senior citizens.

At Sinai Temple in Westwood, Rabbi David Wolpe draws strength from Shamsi Khani, a Persian American in her late 80s who endured the speeding Buick breaking her neck in three places and breaking both her legs.

"They did not hold any chance for her to survive when I saw her the first time in the hospital," Wolpe said. "In fact, she survives and comes to synagogue on Shabbat. Although there are many tragedies, we also have to be grateful for any small miracles we can wrest from this calamity."

Daniel Lembark


Daniel Lembark died at his home in Los Angeles on Feb. 3, 2003 at the age of 78.

Born in New York City on Sept. 20, 1924, he arrived in Los Angeles with his family in 1927.

In grammar school, Daniel was introduced to the flute, whichwas to play an important role in his life. At Beverly Hills High School (BHHS)he played the flute in the orchestra and band, and served as student directorof both groups in his senior year.

After graduating from BHHS in 1942, Daniel enrolled in UCLAas a music major. He interrupted his education to enlist in the U.S. CoastGuard in February 1943.

Following his discharge in 1946, Daniel returned to UCLA asan accounting major. He became an active member of the Zeta Beta Taufraternity, and served as chapter president in his senior year.

He began his professional career as a CPA with the LosAngeles firm of Zeman, Tuller, Boyer and Goldberg. Shortly after, he wasappointed CFO of Frank Sennes’ Moulin Rouge in Hollywood. He returned to Zeman,Tuller, Boyer and Goldberg in 1962 as a partner, and remained in that positionwhen the firm merged with Laventhol and Horwath. In 1978, he became aprofessional corporate director, serving on multiple boards .

Throughout his professional career, Daniel distinguishedhimself by his extraordinary contributions to the Jewish community of LosAngeles. He served as president of the Cedars-Sinai Hospital Fellowship Counciland the Jewish Family Service. He was chairman of the SOVA Food Pantry ProgramAdvisory Committee until January.

Daniel is survived by his wife Conni;, son, Steven; andsister, Marjorie Jackson. He will be remembered by many devoted friends andadmirers around the country.

The Daniel Lembark Fund has been established for the benefitof the SOVA Food Pantry at the Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, 6505Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90048, and those wishing to honor him are invitedto make a contribution.

A tribute to Daniel Lembark’s life will be held at Temple Israelof Hollywood, 7300 Hollywood Blvd., on Feb. 13 at 4 p.m.

Stan Burns


Stan Burns, an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer, died of heart failure Nov. 5 at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital. He was 79.

Born in 1923 in Brooklyn, N.Y., Burns was the original writer of "The Tonight Show" starring Steve Allen and later became the original writer for "The Steve Allen Show." He relocated to California in 1960 when the show moved West and remained Allen’s principal writer throughout his career.

Burns wrote for many popular variety shows in the 1950s and 1960s, including "The Smothers Brothers," "The Flip Wilson Show" (for which he received an Emmy nomination), "The Milton Berle Show," "Dean Martin’s Celebrity Roasts" and "The Carol Burnett Show," for which he earned an Emmy Award for the 1971-72 season.

Among his television writing credits, Burns co-authored "The World Book of Jewish Records," and co-created, with partner Mike Marmer, the show "Lancelot Link/Secret Chimp" and the film, "Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen."

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughters, Laurie and Bonnie; son-in-law, Martin Green; and grandchildren, Adam, Josh and Megan.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation, 22212 Ventura Blvd., Suite 300, Woodland Hills, CA 91364. — Staff Report

Invest in Your Community


It has been one year since a financial crisis engulfed the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA). In response to this crisis, JCCGLA was forced to close facilities, cut services and lay off scores of staff. Programs that served more than 1,000 people were discontinued. It was a very difficult year — but we survived.

In a city that is divided by geography, class, denomination and national origin, every Jewish institution questions its mission. In a time when assimilation, the economy and security issues consume us, every Jewish institution questions its relevance. Surviving the crisis helped JCCGLA appreciate the central role it plays in addressing critical issues affecting the L.A. Jewish community.

As highlighted by the recent National Jewish Population Survey, American Jews are profoundly concerned by evidence that our Jewish community is fractured and in decline. Whether the discussion focuses on the survival of Israel, interfaith marriage, our aging population or divisions among the denominations, people are searching for meaningful connections with others. In Los Angeles, this dialogue takes place in a region that is physically vast — compounding the difficulty of creating a sense of community.

JCCs address many issues raised by this dialogue. We provide Jewish continuity and cohesion. We are open to the entire Jewish community — Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist, Reform, unaffiliated, intermarried or agnostic, fifth-generation American or recent immigrant. We offer programs for young children, teenagers, families, single adults and seniors. The range of programs is impressive: from the Celebrity Sunday Staged Play series and Israeli dancing to basketball leagues and the Zimmer Children’s Museum. JCCs are gathering points for the entire community.

According to the 1997 Los Angeles Jewish Population Survey, 41 percent of L.A. Jews who married during the previous five years married non-Jews. Some 66 percent of Jewish households in Los Angeles are not affiliated with a synagogue. JCCs serve as the bridge to Judaism for a significant portion of the L.A. Jewish population. In many instances, the programs run by JCCs are the single most important link to these at-risk Jews.

I often joke that my family is the poster family for the role JCCs play in Jewish life. I was not raised in a religious household. We were cultural Jews, unaffiliated with a temple but unquestioning in our knowledge that we were Jewish. I met, fell in love with and married a wonderful woman from Maine — no, she isn’t Jewish. We established our home in Los Angeles, far from family and tradition.

When our daughter reached preschool age, I hesitated to suggest the Westside JCC — although it was only six blocks from our home and operated a well-regarded preschool. I didn’t want to impose my religious background on our interfaith family. My wife recommended that we visit the school and when we saw the happy children, the decision to attend was simple and obvious.

Westside JCC was welcoming and supportive. The Shabbat dinners, holiday festivals and Judaic curriculum, educated and enriched our family and provided a warm sense of community. Summer day camp at Camp Chai followed preschool. We established lifelong friendships. I became involved in center leadership.

Today, our family often lights candles to celebrate Shabbat. We attend High Holiday services at a local temple and my daughter looks forward to attending her religious class on Sundays. I have no doubt that Westside JCC made all this possible.

This past year confirmed that Los Angeles’ JCCs were taken for granted for too long. Years of neglecting the aging facilities and the failure to address long-term financial stability took their toll. The facilities must be renovated, highly trained staff professionals must be hired, programs of excellence must be reestablished and expanded.

The challenges ahead are significant. These goals will be accomplished only if the community financially supports the renewal of the L.A. JCC movement. The issue of funding this renewal in Los Angeles is sensitive. Los Angeles is home to more than 500,000 Jews. Despite these resources, The Jewish Federation’s annual campaign is disproportionately smaller than campaigns of cities with significantly fewer Jews (i.e., Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore and Cleveland). Clearly L.A. Jewish organizations must do a better job of engaging the community.

The financial investment is worth it. A visit to the thriving new JCCs on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, La Jolla or Scottsdale, Ariz., confirm that state-of-the-art facilities with sufficient programming staff are central hubs of Jewish life.

Westside JCC has raised more than $5 million for its capital campaign to renovate its aging campus. The capital campaign’s goal is $14 million. While we are well on our way, moments of opportunity are fleeting and must be seized. After Westside JCC is rebuilt, other JCCs in Los Angeles must renovate their facilities. State-of-the-art buildings must open to serve new communities.

If the L.A. JCC movement is to succeed, the L.A. Jewish community must recognize the important mission played by JCCs and support this renewal with significant investments. Failure to recognize and support this mission is an opportunity lost to build a stronger more cohesive L.A. Jewish community.


Michael J. Kaminsky is president of the Westside Jewish Community Center advisory board and a member of the board of directors of Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles.

Eulogies:Jonathan “J.J.” Greenberg


Jonathan “J.J.” Greenberg, the executive director of the Jewish Life Network, died Saturday in Israel after his bicycle was struck by a car a day earlier. The son of prominent Orthodox leaders Rabbi Irving (Yitz) and Blu Greenberg, Greenberg, 36, was also a founder of Makor, a Jewish center on New York’s Upper West Side.

Greenberg lived in Manhattan, but was visiting two of siblings and their children in Israel, where he was buried. Hundreds of mourners gathered at Greenberg’s funeral on Tuesday in Jerusalem, including Deputy Foreign Minister Rabbi Michael Melchior and Rabbi David Hartman of the Hartman Institute. The family is following Greenberg’s express wishes and donating five of his organs for transplant.

Greenberg was “incredibly passionate” about his work, said a colleague, Mark Charendorff, president of the Jewish Funders Network, on whose board Greenberg participated. Greenberg “was one of the most beloved and respected people working in the Jewish family foundation field,” Charendorff said.

Greenberg’s mother is the co-founder and first president of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance. His father, an Orthodox rabbi, is the former chairman of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, which runs the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., and the founding president emeritus of CLAL-The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. He is currently president of the Jewish Life Network, whose mission is to create new initiatives to enrich American Jewish life, including Birthright Israel and Makor.

Greenberg worked closely with his father in the Jewish Life Network and was in charge of running Makor. Greenberg had also been involved in bringing Judaism to Jewish public school students and volunteering on behalf of Jews with terminal illnesses.

He is survived by his parents; brothers, David and Moshe; sisters, Deborah and Goody; and grandmother, Sylvia Genauer.

Letters of condolence can be sent in care of: Jewish Life Network, 6 East 39th St., 10th Floor, New York, NY 10016. — Staff Report

Eulogies:Martin William Siegel


Martin William Siegel, workers’ compensation attorney, died Aug. 18 at the age of 50.

Marty was a well-known and respected attorney specializing in workers’ compensation law throughout Southern California. He successfully supported and defended the rights of a legion of workers.

He will be remembered for his kindness, compassion, dedication, honesty and devotion to family and work.

He is survived by his wife, Geri; son, Eric; daughter, Emily; parents, Sidney and Mildred; and sisters, Marie (Stan) Hecht, Lisa (Jeff) Bluen and Dr. Maxine (Dr. Jack) Baum. — Sidney and Mildred Siegel

Eulogies:Rabbi Philip Schroit


Rabbi Philip Schroit, beloved rabbi of B’nai David-Judea for 44 years and rabbi emeritus for 10 years, died Aug. 12 at the age of 79.

Among his many accomplishments was his introduction of kosher supervision and catering to Los Angeles hotels (the Statler Hotel, the Ambassador, the downtown Hilton, the Beverly Hilton Hotel and the Century Plaza). He served as president of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Board of Rabbis of Southern California for two year in the early 1970s. He also led B’nai David in the raising of more than $400,000 for Israel Bonds in 1972.

Schroit was buried in Jerusalem on Aug. 14. His family is observing shiva there, however B’nai David-Judea has plans for a memorial service to honor him later this month.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; sons, Allan (Chana) and David (Sue); grandchildren, Yoav, Noam and Adi; brother, Rabbi Jacob; and sister, Florence Mitvoch. — Bnai David-Judea

Eulogies:Maurice R. Commanday


Maurice R. Commanday, an innovative engineer in the aircraft industry, a veteran of World War II and Israel’s War of Independence, and an active supporter of the Freedom of Religion movement in Israel, died July 23 at the age of 84.

After graduating from New York University, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1941 and rose to the rank of major. In 1948, he went to Israel and was instrumental in developing the infrastructure for aircraft maintenance in the fledgling Israeli air force. He served at the Ramat David airbase as chief technical officer and there met his wife, Ruth Goldman, a nurse and fellow American volunteer.

After returning to the United States in 1950, he developed an innovative process for coating metal to high heat resistance, which was used on the Apollo moon landing module in 1969.

After his initial retirement from business life in 1983, Commanday concentrated on his leadership roles in the American Technion Society, in the movement for Freedom of Religion in Israel, and in numerous local community projects. In 1994, he started the Fatigue Management Company, introducing a novel technique for testing wear in critical jet engine parts.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughters, Karen Jouannaud, Chana and Dr. Ramah; and son, Frank. A memorial service was held Aug. 2 with Rabbi Ron Schulman of Congregation Ner Tamid officiating. — Tom Tugend, Contributing Editor

Eulogies:Elizabeth Mormorston Horowitz


Elizabeth Marmorston Horowitz, founding director of the USC Law School paralegal program and a Juvenile Court mediator, died July 21 of cancer. She was 72.

Horowitz, legendary for her compassion, generosity and concern for the underprivileged, found her true calling as a mediator in the Juvenile Court, conducting hearings in often heart-rending abuse and neglect cases. The paralegal program she founded at USC in 1968 was the first in the country to be housed in a major law school.

She was associated with legal education and the intersection between law and social change throughout her career and served as a professor at the UCLA School of Social Welfare and clinical professor of law at USC.

She was born in New York on Aug. 13, 1929 to Dr. Jessie Marmorston and Julius Gottesman. Horowitz moved to Los Angeles in 1943. Soon after she entered Stanford University where she received her bachelor’s degree in history. In l952, she married Harold Horowitz, professor of law and vice chancellor at UCLA, who died in 2000. In 1954, she received her JD from USC. In 1968, Horowitz was awarded a master’s of social work in social welfare from UCLA.

She devoted her time and talents to numerous pro bono legal and social service organizations, including Bet Tzedek, The Jewish Federation, the Western Center on Law and Poverty, the Center for Law in the Public Interest and various committees of the Los Angeles Country bar association and the American Bar Association.

She is survived by her son, Adam; daughter, Lisa (Jeffrey) Horowitz Schwartz; three grandchildren; and sisters, Norma Pisar, Lailee Bakhtiar and Ellen Wexler.

Donations can be made in the name of Elizabeth Horowitz to Bet Tzedek, 145 S. Fairfax Ave. Suite No. 200, Los Angeles, CA 90036. — Adam Horowitz

Eulogies:Irv Kaze


Irv Kaze, a KRLA Sportscaster and longtime sports executive, died suddenly from a heart attack Saturday, June 29, at the age of 75. That morning, Kaze had attended services at the Congregation Ohev Shalom, where he was a longtime active member.

Kaze was an inductee and board member of the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, and a supporter of the Jewish Home for the Aging and B’nai Brith.

After his father died when Kaze was 9, he was raised by his mother and grandfather, an Orthodox mohel and shochet (ritual slaughterer) in Jersey City. Kaze, who through his career worked for the Angels, George Steinbrenner’s champion Yankees, and the Super Bowl-winning Raiders, sought out shuls on all his travels. He was remembered by the sports community and the Jewish community as a gentlemanly and cheerful friend, capable of bringing people together.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; son, Benjie; stepsons, Stuart and Stephen Grossman; two grandchildren; and five stepgrandchildren.

Donations in memory of Irv Kaze may be sent to the Irv Kaze Memorial Sanctuary Fund, Ohev Shalom Congregation, 525 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036 or to the Jewish Home for the Aging, 7150 Tampa Ave., Reseda, CA 91335. — Julie Gruenbaum Fax, Religion Editor

Still a ‘Hero’


Robert Clary doesn’t really enjoy sitcoms.

Even though he played the French sidekick on one of television’s most unusual sitcoms, "Hogan’s Heroes," the POW situation comedy (1965-71) set during World War II.

"I prefer more dramatic shows," said Clary, 75, who enjoys watching "The Practice" and "The West Wing."

His just-released autobiography, "From the Holocaust to Hogan’s Heroes" (Madison Books, $26.95), not only retraces his career from Capitol Records recording artist to sitcom star but also an ominous part of his life many did not realize he had survived: the Holocaust.

"When the show went on the air, people asked me if I had any qualms about doing a comedy series dealing with Nazis and concentration camps," Clary said. "I had to explain that it was about prisoners of war in a stalag, not a concentration camp … they were not guarded by the SS, but by the Wehrmacht."

"I was an actor who was asked to play the part of a French corporal prisoner of war and not a little Jew in concentration camp, and I never felt uncomfortable playing Louis Lebeau."

Of Polish Jewish descent, Clary (ne Robert Max Widerman) was born and raised in Paris. In his memoir, he recalls with vivid detail his life of living hand-to-mouth after being taken to Drancy and then to concentration camps — Blechhammer, Gross-Rosen, Buchenwald — not knowing when death would come for him.

"I tried to write it the way I talk," said Clary of the book.

And he’s not paying lip service. "From the Holocaust to Hogan’s Heroes" isn’t a sugar-coated, selective hagiography. Clary is brutally frank about every facet of his life, such as his own developing teenage sexuality while interred in a concentration camp.

"My sex was a piece of bread," Clary said.

As an actor in postwar Hollywood, Clary never dwelled on his Holocaust past. "I didn’t want people to feel sorry for me," Clary said. "I wanted them to love me for what I brought to my craft."

Clary enjoyed his long marriage to his soul mate and his late wife, Natalie, whom he was introduced to by his friend, Merv Griffin. She died in 1997, and last year, Clary also lost his most enduring friendship from "Hogan’s Heroes" when Werner Klemperer (Colonel Klink) lost his struggle with throat cancer.

Today, Clary prefers the chirping birds and sunshine at his quiet Beverly Hills home over the smoky Parisian piano bars of his youth.

"I don’t like big cities anymore," Clary said. "New York, London, Paris. They’re all great cities, but I don’t enjoy living in the rat race."

If there’s one message that Clary wants readers to extract from his memoir, it’s to "stop wasting time hating. Do something with your life that’s positive, not negative."

Which is exactly what Clary has done in his post-"Hogan’s Heroes" years. With the help of Simon Wiesenthal Center, Clary fell into an unintended role as lecturer, taking his Holocaust experience and turning it into a relative positive by using it to enlighten public school students. Clary even ends his book with an appreciative letter from a Spanish teacher who heard Clary speak.

Despite recently losing his wife, Clary’s appetite for life continues undiminished. Aside from promoting his book this year and the occasional Holocaust lecture, Clary enjoys his off-camera existence.

"All I want to do is paint and do a CD every year," Clary said. "I always said I will not be in the business unless somebody calls me with a great part."

"All my life I’ve been close to death," he continued. "Either you join them or you’re going to live. I just live."

Robert Clary will sign copies of his book on Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 10850 W. Pico Blvd.,Los Angeles, (310) 475-4144; and on March 20 at 8 p.m. at Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 659-3110.

Eulogies


On May 27, 2001, artist Morris Aaron Feinerman died at the age of 80. Morris’ passion was painting. He came to America as a young boy and lived in the Jewish neighborhoods of Brooklyn. His experience of discrimination and economic hardship led to a lifelong interest in ethnic art.

He and his family moved to Los Angeles in 1956. He lost a daughter in 1979, and his wife of 49 years, Annie, in 1989, both to cancer. He threw himself into his painting to help him cope with these tragic losses. He donated works to charity auctions and was a guest speaker at various functions.

His paintings were exhibited at the Art Walk in Santa Barbara and at the Pauline Hirsch Gallery at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, among many others. On two separate occasions, The Jewish Journal used Feinerman’s work on its cover. His painting “The Tashlich” is on permanent exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center.

His greatest wish was for people to enjoy his paintings as much as he enjoyed creating them. He is forever in the hearts of a daughter, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, as well as many family members and friends.

Morris Feinerman’s customary farewell upon departure from family was always, “Be careful how you go.” — Eric Stevens

The Journal publish eulogies on a space available basis.

Please send them to editor@jewishjournal.com.

Eulogies may be edited for space and other considerations.

Obituaries


Barry Anisman abramson died Sept. 30, at the age of 52. He is survived by his son, Adam; brother, Jon ; sister, Mary Lou Yharra; and stepfather, John May. Groman Mortuary.

Matilda Altshuler died Oct. 14, at the age of 87. She is survived by her friend, Angelina Varga. Mt. Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuary.

David Baer died Oct. 7, at the age of 68. He is survived by his wife, Harriet; sons, Alan and Leslie; daughter, Amy Rosenthal; brother, Louis; and sisters, Emma Seder and Gloria Wedner. Groman Mortuary.

Soleyman Benzaria died Oct. 7, at the age of 89. She is survived by her five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Groman Mortuary.

Murray Berke died Sept. 30, at the age of 91. He is survived by his sister, Adele Gibbs; and nephew, Barry Southard. Groman Mortuary.

Selma Berman died Oct. 10, at the age of 89. She is survived by her sister, Anne Katzky; and nephew, Alan Seiden. Groman Mortuary.

Morris Bernstein died Oct. 15, at the age of 88. He is survived by his daughters, Ellyn (Gary) Johnson, Susan (David) Brown, Roxanne (Jerami) Marshal and Cindy; seven grandchildren; great-granddaughter, Melanie Edwards; and sister, Sarah (Dr. Robert) Shragg. Mt. Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuary.

Marion Biawitz died Oct. 12, at the age of 86. She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Trabulus; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Risi Bondy died Oct. 9, at the age of 87. She is survived by her husband, Ernest; daughters, Renee Spinak and Ethel Davies; two grandchildren; sister, Nini Ungar; brother, Beno Tepper; and stepsons, Peter and George. RL Malinow-Glasband-Weinstein.

Edith Bornstein died Oct. 2, at the age of 90. She is survived by her son, Ernie; daughter, Miriam Borne; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Sholom Chapels Mortuary.

Egon Breiner died Oct. 10, at the age of 90. He is survived by his wife, Leopoldine; sons, Peter (Christiane) and Tom (Mary); and three grandchildren. Mt. Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuary.

Goldie Cohen died Oct. 6, at the age of 75. She is survived by her husband, Abraham; son, Mitchell; daughter, Carrie; sister, Lillian Finkler; and brother, Aikey Caplan. Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Pearl Cohen died Oct. 9, at the age of 79. She is survived by her daughters, Anita (Craig) Gunnufson and Lois (Gary) Cothran; son, Sherman; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and brother, Morris (Shirley) Seradsky. Mt. Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuary.

Florence Donner died Oct. 4, at the age of 84. She is survived by her sons, Michael and Arnold; and four grandchildren. Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Manuel Dreiband died Sept. 26, at the age of 83. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; son, Laurence; daughter, Bari Burman; and two grandchildren. Sholom Chapels Mortuary.

Rollie Feil died Oct. 8, at the age of 86. She is survived by her husband, Herman; daughter, Judie Wolf; and brothers, Mack and Leonard Tessler. Groman Mortuary.

Marshall Feinstein died Oct. 8, at the age of 76. He is survived by his wife, Bernice; sons, Bruce and Craig; daughter, Sharon Peusener; and brother, Burton. Groman Mortuary.

Sarah Fine died Oct. 7, at the age of 78. She is survived by her son, Allan; and daughter, Roselynn Itelson. Groman Mortuary.

Lily Finger died Oct. 4, at the age of 83. She is survived by her son, Mel; and three grandchildren. Sholom Chapels Mortuary.

Lillian Fox died Oct. 6, at the age of 88. She is survived by her niece, Marilyn Schwartz. RL Malinow-Glasband-Weinstein.

Jeffrey D. Friedman died Oct. 12, at the age of 51. He is survived by his son, Robert S. (Conchita); daughter, Erica; parents, Harry and Beatrice; brother, Bruce (Sharon); and sister, Beverlee Peck. Mt. Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuary.

Marlene Kay Gelfand died Oct. 4, at the age of 54. She is survived by her husband, Daniel; son, Brian; daughter, Julie; parents, Harriet and Jack Brown; brother, Barry Brown; and sister, Diane Davis. Groman Mortuary.

Norman Gerson died Sept. 29, at the age of 64. He is survived by his brother, Errol. Groman Mortuary.

Emanuel M. Glenn died Oct. 10, at the age of 100. He is survived by his niece, Vicki Van Hulzen. Groman Mortuary.

Lottie Gluck died Oct. 5, at the age of 95. She is survived by her sons, Robert and Howard; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Robert Samuel David Gray died Oct. 9, at the age of 89. He is survived by his son, Tev (Sandy); daughters, Sondra Gurman and Cynthia (Joe) Galipo; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and brother, Irving Goldberg. Mt. Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuary.

Richard Greenway died Oct. 2, at the age of 76. He is survived by his three cousins, Lane Opkins, Gertrude Simon and Alvin Ureles. Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Esther Hiller died Oct. 8, at the age of 69. She is survived by her daughter, Ruth; and brothers, Dr. Seymour (Sylvia) and Dr. Robert (Evelyn) Brockman. Mt. Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuary.

Alec Jason died Oct. 2, at the age of 89. He is survived by his son, Harvey; daughter, Pamela; grandsons, Joshua and Louis; and sister, Lily Levy. Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Aaron Karliss died Oct. 3, at the age of 83. He is survived by his wife, Betty; son, Richard Greenbaum; and one grandchild. Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Helen Katz died Oct. 11, at the age of 89. She is survived by her daughters, Ileen Feinstein and Marcia Strauss; and four grandchildren. Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Natalie King died Oct. 3, at the age of 81. She is survived by her son, Kenneth; daughter, Bonnie Wyner; and sister, Pearl Rosenfeld. Groman Mortuary.

Gladys Kline died Oct. 8, at the age of 90. She is survived by her son, Stuart; daughter, Marcia; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and brother, Arnold Newman. Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Seyman V. Korentajer died Oct. 9, at the age of 92. He is survived by his daughter, Phyllis Dimant. Groman Mortuary.

Stanley Kramer died Oct. 2, at the age of 67. He is survived by his wife, Lilly; son, Gerald; daughter, Lisa Mis; brother, Sidney; and sister, Jeanne Weiter. Groman Mortuary.

Rose Kritt died Oct. 6, at the age of 81. She is survived by her son, Jerome; and daughter, Sheila. Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Gertrude Kushner died Oct. 1, at the age of 100. She is survived by her sister, Fannie Rubenstein; brother, Joseph Bachus; three nieces; and a nephew. Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Sandra Elanie Lehrer died Oct. 7, at the age of 65. She is survived by her husband, Bernard; son, Joseph (Sharon); daughters, Shelly (Ronald) Bowman and Andrea; granddaughter, Hayley Bowman; and sister, Janice (Lloyd) Mullins. Mt. Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuary.

Mike Lesak died Oct. 6, at the age of 90. He is survived by his daughter, Vera Rubin; son, Martin; and two grandchildren. Sholom Chapels Mortuary.

Jack Mark died Oct. 2, at the age of 86. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; and daughter, Roberta Engel. Groman Mortuary.

Gertrude Mayer died Aug. 27, at the age of 82. She is survived by her brother, Werner; and nephews, Michael and Mark. Mt. Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuary.

Sylvia Mernick died Oct. 7, at the age of 74. She is survived by her son, Robert; daughter, Carol Weiss; five grandchildren; and nieces, Pamela Brownfield and Barbara Windisch. Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Sally Ginsberg Mish died Oct. 3, at the age of 86. She is survived by her daughter, Harriet Gordon; and sisters, Minna and Betty. Groman Mortuary.

Ann Mogil died Oct. 8, at the age of 84. She is survived by her sister, Esther Geffen. Groman Mortuary.

Nabi Nassim died Oct. 9, at the age of 81. He is survived by his wife, Rohanieh; daughters, Shahnaz Mirharooni and Diana Afari; and grandson, Michael Mirharooni. Groman Mortuary.

Susan Nathan died Oct. 7, at the age of 54. She is survived by her mother, Lisl. Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Joel Nemoy died Sept. 20, at the age of 60. He is survived by his wife, Anita; sons, Michael and Joshua; daughters, Minucha and Justina; eight grandchildren; brother, Sheldon; and sister, Carol. Sholom Chapels Mortuary.

Sender Leon Orlin died Oct. 4, at the age of 90. He is survived by his wife, Sarah; sons, Dr. Lorne Label, William, Boris, Felix and Hymie; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Sholom Chapels Mortuary.

Dr. Irwin Jack Pincus died Oct. 12, at the age of 87. He is survived by his wife, Lena; sons, Robert and David; daughter, Carol Fiacco; five grandchildren; and brother, Bernard. Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Sally Pollock died Sept. 30, at the age of 89. She is survived by her grandsons, Thomas Hathaway and Damon Packard; and sisters, Dorothy Selander and Jean Harwood. Groman Mortuary.

Ronald B. Ritholz died Oct. 10, at the age of 43. He is survived by his mother, Jean; sisters, Sharon (Arnold Selesnick) Gilletly and Paulette (David) Kaufman. Mt. Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuary.

Ann Roberts died Oct. 5, at the age of 92. She is survived by her daughter, Harriet Lasker; son, Bobby; and sisters, Rose Berlin and Sylvia Grossman. Groman Mortuary.

Mildred Leona Rose died Sept 29, at the age of 76. She is survived by her daughters, Marsha and Rochelle. Groman Mortuary.

Shelly Rose died Sept. 29, at the age of 76. She is survived by her daughters, Marsha and Shelley; grandson, Matthew Kravitz; and son-in-law, Jeff Kravitz. Edem Memorial.

Henry SCHEINER died Oct. 10, at the age of 90. He is survived by his son, Joel; three grandchildren; and brother, Alfred. Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Beverly Scher died Oct. 9, at the age of 41. She is survived by her mother, Barbara; brother, Ken; sister, Dee; and grandmother, Lillian Frankel. Mt. Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuary.

Florence Schneider died Oct. 7, at the age of 86. She is survived by her husband, Jacob; son, Arthur (Robin); daughter, Leigh (David) Brimmeier; five grandchildren; and great-grandsons, Zachary and Josh. Mt. Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuary.

Irvine Schneider died Oct. 10, at the age of 91. He is survived by his daughter, Linda; and sons, Richard and Victor. RL Malinow-Glasband-Weinstein.

Donna Lynne Schultz died Oct. 13, at the age of 50. She is survived by her daughters, Mara Fernandez-Schultz and Mireya; parents, Samuel and Carolyn; sister, Jenne (Joseph) Cusimano; and nephew, Kevin Lachoff. Mt. Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuary.

Irving Schwartz died Oct. 10, at the age of 88. He is survived by his brother, Charles Harris. RL Malinow-Glasband-Weinstein.

Sarah Sheon died Oct. 4. She is survived by her daughters, Phyllis and Marilyn. Sholom Chapels Mortuary.

Beatrice L. Silver died Oct. 9, at the age of 84. She is survived by her son, Craig. Groman Mortuary.

Aghajaw Soleymani died Oct. 4, at the age of 87. He is survived by his sons, Habib, Joseph and David; and daughters, Mahroo Cohen and Jaffa Broukhim. Groman Mortuary.

Bernard Sollen died Oct. 2, at the age of 87. He is survived by his daughter, Elaine Glazer; and sisters, Sylvia and Miriam. Groman Mortuary.

Marvin Spiwak died Oct. 2, at the age of 73. He is survived by his brother, Dr. Bertram; and stepdaughters, Bonnie Lane and Sandy. Groman Mortuary.

Freda Sreden died Oct. 13, at the age of 90. She is survived by her son, Barry (Maxine); daughter, Sylvia (Les) Garner; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Mt. Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuary.

Gordon Stulberg died Oct. 12, at the age of 76. He is survived by his wife, Helen; daughters, Sita Stulberg and Lysa Evans; sons, Jack and Scott; and three grandchildren. Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Ebrahim Tabibnia died Oct. 8, at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife, Aghdass; son, Iraj; and daughters, Sunn Khalili, Mahvash Nadijibi and Parivash Glazer. Groman Mortuary.

Irwin Treibitz died Oct. 4, at the age of 65. He is survived by his wife, Rhoda; three son; and three brothers. Sholom Chapels Mortuary.

Audrey Vunovich died Oct. 9, at the age of 61. She is survived by her son, Steven Katz. Groman Mortuary.

Sylvia Waldman died Oct. 8, at the age of 98. She is survived by her daughter, Judith Sandler; and two grandchildren. Groman Mortuary.

Stanley Weinstein died Sept. 30, at the age of 79. He is survived by his sons, Lloyd and Larry; and daughter, Alisa Nicholl. Groman Mortuary.

Mildred Wien died Oct. 14, at the age of 84. She is survived by her sons, Victor and Robert; daughter, Juliann Howell; and six grandchildren. Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Philip Louis Witz died Oct. 9, at the age of 82. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughter, Barbara; and brother, Bernard. Groman Mortuary.

Esther Wolinsky died Oct. 13, at the age of 84. She is survived by her daughters, Janis Kramer and Rachel; and son, Leo. Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary.