December 10, 2018

Obituaries

Gloria Katz, who partnered with husband Willard Huyck and director George Lucas to write “American Graffiti,” died Nov. 25. Eva Chorub
Sister Cecylia Roszak, one of the Polish nuns who risked her life rescuing Jews from the Holocaust and was honored by Yad Vashem, died
Rhoda Breverman died Nov. 1 at 95. Survived by son Robert; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Hillside
In Yiddish, it's called a “mensch.” And, by all accounts, Peter Weintraub, who died Oct. 18 at the age of 75, was a mensch.
Dave Lux, Holocaust survivor and Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust community member, died on Oct. 29. He was 85.
Stan Lee, whose work as a writer, editor and publisher at Marvel Comics in the 1960s changed the superhero landscape with creations
Marilyn Baer died Oct. 17 at 94. Survived by daughters Linda, Rochelle; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Hillside
The victims in the Oct. 27 shooting massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh came from a
Priscilla Jean Berke died Oct. 3 at 84. Survived by sons David, Kenneth (Amy Kent), Jonathan (Elke); 6 grandchildren;
Holocaust survivor, homebuilder, and philanthropist Max Webb died on the morning of Oct. 23. He was 101.
Jack M. Nagel, whose decades of generosity and leadership helped establish and develop the Los Angeles Orthodox Jewish community died Oct 12.
Aaron Abramovitch died Sept. 25 at 94. Survived by wife Dorothy daughter Barbara; son Gerry (Fran); 2 grandchildren
Charles Aznavour, Iconic Singer Whose Family Saved Jews, 94. Marty Balin, Co-Founder of Jefferson Airplane, 76
Award winning playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon passed away on Saturday in New York, due to complications of pneumonia.
Richard Siegel, the director emeritus of Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute for Religion (HUC-JIR)’s Zelikow School of Jewish...
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