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
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