Obituaries: Week of December 18, 2015
Gregg Abraham died Nov. 2 at 62. Survived by mother Francine; sister Glennis (Jim) Malcolm; brother Judd Abrams. Mount Sinai
Carole Ann Abrams died Nov. 20 at 77. Survived by husband Leon S. “Lee” Abrams; sons Scott (Marianna) Glovsky, Steven (Carmen) Glovsky; daughter Staci (Michael Vargas) Glovsky; stepdaughters Stacey, Karen (Stacey), Wendy (Steve) Crump; stepson Gary; 8 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Sam S. Altchuler died Nov. 20 at 95. Survived by daughter Joy (Charles) Kravetz; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai
William Atterman died Nov. 17 at 94. Survived by daughter Denise (Larry) Coleman; son Larry (Cathy); 2 grandchildren; sister Rita Feder. Hillside
Gloria Behar died Nov. 7 at 89. Survived by husband Isaac; daughter Susan; son Ralph; 2 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Marie Benmayor died Nov. 2 at 71. Survived by son Albert William Rosenberg; daughter Elaine R. Hananel. Hillside
Shirley Rebecca Berger died Nov. 11 at 88. Survived by son Howard (Suzi); daughter Lois; 1 grandson; 1 great-granddaughter. Groman Eden
Michael Bergida died Nov. 9 at 87. Survived by sons Marc (Raneem), Barry; sister Frieda Wohl. Groman Eden
Anne Leila Britvan died Nov. 4 at 93. Survived by daughter Jacqueline (David) Lowenberg; son Jerrold (Jana); 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Hillside
Norman Chudacoff died Nov. 22 at 81. Survived by wife Nadine; daughter Alyson (Bob) Kopp; son Brett; 1 grandchild; brother Bert. Mount Sinai
Miriam Cohen died Nov. 12 at 95. Survived by daughter Janet (Roger) Wagner; 2 grandchildren. Hillside
Rita Coplan died Nov. 17 at 95. Survived by daughters Susan (Richard) Hoffman, Rissa (Reed Holderman); 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Gerald Demain died Nov. 6 at 93. Survived by wife Lorrie; daughters Sheryl (Richard) Nussbaum, Dee Dee (Karl) Sussman, Marci Schwartz; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Ilse Diament died Nov. 15 at 87. Survived by daughters Elana (Gary) Cooperman, Amalia; son Steve; 7 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Bernice Earle died Nov. 4 at 101. Survived by daughter Judy (Dennis) Lind; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Hillside
Sara Epstein died Nov. 6 at 87. Survived by daughter Doritte (Alfred) Cohen; son Ben Ami; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai
Estelle Feinblatt died Nov. 14 at 89. Survived by son Jeffrey (Lori Bennett); 1 grandson; nieces and nephews; caregivers Elba and Norma. Groman Eden
Melvin Fineburg died Nov. 14 at 92. Survived by wife Shirley; daughters Paula (Al) McQueen, Nancy (Barry) Gordon; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Groman Eden
Edith Fisher died Nov. 13 at 87. Survived by daughter Laura (Sam) Craven; sons Keith (Jackie), Joel (Mary); 5 grandchildren; sister Toby Kenny; nieces and nephews. Groman Eden
Emily Frankel died Nov. 18 at 75. Survived by husband Laurence; daughter Janet (H. Stanton Orser); son Paul; brother Leonard (Jill) Polan; sister Jean (Steve) Morris. Mount Sinai
Gloria Friedman died Nov. 20 at 85. Survived by husband Sanford; sons Harry (Kathleen), Mark (Debbie); 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Robert Friedman died Nov. 17 at 94. Survived by niece Ilene (Andy) Scharlach. Hillside
William Frumovitz died Nov. 18 at 74. Survived by wife Adrienne; son Andrew (Lindsey), Michael (Karen), Matthew (Alexandra); mother Ruth; 7 grandchildren. Hillside
Beverly Betty Gardner died Nov. 15 at 80. Survived by sons Jeff (Nancy), Jon (Lori); daughter Audrey Joanne (Bill) Schumacher; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Stanley Gendler died Nov. 20 at 94. Survived by son Keith (Anita); daughter Holly Welk; 2 grandchildren; brother Gus. Mount Sinai
Alex Gottlieb died Nov. 9 at 98. Survived by son Lester (Donna); 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai
James Grant died Nov. 2 at 98. Survived by daughter Eleanor Herscher; 2 grandsons. Groman Eden
Phyllis R. Greenberg Sacks died Nov. 3 at 88. Survived by daughter Andrea (Robert); stepsons William (Dana), David (Rose); 4 grandchildren; 1 step-granddaughter. Groman Eden
Shirley Ann Gross died Nov. 23 at 85. Survived by daughter Susan (Pete) Phaneuf; son Steve (Pam) Dinkowitz; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; brother Bill (Michelle) Gitmed. Groman Eden
Homer Harvey died Nov. 15 at 91. Survived by wife Gloria; daughters Ruth, Julia, Lillian (Mark) Banchik; 7 grandchildren. Hillside
Martin Paul Hochberg died Nov. 5 at 73. Survived by sons Michael (Sinead); Mark (Heather); brother Richard. Groman Eden
Rose Shirley Jacobson died Nov. 8 at 95. Survived by daughter Fran (Stuart) Jaffe; sons Dale, Todd (Karina); 5 grandchildren; sister Lillian Garfinkel. Mount Sinai
Ruth Kaufman died Nov. 22 at 82. Survived by daughter Angela; sons Howard (Andrea), Gregory; 5 grandchildren. Groman Eden
Lawrence “Larry” Kravitz died Nov. 7 at 86. Survived by daughters Suzi (Shawn) Myers, Cathy (Steve) Resnick; 3 granddaughters; former wife Sandy Stackler. Mount Sinai
Barbara Krongaus died Nov. 16 at 90. Survived by sisters Helen Saltsman, Gloria Mendelsohn, Mynda Siskind; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 1 nephew. Hillside
Gertrude Konikoff died Nov. 21 at 94. Survived by nephews Raymond (Patrice) Beck, Steven (Becky) Beck, Ron (Randy) Beck, Jeff (Estela) Beck; niece Margie (Michael) Rubin; 15 great-nieces and great-nephews; 10 great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Mount Sinai
Jack Lerman died Nov. 10 at 88. Survived by wife Elaine; daughter Jane (Michael) Urman; son Ned; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson. Groman Eden
Ernest Mark died Nov. 14 at 91. Survived by wife Alice; son Ed (Maura); 2 grandchildren; brother Michael (Sally). Mount Sinai
Ruth Markman died Nov. 10 at 95. Survived by son Steven; daughters Leslie Greenshields, Marla; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Groman Eden
Sandra Mast died Nov. 4 at 59. Survived by sisters Barbara (Samuel) Armstrong, Wendy (Dennis) Duncan. Hillside
Ralph Miller died Nov. 20 at 86. Survived by wife June; sons David Keith (Gillian), Mark (Renee), David Allen (Carmen); 6 grandchildren. Groman Eden
Evelyn Rhea Morton died Nov. 9 at 89. Survived by sons Monty (Elise), Lon (Rocky); 4 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Groman Eden
Sylvia Grad Pearlman died Nov. 20 at 90. Survived by daughter Stella (William) Bender; 2 grandsons. Groman Eden
Rahmat Pirnazar died Nov. 19 at 88. Survived by wife Mahin; sons Jonathan (Shradha), Alan; 2 grandsons. Mount Sinai
Roberto Posternak died Nov. 4 at 75. Survived by daughters Karina, Rebecca, Rachel; 1 granddaughter; sister Jane; brother Eduardo. Mount Sinai
Gertrude Puskin died Nov. 5. at 85. Survived by husband Irvin; daughter Moreen; son David; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother Max Freedman; sisters Florence Goldenberg, Ruth Richardson, Bella Fitzerman. Groman Eden
Seymour Rimland died Nov. 4 at 95. Survived by daughters Laurie (Alan) Rimland-Bonn, Lisa, Iris (Lester) Grayson; son Marshal; 10 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Martin Michael Rosen died Nov. 15 at 79. Survived by sons Brian (Cui), Kevin (Randi); 4 grandchildren; sister Judy (Joe) Ehrlich. Mount Sinai
Ruth Rosenberg died Nov. 2. at 98. Survived by daughters Marian Rosen, Barbara Comstock; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Groman Eden
Lucille Doris Rosenthal died Nov. 5 at 94. Survived by sons Richard (Jackie), Alan (Norma); daughter Karen (Harvey) Simon; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Eugene “Gene” Rothstein died Nov. 16 at 82. Survived by wife Iris; son Len (Michali); daughter Cindie (Michael) Gittelman; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Frieda Schlossberg died Nov. 3 at 90. Survived by sons Isidor (Jan), Abraham (Darlene), Larry; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter. Mount Sinai
Norman Selbert died Nov. 2 at 88. Survived by wife Evelyn; daughters Linda (Phillip) Gardner, Joyce (Bernard) Goodman; 5 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters Sylvia Calderon, Sandra Caplan, Sheila Earnst, Eileen Ellison; many nieces and nephews. Groman Eden
Isabelle M. Silverman died Nov. 20 at 83. Survived by daughters Laura (Eric Splaver), Adele (Steve Cooperman), Lisa; 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Ines Zohar Sitruk died Nov. 18 at 87. Survived by daughters Esther (Bernard) Turk, Marie (Carlo Migliarini) Fyhrie, Lucienne (David) Soleymani; 8 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Steven Slatkin died Nov. 16 at 57. Survived by wife Janis; son Joshua; father Gerald; mother Sandra; sisters Barbara DeLisa, Laurie Pritchard; brother Robert. Mount Sinai
Morton Sollod died Nov. 3 at 91. Survived by daughter Susan (Michael) Sollod Roberts; sons Stuart (Toni Stadler), Ira (Caren); 7 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Franklin Victor Spellman died Nov. 8 at 70. Survived by wife Elizabeth; son Alexander (Tiffany); 2 granddaughters; sister Jill (Leonard) Polan; brother Douglas (Trish Mickelson). Mount Sinai
Harold Steppler died Nov. 1 at 90. Survived by wife Shirley Lazarus; daughters Dianne Aubermann, Terry Sitkoff; 4 grandchildren. Hillside
Cynthia Tiber died Nov. 20 at 81. Survived by husband Arnold; son Steve (Tammy); daughter, Bonnie (Philip) Novak; 6 grandchildren; brother Morty (Marilyn) Neril. Mount Sinai
Gertrude “Gigi” Tucker died Nov. 16 at 97. Survived by daughter Arleen (Ronald) Siegel; son Martin (Suyee); 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Groman Eden
Merle Turchen died Nov. 19 at 69. Survived by son Arnold (Jennifer); 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Lois Hope Wedner died Nov. 17 at 93. Survived by daughter Laurie (David) Dominguez; daughter-in-law Maryanne; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 1 niece; 1 nephew. Groman Eden
Delores Weinberg died Nov. 17 at 88. Survived by daughter Jana Fein. Mount Sinai
Gertrude T. Weiner died Nov. 13 at 89. Survived by son Michael (Robyn); daughters Toby, Susan (Maurice) Lynn; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Henry Wirtschafter died Nov. 5 at 85. Survived by wife Barbara; daughter Joy (Robert) Penner; sons Robert, Gary (Elise); 6 grandchildren. Hillside
Lawrence Worchell died Nov. 11 at 77. Survived by wife Laura; sons Logan, Garrett (Debra), Mark (Blanca); 3 grandchildren; brother Marvin (Arlene). Mount Sinai
Linda Wynne died Nov. 11 at 66. Survived by son Jason Bramson; daughter Robyn (Scott Wippert) Bramson; 2 grandchildren; brother Robert (Marlene). Hillside
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