Obituaries: Week of October 21, 2016
Donald Jerry Alpert died Sept. 21 at 88. Survived by wife Ruth; daughter Marian (Ryan) Rieches; sons Ron (Sharon), Larry; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sister Dorothy Winokur. Mount Sinai
Belle Schrager Altman died Sept. 24 at 99. Survived by daughter Frances “Fran”; son Joel (Cori); 2 grandchildren. Groman Eden
Margo Aron died Sept. 24 at 93. Survived by daughter Ellen; son Richard (Corliss); 1 grandchild; stepsister Evie Homel. Mount Sinai
Herbert Elmer Baker died Sept. 21 at 94. Survived by wife Fern; daughter Jude; sons Marc, Arthur (Catherine), Steven; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai
Zegmund Bleviss died Sept. 27 at 94. Survived by wife Lea; daughters Ilana (Bob) Massi, Deborah (Bill Leinesch), Sharon (Kirk Whitlatch), Mara (Mike Edwards); 15 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sister Lillian Katzer. Mount Sinai
Vicki Carmel died Sept. 25 at 95. Survived by daughters Eileen Prager, Linda Cohen, Denise Dreiman; sister Marilyn Reichenstein. Mount Sinai
Frank W. Decker died Sept. 26 at 88. Survived by sister Rhoda Orenstein; brother Sanford “Sandy” (Karen). Mount Sinai
Martin Deutsch died Sept. 26 at 92. Survived by daughter Lisa (Artin); son Michael; 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Robert “Bob” Drescher died Sept. 11 at 57. Survived by daughters Melissa (Matt) Green, Leslie (Trent Bell); son Andrew Dove; mother Linda; sister Amy (Greg) Drescher-Crumpley. Mount Sinai
Max Drootin died Aug. 29 at 90. Survived by daughter Sharyn Levenson (Richard); son Scott (Wendy); 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.
Dede Dunn died Sept. 17 at 79. Survived by husband Ronald; brother Sam Delug; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Edmund Edelman died Sept. 12 at 85. Survived by wife Mari; daughters Emily (Bryan) Edelman-Glickman, Erica Edelman-Benadon; 4 grandchildren. Hillside
Theodore S. Field died Sept. 16 at 98. Survived by sons Ted Jr., James R. (Janet), Michael A. (Sandy); 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Klara Fingergut died Sept. 14 at 92. Survived by son Leon (Gelema Guylmin); 2 grandchildren. Hillside
Gerald Freeman died Sept. 16 at 92. Survived by sons L. Wayne (Karen), Kenneth (Marti), Daniel (Stacey); 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother Gordon. Mount Sinai
Stanley Gilford died Sept. 11 at 85. Survived by wife Marissa; stepdaughter Maricar King (Anibal Cardenas); stepsons Jan Rosmar, Michael Taguiam. Hillside
Sarah Goldberg died Sept. 13 at 100. Survived by sons Earl, Don (Carol), Ed (Barbara); 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Hillside
Irving Goldstein died Sept. 9 at 89. Survived by wife Shirley. Groman Eden
Rex Leroy Heuschkel died Sept. 17 at 73. Survived by wife Sydell Weiner Heuschkel; daughter Morgan (Ricardo Bazinet) Heuschkel Bazinet; son Rex Ryan (Destri); stepdaughter Emily (Eric Cohen) Weiner Cohen; stepson Jason L. (Lauren) Weiner; 6 grandchildren; sisters Stevie Heuschkel Pointer, Cathy Heuschkel Koehler, Vonel Heuschkel Bohner. Mount Sinai
Trudi Hymes died Sept. 19 at 88. Survived by sons Ron, Larry (Angela); 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Laura A. Karasik died Sept. 19 at 59. Survived by husband Louis; daughters Elissa, Caitlin; son Jonathan; mother Betty (David) Smith; brothers Bryan (Diana) Moody, Bruce Moody. Mount Sinai
Gerald “Gerry” M. Katz died Sept. 29 at 92. Survived by wife Clara “Claudia”; sons Steven (Karina), Eric “Rick” (Chimene); 5 grandchildren. Groman Eden
Roy D. Kaufman died Sept. 21 at 76. Survived by daughters Jennifer Kaufman Baldes, Suzy; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
William Kaufman died Sept. 10 at 94. Survived by wife Florence; daughter Lynn (Morty Moskowitz); son Arthur (Helen); 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Hillside
Phyllis Kissack died Sept. 12 at 86. Survived by husband Raymond; daughters Wendy Gronsky, Pamela Stelman; 4 grandchildren. Hillside
Frederick Krieger died Sept. 24 at 84. Survived by sons Spencer (Monica), Lauren (Jenn), Terry (Linda) Krieger; 9 grandchildren; sister Gayle Carrigan. Mount Sinai
Nina Lerner died Sept. 15 at 95. Survived by daughter Dina Yakovenko; 3 grandchildren. Hillside
Delores Levitan died Sept. 27 at 85. Survived by daughters Jamie (Christopher) McGurk, Shelley Adler; son Steven; 10 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Alan Bruce Lewinson died Sept. 27 at 70. Survived by wife Judy; daughters Melissa (Aaron) Berman, Lori Moss; sons Matthew (Allison), Greg Herman; 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Lillian Ada Lowenthal died Sept. 13 at 98. Survived by daughters Harriet (Alan) Zeitlin, Jane; 3 grandchildren; sister Zena Glazerman. Mount Sinai
Beverly Mann died Sept. 13 at 96. Survived by sons, Brian, Howard, Richard; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Gail Margolis died Sept. 10 at 62. Survived by brother Richard (Lisa). Hillside
Einola Mateen died Sept. 20 at 84. Survived by wife Minoo; daughter Bita (John) Cohen; sons Sherwin (Nadia), Kam (Sima). Mount Sinai
Francine Mayer died Sept. 13 at 79. Survived by son Brett (Carol) Mayer. Mount Sinai
James I. Medof died July 14 at 90. Survived by daughters Pam, Sandy; sons Gary, Bob; 7 grandchildren. Armstrong Family Malloy-Mitten
Bernard “Bernie” Menaker died Sept. 25 at 93. Survived by daughter Eilene (Tom) Young; son Mark (Susan); 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai
Estelle Michelson died Sept. 20 at 78. Survived by daughter Judy. Mount Sinai
Joseph Murad died Sept. 23 at 99. Survived by wife Nourit; daughter Eva Lisa Sacher; sons Jack Bruce (Anna), Ezra Roy (Tam); 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sister Madeline Buokley. Mount Sinai
Gail Pacifici died Sept. 28 at 71. Survived by husband Andrew Mathes; daughters Tamara (Jonathan) Holub, Amy; 1 grandchild; sister Ronnie (Jack) Bruker. Mount Sinai
Alex Iser Reifer died Sept. 21 at 95. Survived by wife Susana; daughter Annemarie Campbell; son Brian (Leigh); 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Syd Ridel died Sept. 13 at 101. Survived by sons Barry (Sheila), Michael (Susan), Robert (Cheko); 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sister Seena Watson. Mount Sinai
Harold Rosenblum died Sept. 12 at 86. Survived by wife Ina; son Jerry (Cheryl); 2 grandchildren. Hillside
Ruth Sanders died Sept. 22 at 89. Survived by sons Ron (Tracy), Gary; 3 grandchildren; sister Shirley Sheinson. Mount Sinai
Martin Schechter died Sept. 22 at 89. Survived by wife Barbara; daughter Lori (Howard) Gersch; sons Jeffrey (Galina), Aaron (Frances); 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Doris Schwartz died Sept. 19 at 91. Survived by daughter Susan (Barry) Shapiro; 1 grandchild. Mount Sinai
Robert Seider died Sept. 13 at 70. Survived by wife Janis Cielo; sisters Leah Ellenberg, Barbara; brother Dennis. Hillside
Bette Shiffman died Sept. 16 at 97. Survived by husband Sidney; daughters Roberta (Ken) Freedman, Francine Roberts; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Barbara Simons died Sept. 12 at 86. Survived by daughters Jan Simons, Patti (Wayne) Allen; 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Myna Solomon died Sept. 15 at 89. Survived by sister Maureen (Harvey) Tempkin. Mount Sinai
Stephanie Splevin died Sept. 15 at 94. Survived by niece Anath Qualls. Mount Sinai
Betty Srole died Sept. 20 at 63. Survived by husband Warren; daughter Hilary; son Daniel; brother Simon Buchbinder. Mount Sinai
Evelyn Stone died Sept. 24 at 95. Survived by daughter Judy (Harold) Lichterman; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Eva Tanz died Sept, 19 at 98. Survived by sons Joshua (Lori), Jacob (Wendy); 5 grandchildren; 1 step-granddaughter; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Thomas Ungerleider died Sept. 19 at 85. Survived by wife Dorothy; daughter Shoshana (Sasson) Margaliot; son John (Elizabeth); 6 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Richard Wainer died Sept. 18 at 92. Survived by daughters Andrea, Lisa-Marie (Scott McDonald) Pagano, Cindy (Michael) Flurry; son Benjamin (Luisa); 3 grandchildren; sister Helen Broker. Mount Sinai
Ronald Scott Waldman died Sept. 17 at 42. Survived by daughter Sari Hannah; mother Norma; father Donald; sister Nikki. Mount Sinai
Paul M. Weil died Sept. 14 at 89. Survived by wife Roberta; daughter Martha (Glenn) Decherd; sons Michael (Janice Baker), Raymond (Carmela) Lanza-Weil; 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Naomi Wenkert died Sept. 11 at 66. Survived by mother Ann Wenkert; sister Deborah (Roger); brothers Daniel (Soheila), David (Beatrice). Mount Sinai
Allan Whitman died Sept. 17 at 76. Survived by wife Judith; daughters Alison (Seth) Davidow, Wendi, Michelle (Bart) Joseph, Sheryl, Jill Garretson; 10 grandchildren; sister Sheila Arons. Mount Sinai
Robert Irvin Rubin died Dec. 16, 2015, at 76. Survived by wife Lois Katzberg Rubin; daughter Sherry (Brent) Rubin Kizer; sons David Scott (Alyssa Wostrel-Rubin), Michael Gene; 7 grandchildren; brother Lawrence (Cynthia Carlson).
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