Obituaries: Week of Feb. 16, 2018
Boris Adler died Jan. 10 at 94. Survived by daughters Susan (Roger) Marshall, Simone; son Jeff; 6 grandchildren; sister Shoshana Shnal; brother Howard. Mount Sinai
Lore Aron died Jan. 3 at 98. Survived by daughter Carol Lester; son Robert (I-Ming); 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Hillside
Sandra Bakelman died Dec. 27 at 79. Survived by sons David (Cynthia), Cliff; sisters Elaine Greene, Beverly Lerner. Mount Sinai
Alan David Bleviss died Dec. 30 at 76. Survived by daughters Lisa Aviva, Sarah Jenny; son Joshua Eli. Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y.
Harry Blumstein died Jan. 2 at 93. Survived by daughter Ann. Hillside
Elie Borenstein died Jan. 7 at 96. Survived by sons Jack (Renee), Henry (Jackie); 6 grandchildren; sister Helena Hefter. Mount Sinai
Morton Bowmann died Jan. 6 at 96. Survived by wife Barbara; daughters Gayle Rosenberg, Andrea (Joe) Straus, Linda Caplan; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Hillside
Scott Brachman died Dec. 21 at 47. Survived by wife Rachel; son Ben; mother Sherryl; father Michael; brother Peter. Malinow and Silverman
Harold Brourman died Dec. 28 at 88. Survived by wife Phyllis; daughter Debra (James) Schellenberg; son Steven; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Hillside
May Brufner died Dec. 22 at 93. Survived by daughter Barbara (Darryl) Gordon; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Gary Canter died Dec. 26 at 58. Survived by wife Traci; mother Elizabeth; father Alan; sister Jacqueline (Randy Schnitman); brother Marc. Mount Sinai
Arthur Cohen died Jan. 9 at 87. Survived by daughters Cathy (Larry) Ross, Karyn (Jason) Newman; son Jeff (Beth); 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Max Colton died Jan. 4 at 93. Survived by sons Bruce (Kathleen), Rick; 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Morton Harold Crystal died Dec. 31 at 86. Survived by wife Dorothy; daughters Robin (David) Gilmore, Diane (Pulle) Crystal-Nath, Jan; 4 grandchildren; brother Howard. Mount Sinai
Isabelle DeKoven died Jan. 5 at 78. Survived by sons James (Jill), John (Julie); sister Jenny Block; brother Victor Batlas. Mount Sinai
Joy Dell died Jan. 9 at 88. Survived by daughters Gloria (Larry) Behman, Adrienne; 4 grandchildren. Hillside
Susan DuBois died Jan. 7 at 75. Survived by niece Jennifer Haber; nephews Eric Diamond, Peter Diamond. Mount Sinai
William Noah Ebersman died Nov. 25 at 63. Survived by wife Martha; daughter Beth Ann Wahba; 1 grandchild; sister Francine. Mount Sinai
Rhea L. Fierberg died Jan. 2 at 83. Survived by husband Walter; daughters Dena Bialick, Andrea Bialick; son Mark Bialick. Mount Sinai
Lila Gable died Jan. 4 at 89. Survived by husband Irving; daughter Lisa; son Jonathan; 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Groman Eden
Stephen Garrett died Jan. 1 at 66. Survived by son Adam (Angelica). Hillside
Simone Glassman died Jan. 2 at 79. Survived by son Barry; sister Myrna Goldstein. Hillside
Marsha Goldenfeld died Dec. 27 at 76. Survived by husband Michael; daughter Lisa (Carl) Weiselberg; son Brian; 2 grandchildren; sister Arlene (Michael) Williams. Chevra Kadisha
June Gordon died Dec. 29 at 99. Survived by daughters Marlene, Joanie; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Donald Aaron Gralla died Jan. 8 at 84. Survived by daughter Judith (Marty) Feldman; son Daniel; brother Michael (Ruth). Mount Sinai
William Gross died Jan. 2 at 80. Survived by daughter Jennifer (David) Gross-Koenig; son Adam; 3 grandchildren; sisters Lola Heller, Judi Schwartz; brother Lewis. Mount Sinai
Davieda Handel died Jan. 6 at 75. Survived by daughter Lisa; son James; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister Ellen Collins. Hillside
Marilyn Horwits died Jan. 9 at 84. Survived by husband Alan; daughter Gayle (Stuart) Sherman Crandell; stepdaughter Vicki (Jay) Stern; sons Glenn (Cindy) Sherman, Brian Sherman, Wyane (Susan) Sherman, Danny (Katie); stepson Mitch (Corinne); 12 grandchildren; sister Fran Reicher. Mount Sinai
Sara Kabachnick died Jan. 6 at 97. Survived by daughter Maruschka Kabachnickova; son David (Marilyn Cohen). Mount Sinai
Lee Kapelovitz died Jan. 3 at 90. Survived by sisters Susie, Noddy Epstein. Hillside
Jack Kaplan died Jan. 1 at 91. Survived by wife Geraldine; daughter Cathie (Bruce) Cook; sons Craig (Eva), Donald (Clara); 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Hillside
Marvin Kaplan died Dec. 30 at 91. Survived by daughters Judy Zeidler, Lisa; son Gregg; 2 grandchildren. Hillside
Bernice Ruth Klass Kaplan died Dec. 31 at 91. Survived by sons Gary (Robin), David (Tracy), Robert (Amy), Gordon (Lori); 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Groman Eden
Rosina Korda died Dec. 19 at 65. Survived by husband Bob; sons Daniel, Aaron, David; 1 grandchild; sister Esther Holm; brother Larry Pardo. Home of Peace
Major Langer died Dec. 29 at 75. Survived by wife Shirley; daughters Alexis (Gregory Sonstein), Jessica (Joseph Sousa); son Ryan; 2 grandchildren. Hillside
Jerry Lawrence died Jan. 11 at 82. Survived by wife Helene; daughter Blaire (Aaron) Kaplan; son Darin (Katherin); 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Dauby D. Lazarus died Dec. 28 at 97. Survived by daughter Debra (Michael) Doria; son David; stepdaughter Helena (Larry) Harris; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Eugene Gerald Lederer died Jan. 4 at 84. Survived by son Michael (Stacy); 5 grandchildren; brother Jerry. Mount Sinai
Hilda Lewis died Jan. 7 at 92. Survived by daughter Gail (Kenneth) Jacobs; son Mark (Florenza); 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Eleanor Miggins died Jan. 5 at 90. Survived by husband Robert; sons Mark (Rhonda), Richard (Lenore); brother Dennis (Lisa) Applebaum. Hillside
Esther Nugiel died Jan. 6 at 92. Survived by daughter Nellie; sons Martin (Mary Faith), David (Lisa); 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Netanya Shikun Cemetery, Israel
Joseph Palty died Dec. 25 at 91. Survived by daughter Francine (Tom) Hammer; Robert (Karen); Steven; 3 grandchildren; brothers Jack, Israel. Malinow and Silverman
Sylvia Piltz died Dec. 31 at 98. Survived by daughter Janice (Rob) Keith; son Frederick (Kathryn); 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Hillside
Zoltan Remeny died Dec. 29 at 99. Survived by wife Eva; son John (Renee); 2 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Hillside
Molly Rendel died Jan. 5 at 90. Survived by daughter Shirl Kelemer; 1 grandchild; 2 great-grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha
David Reznik died Jan. 1 at 90. Survived by wife Helen; daughter Carolyn (Richard) Camros; sons Benjamin (Janice), Oran (Julie); 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai
Eva Rich died Dec. 28 at 90. Survived by son George; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Charles Rivlin died Jan. 1 at 93. Survived by wife Lillian; son Alan (Linda); 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Beth Rose died Dec. 16 at 100. Survived by daughter Joan Pesi (Yosef) Hammer; son Stan Helfman; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha
Seymour Martin Rosen died Dec. 21 at age 93. Mount Sinai
Arthur Rosenthal died Jan. 8 at 91. Survived by wife Marjorie; daughters Stacy (Steven) Primack, Lisa (Jay); 6 grandchildren; sisters Nadja Kohn, Cesia Kingston. Mount Sinai
Maxwell Roth died Jan. 6 at 90. Survived by wife Sylvia; daughter Susan; son David (Shelly); 2 grandchildren. Hillside
Doris Rudy died Jan. 9 at 103. Survived by sons Irwin (Marilyn), Robert (Stacy), Stuart; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Mildred L. Sachse died Dec. 31 at 93. Survived by daughters Joy Carter, Wendy (Fane) Joseph; 5 grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Melvin Louis Schwartz died Jan. 2 at 92. Survived by wife Joyce; sons Daniel (Paola), David (Nancy); 5 grandchildren; sister Barbara Green. Mount Sinai
Lotte Seelman died Dec. 28 at 95. Survived by daughters Linda Gati, Helen (Gary); 3 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman
Alan Segal died Dec. 25. Survived by daughters Helene (George Fonstantinow), Gail (Alan) Smith; 1 grandchild. Mount Sinai
Lois Sein died Dec. 29 at 87. Survived by husband Morey; daughters Deena Riemer, Mindy (Ralph Glance) Richmond, Carole Carpenter; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchilren. Mount Sinai
Suzanne Shapiro died Dec. 23 at 55. Survived by daughters Samantha, Emily; sisters Elaine (Gary) Beard, Joan (Charles) Schwarta. Mount Sinai
Arnold Sigesmund died Dec. 30 at 83. Survived by daughter Lana Etzioni; son Bradley (Jack); 3 grandchildren. Hillside
Maxwell Emerson Snow died Dec. 28 at 68. Survived by husband Frank Ellison; brothers Marshall, Milford, Marvin, Melvin. Malinow and Silverman
Lila Soler died Jan. 9 at 90. Survived by sons Jeff (Judy Ditchey), Michael (Denise); grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Alberta Stahl died Dec. 28 at 80. Survived by daughter Judy (Curt Baker); sons Bob, Howard (Michael Frese); brother Al (Bobbie) Sapper. Mount Sinai
Ann Stockhamer died Jan. 11 at 91. Survived by daughter Daryl; sons Alan, Barry, Dean; 3 grandchildren; sister Sheila Fishman. Malinow and Silverman
Mark Tenser died Jan. 1 at 87. Survived by wife Marilyn, sister Dorothy. Hillside
Mario Testa died Dec. 28 at age 86. Survived by wife Susan; daughters Patricia (Michael Kuhn), Myriam, Silvia; sister Rebecca. Mount Sinai
Barbara Tidus died Jan. 1 at 89. Survived by son Mike (Carrie); daughter Amy (Marc) Zeidler; daughter-in-law Sheryl; 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Donald Unger died Dec. 31 at 91. Survived by wife Tamara; daughter Debby (Aaron) Weissman; sons Jeffrey (Lisa), Michael; stepdaughter Ninoska Lister; 17 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Rudolfo Roos. Mount Sinai
Samuel Waxman died Jan. 4 at 91. Survived by wife Patricia; daughter Lisa; sons Eric (Thelma), Robert (Linda); 4 grandchildren. Hillside
Thomas Weston died Dec. 27 at 68. Survived by wife Betsy; son Michael; daughters Lindsey (Craig) Housenick, Allison (Aaron) Wolpoff; stepson Brent (Candice) Goldberg; stepdaughter Jaymi Naciri; 8 grandchildren. Hillside
Robin Lee Wolf died Dec. 22 at 66. Survived by daughter Julia (Erik) Vitman; sister Joanie Thau. Mount Sinai
Burton Zuckerman died Jan. 1 at 85. Survived by daughter Gina; sons Gary (Lori), Gregg (Debbie); 4 grandchildren. Hillside
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