Obituaries: Week of July 20 – July 26

July 20, 2018

Maryl Lee Abrams died July 7 at 78. Survived by daughters Debra, Tami; son Alan; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai 

Daniel Barach died June 27 at 62. Survived by wife Terri; daughter Dana; sons Eitan, Michael. Eden Memorial 

Elaine Dreyfuss died July 5 at 88. Survived by daughters Deborah (John Kopp), Cynthia “Cindy” (Joseph Daniels); son Larry (Sheila); 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.  Mount Sinai

Arthur Fradkin died July 2 at 96. Survived by daughter Judith; son Gary (Reggie); 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Sam Gershonovitch died July 5 at 80. Survived by wife Martha; daughter Tammy (Nathan) Berneman; son Ron; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Maryam Davoud Ghassab died June 17 at 93. Survived by son Jack Ermia. Chevra Kadisha

Leonard Goodman died July 6 at 89. Survived by wife Marlene; sons Bradley (Marissa), Michael; sister-in-law Lucille Giniger. Mount Sinai

Rita E. Heffron died June 22 at 89. Survived by daughter Jill (Derek) Hefron. Mount Sinai

Bernard Holdstein died July 1 at 73. Survived by daughter Nicole Holdstein-Singh; son David (Rebecca); 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Charlene Paula Kersch died July 1 at 83. Survived by husband Allan; daughters Victoria “Vickie” Leigh, Deborah “Debbie” (Jeff) Kivitz; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Alfred “Al” Legget died July 5 at 86. Survived by sons Jerry (Shelly), Marc, Bob (Jeannie); 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai

Jay Olins died July 4 at 82. Survived by wife Sally; daughter Torrey (Ethan) Olins Feffer; 2 grandchildren; brother Evan (Gwen). Mount Sinai

Doris Podersky died July 1 at 86. Survived by daughters Lori (Ted) Hunter, Janice (Kenney) Marcellino; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Devora Halaban Silverman died June 30 at 91. Survived by daughters Sharon (Mark) Pollack, Gila (Mark) Rutta; son Jonathan (Jennifer); 7 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Sarita Silverman Unger died June 19 at 91. Survived by daughters Joanne (Marshall) Ratinoff, Keren Hoover, Marcy Unger Campbell; 3 grandchildren; brother Barry. Mount Sinai

Joe Soble died June 20 at 61. Survived by wife Joselyn; daughters Heather Wolfe, Sheena (Mathew) Mesner, Tiffany (Joshua) Menendez, Sophie; 6 grandchildren; sisters Lori (Wayne) Beck, Lia (Larry) Benson, Leslie (Rich) Arnold, Sima (Ross) Miller; brother Gary. Mount Sinai

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