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Obituaries: Oct. 16, 2020

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Eugene W. Berk died Sept. 25 at 90. Survived by nieces Pam, Karen; nephews Damian, Scott. Neptune Society

William Bernstein died Oct. 7 at 87. Survived by wife Evelyn; daughter Marian; son Steve. Hillside

Morris Bernstein died Sept. 27 at 86. Survived by sons Robert (Debby), Michael (Christine); 3 grandchildren. Hillside

Helene Brown died Oct. 4 at 91. Survived by sons Jeffrey, Brian. Mount Sinai

Saul Cohen died Oct. 6 at 91. Survived by wife Beatrice; sons Stewart, Marshall; stepsons Mitchell, 4 grandchildren; brother Bernard. Gleason Funeral Home, Somerset, N.J.

Ruth Miriam Drobman died Oct. 4 at 97. Survived by daughters Deborah (Claude LaBonte) Psomas, Linda Tatum, Susan (Greg) Riessen; son Jeff; 9 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Edward S. Feldman died Oct. 2 at 91. Survived by daughter Shari; sons Mark, Richard; 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Al Finci died Sept. 27 at 91. Survived by wife Rose; daughter Helen (Jeffrey) Rosenberg; sons Joe (Margery), Jeffrey (Shelley); 6 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Darren Frank died Oct. 2 at 52. Survived by mother Marjorie; sister Cindy (Steve); brother Mark (Debbie). Hillside

Ernest Frankel died Sept. 19 at 97. Survived by daughters Sharyn Musika, Elin Schwartz (Steven); 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Pierce Brothers

Monroe Friedman died Oct. 2 at 85. Survived by wife Rita; sons Ethan, Mark, Jordan; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Randall Gingold died Sept. 25 at 57. Survived by wife Allison; daughters Alexis, Grace; sons Zachary, Blake; mother Susan Rogers; brother Stephen (Renee); stepbrother Jeff Rogers (Cathy). Hillside

Harriet Gitter died Oct. 10 at 92. Survived by daughters Julie, Melinda; son Richard (Debra); 5 grandchildren. Hillside

Allan Gruener died Oct. 3 at 97. Survived by niece Aima Vatter; nephews Jason Harrow, Daviol Harrow, Garrett, Michael. Mount Sinai

Alvin Harris died Oct. 1 at 89. Survived by daughter Nancy (Paul); son Charles (Laurie); stepdaughter Susan (Phil) Nathanson; stepson David Pascal; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Stanley Hersh died Oct. 6 at 89. Survived by wife Adrean; daughter Gennyne Mott; son Larry (Mary Elizabeth Rodriguez); 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Allen S. Lazarus died July 3 at 82. Survived by wife Elisa; 2 daughters; 2 grandchildren; brother. Chevra Kadisha

Lenore Levine died Sept. 22 at 66. Survived by husband Irving; stepdaughters Lori Hindman, Dayna (Charles) Woodward; stepson Michael (Isabella); 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sister Marilyn; brother Austin O’Malley. Malinow and Silverman

Marvin Al Lichtig died Oct. 3 at 92. Survived by sons Randy (Robin), Jeffrey (Claudia); 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Bernice Marks died Oct. 6 at 97. Survived by daughter Andrea; sons Joel (Millie), Robert (Vibeke); 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sister Gloria. Hillside

Edward Myerson died Sept. 28 at 70. Survived by wife Kaili; daughter Zoe; son Sean; mother Muriel; brother Alan (Abby). Hillside

Sanford Nadlman died Sept. 30 at 87. Survived by daughter Michelle; son Jay (Kathy); 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother Marvin. Hillside

Stuart L. Niesen died Oct. 5 at 68. Survived by wife Wendy; daughters Jessica Erin Hooper, Kimberly Anne Niesen Fuentes; 5 grandchildren; sister Cheryl; brothers Jeffrey, Keith. Mount Sinai

Joseph Nizinski died Sept. 27 at 88. Survived by wife Lillian Bonilla; daughter Julia (Luis) Nizinski Harbottle; son Steve; stepsons Richard, James (Sheryl) Gullon; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother Bernard (Gisela). Mount Sinai

Robert A. Packer died Oct. 3 at 89. Survived by sons, David (Lori), Alan (Margaret), Richard (Laura), Andrew (Roberta); 10 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Eileen Racklin died Sept. 26 at 89. Survived by daughters Susan (Kevin), Andrea (Dean); sons Robert (Pink), Richard “Doe” (Tim); 5 grandchildren; brother Maurice (Gloria). Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Lawrence Resnick died Oct. 1 at 86. Survived by wife Susan; daughter Jodie; son Steve (Cathy); 1 granddaughter. Mount Sinai

Ben Schwartz died Oct. 1 at 103. Survived by daughter Candy (Ted); son Bill; sister-in-law Beverly; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Gloria Slater died Oct. 9 at 88. Survived by daughter Elaine; son Bruce (Amanda); 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister Rosalie. Hillside

Ronald Sobel died Oct. 5 at 80. Survived by wife Geraldine; son Glen; sister Lynda (Howard) Lerner. Mount Sinai

Stephen Solomon died Oct. 8 at 81. Survived by wife Ellen; sons Logan, Anthony (Lisa), Robert (Jennifer), Stephen (Erica); 3 grandchildren; brother Jeffrey. Hillside

Judy Ungar died Sept. 26 at 94. Survived by daughter Debbie Alpers; sons David, Allan; 2 grandchildren; sister Ruth Globe. Mount Sinai

Martin Vogel died Sept. 26 at 95. Survived by wife Sylvia; daughter Estee; son Ira (Jennifer); 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sister Fanny (Joe) Marcus. Mount Sinai

Joel Ward died Oct. 6 at 86. Survived by daughters Nancy (John) Ward Bigley, Robin (Stephen) Ward Bender; son David ( Kathy); 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Kay Weiner died Sept. 27 at 87. Survived by daughters Debra, Laura (Laurence); son Brad; 5 grandchildren; sisters Marie, Esther. Hillside

Mona Young died Sept. 30 at 100. Survived by daughter Cathy; son Steven (Hitoe). Hillside

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