Shirley (Greenstein) Shapiro

Shirley (Greenstein) Shapiro, 88, of Chestnut Hill, formerly of Haverhill, MA, entered into rest on December 18, 2014. Cherished wife of the late Herbert Shapiro of Newton, MA. Beloved mother of Judge Richard Shapiro of Los Angeles, CA and Carol Schmidt and her husband Andrew of Poughkeepsie, NY. Sister of Merton Greenstein and his late wife Eileen of Chestnut Hill, MA. Shirley was a devoted grandmother to her two granddaughters, Beth Matthews and her husband Giles of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, and Michelle Schmidt of New York, NY. Also survived by her great-grandson Jacob Matthews. Graveside service at  Lindwood Memorial Park, 490 North St., Randolph, MA on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 11:00 am. Family and friends are invited to gather at Shirley’s late residence in the Chestnut Hill Towers North Community Room, 250 Hammond Pond Parkway, following interment until 6:00 pm. Remembrances may be made to  Hebrew Senior Life Development Office, 1200 Centre St.,Roslindale, MA 02131.

Marietta Poras

Poras-Marietta (Rosen) of Lancaster and Wayland, formerly of Vienna, Austria on December 19, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Harry H. Poras MD. Devoted mother of Dr. Joseph Poras and his wife Linda of Framingham and Peter Poras and his wife Patti of Newton. Dearest grandmother of Marlo Poras and her husband Paul Chan, Jason Poras, David Poras and his wife Jenna, Steffany Doolittle and her husband Peter, Todd Pauling and his wife Sarah, and Dana Neitzel and her husband David. Beloved great-grandmother of nine great-grandchildren and half sister of the late Kitty Lundy of Toronto, Canada. Services at Congregation Shaarei  Zedeck, 105 Water Street, Clinton, on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Worcester Hebrew Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association (  Memorial observance on Sunday at the home of Linda and Joseph Poras, Framingham, until 6 pm and on Monday at the home of Patti and  Peter Poras, Newton, 4-7 pm.


J. Richard Klein



Jacob Richard Klein, 87, died peacefully on December 19, 2014 after spending several of his last weeks at home with family.  Dick, as he was known by all, lived a great life from his childhood in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio to college at Ohio State first settling in Akron, Ohio with his first wife Jody and sons Andy and Jim.  Dick and his family moved to Boston in 1974 to work for Stride Rite Corporation, retiring in 1994.  Dick loved life in New England, spending summers in Maine sailing, bicycling and settling into the vibrant community of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle.  In the years after he worked for Stride Rite Dick volunteered with  Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) and  Executive Service Corp (ESC), advising non-profits, small businesses, and startups companies.  Dick also served on the board of the Brookline Foundation. After Jody died in 1999, Dick married Marcia Marcus and for fourteen years shared companionship and a mutual love of music, art, and travel.  They often visited family and had memorable adventures to new places around the world.  Dick Klein is survived by his wife, Marcia Marcus Klein of Brookline, MA; Andrew Klein  of Peterborough, NH; Jim Klein and Elisabeth Lardner of Alexandria, VA; Andrew Marcus and Ethan Trask of New York NY; Elizabeth Marcus and Matthew Begun of New York, NY; Peter Marcus and Alex Keuroghlian of Boston, MA; and five grandchildren: Will Klein of San Francisco, CA; Ned Klein of New York NY; Nicola and Gideon Marcus-Trask of New York NY; and Sam Begun of New York, NY. Memorial service at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Ave., Boston (parking on The Riverway) on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 10:30 am. Following the service, memorial observance will be  at his residence until 4:00 pm & 6-8 pm, and will continue Tuesday 2-4 & 6-8 pm.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the “Richard Klein/ICU Nursing Special Fund” Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Office of Development, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.


Sandra (Sandy) Kivenko

Sandra (Sandy) Kivenko

Peacefully, in Boston, Massachusetts, on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, with her beloved son, Lee Feldman at her side. Beloved wife of the late Norman Stein of Palm Beach, Florida, who died on Wednesday, December 3 in Rome, Italy. Daughter of the late Saul and the late Esther Kivenko. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Lee Feldman and Yukiko Taniguchi, and the late Judd Feldman. Stepmother of Daniel and Laura Stein. Cherished grandmother of Hunter Solomon Pasenow; Mika Sol and Coco Esther Feldman. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Jack and Linda Kivenko, Stan and Candice Kivenko. Aunt of Gary Kivenko and Sari Shaicovitch, Dan Kivenko and Lori Seales-Kivenko, Josh Kivenko and Natalie Ogura, Sharon Kivenko and Alex Helsinger, Christine Kivenko-Molson and Patrick Molson, and their children. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, December 21 at 12 noon. Burial at the Chevra Kadisha B’nai Jacob Congregation Section, Back River Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Berri St. Contributions in Sandra’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

Jack Gershman

Jack Gershman, of Chestnut Hill, on December 12, 2014. Beloved husband of Chellie (Inselberg) Gershman.  Devoted father of Howard, Richard and his wife Candace, and Susan. Cherished grandfather of Jake. Dear brother of Florence Weener and her husband Daniel, and the late Irving Gershman and his surviving wife Rita.  Funeral services will be private.  The Gershman family will be receiving visitors at the Hampton Place Function Room, 77 Florence St., Chestnut Hill, on Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 12 noon until 5:00 pm.


Selma C. Keller

Selma C. Keller-of Boynton Beach, FL, formerly of Newton, on December 12, 2014. Beloved wife of Harvey L. Keller. Loving mother of Susan Mouckley and her husband Jeffrey, Richard Keller and his wife Christina, Nancy Goldberg and her husband Michael. Dear grandmother of Benjamin and Sarit Mouckley, Bess and Joerg Bohmann, Alex Keller, Lucy Keller and Katie Goldberg, Services at The Wilson Chapel, on the campus of The Andover-Newton Theological School -Hebrew College, 234 Herrick Rd., Newton Centre, MA, on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 11:00 am. Following interment at Temple Emeth Cemetery, Baker St.,West Roxbury, memorial observance will be at the home Nancy and Michael Goldberg until 8:00 pm and Thursday 2-8 pm. Special thanks to the care, love and kindness of the staff of Willowbrooke Court at St. Andrews Estates, Boca Raton, FL.In lieu of flowers remembrances to Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St.,Watertown, MA 02472  or Willowbrooke Court at St. Andrews Estates, 6152 N. Verde Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33433.

Marilyn (Karas) Mezoff

Marilyn Mezoff - newspaper

age 86, of Delray Beach, FL, passed peacefully at home surrounded by family on December 11, 2014, after a heroic battle with kidney disease. Formerly of Chestnut Hill & West Newton, MA, she made Florida her home, living at Gleneagles Country Club & Abbey Delray. Loving mother of Dr. Steven Finn & wife Terry of Boynton Beach, FL, William Finn & wife Melissa of Reading, MA, and Jonathan Finn of New York, NY. Dear sister of Martin Karas & wife Sandra of Palm Beach, FL & Falmouth, MA. Cherished grandmother of Heather, Alyson, Benjamin & Rachel. Nieces, nephews, cousins, & the numerous friends she made through her inspiring life also loved her dearly. Predeceased by husbands Harold Finn, Irving Harris and Albert Mezoff. Graduated from Newton High in 1945 and Emerson College in 1949. Services at Temple Sinai, 25 Canton St., Sharon, on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Following burial at Sharon Memorial Park the family will return to Temple Sinai. A celebration of her life will be held in Delray Beach, FL at a later date. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St. New York, NY 10016. (

Diane Eib

Diane Eib-Of Brookline, Dec. 10, 2014. Beloved mother of Audrey. Graveside service private.

Richard Sheinwald

Richard Alfred Sheinwald, 74, died Sunday, December 7, 2014 in Weaverville, NC.

Born in Boston to Alfred and Sylvia Sheinwald. Married Adrienne Victor 1971 – 1984. Married Joan Kobernick 1989. Attended University of Miami and ROTC. Photojournalist at Suffolk Sun and Associated Press.

Survived by wife Joan, son Roy, sister Susan Most (Ivan), brother-in-law Michael Kobernick (Michelle), brother-in-law Allan Kobernick (Sandra), dog Sammy, and many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by son David, stepson Matthew Collins, and niece Sarah Gittleman.

Photography was not only Richard’s profession but also his passion. Richard’s eye for composition elevated his work from craft to art. His colleagues  valued him as a mentor and respected him as a capable competitor in photojournalism. He was an award winning photographer in the NPPA. On most days he would read three newspapers before anyone else was out of bed. When admiring his parenting devotion, other parents and friends would often call him “Mr. Mom.” He expressed his plentiful love often in the form a surprise gift or trip; although he disliked being surprised and sometimes even thwarted others’ attempts to surprise him. Richard will be remembered for his story telling, wit and gift-of-gab. View Richard’s photography at

Services at Temple Israel Cemetery, 492 North Ave., Wakefield, MA, on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 11:30 am. Donations in Richard’s memory may be made to,, or the Sarah Gittleman Fund at

Smiling, laughing, loving, husband and father

Benjamin Steinberg

STEINBERG, Benjamin “Benjie” of Sharon, on December 7, 2014. Beloved husband of Judith (Sher) Steinberg. Devoted father of Grace and Gary Steinberg and Julie and Paul Steinberg. Adored grandfather of Brett and Melissa Steinberg. Loving brother of Barbara Sesnovich. Services at Temple Israel, 125 Pond St., Sharon, on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 10:30 am. Following interment at Sharon Memorial Park, memorial observance will be at the home of Julie and Paul Steinberg on Tuesday until 9 pm, Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 pm, Friday 12-3 pm, Saturday 7-9 pm and Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, 150 Cambridge Park Drive, Cambridge, MA 02140 or toTemple Israel,  c/o Betty Sher/Miriam Perlin Scholarship Fund, 125 Pond St., Sharon, MA 02067.

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