Graveside services at Temple Emanuel Memorial Park (490 North St., Randolph, MA) on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 11 am.
Graveside services at Ashkenaz Cemetery (232 Fuller St., Everett), on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
Dorothy Miller Clive
of Newton, MA at home on December 2 at age 94. Dorothy Clive was the widow of the plastics inventor and executive Peter Clive and lived in River Edge, NJ and New Haven, CT before moving to Newton. She was the beloved mother of David and Michael, cherished sister of Virginia, doting grandmother of Julia and Pia, and admiring mother-in-law of Gloria. Her son Jonathan, a research biostatistician, predeceased her in 2004. Known to family and friends as Dos, she was a bright, multi-talented woman whose creativity inspired those around her, including many surviving nieces and nephews and new generations of cousins and friends.
Irene Elefson, 92, of Las Vegas and formerly of Boston, passed away December 2, 2013. Irene is survived by son Jerrold (Isabel) Elefson of Las Vegas; grandsons Steven (Sivan) Elefson of Framingham, MA, and Alan Elefson of Framingham; great granddaughter Analiese Elefson of Framingham; and brother Irving (Oggia) Shapiro of Stoughton, MA. She is predeceased by her husband Abraham. The funeral will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, December 6, 2013 at the Brezniak Rodman Chapel, 1251 Washington Street, Newton, MA. Burial will follow at Shara Tfilo Cemetery, West Roxbury. Shiva will be at the home of Steven and Sivan Elefson.
of Hudson, formerly of Sudbury, on December 2, 2013. Beloved wife of Lawrence Blacker. Devoted mother of David Blacker and his wife Kelly, and Marci Blacker. Adored grandmother of Jacob Blacker and Alexander Blacker. Loving sister of Robert Webber and his wife Judith, and Philip Webber and his wife Vicki. Sister in law of Jonathan Blacker. Also survived by her nieces and nephews; Benjamin Webber and his wife Yael, Daniel Webber, Elizabeth Webber, Taylor Blacker, Allison Webber, Andrew Blacker, Rachel Johnston. Services at Temple B’nai Torah, 225 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 10:30 am. Following interment at Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon, memorial observance will be at her residence Thursday through Sunday. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Friends of Goodnow Library, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA 01776, or Sudbury League of Women Voters, 24 Hudson Road, Sudbury, MA 01776. Larraine was a former math teacher at Acton-Boxboro Middle School for 30 Years.
Irene L. Cohen
Cohen-Irene L. (Goodman), of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Stoughton, MA, on November 29, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Oscar Cohen. Devoted mother of Marilyn Fienberg and her husband Harold. Dear grandmother of Cheryl Peyser, Barry Fienberg and Laura Herz. Also survived by great-grandchildren. Sister of Jeanette Goodman. Graveside services at Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon, on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:45 pm. Remembrances may be made to the Greater Boca Raton Cancer Unit.
Jacob N. Hofstein
Hofstein-Jacob N., of Brockton, on November 30, 2013. Devoted father of Jason Hofstein. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 10:00 am at the Pultusker Cemetery, 776 Baker Street, West Roxbury.
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Paul Mitchell Stone
94, of Newton after a brief illness. Beloved husband of the late Pearl (Itkin) Stone. Beloved son and only child of Philip and Mary (Silverman) Stone of Brookline. Father of James and his wife Rose of Bolton, Carolyn and her husband David Lilien of Irvine CA, and David and his wife Joan of Milford. Survived by 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Paul was born in late 1919 in Boston during the Great Influenza epidemic. His middle name of Mitchell was after Mitchell Freiman, an early director of the West End House boys club in which Paul’s father Philip was very active. Mitchell died in the epidemic. Paul attended the Boston Public Schools, including Boston Latin School and graduated from Boston University in 1941. He passed the CPA exam in 1942 on his first attempt. In 1943 Paul joined the US Navy and served in the Central Pacific during the Second World War as an officer on board the Destroyer Escort U.S.S. Waterman (DE 740). The Waterman was awarded 8 battle stars, far more than the average Destroyer Escort. He and his ship experienced the historic Typhoon Cobra of 1944 (after viewing the movie “Perfect Storm” he declared that the movie’s storm sequences “weren’t scary enough.”) He was discharged in 1946. Paul was proud of his military service and maintained contact with many shipmates over the years. He was an active member of DESA (Destroyer Escort Sailors Association) and one of the oldest surviving officers. Soon after the war, Paul received his Law degree at Northeastern in 1949, under the GI Bill, and began his own Accounting business, originally in Boston then Newton and eventually Natick. He grew the business organically and by acquisition over the years into what is now known as the firm of Stone and Paul. Always active in professional organizations, he was a Mason (Everett C. Benton Lodge, in Boston) and an active member of the Rotary Club of Newton for over 30 years. Services will be private; donations can be made to The Rotary Foundation, 14280 Collections Center Dr., Chicago, IL 60693 – www.rotary.org
Cooperstein-Sylvia (Singer), of Dedham, formerly of Randolph, MA, on November 28, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Mitchell Cooperstein. Devoted mother of Dr. Gerald Cooperstein and his wife Myrna, Barbara Curtis and friend Chuck Schweiger, and Paula Larkin and her husband Edward. Dear grandmother of Andra Hutchins and her husband Matthew, Jeffrey Cooperstein and his wife Tawnya, David Cooperstein and his wife Alisa, Jonathan Larkin, and Meredith Larkin-Saylor and her husband Michael. Proud great grandmother of Eliana, and Grace. Services at Temple Beth Am, (871 North Main St., Randolph), on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 11 am. Following interment, memorial observance will be at the home of Barbara Curtis until 8 pm and Wednesday 1-5 & 6-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Hebrew SeniorLife, C/O Newbridge on the Charles Activity Fund, 7000 Great Meadow Rd., Dedham, MA 02026.
Ronald D. Langille
died on November 26, 2013. He passed as he wished to, at home, with his son Ron by his side, a promise kept. He was 91 years old.
Ron was born on October 3, 1922, in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. He was the middle child of five, born to Robert and Elizabeth (Waugh). He was the last surviving sibling. Ron lied about his age and joined the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps at the age of 16. He was later attached to the 3rd Division, 14th Field Ambulance Service as a Dispatch Rider, the beginning of his enthusiasm for motorcycles. Ron participated in Operation Overlord on D-Day, serving in France from 1940-1945. He was highly decorated.
It wasn’t long after the war ended that Ron immigrated to the United States and moved to Needham, MA. It was a proud day when he became a US citizen. He first worked for the William Carter Company on Highland Ave. Then, he was hired by the Kitchen Exhaust Fire Protection Company in 1953, later becoming the owner/President. It remains a family business today, with son Ron and granddaughter Kelly. Ron was also a member of the Norfolk Lodge A.F & A.M., and a Shriner. He looked forward to the Needham July 4th parade to ride his Harley with the Shriners.
It was on a blind date that he met his future wife, Etta Whitaker. He thought she was beautiful, she thought he talked funny. They married December 15, 1951. They spent all of their time together, working side by side in the family business, raising their two children, never tiring of each other. Etta even rode on the back of Ron’s beloved Harleys on occasion. Upon retirement, they travelled extensively in their motor homes. They saw every state in the United States except Hawaii, and every Canadian province. Ron and Etta lived in Needham for most of their married life.
Ron is survived by his wife of 61 years, Etta, son Ronald W. and daughter-in-law Karen, daughter Debra and her husband Brian Kelly. Ron was a proud grandfather (“Bubby”) to Kelly, Ronald B (R.B.), Kevin Langille, Brendan and Shealan Kelly. He was also Bubby to great-grandchildren Leah and Charlie Collins.
He will be missed.
Age 71, of Needham, MA, died peacefully in his home from cancer, after living with the disease for 17 years. Husband of Ruth, father to Aaron and Marla, grandfather to Adria, Fraser and Eric. Brother of Susan Keenberg and Ronni Rittenhouse. He was a 1964 graduate of M.I.T. and 1968 Rutgers University PhD majoring in civil engineering. He had his own computer consulting business active up to the month before his death on November 14, 2013. His greatest joy was his family and playing percussion in the klezmer band Shir Madness.Services were private. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Center, Boston, MA or to Good Shepherd Community Care, 90 Wells Ave, Newton, MA 02459.
Itzkowitz-Elliott, of Natick, MA, on November 26, 2013. Beloved husband of Deborah (Goldstein) Itzkowitz. Devoted father of Joel and Marc Itzkowitz. Loving brother of Gloria Strasnick and Stanley Itzkowitz. Graveside services at Framingham-Natick Jewish Cemetery (20 Windsor Ave., Natick, MA), on Friday, November 29, 2013 at 1 pm. Following interment, memorial observance will be at the home of Joel Itzkowitz until 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02115.
Israel-Anita, of Carlisle, MA, on November 26, 2013. Beloved wife of Robert Macauley. Devoted step mother of Robin Dixon of MD, Kevin Macauley of TX, and Amber Leddy of RI. Dear grandmother of Katie Cooper, Rebecca Dixon, Hansen & Vivian Chao, Evelyn Chao Macauley, and Kyle & Jonathan Leddy. Loving sister of Sharon Rosen of Israel, Dina Nisser of Israel, Theodore Israel of PA, and the late Hadassah Harris. Anita is survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Services at Temple Beth Israel (25 Harvard St., Waltham, MA), on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at 10 am. Following interment at Beth Israel Memorial Park (190 South St., Waltham), shiva will be at her late residence on Friday until 4 pm, Saturday evening and Sunday. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Neuro-Oncology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215, or Hadassah, 200 Reservoir St., Suite 103, Needham, MA 02494.
WORCESTER – Howard R. Lurier, 83, of 27 Summerland Way, died on Tuesday, November 26,2013, at the Jewish Healthcare Center, after an illness. He leaves his wife of 56 years, Dorothy L. (Feingold) Lurier, a son, Peter Lurier of Shrewsbury; a daughter, Ellen Lurier, wife of Jim Anderson of Sutton; a brother, Edward Lurier and his wife, Joan, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and three grandchildren, Joshua, Jeremy and Carly Lurier. He was born in Worcester, a son of Eli and Miriam (Goodman) Lurier, was a lifelong resident of Worcester, and graduated Bentley College.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. As an investment financial advisor, he opened the investment firm of A.G. Edwards in Worcester and was its vice president for more than 30 of the 47 years he was in the investment field. He was a member of Temple Emanuel and was a member of Temple Emanuel’s Financial Committee for many years. He was a Past President of Mt. Pleasant Country Club. He was a member of the Jewish Healthcare Center and the Level Lodge of Masons. He was very fond of many local community organizations and supported many institutions that were in need. He was very family oriented and was a loving, caring, giving person from his heart. He loved his family, his dog, and a good cigar. He gave practical advice to his clients and to others when they needed it most. His family wishes to thank the medical personnel at The Jewish Healthcare Center and The University of Massachusetts Hospital, for the wonderful care that Howard received from everyone.
FUNERAL SERVICES AT 12:00 NOON ON FRIDAY, NOV. 29, AT TEMPLE EMANUEL SINAI, 280 MAY ST., UNDER THE DIRECTION OF RICHARD PERLMAN OF BREZNIAK RODMAN CHAPELS OF NEWTON. Burial will be in B’Nai Brith Cemetery. Immediately following interment, memorial observance will begin at Temple Emanuel Sinai, 661 Salisbury St. Memorial Observance will continue Saturday 7- 9 pm and Sunday 2-4 & 7- 9 pm at his residence, 27 Summerland Way, Worcester. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice .
Irwin Rosenthal-Of Boynton Beach, FL, on November 25, 2013.Beloved husband of Karen-Lee Rosenthal. Devoted father of Stuart and his wife Marisol, and Romy and her husband Kyle Karakostas. Dear grandfather of Derek and his wife Ashley,Chad and his wife Mariah and Makani .Great grandfather of Conner .Dear brother in law of Sonny. Graveside services on Sunday December 1, 2013 at 12:45 pm.
Gary Sherman-of Chestnut Hill, on November 21, 2013. Beloved father of Karen Sherman and Adriane Sherman and her husband, Michael O’Keefe. Adored and loving grandfather of Daisy and Portia. Loving companion for 21 years of Judy Davidson and children, Alan, Jeffrey and wife, Susan, Michael and wife Barbara, Peter and wife Carin and her grandchildren, Erielle, Rachel, Samantha, Zac, Jenna, Brett, Joshua, Kayla & Blake. Loving brother of Freddi and Joey Middleton. Former husband of Diana Sherman. Gary was a 54 year associate of Abbott-Action Inc. and a veteran of the Korean War. Services at Temple Beth Avodah, 45 Puddingstone Lane, Newton on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 12 noon. Following interment in Sharon Memorial Park. Shiva at the Chestnut Hill Towers, Community Room, South Building, 250 Hammond Pond Pkwy, Chestnut Hill, MA until 7 pm Sunday. Monday 2-4 & 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances to Lowell Schnipper Cancer Research Fund at BIDMC, 330 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215 or Hebrew Senior Life, 1200 Centre St., Boston, MA 02131.
Ethel (Greenstein) Caswell
of Stoughton, on November 21, 2013 at 94 years old, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife for 70 years of the late Abraham “Al” Caswell. Cherished mother of Sharon Andelman and her husband Neal Andelman, and Ina Beder and her late husband, Alan Beder. Adored grandmother of Julie and Jeffrey Mokotoff, James and Anne Andelman, Jonathan Beder and Michael Beder. Proud great-grandmother of Isabelle, Sophia, and Aidan Mokotoff, Ivy and Lucy Andelman, Jacob, Mitchell, Caden, Arianna, and Andrew Beder. Loving sister of the late Jacob Greenstein and Rose Goldstein. She also leaves many devoted nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Services at Temple Sinai, 25 Canton St., Sharon, on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Memorial observance will be at the home of Sharon and Neal Andelman immediately following interment at Sharon Memorial Park until 7:00 pm, and Monday from 6:30-8:30 pm. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to Temple Beth Am Seniors, 871 N. Main St., Randolph, MA 02368 or The Bridge Center, 470 Pine St., Bridgewater, MA 02324.
George E. Bazer
formerly of Newton, on November 19, 2013, in Farmington, CT. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn (Shankman) Bazer. Loving father of Kim Bazer, Don Later and his wife Carey Radtke, Jodi Silton and Bob Silton. Adoring grandfather of Jordan Silton and his wife Kristen, Rachel Silton, Alek and Mika Glogowski. Cherished brother of Alvan Bazer, Judith Yantosca, and the late Lillian Grobman and Arthur Bazer. Also survived by many dear nieces and nephews. Services at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 11:45 am. Memorial observance immediately following the service at the home of Jodi Silton. Donations in his memory may be made to Colby College, Development Office, 4000 Mayflower Hill Dr., Waterville, ME 04901 or Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02446.
RUBOY, Atty. George M. of Norwood, on Nov. 18, 2013. Beloved husband of Janet (Markson). Devoted father of Joshua Ruboy and his wife, Lisa, Susan Ruboy, Melissa Belkin and her husband, Robert, and the late Deborah Ruboy. Dear grandfather of Zackery Ruboy, Jayson Ruboy, Kyle Ruboy, Alison Belkin, and Leah Belkin. Loving brother of the late Ethel (Ruboy) Cetlin. Services at Temple Israel, 125 Pond St., Sharon, on Thursday, November 21 at 11 am. Following interment at Sharon Memorial Park the family will return to Temple Israel. Memorial observance will continue Thursday 6 to 8 pm at the Ruboy residence in Norwood, Friday 1-4 pm, Saturday 6-8 pm. Remembrances may be made to Old Colony Council of Boy Scouts of America, 2438 Washington St., Canton, MA 02021 or to the Norwood Library, 33 Walpole St., Norwood, MA 02062.
Helen (Lipofsky) Schwartz, of Brockton, on November 17, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Isidore. Devoted mother of Barry D. Schwartz and his late wife Roselyn, and Glenn B. Schwartz. Dear grandmother of Harlan and Arielle Schwartz. Graveside services at Sharon Memorial Park, 120 Canton St., Sharon on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 10:45 am. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Alzhiemers Assoc., 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.
of Wayland, unexpectedly on November 17, 2013. Beloved husband and best friend of Nancy (Levison) Falkof. Devoted and adored father to his son, Andy Falkof and his wife Jenni, and his daughter, Beth (Falkof) Millstein and her husband Matt. Loving Papa of Mila Falkof. Brother of Marcia Krupnikoff and son-in-law of Muriel Levison. Services at Temple Shir Tikva, 141 Boston Post Rd. (Rt. 20), Wayland, on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Following interment at Beit Olam – East Cemetery, Wayland, memorial observance will be at his late residence until 9:00 pm with a minyan service at 7:30 pm, Friday 2-4 pm, Saturday 7-9 pm with a minyan service at 7:30 pm and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 pm with a minyan service at 7:30 pm. Donations in his memory may be made to the Irving K. Zola Center, 20 Hartford St., Newton Highlands, MA 02461 where Eric volunteered, or to a charity of your choice. Eric was an active amateur radio operator for 53 years.
Seymour L. Kunin
FALMOUTH – Seymour L. Kunin, 88, formerly of Falmouth and Worcester and now of 3000 Galloway Ridge, Apt J304, Pittsboro, NC, 27312, died on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at his residence.
He leaves his wife, Retta Leigh (Amelson) Kunin; a son, Steve Kunin and his wife Susan of Pittsboro, NC; a daughter, Cathy, wife of Jeffrey Phillips of Burlington, VT; his jewels, two grandchildren, Aron and Josh Phillips, and numerous step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren, whom he adored as his own.
He was born in Worcester and was the son of Samuel H. and Tina (Rosen) Kunin. In 1991, Seymour retired from the company he owned, S.H. Kunin Felt Co., in Worcester, founded by his father in 1925.
He moved to Florida in 1978 and also maintained a residence in Falmouth for many years.
He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Anapolis.
GRAVESIDE FUNERAL SERVICES AT 1:00 PM ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013, AT FALMOUTH JEWISH CEMETERY, 7 HATCHVILLE RD., FALMOUTH, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF RICHARD PERLMAN OF BREZNIAK-RODMAN CHAPEL, NEWTON, MA.
Hilde (Weilheimer) Gardner
(September 15, 1911-November 14, 2013), remarkable wife (Ralph), mother (Howard, Marion), grandmother (Andrew, Benjamin, Daniel, Jay, Kerith), great grandmother (Aggie, Oscar), beloved by scores of relatives and friends all over the world. In face of life-altering disruptions by the rise of Nazi Germany and the tragic death of her beloved first son Eric, she fashioned a new life for herself and her family in the United States, volunteered and accepted leadership roles in many organizations, learned bridge at age 70 and taught bridge to others until the last month of her life, was a realist who chose to see the positive options and inspired countless others to do the same. Burial private. Friends and family may visit at the home of Marion and Len Saxe (45 Morse Road, Newton) from 5-8:30 PM on November 17 and 5:30-8:30 pm on Nov 18-19. Donations can be made in Hilde Gardner’s name to the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Zimon-Ann (Stein), of Chestnut Hill, MA, on November 13, 2013. Beloved wife of George Zimon. Devoted mother of Cynthia Zimon and Louis Zimon. Loving sister of the late Louis Stein. Graveside services at Roxbury Lodge Cemetery (776 Baker St., West Roxbury), Friday, November 15, 2013 at 1 pm. Following interment, the family will gather at Stonehedge Nursing and Rehab Ctr., 5 Redlands Rd., West Roxbury, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to JNF, 42 East 69th St., New York, NY 10021, or American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Leon N. Goodman
of Chestnut Hill, on Nov. 9, 2013. Dear son of the late Paul and Sophie (Sandberg) Goodman. Loving brother of Allen Goodman and his wife Rona. Loving uncle of Mark and Robin Goodman. In 1961 Leon founded The Boston Hebrew Association of the Deaf. This organization became part of the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Boston in 1997. Graveside services will be held at The Keneseth Israel Cemetery, (D Street), opposite 19 Washington St., Woburn, on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 at 12:00 noon. Following services memorial observance will be at the home of Allen and Rona Goodman until 9:00 pm Wednesday, and Thursday 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Jewish Deaf Congress, Inc., c/o Dr. Karen Alkoby, 11803 Lovejoy Street, Silver Spring, MD 20902.
Haffer-Myra (Krinsky), of Boca Raton, FL, and Dennisport, formerly of Sharon, at age 84, on November 9, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Jason B. Haffer. Devoted mother of Rondi and Barry Sherman, Howard Haffer, and Ila and the late Eric Shebar. Dear grandmother of Stephanie and Andrew Dyer, Craig and Srey Sherman, Heidi Haffer, Alexander Shebar, Bryan Shebar, and Colin Shebar. Doting great-grandmother of Brandon and Jessica Dyer. Loving sister of Lou Krinsky, Julian Krane, Charlotte Freedman and the late Dorothy Ossen. Myra was a long-time employee of Sharon Credit Union and CVS. She always found happiness surrounded by family at her homes in Florida and Dennisport. Services at Temple Israel of Sharon (125 Pond St., Sharon, MA), on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 10:00 am. Following interment at Sharon Memorial Park (120 Canton St., Sharon, MA), memorial observance will be at the home of Rondi and Barry Sherman until 9:00 pm, and will continue Wed and Thurs, 1-4 and 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, PO Box 97151, Washington, DC 20090, or the Healthy Villi, PO Box 600066, Newton, MA 02460.
Dr. Burton D. Levine
Levine-Dr. Burton D., 95, of Canton, formerly of Newton, MA, on November 9, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Irma (Bressler) Levine. Devoted father of William Levine and his wife Lesley of Belmont, and Jane Goodman of Burlington, MA. Dear grandfather of Craig and Matthew Levine, and Molly and Gabriel Goodman. Loving brother of the late Phyllis Finklestein. Graveside services at Sharon Memorial Park, (120 Canton St., Sharon, MA), on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 12:45 pm. Following interment, memorial observance will at his late residence from 2:30-5:00 pm, and will continue Wednesday at the home of William and Lesley Levine from 5-9 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of MA, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.
Schindler-Nathan Allan, of Boston, MA on November 7, 2013. Dear son of the late Charles and Celia (Stone) Schindler. Nephew of the late Louis, William, and Charlotte Schindler, Mollie Levin, and Sarah Brown. Nathan is survived by cousins Kenneth, Fredrick, and Donald Berk. Nathan is the cousin of the late Helen (Levin) Berk. Lover of classical music, and generous to friends and the underprivileged. Graveside services at Crawford St. Cemetery, (Baker St., W. Roxbury), on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Donations in his memory may be made to the Longy School of Music, 27 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138.
Lapin-Shirley Rose (Shapiro), of Palm Beach, Florida, and Newton, MA, on November 8, 2013. Beloved wife of Norman Lapin. Dear daughter of the late Bella (Feller) and Simon Shapiro. Loving mother of Gail Fox and her husband James B. of Newton, and Nancy Landau and her husband Michael of Newton. Adored grandmother of Lindsay Sklar and her husband Adam, Alyssa, and Chelsea Landau. Loving sister of the late Freda Intriligator, Ethel Young, and Daniel R. Shapiro. Shirley is survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Graveside services at Sharon Memorial Park (120 Canton St., Sharon, MA), on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 11:45 am. Following interment, memorial observance will be at the home of Gail and James Fox until 8 pm and will continue Monday, 5-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Brigham & Women’s Hospital, 75 Francis St., Boston, MA 02215.
Roslyn (Shorr) Ritz
WORCESTER – Roslyn (Schorr) Ritz, 95, of 144 Floral St., Shrewsbury, formerly of Worcester, died on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at her residence.
Her husband of many years, Henry M. Ritz, died in 1907. She leaves a son, Jesse Ritz and his wife Susan of Holden; two daughters, Emily Ritz Gerber, wife of Arthur Gerber of Shrewsbury, with whom she lived, and Lorna J. Ritz of Amherst; her grandchildren, Maddkie and Sophie Prince.
She was born in Worcester and was a daughter of Jesse M. and Bessie (Rosenberg) Schorr and lived in Worcester for 87 years, moving to Shrewsbury 8 years ago.
She graduated Classical High School in 1936 and Worcester State Teachers College in 1940 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She had been a piano teacher, a concert pianist, and had a great love of music. She was a member of Temple Emanuel and its sisterhood, and was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Jewish Healthcare Center, Worcester Chapter of Hadassah, and National Women’s Committee of Brandeis University. She was a Past President of Worcester Music Study Group. She was a member of Worcester County Music Association, Worcester Art Museum, Mechanics Hall Association, Jewish Service Center for Older Adults, Jewish Family Service ORT, and Dysotanomia Foundation.
FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE AT 12:00 NOON ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, AT TEMPLE EMANUEL, 280 MAY ST., WORCESTER, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF RICHARD PERLMAN OF BREZNIAK RODMAN CHAPELS OF NEWTON. Burial will be at B’Nai Brith Cemetery, Worcester.
Memorial observance through 4:30 pm Friday afternoon, Nov. 8, at the residence of Jesse and Susan Ritz, 3 Explorer’s Way, Holden, MA.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice .
Linda (Lofchie) Simons
Linda (Lofchie) Simons, 76, of Woodstock, CT, formerly of Randolph, MA, died on November 6, 2013 at New Bridge on the Charles in Dedham. She was the beloved wife of the late S. Paul Simons who passed away in 2004.
Born in Boston, daughter of the late Leo and Doris (Appel) Lofchie, Mrs. Simons was raised in the Dorchester section of Boston. She was educated in the Boston Public Schools and graduated from Girls Latin School in 1955. She earned her B.S. degree in Engineering and Math from Northeastern University in 1960 and her M.S. degree in Applied Management from Lesley College in 1985. Mrs. Simons was employed as a Quality Assurance Engineer for the Boston Edison Company for many years. Very involved in her community, she was a former chairperson of the Randolph Planning Board, member of the Randolph Democratic Town Committee, past president of the Randolph chapter of Hadassah, member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of Temple Beth Am in Randolph. She was also a past president of her temple in Woodstock, CT. A proud Democrat, Mrs. Simons was honored to attend the Democratic National Convention that nominated Barack Obama to become the 44th President of the United States. In her retirement she enjoyed traveling, playing golf, producing beautiful glass pieces of art, making jewelry, and spending time with her family.
She was the beloved mother of Neil Simons and his wife Misti West of Templeton, PA, Robert Simons and his wife Barbara of Sharon, and Joan Dorizzi and her husband John of Sharon; dear grandmother of Alexandra and Daniel; and loving sister of Bette Stone of The Villages, FL.
Services will be held at Temple Israel, 125 Pond St., Sharon, MA on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow in Lindwood Memorial Park, Randolph. Memorial observance at the home of Robert and Barbara Simons, Friday immediately following the burial, Saturday through Monday from 5-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in her memory may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 9 Erie Drive, Suite 101, Natick, MA 01760.
Joseph P. Grobman
Grobman-Joseph, of Marblehead, formerly of Revere, MA, on November 5, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Lillian S. (Bazer) Grobman. Devoted father of Susan Porter and her husband Thomas of Marblehead, and Andrew Grobman and his wife Diana of Brookline. Dear grandfather of Kimberly Ferrandi of Salem. Proud great grandfather of Benjamin Ferrandi. Loving brother of the late Frances Jacob and Blanche Grobman. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Friends of the IDF, New England Chapter, 154 Wells Ave., Newton, MA 02459.
Eleanor Hartstone of Brookline, Nov. 1, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Howard. Private services were held at the Newton Cemetery Mausoleum on Nov. 4, 2013.
Sybil Greta ( Miller) Shulman
Sybil Greta (Miller) Shulman, of Dedham, formerly of West Roxbury, on November 4, 2013. Beloved wife of William. Devoted mother of Aileen Grossman and her husband Neil, Laurence Shulman and his wife Amy. Dear Bobo of Ariel and her husband Keith, Aron, and Alyssa and Ross. Great Bobo of Caleb and Owen. Dear sister of Leonard Miller and the late Sumner and Paul Miller. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Services at Temple Sinai, 25 Canton St., Sharon, on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 1:30 pm. Following interment at Sharon Memorial Park, memorial observance will be at the home of Laurence and Amy Shulman until 9 pm Wednesday and Thursday 1-4 and 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to ORT America, Box 920780, Needham, MA 02494.
Joe Aronof -age 93, died on Monday, November 4th at the Jewish Healthcare Center.
His wife of many years, Fannie (Behar) Aronof died in 1994. He leaves a daughter, Malka wife of Leon Sebag of Worcester; a son, Asher Aronof and his wife Felice of Westboro; his grandchildren, David Sebag and his wife Malee of New York City, Susan wife of Eddie Carter of Worcester and Andrew Aronof and Isabelle Aronof, both of Westboro and his great grandchildren, Divinity, Luna and August.
He leaves his family and friends with his favorite outlook in life “Live Life to the Fullest. ”
He was born in Batum, Georgia, Russia and was a son of Rabbi Asher and Malda (Janaschwili) Aronof and lived in Turkey for many years and in Israel for 4 years, moving to Worcester in 1965.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00PM Today, Tuesday November 5th in the Chapel of the Jewish Healthcare Center at 629 Salisbury St., under the Direction of Richard Perlman of Brezniak Rodman Chapels of Newton. Burial will be in Worcester Hebrew Cemetery in Auburn.
Following the interment service, Memorial Observance will begin at the Jewish Healthcare Center and will continue Tuesday through Thursday evenings at Beth Israel Synagogue on Jamesbury Drive from 7pm to 8:30pm joining the family for services with a reception to follow. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice
Popper- Barbara (Krouner), of Needham, age 70, on November 3, 2013, following a very courageous battle with Lung Cancer. Beloved wife of Steven Popper. Devoted mother of Jeffrey Popper of Medfield, Nancy Popper of Cambridge, Lee Popper of Needham and Sarah Popper of Arlington. Dear grandmother of Milo, Harry, William, Isaac, Brandon, Jasper, Anna, Sofia and Leo. Loving sister of Betsy Krouner of NY,NY and Susan Sclafani of Washinton, DC. Services at Temple Beth Shalom, 670 Highland Avenue, Needham, on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 10:00 am. Following interment at Baker Street, West Roxbury, memorial observance will be at the home of Lee Popper until 4 pm and 6-8 pm. Memorial observance will continue Thursday 1-4, 6-8 pm & Friday 1-4 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Federation for Children with Special Needs, 529 Main Street, Suite 1M3, Boston, MA 02129. In 1971, Barbara founded Children in Hospitals, a non profit organization that advocated for the rights of parents with hospitalized children. She continued this work as a Project Director for The Federation for Children with Special Needs.
Freedman-Paula (Feitelberg), of Brockton, MA, on November 3, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Buddy Freedman. Devoted mother of Linda Roberts & her husband Michael Mensh, and Donna Hobart. Dear grandmother of Jill Roberts, Kimberly Hobart, and David Hobart. Proud great grandmother of Eliana Z. Hobart. Loving sister of Selma Woolf, and the late Lila Fields. Graveside services at Sharon Memorial Park (120 Canton St., Sharon, MA), on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 12:45 pm. Following interment, memorial observance will be at the Country Inn & Suites Meeting Room, 50 Christy Dr., Brockton, MA, until 5:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Gentiva Hospice Foundation, 7801 Mesquite Bend Dr., Suite 105, Irving, TX 75063, or Alzheimer’s Association of MA, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.
Dr. Murray B. Lepie
of Brookline, on October 31, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Luba (Young) Lepie. Devoted father of Michael Lepie and his wife Dr. Sara of Waban, Lita Lepie of New York, NY, and the late Jeffrey Lepie. Cherished grandfather of David Lepie and his wife Nicole and Elizabeth Lepie. Graveside services at Temple Israel Cemetery, 500 North Ave., Wakefield on Sunday, November 3 at 1:30 PM. Memorial observance will be at the home of Michael and Sara Lepie immediately following the services.
Shuster-Millicent E. (Zeman), of New Bedford, MA on November 1, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Abbot A. Shuster. Devoted mother of Barry S. Shuster and his companion Theresa R. Poulin. Dear grandmother of Max Benjamin Shuster & Sam Eliot Shuster. Loving sister of Rosalyn Brooks & Sally Lacob. Graveside services at Tifereth Israel Cemetery (1400 Old Plainville Rd., New Bedford, MA), on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 1 pm. Shiva will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Jewish Convalescent Home, 200 Hawthorne St., New Bedford, MA 02740, or Tifereth Israel Congregation Minyan Club, 145 Brownell Ave., New Bedford, MA 02740.
of Pocasset, on October 28, 2013. Dear son of Bernard and Dina Levy. Loving brother of Stuart Levy, Paul Gerstein, Richard Gerstein, Marc Gerstein, and Joyce Gerstein. Funeral services were private. Donations in his memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.
Sylvia (Smith) Steinmetz
Sylvia (Smith) Steinmetz- Of Brookline, on October 30, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Bertram. Devoted daughter of the late Jacob and Bayla Smith. Devoted mother of Barbara Elman and her husband Richard, and Howard Steinmetz and his wife Amy. Adored grandmother of Adam Elman, Sherri Pietropaolo and her husband Dr. Ryan Pietropaolo, Matthew Elman and his wife Dr. Lauren Elman, Joshua Elman and Elisabeth Steinmetz. Loving great grandmother of Kristen, Lauren, Lily, Jamie and Ani. Graveside services at Jewish Benevolent Cemetery, Jeshurun Rd. (off 350 Grove St.), West Roxbury, on Friday Nov. 1, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Following services family and friends are invited to The Function Room of Jamaica Towers, 111 Perkins St., Jamaica Plain, until 5:30 pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to charity of your choice.
Hechtman-Mina (Schenk), 78, of Chestnut Hill and North Truro, on October 30, 2013. Beloved and adored wife of Herbert Hechtman for 57 years. Devoted mother of Julie Sall and her husband Eric, of Newton, Daniel Hechtman and his companion Marilyn Feuer of New York City, and Abigail Hechtman of Newton. Cherished and proud grandmother of Rachel, Josh and Laura Hechtman and Madeline and Charlotte Sall. Valued sister of Ray Schenk. Mina was a warm caring person and friend to all. Services at Temple Shalom, 175 Temple St., West Newton, on Thursday, October 31 at 1:00 pm. Following interment at Sharon Memorial Park, the family will be at 3 Glenoe Road, Chestnut Hill until 8:00 pm, Minyan at 6:30 pm. Shiva will continue Friday, 12-4 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Hadassah, at www.hadassah.org.
Services at Temple Israel of Sharon (125 Pond St., Sharon, MA 02067), on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 10:00 am. Interment to follow at Sharon Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Temple Israel, 125 Pond Street, Sharon, MA 02067, or Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre St., Roslindale, MA 02131.
David L. Rolbein
Rolbein-David Lazar, 97, of Newton, on October 25, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Claire (Fisher) Rolbein for 62 years. Devoted father of Ethel Furst and her husband Gary, of South Boston and Orleans, Seth Rolbein and Ellen LeBow of Wellfleet, and Faye Hark and her husband Philip of Brookline. Proud and affectionate grandfather of Leah Furst Alani and her husband Eric, Jacob Furst and his wife Kate, and Joshua Hark. Loving great-grandfather of Asher Davis Alani, Delilah Rose Alani, and Eve Calla Furst. Devoted brother of the late Sigmund Rolbein, and the late Janice Rolbein. The family is grateful to the Lasell Village community, the team at Hospice of the Good Shepherd and David’s devoted companion, Michael Amoetang. Services at Temple Shalom, 175 Temple St., West Newton on Sunday, October, 27 at 2:00 pm. Following interment at Temple Emeth Memorial Park (Baker St., West Roxbury), the family will be at the home of Ethel and Gary Furst, 141 Dorchester Ave., South Boston, MA until 9:00 pm Sunday and at Lasell Village Library, Monday 1-3 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Seeds of Peace, 370 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1201, New York, NY 10017. Gentle, and intelligent, David lived for his family.
Services will be held in Trevose, PA on Sunday, October 27, 2013.
Gail Ellen Furhman
Gail Ellen Furhman, 77, died at her residence, 7 Monroe Ave., on Saturday, October 19th. Her husband of many years, Leon D. Furhman, died many years ago. She is survived by her daughter, Cindy B. Furhman and her son-in-law, Thomas Urso, whom she loved as a son and with whom she had lived for many years, and a son, Frederic Furhman, of Worcester. She was born in Worcester and was a life long resident. She had been a bookkeeper for an insurance company for many years. Private graveside services were held in Bnai Brith Cemetery, on Sunday, October 20 under the directions of Richard Perlman of Brezniak Rodman Chapel of Newton. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice
Barbara C. Yerkes
of Brookline, on October 23, 2013. Beloved wife of Alvin Yerkes. Devoted mother of Susan Preminger and her husband Richard, and the late Jonathan H. Yerkes. Loving grandmother of Alice and Sam Preminger. Dear sister of Helen Finkle and aunt of Jim and Amy Finkle. Graveside service on Friday, October 25, 2013, 12:00 Noon, at Lindwood Memorial Park, 490 North St., Randolph. Shiva will be held at the Preminger home in Fairfield, CT from Sunday through Wednesday with a 7:00 pm service each evening. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. of MA, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 or Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104.
Sybil (Seltzer) Sherman
Sybil (Seltzer) Sherman-of Newton, on October 21, 2013 at 90 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Saul A. Sherman. Devoted mother of Jane Sherman, Suzanne Sherman-Finnerty and her husband Paul, Judy Oriel and her husband Ricky. Dear grandmother of Brad Oriel and Amanda Oriel. Loving sister of the late Albert and surviving wife Lillian, Robert and his late wife Libby, and Martin “Kip” Seltzer. Sister-in-law of the late Edward and Dorothy Shuster and Kenneth and Charlotte Brenner. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. The family would like to thank her devoted caregivers Diane, Sam and Brewer. Services at Congregation Mishkan Tefila, 300 Hammond Pond Parkway, Newton, on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 12:00 noon. Following interment at Baker St., West Roxbury memorial observance will be held at the home of Judy and Ricky Oriel until 5:00 pm and 7-9 pm Thursday, Friday 1-5 pm and Saturday 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In memo section of check please specify: Raymond D. Adams Master Clinician Fund c/o Allan H. Ropper, M.D. , Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, Department of Neurology, 75 Francis Street-BB204, Boston, MA 02115.
Nager-Eleanor, of Wellesley, formerly of Newton, on October 16, 2013. Devoted mother of Dr. Martin Nager of Rhode Island, Cindy Goodwin of Virginia, and Robert Nager of Framingham. Dear grandmother of Taylor Goodwin and Julia Goodwin. Loving sister of the late Gloria Myers. Graveside services at Agudath Israel Cemetery (Baker St., West Roxbury), on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 12 Noon. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Children’s Hospital League, 1 Autumn St., Boston, MA 02115.