Jerold Mervis

Jerold Mervis- On August 31, 2014. Services will be private.

Josephine Alpert

Josephine AlpertJosephine (Varnick) Alpert, 100, of Weston, MA, formerly of Newton and Gloucester, MA, on Friday, August 29,2014. Beloved wife of the late Louis Dana Alpert, and devoted daughter of the late Edith and Samuel Varnick. Loving mother of Stephen S. and Stephanie Alpert, Carol and James Herscot, Ferne and the late Howard Arbetter, and Cheryl Alpert and Thomas Timko. Proud grandmother of Jill Bartley and her husband Andrew, and Bradley Herscot, Charles Alpert, Heidi Alpert MacNeil, and Andrew Alpert, Arthur and Edie Arbetter, Ann Fischell, Joan Rosenberg, Ellen Spear, and Eben and Louis Chason Timko, and 17 great-grandchildren. Josephine was elegant and gracious, never letting age or poor eyesight get in her way. She was the moral and emotional center of a generationally and geographically extended family that will miss her always optimistic perspectives. Graveside services at Sharon Memorial Park on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 10:45 am. Following services, memorial observance will be at the home of Ferne Arbetter until 8 pm Wednesday evening. Remembrances in Josephine’s memory may be made to Tuberous Sclerosis Center (Suite 340) attn: Dr. Elizabeth Thiele, 175 Cambridge St., Boston, MA 02114., or The Weston Council for the Aging, 20 Alphabet Lane,Weston, MA 02493.


Eunice (Shore) Silver

Age 97, of Newton and Sarasota, FL, on August 30, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Hyman “John” Silver. Devoted mother of Dorry Silver. Loving sister of the late Rita Puckett. Services at Sharon Memorial Park, 43 Dedham St., Sharon, on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 2:45 pm. Remembrances may be made to a charity of choice.

Jerome L. Bass, M.D. – “Jerry”

BASS, Jerome L., M.D. “Jerry” Of Chestnut Hill, on August 29, 2014. Beloved husband of Leah (Klatzko) Bass. Devoted father of Benjamin Bass of Providence, RI, and Carolyn Bass of Beacon Hill. Loving brother of Robert Bass, wife Diane, and nephew Jonathan of Philadelphia, PA. Services at the Wilson Chapel, 234 Herrick Rd., Newton Centre, on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 1:30 pm. Following burial at Newton Cemetery, memorial observance will be held at his late residence Tuesday until 7pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center designated in memory of Jerry Bass, 287 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134 or to the Jerry Bass Scholarship Fund at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, 331 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139.

David F. Passer

David November 2013

David  F. Passer, of Somerville, MA and Belgrade, ME, on August 28, 2014. Beloved husband of Marc A. Maxwell. Devoted son of Morris H. and Patricia ( Hancock) Passer. Dear brother of Alice Passer and her husband, Rabbi Barry Krieger and their sons Ky and Zivi Krieger. Dear son in law of Marcia Maxwell and the late William. Dear brother in law of Max Maxwell and his wife Jill, and their daughters Heather and Eva, Susan Maxwell and her husband Wayne Shepard, Edward Maxwell and his wife Deborah Dinnerman and their children, Oliver and Emmett. Marc and David always appreciated the loving support from countless families and friends throughout the community.  Services at Temple Israel,  477 Longwood Ave., Boston, (parking on the Riverway), on Tuesday, September  2, 2014 at 10:00 am. Interment at Temple Israel Cemetery, Wakefield. Memorial observance on Tuesday 4-8pm at Temple Israel, Boston, minyan at 6:30 pm, and  Wednesday at Temple Shir Tikva, 141 Boston Post Rd., Wayland, 3-7 pm, minyan at 6:30 pm.  In lieu of flowers, Donations in David’s memory may be sent to Keshet, an organization whose mission of achieving the full equality and inclusion of LGBT Jews was so important to David. Keshet, 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, or at

Florence (Kaplan) Gordon

Florence Gordon


of Needham, on August 28, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Maxwell N. Gordon. Devoted mother of Marjorie Gordon and her husband Patrick Wagner of Drexel Hill, PA and Andrew Gordon and his husband David Blocher of Redding, CT. Loving grandma of Alexandra and Julia Harrington. Dear sister of the late Doris Epstein and Fred Kaplan. A pianist in her earlier life, Mrs. Gordon was born in Fall River and resided there until moving to New York to attend the Juilliard School. She returned to Fall River after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and married her husband as soon as possible after his return from the war. She began giving music lessons in Needham, and later became an accomplished embroiderer and an active teaching member of the Bay Colony Society of Embroiderers in Chestnut Hill. Later in life she also developed a love of crosswords and fitness walks. Mrs. Gordon was an active member of the North Hill residential community in Needham where she spent her last years. She will be remembered for her warmth and graciousness to all who knew her. Services at the Wilson Chapel, 234 Herrick Rd., Newton Centre, on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 11:00 am. Remembrances in her memory may be made to a charity of one’s own choosing.

veteran Sumner Gersin

Gersin-Sumner, of Delray Beach,Fl, formerly of New Bedford, on August 25, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Elaine P. (Gilmore). Devoted father of James Gersin and his wife Susan, Cathy Morochnick and her husband Steven. Loving brother of Helen Cyker. Loving companion of Maxine Jaffe. Dear grandfather of Melissa Gersin. Graveside services at Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon on Thursday, August 28 at 1:45 pm. Memorial observance private. Remembrances to American Cancer Society

S. Andrew Kulin

Kulin- S. Andrew, 93, of Dedham, formerly of Waltham, on August 22, 2014. Devoted husband of the late Irene (Zellin) Kulin. Loving father of Gail MacNeil, Robert and his wife Laura. Blessed grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services at Temple Emunah,
9 Piper Road, Lexington, Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 1:30 pm. Following interment at Beth Israel Memorial Park, Waltham, memorial observance will be at the home of Robert and Laura Kulin until 8 pm,and Thursday 7-9 pm. Remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice.

Sylvia Aven

Aven- Sylvia (Franklin), of Milton, formerly of Brockton, on August 20, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Harold Aven. Devoted mother of Andrea Meister, and James Aven and his wife Lee. Mother-in-law of the late Jack Meister. Dear grandmother of Joanna Howarth and her husband Dean, Daniel J. Aven and his wife Claire, and Mark Meister and his fiancé Jessica Brandi. Great-grandmother of Isaac Howarth. Loving sister of the late Sidney and Irving Franklin. Service will be private. Memorial observance at the home of James and Lee Aven on Monday, August 25,2014 from 4-8 pm. Remembrances may be made to Temple Beth Emunah, 479 Torrey St., Brockton, MA 02401.

Dennis Oppenheim

Services incomplete at this time.

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