Kenneth Slate

Kenneth Slate- of Plymouth, MA, on September 15, 2014. Beloved husband of Judith (Phipps) Slate. Dear son of Rochelle (Schwartz) Slate and the late Paul B. Slate. Dear brother of Ron Slate and his wife Nancy. Devoted uncle of Abigail Ciampa, Jenny Slate and Stacey Slate. Memorial services in The Chapel at Orchard Cove, 1 Del Pond Drive, Canton, on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to  MSPCA-Angell, c/o Donations, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130 (

veteran Harvey H. Weiner

Harvey H. Weiner, of Framingham, passed away on September 14, 2014. He was 92. Born in Boston, Harvey was raised in Dorchester.  He was a graduate of the Boston Latin School and attended the Lincoln Technical Institute and MIT’s University Extension program.  During WWII he served in the United States Army with the 2nd Battalion Field Artillery School Detachment.  Harvey was employed as a civilian electrical engineer at Hanscom Air Force Base.  He was a volunteer at the Framingham Police Department and was a member of the Jewish War Veterans.

Harvey was the beloved husband of the late Reva (Greez) Weiner. Devoted father of Paula and Jon Weiner, and Susan Smolkin and her husband Martin. Loving brother of the late Edward Weiner. Dear grandfather of Joshua Smolkin and Zachary and his wife Cristina Smolkin, and great-grandfather of Aletheia.

Graveside services at Plymouth Rock Cemetery, 1000 Pearl St., Brockton, on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11:00 am. Following the service family and friends are invited to gather at the Chateau Restaurant, 1165 Park St. (Rt. 27) Stoughton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Bernice Chmara

Chmara- Bernice (Levine), of Roslindale, Formerly of Delray Beach, FL, Holbrook and Randolph , on September 14, 2014.

Beloved wife of the late Nathan Chmara. Devoted mother of Beverly A. and Denise E. Chmara. Loving sister of Lillian Hittel and the late David Levine and Dorothy Cohen. Also survived by several nieces and Nephews, and many loving friends. Graveside services at Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon, on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 11:45 am. Memorial observance at the home of her daughters on Wednesday until 8 pm, Thursday 1-4, 6-8 pm, and Friday 1-4 pm. Remembrances may be made to Hebrew Senior Life, 1200 Centre St. Roslindale, MA  02131.

veteran Morris Seidman

of Newton Corner, formerly of Waltham, on September 13, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Sylvia (Canter) Seidman. Devoted father of Elinor Baron and her husband William of Lynnfield and Joan Kent of Wrentham. Dear grandfather of Elizabeth and Benjamin. Loving brother of the late Edith Ordesky, Patricia Wexler, Ruth Seigler, Samuel Seidman, and Joseph Seidman. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and his friend Vicky Seltzer. Services at Beth Israel Memorial Park, 190 South St., Waltham, on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 12:00 Noon. The family will receive family and friends at the Chateau Restaurant, 195 School St., Waltham, immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Dr. Douglas Wright or Dr. John W. Harthorne, c/o MA General Hospital Development Office, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114.

Maurice Kolovson

of Needham, on Sept. 13, 2014. Beloved husband of Roberta (Yoffe) Kolovson. Devoted father of Bruce Kolovson and his wife Susan and Steven Kolovson. Dear grandfather of Alicia and Jason. Loving brother of Robert Kolovson and the late Melvin Kolovson. Funeral services will be private. Shiva will be held at the home of Bruce and Susan Kolovson on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 3-7 pm.

Marshall “Mike” Epstein

Marshall ” Mike” Epstein, of Randolph, on September 11, 2014. Beloved husband of Susan (Gross) Epstein. Dear son of the late Joseph and Harriett (Sprinsky) Epstein. Devoted father of Hayley Lopes and her husband Ted, Brett Epstein and his wife Alexandra, Rayna Carbone and her husband Christopher. Dear Papa of Aidan, Micaela and Benjamin Lopes, Devin and Ciara Epstein, and Chanyn and Maddox Carbone. Devoted brother in law of Bennaye Gross Pardo. Dear uncle of Nicole Pardo. Services at Temple Sinai, 25 Canton St., Sharon, on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 at 2:15 pm.Following interment at Sharon Memorial Park, memorial observance will be at his residence until 8:00 pm Sunday, and Monday and Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances to American Spinal Cord Injury Assoc. /Shepherd Center. Attn: Lesley M. Hudson M.A., 2020 Peachtree Rd., NW, Atlanta, GA  30309(

Pearl Pally

PALLY-Pearl (Harrison), of Norwood, formerly of Stoughton, on September 9, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Bernard Pally. Devoted mother of Sandy Greenbaum and her husband Carl, Alan Pally and his wife Barbara. Dear grandmother of Scott Greenbaum and his wife Tara, Jamie Greenbaum, Nathaniel Pally and Elissa Pally. Great-grandmother of Wyatt and Garrett Greenbaum. Loving sister of Lillian Levine of Sharon, Shirley Simmons of Dedham and the late Ethel Shapiro of Peabody. Services at Temple Beth David, 1060 Randolph Street, Canton on Friday, September 12 at 10:00 am. Following the interment at Baker Street, West Roxbury, family and friends are invited to the Ellis Nursing Center, 135 Ellis Ave. Norwood. Memorial observance will continue on Sunday and Monday, 1-9pm  at the home of Alan and Barbara Pally. Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA  01701.

Beverly E. Carmen

Beverly E. (Lipson) Carmen  of Boca Raton, Florida, formerly of Newton, on September 6, 2014. Devoted wife of the late William Carmen, mother of Jane Carmen Davis and her late husband Jon S. Davis of Hingham, Ruby Carmen of Washington, DC, and Dawn Carmen Sibor and her husband David Sibor  of Hingham. Loving grandmother of Hadley Davis Rierson, Carrie Davis Lebovich, James and Andrew Yolles and Daniel and Douglas Sibor. Great-grandmother of Teddy and Opal Rierson and Mabel and Max Lebovich. Sister of Robert Lipson of New York. Burial will be private. Kindly send donations to: Cradles to Crayons, 155 North Beacon Street, Brighton, MA 02135 or

Irene (Berman) Lazar

Irene (Berman) Lazar, a lifelong resident of Whitman, died September 10, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Rose (Bickman) and Abraham Berman; loving aunt of Pamela Markson and Mark Goff. Irene was the sister of Ida and Viola. In 2006, she moved to the Life Care Center of West Bridgewater. Irene was a personnel manager for an insurance agency in Brockton and worked in  the Whitman Tax Collector office for more than twenty years until her retirement in 1987. She was an avid reader and interested in arts, sports and gardening. Remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice

Rita Keller

age 99, passed away at her home in Chestnut Hill on September 8th.  She was the daughter of the late David and Anna (Foodem) Kapstein and sister of the late Doris Sloane and the late Seymour Kapsten. Rita was the devoted wife of 52 years of the late Irving Keller. She leaves a daughter Susan  Keller and partner, Bryon Miseph, of East Falmouth and Costa Rica. Rita was the beloved Nana of Amanda Keller of Los Angeles.  Rita’s greatest pleasure in life was family. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, their children and grandchildren. Rita loved cooking, the arts, flowers and supporting Jewish charities. She did various volunteer work in her lifetime including teaching English to adult immigrants even while she was in her nineties. Rita was blessed to have kind and loyal caretakers; Teesha, Lena, Sue Ann and friend and housekeeper Claire. They made her last year special. Graveside Services will be held Thursday, September 11th, at Sharon Memorial Park, at 10:45 am. Memorial observance and luncheon will immediately follow the service, at Rita’s home until 8:00 pm. Another memorial observance will be held at Susan’s home in East Falmouth on Monday, September 15th from 5-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Hadassah Hospital or Brandeis National Committe.

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