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of Newton Centre, on November 22, 2014 at age 92. Beloved husband of the late Charlotte (Serbin) Cohen. Longtime companion of Elinor Righter. Devoted father of Linda Cohen and Fredric and Susan Cohen. Loving grandfather of Michael and Mara Cohen, Cindi and Greg Samuels, and Carly Cohen. Cherished great-grandfather of Harper, Reese, and Emilee. Dear brother of Norman and Sheila Cohen, Shirley and the late Bertram Cohen, and the late Benson Cohen. Proudly served with the 597th Signal Air Warning Battalion of the U.S. Army Air Force in the Pacific Theater during WWII. Services at Sharon Memorial Park, 43 Dedham St., Sharon, on Monday, November 24, 2014 at a time to be announced in Monday’s edition. Memorial observance at the home of Fredric and Susan Cohen, Monday following the service until 8 pm, Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 pm, and Wednesday 2-4 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.
Samuel Kaplan, MD
KAPLAN-Samuel, MD, of Newton, on November 17, 2014. Beloved husband of Sara (Kreiness) Kaplan. Devoted father of Alice and Fred Rapkin, Robert and Karin Kaplan, Diane Kaplan, and the late Carol Boneh. Dear Grandfather of Sharon and Anjan Nath, Heather and Charlie Davis, Amy and Jaime Marques, Michelle and Eric Rapkin-Gallant, Galia Boneh, Veronica Kaplan, Vivien Kaplan, Rebeka Zempel and Guthrie Zempel. Great-grandfather of Leah, Alex and Brayden Nath, Tyler Davis, Jordan and Carter Marques, Maayan and Aviv Saaka. Services are private. Remembrances may be made to ORT America, PO Box 920780, Needham, MA 02492.
Herman J. “Tim” Sugarman, M.D.
Age 93, of Newton, on November 13, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Alberta H. (Friedman) Sugarman. Dear son of the late Robert and Jennie (Rudis) Sugarman. Loving brother of Shirley Wolpert and the late Blossom Roodin. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Dr. Sugarman was a magna cum laude graduate of Classical High School in Providence, RI, an honors graduate of Brown University, and earned his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. He was a surgeon and clinical professor of surgery for more than 40 years at Tufts Medical Center. He was also a clinical professor of surgery at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Sugarman served with the 317th TAC Hospital in Germany during the Korean Conflict. Services in the Chapel at Sharon Memorial Park, 43 Dedham St., Sharon, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 at 12:00 noon. Donations in his memory may be made to Tufts Medical Center, c/o Development Office, 800 Washington St., Boston, MA 02111.
Joan R. (Schlosberg) Weinstein
Joan R. Weinstein (Schlosberg), of Dedham, formerly of Newton and Brookline, on November 15,2014. Beloved wife of Bob Weinstein. Devoted mother of Louis Weinstein and his wife Anne (Chana), and Sarah Falber. Dear grandmother of Leah, Rafi, Akiva and Kayla Weinstein, and Harry, Zach, and Seth Falber. Loving sister of Hope Shir and her husband Phil and Barbara Goldberg and her husband Herb. Dear sister in law of Charles and Howard Weinstein. Also survived by loving nieces and their spouses and children. Services at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St., Newton, on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 11:00 am. Interment at Or Emet Cemetery, Baker St., West Roxbury. Memorial observance will commence Wednesday evening at the home of Sarah Falber from 7-9 pm, and will continue Thursday 3-5 pm at NewBridge on The Charles, 5000 Great Meadow Rd., Dedham. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, 355 Lexington Ave., 15th Floor, New York, NY 10017, American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305 or Juvenile Diabetes Association, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.
Alan Jay Greenfield, M.D.
Age 70, of Boston, Plymouth, and Palm Springs, CA, passed away peacefully from complications of kidney disease on October 9, 2014. He was a distinguished interventional and vascular radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and several other leading hospitals; a respected source of knowledge and recommendations for his colleagues; and a tech support resource for all during the infancy of personal computers. Alan was a reviewer for multiple journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine; a committee member and committee chairman of various radiology societies; wrote or contributed to over 60 refereed publications in radiology journals; and made numerous presentations for both clinical education and research symposia. He loved to teach, and mentored many medical students who are now in positions of prominence nationwide; his enthusiasm for vascular radiology attracted many young physicians to the field. Alan was born and raised in Highland Park, NJ where he graduated from Lafayette Elementary and Highland Park High Schools. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Rutgers University and earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University. He then served in the US Public Health Service at the National Institutes of Health. After completing his Residency and Fellowship at MGH, his 40-year medical career continued at MGH, Morristown (NJ) Memorial Hospital, Boston University Medical Center, and Tufts New England Medical Center. He returned to MGH in 2000 until he retired in 2013. He was an accomplished choral singer since his college days, performing and touring with a variety of groups including the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Handel & Haydn Society, New York City and Boston Gay Men’s Choruses, Newton Choral Society, Coro Allegro, Chorus pro Musica and the New World Chorale. He will be fondly missed by his devoted husband, G.P. Paul Kowal, and their Maltese-Yorkie twins, Katy and Gaga; his beloved children, Jessica Greenfield (Hummel) and Ely Greenfield, and their mother Harriet Greenfield; his cherished grandchildren, Hannah and Theo Hummel, and Tavi and Emilia Greenfield; and his loving sister, Donna Greenfield Belser. A celebration of Alan’s life will be held in the Levy Auditorium at Temple Israel of Boston on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 1:30 pm (parking on the Riverway). The family will be at the home of Jessica Greenfield on Monday 11/24 from 10am – 3pm and Tuesday 11/25 from 4- 7pm. Please send contributions in his memory to the MGH Division of Nephrology Renal Unit Research Fund, Bigelow 1008, 55 Fruit St., Boston 02114.
Linda Falstein Schneider
Falstein-Schneider, Linda Of Somerville and North Falmouth, on October 9, 2014. Loving spouse of Julie Schneider. A celebration of Linda’s life will be held on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm in the Wilson Chapel at the Andover Newton Theological School, 234 Herrick Rd., Newton Centre, MA 02459.
Bernerd M. Tack
Bernerd M. Tack-Of Newton, on November 11, 2014.Beloved husband of Helen (Goodman) Tack. Devoted father of Marjorie Loyer and her husband Roger, and Michael Tack. Dear grandfather of Jessica, Sarah, and Alex Loyer, and Molly and Benjamin Tack. Dear brother of Arlene Rachins. Interment is private. Memorial Service will be held at Temple Shalom, 175 Temple St., West Newton, Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 2:15pm.Following the memorial service,memorial observance will be held at his residence until 8:00pm, and Friday 1-4pm, and will comtinue Saturday evening 7-9pm at Congregation Shalom, 87 Richardson Rd., North Chelmsford, MA. In lieu of flowers remembrances to VNA Hospice, 254 Second Ave., Suite 200, Needham, MA 02494.
Leon B. Groisser
Service was private.
Service was private.