Ophir Feldman-In Boston, July 31, 2014. Burial in Israel .
Crafton Lloyd Wolfson
Crafton Lloyd Wolfson-of Hollywood, Fl., formerly of Newton, on July 31, 2014.Beloved husband of the late Eunice(Berman) Wolfson. Devoted fatner of Debra Herstoff and her husband James, Arthur Wolfson, and Janet Bates and her husband Peter. Dear grandfather of Jonathan Herstoff, and Naomi Herstoff, and Richard Wolfson. Dear brother of Rita Rotman, and the late Richard ,Raymond and Bertram Wolfson. Services in The Chapel at Sharon Memorial Park, 120 Canton St., Sharon, on Sunday August 3, 2014 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to American Heart Association,300 Fifth Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA , 02451.
Dr. Alvin Essig
Dr. Alvin Essig, of Newton, on July 22, 2014. Beloved husband of Caroline ( Wechsler) Essig. Devoted father of Steven Essig, and Rina Davis and her husband Glenn. Dear grandfather of Heather Davis. Graveside service at Lindwood Memorial Park, 490 North St., Randolph, MA on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Following the service, memorial observance will be at his residence until 8 pm, Friday 2-5 pm, and Saturday after sundown. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice.
Graveside service at Sharon Memorial Park on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 10:45 am.
Shiva will be at the home of Edward and Eugenia Kaplan on Saturday and Sunday 7:00-9:00 pm.
Jacob Wren Throckmorton
BEDFORD – Jacob Wren Throckmorton, beloved son, brother, and friend, passed away from natural causes on July 22, 2014 in Bass River, Massachusetts. He was born on October 21, 1994 to parents Mark and Karen (Hersh) Throckmorton. Jacob was a kind and talented individual, known by family, friends, and peers for his infectious laugh, sense of humor, and creativity. He devoted his young life to music and art, exploring his own musical passions through song writing, vocals, and acoustic performances, while designing album, banner, and webpage artwork for several emerging American hip hop and rap musicians. Most recently, Jacob served as an ongoing contributor to the content and layout of a popular fashion blog. He was excited to begin studying at the College of Art and Design at Lesley University in the fall. Jacob’s love for humanity and compassion for others was the fabric of his daily life. He enjoyed spending his summers with family and friends on Cape Cod. He was blessed to share exceptionally close relationships with his late grandparents and great-grandparents, with whom he visited each weekend. His love of family inspired him to volunteer with the Council on Aging in Bedford, Massachusetts, where he had worked with senior citizens of his local community since middle school. Jacob will be forever loved and remembered by his parents, Mark and Karen; his brother, Joshua; his sister, Hayli; his extended family; and his dear friends. He was the grandson of the late Phyllis LeBlanc and step-grandson of Jerry LeBlanc; the grandson of the late Aharon Hersh and step-grandson of Reus Chaya Hersh; the grandson of Dana and Erma Throckmorton; and the great-grandson of the late Samuel and Lillian Chafetz, and Otis and Eda Wren. A graveside service will be conducted on Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Worcester County Memorial Park, 217 Richards Avenue, Paxton, MA, at 12:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bedford Council on Aging, 12 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA, 01730.
Barbara C. Lit
LIT, Barbara C. (Snow) Of West Bridgewater, formerly of Randolph, on July 19, 2014. Beloved wife of Leonard H. Lit. Devoted mother of Barry and Susan Lit, and Nancy and Brian Mills. Dear grandmother of Isaac and Rachel Lit and Tyler and Trevor Mills. Loving Sister of Cynthia Kaufman. Services at Temple Beth Am, 871 N. Main Street, Randolph on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 11:00 am. Following interment at Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon, memorial observance will be at the home of Barry and Susan Lit, on Wednesday until 9pm, Thursday 1-5, 6-9 pm and Friday 1-5 pm. In Lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Temple Beth Am, 871 N. Main Street, Randolph, MA 02368.
There will be no service or shiva.
Norma Ada (Ligums) Rowe
passed away on June 13, 2014 in the company of her son Kenneth and his fiancee Susanne Lowen. She had recently relocated to Washington, DC from Boynton Beach, FL where she lived for 15 years. Born March 6, 1930 in Everett, MA, Norma married David Rowe on September 10, 1950. They are survived by children Cathy, Andy and Kenneth, Andy’s wife Cyndee Rowe, grandchildren Mahriana Rofheart, Saraswati Rowe, David Rowe and William Rowe, brother Melvin Ligums, sister Roslyn Brunell and sister-in-law Elaine Ligums. May she join her cherished granddaughter, Nicole Rowe, brother Earl Ligums and beloved husband, David Rowe, in eternal peace. A private memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Newton, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ORT America (http://www.ortamerica.org/).
Sylvia Levitan Cotzin
age 101, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family at the Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor, Michigan on July 19, 2014. She was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 12, 1913 to Daniel and Anna Levitan. After growing up in New York, she moved to Miami Beach where was secretary to Rabbi Irving Lehrman of Temple Emanu-El. She then married and moved to Holyoke, MA, where she was active in the Sons of Zion synagogue for many years and worked in the family business, Feinstein Leather Company. Upon retirement, she moved to Florida. Ten years ago she moved to Ann Arbor, MI. She is predeceased by her husband Samuel Cotzin. She leaves behind a son, Alan (Bette) Cotzin of Ann Arbor, Michigan; a daughter Norma (Michael) Passo of Fairfield, Connecticut; grandchildren Miriam (Daniel) Burg of Baltimore, MD., Debra(Rick) Kellner of Columbus, Ohio, Marc(Julie) Passo of Denver, Co., and Ellen(Jeffrey) Shaw of West Hartford, CT.; and six great grandchildren , Ellie, Shamir, Zoe, Shira, Abraham and Ezra. Milton and Sidney were her two adoring brothers who predeceased her. She will always be remembered as a woman devoted to her family, and as one who gave of herself to others. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed. Interment will take place at B’nai Brith Cemetery in Worcester, MA. Memorial contributions may be sent to Temple Beth Emeth, 2309 Packard Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48104; Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103; or Jewish Family Services 2245 S. State St, Suite 200, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
Douglas I. Lurie
Lurie-Douglas I., of Randolph, on July 17, 2014. Beloved husband of Cindy (Spiro) Lurie. Dear son of the late Robert and Sylvia Lurie. Devoted father of Devra Dutton and her husband Zachary, David Lurie, Robert Lurie. Dear grandfather of Sylvie and Cora. Son in Law of Beatrice Spiro. Loving brother of Marshall Lurie and Joshua Lurie and his wife Jean. Services at Temple Beth Am, 871 North Main Street, Randolph, on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Following interment at Baker Street, West Roxbury, memorial observance will be at his residence on Sunday until 9 pm and continuing Monday through Thursday, 12-5 , 6:30- 9 pm, Friday 12-5 pm. Remembrances may be made to Temple Beth Am, Randolph.
Douglas Lurie was born in Boston in 1950 and lived on Seaver Street in Roxbury until his family moved to Randolph in 1958.
After graduating from Randolph High School in 1967, Doug earned an Associates Degree from Quincy College and then a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Boston State College in 1972. After working for St. Johnsbury Trucking Company and various sales jobs, he opened a retail concession at Bob’s Discount in Revere from 1978-1991.
Doug established and became proprietor of Doug’s Bargains on Broadway in Chelsea, MA in 1991 and Doug’s Jewelers, in Chelsea in 1997, working there until 2009. As part of the Chelsea community, Doug served on the Board of Directors of the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce and was Past-President of the Chelsea Kiwanis Club. Most recently he was a member of the management team at the original Bob’s Discount in New Bedford, MA and he was passionate about working at the Revere Flea Market every Sunday.
Doug was an active member of Temple Beth Am. He was an Advisor and Youth Director of Randolph USY from 1975-1978 when the youth group had a membership of more than 400, the largest in the New England Region. Doug served on the Temple Beth Am House Committee, was a member and past Co-Chairman of the Youth Committee, and was a long-serving member of both the Temple Beth Am Board of Directors and the Temple Beth Am Brotherhood Board of Directors. In 2013 the New England Region of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs awarded Doug the Keeper of the Flame Award, which honors leadership in Jewish life.
A Free Mason since 1971, Doug was a third generation Past Master of Germania Lodge (now The Consolidated Lodge, A.F. & A.M.) and was a Past President of the First Worshipful Masters Association of Massachusetts.
Doug loved learning and speaking Spanish, talking about and eating food, going out to restaurants, driving and exploring. He greatly enjoyed his most recent trip to Israel, and vacations in Cape Cod and Maine. Most of all, he passionately loved his family and (hundreds of friends).
Doug made his home in Randolph with his wife of 41 years, Cindy. He has three children: Devra Dutton and her husband Zachary of Arlington; David of New York City; Robert of Quincy; and two granddaughters, Sylvie and Cora Dutton…all of whom were the lights and loves of his life.