Dan Golomb, on May 23, 2013. Arrangements pending.
Harriet Tarkianen, On May 21, 2013. Arrangements pending.
Susan Shrier , on May 22, 2013. Arrangements pending.
David A. Wolf
(nashuavalleybsa.org) or woundedwarriorproject.org.
Gerber-Stephen, of Mashpee, formerly of Brockton, died at his home, on May 21, 2013. After years of working with his father at Gerber Antiques in Brockton, Stephen spent the last 33 years as a salesman in the flooring industry. He cared for his customers like they were family and cherished the relationships he maintained over the years.
Stephen is survived by his wife June (Lerner); his daughter Beth and her husband Tom, Son, Howard and his wife Kristie; his grandchildren, Thomas, Nicholas, Hannah and Drew. He cherished each and every moment he spent with his family at the beach, at their sporting events, at home, and visiting Rhode Island and Florida.
Services at Temple Beth Emunah, 479 Torrey Street, Brockton on Thursday, May 23 at 11:00 am. Following the interment at the Plymouth Rock Cemetery, Brockton, memorial observance will be at his residence in Mashpee on Thursday until 8 pm, Friday 1-6 pm and Saturday 7-9:30 pm.
Remembrances may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave. Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90066, www.pancan.org
of Westborough, on May 18, 2013. Beloved husband of Rita (Newmark) Weber. Devoted father of Rochelle Weber and her husband Jeffrey Knopf, Lois Wollin and her husband Michael, and Steven. Devoted grandfather of Daniel and his wife Eugenie, Joel, and Sara. Services at Sharon Memorial Park on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 11:45 AM. Memorial observance immediately following the graveside service at the home of Lois and Michael Wollin. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, 1399 South Roxbury Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90035 or to Congregation B’Nai Shalom, 117 East Main St. Westborough, MA 01581.
Charles “Bernie” Sigalove
Age 97, the last living founder of Temple Israel of Natick, formerly of Natick and most recently of Scituate, entered into rest May 19, 2013. Son of the late Anne (Righter) and David Sigalove. Husband of the late Evelyn (Greenberg) and the late Edithe (Knoff). Loving and devoted father of AnnJayne McCabe and her husband Tom, Ellen Bernardi and her husband David, Anita Aherne and her husband Rick, Joanie Linsky and her husband Jim, and Phil Pruchansky and his wife Joan. Grandfather of Evan Bernardi and his wife Beth, Melanie Flaim and her husband Marc, Jasmine Marchant and her husband Dave, Derek Aherne, Kimmel Yeager, Ben Linsky, Andrew Linsky, Alison Pruchansky, and Kari McAlister and her husband Jeff. Also survived by 8 great-grandchildren. He was known for his great sense of humor and storytelling and was a proud member of the Chanticleers Men’s Club of Hull. Services at Temple Israel of Natick, 145 Hartford St., Natick on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 11:00 am. Interment in Framingham Natick Jewish Cemetery. Following interment, memorial observance will be at the home of Joanie and Jim Linsky with minyan at a time to be announced, Thursday at the home of Ellen and David Bernardi from 2-4 & 6-8 pm with minyan service at 7 pm and Friday until 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Temple Israel of Natick or a charity of your choice.
Robert A. Weiner
age 60, of Wellesley, on May 19, 2013. Beloved husband of 11 years of Rabbi Julie Wolkoff of Wellesley. Devoted father of Juli LeDoux and her husband Jonah of Boston. Loving son of Mina (Cohen) Weiner of Brookline and the late Harry Weiner. Dear brother of Burton Weiner and his wife Marcia and their son Phillip of Needham. Son-in-law of Stanton Wolkoff of MN and Marjorie and Donald Frishberg of MN. Services at Temple Beth Elohim, 10 Bethel Rd., Wellesley on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Sharon Memorial Park. Memorial observance will be at his late residence immediately following the burial through Friday, May 24, 2013 at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice.
Trilling-Esther (Abramson), of Chestnut Hill, Hull, and formerly of Delray Beach, FL, on May 19, 2013. Beloved wife of the late George Trilling. Devoted mother of Ann Trilling Pachman and her husband Marvin, James Trilling and his wife Lillybeth, Lois Kauffman and her husband Thomas, and Jay Trilling and his wife Laurie. Proud grandmother of Samantha, Gabriella, and Michelle. Special friend of Daniel Kaplan and “Teddy”. Graveside services at Temple Emeth Memorial Park, (Baker St., W. Roxbury) on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 12 noon. Following interment, memorial observance will be at her late residence until 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Ave., Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062.
Dudelson-David of Wellesley,on May 16, 2013. Beloved husband of Aida(Mlaver) Dudelson. Devoted father of Randy Meller and her husband Todd, Bobby Dudelson and his wife Lisa. Cherished grandfather of Samantha, Jamie, Jordan and Nikki. Loving brother of Reba Cuker and the late Ellis Dudelson. Services at Temple Beth Elohim, 10 Bethel Rd., Wellesley, on Monday May 20, 2013 at 11:00am. Following interment at Sharon Memorial Park, memorial observance will be at his residence until 8 pm Monday, and Tuesday 2-5 pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances to Friends of Dana Farber, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or The Simon Wiesenthal Center, 1399 South Roxbury Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90035.
Lefkowitz-Paula (Srulowitz), of Chestnut Hill, Newton, and formerly of West Orange, NJ, on May 15, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Milton Lefkowitz. Devoted mother of Diane Dickerman and her husband Arthur, and Lynn Robin Lefkowitz. Dear grandmother of Jessica (Dickerman) Greenberger and her husband Matt, and Andrew Dickerman. Proud great grandmother of Alexander Greenberger and Katelyn Greenberger. Graveside services at Sharon Memorial Park (120 Canton St., Sharon), on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 1:45 pm. Following interment, memorial observance will be at the home of Diane and Arthur Dickerman. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW, Washington, DC 20024.
Marilyn Rodman, 79, of Canton, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and well-known philanthropist, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2013 at Orchard Cove in Canton. She was the beloved wife of Don Rodman with whom she shared over 60 years of marriage.
Born in the Roxbury section of Boston, Marilyn was a longtime resident of Canton where she immersed herself in the community. She served on the Canton School Committee for 22 years working on many programs including the Blue Hills Collaborative, a program at the Blue Hills for special-education children, the “Mutual Concerns” school subcommittee, which helped mediate administrative problems, and the Canton Diversity program. Marilyn also helped create or promote the Employee Assistance program for Teachers, the Read-Aloud Program, the Academic Olympics, and the Canton Sports Foundation. She was passionate in her work with the Rodman Ride for Kids, the Marilyn Rodman Theatre for Kids which to date has sent over 50,000 inner city kids at risk to Broadway shows, and many other community based philanthropic endeavors. Marilyn was a member of the Canton Rotary Club, the Canton Fine Arts Council, the Canton Education Alliance, the Mass Art Education Committee, and was once named the “Friend of Education” by the Canton Teachers Association. In 2006, the town of Canton dedicated the Marilyn G. Rodman Educational and Administrative Center at Canton High School in honor of her selfless service and advocacy to the youth of Canton. She received many other awards and recognition for her philanthropy, including the prestigious Charles E. Rogerson Award for Community Service. Above all else, Marilyn adored her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her legacy of service to others will long live through her beloved family.
In addition to her husband, Marilyn is survived by 5 sons, Gene Rodman of Braintree, Curtis Rodman and his wife Marsha of Canton, Craig Rodman and his wife Liz of Natick, Brett Rodman and his wife Tricia of Canton, and Bart Rodman of Braintree; 9 grandchildren, Sheryl and her husband Mike Wagner, Rachel and her husband Tommy MacDonald, Michael, Jayne and her husband Marco Imbergamo, Molly, Jordan, Lexi, Olivia, and Geno; and 3 great-grandchildren, Curtis, Clayton, and Leo. She was the sister of the late Sandra Schlossberg whose husband Sy survives her.
Funeral service in Temple Beth Abraham, 1301 Washington St., Canton on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Sharon Memorial Park. The Rodman family will receive visitors at the temple on Sunday after the burial until 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marilyn’s memory may be made to the Marilyn Rodman Theatre for Kids Program, 10 Lincoln Rd., Foxboro, MA 02035.
Ruby-Evelyn (Festinger), of Henderson NV, formerly of Brookline, and Newton, on May 14, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Abbot M. Ruby. Devoted mother of Wendy and her husband Peter Gordon, Joy Ruby, & Cindy and her husband Andrew Brown. Dear grandmother of Tara Gordon, Samantha Jayme, Jamie Sharrow, Marly and Madelyn Brown. Proud great grandmother of Demetri Evan Jayme. Loving sister of the late Saul Festinger. Dear aunt of Neil, Peter, and Michael Schwartz. Services at Temple Ohabei Shalom, (1187 Beacon St., Brookline, MA) on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 10:00 am. Following interment at Sharon Memorial Park, memorial reception will be at the home Betty and Mel Goldberg from 12:30-3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472, or the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101A First Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451.
Lillian M. Morse
Morse-Lillian M. (Myerberg), of Canton, formerly of Waban and Palm Beach Gardens, FL, on May 14, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Myron H. Morse. Lillian was also pre-deceased by her significant other, Leo Kramer. Devoted mother of Nathaniel “Nat” Morse and his wife Arlene, and Richard S. Morse. Dear grandmother of Betsy Blackwell and her husband Steve and Bradd Morse. Proud great grandmother of Jesse & Shayna Blackwell and Benjamin & Jacob Morse. Loving sister of the late Edward, Edna, Mike, Esther, Sarah, Sydney, Jay, & Harry Meyerberg. Graveside services at Tifereth Israel Cemetery, (Grove St., & Jeshurun Rd., W. Roxbury), on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 12:00 noon. Following interment, memorial observance will be at Orchard Cove, (1 Del Pond Dr., Canton), at 1:30 pm.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Perkins School for the Blind, 175 N. Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472 or Orchard Cove Scholarship Fund, 1 Del Pond Rd., Canton, MA 02021.
Dr. Leo J. Lappin, D.D.S.
of Boca Raton, FL and Jackson, N.H., formerly of Quincy, on May 13, 2013. Beloved husband of 70 years to Roberta (Bergman) Lappin. Devoted father of Linda Schiffman and her husband Howard of Framingham and Candace Lappin Moffatt of Newton. Cherished grandfather of Andrew and his wife Jamie, Johanna and her husband Jared, Sarah, Richard, and great-grandfather of Madeline, Naomi, and the late Adam. Loving brother of Frieda Andler and the late Florence Basch, Albert, Sidney, and Walter Lappin. Dear brother-in-law of Ralph Bergman. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the David Vicur Cholim Cemetery, 776 Baker St., West Roxbury. Due to Shavuot, memorial observance will be at the home of Linda and Howard Schiffman on Tuesday until 6 PM. The family will also receive visitors on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 1-6 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dr. Lappin’s memory may be made to Combined Jewish Philanthropies, 126 High St., Boston, MA 02110 or to a charity of one’s own choosing.
Shifres-Frank, of Brookline, MA on May 11, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Cecelia (DiRuscio) Shifres. Devoted father of Marc Shifres and his wife Joanne, & Peter Shifres and his wife Cheryl. Proud grandfather of Andrew & Danielle Shifres. Loving brother of Jeanne and the late David, Celia, & Anne. Dear brother in law of John & Dominic DiRuscio, Camille Sette, & Agnes McClean. Frank is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Graveside services at Knollwood Memorial Park (321 High St., Canton), on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445.
Carne-Edith (Revis), of Canton, on May 10, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Henry Carne. Devoted mother of Bobby Carne and his wife Gloria, and Nancy Dubin and her husband George. Dear grandmother of Dan Dubin and his wife Laura, Joshua Dubin and his wife Rachel, Adam Carne and his wife Dana, & Jennifer Carne. Proud great grandmother of William, Caroline, Ari, Talia, and Elizabeth. Loving sister of Ruth Miller, and the late Joe & Willy Revis. Graveside services will be private. Memorial observance will be at the home of Nancy and George Dubin, on Monday, May 13, 2013 until 8:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Died Thursday, May 9, 2013. Funeral service 2 p.m Monday, May 13, 2013. Chapel of Jewish Healthcare Center, 629 Salisbury St., Worcester.
of Brookline, on May 8, 2013. Beloved daughter of the late Israel and Ida (Goodman) Siegel and loving sisters Ruth (Siegel) Rosenberg and Freda Siegel. Marion(Marilyn) devoted her life to taking care of her mother and sister. She worked as a secretary for Remington and Bank of Boston.
Marion is survived by many nieces and nephews, including Howard Rosenberg, Debra Arrell, and Rochelle Rosenberg. She was the great aunt of Melissa Casault, Shana Matte, Joseph Russo, and Philip Rosenberg and the great great aunt of Tyler Russo, Nicholas Matte, Emily Casault, and Megan Matte.
She was a wonderful generous aunt and her innocent smile will be missed by all who came to know her.
A graveside funeral service will be held on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 1:00 PM in the Puritan Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 776 Baker St., West Roxbury.
Joyce Marilyn Chartor
Chartor-Joyce Marilyn (Norris), of Natick, on May 6, 2013. Devoted mother of Jennifer Glazer, Rachel Nislick and her husband Robert. Proud grandmother of Matthew and Samuel Glazer, Bezalel, Nathan, Simon, and the late Shira Nislick. Services at Temple Israel of Natick (145 Hartford St., Natick MA), Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Following interment at Framingham-Natick Jewish Cemetery, memorial observance will be at the home of Jennifer Glazer until 8 pm, and will continue at the home of Rachel and Robert Nislick on Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 pm and Sunday & Monday 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Liver Foundation/ MA Chapter, 88 Winchester St., Newton MA 02461, or Temple Israel of Natick, 145 Hartford St., Natick, MA 01760.
of Framingham, MA and Chesnut Hill, MA died unexpectedly on May 5th of natural causes. Beloved husband of the late Doris (Goodman) Shifman. Devoted son of the late Herman and Ann (Gold) Shifman. Dear cousin of Paul Gold of Atlanta, GA. Step-grandfather of Jordan Elizabeth Sedlis and dear friend of Norma Lipson. Stan attended Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, MA and the University of Vermont. Stan’s early years were spent in Allston and Nantasket, MA before living in Chesnut Hill. Stan was a founding partner and Managing Director of The Carousel Theatre in Framingham, MA and spent the past 50 years in the real estate business. He will be remembered for his generosity, unselfishness and kindness.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
Magda Hammer, age 88, resident of Newton, Boca Raton, and New York.
Beloved mother of Laurie and Michael Hammer, and grandmother of Daniel and Adam Bear.
Born in Hungary, she and her brother Naftali survived the Holocaust when most of her family perished. She emigrated to New York City, and went on to live on Long Island, the Berkshires, and Boca Raton with her husband of 44 years, Aaron. Despite her Holocaust history, and many other challanges over the years, her spirit and resourcefulness endured. She was a devoted and generous mother and grandmother who retained a youthful energy all of her life. A self-described “seeker”, she read extensively, took courses, travelled, and became self educated in her various interests and endeavors. Always athletic, she walked, swam and taught water aerobics and yoga into her mid- 80’s. She shared her love of art, nature, gardening and cooking with her friends and her daughter.
In 1995, Magda was finally able to tell her story to the Shoah Foundation, and went on to speak to middle and high school students in Florida about her Holocaust experiences. In 2000, at the age of 75. she went on “The March of the Living” tour to Polish concentration camp sites and Israel with a group of high school students. Her ability to face this chapter in her past and finally say goodbye to her parents and brothers was a testament to her remarkable courage and resilience.
Mom, you will always be an enduring, radiant spirit. We love you and miss you.
Murray Solomon -Of Brookline, on May 5, 2013. Beloved husband of Ruth (Frank) Solomon. Devoted father of Neal Solomon and his wife Ilene, and the late Jerrold “Jerry” Solomon and his surviving wife Judy. Dear grandfather of Larry Solomon and his wife Jodi, Matt Solomon and his wife Lori, Ethan Solomon and his wife Stefanie, Aaron Solomon and his fiancee Miriam Greenbaum and Ada Solomon. loving great grandfather of Ilana, Ziv, Eila, Maya, Teddy and Zachary. Dear brother of the late Harold Solomon, Bertha Waldstein and Dorothy Nathanson. Graveside services at Sharon Memorial Park, (opposite 41 Dedham St.) Sharon on Tuesday May 7, 2013 at 12:45 pm. Memorial observance will be held at the home of Neal and Ilene Solomon, Tuesday 6:30-9:00 pm and Wednesday 2-4 pm, and 6:30 -9:00 pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances to a charity of your choice .
Milton N. Lubar
Milton N. Lubar, age 91, on May 1, 2013. Beloved husband of 66 years to Louise (Gans) Lubar. Devoted father of Nancy Lubar of West Roxbury and Steve Lubar of Newton. Dear brother of the late Reeva Kushner, Nathan, Raymond, and Gabriel Lubar. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Graveside services at Newton Cemetery, 791 Walnut St., Newton on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Honor Flight Network, 300 E. Auburn Ave., Springfield, OH 45505 – www.honorflight.org or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Milton was a proud Naval veteran of WWII.
Herbert Kotzen, of Boston, on April 29, 2013. Beloved husband of Lila (Levine). Devoted father of Jim and Lauri-Jo of Newton, Peter and Karen of Chestnut Hill, and John and Barbara of Wellesley. Cherished grandfather of Jeffrey and his wife Elyssa, Michael, Julie, Robert, Alison, Matthew, Colby, and Andrew. Loving great-grandfather of Skylar. Dear brother of Marcia Smith. Adored uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Services at Congregation Mishkan Tefila, 300 Hammond Pond Parkway, Chestnut Hill, MA on Thursday May 2, at 12:00 Noon. Following interment at Congregation Mishkan Tefila Cemetery, memorial observance will be at the home of Peter and Karen Kotzen until 8 p.m., Friday 12-5 pm, and Saturday 6-9 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Congregation Mishkan Tefila.
Joseph Watkin, age 95, of Brookline, died on April 29, 2013. He was the beloved husband for 71 years of Musia (Schmukler) Watkin and the devoted father of Arnold Watkin and his wife Marcelle of Newton, Robyne Watkin-Anson and her husband Mark Anson of West Hartford, CT, Sharon Modlin and her husband Robert of Buffalo Grove, IL, and Clifford Watkin and his wife Laura of Marblehead. He is also survived by 10 cherished grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Graveside services at the Temple Emanuel Memorial Park, 490 North St., Randolph, on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:00 am. Memorial observance will be at the home of Arnold and Marcelle Watkin on Wednesday 7-9 pm and at the home of Clifford and Laura Watkin on Thursday 7-9 pm. Remembrances may be made to the Goddard House, 165 Chestnut St., Brookline, MA 02445 or to www.yadvashem.org
Rose (Freedman)Elman, at age 100,of Jamaica Plain, on April 29, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Abraham.Devoted mother of Richard Elman and his wife Barbara, Marjorie Elman, and the late Stanley “Skippy” Elman and his surviving wife Elly. Cherished grandmother of Adam Elman, Sherri PietroPaolo and her husband Dr.Ryan,Matthew Elman and his wife Dr. Lauren Elman,Joshua Elman,Lisa Grant and her husband Scott,Jeffrey Elman and his wife Nyla. Dear great grandmother of Kristen, Lauren, Lily, Jamie, Ani, Jeffrey, Joshua, Jason, Andrew, Brooke and Lindsay. Loving brother of M.David Freedman and his wife Beverly and the late Frances Spiegel and her late husband William, and William Freedman. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Rose’s caretaker and friend Sheila Thompson, and Betty and Rose. Graveside services at Sharon Memorial Park (opposite 41 Dedham St.) Sharon, on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 12:45 pm. Following services, family and friends are invited to Jamaicaway Tower (function room) until 5:30 pm and 7-9pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to VNA Hospice Care, 100 Trade Center, G-500,Woburn,MA 01801.
Chapnik-Maurice, of Natick, age 79, beloved husband of Ann (Goldstein) Chapnik, devoted father of Deni Budd and Philip Chapnik and his wife, Rachel Freed, loving brother of Louis Chapnik and his wife, Ruth, cherished grandfather of Adam Chapnik and Sabine Budd. Maurice grew up in occupied Mons, Belgium during World War II and came to the United States at age 18. He was drafted into the American army during the Korean War, serving as an English interpreter in France, where he received his American citizenship. Upon returning to the United States, he worked in the clothing industry, honing his skills as a master tailor. He became the owner of Lorraine Cleaners in 1974 and worked there until he retired in 1998. He was a member of the Wellesley Lodge of Masons and a past Commander of the MetroWest Jewish War Veterans (JWV). In his retirement, he supported veterans at the V.A. Hospital in Jamaica Plain as the JWV hospital chairman. Funeral service will be held on Monday, April 29, at Temple Beth Shalom, (50 Pamela Rd., Framingham), at 12:00 noon on Monday April 29, 2013, with interment immediately following at the Framingham Natick Jewish cemetery in Natick. Condolence calls may be made at the home of Ann Chapnik following internment on April 29, April 30 and May 1 from 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Maurice’s memory to Circle of Caring at Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2042 Beacon Street, Newton, MA 02468.
Graveside services at Wellwood Cemetery (Farmingdale, NY) on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
Arthur “Noonch” Kaplan
Arthur“Noonch” Kaplan, age 93, of Dedham, formerly of Newton, on April 25, 2013. Devoted husband of Muriel (Zelermyer) Kaplan. Beloved father of Wendy Kaplan Armour and her husband Tim and Charles Kaplan and his wife Melanie. Adored grandfather of Benjamin Armour and his wife Eva, Alison Armour, and Lindsay, Daniel and Ian Kaplan.Dear brotherr of the late George Kaplan. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Arthur was a graduate of Brookline High School and attended Boston University. He was a longtime member of the Board of Directors of Pine Brook Country Club, Weston. He was first commander of The Sgt. Milton Louis Zelmyer Post No. 627 of the Jewish War Veterans. He served honorably in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was Vice President of Sales for Majestic Fabrics Inc., Boston, later known as Majilite Corp. of Woburn. Services will be held at Temple Shir Tikva, 141 Boston Post Rd., (Route 20) Wayland, on Sunday April 28, 2013 at 2:15 pm. Following interment at Beit Olam Cemetery, Wayland, family and friends are invited to Pine Brook Country Club until 6:00 pm. Memorial observance will be at the home of Wendy and Tim Armour on Monday 2-4 & 6-8 pm and on Tuesday at the home of Charles and Melanie Kaplan 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington St., Suite 200, Wellesley, MA 02481 (curealz.org), Seeds of Peace, 370 Lexington Ave., Suite 1201,New York, NY 10017 (email@example.com), or Hebrew Senior Life, 1200 Centre St., Roslindale, MA 02131.
Miriam (Richman) Handler
Miriam (Richman) Handler of Columbus, GA died on April 24, 2013 at her residence., Lover of words, music, animals, and her good life. Survived by her daughter, Jessica Anne Handler, son-in-law, Michael Dubrow, brother, Raphael Richman, and sister in law, Julietta (Holly) Richman. Predeceased by her daughters Susannah Jenny and Sarah Elizabeth. Funeral will be at Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon, Massachusetts, on Sunday, April 28, at 11:45 am. Sign online guestbook at www.edressler.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name may be made to Pets Are Worth Saving or The Humane Society of the United States.Graveside funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 11:45 AM in Sharon Memorial Park.
Pearl (Winick) Karlin
Pearl (Winick) Karlin – of Newton formerly of Natick, on April 23, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Elliott Karlin. Devoted mother of Burt Karlin and his wife Renee, Rosanne Isenberg and her husband Dan. Dear grandmother of Jason Karlin and his wife Jennifer and Rachel Karlin, Ben and Jonathan Isenberg. Loving great grandmother of Evan, Jillian and Seth Karlin. Loving sister of Roz Mallove, Walter Winick and the late Lester Winick. Services at the Brezniak-Rodman Chapel, 1251 Washington St. (corner of Chestnut St.) West Newton on Friday April 26, 2013 at 1:00pm. Following interment at Sharon Memorial Park memorial observance at the home of Burt and Renee Karlin until 6:00pm Friday, Saturday 7-9 pm and Sunday 1-5 pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Temple Israel of Natick Sisterhood, 145 Hartford St., Natick, MA 01760 or Framingham-Natick Hadassah, 30 Cornell Dr. Framingham, MA 01701
Irving Smolker of Boston, April 23, 2013. Private graveside at Sharon Memorial Park .
David Dusan Mladinov
David Dusan Mladinov- of Brookline on April 20, 2013. Beloved husband of Branka Bogdanov. Devoted father of Emma. Dear stepfather of Boryan. Devoted brother of Mirjana Mladinov and her husband George Thoeming. David Mladinov was born in Split, in the former Yugoslavia, in 1946.He studied archeology and playwriting at the University of Belgrade, receiving degrees from the Faculty of Philosophy and the Faculty of Dramatic Arts. In 1978 he completed a masters degree in Judaic studies at Brandeis University. David organized the first performance of the Klezmer Conservatory Band in February of 1980 with the students of The New England Conservatory of Music when he was working as outreach Director for the Hillel Foundation. He managed to merge his love of the arts with his goal of helping students to celebrate their Jewishness, and revived klezmer music when it was almost forgotten. For almost two decades, David was the Cultural Arts Director at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Boston, where he founded The Jewish Theater of New England. From 1990-2011, he was the Director of Development at the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA).He also was a noted author of short stories, with works published in the former Yugoslavia, Serbia, Israel, US, and Great Britain. Published in 1998 in Belgrade, Acheron’s Birds was one of his most successful collections of stories, followed by Chinese Chess which garnered high acclaim from critics and readers alike. Services will be held at Temple Ohabei Shalom,1187 Beacon St., Brookline on Thursday, April 25 , 2013 at 1:00pm.Following interment at Baker St., West Roxbury, memorial observance will be at the Mladinov/Bogdanov residence until 7:00 pm Thursday and Friday 1-4pm.In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Committee for The Rescue of Israel’s Babies, 1612 57th St., Brooklyn,NY 11204 or CAMERA, PO Box 35040,Boston, MA 02135.
Barbara (Brown) Benfield
Barbara (Brown) Benfield, of Needham, age 82, an admired molecular biology researcher and educator, passed away on April 10, 2013 at the Massachusetts General Hospital after a brief illness, fortunately without suffering. She was the beloved wife of Attorney Peter B. Benfield with whom she shared 51 years of marriage. She fulfilled the wish of a lifetime when last Christmas and New Year’s she brought her whole family, children, daughter in law, grandchildren and in laws, 13 in all, to Hawaii for a wonderful two week holiday.
Mrs. Benfield was a first rate molecular biologist at Harvard Medical School and M.I.T. and participated in several important advances in the field, according to the professor she collaborated with over 40 years, Phillips Robbins, M.I.T. American Cancer Society Professor Emeritus.
Barbara was unique to her family and friends in many ways, especially for her great love of life and learning. Her self-confidence was infectious and attracted many to her. She loved the intellectual challenge of making new discoveries on the frontier of scientific research, never wanted to retire and only did so reluctantly at the age of 75 when her M.I.T lab ceased to function.
Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Harry and Ida Gail (Finkelstein) Brown, Mrs. Benfield was raised in Brookline. She was a first generation American from a large extended family of energetic Russian immigrants with thick accents who came to Boston with the large Russian migration in the early 1900’s. She attended the Devotion Elementary School, graduated from Brookline High School, earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and her master’s degree in teaching from Framingham State Teacher’s College. Mrs. Benfield began her career as a cancer researcher at Harvard Medical School then moved to Massachusetts Institute of Technology under Dr. Robbins.
Her husband Peter recalls that he “saved” her from Dr. Robbins’ laboratory when he married her in 1961 and she started her most fulfilling career as a loving mother. 18 years later, however, when the children were older she returned to Dr. Robbins and her love of science.
She met Peter for the first time on the second balcony at Boston Symphony Hall 52 years ago, and made an immediate impression by criticizing him. Later on she agreed to play tennis with Peter against his mother and father but the balls went through her like a sieve. “How long have you been playing?” Peter asked her. “I never played before but I saw others and it didn’t look hard,” she replied, self-confidently. How not to impress her future inlaws! Later tennis became a big part of her life and the family joined Longwood Cricket Club, an historic tennis club where the Davis Cup matches began. She also enjoyed playing skiing on holidays with the family, and was a great cook. However, since she never followed or wrote down a recipe, her meals tended to be experiments, like in her lab, and usually didn’t come out the same way twice.
Barbara was savvy about people and had “street smarts.” She insisted as a condition of marriage that her future husband, Peter, “make something” of himself. “Your Yale B.A. and ten cents will buy you a cup of coffee,” she said. She gave him the choice of medicine or law. She was disappointed that he had no scientific aptitude and was allergic to the sight of blood so it was the lower paying legal career for Peter. She made his career: after Yale Law School he became a tax lawyer with John Hancock Life Insurance company.
Barbara prized becoming a mother above all and she loved to introduce her children to new ideas and new sports. She also insisted that their children get a profession. Unlike material things “they can’t take your profession away from you. We can’t support you forever.” Daughter Susan became the doctor that Barbara wanted to be, son David became a lawyer like his father and daughter Heather became an environmental engineer.
Barbara had a great, if subversive, sense of humor. At her children’s request, she wrote stories about what it was like to grow up in Coolidge Corner, Brookline as a young Jewish girl. Once, when she was about 12, her girlfriend, Marcie, whose parents spoiled her, persuaded them to buy a forbidden Christmas tree. “But we can’t have a tree because we’re Jewish,” her parents protested, in vain. Barbara got to ride with Marcie to pick out the tree, a great new and exciting adventure. Marcie’s father drove at night so he could smuggle it home in the dark. Marcie and Barbara, however, picked a large tree that had to be roped to the top of the car. Just as they neared Coolidge Corner the tree fell off and began to roll down the road. Marcie’s father’s, who was unathletic, stopped the car in the middle of traffic, dodged cars and raced after the travelling tree. He finally recovered it and reattached it to the car. But the secret was out and the neighbors buzzed at the scandal. Barbara and Marcie didn’t care and happily decorated the tree.
If someone got carried away with their own self-importance, she would remind them: “You’re just a grain of sand on the beach.” If they were discouraged by adversity, she would say: “Life is a great adventure.”
As her children grew and went to school, Mrs. Benfield began a new career teaching female high school students at Mt. St. Joseph Academy in Brighton. She prided herself on being a excellent teacher and mentor to the students who adored her.
Barbara left her family in the same unique way that she began it 52 years ago. Her last words to her husband Peter were: “Why don’t you get a new wife?” “Mother!” Exclaimed her daughter, Heather. “I can’t believe you said that.” Several years earlier she mentioned that she liked the sound of bagpipes at a funeral and she would like them at hers. At the end of the service a bagpiper in full Highland kilt regalia piped her casket out of Temple Israel, a first for the Temple and the piper.
Mrs. Benfield was a longtime member of the Longwood Cricket Club, the Badminton and Tennis Club of Boston, The University Club of Boston, the Association of M.I.T. Retirees, the University of Massachusetts Alumni Association, The Jewish Community Center of Greater Boston and Temple Israel in Boston.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Benfield is survived by her devoted children, Susan Benfield and her late husband Rob Sain of St. Paul, MN, David Benfield and his wife Elaina of Boston, and Heather Benfield of Los Angeles, CA. She was a loving grandmother who cherished Allison, Zachary, Matthew, Serena, and Zara, and the dear sister of Muriel Myerson and her husband Jerry of Wellesley.
A service to celebrate Barbara’s life was held at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Ave. Boston (parking on The Riverway), on Sunday, April 14, 2013. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to a supporter of her research, the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701, or Barbara’s alma mater UMass Amherst, c/o Janet Muzzy ’05, Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations, Memorial Hall, 134 Hicks Way Amherst, MA 01003-9270 or a charity of one’s own choosing. Arrangements under the direction of the Brezniak-Rodman Funeral Chapel of Newton – www.brezniakrodman.com
Barbara Benfield was truly unique and her family and friends miss her.
Elaine (Kline) Lapin
Elaine (Kline) Lapin
WORCESTER – Elaine (Kline) Lapin, 88, of 453 Chandler St. died on Friday, April 19th in St Vincent Hospital.
She leaves her husband of 64 years, Louis Lapin; two sons, Les Lapin and his wife Elisabeth of West Brookfield and Jonathan Lapin and his wife Suki of Worcester and two grandchildren, Sarina and Benjamin Lapin. She was predeceased by her sister, Shirley Jamron.
She was born in Worcester and was a daughter of Samuel and Rebecca (Luff) Kline and was a lifelong resident.
She was a member of Worcester Chapter of Hadassah and was an avid bowler.
FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 3PM TODAY, SUNDAY, APRIL 21ST IN TEMPLE EMANUEL, 280 MAY ST. UNDER THE DIRECTION OF RICHARD PERLMAN OF BREZNIAK RODMAN CHAPELS OF NEWTON. Burial will be in Worcester Hebrew Cemetery in Auburn.
Memorial Observance will be held through Wednesday Evening, April 24th at the residence of Jonathan and Suki Lapin at 11 Moreland Green Drive.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice
Chapman-Phillip S. “Sonny”, of Stoughton, formerly of Sharon MA on April 18, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Helen R. (Fisher) Chapman and the late Carole Neitlich. Devoted father of Joyce and her husband Joseph Berkel of Oak Hill, VA, Susan and her husband Barry Hantman of Danville, NH, and Larry Chapman and his wife Amy of Parkland, FL. Dear grandfather of Jonathan and Kate Berkel, Max and Rebecca Chapman, and Noam Hantman. Loving brother of Elliott Chapman and his wife Beryl, and Esther Gabriel and her husband Melvin, and the late Norman Fisher. Services at Temple Israel, (125 Pond St., Sharon) on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Following interment at Sharon Memorial Park, memorial observance will be at Temple Israel until 8 pm, and will continue at his residence Monday and Tuesday 1-9 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
Chet Block of Brookline on April 13, 2013, passed peacefully surrounded by loving family. Son of the late John & Rose (Sharadsky) and brother of the late Al Block and cherished brother-in-law of the late Fran (Spitzer) Block. Devoted uncle to Andrea Star and Bob Greenberg, Joni Block and Cliff Shatz, Bobbie Block and the late Michael Hartmann. Adored great uncle to Rachel Star, Alexandra Star, and the late Rose Block Shatz. Chet was quite fond of his four-legged nephews; Ralph, Cookie, and Bert. Chet was uncle to many and friend to all. Chet had a wonderful life traveling to over 200 countries and guiding thousands of others to appreciate the wonders of the world. Chet was born in Worcester on November 25, 1933, grew up in Boston, lived in many places throughout the world and called Brookline his home. He was proud of his affiliations with, and leadership in, many organizations including the Rotary Club of Brookline since 1967 where he held several positions, AHEPA-Athens Chapter 24, George K. Menichios Post 324 of the American Legion where he served as Commander for five years, Masons, Shriners, Franklin Field Association, Hebrew Rehabilitation Men’s Club, Men’s Association of New England Sinai Hospital. Chet served in the Navy-Marines during the Korean War and was proud to be a Veteran. Graveside service on Sunday, April 21 at 11:45 in Sharon Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Chet’s memory to Rosie’s Rafikis, Inc., PO Box 210, Foxboro, MA 02035 or the charity of your choice.
Daniel Beryl Greenberg
Daniel Beryl Greenberg, died of cancer at age 91 on April 11, 2013, in Newton, MA. Formerly of New York City and Ft. Lauderdale, Dan was married to Beverly (Zwiren) until her death in 2007. He leaves two daughters, Nancy of Sag Harbor, NY, and Jane of Kew Gardens, NY, a son Mark and daughter-in-law Beverly, and two grandchildren, Allison and Alexander all of Newton, MA. After graduating from NYU, Dan served in the Army Air Corps. His work life spanned roles in the millinery, textile and garment industries. A music lover, singer and gifted artist, Dan will be remembered fondly for his wit and humor. A memorial service will be held at a future date.
Greenberg- Boris, of Stoneham MA, on April 11, 2013. Dear son of Polina (Vidomanets) and the late Haskel Greenberg. Loving brother of Alex Greenberg. Proud uncle of Katrin and Annie Greenberg. Graveside services at Falmouth Jewish Cemetery, (7 Hatchville Rd., Falmouth) on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 12 noon. Following interment, memorial observance will be at the home of Polina Greenberg. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Rd., Worcester, MA 01609.
Barbara (Brown) Benfield
Barbara (Brown) Benfield, of Needham, on April 10, 2013. Beloved wife of Peter B.
Benfield with whom she shared 51 years of marriage. Devoted mother of Susan
Benfield and her late husband Rob Sain of St. Paul, MN, David Benfield and his
wife Elaina of Boston, and Heather Benfield of Los Angeles, CA. Loving
grandmother who cherished Allison, Zachary, Matthew, Serena, and Zara. Dear
sister of Muriel Myerson and her husband Jerry of Wellesley. Barbara was unique
both to her family and friends and had a great love of life and learning. She
was a first rate molecular biology scientist at M.I.T. but also had “street
smarts” and was savvy about people. Barbara’s love of teaching led her to
become a great mentor to many female students at Mt. St. Joseph’s Academy in
Brighton where she was much beloved. A service to celebrate Barbara’s life will
be held at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Ave. Boston (parking on The Riverway),
on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Interment in Needham Cemetery. Memorial
observance will be at her home Sunday 1:30-4:30 pm and Monday
4:00-8:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to
the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701, or Barbara’s alma
mater, UMass Amherst, c/o Janet Muzzy ’05, Director of Stewardship and Donor
Relations, Memorial Hall, 134 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003, or a charity of
one’s own choosing.
Dolly “Sara” Kussell
KUSSELL, Dolly “Sara” (Goldberg) Of Newton, on April 10, 2013.
Beloved wife of the late Shepard Kussell.
Devoted mother of Claire E. Mogan and her husband Jim,
Paul Kussell and his wife Patty. Cherished
grandmother of Michael Port and his wife Lisa, Robert Port and his wife
Lisa, Lisa Rosenthal and her husband Jason, Abby Hopper and her husband
Charles, and Molly Kussell. Loving great grandmother of Dylan, Jordan
and Hudson Port.The family would like to thank Dolly’s
caretakers for their loving care.
Services at Temple Sinai,25 Canton St.,
Sharon on Friday, April 12, 2013
at 11:00 am. Following interment at Sharon Memorial Park,
a memorial observance will be held at her residence
until 5:00pm Friday, Saturday 7-9pm and Sunday 2 to
5:00 pm.In lieu of flowers remembrances to The Ride to
End Alzheimer’s,” In memory of Dolly Kussell”,
480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472
David Kolodney, age 94, of Brookline and Coconut Creek, FL, passed away on April 10, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Marilyn (Lessinger) Kolodney, devoted father of Lawrence Kolodney and his wife Heather Nelson of Cambridge, Michael Kolodney and his wife Joanna of Roanoke, VA, and Jeff Kolodney and his wife Marcia Tabenken of Newton, and dear grandfather of Jacob, Alexandra, Nathan, Sophia, Owen, Ryan, and Brandon.
Funeral services were private.
Memorial observance will be held at the home of Jeff Kolodney and Marcia Tabenken on Sunday, April 14, 2013 from 1:30-4:30 PM. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the MSPCA, 350 South Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02130 – www.mspca.org
Lillian (Goldstein) Chafetz, 95, of 109 South Flagg St., died at her residence on April 8th.
Her husband of 73 years, Samuel Chafetz died in 2012. Loving mother of Joanne Kaufman and her partner Bruce Bolton of Natick and the late Phyllis LeBlanc; beloved mother-in-law of Jerry LeBlanc; beloved sister-in-law of Sylvia Goldstein, beloved sister-in-law of the late Dr. Morris Chafetz and the late Marion Chafetz, beloved sister-in-law of the late Ethel Levy and her husband Dr. Sidney Levy and sister-in-law of the late Billie Goldstein; sister of the late Louis Goldstein and sister of the late Hy Goldstein; adoring grandmother of Heidi and her husband Steve Robinson, Karen Throckmorton and her husband Marc, David Hersh, Alyssa Lambert and her husband Rich, Jennifer Rothbart and her husband Mitch; doting great grandmother of Ben Levy and his wife Amanda, and Jessica, Joshua, Hayli, Jacob, Michaela, Matthew, Erica, Jack, Amanda, Max and Rachel, many nieces and nephews, her caretakers Rebecca, Effie and Dora and her many dear friends.
She graduated from Classical High School in 1935 and attended secretarial school in Boston.
With her husband she founded and owned and operated Kiddie Kastle, the Deb Shop and Brothers Too, all in Worcester.
She loved art and was very creative in art and knitting. She enjoyed skiing, sailing, Cape Cod and travelling all over the world. She was a member of Temple Emanuel, The Jewish Healthcare Center, The Worcester Art Museum and attended many classes at WISE.
She is loved and will greatly be missed by her family.
FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 10 AM on THURSDAY, APRIL 11th at TEMPLE EMANUEL, 280 MAY ST. UNDER THE DIRECTION OF RICHARD PERLMAN OF BREZNIAK RODMAN FUNERAL HOME OF NEWTON. Burial will be in B’NAI Brith Cemetery.
Memorial Observance will be held through 5 PM on Thursday, April 11th at her residence at 109 South Flagg St.
Memorial contributions may be made to Turner’s Syndrome Society, 11250 West Rd., Suite G., Houston, TX 77065 or to the charity of the donor’s choice .
Tessy L. Cofman
Tessy L. (Hodin) Cofman, of Pembroke Pines, FL, formerly of Worcester, died after a long battle with cancer on April 8, at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. She was 77 years old.
Mrs. Cofman was born in Berlin, Germany, on October 6, 1935. Her parents, Leopold and Ruth Hodin, and her older brother, John, narrowly escaped from Germany in 1938 during the rise of the Nazi regime prior to World War II. The Hodins traveled by train to Holland and from there made their way to London, where the family lived through the war years and for three subsequent years before embarking on a new journey to the United States.
The Hodins arrived at Ellis Island in New York in December 1948, and settled in Worcester, living first on Park Avenue and later on Chandler Street. Mrs. Cofman was a 1953 graduate of Classical High School in Worcester, and attended Salter Secretarial School.
She worked for many years at Aetna Life & Casualty in Worcester, and before that at David Clark Company. Mrs. Cofman was a personnel secretary at David Clark Company at the height of the space race in the 1960′s, during which the United States’ original astronauts were provided the suits they would wear on their historic missions.
Mrs. Cofman moved from Worcester to Florida in 2006, where she resided until returning to Massachusetts recently to be with her family while receiving further treatment for her illness.
She is survived by her daughter, Debra Recka of Middleton; her son, Mark Cofman, and his wife, Paula, of Hull; her brother, John Hodin and his wife, Sylvia, of Orange, Conn.; stepsons, Geraldo Rivera and his wife, Mary, of Worcester, Jeffrey Weiser and his wife, Anna, of Simsbury, Conn., Lee Weiser of Leominster and Perry Weiser of Worcester; four grandchildren, Lindsey Recka, Evan Recka and Jack Recka of Middleton, and Giana Cofman of Hull. She is also survived by two nieces and one nephew.
FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, APRIL 11th AT 2 PM IN TEMPLE EMANUEL AT 280 MAY ST. UNDER THE DIRECTION OF RICHARD PERLMAN OF BREZNIAK RODMAN FUNERAL HOME OF NEWTON. Burial will be in B’Nai Brith Cemetery.
Memorial Observance will be announced at the time of the funeral
Spitz-Grace (Aronson), of Newton, on April 7, 2013. Beloved wife of the late George J. Spitz. Devoted aunt of Sandra Ciampa and her husband Joseph of Revere, Anita Aronson-Walker of Las Vegas, NV, Elaine Aronson-Proulx and her husband Paul of N. Andover, Steven Aronson and his wife Risa of Newton, Nancy Rubenstein and her husband James of Sharon, Bunny Aronson of Newton, Frederick Gilman and his wife Judy of Atlanta, GA, Peter Gilman and his wife Maytel of Brookline, and the late Charles Gilman and his wife Betty of Burlington. Grace is also survived by many loving great nieces and nephews. Loving sister of the late Morton Aronson, Sumner Aronson and his late wife Helen, and Norman Aronson and his surviving spouse Lee. Grace was instrumental in the Newton Food Pantry. She was very involved with the committee to have a sound barrier constructed on Rt. 128. She was also a devoted volunteer at the Angier school in Waban. Grace was involved in an organization that made afghans for foster children. She was the unofficial good will ambassador of Newton. Graveside services at Sharon Memorial Park, (120 Canton St., Sharon) on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 1:45 pm. Following interment, memorial observance will be at the home of Nancy & James Rubenstein until 5 pm, and 6-8 pm, and will continue at Grace’s late residence Wed. & Thurs 2-4:30 pm & 6-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Newton-Wellesley Hospital, 2014 Washington St., Newton, MA 02462, or the charity of your choice.
Theodore Blank, age 91, a longtime resident of Brookline, died on April 7, 2013. He was the devoted son of the late Maurice and Sophie Blank, and a beloved friend to many.
From 1952 to 1989, Mr. Blank served as the coordinator of health education for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health while pursuing a doctorate in health education at Boston University. Also, for thirty years, he taught in the Health Professions programs at Northeastern University. Before pursuing his college studies, Mr. Blank served in the U.S. Army during WWII.
Graveside services will be held at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St. Sharon, MA on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 12:45 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Planned Parenthood, 260 Elm St., Suite #109, Somerville, MA 02144 – plannedparenthood.org
Hyman Rosenson,on April 5, 2013. Pre-deceased by wife Harriet. Survived by children Nancy (David) Owens, Eric (Debbie) Rosenson, Valerie (Russell Robbins); grandchildren; great-grandchildren; Elaine Rosenson, Estelle Kutner. Service Sun, Apr 7, 2013, in Great Neck, NY.
Robin Bernstein Wexler
Robin Bernstein Wexler, of Deerfield Beach, FL, formerly of Brookline, MA, on April 3, 2013. Beloved daughter of the late Peggy and Morris Bernstein. Niece of Marion Kaplan. Mother of Jessica Lipman and her husband David, Michael Wexler and his wife Rachel. Grandmother of Serena and Samuel Lipman, Gabriel, Sonia and Eli Wexler. Sister of Peter Bernstein, Nancy Wexler Flathe and her husband John. Friend of Robert Wexler. Graveside services at Sharon Memorial Park on Monday, April 8, 2013, at 10:45 am. Family and friends will gather at the home of Lisa and Tom Monroe from 12:30-4:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of MA, 480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA 02472.
Nathan Witkin, age 87, died on Monday, April 1st.
He leaves his wife of 66 years, Muriel (Goodman) Witkin; two daughters, Shelly wife of Gerry Kashuk of Paxton and Carol Witkin of Natick; a granddaughter, Jill wife of Jason Ricardo and a great grandson, Brandon Ricardo. He was predeceased by his brother, Gerald Witkin and by his sister, Marion Epstein.
He was born in Worcester, a son of Joseph and Rebecca Stein.
With his brother Gerald Witkin, he owned and operated Kansas City Beef Co. in Framingham for 35 years, retiring 28 years ago.
He was a member of Temple Emanuel and B’Nai Brith. He was an avid golfer and fisherman.
He was an army veteran of WWII serving in the Pacific.
FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 12:00 NOON ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3RD IN TEMPLE EMANUEL AT 280 MAY ST. UNDER THE DIRECTION OF RICHARD PERLMAN OF BREZNIAK RODMAN FUNERAL HOME OF NEWTON. Burial will be in Holy Society Cemetery in Leicester.
Memorial Observance will be announced at the funeral.
Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Emanuel, 280 May St., Worcester 01602 or to the charity of the donor’s choice .