Age 50, of Wellesley, MA, on Monday, June 17, 2013. Born in Landstuhl, Germany while her father served in the Army, Jill was raised on Cape Cod, graduated from Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School (class of 1980), earned a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. She settled with her family in Wellesley 18 years ago. She leaves behind her loving husband of 24 years, Jonathan K. Bernstein, and her beloved children Emily Paige Bernstein and Aaron Lev Bernstein, her mother Eve Janice Goldberg (nee Moody) of Dennis, MA, her sister Debra L. Shepherd and her husband Daniel Q. of Lima, Peru, her aunt Annabel Brennan, uncle Carl Moody, father-in-law Dr. Arthur M. Bernstein, several cousins, and cherished sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews. She was predeceased by both her father, Arthur L. Weiner and step-father, Herbert D. Goldberg. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Temple Beth Elohim, 10 Bethel Rd., Wellesley. Burial will follow at Sharon Memorial Park, 120 Canton St., Sharon. The family is accepting condolences at their home, 12 Maurice Rd., Wellesley, on Thursday after the burial until 8:00 PM and Friday from 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Additionally, there will be a minyan service on Sunday evening at 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jill’s memory may be made to the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers, Breast Oncology Program, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215 or The Gillette Center for Breast Cancer, MA General Hospital, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114.
Jill Meredith (Weiner) Bernstein
WORCESTER – Felix Mietla, 87, of 14 Winifred Ave., died on Saturday, June 15th in UMass Memorial Helathcare after a long illness.
He leaves his wife of 53 years, Miriam (Oppenheim) Mietla; two sons, Alan Mietla and his wife Tami of Zichron Yaakov, Israel and Michael Mietla of Worcester; a daughter, Eleanor wife of Christopher Girardin of Worcester; a daughter-in-law, Samantha Mietla of Worcester; a brother, Louis Mietla of Worcester; and 12 grandchildren.
During the Holocaust, he was interned in Auschwitz Concentration Camp, where his parents, aunts, uncles and cousins were murdered.
He graduated from the New England School of Design and he worked for many years for the United States Navy Dept. in the Natick Lab and Research unit in research, design and quality control of clothing for the Navy.
He was born in Poland, a son of Pinchos and Sarah Chaya (Levine) Mietla and had lived in Worcester since 1950.
He was a member of Yeshiva Achei Timimim.
FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 3PM ON MONDAY, JUNE 17TH IN YESHIVA ACHEI TIMIMIM AT 22 NEWTON AVE. UNDER THE DIRECTION OF RICHARD PERLMAN OF BREZNIAK RODMAN CHAPEL OF NEWTON. Burial will be in B’Nai Brith Cemetery.
Memorial Observance will be held through Sunday Noon, June 23rd at his residence, 14 Winifred Ave. from 2PM to 8PM.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Yeshiva Achei Timimim, 22 Newton Ave., Worcester, MA 01602
of Canton, formerly of Waltham, on June 14, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Edith (Barkan) Weinstein. Devoted father of Barbara Russell and her husband Gordon of New Boston, NH and Ellen M. Zane and her husband Peter of Hingham. Graveside services at the Beth Israel Memorial Park, 190 South St. Waltham on Monday, June 17 at 12:00 Noon. Memorial observance will be held at Orchard Cove, 1 Del Pond Dr. Canton on Monday from 1:30-6:00 PM and on Tuesday from 4:00-8:00 PM. Late WWII Army Air Corp veteran and graduate of Boston University. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Gann Academy, 333 Forest St. Waltham, MA 02452.
Passed away on June 14, 2013. of Worcester .Services pending
WORCESTER – Sydney Yaffe, 89, of 7 Southwood Rd. died on Thursday June 13th in UMass Memorial Healthcare.
He leaves his wife of 62 years, Helen (Jaffe) Yaffe; two sons, Alan Yaffe and his wife Sharon of Worcester and Leonard Yaffe and his wife Ruth of Tiburon, CA and three grandchildren, Hillary wife of Matthew Harris, Rachel Yaffe and Dara Yaffe. He was predeceased by his two sisters, Sheila Rothblatt and Renee Bootin.
He was born in Manchester, England and was the son of Isaac Max and Yetta (Gottlieb) Yaffe and had lived in Worcester for 64 years.
He was a foreman for Supreme Coat and Cottage Tailors for many years.
He was a veteran of the Brittish Army during World War II and had served in its intelligence corps as a cryptologist in Egypt, Greece and Italy, where he was wounded.
He was a member of Beth Israel Synagogue, The Irving Yarock Chapter of The Jewish War Veterans Post 32 and was a life member of the Worcester County Bridge Club.
FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 1 PM ON SUNDAY JUNE 16TH IN BETH ISRAEL SYNAGOGUE ON JAMESBURY DRIVE .Burial will be in Holy Society Cemetery in Leicester.
Immediately following the interment, a reception will be held in Beth Israel Synangogue and Memorial Observance will begin at his residence from 6:30 PM until 9 PM on Sunday and 2 PM to 5 PM and 6:30 PM to 9 PM Monday through Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Beth Israel Synagogue, Jamesbury Drive, Worcester, MA 01609 or to the Jewish Healthcare Center, 629 Salisbury St., Worcester 01609
Joanne (Perlis) Kogan
of Framingham, MA – Passed away Monday, June 10, 2013, at home, surrounded by her loving husband and children, after a courageous battle with appendix cancer. She was the beloved wife of Serge Kogan. Loving mother of Stephanie, Larry and Ben and his fiancée Catey McCurn. Adored daughter of Irma Bookman and the late Lawrence Perlis. Precious step-daughter of Stanley Bookman. Cherished sister of Arthur Perlis and his wife Myra, Kenny Perlis and his wife Raquel. Beloved daughter-in-law of Gitla Kogan and her late husband Oscar. Beloved sister-in-law of Marcela Kogan and her husband Mitchell Bard. Dear step-sister of Jeffrey Bookman and his wife Barbara, and Larry Bookman and his wife Dr. Laura Bookman. She was a special niece to her many aunts and uncles, and an extraordinary cousin and aunt to her numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Joanne was a beloved guidance counselor at the Haynes School in Sudbury for over 20 years. She was loved by her many friends, colleagues, students and parents. She was a warm and loving friend to many. She will be missed by all. Services will be held at Temple Israel of Natick, 145 Hartford Street, Natick, MA on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 11:30 AM. Following interment at Beit Olam East Cemetery, Wayland. The family will sit Shiva at her residence Wednesday until 9PM. Thursday, 3PM to 5PM and 7PM to 9PM, Friday, 3PM to 5PM, Sunday, 12PM to 4PM and 7PM to 9PM, Monday, 7PM to 9PM. In lieu of flowers remembrances to PMP Pals -Appendix Support Group P.O. Box 6484, Salinas, CA 93912, Dana Farber Cancer institute, Gastro Intestinal Cancer Center, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or Temple Israel of Natick General Fund, 145 Hartford Street, Natick, MA 01760.
Herbert N. Edinburg
Herbert N. Edinburg
WORCESTER – Herbert N. Edinburg, 88, of 54 Beeching St., died on Thursday, June 6th at St. Vincent Hospital.
He leaves his wife of 64 years, Shirlee (Port) Edinburg; two daughters, Gloria Edinburg wife of Peter George of Petersham and Elaine Edinburg wife of Joel Kaye of Edwards, Colorado and two grandchildren, Arie Samuel George and Jeremiah Michael George. He was predeceased by a brother, Murray Edinburg and by his three sisters, Adele Leavitt, Leona Klein and Pearl Waxler.
He was born in Spencer, a son of Elias and Eva (Godnick) Edinburg and had lived in Worcester, most of his life.
He first owned and operated Herb’s Radio and TV Store and later for many years, Worcester Distributors Inc. before retiring about 20 years ago.
He was a member of Temple Emanuel, B’Nai Brith, Knights of Pythias and was a member of Montacute Lodge of Masons.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on SUNDAY, JUNE 9TH IN TEMPLE SINAI, 661 SALISBURY ST. . Burial will be in B’Nai Brith Cemetery.
Memorial Observance will be held through Tuesday Evening June 11th at his residence, 54 Beeching St.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice .
Fishman-Esther (Borstel), of Brockton, on June 7, 2013, age 90. She was the beloved wife of the late Hyman Fishman, to whom she was married for 64 years, the devoted mother of Lana Preston of Brockton, Robert Fishman and his wife Judith of Brockton,and Mary-Ellen Briggs of Brockton. Mother-in-Law of the late Robert Preston and Charles F. Briggs, Jr. Dear grandmother of Carl Preston and his wife Mary, Rachel Law and her husband Theodore, Jr., Jennifer (Fishman) Perez, Emily Fishman, Tim Briggs and Adam Briggs. Also survived by 8 great grandchildren and God-son, William Fishman. Loving sister of David and Lois Borstel of CA, Henri and Joan Borstel of FL, and the late Harvey, Sylvia and Arthur Borstel. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Services at Temple Beth Emunah, (479 Torrey St., Brockton, MA), on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Following interment, memorial observance will be at the home of Robert and Judith Fishman until 3:00 pm Friday, and continuing Sunday, with Minyan at 7:00 pm each night. Remembrances may be made to the Old Colony Y-David Louison Center, 137 Newbury St., Brockton, MA 02301 or Temple Beth Emunah, 479 Torrey St., Brockton, MA 02301.
Jill died peacefully on Saturday morning surrounded by an intimate circle of family and dear friends. She is survived by her beloved partner Warren Lee, her mother and father Margie and Buzz Birnbaum, her brother and sister-in-law Jeff and Kristen Birnbaum and niece and nephews T.J., Katelyn and Brendan, her grandmother Doris Zich, and countless friends and family from Beijing to London to Malaysia to Brooklyn.
Jill’s life was a spice rack of colors, flavors and culture. From the far corners of the world to the corner dumpling shop, Jill delighted in, celebrated, and shared delicious foods, artisanal crafts, fierce fashions, and people’s stories. Her travel and adventures, and the pleasure she took in every encounter, was only matched by her delight in sharing that experience with others – a smile, a knowing wink, a conspiratorial nod of the head.
Jill lived several lives in the course of her 40 years. At the core of her passion was elevating the dignity of others – from connecting and creating families through international adoption in China and Nepal, to child and family social work in Brooklyn and London, to founding Sí Se Puede! (Yes We Can!), a workers cooperative in Brooklyn.
Jill was an intrepid traveler and polyglot. Jill’s appetite to connect with people led her to learn Chinese, Nepali, Spanish, Hebrew and smatterings of many other languages, including her own frequent made-up words and phrases which have worked their way into the lexicon of her many friends across the world.
Jill found her soul mate in Warren Lee. They lived together in New York and London, travelled the world, and were an insanely handsome couple. Jill delighted in bringing together her countless intimate friends and inspired community everywhere she went.
Jill’s memory will be a blessing to all who have known her.
Services at Temple Ohabei Shalom (1187 Beacon St., Brookline, MA), on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Newton Cemetery, 791 Walnut St., Newton, MA. Shiva will follow the service at 238 Rosemary St., Needham, MA on Monday and also on Tuesday 1-4 and 7-9 pm.
Please refer to the CaringBridge website below for more information.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, Jill’s family has asked people to honor Jill’s memory with a donation to one of the organizations Jill adored. For a list of these, please visit http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jillbirnbaum.
Bette St. John
Bette St. John, passed away on June 6, 2013. Graveside services at Sharon Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 1:45 pm.
of Brookline, on June 5, 2013. Devoted father of Neil Patt and his wife Susan Meyer of Miami, FL and Michael Patt and his wife Sarah of Wenham and his adopted children Dianne Mueller and Jay Patt. Dear grandfather of Rebecca, Zachary, Benjamin, Olivia, and Noah. Loving brother of the late Abraham Patt, Samuel Patt, and Sarah Brenner. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Graveside service at the Vilno Cemetery, 776 Baker St. West Roxbury on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Memorial observance will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in his memory may be made to the West End House Camp, 105 Allston St. Allston, MA 02134.
Edward R. Pepper
of Brookline, passed away on June 2, 2013 after almost 92 treasured years. Beloved husband of the late Ethel (Cudlitz) Pepper. Born in 1921 to Charles and Minnie Pepper, raised in the West End of Boston before moving to Brookline upon marrying. Brother of the late Samuel Pepper of Boston and Brookline. Dear Father of Marjorie Pepper of Brookline, Charles Pepper and wife Regina Bellavia of Brookline, and Susan Pepper Adler and husband Jeff Adler of Mamaroneck, NY. Grandfather of Joshua and Daniel Kaufman, and David and Michael Adler. Uncle to Arlene, Carl, Stuart, Ross and the late Elliott. Former devoted employee of the Town of Brookline School Department, Community Boating, and many other companies, where he saw the good in all of his colleagues as well as in everyone else he met. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Visiting hours at his home on Tuesday following the service, Wednesday and Thursday 1-4pm and 6-8pm. Contributions may be made to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 300 Brookline Ave. Boston, MA 02215.
Atty. Gerald M. Lewis
of Chestnut Hill, formerly of Andover, a lawyer in the Andover area and former radio and television personality in Portland, Maine in the 1950s died on Saturday, June 1, in Boston of heart disease.
Born in Boston, June 23, 1928, he was the beloved husband of Joan Eleanor (Steinberg) Lewis. They would have been married 62 years on June 6. Mr. Lewis will be missed dearly by his wife, his son Geoffrey Lewis and his wife Amy Caplan of Waban, his daughter Rose Lewis of Needham, and his three granddaughters whom he adored; Samantha, Jessica and Ming Lewis. Mr. Lewis was the son of the late Rose Mendelsohn Lewis and George Jacob Lewis. He was predeceased by his siblings Frances Rosenstein, Morton Lewis, and Miriam Marcus.
Mr. Lewis was a bright, warm and gentle man who was deeply loved by his family, friends and the communities where he lived. He was admired for his kindness, generosity and respect for all human beings. The Lawrence Bar Association honored him in 2008 for 50 years of extraordinary service. He was active in democratic politics, the local PTA in Andover and the March of Dimes. He served as president of Temple Emanuel in Andover from 1977-1979.
Mr. Lewis was a 1954 graduate of Bowdoin College and received his law degree from Boston University in 1957. Before and while attending Bowdoin College he was a radio reporter and announcer in Bangor, Maine. On a whim one day while visiting Portland where his parents lived, he walked up Congress Street to WCSH-radio and auditioned for a job. To his surprise and sheer delight, he was hired on the spot. He continued at WCSH radio for several years and was the first voice of television in the state of Maine. His radio voice was much admired and even after he left radio to practice law he was often asked to be master of ceremonies for readings during the Jewish High Holidays, and to serve as host on more than one occasion for the Miss Maine pageant with Miss America Mary Ann Mobley in the 1960s.
Mr. Lewis was an avid fan of 1940s jazz, considering Benny Goodman the most talented musician ever. He followed Goodman around in the same way his son would later follow the Grateful Dead. Among the older Mr. Lewis’ most prized possessions is a personal letter from Mr. Goodman thanking him for an album full of photos Mr. Lewis took of the musician at various concerts through the years.
Mr. Lewis maintained an extensive jazz library that included Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald and other prominent musicians of the 1940s. One of his greatest joys was sharing that music with his friends and grandchildren who spent hours with him listening to his music and to his critique of particular pieces. On the side of each CD was a small white sticker with a grade he gave to the CD. No one CD in his collection ever received anything below an A-.
Mr. Lewis was also an avid photographer and a devotee of Leicas. He spent his early years photographing his children and later his grandchildren and all of the wonderful places where he traveled around the world with his wife Joan.
Funeral services for Mr. Lewis will be held at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover, on Monday, June 3 at 1pm. Memorial observance will be held at the home of Geoffrey Lewis and Amy Caplan, Monday through Wednesday from 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston, 333 Nahanton St. Newton, MA 02459
Arlene (Rosenfeld) Rosenfield
of Dedham, formerly of Brookline, on May 27, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Samuel Rosenfield. Devoted mother of Leah Lightman and her husband Hylton of Lawrence, Long Island, NY, Jonathan Rosenfield of Jamaica Plain, and Eliot Rosenfield and his wife Elisabeth of Newtown, PA. Dear grandmother of Rafaella Greenfield and her husband Aryeh, Naava Lightman and her fiancée Eric Keehn, Gabriella, Mishaella, Yaira, Elimelech, and Bayla Lightman, Samantha, and Hailey Rosenfield. Great-grandmother of Menachem Mendel Greenfield. Loving sister of Rhoda Ginsberg of Springfield and the late Arthur Rosenfeld. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 in the Crawford St. Cemetery, West Roxbury. Memorial observance will be at the home of Brenda Gershon, Chestnut Hill, on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 3-9 pm and will also be starting at the home of Leah and Hylton Lightman in Lawrence, NY. Memorial observance will be at the home of Eliot and Elisabeth Rosenfield in Newtown, PA on Friday, May 31, 2013 from 3-9 pm and Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 10 am – 4 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in her memory may be made to Hebrew Senior Life, 1200 Centre St., Roslindale, MA 02131.
Esther Friedman , on May 26, 2013. Services were held in New York on Tuesday May 28, 2013.
GLASSNER IDA (SHEER)
Of Dedham, MA, formerly of Squirrel Hill, PA, on Sunday, May 26, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Robert Milton Glassner; loving mother of William Glassner (Barbara) and Louise Glassner Cohen (Harvey); sister of the late I. J. Sheer (Reba), Fannie Sheer, Jean Landman (Marcus), Florence Sheer, and Abraham Sheer (Mildred); grandmother of Robert and Adrienne Cohen, Robyn Glassner and Richard Meth and Leah Cohen. Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Services in Pittsburgh on Wednesday at 3 p.m. Interment Tree of Life Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to Tree of Life/Or L’Simcha Congregation, 5898 Wilkins Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 or Hebrew Senior Life Development Office, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131.
Adele (Kaufman) Steckler
Of Framingham, formerly of Brooklyn, NY, on May 26, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Daniel. Devoted mother of Renee Berger and her husband Joel, Ira Steckler and his wife Randi, and Lisa Glaser and her husband Dr. Alan.Cherished grandmother of Josh and Ben Steckler, Sabrina, Daniel and Isabella Glaser.Graveside services were held at Beth David Cemetery, New York. Memorial observance will be at the home of Lisa and Dr. Alan Glaser Thursday 7-9pm and Friday 3-5pm.Remembrances to a charity of your choice.
Sylvia J. Riese
Sylvia J. Riese of Watertown, MA, was born on August 24, 1924 in New York, NY, and passed away on May 24, 2013 in Newton, MA. She was preceded in death by her husband I. Leo Riese. She is survived by her children, Deborah Riese Litvin and her husband Joel Litvin of Newton, MA; Mitchell A. Riese of Seattle, WA; and David R. Riese and his wife Eva Bak of Windham, NH, as well as her grandchildren, Sam Litvin, Sarah Litvin, Madeline Riese, and Jacob Riese. As an administrator, she devoted many years to synagogues in Greater Boston, and then moved to Academia to serve the Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University, from which she retired. A graduate of the High School of Music and Art and Hunter College in New York City, she was a lifelong lover of French, music and art. Gifted in languages, she was a passionate reader and opera-lover. With awe-inspiring organizational skills and a “steel-trap memory” that astounded her family, she lived an independent life to the end.
Services at Temple Sinai, (25 Canton St., Sharon, MA), on Monday, May 27, at 1:00 pm. Following interment at Sharon Memorial Park (120 Canton St., Sharon, MA), memorial observance will be at Mrs. Riese’s residence, 7 – 9 pm and will continue May 28, 3 – 8 pm at the home of David Riese and Eva Bak, and at the home of Deborah and Joel Litvin on May 29, 3–9 pm. Donations in memory of Sylvia J. Riese may be made to the Boston Symphony Orchestra or the charity of your choice.
Neuman-Robert, of Canton, MA, formerly of Washington D.C, on May 24, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Arline (Ross) Neuman. Devoted father of Elizabeth Reichman and her husband David of N. Easton, MA, and Martha Welsh and her husband Dr. Michael of Ann Arbor, MI, and Savannah, GA. Proud grandfather of Ted & Daniel Reichman, Mary Nyhan, and Rebecca Reesman. Loving brother of Dr. Alice (Neuman) Bessman of Los Angeles, CA. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Orchard Cove Staff Appreciation Fund, 1 Del Pond Dr., Canton, MA 02021 or Maine Chapter of the International Appalachian Trail, PO Box 916, Gardiner, ME 04345.
Fairchild-Portugal, Steven, of W. Newton, formerly of Norwood MA, on May 23, 2013. Beloved husband of Richard Erickson. Dear son of Grace Portugal. Loving uncle of Nicole (Coskren) Boss and her husband Michael, Melissa Coskren and her fiancé Kyle Rusk, and Peter Coskren. Proud great uncle of Emma and Chloe Boss. Brother of the late Carmen Coskren. Services will be private. A celebration of Steven’s life will be held for family and friends at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vernon Cancer Center-Newton Wellesley Hospital, 2014 Washington St., Newton, MA 02462.
Dan Golomb, on May 23, 2013. Arrangements pending.
Harriet (Cohen) Tarkiainen
WORCESTER – Harriet (Cohen) Tarkiainen, beloved grandmother, mother, wife, daughter, sister, and teacher died after a brief illness on Monday, May 20th in Ocean Ridge, Florida. She moved there from Worcester in 1996 with her husband of twenty years, David R. Tarkiainen, who died in 2003.
She leaves a son, David Israel; a daughter, son-in-law, and grandson, Jessica, Ali, and Raffu Cannon of Oakland, California; a stepson, his wife and children, Erik, Tracey, Ashley, and Kyle Tarkiainen of Camarillo, California. Her sister, Constance Jane Cohen died in 1988.
Mrs. Tarkiainen graduated Bancroft School and Smith College, where she majored in Art History and studied in Florence. She remianed active in the Smith Alumni Fund throughout her life and treasured reunions.
After earning a Masters in Education at Assumption College, she had a rich career as a high school educator, including eleven years teaching Special Education at Wachusett Regional High School in Holden.
Born and raised in Worcester, Harriet Cohen Tarkiainen was the daughter of Nathaniel A. Cohen and Rhonda Kulin Cohen. She was a lifelong member of Beth Israel Synagogue.
FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 1PM on SUNDAY, MAY 26, AT BETH ISRAEL SYNAGOGUE ON JAMESBURY DRIVE UNDER THE DIRECTION OF RICHARD PERLMAN OF BREZNIAK RODMAN CHAPEL OF NEWTON. Burial will be in B’Nai Brith Cemetery.
Memorial Observance will be on Sunday after the funeral and continuing 5-8 PM on Monday, May 27, at the residence of Richard Silverman, 74 Lynnwood Lane, Worcester.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Breast Cancer Coalition or to a charity of your choice.
on May 22, 2013. Beloved daughter of the late David and Estelle Shrier. Devoted sister of Dr. Robert Shrier and his wife Ellen of Henderson, NV. Services will be private.
David A. Wolf
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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.