Robert S. Schwartz



Robert S. Schwartz,”Robbie,” of North Easton, devoted husband of the late Dorothy Schwartz, beloved partner of 16 years of Sandy Forman, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2015.  Loving father of Susan Spiller and her husband Howard, Janet Billings and her husband Daniel, and Linda Chernov. Cherished grandfather to Jamie and Michael Spiller, Samuel and Danirose Billings, and Emma Elwell.  Loving Zadie to Alex Elwell.  Adored brother of Cynthia Hurwitz, Eileen Katz, Sheila Frawley and Elise Michelson and the late Arthur Schwartz and Ada Cohen.  He also leaves many nieces and nephews. Service at Temple Beth Emunah, Brockton, MA, on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11 am. Memorial observance at his residence Friday afternoon following the service and Sunday 1-6 pm. Remembrances in his memory may be made to Old Colony Y Campership Fund, 445 Central St., Stoughton, MA 02072.

Marlene Sylvester

Marlene Sylvester -On March 24, 2015. Information is unavailable at this time.

veteran Jay Rosenthal

Jay Rosenthal-On March 23, 2015. There will be no service.

Charlotte S. (Anbinder) Davis

of Randolph, on March 21, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Manuel H. Davis. Devoted mother of Michael R. Davis and his wife Barbara, and Steven D. Davis and his partner Kathleen Rogers. Loving grandmother of Andrea. Dear sister of George Anbinder and Ruth Grandberg. Services at Lindwood Memorial Park, 490 North St., Randolph, Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 11 am. Memorial observance will be at her residence, Tuesday until 8 pm and Wednesday 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.


Mort Rosenthal

Mort Rosenthal

Mort Rosenthal

of Cambridge, MA, on March 19, 2015. Wonderful and greatly loved husband of Maryann Thompson,  father of  sons, Alex, Ben and Solomon, and stepfather of Emma and Michael Rose. Services will be at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Ave., Boston (parking on the Riverway), on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 10:00 am. Following the service, the family will be receiving visitors at Eric and Lori Lander’s home at 74R Fayerweather Street in Cambridge on Monday  until 4pm .

Mort, a business visionary, founded a company called Corporate Software in 1983 that revolutionized software distribution by packaging and licensing software in a business-friendly way.  Corporate Software made personal computers a standard part of the office environment by making software more affordable. A serial entrepreneur, Mort continued to create new companies up until his untimely death. Funny, engaging, truly out-of-the-box, Mort was always looking for imaginative solutions to all sorts of challenges.

In addition to being a titan in the software world, Mort was also often found at school events or shuttling a carload of children.

Passionate about his family, he actively participated in his children’s lives, spending time playing, talking and being with them. He worked to make serious illnesses more manageable and served actively on committees and Boards of Cambridge-Ellis School, Shady Hill School and Cambridge School of Weston. Mort took joy in watching his five children become the wonderful people they are and felt deep gratitude that he was able to be part of their lives.  He was also a deeply loving and supportive spouse of his wife, Maryann.

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, New York, NY 10004 (, or Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, New England Chapter, 72 River Park St., Needham Heights, MA, 02494 (

veteran Israel Flatto

Of Deerfield Beach, FL, formerly of Randolph, on March 19, 2015. Beloved husband of Sylvia (Baronick) and the late Rhoda (Slypack). Dear son of the late Bessie and Morris Flatto. Devoted father of Michael and Arlene Flatto. Stepfather of Judy Phillips, David and Christine Phillips, Gayle Campbell, and Nathaniel and Diane Phillips. Dear grandfather of Russell and Maria Flatto, Scott Flatto, Eric and Carissa Campbell, Jonathan Campbell, Kyle, Courtney, Hunter and Trevor Phillips, Rebecca and Hannah Phillips. Great grandfather of Noa and Ethan Flatto and Lia and Ezahn Campbell. Loving brother of the late Herbert and Ida Flatto. Brother in law of Marlene and Alan Davidowitz, and Evelyn and David Finn. Uncle of Nadyne Finn, Mark and Julie Flatto, Richard and Laura Flatto, Dennis and Katie Kissen, Steve and Evelyn Kissen, and Richard and Karen Kissen. Services at the Wilson Chapel, 234 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm. Following interment at Baker Street,West Roxbury, memorial observance will be at the home of Michael and Arlene Flatto, and will continue through Tuesday evening. Remembrances may be made to The Bridge Center (formerly Handi- Kids), 470 Pine Street, Bridgewater, MA  02324, or to Hebrew Senior Life, 1200 Centre St., Roslindale, MA  02131. Mr. Flatto was a member of Teamsters Local # 259.

Sylvia “Cecelia” (Kaplan) Kramer

Sylvia ”Cecelia”(Kaplan)Kramer of Brookline, March 17, 2015.Beloved wife of the late Harold “Hecky” Kramer. Devoted mother of Stanley Kramer and Phyllis Pond. Cherished grandmother of Nicole Shea and her husband Jon, Andrea Payette, and Larry Kramer and his wife Chloe. Loving great grandmother of Olivia, Caroline,Nathan and Patrick. Dear sister of Sidney”Sonny” Kaplan and his wife Pat, Esther Feldman and her late husband Sidney, The late Benjamin “Benny” Kaplan and his surviving wife Barbara, the late Alice Rosenthal and her late husband Samuel” Sammy”, the late Etta Swiecicki and her late husband Stanley. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Services private.In lieu of flowers remembrances to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center c/o Development Office, 330 Brookline, Ave. Boston, MA 02215.Sylvia was a proud American, Loyal Boston Sports fan and a faithful West Ender

veteran Martin T. Blank

Blank, Martin T. Of Framingham, on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Beloved husband of Marcy (Ackerman). Loving father of Cheryl, Dale (Tom Fox), Elyse (Michael Smith) and David (Craig Crawford). Cherished grandfather of Lindsay Yakavonis (Frank Metcalfe, Jr.), Michael Yakavonis and Mackenzie Smith. Son of the late Hyman and Jennie (Grossman) Blank of Bronx, New York. Devoted uncle, cousin, and friend. Korean War era veteran, US Army, 696th Ordnance Ammunition Co. recipient of the Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars and the United Nations Service Medal. Services at Temple Beth Shalom, 50 Pamela Road, Framingham, on Friday, March 20 at 11am. Burial in Framingham-Natick Jewish Cemetery. Memorial observance at his late residence immediately following the burial through 5:30pm and continuing on Saturday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm and on Sunday from 2pm to 4:30 pm and 6:30 to 8:30pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Disabled American Veterans or to the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.

Hilda (Gardy) Silberman

Hilda (Gardy) Silberman-of Brookline, MA, passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on March 17, 2015. Beloved mother of Marcelle Watkin and her husband Arnold, Rena Lieberman and her husband Aubrey, Mervyn Woolf and his partner, Angela Thomas, and Laurence Woolf. Also survived by her former daughter-in-law, Jennifer Woolf. Cherished grandmother of Heath Watkin and his wife Katie, Charla Turgel and her husband Michael, Ryan Lieberman and his partner Chris Allen, Jarod Lieberman and his wife Karen, and Danielle and Jason Woolf. Loving great-grandmother of Ella and Abigail Watkin, Jeremy and Eli Turgel, and Jackson Lieberman.
Hilda was passionate about many things….bridge, music, dancing, travel, game shows, telling anyone who would listen about her life, and telling jokes. But most of all she loved being surrounded by her extensive, devoted and loving family, as well as her extended family at Goddard House. She will be sorely missed. Graveside service on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 11:00 am at Lindwood Memorial Park, 490 North St., Randolph, MA. Memorial observance at the home of Marcelle and Arnold Watkin on Sunday and Monday 7:00-9:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Goddard House, c/o Employee Appreciation Fund, 165 Chestnut St., Brookline, MA 02445.

Lissa G. Miller

Lissa Miller

Miller-Lissa G., of Canton, formerly of Randolph, on March 11, 2015. Dear daughter of Arthur J. Miller and the late Roberta (Kriedberg) Miller. Devoted mother of Justin L. Miller of Canton. Loving sister of Michele B. Miller of Canton and Jami L. Miller of Walpole. Services in the chapel at Sharon Memorial Park, 43 Dedham St., Sharon, on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 12 Noon. Following services, memorial observance will be at the Clubhouse of Greenbrook ll Condominiums, 400 Island Street, Stoughton. Memorial observance will continue on Thursday at the home of Arthur and Barbara Miller, Canton, from 1-4 & 6-9 pm. Remembrances may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA  02284.

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