Toby (Nerenberg) Saftler

died peacefully at the accomplished age of 87 on October 18, 2014. For 64 years she was the beloved wife of the late Melvin Saftler. She is survived by her children: Deborah and her husband Edward Baron, Lou and his wife Renae, Chuck and his wife Colleen . Adored Bubie to Marci and Chris Siegel, Sarah and Aaron Kelly, Hannah and Jackson Saftler. Treasured Bubie to great grandchildren Joe and Adam Siegel and Milo Kelly. Sister of the late Rebecca Hurwitz, Arnold Nerenberg and Benjamin Nerenberg. Services at Temple Beth Emunah, 479 Pearl Street, Brockton on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 11am. Following interment at Plymouth Rock Cemetery, Brockton, the family will return to Temple Beth Emunah until 2 pm. Memorial observance will continue at her late residence on Tuesday 7-9 pm, Wednesday and Thursday 12-4, 6-9 pm, Friday 12-4 pm. Remembrances may be made to Saftler Fund at Temple Beth Emunah, Brockton or to Autism Speaks, 1 East 33rd Street, 4th Floor, New York,NY 10016.

Jocelyn Amelia Sidel Straus

Jocelyn Amelia Sidel Straus- on October 14, 2014. Dear daughter of Donna Jean Sidel Straus and Douglas Charles Straus. Dear sister of  Samantha Mei Sidel Straus.  Services  will be  in California.


Sally Rottenberg

ROTTENBERG, Sally Zykofsky (Silber) of Leominster, formerly of North Weymouth, on October 16, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Norman Rottenberg. Devoted mother of Robert Norman Zykofsky and his wife Sandra of Leominster. Loving sister of the late Doris Rosenthal. Graveside service at Lindwood Memorial Park, 490 North St., Randolph, on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 12:30 pm. Remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice.

Reisa Schwartz

Reisa  Schwartz- Services are incomplete at this time.

Ethel Goodman

Ethel Goodman  services are incomplete at this time.

Irma E. Wagner

Irma E. Wagner, of Columbia, MD, on October 13, 2014. Devoted mother of Stephen (Pamela) Wagner; Dear sister of Natalie Forbes; loving grandmother of Stephanie, Joseph and Nathan. Graveside  service  on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in Sharon, MA. Memorial contributions may be made to  Alzheimer’s Association.

Ruth Rosenwach Sabowitz

Ruth Rosenwach Sabowitz, 96, of Pompano Beach, FL, Newton, MA, and formerly of Little Neck, NY, on October 12, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Morris. Devoted mother of Beth Clingman and her late husband Ken, and Stuart Sabowitz. Service in New York. Friends may visit the family at the residence of Beth Clingman, 41 Roundwood Rd., Newton Upper Falls, on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 4-9 pm.

Harry Allen Bor

Harry Allen Bor, age 71, of Dedham, on Oct. 12, 2014. Survived by brothers Jeff and Ron Bor and niece and nephews. Graveside service at Sharon Memorial Park, Tuesday, Oct.14, 2014 at 10:45 am. Following services memorial observance will be at The Iinterfaith Chapel at NewBridge on The Charles, 5000 Great Meadow Rd., Dedham, until 4:00 pm and then will continue at the home of  Ron and Gail Bor from 6:30-9pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances to American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard St., Alexandria,VA 22311.


veteran Harold Greenberg

Harold Greenberg, age 81, of North Lauderdale, FL, passed away on October 9, 2014. He was the son of the late Harry Greenberg and Pauline (Levin) Greenberg; husband of the late Lois (Lavine) Greenberg; father of Roberta Greenberg of North Lauderdale, FL; brother of Pauline Joseph and her husband Rodney; friend of Lorraine Theokas; and also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Greenberg was born in Baltimore, MD and graduated from Forest Park High School in 1951. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1953 and served honorably until 1955.  He moved to Framingham in 1958 and began his studies at Northeastern University earning his undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Engineering in 1961 and 1964 and then a master’s degree in Business Administration.  Mr. Greenberg had a long and distinguished career as a quality professional, working as a quality engineer and manager for a number of companies in the Boston area in particular Northrop Nortronics, Polaroid Corporation, and Sylvania. He qualified as a professional engineer and was licensed in both California and Massachusetts.

During his professional career Mr. Greenberg was highly respected for his activity in the technical and academic community. He taught quality engineering courses under the auspices of Northeastern University and North Shore Community College as well as the University of Massachusetts at Lowell where he was an adjunct professor in the mechanical engineering department.  In its formative years, prior to its merger into Tufts University, he served as professor and laboratory director at the Bernard M. Gordon Institute for Engineering Leadership.  While there he taught courses in quality, reliability, and component engineering.

Very active in the technical community, he served in the Engineering Societies of New England, an umbrella organization of Professional Engineering Societies, as an officer and also as its president in 1982. His primary professional organization was the American Society for Quality (ASQ) which he originally joined in 1958 and maintained activity throughout his life time. He served as an officer and committee chair for the Boston section continuously from the time he joined the society until the present day. He served as section chair in 1977-1978.  In 1996 the section presented him its Boston Society Award.  He was very active at the regional level which was recognized by the Northeast Quality Council when he was presented with its R. Shaw Goldthwait Award in 1986.  He became active at the national level of the society when he joined its Electronics Division Council in 1975. He served as division chair in 1980, was elected to the ASQ board of directors in 1979, and Region 1 director, until his retirement in 1992 as vice president of the division and technical committees.  He was elected a fellow of ASQ continuing his activity at the national level. He served as a member or chair of the nominating, membership, examining, and professional ethics committees. In 2009 he was elected a national director of ASQ and once again a member of its board of directors. Concurrently he served as treasurer of the ASQ Division Affairs Council and its administrative committee, finally retiring in 2013.  In 2004 ASQ awarded him its Distinguished Service Medal, which is the highest level of recognition that ASQ betows upon members.

Following the tradition of at least 3 generations of men in his family, Mr. Greenberg became a Free Mason in 1971 joining United Lodge in Boston. He was a very active member serving 5 terms as Worshipful Master prior to United Lodge merging with Shawmut Lodge in 1998. Continuing his involvement, he served as Master of Shawmut for 3 terms before it merged with Consolidated Lodge in 2008. Over the course of his Masonic career he also served as a district officer, including 5 years as District Awareness Officer.

Services at Temple Sinai, 25 Canton St., Sharon, on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations in Harold’s memory may be made to Consolidated Lodge A.F. & A.M., 186 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02111.

Linda Falstein-Schneider

of Somerville and North Falmouth, on October 9, 2014. Loving spouse of Julie Schneider. Devoted daughter of the late Maury and Millie (Goldberg) Falstein. Beloved cousin of Bonita and Ron Sindler and Jo and Bill Golson. Adoring aunt of Ricky Sindler and Randy Steineman, Mike and Pam Sindler and their children Jadie and Jennifer, Lisa and Kenny Semko and their children Josh and Zack, Ari and Judy Golson and their children Lila and Levi, Adam Falstein, Jill Falstein, Jon and Sam Darche and their child Mo, and Ben and Val Darche and their children, Emma and Olivia. Dear sister-in-law of Roseann and Gary Darche. Also survived by her cherished companion animal Molly Hester Goldberg Falstein-Schneider. A memorial service will be held in November. In lieu of flowers, donations in Linda’s memory may be made to The Louie Fund c/o or Resist, 259 Elm St., #201, Somerville, MA 02144 –



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