Of Quincy, formerly of Sharon, on March 2, 2015. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn (Role) Ponn and the late Frieda (Bratt) Ponn. Devoted father of Paulette Black and her husband Dr. Steven of Belmont and the late Philip Ponn. Step-father of Lisa Beck and her husband Paul of Scituate. Cherished Zayde of Jessica Weiner and her husband Scott of Sharon, Melissa Black of NYC, Danielle Beck of NJ, and Joshua Beck of Scituate. Dear brother of the late Abraham Ponn and his surviving spouse Evelyn Ponn of Middleton. Services at the Sharon Memorial Park Chapel, 43 Dedham St., Sharon, MA on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm. Memorial observance will be at the home of Jessica and Scott Weiner immediately following the service until 8 pm and at the home of Paulette and Dr. Steven Black on Sunday 1-4 & 7:30-9:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple Israel, 125 Pond St., Sharon, MA 02067.
Diana (Hark) Prince
of Newton Centre, on March 1, 2015. Loving daughter of the late Meyer and Sophia (Laskove) Hark. Beloved wife of Richard J. Prince. Devoted mother of Marjorie Anderson and her husband Stephen, Steven Spector and his wife Donna, Sara Spector Sobkowiak and her fiancée Peter Brown, Jr., Annie Hill, and Lauren Oasis and her husband Ken. Cherished grandmother of Samantha and Ian Anderson, Olivia and Michael Spector, Joseph and Katherine Sobkowiak, Erica and Matthew Hill, and Nathan and Sabrina Oasis. Loving sister of Eleanor and Michael Goldman, George Hark, and Robert Hark. Dearest friend of Myrna Sadowski, cousin of Sophie Vilker, and many other cousins. Services at Temple Beth Elohim, 10 Bethel Rd., Wellesley, on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 10 am. Following interment at Temple Emeth Memorial Park, 776 Baker St.,West Roxbury, memorial observance will be at her residence, Nahanton Woods, 210 Nahanton St., Newton Centre, Thursday 1-5 & 6-8 pm and Friday 2-4 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Autonomic Research Fund, Director of Development, Principal Gifts, 330 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215. Please write “In Memory of Diana Prince” in memo line. Diana retired as the assistant to the President of the TJX Companies where she worked for over 20 years.
Karmazin-Jacob, of Arlington, on February 26, 2015. Beloved husband of the late Lillian S. (Sloan). Devoted father of Michele and Mark Karmazin. Loving brother of Richard Karmazin and the late Bertha Samuels. Graveside services at Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon, on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 9:45 am. Remembrances may be made to Elder Service Plan of the Cambridge Health Alliance, 270 Green St., Cambridge, MA 02139.
Henry Schwab, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on February 26, 2015 at the Heathwood Golden Living Center in Chestnut Hill, MA, at the age of 92.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Anne Schwab of Chestnut Hill, MA; his daughter, Brenda Schwab of Lebanon, New Hampshire; his son, John Schwab and daughter-in-law, Stacy Schwab of Newton, MA; his son, Thomas Schwab and daughter-in-law, Pamela Donegan of Santa Fe, New Mexico; his granddaughter, Rachael Gerber and her husband, Jeremy Horwitz of Arlington, MA; his grandson, Aaron Gerber of Lebanon, New Hampshire; and, his granddaughter, Lauren Schwab of Newton, MA. His father, Martin Schwab and mother, Ruth Schwab, preceeded Henry in death.
Henry was born in Neustadt an der Aisch Germany and fled Nazi persecution to the United States in 1936 at the age of 13. He graduated from high school in Great Neck, New York. During WW II, Henry was assigned to an Army Intelligence Unit comprised primarily of Jewish soldiers, mostly refugees from Nazi Germany, to Camp Ritchie, Maryland—a secret training facility for intelligence officers and interrogators. Their accomplishments, highlighted in the widely shown 2004 film, “The Ritchie Boys,” included helping, planning, and execution of the D-Day invasion, gathering information from enemy prisoners of war, and the uncovering of war crimes. As a non-commissioned intelligence officer, Henry honorably served in Patton’s Third Army, XX Division in France, Belgium, Germany, and Austria.
In June of 1946, in NYC, Henry met Anne Schwab (nee Marx), who was also a Jewish refugee, having escaped from Germany with her family in 1939 and only reaching the US in 1941. They were married in 1948. Also In 1946, Henry began his career as a sales representative with Schmid Brothers, a gift and decorative accessory import firm in Boston and later in Randolph, MA. He worked his entire professional life for Schmid Brothers until retiring in 1990.
One of Henry’s greatest lifelong passions was philately, and he became an international and national award winning researcher and exhibitor of postal history of the Holocaust. In 1992 he published, with the Cardinal Spellman Philatelic Museum, “The Echoes That Remain—A Postal History of The Holocaust.” He continued to publish numerous articles for philatelic journals, exhibited collected works, and spoke to groups including Facing History and Ourselves of Brookline, MA.
Among so many other things, Henry will be remembered as a soft-spoken gentleman, and for his incredible compassion, kindness, and integrity towards his family, friends and all others with whom he dealt.
Graveside services will be private. A memorial service will be held at a date to be determined later.
In Lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations of remembrance to Facing History and Ourselves, 16 Hurd Rd., Brookline, MA 02445.
Judge Irving “Brad” Spielman
Judge Irving Spielman
On February 26, 2015, Judge Irving “Brad” Spielman; beloved father of Howard Spielman, Steven Spielman, and the late Edward Spielman; adored father-in-law of Denise Spielman, Susan Spielman, and Elizabeth Taieb; cherished brother of Evelyn (late Harold) Guttenberg, and Sheila (Morty) Blaivis; loving grandfather of Sara, Julia, and Matthew Spielman.Funeral services and interment will be held in Columbia, MD on Sunday, March 1.In lieu of flowers remembrances in his memory may be sent to Edward A. Spielman Scholarship Fund, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn College Foundation, 2900 Bedford Ave., Ingersoll Hall, Room 1122, Brooklyn, NY 11210
Adam R. Miller
Adam R. Miller of Sharon, formerly of Newton, on February 19, 2015. Cherished son of Leslie (Ross) Miller and the late Roy B. Miller. Stepson of Warren Abramson. Loving brother of Todd Miller. Services at Temple Beth Avodah, 45 Puddingstone Lane, Newton, on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 1:00 pm. Due to the outpouring of support to Adam’s family, and because of limited parking, we suggest that you share transportation to the temple. Following interment at Beth El Cemetery, Baker St., West Roxbury, the family will return to Temple Beth Avodah until 8 pm. Remembrances may be made to the Adam “Bubba” Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund, C/O Camp Avoda Development office, 35 Waterfall Drive, Suite J, Canton, MA 02021. www.campavoda.org. Adam was on the board of directors and coached NAA basketball, and was a board member and coach of Newton East Little League for more than 10 years. He attended Camp Avoda for 21 summers, where he was a counselor, administrator, and program director. He taught children with special needs at the Gifford School and at Reads Collaborative.
F. Robert Morris
Morris-F. Robert, of Holliston, formerly of Tucson, Arizona, on February 21, 2015. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn (Handman) Morris. Devoted father of Lindsey Morris and his wife Brenda of Holliston and the late Melody Ball of Tucson, Arizona. Dear grandfather of Mary Ball and her husband Tito Ramirez, Andrea and Rachel Morris and great-grandfather of Cecilia Lopez, Robert Lopez and Michael Ramirez. Loving brother of the late Geraldine Felcher and Stanley Morris. A memorial service will be held at the home of Lindsey and Brenda Morris on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7 pm. Memorial observance will continue Friday 10 am – 4 pm. Remembrances may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284, or to Grand Lodge of MA AF & AM, Brotherhood Fund, 186 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02111. Morris was a member of Marion McDaniel Lodge #56, F &AM, Builders Lodge #60, F & AM, Tucson, Arizona, and a member of Perfection Lodge AF & AM, Framingham, MA.
Milton S. Glassman
of Milton, formerly of Randolph, on February 21, 2015. Beloved husband of Blossom (Cutler) Glassman. Devoted father of Carole Merlino of Plymouth and Deborah Leussler and her husband David of Millis. Cherished grandfather of Brittany Bosworth and her husband Josh, Emily and Ashley Merlino, Maxwell and Nathan Leussler. Great-grandfather of Ameliyia Bosworth. Services at Temple Beth Am, 871 North Main St., Randolph on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 1 pm. Following interment at Sharon Memorial Park memorial observance will be held at his residence Tuesday until 8 pm, Wednesday and Thursday 2-5 & 6-8 pm, and Friday 2-4 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Temple Beth Am, 871 North Main St., Randolph, MA 02368.
Richard Lucien “Dick” Berkman
Berkman, Richard Lucien (“Dick”) of Newton, passed away peacefully after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease on Friday, February 20, 2015, at age 69. For 47 years, Dick was the beloved husband of Patience Bennett Berkman. He was the devoted father of Rabbi Jethro Berkman and his wife, Rabbi Audrey Marcus Berkman, Julia Berkman, and Tobias Berkman and his fiancée, Anne Olinick; cherished grandfather of Gavriel, Amiel, and Edan Berkman; dear brother of Arnold Berkman and his wife, Claire Fleet Berkman; devoted son of the late Marion and Henry Berkman, and fond cousin and uncle to many.
A memorial service will be held at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Avenue, Boston, on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 11:00 am. Interment will be at Newton Cemetery, 791 Walnut Street, Newton. Following interment, memorial observance (shiva) will be at Patience Berkman’s residence: 24 Billings Park, Newton, until 6 pm. Additional memorial observance will be at two locations: 24 Billings Park on February 24, from 9 – 11 am & 4 – 8 pm, and also on February 25, from 7 – 9 pm; and at the home of Rabbis Jethro Berkman and Audrey Marcus Berkman, 183 Melrose Street, Newton, on February 25, from 7 – 9 am and on February 26, from 4:30 – 7:30 pm.
Richard was a retired partner at Hale and Dorr in Boston (now Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr) where he practiced law for 30 years, and a graduate of Oberlin College and Harvard Law School. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Dick’s name to Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org/donate) or Temple Israel (http://www.tisrael.org/Giving.asp).
Gilman- Dorothy (Miller) of Milton, formerly of Sharon, on February 18, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Herman “Hank” Gilman. Devoted mother of Pamela Gilman and Richard Diamond, and Randy and Linda Gilman. Cherished grandmother of Jessica and Michael. Loving sister of Gertrude Lasden and the late Philip Miller. Services in the chapel of Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham Street, Sharon, on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 12 Noon. Following services, memorial observance will begin in the function room at Fuller Village, 1372 Brush Hill Rd. Milton until 5 pm and then until 8:30 pm in her private residence at Fuller Village. Memorial observance will continue on Monday and Tuesday, 2-5, 7-9 pm at the home of Pamela Gilman and Richard Diamond. Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society.