Marjorie R. Silver-Of Naples, FL, and Walpole, MA, formerly of Needham and Newton, on February 7, 2020. Beloved wife of James Silver. Devoted mother of Lauren Baum and her husband Jason and, Alison Daglow and her husband Christopher. Cherished grandmother of Zachary and Matthew Baum and Jackson and Ethan Daglow. Dear daughter of the late Ethel and Milton Rosenthal. Margie grew up in Newton and was a proud member of the Class of 1969 at Newton South High School, copy editor of the yearbook and standout on the girls tennis team. Her favorite summers were at Camp Rapputak in Fryeburg, Maine where she fostered many friendships and was either a number one or two Color War pick. Margie graduated cum laude from the University of Vermont where she majored in Physical Education. She and her childhood sweetheart, Jim married during their senior year in college and moved back to the Boston area, eventually settling in Needham and welcoming daughters Lauren and Alison to their family. At first, Margie began working part time in Jim’s financial services business. Part time soon became full time and Margie became a fixture at family owned Silver Investments in Framingham until her retirement in May of 2018. She was admired and respected by all clients for her demeanor, empathy and competence. She and Jim were true best friends and had an active life consisting of friends, family, athletics, and travel. She had a large group of friends going back to elementary school who were drawn to her smile and easy demeanor. She saw sunrise from the top of the Grand Canyon, smoked a cigar in Havana, floated in the Dead Sea, made par from the “valley of sin” at St. Andrews, and saw her beloved Red Sox and Patriots define excellence on more than one occasion. More important, she was the yin to Jim’s yang, a true matriarch to her daughters who looked up to her as their true role model, and adored “Grammy” to her four grandsons. “Grammy days” became a special tradition with all of her grandsons, they were usually on Wednesdays and the final one was just this past Wednesday when her entire family was present to sing her Happy Birthday for the final time. She was truly a very special lady. Services at Temple Beth Shalom, 670 Highland Ave, Needham, on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 10:00 am. Following interment at Or Emet Cemetery, Baker St., West Roxbury, memorial observance will be at her late residence in Walpole until 7:00 pm and Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Dr. Bradley A. McGregor, GU5149 Research Fund,450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215.
Of Dedham, formerly of Randolph and Bronx, NY, passed away on February 6, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Lorraine (Kopman) Zimmerman. Devoted father of Sharon Salwen and her husband Jon, and Roger Zimmerman and his wife Susan. Proud grandfather of Amanda, Ben, Lila, Kira and Alli. Jerry attended the Bronx High School of Science, New York University, and the University of Bridgeport, where he received a Masters of Mechanical Engineering. His distinguished career in optical engineering included work on imaging systems for the Corona Satellite Program, the Keck Telescope, and providing night vision, FLIR technology for the Israeli Defense Forces and for firefighters. He was a Fellow of the SPIE and twice president of the New England Chapter of the Optical Society of America. His friends and family will always be grateful for his artful photographs.
Services at Wilson Chapel, 234 Herrick Rd., Newton Centre, MA, on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 11:00 am. Following interment at Temple Israel Cemetery, 492 North Ave., Wakefield, MA, a memorial reception will be held at 3:30 pm at NewBridge on the Charles, 5000 Great Meadow Rd., Dedham, MA. Shiva will take place Tuesday from 7–9 pm at the home of Sharon and Jon Salwen. Remembrances in memory of Jerry may be made to Temple Israel of Boston, 477 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02215 or to the National Institute on Aging, Attn: Office of Financial Management, Building 31, Room 5C35, 31 Center Drive, MSC 2292, Bethesda, MD 20892. Late Korean War Veteran, Ist Lt., U.S. Army.
Stan Edelson-of Cambridge, on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Graveside service at The Workmen’s Circle Cemetery, 776 Baker St.,West Roxbury, on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 1:00pm.
Barbara “Bubsy” Greene Goldman, age 81, of Framingham, passed away peacefully in her sleep with her son by her side on February 4, 2020. She was born August 16, 1938 in Boston, MA, and was the daughter of the late Irving and Anna Greene.
Barbara leaves behind two sisters, three sons, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Barbara devoted her life to her family and through the years hosted family gatherings where she passed on the family traditions and spirit.
Barbara raised three boys which was no easy task and later in life began a career as a legal secretary.
At a relatively young age she was affected by a disease which she survived but was left with many challenges. There was not a day that went by that Barbara didn’t face those challenges with determination, dignity and class.
She was smart, sophisticated, and her sense of humor and smile were loved by those around her. Funeral service at the chapel at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, MA, on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Following the service her life will be remembered at her son Edward’s home in Framingham, MA for family and close friends. In lieu of flowers or donations, it’s Barbara’s wish for you to reach out to someone you love.
Louise Anne Macy, 95, of Canton, passed away February 2, 2020. Devoted daughter of the late David Kniznik and Bella Shatkin Kniznik. Beloved wife of the late Edwin A. Macy. Devoted mother of Deborah Macy Sewall (Sydney) and Barbara Jane Macy and the late David James Macy. Dear grandmother of Bella Sewall Wolitz (David) and Sam Sewall (Wendy Evans). Proud great-grandmother of Michael Wolitz, Joshua Wolitz, Justin Sewall and Leo Sewall. Loving sister of the late Estelle Klayman and Sylvia Fain. She was a loving aunt, cousin, and friend to many. Louise’s smile warmed all who met her.
Louise was a member of Temple Beth El in Fall River, Nehar Shalom Community Synogogue in Jamaica Plain and Kennebec Land Trust and Hadassah.
Services at Wilson Chapel, 234 Herrick Rd., Newton Centre, MA on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 11 am, interment will follow at Temple Beth El Cemetery, Fall River. Shiva will be held at Orchard Cove, 1 Del Pond Dr., Canton, MA 02021 following interment until 6 pm, minyan at 5pm. Wednesday and Thursday shiva will be held at Nehar Shalom Community Synogogue, 6-8 pm, minyan at 7 pm.
Donations in her memory may be made to Temple Beth El, PO Box 871, Augusta, ME 04332, Nehar Shalom Community Synogogue, 43 Lochstead St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, Kennebec Land Trust, PO Box 261, Winthrop, ME 04364, or a charity of your choice.
H. Robert Nagel, DDS-of Newton, on February 1, 2020. Beloved husband of Carol (Shapiro) Nagel. Devoted father of Robbi Nagel, Dr. Gregg M. Nagel and his wife Dr. Brittany Braga, and Jodi Nagel Rodman and her husband Andrew. Loving grandfather of Alex and Reid Chilkowitz, Ryan and Sam Rodman and Lukas Nagel. Brother of Fran Stein. Dear uncle of Brian and Nicole Kwitkin, and Lori and Allison Stein. Dr. Nagel founded The Endodontics Group in 1974. He was well respected in the dental field, admired by colleagues and patients alike. He was a veteran of the Vietnam conflict serving as a Captain in the Air Force. Dr. Nagel was an amazing father and was “Poppy” to his beloved grandchildren. Services at The Wilson Chapel, 234 Herrick Rd., Newton, on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Following the service family and friends are invited to the Nagel residence until 8:00 pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to The New York Multiple Sclerosis Society, 733 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10017. www.nationalmssociety.org.
Jane R. Moss was born in Boston, Massachusetts in May of 1942. She passed away on January 30, 2020. A resident of the Back Bay, Jane committed her life to service, supporting family, friends and her community with daily acts of love.
Jane was born to two dynamic individuals. Her entrepreneurial mother Fay Rotenberg was the founder of the Newbury Street League, and her father Harold Rotenberg was an American Impressionist painter driven by faith and curiosity. Jane grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts on Heath Street, and was known for her independence and irreverence, as well as her fierce protection of her sister Judi and brother Jon. The family spent their summers in Rockport, Massachusetts, where Judi, Jon and Jane had a store,”The Motif” during the 1970’s and 1980’s.
When she moved to Newbury Street in 1985 Jane became a legend, known and beloved by so many: local merchants, salon owners and stylists, ambitious and talented restauranteurs, and fellow residents. Some people called her the Grace Kelly of the Back Bay for her signature silk scarf, tied classically under her chin to protect her perfectly coiffed hair from an errant breeze. Always impeccably dressed from head to toe, Jane had an intuitive sense of style and fashion.
Jane’s work in the world varied, but always revolved around her love of meeting and connecting with people. She was also a property owner on Newbury and Boylston Streets.
Jane relished the opportunity to contribute to organizations where she could make an impact. She served on the Dana Farber Cancer Institute Friends Board, and also volunteered in the infusion room at the Farber for 14 years — making lifelong friends and connections with patients and their families. Jane was also involved with New England Baptist Hospital as well as the Brookline Park and Recreation Committee, and most recently, as a commissioner of the Back Bay Architectural Commission.
Perhaps Jane’s greatest pleasure though, and the evidence of her lasting impact, was the time she invested in her relationships with her great-nieces and nephew. Jane dedicated every Tuesday for fifteen years to attending to the needs of Rebecca, Hannah and Esmé. In this way her social circle grew to include so many young families and school teachers, whom to this day, speak of Jane with affection and joy. In recent years, she returned to Rockport so she could pass the days surrounded by Richie, Madeline and Eloise — rising early with them, sharing Brother’s donuts and drinking Bean and Leaf coffee, before they left for camp. Most recently, Jane took absolute joy in the arrival of Fay and Jonathan’s daughter, and savored every photo of Willa, appreciating the ways she was growing and discovering the world. She was also the greatest of puppy aunts, offering treats to Moxie, Rocky and Freddie at any chance.
Jane will be forever missed by her family, who will strive to honor her legacy of devotion and kindness. She is survived by her siblings, Judi Rotenberg Ross Zuker, Jon Rotenberg, and their spouses, Edward Zuker and Bonnie Rotenberg. She was a world-class aunt to Abigail, Alison, Franklin, Fay and Lee and to their partners, Mark, Ian, Rachel, Jonathan and Zach; Great-aunt to Rebecca Hannah, Esmé, Richard, Madeline, Eloise and Willa, and a loving dog aunt to Freddie, Rocky and Moxie.
Service at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA (parking on the Riverway) on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 1:30 pm. Interment will follow at Temple Israel Cemetery, 492 North Ave., Wakefield, MA. Memorial observance will be held at the home of Abigail and Mark Goodman on Saturday 6-9 pm and Sunday 11 am – 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Boston Community Pediatrics, c/o Dr. Robyn Riseberg, 56 Beverly Rd., Wellesley, MA 02481.
Sokolov, Hyman Benjamin, of Framingham, MA, passed away on January 26, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Carol Sokolov. Devoted father of Barry Neal Sokolov and his wife Maureen, Marcy Aaron and her partner Leonard Cordaro, and Philip Gary Sokolov and his husband Timothy Labanon. Cherished grandfather of Michelle Jamie Koppelman and her husband Dr. Adam Koppelman, Lauren Sokolov, and Amelia Labanon. Proud great grandfather of Tobin Wolfe Koppelman, Andrew Sokolov, and Summer and Shyanne Sokolov. Loving brother of the late Irving Sokolov and Frances Sokolov. He was the owner of Clough’s Pharmacy in Framimgham, MA. Graveside service at Framingham-Natick Hebrew Cemetery, Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Noon. In lieu of flowers, donations in Hyman’s memory may be made to Temple Beth Sholom, 50 Pamela Rd., Framingham, MA 01701.
Charlotte (Aronson) Kaitz, age 93, passed away peacefully at her home in Needham, MA on January 25, 2020. A decades-long resident of Newton, MA, she was preceded in death by her husband and soulmate of 63 years, Louis L. Kaitz. She is survived by her three daughters Suzi Kaitz, Sharon Kaitz, and Marsha Kaitz and their husbands Jonathan Katz, Jonathan Wilson, and Amit Boim; six loving grandchildren – Julia, Miranda, Adam, Gabriel, Jonathan, and Noa; and eight great-grandchildren.
Charlotte was known as a woman with style and elegance. She loved her family and home and put them first, above all. She was dedicated to Congregation Mishkan Tefila, where she found spiritual guidance in life, comfort in times of distress, and a social network filled with long-time, dedicated friends. Well-versed in and a collector of Judaica, she curated the museum at the synagogue and was dedicated to sharing it with others. As a couple, Charlotte and Lou were involved in numerous community programs and philanthropic endeavors both in the United States and in Israel. They founded the Louis and Charlotte Kaitz Boston University School of Medicine/Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School Exchange Program and were supporters of the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Charlotte will be missed by many, and remembered and cherished by those who loved and knew her.
A service will be held at the Wilson Chapel, at 234 Herrick Rd, Newton on January 27, at 1:30 pm, followed by interment at the Mishkan Tefila Memorial Park at 2605 Centre St, West Roxbury. Shiva will be at the home of Suzi Kaitz and Jonathan Katz after the funeral until 7 pm, Tuesday 1/28 and Wednesday 1/29, 4:30 – 8:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a gift in Charlotte’s memory to The National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, 101A 1st Ave., Waltham, MA 02451, or to the charity of your choice.
Norman K. Hollenberg, M.D., Ph.D., of Brookline, a renowned leader in cardiovascular medicine and hypertension, passed away on January 15th, 2020, after a long illness. He spent his last days in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the institution that he loved and his academic home for 50 years. Dr. Hollenberg was Professor of Medicine and Radiology and Director of Research in Radiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. He leaves a remarkable lasting legacy in renal medicine and hypertension.
Dr. Hollenberg was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Sonia and Irving Hollenberg. He was a member of one of the most illustrious medical families in Canada. Dr. Hollenberg earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Manitoba in Canada. His Ph.D. in Pharmacology was obtained under Professor Börje Uvnäs at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden and Professor Mark Nickerson at the University of Manitoba and McGill University in Canada. After a medical residency in Winnipeg he completed his clinical education in Medicine and Nephrology at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, under the tutelage of John Merrell, M.D., one of the founders of modern nephrology. These three men had an enormous influence on his approach to biology and medicine, his value system, and his dedication to academic pursuits.
From its beginning, Dr. Hollenberg’s career focused on the kidney. Over nearly 50 years of extensive and groundbreaking research solidified his position as one of the true giants in the regulation of the renal circulation in health and disease. He authored more than 600 publications, over half of which are original articles in the archived literature. His many accomplishments included documenting the factors (hormonal and environmental) that control the renal circulation, and describing how they translate into the body’s regulation and handling of sodium intake. He assessed how defects in this regulation lead to hypertension, kidney disease in diabetes and congestive heart failure. Much of his research was the product of decades of collaboration with Dr. Gordon Williams, also at the Brigham. Dr. Hollenberg shared the opinion that much of the productivity and fun in research came from that collaboration.
Dr. Hollenberg was a pioneer in the development of new agents to treat disease and reverse harmful adverse effects. He was the first person to administer an ACE inhibitor to an individual with congestive heart failure, when the prevailing wisdom was that this new drug would be fatal. The patient awoke and walked. As a consequence of his insights, Dr. Hollenberg’s research catalyzed the development of two important classes of drugs, ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers. Today they are prescribed to tens of millions of patients for the treatment of hypertension, congestive heart failure and chronic kidney disease, particularly in diabetes mellitus.
Most recently Dr. Hollenberg’s research interests focused on the vascular effects of flavonoid-rich cocoa, a subject that married medical anthropology and the important arena of vascular responsiveness. Based on Dr. Hollenberg’s seminal research, a large clinical trial is underway to determine whether flavanols that are found in chocolate may confer health benefits, including lowering blood pressure and lowering the risk for cardiovascular disease.
In his role as Director of Research in the Department of Radiology, Dr. Hollenberg pursued interests in collateral arterial vessel growth and reactivity, prior probability as a determinant of diagnostic strategy, and the implications of genetics for the diagnostic process.
Beyond research, Dr. Hollenberg had a special interest in medical education and teaching. Over the decades, he mentored countless students and fellows, many of whom became professors and leaders in their communities around the world. He served as one of four Associate Editors at the New England Journal of Medicine for seventeen years, and spent an additional six years on the journal’s Editorial Board. He also served on the editorial boards of a dozen journals. He was Editor of the Atlas of Hypertension and Editor-In-Chief of Current Hypertension Reports.
Among the awards and honors he received, Dr. Hollenberg valued especially the Royal College of Physicians Gold Medal and Prize, and the Medical Writers Association of the American Medal and Prize for best medical book of the year, “Heart Facts,” co-authored with his daughter.
The world of medicine, and the nephrology and hypertension communities in particular, have lost one of its giants. Norman Hollenberg was truly one of the great leaders in renal medicine, serving as a beloved and irreplaceable mentor to countless students. He was witty and exceptionally eloquent, a consummate storyteller whose door was always open in welcome. Perhaps most important, the world has lost a kind, caring and gentle person and a true gentleman.
Dr. Michael Weber, a colleague, summarized well: “His wisdom was not just from books and learning, but from the heart, a profound understanding of the essence of life and how it can only be understood at an emotional level deep within us. He was a giant in his field of science and his wisdom and deep warmth, his exceptional ability to find deeper human meaning beyond the obvious, are legacies that will be treasured by many.”
Norman Hollenberg is survived by his daughter Ilana Hollenberg of Northborough, MA, his son, David Hollenberg of Eugene, Oregon and his beloved and loving wife of 35 years, Deborah Hollenberg, who stayed close by his side, caring for him with all her love and strength until he left us.
He was laid to rest in Newton Cemetery on Friday, January 24th surrounded by family, close colleagues, and friends on a day when the air was as gentle as he.
There will be a memorial service at Temple Israel in Boston, MA (parking on the Riverway) on March 22nd at 1:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family hopes to establish an endowed lectureship in Norman’s name and asks that donations be made to Brigham and Women’s Hospital to support the Department of Radiology. Memorial gifts can be made online at www.bwhgiving.org/hollenberg or checks can be made payable to Brigham and Women’s Hospital with “in memory of Norman K. Hollenberg, MD, PhD” in the memo line and sent to: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave., 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02116.
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