veteran Daniel B. Caplan MD

CAPLAN, Daniel B. MD Dr. Daniel Caplan of Atlanta, Georgia, born in Winthrop, MA in 1937 to A. Nathan and Goldie Caplan, was a pioneer in pediatric gastroenterology specializing in the study and treatment of patients with cystic fibrosis and other GI disorders for fifty years. He died of mesothelioma on March 14, 2020 surrounded by his family including his longtime partner Connie Buchanan, RNP, daughter Phyllis Heydurn, sons Andrew and Lloyd, three grandchildren, and brothers Hubert and Michael. A son, Richard predeceased him years ago. Dan attended Winthrop High School, Brandeis, and received an MD with honors from Tufts in 1962. He held residencies at Boston City Hospital, Boston Floating, and Yale hospitals. Dan moved with his former wife, Ilene Koretz, and children to Georgia in the late 1960s. There, he served in the US Army Medical Corps and then built his storied career in pediatric gastroenterology in Atlanta, primarily at Emory. Dan was the consummate physician, always treating his patients and their families with empathy, compassion, skill, and consideration. He had a keen mind, not only keeping up with medical advances, but reading numerous novels and appreciating music, art, politics, and sports. A successful clinical researcher and respected sought after teacher and mentor for many students and colleagues, Dan was above all a “mensch,” a prince among men. He will be greatly missed. Funeral services were held in Atlanta, Georgia. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Advanced Practice Nurses, Inc., or Reaching Out Foundation, Inc.,

Eileen Sherman Morse

Eileen Sherman Morse,  of Chestnut Hill, MA and Delray Beach, FL, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2020, 4 days short of her 87th birthday. Loving wife of the late James Morse to whom she was married 47 years. Devoted mother to David & Jennifer Morse and Julie & Robert Morse Cummins. She was the cherished “AMA” to her 4 grandchildren, Joshua, Richard, Gabriella and William. Beloved sister of Lucille Sherman and the late Marshall and Richard Sherman. She loved cooking, reading, knitting, playing bridge and mahjong. Services are Private – there will be a memorial ceremony at a date to be determined. Memorial contributions may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation or 800-708-7644.

Judy Rosenstein

Judy Rosenstein of Newton, MA, died on Friday, March 13th, 2020 after fighting lymphoma.  Judy was born in Willimantic, CT in April of 1947 to the late Florence and Mitchel Rosenstein. She is survived by her husband Paul Hoxie of 46 years; her three children and their spouses Sarah Hoxie and Cassandra Golding of Amherst, MA; Leah Hoxie and Jim Schachterle of Brooklyn, NY; Ben Hoxie and Deborah Kenyon of Brooklyn, NY; her five grandchildren; and her three siblings, Stanley of Willimantic, CT; Harriet of Santa Fe, NM; and Sherry of Bergamo, Italy.  Judy put people at ease with her genuine curiosity, warmth and enthusiasm.  She loved good conversation, ideas, feelings, and perspectives.  Judy was a serious foodie who collected endless recipes and loved to cook and entertain family and friends. During her life she lived in Washington, DC, London, UK and Belmont and Newton, MA. Judy held undergraduate and master degrees from Boston University and Lesley University. For many years she taught reading at Plympton Elementary School in Waltham, MA where she captured her students’ attention with playful interactions and passion for stories.  She was an avid studio potter at the Harvard Ceramics Studio in Cambridge, MA. Her work has been featured in dozens of national shows across the US for its exploration of functionality, form and line.  Judy was a devoted friend who made powerful connections with everyone around her. She will be dearly missed. Judy rests in peace at the Newton Cemetery in Newton, MA. 

veteran Joseph Arnold Miller


Joseph Arnold Miller passed away on March 16, 2020 at age 100 at his home in Walpole, Massachusetts surrounded by his family.

Joe was born in Chelsea on November 3, 1919 to Max and Ida Slosberg Miller, the oldest of two children.  He attended local schools graduating from Roxbury Memorial High School in 1937 and then graduated from Boston University, where he served on the Varsity Crew Team, in 1941 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

At the outbreak of World War II, Joe enlisted in the Army where he was sent to Officers Training School and was commissioned as a Captain.

On November 15, 1942 he married the love of his life Rina Beatrice Saltman.  They were stationed on several Army bases before he was shipped to China to train troops just after the birth of their son Larry in September, 1944.

After the war, he returned home and the family eventually moved to Roxbury where their daughter Linda was born in 1950.  The family moved to South Brookline in 1951.  Joe and Bea eventually moved to Norwood and then to their current location at Royal Crest Condominiums in Walpole.

Joe worked with his father to develop The Massachusetts Mattress Company featuring Dr. Mattison Mattresses. They worked hand in hand together until 1972 when Max passed away.  Shortly after, Joe sold the business and continued to sell mattresses to major stores until recent years.

Joe was an active member of Temple Emeth in South Brookline where he served as Brotherhood President and later as Temple President.  Later in life he was an active member of Temple Israel in Sharon.  He was also a 32nd degree Mason.

He is survived by Bea, his wife of 77 years, by his son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Laurence and Anne (Knopping) Miller of Little Rock, Arkansas, his daughter Linda G. Miller of Walpole, his grandchildren Robert and Amy (Weisbly) Miller of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, David Poritzky of New York City, Melissa (Dushman) and Greg Hayes of Norton and Adam Dushman of Sharon, and six great grandchildren: Jacob, David and Amanda Miller, Sophie Poritzky and Madison and Hailey Hayes.  He is also survived by his special nephew and niece Scott Green of Chestnut Hill and Lorie Kirkes of Alexandria, Virginia.  He was predeceased by his parents, his sister and brother-in-law, Sylvia and Henry Green and by his granddaughter Audrey Miller Poritzky.

A private service was held for the family.  Shiva will not be observed due to the current coronavirus epidemic.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

to view the service go to

Irene Fishman

Irene Marcus Fishman, 98, of Dedham, MA, formerly of Waterbury, CT and Malden, MA, passed away on March 17, 2020. She was the daughter of Sadie and Harry Marcus. Irene was the devoted wife to her late husband, Donald Fishman.  She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Engelman, and her grandson, Joshua Engelman. Irene was a devoted learner and student.  She was a teacher in Waterbury, CT for nearly three decades. Additionally, Irene was a study skills tutor at the University of Connecticut Waterbury Branch and a board member of Literacy Volunteers of Waterbury.  She taught many students and was still in touch with many of them who to this day are devoted to her. Irene was very active as a member of Beth El Synagogue in Waterbury, CT where she was president of the Sisterhood for many years.  Irene was involved in many community activities through her ongoing volunteer services. Irene’s door was always open to everyone for huge holiday celebrations. However, her greatest love and devotion were to her small but close-knit family. In light of the current health restrictions, a private graveside service will be held Friday, March 20, 2020 with a memorial service to be scheduled later in the spring.  Contributions can be made to Congregation Or Atid P.O. Box 38, Wayland, MA 01778 or Newbridge on the Charles, 7000 Great Meadow Road, Dedham, MA 02026.

Arvin Grabel



Arvin Grabel of Newton, Ma. died peacefully after a long illness on March 13th.  Just a few days before, he celebrated his 85th birthday with his loving family: his wife of 51 years, Ruth, his daughter Sarah Gracombe, his son-in-law Alfred, and his grandson Trevor.

The son of Ira and Bertha (Alter) Grabel. Arvin was a devoted brother of Judith Brickman and uncle to her three children, Eugene (Michele), Bobbi (Steve), and Marla, and great-uncle to a great-niece and great-nephews. He was born and raised in the Bronx, where he developed his passions for the Yankees, the Giants, jazz, Broadway, and bagels. He earned his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Ph.D. from New York University, then moved to Boston to begin his lengthy career as a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University. There, he distinguished himself for his commitment to excellent teaching, for which he won university-wide recognition and where he pioneered interdisciplinary education and long-distance learning. He served as chair of the Faculty Senate Agenda Committee and the university’s NCAA academic representative.  He was also the author of two engineering textbooks translated into many languages.

Arvin’s lifetime commitment to civic engagement shaped his experiences from early protests of the Vietnam War to his longtime membership on the Newton Citizen’s Commission on Energy.  Arvin will be remembered for his remarkable ability to get along with everyone, the variety of his interests (he was impossible to beat at Jeopardy), his special ice cream-filled afternoons with his grandson, and his optimistic determination during his last few years. Throughout it all, he was devoted to his friends and family, with whom he enjoyed nothing more than a long dinner full of good conversation, good (bad) jokes, and good wine. He will be sorely missed.

A small private service will be held now with a memorial service to follow. Donations in Arvin’s memory can be made to Northeastern’s Snell University Library.

veteran Allan D. Robinson

Allan Daniel Robinson, age 95, cherished husband, for almost 74 years, of Muriel {Cohen}.  Beloved father of Linda and Arthur Siegal and Ricky Robinson.  Adored grandfather of Lori and Gary Sklar, Jeffrey and Brooke Siegal, and Sheri and Eric Monheimer.  Treasured great grandfather of Jared, Colby, Ethan and Zoey Sklar, Drew and Brett Siegal, Brandon, Jake and Ashley Monheimer.

Allan was a decorated medic in World War ll. He received 2 two Purple Hearts,  an American Campaign medal, a French Croix De Guerre , a Silver Service Star and many others. His service included “D-Day”, The Battle of the Bulge  and numerous other battles throughout Europe.

Allan was the proud owner of “Robinson’s Hardware” of Roxbury and South Boston . He loved working with his father, Murray, his mother, Shirley, his wife, Muriel, and his son, Ricky.

Allan’s happiest moments were spent with his family. Private services are being held.

Memorial contributions may be made to BIDMC Needham, 148 Chestnut St., Needham, MA 02492, Attn: Development Office or at

Audrey Goldberg

Audrey (Rosenberg) Goldberg, 87, died peacefully in Belmont, Massachusetts on March 12, 2020. Born on January 20, 1933, Audrey was the youngest of five children to David and Lena Rosenberg. She grew up in Newton and attended Newton High School and Colby Junior College. She met the love of her life, Howard Goldberg, and they were married in 1954, eventually settling in Waban where they raised their family after stints in Hancock Village in Brookline and Framingham. A devoted wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend to many, Audrey was the mother of Ellen Goldberg of Providence, Rhode Island, Kenneth Goldberg of Sarasota, Florida and James Goldberg of Newton. She was mother-in-law to Marjorie Goldberg and Jocelyn Ross-Goldberg, grandmother to Jesse Goldberg, Lindsay Anderson, Kimberly Poslock and Benjamin Goldberg, and great grandmother to Matthew Goldberg, Reid Poslock and Payson Anderson. Audrey never let norms dictate her path. A tennis player from an early age, long before it was popular for women to play, Audrey was an active and vibrant person with a personality to match. She was an encyclopedia of Newton real estate and put aside both that passion and tennis to co-found a retail business that evolved into a successful chain of women’s apparel stores, most of them going by the name of Audreys’ Hideaway. Through it all, her greatest passion was for her family and dear friends. The strength and tenacity she exhibited upon the loss of her beloved Howard in 1996 and the subsequent sudden, tragic loss of her own sight were an inspiration to many. We love her and will miss her smile, hugs and wisecracks. Graveside service at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, MA on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 12:45 pm. Donations in Audrey’s memory may be made to the Carroll Center for the Blind, 770 Centre St., Newton, MA 02458.

Myrna Robinson





Myrna Robinson-Age 89, of Naples FL, formerly of Boca Raton and Newton, on March 8.  Myrna was the daughter of the late David and Rita Golder, and the devoted mother of Mark and Audrey Robinson and the late Larry Robinson.  Myrna was the adoring gram of Andrew and Michael. Myrna leaves her darling Sophie, the love of her life and the best companion in the world. She is survived by her sister Nancy Davidson and her husband Steve, brother Steve Golder and his wife Margo, and her five nieces and nephews and their children.


A memorial service will be held in the spring.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Robinson Family Scholarship Fund at the Manatee School, 1880 Manatee Rd. Naples FL.  34114

Sylvia Englander

Englander, Sylvia of Newton, MA, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Max Englander. Devoted mother of Nancy Englander and Cathy Englander Dana. Proud grandmother of Bryon Dana, and Jonathan Dana and his wife Nicole. Cherished great grandmother of Izabella and Maxwell. Sylvia lived in New Jersey for many years where she was an active volunteer. After moving to MA in 2006, she continued giving back to the community through volunteer services. Graveside service at Mount Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, NY, on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 1 pm. Memorial observance will be held at the Golda Meir House Thursday and Friday 2-5 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sylvia’s memory may be made to 2Life Communities c/o Golda Meir House, 160 Stanton Ave., Newton, MA 02466, please include “Golda Meir House” on the memo line.

« Next
Page 2 of 344
Previous »

Obituary Archive