Wolk, Gussie (Sheinhait), of Newton, Boynton Beach and Westford. 96 years young, she passed peacefully with her loving family by her side on February 23, 2020. Gussie enjoyed 60 years of marriage to the love of her life and best friend, the late Jack Wolk.
Daughter of the late Sarah (Tobias) and Louis Sheinhait. She was the proud mother of Laurie Wolk Shea and son-in- law Rob of Burlington and Bonnie Wolk Ober of Westford. Gussie was the adored gram of Joshua, Danielle, Jarrett and Jordan. She was the loving sister of the late Harry Sheinhait, Ruth Goldberg and Irene Kravetz. Gussie was also adored by her many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Gussie loved Mah Jongg, cards, bingo, reading and travel. She volunteered at Children’s and Newton Wellesley Hospitals. She loved fashion and design and worked as an exceptional salesperson at local boutiques.
She has left an indelible impact on many lives and will be sorely missed.
Interment services will be private. Shiva and visiting hours Friday, February 28, at the home of Laurie and Rob Shea in Burlington, MA from 3-8 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or to a charity of your choice.
Nina Y. Powell, 65, of Hudson, MA, passed away at home on February 23, 2020 after a short period of illness. Born in Kiev, Ukraine on August 18, 1954 she graduated with a master’s degree in HVAC Engineer and worked designing power stations in Belarus. In 1995 she emigrated with her family to Massachusetts. Upon arrival in the US, she changed her career to become a dental assistant and later worked for various local training schools as a dental assisting instructor.
She enjoyed her life to the fullest. She loved fine dining near the water, particularly in Newport, RI, and Portsmouth, NH. Since retiring in 2015 she traveled frequently to the Caribbean, particularly enjoying the Dominican Republic. In 2015, she also traveled with her daughter to see and experience all that Paris, France had to offer.
She is survived by her daughter Yuliya (George), grandchildren David and Sarah of Natick, and by her longtime companion, James Blais of Hudson. Service at Newton Cemetery Chapel, 791 Walnut St., Newton, MA, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Following the service, a reception will be held at Moldova Restaurant, 344 Watertown St., Newton, MA at 11:00 am.
Beverlee Brooks-of Wellesley, passed away after a brief illness on February 23, 2020.Beloved wife of the late Richard L. Brooks. Dear daughter of the late Gertrude and William Packer. Devoted mother of Abigail and Elizabeth Brooks. Loving sister of Carl Packer and his wife Eleanor. Dear sister-in-law of Barry Brooks and his wife Toni. Loving aunt of Scott, Paul and Julie Packer, Erik Brooks and Kelly Gordon. Services at the Chapel of Sharon Memorial Park,40 Dedham St., Sharon, on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 12:00 noon. Following the interment memorial observance will be at her residence until 8:00pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice.
Stanger, Lillian (Foilb) of Brookline, MA, most recently of Wynnewood, PA, on February 23, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Stanger. Devoted mother of Ben Zion Stanger and his wife Celia Moses, Harry Stanger and his wife Lori, and Elsa Stanger and her husband Ben Zev Stanger. Proud grandmother of Jacob, Sarah, and Aaron. Loving sister of Adelaide Foilb, and the late Samuel Foilb, and Frances (Foilb) Levine. Lillian leaves behind the Foilb, Factor, Stanger, Bleier, and Ofer families, with whom she cherished her time. Born to Harry and Rose Foilb in Boston, MA April 16, 1923. In addition to family, music was one of Lillian’s greatest passions, playing violin with the Civic and Brookline Symphonies. She was a proud and active Zionist who had a strong love and devotion for the State of Israel. Service at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St., Newton, MA on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 2 pm. Memorial observance will be at the home of Harry and Lori Stanger Wednesday 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Thursday 6:30 – 9:00 pm, and Friday 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Minyan Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 pm. Memorial observance will be held at Elsa and Ben Stanger’s home in Merion Station, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tanglewood at Friends Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 or online at tanglewood.org/contribute. Gifts will support the Days in the Arts Program (DARTS), a summer residential program providing middle school students with a high-quality arts immersion experience. Or to Northeastern University c/o Scriven Memorial Scholarship for Students Studying Music, 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115. www.brezniakfuneraldirectors.com
Elinor Ruth Goldman, 87, Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Born in Boston, daughter of the late Dr. Louis Cohen and Pauline (Naigles) Cohen. Beloved wife of the late Justin D. Goldman. She is survived by her loving children: Susan (Daniel), Lori and Louis; her grandchildren Deborah and Aaron, her brother Dr. Henry Cohen, and several nephews and nieces and their families.
Service at Temple Ohabei Shalom 1187 Beacon St., Brookline, MA on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 10:00 am. Interment to follow at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, MA. Shiva will be held Friday at Temple Ohabei Shalom 1:15 pm-4 pm and will continue Sunday at her late residence from 3 – 7 pm with minyan at 6 pm. Donations in her memory may be made to The Music and Worship Fund at Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02446 of to a charity of your choice.
Dr. Harold William Forbes passed away on February 18th 2020 after a long and courageous battle with Amyloidosis. Harold felt fortunate to live in Boston and receive superb and compassionate medical care at the world-renowned Amyloid Program at Boston University School of Medicine at Boston Medical Center. Harold was born on January 6, 1943 and spent his early years in Omaha, Nebraska. He attended Central High School; the University of California at Berkley; George August University, Gottingen, Germany; College of Medicine at University of Nebraska, Omaha; the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He was a Lieutenant in the United States Public Health Service. Harold practiced internal medicine for many years at Harvard Community Health Plan in Cambridge and West Roxbury. He was also medical director of Harvard Community Health Plan West Roxbury and Wellesley centers. Harold was the medical director at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care for Utilization Management and Medicare.He was also on the faculty of Harvard and Boston university medical schools. Harold volunteered in many organizations including the Hearth Program for Homeless Elders, the Minuteman Elder Services Board and the Arlington Public library.Harold loved politics, reading, photography, cooking, and the Boston Celtics. Harold was the son of the late Herbert R. Forbes and Ruth (Linda) Forbes. He was the beloved husband of Carol A. Senopoulos Forbes. Devoted and proud father of Dr. Benjamin Maxwell Forbes. He was the loving brother of David Forbes, Maynard Forbes and his wife Gale, Marilyn Kowalski and her husband Ted, brother-in-law to Peter and his wife Jane Senopoulos. Also is survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.Services will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 11:00 am at Wilson Chapel, 234 Herrick Rd., Newton Centre, MA. Interment will follow at Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA. After services, family and friends are welcome to Harold’s home on Friday February 21 from 3-6pm and Saturday February 22, 2-4pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Harold’s memory may be made to the Amyloid Research Fund, Boston University School of Medicine, 72 East Concord St., K-503, Boston, MA 02118.
Ralph Miller of Sharon, age 87, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 16, 2020. Son of the late Samuel Miller and Goldie (Marcus) Miller, Ralph was born in Boston and was a graduate of Roxbury Memorial High School and earned his B.A. and M.A. from Boston University. He was a beloved husband to the late Sandra D. (Wainhouse) Miller for 54 years, and a devoted father to Irving Miller, Seth Miller, and Laura (Miller) Brinkmann; father-in-law to Jonathan Brinkmann and Lynne (Rudnick) Miller. He was the proud grandfather of Hannah Miller and Hugo Brinkmann. Ralph was a dedicated teacher for 45 years at Hanover High School. Shiva will be observed on Wednesday, Feb. 19th 2020 from 1-4 & 6-8 pm at the home of Lynne and Seth Miller.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances in honor of Ralph can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
Oser, Doris (Hill), of Framingham, MA, and Sun City Center, FL and for the past 12 years, Brookline, MA, passed away February 17, 2020. Wife of the late F. Julian Oser. Mother of Leslie Oser West, and the late Judith Oser. Dear grandmother of Matthew Kotkin and his wife Stacy, Adam Kotkin and Tory Galvis and his wife Stephanie. Proud great grandmother of Joel and Lauren Galvis. Doris was past president of the Framingham Chapter Hadassah. A recipient of the Woman of Valor award through Hadassah. She was the owner of the first consignment clothing shop in Framingham, “The Two Way”. Throughout her life she was part of a Bridge club in Framingham. She did the daily crossword puzzle in the Globe in pen, she participated in Book Club, and play reading and mahjongg at Hebrew SeniorLIfe. She cooked blueberry muffins, oatmeal cookies and her own lasagna until the month before her passing. She had two amazing caregivers, Tania Campos and Myra Powell who showed extraordinary tenderness and compassion for Doris. Service at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, MA on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 12 noon. Following interment, memorial observance will be at the home of Adam Kotkin until 7:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Hadassah, Framingham-Natick Chapter, 1320 Centre St., Newton, MA 02459, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre St., Roslindale, MA 02131, or Health Care for the Homeless, 780 Albany St., Boston, MA 02118.
Albert “Albie” Sherman of Chestnut Hill, long-time resident of Brookline, MA, and originally from Roxbury and Dorchester, died peacefully at his home on February 17 surrounded by his loving family. Cherished husband of 56-years of Linda H. Sherman. Adoring and proud dad of Risa Sherman and Daniel Katcher of Needham; Matthew Sherman of Los Angeles; and Peter and Tali Sherman of Newton. Adoring papa to Will, Nolan and Lucy Katcher. Devoted son of the late Gertrude (Karass) and Benjamin Sherman. Predeceased by his dear brother and sister-in-law Arthur and Norma Sherman. Also survived by his sister and brother-in-law Susan and Frank Levey. Loving uncle to his nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Funeral service at Temple Emeth, 194 Grove St., Chestnut Hill, MA on Wednesday, February 19 at 12 noon, followed by burial at Or Emet Cemetery, 776 Baker Street, West Roxbury.
Memorial observance will begin following interment at Temple Emeth, 194 Grove Street, Chestnut Hill until 7:00 pm and at Temple Emeth on Thursday from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. Shiva will continue at his late residence on Friday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm; Saturday 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Sunday and Monday 2:00-6:00 pm and Tuesday 9:00 am to 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Albie’s memory to Hebrew SeniorLife’s Hospice Care Program, c/o Hebrew SeniorLife, Development Department, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131 https:/give.hebrewseniorlife.org/tribute.
Of Natick February 15, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Fawzia (Ahmad) Alic. Devoted father of Frank Fawzi, May Arthur, Dina Laresch, Omar Fawzi and Ban Ali. Dear grandfather of Adrienne Arthur, Isabel Arthur, Amy Laresch, Julian Laresch, Katherine Laresch, Laura Fawzi, Leah Fawzi and Zenubia Fawzi. Graveside Service on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 2 pm at The Gardens at Gethsemane Cemetery, 670 Baker Street, West Roxbury, MA.