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Roslyn Pesin, 98, died March 25, 2010.
Born in Exeter Borough, Penn., Mrs. Pesin was raised in Jersey City, N.J., and Union City, N.J. She moved to Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., before spending the past 12 years in Tucson. She worked as a bookkeeper, secretary and saleswoman. She was a lifetime member of Hadassah and a member of Congregation Anshei Israel.
Mrs. Pesin was preceded in death by her husband, Julius Pesin; son, Terry Jeck; and brothers, Joseph, Archie, Harold and Morris. Survivors include her son, Dr. Donald (Eleanor) Jeck of Tucson; brother, Alvin Baer of Highland Park, N.J.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were held in New Jersey.
Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Anshei Israel or the Tucson Community Food Bank.


Charles Wilson, 89, died April 5, 2010.
Born in Detroit, Mich., Mr. Wilson studied civil engineering at the University of Michigan. He served as a Navy Seabee in the Pacific theater during World War II, rising to the rank of Lt. j.g. and was one of last American survivors of the Battle of Iwo Jima. Mr. Wilson moved to Tucson in 1946, where he built homes and subdivisions that were affordable for returning GIs. He was a co-founder of the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association (SAHBA) in 1952 and was named honorary president in 2002. Mr. Wilson donated the land for the original Handmaker Jewish Nursing Home for the Aged.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Jean; and children, Patricia Wilson of San Francisco, Calif. and Douglas Wilson of Washington D.C.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Handmaker.


Eugene Goldin, 83, died April 13, 2010. 
Mr. Goldin was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. In 1951 he brought his  bride to Tucson, where he and his brother-in-law, Larry Fishman, established what was to be known as Western Liquors. Mr. Goldin was a member of Congregation Anshei Israel. 
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Ruth (Fishman) Goldin; children, Darren Goldin of Phoenix, Andy (Gloria) Goldin of Temecula, Calif., and Sarah Goldin of Tucson; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 
Graveside services were held in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery, with Rabbi Robert Eisen and Cantor Ivor Lichterman officiating.

Morton E. Milberg, Ph.D., 83, died March 24, 2010.
Born in New Brunswick, N.J., Dr. Milberg earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Rutgers University and his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Cornell University. He was a Du Pont postdoctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota and an instructor in chemistry at the University of North Dakota. Beginning in 1952, he worked as a primary research physical chemist at Ford Motor Company. He achieved national and international recognition for his widely published work into advancements in automotive glass and ceramics. His research resulted in dozens of patents, as well as numerous awards and recognitions. He was a member of American Chemical Society, American Physical Society, and American Crystallographic Association. Dr. Milberg also chaired several prestigious Gordon Research Conferences. Dr. Milberg was a Detroit-area resident for more than 30 years, residing most of that time in Southfield, Mich., prior to moving to Tucson in 1989.
Dr. Milberg was preceded in death by his son, Randall Milberg. Survivors include his wife, Helga; sons David (Linda) Milberg and Jonathan (Heidi) Milberg; and four grandchildren.
A private family service was held.
Memorial contributions may be made to Can Do Canines, 4926 East Towner, Tucson, AZ 85712.


Richard Allen Rampell, 81, died March 27, 2010.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Rampell graduated from Brooklyn College and was an inner-city high school English teacher for 35 years. An equal-rights activist, Mr. Rampell stood as a barrier between New York City police officers and Boys’ High students playing ball in the street and convinced the officers that the students posed no threat. Mr. Rampell moved to Tucson in 1998, after spending several winters here when his granddaughter was attending the University of Arizona.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Arlene Sherman Rampell; children, Karyn (Robert) Vampotic of Oro Valley, Ariz., and Edward (Alma) Rampell of Los Angeles, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
A celebration of his life will be scheduled at a future date.
Memorial contributions may be made to any local food bank.

Stella Edeleen Wedhorn, 89, died March 3, 2010.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Fred Wedhorn; niece, Barbara (Dr. Mark) Friedman of Tucson; and great-nephew, Greg Friedman.
Services and interment were held in New Jersey. Arrangements were made by Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery.

Vivian Kopel Sharkey, 96, died March 5, 2010.
Born in Montreal, Mrs. Sharkey was raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Detroit, Mich. She graduated from Wayne State University and taught in Detroit inner-city schools her entire career, retiring in 1976. After the death of her husband, she moved to Tucson in 1978. Mrs. Sharkey was named a life trustee of Congregation Anshei Israel.
Mrs. Sharkey was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Sharkey. Survivors include her children, Joel (Arlene) Sharkey and Philip (Karen Cayo) Sharkey, both of Lansing, Mich., and Hannah (Ron) Meyerson of Tucson; sister, Mickey Davids of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services and interment were held in Michigan. Arrangements were made by Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Anshei Israel Adult Education, 5550 E. Fifth St., Tucson, 85711.

Milton M. Adler, 88, died March 6, 2010.
Born in New York City, Mr. Adler was a graduate of the High School of Commerce in the Bronx and Ohio State University. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a first lieutenant flying combat missions during World War II. Mr. Adler was president of Adler Pants Company from 1945-1983, and consultant to Hertling Industries until his retirement in 1986. He served as president of the Boys Apparel Manufacturers Association and volunteered at the Great Neck Library and the North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., and as a mediator in Nassau County, N.Y. He moved to Oro Valley, Ariz., in 1995 where he volunteered for the Oro Valley Library, the Citizens Volunteer Assistance Program with the Oro Valley Police Department and Temple Emanu-El.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Miriam; children, Judy Cohen and Joan (Steve) Shell of Columbus, Ohio, and Ira (Dana) Adler of Tucson; sister, Muriel Goldberg of Seattle, Wash.; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Temple Emanu-El with Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon officiating. Interment followed in Shaarei Shalom Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Foundation Rwanda, 241 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 14-C, New York, N.Y. 10014.

Florence Miriam Weiss, 79, died March 11, 2010.
Survivors include her husband, Murray Weiss; children, Allisone (Al Kaiser) Weiss and Gregg (Nanette) Weiss of Tucson, and Dennis (Lois) Weiss of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.; sisters-in law, Janet and Donna; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Temple Emanu-El with Rabbi Benjamin Sharff officiating. Arrangements were made by Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery.

Susan Neuman, 87, died Feb. 11, 2010.
Born in Czechoslovakia, Mrs. Neuman lost her mother and seven brothers and sisters in the Holocaust. She survived the concentration camps (as did her father and sister Chaya) and was rescued by the Swedish Red Cross. She came to the United States in 1948 and worked as a seamstress for Bobby Brooks in Cleveland, Ohio. Two years later, Meyer Neuman, whom she’d met in Sweden, joined her in Cleveland and they married. They moved to Tucson in 1956. Mrs. Neuman tutored students at Tucson Hebrew Academy and spoke to schools about the Holocaust as part of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona Holocaust education program. She also taught others how to bake challah and keep a kosher home.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Meyer; children, Rosie, Phil, Murray and Jerry; son-in-law Paul Kahn; daughters-in-law Barb and Vicki as well as her “adopted” daughter, Linda Roy; seven grandchildren, one step-grandson and one “adopted” granddaughter.
Services were held at Congregation Anshei Israel, with Rabbis Robert Eisen and Arthur Oleisky and Cantor Ivor Lichterman officiating. Interment followed in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Anshei Israel or the JFSA Holocaust education program.

Zack Immerman, 82, died Dec. 17, 2009.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Immerman served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He moved to Tucson in 1957, where he worked in real estate and volunteered as a 32nd degree Mason, a lifetime Shriner and past chancellor of the Knights of Pythias. He visited Shriners burn centers and children’s hospitals wherever he traveled. Mr. Immerman was preceded in death by his son Warren and three brothers. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Estelle; children, Jodie (Jim) Walker of Loveland, Colo., Marc (Kim) Immerman, Allyson (Carl) Sheets, and daughter-in-law Linda (Bill) Immerman-Stoffers, all of Tucson; brother, Paul (Ellen) Immerman of Los Angeles, Calif., and sister-in-law Greta Immerman of Baldwin, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren Graveside services were held in the Knights of Pythias section of  Evergreen Cemetery with Cantor Ivor Lichteman of Congregation Anshei Israel officiating. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society.

Joyce Paskell Gasho, 70, died Dec. 24, 2009, in Deerfield Beach, Fla.
A long-time resident of Tucson, Mrs. Gasho was a member of the Tucson Business and Professional Women’s Club for over 10 years. She worked for the Laventhal and Horowith and Clifton and Gunderson accounting firms as a bookkeeper and office manager.
Survivors include her son, David (Sonia) Gasho of Pearce, Ariz.; brother, Steve (Yetta) Paskell of Montreal, Canada; and three grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to a women’s shelter, art museum or library. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 882, Pearce, AZ 85625.

Stanley F. Snyder, 65, died Jan. 20, 2010, in Jerusalem, Israel.
Born in Louisville, Ky., Mr. Snyder lived in Tucson from 1947 to 1956 and during the late 1960s. He also resided in Louisville, Scranton, Pa., and Yuma, Ariz. Mr. Snyder was a graduate of the University of Scranton and received a master's degree in education and history from the University of Arizona.Mr. Snyder was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Dora Snyder. Survivors include his wife, Marna, and son, Benyamin Snyder, both of Jerusalem; and brother, Jerry Snyder of Tucson.

Lorraine Rosenburg, 87, died Feb. 3, 2010.
Mrs. Rosenburg worked at Pima County Juvenile Courts, assisting families with the adoption process. Mrs. Rosenburg was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall S. Rosenburg; son, Steven Rosenburg and brother, Herbert Horwitz. Survivors include her daughter, Ellen (Alan) Bramoweth of Paradise Valley, Ariz.; sisters, Sondra (Larry) Schlecter and Ruth Lieberman, both of Tucson; two grandchildrern and one great-grandchild. Graveside services  were held in the Temple Emanu-El section of Evergreen Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

Shirley Silverman, 83, died Dec. 24, 2009.
Born in Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Silverman lived in Cleveland before moving with her husband and children to Safford, Ariz., in 1954. The family settled in Tucson in 1959. Mrs. Silverman was a fashion consultant at The College Shop for many years.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Milton; children, Gale A. (Jason) Silverman-Feld, and Kenneth M. (Moira) Silverman; and four grandchildren, all of Tucson; and her sister, Rhea Bender of Scottsdale, Ariz.
A memorial service was held at Temple Emanu-El with Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to to the Community Food Bank.

Frieda Stiehl, 98, died Jan. 18, 2010.
Born in Cieszyn, Poland, Mrs. Stiehl was a Holocaust survivor. She fled to the U.S. zone of Germany in 1945 and arrived in the United States in 1950. She made her home in New York City for the next 52 years. In 2002, she joined her daughter and son-in-law in Tucson.
Mrs. Stiehl was preceded in death by her husbands, Dr. Jonas Stiehl and Joseph Halpern. Survivors include her daughter, Lydia (Dr. Evan) Hersh; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Robert Eisen and Cantor Ivor Lichterman officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hadassah.

Lillian Simkin Goldstein, 84, died Jan. 1, 2010.
Born in Brooklyn, Mrs. Goldstein moved to Phoenix in 1994 to be near her brother. She married Sherman Goldstein and moved to Tucson in 1997.
Survivors include her husband, Sherman I. Goldstein; brother, Red (Paula) Pinkwasser of Phoenix; sister, Shirley (Jack) Green of Matawan, N.J.; one granddaughter and two great-granddaughters.
Memorial services were held at Evergreen Chapel with Rabbi Robert Eisen of Congregation Anshei Israel officiating. Interment was in Fairview, N.J.

Michael Kay, 42, died Nov. 30, 2009.
Mr. Kay graduated from the University of Arizona in 1991 and lived in California for a short time prior to returning to Tucson about 10 years ago.
Survivors include his parents, Gary and Sherrie Kay; brothers, Charles (Andrea) Kay of Maryland and Gary Kay II of Tucson.
Graveside services were held in the Congregation Or Chadash section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Israel Becker of Congregation Chofetz Chayim officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Chofetz Chayim, 5150 E. 5th St., Tucson, AZ 85711-2328 or The Humane Society of Southern Arizona, 3450 N. Kelvin Road, Tucson, AZ 85716.

Arthur Shapiro, 70, died Dec. 7, 2009.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Dr. Shapiro earned his bachelor’s degree from Rider University, his master’s degree from the College of New Jersey, and his Ph.D. from Rutgers University. He lived in Roosevelt, N.J., for much of his life, where he served on the Borough Council, the volunteer fire department and most recently as the town historian.
An academic, author and advocate for the rights of people with disabilities, Dr. Shapiro was a special educator on the local, county and state levels for more than 40 years. He was professor emeritus at Kean University and an adjunct faculty member at Rutgers University. For 18 years, he held many positions within the New Jersey Department of Education, including regional coordinator of special education and pupil personnel services for the southern half of New Jersey, and state coordinator of intermediate units and private schools for the handicapped/sheltered workshops (clinics and agencies). In addition, he was a full-time faculty member at William Paterson University and an adjunct faculty member at Monmouth University, the College of New Jersey, Rowan University, Georgian Court University, Rider University, the New Jersey State Prison at Trenton, and the Youth Reception and Correction Center at Yardville.
He also served as consultant to various agencies around the country, including the New York Board of Regents, education departments in four states, the National Organization on Disability, and the National Easter Seals Society. Dr. Shapiro served as an expert witness for the New Jersey Department of the Public Advocate’s Division on Developmental Disabilities and the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia.
His book, “Everybody Belongs: Changing Negative Attitudes Toward Classmates with Disabilities” (Routledge Falmer, England, 1999), received Choice’s Outstanding Academic Title Award from the Association of College and Research Librarians, was selected for inclusion in Exceptional Parent Magazine’s library and was featured in the Network of Educators on the Americas’ Teaching for Change catalogue. Dr. Shapiro was on the editorial board of a number of educational publications. He was a member of the Society of Southwestern Authors, the Tucson Jewish History Museum, and several other professional organizations. His new book will be released in early 2010.
Dr. Shapiro was preceded in death by his sister, Marilyn Weener Schetina, and brother, Sumner Weener. Survivors include his wife, Elly (Spitzer) Shapiro; children, Mindy (Matthew Ashby) Shapiro and Erik (Rochelle) Shapiro; and six grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery.

Sue S. Berlowe, 93, died Dec. 28, 2009.
Born in Minneapolis, Minn., Mrs. Berlowe was active in the Democratic Party.
Mrs. Berlowe was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Herman Berlowe. Survivors include her children, Burton (Mary) Berlowe of Minneapolis, Perry (Bonnie) Berlowe of Tucson, and Sallie (Alan) Shapiro of Virginia Beach, Va.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Private services were held. Arrangements were made by Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery.

Charlotte G. Kendis, 91, died Dec. 28, 2009.
Mrs. Kendis served as a board member at Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging, the Educational Enrichment Foundation and her local homeowners’ association. She was an active philanthropist and volunteer.
Mrs. Kendis was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy D. Kendis. Survivors include her son, Kurt Kendis of Pennsylvania, and one grandchild.
Graveside services were held in the Temple Emanu-El section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to HABBJACH, Dollars for Scholars, Attn: Melissa Desberg, Treasurer, P.O. Box 32676, Tucson, AZ 85751-2676, or the Educational Enrichment Foundation, 3809 E. 3rd St., Tucson, AZ 85716.

Beth Ellen Weintraub Schoenfeld, 47, died Jan. 2, 2010 in Ra’anana, Israel.
Born in Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Schoenfeld was raised in Tucson and graduated from Rincon High School and the University of Arizona. She was on her high school tennis team, was active in the Temple Emanu-El youth group and attended Young Judaea camps and conventions sponsored by Hadassah from age 11 until college. Mrs. Schoenfeld spent a year in Israel on a Young Judaea Year Course. After graduating from college, she was a production assistant at Harcourt Brace Publishers in San Diego. She attended the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) program in Israel before permanently moving there. In Israel, she worked for Eric Cohen Books and co-founded a marketing communications company with her husband. She was active in the local schools and synagogue.
Survivors include her husband, Dan Schoenfeld; children, Aviv, Itai, Gilad and Dekel; parents, Ronald and Diane Weintraub of Tucson; brother, Steve (Leslie) Weintraub of Tucson and sister, Arlene Weintraub of Hoboken, N.J.
A memorial service will be held in Tucson on Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El, with Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Young Judaea National Scholarship Fund, Young Judaea Alumni, 50 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019. Please include Beth’s name and “YC Scholarships” on the check or in a note. Donations can also be made online at www.youngjudaea.org/faceit.

Maurice Mordka 68, died Nov. 29, 2009.
Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Mr. Mordka was a former board member at Congregation Anshei Israel and the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation, and a member of B’nai B’rith, the Tucson Jewish Community Center and the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks.
Survivors include his wife, Gail Mordka; children, Michelle (William) Rubin of Skokie, Ill.; Sam (Michelle Cohen) Mordka of Chicago, Ill.; brother, Harvey (Sandra) Mordka of Tucson;  and four grandchildren.
Services were held at Evergreen Mortuary with Rabbi Robert Eisen officiating. Interment followed in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jewish Family  & Children’s Service or to Congregation Anshei Israel.

Hannah Nadler, 95, died Dec. 2, 2009.
Mrs. Nadler was a lifetime member of Hadassah and a member of Congregations Anshei Israel and Chofetz Chayim.
Mrs. Nadler was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Rudolph Nadler. Survivors include her children, Hermine (Arthur) Weston of New Jersey, Dr. George (Essie) Nadler of Tucson, Margorie Kaplan of New York and Linda (Richard) Chamberlain of Tucson; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Evergreen Mortuary with Rabbi Robert Eisen of Congregation Anshei Israel and Rabbi Thomas Louchheim of Congregation Or Chadash officiating. Interment followed in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Food Bank, the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation or the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona.

Arthur Jerome Schneider, 88, died Dec. 7, 2009.
Mr. Schneider was a corporal in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II and was awarded a Victory Medal. He was employed in Arizona by Motorola and Boeckler Instrument.
Survivors include his wife, Ga­brielle; stepchildren, Richard (Nancy) Weiss of Tucson and Mark Weiss of Phoenix; brother, Eugene Schneider of Florida; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Robert Eisen officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Anshei Israel or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Jennifer Levin-Owen, 40, died Dec. 10, 2009.
Mrs. Levin-Owen was preceded in death by her grandparents, Shirley and Ike Kuropatkin and Bill Levin. Survivors include her husband, Terry Owen; parents, Malcolm and Franki Kuropatkin Levin; sister, Stephanie Levin (Spencer) Roberts; niece and nephew, Abbey and Ethan Roberts; and grandmother, Clara Levin, all of Tucson.
Graveside services were held in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Robert Eisen officiating
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona or Tu Nidito.

Frederick Ira Hoishman, 58, died Dec. 10, 2009.
Survivors include his mother, Roslyn Hoishman of Oceanside, N.Y., children, Beth Ann Hoishman, Eric Karl (Jennifer) Hoishman and Adam Eschel Hoishman, all of Tucson; sister, Jacqueline Tunkel of Oceanside, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.
Services were held at Evergreen Mortuary with Rabbi Thomas A. Louchheim officiating. Interment followed in the Congregation Or Chadash section of Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Tucson.

Victor Resnick, 98, died Nov. 18, 2009.
Mr. Resnick was raised in Milwaukee, Wis., and graduated from the University of Wisconsin. He became a Certified Public Accountant and worked for the State of Wisconsin as an auditor before joining the family business as a managing director of the National Avenue Laundry, which then became the Polly Prim Laundries. Two years after Mr. Resnick’s first wife, Sara Stein Resnick, died in 1970 after 35 years of marriage, he married Patricia Resnick, and moved to Tucson to join his brother Sol Resnick. He was a member of Beth El Ner Tamid Synagogue in Milwaukee and Temple Emanu-El in Tucson. He was an avid supporter of Israel, the Desert Caucus, and a lifetime member of B’nai B’rith.
 Survivors include  his wife of 38 years, Patricia Malnekoff Resnick; children, William of Portland, Ore., Dr. Lawrence of Los Angeles, Calif.; Dr. Ronald of Maui, Hawaii, and Rachelle of San Francisco, Calif.; stepchildren, Jon Malnekoff of San Clemente, Calif., and Diane Malnekoff of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and grandchildren in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
A memorial service was held at Fellowship Square where he and Patricia lived for 33 years. Interment was in Milwaukee. Arrangements were made by Angel Valley Funeral Home.

Mae Zelikow, 100, died Oct. 29, 2009.
Born in the Ukraine, Mrs. Zelikow immigrated to New York City at the age of two. She was raised and spent her early married years in Brooklyn, N.Y., and then moved to Union, N.J., in 1957. To be near her daughter, she moved to Manhattan and then Tucson. She was chapter president of the League of Women Voters in both Brooklyn and New Jersey. She founded the book club at Congregation Oheb Shalom in South Orange, N.J., which was later named in her honor.
Mrs. Zelikow was preceded in death by her huband, Herman, and brothers, William and Harry. Survivors include her children, Howard (Marcie) Zelikow of Los Angeles, Calif., Roberta (William Little) of Tucson, and Fran (Joseph D. Zamore, deceased) of Chevy Chase, Md.; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services were held in New Jersey. Memorial contributions may be made to Casa de la Luz Hospice (Tucson) or the Herman and Mae Zelikow Education Fund at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Frederick Charles Richter, 73, of Tucson, died Nov. 10, 2009.
Born in New York, Fred served his country in the U.S. Army and had lived in Tucson for the last 37 years, where he was a member of Temple Emanu-El.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Leah; children, Michael (Allison) Richter of Tucson and Suzanne (Chad) Stadheim of Syracuse, N.Y.; and four grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in the Temple Emanu-El section of Evergreen Cemetery, with Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.


Pearl Wagner Selwyn, 86, died Nov. 11, 2009.
Mrs. Selwyn was preceded in death by her huband, Samuel Robert Selwyn. Survivors include her children, Jeffrey (Marilyn) Selwyn, M.D., of Tucson and Nancy (Robert) Ramsey of Scottsdale; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in the Congregation Chaverim section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Stephanie Aaron officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3003 S. Country Club Rd., #209, Tucson, AZ 85713-4084.

Herbert Feder, 82, died Oct. 15, 2009.
Born and raised in Chicago, Mr. Feder married and moved to Tucson in 1957 to raise his family.
Mr. Feder was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley. Survivors include his children, Steven Feder of Tucson and Jodi Emerson of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.
Services were held at Evergreen Mortuary with Rabbi Robert Eisen and Cantor Ivor Lichterman officiating. Interment followed in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Skin Cancer Foundation or The National Kidney Foundation.

Deborah Taubenfeld Zweig, 88, died Oct. 20, 2009, in Springdale, Ark.
Born  in Sanok, Poland, Mrs. Zweig was a Holocaust survivor who spent the war years in labor camps in Siberia and in Engels, Soviet Union, where she met and married her husband, Osias Zweig. They moved to the U.S. in 1951 and settled in Atlanta, Ga. She moved to Deerfield Beach, Fla., in 1989 and to Tucson in 1996. She was a member of Hadassah for over 50 years, joining the Akiva chapter in Tucson. She  attended services at Congregation Bet Shalom and sang with the choir at Congregation Anshei Israel.
Survivors include her children, Dr. Bella Vivante (T. F. Riley) of Tucson, and Philip (Dr. Carol Reeves) Zweig of Fayetteville, Ark.; sister, Dora (Martin) Eisler of Atlanta, Ga.; and two grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in Fort Smith, Ark.
Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Bet Shalom, Congregation Anshei Israel, Arizona Jewish Post, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Magen David Adom, University of Arizona Hillel Foundation, Yad Vashem or the Salvation Army.

Roy S. Behrens, 77, died Oct. 15, 2009.
Mr. Behrens was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. His family moved to Springfield, Ill., where he graduated from Springfield High School. Mr. Behrens served in the Korean War as a photographer in the 4th Signal Battalion X Corps. He later became a Certified Professional Photographer of America in Lincoln, Ill., where he owned and operated Continental Studio for over 30 years. During this time, Mr. Behrens and his brother Morty also owned and operated Edwards Jewelry. The Behrens family moved to Tucson in 1986. Mr. Behrens founded the Telephone Jack Specialist company before retiring. Mr. Behrens was preceded in death by his brother, Herb Behrens. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Behrens; son, Michael Behrens of Gilbert, Ariz.; and brother, Morty Behrens of Springfield, Ill.  Services were held at Temple Emanu-El with Rabbi Samuel Cohon of Temple Emanu-El officiating. Interment followed at All Faiths Cemeteries. Arrangments were made by Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made at www.arthritis.org or www.tmcaz.com/TMCFoundation/ChildrensMiracleNetwork.

Edward Kleinerman, 85, died Oct. 11, 2009.
Mr. Kleinerman was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. His family moved to Arizona in 1933. He attended Roskruge School and graduated from the University of Arizona. Mr. Kleinerman was a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, first as a flight instructor during World War II and later as a combat pilot in the Korean War. In between these two wars, he met his wife, Joan Semilof, at the UA, and, with his father, opened Sterling Furniture Company. Later, in his 60s, Mr. Kleinerman did two stints in the Israeli volunteer army. He served as president of the Tucson Jewish Community Center and on the boards of directors at Temple Emanu-El and Congregation Anshei Israel. He was a member of the Elks and Optimists.Mr. Kleinerman was preceded in death by his sister, Elyse Cohen. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Joan; children, Ellen Rosen of Scottsdale and Arnold Kleinerman of San Francisco, Calif.; and one grandchild.Services were held at Evergreen Mortuary with Rabbi Robert Eisen, Rabbi Arthur Oleisky and Cantor Ivor Lichterman officiating. Interment followed in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery.

Pearl Strauss Arnow, 99, died Oct. 6, 2009 in Sun Lakes, Ariz.
Born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y., Mrs. Arnow relocated to Florida before moving to Tucson in 1984. Mrs. Arnow was preceded in death by her husband, Irving Arnow, and sister, Sari Rubenstein. Survivors include her children, Susan (Michael) Cohen of Sun Lakes (formerly of Tucson) and Ronald (Phyllis) Arnow of The Villages, Fla.; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.Services were held at Evergreen Mortuary with Rabbi Arthur Oleisky officiating. Interment followed in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to Reach Out and Read, Southern Arizona, P.O. Box 40925, Tucson, AZ 85717-0925.

Sylvia Sim, 85, died Oct. 6, 2009.
Mrs. Sim was born in Somerville, N.J. Her family moved to Newark, N.J., where she graduated from Weequahic High School.Mrs. Sim was president of the South Bend, Ind., chapter of Hadassah, and organized and managed the joint Hadassah-Sinai Synagogue thrift shop for many years. She was a Cub Scout den mother, participated in the Ladies of Notre Dame, volunteered at Logan Center for the developmentally disabled and rescued countless cats and dogs.Mrs. Sim was preceded in death by her sister, Yetta Jobrack. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Herbert Sim; children, Randolph (Diane) Sim of Washington, D.C., Charles (Katherine) Sim of Indianapolis, Ind., Steven Sim (Marilyn Einstein) of Tucson, Marguerite (Steven) Gleitman of Santa Monica, Calif., and Ernestine (Randy) Schuster of Rochester, N.Y.; and eight grandchildren. Services were held in Evergreen Mortuary with Rabbi Robert Eisen and Cantor Ivor Lichterman officiating. Interment followed in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to Hadassah, 50 W. 58 St., New York, NY 10019; Sinai Synagogue, 1102 E. Lasalle Ave., South Bend, IN 46617 or the charity of the your choice.

Saul Joseph Blaustein, 85, died Sept. 18, 2009.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Renee Blaustein; sons, Michael and Jonah Blaustein of Maryland; and two grandchildren.Graveside services were held in the Temple Emanu-El section of Evergreen Cemetery, with Rabbi Israel Becker of Congregation Chofetz Chayim officiating.

Laurence J. Simmons, 78, died Sept. 17, 2009.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Simmons served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. After residing in Cleveland, Ohio for over 40 years, Mr. Simmons moved to  Tucson in 1994. At Patio Enclosures, he held positions as vice president of sales, vice president of the Cleveland, Ohio branch and, prior to his retirement, as the head of research and development. Mr. Simmons spent many years as an auxiliary policeman and volunteer fireman in Ohio
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Frances June Simmons; children, Ronald (Caren, M.D.) Simmons of Phoenix, Jerald (Irina) Simmons, M.D., of Houston, Tex.; and Russell (Julie) Simmons of Deerfield, Ill.; brother, Charles (Marla, Ph.D.) Simmons of Tucson; sister, Sherry Levinson of New York, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Trudy (Howard, M.D.) Schwartz of Tucson; and eight grandchildren.Services were held at Evergreen Mortuary, with Rabbi Robert Eisen officiating. Interment followed in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Health Center, Cancer Fund, 140 W. Speedway, #100, Tucson, Ariz. 85705.

Saul J. Blaustein, 85, died Sept. 18, 2009.
Born in New York City, Mr. Blaustein graduated from City College of New York in 1948. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force both in England and the United States, repairing radios in fighter planes. For 16 years, he worked at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C., directing program research and evaluation in the Unemployment Insurance Service. He then joined W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research (first in Washington, D.C., and later in Kalamazoo, Mich.), where he was a senior economist until his retirement to Tucson in 1986. He was chairman of the Institute’s unemployment insurance research advisory committee from 1969-1976. He wrote “Unemployment Insurance in the United States: The First Half Century” (1993, with Wilbur J. Cohen and William Haber). He was a founding member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. He was a president of the Tucson Chapter of the City College of New York Alumni Association.
Survivors include his wife of more than 60 years, Renee L. Blaustein; sons, Michael Blaustein of Silver Spring, Md., and Jonah Blaustein of Rivervale, Md.; and two grandsons.

Ruth Ingber Perlman, 96, died Sept. 26, 2009.
Born in Lebeshay, Russia, Mrs. Perlman came to the United States in 1919, settling in Detroit. In 1935 she married Nathan D. Perlman, her husband of 61 years, who died in 1997. They lived in Ann Arbor, Mich., where she was the president of Hadassah and involved in the creation of the cookbook “Like Mama Used to Make.” In 1952, the family moved to Tucson, where Mrs. Perlman helped establish the Tucson Jewish Community Center and was a partner in her husband’s real estate ventures. She entered college at age 50, a year behind her youngest daughter.
Survivors include her children, Julie of Denver, Colo., David of Anne Arbor, and Nancy of New York, N.Y.; brothers, Abe of Ann Arbor, and George and Jerry, both of West Bloomfield, Mich.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial celebration will be held in Tucson at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tucson Jewish Community Center or a charity of your choice.

Pauline Goralnik,  89, died Aug. 17, 2009.
Raised in Hannibal, Mo., Mrs. Goralnik moved to Tucson in the early 1950s. With her husband, she owned Nat’s Auto Parks in downtown Tucson. After retiring, Mrs. Goralnik volunteered in the Tucson community. Mrs. Goralnik was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Nathan Goralnik. Survivors include her daughter, Debbie (Javier) De La Rosa of Tucson, and three grandchildren. Graveside services were held in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Stephanie Aaron of Congregation Chaverim officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

H. Gordon Brown,  82, died Sept. 2, 2009.
Born in Chicago, Ill., Mr. Brown was a retired attorney and a member of the Florida Bar Association. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Joan Brown; children, Edward Brown of Orlando, Fla., Lisa Brown of Tucson, Stacy Brown of Boca Raton, Fla., Deborah Brown of St. Albans, U.K., and Jonathan Brown of San Francisco, Calif.; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in the Congregation Chaverim section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Stephanie Aaron officiating.

Harriet Krauss, 68, died Sept. 1, 2009.
Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Mrs. Krauss attended the University of Pennsylvania. She moved to Tucson with her husband and children in 1977. She co-founded CHAI Circle, a support group for Jewish women battling cancer. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Allen Krauss; children, Stuart Krauss and Amy (Richard Gordon) Krauss, all of Tucson; and two grandchilden.Services were held at Temple Emanu-El with Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon officiating, followed by interment at East Lawn Palms Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to CHAI Circle (c/o Jewish Family & Children’s Service, 4301 E. Fifth St., Tucson, AZ 85711) or the charity of your choice.


Clarification: Information was inadvertently omitted from the obituary notice for Marlene “Cookie” Hirsch, who died Aug. 6, 2009. Mrs. Hirsch was a longtime employee of Eileen’s of Tucson and Maya Palace. The AJP regrets the error.

Kenneth Fuld, 70, died on Aug. 19, 2009.
Mr. Fuld was born in Yonkers, N.Y.
Survivors include his wife, Margo; children, Jeff Fuld of Tucson, Steven (Caralyn) Fuld of Howorth, N.J., and Elaine (Joe DeMatteo) Fuld of Irvington, N.Y.; brother, Gilbert (Alice) of Keene, N.H.; and five grandchildren.
Services were in New York City and a Shiva Minyan was held at Temple Emanu-El in Tucson with Rabbi Samuel M.  Cohon officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Beth Abraham CNR Foundation or Memorial Sloan Kettering — Gastric Cancer Research in New York City.

Linda Ann Nadell, 68, died Aug. 1, 2009.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Nadell graduated from New Utrecht High School and attended Brooklyn College. She met her former husband, Randolph Nadell, while working as a counselor at the Hebrew Education Society Summer Camp in Monroe, N.Y. They married in 1960 and moved to Tucson in 1961 with their infant daughter, Debbi. Mrs. Nadell finished her undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona, graduating with a bachelor’s in elementary education in 1964. She taught at the Tucson Jewish Community Center pre-school while working on her master’s degree in special education, which she received in 1967. She taught special needs children for two years at Gump School in the Tucson Unified School District before spending several years as a homemaker, raising three daughters. During this time, she took up weaving and sold many of her creations at local craft shows. She returned to work in 1977 for Lawyers and Judges Publishing Company and then worked for many years for the Tucson Association for Child Care, now called Child and Family Resources, Inc., retiring in 1999. She married Alan Levenson in 1994. She served on the advisory committee for the University of Arizona School of Music and the University of Arizona Women’s Studies Advisory Council. Mrs. Nadell was a longtime member of Temple Emanu-El, where she taught in the religious school, served as president of the sisterhood, and served in many positions on the board of directors. She became a Bat Mitzvah at Temple Emanu-El in 2001. At the time her brain tumor was diagnosed in the summer of 2008, she was beginning her term as president of the synagogue.
Survivors include her husband, Alan Levenson; daughters, Deborah (Steven Birkel) of Portland, Ore., Shari-Beth (Jeffrey Kellogg) of Allentown, N.J., and Allycyn (Rex) Jacobs of Oro Valley; stepchildren Jonathan Levenson (Jackie Armstrong) of Bermuda and Nancy Levenson (Suzy Fuquea) of La Serena, Chile; brother Robert Richman of Tucson; and eight grandchildren. Services were held at Temple Emanu-El with Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon officiating, followed by interment at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Strauss Center for Early Childhood Education at Temple Emanu-El.


Helene Kane, 87, died July 12, 2009.
Mrs. Kane was born in Minneapolis, Minn.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Donald Kane. Survivors include her daughter, Ellen Linder of Tucson; sister, Clarice Cohen of Wisconsin; and four grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Stephanie Aaron of Congregation Chaverim officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Project Experience for Youth, 256 Dorothy Ave., Ventura, CA 93003.

Rachel Dora Bloomfield, 47, died July 16, 2009, in San Francisco.
She had a great love of children and spent a significant portion of her life teaching them in the classroom and introducing them to instrumental music.
Survivors include her children, Rebecca and Aaron; parents, Suzanne and Dr. Nathaniel Bloomfield of Tucson; sister, Miriam Bloomfield of Tucson and brother, Andrew Bloomfield of Los Angeles, Calif. A memorial service was held in San Rafael, Calif.

Florence Berns, 76, died July 25, 2009.
A native of Chicago, Mrs. Berns was a “Tucson snowbird” for many years before moving here permanently in 1995.
Mrs. Berns was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Carly Berns, and sister, Shirley Feder. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Allen Berns; children, Cindi Berns of Los Angeles, Calif., Scott Berns of Chicago, Ill., and Suzanne (Andrew) Briefer of Tucson; sister, Marilyn Agron of Tucson; and four grandchildren. 
Services were held at East Lawn Palms Mortuary with Rabbi Thomas Louchheim of Congregation Or Chadash officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Edith Krasny Burns, 86, died July 28, 2009.
Born in Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Burns was a teacher who had graduated from Northwestern University and received her master’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University.
Mrs. Burns was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Krasny; sister, Jeanne Weisberger; and brother, David Gomberg. Survivors include her daughters, Gayle (Lou Riecss) Krasny and Sandra Krasny; stepchildren, David Burns and Marilyn Jarvis;  two granddaughters and one great-granddaughter. She married Harold Burns in 1974.
Graveside services were held in the Temple Emanu-El section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Barbara G. (Becker) Greenspan, 79, died June 15, 2009.
Mrs. Greenspan was preceded in death by her sister, June Bennett. Survivors include her children, Adrienne (Thomas) Reilly, Robert Greenspan and Susan (Roy) Guralnick; and four grandchildren.
Services were held at East Lawn Palms Mortuary with Rabbi Robert Eisen of Congregation Anshei Israel officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tucson OASIS, 2099 E. River Rd., Tucson, AZ 85718, attention Tribute Fund.


Clark Evenchik, 48, died June 18, 2009, in Israel.
Survivors include his wife, Reena Evenchik and children, Yaakov, Yarden, Liat, Ariel and Avigail, all of Israel; mother, Cyvia Evenchik; father, Harvey (Deanna) Even­chik; brothers, Arthur (Debbie) Evenchik and Mark (Daphne) Evenchik; sister, Lynn Evenchik and stepsister, Whitney (Mark) Lindley, all of Tucson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona or the Muscular Dystrophy Association.


Harry G. Karchmer, 90, died June 26, 2009.
Mr. Karchmer majored in accounting at Albany State Teachers College and was the last survivor of the Class of 1940. He volunteered for military service in 1940 and attended Officer Candidate School (OCS) in 1942. He served in the U.S. Infantry and Army Air Corps for over five years and rose to the rank of captain. He met his future wife on Pearl Harbor Day. After the war, he enrolled in the  MBA program at New York University, using his G.I. bill benefits. He had a successful accounting career in New York City. After moving the family to Tucson, he joined the CPA practice of Aaron Paul in 1960 and retired as its managing partner in 1984. He served as president of Congregation Anshei Israel, Jewish Community Foundation, Jewish Family Service and Jewish Historical Society of Southern Arizona. He was active in fundraising for Israel, which he visited five times.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Paula Karchmer; children, Karin Bricker of Palo Alto, Calif., and Harvey Karchmer; sister, Frieda; brother, Irwin; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Robert Eisen and Rabbi Arthur Oleisky of Congregation Anshei Israel.

Samuel J. Bartlett, 90, died June 30, 2009.
Born in Gary, Ind., Mr. Bartlett graduated from Tuley High School and attended Northwestern University. During World War II, as a staff sergeant, he served in the China-Burma-India campaign with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He founded Bartlett & Co.,  Inc., in Chicago, providing the jewelry industry with tools and equipment for over 50 years. Mr. Bartlett was a longtime resident of Skokie, Ill., and a member of Beth Emet Synagogue. Mr. Bartlett was preceded in death by his wife, Edythe, and siblings, Annette Hoffman, Milton Bartlett, Florence Maitland and Betty Kleiman. Survivors include his children, Paul B. (Valeria)Bartlett of Tucson and Lawrence J. (Jodi) Bartlett of San Diego, Calif.; and two grandchildren. Services were held in Illinois.
Memorial contributions may be made to www.JohnBrocking tonFoundation.org or Scripps Green Cancer Center of La Jolla, Calif.

Sadie Monblatt, 100, died June 11, 2009.
Mrs. Monblatt was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Monblatt. Survivors include her daughters, Dr. Judith Ross of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Maxine (Stephen) Murray of Tucson.
Graveside services were held in the Workman’s Circle section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Stephanie Aaron of Congregation Chaverim officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tucson Community Food Bank, 3003 S. Country Club Rd., #221, Tucson, AZ 85713.


Albert Eisenstadt, 96, died June 15, 2009.
Survivors include his wife of over 70 years, Romayne Eisenstadt; sons, Steve, Mark and Michael Eisenstadt; six grandchildren and one great-granchild.
Graveside services were held in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Robert Eisen officiating.


Steven Barry Zaslofsky died May 25, 2009 in Birmingham, Ala.
Mr. Zaslosky was a lifetime educator who most recently was the headmaster at Shelby Academy, Montevallo, Ala.  While living in Tucson, he was the athletic director at St. Michael’s Parish Day School. He received many awards, but his highest honor was the establishment of the “Z” Award at the Cathedral School in New York City for educational excellence.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Lynn Zaslofsky; children, Kim (Jamie) Horton and Jeff (Liz) Stanaway; sisters, Barbara (Howie) Powell and Sharyn Zaslofsky; and two grandchildren.
Services were held at Temple Emanu-El with Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon officiating. Interment followed in the Temple Emanu-El section of Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Emanu-El.

Esther S. Lewkowitz, 74, of Phoenix, died May 31, 2009.
Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Mrs. Lewkowitz moved to Arizona in 1970 with her family. For many years, she assisted her husband with his accounting practice and was a medical office manger for an orthopedic physician for over 20 years. Mrs. Lewkowitz was involved with many charitable organizations, and social clubs. Upon retirement, she traveled with her husband and aided numerous organizations, including the Herberger Theater and the Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Robert Lewkowitz; daughters, Jodi (Steve) Stein of Chandler, Ariz., and Francine (Jeff) Katz of Tucson; brother, Bernie (Gloria) Stubofsky of New Jersey; brother-in-law Franklin (Karen) Lewkowitz of Paradise Valley, Ariz.; and five grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at Beth Israel Cemetery in Phoenix, with Rabbi Thomas Louchheim of Congregation Or Chadash officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank, 10862 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85028.

Felicia Ann Cutler, 48, died June 6, 2009.
Survivors include her husband, David Cutler; parents, Everett and Lois Broder; children, Shana, Kenny and Mycah Cutler; and brother, Andy Broder. Graveside services were held in the Congregation Young Israel Section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Yossie Shemtov officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Felicia Ann Cutler Foundation, 5995 E. Grant Rd., Ste. 200, Tucson, AZ 85712.


Alice Copalman, 98, died May 6, 2009.
Mrs. Copalman was preceded in death by her husband, Louis. Survivors include her daughter, Darlene Gettler of Tucson; sisters, Loretta Schulte of Tucson and Ida Rubin of Chicago; twin sister, Rose Switkin of Chicago; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at East Lawn Palms Cemetery with Rabbi Arthur R. Oleisky officiating.

Lawrence M. “Larry” Sayre, 57, died May 8, 2009, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Mr. Sayre was a professor of chemistry at Case Western Reserve University for 27 years. He was chair of the department of chemistry for the last seven years and chair of the modern language department for two years. He enjoyed music and played the piano. He was also a sports enthusiast and enjoyed hiking, boating and tennis. 
Mr. Sayre was preceded in death by his father, Julian Sayre. Survivors include his wife, Marti; children, Andy Sayre and Eric Sayre, both of Minnesota; mother, Dorothy Sayre; and brother, Steven (Diane) Sayre of Tucson.
Services and interment took place in Cleveland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence M. Sayre Department of Chemistry Scholarship Fund at Case Western Reserve University, Millis Science Center, 2074 Adelbert Rd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106.

Florence Koenig, 93, died May 15, 2009.
Born in New York City, Mrs. Koenig graduated from Brooklyn College in 1935 with a bachelor of science degree in education. She moved to Tucson in 1951 with her husband and children. Mrs. Koenig was a life member of Hadassah and a member of Women’s American ORT and Brooklyn College Alumni (Tucson Chapter). She was a volunteer at El Dorado Hospital for 27 years and a docent at Reid Park Zoo for 25 years.
Mrs. Koenig was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar S. Koenig, M.D. Survivors include her sons, Kenneth L. (Lisa Rose) Koenig, M.D., of California and Richard M. Koenig, M.D., of New York; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
 Services were held at Evergreen Mortuary with Rabbi Robert Eisen of Congregation Anshei Israel officiating. Interment followed in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S. Randolph Way, Tucson, AZ 85716.


Dina Spector, 89, died April 20, 2009.
Mrs. Spector had a long career as an educator and administrator in the Philadelphia school system. She served on the boards of the Labor Zionist Organization of America, Habonim Camp Galil, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Philadelphia, and as a docent at the Philadelphia Jewish History Museum. For four years, Mrs. Spector was national president of Na’amat USA, which serves the needs of women and children in Israel by establishing daycare centers, retraining programs and domestic violence shelters. A playground at one of these centers bears her name. 
Mrs. Spector was preceded in death by her husbands, Benjamin Lepow and Leonard Spector. Survivors include her children, Rebecca (John) Crow of Tucson, Daniel (Susan) Lepow of Portland, Ore.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews in Israel.
Interment took place in Philadelphia.
Memorial contributions may be made to Na’amat USA, 350 Fifth Ave., Suite 4700, New York, NY 10118 or the Dina Spector Jewish Education Fund c/o the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, 5546 E. 4th Street, Suite 100, Tucson, AZ 85711.

Hermine Ruth (Stern) Lachman, 85, died Tuesday, April 7, 2009.
Born in Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Lachman lived most of her adult life in Decatur, Ill. She was a high school English teacher and taught for many years in Blue Mound, Ill. After retiring in 1985, she and her husband, Malcolm, moved to Tucson, where she worked as a teacher in a volunteer literacy program. 
Mrs. Lachman was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Malcolm Lachman, and her brother, Myron Stern.  Survivors include her children, Ian (Marcia) Lachman of Naperville, Ill., Judy Lachman of Redlands, Calif., and Toni (Larry) Lachman  of Amarillo, Texas; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at the home of family friends, Peter and Ronni Zecher. Rabbi Richard Safran of Temple Emanu-El officiated. Arrangements were made by Evergreen Mortuary and Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Peppi’s House, c/o Tucson Medical Center, 5301 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ 85712; Sabino Canyon Rehabilitation & Care Center, 5830 East Pima Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712; or Temple Emanu-El, 225 N. Country Club Rd., Tucson, AZ 85716.


Sybil Koven, 74, died April 11, 2009, in Coronado, Calif.,  where she lived for the last 22 years. Raised in Uniontown, Penn., she attended Ohio State University, where she met and married Mike Koven. They owned and operated a jewelry store, L. Larson, in Scottsdale, Ariz. for 35 years. She was a member of the San Diego Symphony Stars and an active member of the local and Jewish communities in San Diego and Scottsdale.
Survivors include her children, Joyce Koven (Brian) Smith  of Cardiff, Calif., Ed (Sondra) Koven of Tucson; Mindy (Patrick) Sheahan of Scottsdale; and five grandchildren.
Services were held in Evergreen Mortuary with Rabbi Robert Eisen and Cantor Ivor Lichterman officiating. Interment followed in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Anshei Israel (USY Fund), Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice of San Diego County (ICWJ), or the American Diabetes Association.

 

Bronze Star recipient Hans Spear of ‘Ritchie Boys’ fame dies at 90

Hans Norbert Spear, 90, died April 15, 2009.
Born in Germany, Mr. Spear served in the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps during World War II and was stationed in Germany. He was featured in the 2004 documentary film, “The Ritchie Boys.” He received four Battle Stars. In 2008, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal in a ceremony at Ft. Huachuca, 63 years after he was originally denied the award due to religious reasons. He also received many other military honors from European countries.
“Hans was the last of his unit to be sent home after the end of World War II as his skills were so valuable to the United States. His entire unit received Bronze Stars for Meritorious Service except for Hans and one other Jewish interrogator,” says Tucsonan Jay Cohn, a retired U.S. Army Special Forces colonel who led the effort to get Spear his Bronze Star. “Finally after 63 years, through the auspices of Sen. John McCain, we were able to obtain the Bronze Star for Hans, which was one of the highlights at the end of his years.”
“Hans was a very modest but true real-life hero,” says Gary Kipnis, past president of B’nai B’rith International Saguaro Lodge #763.
Mr. Spear was co-owner of All American Decorating Services in Chicago for 50 years. He had lived in Tucson for the past 16 years.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Beatrice; daughters, Barbra (Steven) Helfgot and Judy Voight; and two grandchildren.
Services were held in Evergreen Mortuary with Rabbi Robert Eisen and Cantor Ivor Lichterman officiating. Interment followed in the B’nai B’rith section of Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Anshei Israel, 5550 E. 5th Street, Tucson 85711, or to a charity of a your choice.

Abraham Frederick (Fred) Rosen, 95, died April 4, 2009.City of Hope supporter and Jewish activist Fred Rosen dies.Mr. Rosen was born in Detroit, Mich., where he married his wife, Gertrude, in 1936. They lived in Tombstone, Ariz., from 1946 to 1956, during which time Mr.Rosen acquired the Studebaker Dealership in Bisbee. They moved to Tucson in 1956. Mr. Rosen was a president of Temple Emanu-El and a longtime board member. He and Gertrude were lifetime members of The City of Hope, a medical research, treatment and education institution dedicated to fighting cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases; the Tucson chapter later became “The Fred & Gertrude Rosen Chapter.” They were also supporters of the International Cancer Advocacy Network (ICAN). A lifetime member of Kiwanis International, Mr. Rosen served as president of the Bisbee club and the “Sunshine Club” in Tucson, Southwest District Lt. Governor and District Governor, and was later elected to the board of directors of Kiwanis International. He served on the board and was chair of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tucson. He was involved with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and was a founder and lifetime member of the pro-Israel Desert Caucus Political Action Committee. He was a past president and lifetime member of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona board of directors. “Fred Rosen was one of the finest men I have ever met. He was a gentleman and a unifier, both wise and visionary,” says Bruce Ash, JFSA past board chair. “When Fred spoke you always felt compelled to listen. He worked hard to establish our Jewish community and was a very generous supporter. We have suffered a huge loss as he leaves this world.”
Mr. Rosen was predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Gertrude. He is survived by his children, Frances Knowles of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Sidney M. Rosen of Phoenix; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services and interment were in Los Angeles. A memorial service will be held May 3, 1:30 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El with Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fred and Gertrude Rosen Memorial Fund of either Temple Emanu-El or the City of Hope, or to ICAN, all in care of Susan Hathaway, 7454 E. Broadway, Suite 100, Tucson, AZ 85716 (520-883-4783).

Benjamin Schultz, 98, died March 13, 2009.
Born in New York City, Mr. Schultz started working in Pechter’s Drug store in Brooklyn, N.Y., at 13 and entered Brooklyn College of Pharmacy at 16. After graduating he worked in his brother’s drugstore in Brooklyn. He and his brothers Martin and Carl, also pharmacists, owned and operated the Deal and Allenhurst Pharmacies at the Jersey Shore for over 40 years. Upon retiring, Mr. Schultz worked at Sun Ray Drugs in Middletown, N.J. In 1952, he helped develop a chart to catalog over 100,000 toxic ingredients in household chemicals and their antidotes, contributing to the development of Poison Control worldwide. He was president of the New Jersey Pharmacists Association and the first chairman of the Narcotics Council of Monmouth County. He launched the American Red Cross “File of Life,” a fact sheet with an individual’s emergency medical information. In 1982, he received President Reagan’s Volunteer Action award for his role in the establishment of Project Spirit. In 1987, he won the national Bowl of Hygeia Award from Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. He was honored by a resolution in the N.J. Senate for his leadership in organizations including the Monmouth County Society of Pharmacists, Jersey Shore Medical Center, RSVP, the American Red Cross and the New Jersey Pharmaceutical Association. Mr. Schultz was a master Mason, a 32-degree Mason and became a Shriner in 1950. He was a member of the American Pharmacists Association and Temple Beth Miriam in Elberon, N.J. He moved to Tucson in 1989 to live with his daughter, Robin. He volunteered at Tucson Medical Center and wrote a column, “Ben’s Corner,” that appeared in the Tucson Medical Center, Pima Council on Aging and Tucson  Jewish Community Center publications. Mr. Schultz was predeceased by his first wife, Marion Harris; and second wife, Therese Johnson. Survivors include his daughters, Leona (Ken) Estridge of Boston, Mass., and Robin Schultz of Tucson; stepson, Ronald (Joanne) Johnson of Oakhurst, N.J.; one granddaughter and three step-grandchildren.
Services were held in New Jersey. A memorial service will be held in Tucson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1636 N. Swan, Suite 151, Tucson AZ 85712; American Heart Association, 5325 E. Pima, Tucson, AZ 85712; or Humane Society, 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716.


Joseph (Joe) Rudis, 90, died March 30, 2009 in Seal Beach, Calif.
A 50-year resident of Tucson, Mr. Rudis was born in Vienna, Austria. His early life was spent with a foster family and in an orphanage. As an apprentice auto mechanic, Mr. Rudis was arrested and jailed by the Gestapo. Upon his release, he crossed illegally into Switzerland, where he spent most of the World War II years in a labor camp. His girlfriend, Rose, joined him in Switzerland, where they were married. After the war, they immigrated to the United States, living in New York City for a year before moving to Tucson, where Mr. Rudis took a job at Beaudry Chrysler Plymouth. He later opened his own auto repair shop, Joe Rudis Garage, which he sold when he retired at age 63. Mr. Rudis was a longtime member of Congregation Anshei Israel. He and his wife moved to California in 2008 to be near family.Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Rose Rudis of Seal Beach; children, Esther Rudis of Los Angeles, Al (Ruth) Rudis of Seal Beach, and David of Chicago, Ill.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


Sidney Nelson, 80, died April 4, 2009.
Mr. Nelson was born and grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. He graduated in engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, and worked for Republic Aviation, introducing statistical quality control there, before coming to Tucson to join and later lead Horizon Land Corporation, then the third-largest employer in Tucson, as president and CEO.  Mr. Nelson was a founding member of the Desert Caucus and the Arizona Civic Theater and a supporter of the University of Arizona Cancer and Arthritis Centers, the Tucson Museum of Art, and other local institutions. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Doris; children, Amy, Keith, and Laura; sisters Connie and Lynn; and five grandchildren. Services were held at Temple Emanu-El, with Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon officiating, followed by interment in the Temple Emanu-El Section of Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the UA Cancer Center.

Samuel Alexander, 95, died Feb. 16, 2009.
Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Mr. Alexander was a graduate of DeWitt Clinton High School and studied business at City College of New York. He married Vera in 1940 and after serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, pursued a retail career that led the family to Ohio. In Akron, Mr. Alexander and his partner, Matt Tallal, founded Home Centers in 1952. It became the largest regional major appliance retailer in the Midwest. He and Vera retired to Tucson in 1977. Mr. Alexander was a life member of B’nai B’rith and Temple Israel in Akron. Mr. Alexander was preceded in death by his brother, Melvin, and wife, Vera. Survivors include his children, Diane of Tucson and Lee (Jennifer) Alexander of Fall City, Wash., and two grandchildren.Private services were held; arrangements were made by Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, 3530 E. Campo Abierto, Suite 105, Tucson, AZ 85718-3327; HABBJACH-Dollars for Scholars, University of Arizona School of Nursing, 6602 E. Villa Drive Tucson, AZ 85715; or TMC Foundation-Hospice 5301 East Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ 85712.

Amy Doris Hillman Cohen, 84, died Feb. 19, 2009.
Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Mrs. Cohen was a graduate of Lafayette High School in Brooklyn and attended Brooklyn College.  She married Perry Elias Cohen in December 1945; they lived for 12 years in Buffalo, N.Y., then 25 years near Norwich, Conn., before moving to Tucson in 1987. Mrs. Cohen received a bachelor’s degree from Willimantic State College (now Eastern Connecticut University), and a master’s degree in special education and a sixth-year certificate in administration from the University of Connecticut. She was a special education teacher in the Norwich school system for 16 years until her retirement in 1986. Mrs. Cohen traveled the world and was a volunteer teacher in Haiti.
Mrs. Cohen was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Perry. Survivors include her children, Juana Celia (Djelal Kadir) Djelal of State College, Pa., and Tedd A. (Deborah Goldman) Cohen of Great Neck, N.Y.; sister, Marilyn Hillman (William) Weinstein of Toronto, Ontario; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Robert Eisen and Cantor Ivor Lichterman officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tucson Community Food Bank, Congregation Anshei Israel, or MADRE, an international women’s human rights organization (madre.org).

Anne Shackman, 89, died Feb. 26, 2009.
Mrs. Shackman was born in New York, N.Y., and lived there most of her life before she and her husband relocated to Tucson in 2005 to be closer to family.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, David; sons, Kenneth (Linda) Shackman of Tucson and Lawrence (Diane) Shackman of Omaha, Neb.; sister, Evelyn Oringer of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two grandsons and one great-grandson.
Private services were held; arrangements were made by Evergreen Mortuary  & Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Handmaker Foundation, 2221 N. Rosemont Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85712.


Sidney Davidson, 95, died March 9, 2009.
Born in New York, N.Y., Mr. Davidson married Clara in 1943, and they began a greeting card business. They sold the business in 1948 and moved to Tucson. Mr. Davidson owned and operated Auto Boys Texaco and Tire Center for 30 years. In 1978, he sold the business and retired. Six weeks later, he started working for Jack Furrier’s Western Tire Centers and retired from there at the age of 92. He was a lifetime member of Tucson Elk’s Lodge #385 and the Knights of Pythias Lodge #9.
Survivors include his wife, Clara; sons, Joel (Catherine) Davidson of Phoenix and Rob (Rita) Davidson of Tucson; sister, Joan Davidson; and two grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Robert Eisen and Cantor Ivor Lichterman officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Food Bank or the National Exchange Club Foundation.


 

 

Shirley Zuckerman, 103, died Feb. 12, 2009.
Born in Coney Island, N.Y., Mrs. Zuckerman lived most of her early years in New Jersey where she was in the retail paint and wallpaper business with her husband, Norman. They followed their children to Tucson in 1960. Mrs. Zuckerman was a member of Congregation Anshei Israel where she was an active member of Sisterhood, Hadassah and later Anshei Israel Seniors. She received many honors and awards throughout her life.
Mrs. Zuckerman was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Norman. Survivors include her son, Mel (Enid) Zuckerman; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in the Congregation Anshei section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Robert Eisen, Rabbi Arthur Oleisky and Cantor Ivor Lichterman officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hadassah Southern Arizona, 630 N Craycroft, Ste. 171, Tucson AZ 85711 or Anshei Israel Seniors, 5550 East Fifth Street, Tucson, AZ 85711.

Harold H. Mitnik, 94, died Feb. 20, 2009.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Mr. Mitnik served as a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was the proprietor of Distillers Cooperage, volunteered extensively for the Tucson Medical Center, and was a philanthropic supporter of the Tucson Symphony and Temple Shalom of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Sophie; children, Sharon (Todd Balfanz) Mitnik-Balfanz of Atlanta, Ga., and Stuart (Sallie Lareau) Mitnik of Tempe; and two grandchildren.
A private service was held.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Joan Michelle Gruber, 70, died Jan. 31, 2009.
Mrs. Gruber was born in  Newark, N.J.
Survivors include her children, Penn (Robert) Hardt of Sparta, N.J., Lonn Gruber and Karen (Robert) Lange, both of Tucson; sister, Lois Weinstein of Livingston, N.J.; and four grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery.

Aaron S. Weston, M.D., 97, died Feb. 8, 2009.
Dr. Weston was a flight surgeon for the Army Air Corps during World War II and after serving four years, was discharged as a major. He was a general practitioner for 60 years in Jamaica, N.Y. He retired in 1998 and moved to Green Valley, Ariz., where he was active in the Beth Shalom Temple Center. He later moved to Tucson.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Yeta Weston; children, Wendy Fishkind of Tucson, Dolly Dribben of Texas, and Pam Weston of Green Valley; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in the Temple Emanu-El section of Evergreen Cemetery, with Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Beth Shalom Temple Center, 1751 N. Rio Mayo, Green Valley, AZ 85614 or a charity of your choice.
Tela Panitch, 95, died Jan. 20, 2009.
Mrs. Panitch was born in Chelsea, Mass.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Panitch, and a sister, Helen Klass. Survivors include her niece, Sheila (Larry) Lepley of Tucson; and nephews, David (Raghad) Lepley of Novi, Mich., and Michael Lepley and Benjamin Lepley, both of Tucson.
Graveside services were held in the Temple Emanu-El section of Evergreen Cemetery, with Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hadassah, 50 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019, or to a charity of your choice.

Selma “Sally” Pearlman Taub, 89, died Jan. 23, 2009.
Born in Rochester, N.Y., Mrs. Taub received her bachelor’s degree at Flora Stone Mather College for Women (now Case Western Reserve University). She met her husband, Jim, there. They moved to Los Alamos, N.M. where her husband worked on the Manhattan Project, while she worked for nuclear physicists Otto Frisch and Enrico Fermi. Following World War II, Mrs. Taub wrote the women’s section for the Los Alamos newspaper and was later assistant librarian at the Los Alamos Library. She was a member of the League of Women Voters, a founding member and president of the Los Alamos chapter of Hadassah, and developed the first youth program at the Los Alamos Jewish Center. Mrs. Taub was the first director of volunteers at Los Alamos Medical Center and became director of the hospital gift shop, which raised funds for the volunteer program. The Taubs moved to Washington, D.C. for four years where Mrs. Taub was a docent at the Smithsonian Institution. Since moving to Tucson in 1981, Mrs. Taub was president of Tucson’s Hadassah chapter, a member of the Hadassah’s Desert Southwest Region Board, and Woman of the Year in 1999. She coordinated Hadassah’s 1985 health fair at Villa Campana. She was a life member of Hadassah and Brandeis.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Jim Taub; children, Janet (David) Buckland of Los Alamos and Judith Taub (Alison Newman) of Spring, Texas; and sister-in-law Elaine Taub of Tucson.
A memorial service was held at Temple Emanu-El with Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hadassah Southern Arizona, 630 N. Craycroft, Suite 171, Tucson, AZ 85711 or the Community Food Bank.

Florence Anne "Honey" Shopsin, 94, died Dec. 7, 2008.
Born on the Lower East Side of New York, Mrs. Shopsin was known as Honey since early childhood. Yiddish was her first language. An avid Zionist, she made her first visit to Israel immediately after the 1967 Six-Day War with her husband, Sidney. She was a life member of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, and was president of the Kadimah chapter in Brooklyn. After moving to Tucson more than a decade ago, she became a member of Hadassah’s Southern Arizona Chapter.  She was a member of Congregation Anshei Israel and joined CAI’s “Crafty Ladies” knitting and crocheting group, making items for needy women and children.
Mrs. Shopsin was preceded in death by her husband; brother, Murray; and sister, Claire. Survivors include her daughters, Carole Schwimmer of Massachusetts and Toby Anne Sydney of Tucson; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services and interment took place in Flushing, New York.
Memorial contributions may be made to the new Hadassah medical facility being built in Israel (Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower Campaign, Berkshire Hills Hadassah, c/o Barbara Frank, 1151 East Road, Richmond, MA  01254) or the Arizona State Braille & Talking Book Library (1030 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85008).

Lillian Breiger 91, died Dec. 23, 2008.
Born in Paterson, N.J., Mrs. Breiger was a graduate of Ramapo College. With her husband, Lazarus, whom she married in 1939, she was a founding member of Temple Sinai of Bergen County, N.J., and a principal of the religious school. She taught religious school and tutored Bar and Bat Mitzvah students for many years. She moved to Ithaca, N.Y., in 1995 and to Tucson in 1999.
 Mrs. Breiger was preceded in death by her husband. Survivors include her son, Ronald (Linda Waugh) Breiger of Tucson; brother, Walter Burnett of Vermont; and one grandson.
Graveside services were held in Ithaca.
Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Arizona’s Center for Judaic Studies.

Dr. Benjamin Cohen, 88, died Jan. 2, 2009.
Born in Johnstown, Ohio, Dr. Cohen earned a DDS degree in 1943 and a B.S. in agriculture in 1976, both from Ohio State University. He practiced dentistry in Columbus, Ohio for over 40 years. He was a captain in the U.S. Army, a life member of B’nai B’rith and member of Jewish War Veterans, OSU Alumni Association, Alpha Omega, Columbus Dental Society, and the Ohio and American Dental Associations.
Dr. Cohen was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia. Survivors include his children, Dr. David N. Cohen, Rena Cohen, Sharon (Morris) Barkan and Deborah (Dr. Ezra) Shapiro; sister, Lilyan Abramson; brother, Lew (Betty) Cohen; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in Columbus. Arrangements were made by Angel Valley Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Eileen L. “Sis” Slavin, 84, died Jan. 4, 2009.
Born in Haverhill, Mass., Mrs. Slavin lived in Tucson for the past 62 years.
Mrs. Slavin was preceded in death by her husbands Sidney Slavin and Ben King. Survivors include her sons, Barry (Ronna) Slavin of Walnut Creek, Calif., Craig Slavin of Buffalo Grove, Ill., and David (Montie) Slavin of Tucson; brother, Arnold (Barbara) Gilbert of Kew Garden Hills, N.Y., sisters, Bea Skolnick of Providence, R.I., and Lila (Allen) Lebowitz of West Palm Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery, with Rabbi Robert Eisen officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jewish Family & Children’s Service or Casa De Los Niños.

Alvin Nathan Horowitz, 86, died Jan. 12, 2009.
Mr. Horowitz was a veteran of World War II, serving in India and Burma.
Mr. Horowitz was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Helen. Survivors include his children, Stanley (Barbara) Horowitz of Scottsdale, Joyce (Howard) Lederman of Baltimore, Md., and Gail (Marc) Offenhartz of Tucson; brothers, Jack Horowitz and Saul Horowitz; sister, Passie Schulman; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Interment was in Beth El Cemetery in Phoenix. Arrangements were made by Sinai Mortuary.
Walter Gross, 75, died Dec. 10, 2008.
Born and raised in New York City, Mr. Gross served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956, after which he moved to Tucson, Arizona. He was married to Ina Zunin from 1957 to 1974. Mr. Gross graduated from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy in 1963. He worked as a retail pharmacist alongside his father-in-law, Louis Zunin, who co-owned Casas Adobe Drug Store. He also worked as an inspector for the State Board of Pharmacy serving Tucson and the eastern area of the state. From 1977 to 1982, Mr. Gross was president of the Tucson Academy of Pharmacy. He started Sentry Wholesale Drug Company, which was sold in 1982. Afterward, Mr. Gross and his nephew Jack Strauss purchased Feig’s Kosher Foods. Mr. Gross played various rhythm instruments with local bands.
Survivors include his children, Jason A. (Germaine) Gross of Toronto, Canada, and Jennifer A. (Greg) Hasley of Houston, Texas; sister, Ruth Strauss of New York; nephew, Jack (Lynne) Strauss of Tucson; and five grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at Evergreen Cemetery in the Congregation Anshei Israel section, with Rabbi Robert Eisen officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Anshei Israel’s Esther B. Feldman Preschool/Kindergarten, 5550 E. 5th Street, Tucson, AZ 85711.

Sheila Fabian, 71, of Sahuarita, Ariz., died Dec. 29, 2008.
Survivors include her children, Jill Fabian and Randy (Susan) Fabian; and five grandchildren; all of Sahuarita.
Services were held at Evergreen Mortuary, with Rabbi Benjamin Sharff of Temple Emanu-El officiating. Interment followed in the Temple Emanu-El section of Evergreen Cemetery.


Barbara “Bobbi” Kurn, 74, died Nov. 26, 2008 in Phoenix, Ariz.
Born in St. Joseph, Mo., she had been a resident of Arizona for 62 years. She graduated from the University of Arizona, receiving a degree in elementary education and a graduate degree in speech and hearing pathology. While at the UA, Mrs. Kurn was elected president of the Associated Women’s Students and was a member of Mortar Board.  She was a member of the Jewish Women’s Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, chaired its board in the 1970s, created the Young Women’s Campaign Division in the late 1960s, and later chaired the Women’s Campaign. She was on the board of Jewish Family & Children’s Services and chaired its Soviet resettlement committee. She also served on the Bureau of Jewish Education and was active in the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She was chosen by the National Shoah Foundation in 1996 to interview Holocaust survivors and interviewed about 50 survivors in Arizona and the West. Mrs. Kurn received the Lee Amada Young Women’s Leadership award and the Medal of Honor from the Jewish Federation, the Golda Meir Award from the Women’s Campaign, and was a Jewish National Fund Tree of Life Honoree. She also co-founded Communications Skill Builders, Inc.
Survivors include her husband, Neal Kurn; children, Jeffrey (Lynn) Kurn of Redwood City, Calif., Sharon (Joel) Marcus-Kurn of Chevy Chase, Md., and Jennifer (Scot) Endsley of Fenton, Mo.; brother, Austin (Marilyn) Agron of Tucson; and four grandchildren.
Services were held in Phoenix.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bureau of Jewish Education, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., #206, Scottsdale, AZ 85254; Council for Jews with Special Needs, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., #205, Scottsdale, AZ 85254; or Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona, 711 E. Northern Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85020.

Cynthia “Cindy” Wool, 54, died Nov. 30, 2008.
Born in Tucson, Mrs. Wool was a member of the Rincon High Tennis Team. She worked in her husband’s internal medicine practice and was a volunteer for the Parseghian Foundation. During her intensive six-month battle against leukemia, the website established to provide information concerning her progress received more than 350 contacts in a single day.
Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Dr. Steven Wool; daughters, Rachel, Sonya and Lily of Tucson; mother, Nancy Present of Tucson; brothers, Bobby (Deborah Oseran) Present of Tucson, and Billy (Tess) Present.
Services were held at Congregation Anshei Israel, with Rabbi Robert Eisen and Cantor Ivor Lichterman officiating. Interment followed in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Congregation Young Israel of Tucson, Chabad Lubavitch Center, Congregation Anshei Israel and the Parseghian Foundation.

Howard David Goldwyn, 72, died Dec. 2, 2008.
Born in Milwaukee, Wisc., he graduated from the University of Arizona in 1958 and was in business at Goldwyn’s Department Stores and Southern Mills. Mr. Goldwyn was a competitive swimmer at the University of Arizona. He was a licensed substance abuse therapy counselor, working for the last three years at Sonora Behavioral Health. He was active in community organizations including the Community Food Bank, Southern Arizona Mental Health Services and the Tucson Airport Authority.
Survivors include his wife, Rachael Goldwyn; children, Bryan (Missy) Goldwyn of the San Francisco Bay area, David (Tiffany) Goldwyn of Portland, Ore., Michael Goldwyn of Buckeye, Ariz., and Rebecca (Daniel) Wotman of Great Neck, N.Y.; sister Joyce (William) Becker of Tucson; and six grandchildren.
Services were held at Temple Emanu-El, with Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon officiating. Interment followed in the Temple Emanu-El section of Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Food Bank or Temple Emanu-El.

Mary Bronstein, 101, died Dec. 5, 2008.
Mrs. Bronstein lived in Malden, Mass., for over 50 years. She was a “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II. She ran a business with her husband, Sam, after the war and retired after putting her two children through college. After Sam’s death in 1966, she moved to West Palm Beach, Fla., where she volunteered for a crisis line and a hospice. At 94, Mrs. Bronstein moved to Tucson to be with her family.
Mrs. Bronstein was preceded in death by her grandson, Douglas Fine. Survivors include her children, David (Bette) Bronstein of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Beverly (Morris) Fine of Tucson; five grandchildren and many great-granchildren.
A memorial service was held at Temple Emanu-El. Interment was in Massachusetts.
Memorial contributions may be made to Casa de la Luz Hospice Foundation, 400 W. Magee Rd., Tucson, AZ 85704.

Harriet “Dolly” Dolginow Sirgany, 90, died Nov. 12, 2008, in Leawood, Kan.
Mrs. Sirgany graduated from Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kan., and attended the University of Illinois. She and her husband, David Dolginow, owned Dolgin’s Catalog Showroom, which operated in Kansas City and St. Louis. Following her husband’s death, she and her three children continued growing the business. She later married Mitchell Sirgany of Miami, where she lived for 35 years. Mrs. Sirgany was on the board of St. Jude Children’s Research Hopsital in Memphis, Tenn.
Survivors include her children, Yale (Diane) Dolginow of Minneapolis, Minn., Susan Hazan of Tucson, and Richard (Mary) Dolginow of Kansas City; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held in Kansas.

Shirley Youngerman, 86, died Nov. 23, 2008, in Phoenix.
Born in New York City, she married Sol Youngerman in 1946 and a year later moved to Atlantic City, N.J. In 1968, they moved to Tucson.
Mrs. Youngerman was preceded in death by her husband. Survivors include her children, Joel (Nancy) Youngerman of Phoenix, Steven Youngerman of Denver, Colo., and Alice Kaderlan (Eric Halsey) of Seattle, Wash.; and two grandsons.
Services were held at Evergreen Mortuary with Rabbi Emeritus Arthur R. Oleisky and Cantor Ivor Lichterman officiating. Interment followed in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery.

Deveiara “Doris” Federhar, 81, died Nov. 26, 2008.
Born in Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Federhar was a member of the Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood. She last worked as a chef at Levy’s Dept. Store at the El Con Mall, where she demonstrated Farberware.
Mrs. Federhar was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Federhar; daughter, Teresa; and son, James. Survivors include her children,  David (Kris) Federhar of Tucson, Andrew (Theresa) Federhar of Phoenix, Lisa (Tom) Bolden of Los Angeles; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in the Temple Emanu-El section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to TMC Hospice, Peppi’s House, 2715 N. Wyatt Drive, Tucson, AZ 85712.


RICHARD CHARLES HOROWITZ, 80, died Nov. 3, 2008.
Born in East Orange, N.J., Mr. Horowitz served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Joyce C. Horowitz; sons, David J. Horowitz of Hamilton, N.J., James J. Horowitz of Hainesport, N.J., and William J. Horowitz of Tucson; sister, Rita Coleman of Bridgewater, N.J.; and four grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at Evergreen Mortuary, with Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon of Temple Emanu-El officiating.


STEVEN LAWRENCE SLES, 68, died Oct. 24, 2008.
Mr. Sles was born in Jersey City, N.J., with cerebral palsy. In 1962, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. He studied under the renowned artist Hans Hoffman and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London, England. His art has been featured in the collections of Buckingham Palace, Bertrand Russel Peace Foundation, University of Arizona, and Swarthmore College among other numerous private collections. Sles was a senior member of VDMFK, aka Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists Worldwide (AMFPA), since 1964. After a distinguished career producing astounding portfolios of visual art, poetry and prose in multiple languages, Sles began his retirement studying and composing postmodern music.
Survivors include his daughter, Harmony; and sister, Andrea.
Memorial services were held at Evergreen Mortuary, with Rabbi Israel Becker of Congregation Chofetz Chayim officiating. Interment was in Woodbridge, N.J.
Memorial contributions may be made to United Cerebral Palsy or Tucson Hebrew Academy.

CLAIRE C. KOVITZ, 88, died Oct. 16, 2008.
Mrs. Kovitz graduated from the University of Southern California. She was an active member of the Democratic Party who worked at the 1960 convention when John F. Kennedy was nominated for president. She worked with senior citizens at the Freda Mohr Center in the Fairfax area of Los Angeles.
Mrs. Kovitz was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Kovitz of Las Vegas, Nev., and her grandson Eric of Tucson. Survivors include her sons, Bob (Susan) Kovitz of Tucson and Kenn (Gail) Kovitz of Novato, Calif.; and sister, Roberta (Sam) Len of Sacramento,Calif.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Freda Mohr Center, 330 N. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036.


IRENE KAPLOE, 94, died Oct. 25, 2008, in Overland, Kan.
Born in Hungary, Mrs. Kaploe moved to New Jersey at age 7, and retired to Tucson in 1974. After her husband, Joseph Kaploe, died 14 years ago, she moved to Overland Park to be near family.
Survivors include her sons, Douglas (Rosemary) Kaploe of Overland Park, and Burton (Carol) Kaploe of Kingman, Ariz.; and five grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in the Temple Emanu-El section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

MARY LAKRITZ FRIED, 83, died Oct. 26, 2008.
Born in Windsor, Ontario, Mrs. Fried was raised in Detroit, Mich., and moved to Tucson where she graduated from Tucson High School in 1943. She earned a bachelor’s degree in bacteriology, a master’s degree and a doctorate in microbiology from the University of Arizona. At Tucson Medical Center, Mrs. Fried was the head of the School of Medical Technology and later a clinical microbiologist, where she was responsible for the operation of the microbiology and immunology laboratories until she retired in 1991. She was an associate professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona. She served as president of the Southern Arizona Foundation for 10 years, was an editor at Laboratory Medicine magazine, and was a guest lecturer around the country. She was a member of  Sigma Xi, the American Society of Microbiology and the American Society of Clinical Pathology. She was also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and served on the boards of Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging and the Arizona Dialysis Foundation. She served on the education committee at Congregation Anshei Israel.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Col. Abraham S. Fried (USAF, retired); sons, Simon Z. (Ofelia) Fried and  Jonathan P. (Bonnie) Fried; sister Doris Federhar; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of the Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Robert Eisen and Cantor Ivor Lichterman officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.


ROSLYN WOLF, 87, died Oct. 28, 2008.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Wolf was a member of the Sisterhood of Congregation Anshei Israel and the Pythian Sisters.
Mrs. Wolf was preceded in death by her husband, Moe Wolf. Survivors include her children, Phyllis Wolf, Joanne Wolf, Jerry (Ricki) Wolf, all of Tucson, and Lester (Laurie) Wolf of Englewood, Colo.; brother, Harvey (Minerva) Horn of Monroe, N.Y.; and eight grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in the Knights of Pythias section of Evergreen Cemetery, with Rabbi Robert Eisen and Cantor Ivor Lichterman of Congregation Anshei Israel officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Esther B. Feldman Congregation Anshei Israel Preschool and Kindergarten, 5550 E. Fifth St., Tucson, AZ 85716.


Sophie Ulanoff, 95, died Oct. 5, 2008.
Mrs. Ulanoff was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Ulanoff; sisters, Rose Schreidell and Eva Reuben; and brother, Morris Goldstein. Survivors include her son, Stuart (Susan) Ulanoff of Tucson; ‘second mother’ to her nieces, Sydney Jane Reuben and Sandi Kogan; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in the Congregation Ner Tamid section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Richard Safran officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to  Jewish Family & Children’s Service, 4301 E. Fifth, Tucson, AZ 85711.


Eugene Rosen Solon, 85, died Oct. 6, 2008.
Born in Hartford, Conn., Mr. Solon enlisted in the Army following high school during World War II. He was a sergeant and radio mechanic. He attended the University of Connecticut and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He entered into business with his father as co-owner of the Hudson Curtain Shop. After the sale of the family business in 1975, Mr. Solon became manager of the Hartford Chamber Orchestra. He ran  several art galleries, was president of the Hartford Jazz Society, and retired as a grant supervisor for the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. Mr. Solon moved to Tucson in 1997 to be with his daughter, Jessica. He was a member of the Tucson Pima Arts Council.
Mr. Solon was preceded in death by his daughter, Jessica Issaharov. Survivors include his sons, Jeffrey Charles Solon and Kendall Michael Solon; son-in-law, Moshe Issaharov of Tucson; and three grandchildren. 
Services were held in Hartford, Conn. A service in Tucson was held the following week.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Anti-Defamation League.

Irene Maher, 94, died Oct. 7, 2008.
Born in Bayonne, N.J., Mrs. Maher lived most of her life in Bloomfield, N.J. She lived in Tucson for the past nine years. She devoted her life to her children, helping others and supporting causes for the survival of Israel.
Mrs. Maher was preceded in death by her daughter Terri Samuels. Survivors include her daughters, Carole Bumgardner and Ruby Buchsbaum, both of Tucson, and Judy Stier of Princeton, N.J.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in the Temple Emanu-El section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Temple Emanu-El social action fund.

Susan Rae Saffer, 58, died Sept. 29, 2008.
Survivors include her husband, Don; children, Jonathan (Lisa) Saffer, Jeffrey (Amanda) Saffer, Michael Saffer and his fiancée, Marci, and Danielle Saffer, all of Tucson; sisters, Julie Davis of Tucson and Kiki (Bart) Sullivan of Dallas, Texas; brother, Gregory (Lori) Rice of Tucson; mother-in-law, Bernice Saffer; sister-in-law Shirley (Joe) Hanold; and four grandchildren.
Mrs. Saffer was born in Hawthorne, Calif. and attended the University of California in Los Angeles where she met her husband, who played for the UCLA basketball team.
A memorial service was held at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Stephanie Aaron of Congregation Chaverim officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Angel Charity for Children, Inc. (angelcharity.org).

Elaine Tygiel, 64, died Sept. 24, 2008.
Mrs. Tygiel will be remembered for her passion to bring arts education to children in Tucson.
Survivors include her husband, Philip Tygiel; children, Jordana (Adam) Sandler of San Diego, Calif., Joshua (Elki Taba) Tygiel of Vancouver, Wash., and Alison (Didier Amzallag) Tygiel of Gaithersburg, Md.; sister, Marsha Rubinstein of Tucson; brother, Arnold Cohen of San Ramon, Calif.; and three grandchildren. 
Services were held at Congregation Anshei Israel with Rabbi Emeritus Arthur R. Oleisky, Rabbi Robert J. Eisen and Cantor Ivor Lichterman officiating. Interment followed in the Congregation Anshei Israel Section of Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to AZ Cancer, UMC North, 3838 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719.

Frances Bollotin Koppelman, 91, died Sept. 15, 2008.
Mrs. Koppelman was a participant in the Great Books program, a founder of the OASIS program in Cleveland and on the board of advisors at Cuyahoga Community College. She attended classes at the Cleveland State University in the film, theater and literature departments. After the death of her first husband, she entered government service. She moved to Tucson in 1997 to be close to her family.
Mrs. Koppelman was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward Nathan Koppelman and her second husband, Morris Horowitz. Survivors include her daughter, Susan Huddis (Dennis Lee Mills) Koppelman of Tucson; one grandson and two great-granddaughters.
A memorial service was held at Atria Campana del Rio.
Memorial contributions may be made to MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, 1990 S. Bundy Drive, Suite 260, Los Angeles, Calif. 90025 or to The Southern Poverty Law Center Teaching Tolerance Project, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, Ala. 36104.

Joseph Goldschmid

Joseph Goldschmid, 86, died Sept. 29, 2008.
Mr. Goldschmid was preceded in death by his wife, Mala. Survivors include his sons, Dr. Steven Goldschmid of Tucson, David Goldschmid of San Francisco, Calif., and Robert Goldschmid of Victoria, BC, Canada; and seven grandchildren.
Services and interment were held in Colma, Calif. Arrangements were made by Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery.

Merrill Holpert

Merrill Holpert, 86, died Aug. 17, 2008.
Born in Bayonne, N.J., Mr. Holpert grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. He met his wife, Betty, at age 15. He graduated from James Madison High School, attended New York University, and joined the U.S. Navy in 1943.While serving in the Aleutian Islands, he was selected to participate in a special program to train naval officers.  Through this program, he attended Yale University, graduating with a B.S. in mechanical engineering.  He left the Navy in 1946 and was an engineer at Western Union. In 1951, he accepted a job as an engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company in Culver City, Calif., and in 1952, transferred to Tucson. In 1959, Mr. Holpert was selected as an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow to attend a masters in management program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, after which he   returned to Hughes’ Tucson facility as a member of the management team. In 1984, he was named the Southern Arizona Executive of the Year by the San Xavier Chapter of  Professional Secretaries International.  He served on the board of directors of the United Way of Tucson, was a member of the founding board of the Ronald McDonald House, and was appointed a member of the Pima County Self-Insurance Trust Fund Board of Trustees. He retired from Hughes Aircraft Company Missile Systems Group in 1985.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Betty; children, Peter Holpert and Terry (Alan Stein) Holpert of Tucson; and two grandchildren.
Services were held at Evergreen Mortuary with Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon officiating. Interment followed in the Temple Emanu-El section of Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pima Library Foundation, P.O. Box 13245, Tucson, 85732-3245.

 

Nichole Katz

Nichole Renea Katz, 19, died Sept.  7, 2008.
Ms. Katz enjoyed music and played the flute. She enjoyed Girl Scouts and playing soccer when she was younger.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Donna Katz, and her grandfather, Harold Katz. Survivors include her father, Steven Katz; brothers, Michael Scott Katz and David Lee Katz; and grandparents, Ruth Katz of Tucson and Ken and Lillian Norton of Miami, Ariz.
Services were held at Evergreen Mortuary with Rabbi Stephanie Aaron of Congregation Chaverim officiating. Interment followed in the Knights of Pythias section of Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brewster Center for Domestic Violence, 2711 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson 85716 or Jewish Family & Children’s Service, 4301 E. 5th St., Tucson, 85711.

 

MARILYN BERKSON

Marilyn Berkson, 76, died Aug. 23, 2008.
Survivors include her children, Gale (Freeman) Mitchell and Lawrence (Randi) Berkson, both of Tucson, and Cheryl Berkson of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and four grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pima County Library Foundation or the Arizona Cancer Center.

Stanley M. Schlanger
Stanley M. Schlanger, 88, died June 20, 2008.
Mr. Schlanger was born in New York. He served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific during World War II. He continued in the military through the Korean conflict, and retired from the Army Reserves with the rank of major. He worked for the Internal Revenue Service as a revenue agent and appellate conferee for many years before retiring.
Mr. Schlanger was preceded in death by his wife, Arabelle. Survivors include his children, Robert (Marsha) Schlanger of Tucson, William (Sue) Schlanger of Parker, Colo., and Melissa (John) Schapiro of Bellingham, Wash.; and eight grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in the B’nai B’rith section of Evergreen Cemetery, with Rabbi Stephanie Aaron of Congregation Chaverim officiating.

D’VORRE OBER
D’Vorre “Dee” Ober, 76, of Las Vegas, died May 20, 2008.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. Ober attended Pennsylvania College for Women (Chathem). She received her bachelor of arts degree and master’s degree in special education at the University of Arizona. She worked as a teacher for the visually impaired at the Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind. After she and her husband moved to Las Vegas in 1977, Mrs. Ober established the first program for the visually impaired through the Clark County School District. She served on the boards of the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Federation of Las Vegas, University Medical Center, Southern Nevada Association for the Handicapped and the Jewish National Fund. Mrs. Ober and her husband were honored with the dedication of the D’Vorre and Hal Ober Elementary School in June, 2001. Their son, Scott, has served as its principal since the school opened and two of their grandchildren have attended the school. An accomplished painter and sculptor, Mrs. Ober created a bronze sculpture of a life-sized schoolgirl that stands in front of the Ober Elementary School.
Mrs. Ober was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Harold Ober. Survivors include her children, Ron (Gail Gordon) Ober of Paradise Valley, Ariz., Ed (Gail) Ober of Scottsdale, Ariz., Jami (Scott) Gan of Tucson, Scott (Barb) Ober and David (Jennifer) Ober, all of Las Vegas, Nev.; sisters, Lennie (Lennie) Grobstein of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Lynda (David) Silverman of Kapaa, Hawaii; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were held in Las Vegas.
Memorial contributions may be made to the D’Vorre Ober Art-In-Education Fund, care of Ober Elementary School, 3035 Desert Marigold Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89135, and the D’Vorre Ober Camp Ramah Scholarship Fund for Children with Special Needs, care of Jami Ober Gan, 7533 E. Camino Amistoso, Tucson, AZ 85750.


NATHAN GORALNIK
Nathan “Nat” Goralnik, 87, died June 4, 2008.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Goralnik moved to Tucson in the early 1950s. He was an entrepreneur in downtown Tucson where he owned Nat’s Auto Parts. He was known throughout Tucson as the “piano man” who serenaded the residents of many nursing homes and played to raise funds for the Arizona Cancer Center. He was a volunteer/supporter of B’nai B’rith, the UA Hillel Foundation, Jewish Family & Children’s Service and the Fraternal Order of Police.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline; children, Debbie (Javier) De La Rosa, and Bert Goralnik of Florida; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery, with Rabbi Stephanie Aaron of Congregation Chaverim officiating. 
Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.

DAVID ROSIN, 91, of Huntington Woods, Mich., died May 9, 2008.
Born in Spokane, Wash., Mr. Rosin lived in the Detroit area from the age of nine. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. and received his J.D. from its law school. Mr. Rosin practiced civil law with an expertise in immigration and was one of the founders of the American Immigration Legal Association. He was past president of the Marshall Lodge of B’nai B’rith and spent several years working on resettling Russian Jewish immigrants.
Survivors include his life partner, Phyllis Stern; children, Mary L. (Morley) Cooper of Tucson, Dr. Joseph Rosin of Largo, Fla., and James Rosin of Pompano Beach, Fla.;  five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held in Michigan.


ELI E. BLUMBERG, 87, died May 10, 2008.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Roslyn; children, Betty Blumberg and Alan (Nora) Blumberg, both of Tucson, and Elaine Blumberg of San Diego, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery, with Rabbi Robert Eisen and Cantor Ivor Lichterman officiating.


MURRAY COHEN, 90, died May 18, 2008.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Cohen was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.
Mr. Cohen was preceded in death by his wife, Estelle; brother, Jack Cohen; and sister, Laura Hochberg. Survivors include his nephew, Michael (Joanne) Rainbow of Tucson.
Graveside services were held in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery, with Rabbi Robert Eisen and Cantor Ivor Lichterman of Congregation Anshei Israel and Rabbi Yossie Shemtov of Congregation Young Israel officiating.