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June 9, 2005

Obituaries

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Greta Furst,
L.A. Free Clinic Auxiliary Co-Founder,
Dies at 73

Longtime Beverly Hills resident Greta Lenetska Furst, L.A. Free Clinic auxiliary volunteer co-founder, died June 1 at the age of 73. Furst was honored Dec. 6, 2004, at the organization's 28th annual dinner gala at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, where a full house of friends, associates and family were proud to see her honored for the three decades of unselfish service and devotion she has given to the organization.

"It is very personally rewarding to assist in raising funds that provide free medical services to those in need," Furst said.

Greta was born and raised in New York, and moved to Beverly Hills in February 1957 as the new bride of Lionel Furst. Prior to her marriage, she traveled around the world delighting audiences with her vocal medleys. In 1999, she gave the community a small glimpse of her special talent when she presented a one-woman show featuring a collection of her favorite songs.

Since moving to Beverly Hills, she became active in the community and served on Beverly Hills Traffic and Parking Commission, was president of El Rodeo PTA, and served on the boards of Beverly Hills CPR, Los Angeles County West Mosquito Abatement District and Advisory Committee for Access Services. For 21 years she was on the board of the Los Angeles Free Clinic, continued on the Friends board and founded the New Friends of the Clinic and the clinic's Auxiliary Group. She was recipient of the clinic's Lenny Somberg Award in 2004 and was United Way Agency Volunteer of the Year in 1999.

Greta's example of unconditional love and service toward those in need remains the most precious gift she has shared with our community.

She is survived by her husband, Lionel; daughter, Valeri (Ron Wauschek); son, Larry (Nu Usaha); and granddaughters, Emma and Kate Wauschek.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the L.A. Free Clinic Greta Furst Fund, 8405 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048.

BETTY ABRAMS died May 13 at 93. She is survived by her daughter, Lenore Sherman; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Groman

Blanche Abramson died May 16 at 95. She is survived by her niece, Sue Rothstein; nephew, Rick Rothstein; and great-niece, Gina Oken. Mount Sinai

BlanChe Ashe died May 9 at 80. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Einstein. Chevra Kadisha

NEIL ALLEN AUERBACH died May 18 at 59. He is survived by his sister, Janet Lapins. Groman

Bouena Avlas died May 14 at 80. She is survived by her daughter, Dora (Solomon) Soulema; sons, Sam and Morris; and six grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

LAWRENCE BARSKY died May 12 at 84. He is survived by his son, Richard David; daughter, Marcia Spiess; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Groman

ALICE BAY died May 9 at 98. She is survived by her sisters, Eve Rosove and Rachelle Elex; brother, Sheldon (Babs); brother, Harry; sisters-in-law, Phyllis and Rita; and 12 nephews and nieces. Hillside

ROBERTA BENNETT died May 15 at 89. She is survived by her husband, Mark; son, Lance David; daughter, Deborah Ann; and one grandchild. Groman

Debra Branker-Ward died May 9 at 87. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Stephen) Weled; son, Gary (Suzee) Branker; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

EVA BRONNER died May 17 at 93. She is survived by her husband, James; son, Dr. Philip; and two grandchildren. Groman

JACK MONROE CAINE died May 15 at 77. He is survived by his wife, Joann; sons, Daniel Port and Robert; daughters, Beth McCain, Julie Hohn and Cary Port; and 10 grandchildren. Hillside

SELMA CHERRY died May 9 at 86. She is survived by her son, Sam; daughter, Paula (Jeff) Proctor; and two grandchildren. Hillside

Murray Cohen died May 9 at 88. He is survived by his wife, Lucille; daughters, Marilyn Zussman and Carole (Robert); three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sisters, Ethel and Beatrice Levy. Mount Sinai

Bernice Coleman died May 11 at 82. She is survived by her son, Ira; daughter, Nancy; and grandchildren, Ben and Sarah. Mount Sinai

Harriet Crane died May 17 at 86. She is survived by her son, Donald Glass. Malinow and Silverman

SAADA DAHAN died May 17 at 94. She is survived by her sons, Jacques, David and Maurice; daughters, Nadine Kaufman, Fortune Elgrably, Anne Crosner and Natalie Selzer; 23 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Hillside

Hannah Davis died May 12 at 93. She is survived by her sister, Marjorie (Les) Forman; stepson, Richard (Carol Brewer); and brothers, Edward (Bess) and Sherman (Harriet) Sperling. Mount Sinai

ANNA EISENBERG died May 9 at 89. She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Mandel; and granddaughter, Olivia Mandel. Hillside.

Sarah Fefferman died May 10 at 93. She is survived by her nieces, Julie Freitas and Susan (Charles Alexander); and nephew, Dan (Susan). Mount Sinai

MARVIN FREEDMAN died May 11 at 86. He is survived by his wife, Pauline; and Cheryl Lyons. Chevra Kadisha

NORMAN GENISLOW died May 15 at 55. He is survived by his parents, Seymour and Selma; brother, Howard; and sister, Jeni Deloff. Groman

PAULINE ROTH GEST died May 11 at 92. She is survived by her son, Jonathan; and niece, Marsha Wilson. Hillside

MARJORIE GILBERT died May 10 at 92. She is survived by her nephews, Fred (Marcia) Fink and George King; great-nieces, Gail (Tony) Greer and Cheryl (Cameron) Edwards. Mount Sinai

ANNE GLASER died May 11 at 90. She is survived by her four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Hillside

Betty Greenfield died May 12 at 98. She is survived by her sons, Robert and Leonard; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Irving Myers; and sisters, Jean Myers and Aida Glick. Groman

Ernst Hancz died May 18 at 90. He is survived by his wife, Estu; daughter, Terry Weissman; sons, Danny and Fred; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Sandra Herzberg died May 14 at 95. She is survived by her daughter, Bernyce Green. Malinow and Silverman

Irving Hoffman died May 16 at 90. He is survived by his wife, Rose; daughters, Ellen (Ken) Grossbart and Beth; three grandsons; great-grandson, Brady Solomon; and sister, Anna Reiss. Mount Sinai

SIDNEY HURWITZ died May 14 at 83. He is survived by his wife, Carmen; and brother, Melvin. Groman

ALLYN JACOBS died May 10 at 51. He is survived by his wife, Ana; son, Burt; and father, Burt. Hillside

Lilly Kahan died May 10 at 79. She is survived by her sons, Ken (Roneet), Dennis (Diane) and Stanley (Sandi); nine grandchildren; brother, Frank Oehlbaum; and sister, Ella (Joseph) Brandt. Mount Sinai

Miriam Rae Kales died May 10 at 87. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Morris) Alpert; grandchildren, Kevin Alpert and Karile (David) DiNardo; great-grandchild, Payton Grivin DiNardo; and sister, Mildred Weiner. Mount Sinai

JACK KAMEN died May 13 at 91. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; sons, Robert, Richard and Roy; daughter, Carol Ann; three grandchildren; brother, Seymour; and sister, Lilly Milner. Groman

SHARON KAMINS died May 16 at 82. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Brown. Hillside

Greta Furst,

L.A. Free Clinic Auxiliary Co-Founder,

Dies at 73

Longtime Beverly Hills resident Greta Lenetska Furst, L.A. Free Clinic auxiliary volunteer co-founder, died June 1 at the age of 73. Furst was honored Dec. 6, 2004, at the organization's 28th annual dinner gala at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, where a full house of friends, associates and family were proud to see her honored for the three decades of unselfish service and devotion she has given to the organization.

"It is very personally rewarding to assist in raising funds that provide free medical services to those in need," Furst said.

Greta was born and raised in New York, and moved to Beverly Hills in February 1957 as the new bride of Lionel Furst. Prior to her marriage, she traveled around the world delighting audiences with her vocal medleys. In 1999, she gave the community a small glimpse of her special talent when she presented a one-woman show featuring a collection of her favorite songs.

Since moving to Beverly Hills, she became active in the community and served on Beverly Hills Traffic and Parking Commission, was president of El Rodeo PTA, and served on the boards of Beverly Hills CPR, Los Angeles County West Mosquito Abatement District and Advisory Committee for Access Services. For 21 years she was on the board of the Los Angeles Free Clinic, continued on the Friends board and founded the New Friends of the Clinic and the clinic's Auxiliary Group. She was recipient of the clinic's Lenny Somberg Award in 2004 and was United Way Agency Volunteer of the Year in 1999.

Greta's example of unconditional love and service toward those in need remains the most precious gift she has shared with our community.

She is survived by her husband, Lionel; daughter, Valeri (Ron Wauschek); son, Larry (Nu Usaha); and granddaughters, Emma and Kate Wauschek.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the L.A. Free Clinic Greta Furst Fund, 8405 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Evelyn Kassel died May 10 at 83. She is survived by her sons, Steven and George; daughter, Marlene Josephs; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and brother, Jerry Schectman. Groman

BETTY KATZ died May 17 at 94. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Selwyn) Ginsburg; and grandsons, Gregg and Scott. Hillside

SALLY KATZ died May 16 at 96. She is survived by her sons, Joel and Burt Stonefield; and nine grandchildren. Groman

WILLIAM FRANCIS KATZKY died May 10 at 85. He is survived by his wife, Anne; stepson, Robert Levin; stepdaughter, Judith Brandon; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hillside

MANLEY KAUFMAN died May 15 at 87. He is survived by his wife, Sara; sons, Dr. Craig and Rod; five grandchildren; and sister, Emma Goldstein. Groman

Aleck Knell died May 14 at 91. He is survived by his wife, Lena; sons, Bill (Joyce) and Robert (Jacqueline); daughter-in-law, Roslyn; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, David Knell; and sister, Gladys Shapiro. Mount Sinai

ROWBEN KOHANBASH died April 27 at 82. He is survived by his wife, Maryam Rambod; son, Amin; and daughter, Shoshana. Chevra Kadisha

AMY KRONE died May 9 at 87. She is survived by her sons, Martin and Gary; daughter, Elaina (Bob) Mills; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Stanley and Leroy (Betty) Goldberg; and sister, Sandra Goldberg. Chevra Kadisha

SALLIE SHAFT LAKE died May 13 at 87. She is survived by her son, Robert; and daughter, Barbara Schemm. Groman

Debra Ann Lebenbom died May 12 at 46. She is survived by her parents, Milton and Marjorie; brother, Stuart; and nieces and nephews. Sholom Chapels

Eugene Loopesko died May 9 at 88. He is survived by his wife, Lila; and daughter, Mara Madieros. Malinow and Silverman

ZELDA LOUISON died May 12 at 77. She is survived by her husband, Murray; son, Raymond; and daughter, Stephanie. Groman

ANN MAKLER died May 18 at 83. She is survived by her daughter, Rochelle; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Mollie. Hillside

Richard Miller died May 16 at 55. He is survived by his mother, Corrine. Chevra Kadisha

MAUREEN MINGAIL died May 7 at 77. She is survived by her nieces, Julie and Susan; and nephews, Steve and Eli. Chevra Kadisha

DORA MITCHNICK died May 16 at 93. She is survived by her sons, Arnold and Les; and three grandchildren. Groman

MURRAY EDWARD MOSS died May 11 at 73. He is survived by his wife, Denise; sons, Randy (Lori) and Craig (Heidi); daughters, Wendy (Joey) Klein and Jody (Barry) Soosman; stepchildren, Michelle and Mark; seven grandchildren; sisters, Ann (Bob) Fry and Nancy (Dr. Bob) Podosin; former wife, Jacqueline; and friends, Milt, Arnie, Vinnie and Spiro. Hillside

Roslyn Hilda Moss died May 9 at 91. She is survived by her daughter, Gayle (Charles) Rosenberg; and two grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

SOPHIE OENSTEIN died May 9 at 88. She is survived by her husband, William; sons, Paul and Steven; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brother, Arnold Eisenberg. Hillside

Anna Perez died May 15 at 89. She is survived by her daughter, Sarah Kasman; sons, Avi (Wanda) and Ethan (LiYan); four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and brother, Sam (Jeanette) Block. Mount Sinai

Stella Pierce died May 8. She is survived by her children, Leslie Sipos and Susan (George) Sickman; five grandchildren; and great-granddaughter, Leah Sickman. Mount Sinai

Samuel Plevin died May 18 at 75. He is survived by his wife, Lois; daughters, Cheryl Gallon, Francine (Jeffrey Lewis), Danielle (David) Statland and Gloria; four grandchildren; brother, Leon (Gloria); and sister, Marilyn. Mount Sinai

Betty Lois Raykoff died May 14 at 82. She is survived by her daughters, Tina (Jeremy) Oderkirk and Marnell; sons, Robert (Laurie) and Howard (Judy); five grandchildren; and brother, Sidney (Winifred) Reed. Malinow and Silverman

Diana Gloria Reed died May 12 at 63. She is survived by her son, Paul Miller; daughters, Mona Asher, Lori Densing and Heahter Spiro; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Geraldine Meyers. Groman

George Roane died May 9 at 93. He is survived by his wife, Sally; daughter, Sosha (Calm) Rosen; sons, Malcolm (Debi) and Ken (Carol); six grandchildren; and brother, Herbie Cohen. Mount Sinai

Julie Rogoff died May 8 at 92. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Hallstrom; and son, Richard (Christine). Malinow and Silverman

Eleanor Rose died May 16 at 74. She is survived by her husband, Harold; sons, Alex (Kristi) and Bruce (Rosemary); daughter, Stephnie; three grandchildren; brother, Jack Goldstyn. Mount Sinai

Mae rosen died May 12 at 88. She is survived by her daughters, Dale (Bob) Nater and Jackie (Ron) Clark; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Max Feldstein; and sister, Beatrice Elkind. Sholom Chapels

Morris Rosenblatt died May 12 at 93. He is survived by his daughter, Harriet (Michael) Stepner. Malinow and Silverman

Ralph Rosenstock died May 15 at 102. He is survived by his sons, Jerry and Donald (Bonnie); eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Ruth Sachs died May 11 at 87. She is survived by her son, Marshall (Janice) Sachs; daughter, Carole (David) Rubinger; and four grandchildren. Mount Sinai

DOROTHY SCHULMAN died May 14 at 92. She is survived by her son, Gilbert; daughter, Ronny Schwimmer; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Groman

Richard Schulman died May 12 at 87. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; nephews, Jeffrey (Barbara) Robsenbaum and Randy (Debbie) Gallant; niece, Jillian (Rame) Barrett. Mount Sinai

MOLLIE SEDACCA died May 18 at 84. She is survived by her husband, David; son, Dr. Robert; daughter, Helene (Robert) Dolan; and two grandchildren. Groman

IRVING LOUIS SEIFF died May 16 at 89. He is survived by his wife, Molly; daughter, Sara; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Leonard; and sister, Judy Karpe. Hillside

Harold Senter died May 16 at 92. He is survived by his daughter, Marlene (Walt) Zaslove; son, Arnold (Linda); three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and brothers, Stoney (Ellie) and Louis (Betty). Mount Sinai

Albert Simons died May 9 at 82. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughters, Patricia (Wayne) Allen, Danielle Bercel and Jan; four grandchildren; and brother, Jesse. Mount Sinai

ADELE SINGER died May 13 at 103. She is survived by her daughter, Elaine Blossom (Irving) Woolf; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Hillside

Marjorie Singerman died May 10 at 80. She is survived by her husband, Millard; sons, Jonathan, Richard (Laurie) and Ron (Iryna); five grandchildren; and sister, Riza (Sy) Rosenthal. Mount Sinai

Harry Snyder died May 18 at 85. He is survived by his wife, Bernice; sons, Ira (Lucy) and Jeffrey (Christine); and three grandchildren. Mount Sinai

MILDRED SPRITZ died May 16 at 92. She is survived by her cousins, Dorothy and Mark Levine. Chevra Kadisha

Dorothy Sriro died May 12 at 93. She is survived by her sons, Harold (Kande) and Gary (Elly); two grandchildren; sister, Ida Blum; and brother, Ben (Jane) Rosen. Mount Sinai

Lillian Stern died May 11 at 88. She is survived by her daughters, Maxine (Seth) Marcus and Shelley (Brian) Ferris; sons, Kenneth (Jacqueline) and Jack; and 10 grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Jeffrey Lee Swartz died May 10 at 42. He is survived by his wife, Julie; daughters, Maya and Rebecca; mother, Eunice; father, Louis (Joan); brothers, Jeremy and Jonathan; and mother-in-law, Cele Schoenbrun. Mount Sinai

Leon Tolley died May 17 at 85. He is survived by his daughter, Joy (Bernie) Sullivan; son, Gary (Corky); three grandchildren; and sister, Ida Sugarman. Mount Sinai

JANET TROMBKA died April 30 at 88. She is survived by her sons, Fred and Mark (Judy); daughter, Marilyn (John) Williams; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Chevra Kadisha

GERTRUDE UDOFF died May 17 at 86. She is survived by her sons, Martin (Judy) and Barry; daughter, Julianna Brandes; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sisters, Elaine Haidt and Bunny Rosenberg. Groman

RICHARD LESLIE ULMER died May 9 at 70. He is survived by his wife, Dalia; and son, James Randall. Chevra Kadisha

Clara Viola died May 10 at 86. She is survived by her son, Ronald; daughter, Judy Bandy; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Groman

Dr. Tom Wallach died May 13 at 54. He is survived by his wife, Deborah; daughters, Brittany and Jacqueline; mother, Maggie; brother, Michael; and father-in-law, Charles Royce. Malinow and Silverman

Madelynne Wasserman died May 16 at 98. She is survived by her son, Roger (Julie); grandchildren, Jeffrey (Jennifer) and Amy; and great-grandchildren, Trevor and Abby. Mount Sinai

Cathrine Weiner died May 18 at 81. She is survived by her sons, Thomas (Epi) and Gary; granddaughter, Samantha; and sister, Nellie (David) Gola. Mount Sinai

Beverly Elaine Wexler died May 18 at 75. She is survived by her daughters, Jill (Tracy) Lavarnway and Jodi (Stuart) Silverstein; three grandchildren; and sister, Enid (Marty) Meltzner. Mount Sinai

Ruth Zugsmith died May 16 at 94. She is survived by her son, Mike (Rachel); daughter, Suzan Smith; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

 

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