Jewish Journal


October 19, 2011

Obituaries: Oct. 21-Oct. 27


Louis Auerbach died Sept. 28 at 100. Survived by sons Mel, Jeff (Jeanne); 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sister Frances Stanley; brother Benjamin; sister-in-law Phyllis Maslia. Mount Sinai

Ruth Barris died Oct. 6 at 90. Survived by daughter Rochelle Kalvin; son Jeff (Elaine); 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Martin Joseph Bender died Oct. 4 at 80. Survived by wife Elaine; sons Arthur (Peggy), Lon (Heidi); 3 grandchildren; sister Elaine Smith. Mount Sinai

Sofia Bolotsky died Sept. 25 at 80. Survived by husband Gennady; sons Michael (Larisa), Tony; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Jonathan Bressler died Sept. 30 at 56. Survived by cousin Rick Pollack. Mount Sinai

Etta Carlan died Oct. 2 at 93. Survived by daughter Marlene; son Robert.

Diana Betty Cherman died Sept. 26 at 87. Survived by daughters Carol, Frances; son Steve; 2 grandchildren; sister Gloria Elroy. Beth Olam

Betty Panich Cohen died Sept. 26 at 90. Survived by daughter Sharilyn L. (Robert S.) Fields; son Ron (Karen); 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Lawrence Cowan died Sept. 23 at 78. Survived by wife Rina; daughter Jennifer (James) Hannon; son Andrew (Deena); stepson Mark Scott; 4 grandchildren; brother Bob (Audrey). Sholom Chapels

Leonard Craig died Sept. 24 at 87. Survived by daughter Elizabeth Turner. Hillside

Marilyn Joy Diamond died Sept. 24 at 85. Survived by husband Neal; daughter Carol; sons David (Judy), Bryan; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.

Carole Disenhof died Oct. 1 at 60. Survived by partner Ellis Balsam; mother Rosalind; father Stanley; sisters Robin Kupfer, Holly Firestone. Mount Sinai

William Dubey died Sept. 27 at 92. Survived by wife Ruth; daughter Jacqueline (Fred) Weintraub; sons Lawrence (Randi), Steven Gary (Sara); 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.  Mount Sinai

Alvin Ferleger died Oct. 5 at 83. Survived by wife Beatrice; daughters Susan (Rhett) Brandes, Naomi (Gary); son Daniel (Suzanne); 5 grandchildren; sister Marilyn (Sam) Pill; brother Herb (Carol). Mount Sinai

Melvin Gelfand died Sept. 14 at 88. Survived by wife Lillian; daughters Joan (Will) Matlack, Donna (Larry) Finkle; 3 grandchildren; sister Mary Dorfman; brother-in-law George Molnar. Mount Sinai

Florence Jacoby died Oct. 3 at 96. Survived by daughter Sandra (Don McCallum) Jacoby Klein; sons Daryl Saunders, Len (Nancy); 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Lela; brother-in-law Norman. Eden

Lawrence “Larry” Kal died Sept. 27 at 81. Survived by daughter Marissa (Clyde) Hargis; son David (Tori); stepdaughters Evie (Doug) Cowan, Bonnie Ginsberg; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. Mount Sinai

Lillian H. Labinger died Sept. 27 at 97. Survived by husband Lawrence; sons Jerry (Elaine), Harvey. Mount Sinai

Dvoyra Lev died Sept. 17 at 93. Survived by daughter Nataliya Pivnyak; sons Boris Tonoff, Peter Tonoff; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.  Chevra Kadisha

Stanley D. Manus died Oct. 4 at 84. Survived by daughters Donna Susskind, Lee (Scott) Manus-McNutt; son Michael; 4 grandchildren; brother Ralph. Mount Sinai

Howard Merlin died Oct. 6 at 64. Survived by cousin Sandra (Leonard) Lorkis. Mount Sinai

Susan P. Meyer died Sept. 27 at 65. Survived by husband Ronald; sister Maxene Johnston.  Mount Sinai

Sidney Nurkin died Sept. 24 at 89. Survived by daughter Ann (Steven) Alper; son Jeffrey (Ilana); 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister Nettie. Chevra Kadisha

Bryan Pore died Sept. 27 at 46. Survived by mother Linda; son Bryan L.; sisters Desiree, Lilanya (Ken) Curtis.  Mount Sinai

Eva Raber died Oct. 5 at 95. Survived by daughters Sharon (Stuart) Davidson, Miriam (Noel) Fishman; son Michael (Sherry); 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.  Mount Sinai

Jerome Schwartz died Sept. 25 at 89. Survived by wife Ruth; son Michael (Laurie); 2 grandchildren. Ted Mayr

Rebecca Shaya died June 20 at 86. Survived by husband Jacob; 3 daughters; 1 son; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters; 2 brothers. Eden

George Robert Simon died Sept. 27 at 77. Survived by wife Barbara; daughters Julie Ann (Johnny) Garcia, Shelley DeVito; son Kenny; mother Rosalie; 4 grandchildren; sister Valerie (Hilly) Gordon; brother Lee. Mount Sinai

Richard Stark died Oct. 8 at 94. Survived by wife Mildred; daughter Kathy (Richard) Stark-Gordon; son John (Mary); 1 grandchild. Mount Sinai

Edna Marie Stein died Sept. 25 at 93. Survived by daughter Diane D. Graden; sons Floyd K., Ronald L. (Evelyne); 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.

Anna Swirsky died Sept. 30 at 94. Survived by sister Freda Freed. Mount Sinai

Irving Tanowitz died Oct. 9 at 82. Survived by wife Lillian; sons Jack (Laurie), Lee; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters Shirley (Al) Sharon, Marilyn Yena, Phyllis Trujillo. Mount Sinai

Elliot Wasser died Sept. 28 at 73. Survived by wife Gladys; daughter Abigail Diamond; son John; 1 grandchild; sister Judy Kermier; brother Gerald. Mount Sinai

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