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January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

Sidney Factor,
Cosmetics Executive,
Dies at 89

Sidney Factor, son of the cosmetics magnate Max Factor, who helped expand the family business globally, died of natural causes on Dec. 15 at his Beverly Hills home. He was 89.

Among the Factor family's favorite charities was the Julia Ann Singer Center for disabled and abused children and their families in West Los Angeles.

"They helped us build a playground," Jeanne Gerson, the center's longtime administrative assistant, told The Journal, adding that the Factor name graces that playground. "He was a very generous man and very interested in the children."

Max Factor founded Max Factor & Co. at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904 and subsequently moved the company to Los Angeles, working extensively with the movie industry. Sidney Factor worked for his father's company throughout his childhood and officially joined the business in 1936. He was a graduate of USC, where he was a member of the Jewish fraternity Zeta Beta Tau. He helped the company expand into Canada, Australia, Latin America, South America and Japan, before retiring in 1962. The family sold the business in 1973, and Proctor & Gamble subsequently acquired it. Factor also bred and raced thoroughbred horses under his Sidney Factor Enterprises.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughter, Maxine Nazworthy; sons, Dr. James and Max; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was buried at Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary on Dec. 18. -- David Finnigan, Contributing Writer


Myra Sarah Abrams died Dec. 6 at 65. She is survived by her husband, Richard; son, Daniel (Delmy); grandchildren, Alex and Iliana; sister, Harriet Silverman; and parents-in-law, David and Estelle. Mount Sinai

BENJAMIN ARMOUR died Dec. 13 at 42. He is survived by his daughter, Desirea Hone; mother, Carole Armour (Dr. Leslie) Greenbaum; and sister, Susan Kaufman (Douglas). Hillside

Ernest Anthony Balachio died Dec. 9 at 66. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; son, Scott; daughters, Michele and Sharon; two grandchildren; brother, Angelo; sisters, Jean Sekeris and Ethen Bonner. Groman

Leslie Barbour died Dec. 13 at 60. He is survived by his sister, Ava. Malinow and Silverman

David Berg died Dec. 6 at 93. He is survived by his daughter, Frances Holdridge. Mount Sinai

Henry Berkowitz died Dec. 14 at 92. He is survived by his son, Allen; daughters, Sandra Spiegel and Susan Samson; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Sholom Chapels.

Harold Birstock died Dec. 14 at 77. He is survived by his wife, Bess; daughter, Karren (Michael) Glaser; son, Larry (Alex Novakovich); grandchildren, Bobby and Rebecca; and brother, Marvin. Mount Sinai

Pearl Blumenthal died Dec. 8 at 93. She is survived by her son, Robert. Malinow and Silverman

Sydney Louis Breakman died Dec. 7 at 87. He is survived by his sons, Allen, Ronald and Dan; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Breakman; Groman

REBA BRENNER died Dec. 14 at 91. She is survived by her daughter, Toby Brock; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Hillside

Aron Chodes died Dec. 13 at 97. He is survived by his sons, Max (Carol) and Noah (Rena); daughter, Helen (Sandy) Fishman; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Groman

Betsy Claster died Dec. 7 at 80. She is survived by her sons, Scott and Robert. Malinow and Silverman

Harold Cohen died Dec. 14 at 93. He is survived by his wife, Lillian Gold. Malinow and Silverman

Esther Deutsch died Dec. 5 at 90. She is survived by her son, Michael (Lynn); daughters, Randi (Salvadore Aguilar) and Lisa; and brother, Hugo (Ruth) Halpert. Mount Sinai

Alexander Leiser Edberg died Dec. 10 at 59. He is survived by his wife, Mindy; daughter, Sandye (Keith) Miller; sons, Joshua (April) and Wesley; three grandchildren; brother, Harold (Debbie). Malinow and Silverman

Anne Ettinger died Dec. 7 at 88. She is survived by her husband, Irving; son, Harold Basite; daughter, Lorraine Gentill; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and brother, Harry Singer. Groman

Edith Farber died Dec. 10 at 88. She is survived by her sons, Jeffrey (Sali), Leonard (Meryl) and Ronald (Kathy). Malinow and Silverman

Ann Fish died Dec. 7 at 87. She is survived by her husband, Benjamin; daughters, Emily Zabarsky and Deena Blank; and brother, Elliott Klemas. Groman

Ernest Freireich died Dec. 14 at 92. He is survived by his wife, Edith; son, Roby; and daughter, Halli. Mount Sinai

Harvey Gandel died Dec. 9 at 74. He is survived by his wife, Betty; sons, David (Danette), Alex (Janet) and Eddie (Sue); daughter, Amy (Scott) Carrott; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sisters, Shirley Schnee and Marilyn Greenblatt. Mount Sinai

LEONARD GARDNER died Dec. 5 at 84. He is survived by his wife, Binnie. Hillside

Joseph Goldberg died Dec. 6 at 87. He is survived by his wife, Esther; son, Bennet; daughter, Gail Jacobson; three grandchildren; and sisters, RoseAnn Cronrod and Toby Friedman. Mount Sinai

Elaine Goldner died Dec. 10 at 91. She is survived by her daughters, Anita (Stan) Roman and Debbie Goldner-Watson; son, Jay (Dee Dee); seven grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and sister, Sylvia Bloom. Mount Sinai

Marilyn Goodman died Dec. 15 at 60. She is survived by her daughter, Kristie; mother, Thelma; and brother, Gary. Malinow and Silverman

Alan Haim died Dec. 9 at 56. He is survived by his sons, Jon and Stephen; mother, Victoria; sister, Esther (Yaron) David; four nephews; aunts; uncles; cousins; and ex-wife, Linda. Chevra Kadisha

Leo Handel died Dec. 9 at 85. He is survived by his wife, Nechama; sons, William and Mark; six grandchildren; and sisters, Jetta Gordon and Gisele Sebestyen. Groman

Minnie Hecht died Dec. 14 at 95. She is survived by her son, Donald; daughter, Alice Schultz; and two grandchildren. Groman

Dora Herr died Dec. 9 at 89. She is survived by her sons, Barry, Stephen and Arnold; daughters, Sharon Baldassari and Maris Herr; and four grandchildren. Groman

Shirley Herskovitz died Dec. 9 at 74. She is survived by her son, Jerald. Malinow and Silverman

Lillian Hoffman died Dec. 10 at 94. She is survived by her husband, Hyman; nephew, Sherwood Gell; and niece, Marilyn Broot. Groman

Talia Itaev died Dec. 10 at 54. She is survived by her husband Uri; and son Vladi (Olga) Aura. Sholom Chapels.

Valerie Jeanne Kassel died Dec. 7 at 47. She is survived by her husband, Glenn; daughters, Lauren Swain and Ilana Hamilton; and parents, Gloria and Charles Ford. Malinow and Silverman

Helen Kahan died Dec. 7 at 81. She is survived by her husband Jacob; sons, Yossie (Frieda) and Michael; daughter, Esther (Chaim) Craitenberger; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

Carrie Katz died Dec. 9 at 97. She is survived by her son, Herbert; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Groman

Arthur Kay died Dec. 9 at 82. He is survived by his wife, Florence; son, Howard; daughters, Karen Siegel, Janet Bramson and Marilyn Josephs; and nine grandchildren. Groman

Janka Kessler died Dec. 9 at 92. She is survived by her daughter, Anna (Edward) Leifer; grandchildren Gary and Jason; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Charlotte Newman and Zipora Perry. Sholom Chapels.

Arnold Kirsch died Dec. 7 at 84. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughter, Beth (Roger) West; son, Lanny (Karen); four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Martin Klausner died Dec. 9 at 60. He is survived by his brother, Stephen (Lila) ; nieces; nephews; greatnieces; and greatnephews.

Viola Klein died Dec. 5 at 87. She is survived by her sons, Stephen, Barry and Gary; daughter, Sheryl Litt; brother, Sol Schatz; and sister, Annette Feldman. Groman

Norman Elliott Kogen died Dec. 8 at 81. He is survived by his wife, Anne; sons, Paul and Jeffrey (Kathy); stepsons, Seth (Sabine) and Bernard Wolfson; daughters, Elizabeth (Ron) Oler and Allison (Steve) Walls; stepdaughter, Beth Wolfson; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Donna (Rex) Downing. Groman

Ida Landman died Dec. 5 at 96. She is survived by her, daughter Helene Klein; and son, Robert. Malinow and Silverman

PHILLIP LANGMAN died Dec. 5 at 86. He is survived by his wife, Bernice; son, Gary (Robin); daughter, Sharon; and two grandchildren. Hillside

SARA LAZAR died Dec. 13 at 86. She is survived by her son, Steven; and three grandchildren. Eden

Sally Lenett died Dec. 10 at 93. She is survived by her son, Barry; daughter, Joanne Enfield; sister, Rose Slan; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Groman

CRAIG DOLPH LESSER died Dec. 5 at 57. He is survived by his parents, Louis and Jeanne; sisters, Teri (Jack) Ford and Kathy Sanson; three nephews; and two nieces. Hillside

Ronnie Lichter died Dec. 8 at 87. She is survived by her sons, Charles (Renee) and Steve; daughter, Rivi (Jeff) Shulman; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Julian Lee; and sisters, Belle Krumholtz and Mildred Lee. Groman

Caryn Lisa Mandel died Dec. 13 at 43. She is survived by her parents Elaine and Henry; sisters, Susan (Lori Sostock) Corona, Amy and Lori Mandel; and nieces, Rebecca and Erica. Mount Sinai

Hannelore Menchau died Dec. 11 at 77. She is survived by her daughter, Connie (Mordechai) Tassa; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Chevra Kadisha

Harriette Ann Modelevsky died Dec. 13 at 93. She is survived by her sons, Herbert (Loretta), Ian (Sharon) and Joseph; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Hilda Sternberg;. Malinow and Silverman

Ben Miller died Dec. 6 at 95. He is survived by his wife, Dolores; sons, Dr. Harvey (Patti) and Dr. Ronald (Tanya); stepson, Barry (Lynn) Weinstein; stepdaughter, Nancy (Jeffrey) Foster; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and brother, Robert. Mount Sinai

Stephen Lee Mosko died Dec. 6 at 57. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Stone; son, Scott; and brother, Martin. Malinow and Silverman

Robert Frederick Newmyer died Dec. 12 at 49. He is survived by his wife, Deborah; daughters, Sofi and Billi; sons, Teddy and James; parents, James and Virginia; and sisters, Elsa (Larry Forester) and Lory (Stephen Cooper). Malinow and Silverman

Joseph Norton died Dec. 11 at 88. He is survived by his wife, Mitzi Norton; daughters, Meredith (Thomas) Powers and Jane (David) Baughman; son, Robert; and grandson, Michael Baughman. Mount Sinai

Ida Josephine Pachter died Dec. 14 at 92. She is survived by her son, Mark; daughters, Sharon Hyland-Elstein and Beverly Stewart-Johnson; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Groman

Shirley Pelter died Dec. 6 at 75. She is survived by her husband, Sam; son, Mitchell (Kohar); and daughters, Debra (Michael) Martelli and Robin (Everett) Pond. Mount Sinai

Betty Perry died Dec. 10 at 89. She is survived by her son, Howard; daughter, Linda Cohen; and four grandchildren. Groman

Olga Rabinova died Dec. 5 at 88. She is survived by her nephew, Peter Datskovskiy; nieces, Ida Datskovskaya and Yelena (Yefim) Skylar; and great-nephews, Vitaliy and Fima Skylar. Chevra Kadisha

Amin Rafalian died Dec. 13 at 81. He is survived by his wife, Ghodsi; and sons, Behnam and Behrooz. Chevra Kadisha

Allen Abraham Ross died Dec. 13 at 79. He is survived by his wife, Cyrile; son, Thomas; daughter, Kimberly (Richard) Palm; and two grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Philip Ross died Dec. 9 at 80. He is survived by his wife, Lois; sons, Jerry, Brett (Tracey) and Steve (Grace); eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; sister, Jackie (Richard) Frederick; brother, Paul (Eleanor) Ross. Malinow and Silverman

MEYER ROSSUM died Dec. 7. He is survived by his wife, Edith Newman; daughters, Marcia Blake and Sharon; granddaughter, Latonya Allen; two great-grandchildren; sister, Bertha Tankenson; and three nieces. Hillside

Howard Samuels died Dec. 12 at 88. He is survived by his sons, Neal, Jay and Mark; and one grandchild. Groman

Nathan Sanderson died Dec. 6 at 101. He is survived by his son, Jerry (Jean); four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Mount Sinai

Selma Renee Schwartz died Dec. 7 at 93. She is survived by her daughters, Hope Renee (Stephen) Seldin and Ellen (Steven) Ratner; son, Howard; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brother, Sam (Mary) Hausman. Mount Sinai

Maurice Schwarz Jr. died Dec. 6 at 95. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; sons, Don (Susan) and Joshua (Andie); four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Marjorie Share died Dec. 10 at 85. She is survived by her husband, Horace; daughters, Lillian (Ronald) Wunsh, Isobel (Harlan) Steele and Helen; four grandchildren; and sister, Alma (Sam) Moss. Mount Sinai

Leona Shear died Dec. 14 at 81. She is survived by her daughter, Mindy (Julio) Puchalt; son, Philip; grandchildren, Natalia (Baqi) Kopelman and Ivan (Ayana) Puchalt; and great-grandson, Misha Kopelman. Mount Sinai

Josef Silber died Dec. 12 at 84. He is survived by his wife, Esther; son, Abe (Cheryl); daughter, Marlene (Roy) Alter; daughter-in-law Stephanie; grandsons, Brett and Todd; and three great-grandchildren. Sholom Chapels.

Lillian Singer died Dec. 5 at 93. She is survived by her daughters, Susan (Eric) Orbom and Sheila; grandsons, Ted and Ken Feldman; and brother, Mickey Rosen. Mount Sinai

Esther Smith died Dec. 10 at 84. She is survived by her daughter, Michelle Klees; and sister, Marie (Joe) Bouzaglou. Malinow and Silverman

Michael Allen Smith died Dec. 10 at 66. He is survived by his wife, Marlene; and daughters, Tracy (Robert) Falk and Heather Myers. Malinow and Silverman

Alexander Spitzer died Dec. 11 at 85. He is survived by his wife, Pola; daughters, Linda (Mark) Abraham and Sandy (Dr. Michael) Kanter; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Chevra Kadisha

Stanley Robert Spiwak died Dec. 4 at 80. He is survived by his wife, Joan; daughter, Diane; son, Steven; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; sister, Lucy Cohen. Malinow and Silverman

Clara Stein died Dec. 11 at 92. She is survived by her daughter, Irene Leeds; son, Ronald; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Yael Rachel Tanenbaum died Dec. 12 at 34. She is survived by her son, David; mother, Erica Tannen; father, Sandy; and brother, Yosef. Sholom Chapels.

Maurice Tator died Dec. 14 at 92. He is survived by his wife, Renee; sons, Joel and Steven (Dorothy); stepson, Bill (Linda) Mandel; stepdaughter, Jan (Rick) Jewell; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and brother, George Tatar. Mount Sinai

MATHILDE TREISTER died Dec. 8 at 97. She is survived by her son, Robert; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Hillside

Leo Ullman died Dec. 14 at 88. He is survived by his wife, Alice; sons, Stanley, Robert (Linda) and John (Marla); daughter, Bonnie (John Rankin); and six grandchildren.

Paulette Ida Van Muyden died Dec. 7 at 40. She is survived by her son, Ethan; father, Edward D'Ull; and brother, Mark D'Ull. Groman

Eva Weise died Dec. 8 at 94. She is survived by her son, Lawrence (Zelda); three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Anne Williams died Dec. 12 at 97. She is survived by her stepdaughter, Miriam Winett; and three grandchildren. Groman

George Wish died Dec. 4 at 91. He is survived by his wife, Harriet Garber; son, Ernie; daughter, Sheri; and three grandhchildren. Groman

Mahboubeh Yadegari died Dec. 5 at 86. She is survived by her children, Firouz Shakouri, Simon Yadegari and Parivash Shakouri; and cousin, Masood. Chevra Kadisha

Emma Zeltser died Dec. 13 at 86. She is survived by her son, Allan; daughter, Irene Fillinger; three grandchildren; and sisters, Lena Cohen and Vera Hillman. Groman

NAOMI MAE ZINKOW died Dec. 13 at 86. She is survived by her husband, Edward; sons, Robert and Steven; daughter, Ronna Ballister; and three grandchildren. Hillside

Anita Zivetz died Dec. 7 at 79. She is survived by her son, Daniel; daughters, Bonnie (Bruce) Silverman and Nancie (Ray) Gertler; brother, Robert (Carol) Sherman; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Josephine Zuckerman died Dec. 4 at 91. She is survived by her children, Robert (Lynn) and Allan (Sandra); five grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Goldsmith; nieces; and nephews. Mount Sinai

 

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