Jewish Journal


Posted on Dec. 14, 2006 at 7:00 pm

Estelle A. Schaffer of Los Angeles died Nov. 5 after a long battle with cancer. Estelle had a distinguished career as a television and film production coordinator for programs such as "Canon," "Cagney & Lacy" and "The Outlaw Josie Wales." She also worked on many highly acclaimed film projects during her 10 years as a production coordinator for Orion Studios. Prior to her career in the entertainment industry, Estelle served in the publicity department of Young & Rubicam. Her tenure at Y & R included stints in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Hollywood.

A fervent advocate for the state of Israel, Estelle traveled to Israel with Volunteers for Israel (VFI) on many relief missions. She was a long time board member and volunteer for the Los Angeles chapter of VFI. She counted among her friends many Israeli political and military officials.

Estelle was the daughter of Max and Sophie Schaffer from Sioux City, Iowa. She was the youngest of three children. She is survived by her nieces, Terry Gross of Woodland Hills; Sandi Stamp of Buffalo Grove, Ill.; Renee Barack of Honolulu; and nephew Dr. Randal Schaffer of Palatine, Ill.. She had many friends, cousins and grand nieces and great nephews.

Estelle was laid to rest at Hillside Memorial Gardens in Los Angeles on Nov. 12.

Memorial contributions may be made the American Cancer Society, Volunteers for Israel or Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles.

Jewish Family Services, 6505 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 400 Los Angeles, CA 90048 Volunteers For Israel, c/o Louis Goldwitz 2358 Lyric Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

American Cancer Society, 3333 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90010. Toll free donation number 800-227-2345.


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Edward Krasnof died Dec. 5, at 71. He is survived by his wife, Lea; daughters, Brenda (Ray) Kenneally, Bonnie (Rob) Corlito, Helen Fox and Vivian (Clark) Johnson; sons, Bruce (Rebecca) and Gordon (Brigitte); 16 grandchildren; sister, Marilyn Ward; and son-in-law, Leonard Lebowitz. Mount Sinai

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