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Obituaries: April 20-24, 2009

April 22, 2009 | 2:14 am

Florence Alpiner died March 19 at 86. She is survived by her nieces, Iris Yost and Joyce Vilner. Malinow and Silverman

Philip Bachrach died March 27 at 61.  He is survived by his wife, Deborah Bronner; and sons, Joseph and Joshua. Malinow and Silverman

Simon Bercovici died March 15 at 76. He is survived by his wife, Leonita; and daughter, Judy. Malinow and Silverman

Morrie Berman died January 3 at 80.  He is survived by his sister, Ann Goldfarb.

Rita Dryfoos died March 21 at 83. She is survived by her son, Andrew Somerman; and sister, Edna Gerstein. Malinow and Silverman

Irvin Freeman died March 28 at 97.  He is survived by his daughter, Leslyee Drake; daughter-in-law, Judy; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Luna Grinbaum died March 17 at 91. She is survived by her husband, Samuel; sons, Louis and Joe (Randi); sisters, Gentil Steinbrechter and Donna Misrahi; and two grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

David Jannol died March 27 at 86. He is survived by his wife, Goldy; daughter, Peggy Ash; sons, Mickey and Neal; brother, Leon; and seven grandchildren. Sholom Chapels

Dr. Karl Josephy died March 26 at 68. He is survived by his wife, Marcia; daughters, Rakel and Meira; son, Michael; and nine grandchildren. Sholom Chapels

Lester Kaber died March 27 at 67. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; daughters, Sarah (Tait) Pottebaum and Rachel; two grandchildren; and sister, Beverly Seigman. Mount Sinai

Mary Lieberman died March 12 at 81. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Yoakum; sons, Barry, Stanley and David; sister, Katherine Soriano; brother, Victor Soriano; and six grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman

Penny Nickoll died January 19 at 66.  She is survived by her cousins, John (Patti) and Ken. She donated her body to UCLA.

Julian Omerberg died March 18 at 86. He is survived by his wife, Vivian; daughters, Lynn Barrett and Melissa (Reiner) Gogolin; sister, Betty Sherman; and one grandchild. Malinow and Silverman

Robert Stanley Rocke died March 28 at 87.  He is survived by his wife, Dinah; children, Louise Rachel (John) Rocke-Fetrick, Adam (Connie), and John; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Flora Rosman died March 26 at 82. She is survived by her daughter, Gabriella Bareket; sons, Dr. Edwin and Dr. Allan; and grandchildren. Sholom Chapels

Erna Sharf died March 16 at 97. She is survived by her son, Martin; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild. Malinow and Silverman

Rita Sheldon died March 20 at 93. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Fisher; son, Jack; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Sholom Chapels

Alice Borstein Ullman died March 27 at 89. She is survived by her four children, Bonnie (John Rankin), Stanly, Robert (Linda) and John (Marla); 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

Ella Uszerowicz died Feb. 26 at 84. She is survived by her husband, Nuchem; daughters, Sarah Chaja Berger and Ester Edith Bailey-Kammenshein; and four grandchildren. Chevra Kadisha

Sylvan “Syl” Wachs died March 27 at 73. He is survived by his wife, Myrna; sons, Jeff (Cindy) and Scott; two grandchildren; one step-grandchild; brother, Joel; and sister-in-law, Carolyn Block and her family.

Constance Whitney died March 12 at 77. She is survived by her daughter, Caroline Wittcoff; and son, Mark Wittcoff. Malinow and Silverman

Dorothy Zelnicker died March 18 at 87. Malinow and Silverman

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