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.
Jahangir Bina died Dec. 3 at 85. He is survived by his wife, Mahin; daughter, Jina (Dr. Ata) Rezvanpour; sons, John (Ella), Fred (Venus) and David (Eliza); and five grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Sally Blumfield died Dec. 4 at 82. She is survived by her daughter, Iris (Louis) Newman; sons, Bruce (Ruth) and Brian (Julie); and six grandchildren. Hillside
Ruth Chotiner died Dec. 7 at 90. She is survived by her son Bob (Marsha); granddaughter Melanie Murillo; nieces; and nephews. Hillside
Ralph Cohen died Nov. 25 at 89. He is survived by his daughters, Shelly (David) Permut and Vicky Gordon; son, Larry; six grandchildren; and sister, Stella (Mico) Benveniste. Malinow and Silverman
Ruby Davis died Dec. 1 at 94. She is survived be her son Richard; daughter, Kay Mattson; sister, Ruth (Donald) Holloway; four grandchildren; and seven great-grand children. Hillside
Edith Felderstein died Nov. 28 at 90. She is survived by her son, Kenneth. Malinow and Silverman
David Frankel died Dec. 7 at 85. He is survived by his wife, Helen; son, Allan (Toni); daughter, Judy (Jeff) Gottesman; and grandchildren, Melinda Gottesman and Joshua. Mount Sinai
Sandra Yvette Frankel died Dec. 8 at 69. Survived by her son, Todd; daughter Marla Frankel; one grandchild; and sister Paula Haber. Hillside
Victor Geretz died Dec. 7 at 82. He is survived by his wife, Ester; daughter, Rebecca (Leonard) Friedman; son, Lionel (Petra); one grandchild; brothers, Jack (Chela) and Ephraim (Esther); and sisters, Elaine (Rudy) Levy and Norma Amittai. Mount Sinai
Shirley Gordon died Nov. 25 at 69. She is survived by her husband, Irving, sons, Michael and Robert, sisters, Celia and Edith, friends; nieces; and nephews. Sholom Chapels
Marcia Mae Grace died Nov. 28 at 73. She is survived by her daughter, Marjorie (Jeffrey) Grace-Sayers, Deborah, and Anne (Jim) Blanc; and six grand children; sister, Ruth. Hillside
Marian Gray died Dec 4 at 95. He is survived by his daughter, Brenda (Robert) Seeman; son, Gary (Diane); four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hillside
Shari Herzoff died Dec. 3, at 66. She is survived by her husband, Edward; mother, Genevieve (Deborah) Simmons; sister, Hildy (David Sprafkin) Simmons; and nieces, Mara Sprafkin and Emily Simmons. Mount Sinai
Ruth Kazan-Carroll died Dec. 6 at 58. She is survived by her husband, George Carroll; sons, Brandon and Jason Carroll; and mother, Fanny Kazansky. Mount Sinai
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
Jeanne Lesser died Nov. 26 at 88. She is survived by her husband, Louis; daughters, Teri (Jack) Ford and Kathy Sanson; Hillside
Seymour "Cy" Lichtman died Dec. 4 at 80. He is survived by his wife, Eve; sons, Jeff (LeeAnne) and Ira (Ondina); daughter, Amy (Robert) Abramson; three grandchildren; and sister, Elinor Schuster. Mount Sinai
Maralyn Malin-Cohen died Dec. 3 at 55. She is survived by her husband, Solomon M. Cohen; brother, Stephen (Barbara) Malin; and sister, Teri (Richard) Vitolo. Mount Sinai
Rose Maller died Dec. 3 at 97. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Larry) Klugman; four grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Sylvia Margules died Dec. 9 at 85. She is survived by her sons, Dr Richard (Wendy), Dr Edward (Michelle) and Larry (Lynley); four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Lillian Zhiss. Mount Sinai
Melvin Margulis died Dec. 5 at 87. He is survived by his friends. Hillside.
Anne Mezerow died Dec. 10 at 92. She is survived by her son, Jerome; daughter, Carol Stander; granddaughter, Stacy; and great-grandchildren, Elyssa and Michael Gavenda. Hillside
William Miller died Dec. 4 at 86. He is survived by his sons, Harold (Colleen) and Paul (Elizabeth); and five grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Bernice Rapp died Nov. 30 at 89. She is survived by her sons, Fred, Merrick and Ronald (Ugyen) Cooperman; brother, Gilbert Turbin; and sister, Marilyn Siegel. Malinow and Silverman
Marjorie Samuels died Dec. 9 at 83. She is survived by her son Roger Orleans; daughter Lynda Klein; grandsons, Jonathan Klein and Andrew Berstein; and brother, Dr. Marshall Kadner (Renee). Hillside
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