October 25, 2007
R. B. Kitaj, 1932-2007—An Appreciation
Joey Bishop, Sara Goldberg Morguelan
(Page 2 - Previous Page)Singer Dean Martin and Peter Lawford, the actor and in-law of the Kennedys, rounded out the group.
Bishop, a TV star in the '60s who for a while had his own late-night talk show, was born in the Bronx in 1918. His parents, immigrants from Eastern Europe, later moved the family to Philadelphia. Bishop caught the bug for entertaining from his father, who taught him Yiddish songs.
And in reality, even after he hit the big time, a Jewish sensibility informed his act. Roasting his rival and friend Johnny Carson, Bishop said he would reveal a secret about the phlegmatic Nebraska-born talk-show host: "Johnny Carson is Jewish," he said, and pulled a yarmulke out of his pocket, placing it on Carson's head.
So, one last time: Sorry, Mr. Bishop.
-- Ami Eden, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Sara Goldberg Morguelan, Later-in-Life Bat Mitzvah, Dies at 93.
Sara Goldberg Morguelan, 93, beloved wife of the late Jacob Morguelan, died peacefully in her sleep Oct., 22, in Tarzana.
Born in Louisville, Ky., she was raised among tight-knit families who created a vibrant Jewish community. She and her husband moved to Southern California, and were eventually joined by their entire family. A tenacious Scrabble player, she took great pleasure in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was proud to become a bat mitzvah at age 86.
She is survived by her sons, Murray and Fred Morguelan; daughter, Barbara Katz; eight grandchildren; and great-grandchildren Jamie and Daniel Weisenberg, Megan and Liam Young, Benjamin, Samantha, Shauna and Rebekah Katz, and Jacob Lavine.
Myra Brown died Sept. 19 at 87. She is survived by her daughter, Rene (Roger J.) Holt, and granddaughters, Meryl and Sheri Holt. Mount Sinai
Dr. William Dasher died Sept. 21 at 92. He is survived by his daughters, Diane (Bruce) Ward, and Deborah (G.S.) Hart; sons, Richard and Robert (Rudy); five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Sybil Glickman died Sept. 21 at 91. She is survived by her sons, Peter and Raymond; daughter, Harriette (Murray) Finebaum; brother, Myer Scher; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Hillside
Clara Goldie Goldstein-Lees died Sept 21 at 88. She is survived by her husband, Herbert Lees; son, Andrew Goldstein; and daughter, Susan Larkin. Hillside
Louis Harris died Sept. 18 at 82. He is survived by his children, Shelle (Jack) Daniels, Barbara (Rabbi Dr. Kenny) Klaristenfeld, Avery (Barabara) and Hartley; grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Sholom Chapels
Ronnie Hirsch died July 19. She is survived by her sons, Eric and Robert; daughter, Ellen Denholtz; and eight grandchildren.
Zenia Katz died Sept. 20 at 79. She is survived by her daughter, Marla Westover; sons, Dr. Archer and Dr. Ronald; and three grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman
Lyudmila Khoras died Sept. 18 at 84. She is survived by her son, Andrey (Marina); and grandson, Alexander. Mount Sinai
Clara Livian died Sept. 18 at 83. She is survived by her sons, Peter (Lourdes) and Andy (Tracy) Livian; and four grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Ann Meselson died Sept. 19 at 102. She is survived by her son, Matthew (Jeanne Guillemin); grandchildren, Zoe and Amy; and three great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Barbara Sugarman Mittler died Sept. 18 at 63. She is survived by her daughters, Lisa (Tony Smith), Diana and Debra; and grandchildren, Sam and Hailey Smith. Hillside
Leo Newman died Sept. 20 at 83. He is survived by his sons, Jeff and Mark; daughter, Rochelle Newman; and two grandchildren. Hillside
Felix Orbach died Sept. 19 at 88. He is survived by his sons, Clifford (Roberta) and Barry; and daughter, Stacy (Stewart Kayle). Mount Sinai
Heinz Petzall died Sept. 19 at 91. He is survived by his wife, Harriet Kahn; daughter, Joan (Richard) Seder; and two grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Margot Charlotte Posnansky died Sept. 19 at 96. She is survived by her daughter, Susan; son, Peter Herz; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Malinow and Silverman
Claudie Rubin died Sept. 18 at 67. She is survived by her husband, Simon; sons Larry and Damon; and one grandchild. Hillside
Toby Waxman-Root died Sept. 19 at 77. She is survived by her husband, Sherman; and nephews Jeff (Grace Won) Stone and Mark (Sharon) Friedman. Mount Sinai
Paul Wolfish died Sept. 20 at 60. He is survived by his wife, Toby; daughters, Melissa and Erica; brother, Arthur; and sister, Rosalind Liebenthal. Mount Sinai
Rachel Wrobel died Sept. 20 at 91. She is survived by her daughter, Ahuva Einstein; son, Avi (Nora); four grandchildren; and three great-grandsons. Malinow and Silverman
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