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  • Jack Matloff, Cardiac Surgeon, 82

    By Tom Tugend

    3 days ago

    Pioneer heart surgeon Dr. Jack Matloff died Aug. 20 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center following a lengthy illness. He was 82.

    Born in New Haven, Conn., the son of a milkman, Matloff “created cardiac surgery at Cedars-Sinai and belonged to the first generation of those who truly...

  • Obituaries: Week of September 4th, 2015

    3 days ago

    Janis Ballin died Aug. 8 at 78. Survived by husband Jules Rothman; sons Daniel (Joey), Matthew (Pamela), Joel (Anna). Mount Sinai

    Maurice Bash died Aug. 5 at 83. Survived by son Solomon (Shari); daughter Lisa; 4 grandchildren; brother Sydney. Mount Sinai

    Sylvia Bassit died Aug....

  • Obituaries: Week of August 28, 2015

    1 week ago

    Philip Held died July 19 at 57. Survived by wife Silvia; daughter Dara; stepson Charles Nagin; stepdaughter Leslie Garcia; 4 grandchildren; sisters Linda Shabot, Ellen Gordon. Hillside

    Martin Hyson died July 22 at 95. Survived by daughter Marie (Robert) Stiles; son Steven; 2...

  • Gerald Bubis, communal service pioneer and peace activist, dies at 91

    By  Tom Tugend

    2 weeks ago

    Gerald B. Bubis, who pioneered and shaped the field of Jewish communal service and was a passionate champion of a progressive Israel, died Friday evening (Aug. 21) at his Los Angeles home. His death at 91 followed a series of lengthy illnesses.

    Funeral services will be held at...

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  • Obituaries: Week of August 21, 2015

    2 weeks ago

    P. Burton Bauer died July 12 at 88. Survived by wife Marilyn; daughters Jodi (Bill) Twomey, Leslie (Ted) Senet; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; sister Muriel Sachel. Groman Eden

    Ivan Chapel died July 11 at 71. Survived by wife Judy; daughters Jennifer, Kerri (Cole) Young,...

  • Goldie Steinberg, reportedly the world’s oldest Jewish person, dies at 114

    3 weeks ago

    Goldie Steinberg, reportedly the world’s oldest known Jewish person, died at age 114.

    Steinberg, according to Chabad.org, the Chabad-Lubavitch movement’s news site, died Sunday at the Grandell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Long Beach, New York. She was two months away from...

  • Obituaries: Week of August 14, 2015

    3 weeks ago

    Solomon Alpert died July 7 at 99. Survived by daughters Nancy (Gregory) Francis, Ellen (Bruce) Mirovich; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Roslyn Benjamin died July 9 at 89. Survived by husband Melvin; daughters Cheryl (Mort) Kessler, Susan Spica; son Steven...

  • Obituaries: Week of August 7, 2015

    August 5, 2015 | 11:24 am

    Rosalyn Abrams died June 27 at 98. Survived by grandchildren Nadia (Jamie) Yuen, Damien Yuen. Groman Eden

    Sarah Matza Amira died June 27 at 95. Survived by daughters Genette A. (Kenneth) Simon, Marlene Betty (Larry) Hoffman, Rhonda Joyce Saldias; 4 grandchildren. Groman Eden

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  • Obituaries: Week of July 31, 2015

    July 29, 2015 | 9:45 am

    Irving Arouh died June 29 at 89. Survived by wife Doris; son Marc; daughter Leslee (Tim) Ahsing; 3 grandchildren. Hillside

    Albert Berg died June 26 at 92. Survived by sons Ronald, Alan (Marie); daughter Susan (Robin) Richardson; 8 grandchildren. Hillside

    Rabbi Ben Zion Bergman...

  • Samuel Pisar, Holocaust survivor who was adviser to JFK, dies

    July 28, 2015 | 10:48 am

    Samuel Pisar, a Holocaust survivor who went to become a lawyer and writer, as well as an adviser to President John F. Kennedy, has died.

    Pisar, 86, died Monday in New York, it was announced Tuesday.

    A native of Poland, Pisar spent time in several Nazi camps, including Majdanek,...

  • Obituaries: Week of July 17, 2015

    July 15, 2015 | 11:27 am

    Richard Botwin died June 5 at 83. Survived by brothers Marvin, Harvey (Harriet); 1 niece; 1 nephew. Mount Sinai

    Yana Lisetsky Castillo died June 9 at 32. Survived by husband Jose; mother Marina Lisetsky; father Vitaly Lisetsky; grandparents Edward Berlyant, Tamara Berlyant, Minda...

  • Janet Hadda, Yiddish professor, author and psychoanalyst, 69

    July 8, 2015 | 11:03 am

    Dr. Janet Ruth Hadda died in Los Angeles of metastatic cancer on June 23 at the age of 69. 

    Hadda was born Dec. 23, 1945, the daughter of refugees from Nazi Germany, George and Annemarie (Kohn) Hadda. Her grandfather, Siegmund Hadda, was the last director of the Jewish Hospital...

  • Obituaries: Week of July 10

    July 8, 2015 | 10:59 am

    Marvin C. Abrams died June 7 at 84. Survived by wife Shirley; son Hal (Jennifer Lowery); daughter Gale (Ron) Frankel; 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Edward Bader died June 9 at 89. Survived by wife Pearl; sons Mitchell, Bruce (Wendy); 5 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Gary Bernard...

  • Obituaries: Week of July 3, 2015

    July 1, 2015 | 10:56 am

    Elvin J. Abels died May 30 at 88. Survived by wife Edith; daughter Wendy (Douglas) Eisenberg; son Matthew; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Rahmatollah Ahdoot died May 6 at 84. Survived by wife Toby; sons Leon (Lina), Simon (Maral), Albert (Elham); 9 grandchildren. Groman Eden

    Mata...

  • Obituaries: Week of June 26, 2015

    June 24, 2015 | 9:29 am

    Elvin J. Abels died May 30 at 88. Survived by wife Edith; daughter Wendy (Douglas) Eisenberg; son Matthew; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Rahmatollah Ahdoot died May 6 at 84. Survived by wife Toby; sons Leon (Lina), Simon (Maral), Albert (Elham); 9 grandchildren. Groman Eden

    Mata...

  • Samuel Goldman: March 17, 1921 – June 10, 2015

    June 23, 2015 | 3:54 pm

    Sam Goldman - Founder and President of Executive Car Leasing Company, philanthropist and family patriarch - passed away peacefully on June 10th, 2015 at the age of 94. He leaves a legacy of notable accomplishment, uncommon integrity, and dedication to the service of others. To his...

  • Obituaries: Week of June 19th

    June 17, 2015 | 11:20 am

    Mashala Amona died May 9 at 82. Survived by wife Pourandokht Afra; daughters Sharouna Babadjouni, Rozita Kohanoff, Deborah; 6 grandchildren; brothers Asher Ram, Parviz, Khosraow, Sion, Jalal; sisters Maryam Eliav, Behjat Javaheri, Farangis Perez, Pari Emrani Amona; 19 nieces and...

  • Kirk Kerkorian, casino tycoon, movie mogul, auto investor dies at 98

    June 16, 2015 | 9:25 am

    Kirk Kerkorian, the son of poor Armenian immigrants who used his gambler's instincts to become a multibillionaire Las Vegas casino tycoon, Hollywood mogul, airline owner and auto industry investor, died at age 98.

    Kerkorian, who founded MGM Resorts International and was its...

  • Obituaries: Week of June 12, 2015

    June 10, 2015 | 9:00 am

    Sam Allenberg died May 16 at age 87. Survived by wife Sandra; son John (Ellen); daughter Mary (Timothy) Pendergast; 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Beatrice Bernstein died May 10 at 96. Survived by daughter Abbie; sister Elithe Belofsky. Mount Sinai

    Serosh Besharatzadeh died May...

  • Harvey Schechter, former ADL regional director, dies at 91

    May 27, 2015 | 11:19 am

    Harvey Bernard Schechter died peacefully at the Los Angeles Jewish Home in Reseda on May 23, 2015, at the age of 91. Harvey is survived by his wife of sixty years, Hope Schechter of Beverly Hills, his nephew Bruce Schechter of Sherman Oaks and many additional family members and...

  • Anne Meara, wife of Jerry Stiller and mother of Ben, dies

    May 26, 2015 | 2:35 pm

    Anne Meara, the wife and comedy partner of Jerry Stiller and the mother of actor and director Ben Stiller, has died

    Meara died Saturday in Manhattan at the age of 85.

    Meara and Stiller were married for 61 years. Born and raised as Roman Catholic, Meara converted to Judaism in...

  • Blues legend B.B. King dies at 89

    May 15, 2015 | 8:26 am

    Blues legend B.B. King, who took his music from rural juke joints to the mainstream and inspired a generation of guitarists from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, has died in Las Vegas. He was 89.

    King, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, had said in May he...

  • SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg, 47, dies at hotel gym

    May 4, 2015 | 12:00 pm

    SurveyMonkey Chief Executive Dave Goldberg died while exercising at a hotel gym in Mexico, a person close to the family said Monday.

    Goldberg, the spouse of Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, collapsed at the gym, and efforts to revive him there and at a...

  • Bernice Tannenbaum, longtime Hadassah and Zionist leader, dies at 101

    April 7, 2015 | 9:36 am

    Bernice Tannenbaum, a former national president of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America who earned the group’s highest honor for her legacy of contributions, has died.

    Tannenbaum, a former JTA vice president and national secretary, died Monday. She was 101.

    She...

  • Paul A. Rudnick; 81

    April 6, 2015 | 11:31 am

    Dr. Paul A. Rudnick, one of the areas' most prominent and beloved physicians, died April 1st at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.  He had been ill a short time.

    Rudnick practiced internal medicine for many years with Geller, Rudnick, Bush & Bamberger, and earned a reputation...

  • Obituaries: Week of March 27th

    March 25, 2015 | 10:34 am

    Gennady Chernobylsky died March 6 at 58. Survived by wife Vera; son David Joseph. Mount Sinai

    David Cline died March 3 at 67. Survived by daughter Taryn (Raymond) Cline Bouwer; sons Adam, Bret, Matthew; 1 granddaughter; stepdaughter Nicole; stepsons Nathan, Aaron Miles; brothers...

  • Obituaries: Week of March 20th

    March 18, 2015 | 11:07 am

    Emily Lynn Alletto died Feb. 20 at 10. Survived by mother Jean Baum; father Peri (Kathleen); sister Sophia; grandfather Kurt (Ellen) Baum; grandmother Leah (Claus Wronker). Mount Sinai

    Jeffrey Birnbaum died Feb. 16 at 71. Survived by sisters Elinor (Peter) Hecht, Bonita Blazer....

  • Al Rosen, who hit homers and battled anti-Semitism, dies at 91

    March 16, 2015 | 8:36 am

    Al Rosen, a slugging Jewish third baseman for the Cleveland Indians and winner of the American League's Most Valuable Player award in 1953, died Saturday at age 91. He was an outstanding player whose career was cut short by injuries, who battled anti-Semitism among players and...

  • Obituaries: Week of March 13, 2015

    March 11, 2015 | 9:25 am

    Erna Belzberg died Feb. 10 at 89. Survived by sons Howard, Edward, Gary; sister Dora Rosenfeld; daughter-in-law Linda Rever; 3 grandchildren. Hillside

    Sharron Bergman died Feb. 10 at 78. Survived by sons David (Jeri), Carey (Rita); 6 grandchildren. Hillside

    Henry Bronet died...

  • Obituaries: Week of March 6, 2015

    March 4, 2015 | 10:24 am

    Elaine Sabath Amromin died Jan. 30 at 93. Survived by sons Joel (Ronnie), Richard Alan, Steven Edgar, James Gregory (Charito); daughter Barbara Jean (Edward) Miles; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Ida Aronow died Jan. 31 at 87. Survived by daughters Linda,...

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