Gilda Ban died Nov. 9 at 83. Survived by daughter Julie; son Steven (Kimberly); sister Paula (Bernard) Cohen. Mount Sinai
Stella Nadelman Krieger, an art collector and longtime manager of museum stores, died Nov. 21. She was 75 years old. Born in Los Angeles on March 5, 1938, she graduated from UCLA in 1960. With her husband Fred Krieger, Stella developed a passion for collecting.
Phyllis Ackerman died Sept. 18 at 85. Survived by husband Clarence; daughter Sheila. Sholom Chapels, Sidney Alweiss died Sept. 20 at 91. Survived by wife Ethel; daughters Bonnie Heider, Anita (Abram) Horowitz, June; son Alan (Linda); 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brother Dennis (Lorraine). Hillside
Leon Benveniste died Sept. 3 at 91. Survived by wife Annette; daughter Dale; sister Shirlee Peha. Malinow & Silverman
Kurt Bachrach died Aug. 15 at 100. Survived by sons Gary (Marisse), Kenneth (Ruth Ann); 4 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Gordon Boroditsky died July 23 at 76. Survived by wife Maureen; sons Leon, Marc (Sophie); stepdaughter Tamara Murphy; stepson Joseph Murphy; 2 grandchildren; 4 stepgrandchildren; sisters Gayla Pius, Lynn Ludwig. Mount Sinai
Sheldon Abrams died July 15 at 74. Survived by wife Tanya; sons Jeffrey (Michelle Breslauer), Steven (Natalia); 3 grandchildren; sister Beverly Manekofsky; brother Marvin. Hillside
Rubin Barasch died March 31 at 87. Survived by wife Lillian; daughters Marsha Evans, Cindy (Larry) Shilkoff; sons Billy, Daniel, Shel (Terry Logan); 6 grandchildren.
Bernard Brown died March 25 at 89. Survived by wife Sylvia; daughters Wendy (Zack) Gugenheim, Darlene (Paul) Solotkin, Pamela (Daniel) Vancott; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Ruth Bacall died March 16 at 88. Survived by nieces Lisa Bacall Tehrani, Gail Cahill, Susan Herman, Annette Warner; nephews Larry Finkel, Andy Goldstein, Jesse Goldstein, Lee Goldstein. Hillside
David Bennett died Nov. 20 at 94. Survived by daughter Michele Bennett; 2 nephews. Hillside
Lorraine Berg died Nov. 15 at 87. Survived by daughter Ivy Kagan Bierman; sons Shelton (Julia), Mitchell (Susan); 12 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother Leonard. Mount Sinai
Barbara Lee Adler died Nov. 3 at 80. Survived by husband Donald; sons John (Alisa), Mitchell (Vicki), Jeffrey (Beverly); 5 grandchildren. Hillside
Linda Axelrod died Oct. 23 at 72. Survived by daughter Lori (Deo); sons Glenn, Guy; 3 grandchildren. Mount Sinai
Zafira Abravanel died Oct. 1 at 73. Survived by husband Sylvin; sons Isidore, Mario; brothers Dario (Sara), Isaac Cabon; sister Anita (Beto) Nachmias; 2 grandchildren. Hillside
Shirley Leah Adler died June 20 at 92. Survived by daughters Elissa (Bruce) Fishman, Marsha Warnick, Janet (Lee) Karson, Rochelle (Jeff) Fishman; son Stephen (Yvette); 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Eden
Phillip Binen died Aug. 7 at 83. Survived by sons Jack, Perry; stepson Lawrence Bizzell. Hillside
Anita Roslyn Anshen died July 30 at 94. Survived by daughter Barbara; son Edward (Susanne); 1 grandchild; sister Gloria Leronan. Mount Sinai
As bombs dropped over Germany, aerial photographer Arthur Oxenberg would lean out of a B-17 Flying Fortress with his camera to snap a photograph. His photos were a way the U.S. Army Air Forces could tell whether bombs hit their targets.
I called my 94-year-old father in Ohio on July 9. I told him how much I loved him, that he was the most wonderful father ever, that I would miss him, and that it was OK for him to let go.
David Arnson died July 17 at 94. Survived by brother Maurice. Hillside
Mary Batansky died July 13 at 93. Survived by daughter Lorraine First; son Norman; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Groman
Leon Aberle died July 3 at 81. Survived by wife Petrina; daughter Carla (Steven) Lenhoff; son Matthew; 3 grandchildren; brother Charles (Saron). Hillside Jeffrey Allyn died July 8 at 75. Survived by wife Harriett; sons Russell (Romel Valerio), Hal (Chantal); 3 grandchildren; sister Flo Barker. Hillside
Rabbi Morris (Moshe) Rubinstein, who served as rabbi of Valley Beth Israel in Sun Valley from 1972-2000, died July 24 at 78.
Barbara Billing died April 18 at 75. Survived by sister Joan Feifer. Hillside
Rosella Applebaum died March 11 at 88. Survived by daughters Pamela McCormick, Debra Shapiro; 2 grandchildren. Mount SinaiEllen Bagelman died March 11 at 63. Survived by father Sam Bubrick; brother Paul Bubrick. Hillside
Ruth (Rivka) Levy, nee Wallach, died last year on April 22, 2011, at age 88. A truly great soul, she is lovingly remembered on her first yahrzeit.
Sharon Asher died Feb. 3 at 57. Survived by son Aviv Kleinman; mother Bernice Lipsitz; brother Robert Linden; sisters Linda Haim, Joyce Black; nieces and nephews. Sholom Chapels
Ruth Baskin died Feb. 12 at 96. Survived by son James. Mount Sinai
Obituaries Feb. 10-16, 2012
More than 100,000 people attended the funeral of Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel, the head of the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem.
Educator and writer Shmuel Ben-Artzi, the father of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, Sara, has died.
Oscar Handlin, one of the foremost American historians of the 20th century, has died.
Dan David, a businessman and philanthropist whose foundation gives away $1 million prizes each year for merit in various fields, has died at the age of 82.
Jerry Leiber, who spoke Yiddish as his first language, was hounded by anti-Semites on the streets of Baltimore as a child, and became one of the creators of rock 'n' roll as half of the most celebrated songwriting duo of all time, died at 78 in Los Angeles.
Nat Bregman, whom anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela described as his "first white friend," died in Johannesburg.
Amy Winehouse, the talented but troubled chanteuse, was found dead in her north London flat on July 23. She was 27.
Freddi Sue Finegood, Jewish community leader and businesswoman who called both Los Angeles and New York home, died peacefully at her home in New York on July 25 after a long illness. She was 60.
Actress Helen Beverley, who performed in Yiddish theater and films, and was the first wife of actor Lee J. Cobb, died July 15 at the Motion Picture and Television Fund hospital in California at 94.
Hyman Bookbinder, the legendary representative in Washington for the American Jewish Committee, has died.