Obituaries


 

                               

                               

 


Obituary and Calendar Dates Below 

 

 

        December 2014 

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Bessie Younger          Graveside Services - Private                              Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. at the home of Betty & Houston

2 3 4 5

Sam Michael Rosenman                     Services will be private with burial on the family farm

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Helen Lanter Dillof        Funeral Services 2:30 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son           Visitation after 1:30 p.m.       Burial in The Temple Cemetery

8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 Erev Hanukkah 17 Hanukkah 18 Hanukkah

Nat Bailen                     Funeral Services 2:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son  Visitation after 1:00 p.m.    Burial in The Temple Cemetery

Emily Keisler                Private Graveside Service   Memorial Service 12 Noon on January 4, 2015 at The Temple - The Waller Chapel Visitation after 11:00 a.m.

19 Hanukkah 20 Hanukkah
21 Hanukkah

Robert E. Steinman      Memorial Service 1:00 p.m. at Temple Shalom

Judith Frankel               Funeral Services 3:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son           Visitation after 2:00 p.m.    Burial in The Temple Cemetery

22 Hanukkah 23 Hanukkah 24 Zot Hanukkah 25 26 27
28 29 30 31      

 

 

        November 2014 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

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Friday

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2 Daylight Savings Time Ends  

Izrail Madorskiy             Funeral Service 3:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son          Visitation after 2:00 p.m.      Burial in The Temple Cemetery

Alexander Malkin          Visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son

3 4 Election Day

Francis Wolff               Funeral Service 12 Noon at The Temple                        Visitation after 11:00 a.m.   Burial in The Temple Cemetery

Alexander Malkin        Funeral Service 3:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son         Visitation after 2:00 p.m.     Burial in The Temple Cemetery

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Bunny Levin                   Funeral Service 12 Noon at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42 Visitation after 10:30 a.m.      Burial in The Temple Cemetery

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Robert H. Fine               Graveside Services 2:00 p.m. at The Temple Cemetery       Visitation 1 to 1:30 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son

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9 10 11 Veteran's Day 12 13 14 15
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Martha Rozel Yoffe     Funeral Services 1:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son      Visitation after 12 Noon       Burial in Keneseth Israel Cemetery

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Edith G. Bloch               Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son       Visitation after 10:00 a.m.    Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

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23  Rosh Hodesh

Joseph E. Fineman      Memorial Service 2:00 p.m. at The Temple                      Visitation after 1:00 p.m.       Burial was private

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Gerald M. Goldberg   Memorial Service 1:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son    Visitation after 12 Noon

25 26

Harriet Waldman            Funeral Services 12 Noon at Congregation Adath Jeshurun Visitation after 10:30 a.m.      Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

27  Thanksgiving Day 28 29
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       October 2014 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

      1 2 3 Candle Lighting Time 7:05 pm 4 Yom Kippur
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Dr. Samuel L. Karr         Funeral Services 1:30 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son            Visitation after 12:30 p.m.     Burial in Cave Hill Cemetery

6 7 8 9 Sukkot 10 Sukkot 11
12

Mary Lee Fischer           Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son       Visitation after 10:00 a.m.      Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

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Barbara Russman         Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son         Visitation after 10:00 a.m.      Burial in Keneseth Israel Cemetery

14 15 Hoshanah Rabbah 16 Shemini Atzeret 17 Simchat Torah

Taylor Lynn Morgan      Funeral Services 1:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son             Visitation after 11:30 a.m.       Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Shepherdsville

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19 20

Joan K. Greenberg        Memorial gathering from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the residence of Susan Rudy, 7005 Windham Pkwy, Prospect, KY

21 22

Armond Goldstein         A Memorial Service will be at a later date

23 24 Rosh Hodesh

Robert W. Kling               Funeral Services 1:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son             Visitation after 11:30 a.m.       Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

25 Rosh Hodesh
26 27 28 29 30

Dale I. Raffeld                 Memorial Service 1:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son      Visitation after 12 Noon

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18 December 2014 ~ 26 Kislev 5775

Emily Weiss Keisler, 79

Born in 1935, with roots in the southern gentry of Mobile, Alabama, and the scholarship of Cleveland, Ohio, Emily developed a love of reading and knowledge of books.  She shared this devotion with many, first while working at W.K. Stewart bookstore, and then taking her passion of books to The Temple as the Congregation's librarian.  Living in Louisville most of her life, Emily's greatest love and accomplishment was raising, with her husband, three children and seven grandchildren, to whom she cherished and was completely devoted.  Emily took great pride in her family's accomplishments, and loved all of her children and grandchildren unconditionally.

Emily is survived by her husband Robert L. Keisler, M.D.; sons, Milton Dortch (Janet) of Atlanta, Georgia, Robert L. Keisler, Jr. (Amy) of Louisville; daughter, Elaine "Missy" Noon (Charles) of Knoxville, Tennessee; grandchildren Ashley Dortch, Alexandra Dortch, Evan Noon, Keaton Noon, Elizabeth Noon, Jacob Keisler and Sarah Keisler; and her brothers, Allan Weiss (Anna) and Dr. Morris Weiss, Jr. (Dr. Terry).  The family wishes to sincerely thank Vonna Surrell for her dedication to Emily.

A memorial service will he held January 4, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. with visitation at 11:00 a.m. at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Temple or the charity of your choice.  

 

 

17 December 2014 ~ 25 Kislev 5775

Judith Frankel, 79

Passed away on December 17, 2014 in Wellington, Florida.  She was the oldest of three children, born to Jacob and Liba Glickman in Bukovina, Romania on January 30, 1935. After immigrating to Israel, Judy entered nursing school where she met a handsome soldier serving as the bodyguard to the Prime Minister of Israel, David Ben Gurion. They married in Tel-Aviv, Israel where they had a son and daughter.  In 1967, the family emigrated to Cleveland, Ohio where they became active members of the Jewish and Israeli community.

Judy was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. 

Always ready to help those in need, she made “giving” an art form. Her doors were always open to friends, family and newcomers needing a “family”

She is preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Irit Glickman

She is survived by her husband, Herbert Frankel; her son Dr. Roddy Frankel (Dr. Hong Frankel); her daughter, Dr. Ora Frankel (Dr. Howard Lazarus); her brother, Joe Glickman (Hedva); and her grandchildren, Lauren, Jake and Gillian Lazarus and Ike Frankel.

Funeral services will be at 3pm, Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 2:00 p.m. 

 

 

 

16 December 2014 ~ 24 Kislev 5775

Nat Bailen, 91

Passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014.  He was born in Louisville, KY on February 25, 1923.  He attended Male High School, where he played as the quarterback on the varsity football, overcoming a previous attack of polio.  He was offered a college football scholarship, which he declined in order to enlist in the Army Air Force as an aviation cadet at the beginning of World War II.  As a bombardier navigator, Nat flew 42 bombing missions over North Africa, Morocco and the Romanian oil fields and received the Distinguished Flying Cross.  

He is preceded in death by a brother, Harold "Skippy" Bailen; and a sister, Ann Bailen.

Nat is survived by his wife, Janice Marks Bailen; two sons, Martin Paul Bailen and Richard M. Bailen; and his sister, Faye Greenburg.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 1:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the charity of choice.  A special thank you to Meadowview Nursing Home and Dr. Jane Cornett.

 

 

14 December 2014 ~ 22 Kislev 5775

Robert E. Steinman, 88

Passed away on December 14, 2014.  Born on September 18, 1926 to Bernard and Bella Steinman in New York, he served in the US Navy during WW II and earned his degree in engineering from Pratt Institute.  He married Evelyn Pollack in 1947 and they were devoted to each other through the 65 years of their marriage until her death in 2013.

For most of his career, he was president of a series of manufacturing firms in Chicago, New Jersey and Cincinnati.  In 1984, the Steinmans founded a successful outplacement service, Robert E. Steinman, Associates.

Throughout his life, Steinman spent a lot of time volunteering.  In Wheeling, IL he served on the Planning Commission.  The family belonged to Beth Tikvah Congregation where Steinman taught in the religious school and served in many capacities, including president.

In Cincinnati, he was a leader in S.C.O.R.E. and for the Appalachian Council of Cincinnati, he was a volunteer assistant third grade teacher working with inner city and under-motivated children.  He was also active at Temple Shalom.  When the congregation lost both its administrator and secretary at the same time, the Steinmans filled the position as volunteers for three months.

The Steinmans moved to Louisville in 2009, where he volunteered with Hosparus and Jewish Family & Career Services.  He was a member of Temple Shalom and the Senior Adult Program at the Jewish Community Center.  He donated his body to the University of Louisville, School of Medicine.

He was preceded in death by his sons, Michael and Stuart Steinman; and his grandson, Glenn Wallace.

He is survived by his daughter, Shiela (David) Wallace; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Steinman; granddaughters, Sara (Ross) Levine and Carla Wallace; and two great-grandchildren, Madeline Scarbrough and Gavin Wallace.

A memorial service will be 1:00 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Temple Shalom, 4615 Lowe Road, Louisville, KY.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Temple Shalom, 4615 Lowe Road, Louisville, KY 40220; Hosparus, 3526 Ephraim McDowell Dr., Louisville, KY  40205; Jewish Family & Career Services, 2821 Klempner Way, Louisville, KY  40205; or the Jewish Federation of Louisville, 3600 Dutchman’s Lane, Louisville, KY  40205.

 

 

5 December 2014 ~ 13 Kislev 5775

Sam Michael Rosenman, 93

Of Smithfield, KY died December 5, 2014.  He was a veteran of the US Navy.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Peters Rosenman; his children, Steve Rosenman (Pam), Sasha Rosenman Caufield (Jeff) and Evan A. Rosenman.  He is also survived by five grandchildren and his devoted extended family.

Services are private with burial on the family farm.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or Blessings in a Backpack.

 

 

3 December 2014 ~ 11 Kislev 5775

Helen Lanter Dillof, 91

Passed away on December 3, 2014 at the age of 91.  She was born March 17, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY.  Mourned by her son, Mark and daughter, Robin (Steven) of Louisville, KY and grandsons, Sammy and Lance.  Survivors also include her sister, Shirley, her brother, David (Ellie) and many nieces, nephews and a wide constellation of friends.

Helen earned her BA in education at New York University, her MA in childhood education from Columbia University and worked as a teacher in the New York City public school system.  After retiring, she became active in the Five Towns National Council of Jewish Women.  Her strong commitment to volunteerism and charity was reflected in her life long expression of a key tenant of her faith, Tikon Olam, repairing the world, and she gave her time to many Jewish causes.

Moving to Louisville at age 72, she and her husband, Albert, quickly became acclimated to their new life, forging deep friendships and participating in events at The Temple and around town.  After her husband’s passing, she found the resiliency to lead a full life, being always available to those who needed her support.  She was our family’s rock, problem solver, peace maker, trusted advisor, joke teller and our great source of love.

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 1:30 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation or Kentucky School for the Blind.

 

 

29 November 2014 ~ 7 Kislev 5775

Bessie Younger, 98

Born June 28, 1916, 98 years old, passed away peacefully November 29, 2014.  She was the owner of Younger Furs and was a sales associate with Shillito's and an active volunteer and avid bridge player.

She is preceded in death by her dear husband, Leon Younger.

She is survived by her children, Judy and Fred Look and Betty and Houston Oppenheimer; her grandchildren, Mark (Gail) Oppenheimer, Brett (Laurie) Oppenheimer, Lee Look and Keith (Carlotta) Look; her great-grandchildren, Max, Blake, Lauren, Ben, Clayton, Leotis and Levi; her brother, Michael (Sue) Segal; her sister-in-law, Betty Younger; and dear friend, Elaine Glogower.

There will be a private graveside service.  Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, December 1, 2014 at the home of Betty and Houston Oppenheimer.  Contributions in Bessie Younger’s memory may go to The Temple or donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

23 November 2014 ~ 1 Kislev 5775

Harriet Waldman, 82

Affectionately known as “Baby” to her family, passed away on November 23, 2014 in Louisville, KY.  She was the youngest of 8 children, born to Freda and Herman Shalinsky in Kansas City, Kansas on October 16th, 1932.  While visiting her sister, Zelda Tasman in Louisville, Harriet met and fell in love with Irvin Waldman.  They would later marry and make Louisville their home.  Harriet was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and aunt – generous and loving to all who knew her.

As young woman, she started what became a 46 year career as a Sunday school and preschool teacher at Congregation Adath Jeshurun.  In addition to this teaching, Harriet worked as a highly sought after special events planner and at the Jewish Community Center where she taught cooking and sewing.  In 2012, she was honored by Adath Jeshurun for her teaching excellence and creative spirit.  She was beloved by her students and their parents.  Many of her students would later send their children, and their children’s children to be taught by her at the preschool.

Those who knew Harriet remember her delight in sharing stories about her family growing up during the Depression.  Through these tales, Harriet passed on the values that allowed her family to sustain a joyful and supportive home in the face of adversity.  She was dignified, modest and unstoppably generous.

Irvin Waldman, her beloved husband of forty years, preceded her in death, as did her five brothers, Joseph, Lester, Milton, Marvin and Leo, and her sister, Eleanor.  She is survived by her sister, Zelda Tasman of Louisville; her daughters, Alyce Waldman Jones and Sheryl Rosenberg of Chicago; her grandchildren, Jordan and Jason Rosenberg, and Autumn Jones; and many nieces and nephews.  Harriet was a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun, the National Council of Jewish Woman, and a life member of Hadassah.

The funeral service will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26th at Congregation Adath Jeshurun, 2401 Woodbourne Ave., Louisville.  Visitation will begin there at 10:30 a.m.  The burial will follow the service at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Gifts to honor Harriet may be made to the Congregation Adath Jeshurun or the Harriet Waldman Preschool Fund at Adath Jeshurun.

 

 

20 November 2014 ~ 27 Heshvan 5775

Joseph E. Fineman, 84

Died Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Baptist Health Louisville.  He was a native of Chester, WV, born November 26, 1929 to the late Morris and Lena Weinbren Fineman.  He was a graduate of West Virginia University Law School, a US Army veteran and a retired attorney, practicing law from 1957 to 2007.  He was a member of The Temple, a former trustee of The Temple board, past president at JCC, a former board member of Kentucky United Way and a member of the Kentucky Bar Association.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Sarabell Solomon; and his brother, David Fineman.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Lois Levy Fineman; his daughter, Linda Fineman (Dave Horne) of Cary, NC; his son, Daniel Fineman of Bangkok, Thailand; and three brothers, Alvin Fineman of Pittsburgh, PA, Bernard Fineman (June) of East Liverpool, OH and Aaron Fineman (Leslie) of Rockville, MD.

A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 23, 2014 at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42.  Visitation will begin after 1:00 p.m.  Burial was private.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Temple or Hosparus.

 

 

19 November 2014 ~ 26 Heshvan 5775

Gerald M. Goldberg, 78

Of Flushing, New York, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Baptist Health Hospital in Louisville.  Gerry was born on May 18, 1936 in Louisville, graduated from Male High School, attended the University of Kentucky, and served in the U.S. Army.  After college, Gerry moved to New York and worked as a credit manager for several large companies.  Gerry loved sports, especially college basketball.

Survivors include his sister, Sharon Bensinger (Charlie), nieces and a nephew.

A memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 24, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with visitation beginning at noon.  Memorial contributions may be made to Visually Impaired Preschool Services or a charity of choice.

 

 

19 November 2014 ~ 26 Heshvan 5775

Edith Goetz Bloch, 88

Passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at her home surrounded by her daughters. Born in 1926 in Memel, Lithuania to the late Leo and Dora Goetz, Edith and her mother survived the holocaust, a rare occurrence. They immigrated to New York in 1947. Edith got to know her future husband J. Leon Bloch at the St. Ottilien Displaced Persons Camp. Edith moved to Louisville from New York City to marry J. Leon Bloch. They built a life here in Louisville, KY. They loved music and the arts and travel. Proficient in a number of languages, they participated in a Hebrew-speaking group in Louisville.  Edith received her Master’s Degree at University of Louisville while becoming a mother. She worked at Bingham Child Guidance as a child psychologist for 50 years. Mrs. Bloch was a faculty member of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Louisville and enjoyed the intellectual stimulation of her position.  She developed lifelong friends along the way. She surmounted the multiple challenges of her life and is a remembered as a vibrant and caring soul. She was a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun, the American and the Kentucky Psychological Associations.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Max Goetz and her husband, J. Leon Bloch.

She is survived by her daughters, Anita Bloch (Steven Berl) of Piedmont, CA and Rina Bloch of Brookline, MA; and her grandchildren, Arieh and Joshua Berl.  The family would like to share a special thank you to Becky Montague for her care and devotion to Mrs. Bloch and to the caregivers of Home Instead Senior Care.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 21, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 10:00 a.m. Friday.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2126 or Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, P.O.B. 3477, Jerusalem 9103401 Israel.

Family visitation will be Saturday, November 22nd from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Shiva service will be Sunday, November 23rd from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Edith's residence....6339 Limewood Circle, Louisville, Kentucky  40222.

 

 

17 November 2014 ~ 24 Heshvan 5775

Martha Rozel Yoffe, 91

Died Monday, November 17, 2014.  She was a member of Keneseth Israel Congregation, lifetime member of Keneseth Israel Sisterhood and NCJW- Louisville Section.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Morris and Anna Rozel; and her husband of 50 years, Israel Yoffe.

She is survived by her children, Elaine Weinberg and her husband, Edward, Sheldon Yoffe and his wife, Sheryl and Marlene Schaffer and her husband, Ben; her grandchildren, Matthew Weinberg, Reed Weinberg and his wife, Diane and Allison Schaffer of Chicago, IL; and two great grandchildren, Audrey Weinberg and Eliza Weinberg.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Keneseth Israel Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 12 Noon.  Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Keneseth Israel Congregation or the Kentucky Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

 

 

5 November 2014 ~ 12 Heshvan 5775

Robert Hiram Fine, 84

Died Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Baptist Health.  He was born in New York, NY on December 10, 1929.  He served in the US Army during, and briefly after, WWII and was stationed in Nuremberg, Germany during the “War Crimes Trials”.  He later played major league baseball as a catcher for the Washington Senators.  He came to Louisville in 1959 and was involved in various business activities.  He was one of the founders of Master Charge.  He was active in the Jewish community as a former member of Keneseth Israel Congregation until the late 1960’s, early 1970’s and was a past president of the B’nai Brith Lodge.

He is survived by his longtime life partner, Carol Ash; his son, Neal Fine; his daughter, Shari Fine Young; his granddaughter, Lauren Young Bailey of Starkville, MS; his former wife, Elaine Speevack; and his brother, Samuel Fine of Rochester, NY.

Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 7, 2014 at The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will be 1 to 1:30 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to J. Graham Brown Cancer Center or Baptist Health Oncology Department.

 

 

2 November 2014 ~ 9 Heshvan 5775

Francis Wolff, 83

Passed away on November 2, 2014 surrounded by his family.  Born in Paris, France on April 24, 1931, Francis immigrated to Louisville in May 1941 with his parents, brother, grandfather and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Francis graduated from Male High School in 1949 and Indiana University in 1953.  At IU he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity and captain of the IU fencing team.  He also was a veteran of the U.S Army and served as a First Lieutenant.  Francis spent his working career as a sales manager at Gould-Levy & Company and later at Louisville Wholesale Liquor Company.

Francis was an avid fencer and he enjoyed competing in local, regional and national fencing tournaments.  He also touched many lives by serving as a volunteer fencing teacher and coach at the University of Louisville, the Jewish Community Center and the Louisville Fencing Center.  In addition, he proudly served as Chairman of the Amateur Fencers League of America, KY Division.  Francis was a member of The Temple, the Kosair Shrine Temple, the Scottish Rite, the St. George Masonic Lodge and the Alliance Francaise French Club.

Predeceased by parents, Denise & Jacques Wolff, Francis is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Betty Bass Wolff; his children Mark & Robin Wolff, Jonathan & Stephi Wolff, Sheldon Wolff and Elise & Craig Goldstein; his grandchildren Jacqueline & Jordan Wolff, Aaron, Emily, Isaac & Levi Wolff and Arianna, Drew & Maraya Goldstein; and his brother Hubert Wolff and sisters-in-law Mary Wolff and Beverly Leifer.

During his illness, Francis received excellent care from wonderful caregivers at Caring Excellence and Episcopal Church Home.  The family is especially grateful to these outstanding professionals.

The funeral will take place at The Temple located at 5101 U.S. Highway 42 on Tuesday November 4, 2014 at noon, with visitation beginning at 11:00am.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to The Temple Endowment Fund or charity of choice.

 

 

31 October 2014 ~ 7 Heshvan 5775

Dr. Izrail Madorskiy, 81

Died Friday, October 31, 2014 at Baptist Health Louisville.  He was born December 10, 1932 in Belarus, Russia, a retired surgeon and a member of The Temple.

Izrail is survived by his wife, Irina Madorskaya; his sons, Leonid and Vadim Madorsky; his brother, Solomon Madorskiy of Israel; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 3:00 Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 2:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

30 October 2014 ~ 6 Heshvan 5775

Alexander Malkin, 62

Died Thursday, October 30, 2014 at his home.  He was born April 24, 1952 and a native of Kharkov, Ukraine.  He was a Cardiovascular Technician at Jewish Hospital and a member of The Temple.

He is survived by his wife, Valentina Surzhko; his daughter, Tatyana Malkin (Steven Hughes); his mother, Natalya Malkin; and one granddaughter, Sofiya Hughes.

Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitations will be 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and after 2:00 p.m. Tuesday.  No visitations will be held Monday.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus.

 

 

28 October 2014 ~ 4 Heshvan 5775

Ida Rae "Bunny" Levin, 94

Devoted mother and grandmother and loving friend to many, died Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at her home in Louisville surrounded by family.  She was 94.  Born July 30, 1920, Bunny, as she was known, was raised in Louisville, the youngest child of Nathan and Bessie Berman Waldman.  After graduating from Atherton High School, she moved with her parents to Washington D.C. where her skills with shorthand made for a valued stenographer and secretary on Capitol Hill.  Bunny married Herbert Louis Levin, who had followed her to Washington D.C.  They returned to Louisville and ran a successful business.  Bunny later worked in the medical office of her son, Richard, which she continued until recently.

Bunny lived through the Great Depression and the Great Flood of 1937, offsetting the practicality of her generation with her joie de vivre.  She traveled internationally, loved keeping up with friends and family and at parties was often the last person on the dance floor, even into her last year.  Bunny had the ability to make every person she met feel like they were the center of the room.  She was there for her loved ones’ major life events:  births, bar and bat mitzvahs, graduations, weddings, but most importantly, she was there for life’s little moments as a confidante, a shoulder to cry on, a cheerleader, always providing unconditional love.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Nathan and Bessie Berman Waldman; a sister, Gertrude Waldman Yanoff; and a daughter-in-law, Irene Miller Levin.

Bunny is survived by her sons, Dr. Daniel L. Levin, Arnold J. Levin (Don A. Powell) and Dr. Richard M. Levin (Pamela J.); her brother, Lester Waldman (Ida); her grandchildren, Jessica Flynn (William James), Amanda (Neil Leventhal), Kimberly (Kurt Becket Pitzer), Shannon, Sharon, Erin and Jordan Levin; her great-grandchildren, Avery Addison and Beckett Richard Flynn and Isabel Jayne Leventhal; as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services will be 12 Noon, Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42 with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 10:30 a.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Temple or the donor’s favorite charity in Bunny’s name.

 

 

25 October 2014 ~ 2 Heshvan 5775

Dale I. Raffeld, 73

Died Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Episcopal Church Home.  He was a native of Maywood, CA born November 29, 1940 to the late Sam and Bess Roth Raffeld.  He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam Era, a retired human resource manager associated with Brown Forman, General Dynamics, Frazier Paper and Johnson Controls.  He was a member of Temple Shalom where he was a former treasurer for the Men’s Club and a volunteer at the VA Medical Center in Louisville.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Norma and Ruth.

He is survived by his wife, Isabel Raffeld; a son, Joshua Raffeld; a daughter, Suzanne Raffeld of Oakland, CA; and a brother, Howard Raffeld of Columbus, OH.

A memorial service will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue.  Visitation will begin after 12 Noon.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ohio State University Scholarship Fund, 1480 West Lane Avenue, Columbus, OH 43221.

 

 

22 October 2014 ~ 28 Tishri 5775

Robert W. Kling, 78

Died Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Norton Hospital.  He was a graduate of Male High School, attended Indiana University, and was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu.  He went into business with his father, becoming co-owner of The Kling Company.  Later, he went into commercial real estate and founded ICOMM Realty.  He was a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun and a former board member of Jewish Hospital.  Bob had a heart of gold.  He loved his family.  He was a loyal and dedicated family man, who helped many people.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Elizabeth “Betty” Wolff Kling; and a daughter, Andrea.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Kling; his daughters, Julie Kling, Karen Shpilberg (Dr. Victor) and Tricia Siegwald (Stan); his sisters, Suzy Post and Carol Gibson; his grandchildren, Jacob and Andrea Shpilberg, Joshua Siegwald and Lucas Kling; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 24, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 11:30 a.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

20 October 2014 ~ 26 Tishri 5775

Armond Goldstein, 79

Died Monday, October 20, 2014 at Episcopal Church Home.  He was a native of Louisville, born August 21, 1935, a US Army veteran and retired founder and president of ARGO Collection Agency.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Hinda Goldberg Goldstein; and his brothers, Alvin Goldstein and Ramiel Goldstein.

He is survived by his wife, Myra Goldstein; his daughter, Caryn Goldstein; his son, Harry Goldstein of Minneapolis, MN and a grandson, Henry Goldstein Ouellette.

A memorial service will be at a later date.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the National Pancreatic Association. http://www.npef.us/

 

 

19 October 2014 ~ 26 Tishri 5775

Joan K. Greenberg, 70

Died Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Norton Brownsboro.  She was born May 23, 1944 in New York, NY to the late Morris “Martin” and Ida Karlan.  Joan was a former financial services salesperson, a member of The Temple – Louisville, KY, and a founding member of Temple Chai in Long Grove, IL and Congregation Hakafa in Glencoe, IL.

She is survived by her children, Joseph (Jennifer) Greenberg, Judi Lenett (Dr. Harold) and Daniel Greenberg; her grandchildren, Henry and Hannah Greenberg, Deborah, Matthew, Maxwell and Samantha Lenett; her sister, Helen Karlan; a niece, Lici Karlan Cates; a dear friend, Susan Rudy; and most importantly, Whinney.

Cremation has been chosen.  A memorial gathering will take place tonight, Monday, October 20, 2014 at the residence of Susan Rudy located at 7005 Windham Parkway in Prospect from 7 to 9 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Dysautonomia Foundation or the Humane Society.

 

 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Taylor Lynn Morgan, 20

Of Louisville, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at St. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital.  She was a native of Louisville, born July 30, 1994 and was an associate with White Castles in St. Matthews.

Taylor is survived by her son, Chance Grainger and his father, Grant; her parents, Toni and Mike Jeffries; her brother, Max Jeffries; her grandparents, Jeanne and Mark Morgan and Cindy Jeffries; her aunts and uncles, Markie and Sissy Morgan, Brandon Jeffries and Heather Morgan and Jamie; and several cousins also survive.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 17, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Deatsville Road, Shepherdsville, KY.  Visitation will begin after 11:30 a.m. on Friday.  Mike Jeffries, Brandon Jeffries, Pat Quinney, Ryan Bell, Josh Grainger, Markie Morgan and Lester Wingler will serve as Pallbearers.

 

 

11 October 2014~27 Tishri 5775

Barbara Kaplan Russman ,74

Passed away on October 11, 2014 at the Episcopal Home. She attended Vanderbilt University and the University of Louisville. She was retired from the former Jewish Hospital where she was a medical technologist for many years,  She was a life member of Keneseth Israel Synagogue Sisterhood, Hadassah and NCJW Louisville Section. She was preceded in death by her parents Fannie and Sol Kaplan and her sister Paula Tarbis.  She is survived by her loving husband of more than 50 years, Sherrell Russman; children Stephanie Stein (Jeff), Michael Russman (Nikki) and Hilary Catapano (Richard) and grandchildren Jeremy & Mallory Stein, Lilli & Harrison Russman and Rick, Ashley, Ryan and Jenna Catapono.  Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday burial to follow in Keneseth Israel Cemetery. Visitation will began at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. The family would like to express their heart-felt gratitude to Dr. Jane Cornett and Angie Etheridge as well as the wonderful caregivers at the Barton House, Episcopal Church Home and Hosparus for their excellent care. In lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy may be made to Keneseth Israel Congregation the Alzheimer's  Association or charity of choice.

 

 

6 October 2014 ~ 12 Tishri 5775

Mary Lee Davis Fischer, 92

Passed away on Monday, October 6, 2014.  She left knowing she was loved dearly by her family and friends.  A loving wife, business partner, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Stanley Fischer; daughter, Hedy Fischer (Randy Shull) of Asheville, NC; son, Drew Fischer (Cynthia Cooke) of Louisville; grandson, Seth Fischer of Orlando, FL and his mother, Vicki Danser of Orlando, FL; her brother, Skip Davis (Debra) of Louisville; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Freda Davis and brothers, Simmy, Charley and Barry.

Born and raised in Louisville, Mary Lee worked from her teenage years in her family’s business and then with her husband Stanley, in their business of nearly 50 years, Stan’s Pawn Shop on Jefferson St.  She was a life long member of Keneseth Israel Synagogue, a member of the JCC and a volunteer at Four Courts Assisted Living for 17 years where she and Stanley were awarded Volunteer of the Year, twice and volunteered with the Mizrachi, Hadassah and tutored English to new Americans.

The family wishes to express deepest gratitude to Annette Pappas and Sharon Rowan, who cared for Mary Lee as if she was their own mother.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Ave with burial at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Mary Lee and Stanley Fischer Youth Activities Fund, c/o The Jewish Federation of Louisville, 3600 Dutchman’s Lane, Louisville , KY 40205.

 

 

3 October 2014 ~ 9 Tishri 5775

Dr. Samuel L. Karr, 86

Formerly of Toledo, OH, passed away peacefully Friday, October 3, 2014 at Jefferson Manor.  He was a First Lieutenant with the US Navy during the Korean Conflict, a retired cardiologist, a musician, a pilot and avid arborist.  Dr. Karr graduated in 1952 from the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed his residency at the V.A. Hospital in Philadelphia and his cardiology fellowship at Bergen Pines County Hospital.  He practiced 37 years with esteemed physicians, Dr. Eli Abramson and Dr. Harold Poneman.  He was Chief of Staff at Riverside Hospital and created the first CCU in Toledo.  He also taught at the Medical College of Toledo.

Dr. Karr, from childhood, played the bugle, the trumpet, the piano and later in life, the French horn.  As a child he yearned to fly and as a pilot he logged over 2000 hours in his flying career.  Dr. Karr wooed his wife on a blind date in his Taylorcraft single engine plane and later piloted a twin Geronimo.  He flew for Volunteer Pilots of America, transporting patients to distant medical facilities.  As an arborist he truly treasured his collection of 100 species of trees he planted with his sons.

Dr. Karr is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Annora Sue Karr; his sons, Matthew Karr (Kathy), Joel Karr (Kenneth Fong) of San Francisco, CA and Robert Karr (Sabrina Haber) of Concord, MA; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Cave Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m.  Memorial gifts may be made to Temple Shalom, 4615 Lowe Road, Louisville, KY  40220.

A memorial service will take place 12 Noon Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Temple-Congregation Shomer Emunin, 6453 W. Sylvania Avenue, Sylvania, OH 43560 (Toledo area).  Memorial gifts may be made to Temple-Congregation Shomer Emunin.

 

 

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