Obituaries


 

                               

                               

 


Obituary and Calendar Dates Below 

 

 

        January 2017 

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1 New Year's Day & Zot Hanukkah

2 3 4 5

Fay Glanzman Prohovnik   Funeral Service 2:00 p.m. at Sol Levinson & Bros., Inc. - Pikesville, MD                                             

6 7
8 Fast of Tevet

Debra "Debbie" Singer         Memorial Service 3:00 p.m. at the home of Debbie's niece, Kim

9 10

Fay Glanzman Prohovnik  Memorial Service 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Helane & David's residence, 3726 Hillsdale Road

11 12

 

13

Julie H. Singer                            Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.                     Visitation after 10:00 a.m.               Burial in The Temple Cemetery

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15

Jack Goldberg                      Funeral Services 2:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.            Visitation after 1:00 p.m.            Burial in The Temple Cemetery

16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Stephen Frockt               Funeral Services 2:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.   Visitation after 1:00 p.m.

 

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18

Sam Rosenberg                  Graveside Services 2:00 p.m. at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery           Visitation 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.

Alvin "AJ" Baron                 Visitation 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

19

Joyce Berman Loeser         Funeral Services 2:30 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.            Visitation after 1:30 p.m.               Burial in Keneseth Israel Cemetery

Alvin "AJ" Baron                   Funeral Services 12:00 Noon at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.            Visitation after 11:00 a.m.              Burial in Anshei Sfard Cemetery

20

Thomas J. Lonergan             Memorial Services 2:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.             Visitation after 1:00 p.m.

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22

Milton W. Metz                         Memorial Services 2:00 p.m. at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42

Jacqueline Kanovitz             Funeral Services 11:30 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.         Visitation after 10:30 a.m.          Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

23 24 25 26 27 Holocaust Remembrance Day 28 Rosh Hodesh
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        December 2016 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

      1

Sidney Bederman               Funeral Service 2:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.          Visitation after 1:00 p.m.           Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

2 Rosh Hodesh

Stacy Michelle Rosenbaum    Services Private

3
4

Maurice Max Miller                  Burial was in Houston (TX) National Cemetery

5 6

Lynn Rae Echt Goldstein   Funeral Service 2:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.    Visitation after 12:30 p.m.           Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18

Jacques Morris                     Funeral Service 2:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.                     Visitation after 1:00 p.m.             Burial in The Temple Cemetery

19

Maud Fliegelman         Visitation 6:30 to 8:30 at her home                                     Funeral Service will be private

20

Ilana Mosionznik                 Funeral Services 12 Noon at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.      Visitation after 11:00 a.m.         Burial in Anshei Sfard Cemetery

Pearl Berg                         Funeral Services 3:30 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.     Visitation after 2:30 p.m.         Burial in The Temple Cemetery

21 Winter Begins 22 23 24 Hanukkah 1st
25 Hanukkah 2nd 26 Hanukkah 3rd 27 Hanukkah 4th 28 Hanukkah 5th

Sandor "Sandy" Klein        Memorial Service 2:00 p.m. at Temple Shalom, 4615 Lowe Road   Burial will be private

29 Hanukkah 6th 30 Hanukkah 7th & Rosh Hodesh 31 Hanukkah 8th

 

 

        November 2016 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

  1 Rosh Hodesh

Elsie Ballew                    Visitation 11:00am-2:00pm at Milner-Orr Funeral Home, Paducah, KY

Stewart "Stuart" Snyder                            Funeral Service 11:00am at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.     Visitation after 10:00am        Burial in The Temple Cemetery

2 Rosh Hodesh 3 4 5
6 Daylight Saving Time Ends 7

Fay Baron                    Funeral Service 1:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.  Visitation after 12 Noon   Burial in The Temple Cemetery

8 Election Day 9 10 11 Veteran's Day 12
13 14 15 16 17 18

Esta Pinkas                        Graveside Service 11:00 a.m. at Cedar Park Cemetery, Paramus, NJ

Arnold Ted Parris              Graveside Service 2:00 p.m. at Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, MO

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20 21 22 23 24 Thanksgiving Day

Sandor Klein                       Memorial Services will be announced at a later date

25 26
27 28 29 UN Israel Partition Day

Harold Levy                    Graveside Service 2:00 p.m. at Agudath Achim Cemetery

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        October 2016 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

          1
2 Erev Rosh Hashana 3 Rosh Hashana 4 Rosh Hashana

 

5 Fast of Gedaliah 6

Eleanor Shuster                            Graveside Services 1:00 p.m. at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

7 8
9

George S. Klein             Funeral Service 1:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.  Visitation after 11:30 a.m. Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery     

10 Columbus Day 11 Erev Yom Kippur 12 Yom Kippur                    Yizkor

 

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14

Dorothy "Dotti" Bass                    Funeral Services 11:30 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.                                 Visitation after 10:30 a.m.                       

David S. Fleischaker                       Memorial Services 3:30 p.m. at The Temple Visitation after 2:00 p.m.

 

15
16 Erev Sukkot

Lois G. Joseph              Memorial Service 3:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.      Visitation after 2:00 p.m.

17 Sukkot 18 Sukkot

Dr. Naum Klinberg       Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc. Visitation after 10:00 a.m.

19 Sukkot - 1st Intermediary Day

Lillian Gordon Shein             Graveside Services 2:00 p.m. at The Temple Cemetery

20 Sukkot - 2nd Intermediary Day 21 Sukkot - 3rd Intermediary Day 22
23 Hoshanah Rabbah 24 Shemini Atzeret           Yizkor 25 Simchat Torah 26 27 28

Jay M. "Poppa" Jacobson             Funeral Services will take place in Florida

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30 31          

 

 

 

        September 2016 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

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2 3 Rosh Hodesh
4 Rosh Hodesh

Marjory Horwitz                      Funeral Services 3:00 p.m. at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42                 Visitation after 2:00 p.m.              Burial in The Temple Cemetery

5 Labor Day 6 7 8 9

Frances Rothschild                 Funeral Services 2:00 p.m. at The Temple                                           Visitation after 1:00 p.m.                   Burial will be private at The Temple Cemetery

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11

Ruth Fitzpatrick                      Arrangements are incomplete and pending at this time

12

Renee DellOrfano      Memorial Service at a late date at Temple Shalom    Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, MA

13

Faye "Pepperkorn" Radcliffe                     Private graveside services for the family at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.

14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 Fall Begins

 

23 24
25

James Levin                             Funeral Services 3:00 p.m. at Keneseth Israel Congregation          Visitation after 1:00 p.m.                 Burial in Keneseth Israel Cemetery

26 27 28

Shaina Prizant                      Funeral Services 11:00 a.m at Herman Meyer & Son                     Visitation at 10:00 a.m at Herman Meyer & Son                                 Interment to follow at The Temple Cemetery.

29

Ronald Platoff                  Graveside services at 2:00 PM at Keneseth Israel Cemetery.

 

 

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January 18, 2017 ~ 21 Tevet 5777

Jacqueline Rothschild Kanovitz, 74

Born December 11, 1942, passed away on Wednesday evening at Baptist Health of Louisville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac and Jenny Rothschild. She is survived by her husband, Bob Kanovitz; her children, Michael Kanovitz and Elana Levitz (Darren); her sister, Barbette Loevy (Arthur); and grandchildren, Anya and Simon Kanovitz and Jacob Levitz.
Professor Jacqueline Kanovitz was the first female professor at the University of Louisville School of Law from which she received a Juris Doctorate, Summa Cum Laude. She was the author of the leading book on Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice, currently in its fourteenth edition. 


She was a loving and humble person who adored her husband, children, and all of her nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a devoted and generous friend to all. She lived and ended her life with great dignity and grace, and will be missed by many.


The family would like to express their profound gratitude to the staff at Baptist Health Oncology Ward.


Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Sunday, January 22nd at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mazon at Congregation Adath Jeshurun or the Jewish Family and Career Services Food Pantry, to feed the hungry.

 

 

 

 

 

January 16, 2017 ~ 18 Tevet 5777

Thomas Joseph Lonergan, 78

Died Monday, January 16, 2017 at Baptist Health.  He was born December 24, 1938 in Chicago, IL to the late Mary Roach and Thomas F. Lonergan.  Thomas was a self employed consulting engineer, a member of Professional Engineer’s Association, Seneca Golf Course & Men’s Club and a former member of Temple Shalom.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jean Kraitsik Lonergan; his daughter, Alicia Howell of Shepherdsville; his son, Thomas Francis Lonergan; his brother, Eugene Lonergan (Marcia) of Lake Forest, IL; his sister, Eileen Sprandel of Hanover Park, IL; and his five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 20th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue.  Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

 

 

 

January 16, 2017 ~ 18 Tevet 5777

Al J. Baron, 84

Devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away while surrounded by his loving family on January 16, 2017. He was born March 8, 1932 to the late Anna Simon and Jacob Baron.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley L. Baron. He is survived by his children, Steven David (Paula), Mark Alan (Lori), Janice Elaine Woods (Raymond), and Helen Judith Jones (Jeff). He leaves behind grandchildren, Courtney, Joseph (Victoria), Ashleigh, Rebecca, Sydney, and Sean, and great-grandchildren, Macy Leigh and Jameson Lee Woods, sister-in-law, Rhoda Levine and dedicated companion, Mary Ann Hollinden.

Al proudly served in the US Marine Corp, 2nd Battalion 1st Marine Air Division. During his service in the Korean War, he received two Purple Heart medals, and a Bronze and Silver Star. He returned home and married Shirley Levine. During his marriage, they owned/operated Humpty Dumpty Nursery School, Senior Citizens Network and American Accessibility. Al was an active member of the Marine Corp League, St. George Masonic Lodge #239 F&AM (50 year member), Scottish Rite, Kosair Shrine and in memory of his wife, in 2009 established the Shirley L. Baron Foundation, which dedicates resources to special needs children.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 18th from 7 to 9 p.m. at Herman Meyer and Sons & Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue.  Funeral services will be 12 Noon Thursday, January 19th at the funeral home.  Additional visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m.  Burial will follow in Anshei Sfard Cemetery with military honors.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Shirley L. Baron Foundation at the Jewish Community Federation of Louisville.

 

 

 

 

 

January 15, 2017 ~ 18 Tevet 5777

Joyce Berman Loeser, 85

Died Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Episcopal Church Home.  She was born in 1931 to the late Freda M. Baer and Robert J. Berman.  Joyce attended the University of Michigan and University of Louisville and worked with her husband, Stanley, at the old United Auto Parts and was a real estate agent with Lawrence Schuster Realtors.  Later Joyce joined the city of Louisville and worked in the Law, Sinking Fund and Housing departments.  She was a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun, Sisterhood and Hadassah.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Stanley B. Loeser.

She is survived by her daughter, Margie L. Loeser; her son, James R. Loeser; her brother, Herbert “Herbie” Berman (Sondra) of Deerfield, IL; her granddaughter, Lauren M. Sells (SSgt. Stephen Sells, USMC) of Santee, CA; and her great-grandchildren, Aralyn and Maddox Sells.

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday, January 19th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Keneseth Israel Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 1:30 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Melton Fund at Congregation Adath Jeshurun.

 

 

 

 

 

January 13, 2017 ~ 16 Tevet 5777

Sam Rosenberg, 95

Passed away peacefully, January 13, 2017, surrounded by family and friends.

Sam was the core and strength of his family, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  He was born in Chicago and a native of Coldwater, MI.  He achieved high recognition as a WWII Veteran, fighting for our country in the areas of New Guinea and the South Pacific, earning a Purple Heart Badge.  He shook hands with presidents, was President of the Jaycee’s in Coldwater and did a great deal of community work there.  He sat on the Board of Jewish Hospital for 15 years when their innovative growth excelled far beyond many hospitals nationwide.  He was a very successful businessman and major industrialist in Louisville, involved in many community affairs, teaching and supporting many in their efforts to become successful in their lives.  Extremely intelligent, tough, yet compassionate, he was a major source or “go to” for many and made a great impact on several lives.  He and his wife, Bettye, were supporters of Israel and his family there, as well as supporters of the Compassionate Friends Organization after their loss of their son, Michael.  Sam and his wife, Bettye, had a deep commitment to each other throughout their 52 years of marriage and are now reunited.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Phillip and Sarah Rosenberg; his wife, Bettye; his son, Michael; and sister, Belle Kapp.

He is survived by his daughter, Crystal Hamilton; granddaughters, Lindsay McGowan and Jessica Hampton; his great-grandchildren, Gavin, Gage, Dakota, Isabel and Joseph; his brother, Marvin Rosenberg; and his sisters, Evelyn Rappaport and Vivyan Speiser.

Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 18th at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery, 2926 Preston Highway.  Visitation will be 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Compassionate Friends of Oakbrook, IL or the local Alzheimer’s Association.

 

 

 

 

 

January 13, 2017 ~ 16 Tevet 5777

Jack Goldberg, 83

After 83 years, the life of the party has told his last joke!  All that knew Jack understand fully who he was and will miss him dearly. 

He was an avid athlete, who was packed with a bundle of talent, energy and leadership, which made his small stature seem much larger than it was.  These same assets he utilized in building “Professional Insurance Marketers”, his start from scratch business that became his springboard for work and play.

He was a member of The Temple, St. George Masonic Lodge #239 F&AM, Scottish Rite and a “lifelong” member of Kosair Shrine Temple. No Passion was greater than the love and adornment he had for his wife, Anita and he never recovered from that loss five years prior.  If they both were here today we would be celebrating their 66th year of marriage this January.

Jack was also preceded in death by his father, Joseph Goldberg, his mother Lena Mae Reohm and his first grandchild, Warren E. Sparks.

Jacks next greatest joy were his five children; Diane Esrey, Howard Goldberg (Sylvia), Steven Goldberg, Elise Roberts (Ed) of Indianapolis, IN and Wayne Goldberg (Jennifer) of Southlake, TX.  No conversation would be concluded without Jack telling you about one or more of his children and what wasn’t true, he would just make up!  They will all miss his humor and sense of “style”!   Jack will also be greatly missed by his brother; Murrell Goldberg (Joan) of South Haven, MS and his brother and sister-in-law’s; Marlene Weisberg, Dale & David Hyman, Charlie & Susan Schneider and Sam & Martha Schneider of Dothan, AL.   Along with his grandchildren, Ilan Esrey, Tom Esrey, Jr. (Lois), Melissa Pa’bon (Jose), Corie Hartman (Brian), Sarah Sloan Goldberg, Jax Goldberg, Steven Roberts, Zach Roberts, Noah Roberts, Alex Roberts, Jordan Goldberg and Jayden Goldberg, his 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, will always have a smile when remembering their “PaPa”.

The family would also like to thank his friends at Magnolia Springs, The Barton House and The Sacred Heart Home for their care and support.

The funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 15th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 1:00 p.m.   In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial gifts be made to Kosair Charities or the J. Graham Brown Cancer Center.

 

 

 

 

 

January 13, 2017 ~ 15 Tevet 5777

Stephen Simon Frockt, 74

Lived life on his own terms for nearly 75 years. First and foremost in his heart was the family he made with Madolyn, his beloved wife of 52 years. He was never happier than when the “14” would come together: Steve and Madolyn; daughter Deborah (Steve Alter) and sons David (Rebecca Steinfeld) and Daniel (Jasmine Farrier); and grandchildren Aaron, Isaac, Tovah, Annabelle, Samuel and Talia.

Steve is also survived by his brother Richard (Janet) and sister Sandee Schulwolf (Lynn) and niece Amy and nephews Ryan and Jonathan. He was preceded in death by his mother Johanna Fleischacker and father Robert Frockt.

Steve had a lifelong passion for the law and this year he was recognized for 50 years as a member of the Kentucky Bar Association. He practiced with dedication to his clients, a great respect for the Constitution and integrity. He was proud of his published federal arbitration decisions in his later years.

Steve was a graduate of Atherton High School/ He met Madolyn, the love of his life, at Tulane University. He graduated from the University of Kentucky Law School.

Steve was a lifelong UofL fan, and he passed his love of Cardinal basketball on to his whole family. He made sure that everyone in the family was fluent in basketball, baseball, football, golf and tennis.

Steve worked hard throughout his life and hewed closely to the principles and the people he held dear. We loved him and will miss him.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 16, 2017 at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue.  Visitation will begin after 1:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Norton Children’s Hospital, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

 

 

 

January 12, 2017 ~ 15 Tevet 5777

Milton W. Metz, 95

The WHAS and Louisville news legend died Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Magnolia Springs.  

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mimi.  He is survived by his son, Perry Metz; his daughter-in-law, Nancy Metz; and his granddaughter, Meredith Metz.

Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 22nd at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Temple, WHAS Crusade for Children or JCL.

 

 

 

 

January 10, 2017 ~ 13 Tevet 5777

Julie H. Singer, 48

Died Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Norton Women & Children’s Hospital.  She was born September 12, 1968 in Detroit, MI to Linda Esther Aaron and the late, Herbert Yale Bez.  Julie was a member of The Temple.

Julie is survived by her beloved husband, Scott Singer; her sons, Braydon, Corey and Camdyn Singer; her mother, Linda Bez of West Bloomfield, MI; her sister, Lisa Anderson (David) of Tampa, FL; her brother, Steven Bez (Ilene) of Farmington Hills, MI; her sister-in-law, Wendy Summers (Michael); and her brother-in-law, Marc Singer (Tiffany).

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 13th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will be after 10:00 a.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Jewish Federation or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 4, 2017 ~ 6 Tevet 5777

Debra "Debbie" Singer, 87

Born July 1, 1929 passed away Wednesday, January 4th, 2017. 

Debbie was the daughter of Abe and Yetta Hoffman and grew up in Louisville with her younger sister, Shari.  She majored in Home Economics at University of Kentucky and, later in life, continued her education by watching every single show on the Food Network that was ever produced.  Debbie married Manuel (aka Kelly) Singer in 1950.  They moved to Lexington, moved to Louisiana, moved to Arizona, moved to California, moved to Texas and finally made their way back home to Louisville, KY.  She was beloved by all the fantastic friends she met and kept throughout her life who, along with her extensive family, will tell you Debbie was kind, funny, sweet, smart, loving, witty, and wise.  Debbie is preceded in death by her husband, Manuel, and leaves behind a close and very, very sad family.  We love you, Sister.  We love you, Aunt Deb. We love you, cousin Debra.  We love you, Debbie.  We love you, Mom. 

There will be a Memorial Service on Sunday, January 8th at 3:00 p.m. at the home of Debbie’s niece, Kim.  Family and friends are welcome. Contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

 

 

 

 

January 2, 2017 ~ 4 Tevet 5777

Fay Glanzman Prohovnik

Died Monday, January 2, 2017.  She was the beloved wife of the late Morris Prohovnik; devoted mother of Helane (David) Cooper; dear sister of the late Doris (Joel) Richmond; loving grandmother of Brian (Lindsey) Cooper, Michael (Hannah) Cooper and Allison Cooper; and loving great-grandmother of Zachary Cooper and Bennett Cooper.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 5th at Sol Levinson & Bros., Inc., 8900 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD (at Mount Wilson Lane).  Burial will take place in Arlington Cemetery – Chizuk Amuno Congregation N. Rogers Ave.

A memorial service will be Tuesday, January 10th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Helane and David’s residence, 3726 Hillsdale Road, Louisville, KY  40222.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Meghan’s Mountain Charitable Foundation, Inc., 5600 Harrods Cove, Prospect, KY 40059, JFCS or to Congregation Adath Jeshurun.

 

 

 

 

December 18, 2016 ~ 18 Kislev 5777

Ilana Goldfarb Mosionznik, 90

Died Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital.  She was a native of Kishinev, Moldova (Romania), April 6, 1926 to the late Hava Starostinesky and Simon Goldfarb.  She was a bookkeeper in Russia and Israel and a member of Congregation Anshei Sfard.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Ihaskel Mosionznik.

She is survived by her children, daughter, Rima Gerber (Ivel) and son, David Mosionznik (Luba); five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 12 Noon Tuesday, December 20th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Anshei Sfard Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 11:00 a.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Congregation Anshei Sfard.

 

 

 

 

December 17, 2016 ~ 17 Kislev 5777

Pearl Greenberg Berg, 84

A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, peacefully passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016 surrounded by family members.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold F. Berg, surgeon and mosaicist, her mother, Norma Greenberg and her brother, Allen Greenberg.

Pearl was born in Brooklyn, NY, but made Louisville, KY her home for over sixty years. She was a life-long student and lover of learning, having obtained her degrees in nursing from Cornell University, a Master’s in English and a law degree from the University of Louisville. She also attended and taught Veritas classes at Bellarmine University.

Pearl and Harold were avid world travelers.  Her other enjoyments included reading, tennis, dancing and the arts. She was a member of The Temple, Hadassah, Mizrachi, and NCJW.

She is survived by her four daughters, Amy Berg of Elizabethtown, Dena Berg Nelson, Dr. Karen Berg (Robert Brousseau) and Lauren Berg of Israel; nine grandchildren, Dr. Jeremy, Joel and Jessica Bewley, Erin and Alison Ayala Nelson, Rachael Pass, and Henry Brousseau, Itai and Roie Buxbaum; and seven great-grandchildren.  Pearl’s family would like to extend thanks to Dr. Jane Cornett for her kindness and expertise and the staff at Episcopal Church Home and Sunrise of Louisville.

Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 20th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue with interment to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 2:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, the family ask, that expressions of sympathy be made to Mogen David Adam, The Temple, the Humane Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

 

 

 

 

December 16, 2016 ~ 16 Kislev 5777

Maud Fliegelman, 93

Died Thursday, December 16, 2016 at Baptist Health Louisville. Born July 17, 1923 in Meridian, MS, she was one of three children to the late Anne Rothenberg and Ike Rosenbaum.

During the majority of her life, Maud volunteered her time and was an advocate for civil rights and child care. She was a member of The Temple and very active with NCJW, locally and at the national level. She was a co-founder and board member for CASA and VIPS, co-founder and past president for Keystone Learning Academy, and a board member for both The Family & Children’s Place and Home of the Innocents. On two occasions, she was invited to visit the White House: once during the Kennedy administration for civil rights, and during the Johnson administration for child care. Throughout her career she received many awards and citations, including the Distinguished Citizen Award from both the city of Louisville and the state of Kentucky, the Woman of Excellence Award from the Center for Women & Families, and many others. Her caring and generosity will be deeply missed.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and her two brothers, Alfred & Sidney Rosenbaum. She is survived by her loving family, her daughters, Ellen Prizant (Bruce) and Anne Oppenheimer (John) of Chicago; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

There will be a visitation to honor Maud on Monday, December 19th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at her residence. Funeral services will be private. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Visually Impaired Preschool Services, 1906 Goldsmith Lane, Louisville, KY 40218.

 

 

 

 

 

December 15, 2016 ~ 16 Kislev 5777

Jacques Morris, 91

Died Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Baptist Health Louisville. He was born October 4, 1925 to Bertha Brooks and Jacob Morris.  He was a proud Army veteran of WWII and co-owner of Service Supply Home Furnishings.

Jacques was a past president and member of The Temple, a member of the Romeos, a volunteer for American Red Cross and will always be known for blowing the shofar for decades during High Holy Days.

He is survived by his son, Jan Morris (Nancy Gall-Clayton) of Jeffersonville; his daughters, Judy Morris of Nashville, Joyce Morris of Oklahoma City and Jo Ann Morris of Indianapolis; two grandsons, James Morris and Joshua Morris (Leah Falk); and a brother, Julian Morris (Eleanor) of Seattle.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 18th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 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 Albert and Betty Hess G.U.C.I. Scholarship Camp Fund, The Temple or the donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

 

 

December 4, 2016 ~ 4 Kislev 5777

Maurice "Moe" Max Miller, 87

Passed away peacefully on December 4, 2016, in Houston, Texas, surrounded by family and friends. He is survived by sister Kathy Kahn of Louisville; son Mike Miller of California; daughter Dana Kovalak of Brooklyn; and grandchildren.

Born in New Albany, Indiana on February 18, 1929 to Annette and Elder (Eliyahu) Miller, Moe graduated from New Albany High School in 1944, and from Indiana University (Bloomington) with an AB, MA and finally, a PhD in nuclear physics with highest honors in 1952.

From 1949 to 1953, Moe worked with Edward Teller on a classified project in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He earned a National Service Medal, among other honors, for his Army service during the Korean War.

During a 40-year career at Lockheed his projects included C130, C5A, Polaris, Poseidon, Trident 1 and Trident 2 and the Space Station. He also worked as Executive VP at Cimmaron, Inc.

He was buried with military honors at Houston’s National Cemetery on December 7.  May his memory be for a blessing.

 

 

 

 

December 3, 2016 ~ 3 Kislev 5777

Lynn Rae Echt Goldstein

Passed away on December 3, 2016.  She was 78 years old. Lynn was a beautiful, musical woman.  She sang like an angel and performed in multiple musicals and choral performances.  She particularly loved playing Golde in Fiddler on the Roof.  You could hear her sing “Do You Love Me?” with Tevye every year on the Belvedere for the Jewish Heritage Festivals and “Sunrise Sunset” at many weddings.

Lynn was raised in Hammond, Indiana by Ann and Albert Echt. She received a bachelor’s degree in music education from Indiana University, Bloomington.  She raised her family in Louisville.  She worked at the Jewish Community Center for over 30 years, serving as the Senior Adult Director.  She taught Jewish music, sang and played piano for people young and old throughout her life. Lynn was an active member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun and the Temple.  She was an active member of Chavurat Shalom.

Lynn has three children, Amy Shir (m. Ron Shir), Michael Hamburg (m. Amy Yen) and Steven Hamburg (m. Betsy Tyson).  Lynn has eight grandchildren – Bekka, Ori, Julia, Allie, Maya, Miriam, Ian, and Gabriel.  Lynn also has two stepchildren from her second marriage to M. Jay Goldstein, who brought great joy and adventure to her life, Lewis Goldstein and Elaine Limansky.  She has four step-grandchildren:  Kayla, Ethan, Jeremy and Andrew.  She was a beloved mother and Bubbie.  Lynn also leaves behind nephews, Greg and Jeff and niece, Audrey as well as sister-in-law, Myra Echt. She is pre-deceased by her brother, Charles Echt, her loving husband, M. Jay Goldstein and a step-daughter, Andrea Goldstein.   

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 6th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 12:30 p.m. Contributions in her memory can be made to the Senior Adult Department at the Jewish Community Center or the charity of your choice. 

 

 

 

 

December 1, 2016 ~ 1 Kislev 5777

Stacy Michelle Rosenbaum, 39

Died Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Jewish Hospital South.  She was a LPN and a member of Temple Shalom. 

Stacy loved helping people and her love for animals was just as great, as she would take in animals that didn’t have a home, to care for them.

She is survived by her son, Isaac Rosenbaum; her parents, Dr. Leslie Ginsburg Rowland (Dr. Michael) and Richard Rosenbaum (Janet); her brother, Dr. David Rosenbaum (Dr. Frances); her step-brothers, Michael and Tony Miller & Brian and Keith Rowland.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Cari E. Kleinman for the Children Fund at Congregation Adath Jeshurun, 2401 Woodbourne Avenue, Louisville, KY 40205 or the donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

 

 

November 29, 2016 ~ 28 Heshvan 5777

Sidney Bederman, 93

Born September 22, 1923 in Louisville, Kentucky, died Tuesday, November 29, 2016.  Sidney graduated from the University of Kentucky Pharmacy School after serving in the Air Force in World War II.  He was the owner and operator of Bedder Drugs on 18th Street.  After retiring, he served as a volunteer for 10 years at Jewish Hospital and was a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Louis & Celia Bederman; and two sisters, Bernice “Goldie” Wolf and Edith Goldstein.

He is survived by his childhood sweetheart, Lucille Raff Lamb with whom he shared 45 glorious years together; his sons, Jay Bederman, Eric Lamb (Helane), and Douglas Lamb (Patty); his grandchildren, Sarah Bederman, Ari Bederman, George Lamb (Angela), Paul Lamb (Naomi), and Julie Lamb; his four great-grandchildren, Sarah Lamb, William Lamb, Simon Lamb and Emmett Lamb; and his favorite doggie, Bob. 

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 1st at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue.  Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.     In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund at Congregation Adath Jeshurun or to the Humane Society.

 

 

 

 

 

November 25, 2016 ~ 24 Heshvan 5777

Harold Levy, 93

Died Friday, November 25, 2016 at Robley Rex VA Medical Center.  A native of Louisville, he was born January 17, 1923 to the late Lena Litofsky and Abraham Levy.  Harold was are retired salesman and was very proud to have served as a sergeant in the Army Air Corps during WWII.

He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Levy Limerick (Jeff) and his son, Jeffrey Gordon Levy.

Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 29th at Agudath Achim Cemetery, 2737 Preston Highway.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

 

 

 

November 24, 2016 ~ 23 Heshvan 5777

Sandor (Sandy) Klein, 96

Passed away peacefully on November 24, 2016, after a short illness. He was born in Eger, Hungary and in 1938 was invited by his uncle, Elmer Klein, to come to Washington D.C. to pursue his education.   During WWII he served as a Sergeant in the US Army Air Corp mostly in North Africa.  Receiving a letter that his two sisters had survived the war, Sandy heroically went on a mission to find them in Germany and brought them to safety in Casablanca, Morocco.   Returning to the United States after the war, he learned that his childhood sweetheart, Ann Löw, had survived Auschwitz and asked her to join him in America as his wife.  In January 1947, they began their 65 years of married life together in Bloomington, Indiana, where he earned a PhD in psychology.  Sandy and Ann relocated to Louisville where they raised their family and he started his long and successful career in clinical psychology. Throughout his life Sandy was an enthusiastic supporter of the Louisville Orchestra, KY Opera, Actors Theater, and the Chamber Music Society.  He was also diligent in keeping up with his extended family in Argentina and Hungary.  
Sandy was preceded in death by his wife, Ann and his eldest son, Andy Klein, his parents, Zoltan Klein and Elizabeth Guttman Klein, and sisters Eva Ebergényi and Julia Nelken.   

He is survived by his children, Elizabeth Klein (Greg Canote), Linda Klein (Marc Smith), and Robert Klein (Laura), as well as six grandchildren,  Zach Kleinsmith (Sara), Eli Kleinsmith, Bayla Sussman (David), Alex, Elizabeth, and Sarah Klein, and one great grandchild, Andy Kleinsmith, and by his special and loving friend, Katharine Fulkerson.

The family would like to thank the staff and residents of The Forum, where Sandy lived for the past several years.  There will be a private burial for the family only, and a memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 28th at Temple Shalom, 4615 Lowe Road.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to The Chamber Music Society of Louisville, University of Louisville School of Music, Louisville, KY. 40292,  or the Community Foundation of Louisville for the Ann Klein Memorial Fund for Holocaust Education, 325 W. Main St., Suite 1110 Louisville, KY. 40202

 

 

 

November 15, 2016 ~ 14 Heshvan 5777

Esta Pinkas, 91

Esta Pinkas, 91, of Louisville, died Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital.  She was born December 2, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Julia Sedacca and Charles Penco.  She was a housewife and a member of The Temple.

She is survived by her daughters, Julie Pinkas of Louisville and Renee Thalmer of NC and her son, Ivan C. Pinkas of Wayne, NJ.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 18th at Cedar Park Cemetery, Paramus, NJ.  Local arrangements were entrusted to Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.

 

 

 

 

November 15, 2016 ~ 14 Heshvan 5777

Arnold Ted Parris

Devoted husband of 60 years, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to everyone he met, died on November 15th shortly after watching his beloved University of Kentucky Wildcats win just one more game.

Arnold was born in Louisville, to parents Rose and Harry Parris.  He and his siblings Gabriel, Dave and Dena grew up working for their father’s neighborhood grocery store on Brook Street, where Arnold sold grocery bags at an early age for one for .03 and two for a nickel.  Arnold was a storyteller, and no one in his family ever forgot the story of when he fell headfirst into a vat of lard at the Parris Grocery while reaching to pour a bucket for a customer.  With his typical humor, he said his hair was the shiniest and softest in the neighborhood for at least a month.

Arnold graduated from the University of Kentucky School of Pharmacy in 1952, where he was a member of the Alpha Zeta Omega pharmaceutical fraternity, and entered the U.S. Army. He was stationed at Madigan Army Hospital at Fort Lewis in Seattle-Tacoma, Washington; there, he would also meet his future wife, best friend and love of his life, Stella Shemarya.  They married in 1956, and Arnold moved his bride back to his Louisville hometown, where they grew their family by a daughter and a son.

Arnold’s entrepreneurial roots would bear him in good stead when he opened his own neighborhood business, Mohawk Drugs, located on a street by the same name in Louisville. History would repeat itself as he raised his two children in the back of that corner drug store, teaching them how to properly dust shelves, stock merchandise, serve sweet concoctions at the soda fountain and eventually, ring the cash register.

He was humble pharmacist known as “Dr. Parris” who delivered prescriptions in his white pick-up truck to customers too sick to come to his drug store, who always warmly welcomed neighbors to his soda counter, who savored time with his beloved bride – with whom he never, ever stopped holding hands – who found great joy in his kids, grandkids and loving extended family, and who always had a laugh, an internet story, a joke or a quip for friends, both old and new.

He is survived by his best friend in life and wife of 60 years, Stella; his daughter, Roshann Shemarya Parris and her husband, Jeff Dobbs; his son, Harry Jack Parris; two grandchildren, Justin Parris Cohen and Tessa Diana Cohen, who lovingly called him “Papu”; two cherished grandpups, Ambassador and Madam Senator; numerous nieces, grand-nieces and nephews to whom Uncle Arnold was especially close; and many wonderful, lifelong friends who will always remember his storytelling, his endearing humor, his love of BBQ, long walks, the stock market, Israeli coin-collecting and his endless nights of Kentucky and Louisville basketball and football on a bar stool with family and friends.

The family welcomes friends to a graveside service on Friday, November 18th at 2:00 p.m. at Mount Moriah Cemetery, 10507 Holmes Road.  In lieu of flowers, the family would warmly welcome contributions to Village Shalom, Jewish Family Services Food Pantry or Kansas City Pet Project.  Online condolences at www.louismemorialchapel.com (Louis Memorial Chapel 816-361-5211)

 

 

 

 

November 2, 2016 ~ 1 Heshvan 5777

Fay Yatkowitz Baron, 69

Of Lebanon, KY, died Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at the Norton’s Hosparus Inpatient Unit.  She was a native of Brooklyn, NY, born April 2, 1947 to the late Herman & Lillian Yatkowitz.  Fay retired as a dental assistant.

She is survived by her loving husband, Victor H. Baron; her daughter, Crystal Sue Baron (William Hafley, Sr.); her six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 7th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 12 noon.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Temple, Hosparus or donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

 

 

October 30, 2016 ~ 28 Tishri 5777

Stewart "Stuart" Harold Snyder, 93

Died on October 30, 2016, in Louisville, Kentucky, just a few blocks from where had grown up 93 years earlier.  He was the youngest of nine children born to Morris and Sarah Snyder, immigrants from Russia.  Stuart's childhood was marked by the Great Depression, the 1937 Flood and the struggle of a large family with little money.    

When Stuart was a student at Male High School, he knew that America would soon be at war with Hitler's Germany.  To prepare himself, Stuart studied German.   The U.S. Navy then shipped him out to the south Pacific and assigned him to the fighting Seabees.

After the war, Stuart earned a B.A. from Columbia University in NYC and worked as a door-to-door encyclopedia salesman in Florida, a radio disc jockey in Oregon, a professional whistler in California, a dancing instructor with Arthur Murray, a TV salesman at Sun TV in Louisville and for more than 50 years, a stockbroker with Hilliard Lyons.  

Not long after WW II, Stuart married a fun redhead named Nancy Beth Alley.  They had three children:  Sara, Steven and Laura.  Their children were Stuart's greatest joy and Sara's untimely death from cancer in 2011 was his greatest sorrow.  Stuart was helped through that tragedy by the woman who had become his best friend and life companion, Norma Pendleton.

Stuart filled his extraordinary life with work until almost the very end.  At age 92, he was still driving to work at Hilliards.  Following a short illness, Stuart passed away with Norma at his bedside.  In addition to Norma, Stuart is survived by his children Steven Snyder and Laura Shine, his grandsons Sam Snyder, David Snyder and Max Edmonson, and daughters-in-law Rabbi Jean Eglinton and Teresa Willis.

Sometimes Stuart was moody and impossible.  At other times he was witty and charming.  But at all times he was a generous man who adored his children, his grandchildren, his nephews and his nieces.   

His funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 2, 2016 at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial at the Temple Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 10:00 a.m. Donations in Stuart's honor may be made to the Home of the Innocents in Louisville, to Temple Adath Israel Brith Sholom Congregation, or to Louisville Public Media.   

 

 

 

October 28, 2016 ~ 26 Tishri 5777

Elsie Ballew, 98

Of Paducah, died October 28, 2016 surrounded by her loved ones.  Earlier in the week she had talked with many family and friends, visited with great grandchildren and held and petted her “granddogs”.  Elsie was born November 2, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York of Russian Jewish immigrants, Aaron and Sarah Weintraub.  She is preceded in death by her parents, her eight siblings, her husband, James Ellis Ballew (Trader Mike) and her sons, Leonard Ballew and Alan Ballew.

Elsie is survived by her four loving children, Joseph Ervin Ballew or Euless, Texas, Suzanne Ballew of Chicago, IL, Dr. Laurie Ballew (Joyce Sims) of Paducah, KY and Michael Ballew (Michele) of Boynton Beach, Fl; and three daughter-in-laws, Phyllis Ballew of California, Terri Ballew of Symsonia, KY and E-Ling Ballew of Memphis, TN. Elsie has seventeen grandchildren and forty-four great-grandchildren. 

Elsie grew up in Malden, Massachusetts and moved south when she married the love of her life, James “Ellis” Ballew.  They were married forty-six years until his death in 1983.  When Elsie and Ellis and children moved to Paducah she became active in Temple Israel.  She was involved in the women’s organization, Temple Israel Sisterhood for many years, having served in the positions of secretary and president.  Elsie loved the temple, its congregation and all it stood for in her Jewish faith. More than anything, Elsie loved her children.  She was always a devoted mother, supportive of her children, encouraging and proud of their lives and accomplishments.  Elsie herself was an avid and knowledgeable reader, often reading four books per week.  She felt that one of the greatest gifts she had was the joy of reading.  Elsie was involved in the literacy program at the Paducah Public Library and helped to teach many adults to read.

One of the highlights of Elsie’s life was when her daughter, Suzanne, took her to Israel for an 80th birthday present.  Elsie loved her religion, was strong in her faith and the Israel trip was a glorious testament for her.

Elsie exemplified her faith.  She was kind to the stranger, generous in deed and giving.  She had many pets throughout the years after her children were grown and believed that animals should be treated with kindness and love.  This was shown with the love of her own pets and her three granddogs, Toby, Jackie and Dottie. Elsie loved and enjoyed being with her friends.  She made great friends wherever she lived.  Elsie moved to Louisville for a 10-year period to live with her daughters, Laurie and Joyce.  During that time she made lasting friends with neighbors Buddy and Helen and friends at the Temple.  She was involved in Cheveret Shalom (Circle of Friends) and Saturday morning Torah study.  When Laurie and Joyce moved back home to Paducah, Elsie moved back home too, once again she was reacquainted with old friends and made new ones.

Elsie will be missed by all who knew and loved her.  She had a dynamic and charming personality and usually “lit up the room”. We, her children, extend a special thank you on Elsie’s behalf to her friends and the staff of Jackson Oaks, and most recently to the caring and loving staff at The Lakes of Paducah, Debbie Larson of Lourdes Hospice, and the kind and gentle caring of Dr. Richard Smith.

Funeral arrangements were coordinated and arranged by Herman Meyer Funeral Home of Louisville, KY and Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah, KY. Visitation will be held on Monday from 11am-2pm at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah immediately followed by graveside services at Temple Israel Cemetery with Rabbi David Ariel-Joel of Louisville officiating.  A reception of remembrance and celebration will be held for family and friends at 4pm Monday at the Temple Israel Social Hall in Paducah. In lieu of flowers please remember Elsie by donating to the Paducah Public Library, 555 Washington Street, Paducah, KY 42003, McCracken County Humane Society, 4000 Coleman Road, Paducah, KY 42001, Paralyzed Veterans of America, www.pva.org,  or your own favorite charity.

You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle at www.milnerandorr.com

 

 

 

 

October 23, 2016 ~ 21 Tishri 5777

Jay M. "Poppa" Jacobson, 81

Of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Minneapolis, MN and Louisville, KY passed away on October 23, 2016 the day before his 82nd birthday.

Jay was born in Louisville, KY. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Kentucky and a Masters Degree in Social Work, from the University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work. Jacobson served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1961.

During the course of his working years he was a passionate fundraiser for the Jewish community including the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, U.J.A. and Sholom Foundation. In Florida he was also a member of Company “A”, a dynamic group of retired men who relished each other’s company and bonded over their shared experiences.

Jay’s legacy will live on in his family and in his dedication to the local and international Jewish Community.

Above all Jay loved his family. He was preceded in death by parents Abraham & Rose Jacobson. Survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Lorita K. Jacobson; daughters, Ilene (Scott) Stoess and Peggy (Joel) Mandel; grandchildren Emily (Chris) Leon, Kathryn (Doug) McDaniel, Alec Stoess, Aleeza & Margo Mandel; great-granddaughter Lily McDaniel; brothers Kenny (Betsy) Jacobson & Harry (Sherry) Jacobson-Beyer.

Funeral services will be Friday, October 28, 2016, in Florida.

Memorials are preferred to Sholom Foundation, 3610 Phillips Parkway, St. Louis Park, MN 55426 www.sholomfoundation.com, Beth El Synagogue, 5225 Barry St W, St Louis Park, MN 55416, or Beth Ami Congregation 1401 NW 4th Ave. Boca Raton, FL 33432.

 

 

 

October 15, 2016 ~ 13 Tishri 5777

Lillian Gordon Shein, 94

Died Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Westport Place Health Campus.  She was a native of Columbus, OH, born October 23, 1921.  She was a graduate of UofL and received her Masters in Sociology.  Lillian was a Sociology professor at Jefferson Community College, coordinator of the Sociology Department and a member of The Temple.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Morris and Miriam Gordon; and her husband, Dr. Melvin Shein.

She is survived by her two daughters, Laura Lee and Denise Shein; and her grandchildren, Megan Ann, Zack, Nathan and Joseph Moody.

Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 19th at The Temple Cemetery, 2916 Preston Highway.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

 

 

October 15, 2016 ~ 13 Tishri 5777

Dr. Naum Klinberg, 81

Died Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Seneca Place.  He was born in Donetsk, Ukraine on November 7, 1934. During WWII, his father went to war and his mother took Naum and his brother to Middle Asia and when the war ended, returned home.  After he graduated in 1951, he was accepted into medical school and become a pediatric surgeon in 1957. He dedicated his life to saving children, working at county and city hospitals until he became the head of a state children hospital. In 1994, he and his family came to the US and he worked in a dialysis center.  He was a volunteer at the Home of the Innocents and a member of The Temple.  He was greatly respected, widely published and will be remembered by many.   

He is preceded in death by his parents, Abraham and Sophia Klinberg and his brother, David Klinberg.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Valentina Ryabina; his son, Val Klinberg and his wife, Nina Litvinova; his daughter, Inna Marnhout and her husband, Michael; and three, smart and talented grandsons, Alex, Michael and Stan.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 18th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 10:00 a.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

 

 

October 12, 2016 ~ 10 Tishri 5777

Lois G. Joseph, 92

Died October 12, 2016.  She was born in Chicago and moved to Louisville in 1953. 

Lois is survived by her husband of 65 years, Leroy; daughter, Barbara, son-in-law, Mark; sister-in-law, Martha Tasman; niece, Phyllis Alport, and nephews, Jerry Tasman (Mina), Ronnie Tasman (Marda), and David Tasman (Sheila).  She was pre-deceased by her parents, first husband, Stan; her sister, Florence Alport, and many close friends. 

She was a mother, wife, volunteer, held various jobs and was a friend and confidant to many.  The family would like to thank those at Westport Place who were so caring and understanding. 

A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 16th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue.  Visitation will begin after 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate that contributions be made to the National MS Society, Bridgehaven or Wayside Christian Mission. 

 

 

 

 

October 10, 2016 ~ 8 Tishri 5777

David Fleischaker, 73

Died in a tragic auto accident on Monday, October 10, 2016. He was born February 7, 1943, and grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of Betty Jane Fleischaker and the late Leopold Fleischaker.

David was a casual intellect who loved history, politics and his book club. He was a father to many, no matter relation, raising a blended house of eight children and coached many baseball and soccer teams. He penned a weekly column in the 1980s that ran in the Courier-Journal for seven years that recounted his kids’ most every teenage antic.

He was a doting and active grandfather who loved to play games, especially cribbage or backgammon, with anyone who would join him. Always loving to be around people, he was an avid duplicate bridge player and achieved Silver Life Master status. David was a consummate racquetball player, taking trophies home from the Senior Olympics and annual Ike Gumer tournaments, usually against much younger opponents.

David started his career in inner city youth education, and continued helping people by assisting first-time homebuyers and working with community housing development organizations to increase affordable housing opportunities.

David loved fiercely and considered family his legacy. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his bride, Patricia Buckley, his eight children: Philip (Hiroko), Stuart (Susan), Eleanor (Peter), Rebecca, Greg (Celia), Fred (Kathleen), Kirk (Whitney) and Laura, and 21 grandchildren (Mae, Elise, Spencer, Delaney, Carter, Elliot, Olivia, Griffin, Madison, Clare, Molly, Parker, Matthew, Caroline, Lilly, Peyton, Errett, Henry, Stephanie and Gillian); and three siblings, Jon (Kim), Marc (Phyllis) and Beth. He also is survived by Pat’s children, Michelle, Daniel (Angie) and Matthew (Kim), and her eight grandchildren (Andrew, Parker, Bennet, Bryce, Barrett, Nate, Nick and Bella).

Memorial services will be 3:30 p.m. Friday, October 14th at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42.  Visitation will begin after 2:00 p.m. Gifts in David’s memory can be made to River City Housing, Jewish Community Center or The Temple.

 

 

 

 

October 11, 2016 ~ 9 Tishri 5777

Dorothy "Dottie" Bass, 64

Died Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at her home.  She was a native of Owensboro, KY, born July 19, 1952 to Catherine Ehlschide and the late James Gann.  She was an accomplished project manager with Passport Health, a member of The Temple and a former board member for the Ronald McDonald House & Children’s Hospital Foundation.  Dotti volunteered much of her time reading at the Chenoweth School and was an avid golfer.

She is survived by her son, Jacob Bass; her mother, Catherine Gann; her brother, James Larry Gann; her sister, Sandra Yeiser of Owensboro; her aunt, Vee Titus of Satellite Beach, FL; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Friday, October 14th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue.  Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Temple or the Ronald McDonald House.

 

 

 

 

October 6, 2016 ~ 5 Tishri 5777

George Sydney Klein, 91

Passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the age of 91. George was born to Max and Margaret Klein in Norwood, Ohio in 1924. He grew up in Louisville and graduated from Male High School. He served proudly in the Army Air Corps in World War II, where he received a Purple Heart for service on the island of Saipan.

After the Army, he earned a law degree at night from the Jefferson School of Law, while working in the family furniture business. He was a St. Matthews business owner for many years, and a lifelong athlete and coach. George was a member of the Jewish Community Center and Congregation Adath Jeshurun.  In his later years, he served as resident council president at Magnolia Springs.  He was a friend and confidante to all who knew him.

He is predeceased by his wife, B. Molly Klein, and his brother, Howard Klein.

He is survived by a wealth of loved ones, including his sister, Fay Levin (Fred); children, Michele Ruby (Marty), Howard Klein, and Mark Klein (Jacqueline); grandchildren, Becky Ruby Swansburg (Michael), Jordan Klein (Julia), Sara Shaughnessy (Michael), Brandon Klein, and Max Klein; and great-grandchildren, Robert and Molly Swansburg, Mason and Celine Klein, and Andrew Shaughnessy.

The family would like to thank the warm and caring staffs of Magnolia Springs and Westport Place.

The funeral will be held 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 9th at Herman Meyer and Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue with visitation starting at 11:30. Burial will follow at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Jewish Community Center of Louisville or Habitat for Humanity.

 

 

 

 

October 4, 2016 ~ 2 Tishri 5777

Eleanor J. Shuster, 84

Died peacefully on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Norton Audubon Hospital.  She worked with her parents in their family business, Shuster’s Department Store located at Shelby & Burnett.  She was a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun, Keneseth Israel Congregation, Hadassah and NCJW-Louisville Section.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Celia Morguelan and Israel Shuster and her brother, Larry Shuster.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Rayma Shuster; and her nephews, Rick and Dr. Myron Shuster.

Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 6th at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery, 2926 Preston Highway.  There will be a gathering at The Glenview in the community room after the service from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

 

 

 

September 26, 2016 ~ 23 Elul 5777

Shaina Alexander Prizant, 37

Passed away September 26, 2017. She is the loving daughter of Judaline (Louis) Kastan and the late Roger M. Prizant. Dear granddaughter of Wilma G. and the late Archie A. Alexander and the late Lewis and Ruth Prizant.

Shaina leaves behind two step-brothers, David and Gregory (Amy) Kastan, and her nieces and nephews: Max, Ella, Parker, and Piper.

Shaina’s aunts and uncles loved her like their own: Aunt Sanda (Kenneth) Goret, Uncle Ronald (Dani) Alexander, Uncle Martin (Shannon) Alexander, Uncle Bruce (Ellen) Prizant, and Uncle Steven Prizant.

Shaina grew up very close to her cousins: Andrew (Michelle) Goret, Erin (Louis) Richards, Megan (Jon) Housley, Hannah (Wade) Curtsinger, Blake Summit, Loren (Jane) Prizant, and Evan Prizant. Shaina adored her youngest cousins: Coleman, Ellery, Myla, Ian, Josie, Alexander, Teller, and Amelia.

Shaina had a special place in her heart for dear friend, Judie Asman.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue, followed by interment at The Temple Cemetery. Family and friends may visit beginning at 10 a.m. Friday.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Cardiovascular Innovation Institute (a partnership of Jewish and U of L Hospitals).

 

 

September 27, 2016 ~24 Elul 5777

Ronald Platoff, 65

Died Tuesday, September 27, 2016. He was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma Platoff Klein, father, Alvin Platoff and sister, Susan Pearlman. Survivors include his brother, Donald Platoff and nephew, Sanford Pearlman of Oakland California.  

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM  Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Keneseth Israel Cemetery.

 

September 22, 2016 ~ 19 Elul 5777

James "Jim" Levin, 88

Died peacefully on September 22, 2016, after fighting pancreatic cancer.  Jim was the son of Louis and Zelda Levin and grew up in Williamsburg Kentucky - where he developed a strong work ethic and empathy for others.  Jim had many life-long friends from his days at Williamsburg High School from which he graduated in 1946 and where in 2000 he was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame.

Jim received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky in 1950 where he was a member of ZBT Fraternity.  After beginning law school Jim was called to serve his country during the Korean War and did so in the Army as a First Lieutenant.  He then returned to the University of Kentucky, where he married Deborah Rosenbaum and obtained his law degree, with honors.  Jim was a member of the Kentucky Law Journal and Order of the Coif.  His attendance at the University solidified his life-long love of UK sports.

Beginning in 1956 Jim served as Assistant Solicitor for the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington D.C.  Jim and Debbie moved to Louisville in 1958 where Jim began his private law practice.  He loved the law more than almost anything besides his family.  He was a general practitioner; a rarity in the modern era.  He treated his clients like family, and fought vigorously for their causes – large or small.  Perhaps his greatest honor was serving as a Special Justice on the Kentucky Supreme Court when his friend, Justice Charles Leibson, was unable to serve.  He authored opinions for the Court, as well as in dissent of the majority.  Jim’s journalism degree served him well during that period and the rest of his legal career.  Jim was a member of the American, Kentucky and Louisville Bar Associations, as well as the Kentucky Justice Association.

Jim married Dr. Linda Lucas in 1998.  Happily, they both worked hard and enjoyed each other’s and their family’s company.  They enjoyed travel on professional business for Jim’s law practice and Linda’s anesthesiology practice, as well as time with friends and family.  They enjoyed UK sporting events and their second home in Florida.  Jim and Linda were each very proud of their children and grandchildren.

Jim was predeceased by Debbie in 1993 and by his brother, Isadore Levin.  He is survived by his wife, Linda, and his children and step-children, ZoeAnn Yussman (Jeff), Dr. Neil Levin (Traci), Gary Levin (Laura), Karen Butler, Dr. Robert Lucas (Heather) and Dr. Scott Lucas (Julie); as well as 16 grandchildren; his sisters, Esther Yussman and Betty Spivak (Al); and his legal assistant, office manager and friend of 33 years, Brenda Royalty.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 25th at Keneseth Israel Congregation, 2531 Taylorsville Road, Louisville 40205.  Visitation will begin after 1:00 p.m., with burial following in the Keneseth Israel Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Kentucky Bar Foundation, 514 W. Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Keneseth Israel, or the charity of one’s choice.

 

 

 

 

 

September 13, 2016 ~ 10 Elul 5777

Faye “Pepperkorn” Radcliffe, 70

Passed away, Tuesday September 13th, 2016 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her father, Samuel Pepperkorn and mother, Sophia Gordon Pepperkorn. She is survived by her four beloved children, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild and twin sister  Sharon Berry (David).

Graveside services will be held privately for the immediate family at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Kentucky Humane Society or the General Israel Orphans Home for Girls/ Jerusalem, 132 Nassau Street New York, NY 10038.

 

 

 

September 11, 2016 ~ 8 Elul 5777

Ruth Fitzpatrick, 84

Died Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Episcopal Church Home.  Arrangements are incomplete and pending at this time.  An obituary & services will be available.

 

 

 

September 9, 2016 ~ 7 Elul 5777

Renee DellOrfano, 97

Died Friday, September 9, 2016 at the Hosparus Inpatient Unit at Norton’s.  She was a native of London, England born August 15, 1919 to the late Agnes DeCosta and Maurice Pampel.  She immigrated to the U.S. in 1921.  Renee graduated from Central High School in Manchester, NH and was a retired secretary in healthcare where she worked with Robert White Company supplying nautical instruments and Community Health Center in East Boston, MA.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, James C. DellOrfano; her sisters, Julia Pampel Silleto and Anita Pampel.

She is survived by her nephew, John Silleto of Prospect; her niece, Andrea Wadds of Carlsbad, CA; her half brother, John Pampel of El Cajon, CA; and her great-nephews, Aaron Silleto of Louisville and Micah Silleto of Newburg, IN.

Interment will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, MA.  A memorial service will take place at a later date at Temple Shalom.  A private family gathering will take place at a later date in Malden, MA.  Expressions of sympathy may go to the donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

 

 

September 1, 2016 ~ 28 Av 5776

Marjory Horwitz, 94

It is with great sadness we announce the death of Marjory Horwitz at home on September 1, 2016 surrounded by her loved ones, her art works and her books. Beloved daughter of the late Dorothy and George Rosen, wife of Adolph Horwitz for sixty nine years (d. 2011), mother of Jamie (Wesley Tanner), Carol (David Neuberger), grandmother of Scott (Libby), Lisa (Alvaro Fernandez) and great-grandmother of Bella, Ethan, Ari, and Owen.

Earning a 1st in the 1940 and 1941 National Debate Team Championships, Marjory's capacity to engage people with her vision and voice evolved into many forms.  Marjory was known for her distinguished book review series, her prize-winning portraits, and the art gallery that she owned with friends in Toledo, Ohio. In 1971, they moved to Louisville KY, and Marjorie poured her creativity and warmth into Design/Concepts, her interior design firm.  Marjory's sense of style, love of a good joke, intelligent, warm and elegant way contributed graciousness to the homes, offices, and airplane interiors that she decorated. She took pride and pleasure in the good relationships of all those, whose lives she touched.

Marjory was born in Oklahoma City on February 11, 1922, to a family whose uncle had participated in the famed "Oklahoma Run" of 1889.   She attended Washington University in St. Louis where she met and married Adolph in 1942, an officer in the US Army Air Corps.  After WWII, they moved to Toledo, Ohio (1951-1970) and brought their children up among a cherished group of close friends.   Marjory and Adolph moved to Louisville, Kentucky in 1970, where he worked in the field of real estate and where she gave wonderful dinner parties, always enjoyed a house full of flowers arranged by her own hands, and collected art and antiques.  Marjory had a life-long passion for reading which she continued to enjoy to her last days - her last book club met at her house one week ago, August 26th! 

She leaves many cherished friends. Deep appreciation to all who helped her through this final passage, especially Lana Downey, Hosparus, and Dr. Jane Cornett, whose kindness and wisdom made all the difference.  But it is her children and grandchildren who will miss her the most.  It is said that love, like the light, grows dearer toward the dark.  Ours will burn brightly to the end of time.

Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 4th at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42, with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 2:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, she would like to be remembered by donations to The Temple Education Fund, the Louisville Orchestra, Planned Parenthood or Hosparus.

 

 

 

 

August 31, 2016 ~ 27 Av 5776

Frances Marie Rothschild, 87

Died Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Jewish Hospital. She was the daughter of Ruth Himmelstern and Frank Hoffman, Sr. of San Gabriel, California.  As a young girl she played with Shirley Temple; became an accomplished accordion player, performing before Richard Nixon; and was a member of her high school marching band.  During her college years at USC (University of Southern California), she was president of Alpha Epilson Phi sorority and appeared in the Bing Crosby film, “The Music Man”.  She graduated from USC with a BA in music and education, and taught third grade in Los Angeles.  In 1954, after marrying Edward A. Rothschild, she moved to Louisville and became President of Louisville Panhellenic Counsel and Alumni President/recruiter for USC and their tennis team.  She also volunteered at Jewish Hospital, The Temple and the National Council of Jewish Women.  She was an avid Bridge player since her college years and a member of the American Contract Bridge League.

Frances was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother.  She is preceded in death by her ever-loving husband, Edward A. Rothschild, after 53 years of marriage and her brother, Frank Hoffman, Jr.

She is survived by her four children, Diane Rothschild Groswald (Douglas), Dr. Peter A. Rothschild (Debbie), Nancy Rothschild Rosenberg and Dr. Edward A. Rothschild, II (Shannon); 12 grandchildren, Michael, Sarah and Amy Groswald; Anne, Cynthia and Karen Rothschild; Rebecca, Marcy and Julie Rosenberg; and Reagan, Edward III “Trey” and Emory Rothschild; her brother, Harry Hoffman, Sr. (Shirley); and her second husband, Marshall “Mickey” Nathanson, Sr.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 9th at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42.  Visitation will begin after 1:00 p.m.  Burial will be private at The Temple Cemetery.  The family would like to extend their gratitude for the loving care shown to Frances by her doctors, nurses and caregivers.  Expressions of sympathy are requested to be made to The Temple or The Edward A. Rothschild Scholarship Fund at the University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.

 

 

 

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