Obituaries


 

                               

                               

 


Obituary and Calendar Dates Below 

 

 

        November 2014 

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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

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Harriet Waldman  Funeral Services 12 noon at Congregation Adath Jeshurun Visitation after 10:30 AM Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

 

 

                               

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       October 2014 

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Monday

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

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

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        September 2014 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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  1 Labor Day 2

Marion Sragg               Funeral services will be in New York

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Shirley Perchik        Funeral Services will be 1:00 pm at Herman Meyer & Son                 Visitation after 12 Noon  Burial in Anshei Sfard Cemetery

Ruth Nelson            Graveside Services 4:30 pm at Keneseth Israel Cemetery

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Judith Sweitzer          Graveside Services 11:00 am at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery                         

Florence Rose            Funeral Services 3:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son  Visiting after 2:00 p.m.      Burial in Keneseth Israel Cemetery

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Bettye S. Rosenberg    Graveside Services 1:00 p.m. at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

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Joyce Williams Hyman                     Graveside Services were private at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

Stas Gray                  Funeral Services 3:30 pm at Herman Meyer & Son                              Visitation after 2:30 pm   Burial in Anshei Sfard Cemetery

Roza Fitershova     Funeral Services 12 Noon at Herman Meyer & Son                           Visitation after 11:00 am  Burial in The Temple Cemetery

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James "Jimmy" Davis Funeral Services 3:00 p.m. at The Temple                         Visitation after 2:00 p.m.       Burial in The Temple Cemetery

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Benn B. "Benny" Davis                             Funeral Services 1:30 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son    Visitation after 12 Noon      Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery                          

Milton Morguelan       Funeral Services 4:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son    Visitation after 3:00 p.m.   Burial in The Temple Cemetery

23 24 Erev Rosh Hashana

Candle Lighting Time 7:19 pm

25 Rosh Hashana 26 Rosh Hashana 27
28 Fast of Gedaliah 29 30        

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.

 

 

21 September 2014 ~ 26 Elul 5774

Milton Morguelan, 79

Passed away on September 21, 2014.  Milt was born and raised in Louisville and lived ten years in Los Angeles from 1954 to 1964, before to returning to Louisville.  He retired from Ford Motor Company in 1997 as an engineer after 33 years in the Heavy Truck Assembly Engineering Department.

Milt is survived by his wife Carlie, a sister Sharon (Sander) Romick of Los Angeles; two daughters, Sheri (Will) Hardy of Atlanta, GA and Pam (Jonathan) Young of Columbus, OH.  He is also survived by six grandchildren – Benjamin, Aaron, Nathan, Maddy, Jackson and Jonah, a niece, and many nephews, cousins and friends.

Milt was preceded in death by his parents, Celia Yanoff and Samuel (Zimmie) Morguelan.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 3pm on Monday.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Milt’s name to either The Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana (502-426-0888), The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (www.michaeljfox.org), or your favorite charity.

 

 

19 September 2014 ~ 24 Elul 5774

Benn B. "Benny" Davis, 99

Owner of Seng Jewelers since 1938, and worked up until a few months before his death, was born September 12, 1915 and died Friday, September 19, 2014 at Norton Audubon Hospital.  He was a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun, J.C.C., St. George Lodge 239 F&AM, Shawnee Lodge 830 F&AM, Scottish Rite 32nd Degree KCCH,   Kosair Shrine Temple and Certified Gemologist American Gem Society. He received the Gold Standard Award Optimal Aging Honoree in September 2012 from U of L School of Geriatrics.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Morris Z. and Lillian Kaplan Davis; his wife, Bertha Davis; and his brothers, Pacy and James “Jimmy” Davis.

He is survived by his daughters, Karen E. Davis and Suzanne Kahn (Robert) of Westport, CT; his sons, Lee Davis (Susan) and Dr. Roger Davis (Roberta) of Tucson, AZ; his grandchildren, Sarah (Andy) Redman, Scott (Jessica) Davis, Jeffrey Kahn and Laura Kahn; his great-grandchildren, Israel Benjamin Davis, Mia Rainier Davis and Audrey Jane Redman; and numerous nieces, nephews, great- nieces and great-nephews.

His family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the staff of Caring excellence and especially Benn’s three angels, Abigail Fatu, Agnes Waylee and Janet Kerkuta.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, September 22, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 12:00p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Congregation Adath Jeshurun, J.C.C., Kosair Children’s Hospital or Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

 

 

10 September 2014 ~ 16 Elul 5774

James "Jim", "Jimmy" Davis, 96

Owner of Buschemeyer Jewelers and friend to all, 96 years young, born February 23, 1918 died on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.  He was an Army Air Corp veteran of WW II, a past president of The Temple and B'nai Brith, and a member of Scottish Rite and Kosair Shrine. 

He was the husband to the late Miriam C. Davis (59 years) and the kid brother of Benn B. Davis and the late, Pacy Davis.

He is the cherished father to Leslie R. (Hannah) Davis, Bonnie (Myron) Zwibelman and Joanne Davis (John) Johnson; the beloved grandfather of Michael (Audrey) Zwibelman, Julie (Scott) Devine, Jenny Johnson, Jeff Johnson, Julia Johnson, Erica (Kristopher) Scott, Rachel (Christopher) Stockton and Natalie Davis; the great-grandfather to Charlie Zwibelman, Sylvia Zwibelman, Adam Devine, Josh Devine and Lydia Stockton; and a loving uncle, great uncle and great-great uncle.

Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 14, 2014 at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42 with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m.

Mr. Davis specifically wanted to impact medical research therefore we ask that contributions in his honor be made to University of Louisville Foundation – School of Medicine, University of Louisville, Advancement Services, 215 Central Avenue #300, Louisville, KY 40208 or The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42, Louisville, KY 40241.

 

 

10 September 2014 ~ 15 Elul 5774

Roza Fitershova, 86

Died Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Hosparus Inpatient Care Center.  She was a native of Belarus, born April 26, 1928 to the late Arkady and Luba Zuborevsky.  She was a retired textile worker and a former member of The Temple and JCC.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bentsian Fitershov.

She is survived by her daughter, Luba Dubrovensky (Michael); and two grandchildren, Natalia and Aleksey Dubrovensky.

Funeral services will be 12 Noon, Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 11:00 a.m.

 

 

8 September 2014 ~ 13 Elul 5774

Joyce Williams Hyman, 79

Passed away Monday, September 8, 2014 at Episcopal Church Home.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Julius and Dora Williams and her sister, Shirley Small.

She is survived by her husband, Bernard Hyman; her daughter, Sherrie Hyman; her son, Michael Hyman; her daughter, Julie Magee (Stephen); and grandchildren, Emma and Evan.  She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Graveside services were held Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

The family would like to thank Dr. Jane Cornett and the staff at the Episcopal Church Home for their excellent care and compassion.

 

 

6 September 2014 ~ 12 Elul 5774

Bettye S. Rosenberg, 76

Of Louisville, KY, passed away peacefully at her home, Saturday, September 6, 2014, surrounded by her family and friends.  Bettye was a loving and compassionate wife, mother, and grandmother who cared deeply for her family and friends.  She was a life member of Hadassah and was a supporter of Israel and her family there.  She and her husband were also supporters of the Compassionate Friends Organization.  Bettye and her husband, Sam had a deep commitment to each other throughout their 52 years of marriage.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Louise and LaOmen Simmons; and her son, Michael.

She is survived by her husband, Sam Rosenberg; her daughter, Crystal Hamilton; her granddaughters, Lindsay McGowan and Jessica Hampton; her two great-grandsons, Gavin and Gage; and her six sisters, Nell Lush, Zoada Barnes, Peggy Neff, Donna Fellmy, Candace Franklin and Mary Burton.

Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Compassionate Friends of Oakbrook, IL or the local Alzheimer’s Association.

 

 

6 September 2014 ~ 11 Elul 5774

Florence R. Rose, 74

Died Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Episcopal Church Home.  She was a native of Omaha, NE, born July 25, 1940 to the late Harry and Sarah Shrago.  She was an X-Ray Technician, a member of Keneseth Israel Congregation, a member of NCJW ~ Louisville Section, and a Lifetime member of Hadassah and Pioneer Women.

She is survived by her husband, Murray Rose; her daughter, Debby Rose (Lee Hyman) and her son, Charles Rose (Becky) of Bloomington, IN; her siblings, Barbara Parker of Jacksonville, FL, Jack Shrago (Helene) and Leon Shrago (Danny), both of Omaha, NE; and her four grandchildren, Jacob & Sadie Hyman and Maxwell & Ava Rose.

Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Monday, September 8, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Keneseth Israel Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 2:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may go to Keneseth Israel Congregation.

 

 

5 September 2014 ~ 10 Elul 5774

Judith Mae Sweitzer, 93

Died on Friday, September 5, 2014 at her home.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  The former Judith Levine, she was a realtor for over 40 years with Bass and Weisberg Realty, served as a volunteer for 25 years at Jewish Hospital, a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun and NCJW- Louisville Section.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Sweitzer; and her grandson, Joshua.

She is survived by her son, Stephan Sweitzer, MD (Helen); daughter, Sally Sweitzer of Dallas, TX; granddaughters, Rebecca Feller, MD (Eric), Liza Sweitzer and Dena Sweitzer Flagel, both of Chicago, IL; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 8, 2014 at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery, 2926 Preston Highway.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Congregation Adath Jeshurun or the charity of one’s choice.

 

 

2 September 2014 ~ 7 Elul 5774

Ruth Nelson, 85

Died Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Signature Healthcare at Cherokee Park.  She was born December 10, 1928 in Berlin, Germany to Ludwig and Erna Nelson.  She was a member of Keneseth Israel Congregation.

She is survived by a niece, Jill Rachael Luyt of North Vancouver, British Columbia and a friend and confidant, Lee Richardson.

Graveside services will be 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Keneseth Israel Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Jewish Family & Career Services or the endowment fund at JCL.

 

 

1 September 2014 ~ 7 Elul 5774

Shirley Perchik, 83

Died Monday, September 1, 2014 at University of Louisville Hospital.  Born September 17, 1930, she was a native of Shelbyville, KY.  Shirley was a former rental property manager and in retail sales and a member of Congregation Anshei Sfard.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Max M. and Bessie Rosenstein Goldberg; her grandmother, Fannie Rosenstein; and siblings, Elaine Davidson and Alvin Goldberg.

She is survived by her husband, Sidney Perchik; her sons, Jerry Perchik (Sherry) of Atlanta, GA and Ronnie Perchik (Nicole) of Chicago, IL; her grandchildren, Cameron Rose, David Joseph, Matthew Brian and Zachary Chase; and her siblings, Toni Ernest (Joe), Kitty Meit (Jerry) of Plantation, FL, Robert Goldberg, Fred Goldberg (Eleanor) and Jack Goldberg (Debbie).

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Anshei Sfard Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 12 Noon.  Expressions of sympathy may go to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

 

 

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