Obituaries


 

                               

                               

 


Obituary and Calendar Dates Below 

 

 

        February 2015 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1 2 3 4 Tu B'Shevat 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 Lincoln's Birthday 13 14
15 Brotherhood & Sisterhood Week 16 President's Day 17 18 19 Rosh Hodesh 20 Rosh Hodesh  21
22 Washington's Birthday 23 24 25 26 27 28

 

 

       January 2015 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

        1 Fast of Tevet

Martin P. Bailen               Funeral Services 2:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son        Visitation after 12:30 p.m.      Burial in The Temple Cemetery

3
4

Emily Keisler                  Memorial Services 12 Noon at The Temple - Waller Chapel   Visitation after 11:00 a.m.

 

5 6

Max Weinstein                    Graveside Services 3:00 p.m. at Agudath Achim Cemetery, 2785 Preston Hwy

7 8

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

9 10

Barbara Elaine Greenberg                    There will be a private family Celebration of Life

11 12 13 14 15 16

Myron Lee Horvitz         Funeral Services 1:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son           Visitation after 12 Noon          Burial in Anshei Sfard Cemetery

17
18 19 20

Lillian O. Seligman              Funeral Services 12:30 p.m. at The Temple                                 Visitation after 11:00 a.m.            Burial in Keneseth Israel Cemetery

21 Rosh Hodesh 22 23

Andrew Schiller              Funeral Services 1:30 p.m. at Congregation Adath Jeshurun  Visitation after 12:30 p.m.       Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

24
25 26 27 Holocaust Remembrance Day 28 29 30 31

 

 

        December 2014 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

  1

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

2 3 4 5

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

6
7

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

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

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

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

19 Hanukkah 20 Hanukkah
21 Hanukkah

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

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

22 Hanukkah 23 Hanukkah

Lotte Michel                 Funeral Services 1:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son    Visitation after 12 Noon      Burial in Cave Hill Cemetery

24 Zot Hanukkah 25 26 27

Terry Lee Keltner          A Celebration of Life Gathering will be 5 to 8 p.m. at The Eagle's Club in Jeffersonville, IN

28

Marcia Falk Simon       Memorial Services 10:30 a.m. at Levine Funeral Chapel in Brookline, MA

29

Lena P. Judah            Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son

30

Lena P. Judah            Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son   Visitation after 10:00 a.m.  Burial in Anshei Sfard Cemetery

31      

 

January 21, 2015 ~ 1 Shevat 5775

Andrew Schiller, 45

Left us on January 21, 2015.  He was the beloved son of Denise Schiller and the late Dr. Sheldon Schiller.  Andrew was a casino host with Horseshoe Casino and a former volunteer firefighter with Harrods Creek Fire Department.

He leaves behind his brother, Robert (and Debby), his sister, Pamela (and Brian) and his niece and nephews, Jonah, Kevin, Samuel, Katie and Ethan.

He loved them and they loved him, with all the love of the life that he possessed.  We mourn the loss of a life unfulfilled and celebrate the years we had with him.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 23, 2015 at Congregation Adath Jeshurun, 2401 Woodbourne Avenue with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Visitation will be after 12:30 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Congregation Adath Jeshurun or the Angelman Syndrome Foundation, 75 Executive Drive, Aurora, IL  60504.

 

 

 

January 18, 2015 ~ 27 Tevet 5775

Lillian Oppenheim Seligman, 69

Of Louisville, died January 18, 2015 at her home.  Lillian was a speech-language pathologist at the Veterans Administration Hospital for over 35 years. She was actively involved in many aspects of the Louisville community including serving as past President of the Jewish Family & Career Services, past Board member of The Temple, and a docent at the Speed Art Museum and Louisville International Airport. 

 

Most of all, Lillian loved being with her family and friends. She is survived by her husband of over 43 years, Dr. Jerry Seligman; her daughters, Wendy Siskin (Jonathan) and Leigh Segall (Michael) and her six grandchildren, Ellie, Olivia, and Madeline Siskin and Zachary, Emily, and Benjamin Segall. 

 

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Denise; her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Heinz (Dorothy) Oppenheim; and her stepmother, Erika Oppenheim.

 

The family would like to thank Dr. Jeffrey Hargis and his staff, Dr. Julie Ellis, Dr. Stephan Sweitzer, Dr. Jeffrey Weiss, and Carmelita Clay and her staff for their exceptional care and support.   

Funeral service to be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 20th at The Temple, 5101 U.S. 42, with burial in Keneseth Israel Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m.  Shiva service will be held in The Klein Center at The Temple from 6:30-8:30 p.m. that evening with minyan beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Donations in Lillian’s memory may be made to Jewish Family & Career Services, Keneseth Israel Congregation or The Temple.

 

 

 

January 15, 2015 ~ 24 Tevet 5775

Myron Lee Horvitz, 86

Died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at his residence.  He was the builder and owner of the first Holiday Inn in Louisville.  He was a partner in Parkmoor Bowling Alley and founder and president of M & T Finance Company.  He was a past president of Mizrachi Men’s Organization, past president of Eliahu Academy, past president of Anshei Sfard Congregation, former Cantor of Anshei Sfard Congregation, member of the Clover Club and was inducted into the Male High School Hall of Fame.  He was a US Army veteran as well.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Toby Lee Horvitz; his children, Michael Horvitz (Rabbi Haviva) of Cincinnati, OH, Myrle Davis, Deborah Horvitz and Sheri Horvitz of Miami, FL; his grandchildren, Jason, Eliezer and Shira Horvitz, Jennifer, Rebecca and Max Davis and Jacob Horvitz.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 16, 2015 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Anshei Sfard Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 12 Noon.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Myron and Toby Horvitz Educational Fund at Anshei Sfard Congregation, 3700 Dutchman’s Lane, Louisville, KY 40205.

 

 

January 6, 2015 ~ 15 Tevet 5775

Grigoriy Gorelik, 92

Died Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Norton Audubon Hospital.  He was a native of Babruysk, Belarus born November 12, 1922 to the late Mendel and Sana Gorelik.  He was mechanic and laborer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nikhama Gorelik; and his daughter, Yevgeniya Lipskaya.

He is survived by his son, Simon Gorelik; his grandchildren, Mikhail and Slava Lipskiy; and his great-grandchildren, Tyler, Justin, Alex and Gena.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 1:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made The Temple or donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

January 5, 2015 ~ 14 Tevet 5775

Barbara Elaine Greenberg, 78

Of Louisville passed away on Monday, January 5, 2015.  She was born Barbara Joseph in Flushing, New York on November 9, 1936 to the late Hyman J. Joseph and Marian Perslstein Joseph.  She attended The Cherry Lawn School in Darien, Connecticut, before attending Goucher College in Towson, Maryland. Her family, her inimitable cooking, her beautiful garden, and her many dogs were the great joys of her well-lived life.

 

It is said that time heals all wounds but those who Barbara Greenberg leaves behind don’t have any. She was a healer, and you never had to wonder if she was in your corner. She inspired us to use our creativity to build lives that are full, abundant, and without regret regardless of any limitations we may have. She was a true original, and her guidance, encouragement, and love will be deeply missed.

 

She touched so many lives with her generous spirit and big heart, and those virtues live on in her beloved friends and family: David and Michelle Greenberg, Jeffrey Greenberg (her favorite son), Peter and Edy Greenberg, Andrew and Melissa Greenberg, Gregory Greenberg, Elliot Greenberg, Sheyna Nisenboim, Amanda Greenberg, Ava Greenberg, Ryan Greenberg, Jake Greenberg, Marba Pennell, Betty West and Marilyn Gudger.

 

It was Barbara’s wish, that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made in her name to The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, a charity she held dear to her heart.  A private memorial will be held at her home for immediate family.   

 

 

 

January 4, 2015 ~ 13 Tevet 5775

Max Weinstein, 86

Of Louisville, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Jefferson Place.  He was a US Army veteran and a successful businessman and co-owner of Brody Floor Covering for 42 years, before retiring in 1994.  As a gifted athlete and sports enthusiast, he was inducted into the Southern Bowling Congress Hall of Fame in 1981 and the Louisville Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.  From 1990 to 2000, he served as Vice President and President of the American Bowling Congress.  Max was also a member of Keneseth Israel Congregation.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Frimi Speevack Weinstein; his son, Alan Weinstein; and his parents, Theodore and Sarah Weinstein.

He is survived by his son, Mark Weinstein (Desie); his brother, Jerry Weinstein; his grandchildren, Jessica and David Weinstein; and his great-granddaughter, Kinsley Weinstein.

A graveside service will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Agudath Achim Cemetery, 2785 Preston Hwy.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Keneseth Israel Congregation or Congregation Anshei Sfard.

 

 

December 30, 2014 ~ 8 Tevet 5775

Martin P. Bailen, 63

Passed away on December 30, 2014 with his family surrounding him. Marty graduated Westport High School in 1969 where he was the basketball manager for the War Hawks from 1966 to 1969. He was also involved in athletic activities at Ballard High School for over 40 years. He was the voice of Ballard Football and a statistician for the basketball games at Ballard and Bellarmine University. He coached for 25 years in the St. Matthews Babe Ruth League. Marty also was the athletic director and coach of various sports at Myers Middle School. He was employed by the Jefferson County Public Schools for over 25 years.

Marty was the recipient of the Thruston B. Morton Leadership Award in 1987 for outstanding leadership and service to the students of Ballard High School. He also received an award for outstanding service to the ideals of Sisterhood and Brotherhood from the Jefferson County Public Schools. He was inducted into the Louisville Area Athletic Directors Hall of Fame in 2008, and was featured in an article by Earl Cox as being a special honoree for that year. His friend, Scotty Davenport, was quoted as saying, “If every athletic program had a Marty Bailen they would be blessed”. He was honored by having the football press box at Ballard and the basketball court at Myers named after him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Nat Bailen.  He is survived by his mother, Janice Marks Bailen, and his brother, Richard M. Bailen.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 2, 2015 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 12:30 p.m.  Contributions may be made to Hosparus or the donor's charity of choice.

 

December 28, 2014 ~ 6 Tevet 5775

Lena P. Judah, 85

Died peacefully in her sleep early Sunday morning, December 28, 2014 at Jefferson Manor in Louisville, KY.

Lena was a force of nature, a true people person. She was proud of her Jewish heritage, a long- time member of The Temple, she also belonged to the Women of Reformed Judaism, and was a life member of the National Council of Jewish Women. Lena was our matriarch and the very center of her large and loving extended family.

She had buried her parents, Yale and Anna Passamaneck; her brother, Marvin; her husband, Joe; and her son Gregg. 

She is survived by her sons, Richard (Jackie), Armand (Sue) and Michael (Sally). She was Grandma to Jeffrey, Josh (Katie), Jeremy (Mary), Nick, and Ali, and to Lucy, Tristan, Ashleigh, Sarah, Nikki, and Sade. She also leaves behind six beloved great-grandchildren, her nieces and nephews, and many, many friends. 

Anyone who ever knew her will understand the depth of our loss.

  The funeral will be 11:00 am Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue.  Visitation will be held there on Monday, December 29, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and after 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.

 

 

December 25, 2014 ~ 3 Tevet 5775

Marcia Falk Simon, 93

Of Prospect, KY, passed away on December 25, 2014 with her family at her side.  Marcia was born in Leominster, MA, on March 18, 1921 to Morris and Bessie Falk. She attended the University of California at Berkley and the Northwestern University School of Speech. Her studies were discontinued just before graduation in favor of marriage to a young medical officer, Aaron I. Simon, MD, before he was shipped overseas in World War II. They were married for 65 wonderful years and had three children.
In addition to her parents and husband, Marcia was predeceased by her son, Richard "Andy" Simon (Marlene); her daughter, Hope Simon; and her brothers, George, Horace, and Myron Falk.
She is survived by her daughter, Jean Bendon (Dr. Robert Bendon), of Prospect, KY, who cared for her and with whom she resided; her daughter-in-law, Marlene Simon; her seven grandchildren, Laura Kozikowski (Todd), Benjamin Simon, Hilary Bendon-Lobb (Tom), Avi Perry (Eli), Meryl Miller (Brian), and Ariel and Julia Bendon, by five great-grandchildren; and by her nieces, Marilyn Wolpert, Barbara Falk, Hilary Marx, and Margaret Pirovano.

Marcia was selfless in her love for her husband, children, and grandchildren. She was an eloquent speaker and writer and a voracious reader who beat to her own drum. We are grateful for the values she taught us, especially to judge people only by their character, to always feed our pets first, and to love blueberry picking, even when it's raining.  The family would like to express gratitude to Dr. James O'Brien for his years of outstanding care and to Dr. Daniela Neamtu, Dr. Bonnie Lazor, Dr. Jane Cornett, and the staff of the Nazareth Home for their compassionate palliative care during Marcia's final days.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Levine Funeral Chapel in Brookline, Massachusetts.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to The Temple or The Nazareth Home in Louisville.

 

 

December 23, 2014

Terry Lee Keltner, 63

Of Clarksville, IN, passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at his home.  He was a native of Winston-Salem, NC and a former construction worker.

He is preceded in death by his father, William M. Keltner; his sister, Billie Jo Hall; and a nephew, Eddie Green.

He is survived by his mother, Lorraine Coleman Keltner; his sisters, Pat Tully, Loretta Schindler and Vickie Jameson; his nieces, Shelly Haub, Connie Enteman, Jeanie Schweitzer and Ericka Hokey; five great nieces and four great nephews also survive.

A Celebration of Life gathering will take place 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, December 27th at The Eagle’s Club in Jeffersonville, IN.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus of Southern Indiana.

 

 

22 December 2014 ~ 30 Kislev 5775

Lotte Michel

Passed away December 22, 2014.  She was a native of Karlsruh, Germany, and born to Henry and Lena Bamberger Palm.  She was employed in childcare at the Jewish Community Center and Keneseth Israel Preschool.  She was a member of Temple Shalom.  Special thanks to the wonderful caregivers at Atria St. Matthews, Atria-Springdale, Jefferson Manor, Hosparus, Louisville Palliative Care and ComFor Care.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Henry Michel and three siblings.

She is survived by two daughters, Rita Day (James Michael) and Joan Epstein (Mark) as well as three grandchildren, Heather Bass (Kaveh Zamanian), Jodie Bass and Ross Epstein (Lizzy) and four great-grandchildren, Henri, Lilia and Isabella Zamanian and Leota Epstein.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Cave Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at noon.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Temple Shalom.

 

 

18 December 2014 ~ 26 Kislev 5775

Emily Weiss Keisler, 79

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

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

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

 

 

17 December 2014 ~ 25 Kislev 5775

Judith Frankel, 79

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

16 December 2014 ~ 24 Kislev 5775

Nat Bailen, 91

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

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

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

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

 

 

14 December 2014 ~ 22 Kislev 5775

Robert E. Steinman, 88

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

5 December 2014 ~ 13 Kislev 5775

Sam Michael Rosenman, 93

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

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

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

 

 

3 December 2014 ~ 11 Kislev 5775

Helen Lanter Dillof, 91

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

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

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

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

 

 

29 November 2014 ~ 7 Kislev 5775

Bessie Younger, 98

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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