Obituary and Calendar Dates Below 


        July 2015 









    1 2 3 4 4th of July
5 Fast of Tammuz 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 Rosh Hodesh 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 Fast of Av 27 28 29 30 31  




        June 2015 









1 2 3 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 Flag Day 15 16

Dorothy Kramer             Graveside Services 3:00 p.m. at Anshei Sfard Cemetery

17 Rosh Hodesh 18 Rosh Hodesh 19 20
21 Father's Day & Summer Begins

Martyn Goldman, M.D.    Funeral Services 2:00 p.m. at The Temple                         Visitation after 12:30 p.m.    Burial in The Temple Cemetery

22 23 24 25

Sybil Peskin Parnes  Celebration of Life Service 2:00 p.m. at The Temple    Visitation will begin after 1:00 p.m.


Jean Steinfeld               Graveside Services 1:00 p.m. CST at Temple Israel Cemetery, Paducah, KY

28 29 30

Maxine Rudman Switow       Funeral Services 1:00 p.m. at The Temple                                       Visitation after 12 Noon                 Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery




        May 2015 









        1 2
3 4 5 6 7 Lag B'Omer 8 9
10 Mother's Day



Brent Davis                Graveside Services 1:00 p.m. at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery                     Visitation after 12 Noon at the cemetery


Gerald Sleph                  Graveside services 3:30 p.m. at Agudath Achim Cemetery

Pia Posadas Miller        Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son       Rosary Service 6:00 p.m.


Pia Posadas Miller         Funeral Mass 1:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church  Burial Cave Hill Cemetery

14 15 16
17 Jerusalem Day

Linda Goldstein            Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son


Linda Goldstein       Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son  Visitation after 10:00 a.m.  Burial in Cave Hill Cemetery

19 Rosh Hodesh

Dr. Michael Covitt DVM                                  A Celebration of a Life well lived will take place at a later date

20 21 22 23 Erev Shavout
24 Shavout 25 Shavout - Yizkor         Memorial Day 26 27 28 29 30




       April 2015 








      1 2 3 1st Seder in the evening 4 1st Day of Pesah - 2nd Seder
5 2nd Day of Pesah 6 Intermediary day of Pesah 7 Intermediary day of Pesah


8 Intermediary day of Pesah 9 Intermediary day of Pesah                  


10 7th Day of Pesah               Yizkor for Reform 11 8th Day of Pesah        Yizkor

Elise L. Sales                  Funeral Services 12 Noon at Herman Meyer & Son       Visitation after 11:00 a.m.     Burial in The Temple Cemetery


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

14 15 16 Holocaust Remembrance Day 17 18
19 Rosh Hodesh 20 Rosh Hodesh 21 22 23 Israel Memorial Day 24 Israel Independence Day 25

Elaine Switow Glogower Graveside Services 1:30 p.m. at The Temple Cemetery

27 28 29 30    

June 29, 2015 ~ 12 Tammuz 5775

Maxine Rudman Switow, 83

A warm vibrant loving woman with an amazing sense of family and community, who came of age during the Great Depression and World War II to raise three children with a husband she loved and cared for, died on Monday, June 29, 2015.  She was 83.  Born in New York City during the Great Depression, Maxine moved to Richmond, Virginia as a young girl with her elder sister Estelle and her parents Katie Rosenberg and Louis Rudman, who migrated south in search of work.  She grew up above the family grocery store in a predominantly African-American neighborhood.

At a time when few women obtained higher education, Maxine graduated from Richmond Professional Institute (now Virginia Commonwealth University) with a degree in social work.  She met her future husband Irvin 'Sonny' Switow (1928 - 2010), a Louisvillian stationed at a Virginia Army camp, at a mixer at Richmond's Jewish Community Centre.  Maxine and Sonny married in 1952.  After Sonny returned from the Korean War two years later, Maxine joined him in Louisville and after living here for nearly 60 years, joked that she hoped the city would accept her as one of its own.  It surely has.  For 17 years, Maxine volunteered at the Crisis & Information Centre, where she fielded calls from families in need of assistance and individuals, sometimes suicidal, suffering from depression.  She regularly teamed up with a neighbor, who had opposing political allegiances, to monitor the election polls.  Maxine and Sonny were staunch Cardinal fans and University of Louisville supporters, attending basketball games at The Armory and Freedom Hall.

Maxine was an extraordinary caregiver, not only guiding her children to adulthood but also caring for her mother and husband during their final years.  She expressed pride in her children Arlene, Mark and Michael as each followed a unique path, never failing to say 'I love you', while also encouraging her grandson Jesse to pursue his passion and talent for chess and enjoying visits with grandchildren Sam, Katie and Ryan.  Her close friends were, for her, an extended family.  An excellent cook, when her husband Sonny retired in 1989, she said she was closing the kitchen, but fortunately for her family, she never did and visitors were often welcomed with homemade 'mound bars' and a glass of wine.  Her strong sense of family and heritage also led to memorable shabbat, Thanksgiving and festival dinners. 

Maxine is survived by her siblings Estelle Epstein (Irv) and BJ Rudman (Lisa), her children Arlene & John Miller, Mark & Tammy Switow and Michael Switow, grandchildren Ryan Hall, Jesse Cohen, Sam Switow and Katie Switow and great-grandson Noah.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42 with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 12 Noon.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Temple, CASA or the Crisis & Information Centre.  



June 24, 2015 ~ 7 Tammuz 5775

Jean Steinfeld, 94

Died Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Westport Place Health Campus, Louisville, KY.  She was a native of Jeffersonville, IN, born September 10, 1920.  She was a member of Temple Israel and Sisterhood in Paducah and Hadassah in Florida.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Maurice Cohen and Hortense Dolly Renco; and her husband, Dr. Maurice J. Steinfeld.

She is survived by her daughters, Joan Sonnheim (Joel) and Marlene Zachariah; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m. CST Friday, June 26, 2015 at Temple Israel Cemetery, Paducah, KY.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Temple Israel in Paducah or Hosparus in Louisville.  Herman Meyer & Son, Louisville, KY is in charge of the arrangements.


June 18, 2015 ~ 1 Tammuz 5775

Martyn Goldman, M.D., 84

Loving husband, devoted father and grandfather, 84, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015.   Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, he graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in 1954, and completed his internship and residency at Northwestern University / Chicago Wesley Memorial Hospital, interrupted by his two years of military service as a captain and orthopedic surgeon in the US Army Medical Corps. This experience ultimately led to his decision to change his focus from neurosurgery to orthopedic surgery and upon completion of his residency, he entered a fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, his home from that day forward.

A life long learner and teacher, Dr. Goldman was certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in 1964 and was later certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. He held the title of Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Louisville throughout his professional lifetime, was a founding member of the Mid-American Orthopedic Association as well as a past member of the Board of Directors for that association. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society as well as the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons where he served on the Board of Counselors, the American College of Surgeons, where he served as Kentucky Counselor and a fellow of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians. He was Past President of both the Louisville Orthopedic Society and the Kentucky Orthopedic Society as well as a member of the American Medical Association, the Kentucky Medical Association and the Greater Louisville Medical Society. He was a Past President of both the Jewish Hospital Medical Staff and the Kosair Children’s Hospital Medical Staff.

Leading by example, beloved and respected by his patients, his staff and his students, he was not only active in medical circles but also an integral part of the community in this town that was his home for the last 55 years, having served in numerous leadership roles including as vice president of the Jewish Federation, now JCL, and a past campaign chairman for the United Jewish Appeal. He was admitted to the Order of Kentucky Colonel. An avid golfer and tennis player, he was a long time member of the Standard Country Club, the Jewish Community Center and a dedicated member of The Temple. He loved to travel, was a voracious reader, enjoyed most being with his family and his wide circle of friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Toni Goldman and was the devoted and much loved father of Kim Goldman, Bart Goldman (Missy Tapp-Goldman) and Jamie Zelvin (Richard). Given the name “Ampa” by his first grandchild, he was loved and adored by all of his grandchildren, Julian Chunovic (Izumi), Kelsey Goldman, Lindsey Zelvin, Jordan Zelvin and Samantha Cutler all of whose friends also called him Ampa. He brought life, love, kindness and compassion to every person he touched and made this world a better place by his presence. May his memory be blessed forever.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 21, 2015 at The Temple with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 12:30 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be donated to The Temple, The JFCS Food Pantry or the charity of the donor’s choice.


June 14, 2015 ~ 27 Sivan 5775

Dorothy Kramer, 100

Passed away June, 14, 2015 after 100 wonderful years.  She touched the heart of every person she met.  She was the proprietor of Kramer’s Furniture for about 35 years.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Kramer, and her brothers and sisters, Annette Kramer, Ben Simon, Leon Simon, and Meta Simon. 

She was survived by her son, Gene Rosenstein; her grandchildren, Jessica, Debbie, and Jennifer Rosenstein; and her niece and nephew, Sheryl Smith and Jerry Kramer. 

A graveside service will be at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Anshei Sfard Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Hosparus, The Humane Society or Bluegrass Boxer Rescue.


June 12, 2015 ~ 25 Sivan 5775

Sybil Peskin Parnes, 89

13 days before her 90th birthday, June 25, 1925, wife, mother, teacher, sports fan, world traveler, and lover of the arts, passed peacefully on June 12th. A Princeton, New Jersey native, Sybil graduated from Penn State University, where she was President of Sigma Delta Tau sorority, before later receiving a Masters Degree in Counseling from the College of New Jersey. For 22 years she taught social studies at Princeton High School, where she also served as Assistant Principal.

One of three daughters of Julius and Laura Peskin, Sybil married David Parnes in 1948, and lived in New York until 1956, when they moved to Princeton, where she grew up and her parents still lived. Sybil was actively involved in her Princeton community.

In 2010 Sybil moved to Louisville’s Treyton Oak Towers to be near her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Tom Sobel. During her Louisville years she grew to love her adopted home town, extended family, and new friends. Continuing her interests from Princeton, she became a tireless volunteer, donating time to The Old Louisville Visitor’s Center, taking Veritas classes, and attending as many arts events as she could fit into her always busy schedule. Happily involved at Treyton Oak Towers, she was Vice President of The Residents Council and served on the Compassion Committee and Stretching the Minds series.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Julius and Laura Peskin, sister, Diane Elice, and husband, David Parnes.

She is survived by her sister, Rosalie Hersh of Tampa FL, son Mitchel Parnes of Palm Springs, CA, son Dr. Neil Parnes (Diana) of Spartanburg, SC, daughter Susan Sobel (Tom) of Louisville, KY, four grandchildren, Molly Parnes, Sydelle Elshenawy (Tarek), Max Parnes, Lisa Sobel-Berlow (Benji), and great grandson, Jacen Parnes.

A celebration of Sybil’s 90th birthday was already planned for June 25th and will still be held, now as a loving memorial, on that date at 2:00 PM at The Temple, 5101 US Highway 42, Louisville, KY.  Visitation will begin after 1:00 PM.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to The Temple, The Filson Historical Society, The Asia Institute - Crane House or Fund for UofL for The School of Music.



May 19, 2015 ~ 1 Sivan 5775

Dr. Michael Covitt, DVM, 72

Of LaGrange, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at his home.  He was a native of Louisville, born May 3, 1943 to the late Ralph Joseph and Dorothy Cohen Covitt.  He was a graduate of University of Kentucky and Ohio State University.  He was a veterinarian with St. Matthews Animal Hospital, was the founder of Worthington Animal Hospital (which later became Springhurst Animal Hospital) and was involved in horse practice before his retirement. 

He was a member of The Temple, a past p resident of Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association and a co-founder of the Kidney Foundation of Kentucky.

He is survived by his wife, Robin Cooper Covitt; and his brother-in-laws, Roderick Cooper (Barb) and William “Rebel” Cooper.

A Celebration of a Life Well Lived will take place at a later date.  Burial will be private.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus.




May 13, 2015 ~ 25 Iyar 5775

Linda R. Goldstein, 70

Of Sellersburg, IN, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Hosparus Inpatient Care Center.  A native of Louisville, she was born December 15, 1944 to the late Robert and Noreen Ford Stinson.

Beside her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Goldstein. 

She is survived by her son, Max Goldstein (Melissa); her daughter, LuAnn Elmore; her sister, Edith Fugate; her brother, David Stinson; and grandchildren, Savannah Raul Goldstein, Tia Goldstein, Tye Goldstein and Damon Eaves.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 18, 2015 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Ave, with burial to follow in Cave Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday and after 10:00 a.m. Monday.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.


May 10, 2015 ~ 21 Iyar 5775

Remedios Pia Posadas Miller, 39

Passed away at the age of 39 on May 10, 2015, at Norton Brownsboro Hospital.  She was born on September 19, 1975, to parents Ernesto and Daisy Posadas. After emigrating to the US in 1979, she soon became an American citizen while residing in Trenton, MI. Pia later spent most of her childhood in Henderson, KY, where she studied visual art, piano, clarinet, and also sang in her high school chorus. After graduating with a degree in nursing, Pia embarked on a successful career as a cardiovascular nurse at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN, and at Jewish Hospital and Baptist East in Louisville, KY. She later worked for Humana. Pia was an organ donor and devoted her life to helping others. She found great joy in being a leading board member of the Junior League of Louisville.

  Pia lived to make others happy. She had such a gentle and peaceful nature. She would often go out of her way and make extra time to listen to a friend in need, to celebrate with loved ones, or to subtly find ways to make sure others were comfortable and felt like they were included. Bringing people together was a tremendous talent of Pia's, and it was one of her greatest joys. She touched so many lives and brought so much zeal and meaning to all of our lives. Pia's grace is beautifully reflected and has been passed on through her beautiful daughter Sophia Addison Miller.

  Pia is preceded in death by her grandparents David and Ursula Aventurado, Godofredo and Magdalena Posadas, and Sam, Lela, and Rose Miller.

  Left to cherish Pia's beautiful memory is her loving husband, Brian Miller, her daughter, Sophia, parents Ernesto and Daisy Posadas and Lester and Sandee Miller, brother and sister-in-law J.T. and Jennifer Posadas, brother-in-law Loren Miller, grandparents Selma and Alvin Kommor, and her many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. 

  You are our "Sunshine", Pia, and will forever be missed by all of those who love you. 

A celebration of her life and visitation will be on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Herman Meyer and Sons, 1338 Ellison Avenue.  A Rosary service will be at 6:00 p.m.   The Funeral Mass will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial to follow in Cave Hill Cemetery.  Donations in her memory may be sent to the Junior League of Louisville, 982 Eastern Parkway, Suite 7, Louisville, KY 40207.



May 10, 2015 ~ 21 Iyar 5775

Gerald Sleph, 85

Passed peacefully on May 10, 2015.  Cherished husband of Beverly Lerner Sleph; devoted father of daughters Pami and Alicia Gordon; proud grandfather of Jason Saavedra; and loving brother to Leanore Wartell.

Jerry, born in 1929 in Chicago, raised in Louisville, was the son of Sadye Klotz and Samuel Sleph, . He was founder of the Art Glass Center, Glen Echo, MD, and exhibited at the JCC in Louisville.

Graveside services will be 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Agudath Achim Cemetery, 2737 Preston Highway.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Congregation Olam Tikvah, Fairfax, VA, the Art Glass Center at Glen Echo,MD or the charity of your choice.



May 7, 2015 ~ 18 Iyar 5775

Brent Samuel Davis, 26

Passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015.  He was a specialist for Sam Swope BMW, known as a “BMW Genius” and served in the US Army.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Louis & Margie Cohen.

He is survived by his parents, Laura Cohen Joyce (Leon) and Henry “Hank” Davis (Donna Duley); his sisters, Ashley Davis-Sigman (Jay) and Amy Davis; his grandparents, Arthur “Skip” Davis (Debra) and Natalie Davis; his aunts and uncle, Kathy Cohen and B.J. and Sheila Davis; his cousins, Emily, Shayna, Marcee, Keith and Hayley; and his cats, Chloe and Otis.

Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2015 at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery with visitation beginning at 12 Noon at the cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Humane Society or donor’s favorite charity.


April 23, 2015 ~ 4 Iyar 5775

Elaine Switow Glogower, 91

Passed away at her home on April 23, 2015.  She was a Louisville native and the daughter of Irma and Sam Switow.  The day after her 18th birthday, Elaine married the late Louis R. Glogower.  They enjoyed 67 years of marriage and enjoyed traveling between homes in Louisville and Boca Raton, Florida.

A strong woman of immense character, Elaine was fiercely passionate about family and good friends.  She enjoyed spending time with loved ones, playing golf, Bridge and dressing for dinner.  Her love of antiques and keen eye for design led Elaine to co-found three businesses:  Etcetera, Charlaine and LaPetite Champion.  She was a member of The Temple, the National Council of Jewish Women – Louisville Section and a former member of the Boca Teeca Beach Club and Standard Country Club.

Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, Louis R. Glogower; her sister, Marilyn Waterman; and her brother-in-law, David Waterman.

As a beloved matriarch, her memory will be cherished by her three sons, Michael Glogower, Andy Glogower and Thomas (Sharon) Glogower; her grandchildren, Amy (Sean) Kanov, Seth (fiancé Vanessa) Glogower and Kevin (Sara) Glogower; her great-grandchildren, Malorie and Jordan Kanov and Jake Glogower; and her caregivers, Caroline Thompson, LaTonya Thompson, Tijuana Robinson, Gwen Tudor and Deseree Duncan.

Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015 at The Temple Cemetery, 2716 Preston Hwy.  In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Home of the Innocents or Hosparus.



April 7, 2015 ~ 18 Nisan 5775

Elise Lapp Sales, 91

Born March 15, 1924, died April 7, 2015.  She was predeceased by her parents, Walter Scott Lapp and Elise Grauman Lapp, and her husband of 71 years, Raymond L. Sales.  Elise is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Walter Lapp Sales (Susan), Kenneth Lawrence Sales (Karen), and John Scott Sales (Susan), five grandchildren, Emily Sales (Brandon Taylor), Stephanie Smith (Craig), Savannah Sales, Ethan Sales, and Emma Sales; and five great grandchildren, Kenidee, Jack, Aaron, Benjamin, and Nora, and countless nieces, nephews, friends, and acquaintances all of whom mourn her passing and remember her as a sweet lady who saw the good in everyone she met.  

Elise grew to become a beautiful woman who married her husband, Raymond, during World War II. As a younger woman Elise was an avid and accomplished golfer who won several state wide golf tournaments.  Taking a cue from her father who was a master bridge player, Elise played bridge all of her life with her many friends.  As her children started to go to college she decided that she would not be the only person in the family without a college degree, so at age 48, Elise went to college and earned her B.A. degree at the University of Louisville.  Later she continued her education by attending classes at Bellarmine University in the Veritas program which she enjoyed for many years with her husband.

  Elise blossomed into a woman of great style and grace. Her attire was always impeccable. When she walked into a St. Johns establishment the stock surged. She and her husband Raymond were extraordinary hosts to many parties where Elise displayed her wonderful cooking skills. Always interested in the social fabric of the community Elise could cite long histories of many families going back to the mid 1800’s when her forbears emigrated from Germany to Louisville. After Raymond’s death in January of 2014 Elise at 89 didn’t sit in the proverbial rocking chair. She drove her many close friends out to dinner and other events sometimes 5 of 7 nights. Despite needing a walker she tirelessly relished life, and was always keenly interested in her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s activities.

  Elise was known for her kindness to everyone she met, her grace under intense  pressure as she cared for her ailing husband in his final years though weakened herself by infirmities about which she refused to complain, and her many friends who were attracted to her by her sweetness and courage.  An only child Elise learned to rely upon herself, and though in pain for many years she refused help until it became an absolute necessity.  Though her body was failing, Elise drove until almost a month before her death. Her mind remained sharp and her wit ever present. In the end she chose to let go and spoke of joining her mother, “big Elise” and Raymond.

  The family would like to thank Scott McWilliams, Dorothy Bullock and the wonderful staff at Norton’s Hospital Brownsboro for the care and support they provided to Elise in her final days. 

  The funeral for Elise will be at Noon on Sunday, April 12 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. and a reception at the Glenview at approximately 1:45 p.m. following a graveside ceremony.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Temple.


April 5, 2015 ~ 16 Nisan 5775


Gary Weisenthal, 101

Died peacefully on Easter morning in Tamarac, Florida, where he had been living for several years.  In 1950, Gary built a home on Eastview Avenue in the Louisville Highlands and another, on Lakeside Drive, in the 1980’s, which he owned until his death.   A former world record holder in Master’s swimming, Gary continued to compete in rough water ocean swimming races at distances of 10 miles in his 70s, 3 miles in his 80s and one mile at age 90, in addition to long course pool competitions in his mid 90s.  He swam regularly until just a few weeks before he died.   He was actively involved for many decades at the Lakeside Swim Club in Louisville as a competitor, board member, and stockholder.   Gary worked as a heavy truck design engineer in Detroit and Louisville, retiring from the Ford Motor Company in 1978.  Gary loved learning, earning B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Louisville, the former in his 50s and the latter following his retirement from Ford. He was proud of earning his Kentucky Professional Engineer (P.E.) licensure while in his 50s.

A man of strong convictions, Gary made his way, at age 60, to Israel at the outbreak of the 1973 Yom Kippur war and served as a volunteer supply truck driver.  He received an official discharge certificate from the Israeli Army as well as a letter of congratulations from Ford Motor Company President, Henry Ford II, upon his return to work.  Gary loved performing as a singer and actor in community theater.  He appeared in dozens of stage productions with Louisville’s Catholic Theatre Guild, the Clarksville Little Theater, Mummer’s and Minstrels, the Jewish Community Center, and with theater groups in Florida.  Continuing into his late 90’s, Gary often visited retirement homes, entertaining residents who, in many cases, were 10 and 20 years his junior.  

Born in Detroit, MI on September 6, 1913, at a time when horses and buggies were more common on city streets than automobiles, Gary embraced technology throughout his life.  He loved computers and spent hours each day trading stocks online on several brokerage accounts until only three weeks before his death. Gary was also a gifted writer.  Friends and family fortunate enough to receive his emails invariably saved them as collector’s items.  Brilliant and funny, always smiling, upbeat, and loquacious, Gary remained, until the very end of his days, the life every party, including those that sprung up spontaneously as a result of his presence.  An extraordinary extemporaneous orator, his toasts and speeches were the stuff of legends.  Within the past 20 months, at age 100, Gary traveled to Boston, Denver, and Los Angeles to attend the weddings of three granddaughters where, in true form, he earned instant celebrity status with his personality and eloquent, highly memorable speeches.

He was preceded in death by his previous wife, Alice Rosenberg Weisenthal, and his daughter, Sandra Weisenthal Gomez, M.D.

Gary is survived by his wife, Dolores Seidon, of Tamarac, Fl, his brother, Charles Weisenthal, M.D., his sons, Larry Weisenthal M.D. and David Weisenthal, daughter-in-law, Connie Weisenthal, grandchildren, Anthony Gomez, Juliana Nicolic, Amy Weisenthal Kradolfer, Laurin Weisenthal-Christianos,M.D., and Karrin Weisenthal, by three great-grandchildren (Dessi, Maya, and A.J.), and by his adopted family, whom he loved deeply: sons and daughter, Keith Seidon, Bill Matthewman, and Diane Matthewman, and their children, David, Scott, and Kelly Matthewman. 

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2015 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Cave Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 12:00 p.m.  Pallbearers will be granddaughters, Amy, Laurin and Karrin; sons-in-law, Andrew Collard and Brian Cristiano; and good friend, Terry Rueff.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the University of Louisville Varsity Swim Team, via the Internet at  Please designate the contribution to go to the "varsity swim team" and enter "in memorial to Gary Weisenthal" in the drop down menu.  Following the conclusion of the services, a reception will take place at a nearby restaurant.




March 25, 2015 ~ 6 Nisan 5775


Alan Leibson, 86

Of Louisville, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2015.  Alan was born on June 14th (Flag Day) 1928 in Louisville to the late Charles and Hallie Leibson.  He graduated from Louisville Male High School and the University of Louisville with a bachelors in pre-law.  He then obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.  He was a US Army veteran, serving his country proudly and with distinction during the Korean War.

Alan had a very successful career in law as a plantiff’s malpractice attorney which lasted over six decades.  In 1969, he served as the president of the Kentucky Bar Association.  In 2006, he was awarded a lifetime membership award from KATA, the Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys.

Alan was an active member of the Jewish community in Louisville, serving in numerous capacities over the years with The Jewish Federation, the Standard Country Club and The Temple Brotherhood.  He was a lifelong member of Adath Israel B’rith Shalom (The Temple).

Alan was a loving & devoted husband, father and friend.  He truly cared about his fellow man and rarely met a stranger.  Alan had a wonderful smile and sense of humor, living every day of his life to the fullest.  His legacy will be remembered by all and surpassed by few.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Joseph C. Leibson; and two nieces, Lori Leibson and Susan Leibson Graham.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Carol A. Leibson; his son, Aaron Charles Leibson; his daughter, Andrea Leibson Richardson; and his two grandchildren, Jacob F. Richardson and Lindsay Richardson.

The family would like to thank Caring Excellence, LLC and his devoted doctors for the loving care they provided.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015 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 Wounded Warriors Project or Adath Israel B’rith Shalom (The Temple) Brotherhood.




March 25, 2015 ~ 5 Nisan 5775

Dorothy Krinsky, 96

Died peacefully on March 25, 2015 surrounded by her family.  She is survived by, Seymour Krinsky, her sweetheart for 71 glorious years.  Family was her pride and joy.  Dorothy left a legacy of 3 children, Paula Broder, Judy Kadetz (Michael) of Cincinnati, and Lester Krinsky in addition to 5 grandchildren Andrew (Lisa), Todd (Dana), Jessica (Mike), Allyson, Alex, and 2 great grandchildren, Taylor and Blake, her nephew and niece, Jerry and Teresa.  Loving thanks to her wonderful caregivers especially Pat and Barbara.

  Dorothy was born in 1918 in Chicago, Illinois.  After moving to Louisville, she became a lifetime member of Hadassah and founding member of Temple Shalom where she was the rabbi’s first secretary.  Dorothy was a lady in every sense of the word and will be greatly missed by all!

  Her service will be held on Monday, March 30th at 11:30am at Temple Shalom located at 4615 Lowe Road with burial at Cave Hill Cemetery.  Visitation begins at 10:30.  Shiva will be observed Monday at 7:00pm at the Krinsky home at 2512 Alanmede Road.

  In lieu of flowers, donations to Temple Shalom would be appreciated.



March 23, 2015 ~ 3 Nisan 5775

Elaine Frank, 89

Died peacefully Monday, March 23, 2015 surrounded by her loving family.  She was a member of The Temple, NCJW – Louisville Section and Hadassah.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry Frank; her parents, Louis and Sarah Farber Glazer; and a sister, Ada Flamm.

She is survived by her children, Joanne Stein (Bob) of Englewood, NJ, Norton Frank (Marcia) and Julie Ensign (James); her sister, Evelyn Smith; her grandchildren, Jeffrey Stein (Esti), Margaret Levy (Andrew), Emily Lichtman (David), Daniel Ensign and Sarah Ensign; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Caring For You and especially her caregivers, Debra McConico, Alvina Wilson, Portia Jackson and Juanita Carmichael.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42 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.




March 22, 2015 ~ 2 Nisan 5775

Reva F. Frank, 75

Died Sunday, March 22, 2015 at her home.  She was a retired medical claims processor and a member of Keneseth Israel Congregation.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Frank; and her parents, Samuel and Celia Collector Fine.

She is survived by her children, Jeffrey Frank (Susie) of McHenry, IL, Richard Frank, Sharon Whitis and Marci Koby (Steve); a sister, Ruthie Smelson; a brother, Norman Fine of Wichita, KS; and her grandchildren, Nathan and Trevor Frank, Hailey Whitis, Ethan and Levi Koby.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Keneseth Israel Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 1:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Keneseth Israel Congregation or Hosparus.



March 22, 2015 ~ 2 Nisan 5775

Margot Barr, 85

Died peacefully on March 22, 2015.  She was born in Germany and came to this country with her family as a child.  She was the secretary of The Temple before her retirement.  She was a star bridge player who acquired life master status and an avid Mah Jong player.  She was a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun, The Temple and the Jewish Community Center. 

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, Larry Barr; and her parents, Fred and Judith Bensinger.

She is survived by her children, Jeff Barr, Jan Burke (Rob) and Sandy Hammond (Mark); her grandchildren, Jamie Burke, Jeremy Burke, Joshua Burke, Lauren Hammond (Ryan Rosenthal) and Kenny Hammond (Liz); her great-grandchild, Sophie Hammond; her brother, Carl Bensinger; her sister, Ann Schaffer (Sam); her cousin, Hans Bensinger; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2015 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 2:00 p.m.  Contributions, in her memory, may be made to the Judith Bensinger Fund at the Jewish Community Center, The Temple or Congregation Adath Jeshurun.



March 14, 2015 ~ 24 Adar 5775

Howard "Zeke" Klein, 88

Died Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Baptist Health.  He was a native of Cincinnati, OH, a WWII Navy veteran, was founder and owner Zeke’s Pawn Shop, from 1962-1969, 1980 to the present day and Howard’s Men & Boys Clothing from 1969-1979.  Zeke was a member of Keneseth Israel Congregation.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Max and Margaret Klein.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Sylvia Fine Klein; his children, Michael Klein (Ivy) of Chesterfield, MO, Steven Klein (Julie), Karen Levine (Howard) and Julie Barrett (John); a brother, George Klein; a sister, Fay Levin (Fred); his grandchildren, Marc Klein (Jamie), Jodie Klein, Kevin Klein and Clara Klein; and two great-grandchildren, Liv and Miles Klein.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Keneseth Israel Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 1:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Keneseth Israel Congregation.



March 13, 2015 ~ 22 Adar 5775

Sidney "Sid" Perchik, 94

Died Friday, March 13, 2015 at Hosparus Inpatient Care Center.  He was a native of Chicago, a US Army veteran of WWII, the former owner of the old Klondike Meat Market, a former sales associate with Dawahares (25 years) and a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurn and Anshei Sfard Congregation, where he was an active member of the men’s club, for many years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Rose Perchik; and his wife, Shirley Goldberg Perchik.

He is survived by his sons, Jerry Perchik (Sherry) of Atlanta, GA and Ronnie Perchik (Nicole) of Chicago, IL; and his grandchildren, Cameron Rose, David Joseph, Matthew Brian and Zachary Chase.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Anshei Sfard Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 1:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Anshei Sfard Congregation or Congregation Adath Jeshurun.



March 12, 2015 ~ 21 Adar 5775

William "Bill" Kidd, 87

Passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015.  Bill was a graduate of Manual High School (1947).  He served in the US Army at Fort Knox during the Korean War, received a B.A. degree in History from UofL and a M.A. degree in Education from UK.  Bill, and his brother, Don, were both involved in sports at UofL.  Don played football and Bill was a basketball player under Coach Peck Hickman.  Bill was very proud of his height.  He would laugh and joke and say he was 5’19” when people would ask, “how tall are you?”

His first teaching and coaching position was in Albany, KY.  During his three years in Albany, Bill established a rapport and friendship with his students and players that has lasted a lifetime.  They still called him Coach.  Bill’s love for fishing began at this time on Cumberland Lake.  He was an avid fisherman and later spent summers in Canada fishing.  Bill was a teacher and basketball coach at Southern High School for 30 years.  He worked with JCPS paint crew during the summer months.  After his retirement, Bill painted and did wallpapering.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Esta Haughn Kidd; and a brother, Donald Kidd.

Bill will be greatly missed by his soul-mate and wife of 27 years, Patti Meyer Soskins; his daughter, Karen Dixon (Pat); his son, Keith Kidd; and their mother, Betty Kidd; Patti’s daughter, Katherine Abbott, (Paul); and four, very special grandchildren.

The family gives thanks to Cressman Rehabilitation Center, especially to his physical therapist, Natalie.  Lastly, thanks to family and friends for their love and support.  Memorial gifts may be made to the charity of your choice.



March 10, 2015 ~ 20 Adar 5775

Paula Ungerleider, 85

Formerly of Toledo, died peacefully Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Episcopal Church Home.  She was native of Bronx, NY, a member of The Temple and a founding member of ORT in Toledo.

She is survived by her loving husband of almost 65 years, M Joel Ungerleider; her daughters, Cheryl Ungerleider (John Russ), Suzy Aukerman (Paul) of Urbana, OH and Robin McKelvy (James Pence) of Toledo, OH; her sister, Raema Green; three grandchildren, Eric Russ, Greg Aukerman and Althea McKelvy; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 13, 2015 at Herman Meyer & Son, 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 Temple, ORT – 1745 Broadway, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10019 or Peace Education Program - 318 W. Kentucky St., Louisville, KY 40203.



March 10, 2015 ~ 19 Adar 5775

Frances "Fran" O'Koon, 77

Died peacefully at Norton Brownsboro Hospital on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, with family at her bedside.  She was a graduate from Atherton High School, a retired bookkeeper from Porter Paints and was a member of Keneseth Israel Congregation and KI Sisterhood.

She is survived by Ivan S. “Sonny” O’Koon, her loving husband of 57 years, as well as her loving children, Neal O’Koon (Michelle), Marcy O’Koon Moss (Cowan) and Lori O’Koon Ford (Tim).  Her grandchildren, the pride and sunshine of her life, were Gillian, Aaron, Evan, Joel and Adam.

The family would like to express their utmost gratitude for the nurses and staff at Norton Brownsboro Hospital for their unfailing generosity and kindness.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Keneseth Israel Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 10:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Keneseth Israel Congregation, The Arthritis Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, or The Arrow Fund.



March 9, 2015 ~ 18 Adar 5775

Donna Rae Craig Strauss, 67

Passed away Monday, March 9, 2015 at her home.  Donna was a native of Vallejo, CA, born April 23, 1947 and spent her whole life fighting, not just for herself, but for others as well.  She had muscular dystrophy from birth and polio as a child.  She completed college at Indiana University and received her master’s degree from Kent School of Social Work at University of Louisville.  She worked as a neighbor social worker and worked with children at River Region Mental Health.  Lastly, she worked at Seven Counties where she was the head of the Crisis and Information Center.  She served on many city and county boards and for 10 years, served on the Kentucky Development Disabilities Planning Commission, serving as chairperson for three years.  Donna was a proud Kentucky Colonel.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Donald & Opal Craig; and a brother, Dickie Craig.

She is survived by her loving husband, Ronald Strauss; her son, Jeremy Charles Strauss (Rani); her brother, James Craig (Michelle) of New Albany; and her sister, Vaunie Gabhart.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Herman Meyer & Son with burial to follow in Cave Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 1:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the USO, P.O. Box 96860, Washington D.C. 20077-7677.



February 26, 2015 ~ 7 Adar 5775

Sandra "Sandi" P. Friedson, 70

Passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at her residence.  Sandi was a native of Indianapolis and a graduate of Indiana University, where she completed her undergraduate and master studies.  She was an educator with the Indianapolis School System for 32 years, teaching elementary school levels and academically talented children.

Sandi was a past president of NCJW – Louisville Section and was a recipient of the 1999 Emerging Leader Award and 2014 Henrietta Herzfeld Award.  She was co-chairperson and vice president of The Nearly New Shop.  In 2009, she received the Mayor’s Citation for distinguished community involvement and service.  Sandi was a former chairperson of Children’s Free Arts Program where she helped to develop a free arts program in Ireland.  She is a current vice president of JFCS, and a past board member of VIPS, the California Area Family Development Center, the LVAA and Family Place.  Sandi was a 2009 recipient of The Bell Award and a member of The Temple.

She is survived by her husband, Barry Friedson; her brother, Bill Perk (Carol) of Eaton Center, NH; beloved step-mom to, Jeff Friedson (Christine) of Aberdeen, NJ, Ilene Currier of Tampa, FL and David Friedson (Debbye) of Collierville, TN; and step-grandmother to, Jason Friedson.

Funeral services will be Noon Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with visitation beginning at 10:30 a.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus or JFCS.  

Due to the inclement weather in Indianapolis today (Sunday), the burial will take place at 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 2nd at Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation Cemetery North, 1300 E. 161st Street, Westfield, IN  46074




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