Obituaries


 

                               

                               

 


Obituary and Calendar Dates Below 

 

 

        August 2014 

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3 4 5 Fast of Av 6 7 8 9
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       July 2014 

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Albert J. Fuenfer     Funeral Services 1:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son           Visitation after 12 Noon        Burial in Keneseth Israel Cemetery

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Allan E. Handmaker     Funeral Services 1:00 p.m. at The Temple                      Visitation after 12 Noon        Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

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Stanley P. Wolff              Graveside Services 1:00 p.m. at Keneseth Israel Cemetery  

Irene Frishman               Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Asheville, NC            Burial in Lou Pollock Cemetery

14 15 Fast of Tammuz 16

Sam Jacobs                    Funeral services 1:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son            Visitation after 12 Noon          Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

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

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Mikhail Ostrovsky          Services are private

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Howard D. Levine               Funeral services 2:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son                  Visitation after 1:00 p.m.              Burial in Louisville Memorial Gardens West

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27 28 Rosh Hodesh 29

Eunice Switow                     Funeral services 3:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son                 Visitation after 2:00 p.m.             Burial in B'nai Zion Cemetery in Chattanooga, TN

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        June 2014 

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1 2 3 Erev Shavout 4 Shavout 5 Shavout - Yizkor 6 7
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Hannah Napper            Funeral Services 3:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son       Visitation after 2:00 p.m.      Burial in The Temple Cemetery

14 Flag Day
15 Father's Day 16 17 18 19 20 21 Summer Begins
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Estelle Garmon           Funeral Services 12 Noon at Herman Meyer & Son    Visitation after 11:00 a.m.  Burial in Keneseth Israel Cemetery

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Roza Matselman         Graveside Services 10 a.m. at Anshei Sfard Cemetery

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Dr. Alan Moss Bornstein                        Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son       Visitation after 10:00 a.m.     Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

28 Rosh Hodesh
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26 July 2014 ~ 28 Tammuz  5774

Eunice R. Switow

Was born in Chattanooga, TN, June 27, 1933.  Eunice moved to Louisville and became an active member in the community when she married Arnold Switow.  She loved traveling, attending UofL basketball games, playing bridge and being with her family and friends.  She was a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun, NCJW – Louisville Section and the Bridge Center.

She is preceded in death by her husband of over 25 years, Arnold and a nephew, Matthew Alan Rauch.

She is lovingly remembered by her sister, Cecile Garry Parris of Chattanooga and daughter, Victoria B. (Daniel Paul) Kaplan of Los Angeles, CA; grandsons, Joseph Walter Kaplan and Samuel Robert Kaplan; and nephew, Harry David (Lana) Rauch.

Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue.  Visitation will begin after 2:00 p.m.  Burial will take place in B'nai Zion Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the James Graham Brown Cancer Research Center or Hosparus.

 

 

20 July 2014 ~ 22 Tammuz 5774

Howard D. Levine, 81

Died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at VA Medical Center – Louisville.  Born May 26, 1933 in Louisville, he was an Army veteran of the Korean War, worked as a pharmacist for over 50 years and was a member of AZO Pharmaceutical Association.  Howard loved fishing, building models and had a great sense of humor.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Kate Levine.

He is survived by his wife Deborah Klusmeier Levine; his children, Scott Levine (Sabrina), Todd Levine, Brett Marcum (Jennifer) and Whitney Woodford (Mike); his sister, Marilyn Niren (Charles); and 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Louisville Memorial Gardens – West.  Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to J.F.C.S., Hosparus, Alzheimer’s Association or donor’s favorite charity.

Shiva will be a Marilyn's residence located at 6113 Perma Drive, Louisville, KY  40218 ......... Tuesday from 6 to 8:00 p.m. and again Wednesday and Thursday from 7 to 9:00 p.m.

 

 

17 July 2014 ~ 19 Tammuz 5774

Mikhail Ostrovsky, 86

Died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Jewish Hospital.  Services will be private.

 

 

15 July 2014 ~ 17 Tammuz 5774

Sam Jacobs, 94

Died Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Episcopal Church Home.  He was born June 9, 1920 in Chicago, IL to the late Meyer and Clara Jacobs.  Sam worked as a manufacturer’s representative for automotive replacement parts, sporting goods and housewares, and most recently with promotional advertising.  He was a proud Army Air Corp Veteran of WWII, serving in the China-Burma-India Theatre, a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun, a former member of J.C.C., St. George Masonic Lodge #239 F&AM, Scottish Rite, Kosair, the Duffers, the ODOM Club and the CBI Association.

He is survived by his wife, Marcia Nudelman Jacobs; his daughter, Nancy Snow (Steve) and his son, Harvey Jacobs (Patricia) of Brentwood, TN; his brother, Morton Jacobs (Marilyn) of New Bern, NC; his grandchildren, Jamie Snow (Steve Milder), Michael Snow and Tim Anderson (Jenny); and two great-grandchildren, Abby and Benjamin.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 12 Noon.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

14 July 2014 ~ 16 Tammuz 5774

Dr. Sherman Elias, 67

Was the Past Chair, Department of Obstetrics, and Professor Emeritus in the Division of Clinical Genetics in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Previously, he was Professor and Henry and Emma Meyer Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston (1994-98), and the William G. Arends Chair and Phillip and Beverly Goldstick Professor of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Professor of Molecular Genetics at the University of Illinois at Chicago (1998-2003).

Dr. Elias served as President of the Society of Gynecologic Investigation, Director of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Secretary of the International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis, President of the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Vice President for Clinical Practice of the American College of Medical Genetics, and President of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation. He was the recipient of the Basil O’Connor Award and the Jonas Salk Health Leadership Award in Research from the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg National Fellowship Award, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Kentucky, and was named a University of Illinois Scholar. He authored over 375 articles, reviews, and chapters as well as 6 books. Dr. Elias’ work focused on prenatal genetic diagnosis, reproductive genetics, and medical ethics.

Dr. Elias earned his MD degree from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. He began his OB-GYN residency at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, completing it at the University of Louisville, where he served as chief resident. He served postdoctoral fellowships in genetics at Yale University School of Medicine and at the Feinberg School of Medicine. He was a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Genetics.

Dr. Elias was the son of the late Cantor Meyer and Rachel Elias.

Dr. Elias leaves his wife, Shelley; son Kevin Meyer Elias, MD and daughter-in-law Josephine Elias; and son Benjamin Artman Elias and daughter-in-law Elaine Parker, MD; and grandchildren Eitan Daniel Elias and Abigail Esther Elias.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Keneseth Israel Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 10 a.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to March of Dimes, the Jewish National Fund or donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

11 July 2014 ~ 13 Tammuz 5774

Stanley P. Wolff, 66

Died Friday, July 11, 2014 at Presbyterian Home.  He was retired from communication sales.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Max and Lena Wolff and his sister, Ann W. Roth.

He is survived by his sister, Esther Levitz (Arnold); four nephews and one niece.

A special thank you to Hosparus and to Rhonda and her staff at Presbyterian Home for their loving care.

Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Keneseth Israel Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Congregation Adath Jeshurun or Hosparus.

 

 

10 July 2014 ~ 12 Tammuz 5774

Irene Frishman, 91

Died Thursday, July 10, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.  

A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM, Sunday, July 13, 2014 in the chapel of Morris Funeral Home, 304 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC with Rabbi Shaya Susskind and Rabbi Justin Goldstein officiating.  Interment will follow at Lou Pollock Cemetery, Louisiana Avenue.

 

 

4 July 2014 ~ 6 Tammuz 5774

Allan E. Handmaker, 89

Died Friday, July 4, 2014 at Baptist Health Louisville.  Born February 4, 1925, he was a retired mechanical engineer and former owner of Raymond Meyer & Co. Mechanical Contracting and a member of The Temple.

He is survived by his wife Naomi Golden Handmaker; his daughters, Amy Handmaker (Michael Doery) of Monroe, CT, Julie Sinclair (John) of Farmington Hills, MI and Janet Hinkle (Steve) of Palm Harbor, FL; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 2014 at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42 with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 12 Noon.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

1 July 2014 ~ 3 Tammuz 5774

    

Albert J. Fuenfer, 93

Passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 1, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his children and grandchildren.  Born in Chicago, IL on November 29, 1920, 10 days after his family arrived in the United States from Poland, he graduated from Murray F. Tuley High School and received a BS Degree in Public Accounting from DePaul University.  In 1942, he enlisted in the United States Army Air Force and was trained as an aerial gunner and radio operator.  In 1944, he was assigned to the 490th Bombardment Group, 3rd Air Division, US Eighth Air Force, stationed in the ancient Saxon village of Eye, Suffolk, England.  He was proud of his service in what would become known as the “Mighty Eighth”, the most powerful aerial force ever assembled, and his wartime service to this country.  After discharge from the Army, he became a Certified Public Accountant in 1948, moved to Louisville and married Doris Lorber Fuenfer in 1949.  He was a partner in the Louis T. Roth and Company accounting firms for 57 years and a life-long member of Keneseth Israel Congregation.

Mr. Fuenfer was preceded in death by Doris, the love of his life and wife of 61 years, and his six sisters.

He is survived by his three children, Michael M. Fuenfer, M.D. of Marblehead, MA, Lisa F. Tessel and Julie Hung (Sekling) of Cincinnati, OH; and four grandchildren, Samantha and Emily Tessel and Jordan and Emma Hung.

He loved his family and his country, and instilled in his children and grandchildren the strong moral, patriotic and religious values that he demonstrated throughout his entire life, and this is his enduring legacy.  The family would like to express our appreciation to the many caregivers and physicians who attended to our father for their compassionate care over the course of many years, especially Dr.’s C. Russell Hoffman, Gary Fuchs and Bradley Thomas.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Keneseth Israel Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 12 Noon.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Keneseth Israel Congregation or donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

23 June 2014 ~ 25 Sivan 5774

Dr. Alan Moss Bornstein, 80

Of Louisville, born March 28, 1934, son of Sarah and Maurice (Barney) Bornstein, died on June 23, 2014. Alan graduated from Male High School (Valedictorian class of 1950-½) and Indiana University, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, before earning his medical degree from the University of Louisville, graduating at the top of his class. He trained at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts General Hospital, University of Louisville and the University of Michigan, while also serving briefly as a physician and captain in the U.S. Army in Columbia, South Carolina. Alan practiced as an internist in Louisville for over 30 years and had close and rewarding relationships in the local medical community. He was unfailingly dedicated to taking care of patients, and his patients appreciated and admired him greatly. After retiring from private practice he was on the faculty of the University of Louisville Department of Medicine, worked for Passport Healthcare, and at Baptist East and Jewish Hospitals. He also gave generously of his time in volunteering for The Fairness Campaign.

Alan enjoyed traveling with his wife Marilyn, gardening, working crossword puzzles, and sharing off-color jokes with his brother Ed, who could make him laugh like no one else.  The family would also like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Jane Cornett for her professionalism, care and service.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 56 years, Marilyn G. Bornstein. He is survived by his brother, Ed Bornstein (Marsha); children Susan Bornstein (David Fox), Brian Bornstein (Christie Emler), and Joan Bornstein; and grandchildren Lillian and Melissa Bornstein and Hannah and Brandon Woempner.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 27, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Marilyn and Alan Bornstein Fund for Family Therapy at Jewish Family and Career Services, 2821 Klempner Way, Louisville, KY 40205 or donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

22 June 2014 ~ 24 Sivan 5774

Roza Matselman, 92

Died Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Norton Hosparus Inpatient Care Center.  She was born in Khmelnitskiy, Ukraine to Ellya and Haya Mihalovich.  Roza was a housewife and a member of Anshei Sfard Congregation.

She is survived by her daughter, Yevgeniya Labunskaya (Yokov); her granddaughter, Larisa Labunskaya; and two grandsons, Alex and Arthur Greenberg.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Anshei Sfard Cemetery, Locust Lane.

 

 

19 June 2014 ~ 21 Sivan 5774

Estelle Lillian Garmon, 88

Died Thursday, June 19, 2014 at The Nazareth Home.  She was a native of Boston, MA, born May 12, 1926.  She was a member of Keneseth Israel Congregation and the Sisterhood, a former preschool teaching assistant for many years at Keneseth Israel preschool, a past member and Board of Trustee Member of the Jewish Community Center, a past chairperson of the Senior Adult Club of the Jewish Community Center and past advisor of Gamma Kappa BBG.  Estelle was an extremely active volunteer in both the Louisville Community and the Louisville Jewish Community, especially in working with senior adults.  The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to The Nazareth Home and The Charity Court for all of the outstanding care and love they gave Estelle.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Shifra Blaustein; her husband, Selwyn Garmon; and her daughter, Ellen Faye Garmon.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Joel and Lori Garmon; and her granddaughters, Allison Goldhammer (Aaron), Sara Garmon and Emily Garmon.

Funeral services will be 12 Noon, Monday, June 23, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Keneseth Israel Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ellen Faye Garmon Youth Award Fund c/o the Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchman’s Lane, Louisville, KY 40205 or Keneseth Israel Congregation, 2531 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, KY 40205.

 

 

12 June 2014 ~ 14 Sivan 5774

Hannah R. Herzberg Napper, 84

Died Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Golden Living Center – St. Matthews.  She was born June 4, 1930 in Ferriday, LA.  Hannah was a retired, lifelong LPN, a former secretary for the Old Louisville Hebrew School and Congregation Anshei Sfard and a member of The Temple.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Napper; and her son, Steven L. Fox.

She is survived by her son, Daniel J. Napper; a daughter-in-law, Melissa Fox; a sister, Tylene R. Robinson; and grandchildren, Benjamin and Courtney.

Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

 

17 May 2014 ~ 17 Iyar 5774

Lilo Behr Auslander, 89

Died Saturday, May 17, 2014 at her residence in Bardstown.  She was a former co-owner of Behr’s 5 & 10 in Bardstown and a member of Temple Shalom.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Fred & Ilse Behr; her husband, David D. Auslander; and her daughter, Gail Auslander Zemon.

She is survived by her sons, Michael B. Auslander, DVM (Lee Ann) and Steve W. Auslander, DMD (Janine); five grandchildren, Sheila Auslander (Imre Noth, MD), Alana Auslander-Price (Jon), Rachel Mather, MD, Marissa Auslander and Adam Mather, BSN, RN (Martha); five great-grandchildren, Alex, Ava, Ike, Jada and Lewis; her sister, Ellen Bizer; and her niece, Lynn Bizer DeMarco (Gino).

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2014 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ida and Bernhard Behr Holocaust Memorial Education Fund at The Jewish Community Center.

 

 

13 May 2014 ~ 13 Iyar 5774

Julie Jacobs, 53

Younger daughter of Susie and Philip Jacobs, lost her heroic battle of more than two years with appendiceal cancer on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.  Jacobs, 53, is survived by her loving husband Eric Conrad, devoted sister and brother-in-law Marcie and Gary Klein, adoring nephew Brady, in-laws Ari and Betty Chissin, and Uncle Fred Jacobs and his daughters, Ellen, Karen and Lauren.

Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Julie lived in Chicago and for the last 16 years in New York City, where she created a full and rich life and career as a communications professional.  Specializing in non-profits and the burgeoning field of social entrepreneurship, with a focus on developing countries, Julie developed a passion for committing her considerable intellect and compassion to improving the lives of others.  Julie enjoyed her adopted city, exploring it like a tourist and partaking in all its wonders, especially Central and Riverside Parks. Julie found love in New York with her devoted husband Eric, whom she married in summer 2011. Julie maintained her career and her friendships till the end, and she devoted her last years to strengthening her already fierce family bonds, as she turned her thoughts to what would come after she was no longer a physical presence in their life. She came to understand and believe that her example and unconditional love for her family, and theirs for her, would be her legacy.

Julie was a whip-smart public relations professional, strategic and thoughtful thinker, and true partner to everyone with whom she worked. She was a genuine and authentic individual. Julie was accepting and non-judgmental.  She was generous and strong and loyal.  Her bravery and grace in dealing with the daily challenges of her disease and her heroic acceptance of the inevitable inspire and astound all who knew and loved her.

Julie’s contributions were enormous.  She was proof that one person can make a difference. Julie was a trusted advisor to the Skoll Foundation and its global community of social entrepreneurs.  She provided her counsel to the Global Philanthropy Forum and the Wealth & Giving Forum.  She was on the board of the Lerner Family Foundation (LFF), begun by her Uncle, Donald Lerner, formed to support nonprofits in the foster care arena.  Julie’s legacy will live on in with the newly formed LFF program, Julie’s Fund for Girls’ Empowerment.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2014 at The Temple-Waller Chapel, 5101 US Hwy 42, with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m.  For those wishing to do so, a donation may be made to The Temple or Julie’s Fund via the Lerner Family Foundation, and sent to the attention of Sharon Lerner, 1545 Hillview Drive, Sarasota, FL 34239.

 

 

7 May 2014 ~ 7 Iyar 5774

Anna Rosenbaum, 94

Died Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Episcopal Church Home.  She was a native of Leitchfield, KY, born April 7, 1920 to the late John and Mae Develle McCoy.  She was a former owner & operator of Anna’s Studio from 1960 to 1981.  Anna was also an Interior Designer and was the first to use silk flowers in this area.  She was a past president of American Society of Interior Designers-Louisville Chapter and a former member of The Temple.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Bonnie Rosenbaum.

She is survived by her special friends, Delores Campbell and Scott Nussbaum.

Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014 at The Temple Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Temple or the Humane Society.

 

 

3 May 2014 ~ 3 Iyar 5774

Rabbi Joel Wasser, 50

Of Littleton, Colorado, formerly of Tampa, died Friday, May 3, 2014.  Rabbi Wasser was born in Toronto, Canada to Leo & Rae Wolf Wasser.  He earned his BA's from Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary where he received his Rabbinical ordination.  He served congregations in Great Neck and Elmira, New York before dedicating 13 years as Rabbi to Congregation Kol Ami in Tampa. He briefly served at Keneseth Israel Congregation in Louisville prior to his move to Colorado. Giving to others and teaching Torah is what fueled Rabbi Wasser's passion along with his love for his children. 

Survivors include his mother, Rae; wife, Chanah Cohn; four children, Ayala, Shira, Yoni (mother, Amy Wasser) and daughter, Nehara; siblings, Ellen, Eric & Lloyd along with many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Congregation Kol Ami, 3919 Moran Road, Tampa, FL.  Interment will be at Gan Shalom Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish National Fund or the charity of ones choice.

 

 

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