Obituary and Calendar Dates Below 



        October 2016 









2 Erev Rosh Hashana 3 Rosh Hashana 4 Rosh Hashana


5 Fast of Gedaliah 6

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

7 8

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

10 Columbus Day 11 Erev Yom Kippur 12 Yom Kippur                    Yizkor





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

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


16 Erev Sukkot

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

17 Sukkot 18 Sukkot

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

19 Sukkot - 1st Intermediary Day

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

20 Sukkot - 2nd Intermediary Day 21 Sukkot - 3rd Intermediary Day 22
23 Hoshanah Rabbah 24 Shemini Atzeret           Yizkor 25 Simchat Torah 26 27 28 29
30 31          




        September 2016 











2 3 Rosh Hodesh
4 Rosh Hodesh

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

5 Labor Day 6 7 8 9

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


Ruth Fitzpatrick                      Arrangements are incomplete and pending at this time


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


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

14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 Fall Begins


23 24

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

26 27 28

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


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






        August 2016 









1 2 3 4 Raoul Wallenberg Day 5 Rosh Hodesh 6 Rosh Hodesh


7 8 9 10

Priscilla "Penny" Diamond     Funeral Services 2:00 p.m. at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42                 Visitation after 1:00 p.m.

11 12 13
14 Fast of Av 15 16 17 18 19

Lucas Sniderman               Funeral Services will be at Shriver-Allison-Courtley-Weller-King Funeral Home in Youngstown, OH Burial will take place in El Emeth Granada Cemetery in Youngstown



21 22 23



Irving William Pittleman          Memorial Services 1:00 p.m. at The Temple                                     Visitation after 12 Noon

25 26 27
28 29 30 31  




        July 2016 









        1 2
3 4 Independence Day 5 6 Rosh Hodesh 7 Rosh Hodesh 8

Murray Greenwald                Memorial Service 2:00 p.m. at The Temple                                            Visitation after 12 Noon

10 11 12 13 14 15


17 18 19

Dr. George C. Sivak      Funeral Services 3:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.  Visitation after 2:00 p.m.    Burial in The Temple Cemetery

20 21 22

Lore Strauss                        Funeral Services 12 Noon at The Temple                                          Visitation after 11:00 a.m.                Burial in The Temple Cemetery           

Ann Carole Hertz Arena           Private Graveside Service                   Burial in The Temple Cemetery

24 Fast of Tammuz 25 26 27 28 29

Dora Kohn Garber             Graveside service 11:00 a.m. at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

Nicholas "Nick" Wachter         Private Graveside Services





        June 2016 









    1 2 3 4
5 Jerusalem Day

Ruth H. Englander     Burial in Eternal Light Memorial Gardens in Boynton Beach, FL

7 Rosh Hodesh 8

Lore Kahn Weber                     Graveside Services 11:00 a.m. at The Temple Cemetery

9 10

Murray Greenwald              Memorial Service 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 8th at The Temple   Visitation beginning at 12 Noon

11 Erev Shavuot
12 Shavuot 13 Shavuot 14 15 16 17 18
19 Father's Day 20 Summer Begins 21

Joan Wood Kay             Funeral Services 2:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.    Visitation after 1:00 p.m.    Burial in Cave Hill Cemetery

22 23

Irwin Gerald Waterman      Funeral Services 1:00 p.m. at The Temple                                    Visitation after 12 Noon             Burial in The Temple Cemetery

24 25
26 27 28 29 30

October 15, 2016 ~ 13 Tishri 5777

Lillian Gordon Shein, 94

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

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

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

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





October 15, 2016 ~ 13 Tishri 5777

Dr. Naum Klinberg, 81

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

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

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

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





October 12, 2016 ~ 10 Tishri 5777

Lois G. Joseph, 92

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

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

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

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





October 10, 2016 ~ 8 Tishri 5777

David Fleischaker, 73

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

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

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

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

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

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





October 11, 2016 ~ 9 Tishri 5777

Dorothy "Dottie" Bass, 64

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

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

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





October 6, 2016 ~ 5 Tishri 5777

George Sydney Klein, 91

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

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

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

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

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

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





October 4, 2016 ~ 2 Tishri 5777

Eleanor J. Shuster, 84

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

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

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

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






September 26, 2016 ~ 23 Elul 5777

Shaina Alexander Prizant, 37

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



September 27, 2016 ~24 Elul 5777

Ronald Platoff, 65

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

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


September 22, 2016 ~ 19 Elul 5777

James "Jim" Levin, 88

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

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

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

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

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

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






September 13, 2016 ~ 10 Elul 5777

Faye “Pepperkorn” Radcliffe, 70

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

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




September 11, 2016 ~ 8 Elul 5777

Ruth Fitzpatrick, 84

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




September 9, 2016 ~ 7 Elul 5777

Renee DellOrfano, 97

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

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

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

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





September 1, 2016 ~ 28 Av 5776

Marjory Horwitz, 94

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

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

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

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

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





August 31, 2016 ~ 27 Av 5776

Frances Marie Rothschild, 87

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

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

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

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





August 20, 2016 ~ 16 Av 5776

Irving William Pittleman, 92

Died Saturday, August 20, 2016. He was the oldest and only son of Harry and Ida Pittleman and brother to Estelle Pittleman Chapman and Marilyn Pittleman Sweet.

Born in Detroit, Michigan on October 27, 1923, Irv graduated from the University of Wisconsin where he lettered in football, track and baseball. It was at Wisconsin that Irv met his wife of 70 years, June Mortner Sandler. After graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wisconsin, Irv joined the Navy as an Ensign where he was able to continue studying at Harvard until he left the Navy, married June, and joined General Electric. While at GE for more than 40 years, he worked initially in air conditioning and then refrigeration where he rose to become General Manager of Marketing. He is credited with helping to establish the ice dispenser in a refrigerator door. Irv then pursued a second career in commercial real estate. Irv was president of his HOA, his investment club, and played poker, golf and tennis regularly with friends.

Irv is survived by his children: Marcia, Ken, Steve and Ellen, and three grandchildren, as well as his wife, June.

A memorial service in Irv’s honor will take place 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 24th at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42.  Visitation will begin after 12 Noon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either The Temple or the charity of your choice.





August 19, 2016 ~ 16 Av 5776

Lucas Sniderman, 26

Died Friday, August 19, 2016 at Jewish Hospital.  He was a native of Youngstown, OH.  He was living in Elizabethtown, KY.  He is survived by his father, Glenn and his mother, Sharon.  Funeral services will take place at Shriver-Allison-Courtley-Weller-King Funeral Home in Youngstown, Ohio.  Burial will take place in El Emeth Granada Cemetery in Youngstown.




August 5, 2016 ~ 1 Av 5776

Priscilla "Penny" Diamond, 75

Wife of the late Ivan M. Diamond, passed away at her home surrounded by her children on August 5th, 2016 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.  Penny is survived by her daughter Elizabeth Diamond, of Baltimore, MD; her son Daniel Diamond and his wife, Laura, of Houston, TX; and five grandchildren, Zoe and Jilly Reck, of Baltimore, MD and Frank, Charlie and Harper Diamond of Houston, TX.  She is also survived by her sister Susan Seiderman, of Coral Gables, FL. 

Penny was born on September 28, 1940 in Miami, Florida to her parents Emanuel & Miriam Seiderman of Coral Gables, FL.  She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in History and graduated Cum Laude with a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Louisville.  She was passionate about all of her interests and was continually engaged in learning new things.  Penny had a very successful legal career where she ran her own practice for many years.  Additionally, she had a wide variety of hobbies from riding horses, astrology, traveling with family and friends to painting and drawing.  Some of her work was exhibited at local galleries.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at The Temple, 5101 U.S. 42, Louisville, KY, with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the following charities,, or





July 28, 2016 ~ 22 Tammuz 5776

Dora Kohn Garber

Died peacefully at her home in Louisville Thursday.  She was 100 years old. 

Dora lived her entire life in Louisville, 69 of those years, married to her husband, love and partner in life, Irv Garber.  They owned Gabe’s Pawn Shop at the corner of Preston and College Streets, traveled the world, and raised three devoted children, Susan Garber Flack, Linda Garber Sternberg and Eddie Garber. Dora is survived by her children, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, as well as countless other family and friends.

  Funeral services will be held graveside at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 29th at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery, 2926 Preston Highway.  The family will be receiving friends and family following the burial at Magnolia Springs Senior Living, 8225 Whipps Mill Road.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hosparus or Dare to Care.





July 24, 2016

Nicholas "Nick" Wachter, 29

Passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016 at his home.  Graveside services are private.




July 20, 2016 ~ 14 Tammuz 5776

Ann Carole Hertz Arena (Horsey), 73

Of Jeffersonville, formerly of Louisville, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at her home.  She was a native of Brooklyn, NY, born February 18, 1943 to the late Ida Sandler and Charles Hertz. Ann was a graduate of Perth Amboy (NJ) High School and School of Nursing in Newark, NJ.

During her career in nursing she was affiliated with Martland Medical Center (charge nurse of the Orthopedic Unit), the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Mercy Douglas Hospital (head nurse) and the psychiatric unit in Philadelphia, PA. In 1964, she married Paul Joseph Arena and lived a short time in San Antonio, TX before moving to Wichita, KS and Rochester, MN.

She is preceded in death by her parents; a brother; and her long time companion, Stephen S. Horsey.

She is survived by her son, Joey Arena (Natalie Schoenbaechler) and her daughter, Suzi Lazzari; and her grandchildren, Spencer and Sydney Lazzari.

A private graveside will be held at The Temple Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Kentucky Humane Society or the Alley Theatre, 633 W. Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202.





July 20, 2016 ~ 14 Tammuz 5776

Lore Strauss, 91

Died Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Episcopal Church Home.  Lore worked in her family business, the former Hirscheimer Company.  She was a member of The Temple, The Temple Sisterhood and NCJW-Louisville Section.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Martin Strauss.

She is survived by her daughter, Karen Strauss (Michael Hymson) and her son, Howard Strauss (Carolyn); six grandchildren, her adored grandsons, Benjamin Clark Morrison (Olya) and Clinton Strauss Morrison (Meridith), and Ted, Abigail, Peter and Joanna; her former granddaughter-in-law, Eleanor Glover; and her great-grandchildren, Frances Strauss and Tinsley, Madeleine and Ellington Morrison.

Funeral services will be 12 Noon Friday, July 22nd at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42, with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 11:00 a.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to WRJ at The Temple, the UofL Delta Phi Epsilon Inge Hirscheimer Memorial Fund, 215 Central Avenue, Ste 300, Louisville, KY 40208 or the Alzheimer’s Association.





July 15, 2016 ~ 9 Tammuz 5776

Dr. George C. Sivak, 98

Died Friday, July 15, 2016 of natural causes.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Regina Firstenberg; his parents, Rose and Benjamin; and by his two brothers, Jack and Morris.  He is survived by his three children, Denis (wife, Barbara), Cheryl and Gary (wife, Kordrice); three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  George was the embodiment of the American dream, arriving in this country as a three year old member of his immigrant family.  Recognizing the benefit of an education and through hard work, achieved success as a Doctor of Medicine, a specialist in urology and to the practice of which he dedicated his life.

After an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 1946, he began practice as a general practitioner.  Ten years later, he decided to specialize in urology. The course of his training brought him to Louisville, where he began his specialty practice and raised his family.  In his declining years, he resided at Forest Springs where the nurses and ancillary personnel were more than kind and caring.  Their concern for his well being was only surpassed by Jill Morrow and Karen Kitzman, who were his constant companions and caregivers.

His wit, intelligence and sense of humor will be sorely missed, not only by his immediate and extended family, but by everyone who knew and loved him.

Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 19th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 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 Sonny & Janet Meyer Food Pantry at Jewish Family & Career Services.






June 19, 2016 ~ 13 Sivan 5776

Irwin Gerald Waterman, 93

Died peacefully on Father’s Day, June 19, 2016.  He was born October 25, 1922 in Greenwood, Mississippi.  He held a Bachelor’s in English and a law degree from University of Mississippi and a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law.  He served in the US Army for 30 months during WWII, including nine months with the 164th Infantry Regiment in the Philippines and nine months with units in Japan during the Occupation after the war, leading one of the units in the victory parade in Tokyo.

He was a partner and practiced law with Morris & Garlove (later known as Morris, Garlove, Waterman & Johnson) and Seiller Waterman LLC, and was an authority on taxation and estate planning.  He served as president of the Louisville School for Autistic Children, president of the Standard Country Club of Louisville and was a member of The Temple.

“Grand”, as his grandchildren dubbed him, loved the practice of law, playing golf, Sunday night family dinners, reading, watching C-SPAN and professional baseball, and many dogs.  He was a Gentleman, the smartest person his family knew and a valuable source of prophetic advice.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sophia Garlove and Joseph Meyer Waterman; his wife of 47 years, Patricia Voss Waterman; and his brother, David (Marilyn) Waterman.

He is survived by his three children, Robert (Susan) Waterman, Susan (John) Sales and Linda (Glyn) Humphrey; his six grandchildren, Jessica (Michael) Israel, Jordan (Caitlin) Waterman, Ethan Sales, Ben Humphrey, Emma Sales and Sophie Humphrey; and his brother, Dr. Norton (Judy) Waterman.

The family expresses their gratitude for the care he received from Hosparus and Westport Place.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 23rd at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42 with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 12 Noon.  Expressions of sympathy may be sent to The Pat Waterman Nursing Scholarship at Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare Foundation, 250 East Liberty Street, Suite 612, Louisville, KY 40202, The Temple or Hosparus.





June 19, 2016 ~ 13 Sivan 5776

Joan Wood Kay, 87

Died Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Episcopal Church Home.  A Louisville native, she was born May 24, 1929 to the late Guy B. and Helen Wood. She was a graduate of University of Louisville in 1951 and shortly thereafter, attended the University of Florence in Italy under a Fulbright scholarship. In 1953, she became a writer for the Courier Journal until her retirement in 1987.

Joan was known to friends as gracious, smart and witty.  She had a keen appreciation for art and was an avid reader of mysteries and newspapers.  She was skilled at needlepoint and knitting and was a world traveler, who wrote humorous poems and limericks for friends.  Joan also acquired a vast collection of Teddy bears.  She spoke Italian and French and was always fashionably dressed – often in her favorite color, lavender.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Michael Kay.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Cave Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 1:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, DC 20024-2126.





June 10, 2016 ~ 4 Sivan 5776

Murray J. Greenwald, 84

Died Friday, June 10, 2016, at Kindred Hospital.  He was born in Philadelphia but always considered himself a Kentucky native as he lived here since he was six months old. He was born March 20, 1932, to the late Lottie Marder & A. Herman Greenwald.

The son of a Polish immigrant butcher, Murray was a self-made man who graduated from the University of Louisville School of Law in 1955, having received his Juris Doctor without an undergraduate degree in 3½ years.  When asked once why he graduated so quickly, he simply said, “I couldn’t afford not to.” Throughout his career, Murray was universally considered the patriarch of the local real estate bar and was proud of his decades of service for the Jefferson County Public Defender’s Office, the Louisville Bar Foundation and the Louisville Bar Association.  In his chosen career and throughout life, he practiced law and lived by a high standard of ethics which he counted upon all those close to him to adhere. 

He had been a part-time resident of Longboat Key, FL and was a member of the Standard Country Club, Longboat Key Club and The Temple. He also had served as a board member and chairman of Paramount Foods prior to its sale in the early 1990s. He was an avid Louisville Cardinals fan but, much to the chagrin of his children and grandchildren, he also became a Kentucky Wildcats fan later in life.

He always said that his greatest triumph in life was his children. The altruistic commitment he had to them kids was a legacy in its own right.  It didn’t require accomplishment, deeds or reward.  He was always inventing some excuse to brag to unsuspecting bystanders about a recent feat of his children no matter how minute or inconsequential.

Humility was his virtue except when it came to the accomplishments of his children.  To these he was quite spirited. He was extremely proud of the educational legacy he afforded all three of them to be able to obtain graduate degrees in their respective fields.   He enabled his three children to reach their full potential through his emotional and financial support and wordlessly guided them through his strong work ethic.  If outcomes or consequences were not in their favor he brushed it off with “it’s all part of the game” or “it’s just one of those things”. Dad/Grandpa/Mur/Old Man was always there for his children, whether it be as confidant, standing on the sidelines at a rain soaked soccer game or giving a big bear hug when one was needed but just as often when it was not. He never let any of his children or grandchildren leave the house without a hug and a kiss or end a telephone call without them hearing his parting signature words: “I love you.” 

Murray was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 53 years, Peggy Hirsch Greenwald, and his daughter, Brooke Greenwald Cohen, both of whom passed away four years ago.

He is survived by his sons, Bart (Deborah) Greenwald and Brent (Heidi) Greenwald; and his 10 grandchildren, Kyle, Kali, Kaidun, Crue, Charlyse, Joey, Avery, Walker, Tayson and Koldyn. He is also survived by his two trusted employees and friends, Bonnie Johnston and Sue Moore, who worked with Murray for 47 years and 25 years, respectively. Up until the day Murray passed, their frequent visits and emotional commitment were more vital to his rehabilitation and relative sanity than a battalion of physicians and therapists.

Years ago he was once asked whether he ever goes to the cemetery to visit “Grandpa”.  He responded that he didn’t need to go to the cemetery; he talks to Grandpa every day.  Now he can have those many long awaited conversations with precious family members who preceded him in death while those he left behind can continue to seek his counsel in the same way he spoke every to his father.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 8th from Noon to 2 p.m. at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42.  A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. and a celebration of Murray’s life and continued visitation will follow the service at The Temple.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Louisville-Jefferson Public Defender Corp., 717-719 W. Jefferson Street, Louisville, KY 40202 or The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42, Louisville, KY 40241.





June 6, 2016 ~ 29 Iyar 5776

Lore Kahn Weber, 87

Of Louisville passed away on Monday, June 6, 2016.  

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Alfred.  She is survived by her son, Henry Weber (LeeAnn); her grandsons, Daniel Weber (Deirdre) and Eric Weber (Kelly); and her great-grandson, Patrick, who she called her Sweetheart.

Her graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 8th at The Temple Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be sent to Home of the Innocents or The Salvation Army.




June 5, 2016 ~ 28 Iyar 5776

Ruth H. Englander, 90

Died Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Sacred Heart Home.  She was a native of New York city, born October 11, 1925 to the late Sadye Weiner & John Hartman.  Ruth was a retired nurse and member of Mt. Sinai Alumni Association.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 55 years, Arthur Englander.

She is survived by her daughter, Frances Englander of Louisville; her son, Edward Englander of Albany, NY; her grandsons, Noah Englander Jacobs and Seth Englander Jacobs (Molly); her great-granddaughter, Hadley Jacobs; and her two nieces, Julie Englander Berry (Ron) and Carol Englander Boatner (Bruce).

Burial will take place in Eternal Light Memorial Gardens, Boynton Beach, FL.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.




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