Obituary and Calendar Dates Below 


        August 2015 









2 3 4 Raoul Wallenberg Day 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 Night of Murdered Soviet Jewish Poets 13 14 15 Rosh Hodesh
16 Rosh Hodesh 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31          



        July 2015 









    1 2 3 4 4th of July
5 Fast of Tammuz 6 7 8 9

Gary Webb Anderson   Funeral Services 11:15 a.m. at Temple Shalom, 4615 Lowe Road                                Visitation after 10:30 a.m.      Burial in Temple Shalom section of Keneseth Israel Cemetery

10 11
12 13

Isaac Maya                    Funeral Services 1:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son   Visitation after 12 Noon     Burial in The Temple Cemetery

14 15 16 17 Rosh Hodesh 18
19 20 21 22

Ailene Winer                     Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son         Visitation after 10:00 a.m.     Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

23 24 25
26 Fast of Av

Julian S. "Geeber" Goldberg                            Funeral Services 10:00 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son             Visitation after 8:30 a.m.       Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

27 28 29 30

Harry Rosen                    Graveside Services 2:00 p.m. at Anshei Sfard Cemetery





        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



July 27, 2015 ~ 11 Av 5775

Harry Rosen, 93

Died Monday, July 27, 2015 at Spring Lake Village in Santa Rosa, CA.  He was a native of Elkhart, IN, born July 17, 1922 to the late Helen and Benjamin Rosen.  He was a graduate of Purdue University, a WWII Army veteran and a retired owner of a muffler shop.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sylvia Lee Rosen; and a son, Jay Rosen.

He is survived by his daughter, Karla Rosen and son-in-law, Henry Perez of Santa Rosa, CA; his granddaughter, Naomi Rosen of New York City, NY; and his daughter-in-law, Judy Benstein, of New York City, NY.

Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Anshei Sfard Cemetery, 721 Locust Lane.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to donor's favorite charity.



July 22, 2015 ~ 6 Av 5775

Julian Sherwood "Geeber" Goldberg, 85

Longtime resident of Louisville, died on July 22, 2015 after a brief illness.

He is survived by his children Michael (Margaret) of Wilmette, Illinois and Nancy (John) Silverman of Cincinnati, Ohio; three grandchildren Hannah Silverman, Charles Goldberg and Olivia Silverman; and his beloved “honey” Rosalind Weiss. He is also survived by his sister Judith (Warren) Glauber of Pepper Pike, Ohio and his brother-in-law Irving Schuster of Louisville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Goldberg.

Julian, or Geeber as he was fondly known, was born on August 28, 1929 to Bess and Sam Goldberg. He graduated from duPont Manual High School, Dartmouth College and received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.  His kindness and sense of humor were his trademarks. He was an institution on Main Street where he owned and operated G & K Shoe Co. for many years.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 26 at 10:00 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to a charity of your choice.



July 18, 2015 ~ 3 Av 5775

Ailene F. Winer, 86

Passed away on Saturday, July 18, at the age of 86. She left behind her beloved husband of 65 years Sidney A. Winer, her daughters, Audrey Bartlow (Peter) of Chicago, Illinois, Diane Chesher of Louisville, and Meredith Friedman (Richard) of Northbrook, Illinois; sister Josephine Brower, grandchildren, Ryan Bartlow, Jake Bartlow, Ian Chesher, Carly Friedman and Josie Friedman.

Ailene attended Indiana University and later, University of Lousiville while raising her family. She taught Montessori at St. Francis in the Fields Church. In the early 1960's she was active in the Civil Rights movement and volunteered for Head Start. She appreciated and supported the arts and held subscriptions to the Louisville Orchestra and collected fine art.  She was a former member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun, where her husband, Sidney was a past president.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 10:00 a.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the donor's favorite charity.



July 11, 2015 ~ 24 Tammuz 5775

Isaac Maya, 91

Passed away peacefully on July 11, 2015 at Baptist Health Palliative Care surrounded by family, the most important thing in life for him. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Corina and survived by his daughter Rosa, son, Mario (Vicki), grandchildren Rachel Fremeth (Adam) and Alex Maya (Temma), and beautiful twin great grandchildren, Layla and Seth, with whom he had the opportunity to love on for the past year. 

He was a wonderful man and a wonderful father, grandfather, and great grandfather and friend to everyone he met and will be sorely missed by all. He especially loved his "periquitos", his Spanish nickname for the Louiville Cardinal basketball team of which he was a rabid fan since emigrating to the US from Cuba with his family in 1961,  attending most of their home games at Yum Center until his passing. Special thanks to Drs. Bill Dillon, Albert Olash Jr., Fred Witten and Greg Stevens for their expert care which allowed him to enjoy a wonderful quality of life for all these years.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 13, 2015 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation after 12 Noon.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the general fund of The Temple, Congregation Adath Jeshurun, Hosparus, or charity of your choosing



July 8, 2015 ~ 21 Tammuz 5775

Gary Webb Anderson, 63

Died on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 following a seven year battle with Leukemia.  The 63-year old was a practicing attorney, a former International & National President of Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity and a former linebacker at the University of Kentucky, where he received his Bachelors before receiving his J.D. from the University of Louisville.

At the time of his passing, he was married to Patricia Anderson Cook of Louisville.

Gary is survived by three sons, Michael (Robin), Adam (Rachel) and Evan, all of whom live in Chicago; three grandchildren; his sisters, Penny A. Brill of Louisville, Ann Anderson of Pennsylvania and Brooke Anderson of San Francisco. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ross and his parents, Polly and George Anderson.

Funeral services will be 11:15 a.m. Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Temple Shalom, 4615 Lowe Road with burial in Temple Shalom section of Keneseth Israel Cemetery.  Visitation will be after 10:30 a.m.   Donations in Gary's memory can be made to the Alpha Epsilon Pi Foundation, 8815 Wesleyan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46268.



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.




Herman Meyer & Son, PO Box 4052, Louisville, Kentucky 40204 | 502.458.9569 |