Obituaries


 

                               

                               

 


Obituary and Calendar Dates Below 

 

 

       April 2015 

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      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
12

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

13

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
26

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

27 28 29 30    

 

 

        March 2015 

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1

Sandra Friedson          Funeral Services 12 Noon at Herman Meyer & Son  Visitation after 10:30 a.m.  Burial postponed until Monday due to inclement weather

2

Sandra Friedson        Burial in the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation Cemetery North at 12:30 pm

3 Fast of Esther 5 Purim 6 Shushan Purim 7
8 Daylight Saving Time Begins 9 10

 

11 12

Frances "Fran" O'Koon                         Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son   Visitation after 10:00 a.m.   Burial in Keneseth Israel Cemetery

Donna Rae Strauss    Funeral Services 2:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son     Visitation after 1:00 p.m.    Burial in Cave Hill Cemetery

13

Paula Ungerleider        Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son   Visitation after 10:00 a.m.   Burial in The Temple Cemetery

14
15

Sidney Perchik              Funeral Services 2:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son           Visitation after 1:00 p.m.     Burial in Anshei Sfard Cemetery

16

William "Bill" Kidd      No Services                       Memorial gifts to donor's favorite charity

17

Howard "Zeke" Klein    Funeral Services 2:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son           Visitation after 1:00 p.m.    Burial in Keneseth Israel Cemetery

18 19 20 Spring Begins 21 Rosh Hodesh                           Shabbat Hahodesh
22 23

Margot Barr                  Funeral Services 3:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son      Visitation after 2:00 p.m.      Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery 

24 25

Elaine Frank                     Funeral Services 1:00 p.m. at The Temple                     Visitation after 12 Noon        Burial in The Temple Cemetery

Reva Frank                    Funeral Services 2:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son           Visitation after 1:00 p.m.    Burial in Keneseth Israel Cemetery

26 27 28
29

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

30

Dorothy Krinsky          Funeral Services 11:30 a.m. at Temple Shalom             Visitation after 10:30 a.m.   Burial in Cave Hill Cemetery

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        February 2015 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1 3 4 Tu B'Shevat 5

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

6 7
8 9 10

Mark Tarbis                  Graveside Services 3:00 p.m. at Anshei Sfard Cemetery

11 12 Lincoln's Birthday

Philip Lassman            Memorial Service 4:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son

13 14
15 Brotherhood & Sisterhood Week 16 President's Day 17 18 19 Rosh Hodesh 20 Rosh Hodesh  21
22 Washington's Birthday 23 24 25

Bernard "Bunky" Silverman                        Funeral Service 1:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son           Visitation after noon              Burial in Anshei Sfard Cemetery

26 27 28

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 www.tinyurl.com/garyswim.  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

 

 

February 23, 2015 ~ 4 Adar 5775

Bernard "Bunky" Silverman, 88

Died Monday, February 23, 2015 at Baptist Hospital.  He was the founder of First Link Supermarket in 1943 and co- owner of Silverman Foods.  He was a US Navy veteran of WWII in which he received a special commendation from President Harry Truman for deactivating bombs.

He is survived by his sons, Bruce (Robin) Silverman and Steve Silverman of Cincinnati; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Anshei Sfard Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at noon.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Robin Silverman Renovation Fund at Congregation Adath Jeshurun.

 

 

February 11, 2015 ~ 22 Shevat 5775

Philip Lassman, 61

Of Louisville, died Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Hosparus Inpatient Care Center.  He was born October 21, 1953 in New York, New York to the late Max and Gertrude Kellner Lassman.  He was a cab driver and once served in the Israeli Defense Force.

He is survived by his daughter, Michele Lassman of London, England; his sister, Denise Torve of CT; and a cousin, Michael Evans of Australia.  

The family wishes to thank all of Phil's dear friends who loved and supported him through this time.

A memorial service will be 4:00 p.m. Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue.

 

 

 

February 5, 2015 ~ 16 Shevat 5775

Mark Tarbis, 47

Of Louisville, passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015.  Born March 4, 1967, he was a native of Champaign, IL.  He was a longtime employee of Clark County 911 and a volunteer for the Highview Fire Department and Camp Taylor Fire Protection District.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Malcolm and Paula Tarbis.

He is survived by his sons, Aaron and Noah Tarbis and his sister, Laurel Tarbis Brandt (Ed) of Sunbury, OH.

Graveside services will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Anshei Sfard Cemetery, 721 Locust Lane.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to donor’s charity of choice.

 

February 2, 2015 ~ 13 Shevat 5775

Regina Firstenberg Sivak, 89

Passed away Monday, February 2, 2015 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital.  Born June 26, 1925 in Antwerp Belgium, she was the daughter of the late Morris and Gussie Firstenberg.  While she was visiting the Catskill Mountains resort, she met the love her life, her husband of 71 years, Dr. George Sivak.  The Sivaks lived in Montgomery, AL, Ansonia, CT, Columbus, GA, Cincinnati, OH and settled in Louisville, where Dr. Sivak was in practice, specializing in Urology.  Gina worked at her husband’s practice, was in the insurance industry and sold jewelry for years at Buschmeyers.   She did her finest work as a wife, homemaker and mother to her three children.  She was a member of The Temple, an actor with Heritage Theatre at JCC and Anchorage Little Playhouse and a reader at the Kentucky School for the Blind.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her granddaughter, Rebecca; and her brother, Donald (Dodge) Firstenberg.

She is survived by her loving husband, Dr. George Sivak; her children, Cheryl Sivak, Dr. Gary (Kordrice) Sivak of Cleveland and Dr. Denis (Barbara) Sivak of CT; her sister, Beatrice Kirjner of Paris, France; her grandchildren, Colin, Lara and Bryan; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 2:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Jewish Family & Career Services Food Pantry Fund.

 

 

 

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