Obituary and Calendar Dates Below 



        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

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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