Obituaries


 

                               

                               

 


Obituary and Calendar Dates Below 

 

        March 2015 

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

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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 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 Spring Begins 21 Rosh Hodesh                           Shabbat Hahodesh
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        February 2015 

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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

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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

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       January 2015 

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Monday

Tuesday

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        1 Fast of Tevet

Martin P. Bailen               Funeral Services 2:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son        Visitation after 12:30 p.m.      Burial in The Temple Cemetery

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Emily Keisler                  Memorial Services 12 Noon at The Temple - Waller Chapel   Visitation after 11:00 a.m.

 

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Max Weinstein                    Graveside Services 3:00 p.m. at Agudath Achim Cemetery, 2785 Preston Hwy

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

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Barbara Elaine Greenberg                    There will be a private family Celebration of Life

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Myron Lee Horvitz         Funeral Services 1:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son           Visitation after 12 Noon          Burial in Anshei Sfard Cemetery

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Lillian O. Seligman              Funeral Services 12:30 p.m. at The Temple                                 Visitation after 11:00 a.m.            Burial in Keneseth Israel Cemetery

21 Rosh Hodesh 22 23

Andrew Schiller              Funeral Services 1:30 p.m. at Congregation Adath Jeshurun  Visitation after 12:30 p.m.       Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

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25 26 27 Holocaust Remembrance Day 28 29 30 31

 

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 Ė 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 Mayorís Citation for distinguished community involvement and service.  Sandi was a former chairperson of Childrenís 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; her children, Jeff Friedson (Christine) of Aberdeen, NJ, Ilene Currier of Tampa, FL and David Friedson (Debbye) of Collierville, TN; and a grandson, 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 donorís 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 husbandís 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.

 

 

January 21, 2015 ~ 1 Shevat 5775

Andrew Schiller, 45

Left us on January 21, 2015.  He was the beloved son of Denise Schiller and the late Dr. Sheldon Schiller.  Andrew was a casino host with Horseshoe Casino and a former volunteer firefighter with Harrods Creek Fire Department.

He leaves behind his brother, Robert (and Debby), his sister, Pamela (and Brian) and his niece and nephews, Jonah, Kevin, Samuel, Katie and Ethan.

He loved them and they loved him, with all the love of the life that he possessed.  We mourn the loss of a life unfulfilled and celebrate the years we had with him.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 23, 2015 at Congregation Adath Jeshurun, 2401 Woodbourne Avenue with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Visitation will be after 12:30 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Congregation Adath Jeshurun or the Angelman Syndrome Foundation, 75 Executive Drive, Aurora, IL  60504.

 

 

January 18, 2015 ~ 27 Tevet 5775

Lillian Oppenheim Seligman, 69

Of Louisville, died January 18, 2015 at her home.  Lillian was a speech-language pathologist at the Veterans Administration Hospital for over 35 years. She was actively involved in many aspects of the Louisville community including serving as past President of the Jewish Family & Career Services, past Board member of The Temple, and a docent at the Speed Art Museum and Louisville International Airport. 

 

Most of all, Lillian loved being with her family and friends. She is survived by her husband of over 43 years, Dr. Jerry Seligman; her daughters, Wendy Siskin (Jonathan) and Leigh Segall (Michael) and her six grandchildren, Ellie, Olivia, and Madeline Siskin and Zachary, Emily, and Benjamin Segall. 

 

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Denise; her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Heinz (Dorothy) Oppenheim; and her stepmother, Erika Oppenheim.

 

The family would like to thank Dr. Jeffrey Hargis and his staff, Dr. Julie Ellis, Dr. Stephan Sweitzer, Dr. Jeffrey Weiss, and Carmelita Clay and her staff for their exceptional care and support.   

Funeral service to be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 20th at The Temple, 5101 U.S. 42, with burial in Keneseth Israel Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m.  Shiva service will be held in The Klein Center at The Temple from 6:30-8:30 p.m. that evening with minyan beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Donations in Lillianís memory may be made to Jewish Family & Career Services, Keneseth Israel Congregation or The Temple.

 

 

January 15, 2015 ~ 24 Tevet 5775

Myron Lee Horvitz, 86

Died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at his residence.  He was the builder and owner of the first Holiday Inn in Louisville.  He was a partner in Parkmoor Bowling Alley and founder and president of M & T Finance Company.  He was a past president of Mizrachi Menís Organization, past president of Eliahu Academy, past president of Anshei Sfard Congregation, former Cantor of Anshei Sfard Congregation, member of the Clover Club and was inducted into the Male High School Hall of Fame.  He was a US Army veteran as well.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Toby Lee Horvitz; his children, Michael Horvitz (Rabbi Haviva) of Cincinnati, OH, Myrle Davis, Deborah Horvitz and Sheri Horvitz of Miami, FL; his grandchildren, Jason, Eliezer and Shira Horvitz, Jennifer, Rebecca and Max Davis and Jacob Horvitz.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 16, 2015 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Anshei Sfard Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 12 Noon.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Myron and Toby Horvitz Educational Fund at Anshei Sfard Congregation, 3700 Dutchmanís Lane, Louisville, KY 40205.

 

 

January 6, 2015 ~ 15 Tevet 5775

Grigoriy Gorelik, 92

Died Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Norton Audubon Hospital.  He was a native of Babruysk, Belarus born November 12, 1922 to the late Mendel and Sana Gorelik.  He was mechanic and laborer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nikhama Gorelik; and his daughter, Yevgeniya Lipskaya.

He is survived by his son, Simon Gorelik; his grandchildren, Mikhail and Slava Lipskiy; and his great-grandchildren, Tyler, Justin, Alex and Gena.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 1:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made The Temple or donorís favorite charity.

 

 

January 5, 2015 ~ 14 Tevet 5775

Barbara Elaine Greenberg, 78

Of Louisville passed away on Monday, January 5, 2015.  She was born Barbara Joseph in Flushing, New York on November 9, 1936 to the late Hyman J. Joseph and Marian Perslstein Joseph.  She attended The Cherry Lawn School in Darien, Connecticut, before attending Goucher College in Towson, Maryland. Her family, her inimitable cooking, her beautiful garden, and her many dogs were the great joys of her well-lived life.

 

It is said that time heals all wounds but those who Barbara Greenberg leaves behind donít have any. She was a healer, and you never had to wonder if she was in your corner. She inspired us to use our creativity to build lives that are full, abundant, and without regret regardless of any limitations we may have. She was a true original, and her guidance, encouragement, and love will be deeply missed.

 

She touched so many lives with her generous spirit and big heart, and those virtues live on in her beloved friends and family: David and Michelle Greenberg, Jeffrey Greenberg (her favorite son), Peter and Edy Greenberg, Andrew and Melissa Greenberg, Gregory Greenberg, Elliot Greenberg, Sheyna Nisenboim, Amanda Greenberg, Ava Greenberg, Ryan Greenberg, Jake Greenberg, Marba Pennell, Betty West and Marilyn Gudger.

 

It was Barbaraís wish, that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made in her name to The Crohnís and Colitis Foundation of America, a charity she held dear to her heart.  A private memorial will be held at her home for immediate family.   

 

 

January 4, 2015 ~ 13 Tevet 5775

Max Weinstein, 86

Of Louisville, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Jefferson Place.  He was a US Army veteran and a successful businessman and co-owner of Brody Floor Covering for 42 years, before retiring in 1994.  As a gifted athlete and sports enthusiast, he was inducted into the Southern Bowling Congress Hall of Fame in 1981 and the Louisville Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.  From 1990 to 2000, he served as Vice President and President of the American Bowling Congress.  Max was also a member of Keneseth Israel Congregation.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Frimi Speevack Weinstein; his son, Alan Weinstein; and his parents, Theodore and Sarah Weinstein.

He is survived by his son, Mark Weinstein (Desie); his brother, Jerry Weinstein; his grandchildren, Jessica and David Weinstein; and his great-granddaughter, Kinsley Weinstein.

A graveside service will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Agudath Achim Cemetery, 2785 Preston Hwy.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Keneseth Israel Congregation or Congregation Anshei Sfard.

 

 

December 30, 2014 ~ 8 Tevet 5775

Martin P. Bailen, 63

Passed away on December 30, 2014 with his family surrounding him. Marty graduated Westport High School in 1969 where he was the basketball manager for the War Hawks from 1966 to 1969. He was also involved in athletic activities at Ballard High School for over 40 years. He was the voice of Ballard Football and a statistician for the basketball games at Ballard and Bellarmine University. He coached for 25 years in the St. Matthews Babe Ruth League. Marty also was the athletic director and coach of various sports at Myers Middle School. He was employed by the Jefferson County Public Schools for over 25 years.

Marty was the recipient of the Thruston B. Morton Leadership Award in 1987 for outstanding leadership and service to the students of Ballard High School. He also received an award for outstanding service to the ideals of Sisterhood and Brotherhood from the Jefferson County Public Schools. He was inducted into the Louisville Area Athletic Directors Hall of Fame in 2008, and was featured in an article by Earl Cox as being a special honoree for that year. His friend, Scotty Davenport, was quoted as saying, ďIf every athletic program had a Marty Bailen they would be blessedĒ. He was honored by having the football press box at Ballard and the basketball court at Myers named after him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Nat Bailen.  He is survived by his mother, Janice Marks Bailen, and his brother, Richard M. Bailen.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 2, 2015 at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 12:30 p.m.  Contributions may be made to Hosparus or the donor's charity of choice.

 

 

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