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Obituary - STEPHEN "STEVE" WELDON HORNE

Stephen "Steve" Weldon Horne, of Longwood, Florida, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2022. He was born on Feb. 25, 1957, in San Francisco Calif., to Lewis and Beverly Horne. Steve was the ultimate...

 

Obituary - JUDITH "JUDI" ADDELSTON

Judith "Judi" Addelston, was 56 and she was born at Doctor's Hospital in New York, New York. She passed away peacefully after a long battle with ovarian cancer on April 16, 2022, at her home in... Full story

 

Schindler's list typist dies at 107

(JNS) — Mimi Reinhard, a secretary in Oskar Schindler’s office who typed up the list of Jewish men, women and children to be saved from death by Nazi Germany, died in Israel on April 8 at the age of 107. She was buried Sunday, April 10, in Herzl...

 

Obituary - MARILYN KAPLAN

Marilyn Kaplan, age 89, of Orlando, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, April 16, 2022, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. Marilyn, a native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, was born on Aug. 25, 1932. She was one of three children... Full story

 

Legendary Jewish comedian Gilbert Gottfried remembered for his edgy humor

(JNS) - The first joke Gilbert Gottfried remembers making is when he was on his couch at about 4 years old. "When does the roller coaster start?" he recounts himself saying in his memoir "Rubber Ball...

 

Estelle Harris, actress who played George's mother on 'Seinfeld,' has died at 93

(JTA) - Estelle Harris, the Jewish actress who played George Costanza's mother on the sitcom "Seinfeld," died Saturday at the age of 93. Harris played the role of Estelle Costanza, the always shrill...

 

Obituary - SARA SNYDER EPSTEIN

Sara Snyder Epstein, of Sanford, Fla., died in her sleep on April 2, 2022. She was 102. Sara was born on June 1, 1919, in Annapolis, Md., to Benjamin and Yetta (Farber) Snyder. When Sara was five,... Full story

 

Obituary - DR. IRENE MOSS LOBER

Dr. Irene Moss Lober, a resident of Lake Mary, passed away on March 28, 2022. A daughter of Brooklyn, Irene was one of five children raised by loving parents Beckie (Belanka) and David Moss. She was predeceased by her siblings, Albert, Caroline,... Full story

 

Madeleine Albright was 'a force to be reckoned with'

(JNS) - Madeleine Albright, the first woman to hold the position of U.S. secretary of state, has died of cancer at the age of 84. A statement posted on Twitter said that Albright was "surrounded by...

 

Obituary - JAMES MARK ROSENBLUM

Jim Rosenblum, of Ocoee, Fla., died unexpectedly on Jan. 22, 2022, from complications of cancer and chemotherapy, at the age of 73. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Feb. 7, 1948, to Earl and Liese (Grad) R... Full story

 

Obituary - MARLA LYNN SINERT

An avid traveler, Marla Lynn Sinert, passed away just five weeks after returning from a trip to the Azores. With her husband of 45 years, Merrill, and daughter Molly by her side, Marla, 66, departed... Full story

 

Obituary - MIRIAM MACHELA APFEL

Miriam Machela Apfel, age 97, of The Villages, Florida, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2022. A Holocaust survivor, loving wife, mother of two, grandmother of three, and great-grandmother of four, Miriam was born in Poland on March 6, 1924, as the... Full story

 

Obituary - RAYNELDA DORIS SUNSHINE

Raynelda Doris Sunshine, passed peacefully at The Mayflower Winter Park Florida on Monday, March 7, 2022. Raynelda known as Doris, was born in Liberty County, West Virginia, to Homer L. Asbury and Roberta Susanne Asbury on March 11, 1922. She had... Full story

 

Obituary - EDWIN JOEL LEFFLER

Edwin Joel Leffler, 82, of Winter Park, Fla., passed away on Feb. 22, 2022. Ed was born May 20, 1939, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Alfred Leffler, a Broadway Show ticket broker and Bertha Lashinsky. Ed graduated from Far Rockaway High School in 1956, and...

 

Obituary - HARRY LOUIS SELIGMAN

Harry Louis Seligman, 76, of Sanford, Fla., passed away on March 2, 2022. Harry was born on Sept. 19,1945, in Chicago. Ill., but was raised in Shaw, Miss., by his loving parents, Dan and Bess... Full story

 

'Ghostbusters' director Ivan Reitman brought laughter to many

(JNS) - Jewish producer and director Ivan Reitman died in his sleep on Saturday night at his home in Montecito, Calif., at the age of 75, his family told The Associated Press. "Our family is grieving...

 

Obituary - RICHARD EARL GARDNER

Richard Earl Gardner, age 75, of Apopka, Fla., passed away on Friday, Febr. 4, 2022. Richard was born to Harry and Mildred Gardner on April 15, 1946, in Newark, N.J. He served in the United States Marine Corps until he was honorably discharged in... Full story

 

Obituary - RODOLFO "RUDY" SILVIO MINGELGRUN

Rodolfo "Rudy" Silvio Mingelgrun, 81, of Orlando, Florida, passed away on Jan. 21, 2022. Rudy was born in 1940 to John and Fritzi Mingelgrun in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is survived by his wife,... Full story

 

Esther Pollard dies at 68

(JTA) — Esther Pollard, who spent decades fighting to see her husband live free in Israel after being convicted for spying on the United States, has died at 68. Pollard died in Jerusalem Monday from complications related to the coronavirus, the...

 

Woodstock Festival organizer dies

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) - Michael Lang, the Jewish co-creator of 1969's legendary Woodstock Music and Art Fair, died on Saturday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering hospital in Manhattan. He was 77....

 

In memory of …

Laren Speigel Barrett will be remembered Jan. 22, 2022, at the Chabad of Altamonte Springs services. Laren moved to Orlando in the early 1970s as a newly wed. She lived most of her adult life in Altamonte Springs, later moving to Port Orange,...

 

Remembering Bob Saget

(JTA) - Bob Saget, the comedian and actor famous for playing a wholesome sitcom father figure but who never lost his flair for raunchy comedy, has died at 65. Saget died shortly after performing in...

 

Obituary - SALLY DREYER LESSURE

Sally Dreyer Lessure passed away on Jan. 3, 2022, in Orlando. She was born in Saginaw, Michigan on Jan. 18, 1927, the daughter of Jake and Reva Dreyer. Sally lived her adult life and raised her... Full story

 

From 'The Last Picture Show' to 'The Other side of the Wind,' Bogdanovich faired well

(JTA) - Peter Bogdanovich, the Oscar-nominated movie director and actor whose films, ego and off-camera exploits encapsulated the personality-driven excesses of 1970s Hollywood filmmaking, has died at...

 

Tutu identified with Jews, criticized Israel's treatment of Palestinians

(JTA) - Desmond Tutu, the archbishop who identified closely with the historical suffering of the Jewish people in his forceful advocacy against apartheid in South Africa, died Sunday at age 90. Tutu,...

 

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