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Obituary - RONALD KWASMAN, DDS

Submitted by the family Ronald Kwasman, DDS, passed away on June 16, 2021. Born in 1932, Ron was the son of Sylvia and Garson Kwasman. Ron was a family dentist in Irondequoit and Rochester, N.Y., for more than 40 years. He remained a proud... Full story

 

Obituary - ROBERT FRANCIS PICHENY

Robert (Bob) Picheny was born in Brooklyn, New York, June 7, 1944. He grew up in Brooklyn and Long Island where he met and married his wife, Sandra. The newlyweds moved to Orlando five months after their wedding. They lived in Central Florida their... Full story

 

Obituary - GORDON ALLEN ENGEL

It is with profound sorrow, the family announced the passing of Gordon Allen Engel, z”l, on May 30, 2021. Born Oct. 30, 1924, as the only child to Jack and Irene Engel, he enjoyed a happy childhood in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Gordon married... Full story

 

Obituary - ELAINE DITCHEK FINESTONE

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Elaine Ditchek Finestone, may her memory be for a blessing, on May 21, 2021. Elaine died in Orlando, Florida, surrounded by her children... Full story

 

Obituary - SUSAN BETH KAPLAN LANCASTER

Susan Beth Kaplan Lancaster, aged 72, passed away peacefully at her home in Lake Mary, Florida. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Dec. 7, 1948, she was the daughter of Nathan and Lee Kaplan. On March 21, 1966 Susan married Samuel Pottinger Lancaster. They... Full story

 

Charles Grodin, Jewish comic actor, dies at 86

(JTA) - Charles Grodin, the deadpan Jewish comic actor who starred in such blockbuster films as "The Heartbreak Kid" and the children's movie "Beethoven," died Tuesday at his home in Wilton,...

 

Obituary - JEROME BARRY FREEDMAN

Jerome (Jerry) Barry Freedman, age 78, of Altamonte Springs, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Born in Detroit, Michigan, on Jan. 5, 1943, he was the son of the late Phil and Rose Freedman. On Aug. 22, 1965, in Detroit, he married...

 

Bat Mitzvah - Danielle Catherine Allen

Danielle Catherine Allen, the daughter of Cheryl Heller-Allen and Paul Allen, will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on May 29, 2021, at Congregation of Reform Judaism. Danielle is a 7th-grade student at Indian Trails Middle School, where she...

 

Obituary - ADELE BANKS DORMAN

Submitted by the family Adele Banks Dorman (“Bama”), 78, of Fern Park, Florida, passed away on April 26, 2021, in Orlando. Adele was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Druid City Hospital, to Isadore and Rose Banks, on Aug. 2, 1942. She went to... Full story

 

Obituary - JEROME GLADSTEIN

Jerome Gladstein, 93, of Maitland, passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at AdventHealth - Altamonte Springs, following a brief illness. Mr. Gladstein was born on July 2, 1927, in Brooklyn, New York, to the late Benjamin and Lillian (Daniels)... Full story

 

Walter Mondale dies at age 93

(JTA) - Walter Mondale, the former vice president who represented a time in American history when being pro-Israel and progressive were often synonymous, has died at 93. He passed away Monday at his...

 

Obituary - BRAD WARREN CATRON

Submitted by the family On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, Brad Warren Catron unexpectedly passed from us. Brad was a loving father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend to many. He will be remembered as a great musician with a fierce sense of humor. Bra... Full story

 

Obituary - ELLYN HARBER GOLDSTEIN

Ellyn Harber Goldstein, age 81, of Winter Park, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2021, while under Hospice care. Ellyn was born on Jan. 11, 1940, in New York City to Carl and Sallye Harber. She was the fiercely dedicated mother to Jay and Howard,... Full story

 

Bernie Madoff dies in prison at 82

(JTA) - Bernie Madoff, the fraudster who ran a $17.5 billion Ponzi scheme ensnaring thousands of investors, including a long list of Jewish organizations and families, has died at 82. The Associated...

 

George Segal, vanguard of 1960s wave of young Jewish actors, dies at 87

(JTA) - George Segal, whose career as an actor ranged from shattering Jewish stereotypes in his youth to cheerfully indulging them in his dotage, has died at 87. The fact that early in his career...

 

Jewish actress Jessica Walter dies at 80

(JTA) - Jessica Walter, who specialized in playing women who were both beautiful and predatory, has died. Walter died in her sleep at her home in New York, Deadline reported. She was 80. Walter was...

 

Obituary - SUZIE KUSNETZ BOBELE

Submitted by the family On Saturday, March 6, Suzie Kusnetz Bobele, loving wife and mom, passed away. She was born on April 15, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York. Suzie "Sheindie" wanted to be remembered as... Full story

 

Obituary - RONALD ALLEN GOLDBLATT

Ronald Allen Goldblatt passed away on March 2, 2021, after a long illness. Ronald was born on Nov. 25, 1932, in East Hanover, N.J. He graduated from Trenton State College in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science in education and also earned a master’s...

 

Obituary - WENDI SUE ROTH

Wendi Sue Roth, 66, of Celebration, Fla., passed away on Feb. 13, 2021. Wendi was born in Denver, Colorado to Shirley and Stanley Hailpern on June 7, 1954. She grew up and remained in Denver most of... Full story

 

George Shultz, secretary of state who pressed for freedom for refuseniks, dies at 100

(JTA) - George Shultz, the Reagan administration secretary of state who made it his mission to bring about freedom for Soviet Jewry, has died at 100. The Hoover Institution at Stanford University,...

 

Ruth Dayan, widow of Israeli general Moshe Dayan, dies at 103

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - Ruth Dayan, the first wife of the late Israeli defense minister and politician Moshe Dayan, passed away Friday morning at the age of 103. Dayan headed the Maskit luxury...

 

Obituary - ALBERT IRWIN KATZ

Al Katz, age 92, of Lake Mary, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, Feb. 9, 2021, at AdventHealth Hospice in Altamonte Springs. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 25, 1928, to the late... Full story

 

Obituary - RIVA (LYONE) SOROKURS

On Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, Riva (Lyone) Sorokurs passed away in Dunedin, Fla.  Born to William Lyone and his wife, Sophie (Rosenbloom) Lyone, Riva Lyone grew up in St. Paul and attended the... Full story

 

Obituary - BURTON IRA BLAU

Submitted by the family Burton Ira Blau, 82, of Altamonte Springs, passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, after a short battle with cancer. He is predeceased by his wife of over 50 years, Louise Wagman... Full story

 

Obituary - RAPHAEL HABER

On Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, Raphael Haber, loving husband and father passed away at the age of 94 in Mexico City. Ralph was born on March 23, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York, to James and Mary (Saban) Haber. After graduating high school in 1944, he... Full story

 

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