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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Larry King dies at 87

(JTA) - Larry King, the iconic Jewish radio and TV interviewer who never met a subject he didn't seem to like, has died at 87. King died Saturday at a hospital in Los Angeles. His company Ora Media...

 

Obituary - JEFFREY M. ETTINGER

Jeffrey Ettinger, age 81, passed away at Advent Hospital on Jan. 25, 2021. He was born May 16, 1939, in Miami Beach to the late Bea and Leon Ettinger. The family moved back to Orlando, where his mother’s large family resided in 1940, and Jeff...

 

Obituary - PHILLIP MARTIN ROSENBERG

Submitted by the family Phillip Martin Rosenberg died on Jan. 18, 2021. He was born on Feb. 11, 1933, to Preston and Charlotte (Wallace) Rosenberg in New York, N.Y. Phil grew up in New York City and graduated with a degree in history from Hofstra...

 

Phil Spector, rock legend and convicted murderer, dies at 81

(JTA) - Phil Spector, the massively influential rock composer and producer who murdered a woman and spent his declining years in jail, died at 81. Spector died Saturday at a hospital in French Camp,...

 

Bat Mitzvah - Emma Simone Bressler

Emma Simone Bressler, daughter of Hillary Bressler of Maitland, will be called the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, at their home in Maitland. Emma is in the seventh grade at...

 

Obituary - EUGENIO ALBERTO GERSCOVICH, MD

Submitted by the family Eugenio Alberto Gerscovich, MD, of Winter Park, Fla., died on Jan. 20, 2021. He was 82 years old. Gerscovich was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Jose and Luisa on November 20, 1938. A true “Porteno,” Eugenio spent his...

 

Obituary - MARCIA R. KRUPITSKY

Marcia R. Krupitsky, age 87, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at Atria Park of Lake Forest in Sanford. A native of Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of the late Saul and Fay Schneider Iroff. Marcia earned he master’s degree...

 

Obituary - CHARLOTTE SCHULMAN

Charlotte Schulman, age 97, passed away peacefully at Palomar Medical Center, Escondido, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. She will be lovingly remembered by her immediate family and friends as Mom, Auntie, Grandma, Great-Grandma, Char and dear...

 

Obituary - LOLA MONDRY

Submitted by the family On Jan. 16, 2021, at 4 a.m., Lola Mondry passed away from natural causes a few months shy of her 100th birthday. Known for her spitfire personality and huge heart, Lola will be missed by those that called her mom, grandma,...

 
 By JTA    Life Cycles    January 22, 2021

Sheldon Adelson, megadonor to Israel and Republicans, is dead at 87

(JTA) — Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate whose philanthropy had an unparalleled influence on American and Israeli politics and Jewish causes, has died at 87. Adelson, the chief...

 

Remembering Sheldon Adelson

The Jewish world has lost one of its most prolific funders with the passing of Sheldon Adelson, whose business empire spanned continents and whose $35 billion personal fortune ranked him #38 on the Fo...

 

Obituary - RONALD A. BLEECKER

Ronald A Bleecker, age 85, passed away peacefully at OrlandoHealth - Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. A native of Providence, Rhode Island, Ron was born on April 29, 1935, to the late Morris and Ruth Katzman Bleecker. He graduated...

 

Obituary - JOEL RUBIN

Joel Rubin, age 81, of Heathrow, passed away on Dec. 31, 2020, at Advent-Health Altamonte Springs after a prolonged illness. Joel was born in Brooklyn, New York, on July 28, 1939, the youngest of the...

 

Obituary - PAUL COLMAN GIPS

Paul C. Gips, age 91, of Maitland, passed away Dec. 28, 2020. He was the only child born to parents Leon and Anne Gips June 9, 1929, in Boston, Massachusetts. Paul grew up in Miami Beach, served as a sergeant in the Army Corps of Engineers in the Kor...

 

Obituary - DEBRA SUE VANGROV

Debra Sue Vangrov, age 67, of Maitland, passed away peacefully at her residence, on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. Born in New York on June 9, 1953, she was a daughter of the late Melvin and Bernice Furstman. On Aug. 24, 1975, in Dayton, Ohio, Debra...

 

Obituary - SOLOMON KATZ

Solomon Katz, age 100, passed away peacefully at his residence on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. A Bronx native, he was a veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of City College of New York and earned his CPA and JD degrees from Marshall College of Law...

 

Six prominent Holocaust survivors have died in Europe over the past month

(JTA) - The constant stream of breaking news about American politics and the coronavirus pandemic has hidden a sobering fact: Six prominent Holocaust survivors who had dedicated much of their lives...

 

Obituary - HELEN LIEBERMAN

Submitted by the family On Nov. 27, 2020, Helen Lieberman — wife, mother, sister and daughter — passed away at the age of 84. Helen will be remembered by her husband and best friend, “Sid” Harvey Lieberman, and their two sons, Alan and Gary....

 

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