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Rafi Eitan, founder of Israeli intelligence community, passes away at 92

(JNS)-Former top Mossad spy Rafi Eitan, who led the team that captured Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann and was the personal handler of Jonathan Pollard, died on Saturday at the age of 92. Eitan, who...

 

Obituary - JACQUELINE SHAPIRO OPOTZNER

Jacqueline S. Opotzner, age 96, affectionately known as Jackie O., of Lake Mary, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Brookdale Senior Living in Lake Mary. She was born in Bridgeport, Conn., on Sept. 25, 1922, to the late Benjamin and Jennie...

 

Obituary - STANLEY JOSEPH SHADER

Stanley J. Shader, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at the age of 93, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. Born and raised in Orlando, Fla., Stanley was the son of Ben and Bessie Shader. He spent his early days milking c...

 

Obituary - DANIEL "DANNY" GARRISON ALTMAN

Danny Altman, age 25, of Lake Mary, passed away, suddenly, on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at his home. He is survived by his mother, father, and siblings—Margaret, Jim, and Evan Altman, of Altamonte Springs; and by his aunt and uncle, Susan (Suni)...

 

Obituary - MILVIA YVETTE OXER

Submitted by the family Milvia Y. Oxer, age 93, of Orlando, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Cornerstone Hospice at ORMC following a brief illness. Blessedly, she was surrounded during her final week of life by all her immediate family...

 

Engagement - Sarah Rachel Blackman and Neal Louis Cotton

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Blackman of Overland Park, Kansas, are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Rachel Blackman to Neal Louis Cotton, son of Mark Cotton of Fort Lee, N.J., and...

 

Obituary - IDA FREEDMAN

Submitted by her family Ida Freedman, beloved wife of the late Bernard Freedman, passed away on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at the age of 99 ½ years. She had lived the last six years with her daughter, Paula Streimish, in Fern Park, Florida. Ida and...

 

Obituary - GERALDINE 'JERI' LEAVITT

Jeri Leavitt, 87, passed peacefully Feb. 17, 2019, with her family close by. Born to Larry and Bertha Grutman on Aug. 5, 1931, her Bronx roots made her a true New Yorker, a lover of fashion and food....

 

Obituary - HOWARD "HOWIE" ROSENFELD

Howard Rosenfeld (Chaim ben Tzvi Hersh), age 72, of Orlando, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, at Florida Hospital—Orlando. A New York City native, he was born on Nov. 12, 1946, to the late Harry and Sarah Rose Parker Rosenfeld. He was a high...

 

Obituary - NIRA SHEINTAL STEIN

Submitted by her family Nira S. Stein, age 84, of Maitland, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, at Advent Health—Altamonte. Nira was born on Feb. 12, 1935, in Tel Aviv, Israel, to the late Solomon and Rosi Fleisher Sheintal. In 1944 Nira, her...

 

Obituary - IRA WILLIAM WALDINGER

Ira W. Waldinger, age 68, of Winter Garden, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at Orlando Regional Medical Center. A Brooklyn native, he was born on Feb. 21, 1951, to the late Martin and Esther Dobrow Waldinger. He was a graduate of Hunter...

 

Jewish Historical Society mourns the passing of Al Vorspan

The St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society is mourning the Feb. 16, 2019, death of Al Vorspan, a giant in the movement for Social Justice among Reform Jews. He was 95. Vorspan was arrested here in St...

 

Obituary-MARVIN MANDELL

Submitted by the family Marvin Mandell, 92, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. He lived a great and healthy life that was filled with lots of love and laughter from his family and friends. He never stopped joking. Marvin wa...

 

Obituary - BERNARD SOMMERS

By Mara Beth Sommers We are mourning the passing on Jan. 25, 2019, of a beloved husband, father and zayde. Born Bernard D. Schnipper on May 9, 1928, he was predeceased by his wife of over 60 years,...

 

Obituary - CHARLES BERNARD ROSNER

Submitted by the family Charles B. Rosner, 85, of Kissimmee, Fla., passed away Feb. 6, 2019. He was our dad—a man of ageless stories and quip answers that made one think then laugh, and he most always brought the discussion back to his hometown of...

 

Rabbi Eckstein, IFCJ founder, dies

(JTA)-To the many employees and partners of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, who died Wednesday at the age of 67, he was a man of vision whose enormous drive to succeed both facilitated and complicated his...

 

Obituary - LOUIS ROCHE BRANDES

Louis Roche Brandes, age 94, of Orlando passed away on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Dr. Brandes was born in Bacau, Romania on Dec. 9, 1924, to the late Joseph and Ioila Brandes. He complete his medical studies initially...

 

Obituary - THERESA BRAUN

Theresa Braun, age 56, of Orlando, passed away at her residence on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, surrounded by her family. A native of New York, she was born on Feb. 16, 1962, to Jack and Josephine Panullo Gehebe. Theresa graduated from high school and...

 

Obituary - MARION DAITZMAN

Submitted by the family Marion Daitzman, predeceased by her husband, Ira Daitzman of Orlando, Fla., passed away peacefully on Jan. 27, 2019, at the Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs, Florida. She was 84. Marion was born April 30, 1934,...

 

Obituary - HARRIET GROSS KATZ

Harriet G. Katz, age 98, of Lake Mary, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Oakmont Village at Lake Mary. A New York native, she was one of twin daughters born on Oct. 19, 1920, to the late Abraham and Cecelia Kaufman Gross. Harriet...

 

Obituary - ELAINE STARN

Written by her nephew, Joel Kresner Elaine Rose Regenstreich Starn, 89, passed away on Jan. 12, 2019, after a long Illness. She was a patient at La Posada Memory Care Unity, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Elaine was born in Youngstown, Ohio, on Nov. 14,...

 

Obituary - HARRY STARR

Harry Starr, age 96, of Lake Mary, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. Mr. Starr was born in Kansas City, Kan., on Oct. 10, 1922, the only child of...

 

Obituary - RITA H. WEISSMANN

Rita H. Weissmann, age 88, of Lake Mary, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. A native of New York City, she was the daughter of the late Solomon and Ruth Bloom Grober. Rita was a accomplished...

 

Obituary - RUTH KLEIN

Ruth “Cookie” Klein, age 88, of Altamonte Springs, passed away on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at Horizon Bay Lake Orienta in Altamonte Springs. Ruth was born on Dec. 16, 1930, in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Morris and Sarah Reiner Himelfarb. A...

 

Obituary - ROUBEN SAMI

Rouben Sami, age 97, of Winter Park, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at Westminster Towers – Winter Park. A New York City native, he was born on Aug. 15, 1921, to the late Samuel and Regina Bivas Sami. He was a college graduate and worked...

 

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