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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,...

 

Harry Reid, a pugnacious Senate majority leader with deep Jewish ties, dies at 82

WASHINGTON (JTA) - When Harry Reid was 19, he wanted to marry Landra Gould. Her Jewish parents had other ideas. Reid, a middleweight boxer who converted to the Church of Latter-day Saints as a...

 

Obituary - SHELDON M. BLATTNER

Sheldon M. Blattner, 91, passed away on Dec. 16, 2021. He was born on Aug. 2, 1930, in Jacksonville, Florida. He was a celebrated athlete in his youth and earned the nickname "Herky" (Hercules). He... Full story

 

Obituary - JEFFREY HALPERIN

Jeffrey J.Halperin was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Aug. 19,1942, and died on Dec. 17, 2021. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Bernard and Ruth Halperin and a sister, Diane Halperin Brown. Jeff leaves... Full story

 

18 noteworthy Jews who died in 2021

(JTA) - Every year brings the deaths of Jewish icons who leave behind outsized legacies, from the realms of art and culture, government, business, philanthropy and beyond. Here are 18 whom we lost in...

 

Obituary - DR. MORTON ARTHUR DIAMOND

Dr. Morton Arthur Diamond, FACC, FACP, beloved father of Dr. David and Orly Diamond of Winter Park, passed away peacefully at his home in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, on Dec. 16, 2021, aged 83. Born in Monticello, N.Y., on June 17, 1938, to the late Paul and... Full story

 

Mandell made her mark in Orlando

Submitted by the family On Dec. 13, 2021, Sonia Margolis Mandell (known to friends as "Sunny" or family as "Ma"), a beloved wife, mother, and Jewish community leader, passed away peacefully surrounded...

 

A staunch pioneer in Hebron dies

Israel lost a fearless warrior last Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, when Rabbi Eliezer Waldman, founder and president of the Hesder Yeshivat Nir Kiryat Arba and one of the pioneers of the renewed Jewish...

 

Obituary - JACQUELINE GREENBLATT

Submitted by the family It is with a heavy heart we face the passing of Jacqueline Greenblatt in the early morning hours of Dec.10, 2021, after 85 years of life. She was born on July 29, 1936, and was welcomed in the arms of our creator peacefully...

 

Obituary - ELLI MAE GOODMAN

Elli Mae Goodman, 3, of Orlando, Florida, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in Aurora, Colorado. Elli was born Jan. 24, 2018, in Orlando, Florida. Elli is survived by her parents Michelle Lynn Goodman and... Full story

 

Obituary - GARY FREDERICK ROTH, SR.

Gary Frederick Roth, Sr., 88, loving husband, father, grandfather and brother passed peacefully on Nov. 26, 2021. Gary was born in Fresno, Calif., on Aug. 10, 1933, to Frederick and Ann (Adolph)... Full story

 

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