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Obituary - DR. MELVIN E. COHEN

Dr. Melvin E. Cohen passed away on Oct. 24, 2021. He was born April 23, 1932, in Watertown, N.Y., to Ethel and Morris Cohen. Dr. Cohen attended Watertown schools and graduated with honors in chemistry from Watertown High School. Dr. Cohen graduated... Full story


Obituary - MARY LOU GOSS

Mary Lou Goss, 88, of Maitland passed away Oct. 20, 2021. Mrs. Goss was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on Feb. 11, 1933, to the late Helen and Richard Werner. Mrs. Goss showed a talent for music and at a young age became known regionally for her si... Full story


Colin Powell dies at 84

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Colin Powell will be remembered in history as the first Black U.S. national security adviser, the first Black military chief of staff and the first Black secretary of state. He was...



Rita Cassel Coenson, 89, beloved wife, grandmother and great-grandmother, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. She was born Oct. 5, 1932. Rita was a gifted artist, interior designer and business owner. She was married to the late Martin Coenson for 54... Full story



Charles Coleman Gamson, age 83, of Tampa died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. Charlie was born in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. on Dec. 30, 1937, and moved to Orlando in the early 1950s. He graduated from Edgewater High School. Charlie was a partner of Aaron Scrap... Full story


Jim Fleischer, CEO of AEPi, dies at 52

(Cleveland Jewish News via JTA) - Jim Fleischer, a Canton, Ohio native who served as CEO of the historic Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi since June 2018, died from cancer on Saturday. He was 52. In...



Mrs. Lauren Ellen Shaeffer-Vandivier, 63, of Orlando died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, at Cornerstone Hospice, following a brief illness. Mrs. Schaeffer-Vandivier was born on Jan. 19, 1948, in Philadelphia, Penn., to Jeanne Singer Schaeffer and the late... Full story



Mr. Jerry Adelman, 92 of Longwood, Florida, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, following a brief illness. He was born April 8, 1929, in Canton, Ohio, to the late Abraham & Lena (Eisenman) Adelman and moved to the Central Florida area in 1981 from Erie,... Full story



Mrs. Hannah B. Glaser, 92, formerly of Pikesville, Md., passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, Sept. 26, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. Hannah was born in Baltimore, Md., to Morris and Rose (Berlowitz)... Full story



Mollie Matza Solomon passed away peacefully in Orlando, Florida, at 92 years of age. Mollie was born in Brooklyn, New York, on Jan. 19, 1929. She was the devoted and loving wife of Morris “Morey” Solomon for over 69 year, whom she married in... Full story



Lenore Pritzker, age 87, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. Mrs. Pritzker was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on Feb. 11, 1934, one of four children born to the late Benjamin and Blanche Abramovitz Stein. She was a high school... Full story



Marilyn Rae Tummins, 73, of Casselberry, Fla., passed away on Sept. 21, 2021, with her children by her side. She was born on Nov. 15, 1947, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to the late Sol and Lillian Bialick. She was preceded in death by her husband,... Full story



Malka Brenner Webman passed away on Sept. 23, 2021. She was the devoted and loving wife of Neil Webman, mother of Ed Webman (Marcia Tabak), Debra Webman (Jim Clark), and Lisa Webman Medin (Mark Medin)... Full story


Max dead at 80

By Gloria Max, the driving force behind the annual drive to provide school supplies to thousands of students in Volusia and Flagler counties as well as the Jerry Doliner Food Bank, died last Friday...


Ida Nudel, the face of Jewish persecution, dies at 90

(JTA) — Ida Nudel, the Russian Jewish refusenik whose 16-year effort to leave the Soviet Union moved figures as diverse as Republican Secretary of State George Schultz and activist actress Jane Fonda, has died. The Jerusalem Post reported that she...



Submitted by the family Dorothy Jean Lazaro Berg was Jewish. Born April 1, 1941, in Detroit Michigan. Graduate of Oak Park High School in 1958. Dorothy completed three years of teaching education at Eastern Michigan University. She married Dr.... Full story



Clifford (Cliff) S. Pine, age 77, passed away peacefully on Sept.12, 2021 at his home in Eustis, Florida. Cliff was born on July 5, 1944 and was a long time Central Florida resident. He attended and g... Full story



Submitted by the family Sidney W. Bressler, 96, passed away peacefully on Mon, Aug 23, 2021 in Winter Park, Fl. Born Feb 25 1925 to Beatrice & Benjamin Bressler in New York City and raised in...


Joshua Mitnick dies at 50

TEL AVIV (JTA) — On a blistering summer day a few years ago, journalist Joshua Mitnick and his Palestinian translator, Nuha Musleh, were out reporting a story about an East Jerusalem village. The Palestinian residents were protesting the Israeli se...


Ed Asner dies at 91

(JTA) - Ed Asner, the Emmy award-winning Jewish actor who trademarked a gruff, flawed, and loving persona as Lou Grant in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and co-starred in the Pixar fan favorite animated...


Obituary - Steven Farkas

Steven Farkas, 68, of Orlando, passed away at his residence on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. Mr. Farkas was born in New York on July 7, 1953, to the late Victor and Raymonde Farkas. He was a psychologist. Mr. Farkas is survived by his son, Jesse, and his... Full story



Belle Sefekar Gladstein, age 93, of Maitland, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. Mrs. Gladstein, a native of Brooklyn, New York, was born on Dec. 23, 1927, to the late Jack and Jennie Pitilon Sefekar. She was a high... Full story



Submitted by the family Andrea Bette Rubin, age 79, of Delray Beach, Florida, passed away on Aug. 24, 2021, at The Suites at Trustbridge (Care Center in Boca Raton). Andrea, or Randie as she was known by her friends and family, was born in Brooklyn... Full story


Tampa's Jewish Press publisher dies

James Allen Dawkins, 77, of So. Pasadena, passed away on July 27. He was co-owner of the Jewish Press Group of Tampa Bay, Inc., and publisher of the Jewish Press of Tampa Bay/Pinellas edition and Jewish Press of Tampa Bay/ Tampa edition, which...


Wedding Announcement - Chen Danon and Harrison Shames

Chen Danon, daughter of Vered and Shmuel Danon of Rehovot, Israel, and Harrison Shames, son of Dr. Stefanie and David Shames of Altamonte Springs, Florida, were married in Winter Park, Florida, on...


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