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    Apr 5, 2024

    Mrs. Ronna Jo Hochfelder, 76, of Ocoee, Florida passed away Saturday, March 16, 2024, at Health Central Park Health & Rehab Center, Winter Garden, Florida following a brief illness. Mrs. Hochfelder was born Dec. 13, 1947, in Joliet, Illinois to the late Edward and Charlotte (Brintz) Henry. Mrs. Hochfelder retired as a custom service representative with the Walt Disney Company. She and her late husband, Michael Hochfelder, of blessed memory, moved to the Orlando area in 2002. Mrs. Hochfelder is survived by her devoted and loving daughters,... Full story

  • Obituary - DALIA PELLI

    Apr 5, 2024

    Mrs. Dalia Pelli, 84, passed away Friday evening at her Winter Park, Florida home following a long illness which she bravely battled. Dalia was born March 3,1940, in Tel Aviv, Israel to the late Pinchus and Chana (Feldman) Potaznik. Dalia was a retired real estate Investor whose passion and hard work catapulted her to great success at a time when women faced significant hurdles. While working diligently, Dalia also was the backbone of her family, which she took care of with love and dedication.... Full story

  • Comedian Richard Lewis, dark prince of Jewish neurosis, dies at 76

    Andrew Silow Carroll|Mar 8, 2024

    (JTA) — Comedian Richard Lewis, who parlayed his neurotic Jewish personality and self-deprecating humor into a 50-year career as a standup and actor, died Wednesday. He was 76. Lewis had been in ill health for a number of years and last April announced that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease two years earlier. Although he considered himself retired as a standup, he appeared again as a regular in the current season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” playing a version of himself in the HBO show created by and starring his childhood friend...

  • Pearl Berg, world's oldest Jewish person and 9th-oldest overall, dies at 114

    Andrew Silow Carroll|Mar 1, 2024

    (JTA) — Pearl Berg, thought to be the oldest Jewish person in the world and the third oldest American, died Feb. 1 in Los Angeles. She was 114. A philanthropist active in her local Hadassah chapter, Berg was married for 58 years to Mark Berg, a businessman and investor. He died in 1989. “She maybe had a sip of Sabbath wine but she didn’t drink, she didn’t smoke, she ate sensibly, she had good emotional balance and she clearly had remarkable genes,” Berg’s youngest son, Robert Berg, told the Los Angeles Times. Berg was born Oct. 1, 1909, in In...


    Mar 1, 2024

    Submitted by the family Our wonderful Adrianne Rhea Gerber left us on Feb. 16. 2024, at age 75. She has left behind her daughter Johanna, Brother Randy, beloved nieces and nephews Tayna, Michael, Paul, Katie and Jenessa, and beloved great nieces and nephews Madeline, Abigail, Max and Sam. Everyone who knows her will miss her smile and laughter. Adrianne loved being a mother, tanta and cousin, and treated all with kindness and a big open heart. We hope the memory of her smile and laughter will be a comfort. In lieu of flowers, we ask that... Full story

  • Obituary - MARIYA G. KANTOR

    Mar 1, 2024

    Mrs. Mariya G. Kantor, 93, Winter Park, Florida passed away Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at AdventHealth Orlando Hospice Care following a brief illness. Mrs. Kantor was born April 8, 1930, in Yukhovichi, Belarus to the late Gerts Meerovish & Esther (Haimovna) Khidekel. Mrs. Kantor is survived by her loving sons, Mikhail Kantor and Igor Vinokur both of Winter Park, Florida. Graveside Service for Mrs. Kantor were held at Congregation Ohev Shalom Cemetery (6034 Old Winter Garden Road, Orlando). Service entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 933 Lee... Full story


    Mar 1, 2024

    Submitted by the family Leonid Listengarten died on Feb. 20, 2024, at the age of 88. He is survived by his wife, Alvina, his daughter, Julia (son-law, Alex), and two grandchildren, Philip and Frank. Born in Baku (former USSR, now Azerbaijan), Leonid graduated from the Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University as an engineer-geologist, specializing in Hydrogeology, following in the footsteps of his father, Boris Listengarten, whom he greatly respected and admired. From his school days, Leonid... Full story

  • Susie Bierman dies at 84

    Feb 23, 2024

    When Arnold Bierman first saw his future bride, he noted that she was "cute, short and possibly Jewish." Susan Reva Cohen Bierman was definitely cute and short and very Jewish. And although she was short in stature, she was a giant powerhouse in the Jewish community. It was with great sadness, her family announced that Susan, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and known to this community as Susie, passed away peacefully on Feb. 15, 2024, at the age of 84. A granddaughter of... Full story


    Feb 23, 2024

    Mr. Edward Felix Paredes, 63, of Orlando, Florida passed away Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024 at Advent Health Orlando following a brief illness. Mr. Paredes was born May 5, 1960, in Washington, D.C. He was a travel agent with American Airlines and is predeceased by his father Felix Paredes of blessed memory. Mr. Paredes is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Elizabeth (Cogan) Paredes of Orlando, Florida; devoted daughter, Jessica Paredes of Nashville, Tennessee; mother; Norma (Aguani) Paredes of Mexico; brother, Arnaldo Paredes of Mexico; sister,... Full story

  • Obituary - DONALD LEVINE

    Feb 16, 2024

    The Levine family announces the death of Donald Levine. The longevity of his marriage to his wife Harriet indicates his dedication and love of family. He was an avid reader and enjoyed railroad trivia. He instilled in his sons, Harvey and Mark, a strong work ethic stressing the value of hard work, loyalty, and the importance of self-worth. Mr. Donald Levine, 89, Winter Springs, Florida passed away peacefully on Feb. 4, 2024, at HCA Florida Lake Monroe Hospital, Sanford, Florida following a brief illness. Mr. Levine was born April 29,1934 in... Full story


    Feb 16, 2024

    In loving memory of Jerry Schwartz, age 86, who passed away on Jan. 31, 2024. He was a beloved father to Nancy, David, and Randi, and a cherished grandfather to Quinn, Dylan, Isabella, and Sierra. He is pre-deceased by his loving wife Eileen. Born on March 3, 1937, Jerry’s life unfolded as a vibrant tapestry, from his early days as a professional tap dancer to becoming a show booker in his 20s and 30s. His culinary ingenuity shone through the creation of the renowned Imperial Smoked Meats. Retiring as a medical courier, Jerry’s zest for lif... Full story

  • Obituary - HELEN COHEN

    Feb 9, 2024

    Helen Cohen, age 84, of Lake Mary, Fla., passed away on Monday, Jan. 29, 2024. Helen was born in New York, Feb. 22, 1939, the first child of Dr. Harry and Rosalie Einhorn. Helen grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and graduated from Fairview High School, later attending Indiana University. She had several jobs over the years, but her passion was performing with Sweet Adelines Gem City Chapter, of which she was a member for over 35 years, and volunteering at Hospice of Dayton. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Bob. She is survived by her children... Full story


    Feb 9, 2024

    Submitted by the family Isabelle "Buddye" Maxine (nee Heyman) Laub, who was a registered nurse, artist, and lifelong volunteer passed away peacefully on Jan. 29, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. She was just shy of 98 years old. Buddye was born to Rose and Benjamin Heyman in Newark, N.J. on Feb. 15, 1926. She grew up in Baltimore, MD, graduating from Forest Park High School in 1944. She began her life of service as one the first teenage volunteers at the University of Maryland Hospital.... Full story


    Feb 9, 2024

    Richard Sheldon Lazaro was born on May 18, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Louis & Judith (Koppel) Lazaro and passed on Jan. 29, 2024 at 89 years old. He graduated college with a B.S. in accounting. He serviced in the Armed Forces and Reserves from 1956 to 1962. Later he moved to Boulder, Co. where he wrote a comic strip for the local newspaper. He retired in Seminole County, Florida to be closer to his sister, Dorothy Berg and her four children. He was a champion chess player and received player of the year in 1990. Richard is survived... Full story


    Feb 9, 2024

    Submitted by the family It is with great sadness that the matriarch of the Sklon family, Myra Charlotte Zucker Sklon of Fern Park Florida died on Jan. 29, 2024. Myra turned 97 on Jan. 11, 2024. She is preceded by her parents William and Fanny Zucker and her husband Irwin (Curly) Sklon, who died on Sept. 6, 1990. She is survived by a multigenerational family of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her very special friend Jayne Horowitz Sklon. Myra resided in Linden, N.J., most of her life until she moved to Florida then to... Full story

  • Another 'mover and shaker' gone

    Feb 2, 2024

    Orlando has lost another strongly influential and vibrant "doer" of the community. Mr. Harry "Hank" Katzen, 63, of Orlando, Florida passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, in his home surrounded by his wife and children. Hank was born Sept. 1, 1960, in Bellefonte, Pa., to Marcus and Henrietta (Harris) Katzen. Hank is survived by his loving family members - his wife, Marcie; his children, Malcolm Katzen, Max (Elana) Katzen, and Mason Katzen; his mother, Henrietta (Marcus z"l) Katzen; and...


    Feb 2, 2024

    Mrs. Thelma Slaiman Alexander, 91, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, at her home in Lake Mary with loved ones by her side. Thelma was born Jan. 10, 1933, in Brooklyn, New York to the late Abraham and Beatrice (Mandel) Lehrman. Thelma was a graduate of Brooklyn College, Class of 1954 where she earned her bachelor's degree in education. She moved to Altamonte Springs in 1972 with her husband, Herbert Slaiman z"l and her children. She was a teacher at The Hebrew Day School in its... Full story


    Feb 2, 2024

    Mr. Kenneth (Ken) Serulneck, 87, formerly of Orlando, Florida passed away Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024, at his Boca Raton home following a brief illness. Mr. Serulneck was born Dec. 15, 1936, in Brooklyn, New York to the late Abraham & Pauline (Glassman) Serulneck. Mr. Serulneck retired as the owner and operator of an insurance agency. He is predeceased by his brother Harry and sister Gladys both of blessed memory. Mr. Serulneck is survived by his loving children; sons, Robert (Barbara) Serulneck, Michael (Emi) Serulneck of Evergreen, Colorado, Marc... Full story


    Jan 26, 2024

    Mrs. Bernice Wexler Diamond, 97, Altamonte Springs, Florida passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024, at Advent Health Hospice Care following a brief illness. Mrs. Wexler Diamond was born Aug. 20, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York to the late Louis and Esther (Berner) Landau. She and her late husband Paul Wexler of blessed memory moved to the Altamonte Springs, Florida area in 1972 from Brooklyn, New York. She retired as an office manager for a lumber company. Mrs. Wexler Diamond is survived by her loving sons, Alan Wexler (Peggy) of Lakeland,... Full story

  • Obituary - ROBERT "BOB" PAUL KAHN

    Jan 26, 2024

    Robert “Bob” Paul Kahn, 78, passed away on Jan. 17, 2024. He was born July 23, 1945 in Orlando, Florida, to teacher and dietician Tybell Kahn, and jeweler and artist Wolf Kahn. Bob graduated from Edgewater High School (Class of ‘63) and then attended Baylor University. After graduating, he started working for MGM Studios and then began his entrepreneurial journey that continued for over 50 years. Bob was a successful business owner of Truck Brokers Inc, which was a transportation logistics compa... Full story

  • Obituary - RUTH H. KUNTZ

    Jan 26, 2024

    Mrs. Ruth H. Kuntz, 72, Orlando, Florida passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024, at Advent Health Hospice Orlando following a brief illness. Mrs. Kuntz was born May 2, 1951, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Morris and Dorothy (Blieman) Shugerman. Mrs. Kuntz retired as a data processor of the Broward County School System and moved to Orlando in 2016 after her retirement. Mrs. Kuntz is survived by her loving children; daughter, Abigail (Derrick) Smith of Rockville, Maryland; son,... Full story

  • Obituary - RAND LADEN

    Jan 26, 2024

    Mr. Rand Laden, 67, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, at his Oviedo, Florida surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Laden was born May 16, 1956, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey to the late Joseph Jack and Flora (Neiss) Laden. Mr. Laden was a retired Sales Representative for TaylorMade Golf. He moved to the Oviedo, Florida area in 1993 from New Jersey. Mr. Laden is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Susan (Sklar) Laden of Oviedo, Florida; devoted daughter, Amanda Laden of Oviedo, Florida; and son, Eric Laden of Oviedo, Florida;... Full story


    Jan 26, 2024

    Submitted by the family George (Geff) David Myers, 60, passed away Jan. 11, 2024. Geff was born Feb. 5, 1963, in Hyannis, MA to Henita and Stuart Myers. He married Toby Feinberg Myers, his love and wife of 26 Years, in November 1997. They raised their two sons, Ian (23) and Will (21) in Orlando, FL. Geff is survived by his three brothers Scott and Liz Myers (Cotuit, MA), Andrew and Lori Myers (Jupiter, FL), Eric and Jen Myers (Phoenix, AZ) and their respective sons. Geff graduated from Babson... Full story

  • Obituary - RONALD (RON) SHADER

    Jan 26, 2024

    Mr. Ronald (Ron) Shader, 91, passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023, at his Longwood, Florida home surrounded by his family. Mr. Shader was born Oct. 9, 1932, in Orlando, Florida to the late Ben and Bessie (Joseph) Shader and was a lifelong resident of Central Florida. Mr. Shader was a retired developer and builder of Mini Storage facilities. He was a member of Congregation Ohev Shalom and the JCC. Mr. Shader is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 58 years, Mardi (Rubelow) Shader of Longwood, Florida; son, Ben Shader of... Full story

  • Obituary -SANDRA M. VOGIN

    Jan 26, 2024

    Ms. Sandra M. Vogin, 85, Longwood, Florida passed away Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024, at Advent Health Hospice Care following a brief illness. Ms. Vogin was born June 6, 1938, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Edward and Bertha (Donolow) Macks. She moved to the Winter Springs, Florida area from Broomall, Pennsylvania with the late husband of 49 years Stanton L. Vogin of blessed memory. Ms. Vogin is survived by her loving children, Marc (Traci) Vogin of Oviedo, Florida, David Vogin of Frederick, Maryland and Ellen (Andy) Farber of South Port,... Full story

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