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Obituary - ESTHER ARNON

Esther (Ester) Arnon, age 90, of Great Neck, New York, passed away on Nov. 29, 2018, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. She was born in Iran on Nov. 23, 1928, to the late Baruch Karbassi and Shoshana Salimpoor Karbassi. A homemaker,...

 

Stan Lee dies at 95

(JTA)-Stan Lee, who as one of the masterminds behind Marvel Comics created such mega-popular comic book franchises as Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk and the X-Men, died early Monday morning...

 

Obituary-WILLIAM SIDNEY EPSTEIN

William S. Epstein, age 84, of Fern Park, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He was born on May 8, 1934, in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of the late Aaron and Clara Porten Epstein. Bill...

 

Obituary-SHELLEY WEISSMAN

Shelley Weissman, age 86, of Apopka, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. Born in Randolph, New York, on Feb. 11, 1932, she was the daughter of the late John and Euphee Brooke Porter. Shelley was a...

 

Obituary - MARTIN ALLEN FRANCIS

Marty “The Big Guy” Francis, age 65, of Winter Springs, passed away on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 4, 1953, to Carol Loeb Francis and the late Leonard Francis. In 1961, he relocated to the Orlando area...

 

Obituary-SONIA POSNER BAIME

Sonia Posner Baime (nee Solochek) passed away in Deerfield, Illinois, on Oct. 25, 2018, at the age of 96. She was a resident of Altamonte Springs and Longwood, Florida, from 1989 to 2015. Loving wife of the late Lester D. Posner and the late Abraham...

 

Obituary-BETTY CORNMAN MANIS

Betty Cornman Manis passed away Oct. 24, 2018, at the age of 90. Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, she graduated from Newcomb College with a degree in biology and worked as a researcher. Betty met her husband, Norman, when he visited the cit...

 

Obituary - RUTH MOGUL

Ruth Mogul, age 85, of Maitland, passed away on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at her residence. A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Ruth was born on May 7, 1933, to the late Hyman and Jenny Chvenka Rich. Ruth and her husband, Max, who survives her,...

 

Obituary - HELEN MOSKOWITZ

Submitted by the family Helen Moskowitz, age 93, of Miami and formerly of Orlando, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. She was born on March 4, 1925, in Bronx, New York, to William and Kate Schoenberg. Her husband of 54 years, Arthur, predeceased...

 

Obituary - JEAN A. RHUBIN

Jean Rhubin, age 69, of Ocoee, passed away on Oct.12, 2018, at Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Jean was born on Jan. 18, 1949, in Troy, New York, to the late John and Dolrus Golden. She received her bachelor’s degree from...

 

Obituary-NEIL CURRIER

Neil Currier, age 55, of Sanford, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Neil was born in Newport, Wales, United Kingdom, on June 8, 1963, to Bryan and Joan Currier. He earned a degree Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and was a commercial airline...

 

Obituary-RENEE MARILYN FISCHER

Renee M. Fischer, age 88, of Orlando, passed away on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at Orlando Regional Medical Center. She was born in Brooklyn on March 10, 1933, to the late Alexander and Ida (Irene) Beck Zuckman. On March 8, 1959, in Brooklyn, she married...

 

Obituary-MARILYN BARBARA FRANKEL

Marilyn B. Frankel, age 70, of Celebration, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at her residence. A native of Brooklyn, New York, she was born on Oct.13, 1947. Marilyn received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the former Brooklyn...

 

Obituary-BERNARD (BERNIE) KWASTEL

Submitted by his wife, Linda Kwastel Bernard (Bernie) Kwastel, 76, passed away on Sept. 30, 2018. He was born in the Bronx, N.Y. to Rubin and Fayette (Breznick) Kwastel on Dec. 31, 1941. He was married for 53 years to Linda (Hirsch) Kwastel, who...

 

Obituary - TAUBA "TOBY" GATERBAUM

Toby Gaterbaum, age 88, of Altamonte Springs, passed away on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at Florida Hospital Winter Park. A native of Poland, she immigrated to the United States and lived in New York until relocating from Brooklyn to the Orlando area in...

 

Terror victim Ari Fuld, 45, laid to rest in Kfar Etzion

(JNS)-Thousands of people gathered at the Kfar Etzion cemetery just before midnight on Sunday to eulogize and lay to rest Ari Fuld, a 45-year-old father of four living in Judea whose fight against...

 

Obituary - SUSAN L. SPIWAK

Susan L. Spiwak, age 71, of Orlando, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Health. She was born on Jan. 24, 1947, in Baltimore, Maryland, to the late Arnold and Evelyn Whitehouse Landau. Susan grew up in Baltimore...

 

Israeli hero Ari Fuld, father of 4, stabbed to death in Gush Etzion

Ari Fuld, 45, was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist outside the Gush Etzion shopping mall on Sunday. Fuld was standing in the parking lot when the terrorist stabbed him from behind. Fuld...

 

Obituary - SHELDON GREENE

Written by his family Sheldon Greene of Orlando passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at the age of 92. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was preceded by his first wife Ruth, who passed away in November1987, and his second wife Susan...

 

Obituary - DAVID BRUCE HAYT

David B. Hayt, age 87, of Lake Mary, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at Florida Hospital Altamonte Springs. A son of the late Emanuel and Lillian Greenwald Hayt, David was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 14, 1931. David was a captain in the...

 

Obituary - SONDRA KARESH PRITCHARD

Sondra K. Pritchard, age 81, of Apopka, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at Westminster Towers in Winter Park. Born in Augusta, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Mose and Ida Shapiro Karesh. A widow, she was a hospital radiology...

 

Obituary - MADELINE WOLLY

Madeline Kurzrock Phillips Wolly, of Longwood, Fla., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at age 93. Madeline was born in New York City to Bertha and Michael Kurzrock. She attended NYU for college an...

 
 By JTA    Life Cycles    September 14, 2018

Neil Simon, Broadway's giant of bickering, wise-cracking couples, dies at 91

(JTA)-Playwright Neil Simon, known for such Broadway hits as "The Odd Couple," "Barefoot in the Park" and "Lost in Yonkers," has died. Simon, who earned a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award, died...

 

Princeton Lyman, Jewish diplomat who helped plan Operation Moses, dies at 82

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Princeton Lyman, the Jewish American diplomat who played a critical role in organizing Operation Moses, the stunning 1984 airlift of Ethiopian Jews, has died at 82. Lyman died Friday...

 

Obituary - PAUL GROSSMAN

Submitted by Paul Grossman’s family Paul A. Grossman of Longwood passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018, at the age of 83. He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He was predeceased by his mother, Sylvia Schluger Grossman, who died when he was six...

 

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