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Six prominent Holocaust survivors have died in Europe over the past month

(JTA) - The constant stream of breaking news about American politics and the coronavirus pandemic has hidden a sobering fact: Six prominent Holocaust survivors who had dedicated much of their lives...

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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,... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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,... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

Obituary-LANA FINK

Lana Fink, age 78, of Clermont, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at Quality Health Care Center Hospice in Winter Garden. A native of Baku, Azerbaijan, she was the only daughter and one of four children born to the late Lazar... Full story

 

Carol Channing, the original star of 'Hello Dolly!,' dies at 97

(JTA)-Actress Carol Channing, who originated the starring role in "Hello Dolly!" on Broadway and won a Tony Award for her portrayal of the boisterous widow, has died. She was 97. Channing was the... Full story

 

Obituary - NICHOLAS ROBERT PINANSKY

Nicholas Robert Pinansky passed away on Jan. 8, 2019 at the age of 35.  He was born in San Diego, California, to his mother, Lisa Turano Wojcik, and father, Don Pinansky. Nicholas was a senior web designer for uBreakiFix in Orlando, Fla. He was a me... Full story

 

Obituary - Judy Gerson Schreiber

Judy Gerson Schreiber of Canton, Ga., formerly of Maitland, Fla., passed away on Jan. 12, 2019. She was 71. Judy was born to the late Robert Gerson and Sadie Schwartz Gerson on Aug. 17, 1947, in Macon... Full story

 

Moshe Arens dies at 93

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Moshe Arens, a veteran Israeli politician and defense minister under three prime ministers, has died. Arens, who first hired Benjamin Netanyahu and is credited with helping him get... Full story

 

Georges Loinger, French Resistance fighter, dies

(JTA)—Georges Loinger, a member of the French Resistance during World War II who saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis, has died. Loinger died on Friday in Paris at the age of 108, France’s Holocaust Memorial Foundation confirmed on it... Full story

 

Amos Oz is dead at 79

(JTA)-Amos Oz, one of Israel's most widely read and best-known writers, has died. He was 79. The cause was cancer, the Israeli media reported. Barely older than the country he chronicled in dozens of... Full story

 

Some of the inspiring Jews we lost in 2018

By Gabe Friedman (JTA)-The end of every year brings the grim task of rounding up the prominent Jews who passed away over the previous 12 months. But in doing so, we are able to pay tribute to their... Full story

 

Obituary - RUTH BORENSTEIN

Ruth Borenstein, age 94, of Apopka, passed away peacefully at her residence on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. A native of New York City, she was born on Oct. 19, 1924, to the late Hyman and Ethel Siegel Schreier. Ruth, a high school graduate and... Full story

 

Obituary - ROBERTA GERSON DAVIS

Roberta G. Davis, age 74, of Clermont, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at the Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont. A native of Winthrop, Massachusetts, she was born on April 30, 1944, to the late Perry and Pauline Bean Gerson. Roberta... Full story

 

Obituary - RIGOBERTO SEGUNDO PAZ DUMENIGO

Rigoberto “Rigo” Paz Dumenigao, age 75, of Orlando, passed away on Dec. 10, 2018, at Florida Hospital—East. He was born on June 1, 1943, in Ciego de Avila, Cuba, to the late Manolo Paz and Augustina Dumenigo Paz. Rigo earned his bachelor’s... Full story

 

Obituary - LOIS FISHER GARNER

Lois Fisher Garner, age 61, Saint Cloud, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2018, at her residence. She was born on Dec. 17, 1986, in Houston, Texas, to Samuel and Ina Marilyn Grossman Fisher. Lois received her Bachelor of Nursing degree and worked... Full story

 

Obituary - LARRIE I. GREENE

Larrie I. Greene, age 79, of Maitland, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at Quality Health Care Center in Winter Garden. He was born in Waterbury, Conn., on Nov. 10, 1939, to the late James and Anne Jacobs Greene. Larrie attended college and... Full story

 

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