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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... Full story



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... Full story

 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... Full story


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... Full story



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... Full story



Lewis N. Goldman, age 68, of Winter Park, passed away at his residence on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. He was a son of the late Morris and Ida Grubert Goldman, and was born in Brookline, Mass., on Feb. 19, 1950. He is survived by his brother, Martin, of... Full story



Naomi (Bobbi) Ava Jackson Wise, 86, died on Aug. 21, 2018. She was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., on July 25, 1932, to the late Louis and Fanny Jackson. Bobbi Wise was a beautiful woman of boundless... Full story


Myrtle Rutberg dies at age 106

Myrtle Rebecca Skop Rutberg, who loved all things American, and all things Jewish, passed away Saturday evening, Aug. 8, 2018, one month shy of her 107th birthday. Her achievements in life were many.... Full story


Obituary - ALAN BERMAN

Alan B. Berman, an architect responsible for scores of prominent Central Florida buildings, passed away on Aug. 10, 2018. For nearly four decades, starting in 1960-a period of rapid growth in Central... Full story



Zachary “Zach” Farber, age 85, of Apopka, passed away at Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. Born in Scranton, Penn., on July 25, 1933, he was the son of Julius and Lila Seidman Farber. Zach was a graduate of the... Full story


Obituary - JOAN GALIN

Joan Galin, age 94, of Herndon, Va., and formerly of Orlando, passed away at her residence on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Mrs. Galin was born on Aug. 13, 1924, in Umarra, New South Wales, Australia, to the late Frederick Walter Johnson and Edna Moore... Full story



Melvyn R. Goldstein, age 78, of Delray Beach, passed away at his residence on Saturday, July 28, 2018. He was born in Brooklyn on Aug. 29, 1939, to the late Walter (Wolf) and Evelyn Glickman Goldstein. He was a 1957 graduate of Miami High School. On... Full story


Obituary - LOIS G. PARNESS

Lois G. Parness, age 75, of Clermont, passed away on Aug. 2, 2018, at Crane’s View Lodge Assisted Living in Clermont. A native of Fall River, Massachusetts, she was born on May 24, 1943, to the late William and Eleanor Meirowitz Gitlin. After... Full story



Phyllis Muriel Rosenfield, age 95, of Longwood and formerly of Munster, Ind., passed away on Aug. 3, 2018, at her residence at Brookdale Island Lake. She was born in Chicago on June 6, 1923, to the late George and Bess Fienberg Katz. A college... Full story



Laura J. Winton, age 88, of Winter Springs, passed away at Arden Court ALF in Winter Springs on Aug. 6, 2018. Born in Canton, Ohio, on July 24, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Morris and Sylvia Rubin Cooper. Laura received her BBA from the... Full story


Mel Goldstein bid farewell his way

He loved. He loved to sing. An accomplished vocalist before his teens, he sang his whole life. He loved his Sigma Rho brothers at Miami High School. He loved his fellow congregants at the Lindenhurst... Full story



Written by family Albert Elman, age 84, of Longwood, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at Florida Hospital Altamonte. Al was the beloved and adored husband of Cyndie Elman (nee Cynthia Tulip) for only 46 years, and step-father to Beth... Full story



Celia Feldman, age 95, of Bexley, Ohio, passed away at Bickford Assisted Living in Columbus, Ohio, on Monday, July 30, 2018. She was born in Cleveland on Nov. 28, 1922, to the late Louis and Ethel Goldenberg Fierman. A homemaker, she was the widow... Full story



Nanette P. Babenzien, age 67, of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018, at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. A native of Brooklyn, Nanette was born on June 2, 1951, to the late Joel and Cecille Kaden. For many... Full story



Nancy R. Behrman, age 79, of Longwood, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at her residence. She was born in Chicago on Oct. 6, 1938, to the late Ray and Evelyn Nelson Bobeng. She earned her master’s degree in education and was a teacher in... Full story


Obituary - RUTH ABELS

Ruth Abels, age 101, of Longwood, passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018, at her residence at Brookdale Island Lake. Mrs. Abels, was born in Brooklyn on June 9, 1917, to the late Samuel and Frieda Klein Friedman. A high school graduate, she was a... Full story



Lorraine R. Buxbaum, age 92, of Volo, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach. Mrs. Buxbaum was born in Chicago on March 28, 1926, to the late Sol and Dorothy Shapiro Platt.... Full story



Rae Louis Lawrence, age 90, of Orlando, passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at Encore at Avalon Park. Mrs. Lawrence was born on Feb. 19, 1928, in Chicago, to the late Charles and Goldie Cohn Crum. She attended college and on Aug. 30, 1947, in... Full story


Gene Starn, dies at age 94

Heritage Florida Jewish News founder, Eugene "Gene" Starn of La Posada, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 14, 2018, surrounded by family and friends in the Palm Beach... Full story


Harriett Lake dies at age 96

An icon of the Jewish community has passed away. Harriett Lake, born Harriett Tuck on April 7, 1922, in Lebanon, Pa., died on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Harriett was a special lady. She was (Hello)... Full story


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