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October 27, 2017

Bernice Hecht, age 96, of Lake Mary, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at her residence. A native of Chicago Illinois, she was born on June 25, 1921, to the late Isidore and Lena Cohen Sachs. Following high school she attended a technical school and studied bookkeeping.

She was married for nearly 67 years to her late husband, Maurice Hecht, when he passed away in June 2010. In 1983, they relocated to the Orlando area from Chicago.

Mrs. Hecht is survived by her son, Neil Hecht, of Phoenix; and daughter Robbee (Louis) Reents of Longwood. She was also the loving grandmother of Ian, Kate, Lauren and David.

A family graveside service was held at Beth Israel Memorial Park, Gotha, with Rabbi Arnold Siegel of Jewish Family Services officiating. In memory of Bernice Hecht, the family requests contributions to Hospice of the Comforter, 480 W Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs 32714. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando. 407-599-1180.


Harold S. Landey, age 74, of Winter Springs, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at his residence. A native of Valdosta, Georgia, Harold grew up there and earned his bachelor’s degree from Valdosta State.

He was the son of the late Solomon and Leah Dunn Landey and served in the United States Marine Corps. He had a varied business career—always the consummate salesman. For the last number of years he was a business broker specializing in commercial real estate.

Harold relocated to the Orlando area from Chicago in 1982 and became an active member of the Congregation of Reform Judaism, serving as chair of the Cemetery Committee for many years.

He is survived by his daughters, Robyn (Joseph) Leavy of Apopka, Deborah Landey (William Frausto) of California, and Judy (Joe) Bluver of Chicago. He was the very proud grandfather of Landon, Joshua, Zachary, Tyler, Cole and Samaya; and brother of Ben (Faye) Landey of Atlanta and Judy Landey (Marty Kleinman) of Atlanta.

A funeral service was held at Congregation of Reform Judaism with Rabbi Steven Engel and Cantor Jacqueline Rawiszer officiating. Burial followed at CRJ Cemetery, Gotha. In memory of Harold S Landey, the family requests contributions to Congregation of Reform Judaism, 928 Malone Drive, Orlando 32810. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel. 640 Lee Road, Orlando. 407-599-1180.


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