Obituaries


 

                               

                               

 


Obituary and Calendar Dates Below 

 

 

        September 2017 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Shabbat

 

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3

Ivan "Sonny" O'Koon        Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.           Visitation after 10:00 a.m.            Burial in Keneseth Israel Cemetery

4 Labor Day 5 6 7 8 9
10 Grandparent's Day 11 12 13 14 15 16
17

Alan Broude                        Memorial Service 3:00 p.m. at The Temple                                  Visitation after 2:00 p.m.

18 19

Lillian Schwartz               Memorial Service 11:00 at Little Sisters of the Poor, 15 Audubon Plaza Drive

20 Erev Rosh Hashana 21 Rosh Hashana 22 Rosh Hashana - Fall Begins 23
24 Fast of Gedaliah 25 26 27 28 29 Erev Yom Kippur 30 Yom Kippur

 

 

 

       August 2017 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

  1 Fast of Av 2 3 4 Raoul Wallenberg Day 5
6 7 8 9

Anne E. Shapira                Funeral Services 2:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.       Visitation after 12:30 p.m.       Burial in Keneseth Israel Cemetery

10 11

Nonna Podolskaya               Funeral Services 1:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.                       Visitation after 12 Noon                Burial in The Temple Cemetery

12
13 14 15 16

Albert "Abbie" Rieser      Funeral Services 2:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.      Visitation after 1:00 p.m.              Burial in The Temple Cemetery

17

Beatrice Finkin Darnell     Visitation 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.

18

Beatrice Finkin Darnell           Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.                          Burial in Cave Hill Cemetery

19
20

Ida Sontz                               Graveside Services 11:00 a.m. at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

Sanford Spiegel               Private Graveside Services

21 22 Rosh Hodesh 23 Rosh Hodesh 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31

 

 

       July 2017 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

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Stanley Fischer                      Funeral Services 2:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.          Visitation after 1:00 p.m.            Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

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4 Fourth of July/Independence Day 5 6

 

7

 

8
9

Corinne Bergwerk               Funeral Services 2:00 p.m. at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42            Visitation after 1:00 p.m.           Burial in The Temple Cemetery

10 11 Fast of Tammuz 12  13  14 

David Pisterman                     Memorial Service 1:00 p.m.           Visitation after 12 Noon

15 
16  17  18  19

Julius Friedman              Funeral Services 11:30 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.        Visitation after 10:00 a.m.         Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

20

Mary W. Klotz                   Visitation 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.

21

Mary W. Klotz                        Funeral Services 1:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.                        Burial in Cave Hill Cemetery

22
23 

Sidney M. Figa                     Funeral Services 2:30 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.         Visitation after 1:00 p.m.            Burial in Keneseth Israel Cemetery

24 Rosh Hodesh 25 26  27

Linda Borowick                   Funeral Services 2:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.         Visitation after 1:00 p.m.          Burial in Anshei Sfard Cemetery 

28

 

29
30 

Cheryl Klein                         Memorial Service 2:00 p.m. at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42           Visitation after 1:00 p.m.

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        June 2017 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Shabbat

 

      1 Shavuot

Nancy Ornstein Berlo            There will be no services

3
4 5

 

6

 

7 8

Aron Schwartz              Funeral Services 3:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.      Visitation after 2:00 p.m.          Burial in Keneseth Israel Cemetery   

             

    

9

Paul Kutchai                         Funeral Services will be private for family

10
11 12 13 14 Flag Day 15 16

Carolyn Berman Grossman  Funeral Services 2:00 p.m. at The Temple                                      Visitation after 12:30 p.m.               Burial in The Temple Cemetery

17
18 Father's Day

Thelma Isaacs                       Graveside Services will be private

19

Alex Mendelsberg          Graveside Services 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery, 1600 Newburg Road                Visitation after 9:30 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.

20 Summer Begins

Geraldine "Jerry" Lurie      Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.       Visitation after 10:00 a.m.         Burial in The Temple Cemetery

21

Phillip Levy                          Funeral Services 2:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.     Visitation after 1:00 p.m.         Burial in Keneseth Israel Cemetery

22 23 24
25 Rosh Hodesh 26 27 28 29 30

Linda Benovitz Fuchs           Funeral Services 1:30 p.m. at Congregation Adath Jeshurun        Visitation after 12:30 p.m.            Burial in Keneseth Israel Cemetery

 

September 17, 2017 ~ 26 Elul 5777

Lillian Schwartz, 93

Died September 17, 2017 at Little Sisters of the Poor in Louisville.  She was born September 1, 1924 in the Bronx – New York City and grew up in Manhattan in Washington Heights.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert (Nov. 11, 1994) and her parents, Gregory and Rachel Dorscht.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Koroluk and her husband, Joe of Simpsonville, KY; and their sons, Mark and his wife, Miranda of Enid, OK and Andrew of Indianapolis, IN; her son, Gregory Schwartz of Portland, OR; and his children, Alexander, Dani and Spencer, all of Los Angeles, CA.

A memorial service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 19th at Little Sisters of the Poor, 15 Audubon Plaza Drive.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor.

 

 

 

 

 

September 14, 2017 ~ 23 Elul 5777

Alan Lee Broude, 73

Of Boca Raton, Florida, peacefully passed away in his sleep Thursday, September 14, 2017, in Louisville, KY, with his wife of 20 years, Kathy, by his side.   Alan was born October 22, 1943 in Philadelphia, PA, to deaf parents dealing positively with his first obstacle in life.  Alan was a high school quarterback and a regular on American Bandstand where he was known as “Alan from Northeast Philly.”  He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Accounting.  A self-proclaimed "Numbers Guy,” Alan was the CFO for the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington prior to joining Jewish Hospital HealthCare Services where he worked for 30 years until his retirement as the CFO and Senior Vice President.  He was considered by his colleagues as one of the brightest people in health care finance.  After retirement, Alan turned to year round golf in Boca Grove. 

He served in leadership capacities for several national, local professional and civic organizations including Family & Children’s Counseling Center (aka Family & Children’s Place), Jewish Federation Foundation of Louisville and the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. He was also a member of the “Hole in One” Club at Boca Grove.

Alan had a passion for life especially for golf and dancing.  He loved time with family and his wonderful community of friends in Louisville and Boca Grove.  In retirement, he used his financial expertise to Chair the Boca Grove Finance Committee.  In addition to playing golf, he enjoyed watching his beloved Louisville Cardinals, building legos and puzzles with his grandchildren, and travelling to his favorite spot in Carmel, CA with Kathy and friends. He was always available to assist those needing his help.  Alan will be remembered for his integrity, humor, kindness, gentleness and compassion as much as his friendly smile.

Alan is survived by his wife Kathy, sons Derek Broude and Kyle Pressma, stepsons Reed Montgomery (Heather Montgomery) and Kerry Montgomery, grandchildren Schuyler Broude, Samuel Broude, Ryder Montgomery, and Hudson Montgomery.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Stefan Broude, and his parents Samuel & Reba Broude.

A memorial service will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 17th at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42, Louisville, KY.  Visitation will begin after 2:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made in the memory of Alan L. Broude to the Family & Children Place 525 Zane Street, Louisville, KY  40203, or The Kyle Pressma B’nai Tzedek Fund at the Jewish Foundation of Louisville, or American Red Cross: Hurricane Irma Florida Relief, 335 Southwest 27th Ave, Miami, FL  33135.

 

 

 

 

 

August 30, 2017 ~ 8 Elul 5777

Ivan "Sonny" O'Koon, 82

Died Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at his home. Native of Louisville, Sonny was born December 4, 1934, to the late Sadie Baron and Julius O’Koon. He was a retired CPA and a US Navy Veteran, He was a member of Keneseth Israel Congregation, St. George Masonic Lodge #239 F&AM, Scottish Rite, Kosair Shrine and AICPA.  Sonny will always be remembered as an avid fisherman and U of L Cardinal fan.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and his loving wife of 57 years, Frances “Fran” Brody O’Koon.

He is survived by his children, Neal O’Koon (Michelle) of Cincinnati, Marcy O’Koon Moss (Cowan) of Atlanta and Lori O’Koon Ford (Tim); his brother, Dr. Howard B. O’Koon (Carol); and his cherished grandchildren, Gillian, Aaron, Evan, Joel and Adam.

Funeral services will be 11a.m. Sunday, September 3rd at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Keneseth Israel Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 10 a.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Keneseth Israel Congregation, The Arthritis Foundation or The Arrow Fund.

 

 

 

 

 

August 18, 2017 ~ 26 Av 5777

Sanford Spiegel, 91

Of Louisville passed away Friday August 18th, 2017. He served in WWII in the United States Navy and graduated from the University of Miami. His career was in merchandising and he moved to Louisville to work for Levy Bros.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Selene; his sons, Scott (Cathy) and Martin (Michele); seven grandchildren, Lindsay (Drew), Courtney, Brandon (Kate), Chad, Natalie, Laura, and Meredith; and one great-grandchild, Charlotte.

The family wishes to thank Donna Harris and Edyth Giles of Mercy Works and Hosparus Health for their compassionate care and requests that expressions of sympathy be sent to The Temple or Hosparus Health. Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m. Sunday, August 20th at The Temple Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

August 17, 2017 ~ 25 Av 5777

Ida G. Sontz, 94

Died Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Baptist Health.  She was a native of Sumner, MS, born July 22, 1923 to the late Bertha Rosenson and Alex Goldberg.  Ida was a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Philip Sontz; and four siblings, Libby Orlansky, Anne Levey, Jack and Hyman Goldberg.

Ida is survived by her daughter, Rosalyn Friedman (David); her son, Dr. Michael A. Sontz (Jennifer) of Evansville, IN; and her two grandchildren, Dr. Pam Sontz of San Diego, CA and Mitchell Friedman of Phoenix, AZ.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Atria Springdale for their loving care and attention.

Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy may go to Congregation Adath Jeshurun or Hosparus Heatlh.

 

 

 

 

August 14, 2017 ~ 22 Av 5777

Beatrice Finkin Darnell, 90

Passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 at Jefferson Manor.  She was a native of New York, NY, born March 24, 1927 to the late Rose Dressner and Harry Finkin.  Beatrice was a retired sales clerk with Stewart’s Department Store and a former member of Temple Shalom.  She enjoyed shopping and loved Bunko.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph Darnell; and her brother, Bernie Finkin.

She is survived by her sons, Michael Darnell (Debbie), Harvey Darnell and David Darnell (Sharon); and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 18th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Cave Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Breast Cancer Awareness.

 

 

 

 

August 12, 2017 ~ 20 Av 5777

Albert "Abbie" Rieser, 92

Died Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Baptist Health.  He was born December 25, 1924 in Ichenhausen, Germany to the late Hilda Hess and Max Rieser.  Albert was a merchant with Max Rieser Furniture Store, on Market Street from 1928 to 1988, a US Army veteran of WWII and a member of The Temple.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Ellen Rieser.

He is survived by his son, Rabbi Louis Rieser (Connie) of Boynton Beach, FL; his sister, Frieda Berlin; his grandchildren, Micha Rieser and Zev Rieser (Britta); his great-grandchildren, Milo and Daxton Rieser; and his longtime companion and caretaker, Denise Crumpton.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 16th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 1:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

 

August 9, 2017 ~ 17 Av 5777

Nonna Podolskaya, 94

Of Crestwood, died Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital.  Nonna was born in Kyev, Ukraine on June 20, 1923, attended medical school, becoming a pediatrician.  She came to the US in 1995 and was a member of The Temple.

She is survived by her daughter, Anna Podolskaya (Yakov Gold); her grandson, Sam Gold (Elaine); and one great-granddaughter on the way.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 11th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 12 noon.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Temple.

 

 

 

 

August 6, 2017 ~ 14 Av 5777

Anne E. Shapira

Passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017.  She was a native of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, born March 23, 1914 to the late Mildred Hollander and Harry Edelstein.  Anne graduated from McGill University and served a 2 ½ year internship with Montreal General Hospital.  After moving to Louisville, she was a dietician with Jewish Hospital. She was past president of Brandeis University Women’s Committee in Louisville and a member of Keneseth Israel Congregation and Congregation Adath Jeshurun. She was a volunteer with Jewish Hospital and the KY Museum of Arts & Crafts.  Anne was also a member of NCJW – Louisville Section, Hadassah, and the McGill Alumni Association.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, David M. Shapira; and her son, Harry J. Shapira.

She is survived by her daughter, Miriam S. Ostroff; her daughter-in-law, Judy Shapira; her sister, Freda Saphier of Sarasota, FL; five grandchildren, Dr. Adam (Debra) Shapira, Ian (Caroline) Shapira, Gwen (Scott) Heyman, Lori Ostroff and Craig Ostroff; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Anne’s physician, Harry Renco and her caregivers, Paula Burr, Ruth Malone, Debra Priest and Bertha Spaulding.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 9th at Herman Meyer & Son, 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Keneseth Israel Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 12:30 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Anne E. Shapira Literacy Initiative Endowment, c/o Jewish Federation of Louisville, 3600 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY  40205-3302.

 

 

July 26, 2017 ~ 4 Av 5777

Cheryl Klein, 74

Passed away on July 26, 2017, after a courageous battle with Cancer. 

Cheryl was born on July 7, 1943 in Philadelphia Pa.  After graduating from Lower Merion High School in suburban Philadelphia, she attended the University of Miami, (Florida) and received a degree in education in 1964. After a short career in teaching, Cheryl turned her attention to becoming a mother and homemaker. She was an accomplished bridge player and received the rank of “Life Master”.  This was one of her proudest moments and occurred with her mother (Rosalind) on her 90th birthday.  She always looked forward to her games at the Louisville Bridge Center with her many friends.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents, Rosalind and Leonard Dickman of Philadelphia.

Cheryl is survived by her husband of 53 years, David, son, Michael (Santa Monica, CA), granddaughter, Jordan (Santa Monica, CA), and brother, Barry Dickman (Annie) of Philadelphia.

A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 30th at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42.  Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Temple or the donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

 

 

July 24, 2017 ~ 2 Av 5777

Linda Borowick, 75

Passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at Episcopal Church Home.  She was born February 27, 1942 to the late Ada Lewis and Dr. George Freed. Linda was a member of Anshei Sfard Congregation, where she was a past vice president, a member of Hadassah and B’nai Brith. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Dr. George Freed and Ada Lewis Freed Fox; her step-father, Bensie Fox; and her sister, Beverly Leischener.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Alvin “Buddy” Borowick; her children, Kerry Borowick (Stacey), Richard Borowick (Cami) and Jodi Borowick Abend (Robert); her sister, Helane Lamb (Eric); her step-sister, Susan Morris (Harry); her step-brother, Lawrence Fox (Sherre); her brother-in-law, Stephen Leischener; and her grandchildren, Joel Borowick, Joshua Abend, Nicholas Abend, Hunter Borowick, Aaron Abend, Alayna Borowick and Miranda Borowick; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank many groups for going above and beyond. First, Dr. Michael Kommer and his entire group of doctors and staff at CBC for her special care and treatment. Second, The staff at the Episcopal Church Home, and especially  Dr. Jane Cornett for making her final days compassionate, comfortable and humane. Third, her 2nd family/friends/neighbors at the Troon Community for all their love and support they gave to Linda and her family. And last, but not least, special thanks to Brenda Bush: as Linda's best friend and sister by another mother, the words "above and beyond" do not begin to describe her love, support and tireless efforts to Linda and her family during this 2 1/2 year battle.  Linda referred to her as "her 5 star general", and she truly was.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 27th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Anshei Sfard Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 1:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Anshei Sfard Congregation, the American Cancer Society or the donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

 

July 21, 2017 ~ 27 Tammuz 5777

Sidney Marvin Figa, 86

Died Friday, July 21, 2017 at The Forum at Brookside.  Born August 7, 1930, Sidney graduated from Male High School in 1948 and graduated from the University of Kentucky School of Pharmacy in 1952.  He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, where he served as a pharmacist in the Letterman Hospital in San Francisco for 11 months and served for one year at the 8142 Base Hospital near Sendai in Japan.  Sid retired after 45 years with the Walgreen Company and was a registered Pharmacist and a leading store manager throughout that time.  He received many professional awards.  Sidney was a member of the Alpha Zeta Omega Fraternity, B’nai Brith, Keneseth Israel Congregation, the KI Men’s Club, Duffers Golf Club, was a volunteer worker for 30 years for the WHAS Crusade for Children, and was a Kentucky Colonel.

Sidney’s spirit, his intelligence, his great, quick wit and sense of humor, his wonderful laugh (that made everyone else laugh) and most of all, his unwavering devotion to his family, especially his three children are how he will be remembered by his family.

He is preceded in death his parents, Jack and Edith Schiffman Figa, and his daughter, Risa Fay.

He leaves his beloved wife of 38 years, Evelyn (Parket) Figa; his three beloved children, Barry Figa (Tanner), Dr. Daryl Figa and Candace Portman (Charlie); a brother, Leon Figa (Lorna); a sister, Marilyn Anhouse (Morty); his adored grandchildren, Elliot and Aaron Figa and Chase Portman; and special to him were all his nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation for the wonderful care Sidney received from his dedicated caregivers from the Caring For You Agency; Chiquita Thompson, Judy Garriot, and Aretta Bonler.  They would also like to thank all those who cared for him at The Forum at Brookside and his wonderful friends who were there for him through the years of his illness.

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 23rd at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Keneseth Israel Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Jewish National Fund Trees, 42 E. 69th Street, New York, NY 10021, Keneseth Israel Congregation, 2531 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, KY 40205 or Hosparus, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive, Louisville, KY 40205.

Shiva will be Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. at Keneseth Israel Congregation.

 

 

 

 

 

July 18, 2017

Mary W. Klotz, 78

Of Louisville, was surrounded by her loving family on July 18, 2017, when she passed away peacefully and with dignity, as she lived her life. Mary was born on September 11, 1938, in Dodge City, KS, to the late William and Catherine Crowley Weigel.  In 1960, Mary graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and taught elementary school for 42 years in California, Maryland and Indiana.  She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma at KSU, a member of the Kappa Alumni Book Club in Louisville and she was on the House Board for the Kappa House at Centre College, Danville.

Mary was a world traveler and an avid reader, who loved bright days, sunshine and people.

She is survived by her loving husband, Martin F. Klotz; her sons, Kevin M. Klotz (Margarita) of Houston, TX and David E. Klotz of Louisville; her sister, Margaret E. Staggs (Bruce Champlin) of Phoenix, AZ; and her grandchildren, Rachel E. and Ryan W. Klotz, both of Louisville.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017 at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Cave Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to The American Cancer Society, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation or The Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

 

 

 

 

 

July 16, 2017 ~ 22 Tammuz 5777

Julius Friedman, 74

Died peacefully surrounded by friends and family, July 16th at Baptist Health Louisville.  Julius Friedman is a hard man to pin down.  As a graphic designer, photographer, artist, furniture designer and videographer, the man and his work defy easy description.

Julius’ early work was posters for non-profit organizations.  The Louisville Ballet “Toe On Egg”; “Fresh Paint” which shows stark, white eggs behind a row of red, yellow and blue yolks; and The Louisville Orchestra “French Horn Filled With Ice Cream”.  He recently had a fifty year retrospective of his posters at the Frazier Museum. After his poster phase ended, he turned to photographic imagery of trees, water, flowers and a ballet dancer. These images were later printed on metal and fabric. His last work was short videos that can be viewed on YouTube.

Julius was born and raised in Kentucky and received a degree in graphic design from University of Louisville.  He is a recipient of the Kentucky Governor’s Award in the Arts and his works are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the National Museum of Poster Art in Warsaw, Poland, the Dansk Plakamuseum in Aahous, Denmark, the Brown-Foreman Collection and the Marriot Hotel Corporation.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Baptist Health for providing such wonderful care.

Julius is survived by his sister, Carol Seifer (Sanford Abrams); his nieces, Caryn Steinert (Eric) and Melissa Cohen (Matthew); and his daughter, Kimberly Karp.

Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 19th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 10:00 a.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

 

 

 

 

 

July 11, 2017 ~ 17 Tammuz 5777

David Sestieri Pisterman, 49

Of Louisville, died July 11, 2017.  He was a dispatcher with Spectrum Communications, a volunteer with Raptor Rehab and with My Dog Eats First, and had a passion for animals, Star Wars and Marvel Comics.  David left behind a legion of friends and loved ones, including his dispatch team family at Spectrum.  He was a caring and devoted husband, son and family man. He will always be remembered for his kindness and gentleness.

David is survived by his wife, Lisa M. Pisterman; his mother, Mary K. Pisterman; his mother and father-in-law, Mike and JoAnn Nall; his brother-in-law, Michael S. Nall; and his niece, Eva Carman Nall.

A memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 14th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue.  Visitation will begin after 12 Noon.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Raptor Rehab of Kentucky or My Dog Eats First.

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 6, 2017 ~ 12 Tammuz 5777

Corinne Bergwerk, 87

Passed away on July 6, 2017 at Episcopal Church Home.  She was the associate to the merchandise manager of a large New York catalogue firm and was responsible for layouts and copy. She was an active supporter of Hadassah in New York and a dedicated member of The Temple in Louisville.

She is survived by her husband, Jack Bergwerk; two daughters, Ellen Kaplan (Ken) and Bonnie Levy; her grandchildren, Matthew and Laura Kaplan, Jeremy and Jake Levy; and her great-grandchildren, Lyla, Cruz and Kane Kaplan and Charlie Levy.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 9th at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42, with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 1:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Temple, The Humane Society or ASPCA.

 

 

 

 

June 29, 2017 ~ 6 Tammuz 5777

Stanley Fischer, 95

Of Louisville, KY, passed away June 29, 2017. He left knowing he was loved dearly by his family and friends. Stanley was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, brother-in-law and friend.

 

Stanley was born March 29, 1922 in Louisville Kentucky. He lived in Louisville and loved it dearly all his life. Stanley served for 3 years in World War II in the army’s 42nd Rainbow Division and fought on the French/ German line in Alsace. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. Though he was badly injured during the war, he recovered fully and returned to Louisville where he met the love of his life, Mary Lee Davis. They married in 1948 and lived happily together for 66 years.  They had two children, Hedy Fischer & Andrew Fischer.

Stanley & Mary Lee owned & operated Stan’s Pawn Shop on Jefferson St. in downtown Louisville for almost 50 years. Stanley loved his work and took great joy in helping people out.

 

After retirement Stanley and Mary Lee enjoyed traveling, volunteering at the JCC & Four Courts Assisted Living and spending time with their children & grandson but nothing seemed to compare to the true joy Stanley derived from working in his pawn shop. He always had a positive attitude no matter the circumstances and his frequent expression was “I’ve got nothing but peaches & cream”. He always had a smile, a one-liner and a story to tell.

 

Stanley was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Mary Lee Fischer; parents, Meyer and Esther Fischer; and his sister, Cecile Noe.

 

Stanley is survived by his daughter,  Hedy Fischer (Randy Shull) of Asheville NC; son, Andrew Fischer (Cynthia Cooke) of Louisville; grandson, Seth Fischer of Bowling Green and his mother, Vicki Danser of Orlando, FL;  brother, William Fischer of Louisville;  brother-in-law, Skip Davis (Debra) of Louisville and many nephews, nieces, cousins & in-laws.

 

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Sheryl & Kaelyn Daugherty & the caring women who worked for them & Linda Harris, who cared for Stan as if he was their own father and the staff at Treyton Oak Towers.

 

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 2nd at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 1:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Mary Lee and Stanley Fischer Youth Activities Fund ℅ The Jewish Federation of Louisville, 3600 Dutchman’s Lane, Louisville,KY 40205, JFCS Food Pantry or Dare to Care.

 

 

 

 

 

June 28, 2017 ~ 4 Tammuz 5777

Linda Benovitz Fuchs, 71

Born on November 14, 1945, completed her education with degrees in preschool education and Art History, and taught preschool for several years.  She volunteered at Jewish Hospital, the Speed Museum and Locust Grove Historic Home.

She married the love of her life, David Fuchs, in January of 1969.  They enjoyed 48 years of a long, happy, and successful marriage, and traveled together across the US, Alaska, Europe, and the Caribbean. She was especially fond of creating fiber art work such as original purses, quilts, and clothing projects. She was a member LAFTA and served on the Jewish Community Center Fine Art Committee.

She was a wonderful and loving wife, and a devoted and caring mother to her son, Franklin.  She is survived by her husband, son, her brother, Lee (Amy) Benovitz, and many nieces and nephews. 

She was always a joy to be around and had a positive attitude right to the end.  She was loved by all and will be sorely missed.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 30th at Congregation Adath Jeshurun, 2401 Woodbourne Ave., with burial to follow in Keneseth Israel Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers please make any donations to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Gilda’s Club, or Congregation Adath Jeshurun.

 

 

 

 

June 18, 2017 ~ 24 Sivan 5777

Phillip Levy, 83

Passed peacefully at home on Sunday, June 18th. He was predeceased by his parents Minnie and Nathan Levy.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Gail Weinberg Levy, daughters Laura Levin (Gary), Susan Levy, and Judy Zagorin (Mark). Also, by his grandchildren Emily and Deborah Levin, Eliezer, Yehoshua and Shmuel Zagorin, his brother in law David Weinberg (Bev), his nephew Scott Weinberg (Hunter) and his neice Lindsey Rossen (David). He was a public accountant for many years and member of Keneseth Israel Congregation.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 21st at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc. 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Keneseth Israel Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday after 1:00 p.m. Shivah will be at their home. Expressions of sympathy can be made to Keneseth Israel Congregation, Brown Cancer Center, Hosparus or the charity of your choice.

 

 

 

 

 

June 18, 2017 ~ 24 Sivan 5777

Geraldine "Jerry" Suzan Lurie, 89

Passed away early Sunday morning at Baptist Health Louisville. She was born March 19, 1928 in Louisville, KY and graduated from Atherton Girls High School. She and her husband owned the Maryville Save-A-Step Food Mart and co-owned the store in Billton for many years. Geraldine was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. She was a gift to all who met her and a treasure to those who knew her, a woman with a loving heart who will be deeply missed by many. She is preceded in death by her husband of sixty-three years, Henry Lurie; her parents, Paul and Yetta Suzan; and her brother, Jack Suzan.

Survivors include her children, Kenneth (Diane) Lurie, Vicki (Mario) Maya, and Ronald (Vicki) Lurie; her grandchildren, Erica (Drew) Spektor, Bradley Lurie, Rachel (Adam) Fremeth, Alex (Temma) Maya and Nathan and Alyssa Lurie; and her great-grandchildren, Seth and Layla Fremeth.

Geraldine would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the wonderful nurses and aides at Baptist Health Palliative Care Unit, which provided the most comforting and professional attention that she could have ever hoped for. Also, she would want to say thank you to Shelby, Carella, and Torrie, her friends and companions who she held so dear for a friendship that was much too short.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 20th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to Hosparus of Louisville, The Temple, or The Center for Women and Families. 

 

 

 

 

June 16, 2016 ~ 22 Sivan 5777

Alex Mendelsberg, 79

Died Friday, June 16, 2017. He was a native of Poland and a retired auto electrician.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Mendelsberg; his daughters, Joanna Peyron (David) and Beata Junot (Jim) of Richmond, VA; his son, Waldemar Mendelsberg of Palm Harbor, FL; his brother, Waldemar Shaked of Israel; his grandchildren, Robert & Nicole Mendelsberg, Jordon Junot, Taylor Jones and Daniel Peyron; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 19th at Calvary Cemetery, 1600 Newburg Road.  Visitation will begin after 9:30 a.m. Monday at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

 

 

 

June 15, 2016 ~ 21 Sivan 5777

Carolyn Berman Grossman, 85

Passed away on June 15, 2017 in Louisville. She is survived by her husband, Lee L. Grossman, two sons, H. Philip Grossman (Evalyn), Kenneth R. Grossman (Marcy), and four grandchildren, Emori Keyer (Will), Hayley, Jack and Ethan.

Carolyn’s sweet nature and kind spirit will be missed by her husband, family, relatives and friends.

She graduated from Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati and attended the University of Cincinnati. She returned to Louisville after marrying the love of her life, Lee, on June 12, 1951. Carolyn was a vice-president of Loevenhart’s family business and was the buyer for the Women’s Department

She was Den Mother, a PTA leader and a St. Matthews Little League booster. Carolyn participated in citizenship training for New Americans, and wrote oral histories of individuals in the Jewish Community for the JFCS. Carolyn was also active in the Louisville Section National Council of Jewish Women, and the “No Child Left Behind” reading program, and the “Everyone Reads” programs in public schools.

These activities and the love for her family, her husband Lee of 66 years, and her sons, their wives and her 4 grandchildren kept her fulfilled and happy in her years after retirement. The family would like to thank all of those at Caring Excellence and Hosparus who cared for her so well and especially Connie Singleton.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 16th at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42, with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 12:30 p.m. The family suggests in Carolyn’s memory that donations be made to The Temple Endowment Fund and Hosparus.

 

 

 

 

June 14, 2017 ~ 20 Sivan 5777

Thelma Steinfeld Isaacs, 102

Died on June 14, 2017. Heavily involved in the Order of the Eastern Star and the Masonic Lodge, she and her husband held several prominent positions in both organizations in Louisville, Kentucky. She served as a distinguished volunteer at the Jewish Hospital for over two decades. An avid mahjong and card player, in her later years she loved hearing stories of the travels and events in her large family, and she amazed everyone with her ability to solve word search puzzles at a furious pace, right up to her last days.

She was the wife of the late Jacob L. Isaacs, Jr. and was born in Louisville on June 28, 1915 to father, Emile Steinfeld and mother, Florence Simons Steinfeld. Her step mother was Pauline Kahn. She was sister of Blanche Zellner (deceased) and Judge Samuel Steinfeld (deceased).  Thelma was the beloved mother of Ellen Ignatow (deceased) and Jack Isaacs (deceased) and mother-in-law of Rayma Isaacs, John Klein, and James Ignatow (deceased). 

She is survived by her grandchildren: Jeffrey Isaacs, Meredith Roberts, Robert Isaacs, David Isaacs, Janna Ignatow, and Bryan Ignatow, in addition to 11 great-grandchildren.  A private graveside service will be held. Contributions may be made to the donor’s choice of charity.

 

 

 

 

June 5, 2017 ~ 12 Sivan 5777

Paul Kutchai, 89

Died Monday, June 5, 2017 at his home.  He was born March 8, 1928 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Philip and Helen Kutchai.  Paul was an Army veteran of WWII, a retired salesman in the V.P. Fleet Sales with Chrysler and a member of The Temple.

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Norine Beth Kutchai Sokoler.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rose Elaine Martin Kutchai; his son, Richard Kutchai (Nicole) of Moraga, CA; his grandchildren, Ashley Mason, Lauren Watterson and Greg Sokoler; and his great-grandchildren, Adalyn Mason, Alex Mason, Carleigh Watterson and one on the way.

Funeral services will be private for family.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

 

 

 

June 5, 2017 ~ 11 Sivan 5777

Aron Schwartz, 92

Was born January 6, 1925 and died June 5, 2017 at his home.  He was a WWII Army veteran, serving as a pharmacist’s mate and helping to establish an Army hospital at Iwo Jima.  Upon returning from war, Aron completed his pharmacy education and established his own business, Aron’s Pharmacy, in Buechel for many years before retiring.  He was a long time member of Keneseth Israel Congregation, where he was respected and admired.  Upon his marriage, he also became a member of The Temple.

He is preceded in death by his dear wife, Selma; his mother, Lillian; and his brother, Ben (Boo).

He is survived by his stepdaughter, Taryn Spake; and his first cousins, Diane P. Stahl and her husband, Peter Stahl and Donald R. Schwartz and his wife, Ann Kibel Schwartz.

Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday, June 8th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Keneseth Israel Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 2:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Keneseth Israel Congregation or the JFCS Food Pantry.

 

 

 

 

June 1, 2017 ~ 7 Sivan 5777

Nancy Ornstein Berlo, 73

Died Thursday, June 1, 2017 in Alpharetta, GA.  She was born September 18, 1943 in Louisville, graduated from Waggener High School and went on to graduate from Miami University (Oxford, OH).  Nancy married Jim Berlo on June 4, 1964 at The Temple on Third Street.  She practiced as a medical technologist in children’s hospitals in Tampa, FL and Atlanta, GA.  After retirement, she volunteered with a food bank.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Adele Lobred Ornstein Hammel and step-father, Eric M. Hammel; her father, Joseph Ornstein; and her daughter, Michelle Berlo, who passed away April 22, 2016.

She is survived by her husband, Jim of Alpharetta, GA; her son, John (Dawn) of Lawrenceville, GA; her two granddaughters; and her brother, John Ornstein of Louisville.

Cremation was chosen and there will not be any services.

 

 

 

 

 

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