Obituaries


 

                               

                               

 


Obituary and Calendar Dates Below 

 

       July 2017 

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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

 

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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

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

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

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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  28

 

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        June 2017 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Shabbat

 

      1 Shavuot

Nancy Ornstein Berlo            There will be no services

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4 5

 

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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   

             

    

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Paul Kutchai                         Funeral Services will be private for family

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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

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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

 

 

 

        May 2017 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Shabbat

 

1 Israel Independence Day

Sylvia Taustine               Funeral Services 12 Noon at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.    Visitation will begin after 11:00 a.m.                                    Burial in The Temple Cemetery

2 3 4

Emmy Kate David              Graveside Services 3:00 p.m. at The Temple Cemetery

5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 Mother's Day 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 Jerusalem Day                   Remembrance Day for Ethiopian Jews 25 26 27
28 29 30 Erev Shavuot 31 Shavuot      

 

 

 

       April 2017 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

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2 Roanne Helman Victor     Memorial Service 4:00 p.m. at The Temple                                  Visitation will begin after 3:00 p.m.  Burial will be private 3

Michael J. Kreitman      Funeral Services 2:00 p.m. at Keneseth Israel Congregation, 2531 Taylorsville Road           Visitation after 12:30 p.m.    Burial in Keneseth Israel Cemetery

4 5 6

Simon Dubrovensky        Funeral Services 3:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.        Visitation after 2:00 p.m.          Burial in Anshei Sfard Cemetery

7

Robert "Bob" Deitel              Funeral Services 11:30 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.                     Visitation after 10:30 a.m.              Burial in The Temple Cemetery

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9 10 First Seder in Evening

Paula Monheit           Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.     Visitation after 10:00 a.m.     Burial in Anshei Sfard Cemetery

11 1st Day of Pesah 12 2nd Day of Pesah 13 Intermediary Day of Pesah

Bea Linker                          Funeral Services 1:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.         Visitation after 12 Noon            Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

14 Intermediary Day of Pesah 15 Shabbat Hol Hamoed Pesah
16 Intermediary Day of Pesah

Lore Silverman                   Graveside Services 12 Noon at Cave Hill Cemetery

17 7th Day of Pesah 18 8th Day of Pesah 19 20 21 22
23 Holocaust Remembrance Day 24 25 26 Rosh Hodesh 27 Rosh Hodesh

Fred Goldberg                 Funeral Services 1:45 p.m. at Congregation Adath Jeshurun, 2401 Woodbourne Avenue              Visitation after 12:30 p.m.        Burial in Cave Hill Cemetery

28

Liya Berezovsky                     Funeral Services 1:00 p.m. at      Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.           Visitation after 12 Noon               Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

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30 Israel Memorial Day

Martin Glazer                    Funeral Services 2:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.   Visitation after 12 Noon            Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery         

           

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

April 26, 2017 ~ 30 Nisan 5777

Emmy Kate Heyman David, 91

Of Bern, Switzerland , died Wednesday, April 26, 2017.  She was born October 27, 1925 in Lexington to Laurence and Virginia Heyman.

Emmy Kate graduated from Atherton High School in 1943 and went on to graduate from the University of Louisville where she taught chemistry. After her marriage, she worked with her husband in business at the David's Style Shop in Jeffersonville, IN. Upon retirement, she was a volunteer literacy tutor for 15 years with the Jefferson County School System. On the death of her husband Simon David, she moved to Bern, Switzerland to join family there. She was a member of The Temple.

Emmy Kate leaves her children, Edwin H. David, Stanley J. David (Kimberlee) and Peggy J. David von Werdt (Nicolas); and four grandsons, Graham and Benjamin David and Alexander and Benjamin von Werdt to cherish her memory.

Her graveside funeral will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 2017 at The Temple Cemetery, 2716 Preston Hwy. Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Temple or to the donor's favorite charity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 29, 2017 ~ 3 Iyar 5777

Sylvia Taustine

Passed away peacefully in her sleep.   She was preceded in death by her first husband Donald Taustine and her second husband Harold Fine.

She is survived by her son, Dr. Lloyd Taustine, daughter-in-law, Katherine Taustine and grandchildren David Taustine, Maria Taustine and Rebecca Taustine.  She was happiest following their lives and successes.

Funeral services will be 12 Noon Monday, May 1st at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made through U of L to the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences for the Donald Taustine Research and Education Fund.  Address to the Kentucky Lions Eye Research Center, 301 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd, Louisville, KY 40202-1511.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 27, 2017 ~ 1 Iyar 5777

Martin Glazer, 93

Martin Glazer, 93, passed away April 27, 2017 at Westport Place Health Campus. 

Martin had a long and distinguished career in Frankfort as assistant attorney general for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  He also worked as a hearing officer for a number of local agencies, including the Board of Medical Licensure, the Board of Nursing, and the Board of Realtors.  He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the army air corps.  Martin was a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun, the Kentucky Bar Association, and the Louisville and Jefferson County Bar Associations, and was a graduate of the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Phyllis Levy Glazer and Delores Gold Glazer.  Survivors include his daughter, Ann Glazer Niren and her husband Howell Niren, step-sons, Dr. Andy Gold and his wife, Lauren Schuver, and Rob Gold and his wife Debby Gold.  In addition, he leaves behind grandchildren, Pamela and Amy Niren, and step-grandchildren, Ally and Jenna Gold, and Hannah, Ellie, and Jacob Gold. 

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Herman Meyer and Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Visitation at the funeral home will begin at 1 P.M. on Sunday. The family would like to thank the staff at Westport Place for the care that Martin received during his stay there.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Congregation Adath Jeshurun or Temple Shalom in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 26, 2017 ~ 28 Nisan 5777

Liya Berezovsky, 69

Liya Berezovsky, 69, died Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Baptist Health. She was born in Ukraine.

She is survived by her son Vladimir Berezovskiy (Vivian) of Louisville, KY; her three grandchildren; and her brother Oleg Berezovskiy of Chicago, IL.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 28th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday 12 Noon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 26, 2017 ~ 30 Nisan 5777

Fred Goldberg, 90

Died Monday, April 24, 2017. Born in Frankfort, Kentucky, Friday, August 13, 1926, Fred was the oldest of eight children.  His parents were Bessie (nee) Rosenstein and Max Goldberg.

In his senior year at Frankfort High School, Fred was recruited by the V-12 Navy College Training Program, which was a highly honored World War II ROTC program. That curriculum afforded Fred the opportunity to complete his undergraduate work at Emory and Henry College and the University of Virginia.  He graduated with his Juris Doctor from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.  Fred became a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and still maintains the highest bar examination score in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

For many years, Fred served on the board of the then Jewish Hospital and was president of the Jewish Hospital Foundation board.  He also acquired extensive experience with public health issues by serving as counsel for the Louisville & Jefferson County Board of Health. He was a member of the American, Kentucky and Louisville Bar Associations, and was a lecturer in Creditors’ Transactions at the University of Louisville Law School. He was admitted to practice in United States District Court and various Courts of Appeals in addition to being admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. He was granted the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law Lawrence Grauman Award in 2003.  In later years, Fred was appointed to the board of the Waterfront Development Corporation.

Fred was a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun and the Louisville Boat Club.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Eleanor Anne; his children: Jim (Barbara), Jon (Jan), Pam Schwartz (Jim) and Bill (Suzy); his sisters, Toni Ernst (Joe), Kitty Meit (Jerry); and his grandchildren: Allison Goldberg, Andrew Goldberg (Kristin), Lilly and Lauren Goldberg, Jaime Beth, Jason and Stephanie Schwartz, and Jacquelyn and Jillian Goldberg and sisters-in-law, Debbie Goldberg and Dee Shuck. He is predeceased by his sisters, Elaine Davidson and Shirley Jean Perchik and his brothers, Alvin, Jack and Bobby Goldberg.

Fred leaves behind a legacy in the practice of law and will be missed by his friends and family and will be remembered by many.

Funeral services will be 1:45 p.m. Thursday, April 27th at Congregation Adath Jeshurun, 2401 Woodbourne Avenue, with burial to follow in Cave Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 12:30 p.m. Memorial gifts in Fred’s honor can be made to the Kentucky Humane Society, 2445 Crittenden Drive, Louisville, KY 40217 or Congregation Adath Jeshurun, 2401 Woodbourne Avenue, Louisville, KY 40205.  

The family is inviting everyone to join them for a Meal of Consolation at the Louisville Boat Club, 4200 River Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40207.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 12, 2017 ~ 16 Nisan 5777

Lore Silverman, 96

Of Beachwood, OH formerly of Louisville, for 52 years, passed away Wednesday, April 12th.  She is preceded in death by her husband, of 54 years, Jack Silverman. 

She is survived by son’s Gary Silverman (Debi) of Plymouth, MI and Roy Silverman (Karen) of Lyndhurst, OH; and granddaughters, Allison and Dana. 

Graveside services will be 12 Noon Sunday, April 16th at Cave Hill Cemetery, 701 Baxter Avenue.

 

 

 

 

 

April 10, 2017 ~ 15 Nisan 5777

Bea Linker, 90

Beloved Bea Linker passed over on Passover, Monday, April 10, 2017, two days before her 91st birthday. ‘Beatrice Bernice Beverly Brauer’ Linker was born on April 12, 1926. She leaves a legacy of unconditional love to all who knew her, especially those family members who are keeping her memory alive; husband Bob Linker with whom she had 70 years of a devoted, happy marriage; her son, Alan Linker (Laurie); her daughter, Linda Rosenthal; her grandchildren, Dena Linker Gellmann (Marc), Lisa Linker Nitzkin (Stuart), Brian Rosenthal (Jen), Jenny Rosenthal, Jodi Pesich (Steve), Julianne and Jessica Harvey; and her seven great grandchildren, Jacob, Lyla, Roxie, Josh, Lucas, Skylar, and Stella.

Bea was a successful entrepreneur for 20 years with her wedding consultant business called “Personally Yours”. She received numerous awards for her service in the USO at the VA Hopsital and in human relations from the NATD. She generously volunteered 25 years of service at the Jewish Hospital, was a Life Member of Hadassah, and was a member of the National Jewish Welfare Board.

Funeral services will 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 13th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 12 Noon. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Julie Linker Fund of the Jewish Foundation of Louisville or The American Heart Association.

 

 

 

 

 

April 7, 2017 ~ 11 Nisan 5777

Paula Monheit, 98

Passed away Friday, April 7, 2017.  She was born May 11, 1918 in Poland and was a survivor of the Holocaust.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Max Monheit; her parents, Jacob and Mina Neidorfer; her sisters, Rifka, Laya Neidorfer and Eda Zauler; and her brother, Markus Neidorfer.

She is survived by her neice, Mina Tasman (Jerry); her nephew, David Zauler; and several great and great-great nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to the caring staff at the Episcopal Church Home.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 10th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial in Anshei Sfard Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 10:00 a.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 6, 2017 ~ 10 Nisan 5777

Robert "Bob" Allan Deitel

After 44 months of living on borrowed time thanks to an organ donor, Bob Deitel and his transplanted lungs died in his home on Thursday, April 6, 2017, surrounded by his wonderful family. He was 62.

Bob was born in South Bend, Indiana, to Max and Clara Deitel. Clara was a first generation child of Russian and Ukrainian immigrants who had fled 1890s anti-Jewish pogroms. Max, born in Hungary, escaped to the USA in 1949 after enduring forced slavery and atrocities by the Nazis, Hungarians, Rumanians and Russians. The rest of Max’s immediate family was systematically exterminated in the Holocaust.

Indiana proved to be much better. Max found work as a grill cook and then as a regional salesman for a restaurant supply company. Clara left her secretarial job at the electric company after the birth of Bob’s only sibling, Jeanne. Bob was born 2 ½ years later on Oct. 17, 1954.

After schooling at South Bend’s Lincoln Elementary/Junior High and Riley High School, Bob began his trek south by attending Indiana University Bloomington, where he double-majored in Journalism and Political Science. He majored in Journalism because he took several interesting courses and soon found himself closest to a Journalism degree.

When graduation came in 1977 and he needed a job, Bob looked throughout the region and found nothing; but he did get interviews around Louisville. After one interview at the New Albany Tribune, while Bob was waiting for a friend to pick him up, he sat near the sidewalk and saw a man attempt to buy a newspaper from a nearby rack. When the man dropped a nickel, Bob picked it up, handed it to the man and began chatting. The man was interested in Bob’s ties to South Bend because he was a big Notre Dame fan. He asked why Bob was in New Albany. When Bob said he was looking for a newspaper job, the man said he worked at the Indiana Bureau of The Louisville Times and his boss was seeking part-time help. Bingo! (Bob didn’t disclose that Louisville’s two big newspapers previously wouldn’t even grant him an interview.)

Bob moved to Louisville the next week and worked for 22 years, 3 months and 7 days reporting for the great old Louisville Times and later the once-great Courier-Journal. After the Gannett Corporation bought the newspapers and eventually dismantled Bob’s promised retirement plan, Bob started looking onward.

No matter what happened in his journalism life, Bob found joy in his personal life. In December 1987, at a party in Indianapolis, he met his forever sweetie, Diane Rose, originally from Connecticut. Bob was supposed to be fixed up with another woman but met Diane at the door and they spent the night talking. Eleven days later, on New Year’s Eve, they became engaged.

Then things happened quickly. Within 4 months they had bought a house and gotten married. A year later, Joshua D. Deitel was born. His sister, Alexandra N. Deitel, arrived 2 years and 4 days later. Josh works in advertising in New York City, and Allie teaches elementary school in Seattle.

Bob’s wonderful sister, Jeanne Livne, has lived in Israel since 1975 and has 3 children, Gilad, Maya and Shira, and 8 grandchildren, all living in Israel.  Bob has two sisters-in-law, Amy Immerman (Alan) of Cincinnati and Robin Rose (Carl Sturgeon) now living in Brussels, Belgium. Robin’s two daughters, Rebecca and Rachel, both live in New York City. Carl’s son Ryan lives in Columbus, Ohio. Bob was a proud uncle to all the young folks.

Bob’s beloved wife, Diane, is a long-time professional specializing in Early Childhood Education.  Diane’s educational contacts brought Bob a second career -- as a school Technology Director, first at St. Francis School in Goshen for 10 years and then at Summit Academy in Middletown for 6 years.

It was the surprise discovery of an incurable lung disease in 2013 that changed Bob’s life once again. Never had he smoked and for many years he had jogged, hiked and exercised daily. Darn. A generous organ donor provided him with an extended life for which his whole family is grateful. Bob would like to encourage you to enjoy every breath and sign your organ donor card.

Bob and his family would like to thank his wonderful neighbors and friends, and also his medical support team, especially: Dawn Marie Wilson, J. Wesley McConnell, Sonia Compton and Ashish Maskey.

Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2017 at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 10:30 a.m. Memorial donations can be made to the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA), The Temple, or the Frazier Rehab Institute Pulmonary Gym Renovation Fund.

Bob’s friends and family love and will miss him.

 

 

 

 

 

April 4, 2017 ~ 8 Nisan 5777

Simon Dubrovensky, 87

Died Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Hillcreek Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. He was born in Babruysk, Belarus on February 12, 1930 to the late Sarah Podokshik and Abram Yankel Dubrovensky. He was a nuclear physicist and worked with electrical power for over 40 years. He was also a member of Congregation Anshei Sfard.

Simon is survived by his wife, Emily Dubrovensky; his children, Alex Dubrovensky and Kira Shekhovtsov (Igor); his brother, Mark Dubrovensky; and his sister, Zhenya Ocheretner.

Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday, April 6th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow at Anshei Sfard Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 2:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 1, 2017 ~ 5 Nisan 5777

Michael J. Kreitman, 52

Died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Saturday, April 1, 2017 after his courageous battle with cancer.  He was a native of Gaithersburg, MD, born December 29, 1964 to Kaye Morgan and Herbert Kreitman.  Michael was a former firefighter and EMT with City of Virginia Beach, a firefighter for the City of Louisville and a Captain with Louisville Metro EMS.  He was a member of Keneseth Israel Congregation and the local Teamsters Union 783.

He is survived by his wife, Carla Klose Kreitman; his children, Simeon and Eva Kreitman, and Tyler and Kennedy Prather; his parents, Herbert “Sonny” and Kaye Kreitman; his sister, Judy Powers (David) of Baltimore, MD; his brother, Jed Kreitman (Penny Glover) of Bethesda, MD; his granddaughter, Calli Prather; and many, wonderful friends and colleagues, who will miss him dearly.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 3rd at Keneseth Israel Congregation, 2531 Taylorsville Road, with burial to follow in Keneseth Israel Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 12:30 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Supporting Heroes, Inc., 10440 Bluegrass Parkway, P.O. Box 991547, Louisville, KY 40269.

 

 

 

 

March 29, 2017 ~ 2 Nisan 5777

Roanne Helman Victor

An elegant, brilliant force of nature died peacefully on Wednesday morning, March 29th, at the Episcopal Church Home. A native Louisvillian, she was a prominent leader in the arts and civic organizations for more than four decades.

Her husband of 58 years, Karl N. Victor, Jr., and her parents Carl K. and Helen S Helman preceded her in death.

Roanne and her husband, better known as “Buzzy,” were founders of Actors Theatre of Louisville in 1962. For the rest of her life, she was a constant and influential presence at the theatre, where her service as a board member, volunteer and first night attendee made Roanne a singular patron. She joined the board beginning in 1978, and at the time of her death she was a Sustaining Director. A daily presence at ATL, a minute list of her contributions includes founding and directing numerous fundraisers, most recently “Page to Stage.” She founded ATL Associates, and was founder/director of the ATL Art Gallery from 1969 to the present. Roanne was very proud of her founding and directing the gallery’s annual African American Art Exhibition from 1984 to the present.

She became a key leader in the modern interfaith relations effort in Louisville beginning in the 1980s. She was a founder of the Center for Interfaith Relations (originally Cathedral Heritage Foundation), and was a leader of the Festival of Faiths, beginning with the very first one in 1995. She continued to serve on the Center for Interfaith Relations Board to the present.

In all of her activities, Roanne was known for her dependability and enthusiasm. She founded and/or served on the boards of the Louisville/Jefferson County Heritage Weekend Foundation, the Kentucky Opera, Kentucky Arts and Crafts Foundation and the Kentucky School for Art and Design, to name a few. Gov. Paul Patton appointed her to serve on the Kentucky Arts Council from 2001 to 2008.

Most of all, Roanne had fun and cultivated an extensive and diverse social circle. With Buzzy she enjoyed the racetrack and being a horse owner.  She loved to travel, eat, garden and was a legendary hostess.  A lifelong Democrat, Roanne supported many candidates and cared deeply about her community.

 A loving and supportive mother, Roanne is survived by her devoted family: daughter Gwenn (Paul), son Karl, brother, Grant Helman, and nieces Vicky Unrich, Sharon Butler (Greg), Julie Maldanado (Oscar), Robyn Ngo (Bee), and grandchildren, Samuel Lieber, Aaron and Garbiell Victor.

Roanne's family expresses gratitude to Dr Gracie Wishnia, Zohreh Golgiri, Dr. Jane Cornett and the staff of the Episcopal Church Home for their compassionate support.  

A memorial service will be 4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 2nd at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42.  Visitation will begin after 3:00 p.m.  Burial will be private.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Actors Theatre of Louisville or The Temple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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