Obituaries


 

                               

                               

 


Obituary and Calendar Dates Below 

 

 

        May 2018 

Sunday 

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Shabbat

 

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Rabbi Jacob S. Halpern  Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue                       Visitation after 10:00 a.m.         Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

3 Lag B'Omer

Idah Cohen Michelson      Funeral Service 2:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue                        Visitation after 1:00 p.m.         Burial in Agudath Achim Cemetery

4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 Jerusalem Day & Remembrance Day for Ethiopian Jews 14 15 Rosh Hodesh 16 17

Judith "Judy" Sharp        Memorial Service 3:30 p.m. at Temple Shalom, 4615 Lowe Road

18 19

Gary H. Peterson, MD      Memorial Gathering 1:00 p.m. at The University Club, 200 E. Brandeis Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208

20 Shavuot 21 Shavuot 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 Memorial Day 30 31      

 

 

 

        April 2018 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Shabbat

1 2nd day of Pesah

2 intermediary day of Pesah 3 intermediary day of Pesah

Ann Rosenbaum Hertzman                            Funeral Services 11:30 a.m. at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42           Visitation after 10:00 a.m.          Burial in The Temple Cemetery

4 intermediary day of Pesah

Helen L. Pollack                  Graveside Services 11:00 a.m. at Keneseth Israel Cemetery, 2800 Preston Highway

5 intermediary day of Pesah 6 7th day of Pesah 7 8th day of Pesah
8 9 10 11

Janice C. Fine                     Graveside Services 10:00 a.m. at Cave Hill Cemetery, 701 Baxter Avenue, Broadway Entrance

Dr. Byron Lee Cohen        Funeral Services 1:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.        Visitation after 12 Noon               Burial in Keneseth Israel Cemetery

12 Holocaust Remembrance Day 13 14
15 Rosh Hodesh 16 Rosh Hodesh

Harold Stuart Feldbaum Funeral Services 1:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.    Visitation after 12 Noon           Burial in Keneseth Israel Cemetery

17 18 19 Israel Memorial Day

Janis Barash Klempner      Graveside Services 11:00 a.m. at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery, 2926 Preston Highway

20 Israel Independence Day 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          

 

 

 

        March 2018 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Shabbat

 

      1 Purim 2 Shushan Purim 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 Daylight Savings Time Begins 12

 

13 14 15 16 17
18

John Jacob Rothschild       Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.          Visitation after 10:00 a.m.             Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

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William Fischer                Funeral Services 1:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.    Visitation after 11:30 a.m.     Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery 

 

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25

Rosamond L. Reynolds      Funeral Services 4:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.       Visitation 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.      Burial in The Temple Cemetery

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27 28

Barbara Kaufman Miller     Funeral Services 2:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.      Visitation after 1:00 p.m.           Burial in The Temple Cemetery

29 30 1st Seder Evening                   Anniversary Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 31 1st Day of Pesah               2nd Seder

 

 

 

        February 2018 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Shabbat

 

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4 5

Dr. S. Pearson Auerbach Funeral Services 2:00 p.m. at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42  Visiting after 1:00 p.m.          Burial in Cave Hill Cemetery

6

Zakhar Milzon                   Funeral Services 2:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue                        Visitation after 1:00 p.m.           Burial in The Temple Cemetery

7

Vivian Slosberg                  Funeral Services 3:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue                        Visitation after 2:00 p.m.         Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

8 9 10
11 

Farnum "Tommy" Reynolds Memorial Service 3:00 p.m.

Marian Lerner                        Graveside Services 11:00 at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery, 2926 Preston Hwy                                        Visitation after 10:00 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue

12 Lincoln's Birthday

 

13 14

Judith Marks                        Funeral Services 1:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue                      Visitation after 12 Noon               Burial in The Temple Cemetery

15 Rosh Hodesh

Lois Mullins                        Funeral Services 1:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue                        Visitation after 11:00 a.m.         Entombment in Louisville Memorial Gardens West

16 Rosh Hodesh

Selma Reyer                            Burial will take place in Daytona, Florida

17
18 Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week

Melvin Goldfarb                    Funeral Services 10:30 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.           Visitation after 9:30 a.m.              Burial in Anshei Sfard Cemetery    

Mildred "Mutzie" Friedman  Funeral Services 2:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.        Visitation after 1:00 p.m.          Burial in Keneseth Israel Cemetery

19 President's Day

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

20 21 22 Washington's Birthday 23 24
25 26

 

27

Alexander Post                Funeral Services 2:30 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.        Burial in The Temple Cemetery

28 Fast of Esther      

 

 

        January 2018 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Shabbat

 

1 New's Year Day 2 3 4

Louis Levy                          Funeral Services 12:00 p.m. at The Temple                                 Visitation after 11:30 a.m.         Burial in The Temple Cemetery

 

5

Violette Shina                       Funeral Services 1:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.                       Visitation after 12:00 noon             Burial in The Temple Cemetery

Dr. Zollman Kommor            Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.                    Visitation after 10:00 a.m.            Burial in Keneseth Israel Cemetery

6
7 8 9

Polly Rosenbaum               Funeral Services 12 Noon at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.       Visitation after 11:00 a.m.        Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

10 11 12 13
14 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Ruthie Fay Waldman      Graveside Service 11:00 a.m. at Keneseth Israel Cemetery

16 17 Rosh Hodesh 18 19 20
21 22 23 24

Norma Jean Seidman         Funeral Services 2:30 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.        Visitation after 1:30 p.m.           Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

25 26

Rose Streicher Kupp              Graveside Services 1:00 p.m. at Anshei Sfard Cemetery

27
28 29

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

30 31 Tu B'Shevat      

May 8, 2018 ~ 23 Iyar 5778

Judith "Judy" Sharp, 79

Died Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital. She was born December 12, 1938 in Chicago, IL and grew up in Winnetka, IL.  She was a member of Temple Shalom and dedicated her time and talents to the greater Louisville Jewish community.

Judy was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 49 years, Richard Alan Sharp, who passed away in August 2007. Richard and Judy met in college and married June 1958. They loved to travel and lived throughout the US. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Albert J. and Della Cohn Horrell; her brother, Michael E. Horrell; and her sister, Ruth I. Horrell Maller.

She is survived by her children, Raymond M. Sharp (Wendy) and Sharon Sharp Guttman (Scott); five cherished grandchildren, Michelle Guttman Clark (Thomas), Kai Sharp (Emily), Joel D. Guttman, Isabel Sharp and Sal Sharp; one great-granddaughter, Emma Riley Clark; sister Diane Lloyd (Robert); and her dear companion, Dr. Gerald Roth.

Judy has been grateful and humbled by her many friends, who have become her family in Louisville.

A memorial service will be held in Judy’s honor 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17th at Temple Shalom, 4615 Lowe Road. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Temple Shalom or a favorite charity of your choice.

 

 

 

 

 

May 1, 2018 ~ 16 Iyar 5778

Idah Cohen Michelson, 105

Formerly of Louisville, died Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Mt. Washington Care Center in Cincinnati, at the age of 105.  She was born in Denver, CO, November 15, 1912 to the late Joseph and Frieda Reginsky Cohen.  Idah, in her early 20’s, worked as a bookkeeper for a Jewish business in New York City. After marrying Herman in Louisville, she worked along beside him in their drug store.  Idah loved square and round dancing with Herman, loved playing Mahjong and was a member of Congregation Anshei Sfard.  Most importantly, Idah was dedicated to her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Herman Michelson; her son, Kenneth J. Michelson; two brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by her loving children, Sandra Michelson Smith, Arlene J. Michelson Cohen and H. Alan (Jordan) Michelson; 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 3rd at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue with burial to follow in Agudath Achim Cemetery, 2737 Preston Highway.  Visitation will begin 1:00 p.m. Thursday.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to American Diabetes Association, American Cancer Society or Congregation Anshei Sfard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 30, 2018 ~ 15 Iyar 5778

Rabbi Jacob S. Halpern, 93

Passed away on April 30, 2018 surrounded by family in Louisville, Kentucky. Jacob was born September 11, 1924 in Krakow, Poland. He was a Talmudic scholar and renowned leader of the global Jewish community.

Jacob is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Gilda; brother, Aron; sons, Marc (Zehava) and David (Ariella); grandchildren, Ronen (Jenny), Tal (Anton), Oz (Amber), Jodi (Aleksey), Jonathan (Liz), and Mia (Adam); and great-grandchildren Eliana, Eli, Julian and Axel.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 2nd at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue.  Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Adath Jeshurun Cemetery. Visitation and prayer will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the family house on May 2nd and May 3rd.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus Health of Louisville. 

For those interested, you may follow this link to read more about Rabbi Halpern's life:   http://www.phasetransfer.com/private/Rabbi_Jacob_Halpern.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 30, 2018

Gary Hoover Peterson, MD, 72

Passed away on April 30, 2018 at Jewish Hospital. Dr. Peterson was the son of Gerald Milton Peterson, MD and Julia Hoover Peterson. He was predeceased by his sister Judith Lynn Peterson Hubbard.

Dr. Peterson was a member of The Jefferson County Medical Society, a past member of The Radiological Society of North America and The Greater Louisville Radiological Society. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and the University of Louisville School of Medicine.  Dr. Peterson completed a residency at the University of Louisville Department of Radiology followed by a fellowship in gastrointestinal radiology at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. 

When Dr. Peterson returned to Louisville, he  joined the Department of Radiology at University of Louisville and subsequently became the acting chairman. He spent four years in Bowling Green, KY and again, returning to Louisville, joined Diagnostic Medical Imaging Associates where he practiced medical imaging for 30 plus years.

Dr. Peterson's interests included music. A first tenor, he sang with The Motet Singers in Louisville, The Ohio Wesleyan Choir, where he was the only non-music major member, was a singer in The Stephen Foster Story in Bardstown, KY, and sang in numerous weddings of his family and friends.

As a member of the American Contract Bridge League, Dr. Peterson played duplicate bridge at the Louisville Bridge Club for many years. Highlights included winning a national tournament and recently becoming an Emerald Life Master, an elite rank.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Dr. Carol Baron Peterson, two daughters and their husbands - Dr. Erin Peterson-Fleming (Dr. Matthew Fleming), Lauren Peterson Betts  (Brad Betts), three granddaughters: Quinn Baron Fleming, Eden Lee Fleming and Julia Elizabeth Betts, and his cat, Quincy. He is also survived by his brother Kent Wright Peterson, MD, sisters-in-law Patricia Meyer-Peterson, Alice Baron Smith, Janice Baron Bird, brothers-in-law Daniel Smith, Mark Bird, and Sam Hubbard, and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a memorial gathering for Dr. Peterson on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at The University Club 200 E. Brandeis Ave. Louisville, KY 40208 at 1:00pm.   Expressions of sympathy to: Dr Gary H. Peterson Memorial Research Fund ATTN: Telly McGaha 132 E. Gray Street Louisville, KY 40202, phone or online, call 502-314-8295.

 

 

 

 

 

April 17, 2018 ~ 2 Iyar 5778

  

Janis Barash Klempner, 87

Passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.  She is preceded in death by her childhood sweetheart since five years of age and husband of nearly 40 years, Jack M. Klempner.  She was born November 25, 1930 in Louisville to the late Charles and Essye Ressnier Barash. Janis is survived by two of her children, Susan G. Klempner and Richard S. Klempner and his wife, Bonnie Ruth; by her three grandchildren, Charles E. Klempner, Aaron R. Klempner (Emily) and Essye M. Klempner, who are the children of Janis’ third child, Steven R. Klempner, who preceded her in death; by her daughter-in-law, Bonnie Sue Klempner; by her great-grandchildren, Roslynn A. Klempner and Isaiah J. Klempner; and by her cousin, Dr. Marvin Zuravsky (Rhoda).

Janis was a proud graduate of Atherton Girls High School and Bryant Stratton Business College.  She loved horses, Thoroughbred horse racing and traveling to race tracks.  Janis was an artist, a professional clown and enjoyed wonderful friends and family. She loved bowling and playing Mahjong and enjoyed drives and adventures through Cherokee Park, where she was particularly enthralled by Big Rock.

She was a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun, the Jewish Community Center, NCJW – Louisville Section, and B’nai B’rith, where she was an active bowler, and was a Kentucky Colonel.  Janis was a past president and vice president of B’nai B’rith Women, past president of Mizrachi Women’s Organization, Chairperson for Israel Bonds for two consecutive years, and after the death of her husband, Jack, she served on the Boards of Jewish Hospital and Four Courts.

The family expresses their sincere appreciation to her wonderful, compassionate companions, the staff of Episcopal Church Home, and Dr. Harry Renco, for their loving care.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 19th at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery, 2926 Preston Highway.  Expressions of sympathy may be made in memory of Janis Klempner to the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation in respect of The Jack M. and Janis B. Klempner Family Helipad, 250 E. Liberty St., Suite 602, Louisville, KY 40202 or Congregation Adath Jeshurun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 13, 2018 ~ 28 Nisan 5778

Harold Stuart Feldbaum, 91

Lost his courageous battle with cancer and congestive heart failure, at home, surrounded by loved ones, on Friday, April 13, 2018.  Stuart, as he was more commonly known, was born in Louisville, Kentucky.   After high school, he immediately enlisted in the Navy to help defend our country in World War II.  He served as a communications officer in the Pacific on the USS Oneida, and until his passing, he remained a proud veteran.  After the war, Stuart graduated from the University of Louisville, where he fine tuned his knowledge of business, preparing him for managing all of the financial aspects for Goldy’s Shoe Mart, a premier ladies shoe store on Preston Street.

Stuart met Norma, the love of his life, at a wedding in Louisville. It was love at first sight, and Norma was quickly convinced she needed to move from New Jersey to Kentucky, where they were blessed with 67 years of marriage.  Throughout his life, he was an active member of Keneseth Israel Synagogue, serving in a variety of leadership positions.  As he got older, he became an accomplished artist, and he especially loved sculpting.   Stuart also took great interest in Japanese culture. He designed a beautiful Japanese garden at home, learned to raise bonsais and collected Japanese art.

Always most important to Stuart was his family.  Along with Norma, his children, Debbie, Alan (Terry) and Karen (Debra); his grandchildren, Sarah and Daniel; and his sister, Carolyn Kreitman, survive him. Nieces, a nephew, and many cousins and dear friends also survive him.  His parents, Goldye and Arval Feldbaum, preceded him in death. The family has been blessed to have caregivers who became important members of the family and feel great appreciation to Bola, Robin, Victoria, Yemi and Bisi.  Stuart was also blessed with a caring and talented medical team, who both extended and enhanced his life.  We will forever be grateful to Dr. Geetha Joseph, Dr. Morris Weiss, Dr. Sal Ciliberti, Dr. Priya Balikrishna and Dr. Mitchell Kaplan.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, April 16th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Keneseth Israel Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 12 Noon.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Keneseth Israel Congregation.

 

 

 

 

 

April 9, 2018

Janice C. Fine, 87

Died Monday, April 9, 2018 at her home.  She was a native of Louisville, born January 10, 1931 to the late Robert and Jeanette Crabtree.  She was a former member of River Road Country Club. She was a phenomenal baker who enjoyed bestowing her creations to family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dr. Malcolm Fine; and a son, Albert Presley (Fine) III.

She is survived by her brother, Robert Crabtree, Jr.; and her nephews, Dr. Mark Fine of Toledo, OH, James Fine and Brent Fine of Chandler, AZ.

Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 11th at Cave Hill Cemetery, 701 Baxter Avenue.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 6, 2018 ~ 21 Nisan 5778

Dr. Byron Lee Cohen, 86

Died Friday, April 6, 2018. He was a retired veterinarian and land developer. Dr. Cohen was born in Louisville where he attended Male High School. He obtained his B.S. and D.V.M. degrees from Ohio State University.  Dr. Cohen began his career in Louisville as track veterinarian at Churchill Downs, and then operated his own practice at the Hikes Point Animal Clinic for several decades. He was an US Army veteran and a member of Keneseth Israel Congregation.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Cohen; and son, David Cohen.

He is survived by sons, Dr. James Cohen of Westlake, Ohio and Daniel Cohen of Fairfax, Virginia; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 11th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Keneseth Israel Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 12 Noon Wednesday.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Laura K. Cohen Camp Scholarship c/o Jewish Community of Louisville, 3600 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY  40205.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 1, 2018 ~ 16 Nisan 5778

Ann Jean Rosenbaum Hertzman, 92

Died on April 1st after living life to its fullest and making other lives full. She was a fun upbeat kind and generous wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and will be greatly missed. She is predeceased by her husband, Charles Hertzman.

Born March 10, 1926 in Louisville, KY, to Arthur and Leah Rosenbaum, Ann’s main hobby in life was to make others happy and comfortable. A lifelong volunteer in the Jewish community, she enjoyed raising her family, playing golf with her girlfriends, traveling, good food, Mahjong and friends.

She is survived by five children, Jeff Meltzer (Jill), John Meltzer (Susie), Joe Hertzman (Kelly), Allen Hertzman (Michelle), and Jill Prolman (Dave McGuigan); 12 grandchildren, Dana Provus (Cory), Virginia Luther (Jeff), Nick Hertzman, Leah Meltzer, Michael Meltzer, Becky Prolman, Adam Meltzer, Julie Hertzman, Andy Prolman, Rachael Hertzman, Alec Hertzman, and Haley Hertzman; and three great-grandchildren, Cooper Provus, Mia Provus and Beau Luther. A huge thanks goes out to JoAnn Fremow, who was Ann’s caregiver, companion and close friend, and has become a loving member of our family.

Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 3rd at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42.  Visitation will be 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers please send any donations to The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42, Louisville, Ky 40241.

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2018 ~ 16 Nisan 5778

Helen L. Pollack, 91

Died Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Norton Audubon Hospital.  A native of Louisville, she was born July 23, 1926 to the late Joseph and Rose Cohen Levin.  Helen graduated from University of Louisville and received her Master’s in Education.  She taught school and was a librarian with Chicago Public School System and was an associate member of the U of L Library.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sheldon Richard Pollack; and her siblings, Sylvia Speigel (Jack), Maurice Levin (Mae), Herbert Levin (Bunny) and Lillian Jacobs (Arthur).

Helen is survived by her brother, Lester M. Levin; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 4th at Keneseth Israel Cemetery, 2800 Preston Highway.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

 

 

 

March 25, 2018 ~ 9 Nisan 5778

Barbara Kaufman Miller, 85

Passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Cherokee Park Rehab.  She was a native of Morgantown, WV, born August 2, 1932 to the late Nathan and Ethel Ritchin Kaufman. 

Barbara attended University of Michigan, received her Bachelor’s of Art degree from University of Pittsburgh, was a member of Sigma Delta Tau Sorority and sang with the Civic Light Opera of Pittsburgh.

After marrying her husband, Harold, they moved to Danville, KY where they owned and operated Cinderella Women’s Department Store.  In 1980, they moved to Louisville where they owned and operated Miller’s of Kentucky in Bashford Manor Mall.

She was a member of The Temple, NCJW-Louisville Section, Hadassah, The Standard Country Club and was listed multiple times in Who’s Who of American Women.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Harold.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bruce & Robin Miller; her brother, Harry Kaufman (Maggie) of West Palm Beach, FL; her two grandsons, Nathan & Ryan Miller; and her two nephews, Ira & David Kaufman.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 28th 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 Temple, JCL and JFCS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 20, 2018 ~ 4 Nisan 5778

Rosamond L. "Rosie" Reynolds, 94

Died Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital.  Born February 22, 1924 in Louisville to the late William Proctor, Jr. and Jeannette Bandalin Proctor, Rosie became a professional performer, dancing and singing and during her years of dancing, became an instructor and teacher for children and adults.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, Farnum “Tommy” Reynolds. 

She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Michael Reynolds (Rita), Theresa Vogt and Andrew Parsons; her cousins, Betty Robinson, Dan Robinson (Susan), David Robinson, Steve Robinson, Theresa Talbert (Mike), Evalyn Horton (Leonard), Kevin Robinson (Geneva),  and Anne Robinson-Burks (Jeremy).

Funeral services will be 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 25th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will be 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to KET or the Kentucky Humane Society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 15, 2018 ~ 28 Adar 5778

William L. Fischer, 99

Died Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Treyton Oak Towers.  Bill was born in Louisville, KY, November 2, 1918 to Meyer and Esther Fischer, now deceased.  He was a US Army veteran of WW II, and very early on, worked for the Louisville Courier Journal and Times in layout and as an illustrator.  This was prior to founding and then retiring as owner of the old Fischer’s Men’s Shoes on Market St. and on Jefferson St., whereupon he became a very successful investor and philanthropist.

For most all of his life, Bill had been an artist, beginning at about age 11, and later attended the University of Louisville on an art scholarship in 1937, the first year for the art department.  He was a student for one year under the world famous muralist, David Alfaro Siqueiros in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where he in later years maintained a winter home.  Bill’s art has been locally acclaimed and exhibited many times over the years. His prominent work has included the design of the stained glass windows at Keneseth Israel Congregation on Taylorsville Road.  He has been a benefactor of the U of L art department and in 2012 had an art studio dedicated in his name. Through the Louisville Community Foundation, for quite a number of years, art scholarships have been provided annually by him.  His passion as an artist aside, he also was world traveler and an avid golfer for a great many years.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents; his son, Stephen Fischer; his brother, Stanley Fischer and sister-in-law, Mary Lee; and a dear friend, Caroline Shapin.

He is survived by his son, Kane Fischer (Lin) of Butte, MT; three granddaughters, Laura King (James) of Largo, FL, Carrie Fischer of Miles City, MT and Heidi Purkett (Lance) of Boise, ID; 12 great-grandchildren; nephews, Drew Fischer, Michael and Marty Sher of Louisville; and a niece, Hedy Fischer of Ashville, NC.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 19th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 11:30 a.m.  The family wishes to express their appreciation for the dedication and care provided by the staff of the Treyton Oak Towers in Louisville.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville Foundation, 2323 Brook St., Louisville, KY 40292 or the Louisville Orchestra, 323 W. Broadway, Ste 700, Louisville, KY 40202.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 15, 2018 ~ 28 Adar 5778

John Jacob Rothschild, 98

Died on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at his home.  John was a native of Zurich, Switzerland, born March 12, 1920 to Samuel and Selma Rothschild.  He was a holocaust survivor, risking his life by traveling from Switzerland to occupied France to rescue his then fiance’, Renee who was being held in a detention camp. They escaped to Switzerland, married on December 5, 1942 and moved to Pontiac, Michigan in 1951.  He was a mechanical engineer and received his degree in Switzerland.  He worked for George Fischer Engineering in Switzerland, Pontiac Motors, General Motors and Bloomfield Engineering before retiring in 1990. In 2003, he and Renee moved to Louisville to be near family. They spent the last several years telling their story about surviving the holocaust to local schools. Their story was featured in the Courier Journal March 26, 2013.  John was a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun.

He was preceded in death by his dear wife of 75 years, Renee, seven weeks ago.  He is survived by his children, Sylvia Kerpel (Michael) and Dr. Armand Rothschild (Marylee); his grandsons, Martin Kerpel (Melissa), David Kerpel (Erin), Dr. Daniel Rothschild (Rachel) and Nathan Rothschild; and five great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Sunday March 18th at Herman Meyer & Son Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 10:00 AM.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the John and Renee Rothschild Siddurim Fund or the Rothschild Education Fund at Congregation Adath Jeshurun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 25, 2018 ~ 11 Adar 5778

Alexander Post, 72

Of Louisville, Kentucky, completed his 72nd year of life on February 25, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Irene Post; his children, Leo Post (Jane) and Elizabeth Post Zalkind (Daniel); his grandchildren, Sascha, Gregory, Jerry, and Theodore; and family around the United States and Israel.

 

Alex was born in Moscow, Russia and received a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Moscow Automotive Highway Institute. He immigrated to the United States in 1978 with his family and rebuilt his professional career in a new country where he eventually owned a successful commercial general contracting firm that performs work throughout the United States. His career spanned 200+ projects in the Louisville area and beyond. He was best known for his sense of humor and generosity. He was most proud of his children and grandchildren as well as the company he and his son built.

 

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 16, 2018 ~ 1 Adar 5778

Harold T. Cohen, 79

Born June 11, 1938 in Philadelphia, PA, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018.

He was Bonnie’s happiness maker for over 54 years. He loved spending time with family and friends, celebrating the Jewish Holidays and creating a good time for everyone. He made beautiful days in the lives of many thru his catering and Real Estate careers. He brought laughter and sunshine with him everywhere he went.  Harold loved to shop, had impeccable taste and dressed the family for every celebration. His organizational skills, fashion sense and advice were sought by both family and friends.

He involved himself in the community thru his children’s USY and BBYO organizations and by helping to showcase the Jewish Heritage Weekend Festivals. He enriched the community thru calling Bingo for the JCC, volunteering with the synagogues and the JFCS Food Pantry.

He is predeceased by his parents, Regina & Max Cohen; his mother in law, Florence Stein (who idolized him), his adoring sister, Martha Oskie; and brothers in law Simon Oskie and Joseph Stein.

He is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie; his son, Michael (Dara) and daughter, Ilene Asuncion (Lorne); and two grandchildren, Josephine and Fisher Asuncion, who he adored. He loved and was loved in return by many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.

Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 19th 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 donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 15, 2018 ~ 1 Adar 5778

Selma Reyer, 94

Died Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Hillcreek Rehab and Care in Louisville, Kentucky. She was born July 10, 1923 in Bronx, NY to the late Jacob and Blanche Acker Weisfeld. She was a lifelong member of Temple Israel of Daytona Beach, FL and Sisterhood. In 2001, Selma moved to Louisville to be closer to her daughter.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Lester Reyer.

She is survived by her daughter, Alane Goldstein; two sons, Mark (Barbara) Reyer and Richard Reyer, both of Oregon; four grandchildren, Joshua (Julie), Shira, Alexandria and Matthew; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 20th at Mount Sinai Cemetery in Daytona, FL. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Rabbi or Cantor Discretionary Fund at Keneseth Israel Congregation, 2531 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, KY  40205 or JFCS Food Pantry, 2821 Klempner Way, Louisville, KY 40205.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 14, 2018 ~ 30 Shevat 5778

Mildred "Mutzie" Friedman, 91

.Died Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Springhurst Health & Rehab.  She was born April 1, 1926 in Cincinnati to the late Sam & Tobie Wittenbaum.  Mutzie was a co-owner with her husband at Sam Wittenbaum Shoes, a long-time volunteer with JFCS and with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, a former member of NCJW-Louisville Section and a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband and soul mate of 37 years, Milton Friedman; and her brother, Ivan Wittenbaum.

She is survived by her son and his wife, Steven & Jan Friedman; her daughter, Linda Gillett; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 18th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Keneseth Israel Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 1:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Janet & Sonny Meyer Food Pantry at JFCS or WHAS Crusade for Children.

 

 

 

 

 

February 14, 2018 ~ 30 Shevat 5778

Melvin Goldfarb, 93

Of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Louisville, passed away February 14, 2017.

A survivor of the Holocaust, Melvin often said that his life began on May 6, 1945, liberation day. He met his wife in a displaced persons camp and together they made their way to the US, sponsored by one of Melvin’s cousins. He worked as a salesman and later was the owner of a Little Giant grocery store near the U of L campus. When U of L expanded, Melvin purchased F&G Department Store in Old Louisville and continued running the store until his retirement.

Melvin is survived by Esther, his loving wife of 70 years, sons Charles (Nancy) of Indianapolis, David (Judy) of Seattle, Perry of San Diego, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Herman Meyer Funeral Home, 1338 Ellison Ave., Louisville, KY with visitation one hour prior to services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 10, 2018 ~ 25 Shevat 5778

Judith Greenfield Marks, 90

Passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Episcopal Church Home.  She was born September 16, 1927 in New York, NY to the late Julien & Shirley Greenfield. Judy, as she was known, was a beautiful woman who spent most of her life volunteering her time to make her community a better place to live and helping her husband, at Allied Sporting Goods.  She was state president of the League of Women Voters, bringing the first presidential debate to Louisville in 1984 and ran several political campaigns.  She volunteered with the criminal justice system and organized a program, Family and Friends United for Hope and was past president of local PTAs. Judy was a member of The Temple and Board member, NCJW-Louisville Section, JCC and Hadassah.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Samuel Marks; and a son, Gregory Marks.

She is survived by her loving family, her sons; Michael Marks (Joanne) and Harry Marks; her daughter-in-law, Lorna Marks; her sister, Carol Behr; her grandchildren, Lauren Marks (Doug), Caryn Marks (Marc), Michelle Marks, Abigail Reed (Ian), Nicole Marks, Justin Marks and Kyle Rodgers; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 14th 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 Jewish Community Center or the donors favorite charity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 9, 2018 

Lois Mullins, 76

Passed away peacefully Friday, February 9, 2018 at Baptist Health Louisville.  Lois was a resident of Rockford Manor, born May 2, 1941 in Florence, MN to the late Walter and Josephine Troolin.  Lois was a draftsman by trade and worked with NASA.  During the development of the Saturn V, an American human-rated expendable rocket, Lois found a mistake with the rocket. NASA was able to fix the issue and used this rocket in many missions, launching 24 astronauts, between 1968 and 1972.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gene D. Mullins; and a step-daughter, Lorie Hardin.

She is survived by many friends, including her caregiver, Sally Wolf, Sally’s daughter, Jamie McDaniel-Durgasingh and good friend, Estelle.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 15th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with entombment to follow in Louisville Memorial Gardens – West.  Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. Thursday.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the donor’s favorite charity. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 8, 2018 ~ 23 Shevat 5778

Marian Lerner, 84

Passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018.  She was a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun, a member of B’nai Brith and a volunteer for Jewish Hospital. She was a lifetime member of Hadassah and served as program and luncheon vice president for 17 years.  She will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor and the many skits and songs she wrote for Hadassah, A.J. and bridal and baby showers.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leon “Mickey” and Tessye Levitan; and her husband, Edwin “Eddie” Lerner.

She is survived by her sons, James & Grant Lerner; her brother, Alan Levitan (Janet); and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. Sunday, February 11th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, followed by graveside services at 11:00 a.m. at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery, 2926 Preston Hwy.  Expressions of sympathy may go to the donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

 

 

 

February 4, 2018 ~ 20 Shevat 5778

Vivian Sohn Slosberg, 88

Died Sunday, February 4, 2018 at the Nazareth Home. She was born in New York City on September 26, 1929. She worked at Universal Match in Cleveland followed by over 30 years as a volunteer at University Hospital visiting with cancer patients and their families. She was a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun and Park Synagogue in Cleveland. She loved her family, travel and playing card games.

Vivian was pre-deceased by her husband of 42 years, Chester B. Slosberg. She is survived by her children, Rabbi Robert Slosberg (Deborah), Karl Slosberg (Meredith) and Beth Slosberg (Larry Widem); her sisters, Esther Allen and Barbara Jolovitz; seven grandchildren, Aliza Weinstock (Stuart), Benjamin Slosberg (Tanya), Jacob Slosberg, Rachel Coolidge (Matt), Dr. Jeremy Slosberg, Samuel Widem and Gabriel Widem; and one great-grandchild, David Weinstock.

Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 7th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 2:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Chester B. Slosberg Memorial Sukkah Fund at Congregation Adath Jeshurun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 3, 2018 ~ 19 Shevat 5778

Zakhar Milzon, 90

Died Saturday, February 3, 2018 at his residence.  He was born in Ukraine, November 15, 1927 to the late Matvey and Sarah Milzon.  Zakhar was in communications and after retiring from the Soviet Army, he worked in civil engineering until he fully retired.  He was a member of The Temple.  Zakhar loved the game of billiards and was a billiards champion.  He was a loving and friendly man, well known within Shalom Towers and a very active man.  He could light up a room….his presence will be missed.

He is survived by his loving wife, Valentina; his daughter, Lana Shchukin (Aleksey); his son, Gennady Milzon (Alla); his brother, Ilya Milzon of Sarasota, FL; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 6th 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 1, 2018 ~ 16 Shevat 5778

Dr. S. P. "Sy" Auerbach, 97

Died peacefully at home on Thursday, February 1, just shy of his 98th birthday.

He attended the University of Miami (FL), where he met the love of his life, Minx, and he graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Sy was devoted to his career as an orthopedic surgeon.  He was the Chief of Orthopedics at Kosair Children’s Hospital, and he was the co-founder and Medical Director of the Southeastern Rehabilitation Center in Clarksville, IN.  Over the course of his career, Sy served as President of Medical Staff at Jewish and Kosair Hospitals and at the Louisville Rehabilitation Center.  He was an innovator in orthopedic surgical procedures, bringing new techniques from Europe to the United States. He devoted time to training doctors in 3rd world countries and received Medico awards for service to underdeveloped nations, including South Vietnam and Afghanistan. After retiring from surgery, Sy continued practicing medicine into his 90’s. 

Sy was beloved by his patients, respected by his colleagues and appreciated by the community for his many contributions to it.  His legacy includes endowing the Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy at Spalding, the Auerbach Chair of Psycho-Oncology and the Minx Auerbach Lecture in Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of Louisville. Sy lived in the moment and always gave others his full attention.  He had a great sense of humor that stayed with him until his final days, and a deep appreciation for the arts. He collected and repaired antique clocks from around the world but he was never on time! 

Sy Auerbach is preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Minx Mansbach Auerbach.  He is survived by his three children, Penny Auerbach Friedberg (Jean), Keith Auerbach (Lynn Walker), and Robert Auerbach (Pumpkin); six grandchildren, Michael, Alex, Leah, Summer, Star and Peter; five great-grandchildren; and his dear friend, Pat Golde. 

Sy often said that he had lived a full life, had a wonderful family and a fulfilling career.  He died with no regrets, and at peace with a life well lived. 

A memorial service will be held at 2PM on Monday, February 5, at The Temple, 5101 U.S. Highway 42.  Visitation will begin at 1PM Monday.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed to The Temple.

 

 

 

 

 

January 27, 2018 ~ 11 Shevat 5778

Renee Ruth Rothschild, 98

Died Saturday, January 27, 2018 at her home.  Renee was a native of Kehl, Germany, born November 5, 1919 to Heinrich and Elsa Bodenheimer.  She was a holocaust survivor, rescued by her then fiance’, John Rothschild in 1942 and escaping to Switzerland.  They lived in Switzerland, married December 5, 1942 and moved to America in 1951.  She was an original faculty member of Oakland University and subsequently, Oakland Community College near Detroit, where she became Head of the Department of Foreign Languages.  She received her Master’s degree in Romance Languages from Wayne State University in 1965 and retired in 1990.  In 2003, she and John moved to Louisville to be near family.  Renee was a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun.

She is survived by her loving husband of 75 years, John Rothschild; her children, Dr. Armand Rothschild (Marylee) and Sylvia Kerpel (Michael); her grandsons, Dr. Daniel Rothschild, Nathan Rothschild, Martin Kerpel and David Kerpel; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 29th 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 John and Renee Rothschild Siddurim Fund at Congregation Adath Jeshurun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 23, 2018 ~ 7 Shevat 5778

Rose Blanche Streicher Kupp, 98

Formerly of Louisville, died Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in Loveland, OH.  She was born in Louisville on March 24, 1919 to the late Alexander and Rachel “Ray” Bernzweig Streicher.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Nathan Kupp. She is survived by her two daughters, Marsha Bugalla and Sharon Kaplan.

Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 26th at Anshei Sfard Cemetery, 721 Locust Lane.  Expressions of sympathy may go to Congregation Anshei Sfard, JFCS Food Pantry or donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

 

 

 

January 22, 2018 ~ 6 Shevat 5778

Norma Jean Cohen Seidman, 96

Died Monday, January 22, 2018. She was the daughter of Harry & Lena Cohen of Louisville, born August 3, 1921. She was the beloved wife of Leon Seidman,  married 46 years until his death in 1987. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Munich, and her brother, Norton Cohen.

Norman Jean was active in Girls Scouts when her daughters were young.  She volunteered for National Council of Jewish Women, Home of the Innocents, and the Brandeis National Committee. Her only career, which she loved, was as a Nanny in Drs. Roth, Lehocky, Katz, Abrams, Belza's pediatric practice in the 90's, assisting patients and their families during their office visits.

She lived for her family. Her husband and children were the center of her world. She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law she considered her son: Nancy Rappaport, Chicago; Bonnie & John Roth, Louisville. Her three grandsons: David (Sofija) Roth, Honolulu; Andrew Rappaport, San Diego; Mark (Melissa) Roth, Louisville; two great granddaughters Lila & Alexandra Roth. She so appreciated the constant love and attention she received from her nieces and nephews in Louisville, Sedona, New York City, and L.A.

Mother was loved by all who knew her. Special thanks to her caregivers:  Karen Jeffries, Carmelita’s Care and her women: Jetta Cunningham and Shulonda Rowan.  And Dr. Jane Cornett & the Hosparus team.

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 24th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 1:30 p.m.  Donations can be made to The Temple, Home of the Innocents or the charity of the giver's choice.

 

 

 

 

 

January 5, 2018 ~ 19 Tevet 5778

Pauline R. "Polly" Rosenbaum, 96

Of Louisville, passed away peacefully on Friday evening at Nazareth Home. Born on March 12, 1921 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, she was the daughter of Mary and Ralph Bickham. Following high school, where Polly was a standout basketball player, she went to work for the May Drug Company in her hometown. There she met the love of her life, Victor B. Rosenbaum, whom she married several years later after he graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic. Shortly thereafter, the young couple moved to Louisville where she and Vic raised their family.

Polly was Vic’s helpmate and soul mate. She worked in his chiropractic office as a receptionist and bookkeeper, while at the same time, she immersed herself in family, synagogue, and social activities. She was a model homemaker and mother who kept a meticulous house, served wonderful meals, sewed and needlepointed beautifully, and graciously entertained family and friends.

As she and Vic approached retirement, they began to travel the world and also developed a passion for fine art collecting. They were extremely proud of their Persian rugs and Rookwood pottery. Polly was the consummate wife to her husband Vic. She happily remained by his side throughout their 70-year marriage, a milestone she cherished until the end of her life.

Polly is survived by her daughter, Sally Wax (Al); son, David Rosenbaum (Shaney); grandchildren, Michael Wax, Jennifer Wax, Aileen Griffin, and Daniel Rosenbaum; and six great-grandchildren, Ben and Jack Wax, Winter Smith, Ethan and Olivia Griffin, and Gianna Rosenbaum.

The family appreciates the care and love that Polly received from her caretakers, Hyacinth Nelson and Sewe Dookie; the staff at Nazareth Home; and her physician, Dr. Jane Cornett.

Funeral services will be 12 Noon, Tuesday, January 9th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 11:00 a.m. Expressions of sympathy in Polly’s memory may be made to Congregation Adath Jeshurun, Nazareth Home, Hosparus Health, or the donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

 

 

 

January 3, 2018 ~ 16 Tevet 5778

Dr. Zollman Kommor, 91

Passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Episcopal Church Home.  He was born at the Jewish Hospital, February 26, 1926 to Maurice & Celia Kommor. He was the baby of the family and his sisters and brother helped to raise him.  He graduated from Male High School and the University of Louisville, served in the US Navy during WWII and graduated from the University of Louisville Medical School.  He completed his internship at Louisville General Hospital and his residency at Louisville VA Hospital.  Dr. Kommor was an associate professor of medicine for U of L clinics and had active practices at both First Triangle Center in Hikes Point and also 3101 Breckenridge Lane. He also practiced at the KY Correctional Institution for Women for six years and Norton Medical Clinics for several years.  He held Arizona and Florida licenses as well.  Together he practiced internal medicine for over 50 years.  Zollman truly loved what he did, helping and treating many people and their families, generations in fact, and had a very important impact to the community.

He was a member of American Colleges of Physicians, American Geriatrics Society, American Society of Internal Medicine, Southern Medical Association, Kentucky Medical Association, Jefferson County Medical Association, Phi Delta Epsilon Fraternity, AOA Honorary Fraternity, American Cancer Society and Keneseth Israel Congregation.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Jenny and Emma.

He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Maurine; his children, Steve Kommor (Susan), Dr. Ross Kommor (Leigh), Candy Kommor Coppaken (Paul), Maury Kommor and Dr. Michael Kommor (Margie); his brother, Alvin Kommor (Selma); and 10 beautiful and smart grandchildren, Erin, Max, Madison, Michelle, Kennedy, Regan, Alex, Katie Rose, Will and Abigail.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 5th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Keneseth Israel Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 10:00 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may go to Keneseth Israel Congregation or University of Louisville Medical School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 1, 2018 ~ 14 Tevet 5778

Farnum "Tommy" Reynolds, 95

Passed away Monday, January 1, 2018 at Baptist Health.  He was a native of Detroit, born October 12, 1922 to the late Dena and Ella Wright Reynolds.  Tommy was a retired accountant with L&N Railroad and was a band member and drummer with the L&N Band Orchestra, the Renee Hoffman Trio and various other local, Louisville bands.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Harvey Dean Reynolds. 

He is survived by his loving wife, Rosamond Proctor Reynolds; a nephew and his wife, Michael and Rita Reynolds; a niece, Theresa Vogt; and a great-nephew, Andrew Parsons.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 11th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to KET or the Humane Society.

 

 

 

 

December 28, 2017 ~ 10 Tevet 5778

Violette Shina, 82

Died Thursday, December 28, 2017.  She was a native of Jerusalem, born August 17, 1935 to Solomon and Georgia Shina. She was a former RN with her brother’s practice, Dr. Hassi Shina, in Charlestown, IN and a former member of The Temple.

She is survived by her sister in law, Jo Shina; her nieces, Nadia Ker, Lydia Shina, Melinda Shina and Rebekkah Shina; and her nephews, Dr. Mark Shina and Scott Shina.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 5th 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 JFCS or the American Diabetes Association.

 

 

 

 

 

December 23, 2017 ~ 5 Tevet 5778

Ruthie Fay Linker Waldman, 97

Of Boca Raton, Florida, formerly of Louisville, KY passed from this world Saturday morning, December 23, 2017.

Ruthie Fay, 'Ruthie' as she was known to the WillowBrooke Nursing Home staff, was loved by all, not the least of whom were the employees and staff of both St. Andrews Retirement and WillowBrooke communities.  One only had to spend time at WillowBrooke to appreciate how 'Ruthie' gave love and respect to all. She received the same in return. Ruthie Fay spent her life successfully practicing The Golden Rule.

For 63 glorious years Ruthie Fay was married to Marvin "Sonny" Waldman, who predeceased her, as did her son, Terry Waldman and her grandson, Matthew Waldman.  After Sonny died, she approached life with determination and energy, an example of which was 'commuting' 15 floors via stairwell to and from her condo when Hurricane Wilma knocked the power out for nearly 1 week.  After hip replacement surgery at the age of 93, she climbed back on the elliptical trainer as part of her self-imposed physical therapy.  When life threw an obstacle at Ruthie Fay, she found a way to overcome it.

Ruthie Fay is survived by daughters Susan Cohen of Ridgewood, NJ,  Karen Russ of Ft. Lee, NJ; and son Ric Waldman of Lexington, KY; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. All loved her dearly.

The family will welcome visitors at 11:00 A.M., Monday, January 15, 2018 at Keneseth Israel Cemetery, 2800 Preston Highway, Louisville, followed by a graveside funeral. The family asks that expressions of sympathy be in the form of donations to The Foundation at Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL  33407.  Their personnel, especially nurse Karyn Kent, were attentive and loving to Ruthie Fay for the last 10 months of her life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 23, 2017 ~ 5 Tevet 5778

Louis Levy, 86

Of Alexandria, VA passed away on December 23, 2017. He was 86 years old. Louis was an actor, voice over talent, cabaret singer, and songwriter for many years. He performed as the Rabbi in “Bernie’s Bar Mitzvah”, on Broadway, in Baltimore, MD and Louisville, KY. He appeared in numerous theatrical productions in the D.C. Metro area and in over thirty feature films. Well known for his outgoing, affable, enthusiastic personality, Louis was a member of Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), the National Speakers Association, DC Cabaret Network, Hexagon and the Television Internet and Video Association (TIVA) which awarded him the Peer Award for his public service announcement on motorcycle safety. The Mid-Atlantic region of the Songwriters Association of America provided him an award for one of his works.

Until his retirement in 1984 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Louis managed a pilot program to help low-and-moderate income families obtain and maintain housing. He also served in the U.S. Army. Louis was born to Evelyn and Markham Levy of Louisville, KY on September 9, 1931 and graduated from Louisville Male High School, where he was later inducted into its Hall of Fame. He attended the University of Louisville and graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He was a proud Kentucky Colonel and Almas Shriner. In his earlier years he was an avid tennis player and swimmer.

Active in Jewish community activities, Louis was a member of the Washington Hebrew Congregation, the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, and the Southern Jewish Historical Society. Just three years ago, at the age of 83, he was called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah. He remained involved in the Louisville Jewish community and was a long-time member of The Temple, where he established the Levy Great Hall for educational and social programs. He also belonged to the Jewish Community Center (JCC), where he received the President’s Award for his unique contributions. He founded the Annual Louisville Jewish Film Festival which will mark its 20th anniversary in February. He considered this to be one of his most important accomplishments.

Louis is survived by his wife Wilma Probst Levy, who treasures him as a loving, kind and caring man with a positive, mental attitude toward everything he approached. He is also survived by his cousins, Barbara Ann Hawkins and Patrick Hawkins. He was known for his winning smile and great sense of humor. He was totally devoted to Wilma during her illness two years ago. Louis was Wilma’s true Soulmate.

Funeral services are being held at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42, Louisville, KY on January 4th at 12:00 Noon. Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. in The Temple Library. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Washington, D.C. Donations may be sent to the Louis Levy and Wilma Probst Levy Film and Theatre Arts Fund at the JCC of Louisville, the Louis, Evelyn and Markham Levy Visual Arts Fund at The Temple of Louisville, or to the Washington Hebrew Congregation in Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

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