Obituaries


 

                               

                               

 


Obituary and Calendar Dates Below 

 

 

        May 2017 

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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

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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

29
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         

           

 

 

        March 2017 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

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Arthur Jacob Lerman      Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.     Visitation after 10:00 a.m.            Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

2 3

Janet Frockt                           Funeral Service 2:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.                      Visitation after 1:00 p.m.             Burial in The Temple Cemetery

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5 6 7 8 9 Fast of Esther 10 11
12 Purim 13 Shushan Purim 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24

Murrel H. Winner                    Funeral services 11:00 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.                   Visitation after 10:00 a.m.              Burial in The Temple Cemetery

25
26 27

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

28 Rosh Hodesh

Bertram "Bert" Klein        Funeral Services 3:00 p.m. at The Temple                             Visitation after 1:00 p.m.         Burial at The Temple Cemetery

Barbara Kolomer Grossman                         Funeral services were held in Fairlawn, NJ                            Burial was in Beth-El Cedar Park, Paramus, NJ

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        February 2017 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

    1

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

2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 Lincoln's Birthday 

Martin Shiffman                    Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.      Visitation after 10:00 a.m.             Burial in The Temple Cemetery

Adrienne Byer                      Memorial Service 2:00 p.m. at The Temple                                 Visitation after 1:00 p.m.

13

Jerome Lobred               Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.     Visitation after 10:00 a.m.       Burial in The Temple Cemetery

14

Esther Wolff Levitz             Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.        Visitation after 10:30 a.m.          Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

15 16 17

Arthur H. Isaacs, M.D.             Funeral Services 11:30 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.                     Visitation after 10:30 a.m.              Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

18
19 Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week  20 President's Day 21 22 Washington's Birthday

Curtis D. Pittman             Funeral Services 3:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.      Visitation after 2:00 p.m.         

23 24 25
26 Rosh Hodesh

Dr. Burton Cohen                Funeral Service 12 Noon at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.                    Visitation after 11:00 a.m.           Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

27 Rosh Hodesh

Shirley Berger                 Graveside Services were private

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 26, 2017 ~ 28 Adar 5777

Joan Kroutil Stein, 79

Died Sunday, March 26, 2017, after a hard fight with cancer.  She was a former educator with Greater Clark County Schools, former instructor with Spalding University and Louisville Jewish Day School, a former Docent with Speed Art Museum and Louisville Science Center, a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun and JCC.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Frances Kroutil; her husband, Dr. Jacob Stein; her brother, Joey Kroutil; her brother-in-law, Sol Odze; her brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Howie and Ginger Mayer and Harold & Selma Stein.

She is survived by her children, Daniel Stein (Debbie) and Deborah Stein Goldberg (Brian); her grandchildren, Stephen, Robert & Jonathan Stein and Marnina, Abigail, Ethan & Noah Goldberg; and her sister-in-law, Eva Odze.

Funeral services will be 12 noon Monday, March 27th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 11:00 a.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Congregation Adath Jeshurun, JCC or J. Graham Brown Cancer Center.  Special thanks to CBC and Baptist Health Oncology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 24, 2017 ~ 26 Adar 5777

Bertram W. "Bert" Klein, 86

Loving husband, father and grandfather; retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mid America Bancorp d/b/a Bank of Louisville, died peacefully, Friday, March 24, 2017 surrounded by his family. He’s preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Elaine and his son, David.  He is survived by his sons, Stephen (Yael) of Yelm, WA and Richard (Beth); four grandchildren, Erin, Kathryn, Chelsea and Casey; and one great-grandson, Luke.

Bert attended Louisville Public Schools, graduating from Kentucky Military Institute.  He attended the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in banking with his Senior thesis entitled “Banking in Kentucky” and in 1952, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. Upon graduation, he entered the US Air Force as a Second Lieutenant and was stationed in Germany.  While in the service, he married Elaine Brodnax of Birmingham, AL.

Bert began working with the Bank in 1953.  He became member of the Board of Directors in 1967.  He then became President in 1970, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1985 and retired in 2002.  Being so active in the Bank, doing the work that he cherished, he also served in many capacities throughout the community, that he loved: he was Chairman of Louisville Regional Airport Authority and during that time, the new terminal was built and later, he became the sole negotiator in its negotiations with UPS on establishing their main hub in Louisville; Downtown Development Corporation Board of Directors; Chairman and Annual Fundraising Campaign Chairman for Greater Louisville Fund for the Arts; member of the Jefferson County Financial Advisory Committee; Vice Chairman, Treasurer and Board Member (for over 20 years) at Jewish Hospital; Opening Night Gala Co-Chair with his wife, Elaine for Kentucky Center for the Arts; a member of Kentucky and Louisville Chamber of Commerce; Treasurer for Kentucky Opera Association, Louisville Ballet and Channel 15 Public Television; Chairman of the Board for the Louisville Zoo Foundation; member of the Louisville-Jefferson County Cultural Complex Committee; he served on the Mayor’s Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development and Chairman of the Mayor’s Economic Development Committee; the Annual Dinner Chairman in 1971 for the National Conference of Christians and Jews; a member of Project 2000, State of Kentucky Financial Institutions Board, The Temple (where he was Treasurer for Congregation Adath Israel Brith Sholom) and Board of Overseers at the University of Louisville.

Over time, with dedicated service, Bert was honored by many organizations, including Man of the Year 1985 at the Israel Bond Tribute Dinner; 1986 Brotherhood/Sisterhood Award at the National Conference of Christians and Jews; 1990 Community Service Award - Catholic School Alumni; 2001 Man of Vision - Prevent Blindness; 2008 Couple of the Year – The Temple; and in 1990 Adopted Alumnus Membership Bestowed from the University of Louisville Alumni Association, to name just a few.

Bert enjoyed swimming, working on his farm, duplicate Bridge, traveling to many wonderful destinations, had a sweet tooth for chocolate but most of all, he loved his family.  He loved his Jewish community and heritage, and the entire Louisville community was dear to his heart. He simply loved life, had a beautiful heart and a beautiful mind, as he was known for being a “numbers genius”. A great passion for Bert was shared with his wife, when in 1998, formed a thoroughbred racing and breeding partnership with Elaine and his son, Richard, winning over 90 stakes races, of which 22 were graded stakes wins.  And having a beautiful and generous heart, he and his family were donors for many major gifts including Klein Neuroscience Wing at Jewish Hospital, Klein Family Center at The Temple, Klein Learning Center at Churchill Downs Backside, Klein Family Scholarship at Centre College, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, Inc. – Elaine Klein Career Development Award and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Finance Scholarship.

Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 28th 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 Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation – Elaine Klein Career Development Fund, 821 Corporate Drive, Lexington, KY 40503 or The Temple Julia, Bert and Elaine Klein Memorial Landscape Fund.

 

 

 

 

March 23, 2017 ~ 25 Adar 5777

Barbara Gloria Kolomer Grossman, 83

Passed away on March 23, 2017, surrounded by her family.  Family and friends mourn her passing. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 13, 1933 to Albert and Ruth Kolomer. In 1965, she and her husband moved from New York to Paramus, NJ and made their Paramus home until they moved to Kentucky in 2004.  Kentucky became her second home. 

She was the widow of Kenneth Grossman.  She was predeceased in death by her parents, Albert and Ruth Kolomer; her sister, Jeanette Sokole; her brother, Stanley Kolomer; granddaughter, Rebecca Rothballer; and her niece, Rhonda Yael Kolarik.

Barbara’s passion and career was in education and she took her job seriously.   She was a high school business teacher for over 25 years at Ramsey High School in Ramsey, NJ and has made numerous long term relationships with many of her students and co-workers.  Even as time goes by, many of her students continue to call, visit and write to keep Barbara up to date.  She loved staying involved and watching how her students have grown into responsible adults.

Devoted to her Jewish faith and her family, Barbara was always grateful for her long life.   She had a gift of making everyone she meets feel comfortable.   Don’t let the tough “New Yorker” trick you as she always was ready to make someone smile with either a “gesture” or a token of love.

She is survived by her daughters, Stacey Grossman Rothballer (William) of Pewee Valley and Wendy Grossman Kroner (Evan) of New York; and her grandchildren, Jessica Kroner, Aaron Rothballer, and Sarah Rothballer.  Throughout the years, Barbara has “adopted” friends as her own family.  One special “son”, Stuart Burrows, (Anna) has always remained close and dear.

The family would like to send special thanks to those who have been there for mom and us and have helped to enrich her life.  Mom was always up for a baseball or softball game, or just a gathering of friends.  We give a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Glenn Lambert and his team. For many years they were a source of hope and comfort to mom and us.  Thank you!

The funeral took place in Fairlawn, NJ with burial following in Beth-El Cedar Park, Paramus NJ.  Shiva was held in Paramus.  A celebration of Barbara’s life will be planned at a later date in Louisville, KY.  Donations can be made to: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation "Fund A Cure" or a charity of the donor's choice. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 19, 2017 ~ 21 Adar 5777

Murrel H. Winner, 92

Murrel H. Winner, 92, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 in Sarasota, FL.  He was born in Hannibal, MO to the late Emanuel and Henrietta Garfein Winner Handmaker.  He lived in Louisville until he retired to Sarasota.  He was a graduate of Male High School and was a WWII veteran, having served in the 5th Army Headquarters, Public Relations section.

After the war, Murrel founded Winner Home Furnishings in 1946, which later changed to Winner Furniture.  He began as a door to door salesman selling home goods and transitioned to furniture and appliances.  He had stores on E. St. Catherine St., Market St., then 7th St. and finally, Dixie Hwy until he retired and sold the business.

Murrel’s gift of social networking will be remembered by all who met him.  He was genuinely interested in other people’s lives. He talked to people wherever he went, striking up conversations and making connections to people who could help one another.

He was a member of Temple Emanu-El in Sarasota, past member of The Temple and Temple Shalom in Louisville, St. George Masonic Lodge #239, The Odom Club, Shively Lions Club and B’nai B’rith International.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jean Brownstein Winner; and his sister, Harriette Rubenstein.

He is survived by his three children, Eddie (Judy), Sharon Ran (Jerry) and Bob (Marianne), as well as his seven grandchildren, Louis (Millie), Michael, Greg, Vickie and Brian Winner, Scott Ran (Shannon) and Lacy Ran; six great-grandchildren, as well as a host of friends, including his cherished companion, Bobbie Cornell.

Funeral services will 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 24th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visiting will begin after 10:00 a.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Temple Emanu-El, 151 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FL 34232.

 

 

 

 

 

February 26, 2017 ~ 30 Shevat 5777

Janet Clark Frockt, 72

Lived with excitement, authenticity, humor and love. She was born on June 5, 1944, to Evelyn Hayden Clark and James Clark in Louisville, Kentucky. Janet married her great love, “partner-in-crime” and best friend, Richard Jay Frockt in 1972. Janet is survived by husband Richard; son, Ryan Jeffrey Frockt (Jacqueline Marie Frockt); brother, Reagon Clark; sister-in-law, Sandee Frockt Schulwolf (Lynn N. Schulwolf); and sister-in-law, Madolyn Weiss Frockt. 

Janet graduated from Louisville’s Ahrens Trade School in 1962. It is no surprise that with her outgoing and joyful spirit, Janet was president of her senior class. After graduation, she took classes at the University of Louisville, while working as the Nurse Recruiter and the Primary Executive Assistant to the Director of Nursing at, what was then, Louisville General Hospital.

While raising Ryan, Janet returned to U of L, this time in the Theater Department. When the family moved to Montecito, California in 1986, Janet enrolled at the University of California-Santa Barbara. In 1990, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Theater. One of Janet’s proudest achievements was to write and co-produce a teleplay that aired on a California PBS affiliate in 1990. “Dominant Positions” was a drama that explored domestic violence, and the teleplay was adapted from Janet’s thesis-work at UCSB.

Janet was a frequent collaborator with Richard in both business and civic ventures. She was a key member of WCT Communications Inc. , a Santa Barbara-based company that, in 1994, was named Fortune Magazine’s 26th fastest growing  public company in the U.S. In 2003, Janet and Richard established the Frockt Family Professorship in History at Western Kentucky University, deepening their longtime commitment to WKU.

Janet commitment to the community also included leadership roles in each of her home cities. While in Louisville she was an active member of The Temple and became its Vice President of Sisterhood in 1983. When she moved to California, she became a member of the Brandeis University Literary Society, eventually serving as President of the Santa Barbara Chapter from 1992-1994. She was a Life Member of the Brandeis University National Women’s Committee.

When the family moved to Las Vegas in 1994, Janet devoted more time to her favorite sport of tennis and managed to be both a fun and fierce partner and competitor. In her Las Vegas life, she was a longtime participant in the Nevada Tennis Association and a member of Las Vegas’s KNPR. Janet was a movie buff and committed to her daily crossword puzzles to stay sharp. She completed two newspaper puzzles every morning before Richard joined her for breakfast.

The family enjoyed exciting travels and adventures on several contents, but in recent years, Janet most enjoyed quieter time at home, content to be with family, close friends and her own good company.  Janet’s had an authentic and sparkling light that shone brightly and warmly in the lives of those who were lucky enough to know her. She will always be missed.

Services will be on Friday, March 3rd at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky. The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., with visitation at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in The Temple Cemetery.  The family requests donations be made to The Temple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 26, 2017 ~ 30 Shevat 5777

Arthur Jacob Lerman

Of Louisville passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017.   Arthur attended Male High School and The University of Louisville. He graduated from The University of Louisville with degrees in Music History, English and Applied Piano. Although Arthur had a desire to pursue a career in music, under his father’s suggestion, he joined the family business.

The family operated Lerman Brothers Department Stores. The stores were located in 27 Kentucky counties with the headquarters in Louisville.  Arthur was a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun and was involved in numerous civic organizations and boards. He was president of the local American Jewish Committee. Lately, he devoted much of his time and effort to the Arthur J. and Mary Celeste Lerman Charitable Foundation and The Louisville Orchestra.

Arthur was an avid golf and tennis player and remained physically active all his life.

Arthur is survived by his loving wife, Mary Celeste, and his stepsons Dr. Robert Cornell (Erin) of Nashville, Joseph Cornell (Helena) of New York City, and his adored grandchildren. He is also survived by his stepsons from a previous marriage, Richard Meiner Ray (Christina) and Charles Peyton Ray of Louisville.

The family would like to thank Dr. Jane Cornett and the nurses and staff of The Episcopal Church Home for their care and compassion.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 1st at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Ave, with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Louisville Orchestra or to The Episcopal Church home.

 

 

 

 

February 25, 2017 ~ 29 Shevat 5777

Shirley Berger, 96

Died Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Baptist Health.  She was a native of New York City, born June 1, 1920 to the late Bella Benjamin and John Kresh.  She was member of The Temple.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lester Berger. She is survived by her sons, Michael Berger of Orlando and Jerome Berger; and three grandchildren.

Graveside services were private.

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 22, 2017 ~ 26 Shevat 5777

Dr. Burton Cohen, 80

Died Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Baptist Health.  Born May 19, 1936 to the late Rose Weiss and Bernard Cohen, he was an undergraduate of Michigan State University, a graduate of the University of Louisville Medical School and received his internship at Detroit Receiving Hospital.  He was a Captain and served as a doctor in the US Air Force during the Vietnam Era in Ellis, NV.  Dr. Cohen was a founder of Kentuckiana Ear, Nose and Throat and performed the first cochlear implant in Kentucky.  He was involved in the formation of the commission for handicapped children, was an emeritus board member for the Louisville Zoo and volunteered at The Healing Place, for many years.  Dr. Cohen was a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun and the Jefferson County and Kentucky Medical Societies.

He is survived by his loving wife, Janice “Dee” Miller Cohen; his children, Julie Wearen (Brent), Cindy Bernhardt, Jeffrey Cohen and Jason Cohen (Jessica); his brothers, Bruce Cohen (Karen) and Marty Cohen; his grandchildren, Jessica Olsen, Blake Wearen, Austin Wearen, Blake Corbett, Haley Cohen, Max Cohen and Lucy Cohen; and was so excited about the birth of his first great-granddaughter, which the family is expecting soon.

Funeral services will be 12 Noon Sunday, February 26th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 11:00 a.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Louisville Zoo and The Healing Place.

 

 

 

 

 

February 20, 2017 ~ 24 Shevat 5777

Curtis D. Pittman, 96

Passed away Monday, February 20, 2017 at Baptist Health.   He was born October 14, 1920 in Vienna, Austria to the late Anna Modri and Carl Pollatschek.  He was a special Sgt with the US Army during WWII, speaking many different languages, to help with communications during the European Campaign.  He was a retired CPA with the Shapira family and was married 68 years to his love, Betty Snow Pittman, who passed away in November of 2009.  Curtis was a former member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun.

He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Kiser (Glen) of Georgetown, KY; his grandson, Craig J. Friedman; his granddaughter, Karen McWilliams (Gregg); his great-granddaughter, Asha McWilliams; and his two step great-grandsons, Elijah and Austin Sublett.

Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 22nd at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.  Visitation will begin after 2:00 p.m.  The family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Michael Kommer for his compassionate and professional care.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Meghan’s Mountain Charitable Foundation, Inc., 5600 Harrods Cove, Prospect, KY  40059.

 

 

 

 

February 14, 2017 ~ 19 Shevat 5777

Arthur H. Isaacs, M.D., 92

Passed away on February 14, 2017.  He was born to Louis and Sarah Lewin Isaacs on September 1, 1924. He was a graduate of Male High School, class of 1942, where he was an honor student and a member of the debate team.  He received a master’s degree of chemical engineering at the University of Louisville, in 1948, but his true passion was medicine, and he returned to school, graduating from the University of Louisville, School of Medicine in 1956.  He did a residency in pediatrics at the old St. Joseph’s Infirmary, the precursor of Audubon Hospital.  He practiced as a solo pediatrician in Okolona from 1959 until 1993, caring for thousands of children during that time.  Arthur enjoyed teaching on the volunteer faculty of the University of Louisville’s Department of Pediatrics until his retirement in 1993.  He was a member of the Greater Louisville Medical Society, and for several years was a delegate from the medical society to the Kentucky Medical Association.  Arthur was very proud of his participation in as a volunteer in administering Sabin Oral Polio Vaccine in clinics in Louisville in the early 1960’s when it first became available.

As a medical student, he joined the Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity.  He was active as a graduate physician, also, and served as the Secretary of the Sidney I. Kornhauser Foundation, the local philanthropic arm of the fraternity for many years.

He enjoyed attending many cultural activities, and was a supporter of several of Louisville’s performing arts companies, including the Louisville Orchestra, the Broadway Series, Actor’s Theater and the Louisville Ballet.  He was a member of the Congregation Adath Jeshurun, the Jewish Community Center, and B’nai Brith. 

He is predeceased by his wife of 37 years, Florence Kreitman Isaacs and his brother, Avrom M. Isaacs, M.D.

Arthur is survived by his daughters Lois (Jeff Gushin) and Barbara (Sidney Hymson), as well as his two adoring grandsons, Aaron and Daniel Gushin, of whom he was extremely proud.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, February 17th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Visiting will begin after 10:30 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the University of Louisville’s Department of Pediatrics Resident Education Fund, the Florence Kreitman Isaacs Summer Camp Fund at the Jewish Community Center, Congregation Adath Jeshurun, or the donor’s favorite charity.

Marlene Schaffer is collecting for Shiva.  63 Harwood Road, Louisville, Kentucky  40222.

 

 

 

 

 

February 13, 2017 ~ 17 Shevat 5777

Esther Reva Wolff Levitz, 75

Of Louisville, KY passed away peacefully on Sunday evening. She is survived by Arnold Levitz, her loving husband of 52 years, sons Loren (Tara) and Darren (Elana), and grandchildren Jacob, Ethan, Evie, and Emerson. She is preceded in death by her parents, Max and Lena Wolff, and siblings Ann Roth (Don) and Stanley Wolff.

Esther graduated from Memphis State University and taught elementary education and later was a pre-school teacher.

She was passionate about her family and helping the community. She spent many years serving as a room mother, den mother, and attending countless baseball and soccer games to see her sons play. At her synagogue she volunteered for many positions, including Vice President of Membership, and was honored with Hadassah’s “Woman of the Year” award.

Esther loved having dinners every Sunday with her family, seeing Broadway shows with Arnold, and catching-up with her niece Jill and many relatives on the phone. She enjoyed years of playing mahjong and canasta with her friends, and was always known for bringing her famous bourbon balls or Swedish nuts to parties.

Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 14th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow at Adath Jeshurun cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. 

Shiva will be on Tuesday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Sunrise of Louisville on 6700 Overlook Drive. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that expressions of sympathy be made to the American Cancer Society, Pitt Academy, or Congregation Adath Jeshurun in her blessed memory.  The family is profoundly thankful for the care given to Esther at Norton Brownsboro Hospital and Westport Place, and by the staff of Home Instead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 9, 2017 ~ 14 Shevat 5777

Jerome Lobred, 96

Died Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Sunrise of Willowbrook (IL).  He was an Army veteran of WWII and a retired manager with H & S Hardware, and a former associate with Taylor Drugs.  Jerome was a life-long member of The Temple, Temple Men’s Club and a volunteer for both, Jewish Hospital and Kentucky Center for the Arts.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Florence Ehrlich and Ralph Lobred and his beloved wife, Babette “Babs” Lobred.

He is survived by his daughters, Roslyn Poole (Michael) of Chicago, IL, Kathy Lobred of Louisville and Beth Price (Jeffrey) of Lyndhurst, OH; his grandchildren, Ellen Ekevag (Per), Jim Poole (Betzi), Leah Peterson (Eric) and Aaron Price (Rebecca); and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 13th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 10:00 a.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Temple.

 

 

 

 

 

February 9, 2017 ~ 13 Shevat 5777

Martin A. Shiffman, 82

Of West Palm Beach Florida, formerly of Louisville, KY passed away on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017.  He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on Nov. 10, 1934.  Devoted husband of Eleanor for 60 years, father of Debbie Perellis (David) of Louisville, Ken Shiffman (Abby) of Atlanta, GA, Judi Ackerman (Ed) of Jupiter, FL, and Papa of grandchildren Brooke, Ethan, Rachel, Aaron, Josh, and Seth.

He graduated from Ohio University, got married and joined the Army all in 1956.  He went on to a long career in retail.  His management style made people feel they worked with him, not for him, leading to many long-lasting friendships.  Marty, as he was known, was past master of his Masonic lodge, vice president of Brith Shalom Temple in Louisville, and volunteered his time at hospice, MacArthur Beach State Park, and Citizens on Patrol.  He loved his family, his dog, classical music, old movies, watching sports, and his hat collection.  He was a kind and gentle soul. 

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Sunday, February 12th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 10:00 a.m. The family requests that donations should be made in his memory to The Temple, 5101 U.S. Hwy 42, Louisville, KY 40241 and Temple Israel 1901 N Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

 

 

 

 

 

January 30, 2017 ~ 4 Shevat 5777

Rosalind "Roz" Hornstein Greiver, 79

Was born in Savannah, GA, to parents Helen and Max Hornstein.  She graduated Savannah High School, majored in art at The University of Georgia, graduated from Armstrong College of Savannah and attended George Washington University.  After college she worked as a copy writer in radio and TV advertising for a local radio and television station, then worked in the art department for the Savannah Morning News & Evening Press.

In 1961, she married Dr. Philip Greiver, and left her beloved Savannah to move to Louisville, KY, where she attended classes at the old Louisville School of Art.  She also became active in community and medical volunteer work – but art was always her passion.

Through the years, she belonged to and worked for many organizations and held multiple board positions.  This included Jewish Hospital and the Jewish Hospital Foundation.  She was also president of the Jewish Hospital Guild and spent many wonderful years volunteering her time for the hospital.  She also served on the EMS Board, the Civil Services Board, and the Board of the Friends of the Waterfront – to name a few.  She worked vigorously and devotedly in the many mayoral campaigns of Jerry Abramson.

Roz was always involved in her son’s schools, starting with the Board of Keneseth Israel Pre-School, the Board of the Louisville Jewish Day School, and co-President of its PTA.  She also worked with the theater arts department for Atherton High School – publishing newsletters and theater programs.  She was a lifelong member of Keneseth Israel Congregation, and life member of their sisterhood and served on its board as well.

Roz realized the importance of daily exercise and took up running in 1977.  She ran for 26 years, and managed to do a few marathons during this time.  She became widely known for her long early morning runs throughout the Hayfield neighborhood and Cherokee Park.

When her sons left for college, she finally, at her husband’s urging and support, went back to creating art.  She studied with many well-known local and national artists, and became an accomplished artist herself.  She especially enjoyed painting with Claudia Hammer and the Friday morning group affectionately dubbed “Go Figure” - as figurative work was her greatest interest. 

When her husband Phil retired, they began to spend winters in Tucson, AZ, and she became involved with an art group there.  It was her great fortune to meet Linda Ahern, artist and owner of Toscana Studio and Gallery, where she painted.  She displayed her work there, and was part of many art shows.  Linda was a dear friend, supportive and encouraging and always there for her.  She and Phil made many good friends there, were involved in the Jewish community, and many museums and parks in the Tucson area.

Roz belonged to the Louisville Visual Arts Association, the Speed Art Museum, the Southern Arizona Artists Guild and the Tucson Museum of Art.

She was pre-deceased by her parents, and her beloved husband of 52 years, Phil.  She is survived by her two sons, Michael (Lori) in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel, and Jonathan (Jamie) in Atlanta Georgia; brother and sister-In-law, Dr. Stephen and Sandi Hornstein in Atlanta, GA; sister-in- law, Florence Cohn in St. Louis, MO; ten grandchildren – Yosef, Dovid, Moshe, Meir, Shooey, Sarah Esther, Chisky and Yehuda (Israel) Justin and Sarah (Atlanta); and five nieces and countless cousins throughout the country.

A special thank you to Dr. Jane Cornett and the incredible staff at The Episcopal Church Home for their care and compassion.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 1st 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 donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 25, 2017 ~ 28 Tevet 5777

Adrienne Byer, 89

Passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.  Born October 23, 1927 in Cleveland, OH, she was a graduate of Ohio State University and received her Master’s Degree from Case Western Reserve University.  She retired from General Electric Information Services in Los Angeles and made her way, along with her husband David, to Louisville in 1991.

Adrienne was a voracious reader, an avid collector of Asian art, and a New York Times crossword puzzle champ.  Many a happy hour was spent with a bucket of popcorn “for lunch” at the Village 8 Theater, watching foreign films.

Adrienne was preceded in death by her parents, Helen and Arthur Neiman; and her husband, David H. Byer.  She is survived by her daughter, Judge Joan L. Byer (Kevin Katz); and her grandchildren, Alex J. Simon and Casey E. Simon.

The family would like to extend its deepest appreciation to the extraordinary staff at Belmont Village, where she was cared for with incredible compassion and kindness.

Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 12th at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42.  Visitation will begin after 1:00 p.m.  Adrienne requested that donations be made to the Louisville Public Library Foundation, 301 York Street, Louisville, KY 40203 - LFPLFoundation.org, to The Temple or the JFCS Food Pantry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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