Obituaries


 

                               

                               

 


Obituary and Calendar Dates Below 

 

        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

 

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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 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 Tu B'Shevat      

 

 

        December 2017 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Shabbat

 

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Shirley Bass Schramm          Graveside Services 9:00 a.m. at Anshei Sfard Cemetery

Leonid Dayen                         Funeral Services 3:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.                   Visitation after 2:00 p.m.             Burial in Beth El Cemetery in New York

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3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 Erev Hanukkah 1st Candle 13 Hanukkah 2nd 14 Hanukkah 3rd 15 Hanukkah 4th 16 Hanukkah 5th
17 Hanukkah 6th

Caroline Simon Shapin        Private Graveside Service at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

Howard K. Schulman          Graveside Service 4:00 p.m. at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

18 Hanukkah 7th & Rosh Hodesh 19 Hanukkah 8th & Rosh Hodesh

Esther David                        Graveside Service 4:00 p.m. at Anshei Sfard Cemetery

20 Zot Hanukkah

Zehava Naamani                Private Graveside Service

 

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22

David Kling                              Funeral Services 12 Noon at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.                           Visitation after 11:00 a.m.               Burial in Keneseth Israel Cemetery - Temple Shalom Section

Harvey Edward Brazin         Funeral Services 2:30 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.                       Visitation after 1:30 p.m.               Burial in The Temple Cemetery

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25 26 27 28 Fast of Tevet 29 30
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        November 2017 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Shabbat

 

    1 2 3

Seymour Krinsky                   Funeral Services 11:30 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.                         Visitation after 10:30                      Burial in Cave Hill Cemetery

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5 Daylight Savings Time Ends 6

Claus A. Behr                Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.      Visitation after 9:30 a.m.        Burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

7

James Altman                   Graveside Services 11:00 a.m. at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

8 9 Kristallnacht 10 11 Veteran's Day
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13 14

 

15

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

16

Leo Goldman                    Graveside Services 11:00 a.m. at Zion Memorial Park, Bedford Heights, OH

17

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

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19 Rosh Hodesh 20 21 22

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

23 Thanksgiving Day 24 25
26

Arnold M. Schneider           Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.          Visitation after 10:00 a.m.           Burial at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery

 

27

Mary Patricia Francis    Graveside Services 11:00 a.m. at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery 

Evelyn Goodman            Graveside Services will be private 

 

28 29 U.N. Israel Partition Day 30

Kenneth Franklin Rowland Funeral Services 1:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.     Visitation after 11:30 a.m.            Burial in The Temple Cemetery

   

 

 

        October 2017 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Shabbat

1

2 3 4 Erev Sukkot 5 First Day of Sukkot 6 Second Day of Sukkot

Leroy  Joseph Jr      Visitation at 11 a.m. at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.                  Funeral at 12:00 Noon                                 

 

8 2nd Intermediary Day of Sukkot   Shannon Diedenhofen                Graveside 11:00 am Keneseth Israel Cemetery 

Lorrayne K. Roberts                      Graveside Services at the Temple at 11:00 am

 

9 3rd Intermediary Day of Sukkot Columbus Day

Dr. Norton G. Waterman  Memorial services at The Temple at 5:00 pm  Visitation after 3:00 pm

10 Intermediary Day of Sukkot 11 Hoshanah Rabbah 12 Shemini Atzeret - Yizkor 13 Simchat Torah 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 Rosh Hodesh 21 Rosh Hodesh
22 23 24

 

25

Carol Ann Alberts            Graveside Service 2:00 pm at Keneseth Israel Cemetery 

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29 30 31        

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

December 21, 2017 ~ 3 Tevet 5778

Harvey Edward Brazin, 75

Passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017 at his home, surrounded by family.  He was a native of Somerset, KY, born December 5, 1942 to the late Morris and Rose Cohen Brazin.  He was owner and manager of Wallpaper Wallpaper, a member of The Temple and a member of The Temple Brotherhood.

He is survived by his loving soul mate and wife of 50 years, Betty Edwards Brazin; his two beloved daughters, Esther Brazin and Hannah Asbury (Jason); his sister, Harriet Brazin; and his adorable grandson, Spencer Edward Asbury.

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday, December 22nd at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 1:30 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Temple Music Fund or Hosparus Health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 20, 2017 ~ 3 Tevet 5778

David Kling, 95

Died Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Baptist Health.  He was born December 11, 1922 to the late Arthur and Selma Marcus Kling.  David served in the US Army - Corp of Engineers during WWII and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering at Speed School.  He was a co-owner of Kling Company, a member of Temple Shalom, where he was a founding member, member of the Men’s Club & past president. He was a life member of JCC, where he served as past president and was a past president of JFCS; he was a Boy Scout Master with Troop #30 and served on the Old Kentucky Home Council. David was a Captain with the Civil Air Patrol and was a member of KIPKUG.  He loved flying, was a private pilot and taught scuba diving at the JCC. He was passionate about photography and woodworking.

He is preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Selma Kling and his son, Allan Ben Kling.

He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Margot Preis Kling; his daughter, Ruth “Cookie” Honigberg; two granddaughters, Cari Hatch (Robert) and Shana Honigberg; and two great-grandchildren, Chloe and Cooper.

Funeral services will be 12 Noon Friday, December 22nd at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Keneseth Israel Cemetery, Temple Shalom Section.  Visitation will begin after 11:00 a.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Temple Shalom or the JCC.

 

 

 

 

 

December 18, 2017 ~ 1 Tevet 5778

Esther Norma Harris David, 86

Passed away December 18, 2017. Esther was born in Louisville, KY on March 1, 1931 to the late Sam and Bess Harris. She was born around Purim, and that is why she was named Esther. She is survived by one brother, Stuart Harris (Penny); four children, Cherie Ben-Shalom, Bruce David (Diane), Robert “Bob” David (Martha), and Shelle Smith (Akiva); and nine grandchildren, Noam, Lior, Joshua, Brooke, Rachel, Alysa, Ellie, Sam, and Aharon Dovid.

Esther married Dr. Arthur “Artie-Doc-Pop Art” David on August 17, 1948 at the Kentucky Hotel in Louisville, KY.  Artie and Esther moved to Davenport, Iowa shortly after they were married, where Artie attended the Palmer School of Chiropractics. They moved back to Louisville in 1950, where Artie opened his own chiropractic office. Esther worked with Artie until she went to work for her father, Papa Sam, and brother, Stuart, at May Wholesale Pharmaceutical Drug Co. Later she worked with Stuart at Promotions Unlimited.

Additionally, Esther was a Brownie and Cub Scout leader who also enjoyed knitting, square dancing and dogs. She enjoyed playing Bridge, Mah Jong and word games, and loved to read, especially mysteries. Esther loved family, always having relatives and friends over for Shabbat and dinners.

Graveside services will be at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 19th at Anshei Sfard Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to www.lightofthenations.org, 7777 S. State Road 446, Bloomington, IN  47401.

 

 

December 18, 2017 ~ 30 Kislev 5778

Zehava Naamani

Died Monday, December 18, 2017 at Hosparus Inpatient Care Center.  She was born in Bazar, Ukraine to the late Shlomo and Shoshanah Kabanovsky Rabitchev.  Mrs. Naamani attended the American Conservatory in Chicago, receiving a double Master’s Degree and became a piano teacher.  She taught at the Louisville Hebrew School and was an Adjunct Lecturer in Hebrew at University of Louisville.  She was a member of The Temple, NCJW-Louisville Section and Hadassah.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Dr. Israel Naamani.

She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Roanete Naamani (Rabbi Edward Goldman); her son, Aviv Naamani (Janet); four grandchildren, Ari Naamani-Goldman, Sean Naamani, Dalia Naamani-Goldman (Dr. Andrew DuKatz) and Austin Naamani; and her great-granddaughter, Anne DuKatz.

Private graveside services have taken place.  Interment was in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

 

December 14, 2017 ~ 26 Kislev 5778

Howard Kenneth Schulman, 82

Of Louisville, passed away peacefully at Nazareth Home Clifton after a prolonged illness on December 14, 2017. He was born June 7, 1935 in Louisville, the son of the late Harry and Rose Schulman.

Howard was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was proud of all his children and grandchildren. His wallet was always bursting with pictures to show off his pride. He was always happiest when he was with his family, whether it was at family gatherings, sporting events, or a dog show. He loved to laugh and had a wonderful sense of humor.  He made many friends over the years through his work in insurance.  He always had a kind word for everyone he met.

Howard was preceded in death by his brother, Morton Schulman.  He is survived by his wife and companion of 58 years, Dorothy Schulman; his sister, Janet Katz; his sons, Harry “Butch”Schulman (Robin), Thomas Schulman (Madison), and Brian Schulman (Noel); and his grandchildren Benjamin Schulman, Halle Schulman, Matthew Schulman and Emily Schulman.

Graveside services will be 4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 17th at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery, 2926 Preston Highway.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Norton Healthcare Foundation for the Cressman Center, 231 E. Gray St. Suite 450, Louisville, KY 40202 or The James Cancer Research Institute (Ohio State University), 460 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, OH  43210.

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 13, 2017 ~ 26 Kislev 5778

Caroline "Carolyn" Simon Shapin, 95

Passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Treyton Oak Towers.  She was a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Music and became a high school music teacher and a private piano teacher.

She was a life member of the Association of the Louisville Orchestra, a member of the Music Teachers Association, Friends of the School of Music, Speed Museum, NCJW – Louisville Section and Congregation Adath Jeshurun.

During WWII, she was employed by the American Red Cross Home Service Department giving service to military families.  For many years, she was a volunteer for the Fund for the Arts, the Channel 15 Auction, and the Everyone Reads program for which she received recognition for outstanding commitment to her students.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Maurice and Celia Simon; her husband, Nathaniel Shapin; and her brother, Dr. William J. Simon.  She is survived by her son, Lawrence A. Shapin (Ladonna Nicolas); her sister, Rebecca Wall; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private graveside services will be Sunday, December 17th at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Louisville Orchestra or the Louisville Youth Orchestra.

 

 

 

 

 

November 30, 2017 ~ 12 Kislev 5778

Leonid Dayen, 88

Died Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Seneca Place.  He was a native of Ukraine and was a famous Soviet journalist. He was a member of the Soviet Society of Journalist and the Soviet Society of Writers, an accomplished author of more than 30 books of poetry & proze.  Leonid’s name was included in the “top 100 poets of the 20th century” and he interviewed the very first Russian Cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, that traveled into space.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Malinsky; his daughter, Alla Chopvsky (Lenny); his son, Igor Dayen (Irina); his brother, Naum Dayen of Boston; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Friday, December 1st at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue.  Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m.  Burial will take place in Beth El Cemetery in New York.

 

 

 

 

 

November 29, 2017 ~ 11 Kislev 5778

Shirley Doris Bass Schramm, 90

Died November 29, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. She was married to the late Ted Schramm for 54 years.

Shirley graduated from University of Kentucky in Library Science, and was the head librarian at the branch in Highland Park. She and her husband were involved with Eliahu Academy in the early years when their four sons were students. She was a member of Congregation Anshei Sfard, Amit Women, an opera fan and a member of Kentucky Opera Guild as well as a lifelong member of Hadassah, where she served as past president.

She is survived by her four sons, Lenn Schramm (Deborah) of Jerusalem, Israel, Alec Schramm (Laurel) of Los Angeles, CA, Eric Schramm (Bonnie) of Dallas, TX and Marc Schramm (Sharon) of Columbus, OH; 15 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 9:00 a.m. Friday, December 1st at Anshei Sfard Cemetery, 721 Locust Avenue.  Expressions of sympathy may go to Hadassah.

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 27, 2017 ~ 9 Kislev 5778

Kenneth Franklin Rowland, 91

Passed away November 27, 2017.  Ken is survived by his wife of 53 years, Edith Rowland; five children, Kathy Korfhage (Richard), Karen Slusher, Linda Palicki (Robert), Steve Rowland (Marguerite) and Eileen Bartos (George); a step-daughter, Linda Seligman Turner (Larry); 12 grandchildren, Kim Slusher, Jason Korfhage, Nicole Curry, Koleen Slusher, Phillip Palicki, Lauren Stamper, Christopher Bartos, Andrea Funken, Natalie Landry, Marshall Rowland, Travis Rowland and Stephanie Rowland; and eight great-grandchildren, Jack, Aidan, Anna Caroline, Clara, Max, Jake and Kendall.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Gladys Maxwell; his brother, Arland Rowland; and the mother of his five children, Phyllis Rowland.

He was a long time news anchor at WLKY (1964-1970, 1977-1986), and at WHAS (1970-1977).  During his journalistic career, he covered some of the most important events in the history of Louisville and the Commonwealth of Kentucky, including the 1974 tornado, court ordered busing, and the Hyden mine disaster.  He also covered the 1980 and 1984 Republican National Convention for WLKY news. In addition to his journalistic expertise, Ken was an excellent judge of talent.  He hired and mentored a young Louisvillian, Diane Sawyer, who later went on to national prominence as an aide to President Richard Nixon, and a journalist for CBS and ABC news.

Ken received numerous awards and recognition for his work culminating in his induction into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.

Ken was born on April 4, 1926, to Mary and Frank Rowland.  He grew up on a 200 acre farm where he learned the virtue of hard work, self-reliance, and the belief that it is more important what you know than who you know.  These principles directed his approach to life and he passed these same principles onto his children and grandchildren. During his senior year in high school, he enlisted in the Army Air Corp where he served on the crew of the B-29 from 1944-1946.  He was assigned to a base in Okinawa, Japan where he flew over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two and half months after the bomb was dropped that ended World War II.

After his discharge from the military, he attended Kansas State University and completed his studies at the National Academy of Broadcasting in Washington, D.C.  He began his broadcasting career in Wilmington, Delaware.  He also worked in Salina, KS and Omaha, NB, before coming to Louisville, where he first worked as news director and program director for WKLO radio.

Upon retiring from the anchor chair, he worked as Director of Research for Linker Capital Management from 1986-2013.  In addition, he produced a business report three nights a week for WDRB 1990-1998. Ken believed in being part of his community, and gave of his time by mentoring children through JCPS’s reading program.  He served as President of the Jaycees in Salina, KS and was a member of Sigma Delta Chi, a professional journalism society where he served two years as their president.

Ken was an avid supporter of University of Louisville athletics, and watching his grandchildren compete in their athletic contests. He preferred attending UofL athletic events instead of watching them on television, stating that he enjoyed being out among Louisvillians.  Ken loved the Louisville community and appreciated the support he received from his fellow citizens. The family would like to thank all of staff at Seneca Place and Springhurst Pines for their dedicated and wonderful care, given to Ken.  We end this obituary as Ken signed off his news broadcast for over 20 years, “My time is up, thank you for yours”.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 30th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 11:30 a.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Temple, Kentuckiana Stroke Association or the WHAS Crusade for Children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 26, 2017 ~ 8 Kislev 5778

Evelyn Goodman, 93

Died Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Baptist Health.  She was a native of Brooklyn, NY, born March 2, 1924 to the late Louie & Sophie Kossoff.

As a writer and editor all her adult life, she was a very learned and bright woman who in the first chapter of her life, focused on her career.  Her career sent her from New York to England and to Israel by way of schooling at University of Michigan. Evelyn worked at Random House publishing as an editor.  She was meticulous with her work and an avid reader and researcher.  Evelyn collected a very diversified library of books and even with failing vision, she continued to find pleasure in learning.  She moved to Lexington, KY to work at the University of Kentucky School of Denistry to assist professors in publishing a book.  This was a very proud accomplishment in her life.

Chapter 2 began when she met Larry Goodman, Steve's dad, in Lexington and married him at the age of 56.  Evelyn became a travel partner, homemaker, and wonderful grandmother to Jenny and Jason.  They were happily married for 23 years until Larry's death in 2004.  Through the adversity of loss, Evelyn strove to maintain her independence and autonomy and lived in Lexington up until about one year ago when she moved to Louisville.  Evelyn enjoyed her grandchildren, Jenny and Jason, and great grandchildren, Emory and Brooks, to the fullest.  Evelyn's kindness, love and caring led to a very strong bond between her and her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She also had a strong Jewish identity and was a supporter of many Jewish organizations and Israel. Evelyn chose to move to Louisville in order to be closer to the family and she participated in every family event.  She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her son, Steven Goodman & his wife, Susan; two grandchildren, Jenny (Todd) & Jason; and two great-grandchildren, Emory & Brooks.

Graveside services will be private.  Shiva will be Monday evening 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Steven & Sue’s residence, 2724 Avenue of the Woods.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hadassah or the donor’s favorite charity.

 

 

 

 

 

November 24, 2017 ~ 6 Kislev 5778

Mary Patricia Francis, 80

Died Friday, November 24, 2017 at Oxmoor Lodge Senior Living, surrounded by her family & friends.  She was born October 11, 1937 in Lexington to the late Alma Hatton Francis and William Parker Francis.  Pat graduated from nursing school in Lexington in 1958 and obtained two Master’s Degrees in nursing and teaching.  She obtained her ARNP and worked as a nurse practitioner.  Much of her career was spent volunteering with Native Americans in the Dakotas and in Mexico, as well as with “at risk” youth in Louisville.  She was a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Carmelo Colon and her son, Jonathan Parker Williams.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary Rossdeutscher (Karl) and Alma Gary (David Eaton); her son, James Colon (Mary Lou); her grandchildren, Wesley Rossdeutscher (Alison), Josiah Rossdeutscher and Parker Gary (Hayden Sowders); and her great-grandchildren, Trey and Oliver Rossdeutscher.

Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Mo nday, November 27th at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery, 2926 Preston Highway.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

November 23, 2017 ~ 6 Kislev 5778

Arnold M. Schneider, 93

Died Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Baptist Health.  He was a former plant and production manager for Universal Container Corporation, serving the whiskey barrel industry and a retired insurance agent with Traveler’s Insurance.  He was a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun and JCC, and was a driver for Adath Jeshurun gift shop and JFCS Meals on Wheels.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Roslind Jacobs Schneider; his daughter, Suzy Schaffer (Jack) of Houston, TX; his sons, Jon Schneider (Wendy Fox) of Skokie, IL and Sheldon Schneider (Meg) of Lexington, KY; his sisters, Naomi Pressma and Marianne Morguelan;  and his grandchildren, Alyssa, Jeremy and Jonathan Schaffer, and Allison, Mallory, Samantha, Ross and Julia Schneider.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Sunday, November 26th at Herman Meyer & Son, 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 Congregation Adath Jeshurun, the JFCS or the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 19, 2017 ~ 2 Kislev 5778

Joseph Davis, 85

Passed away on Sunday night, November 19th, in Atlanta, GA, surrounded by his family. His home was in Louisville, KY, but he lived the last three years in his Naples, FL home.  He and his wife were evacuated to Atlanta due to Hurricane Irma this past September.  He was born August 6, 1932.  

Joe was son of the late Abe and Rebecca Davis of Louisville, KY, and brother to the late Arnold Davis.  He is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years, Ruth Kahn Davis; daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Aaron Weinstein of Atlanta; son Mark Davis, MD, Mark's fiancé Lauren Harshman MD of Needham, MA; grandchildren Stephanie & Mia Weinstein of Atlanta, GA and Eric & Michael Davis of Needham, MA.  

Joe graduated from Male High School in Louisville, attended Indiana University and University of Louisville, and graduated from University of Chicago Law School (1956), where he was a member of the Law Review. He served in the U.S. Army.  Joe was advisor to Rauch AZA (1950's), President of Louisville Chapter B'nai Brith, a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun, St. George Masonic Lodge of KY #239, and a Kosair Shriner of Louisville.

Joe was truly loved by all.  He brought a deep sense of caring and support for those he knew even for the briefest of time; and, heartfelt concern for those he did not. He was passionate about his family, and had a strong interest in American Art and American Folk Art.  He will be forever remembered as a loving, supportive, trusted, and uniquely positive man in the hearts of all who knew him.  

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, November 22nd, at 11:00am at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with visitation beginning at 10:00am. Contributions in Joe's memory can be sent to Jewish Federation of Louisville, Congregation Adath Jeshurun or The Home of the Innocents.

 

 

 

 

 

November 14, 2017 ~ 26 Heshvan 5778

Minna Svidler, 96

Died Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Regis Woods.

She is survived by her daughter, Eugeniya Belenky (Boris); her sister, Irena Svidler; and two grandchildren, Alexandra & Elizabeth Belenky.

Funeral services will be 12 Noon Friday, November 17th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in The Temple Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 11:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

November 12, 2017 ~ 23 Heshvan 5778

Farrell E. Salzman, 95

Died Sunday, November 12, 2017 in Ft. Pierce, FL.  Born August 24, 1922 in Louisville, he was the son of the late Birdie Cohen and Morris Salzman.  He was a retired insurance agent, a member and was currently the oldest past president (1971-1973) of Congregation Adath Jeshurun, a member of and oldest past president of the Jewish Community Federation and B’nai B’rith. He was a member of and an officer on numerous boards of Jewish organizations and received numerous honors and awards, including Young Men’s Leadership Award for the Jewish Community Federation (1948) and B’nai B’rith Man of the Year (1975).  Farrell was also a former member of The Standard Club.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Cohen Salzman; his daughter, Elaine Breitman of Hallandale, FL; his son, Martin R. Salzman of Atlanta, GA and his step-sons, Randy Cohen of Crestwood, KY, Michael Cohen of Dallas, TX, and Todd Cohen of Port St. Lucie, FL: and five grandchildren, Josh Salzman, Jeremy Salzman, Brooke Salzman, Eric Breitman and Alex Breitman.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 15th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 1:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Congregation Adath Jeshurun.

 

 

 

 

 

November 11, 2017 ~ 22 Heshvan 5778

Leo Goldman, 92

Of Louisville, died Friday, November 11, 2017 at Glen Ridge Health Campus.  He was a native of Cleveland, OH, born July 7, 1925 to the late Bessie Weiner and William Goldman.  He was a US Navy veteran of WWII and a retired writer for playwrights.

He is survived by his wife, Edith Rawraway Goldman of Louisville; and a caregiver, Amelia Clements of Cox’ Creek, KY.

Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 16th at Zion Memorial Park, 5461 Northfield Road, Bedford Heights, OH. 

 

 

 

 

November 4, 2017 ~ 15 Heshvan 5778

James Altman, 94

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James J. Altman, 94, of New Orleans, LA from complications of acute heart failure and dementia on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Passages Hospice in New Orleans, LA.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Naomi (Gehr) of Alexandria, LA. in 2000, and is survived by his 2nd wife Sabina (Chapman) of New Orleans, LA., and sons Joel G. Altman, 71, of Houston, TX., Ross S. Altman, 68, of Newtown, PA., and Benjamin C. Altman, 64, of Appleton, WI., 11 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

James was born in Louisville, KY, February 10, 1923, the eldest son of Ernest and Rose (Baron) Altman. He graduated from Louisville Male High School in 1941 and earned a BA in Business Management from the Louisiana State University in 1944. While attending Louisiana State University, he met Naomi Theresa Gehr, originally from Alexandria, LA., and they married after graduation on January 20, 1945 in New Orleans, LA. James served in the U.S. Army as a Communications Officer of Field Artillery in Europe, continuing in the Kentucky National Guard in the 100th (Century) Division until his retirement after 20 years of service. He was active in the Boy Scouts with his sons as an Assistant Scout Master of Troop 30, associated with Adath Jeshurun Synagogue, Louisville, KY in the mid-1960’s. 

Graveside services will be at the Adath Jeshurun Cemetery at 11:00 am on Tuesday, November 7th. Donations may be made to the American Friends of Migdal Ohr, http://www.migdalohrusa.org/usa.

 

 

 

 

 

November 3, 2017 ~ 15 Heshvan 5778

Claus A. Behr, 91

Passed away Friday, November 3, 2017.  Born in Germany, Claus immigrated to the US in 1939.  He attended New York University and Queens College.  Before returning to Louisville, he trained at some of this country’s largest department stores, including Macy’s, B. Altmans and Company, and Bloomingdales.  He served in the US Army during WWII and defended our nation in the Battle of the Bulge. 

Claus began work at The Behr Stores, Inc. in 1952 and succeeded his father, Alfred, as President of the company in 1960.  The Behr Stores, Inc. was a nationally known chain with retail stores, in 12 states, selling ladies ready-to-wear and accessories. He was also actively involved in the President’s Council of the American Institute on Management.

He was a member of many organizations and after his retirement in 1995, devoted his time to numerous voluntary positions. For 18 years he was a member of the Board of Directors of Jewish Hospital Health Care Services, where he served on the Board of the Four Courts Senior Center. He also served on the Deputy Sheriff’s Merit Board.  Claus was a member of Adath Jeshurun Congregation, St. George Masonic Lodge #239, Scottish Rite, Kosair Temple, B’nai B’rith, The Standard  Club, Jewish Community Center, Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), where he served as Chairman; Junior Achievement, where he taught economics in the Public School System, and the VFW.

He is survived by his wife, Joy Yudofsky; his children, Kenneth B. Behr, Janie Behr, Dr. Kenneth Cohen of New York, NY and Sally Kaplan (Dr. Brian) of Richmond, VA; his grandchildren, Shawn Lerner, Lindsey Lerner Block, Daniel Lerner, Ashley Lerner, Amy Kaplan and Leah Kaplan; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 6th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ida and Bernhard Behr Holocaust Memorial Education Fund at the JCC or the Kentucky Opera Association.

 

 

 

 

 

October 31, 2017 ~ 12 Heshvan 5778

Seymour Krinsky, 98

Passed away peacefully on October 31, 2017 surrounded by his family.  He was born May 30, 1919 in Chicago, IL and was proud to be an Army Air Corp veteran during WWII.  Sy traveled as a furniture manufacturer’s representative until the age of 87.  He was a great story teller with a wonderful sense of humor. This man never met a stranger and was respected and admired by all. Sy made the world a better place by being in it! He was a founding member of Temple Shalom and served as a past president, a member of the St. George Masonic Lodge #239 F&AM, Scottish Rite and Kosair Temple.

He is preceded in death by his sweetheart of 71 years, Dorothy.  Sy left a legacy of beautiful memories to his three children, Paula Broder, Judy Kadetz (Michael) of Cincinnati, Lester Krinsky and Marilyn Nebolsky, who was like a daughter. He was also blessed with seven grandchildren, Andrew (Lisa), Todd (Dana), Jessica (Mike), Allyson, Alex, Sarah (Alex), Rachel (Ben) and three great-grandchildren (soon to be 4), Taylor, Blake and Devin in addition to his nephew and niece, Jerry and Teresa.

Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Friday, November 3rd at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial in Cave Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Temple Shalom would be appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

October 21, 2017 ~ 1 Heshvan 5778

Carol Ann Alberts, 75

Died Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Cincinnati.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Morris and Freda Alberts.

Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 25th at Keneseth Israel Cemetery, 2800 Preston Highway.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Keneseth Israel Congregation or the Janet & Sonny Meyer Food Pantry at JFCS.

 

 

 

 

October 7,2017 ~ 17 Tishri 5778

Dr. Norton G. Waterman, 89

Passed away at his home on October 6, 2017.

Norton was born on September 7, 1928, in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of Sophia Garlove Waterman and Joseph Meyer Waterman. He was raised in Greenwood, Mississippi, and attended high school in Jackson, Mississippi. He went on to receive his bachelor’s degree and, after serving in the US Army Chemical Corps, his master’s in microbiology, both from The University of Tennessee. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1955 and completed a five-year residency at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis in 1960. He established a private practice in surgery the same year in Louisville, where he practiced for the entirety of a long and distinguished career. He served his community and his profession in many roles, among them Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Louisville Medical School, President of the Medical Staff of Jewish Hospital, President of the Louisville Surgical Society, and President of the Jefferson County Medical Society. In the latter role, he founded the humanitarian organization Supplies Over Seas (SOS), which collects and ships surplus medical supplies and equipment to developing and impoverished countries in Eastern Europe, Central America, and Africa. What began as a one-person endeavor with a donated closet space has since become one of only fifteen medical surplus recovery organizations in the nation with a paid staff of six, hundreds of local volunteers and regional partners, and which has collected and distributed over 1.5 million pounds of medical supplies to over thirty countries

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, and his brothers David (Marilyn) and Irwin (Patricia). He is survived by his wife, Judith Lane Waterman, his sons Daniel (Jeanette) and Joseph Waterman, and grandchildren Elijah, David, and Anna

Visitation will be from 3 pm to 5pm on Monday, October 9, at The Temple, 5101 US Highway 42, in Louisville. Memorial service will follow. Contributions in memory of Norton may be made to Supplies Over Seas, 1500 Arlington Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206 or 21st Century Parks, 471 West Main Street, Ste, 202, Louisville, KY 40202.

 

 

 

 

October 4, 2017 ~ 14 Tishri 5778

Lorrayne K. Roberts, 85

Passed away Wednesday October 04, 2017.

She is survived by her daughters, Susan Lamothe (Rick), Andrea Lindemann (Craig), and four grandchildren, Jennifer Edlin (Kevin), Sarah Lamothe, Daniel Lindemann, and Thomas Lindemann.

She had two great grandchildren, Ryder and Emma Edlin.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, William and her son Steven.

Graveside Services will be Sunday October 8, 2017 at The Temple Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Cedar Lake Lodge in memory of her son Steven.

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October 3, 2017 ~ 13 Tishri 5778

Shannon Diedenhofen, 28

Passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017. She was a former employee at Krogers and returned to college to continue her education at Indiana University Southeast. She was a member of the Keneseth Israel Congregation.

She is survived by her parents Cynthia and Michael Diedenhofen, sister, Rachel Goldman (David), nephews, Judah and Shai Goldman. Grandfather, Walter Diedenhofen.

Graveside Services Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Keneseth Israel Cemetery at 11:00 a.m.  Contributions may be made to St. Joseph Children’s Home or Keneseth Israel Congregation.      

 

 

 

 

October 2, 2017 ~ 12 Tishri 5778

Leroy Joseph, Jr. 93

Passed away October 2, 2017.  He was a Louisville native and World War II Army veteran. He graduated from the University of Louisville (BA) and from the University of Chicago (MA). He helped many families touched by mental illness as a psychiatric social worker at Jewish Family & Children’s Services, Louisville Jewish Service Agency, and for over 31 years as the founding Executive Director of Bridgehaven.  He was also actively involved as a volunteer for numerous non-profit organizations over the years.

Leroy is survived by his daughter, Barbara, son-in-law, Mark; sister, Martha Frockt; nephews, Jerry Tasman (Mina), Ronnie Tasman (Marda), and David Tasman (Sheila); and niece, Phyllis Alport.  He was pre-deceased by the love of his life, Lois (married 65 years), his parents and many close friends.

The family would like to thank those at Westport Place who were so caring and understanding. 

A memorial service will be held 12:00pm on Friday, October 6th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue.  Visitation will begin after 11:00am. The family would appreciate memorial contributions be made to Bridgehaven, National MS Society, or Wayside Christian Mission.

 

 

 

 

 

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