Obituaries


 

                               

                               

 


Obituary and Calendar Dates Below 

 

        November 2017 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Shabbat

 

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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

 

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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

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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 23 Thanksgiving Day 24 25
26 27 28 29 U.N. Israel Partition Day 30    

 

 

        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

 

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

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29 30 31        

 

 

        September 2017 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Shabbat

 

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3

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

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

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

18 19

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

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

Seth C. Firkins                     Graveside Services 10:00 a.m. at Keneseth Israel Cemetery, 2800 Preston Highway 

30 Yom Kippur

 

 

 

       August 2017 

Sunday 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

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

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

10 11

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

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13 14 15 16

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

17

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

18

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

19
20

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

Sanford Spiegel               Private Graveside Services

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

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 Missio n.

 

 

 

 

September 23, 2017 ~ 3 Tishri 5778

Seth Chaim Firkins, 36   

Passed way in Atlanta, GA on September 23, 2017 at the age of 36.

Seth was born in Louisville, KY on August 5, 1981 to Harriet Frankel Firkins and Robert D. Firkins. He was an accomplished music engineer, credited to over 2.5 million records sold worldwide and was a two-time Grammy nominee. Seth had a huge personality, and an equally huge capacity for love - for his family, his friends, and his art.

Seth was preceded in death by his father, Robert. He is survived by his fiancée, Kenidy Jackson, his mother, Harriet Firkins, his twin sister, Rachel Firkins (Eli Keel), his ‘baby’ sister, Becca Ratliff (Jeremy Baker), his aunt, Anita Frankel, and many loving cousins and friends.

Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 29th at Keneseth Israel Cemetery, 2800 Preston Highway.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to AMPED Louisville, 4425 Greenwood Avenue, Louisville, KY 40211, ampedlouisville.org.

 

 

 

 

 

September 17, 2017 ~ 26 Elul 5777

Lillian Schwartz, 93

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

September 14, 2017 ~ 23 Elul 5777

Alan Lee Broude, 73

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

August 30, 2017 ~ 8 Elul 5777

Ivan "Sonny" O'Koon, 82

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

August 18, 2017 ~ 26 Av 5777

Sanford Spiegel, 91

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

August 17, 2017 ~ 25 Av 5777

Ida G. Sontz, 94

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

August 14, 2017 ~ 22 Av 5777

Beatrice Finkin Darnell, 90

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

August 12, 2017 ~ 20 Av 5777

Albert "Abbie" Rieser, 92

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

August 9, 2017 ~ 17 Av 5777

Nonna Podolskaya, 94

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

August 6, 2017 ~ 14 Av 5777

Anne E. Shapira

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

July 26, 2017 ~ 4 Av 5777

Cheryl Klein, 74

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

July 24, 2017 ~ 2 Av 5777

Linda Borowick, 75

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

July 21, 2017 ~ 27 Tammuz 5777

Sidney Marvin Figa, 86

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

July 18, 2017

Mary W. Klotz, 78

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

July 16, 2017 ~ 22 Tammuz 5777

Julius Friedman, 74

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

July 11, 2017 ~ 17 Tammuz 5777

David Sestieri Pisterman, 49

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 6, 2017 ~ 12 Tammuz 5777

Corinne Bergwerk, 87

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

June 29, 2017 ~ 6 Tammuz 5777

Stanley Fischer, 95

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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