April 17, 2020 ~ 23 Nisan 5780
Frankel, Herbert, age 88, died on April 17, 2020, a day shy of his 89th birthday, in Atlantis, Florida. Herbert Frankel was born in Czernovitz, Romania (now Chernivtsi, Ukraine), the son of Joseph Frankel and Gusta Blum. After WWII, he moved to Israel, where he met his wife, Judith. They had a son, Roddy, and daughter, Ora, while living in Tel Aviv. In 1967, the family emigrated to Cleveland, Ohio, where they became active members of the Jewish and Israeli communities.
Herbert is preceded in death by his wife, Judith, in 2014. He is survived by his son Dr. Roddy Frankel (wife Dr. Hong Frankel); his daughter, Dr. Ora Frankel (husband Dr. Howard Lazarus); and his grandchildren, Lauren, Jake and Gillian Lazarus and Isaac Frankel.
A private graveside service was held for Mr. Frankel in The Temple Cemetery.
To honor Herbert, memorial gifts may be sent to the following organizations:
- Magen David Adom (https://afmda.org),
- Ben Gurion University (https://in.bgu.ac.il/en/Pages/default.aspx)
- Tel-Aviv University (https://english.m.tau.ac.il)
- The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (https://www.ushmm.org/support)