2011

December 24, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that Sydney Colbert has passed away.

COLBERT – Sydney: Cantor´s Father-in-law, Paul´s Father, Sydney Colbert, passed away early today in Texas.

SERVICES: The funeral will be in Texas on Monday afternoon. Cantor will stay for shiva and has a flight to return Friday before service.

SHIVA: The Colberts will have a shiva gathering on both Saturday and Sunday this week. They will be available from 4 PM (minyan service at 6 PM) at the Rabbi´s home:

76 Buttonwood Court
East Amherst, NY 14051

Directions: Youngs Road North; last right turn before Casey on Buttonwood Lane one block, tbones onto Buttonwood Court; Left on Buttonwood Court, #76 – red house with log cabin mailbox.

MEMORIALS:

NOTE: Alexa will notify parents of cancelled meetings.


 

We are sorry to inform you that Rose Levitsky has passed away.

LEVISTSKY – Rose: December 21, 2011, wife of the late Jack Levitsky; mother of Myrna (Julius) Morris of Boynton Beach, FL and Sherwood (Melissa) Levitsky; predeceased by two sisters and five brothers; grandmother of Lorri (David) Fabian, Cindy (Curtis) Rice, Michele Morris, Sheri (Matthew) Stuart and Dawn (late Ken) Hewitt; also survived by seven great-grandchildren.

SERVICES: Funeral services will be held Monday, 1 PM at MESNEKOFF FUNERAL HOME, 8630 Transit Rd., E. Amherst.

SHIVA: no information at this time.

MEMORIALS:


 

December 21, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that Ruth Sadoff has passed away.

SADOFF – Ruth December 18, 2011 – beloved wife of the late David Sadoff; loving mother of Martin of Los Angeles, CA, Stephen (Kathleen) and Kenneth Sadoff; sister of the late Minna Tweedy and Robert Ingwer; grandmother of Jessica Lauren (Nicholas) Weiszhaar and Andre Matthew Sadoff; also survived by nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: Funeral services will be held Thursday 12 noon at MESNEKOFF FUNERAL HOME, 8630 Transit Rd., E. Amherst 14051.

SHIVA: A period of mourning will be observed at Ruth´s late residence, 101 Presidents Walk, Williamsville, following interment and again at 7PM with a prayer service.

MEMORIALS: may be made to Meals on Wheels of WNY, where she was a long time volunteer.


 

November 30, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that Cynthia Siegel has passed away.

SIEGEL – Cynthia L. November 29, 2011- Devoted daughter of Harold and Sylvia Siegel; beloved sister of Shelley McBride and Cheryl (Michael) Tobias. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

SERVICES: Funeral services will be held at AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC. 281 Dodge Rd. Wednesday at 1:30 PM. No prior visitations.

SHIVA: no announcement

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers those wishing may make donations in Cindy´s memory to a charity of their choice.


 

November 29, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that Miriam Radlin has passed away.

RADLIN – Miriam, age 93, in Albany, NY on November 24 2011, at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center. She is survived by Robert, her beloved husband of 71 years; her three children, son Barry Radlin of Williamsville, NY, daughter Judi Rourke (Mike) of Athens, NY, and daughter Beverly Geisler (Warren) of Menands, NY; grandchildren David and Jeffrey Radlin, Andrew and Michelle Geisler; and sister Estelle Paxon of New Jersey, along with many nieces and nephews. Buffalo area observance will be private.

SERVICES: The funeral was held in the Nursing Center Chapel on Sunday, November 27. Burial was at Temple Israel Cemetery in Guilderland, NY.

SHIVA – A period of mourning is being observed at the home of her daughter Beverly Geisler in Menands, NY.

MEMORIALS: Donations in Mrs. Radlin’s memory may be made locally to Temple Beth Am.


 

November 26, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that Joan Jablon has passed away.

JABLON – Joan, mother of Donna (Mark) Klein has passed away.

SERVICES: A wake was held on Sunday, Nov 27, at Mesnekoff Funeral Home from 2-4pm and again 6-8pm. The Funeral Mass will be held on Monday at St. Christopher’s Church, 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd., in Tonawanda, beginning at 930am.

SHIVA – was at Donna’s residence on Monday evening.

MEMORIALS:


 

October 5, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that Gloria Sandler has passed away.

SANDLER – Gloria, our TBA member, passed away Tuesday Oct 4th at 9:30 AM.

SERVICES will be Thursday afternoon, 2 PM Graveside, Beth El Cemetery on Pine Ridge Heritage Road.

SHIVA – no Shiva Thursday Night.

MEMORIALS:


 

Sept 2, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that Frances Cohen has passed away.

COHEN – Frances. This is all the information available at the present time.

SERVICES will be at 1:30 PM on Sunday, September 4th at Amherst Memorial Chapel.

SHIVA – will be announced later.

MEMORIALS:


 

July 22, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that Ethel Ward, gradmother of Ellen Scumaci, has passed away.

WARD – Ethel was 96 years old. She died in Florida, which is where the funeral will be.

SERVICES will be held in Florida.

SHIVA – will be announced later when the family returns to Buffalo.

MEMORIALS:


 

July 19, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that Helen L. Hersh has passed away. She was a long time member and friend of Temple Beth Am. Our hearts and prayers go the Hersh Family.

HERSH – Helen L. (nee Liebeskind) July 17, 2011, beloved wife of the late David Hersh; devoted mother Edward (late Shellie) Hersh, Rabbi Elizabeth (Robert Kleinlehrer) Hersh Kleinlehrer and Alfred (Carolyn) Hersh; loving grandmother of Jonathan, Craig, Robert and Jared Hersh and Noah Kleinlehrer.

SERVICES will be held from the Temple Beth Am, 2600 Sheridan Dr., Wednesday at 1 PM. Arrangements by the Amherst Memorial Chapel, Inc. Family guest book available atAmherst Memorial Chapel.

SHIVA – will be held at the home of
Marlene Glickman
63 Hidden Creek (off N. Forest Road)
Wednesday and Thursday Evening from 7-9pm.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to Temple Beth Am or a charity of your choice. Helen was a life member of Hadasah.


 

July 6, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that Faye Maxick has passed away.

MAXICK – Faye July 3, 2011, wife of the late Samuel Maxick; mother of Rita (Malcolm) Rosen of Clifton Park, NY and Robert (Andrea) Maxick of Lakeview, NY; sister of Rhoda (Arthur) Long, Hilda Ring, Norma (Walter) Silverman and the late Ida, Esther, David, Victor, Morris and dear friend Aaron Wolf; sister-in-law of Charlotte Silver; grandmother of Michelle (David) Bielawa, Tim (Iwana) Maxick, Todd and Christopher Maxick; great-grandmother of Samantha Bielawa, Adelina and Eliana Maxick; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

SERVICES will be held Wednesday 11 AM from MESNEKOFF FUNERAL HOME, 8630 Transit Rd., E. Amherst.

SHIVA – no formal shiva

MEMORIALS: may be made to Temple Beth Am or The American Cancer Society.


 

June 16, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that Morris Raiken, Founding Member of Temple Beth Am, has passed away.

RAIKEN – Morris Passed away at age 90 on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 in Atlanta, GA. Beloved husband of the late Ruthann Goldstein Raiken; loving father of Eliot Raiken of Buffalo, NY, Steven (Pamela) Raiken of Toronto, Ont. and Robin (David) Bledsoe of Atlanta, GA; brother of Jerry (Gilda) Raiken of Buffalo, NY; grandfather of Jonathan and David Raiken, Gabrielle (David Howard), Roger, Joanna and Thomas Bledsoe.

SERVICES will be held on Friday, June 17 at 1:30 PM at Temple Beth Am, 4660 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville, NY 14221. Arrangements by MESNEKOFF FUNERAL HOME, (716-639-8890).

Family will be receiving friends at the Temple at 12:30 PM.

SHIVA – services have not been determined at this time but the family will have visitation immediately following internment at the home of Chuck Korn and Debbie Raiken, 15 Loch Lee, Williamsville NY 14221.

MEMORIALS: may be made to Temple Beth Am.


 

June 6, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that Beverly E. Bluestein-Cohen has passed away.

BLUESTEIN-COHEN – Beverly E. June 5, 2011, beloved wife of the late Raymond Bluestein and Joel “Jerry” Cohen; dear companion of Dr. Bernie Davis; devoted mother of Neil (Diana), Paul (Roberta), Gary (Carole) and Dale (Lisa) Bluestein; stepmother of Barbara (Saul) Henechowicz, Rhonda (Michael) Wise and Larry (Gail) Cohen; loving grandmother of 22 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sister of the late Robert Bernstein.

SERVICES will be held at Temple Beth Am, 4660 Sheridan Dr., Tuesday at 2:30 PM. No prior visitations. Arrangements by the AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC. Family guestbook available at www.amherstmemorialchapel.com.

SHIVA – Tuesday, June 7, from 7-9 PM at 75 Sable Run (home of Gary and Carol off Casey).

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple Beth Am or the Food Bank of WNY.


 

We are sorry to inform you that Michael Israel has passed away.

ISRAEL – Michael (age 20), son of Avi and Julie.

SERVICES will be held Tuesday 11:30 AM at MESNEKOFF FUNERAL HOME.


 

May 20, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that Lester Balaban has passed away.

BALABAN – Lester, father of Debbie (Bob) Brown, grandfather of Bryan Brown. Died May 18, 2011.

SERVICES will be May 20th in New YorK City.

SHIVA – no shiva here.


 

May 18, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that Esther Horowitz has passed away.

HOROWITZ – Esther, May 6, 2011, wife of the late Louis Horowitz; mother of Susan Horowitz of Athens, GA; pre-deceased by five brothers and one sister; aunt of Ivan (Myrna) Markowitz and several other nieces and nephews; great aunt of Liz (Drew) Messer.

SERVICES were held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Mesnekoff Funeral Home, Inc.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, donations to the Food Bank of WNY.


 

May 17, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that ormer member Ann Kahn has passed away.

KAHN – Ann, May 15, 2011, beloved wife of Hugo Kahn; mother of Eva Efron; grandmother of Dawn Efron Landry, David Efron and Nancy Efron; great-grandmother of Martin Landry.

SERVICES: The family will receive friends at the Amherst Memorial Chapel, Inc., 281 Dodge Rd., Wednesday from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm to be followed by funeral services at 1:00 pm.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, donations to the Food Bank of WNY.


 

We are sorry to inform you that Ann Boness has passed away.

BONESS – Ann May 15, 2011, wife of the late Dr. James Boness and Dr. Robert Entenberg; mother of Dr. Alan Entenberg of Rochester and Mrs. Jacquelyn Schuff of Philadelphia; predeceased by her sister Frances Sabbath; grandmother of Dr. David Schuff, Evann Mannella, Jennifer Schuff, Eric and Marc Entenberg; close family friend of Samuel Kasimov.

SERVICES will be held Tuesday in St. Louis, MO. Arrangements by MESNEKOFF FUNERAL HOME.

MEMORIALS may be made to Temple Sinai of Amherst, NY.


 

May 16, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that Sidney Smallen has passed away.

SMALLEN – Sydney, a former Buffalo resident, died on April 24, 2011, in a rehabilitation center after a long illness from an accident which happened in June of 2010. Mr. Smallen is survived by his wife Anne Louise Smallen of New Lebanon, New York, two daughters, Erica of California, Elizabeth of Korea, and his son Vakil from Washington, D.C. and two sisters, Hillery Ruchlin of Amherst, New York and Rita Katt of Sacramento, California.

Mr. Smallen had an illustrious career as a master craftsman woodworker. He graduated with a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Buffalo. Sidney helped many people as a healer in the Sufi community. He was a spiritual man with a gentle caring heart who was a source of comfort to all he met.

SERVICES will be held on Sunday, May 29th beginning at 1:00PM, at the Holiday Inn, located at 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst New York.


 

We are sorry to inform you that Estelle Weitzner has passed away.

WEITZNER – Estelle, age 89 of Pompano Beach, formerly of Bayside NY, died peacefully on Friday May 13, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Charles Weitzner, loving mother of Jeffrey (Shari) Weitzner, and Barbara (Bill) Weitzner-Lin. Cherished grandmother of Sally, Jill, Jacob, Rebekah, and Cheryl. Adoring great-grandmother of Charlie, Eli, Kennedy, and Jennie. Leaves many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Active in educational, social, and charitable activities. She was dedicated to many friends and colleagues, and was loved by all.

SERVICES: Graveside services Monday May 16 at the family plot in Wellwood Cemetery, Pinelawn, NY.

SHIVA will be observed at Barb and Bill´s home on Wednesday and Thursday, 7pm-9pm.
171 Wellingwood Drive
East Amherst, NY 14051

MEMORIALS can be made to a charity of your choice.


 

April 6, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that Clara Thaeander has passed away.

THAEANDER – Clara, sister of Gunilla Theander (Daniel) Kester, in Sweden, 1 April 2011.


 

We are sorry to inform you that Joseph Weiss has passed away.

WEISS – Joseph, father of Herbert (Mary) Weiss, 31 March, 2011.

Joseph Weiss’ funeral was Sunday at Mesnekoff Funeral Home.


 

March 26, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that Joseph M. BINK has passed away.

BINK – Joseph M. Passed away March 24, 2011 at age 100, formerly of Franklinville, beloved husband of Frances (nee Johnson); dearest father of Michael (Mary) and Paul (Lily) Bink; dear brother of Lottie Ling, deceased siblings Anna Rybak, Polly Steffenhagen, Josephine Marzec, Helen Czernowski and John Bink; loving grandfather to Michael (Kristie), Melanie (Ian) Leberman, Adam, Katherine (Alfred), great-grandfather of William, Sarah and Benjamin Leberman, many nieces and nephews.

Friends may gather with the family on Sunday from 2-7 PM at the Babbitt & Easton Funeral Home, 7 N. Main St., Franklinville. A Mass of of Christian Burial will be held in St. Philomena R.C. Church, 26 Plymouth Ave at 11 AM on Monday (3/28/11) in Franklinville. Burial will follow in Mt. Prospect Cemetery in Franklinville.

Memorials may be made to the Franklinville VFD, or to a charity of your choice.


 

February 21, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that Barbara HAYMAN has passed away.

HAYMAN – Barbara (nee Amram), February 20, 2011. Former wife of David Hayman; mother of Mark Hayman; sister of Virginia (Maxwell) Ellis; aunt of Pamela Meltzer, Richard and James Ellis.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 2 PM at MESNEKOFF FUNERAL HOME, 8630 Transit Rd., E. Amherst.

A period of mourning will be observed at Maxwell and Virginia Ellis´ residence, Tuesday and Wednesday 7-9 PM.

Memorials may be made to Temple Beth Am.


 

February 15, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that Barbara Joyce MINDELL has passed away.

MINDELL – Barbara Joyce February 13, 2011, in Burbank, CA, loving companion of Dennis Matthies; daughter of Dr. Eugene Mindell and the late June Abrams Mindell; sister of David (Margaret) Mindell, Doug (Margery) Mindell and the late Ruth Mindell; aunt of Loren, Ilana and Andrew.

Becoming a paraplegic at the age of 19 did not stop Barbara from great achievements in the world of art and healing through the practice of Continuum movement.

For online tributes, visit www.mesnekoff.com.


 

February 14, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that Anna (Sohinki) PRITIKIN has passed away.

PRITIKIN – Anna (nee Sohinki) February 12, 2011, beloved wife of Nathan Pritikin; loving mother of Michael (Cheryle) Pritikin of E. Lansing, MI and Linda (Robert) Syracuse; daughter of the late Jacob and Tillie Sohinki; sister of Jennie Pohl and the late Louis and Abraham Sohinki and Fanny Ross; devoted grandmother of Brian (Cassandra), Beth, Alan, Lisa, David and Richard; great-grandmother of Taylor and Kimber.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday 2 PM at MESNEKOFF FUNERAL HOME, 8630 Transit Rd., E. Amherst.

Shiva information:
Tuesday: sitting following the funeral in the afternoon, and at 7-9 PM.
Wednesday: family will be sitting 1 – 9 PM
Home service will be about 7:30 on Tuesday and Wednesday.

LOCATION:
Home of daughter Linda – 257 Countryside Lane (off Birchwood from Klein Road)

Memorials may be made to Temple Beth Am or Hospice Foundation of Buffalo.


 

February 13, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that Hal Roberts has passed away.

ROBERTS – Harold “Hal” February 9, 2011, beloved husband of the late Isabelle (Lawrence) Roberts; uncle of Rhonda (William) Clark of Moyock, NC, Randy (Kathryn) Rubin of Pensicola, FL, Marsha Lawrence, Marilyn “Dee Dee” Wackheim, Melissa (Sean) McNutt; dear brother-in-law of William (Beverly) Lawrence, and great- uncle of Andrew and Danielle Joy Steven, Samantha and Miranda Wackenheim, Sean II and Timothy McNutt.

Mr. Roberts was Master of Demolay Lodge #498 in 1986 and Grand Sword Bearer to the Grand Lodge of the State of New York 1998-2000. A Masonic Service will be held at 1:30 PM Wednesday, February 16, 2011 under the auspices of Fellowship Lodge #1175.

Funeral Services will be held at the AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC., 281 Dodge Rd., Wednesday at 2:00 PM.

Immediate family members are invited to attend the grave side service. Following the service, we welcome guests at the late Harold Roberts home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Hal’s memory to Temple Beth Am or Masonic Medical Research Laboratory.


 

January 31, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that Isaac Alcabes has passed away.

ALCABES – Dr. Isaac, PhD., January 24, 2011; associate professor of social work for the University at Buffalo, died Monday in the Bronx. He was 81. Survivors include a son, Harvey; two daughters, Shoshana Isenberg and Ruth; a brother, Joseph; and a sister, Rae Mazliah.

A Buffalo-area resident, Dr. Alcabes was a New York City native and graduated from Stuyvesant High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in social work from City College of New York and his doctorate of education from Columbia University. An Army veteran, Dr. Alcabes was stationed at Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington, D. C., where he worked as a social worker during the Korean War. Known to his friends as “Ike”, Dr. Alcabes moved to Buffalo in 1963 and was a longtime resident of Amherst, until 2008. He was married to the former Nancy Kramer from 1957 until her death in 1985. He married the former Judith Goldberg in 1988. She died in 2008.

Dr. Alcabes was an active volunteer in the local Jewish community and served on the boards of Jewish organizations, including Hillel of Buffalo. He also was an active member of the National Association of Social Workers.

We´ve received information from Shoshona which indicated that the family would be very pleased to get sympathy cards/e-mails from our membership. She is willing to forward to her siblings, too. Complete contact information:

Ruth Alcabes – 30 Seneca Road, West Hartford, CT 06117.
Harvey Alcabes – 3766 Cass Way, Palo Alto, CA 94306.
Shoshana Isenberg 148 Mills St., Morristown, NJ 07960.


 

We are sorry to inform you that Esther Bunis HABER/KRANITZ has passed away.

HABER/KRANITZ – Esther Bunis January 25, 2011. Wife of the late Sol Haber and Robert Kranitz, DDS; mother of Phillip (Heidi) Haber and the late Stephen Haber; grandmother of Stephanie and Luis Haber.

A memorial service will be held at AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC., 281 Dodge Rd., Sunday, February 6th at 1:00 PM. No prior visitations.

A period of mourning will be observed at her late residence Sunday, February 6th from 3-7 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association.


 

January 25, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that Muriel E. Liftin has passed away.

LIFTIN – Muriel E. Age 92, of Belle Harbor, NY, recently of Haverford, PA, January 20, 2011, devoted wife of the late Sidney J. Liftin; beloved mother of Ann (Dr. Howard) Pikoff and Dr. Alice (Dr. Richard Silberstein) Liftin; loving and proud grandmother of Emily (Josh) Pikoff-Mirwis, Rebecca Pikoff and Hope Silberstein; loving aunt and great-aunt.

A private service will be held.

Shiva will be observed at the Pikoff residence Wednesday and Thursday 7-9 PM.


 

January 20, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that Elinor Scheur has passed away.

SCHEUR – Elinor B., 76, of Pompano Beach passed away on Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 at Hospice by the Sea Care Center in Boca Raton. Elinor is survived by her husband Donald, 3 children: Jay (Jill), David (Caily), & Michael, 6 grandchildren: Max, Madeline, Dillon, Gavin, Molly, & Mayson, and sister Marlene Kalnitz.

A Memorial Service will be at 9:30 am on Sunday, January 23 at Temple Beth AM, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville, NY 14221 followed immediately by a burial service at White Chapel Memorial Park, 3210 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Amherst, NY 14228. Glick Family Funeral Home of Boca Raton is in charge of arrangements.

Shiva will be held from 1:30 pm- 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at The Residence Inn, 100 Maple Road, Williamsville, NY 14221.


 

January 16, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that Ruth Miller has passed away.

MILLER – Ruth S.; November 13, 1921 – January 15, 2011, beloved wife of the late Albert H. Miller; devoted mother of Lois (Dr. Barry) Weinstein and Dr. Ronald (Naomi) Miller; loving grandmother of Pamela (Andrew) Gewurz, Naomi (Matt) Congleton, Tamara (Brett) Grosko, Alisa Weinstein, Nathaniel (Annie) Miller, Ari and Maya Shapiro Miller; caring great-grandmother of Jacob, Rachel and Zachary Gewurz, Addison and Austin Congleton, Devin and Lila Grosko; sister of the late Paul (Miriam) Sukernek and the late Janet (Selig) Adler; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by the AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC. Private Service. No prior visitations.

Shiva will be held on Sunday and Monday 7-9 PM at the residence of Lois and Barry Weinstein at 3 Culpepper.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations in Ruth´s memory to Buffalo Hadassah.


 

January 13, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that Dr. Norman Fertig has passed away.

FERTIG – Dr. Norman; January 11, 2011. Husband of Eve-Lyn Fertig; father of Dr. Terri Eisler of Aiken, SC and the late Dr. Lance Alden Fertig; grandfather of Danielle Eisler, Sarah and Rachel Fertig.

Funeral services from the AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL. INC., 281 Dodge Rd., Friday at 1:00pm. No prior visitations.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Mrs. Eve-Lyn Fertig Enchanted Forest Wildlife Sanctuary Inc., 11380 Cary Rd., Alden, NY 14004-9547.


 

January 8, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that Isadore E. Silverstein has passed away.

SILVERSTEIN – Isadore E. Survivors include his sons Howard (Estel) and Stuart (Emily).

Isadore E. Silverstein, a founding partner of what became the biggest accounting firm in upstate New York and a prominent figure in Buffalo´s Jewish community, died last Thursday in Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Boynton Beach, Fla., after a brief illness. He was 88.

Mr. Silverstein-called Iz or Izzy by his wide circle of family and friends-died five weeks after his wife of 64 1/2 years, Elaine Elkin Silverstein, died of cancer. The couple had lived primarily in South Florida since he retired in the mid-1980s.

Born in Nasielsk, Poland, Mr. Silverstein came to the United States with his family and settled in Buffalo in the mid-1920s. Mr. Silverstein attended public schools in East Buffalo and graduated from Fosdick-Masten Park High School. His studies at the University of Buffalo were interrupted when he enlisted in the Army in 1942. He served in the Southwestern Pacific as a staff sergeant in the Signal Corps. He returned to Buffalo after finishing his military service in 1946 and took night courses to earn his bachelor´s degree in accounting from UB.

Mr. Silverstein opened his own accounting office in 1948 and, 10 years later, co-founded Silverstein and Freed, a public accounting firm. That firm grew into what is known today as Freed, Maxick and Battaglia, which is based in the Liberty Building in Buffalo but also has offices in Batavia and Rochester. Mr. Silverstein, following in the footsteps of his father, Louis, was deeply involved in the Buffalo Jewish community. He served as a director of both the Board of Jewish Education and Temple Emanuel, a predecessor to the current Temple Beth Tzedek in Amherst. In 1977, Mr. Silverstein received a leadership award from the United Jewish Appeal for his fundraising efforts, and he continued his work in Jewish fundraising causes after retiring to Florida. He also was president of Erie Downs Country Club in Fort Erie, Ont., as well as the Montefiore Club in Buffalo. For three decades, he was treasurer of the East Buffalo Credit Union.

A memorial service will be held for both Mr. Silverstein and Mrs. Silverstein at 10:30 a. m., Sunday, Jan. 9 at Westwood Country Club, 772 N. Forest Road, Amherst. Arrangements by Mesnekoff Funeral Home.


 

January 2, 2011
We are sorry to inform you that Myra Rosenthal has passed away.

ROSENTHAL – Myra, December 29, 2010, Beloved wife of the late Irving Rosenthal; devoted mother of Richard (Marcia), Arnold (Wendy), Elliott Rosenthal and Cherie (David) Sarachan; loving grandmother of Lori (David) Stein, Alan (Felice) Rosenthal, Mark (Tricia) Rosenthal, Rebecca (Bill) Loss, Ian and Alexa Sarachan; great-grandmother of 10; sister of the late Clara and Ina Berliant.

Funeral services will be held at AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC., 281 Dodge Rd., Sunday at 1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Foundation of Buffalo or Temple Beth Tzedek.

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