2013

Dec 31, 2013
We are sorry to inform you that Mirel Puius has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

PUIUS – Mirel, Dec 30, 2013.

SERVICES: The funeral will be 1 pm on Thursday at Mesnekoff funeral home, with a meal of consolation at Shir Shalom after the internment.

SHIVA: Shiva will be Thursday night, Saturday Night and Sunday Night between 7-9, with a Shiva service at 7:30 pm at the Puius residence.

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

December 12, 2013
We are sorry to inform you that Donald Silverberg, father of Brett Silverberg, has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

SILVERBERG – Donald M. December 6, 2013, beloved husband of Lee Ann Silverberg; loving father of Brett (Sheryl), Janet (Foster) Silverberg Dale and Karen (James) Sullivan; brother of Dr. Philip (Jane) Silverberg; grandfather of Scott and Rachel Silverberg, Jonathan and Alexander Dale and Parker Sullivan.

SERVICES: Funeral Services were held on Monday, December 9, 2013, at MESNEKOFF FUNERAL HOME with a Masonic Service under the auspice of Perseverance Suburban Lodge #948 at 1:45 PM at 8630 Transit Rd., E. Amherst.

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS: Memorials may be made to The Hospice Foundation of WNY.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

We are sorry to inform you that Andrew J. Gafter, son of Estelle Gafter, has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

GAFTER – Andrew J. December 9, 2013, devoted son of Estelle and the late Benjamin Gafter; loving brother of Neal (Ricki Lee) and Glen Gafter; dear uncle of Sarah and Hannah Gafter.

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

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers those wishing may make donations in Andy´s memory to Congregation Shir Shalom or the Parkison´s Disease Foundation.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

December 8, 2013
We are sorry to inform you that Russell J. Nisengard has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

NISENGARD – Russell J., D.D.S./PhD December 5, 2013, beloved husband of Elaine Rubenstein Nisengard; beloved father of Jennifer (Carter) Payne and Michael (Sharon) Nisengard; loving grandfather of Hannah and Jonah Nisengard and Emme Rose Payne; stepbrother of Iris (Joel) Yohai; predeceased by his first wife Paula, his father Henry, his mother Vera and his stepmother Esther Nisengard; also survived by many cousins and friends.

Russell was a Professor for 40 years and Associate Dean for 17 years at SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine.

SERVICES: Funeral services will be held at Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave, Sunday at 2 PM. Arrangements by AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC.

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS:In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations in Russell´s memory to American Diabetes Association or National Kidney Foundation.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

October 21, 2013
We are sorry to inform you that Arlene Millman has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

MILLMAN – Arlene Millman (nee Feinman) passed away peacefully in the evening of October 15, 2013. She was born on April 29, 1937 in Hunts Point Hospital in the Bronx, NY.

She was a registered nurse with degrees from Phoenix College, Northern Arizona University with an equivalent Masters Degree from ASU. She worked in the operating room at three hospitals before working for the state inspecting nursing homes.

She leaves her husband Jack, children Fern Lee (husband Cliff and daughter Ariel), Steven (wife Michele and children Hershel, Jeremy and Leah) and Michael (wife Nancy and children Sydney and Jacob).

SERVICES: Interment will be in the Har Zion portion of the Green Acres cemetery at Hayden on Friday at 11:00 AM.

SHIVA: Shiva will be at the Millman home next Wednesday and Thursday from 7-9 pm with Minyon (prayer service) at 7:30 each night.

MEMORIALS: Any contributions in her name should be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014 in honor of the nurses and doctor of the Northeast Office who helped her in her last days. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

October 4, 2013
We are sorry to inform you that Esther Bates has passed away. We send prayers and comfort to the family.

BATES – Esther, October 3, 2013.

SERVICES: The funeral will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday at Congregation Shir Shalom. The burial will be at White Chapel Memorial Park, located at 3210 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY 14228. A luncheon will follow at Congregation Shir Shalom.

SHIVA: Shivah will on Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00pm, with a Service at 7:30pm at Weinberg Campus, The Meadows Second Floor Lounge.

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

July 25, 2013
We are sorry to inform you that Susan Goldhirsch has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

GOLDHIRSCH – Susan; CSS member Kim Goldhirsch´s mother, Susan Goldhirsch, passed away on Monday.

SERVICES: The funeral was out of town.

SHIVA: Kim and her family will be returning to Buffalo this weekend and holding shiva at her house on Saturday night 7-9 PM with an 8 PM service, Sunday afternoon between 2-4 and Sunday night 7-9 PM with an 8 PM service.

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

July 23, 2013
We are sorry to inform you that Freda Berger has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

BERGER – Freda, July 22, 2013, mother of Michael Berger, passed away on Monday night about 7:30 PM.

SERVICES: Funeral will be in Rochester, graveside.

SHIVA: The family will be receiving guests on Wednesday, July 24th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, with a minyan service at 6:30pm and Thursday, July 25th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm, with a minyan service at 7:30pm.

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

We are sorry to inform you that Susan Pezzino (sister of Michael (Laura) Teplitsky) has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

PEZZINO – Susan L. (nee Teplitsky) July 20, 2013, age 64, beloved wife of Thomas Pezzino; devoted mother of Melissa A. and Nicholas A. (Heather) Pezzino; loving grandmother of Adam and Tyler; dearest sister of Ronald (Karen), Richard (Wendy) and Michael (Laura) Teplitsky; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: The family will be present on Monday from 4-8 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (at Parker Blvd.) where a Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 1 PM. Friends invited.

SHIVA: There will be no shiva.

MEMORIALS: Flowers gratefully declined. If so desired, memorials may be made in Mrs. Pezzino´s name to the Buffalo City Mission or the Food Bank of W.N.Y.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

July 15, 2013
We are sorry to inform you that Julian Sugarman has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

SUGARMAN – Julian J. July 14, 2013, beloved husband of Sonia Sugarman; devoted father of Todd (Pam) Sugarman and Andrea (Chris) Paprocki; loving grandfather of Samantha, Rachel and Courtney Sugarman, Steven (Estelle) and Jordon Paprocki; great-grandfather of Noah Sugarman, Sara Olivyah Paprocki and Juliana Layla Paprocki.

SERVICES: Funeral Services will be held at Congregation Shir Shalom, 4600 Sheridan Dr., Tuesday at 11:00 AM.

Burial will be at White Chapel Memorial Park, 3210 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Amherst, NY 14228, followed by a Shiva Luncheon at the Westwood Country Club, 772 North Forest Road, Williamsville, NY 14221.

SHIVA: Shiva for Julian Sugarman will be at Todd and Pam Sugarman´s home from 7:00 to 9:00pm on Tuesday. There will be a service at 7:30pm.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to The Muscular Dystrophy Assoc., 5500 Main St., Williamsville, NY 14221 or The Juvenile Diabetes Assoc., 331 Alberta Dr., Amherst, NY 14226 or Congregation Shir Shalom.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

July 30, 2013
We are sorry to inform you that Sally Safir has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

SAFIR – Sally July 7, 2013, wife of the late Julian “Bud” Safir; mother of Jill (Ira) Gansler of Baltimore, MD and David (Diane) Safir; sister of Alan (Marsha) Grass; beloved grandmother of Michael (Anna), Katie, Jonathan and Alison; great-grandmother of Ava.

SERVICES: Funeral Services will be held Tuesday 11 AM at Congregation Shir Shalom, 4660 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville. Arrangements by MESNEKOFF FUNERAL HOME.

SHIVA: Shiva will be held Tuesday following the interment through 9 PM at David and Diane´s residence.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Congregation Shir Shalom, c/o The Julian R. Safir Memorial Fund.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

July 1, 2013
We are sorry to inform you that Maryn Sandberg has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

SANDBERG – Maryn passed away on June 12, 2013 in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was 89 years old. Her burial was on June 14, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Jan Sandberg, her husband, Dr. Avery Sandberg, 92, of Scottsdale, AZ; Jan´s three sisters – Diana Nashban (formerly Diana Young, past Beth Am member) of Scottsdale, AZ ; Rabbi Ruth Sandberg (Jack Ringlestein) of Ambler, PA; and Nina Rosner (Larry) of S. Euclid, OH; and grandchildren Devorah Young, Yonah Ringlestein, Ben Rosner (Batya), and Sharon Rosner.

SERVICES:

SHIVA: A Sheloshim Shiva will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, with a service at 7:30pm at the home of Jan Sandberg.

MEMORIALS: Donations in her memory can be made to: American Friends of Magen David Adom , 352 Seventh Avenue, Suite 400, New York, NY 10001 or Congregation Shir Shalom, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville, NY 14221.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

June 24, 2013
We are sorry to inform you that Marshall A. WEINSTEIN has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

WEINSTEIN – Marshall A. Suddenly on June 20, 2013. Beloved husband of Elaine (Bush); loving father of Scott (Nichole) and Peter (Lori) Weinstein; brother of Jerre Krieger and Carol Moanfeldt; devoted grandfather of Sara, Marley, Jordan, Jacob, Nate, Ayden, Gavin and Payton.

SERVICES: Funeral service will be held Monday 11 AM at MESNEKOFF FUNERAL HOME, 8630 Transit Rd., E. Amherst.

SHIVA: Shiva will be held Monday 7-9, Tuesday and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Elaine´s residence.

MEMORIALS:In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute or Congregation Shir Shalom.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

June 12, 2013
We are sorry to inform you that Mark Noznisky has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

NOZNISKY – Mark June 8, 2013, beloved husband of Sarah “Sally” Noznisky; stepfather of Rose Anderson; grandfather of Sherry Stefaniak; brother of Samuel (Faye) and Gerald (Lorraine) Noznisky; also survived by nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: Funeral Service will be held at AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC., 281 Dodge Rd., Monday at 2:00 PM. No prior visitations.

SHIVA: Mark´s wife, Sally, and the rest of the family will be observing Shiva at her house on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights at 7:30 pm.

MEMORIALS:In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations in Mark´s memory to Hospice Foundation of WNY, Roswell Park Alliance or Congregation Shir Shalom. Family guest book available at www.amherstmemorialchapel.com

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

May 17, 2013
We are sorry to inform you that Anna Tetewsky has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

TETEWSKY – Anna, sister-in-law to Gloria Tetewsky, aunt of Sheldon Tetewsky, passed away Thursday.

SERVICES: Funeral will be held Sunday, 11 AM at the Lester H. Wedekindt Funeral Home, 3290 Delaware Ave, Kenmore, 14217.

SHIVA: Family will be observing a period of mourning at Gloria´s apartment at Weinberg Campus #226 Forest Creek: Sunday and Monday, service at 7:30 PM.

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

April 18, 2013
We are sorry to inform you that David Krutchick has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

KRUTCHICK – David April 15, 2013, beloved husband of the late Ida Krutchick; devoted father of Debra (Jack) Shattuck, Warren (Deborah) Krutchick D.D.S., Karen Krutchick, M.D. and Elaine (Sydney) Gilman; loving grandfather of Joshua Shattuck, Abigail, Tyler and Hillary Krutchick, Ariel and Stacy Fredrick, Rachel and Michelle Gilman; great-grandfather of Austyn Shattuck; brother of Dorothy Ragovin, Beverly Bob and the late Ruth “Tootsie” Logvin; special uncle of Barbara (Alan) Applebaum and Carl (Linda) Snitzer.

SERVICES: Graveside services will be held at Temple Beth El Cemetery (Carol Dr. Entrance) Thursday at 2:00 pm. Arrangements by AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC.

SHIVA: Family will be observing a period of mourning at David´s home Thursday evening through Friday afternoon.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to Temple Beth Tzedek, Hospice-Buffalo, Inc. , or the S.P.C.A.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

April 16, 2013
We are sorry to inform you that Nathan Foigelman has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

FOIGELMAN – Nathan. Rolaine Foigelman’´s son, Nathan passed away on Monday.

SERVICES: Funeral is through Amherst Memorial Chapel on Wednesday at 1:30 PM.

SHIVA: There will be no formal shiva.

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

April 15, 2013
We are sorry to inform you that Arlyn Shapiro has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

SHAPIRO – Arlyn H. April 11, 2013, beloved wife of the late Harold Shapiro; devoted mother of Marc (Kelly) and Gary (Tracy) Shapiro; loving grandmother of Jennifer (Jeff) Perfect, Robert, Veronica, Jaclyn, Tori, Haley and Yve Shapiro; great-grandmother of Alexandrea and Madisyn; sister of the late Ralphina (Raymond) Ternoff; also survived by nieces and nephews.

Arlyn was a proud naval veteran of WW II.

SERVICES: Funeral services were held at AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC., 281 Dodge Rd., Sunday at 9:30 am.

SHIVA: There will be no shiva. The family will receive visitors immediately following the service at Tracy´s house.

MEMORIALS:In lieu of flowers those wishing may make donations to a charity of their choice.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

March 21, 2013
We are sorry to inform you that Edgar “Ed” LYONS has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

LYONS – Edgar “Ed” March 19, 2013, beloved husband of the late Jean Lyons; dear father of Jeffrey (Amy) Lyons, Barry (Fay) and Andrew (Mary) Lyons; grandfather of Jennifer, Adam and Barbra Lyons; brother of the late Betty Geller.

SERVICES: Funeral services will be held at AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC., 281 Dodge Rd., Sunday at 10 AM. No prior visitations.

SHIVA: Shiva will be observed Sunday evening at Jeff and Amy´s home at 7:30 PM. (Shiva will be observed only one night as Pesach (Monday night) cancels any remaining Shiva days.)

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the American Heart Association or Congregation Shir Shalom.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

We are sorry to inform you that Lawrence Bloch has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

BLOCH – Lawrence W. March 19, 2013, beloved husband of Steffi Bloch; devoted father of Honorable Lisa (Michael Rickert) Bloch Rodwin, Susan (Stephen Kay) Bloch and Andrea (William McPadden) Bloch; loving grandfather of David and Benjamin (fiancee Rozzie) Rodwin, Aaron, Jesse and Julian Kay, Jack and Michelle McPadden; brother of Edythe London.

SERVICES: Funeral service will be held at Congregation Shir Shalom, 4660 Sheridan Dr, Thursday at 3 PM. Arrangements by AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC.

SHIVA: Shiva will be on Thursday, March 21 (7-9pm with 7:30 Minyan) and Saturday, March 23 (7-9pm with 8:00 Minyan) and on Sunday, March 24 (7-9pm with 7:30 Minyan).

MEMORIALS:In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to Temple Beth El (350 Roxbury Rd., Stamford, CT), Congregation Shir Shalom or Hospice Foundation of WNY.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.

 


 

March 4, 2013
We are sorry to inform you that Shirley Braun, sister of Elinor Weiss, has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

BRAUN – Shirley, passed away while on a cruise on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.

SERVICES: She will be buried at New Montefiore Cemetery in West Babylon, NY on Sunday, March 3, 10:30 am.

SHIVA: Elinor´s family will sit shiva at her home in East Amherst at 7 PM on Tuesday, March 5 and at 7 PM on Wednesday, March 6.

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

February 18, 2013
We are sorry to inform you that Robert Wisbaum has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

WISBAUM – Robert passed away early Friday morning in DelRay Florida. He is survived by his wife, Lucille and his four sons, Norman and his wife, Netty (Phoenix, AZ), Bruce and his wife, Marianne (Buffalo, NY), Keith and his wife, Gini (Laguna Beach, CA), and Steven and his wife, Suzanne (Charlotte, VT); seven grandchildren, Aimee (Craig), Ashley (Doug), Arielle, Kassi, Mandi, Isabelle and Gabe; as well as several cousins. He was predeceased by brother, Jerauld Wisbaum (survived by Sandy).

SERVICES: Graveside service will take place at Beth Israel Cemetery (on Military Road) on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at 9:30 AM, followed by a memorial service at the Niagara Falls Country Club, to commence at 10:30 AM.

SHIVA: Shiva services will take place at the Niagara Falls family residence on February 17th and 18th, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Foundation of Palm Beach County or to a charity of your choice.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

February 14, 2013
We are sorry to inform you that Helen Glick has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

GLICK – Helen (12/6/1917 – 2/11/2013), mother of Phil Glick (Drucy Borowitz), has passed away.

SERVICES:

SHIVA: Shiva is being observed on Monday, February 18th from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM with service at 7:30 PM

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

January 14, 2013
We are sorry to inform you that Thelma Chazen has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

CHAZEN – Thelma January 10, 2013; beloved wife of the late Harvey “Buddyquot; Chazen; devoted mother of Carla (Ken Gawronski) Bimka and Jill (Larry) Schiff; loving grandmother of Jodi Galpin, Hallie and Jordan Schiff; great-grandmother of Hunter and Marnee Galpin; sister of the late Mary (Nate) Fridman and Abraham Kaplan; sister-in-law of Zelda Kaplan.

SERVICES: Funeral services were held at AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC. 281 Dodge Rd. Sunday at 11 AM.

SHIVA: The Shiva is Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, with a service at 7:30pm.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the National Parkinson Foundation or Congregation Shir Shalom.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

January 3, 2013
We are sorry to inform you that Martin Pine has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

PINE – Martin, January 1, 2013, husband of Ellen Pine.

SERVICES: Memorial Service at Canterbury Woods on Friday, June 4th at 2:30 PM through Jay Mesnekoff.

Reception to follow immediately.

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.

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