2014

December 29, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Bernice Cohen has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

COHEN – Bernice. We are saddened to share the loss of David Cohen´s mother, Bernice “Bunny” Cohen.

SERVICES: Funeral arrangements were made privately.

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

December 14, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Lee Cowan has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

Cowan – Lee.

SERVICES: Funeral will take place out of town.

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

December 11, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Diane (Winkelstein) Pontikos has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

PONTIKOS – Diane (nee Winkelstein) December 9, 2014, mother of Aaron, Alex (Lauren) and Asher Pontikos; daughter of Jeanne (late Dr. Norman) Winkelstein; sister of Michel (Susan) Winkelstein and Dr. Abraham Winkelstein; aunt of Max Winkelstein.

SERVICES: Funeral services will be held Friday, 10 AM at MESNEKOFF FUNERAL HOME, 8630 Transit Rd., E. Amherst 14051.

SHIVA: Shiva will be held Saturday 5-8 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM at Jay and Rebecca Mesnekoff´s residence.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute or the Buffalo Animal Shelter.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

December 10, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Jay Frey has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

FREY – Jay E. December 7, 2014, loving son of the late Max and Jean (nee Tarner) Frey; devoted brother of Linda (late Arthur) Remson; uncle of Andrew (Maggie Lesley) and the late Evan Remson; also survived by many loving relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at the AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC., 281 Dodge Rd., Wednesday at 10:00 AM.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, donations to ALS Association or a charity of your choice .

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

November 22, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Phyllis Barish (nee Brockman) has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

BARISH – Phyllis, Nov 22, 2014.

Read information here.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

November 19, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Edith Froehlich has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

FROEHLICH – Edith- November 18, 2014- Beloved wife of the late Walter Froehlich. Devoted mother of William J. (Jane) Froehlich, Carol J. (Michael Mogerman) Froehlich and Dr. John A. (Susan) Froehlich. Loving grandmother of Benjamin Arthur Froehlich, Allison Julia Froehlich, Diana Elise Froehlich, Caroline Leigh Froehlich and Jacob Froehlich Mogerman.

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

SHIVA: Shiva will be at Canterbury Woods (705 Renaissance Dr, Williamsville, NY 14221). Shiva will be taking place Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 7-9 PM with a prayer service at 7:00.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers donations to Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

November 6, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Mildred Ziller has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

ZILLER – Mildred (nee Tarlow) -Star of David Emblem- November 4, 2014- wife of the late Isidore Ziller. Mother of Arthur (Linda Marsh) Ziller, Miriam (Stanley) Shainbrown and Shira (Robert) Goldberg. Grandmother of Ian (Ilyse) Shainbrown, Lee (Danielle) Shainbrown, Noa (Jon) Grant, Benjamin (Kate) Ziller, Elana (Seth) Schrank, Lucas (Kaitlin) Ziller, Ari Goldberg, and great grandmother of Sam, Max, Jake and Jack Shainbrown. Sister of the late Sylvia Lazarus and Lila Reiter.

SERVICES: Funeral service will be held at AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC. 281 Dodge Rd. Thursday, Nov. 6th at 1:00pm.

SHIVA: Thursday and Friday at Miriam & Stanley´s Residence

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers those wishing may make donations to Doctors Without Borders or Play and Learn School Scholarship Fund c/o Temple Beth Zion.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.

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

RUDIN – Joshua – November 6, 2014 – Beloved husband of the late Helene (Engel) Rudin. Dear father of Marsha Isaacs and the late Louis Michael Rudin. Brother of the late Harry Rudin and Eva Trachtman. Uncle of Esther (late Eugene) Trachtman and Louis (Betty) Trachtman. Companion of Roslyn Maren.

SERVICES: Graveside service will be held at the Holy order of the Living Cemetery (Pine Ridge Rd) Friday at 1:00PM.

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS: Those wishing may make donations to a charity of their choice.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

November 4, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Frederick A. Nitka has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

NITKA – Frederick A., passed away in Arizona. Father to Jennifer (Jay Perri), grandfather to Jack and Dahlia Perri.

SERVICES:

SHIVA: Shiva will be on Wednesday Nov 12th at Jen Perri’s in-laws´ house.

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

November 1, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Benny Wiseman has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

WISEMAN – Benny October 31, 2014, husband of the late Thelma “Tybe” Wiseman; companion of Cookie Klein; father of Steven (Ronna) Wiseman, Howard (Karen) Wiseman and Ruth (Randy) Spivack; brother of the late Morris “Chickie” Wiseman and Fran “Fannie” Bogom; grandfather of David (Kelly), Rebecca (Greg), Leah, Naomi, Mitchell and Daniel; great-grandfather of John David Wiseman.

Ben was a WW-II veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America and the former Temple Beth El. He was a volunteer at Weinberg Campus and for Meals on Wheels.

SERVICES: Funeral Services will be held Sunday, 2 PM, at MESNEKOFF FUNERAL HOME, 8630 Transit Rd., East Amherst 14051.

SHIVA: Shiva will be held Sunday-Wednesday 7-9 PM at Steven and Ronna´s residence.

MEMORIALS:In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

October 31, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Anita Kohn has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

KOHN – Anita, October 29, 2014.

SERVICES:

SHIVA: A shiva will take place this Saturday night between 7-9, with a 7:30 service.

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.

 

We are sorry to inform you that Anita Bernstein Lanard has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

Berstein Lanard – Anita, October 28, 2014. David Safir´s aunt, Anita Bernstein Lanard, passed away in Boca Raton, FL on Tuesday evening. Her late husband was Raymond Bernstein and she was the sister of the late Bud Safir. Anita was 94 years old and she was a founding member of Temple Beth Am.

SERVICES:

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

October 28, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Rena (Rubenstein) MARGULIS has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

MARGULIS – Rena (nee Rubenstein) October 25, 2014, age 97, beloved wife of the late Jonah Margulis; mother of Nancy (Charles) Martina and Emily (Wayne) Eisenbaum; sister of the late Lewis and Frances Rubenstein; grandmother of Andrew, Maxwell, Hannah, Yosseline and Wilsson.

SERVICES: A Memorial Service is confirmed for Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 5:30pm at Congregation Shir Shalom.

SHIVA: Shiva will be held Tuesday and Thursday only from 7-9 PM with a Prayer Service Tuesday 8 PM at Emily and Wayne°´s residence.

MEMORIALS:Memorials may be made to The Albright Knox Art Gallery.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

July 30, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Warren Cavior has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

CAVIOR – Warren Joseph, much loved husband, father and brother, died on October 13, 2014 in Ossining, NY, at age 85. Born in Boston and raised in Brookline, MA. Moved to New York City in the 1950s, where he was an editor at Forbes magazine and then a businessman and public relations executive. Formed his own public relations firm in the 1980s, which he ran until retirement in 2003. Survived by his wife of 45 years, Mariko Sanjo, daughter Mayu, son Samuel, grandsons Joel and Jacob, and brother Stephen. His keen mind and counsel will be profoundly missed by family and friends. For information: scavior@gmail.com.

SERVICES: A graveside ceremony was held in Randolph, MA, where he joins his father Joel, mother Shirley, and brother Jay.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to the Harvard College Fund or the UJA.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

September 29, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Lee Wellman Trow, mother of Clark (Kim) Trow, has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

TROW – Lee Wellman. Lee Wellman Trow died in her sleep September, 25, 2014, age 90, at Homestead Village, Lancaster, PA. The daughter of Howard and Charlotte Wellman, Lee was born and grew up in Buffalo, NY. She attended Bethany College and the University of Michigan, from which she graduated with a BS in Physical Education. She taught at Mt. Clemens (MI) High School and did her graduate study at the University of Michigan in Political Science. She and Don were married in 1948 and lived in Mt. Clemens, Ann Arbor, Pittsburgh, and Hamden, CT before moving to Binghamton, NY in 1960 where Don became Professor of Sociology at Harpur College, now Binghamton University. Lee was an outdoor enthusiast: camping, canoeing, swimming, hiking, cross-country skiing, bicycling, and horseback riding. She hiked in England, the Austrian Alps, and New Zealand and bicycled in Greece, Crete, England, Ireland, and Nova Scotia, as well as both around Binghamton. She climbed all 46 Adirondack peaks over 4,000 feet and all 36 Catskill peaks over 3,500 feet, the latter in winter on snowshoes. She canoed extensively on Adirondack lakes and streams and did the Big Bend stretch of the Rio Grande and a section of the Green River. She was active in Girl Scouts as a leader, trainer, and Board member of Indian Hills Girl Scout Council. She did volunteer work for and was employed at Planned Parenthood and the Susquehanna School, and for 25 years delivered meals for Meals-on-Wheels. She was a member of Binghamton Lyceum, various choral groups, and of Binghamton University Women, from which she was named Woman of Achievement by the Status of Women Council in 1995. In 2008, she and Don moved to Lancaster, PA. She leaves many dear friends, including those in the hiking and reading groups to which she belonged. She is survived by her husband, Donald B. Trow, and by their children: son, Stephen C. Trow, his long-time partner, Robin Kessler, and his children, Jennie and Kevin; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Kirk Liddell and their children, Dr. Jennifer (and husband, Dr. Daniel) Kaminstein, Devon, James (and wife, Heather) and Tim; son and daughter-in-law, W. Clark and Kim Trow and their daughter, Leah; and by great-grandsons, Noah, Liam, and Asher Kaminstein.

SERVICES: Funeral and interment arrangements will be private. To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.KASnyderfuneralhome.com.

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

We are sorry to inform you that Gloria Atlas, has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

ATLAS – Gloria September 27, 2014, beloved wife of Irving Atlas; devoted mother of Craig (Karen), Randy (Mary Kay) and Keith (Debbie) Atlas; loving grandmother of Doug (Ashlee) McLaughlin, Kari (Justin) George, Sofia Atlas; great-grandmother of Lucas Gray McLaughlin; sister of the late Joseph (Honey) Snitzer, Clara (Walter) Leffler and Harry Snitzer; also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

SERVICES: Funeral Services will be held at Congregation Shir Shalom, 4600 Sheridan Dr., Tuesday at 11:00 AM. Arrangements by AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC. Family guest book at www.amherstmemorialchapel.com

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, donations in Gloria´s memory to Meals on Wheels, Camp Good Days and Special Times or the charity of your choice.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

September 28, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Marie Maulucci, mother of Marina (Mark) Finkelstein, has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

MAULUCCI – Marie (nee Cavalieri) September 27, 2014, age 82, beloved wife of the late Giosue “Jerry” Maulucci; loving mother of Lewis Maulucci, Joseph (Luke Hays) Maulucci, Dr. Marina (Dr. Mark Finkelstein) Maulucci and Rosanne (Edward) Stapleton; cherished grandmother of Marina and Cameron Stapleton, Joshua and Leah Finkelstein; caring sister of Pat (late Pauline) Cavalieri, Connie (late Nick) Pierro and Vito (Millie) Cavalieri; adored niece of Michael (Mary) Sansano; caring sister-in-law of Filomena (late Paul) Schiavone and the late John (late Mary) and the late Vincenzo (Ida) Maulucci; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: The family will be present Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5200 Sheridan Drive (corner of Hopkins Road). A Mass of Christian Burial celebrated from St. Gregory the Great Church at 10:30 AM. Friends invited. Fr. Sebastian Pierro, nephew, officiating. Flowers gratefully declined. Share condolences at www.AMIGONE.com.

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

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

ROSOKOFF – Pauline Rosokoff passed away on Friday, 9/26 at the age of 101. She was the mother of CSS congregant Leonard Rosokoff (wife Phyllis), the grandmother of CSS congregant Jessica Topper (husband Jonathan) and former CSS congregant/board member Lizbeth Rothschild Nye (husband John) and the great-grandmother of Samantha Rothschild, Drew Nye and Millie Topper.

SERVICES: The funeral will be held tomorrow, Sunday 9/28 at 1:30 pm at Amherst Memorial Chapel.

SHIVA: Family will be observing a period of mourning Sunday and Monday at the home of Leonard and Phyllis Rosokoff.

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

September 18, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Irving David Propper has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

PROPPER – Irving David; He is survived by his wife, Iris Propper, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

SERVICES: Funeral services will be at Congregation Shir Shalom at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 19th.

SHIVA: There will be no formal Shiva.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the American Cancer Society.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

September 9, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Harlan Abbey has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

ABBEY – Harlan C. September 8, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Gretel Abbey; dear friend of Lenore Levy; loving father of Jeffrey (Laurie) of Chapel Hill, NC and Dr. Steven (Dr. Rochelle) Abbey of Australia and Heidi (Daryl) Helfman; brother of the late Barbara Braunstein; devoted grandfather of Julia and Adam Helfman, Greta, Sadie, Max, Lucy, Talia, Lillia and Ella Abbey.

SERVICES: Funeral services will be held Thursday 1:30 PM at MESNEKOFF FUNERAL HOME, 8630 Transit Rd., E. Amherst 14051.

SHIVA: Shiva will be held Thursday 7-9 PM, Friday 2-4 PM and Saturday 7-9 PM at Harlan°s former residence.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the American Cancer Society.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

September 8, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Robert Klein has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

KLEIN – Robert September 4, 2014; beloved husband of Theresa Klein; devoted father of Thomas Klein, Jennifer Klein, Patricia Shelley and the late Robert Kertesz; loving grandfather of Elliot and Rayne Klein, Noah Shelley and Miklos Kertesz.

SERVICES: Funeral services will be held at AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC. 281 Dodge Rd. Sunday at 11:30 AM. No prior visitations.

SHIVA: Shiva will be Monday and Tuesday 4-7.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the American Cancer Society.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

August 26, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Roaine Balsom has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

BALSOM – Roaine, August 22, 2014

SERVICES: Funeral Services were held at the Amherst Memorial Chapel Sunday at 1:00 PM.

SHIVA: The family will be observing a period of mourning at the home of Jeffrey and Denise Balsom.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers donations to Congregation Shir Shalom.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

August 22, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Mildred Gordon Haniford has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

HANIFORD – Mildred Gordon: August 16, 2014. Wife of the late Nathan Gordon and Jack Haniford; mother of Sandra Stoltz and Richard (Kathryn) Gordon and Charles (Inge) Haniford; grandmother of Sabina (Aaron) Thorton, Paul (Ronda) Stoltz, Julia (Aaron) Singer and Rachel (Jeremy) Brown and Leif Haniford. 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; sister of the late Lillian Weiner and Harold Hirsch.

SERVICES: A memorial service was already held at Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave.

SHIVA: There is no formal Shiva.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers those wishing may make donations to Temple Beth Zion or the Jack & Mildred Haniford Fund c/o Jewish Philanthropies.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

August 11, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Dan Epter has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

EPTER – Dan, August 10, 2014. More info here

SERVICES: There is a Memorial Service on Wednesday at 11:30am at Congregation Shir Shalom.

SHIVA: There is no formal Shiva.

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

August 7, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Paula Ashkin has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

ASHKIN – Paula (nee Toppall) August 2, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Albert L. Ashkin; devoted mother of Janis Ashkin; devoted sister of the late Philip Toppall and Louis Toppall; loving aunt of Debby, Donna, Diane, Larry and Harold.

SERVICES: Graveside services from White Chapel Memorial Park Thursday at 11:00 AM. Arrangements by AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL INC.

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS: Donations in Paula´s memory to Senior Services North Fulton, 3060 Royal Blvd. S., Suite 130, Alpharetta, GA 30022

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

August 5, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Richard Larke, father of Cantor Sharon Colbert, has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

LARKE – Richard, passed away on 8/3/14, father of Cantor Sharon Colbert. He was 92 years old.

SERVICES: The funeral is on Wednesday in Milwaukee.

SHIVA: There will be Shiva on Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Congregation Shir Shalom with a Minyan Service at 4:30pm.

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

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

KURTZMAN – Sheldon August 4, 2014, beloved husband of Virginia and the late Lois Kurtzman; father of Elaine (Richard) Werner and Alan (Janelle) Kurtzman; stepfather of Andrew and Leigh Mauer; grandfather of Laura (Ted) Schermer, Vanessa And Jordan Kurtzman.

SERVICES: Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 10 AM at Temple Beth Tzedek, 621 Getzville Rd., Amherst 14226.

SHIVA: Shiva will be held Wednesday and Thursday 6-8 PM at the Werner Residence.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Foundation of WNY.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

July 31, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Harold Louis Wise has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

WISE – Harold Louis Age 96 of St. Louis Park passed away July 25, 2014.

Loving husband, father and grandfather, Harold is preceded in death by wives, Ethel Burdman Wise and Madeline Wise; daughter, Meredith Hampton. Survived by daughter, Serene Piercy; son, Michael (Rhonda) Wise; grandchildren, Jennifer Wilson, Shaynah Hampton, Dr. Eric Wise, Daniel Wise; sister, Rae Adreon.

SERVICES: Graveside service MONDAY, 11:00AM, ADATH CHESED SHEL EMES CEMETERY, 38th and Winnetka, New Hope.

SHIVA: The family sat shiva in Minneapolis and will not be sitting here.

MEMORIALS:In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to The Honeymoon Israel Foundation, c/o The Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies, 2640 N. Forest Rd., Getzville, NY 14068, or to the donor´s favorite charity.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

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

KLEEBERG – Sally (nee Eber) July 28, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Stanley Kleeberg; loving mother of Dan (Lisa) Kleeberg and Lisa (Mark) Stein; sister of Lester (Ellen) Eber and the late Mildred Boslov; devoted grandmother of Adam (Stephanie) and Justin Kleeberg, Erica and Ben Stein and the late Matthew Stein.

SERVICES: Funeral services will be held Thursday 11 AM at Congregation Shir Shalom, 4660 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville, NY 14221.

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Families of SMA c/o Matthew Stein Memorial Fund, 925 Bussie Rd., Elks Grove Village, IL 60007, curesma.org or memorial gifts to Jefferson Office of Institutional Advancement, 125 S. 9th St., Suite 70, Philadelphia, PA 19107, attn: Dr. Doria, Liver Transplant Research Fund.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

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

GASTEL – Sophie B. July 29, 2014, beloved wife of the late Joseph Gastel; dear mother of Barbara of Bryan, TX, David of Circleville, OH, and Joyce Michel of Hopkinton, MA; loving grandmother of four grandchildren; sister of Felice Harris and Richard Bergman.

SERVICES: Funeral services will be held at Amherst Memorial Chapel, Inc., 281 Dodge Rd., Friday at 10:00 AM. No prior visitations.

SHIVA: Friday from 2:00PM to 5:00PM at Comfort Inn University, 1 Flint Road, Amherst, NY.

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

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

July 8, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Dorris Ellen Applebaum has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

APPLEBAUM – Dorris Ellen, sister of Arthur (Gail) Ackerhalt died suddenly on Sunday.

SERVICES: The funeral is out of town.

SHIVA: The Shiva minyan will be at the Ackerhalt residence on Saturday at 7 PM, and Sunday night at 8 PM.

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

July 7, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Stanley Corris has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

CORRIS – Stanley B. July 7, 2014, beloved husband of Rella (Glaser) Corris; father of Bruce Allen Corris and Nancy (Anthony) Nori of McKinney, TX; grandfather of Matthew, Michael, Shawn and Robert Nori; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, 2 PM, at Congregation Shir Shalom, 4660 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville 14221

SHIVA: Shiva will be observed Wednesday 7-9 PM and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Bruce Corris´ residence.

MEMORIALS:In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Congregation Shir Shalom or Hospice Foundation of WNY.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

June 11, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Martin Haubenstock has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

Haubenstock – Martin, passed away on Sunday and the Zappias will be in New Jersey.

SERVICES: Funeral was out of town.

SHIVA: Shiva will be at their home on Saturday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and Sunday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.

 

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

JACOBS – Irving, past president of Temple Beth Am, passed away Monday afternoon in Boynton Beach, FL. He was Sharon and Steven Jacobs´ uncle.

SERVICES:

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS: Donations to be made to president fund at Congregation Shir Shalom and hospice of Palm Beach county.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.

 

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

BAKER – Bernice June 7, 2014, wife of the late Joseph Baker; mother of Jeffrey (Julie Grimes) Baker of Albuquerque, NM and Arona Baker; sister of the late Robert Eisner; grandmother of Vanessa (Eric) Bernstein and Matthew G. Baker.

Bernice was a founding member of Temple Beth Am, which is currently Congregation Shir Shalom and a former President of The Women´s Division of The Amherst Symphony.

SERVICES: Graveside Services will be held Monday 11 AM at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Please assemble at the Delaware and Delevan Gate.

SHIVA: No formal Shiva is planned.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Congregation Shir Shalom.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

May 28, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Congregation Shir Shalom member Amy Lyons´ mother has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

Gische – Blanche, mother of Amy(Jeffrey) Lyons passed away on Sunday, May 25th at 8:00am.

SERVICES: The funeral was in New York.

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

May 26, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Berti Arywitz has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

ARYWITZ – Berti (nee Strauss) May 24, 2014, wife of Gerald; mother of Eileen (Mark) Yodanis, Jeffrey (Lisa) and the late Diane Arywitz; sister of George (Mary) Strauss; grandmother of Adam, Alison and Jacob Arywitz.

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

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS:In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Buffalo Zoo or Congregation Shir Shalom.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.

 

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

RAIKEN – Jerry May 25, 2014, husband of Gilda (Bachner); father of Miriam (Roger Kolb) Raiken-Kolb, Deborah Raiken (Charles Korn), Hannah (Robert) Raiken-Schulman; brother of the late Morris Raiken; grandfather of Gwen Kolb, Elana and Ariella Korn and Anya Schulman.

SERVICES: Funeral Services will be held Tuesday at 2 PM at Congregation Shir Shalom, 4660 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville.

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Congregation Shir Shalom or Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

April 25, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Alisa Kerman, the daughter of Rabbi Daniel Kerman, has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

KERMAN – Alisa, April 25, 2014, the daughter of Rabbi Daniel Kerman, of blessed memory.Alisa´s mother, Mildred, resides in Williamsville. She also was survived by her sister, Sharon Kerman of Paris, France and brother, Jonathan (Amy) of Maryland.

SERVICES: There will be a Memorial Service for Alisa Kerman on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 1:00pm at Lafayette Presbyterian Church, 875 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222.

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

April 22, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Rabbi Joseph Herzog has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

HERZOG – Rabbi Joseph, April 22, 2014, the long standing rabbi of Temple Sinai, passed away today. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter Rachel, and two grandchildren.

The family has requested no phone calls for the time being, but our office is collecting remembrances to send to them by mail.

SERVICES:

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

April 13, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Howard Yood has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

YOOD – Howard, April 13, 2014.

SERVICES: The funeral will take place at the Mesnekoff Funeral Home at 1:00 PM on Monday, April 14.

SHIVA: There will be no formal Shiva, but Candace will be receiving friends Monday after internment through Thursday at her home.

MEMORIALS: Donations may be made to Jacquie Hirsch for A.L.L. Foundation, 1641 N. French Road, Getzville, NY, 14068.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

April 10, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Harriett A. Kantrowitz has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

KANTROWITZ – Harriett A., April 7, 2014. Read notice.

SERVICES: Funeral will be held on Friday at noon at Franklin Street Cemetery in Elmyra, NY.

SHIVA: Shiva will be held on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon at Barry and Gloria´s home.

MEMORIALS:Memorials may be made to Congregation Shir Shalom.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

March 18, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Janet Hoffman has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

HOFFMAN – Janet (nee Cohen) February 28, 2014, beloved wife of the late Meyer “Mike” Hoffman; devoted mother of Dr. David Hoffman, Jill Jacobs, Barbara Freda and Bonnie (Michael) Morrisey; loving grandmother of Michael (Evan) Jacobs, Russell and Matthew Freda, Jeffrey and Emily Morrisey and great-grandmother of Jonah, Eli and Samantha; dear sister of Elaine (Fred) Bock and the late Shirley (Brownie) Bronstein; also survived by three nieces.

SERVICES: Private funeral services were held.

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS: Donations may be made in her memory to Hospice Foundation of WNY.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

March 14, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Dr. Samuel BLOCK has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

BLOCK – Dr. Samuel March 10, 2014, beloved husband of Lois Block; loving father of Jennifer Block of Princeton, NJ and David (Jackie) Block; brother of the late William and Marvin Block; devoted grandfather of Hannah and Elise Block.

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

SHIVA: Shiva will be held Thursday 7-9 PM at Dave and Jackie´s residence.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Foundation of WNY and Congregation Shir Shalom.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

March 10, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Frances Okun has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

OKUN – Frances R. (nee Pearson) March 8, 2014, beloved wife of the late Philip Okun; devoted mother of Deborah (Gregory Long) Okun, Ellen (David) Chiazza and Michael Okun; loving grandmother of Matthew (Julie), Eric Chiazza, Tyler and Ryan Okun; dear sister of Esther Okun, Sylvia Strauss and the late Ada Kleiman.

SERVICES: Funeral Services will be held from AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC., 281 Dodge Rd., Tuesday at 10:00 AM.

SHIVA: Shiva will be Tuesday & Wednesday starting at 2:00PM both days.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to Congregation Shir Shalom.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

February 17, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Faye AXLEROD has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

AXLEROD – Faye, February 14, 2014, age 99, beloved wife of the late Samuel Axlerod; loving mother of Joyce (Melvyn) Meyerson of Scarsdale, NY and Harvey (Rhoda) Axlerod; sister of the late Harold and Jack Pohl and Marion Stefan; grandmother of Glenn Meyerson, Craig (Tracy) Meyerson and Joshua Axlerod; great-grandmother of Jake, Max, Luke and Grant Meyerson.

SERVICES: Graveside Services will be held Monday at 1 PM at Elmwlawn Cemetery. Please meet at Brighton Road Entrance.

SHIVA: There will be no formal Shiva.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Congregation Shir Shalom or Hospice Foundation of WNY.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

February 14, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Margaret Moscato has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

MOSCATO – Margaret, February 14, 2012, Mother of Tom (Carolyn) Moscato, Grandmother of Sharon (Sean) Peck.

SERVICES: Funeral to be next week and will be announced later.

SHIVA: Shiva this Saturday at 7:00 PM at the Moscato residence.

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

February 13, 2014
We are sorry to inform you that Dr. Linda Brodsky has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

BRODSKY – Linda, February 13, 2013.

SERVICES: Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 14th at Temple Beth Tzedek located at 621 Getzville Road.

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.

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