2015

Dec 9, 2015
We are sorry to inform you that Marjorie Suchman has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

SUCHMAN – MARJORIE “Margie”- December 6, 2015, Beloved wife of Seymour “Sy” Suchman. Devoted mother of Nancy (Michael Wohl) Holland, Sandra Roor and and the late Mark Suchman. Loving grandmother of Shannon, Kaitlyn, Cody, Evan, and Kelsey. Sister of the late Norman R. Herring.

SERVICES: A memorial service will be held at AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC. 281 Dodge Rd. Friday at 1:00PM

SHIVA: The Shiva will be from 2-4 on Friday, 6-9 on Saturday night, and 2-4 on Sunday, no services.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers those wishing may make donations in Margie’s memory to Hospice Foundation or Camp Good Days and Special Times.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

November 30, 2015
We are sorry to inform you that Leonard “Lynn” Snyder has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

SNYDER – Leonard “Lynn” . November 23, 2015. Beloved husband of Barbara Aaron Snyder; loving father of Cantor Eric Snyder, Sean Lesser and Jody (Maximiano) Valdes; father-in-law of Richard Lesser; brother of the late Betty Pellis, Jerry and Arnold Snyder; devoted grandfather of Uriel, Leah (David) and Daniel; great-grand-father of Samara, Jayden, Leiland and Kai.

SERVICES: Funeral services will be held Friday 11 AM at Mesnekoff Funeral Home, 8630 Transit Rd., E. Amherst, 14051.

SHIVA: Shiva Friday 3-4:30 PM, Saturday 7-9 PM and Sunday afternoon and evening at Barbara´s 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.


 

Nov 30, 2015
We are sorry to inform you that Helen Rosokoff, mother of Jessica (Jonathan) Topper, and sister-in-law of Leonard (Phyllis) Rosokoff, has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

ROSOKOFF – Helen, November 16, 2015, loving wife of Sanford; devoted mother of John (late Patricia) Gallo, Frank Gallo, Anthony (Maryann) Gallo, Peter Rosokoff, Jessica (Jonathan) Topper; survived by eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three sisters (Laura Warren, Mary Ann Waasdorp, Barbara (Carr) Magel); also survived by brothers- and sisters-in-law, Leonard (Phyllis) Rosokoff and Jeffrey (Fran) Rosokoff, as well as numerous nieces and nephews; pre-deceased by her parents, Algernon Sidney Pratt and Mildred Cotton Pratt, and brother Leslie Pratt.

Helen donated her body to the Anatomical Gift Program at SUNY Buffalo.

SERVICES: At her request, there will be no service.

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS: Donations in her memory may be made to Buffalo Hospice and the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

Nov 3, 2015
We are sorry to inform you that Janice Cohen has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

COHEN – Janice November 1, 2015, beloved wife of Ronald Cohen; loving mother of David and Brian Cohen.

Jan worked for the Social Security Administration in Niagara Falls, NY for over 20 years and was past president of Shir Shalom´s Sisterhood.

SERVICES: Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, 9:30 AM, at Congregation Shir Shalom, 4660 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville 14221.

SHIVA: Shiva will be held Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM with Prayer Services each evening at the family residence.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Congregation Shir Shalom, c/o Sisterhood, Roswell Park Cancer Institute or Hospice Foundation of WNY.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

October 12, 2015
We are sorry to inform you that Charles Koven has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

KOVEN – Charles October 10, 2015, beloved husband of the late Ruth (Furstenberg) Koven; loving father of Judith Koven of Seattle, WA and Rick Koven of Philadelphia, PA; brother of the late Samuel and Harold Koven; uncle of Norrine (Mel) Freeman and Sheldon Koven.

SERVICES: Funeral Services, Monday 7 PM at MESNEKOFF FUNERAL HOME, 8630 Transit Rd., E. Amherst 14051. Interment will be in Ferndale, MI.

SHIVA: A gathering will take place at Weinberg Campus at a future date.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor´s choice.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

August 12, 2015
We are sorry to inform you that David B. Wakoff has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

WAKOFF – David, B., August 8, 2015.

SERVICES:

SHIVA: Shiva will be held at the Wakoff residence this Thursday night (8/13) from 7-9 PM, with a Shiva service at 7:30 PM.

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

August 6, 2015
We are sorry to inform you that Mildred E. Kerman, wife of the late Rabbi Daniel Kerman, has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

KERMAN – Mildred E. – August 5, 2015. Wife of the late Rabbi Daniel Kerman; mother of Sharon Kerman of France, Jonathan (Amy) Kerman of Baltimore, MD and the late Alisa Kerman; sister of the late Herschel and Mort Rubinson; sister-in-law of Elaine and DiDi Rubinson; grandmother of Alex, Lionel, Yosef (Leah), Binyamin and Hillel (Sarah).

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

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Congregations Shir Shalom or Young Israel.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

August 4, 2015
We are sorry to inform you that Paula Rosner, mother of Beth (Anthony) Rosner-Kew, has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

ROSNER – Paula Alcala August 2, 2015, beloved wife of 50 years to Alan Rosner; cherished mother of Beth (Anthony) Rosner-Kew; sister of Marie Alcala-Cardew, Laura Hesse, Margot (Roger) Wodkowski and Adele (Juan) Vazquez; devoted grandmother of Carol and Pandora.

SERVICES: Funeral services will be held Tuesday 11 AM at MESNEKOFF FUNERAL HOME, 8630 Transit Rd., E. Amherst 14051.

SHIVA: Tuesday after interment through Thursday evening at her former home.

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

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

August 3, 2015
We are sorry to inform you that Evelyn Sellers has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

SELLERS – Evelyn B. (nee Rabiroff) June 21, 2015, wife of the late Charles Sellers; loving mother of Carol Sellers, Eileen (Barry Johnson) Sellers and the late Linda Sellers; sister of the late Esther Sherman, Ephraim Rabiroff and Marlen Rabiroff; grandmother of Jessica (Knud), Geoffrey (Emily), Emily (Baird) and Charles.

SERVICES: Interment will be private with a Memorial Service scheduled on August 9, 10 AM at MESNEKOFF FUNERAL HOME.

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS: Memorials may be made to Congregation Shir Shalom.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

July 27, 2015
We are sorry to inform you that Fern Rudolf, mother of Vanessa (David) Myers, has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

RUDOLF – Fern, July 24, 2015.It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Fern Rudolph, at her residence in St. Catharines on July 24, 2015, surrounded by the love and warmth of her family. Fern lived her 85 years with a quiet style and grace, in command of decisions about her life to the end.

She was predeceased by her parents, Alex and Sarah Gray, and her beloved husband, Sam Rudolph. She is survived by her adoring children, Neil (Susan), Mark (Jan) and Vanessa (David). She will be fondly remembered by her cherished grandchildren: David, Sarah, Benjamin, Joshua, Jacob, Carlyn and Jordan, as well as the broader Rudolph, Newman, Tomarin, and Revzen relatives and friends.

Fern was born and raised in Toronto. She attended the University of Toronto where she met the love of her life for over 50 years. While very much a city girl, she moved to Port Colborne where she raised a family and assisted Sam in making his interior decorating business one of the finest in Ontario. Accompanying him on business trips to Toronto, New York, Chicago, North Carolina and Florence, Italy, she was an aide, a confidante, a loving wife and a smart business woman.

Fern enjoyed spending time with her sisters-in-law and cousins, whether going to movies or plays, or savouring fine foods and conversation. She was also the ultimate hostess, entertaining on “Sam´s Beach” at the family residence on the shores of Lake Erie. Similarly, in her later life, she enjoyed the company of the many new friends she made at The Royal Henley Residence in St. Catharines.

Special thanks to the “Visiting Angels”, especially her angel of nearly one year, Elaine Hunter, the many physicians, nurses, and other specialists at the St. Catharines General Hospital, the Hamilton General Hospital, the Hotel Dieu Shaver Health & Rehabilitation Centre, and the superb staff at the Royal Henley.

SERVICES: The funeral will be Sunday in St. Catharines where she lived.

A “Celebration of Life” will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2015, at The Royal Henley “Lounge/Atrium” located at 582 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, Ontario. The “celebration” will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. with remarks between 2:45 and 3:15 p.m.

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice is encouraged.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

July 20, 2015
We are sorry to inform you that Nathan Pritikin has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

PRITIKIN – Nathan July 17, 2015. Husband of the late Anna (Sohinki); father of Michael (Cheryle) Pritikin of E. Lansing, MI, and Linda (Robert) Syracuse; brother of the late Lillian Gross; grandfather of Bryan (Cassandra), Beth (Alan), Lisa, David (Joe), and Richard; great-grandfather of Taylor, Kimber, Michael and Max. Nate proudly served his country in the US Army during WWII.

SERVICES: Funeral services will be held Monday 11 AM at Mesnekoff Funeral Home, 8630 Transit Rd., E. Amherst, NY 14051.

SHIVA:

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.


 

June 29, 2015
We are sorry to inform you that Rhoda Schepart has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

SCHEPART – Rhoda Claire (nee Bittleman) May 23, 2015, wife of the late Julius (Shep); awesome mother of Brian (Rachel) Keith (Susan) and Daryl; sister of the late Arnold Bittleman (Delores) and Betsy (Jon Blume); awesome grandmother of Moonray, Zachary, Alexander, Samuel, Rachel, Caleb, and Sukey; great grandmother of Ava and Everett.

Born April 7, 1932 in Bronx, NY, Rhoda was a Hunter High valedictorian, and as a mother of three young boys, a Hunter College graduate followed by two Masters degrees. In addition to a lifetime role as an Educational Specialist advocating young and old alike, Rhoda´s fondest achievement was the 1963 creation of Temple Beth Am in Yorktown Heights, NY. Rhoda volunteered since the 1950’´s in Brandeis University Women´s Committee, as well as many others including the Jewish Federation in Northern Westchester, and several in her last 20 years in Sarasota Florida.

Rhoda was dedicated to all her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren on a daily basis throughout her lifetime. She has joined her loving husband Julius (Shep) after 21 years of his early demise.

SERVICES: Private services were held with immediate family members under the shade of a memorial tree planted in her memory.

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS: Memorials may be made to Congregation Shir Shalom.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.

 

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

DEBRUIN – Gerald, July 25, 2015, Gerald DeBruin of Amherst, cantor at Temple Beth El of Greater Buffalo for more than 50 years, died Thursday in Hospice Buffalo. He was 93.

Born in London, England, Mr. DeBruin moved to Buffalo with his family in early childhood. He served in the Army during World War II.

After his discharge, he joined the choir of Temple Beth El as its baritone soloist. After years of study, he assumed the position of cantor in 1950.

Mr. DeBruin earned his bachelor´s degree in music from the University at Buffalo in 1972. Over the span of his carer, he tutored more than 1,200 students as they prepared for their B´nai Mitzvah, a milestone life-cycle event in the Jewish tradition.

He earned numerous honors, including being chosen as the outstanding baritone in the Western New York region in the Voices of Tomorrow contest sponsored by The Buffalo Evening News in 1950. Mr. DeBruin appeared as a soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as with various local civic organizations and Masonic groups.

Recently, the Masons recognized his 60 years of service to the organization.

He also received an honorary Doctorate of Jewish Music from the Jewish Theological Seminary Cantors Assembly in New York City for his years of service to Temple Beth El.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, the former Belle Zobel; two sons, Larry and Jeffrey; a daughter, Cheryl Wisniewski; a brother, Hy; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

SERVICES: Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in Temple Beth Tzedek, 621 Getzville Road, Amherst.

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

June 22, 2015
We are sorry to inform you that Evelyn Sellers has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

SELLERS – Evelyn B. (nee Rabiroff) June 21, 2015, wife of the late Charles Sellers; loving mother of Carol Sellers, Eileen (Barry Johnson) Sellers and the late Linda Sellers; sister of the late Esther Sherman, Ephraim Rabiroff and Marlen Rabiroff; grandmother of Jessica (Knud), Geoffrey (Emily), Emily (Baird) and Charles.

SERVICES: Interment will be private with a Memorial Service tentatively scheduled on August 9, 1 PM at MESNEKOFF FUNERAL HOME.

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS: Memorials may be made to Congregation Shir Shalom.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

June 5, 2015
We are sorry to inform you that Gilda Laufer has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

LAUFER – Gilda L. (Bialys) June 5, 2015, wife of Lawrence Laufer; mother of Shaun Silverwood, David (Julie) Laufer and Dana Moore; sister of Eugene (Esther) Bialys, Joel (Rita) Michaels and the late Honoris Starr; grandmother of Andrea (Manny), Rachel, Stephanie, Brandon, Katelyn and Isabella; great-grandmother of Zackary.

SERVICES: Funeral Services will be held Sunday, 9:30 AM, at MESNEKOFF FUNERAL HOME, 8630 Transit Rd., East Amherst 14051. Share condolences atwww.mesnekoff.com.

SHIVA: Shiva will be held Sunday and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Shaun´s residence.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorials to Camp Good Days.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

June 3, 2015
We are sorry to inform you that Bella Zysman has passed away May 16. Our thoughts are with the family.

ZYSMAN – Bella (Elencwajg), passed away on May 16, 2015 at the age of 99. Predeceased by her husband, Icek; brother, Moishe, great grandson, Owen Avery Krieger & her parents & 3 sisters who died in the Shoah. She is survived by her loving children, Miriam (Lloyd) Krieger, Bernard (Sharon) Zysman and Charles “Chaz” (Judy) Zysman; grandchildren, Jarrod (Sharon) Krieger, Deborah (Dan Gluck) Zysman, Danny, Michael, Laura & Joshua (Bassie) Zysman; great grandchildren, Edie & Pearl Krieger, Elliot, Naomi & Leah Raizel Zysman; and a niece & nephew in Israel. Bella was a Holocaust survivor. She was married in a communal wedding of survivors in 1945 which was witnessed by General Dwight Eisenhower. She loved cooking and baking year round, and to this day nobody has been able to replicate her sponge cake or chopped liver. But most of all, we will all miss her pearls of wisdom.

SERVICES:

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

May 29, 2015
We are sorry to inform you that Nataline “Nana” Stromberg has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

STROMBERG – Nataline “Nana” May 28. 2015. Beloved wife of Calvin Katz and the late Jerry Stromberg; mother of Shelly (Amy), Gary (Joanne) and Mike Stromberg; grandmother of Joanna (Jeff) Waldstreicher, Carolyn (Zack) Leasure, Dan (Jenn Silber), Joey Stromberg, Alison (Tal) Oxenberg, Louis, Hannah Stromberg, Marjorie (Sean) Miller and Drew Stromberg; great-grandmother of Kate, Eli and Harry Waldstreicher and Adele Miller.

SERVICES: Graveside service will be held at Temple Beth El Cemetery (Pine Ridge Rd.) Sunday at 3:00 PM. No prior visitations.

Arrangements by AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC. Family guest book available atwww.amherstmemorialchapel.com

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers those wishing may make donations to Hospice Foundation of WNY

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

May 21, 2015
We are sorry to inform you that Peggy Altman has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

ALTMAN – Peggy, May 20, 2015.

SERVICES: The funeral will held on Friday, May 22, 2015, 1:00 PM at Temple Beth Zion.

SHIVA: There will be no Shiva.

MEMORIALS: Donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.

We are sorry to inform you that Molly K. Lettman has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

LETTMAN – Molly K. May 20, 2015, beloved wife of the late Marvin P. Seller and Sidney Lettman; devoted mother of Steven (Crystal) Seller and Marla (Ed) Robinson; loving grandmother of Sydney, Max and Alan; sister of Louis (Reva Belle) Kramer; also survived by loving nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: Funeral services will be held at AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC., 281 Dodge Rd., Friday at 10:30 AM.

SHIVA: Shiva is tentatively set for Friday, Saturday Evening, and Sunday at Marla & Ed Robinson´s home. We will send out additional information when it becomes available.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donor´s choice.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

April 27, 2015
We are sorry to inform you that Eve-Lyn Fertig has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

FERTIG – Eve-Lyn April 25, 2015- Wife of the late Norman Fertig. Mother of Dr. Terri Eisler of Aiken, SC and the late Dr. Lance Alden Fertig. Grandmother of Danielle (Scott) Eisler-Mooney, Sarah and Rachel Fertig. Daughter of the late Daniel and Sayde Cohen.

SERVICES: Funeral services will be held at AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC. 281 Dodge Rd. Getzville, NY Wednesday at 2:00PM. No prior visitations.

SHIVA: There is no Shiva planned.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers those wishing may make donations to Congregation Shir Shalom. Family guest book at amherstmemorialchapel.com.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

April 20, 2015
We are sorry to inform you that Alfred Lederman has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

LEDERMAN – Alfred, D.D.S. – April 16, 2015. Beloved husband of Geraldine Lederman; loving father of Jan (Tom) Ruderman of Avon, CT and Rob (Kathi) Lederman; devoted grandfather of Matthew (Betsy) and Alyssa Ruderman and Joli and Mari Lederman.

SERVICES: Funeral services will be privately held.

The family will be receiving friends Tuesday, April 21st, 4-7 PM at Mesnekoff Funeral Home, 8630 Transit Rd., East Amherst 14051.

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Camp Good Days and Special Times, 6705 Transit Rd., Depew, NY 14043. Please share condolences at www.mesnekoff.com.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

March 30, 2015
We are sorry to inform you that Isadore Snitzer has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

SNITZER – Isadore March 28, 2015, husband of Clarice W. Snitzer (nee Brown) and the late Betty (nee Ginsberg) Snitzer; father of Robert (Judith) Snitzer, Dr. Elaine (Stan) Better, Dr. Joel (Suzanne) Snitzer and Dr. Jack (Danielle) Snitzer, Max Willig and Gail (Richard Radice) Willig-Smith; grandfather of 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brother of the late Mildred (Jack) Caprow and PFC Samuel A. Snitzer; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: Funeral Services will be held at Congregation Shir Shalom, 4660 Sheridan Dr., Friday at 10:00 AM. Arrangements by the AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC.

SHIVA: There will be no Shiva.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, donations to Congregation Shir Shalom or the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

March 12, 2015
We are sorry to inform you that Pamela Schunk has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

SCHUNK – Pamela M. Of Amherst, entered into rest March 8, 2015. Devoted mother of Rianna (Aaron) Marohn and Jessica Hallowell (D.J. Filer); cherished grandmother of Zoe, Aubrey, MacKenzie, Isaac, Ezekiel and the late Makaila; loving daughter of Edward and Leida Schunk; dear sister of Edward (Judy), Diane (Tom), Marisa (Edwin) and Christopher (Tucker); also survived by relatives and many friends.

SERVICES: Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Northtowns Chapel), 885 Niagara Falls Blvd., near Eggert/Sheridan Dr. on Wednesday from 4-8 PM.

A funeral service will be held at the Chapel at CrossPoint, 500 CrossPoint Pkwy. on Thursday morning at 10 o´clock. Please assemble at church.

Interment White Chapel Memorial Park.

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

February 15, 2015
We are sorry to inform you that Dianne Hilfstein has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

HILFSTEIN – Dianne February 15, 2015, beloved wife of the late Edward Hilfstein; devoted mother of Rochelle (Howard) Schapiro and Howard (Debra) Hilfstein; adoring grandmother of Benjamin (Ashley) Schapiro, Aliza (Hezi) Touaf, Daniel (Jessica) Schapiro, Edward and Adin Hilfstein, Alex and Brittany Swiderski; loving great-grandmother of Lotem and Lielle Touaf; sister of the late Irving Baer; also survived by many loving cousins and friends.

SERVICES: Funeral Services will be held at AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC., 281 Dodge Rd., Monday at 1:30 PM.

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the Holocaust Resource Center or Fisher Center for Alzheimer´s Research Foundation.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

February 9, 2015
We are sorry to inform you that Dorothy Bronk has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

BRONK – Dorothy Freedman, who along with her husband Theodore Bronk, was one of the founders of Temple Beth Am.

Dorothy Freedman Bronk passed away peacefully on December 9, 2014 in Palo Alto, CA at the age of 94. She was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, attended Case Institute of Technology, and graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor of science degree.

She met her husband-to-be, Theodore (Ted) Bronk, a pathologist, in 1939, while working in the clinical laboratory at Mount Sinai Hospital in Cleveland. They had an extended separation when he left for military service in the Pacific, being totally out of contact for over three years while he was a POW in Japan. The couple married in 1949, moving first to Chicago, then settling in Amherst, NY.

Dorothy was a truly caring, actively engaged mother, and was extremely devoted to Ted to whom she was married for nearly 50 years. She was active in the Jewish communities of both Buffalo and Sanibel Island, FL, helping to establish two congregations (including Temple Beth Am in Amherst) and working with Jewish Federation and Hadassah.

Dorothy had an extensive professional career in clinical microbiology. In Chicago, she served as the Director of Laboratory at Michael Reese Hospital under Dr. Israel Davidsohn, a nationally-recognized authority in laboratory medicine. After raising her family, she returned to clinical practice, joining Ted at Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston, NY as the Chief of Microbiology, where they both worked until retiring in 1987.

Some years after Ted passed away, Dorothy moved to Palo Alto, enabling her to be closer to three of her four children, their families and several of her grandchildren. She was especially proud of the accomplishments of her grandkids.

She is survived by her children Peter (Susan Axe Bronk) of Newton, MA., Martin (Sallie DeGolia) of Woodside, CA., Joan (Richard Silberstein) of Monte Sereno, CA. and James (Suzanne Becker Bronk) of Napa, CA along with nine grandchildren.

SERVICES:

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS: Donations in her memory may be made to the University at Buffalo School of Medicine or the Jewish Chaplaincy at Stanford University Hospital.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

February 2, 2015
We are sorry to inform you that Anne Lippa has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

LIPPA – Anne (nee Lazar) January 31, 2015, wife of the late Fred Lippa; mother of Barbara (Jack) Yellen, late Phyllis (Bernard) Goldman and Warren Lippa; sister of Dr. Louis (Marjorie) Lazar and the late Esther Rabin, Rose Giller and Julia Olanow; grandmother of Deborah and Shelly (Heidi) Yellen, Scott (Nancy) and Glenn Goldman and the late Mark Yellen; also survived by four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

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

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

January 29, 2015
We are sorry to inform you that Sidney Stuchin has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

STUCHIN – Sidney – Ashirah´s uncle, Sidney Stuchin, died on Wednesday. He had suffered from early onset dementia for many years and is now at peace. We are headed as a family to Long Island for the funeral and will be back on Sunday.

SERVICES:

SHIVA:

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

January 28, 2015
We are sorry to inform you that Paul Jacobson has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

JACOBSON – Paul January 27, 2015, husband for 62 years to Judith Jacobson; father of Deborah (Bruce) Korotkin and Gary (Lisa) Jacobson of Rosendale, NY; devoted grandfather of Elissa, Jonathan and Sam.

SERVICES: Funeral services will be held Thursday, 1 PM, at Congregation Shir Shalom, 4660 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville, 14221, with a Masonic service under the auspice of Perseverance Suburban Lodge #948 at 12:45 PM.

Arrangements by MESNEKOFF FUNERAL HOME. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/buffalonews/obituary.aspx?n=paul-jacobson&pid=173991837&fhid=7520#sthash.aicWVD5U.dpuf

SHIVA: Shiva will be held Thursday and Saturday, 7-9 PM at Debbie and Bruce Korotkin´s residence.

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

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

January 21, 2015
We are sorry to inform you that Sherwin S. “Bud” Miller has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

MILLER – Sherwin S. “Bud” of Jamestown, January 18, 2015, age 85. Beloved husband of Linda Miller. Loving father of Steven (Allyson) Miller, Amy (John) O’Donnell, Judith (late Joseph) Healy and Marjorie Quartley. Also survived by his sister Tillie (late Richard) Lazerson and her children. Grandfather of Oliver and Justine Miller, Sara, Jeffrey, Michael and Jennifer O’Donnell, Rebecca Healy, and Emily and Joshua Quartley.

Bud was a Korean War Veteran and a Pharmacist at Varsity Drug Store in Buffalo and Rite Aid Pharmacy in Jamestown.

SERVICES: Arrangements by Lind Funeral Home, Jamestown

SHIVA: Shiva at the home of Amy and John O’Donnell, 4-8 PM on Wednesday and Thursday, service at 4 PM Wednesday, 7 PM on Thursday.

MEMORIALS:

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.


 

January 3, 2015
We are sorry to inform you that Ralph Levinson has passed away. Our thoughts are with the family.

LEVINSON – Ralph W. – Star of David Emblem – January 2, 2015 – Beloved husband of Ruth Levinson. Devoted father of Amy (David) Brener, Robin (James) Levine and Joyce (Nelson) Migdal. Loving grandfather of Michelle and Ilana Brener; Ari, Maya and Eliana Levine; Talia and Corey Migdal. Brother of Lionel (Rosalie) Levinson of Israel.

SERVICES: Funeral service will be held at AMHERST MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC. Monday at 12:00 noon. No prior visitations.

SHIVA: Shiva will be observed, Monday only, at the home of Howard and Andrea Faden.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, donations to Misler Center 1801 E. Jefferson St. Rockville, MD 20852 301-468-1740 or Jewish Social Service Agency JSSA – Hospice 200 Wood Hill Building Rockville, MD 20850.

May the memory of the righteous forever be a blessing.

Last updated: September 3, 2016 at 15:26 pm