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    Capt. Richard M. Rome (USNR)

        Captain Richard M. Rome (USNR), Saturday, August 31, 2019. He was 95. Devoted father of Dr. Lawrence Craig (Victoria Hawley Rome), and Jeffrey Owen Rome. Proud grandfather of Henry Ellis Rome and Nathaniel Hawley Rome. Devoted husband to Winifred H. Rome who predeceased him.   Captain Rome, a WW II veteran, joined the Tufts University NROTC, and went to the Pacific on LST 777 in 1944. He was involved in a number of operations including the Philippines Campaign. He served as Commander of the LST 777 at war’s end and led a flotilla of LSTs back to the US mainland. Captain Rome retired as a US Navy Reserve…

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    Francene (Strelitz) Neustadt

    Francene Neustadt, Saturday, August 31, 2019. She was 87. Loving wife of the late Arnold H. Neustadt. Devoted mother of Michael Sherr (Amy), Matthew Sherr (Cissy), stepmother of Marc Neustadt and the late Geraldine Neustadt. Proud Nana of Zachary Sherr, Ethan and Aidan Sherr, and Gabriel Sherr, and Max Neustadt and Jacob Neustadt. Dear great-grandmother of Jackson Parker Neustadt.  Loving sister of the late Annette Schwartz (George) and Lois Chase (Gerald). Graveside service at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, MA on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 10:45 am. Donations in Francene’s memory may be made to MSPCA or the charity of one’s choice.   The post Francene (Strelitz)…

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    Kaplan, Celia

    Celia (Ilewicki) Kaplan, of Newton Centre, died on August 29, 2019. She was the beloved wife of Richard C. Kaplan. Devoted mother of Felix D. Kaplan…

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    Zitter, Sarai G.

    Sarai Golomb Zitter, 92, of Newton MA, died peacefully in her home at Cabot Park Village on August 27, 2018. A lifelong activist for civil and…

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    Celia Ilewicki Kaplan

    Celia (Ilewicki) Kaplan, of Newton Centre, on August 29, 2019. Beloved wife of Richard C. Kaplan. Devoted mother of Felix Kaplan and James Kaplan and his wife Erica. Dear grandmother of Anna and Eleanor. Loving sister of Benjamin Enrique Ilewicki. Services at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Ave., Boston, (parking on the Riverway), Friday, August 30, 2019 at 12:00 noon. Interment in Temple Israel Cemetery, Wakefield. There will be a period of visitation at the home of Richard C. & Felix D. Kaplan on Sunday from 3-5 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Anti Defamation League, 40 Court St., Suite 12, Boston, MA 02108. The post…

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    Ruth S. (Anbinder) Grandberg

    Ruth Sarah (Anbinder) Grandberg, 96, of Sharon, August 27, 2019. Wife of the late Selwyn C. Grandberg, and the late Capt. Leo H. Penn. Mother of Martin (Toby) Grandberg and Barbara Grandberg. Grandmother of Harris (Elana) Grandberg, and Rachel (Shad) Weinstein. Great-grandmother of Isabella and Sarah Weinstein and Jeremiah Grandberg. Predeceased by her sister Charlotte Davis and her brother George Anbinder. Graveside service at Tifereth Israel Cemetery, 350 Grove St., West Roxbury, MA on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 11:00 am. The post Ruth S. (Anbinder) Grandberg appeared first on Brezniak Rodman Funeral Directors.

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    Natelle Rachlin

    Graveside service at Temple Israel Cemetery, 492 North Ave., Wakefield, MA on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 10:30 am The post Natelle Rachlin appeared first on Brezniak Rodman Funeral Directors.

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    Glorine Schweitzer

    Glorine Schweitzer-Of Boynton Beach, FL, formerly of New York, on August 23, 2019.Beloved wife for 47 years to  the late Murray. Loving mother of Mindy Elias and her husband Lewis, Debbie Dworkin, and Randi Silverman. Cherished grandmother of Alyssa and Jacob Cohen, Amy Elias, Samantha and Stephanie Dworkin, Jaymie, Danielle  and Jordan Silverman. Dear sister of Francine Stavis and the late Ruth Goldfarb. Dear sister- in- law of Marilyn Schweitzer. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Glorine was a proud graduate of Hunter College where she met life- long friends.She was an elementary school teacher in New York for many years.A graveside service will take place in New York…

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    George H. Anbinder

    George H. Anbinder, of Framingham, on August 24, 2019. Beloved husband of Eleanor (Fink) Anbinder. Services at Temple Beth Am, 300 Pleasant St., Framingham, Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 10:00 am. Interment at Sharon Memorial Park. Memorial observance at the home of Rachel and Ian Fier, 9 Wentworth Drive, Southboro, MA on Tuesday until 8 pm, Wednesday 2-4 & 6-8 pm, and Thursday 6-8 pm. There will be a minyan service each evening at 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jewish Family Service of MetroWest – jfsmw.org Complete obituary to follow.   The post George H. Anbinder appeared first on Brezniak Rodman Funeral Directors.

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    Eileen Thomas

    of North Truro, on August 18, 2019. Beloved wife of Harris W. Adams. Complete notice to follow The post Eileen Thomas appeared first on Brezniak Rodman Funeral Directors.

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    Maria Fisher

    of Brookline, on August 21, 2019. Services at Temple Beth Zion, 1566 Beacon St., Brookline, Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 11:30 AM. Burial in the Zviller Cemetery, 776 Baker St., West Roxbury. Complete notice to follow The post Maria Fisher appeared first on Brezniak Rodman Funeral Directors.

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    Janice Bornstein

    Bornstein, Janice M. (Ellman), of Sharon, MA, on August 21, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Marvin Bornstein. Devoted mother of Lori Lape and her husband Chip. Proud grandmother of Zoie Lawton and her husband Giles, and Joshua Lape. Loving sister or Norton Ellman and his wife Muriel, and Philip Ellman. She is survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Janice had a strong passion for education and loved teaching which she did for over 30 years in the Sharon school systems. She was constantly taking classes herself, always wanting to learn more. Janice enjoyed writing poetry, often sharing it with her family and friends. After her retirement, she continued…

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    Toby Melnick Penn

    Toby (Melnick) Penn, of Dedham, formerly of Boston, on August 19, 2019. Beloved wife of Gerald “Jerry” Penn. Devoted mother of Joshua Penn and his wife Sara and Alison Carp and her husband Stewart. Cherished grandmother of Emily and Will Carp and Chloe and David Penn. Loving sister of Ellen Stahler. Dear aunt of Jaime Smoller and Stacy Engels. Services at the Sharon Memorial Park Chapel, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, MA, Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 10:00 am. Memorial observance will be held at the home of Joshua and Sara Penn on Thursday 6-8 pm and the home of Alison and Stewart Carp on Friday 6-8 pm. In lieu of…

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    Goodman, Robert L.

    Robert L. Bob Goodman of Chestnut Hill, formerly of Needham on Saturday, August 17, 2019. For 59 years, he was the beloved husband of Sally (Wiener)…

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    Hiltz, Shirley G.

    Shirley Gwendolyn Hiltz (Henderson) of Newton. August 17, 2019. Age 81. Beloved wife of the late Lowell W. Hiltz. Loving mother of Eloise MacCormack…

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    Sandra V. (Shraiar) Abel

    Sandra Vera (Shraiar) Abel, Sunday, August 18, 2019. She was 81. Sandra was born in Boston, daughter of the late Samuel Shraiar and Beatrice (Mayser) Shraiar. Wife of the late Herschel Abel. Mother of Allison Henkel and her husband Roger, and Erik Abel. Grandmother of Luke and Baily Henkel. She was the past president of Women’s American ORT, vice president and assistant treasurer of TBA Randolph and town meeting member for 30 years. Service at B’nai Tikvah, 1301 Washington St. Canton, MA on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at 11:00 am. Following interment at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, MA, shiva will be held at the Simon C. Fireman…

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    Louis M. Geller

    GELLER, Louis M., 96, of Lasell Village in Auburndale and formerly of Brookline, on August 16, 2019. Husband of Mona, father of Lynne and Gary. Lou worked all his professional life as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice, a field he loved. He was a proud member of the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute, and created and managed original art displays for their Back Bay office. This was truly “a labor of love”, as he loved the visual arts and collected art work all his life. He was a veteran of World War II. Born in New York, he moved to Lawrence, MA as a teenager, where he lived with his…

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    Marybeth (Ostroger) Bencic

      Marybeth Bencic, Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Daughter of Beverly H. (Lerner) Ostroger and the late Joseph G. Ostroger. Sister of Sharon J. Kenny and her husband Bill. Aunt of Jake Kenny and Krystall and Ashley Vincent. Marybeth was a passionate Special Education teacher in the Malden Public Schools for many years. Service at Wilson Chapel, 234 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 12 noon. Burial will be private. Following service family and friends are invited to a remembrance luncheon and gathering at the Newton Mariott, 2345 Commonwealth Ave., Newton, MA until 5 pm.  Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of your…

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    Mazmanian, Erik S.

    On Monday, August 12, 2019, Erik Smith Mazmanian passed away at the age of 38 after a coura- geous 18-month battle with cancer. Erik was born on…

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    Mitchell Manin

    Graveside service at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham Street, Sharon, MA on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 1:45 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mitchell’s memory may be made to Chabad Jewish Center of Jupiter c/o Building Campaign, 1209 Main St., #110, Jupiter, FL 33458. (Please note: include Library/Chapel on the memo line).   The post Mitchell Manin appeared first on Brezniak Rodman Funeral Directors.

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    Barry M. Miller

    Barry M. Miller of  Needham, on August 15, 2019.Beloved husband of Linda (Gefen) Miller. Devoted father of Scott Miller and his wife Christine, and Lisa Miller. Dear grandfather of Cecelia Miller and Andrew Miller. Dear brother of the late Carol. Dear brother in law of Gerald S. Gefen. Services in the chapel of Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Memorial observance will be announced at services. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice. The post Barry M. Miller appeared first on Brezniak Rodman Funeral Directors.

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    Adele (Cohen) Goldstein

    Adele (Cohen) Goldstein, of Chestnut Hill, on August 14, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Arnold B. Goldstein. Devoted mother of Susan Doban and her husband Geoffrey and Dori Hirsch and her husband Bennett. Cherished grandmother of Hannah and Lydia Doban and Julia, Madeleine, and Abigail Hirsch. Dear sister of the late Arnold Cohen and Thelma Silverman. Services at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Ave. (parking on the Riverway), Boston, Monday, August 19, 2019 at 10:30 am. Interment at Sharon Memorial Park. Shiva will be held at Temple Israel following the interment. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The Boston Symphony Orchestra, 301 Massachusetts Avenue,…

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    Helen Stone Levenson

    Helen Stone Levenson of Newton Lower Falls, MA, and Center Tuftonboro, NH, on August 14, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Daniel D. Levenson. Devoted mother of Rachel Acker, Marilyn Komessar and Judy Levenson. Proud grandmother of Alex and Hallie Komessar, William and Benjamin Acker, and Olivia and Dani Levenson. Services at Temple Beth Elohim, 10 Bethel Rd., Wellesley, MA on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 10:30 am. Following interment at Beit Olam Cemetery, 60 Old Sudbury Rd., Wayland, MA, memorial observance will be at Helen’s late residence until 4 pm and 6-8:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen’s memory may be made to Mazon: A Jewish Response…

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    Simonelli, Robert

    Robert “Bob” Simonelli of Natick and West Newton passed away peace- fully on August 9, 2019. Bob will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Corinne…

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    Frederick Reif

    Memorial service will be held at a later date. The post Frederick Reif appeared first on Brezniak Rodman Funeral Directors.

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    Faye (Weitzner) Gold

    Faye (Weitzner) Gold, age 98, of Bedford, MA, August 12, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Benedict Gold. Devoted mother of David Gold, Jeff Gold and Beth Gold-Bernstein. Graveside service at Mount Ararat Cemetery, Lindenhurst, NY, on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 1:30 pm. The post Faye (Weitzner) Gold appeared first on Brezniak Rodman Funeral Directors.

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    Ronald S. Wilson

    Ronald S. Wilson, of Canton, formerly of Centerville, Naples and Sarasota, FL, and Newton, on August 9, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Harriet R. (Rotman) Wilson. Devoted father of Cynthia Massarsky and her husband Barry and David Wilson. Cherished grandfather of Benjamin and his wife Sallie, Jill and her fiancée Greg, and Tori. Loving great-grandfather of Sam. Dear brother of Lary Wilson. Ronald is also survived by Do Younger with whom he lovingly shared the past 12 years. Services on Monday. The time, location, and shiva information will be announced on the funeral home website Sunday and also in Monday’s newspaper. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ronald’s memory…

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    Irwin R. Macey

    Macey, Irwin R., of Lexington, MA, on August 9, 2019. Beloved husband of Sandra (Segal) Macey. Devoted father of Andy Macey and his wife Kimberly, and Jon “Jamey” Macey. Proud grandfather of Caleb and Hannah Macey. Irwin graduated BU and attended BU Law School. He served in the Korean War from 1953-1954 in the Counter Intelligence Corps., and subsequently the State Dept. Intelligence Unit. After his gov’t service, he practiced criminal law for 10 years and served as Magistrate in the Suffolk Superior Criminal Court. He was also certified to practice law in the courts of MA, the First Federal District Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Since his retirement…

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    Pearl (Pate) Marber

    Pearl (Pate) Marber-age 102, of Wellesley, formerly of Long Beach, NY and Palm Beach, FL, on August 6, 2019.Beloved wife of the late Samuel Marber. Devoted mother of Renee Silva and her husband Paul, and Andrew Marber. Dear grandmother of Lauren Silva Vitale and her husband Peter, and Justin Silva. Cherished great- grandmother of David Vitale. Graveside service at Cedar Park Cemetery, Paramus, NJ, on Friday, August 9, 2019. Memorial observance will be at the home of Renee and Paul Silva on Sunday, August 11, 2-8 pm.In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Temple Beth Elohim, 10 Bethel Rd., Wellesley, MA  02481. The post Pearl (Pate) Marber appeared…

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    Mark Edward Levy

      Mark Edward Levy, 64 years young, of Brookline passed peacefully on August 4, 2019. He was surrounded by family and friends. Beloved husband of Gail (Steinkohl) Levy. Devoted father of Brett Levy & Nicole Leavenworth, Amanda and Jeffrey Raymond, and Danielle and Benjamin Walsh. Cherished grandfather of Charlotte, William, Oliver, Owen, Jackson, and Henry. Loving son of Marion (Bergheimer) Levy and the late Harry Levy.  Dear brother of Carolynn Levy, Michael Levy, and Gary Steinkohl. Loving son-in-law of Flora Steinkohl and the late Melvin Steinkohl. Mark’s greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends.  He enjoyed boating and fishing on the Cape and all manner of sports,…

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    Dr. Earl Jason Fleegler

      Earl Fleegler, a retired hand surgeon and resident of Plymouth, MA, died on August 3, 2019 at the age of 79 while surrounded by his family. Earl is survived by his son Eric, daughter-in-law Marisa, brother Harvey, grandchildren Joshua, Naomi and Sonia, and wife Nancy Cetlin. He is predeceased by his first wife Kathy and his son Michael. Earl was born in Philadelphia on October 29, 1939 to Harry and Florence Fleegler. He graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in 1961 with a degree in Biology and then attended medical school at Jefferson Medical College, graduating in 1965. He trained in general surgery at Temple University and then pursued…

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    Sarah Shefer

    Sarah Shefer 10/6/1926 – 07/31/2019 (Age 92) Sarah Shefer lost her battle to recover from a stroke on July 31, 2019, two months before her 93rd birthday. Sarah was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, to Rachel and Alexander Porath. She attended Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she majored in chemistry. After her graduation, she served as an officer in the scientific corps in the war of independence of Israel (1948-1949). During the war, Sarah met Joshua Shefer. Joshua and Sarah married in the autumn of 1950. In the early 1950s, Sarah and Joshua went to London, where they both completed PhD degrees, she in Biochemistry and he in Electrical Engineering.…

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    Doris S. Cohen

    Doris Small Cohen, age 98, died on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 at Orchard Cove, Canton, MA. She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Myer S. Cohen.  She is survived by her devoted daughters Bonnie Press (Jon) and Roberta Bass, her grandchildren Juliana, Daniel (Jen), Jesse (Meegan), Evan (partner Abby), and great-grandson, Finn. Our family is grateful for the loving and exceptional care provided by the Orchard Cove Staff. Graveside service at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, MA on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 1:45 pm. Shiva immediately following services at Orchard Cove until 7:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hebrew Senior Life, 1…

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    Natalie “Nessie” (Kaplan) Baron

    Natalie “Nessie” (Kaplan) Baron, of Weston, on July 30, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Herbert Baron. Services at Temple Beth Israel, 25 Harvard St., Waltham, on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Beth Israel Memorial Park, Waltham. Complete notice to follow. The post Natalie “Nessie” (Kaplan) Baron appeared first on Brezniak Rodman Funeral Directors.

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    Feng Chen

    born in Jinzhou, China, and resident of Newton, MA, passed away on July 29, 2019. Beloved wife of Dr. Glen Raffel. Dear daughter of Youkun Quan and the late Guoying Chen. Devoted and proud mother of Talia and Max Raffel. Loving sister of Xin and Tong Chen. Feng graduated Peking University, achieved her doctorate at MIT and completed her post-doctoral study at Harvard. She was former Editor-in-Chief for Molecular Cell, and director and executive publisher for American Chemical Society. Service at Temple Shalom, 175 Temple St., Newton, MA on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 1:30 pm. Shiva observance will begin following services at Temple Shalom, with Minyan at 5:30 pm.…

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    Harold M. Trager

    Harold M. Trager-Of Needham, on July 27, 2019.For over 60 years he was the beloved husband of Verna (Shaer) Trager. Dear son of the late Abraham “Al” Trager and Helen ( Koor) Trager. Devoted father of Marcy Poirier and her husband Robert, and Lawrence Trager. Loving grandfather of Tyler Poirier and his wife Shannon, Danielle, Lauren, Aidan, Jaelin and the late Jordan Poirier. Cherished great grandfather of Elijah. Services at The Wilson Chapel, 234 Herrick Rd. Newton Centre on Tuesday, July27, 2019 at 1:00pm.Following interment at Sharon Memorial Park, family and friends are invited to the Newton Marriott, 2345 Commonwealth Ave., Newton until 8:00pm.Harold was a kind and gentle man…

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    Marcus “Marc” G. Karel, PhD

    Marcus “Marc” G. Karel, PhD, formerly of Newton, MA, died on July 25, 2019 at a hospice house in Lincoln, MA. He was 91 years old. Holocaust survivor, immigrant, beloved son, brother, husband, father and uncle; inspiring professor, brilliant researcher, respected author, colleague, mentor, friend – Marc Karel was all of these.Marc was the elder of two children born to David and Cila (Lipschutz) Karel in Lvov, Poland (now Lviv, Ukraine) in 1928. David Karel, along with his brothers, created and successfully ran a small chain of women’s clothing stores in Lvov. War arrived in Poland in 1939: the family business was lost, relatives scattered – most were murdered. During…