Wednesday, 12/26/2001 - 10 Tevet 5762
Warren H. Ash, M.D., 78, died Sunday. He was a retired anesthesiologist,
practicing in Louisville from 1951-1994. He was a Lt. Commander Naval Medical
Officer who served his country during the Korean War. Dr. Ash graduated Phi
Beta Kappa from Allegheny College and Sigma Theta Tau at the University of
Pennsylvania Medical School. He was past president of the medical staff, member
of the board of trustees and Chief of Anesthesia at Jewish Hospital.He was a
member of The Temple, American Medical Association, Kentucky Medical
Association, Jefferson County Medical Association, American Society of
Anesthesiologists National Board, and was past president of the Kentucky Society
He is survived by: two sons, Mitchell Ash, Vienna, Austria and Douglas Ash,
Kettering, OH; two daughters, Melissa Ash Haggard and Leslie Ash; two step-children,
Melissa Sylvia and Matthew Rudolph; two grandchildren, Jeffrey Ash and Katelyn
Haggard; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held today at 2:00pm. Interment will follow in Cave Hill Cemetery.
Visitation: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and noon -2:00pm today.
Memorial gifts may be given to either Hospice of Louisville, Parkinson's Foundation
or The Temple.
He was a beloved father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.
He will live forever in out hearts.
Monday, 12/24/2001 - 8 Tevet 5762
Alfred Hirsch, 89, died Sunday morning at Jewish Hospital. He
was a native of Germany, moving here in 1936 to avoid Nazi tyranny.
He was employed by Seagrams Distillery for 20 years and then became
a controller and treasurer of Ben Snyder Company for 25 years. He
was a pioneer of computers in the retail field and he helped develop the
Snyder Cash Register, which connected sales with inventory. Upon
his retirement he became a management consultant, especially for the
Taustine Eye Center. He was a member of the Board of Directors of
Congregation Adath Jeshurun and served as its treasurer for many years.
The congregation honored him for service by appointing him a lifetime
member of the board of directors. He was treasurer for Four Courts Senior
Center and Shalom Towers. He was the treasurer and chairman of the finance
committee for the Glenview Condominium Association.
He is survived by: his wife, Ruth; his son, Dr. Jerry and Sydney Hirsch,
of Long Meadow, MA; grandchildren, Janine and Jason Bielski, of Los
Angeles, California, Evan Hirsch of Toledo, Ohio, Tovah Hirsch of New
Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, with visitation beginning after 1:00pm.
Interment will follow in the Adath Jeshurun Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to Congregation Adath Jeshurun.
Sunday, 12/23/2001 7 Tevet 5762
Dr. Irving Silverman Ph.D., 79, of Louisville, died Friday at Norton's Suburban Hospital.
He was born January 19, 1922, in Pittsburgh, PA, was emeritus Professor of Audiology
and Speech Pathology at the University of Louisville Medical School. He was the
Director of the Speech and Hearing Clinic at Norton's Children's Hospital and at the
Child Evaluation Center. He was the oldest of eight children of Rose and Charles Silverman
of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Cleveland, Ohio. He served in the U.S. Army from
1944 -1946 in Germany and with Jewish Relief Services. Upon his return to the U.S. he
worked in Pittsburgh and New York, he had a B.A. in Social Work, University of
Pittsburgh, M.A. Psychology, Indiana University Bloomington, and Ph.D. in Audiology
and Speech Pathology, University of Wisconsin at Madison. He performed post-graduate
research at the University of Houston and was Clinical Director of Speech and Hearing
at Harrisburg Children's Hospital before moving to Louisville in 1968. His research work
included work with stroke, aphasia and hemispheric lateralization of the brain. He is a
former member of Adath Jeshurun Congregation and First Unitarian Church in Louisville.
As a volunteer, he helped initiate Bell Volunteers hearing test programs for newborns in
Kentucky, and was active in the Kentucky Civil Liberties Union and the Sierra Club.
He is survived by his wife, Ingun H. Silverman, a stepson, Jean-Louis (John) Lair and
grandson, Samuel; daughters, Deborah Holmes Silverman and Susan Marie Silverman;
son, David West Silverman; sister, Eileen Silverman; brothers, Barry Silverman, Larry
Silverman and his former wife, Isabel West Silverman.
A memorial service will be held today at 1:00pm with interment following in the Cave
Memorial donations may be given to the donor's favorite charity.
Sunday, 12/16/2001 30 Kislev 5762
Ruth Fine, 90, died Thursday at her residence. She was the former Ruth
Wasserman, a member of Hadassah, and a member of Congregation Adath
She is survived by: two sons, Gerald L. Fine and Dr. Stuart Fine of Fox Point,
Wisconsin; one sister, Sylvia Becker; one brother, Ramuel Wasserman of
Houston, Texas; six grandchildren; and twelve great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held today at 10:30am at the Adath Jeshurun
Cemetery, 2926 Preston Highway.
Memorial donations may be given to the Laurie Altman Kupferman
Education Fund c/o Jewish Hospital Foundation, 217 East Chestnut Street,
Louisville, KY 40202.
Friday, 12/14/2001 - 28 Kislev 5762
Herman Simon, 86, died Wednesday evening at Baptist Hospital East.
He was a retired postal worker and a credit manager for the Courier Journal,
an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the American Legion -
He is survived by: one daughter, Barbara Jean Davis of Carol Springs,
Florida; two sons, H. David Simon and Carroll E. Siemens of Phoenix, Arizona;
three brothers, M. J. Simon of Jacksonville, Florida, Jack Earl Simon of
Cincinnati, Ohio, and Max Simon of Somerset, Kentucky; his friend, Helen
Smalley; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and five great great
Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm today with visitation beginning after
11:00am. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park, 4400 Bardstown
Donations may be given to the donor's favorite organization.
Wednesday, 12/12/2001 - 26 Kislev 5762
Luba Brudner, died Monday evening at Britthaven of Prospect. She was a
native of Russia and a member of The Temple.
She is survived by: two daughters, Zinaida Gavi and Sophia Pergam; one son,
Simon Brudner; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm with visitation beginning after 2:00pm.
Interment will follow at The Temple Cemetery, 2716 Preston Highway.
Memorial donations may be given to The Temple.
Tuesday, 12/11/2001 - 25 Kislev 5762
Alan Farber, 58, died Sunday at Jewish Hospital. He was an accomplished
ventriloquist for more than 45 years. He held a Bachelor of Science Degree
from the University of Louisville and Juris Doctor Degree from the Louis D.
Brandeis School of Law and a Master of Laws Degree from the University of
Chicago School of Law. From 1976 to 1980 he was a Division Chief in the Office
of the commonwealth's Attorney in Louisville. In 1980 he was appointed to the
trial bench of the Jefferson District Court and later elected to the same position
four times. He was a member of: the Advisory Council on Mobility for the
Elderly and Handicapped in the District of Columbia; received the Outstanding
Young Men of America Award in 1979; was inducted to the National Hall of Fame
for Persons with Physical Disabilities in Columbus, Ohio in 1985; was a member
of the board of directors for the Center for Accessible Living; an advisor for Metro
Disabilities Coalition; member of the Mayor's Americans with Disabilities Act
Committee. He was a nationally recognized expert on disability law. He was a member
of: the North American Association of Ventriloquists; The International
Ventriloquists Association; and served as Secretary of the International Brotherhood
of Ventriloquists. He was a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun.
He is survived by: his wife, Sharon Farber; step-daughter, Sherry Morris;
3 step-sons, Marshal, Joel and Dale Teaque; cousins, Selma Epstein, Lester Epstein,
Sylvia Bordy, Harriet Crell and 18 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm Tuesday with visitation beginning after
12:30pm. Interment will follow in the Anshei Sfard Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given to either the Center for Accessible Living,
891 South Third Street or to the Home of the Innocents.
Sunday, 12/2/2001 16 Kislev 5762
Jerome ``Jerry'' David Berman, 72, died December 1, 2001. A prominent
Louisville, Kentucky attorney, he was a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. Most
important was his belief in always doing the right thing, even if it was hard,
unprofitable or inconvenient. He was a founding partner of the original law firm,
Taustine, Post, Berman, Fineman & Kohn, and legal advisor for numerous non-profit
organizations. He was most recently a member of the law firm of Rothschild,
Aberson and Miller. He was past president of the Children's Hospital Foundation,
founder of the Lights portion of the Children's Hospital Festival of Trees and
Lights and was on the board of directors for Planned Parenthood and Volunteers
of America. He was a member of the Louisville Bar Association, Kentucky Bar
Association, American Bar Association and The Temple. A warm and caring
individual with a keen sense of humor, he was a mentor and ``secret friend'' to
many, that will remain anonymous.
He is survivored by: his wife, the former Susan Drautman Berman; daughters
and sons-in-law Dr. Lynn and Alan Herring of Philadelphia; Salli and Joel Coleman
of Louisville and Ellen Berman of Atlanta; six grandchildren; and his sister and
brother-in-law, Carolyn and Lee Grossman.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00pm today at The Temple. Visitation will begin
Donations may be made to the ``Jerry Berman Secret Friend Fund'' c/o Children's
Hospital Foundation, 234 E. Gray St., Suite #450, Louisville, KY 40222.
Wednesday, 11/28/2001 - 12 Kislev 5762
Michael Jeffrey Bloom, 48, died Monday morning at his
residence. He was a yard manager for Lannis Fence Company.
He is survived by: his wife, Jean Bloom; one daughter, Jill
Kristia Bailey; one sister, Frances Bloom; two brothers, Harry
Bloom and David Bloom; and his mother, Hannah Waldman
Bloom; and two grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held today at 11:30am at The Temple
Cemetery, 2716 Preston Highway.
Memorial donations may be given to Hospice of Louisville.
Thursday, 11/15/2001 - 29 Heshvan 5762
Zenda L. Klein, 86 years of age, died Monday, November 12,
at Jewish Hospital. She was originally from Steubenville, Ohio
and resided in Shelbyville, Kentucky for 44 years before moving
to Louisville in 1981.
She was one of the original organizers of the Shelby County
Chapter of the American Red Cross, a member of The Temple and
a member of Standard Country Club.
She is survived by: one daughter, Janice Runner; a son, David E.
Klein; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
A private graveside service will be held today at The Temple
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Shelby County Red
Cross, 501 Main Street, Shelbyville, KY 40065.
Friday, 10/19/2001 - 2 Heshvan 5762
Abram Gold, 85, died Wednesday evening at Norton Healthcare
Pavilion. He was a retired shoe store manager and a member of Anshei
He is survived by: a daughter, Rose Unger; a brother, Gedaliy Gold;
and two grandchildren, Lora and Eddie Unger.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm with interment following in the
Anshei Sfard Cemetery, 721 Locust Lane. Visitation will begin after
Memorial gifts may be given to Jewish Family Vocational Service or to
Anshei Sfard Congregation.
Tuesday, 10/16/2001 - 29 Tishri 5762
Alice Helft, 96, died Sunday evening at her residence.
She was the former Alice Hymson, a founding member
of Temple Shalom, the first president of the Women of Temple
Shalom, a member of the National Council of Jewish Women -
Louisville Section, and a member of The Temple.
She is survived by: two sisters, Patricia Edelstein and Reva
Newman; and one brother, Daniel Hymson.
A graveside service will be held today at 12:00 noon at The
Temple Cemetery, 2716 Preston Highway.
Memorial gifts may be given to either Hospice of Louisville
or to Temple Shalom.
Wednesday, 10/10/2001 - 23 Tishri 5762
Aurelia Jenkins, 96, died Sunday morning at Walnut Creek Nursing
Home in New Albany, Indiana.
She is survived by nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30am at The Temple Cemetery,
2716 Preston Highway.
Memorial gifts may be given to The Temple.
Wednesday, 10/10/2001 - 23 Tishri 5762
Manuel Rebalsky, 78, died Monday evening October 8, 2001 at Summerfield
Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
an Air Force Veteran, a veteran of World War II, the Korean War, a bartender
at Churchill Downs and a member of Dixie American Legion Post #220 and a
member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He is survived by: his companion, Mary Bruce; one son, Bruce Rebalsky;
one daughter, Katha Rebalsky of Los Angeles, California; two brothers,
Norman Rebalsky of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Martin Reber of New
Jersey; and two grandchildren, Brett and Brittany Rebalsky.
Funeral services will be held at 7:30pm. Interment will be in Arlington National
Cemetery on October 16, 2001at 10:00am. Visitation will begin after 11:00am
today and continue through 5:30pm. Services at 7:30pm.
Memorial gifts may be given to the donor's favorite charity.