Dora (Hurowitz) Pisetsky
Dora (Hurowitz) Pisetsky of Brittany Farms Road, New Britain, widow of David Pisetsky, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003. Born in Russia, she was the daughter of the late Myer and Sarah Hurowitz. She leaves a son, Daniel Pisetsky of Manchester, and a daughter, Anne Hurewitz-Murphy of Newington. She was the beloved grandmother of Barry Hurewitz and his wife Diana and Eileen Cessario and her husband Giulio, and three great grandchildren: Danielle, Stephanie and Emily who brought much joy into her life. Her circle of longtime friends included Sam Hurewitz, Melissa Hammond and Elaine Williams. The family wishes to thank the staff of Brittany Farms for their care, concern and love. Funeral services are private. A memorial period will be observed Friday afternoon through Sunday at the home of her daughter, 8 Millbrook Court, Newington. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford.
Irving W. Bergman
Irving W. Bergman, 84, of West Hartford, passed on Thursday, (July 31, 2003) at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, NY on March 2, 1919, son of Frances and Max Bergman. He was a member of the Local 777 Plumbers and Fitters Union until retirement. He was predeceased by a brother, Saul Bergman, retired Navy; and beloved daughter, Nancee Rae Bergman. Irving is survived by his wife, Evelyn (Libin) Bergman; sons, Leigh Bergman of Hartford and Edward Bergman of New York; grandson, Aaron Bergman; granddaughter, Amber Stinski, both of Anthony, FL; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2 p.m. at the Workman's Circle Cemetery at Garden and Cleveland Avenue in Hartford. The family will receive friends after the services at 2636 Albany Ave., West Hartford. Contributions in his memory may be made to St. Francis ICU or a charity of your choice.
Leonard L. Levin
Leonard L. Levin, 83 of Avon, passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2003. “Lenny” was the adoring husband of Marcia Youlovsky Levin for 57 years, and the father of Bonnie (Barbara) Levin Baran, and the late Dorry Levin Hamano. He is also survived by his son Bradley Baran, grandchildren: Brooke Baran, Bethan Baran Sussman and her husband Eric, and Kali Hamano; and his sister, Hilda Levin Warner. Lenny was a distinguished US Air Force Veteran of World War II. Funeral services will be held TODAY, Tuesday, August 5, 2003, 1:30 PM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Avenue, Hartford with Rabbi Jeffrey Bennett officiating. Interment will follow in the Hartford Mutual Society Cemetery, East Granby. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Levin’s home, 75 Avonwood Road, Apt. B15, Avon, through Thursday evening. Contribution in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave., P. O. Box 1004, Meriden, CT 06450.
Steven David Stolman
Steven D. Stolman, 61, of Vera St., West Hartford died Sunday, August 3, 2003. Born in Staten Island, NY, he was the son of the late Philip and Sarah (Levine) Stolman. He was a member of the Emanuel Synagogue, West Hartford, attending synagogue daily and living his religion. He was also a member of the Phoenix Club. Steven was a mentor for other people who had mental illness and his goal in life was to help others become independent despite mental or physical handicaps. He leaves a daughter, Danielle M. Stolman of San Jose, CA; a sister, Carol D. Hopkins and her husband Andrew D. of New City, NY; and a niece, Alysse D. Hopkins of Rye, NY. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 6, 2003 at 2:00 PM at the Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Dr., West Hartford with intermenty in the Emanuel Synagogue Cemetery, Wethersfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Emanuel Synagogue, or to the Mental Health Association of CT, 20-30 Beaver Road, Wethersfield, CT 06109 or www.mhact.org. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford.
Gail (Isman) Silverman
Gail (Isman) Silverman of Cliffmount Drive, Bloomfield, wife of Dr. Gerald Silverman, died Friday, December 5, 2003. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, she was the daughter of the late David and Edith (Baker) Isman. Gail was a member of the Young Israel of West Hartford; the Emanuel Synagogue and it’s Sisterhood, West Hartford; the Greater Hartford Jewish Federation, past chairperson of Voices; past chairperson of the Jewish Community Center Book Festival; and a member of Tumble Brook Country Club. Besides her husband, she leaves her son, Ronald Silverman and his wife Cheryl of Great Neck, NY; two daughters: Tamara Franco and her husband Steven of Atlanta, GA, and Marcia Alperin and her husband Robert of Swampscott, MA; eight grandchildren: Jonathan, Aaron, Noam, Aytan, Bebe, Eden, Livia and Devon; and two sisters: Evelyn Pearlman and Karen Wise both of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Funeral services will be held SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2003, 12:00 Noon in the Sanctuary of the Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford with Rabbi Howard Wolk and Rabbi Raphael Friedman officiating. Interment will follow in the Emanuel Synagogue Cemetery, Berlin Turnpike, Wethersfield. Shiva will be observed at her home, 10 Cliffmount Drive, Bloomfield. Contributions in Gail’s memory may be made to the Emanuel Synagogue or Young Israel of West Hartford, 2240 Albany Avenue, West Hartford 06117, or to a charity of the Donor’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford.
Jerry August of Wethersfield, husband of the late Sylvia (Hurwitz) August, died Wednesday (Dec. 31 , 2003). He is survived by a son, David August and his wife Maxine of Bristol, three grand-children, Michelle August, Jennifer August, and Diane Heriot, and her husband Gary and their children, Justin and Ian. He was predeceased by his daughter Joan Jacobson. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc., 173 Plank Hill Road, Bristol, CT 06010. Weinstein Mortuary has charge of arrangements
Samuel "Sam" L. Sperling
Samuel "Sam" L. Sperling, 88, of Woodland St., Hartford, died Monday, (January 12, 2004) at Hartford Hospital. A kind and dapper gentleman, Sam was the son of the late Bertha (Kadetz) and Robert Sperling. He was born in Worcester, MA, and was a veteran of the United States Army, where he served as a Staff Sergeant in the South Pacific. He delighted in telling war time stories. He was a dress cutter by trade for many years in Massachusetts, before moving to Providence, RI, and later to Hartford. He was a member of Emanuel Synagogue and its Minyonnaires. Sam had been very happy for the past few years living at Immanuel House in Hartford and attending the Hebrew Home's Day Center's Program. Sam was married for 37 years to the late Evelyn (Goldenberg) and is survived by a daughter, Sharon Lea Sperling of Hartford. He especially delighted in spending time with people. He was especially fond of his "grand dog", Shazy. He enjoyed attending musicals and dancing. He was usually seen smiling and his dry sense of humor made people laugh. His philosophy was "Every day is a gift...Enjoy it!" Burial will be at Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Taunton, MA, on Wed., Jan. 14, at 12 noon. Friends and neighbors are invited to attend a special memorial Sheloshim service for Sam on Sun., Feb. 8 at 12 noon at Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford. His daughter, Sharon, will sit shiva at his apartment complex, including holding prayers services, at the Imanuel House, 15 Woodland St., Hartford, at 7 p.m. Thursday and Sunday. In lieu of flowers, Sam's request was that donations be made to benefit the Immanuel House Adult Day Care Center run by the Hebrew Home, c/o The Hebrew Home, 1 Abrahms Drive, West Hartford, CT 06117, The Samuel L. Sperling Special Fund to Send a Handicapped Senior and a Caregiver to a Broadway Show at the Bushnell, c/o Immanuel Church Foundation for the Elderly, 15 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06105 or the Emanuel Synagogue Minyonnaires, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford, CT 06117.
Muriel J. Weisberg
Muriel J. Weisberg, 93, of West Hartford died Thursday, October 6, 2004. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Abner and Minnie (Salad) Weisberg. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 11, 2004 at 12:00 noon at Beth Israel Cemetery, Affleck St., Hartford. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford.
Sally Epstein Katz
KATZ, Sally (Epstein) Katz, 94, of Sunrise, FL, formerly of Hartford and West Hartford, died Sunday, October 10, 2004. She was the widow of Abe Katz. Born in Russia, she was the daughter of the late Morris and Gertrude (Bress) Epstein. She leaves a daughter, Phyllis Bernstein with her husband Bruce of Plantation, FL; and two granddaughters, Stacey Bernstein Shon with her husband Joshua, and Ally Bernstein. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 13, 2004 at 11:00 AM at Wolkowysker Society Cemetery, Tower Ave., Hartford. Memorial contributions may be made to any Hospice. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford.
Lynn (Giber) Himelstein
Lynn (Giber) Himelstein, 63, of Windsor, formerly of West Hartford, died Saturday, October 16, 2004 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Pearl (Rosoff) Giber. She worked as an assistant librarian for many years and was a clerk at AAA before she retired. She received the State of Connecticut Disabled Worker of the Year Award. She leaves a son, Marc Himelstein of Manchester, NH; a daughter, Reba Necky with her husband David of Vorhees, NJ; three sisters, Susan Golden with her husband Fred of Ann Arbor, MI, Robin Giber with her partner Alan Green of Northampton, MA, and Abby Belmont with her husband Joseph of Northampton, MA; and four grandchildren. Private funeral services will be held TODAY at the Emanuel Synagogue Cemetery, Berlin Turnpike, Wethersfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tourettes Syndrome Association, 4240 Bell Boulevard, Bayside, NY 11361, http://tsa-usa.org. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary of Hartford.
Saul D. Hershman
HERSHMAN, Saul D. Hershman, 93, of West Hartford, died Tuesday, October 19, 2004. Born in Hartford, he was the son of the late Morris and Rose (Brandwein) Hershman. Saul graduated from Wethersfield High School Class of 1929 and Northwestern University in 1933. Following college, Saul was a chiropractor in Albuquerque, NM for 10 years until he entered the US Army, serving as a Staff Sargeant in the Medical Corps during World War II. Upon his return to Hartford, he entered the real estate and building business with his late brother Charles. Saul was a member of Congregation Agudas Achim of West Hartford and a member of the Jewish War Veterans. He was the beloved husband and best friend for 58 years to Joyce (Hershkovitz) Hershman; cherished and loving father of daughters: Lois Lipton and her husband Ian of Pottsville, PA, and Myrna Fienman and her husband Michael of West Hartford; and devoted and loving grandfather of Stacey and Eric Lipton and Brooke and Erica Fienman. He also leaves devoted cousins Gilbert and Ruth Hershman of West Hartford; and four sisters-in-law: Florence Hershman of Anaheim, CA, Burnette Birnbaum and her husband Robert of West Hartford, Ruth Hershkovitz of West Hartford, and Barbara Hershkovitz of Boca Raton, FL. He was predeceased by his brothers Louis and Charles Hershman. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 22, 2004 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Avenue, Hartford with Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe officiating. Interment will following in the Hartford Mutual Society Cemetery, East Granby. The family will receive relatives and friends for a memorial period Friday following the funeral through Tuesday evening at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Myrna and Michael Fienman, 19 King Edward Road, West Hartford. Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Agudas Achim of West Hartford, 1244 North Main St., West Hartford 06117.
Edythe (Shrobe) Morris
Edythe (Shrobe) Morris, 105, widow of Edward Morris, resident of the Federation Square Apartments, West Hartford for almost two decades, died on Monday, October 25, 2004, at the Hebrew Home and Hospital where she spent her final years. She was born on June 30, 1899 in Kishinev, Moldavia, then part of Czarist Russia. In 1907 she emigrated with her parents. The family settled in New Haven, where she attended Advanced Evening School, learning English and earning certificates in Business Arithmetic and Bookkeeping. Unfortunately she had to drop out to help support her mother after her father’s sudden death. In 1917, she married Edward Morris, owner of a small wholesale produce business in New Haven. She worked with him as bookkeeper and office manager. At the same time, she began her involvement in organizational affairs serving as president of the women’s auxiliary of the Congregation of B’nai Jacob. Circumstances - the Great Depression - forced the family to move to Springfield, MA and subsequently to the Hartford area. She continued to work alongside her husband until illness forced his retirement yet she managed to participate in numerous social activities. She was president of the Friendly Social Club for seniors at the Greater Hartford Jewish Community Center for about 25 years, arranging luncheons and entertainment for its members estimated at 150 at its peak. She was a Life Member of B’nai Brith Women and a president of its Alenu Chapter, member of the Beth Hillel Synagogue of Bloomfield and its Sisterhood, a member of Hadassah and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hebrew Home and Hospital. On her 100th birthday, she was honored at a party sponsored by the Jewish Center as well as a special luncheon sponsored by the residents of Federation Square in appreciation of her contribution to the organization’s social and entertainment programs. West Hartford Mayor, Rob Bouvier, presented her with a Proclamation marking her achievements. For some 10 years after her husband’s death, Edythe enjoyed the company of her devoted friend, Samuel Jacobson. She is survived by her son, Bernard S. Morris and his wife Betty Rome of Bloomington, IN; a daughter, Claire M. Stern and her husband Joseph of New York, NY and Saybrook; three grandchildren: Linda Jo Stern of Brookline, MA; Dexter L. (Tony) Morris and his wife, Patricia Tennis of Chapel Hill, NC, and Sam Morris of Memphis, TN; and three great grandchildren: Jesse B. Kahn and Gabriel S. and Celeste M. Morris. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2004 at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Avenue, Hartford with intermenty in Mt. Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery, Jewell St., New Haven. It was Edythe’s wish that any memorial contributions be made to the Senior Adult Department of the Greater Jewish Community Center, 335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford 06117, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Mindy Beth (Trestman) Heller
Mindy (Trestman) Heller, of Farmington Ave., New Britain, wife of Jay Heller died Saturday, (October 30, 2004) at home. She was a member of Beth Hillel Synagogue in Bloomfield. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Adam Heller of Bristol, Michael of New Britain; a daughter, Rachel Heller of Somerville, MA; two brothers, Mitchell Trestman of East Hartford, Kenneth Trestman of Bristol and sister, Susan Ronga of Esopus, NY. Funeral Service will be Monday at a time to be announced in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford with burial in Beth Hillel Synagogue Cemetery, East Granby. A memorial period will be observed at the home of her brother, Kenneth Trestman, 24 Jamaica St., Bristol, Monday following the funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Research Endowment Fund, c/o Development Office, MC4032 University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington 06034.
Esther (Apter) Cohen
Esther (Apter) Cohen, 93 of Atlanta, GA, formerly of West Hartford, died Monday, November 8, 2004 in Georgia. She was the wife of the late Abraham Leo Cohen. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Israel and Ida (Karotkin) Apter. Mrs. Cohen owned The Yarn Shop in West Hartford Center, before she retired. She was a member of the former Teferes Israel Synagogue and a Life Member of Beth David Synagogue of West Hartford. She leaves a son, Dr. Charles M. Cohen of Somers, a daughter, Leah Zivony and her husband Amazia of Atlanta, GA, six grandchildren: Glenn, Marc and Loni Cohen, and Dr. Daniel Zivony and his wife Caren, Jonathan Zivony and his wife Julie, and Adam Zivony, and a great granddaughter, Rachel Zivony. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 12, 2004, 11:00 AM at the Teferes Israel Synagogue Cemetery, Meriline Avenue, West Hartford, with Rabbi Yitzchok Adler officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to MJCCA Weinstein Center, 5300 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford.
CANTER, Edward Canter, 78, of Greenbrier Drive, West Hartford died Tuesday, November 9, 2004. Born in Hartford, he was the son of the late Samuel and Ida (Schupack) Canter. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II. Edward was a Certified Dental Technician, and in 1956 he founded Suburban Dental Laboratories, Inc., which he owned and operated until he selectively retired.
He was a member of the Emanuel Synagogue of West Hartford, the Hartford Mutual Society, Level Lodge No. 137 A.F. & A. M., and Mended Hearts. He leaves his wife, Barbara (Weber) Canter; two sons, Alan M. Canter of New Hartford, and Steven M. Canter with his wife Jean of West Simsbury; a grandson, Adam Canter; two step-granddaughters, Kendra Wrisley with her husband Brent, and Lisa Kallberg; two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Ruby Wrisley; and a brother, Morris Canter with his wife Carolyn of Hartford. He was predeceased by his sister, Ruth Moskowitz. The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to Edward’s wonderful aides especially Stephanie and Noreen. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford with Rabbi David Small officiating. Interment will follow in the Hartford Mutual Society Cemetery, East Granby. A memorial period will be observed at Edward’s home, 7 Greenbrier Drive, West Hartford, Thursday following the funeral through Sunday evening. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
TSVOK, Mark Mark Tsvok of Hammick Rd., West Hartford, died Wednesday, (November 10, 2004) as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was a Junior at William Hall High School in West Hartford where he was a highest honor student and a member of the football, swimming and tennis teams and was a member of Temple Sinai in Newington. He was the son of Ilya and Irina Tsvok. Besides his parents he is survived by his sister, Veronica Tsvok at home. Funeral Service will be held TODAY, 2 p.m. at Temple Sinai, 41 West Hartford Rd., Newington with burial in Beth Israel Cemetery, Avon. A memorial period will be observed at his home through Sunday. Memorial contribution may be made to Temple Sinai, 41 West Hartford Rd., Newington, CT 06111. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary.
Sidney L. Cramer, M.D.
Sidney L. ‘Chick’ Cramer, 89, of Hartford, beloved husband of Beatrice (Kovner) Cramer, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 18, 2004 after a brief illness. The youngest son of the late Samuel and Rose (Gross) Cramer, Chick (as he was affectionately called by his family and friends) was born on March 28, 1915 in Hartford where he graduated from Hartford Public High School and then Trinity College, class of 1937. As the valedictorian of his class, he received his medical degree from New York Medical College in 1941, served at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington D.C. during World War II and then did his residency in radiology at Yale from 1944-1947. Dr Cramer returned to Hartford in 1947 to set up his private practice of Radiology, first at 64 Garden Street and then at 21 Woodland Street. He spent 18 years as an attending radiologist at Mt. Sinai Hospital and was the Chief Radiologist at McCook Hospital from 1950-1966. The American College of Radiology honored him as a Fellow in 1968. He served as a consultant radiologist at Newington and Rocky Hill Veterans’ Administrations and for the Connecticut State Department of Corrections for 27 years. Dr Cramer was elected president of the Connecticut State Medical Society as well as president of the Radiologic Society of Connecticut and retired as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiology from the University of Connecticut Medical School. He served as a delegate to the AMA from Connecticut for 13 years and was appointed to the Governor’s Cost Commission in the 1970s. As a practicing radiologist for 50 years, he was then honored as a Fellow Emeritus of Radiology by the American College of Radiology in 1990. Even after closing his private office in 1997, Dr. Cramer continued to serve as a consultant radiologist for med-Help Medical Center in Bristol, CT until the time of his death. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and worked with him. He was a member of Congregation Beth Israel of West Hartford, the Deborah Society of Congregation Beth Israel, a founding member of Tower Ridge Country Club in Simsbury, and an ardent supporter and benefactor of Trinity College in Hartford. He was also a former member of the board of the Hartford Jewish Federation and of the Medical Advisory Committee to the Health Planning Council of Hartford. Chick’s greatest joy in life was the love he shared for more than 63 years with Bea and their four children. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Dale and Frank Pardo of Florham Park, NJ, his son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Eric and Janet Cramer of Tucson, AZ, his daughter and son-in-law, Elyse and Steven Slitt of West Hartford, and his son, Neville Cramer and his fiancee, Timea Vedres of Scottsdale, AZ. He also leaves his grandchildren, Dani and Dave Bratton, Nicki Pardo and Peter Duffin, Sasha and Zachary Cramer, and Erin, Gavin, Austin, and Kirstin Slitt, and his great-granddaughter, Riley Pardo Duffin, all of whom called him ‘Grampy’. His friendship was cherished by his nephew, Dr. Lester Cramer of Colorado Springs, CO, his special cousins, Lil and Jack Brown of New Haven, his partner, Dr. E. Marvin Henken of East Hartford, the ‘girls’ in his office, Marsha Berenson and Bette Pariseault-Sullivan, his golf buddies at Tower Ridge Country Club and the ‘poker boys’ in his weekly club. Chick was predeceased by his brothers Sam (Sophie) Cramer and Nat (Minnie) Cramer and by his sister Sonia (George) Cohen. The family would like to thank his friend, Joan Kemler, who faithfully kept in touch, his devoted driver, Bob Mara, Sr. and his wonderful, loving caretakers, Marcy Blondin, Sarah Gouge and Betty Scott who helped make ‘Doc’ so comfortable during his illness. Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 21 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford with Rabbi Stephen Fuchs officiating. Interment will follow at Beth Israel Cemetery, Avon. A memorial period will be observed at his home, 75 Westerly Terrace, Hartford, Sunday following the funeral through Sunday evening. Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Beth Israel, 701 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford 06119 or to VNA Health Care, Inc. HOPE Team, 103 Woodland St., Hartford 06105-1233.
Ann (Menditto) Roberts
Ann (Menditto) Roberts, 58, of Flagg Rd., West Hartford died Sunday, November 21, 2004 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Pile Marlor, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margarete (Dagron) Meditto. She was a graduate of Seton Hall University and was former CEO of the former Nine to Five and National Personnel Consultants, two very successful personnel agencies in the 1980s and 1990s. She was the recipient of the 1982 Management Recruiters Award for business accomplishment in the USA. She leaves her husband, Attorney Lewis J. Roberts; her son, William J. Roberts of West Hartford; her brother, James Menditto and his wife Jane of Cincinnati, OH; and three sisters, Mary Russo of St. Petersburg, FL, Elvira Jacques and her husband William of Cheshire, and Theresa Natale of New Britain. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford with intermenty in Beth El Temple Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of CT, 920 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford 06119.