Edith (Friedman) Tabansky
Edith Tabansky, of Karen Road, West Hartford,, widow of Morris Tabansky, died Thursday, July 28, 2005. Born in the Bronx, NY, she was the daughter of the late Max and Sarah (Tabansky) Friedman. She was a member of Congregation Beth Israel, West Hartford. She leaves a daughter, Joan Schwartz and her husband Dr. Lester Schwartz of Simsbury, and two granddaughters: Laura and Julie Schwartz. She was predeceased by her daughter Linda Tabansky Weinstein and two brothers, Emanuel and Harry Tabansky. A graveside funeral service will be held today (Friday, July 29th) at 2:30 PM in the Beth Israel Cemetery, Avon. A memorial period will be observed at the home of her daughter, 3 Tallwood Lane, Weatogue through Sunday. Memorial contributions may be made to The Berman-Gund Laboratory for the Study of Retinal Degenerations (including macular degeneration); checks payable to “Foundation of the MEEI, Inc.” can be mailed to Mass. Eye & Ear Infirmary Development Office, 243 Charles St., Boston, MA 02114. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford.
Irving Blumsack of Abrahms Blvd., West Hartford, formerly of Lynn, MA, passed away on July 30, 2005. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Anna Blumsack, his daughter Sheila and her husband Jerrold Abell of Manchester, his son Joel Blumsack and his wife Judy of Alpharetta, GA, his sisters Sadie Brilliant and Marion Flashner of Stoughton, MA, his grandchildren Ron Abell and his wife Brenda of Dallas, TX, Lisa Krell and her husband Dan of Brookeville, MD, and Todd Blumsack and his wife Laurie of Pittsford, NY. He is also survived by four great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a grandson Craig Blumsack and a sister Martha Mindlin. A graveside service was held in West Roxbury, MA on Monday, August 1st. Shiva will be held at the home of Anna Blumsack at 160 Simsbury Road, West Hartford 06117 from Tuesday through Friday. Contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Hebrew Home and Hospital, 1 Abrahms Blvd., West Hartford 06117, or the Craig Blumsack Fund, c/o Temple Emanu-El, PO Box 288, Waterford, CT 06385. Arrangements entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford.
Rose (Anger) Knop
Rose Knop, 83, of West Hartford, died on Monday, August 1, 2005. She was the wife of the late Julian Knop. Born in New Haven, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Jennie Anger. She is survived by her sons: Kenneth of Reno, NV, Jeffrey of Walnut Creek, CA, and daughters: Judith Feigenbaum (Victor) of West Hartford, and Deborah Richitelli (Robert) of Guilford. Grandchildren: Julie Feigenbaum, Scott Feigenbaum, Tyler Knop, Tara Knop, Lisa Richitelli, Jennifer Richitelli and great grandchild Shelby Richitelli. She is also survived by her brother Arthur Anger of Boca Raton, FL and several nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters Martha Gutman and Edith Bursten. Funeral services will be held today, Tuesday, August 2nd, at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, with Rabbi Stephen Fuchs officiating. Interment will be in Lafayette, CA. A memorial period will be observed at the home of her daughter, Judith, 3 Brookfield Rd., West Hartford today, following the funeral. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave., P. O. Box 1004, Meriden, CT 06450.
Jake Kaplan, 79, of Lyman Road, West Hartford, died Wednesday August 3, 2005 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford, he was the son of the late Charles and Bessie (Lev) Kaplan. He was a US Marine Veteran of World War II, and a member of the Jewish War Veterans. He leaves his wife of 59 years, Lorraine (Kroopnick) Kaplan; a son, Harris Kaplan of West Hartford; a sister-in-law, Beverly Davidson; a niece Norell Berlin and her husband Michael; a great nephew Brandon; and a close friend, James Cunningham. A graveside funeral service will be held TODAY, Friday, August 5, at 10:00 AM at Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. A private period of mourning will be observed by the family. Memorial contributions may be made to a Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford.
Rose (Goldfarb) Silver
Rose (Goldfarb) Silver of West Hartford, wife of Morris D. "Moe" Silver departed this life on Thursday (August 4, 2005) at Hartford Hospital. Rose was born in Poland on August 29, 1920 to the late Meyer and Sarah (Gopin) Goldfarb. She came to Hartford as a young girl, after having lived in Toronto, Canada and Long Island, NY; and was a resident of West Hartford for the past 50 years. Rose graduated from Weaver High School in 1937. She was a member of the Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford and its Sisterhood organization. Rose's joy was giving to and helping others; and to that end she was an active, life member, and volunteer of many organizations, including Women's American ORT, Hadassah, Mended Hearts and The Hebrew Home and Hospital Auxiliary. She will be especially remembered for her 35 plus years of volunteer work at The Hebrew Home and Hospital where she was a former recipient of the Josephine H. Gruenberg Outstanding Volunteer Award. In addition to her husband, she leaves her children, Barry J. Silver and Cynthia Hoffman of Newington, Carl D. Silver of Bloomfield, John B. Silver of San Clemente, CA and Tim and Cheryl Silver of South Windsor; her grandchildren, Eric and Shelly Silver, Jaime and Kristen Silver, Jason and Dawn Silver, Rachel Singer, Daniel Silver, Adam Silver, Ashley Erickson, Kimberly Silver and Kelsey Silver; and her Great Grandchildren, Riley, Cameron and Cooper. Also, her brothers, Harry E. Goldfarb of Boca Raton, FL, Benjamin S. and his wife, Dorothy Goldfarb of West Hartford; her sister, Ida G. Shoor of West Hartford; and her sisters-in-law, Connie Apter of Bethesda, MD, and Frances Dubrow of Meriden, also Sally Silver, Joy Erickson. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 7, at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary of the Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford, with Rabbi David Small and Cantor Sanford Cohn officiating. Interment will follow in the Beth El Temple Cemetery, Avon. The family will receive relatives and friends following the interment at 99 Parsons Drive, West Hartford. Memorial contributions may be made to The Sarah and Meyer Goldfarb Fund c/o Hebrew Health Care, One Abrahms Boulevard, West Hartford, CT 06117-1525, The Ellen Jeanne Goldfarb Memorial Charitable Trust, P.O. Box 945, Farmington, CT 06034 or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford.
Herbert A. Leibert
Herbert A. Leibert, 84, of Farmington, formerly of Avon, died Friday, (August 5, 2005). Born in Hartford, he was the son of the late Morris E. and Sarah (Worshoufsky) Leibert. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Mr. Leibert was associated with his brother, Manuel, in boxing and wrestling promotions throughout Connecticut. He was president of Underwriting Associates, Inc. in Avon. He was a Charter Life Underwriter. He was active in several insurance and Jewish organizations. He was a Past International Director of the Lions Clubs International and a member of Beth El Temple of West Hartford. He leaves his wife, Susan (Feiner) Leibert; his son, Jeffrey W. Leibert of Farmington; his brother, Manuel M. Leibert and his wife Shirley of West Hartford; his two sisters, Lillian Hillman of Bloomfield and Rose Cayer of Kendall, FL; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 7, at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford with Rabbi James Rosen officiating. Interment will follow in Beth El Temple Cemetery, Avon. A memorial period will be observed at his home Sunday following the funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, 333 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford 06117 or to Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Avenue, West Hartford 06117.
Dorothy (London) Oasis
Dorothy London Oasis died peacefully Saturday, (August 6, 2005) at the Beth Sholom Home in Virginia Beach, VA. Born in Hartford in 1908, she lived most of her life in Hartford, West Hartford, and Bloomfield. A lifetime member of Congregation Beth Israel and Hadassah, Dorothy was a devoted wife and mother, caring for her immediate and extended family. She is survived by her sister, Lillian Stone of Los Angeles, CA; her brother, Milton London of Bradenton, FL; her children, Dr. Donald Oasis of Sudbury, MA, Robert Oasis of Orlando, FL, Betsy Oasis Karotkin of Virginia Beach, VA and Russell Oasis of Miami, FL. She was also blessed with eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Her family noted that one of the most valuable lessons learned from her was "to always do their very best." Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 9, at 12 noon, at the Fairview Cemetery, Pleasant Street, West Hartford. Donations in her memory may be sent to Beth Sholom Home, 6401 Auburn Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23464-3601. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford.
MAYEROWICZ, Aron Mayerowicz, 92, of West Hartford, died Monday, August 8, 2005. He was born in Varta, Poland on November 19, 1912 into a large and prosperous farming family. Of a family of ten only he and one sister survived the Holocaust. He was liberated from a concentration camp by the U.S. Army. After the war, he met and married his beloved wife, Rose. They lived in Germany where their children, Esther and Susan were born. In 1951 they came to Hartford and began a new life. Aron worked for Hartford Provision Company for over 25 years, and retired to his home in West Hartford. He lived a religious life, and faithfully attended services as long as his health allowed. He was a long time member of the United Synagogues of Greater Hartford, and Young Israel of West Hartford. As a young man, he was a fine athlete. Once, on a trip to Israel to visit his sister, a stranger approached him and asked, “Aron Mayerowicz?” Aron responded, “you know me?” The man answered, “of course I know you! How could I forget the best soccer player in the City?” Aron leaves his beloved wife Rose; his daughters and sons-in-law, Esther and Barry Dansky of Fairfield, and Susan and Stephen Wiener of West Hartford; his grandchildren, Lauren Bober of Atlanta, GA, Jennifer Gallo of Needham, MA, Jaime, Jessica and Joshua Wiener of West Hartford; and his great-granddaughters, Zoe and Reese Bober. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford with interment in United Synagogues of Greater Hartford Memorial Park, Wethersfield. Shiva will be observed at 68 Bainton Rd., West Hartford. Memorial contributions may be made to Young Israel of West Hartford, 2240 Albany Avenue, West Hartford 06117.
Dorothy (Block) Cohen
Dorothy (Block) Cohen of Frog Hollow Rd., Ellington, widow of David Cohen, died Tuesday (August 9, 2005). Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Goodman and Anna (Factor) Block, and was a member of Knesseth Israel Synagogue and its sisterhood and a member of Hadassah. She was the former Ellington Town Historian, a member of the Ellington Historical Society and had authored a map and book on the town of Ellington. She is survived by three sons: Jonathan Cohen, Sanford Cohen and Harris Cohen, all of Ellington; a brother Morris Block and a sister Mildred (Block) Witzer, both of California; ten grandchildren: Rebecca, Seth, Laura, Joseph, Katherine, Gabrielle, David, Jacob, Miriam, and Eva; and a great granddaughter, Anna. She was predeceased by a brother Jack Block. Funeral services will be Thursday, 11 a.m. at the Knesseth Israel Cemetery, Ellington. A memorial period will be observed at the home of her son, Harris Cohen, 171 Abbott Rd., Ellington. Memorial contributions may be made to Knesseth Israel Synagogue, P.O. Box 12, Ellington, CT 06029.
Robert Hayden Hoberman
Robert Hayden Hoberman, born July 3rd, 2005, died on Tuesday, (August 9th, 2005) at Children's Hospital in Boston. He was a very special boy who touched the lives of many. He is survived by his loving mother, Dena (Marder) Hoberman, and adoring father, Matthew Hoberman; grandparents, Ed and Lisa Hoberman, Linda Hoberman and Michael Germain, and Donna and Michael Marder; great grandmothers, Charlotte Greenberg and Celia Marder; aunt and uncle Jennifer and Joel Rosenfeld; and uncle, Max Hoberman; and many other, aunts, uncles, and cousins, and his dog, Tommy. Robby was destined to do great things in this world evidenced by the strength, courage and resilience he displayed in his short life. He will be missed in the truest sense of the word, and always remembered. A memorial service will be held, TODAY, at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, with Rabbi Stephen Fuchs officiating. A memorial period will be observed through Sunday at the home of Ed and Lisa Hoberman, 4 Stratford Road, West Hartford, CT. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Fund at Children's Hospital, c/o Children's Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115.
Irving M. Farber
Irving M. Farber, 90, of Loomis Drive, West Hartford, died Sunday, August 14, 2005. Born in Hartford, he was the son of Frank and Bessie Farber. He was a US Navy Veteran of World War II. He leaves a son, Barry Farber of West Hartford; a daughter, Michele Tamaren and her husband David of Marblehead, MA; and a grandson, Scott Tamaren and his wife Cindy. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, (August 18, 2005) in the Hartford Mutual Society Cemetery, Garden Street, Hartford. A private period of mourning will be observed by the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hartford Hospital Palliative Care Unit, c/o Fund Development, Hartford Hospital, 80 Seymour St., Hartford 06102-5037.
Eleanor (Brightman) Witkower
Eleanor (Brightman) Witkower, 85, of Craigmoor Road, West Hartford, widow of Bernard Witkower, died Sunday, August 21, 2005. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Ida (Schultz) Brightman. Along with her husband, she was a founding member of Beth El Temple of West Hartford, and a founding member of Cliffside Country Club, now known as Tower Ridge of Simsbury. She is survived by two children: Gail Antonoff and her husband Bruce of Pittsburgh, PA, and Alan Witkower and his wife Diane Finkel of Newton, MA; three grandchildren: Marci Wolf and her husband Joshua of Houston, TX, Michael Antonoff and his wife Mara of Minneapolis, MN, and Alexis Rose Witkower of Newton, MA; and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 24th, at 10:00 AM in the Beth El Temple Cemetery, Jackson Street, Avon, with Rabbi James Rosen officiating. A memorial period will be observed at her home on Wednesday, following the funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Avenue, West Hartford 06117. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford.
Beatrice (caras) Newborn
Beatrice (Caras) Newborn, 87, of Randal Avenue, West Hartford, widow of William Newborn, died Tuesday, August 23, 2005. She was a member of Hadassah. She was the loving mother of Stanley I. Newborn of West Hartford. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 25 at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Avenue, Hartford with Rabbi Howard Herman officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sarah and Meyer Goldfarb Fund at the Hebrew Home & Hospital, 1 Abrahms Blvd., West Hartford 06117.
Anne (Brenner) Elinsky
Anne (Brenner) Elinsky, 89, of Abrahms Blvd., West Hartford, widow of Oscar Elinsky, died Tuesday, August 23, 2005. Born in Romania, she was the daughter of the late Abraham and Hilda (Goihman) Brenner. She was a 30-year employee of Savitt Jewelers, Hartford. She leaves a son, Stephen Elinsky of West Hartford, a daughter Barbara Ehrenpreis and her husband David of Carmel, CA, and a granddaughter Aimee Ehrenpreis. She also had a devoted friend and companion Davis Michelson. Funeral services will be held TODAY, August 25 at 12:30 PM in the United Synagogues of Greater Hartford Cemetery, Waverly St., Hartford. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hebrew Home & Hospital, 1 Abrahms Blvd., West Hartford 06117. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford.
Sylvia (Zucker) Horowitz
Sylvia (Zucker) Horowitz, 91, of Steele Road, West Hartford, widow of Alfred H. Horowitz, died Wednesday, August 24, 2005. Mrs. Horowitz was a past president and Life Member of Hadassah. She leaves a daughter Laura Whitkin and her husband Robert of Providence, RI; three grandchildren: Jonathan and Rachel Whitkin and David Horowitz; a brother Dr. William Zucker of Philadelphia, PA; and a sister Evelyn Cherne of Honolulu, HI. She was predeceased by a son Dr. Joseph Horowitz. A Memorial Service will be held in September. Memorial contributions may be made to Hadassah, c/o Faith Helene, 43 Carlyle Road, West Hartford 06117.
Sheldon Mann of New York City,, formerly of Hartford, died Wednesday, August 24, 2005. Sheldon was born February 13, 1924 in Hartford where he grew up and attended the Kinsella School, Bulkeley High School and Trinity College. From 1943 to 1946, he served in the U.S. Army where he received a Purple Heart at the Battle of the Bulge. In 1948 he received a BA from the University of Connecticut and earned a master’s degree in marketing in 1949 from Syracuse University. Sheldon had a long and successful career in the retail clothing business, including Wise-Smith, G. Fox and Lane Bryant in Hartford. He went on to become general manager at Lane Bryant’s flagship store on 5th Avenue in New York, where he later worked for the Forgotten Woman and Bergdorf-Goodman. A long-time resident of New York City, Sheldon loved travel and theater and the arts. He loved his cats and was an ardent supporter of animal welfare groups. Sheldon had a sharp wit, a singular sense of humor, a keen interest in people, and a generous soul. Above all, he was devoted to his friends and family. He leaves his life partner, Tom Vanderbeck, his beloved brother and sister, Norman and Denese Mann, his nieces and nephews, Karen, Lee, Roselle, Cindy, Tom, Jonathan, Ester, and his great-nieces and nephew, Alexandra, Zoe, Noa and Etan. He also leaves his close cousins and his devoted friends, including Paul Sessa, Jane Rosenthal, Sandy and Irvin Arthur, Jim Nolan, Michael Halpin and Matty Sergio. A graveside funeral service will be held at Beth El Temple Cemetery in Avon on Sunday, August 28th at 11:30 AM with Rabbi Stanley M. Kessler officiating. A memorial period will be observed Sunday following the funeral through Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM at the home of Dr. & Mrs. Mann. Contributions in memory of Sheldon may be made to the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society, 300 Research Parkway, Suite 310, Meriden, 06450 or to Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Avenue, West Hartford 06117. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford.
Zachary M. Wellins
Zak Wellins, 34, of Wethersfield overcame his battle with cancer on August 27, 2005 to go on to be with his dad, Howard, who predeceased him on October 13, 1989.
Zak was born September 23, 1970 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio where he lived until moving to West Hartford in 1976. He attended Hall High School in West Hartford and went on to excel in the school of life. Zak is survived by his mother Donna, and his brothers Jonah, Gabe and Matt. Also surviving him are his grandmother, June Brunner of Lorain, Ohio, his uncle Dave Brunner of Lander, Wyoming, his nephew Jonah Nicholas and niece, Chloe Elizabeth of E. Granby and his Aunt Sherri Wellins of Orlando, Florida. Zak worked hard and lived strong. He was a friend to all, always making sure everything was “good” and everyone was “all right”. His passions were his family, friends and work, and his spirit will live in them forever. Zak touched more people than anyone will ever know and we will all be eternally grateful for the time we had with him. He was our friend, our mentor and our hero. To honor his battle, the family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at 12:00 noon in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Avenue, Hartford with Rabbi David Small officiating. Interment will follow in Beth El Temple Cemetery, Avon.
Ludwig Weinberger, 90, of West Hartford, husband of the late Julie (Mieses) Weinberger, passed away Tuesday (August 30, 2005) at the Hebrew Home and Hospital in West Hartford. He was born in Vienna, Austria, on February 11, 1915, to the late Wilhelm and Alice (Furth) Weinberger. He was predeceased by a sister, Nora Weinberger Goldberger. Ludwig was a graduate of the Handelsakademie in Vienna, where he earned a business degree. He was employed until 1938 in the family firm, manufacturers and retailers of carpet and linoleum. When Hitler seized power in Austria in 1938, the Weinberger family fled Vienna, leaving behind not only property and business holdings, but their way of life in a city they loved. Several family members perished in the concentration camps, while others became refugees, making new lives in new countries. Ludwig and Julie found safe passage to Montevideo, Uruguay, where they lived until 1952. Always an avid reader, Ludwig established a new career in Uruguay as a bookstore owner, and later, when he emigrated to the United States, he made a living as a publishing executive with several firms in metropolitan New York, including Pergamon Press. Since 2002, Ludwig was a resident of West Hartford, at the Summerwood assisted living facility, and for the past several weeks as a patient at the Hebrew Home. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, G. J. and Jill Weinberger of Farmington, a grandson, Jordan Weinberger of New Jersey; two nephews, Stanley Mieses of New York City and Michael Goldberger of Tel Aviv, Israel; and a niece, Monika Dattler, of Boro Park, NY. Funeral services will be held TODAY, Thursday, September 1st, at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Avenue, Hartford. Interment will take place on Friday at 11:00 AM at the Mount Moriah Cemetery in Fairlawn, NJ. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Phyllis (Levin) Ziplow
Phyllis (Levin) Ziplow, 70, of Bloomfield, formerly of West Hartford, wife of the late Earle S. Ziplow passed away Wednesday, (August 31, 2005) at the Hebrew Home and Hospital in West Hartford. She was born in Waterbury, to the late Louis and Lillian (Freeman) Levin. She was predeceased by a son, Howard Ziplow. Phyllis was a graduate of Connecticut College. She was an active volunteer for many causes including the Women’s Auxiliary of the Hebrew Home and the American Cancer Society. In her later years, she was a much beloved substitute teacher for the West Hartford Public School System. Above all, Phyllis’s greatest joy was being a mother and grandmother. She is survived by her daughter Sherri Ziplow of Bloomfield; her son and daughter in-law, Jeffrey and Jill Ziplow of West Hartford, and their children, Scott, David and Andrew; her daughter in-law Patricia Ziplow of Syosset, NY, and her children Jason and Jennifer; her brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Gloria Levin of Simsbury; her sister-in -law and brother-in-law, Susan and Paul Finkle of Farmington; many nieces, nephews and beloved friends. Funeral services will be held TODAY, Friday, September 2, at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington, Avenue, Hartford with Rabbi Stephen Fuchs officiating. Interment will follow in the Beth Israel Cemetery in Avon. The family will receive visitors at the home of Jeffrey Ziplow, 55 Arlen Way, West Hartford through Sunday evening. Memorial contributions may be made to the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center, 85 Retreat Avenue, Hartford 06106-2527 or to the Hebrew Home and Hospital, One Abrahms Blvd., West Hartford 06117.