Freda Shapiro Kamberg
Freda Freda Kamberg, 87, of West Hartford, died Saturday (September 3, 2005). Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Meyer and Esther (Selwitz) Shapiro. Before retiring, she was employed for many years at Florence Travis womenís clothiers. She leaves her brother Julius Shapiro and his wife Frances of Florida; her sister Ruth Schechter of California; her sisters-in-law Dorothy Rudin of West Hartford and Betty Kamberg of Vermont and many devoted nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving and adoring husband of 70 years, Leo Kamberg, and her beloved son Jack E. Kamberg. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6, at the Wolkowysker Society Cemetery, Tower Avenue, Hartford, with Rabbi Jeffrey Bennett officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of oneís choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford.
Jeffrey Albert Newfield
Jeffrey Albert Newfield, 63, of West Hartford passed away on Monday, September 5, 2005 at Hartford Hospital. A native of West Hartford, he was educated at Loomis-Chaffee School, Princeton and the University of Michigan Business School. At Loomis, he played Varsity Soccer and graduated with distinction. He continued his soccer at Princeton where he was a member of Quadrangle Club. At Michigan, he was President of the Business School Student Body. Jeff maintained close ties with all three schools throughout his life. A former Alumni Association President and Trustee pro-tem at Loomis, he established the J. Newfield Prize for excellence in Chemistry. Active in the Greater Hartford Community, Jeff was on the Board of The Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, Habitat for Humanity and the Rotary Club of Hartford. He was a member of the Princeton Club of Hartford and Congregation Beth Israel of West Hartford. He was Chairman of the 1973 Sammy Davis, Jr.-Greater Hartford Open and served as President of the Greater Hartford Jaycees in 1975-76. Earlier this year, Rotary honored him with the Paul Harris Fellow Award for distinguished service to that organization and the community in general. Jeff leaves his wife, Patricia, a daughter, Alexandra, of New York City, his mother, Joy Newfield-Gerson and two sisters, Wendy McQuillan and Mary Ann Bowser, all living in California. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 9, 2005 at 12:30 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, Ward and Affleck Streets, Hartford. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to either The Rotary Club of Hartford, c/o Richard H. Seidman, 26 Visgrove Lane, West Hartford 06117 or Loomis-Chaffee School, The J. Newfield Fund, 4 Batchelder Rd., Windsor 06095-3031.
Frieda Slobodien Michaelson
Frieda Slobodien Michaelson of West Hartford, died peacefully at the Hebrew Home and Health Care, West Hartford, on Tuesday, September 6, 2005. She was 96. For almost sixty years, she worked in sales in the Greater Hartford area. Mrs. Michaelson was a life member of the Hebrew Academy of Greater Hartford and a Life Member of the Mogen David Red Cross. She was a member of the Beth Hillel Synagogue Sisterhood of Bloomfield, the Hebrew Home Auxiliary, the Cancer Research Center, the Jewish Community Center, and the Marilyn Michaelson Senior Center. She is survived by her beloved son, Paul Michaelson and his wife Janet Weiswasser Michaelson; grandchildren: Julie Michaelson, Marc and Tanya Rusanowsky Michaelson; and her brother, David Slobodien. Funeral services will be held TODAY, Thursday, September 8th, at 11:00 AM, in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Avenue, Hartford with Rabbi James Rosen officiating. Interment will follow in the Hartford Sick Benefit Association Cemetery, Garden St., Hartford. Friends may call at the home of Julie Michaelson, 35 Great Meadow, Avon following the interment. Memorial contributions may be made to the Marilyn Michaelson Senior Center, 300 Park Ave., Bloomfield 06002, or Federation Homes, 156 Wintonbury Ave., Bloomfield 06002.
Nancy Gail (Rosenberg) Rose
Nancy Gail (Rosenberg) Rose, 62, died suddenly at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, on Sunday, September 11, 2005. Born in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Ellis and Dora (Wolf) Rosenberg. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Robert Rose of East Hartford; her daughter Stephanie Eden Rose of Bloomfield; and her son Eric David Rose and his wife Jennie and their son Jackson Theodore Rose of San Francisco, CA. She also leaves her nephew Stephen Cohen and his wife Charlotte, and her niece Donnabeth Leffler and her husband Barry, as well as many devoted and loving friends. She was predeceased by her sister Ellen Cohen. She enjoyed 20 years working at the Greater Hartford Jewish Community Center in the Senior Adult Division. She also was a valued volunteer at the Hartford Artisans Center, a group of weavers and quilters. She will be greatly missed by those whoís lives she touched. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 11:30 AM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Avenue, Hartford. Following the service, the family will be receiving relatives and friends at the home of Judy & Herb Silver, 32 Beacon Hill Dr., West Hartford. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Hartford Jewish Community Center, Senior Adult Division, 333 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford 06117.
Marla Dubrow, 48, died peacefully on Sunday, September 11, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer. She made her home these last few years in the home of her dearest friend and companion, Theodore (Teddy) Markel of Wyoming, PA. Born in West Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Phyllis (Stone) and Solomon (Sam) Dubrow. She is survived by her relatives, Murial (Stone) Keiper and Richard Keiper of Bloomfield; Irene (Stone) Balaban of Manchester; Sylvia (Stone) Wise of Bloomfield; and Milton Stone of Newington, in addition to the many cousins and friends who will miss her dearly. A graveside funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 15 at 9:30 AM in the John Hay Memorial Park, Garden Street, Hartford. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Avenue, P.O. Box 1004, Meriden, CT 06450, or to a charity of the donorís choice. Arrangements entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford.
Nancy (Kaplan) Lee
Nancy (Kaplan) Lee, 65, of Simsbury died on Sunday, September 11, 2005 at Hartford Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Albert L. and Olive S. Kaplan. Nancy received a B.A. degree from Goucher College and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Hartford. As an administrator and as a teacher her warmth, intelligence and creativity served her pre-schoolers well. Additionally, while a member of the Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation, she taught Sunday School there for 20 years. She is survived by her husband, Michael L. Lee; two sons, Steven William Lee of Simsbury, and Karl Justin Lee with his wife Kathleen of East Hartland; and four grandchildren, Mark, Steven, Jesse and Destin. She also leaves her aunt and uncle, Lorraine and Stanley Wiesen of West Hartford; and several cousins. She was predeceased by her brother Attorney William S. Kaplan. A graveside funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 11:00 AM in the Beth El Temple Cemetery, Avon. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Avenue, PO Box 1004, Meriden 06450 or to a charity of the donorís choice.
Leo G. Weinberg
Leo G. Weinberg died on Tuesday, September 13th, 2005 in West Palm Beach, FL. Born in Hartford on January 4, 1912, he was the son of the late David and Bella (Stillman) Weinberg. Prior to his retirement, Leo was the President of the South Green Furniture in Hartford, CT, Vice President of Home Beautiful in New London, CT and President of Las Olas Interiors in Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton, FL. He leaves his beloved wife of 58 years, Rosalind ďRollyĒ (Gold) Weinberg; two nephews and several grand nieces and grand nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Sadye Aarons, and his brother Herman Weinberg. A graveside funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 15th at 11:00 AM in the Beth Israel Cemetery, Affleck St., Hartford, CT with Rabbi Michael Pincus officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford.
Sylvia (Rosen) Miller
Sylvia (Rosen) Miller of Abrahms Blvd., West Hartford, widow of Harry Miller, died Tuesday, September 13, 2005. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Mollie (Rosen) Rosen, four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. She leaves a daughter, Helene Wineburgh of Bristol. A graveside funeral service will be held on Friday, September 16 at 11:30 AM in the New Montefiore Cemetery, Pinelawn Road, Pinelawn, Long Island, New York. Arrangements entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford.
Melville Y. Alderman
Melville Yale Alderman, M.D., 84, of West Hartford and Boynton Beach, FL died on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 at the UConn Medical Center, Farmington. Born in New Haven, he was the son of the late Dr. Irving S. and Frances Alderman. Dr. Alderman graduated from Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Yale University and Chicago Medical School. He interned at the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven and was a resident at Cincinnati General Hospital and New York Polyclinic Hospital. He is a US Army Veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving as Captain and Chief of Dermatology at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS. He practiced dermatology in the greater Hartford area for over 50 years, initially with an office in Hartford and later moved to Bloomfield. He also had satellite offices in New London and Enfield. Devoted to his practice, his work was one of his greatest pleasures. He also cherished spending free time with his family at their second home in Vermont. He was a member of the Hartford Medical Association, State Medical Society, New England Dermatology Society and the American Academy of Dermatology. He was a member of Congregation Beth Israel of West Hartford, and Tumble Brook Country Club, Bloomfield. He was the beloved husband for 55 years to Beatrice Goldenthal Alderman. He is survived by his three children: James David Alderman and his wife Jan of Sudbury, MA, Nancy Cerda and her husband Robert Cerda, Jr. of West Hartford, Jane Marie Alderman of West Hartford; and grandchildren: Jessica, Max and David Alderman, and Candice and Cheryl Cerda, and great grandchildren Lyla, Jeremiah and Caitlin. He is also survived by his loving brother Richard Alderman and his wife Cindy of Providence, NJ and their children: Douglas and Tina, and the children of his late sister, Naomi Winer and Paul Winer, John Winer of San Francisco, and Judy Sizer of Naples, FL. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 16th at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Avenue, Hartford with Rabbi Michael Pincus officiating. Interment will follow in the Beth Israel Cemetery, Avon. The family will receive relatives and friends at his home immediately following interment. Memorial contributions may be made to The Heart Association, 2550 US Highway 1, North Brunswick, NJ 08902-4301.
Michael Allen Gordon
GORDON, Michael Allen Gordon, 62, of Newington, CT died Wednesday, September 14, 2005. Born in Worcester, MA, he was the son of Mary H. Levine of Worcester, MA and the late Jacob H. Gordon. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Michael was associated with Budget Printers in West Hartford, CT. Besides his mother he leaves three sons, Jay H. Gordon and his wife Donna of Colchester, CT, Randy S. Gordon and his wife Carla Halpern of New Salem, MA, and Lee D. Gordon of Newington, CT; his former wife and friend Barbara Gordon of Newington, CT; his brother, Bruce D. Gordon and his wife Joanne of Tiller, OR; his sister, Ruth Ann Bowers of Boston, MA; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held TODAY, September 16, 2005 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT with Rabbi Debra Cantor officiating. Interment will follow in Congregation Bínai Sholom Cemetery, Wethersfield, CT.
A. Howard Kaplan
A. Howard Kaplan of Avonwood Road, Avon, formerly of West Hartford, died Saturday, September 17, 2005. Born in Hartford, he was the son of the late Frank and Hilda (Leshin) Kaplan. He was a graduate of Connecticut State College, now known as the University of Connecticut and he was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was a home builder before he retired. He leaves a sister, Evelyn K. Weinstein and her husband Paul H. Weinstein of Boynton Beach, FL and Bloomfield; a nephew, three nieces, and several cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, Rosalie (Neistat) Kaplan; by his son, Richard M. Kaplan; and by his brother, General Milton E. Kaplan. Funeral services and interment were private. Arrangements entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford.
Reva Kindser of New York City died on September 21, 2005 in Long Island. A former literary editor, she is survived by loving cousins and friends. Graveside service on Friday, September 23 in Hartford, CT, departing from Weinstein Mortuary at 2:00 PM.
Franklin Seymour Gross
Franklin Seymour "Doc" Gross, PhD, 34 Mayflower Rd., Windsor, CT, died at his home Sunday, September 25, 2005. He was born in Hartford on April 14, 1925 to the late Florence and Samuel Gross. He graduated Weaver High School, and earned a B.A. from the University of Hartford, a MSW in social work from Boston University, and a PhD in education from the University of Connecticut with an emphasis in Third World Studies. He began his professional career as a social worker at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Hartford in charge of high school activities and as the director of Camp Shalom, a summer camp for children. In the great flood of 1955, when warned by the state police that the campgrounds might go underwater, he led the children and staff through the back roads of Connecticut until they reached Avon where helicopters lifted them across the river to safety. He then taught for many years at Enfield and Fermi High Schools where he was chair of the social studies departments. In 1977, he became the principal of Bacon Academy and then a teacher in the Colchester public school system. In addition, Dr. Gross taught at the University of Hartford in the psychology department for 25 years, as an adjunct professor. In 1974, he received the Celebration of Excellence award for distinguished teaching from the State of Connecticut for innovative work in theatre. Also, the same year he won the national education press award as the best writer in education in the United States. In 1987 he was named Teacher of the Year for the town of Colchester and was a finalist for the State Teacher of the Year. Throughout his career he authored over one hundred and twenty articles and was an educational writer and consultant to Scholastic Magazine and NBC nightly news. He was recognized as a pioneer in developing curriculum and teaching Third World studies at the high school level. During his professional career, theatre played an important role in his life. From the time of his tenure at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Hartford, until his retirement from teaching, he directed at least one play every year. He was the founder of The Lamplighters Group in Enfield, and The Different Drummer Drama Guild in Colchester. In 1992, at the newly built Bacon Academy, the Franklin S. "Doc" Gross auditorium was named in honor of his dedication to the students and his work in drama. Theatre was his passion as a motivating method for reaching students and boosting their self confidence and academic achievement. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Dr. David and Dr. Ruth Gross of Chicago, and his cousin Peter Gross and his wife Margaret of Windsor, CT. His extended family included a large number of former colleagues, students and friends who will always remember his willingness to go above and beyond what is asked of a friend. Funeral service will be held TODAY, Tuesday, September 27, 2002 at 11a.m in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford, with Rabbi Alan Lefkowitz officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Fairfield Ave., Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to: Florence Gross Memorial Scholarship Fund, 22 Brookside Drive, Suffield CT 06078; Congregation Beth Ahm, 362 Palisado Avenue, Windsor CT 06095; or to a charity of your choice.
Sylvia Shakin Schechtman
SCHECHTMAN, Sylvia (Shakin) Schechtman, 93, of West Hartford died Sunday, September 25, 2005 at Hartford Hospital. She was the widow of Dr. Charles T. Schechtman. Born in New York, NY, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Florence (Smith) Shakin. She lived in New Britain, Sarasota, FL and Avon before moving to West Hartford. Mrs. Schechtman was a member of Temple Bínai Israel of New Britain. She leaves two daughters, Sheila Weinberg of Orange, and Reba Maisel and her husband Louis of Harvard, MA; a son, Jonathan T. Schechtman and his wife Deborah Doyle-Schechtman of Quechee, VT; five grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave, Hartford with Rabbi Henry Okolica officiating. Interment will follow in Beth Alom Cemetery, Allen St., New Britain. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Temple Bínai Israel, 265 West Main Street, New Britain 06052, to Palliative Care, c/o Hartford Hospital, 80 Seymour Street,P.O. Box 5037, Hartford 06102, or to a charity of the donorís choice.
Sonia Sklar Ghertler
Sonia Richman Ghertler, 97, of West Hartford, formerly of Providence, R.I., died quietly on .Monday, Sept. 26, 2005 at the Hebrew Home and Hospital in West Hartford. She was predeceased by husbands Harry Richman and Armand Ghertler as well as many sisters and brothers who died during the holocaust. She was a member of Hadassah, Women Pioneer, Woman's Choral Group at the J.C.C. and was a member of Temple Emanuel in Prov. and the Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford. She enjoyed bridge, MahJong, singing, entertaining, and being with family. She is survived by daughter Elaine Raisner and husband Harvey and son, Sidney Richman and wife Adele. She leaves grandchildren Bruce Raisner and wife Carolyn;, Adam Raisner and wife Anne ; Beth Glass, and husband Michael;, Lisa Schwarzwald and husband Sam;, Lynne Olson and husband Steve ;, Susan Richman, Karen Richman, and Stacy Johnson and husband Paul.. She also leaves great grandchildren Olivia and Andrew Raisner, Jonah and Nate Raisner, Will and Luke Glass, Zachary Schwarzwald, Sara and Eric Olson, Ewan Johnson, and nephew Irving Gelman and niece Ruth Ostrove. Grave side service will be held in Brockton, Mass. On Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 11:30 AM at the Plymouth Rock Cemetary. Memorial period will be observed at home of Elaine Raisner, 32 Mallard Drive, Avon Ct.from Wednesday through sundown on Friday. Family wishes to thank staff of Hebrew Home for the wonderful and supportive care. Memorial contribution may be made to Hebrew Home and Hospital, 1 Abrahams Blvd., West Hartford, Ct. 06117 or Alzeheimer Association, 96 Oak Street, Hartford 06106. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford.
Arlene (Lyon) Levine
Arlene (Lyon) Levine, 93, of New Hartford, formerly of Springfield and Hampden, MA and Sarasota, FL, died Tuesday, September 27, 2005. She was the widow of Louis Levine. Born in Southampton, MA, she was the daughter of the late Marcus and Nellie (Dickinson) Lyon. She was a graduate of the Hartford Hospital School of Nursing. Mrs. Levine was a registered nurse, and with her late husband, they owned and operated the Mary Lyon Nursing Home in Hampden, MA. She was a member of Congregation Ahavath Achim of Colchester. She leaves two daughters: Linda Dryansky and her husband Michael of New Hartford, and Gail Levine and her husband Raymond Kearns of Washington, DC; a sister Eunice Fish of St. Petersburg, FL; three grandchildren: Dani Beth Vanderheyden and her husband Grayling, Aaron Levine and his wife Cassandra, and Michael Kearns, and four great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 11:00 AM at Congregation Ahavath Achim, 84 Lebanon Avenue, Colchester, with Rabbi Kenneth Alter officiating. Interment will follow in Congregation Ahavath Achim Cemetery in Colchester. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to America's Second Harvest - The Nation's Food Bank Network Development, 35 E. Wacker Dr., Ste. 2000, Chicago, IL 60601 (www.secondharvest.org) or to the hurricane relief fund of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary Hartford.
Sarah Levine Feinstein
Sarah (Levine) Feinstein, 97, of Fairfield, formerly of West Hartford, died Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at the Jewish Home for the Elderly, Fairfield. She was the widow of Harry Feinstein. Born in Russia, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Ida (Adelman) Levine. She leaves a daughter, Bertha Harrison and her husband Edward of Surprise, AZ; three grandchildren: Brett Feinstein, Susan Perry and her husband Mark, and Judy Freides and her husband Randy; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held TODAY, Friday, September 30 at 11:00 AM in the Teferes Israel Cemetery, Meriline Avenue, West Hartford. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish Home for the Elderly, 175 Jefferson St., Fairfield 06825. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford.
May Marcia (Cohen) Homelson
May Marcia (Cohen) Homelson, 84, of Bloomfield, formerly of New Britain, died on Thursday, September 29, 2005 at St. Francis Hospital. She was known throughout Connecticut as a talented concert pianist and teacher, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and a woman with a kind and giving heart. Born on December 20, 1920 in Norfolk, Virginia, May grew up in New Britain, Connecticut, and graduated from New Britain High School. She studied piano with Julius Hartt and Moshe Paranov at the Hartt School of Music, as well as Professor Lawson, who had a piano studio in New Britain. May was a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, and did graduate studies at Columbia University. She had her own piano studio in New Britain, where she shared her gift of music with many students until she married and moved to Bloomfield. She then continued to teach students in Bloomfield. May was a soloist with the Boston Symphony, and performed throughout the New England States. May Homelson and her husband, the late Deputy Sheriff Isaac Homelson, were charter members of the Beth Hillel Synagogue in Bloomfield. May was very active with the Beth Hillel Sisterhood, and served in many capacities, including Vice President. She was also very active with the West Hartford Chapter of the American Medical (Cancer Research) Center of Denver, serving as Vice President. May Homelson always donated her talents as a pianist and artist for programs for both organizations, including being the pianist for their fashion shows. She brought up her children Rochelle and Joseph with music, and performed with them in concerts throughout New England. She shared her gift of music with her grandson Benjamin, who also gave performances with the family. To all who knew her, May Marcia Homelson was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend with a loving heart. She was never too busy to help anyone who asked. She was full of love for people, and they were full of love for her. May Marcia Homelson is survived by her son State Marshal Joseph A. Homelson of Bloomfield, her daughter Attorney Rochelle Homelson and her husband Phil Meister of West Hartford, and her grandson Benjamin Homelson-Meister, as well as nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives. She was predeceased by her husband Deputy Sheriff Isaac Homelson, and her sister Helen Rosenthal. Funeral services will be Sunday, October 2, 2005 at 11:00 AM, graveside, at the Beth Hillel Cemetery, Wolcott Road, East Granby. The memorial period will be observed at her home Sunday afternoon after the funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donorís choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford.