Isabel (Kornbluth) Wasserzug
Isabel (Kornbluth) Wasserzug, loving and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, and friend died at home Thursday, December 30, 2004. She was 74. Isabel is survived by LeRoy, her husband of 53 years, with whom she shared a life of love and laughter and never-ending conversation. Isabel was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Fred and Julia Kornbluth. She grew up in the Bronx, New York and graduated from Hunter College. She and her family moved to West Simsbury 42 years ago. Isabel taught language arts in Avon schools for over 30 years. Recently, she helped found the Retired Avon Teachers Association (RATA). Isabel was predeceased by her parents and her brother Paul, all of whom she adored. Along with her husband LeRoy, Isabel is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law: Cathie and George Geary of Rocky Hill, Jane and Larry DiSciacca of West Simsbury, and Heidi and Frank Lane of Wethersfield, all of whom will be forever sustained by the fierceness of her love. She is also survived by her grandchildren Becky and Jack DiSciacca who brought her incalculable joy and to whom she kept her vow to never say no (except for one minor incident, many years ago, involving a request for cookies before dinner). Isabel also leaves many dear and loyal friends. Funeral services will be held TODAY at 1:00 PM at Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation-Emek Shalom, 55 Bushy Hill Rd., Simsbury with interment at the Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation-Emek Shalom Cemetery, 45 Mountain View Avenue, Avon. A memorial period will be observed at the Wasserzug home, 11 Sachems Trail, West Simsbury, Friday following the funeral through Sunday evening. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford.
Ruth (Lippman) Mag
Ruth L. Mag, 91 of West Hartford, formerly of New Britain, died Thursday at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. Born in Hartford August 23, 1913, the middle daughter of Henry R. and Bessie Lippman, she attended Hartford Public Schools, and Willimantic Normal School (now ECSU). She taught at the Vine Street Grammar School in Hartford for several years. She was the wife of the late Morton Mag. She leaves a son, Nathan Mag of New Britain; grandsons: Greg Mag of Boston, and Henry Mag and his wife Susan of New Britain, and great grandson: Jonathan who was her greatest joy over the last several years. She also leaves her sister Bernice Veroff of West Hartford. She was predeceased by a son, Raymond, and a sister, Sylvia Zuckerman. Ruth was twice a past president of the New Britain Chapter of Hadassah. A member of the Hartford Jewish Federation, she was very active in all affairs Jewish. Ruth loved to read and travel, having been to Israel and many other countries, and was very active in music and art circles in New Britain. Family was most important to her. She kept in close contact with family members from all over the country and Israel. For the past several years she lived on her own at Summerwood in West Hartford, with great appreciation of the socialization, activities and kindnesses of the staff and other residents. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 2, 2005 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, with Rabbi Howard Herman officiating. Interment will follow in the Beth Alom Cemetery, Allen Street, New Britain. A memorial period will be observed at the home of her son, Nathan Mag, 20 Windsor Road, New Britain, following the funeral and on Monday and Tuesday from 4:00-8:30 PM. Contributions in her memory may be made to a Charity of the Donor’s Choice.
Esther Yulyes of Manchester passed away on Tuesday, (December 28, 2004) at her home. She graduated as valedictorian from Manchester High School in 1937. Ms. Yulyes worked as an executive assistant at the Phoenix Mutual Insurance Company for over 25 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Samuel and Marsha Yulyes, both formerly of Manchester. And her brother, Atty., Herman Yules of Manchester and her sister, Lee Tamaren of Hartford. She was a long time member of Temple Beth Sholom and was active in the temple's women's activities. She is survived by her brother, Alvan A. Yules, DDS of San Jose, CA; and nephews, Atty. Robert B. Yules of Wesport; Richard B. Yules, MD of Boca Raton, FL; Kenneth Yules of San Jose, CA; Gary Yules of California; Atty. Bradford W. Yules of Humble, TX; and Hugh Tamaren of Hartford. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 5, at 11 a.m., at Temple Beth Sholom, Memorial Park, Autumn Street, Manchester, with Rabbi Richard Plavin, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Samuel and Marsha Yules Scholarship Fund, C/O Temple Beth Sholom, 400 Middle Turnpike E., Manchester, 06040. Weinstein Mortuary has charge of arrangements.
Esther (Cohen) Cohn
Esther (Cohen) Cohn died peacefully on Thursday, (December 30, 2004) at Hughes Convalescent Home in West Hartford. She was born in Hartford on February 26, 1910. She was a graduate of Central Connecticut State College (formerly New Britain Teachers College) and received a Masters Degree in Education in 1951 from Trinity College. Mrs. Cohn taught first and second grades at the Rawson School (formerly the Holcomb Street School) for many years. During World War II, she worked as a riveter at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. She traveled on her own to Europe and Israel. She was an avid golfer and a former member of Tumble Brook Country Club, Bloomfield. Mrs. Cohn was a member of Congregation Beth Israel, West Hartford for many years, and taught third grade in their Religious School. In later life, she married Henry Cohn. She and her husband supported many secular and Jewish charities and educational causes. She was a member of Hadassah. Mrs. Cohn leaves three nieces, five nephews and several great nieces and great nephews, including her health surrogate and caregiver, Ellen Stoltz. A graveside funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 2, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. in the Beth Israel Cemetery, Ward and Affleck Streets, Hartford, with Rabbi Stephen Fuchs officiating. A memorial service will be observed in Florida in January. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hartford Public School System, c/o Dr. Ellen Stoltz, 960 Main Street, 8th Floor, Hartford 06103. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford.
Alice (Sigel) Kleinberg
Alice (Sigel) Kleinberg, of Abrahms Blvd., West Hartford, widow of Harry Kleinberg died Monday (January 3, 2005). Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Samuel and Tillie Sigel, she was a member of the Congregation Agudas Achim and its sisterhood. She was also a member of the Auxiliary of Bess and Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy of Greater Hartford and a member of the Auxiliary of the Hebrew Home and Hospital. She is survived by a son, Harvey Kleinberg and his wife Harriet of Miami, FL; a daughter, Maura Nemirow and her husband David of West Hartford; a brother, Paul Sigel of Avon and Del Ray, FL; a sister, Anne Bloom of Boca Raton, FL; four grandchildren, Amy Nemirow of Philadelphia, PA, Barry Nemirow of West Hartford, Jay Nemirow and his wife Barbara of West Hartford, Erica Kleinberg of Miami, FL; and four cherished great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday 1 p.m. in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Shiva will be observed at the home of her daughter 14 King Edward Road, West Hartford. Memorial contributions may be made to Bess and Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy of Greater Hartford, 53 Gabb Road, Bloomfield or to the Hebrew Home and Hospital, 1 Abrahms Blvd., West Hartford. The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff of 2 North at the Hebrew Home & Hospital for their care and compassion.
Hilda (Laschever) Schwartz
Hilda (Laschever) Schwartz, 95, of Bloomfield, widow of State Police Captain Phillip Schwartz died Tuesday, January 4, 2005. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Nathan and Nellie Laschever. She was a member of Congregation Beth Israel and involved with Hadassah activities for many years. She leaves her sons, Alan, Lawrence, and Edward, eleven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. There will be a graveside service on Thursday, January 6, at 1:00 PM in Temple Beth Israel Cemetery, Ward and Affleck Streets, Hartford. Relatives and friends will gather after interment at the home of Merle and Lawrence Schwartz, 20 Berwyn Rd., West Hartford. Donations may be made to the Salvation Army and the Juvenile Diabetes Association. Arrangements entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford.
Nathan Lewis Dubin,
Nathan Lewis Dubin, D.M.D., of West Hartford, died Sunday, (January 9, 2005) in West Palm Beach, FL. Born in Hartford, he was the son of the late William and Ida (Shectman) Dubinsky. He played the violin and saxophone and sang with his own orchestra, Nat Dubin and his Brown Derby Orchestra. He attended the University of Connecticut and received his degree from Tufts University of Dental Medicine. He did graduate studies at Harvard Dental School in Oral Surgery, the Institute of Oral Pathology, Columbia University in Applied Anatomy, Washington University in Prosthodontics, and Tufts School of Dental Medicine in Occluso-Rehabilitation. During World War II he was a consulting oral surgeon of the Army Air Force. He developed new pain therapy for Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome. He advanced the use of antibiotics in dentistry while practicing reconstructive surgery in the Air Force as Consulting Oral Surgeon during World War II. He volunteered doing dental work one day per week at the Hartford Dispensary at the beginning of his career where people waited for his day before coming to the Dispensary. He was a fellow of the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists, the Academy of Dental Science, and the Academy of Dental Medicine, Pierre Fouchard Academy and the American Equilibration Society. Dr. Dubin was a past president of the American Academy of Occluso-Rehabilitation and was the head of the Connecticut Prosthodontic Society. In 1968, the Board of Regents conferred a fellowship in the American College of Dentists upon Dr. Dubin at its national dental convention. Dr. Dubin was appointed by Governor Thomas J. Meskill, by the late Governor Ella T. Grasso, and by Governor William A. O'Neill to three consecutive five-year terms as a member of the Connecticut Dental Commission. He also served as Chairman of the Commission. He was a member of the New England Regional Board of Dental Examiners. He had offices at 18 Asylum Avenue in Hartford, moving to One Financial Plaza in Hartford, specializing in prosthodontics, especially Occluso-Rehabilitation. Dr. Dubin was published extensively about his profession, and was a lecturer and clinician in the United States, France, Israel, the Dominican Republic and South America. He taught other dentists in his office without charge, and provided dental services to many patients who could not afford them. He received multiple Paul Harris Recognitions from the Rotary Club of Hartford. The most recent one was awarded to him on May 17, 2004, when he received the Vocational Service Award from the Rotary Club of Hartford at a Gala Luncheon in his honor at Congregation Beth Israel attended by almost 200 people from all walks of the community. Dr. Dubin had 48 years of perfect attendance at Rotary Meetings. He never missed a meeting from the day he joined and he played a critical role in the success of the Polio Plus campaign. In 1970 Dr. Dubin was elected as the 28th President of Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford and continued to serve as a Trustee. He was a former member of the Board of Directors of Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and the Greater Hartford Jewish Community Center where he was a Campership Endowment Benefactor since 1964. At the Hebrew Home & Hospital in West Hartford he served on the Board of Directors, as Vice-President, the Finance Committee, and Public Relations. He was also a Justice of the Peace, a member of West Hartford Fellowship Housing, Level Lodge No. 137 A.F. & A.M., the Shriners, Tumble Brook Country Club of Bloomfield, and The Hartford Club. He will be greatly missed by his loving family who remember his joyous singing, jokes and stories. He was the beloved husband of Renee (Pregulman) Dubin; cherished father of Libet (Lyda) and Dr. David Streiff and their children Cole and Kerry, Wendy Dubin and Dr. Brooks Bitterman and their son Alex, Susan and Attorney Stephen J. Nahley and their daughter Charlotte, and Pamela Dubin. He was predeceased by his siblings, Rebecca Miller, Philip Dubinsky, Rose Schulman, Morris Dubinsky, Mae Apter, Jack Dubin, and Fran Gross. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 14, at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary of Congregation Beth Israel, 701 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford with Rabbi Stephen Fuchs and Cantor Pamela Siskin officiating. Interment will follow in the Dubin family plot at Beth Israel Cemetery, Hartford. The family will receive relatives and friends at his home. Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Beth Israel, 701 Farmington Ave., West Hartford 06119 or to the Dr. Nathan L. Dubin Campership Fund at the Greater Hartford Jewish Community Center, 335 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford 06117 or to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford.
Eva Gordon Korman
KORMAN, Eva (Gordon) Eva (Gordon) Korman, 93, of West Hartford, daughter of the late Jacob and Lena Gordon, died Monday, (April 18, 2005). She had resided for the past four years at the Hebrew Home and Hospital in West Hartford, and was previously a resident of Deerfield Beach, FL for over 25 years. Eva had a wonderful and happy marriage to Jack Korman who preceded her in death. She was also predeceased by a son, Stuart Korman. Prior to her retirement she was a long time worker with the State of Connecticut Labor Department. She was a life member of Hadassah and Woman's American ORT, the American Jewish Congress in Connecticut and Florida, a member of both the United Synagogue's and Emanuel Synagogue Sisterhoods and was a member of the Sarah Weinstein Cancer Association. She is survived by her loving son, Alan Korman and his wife Marilyn of Newington; a sister, Irene Davidson of Wilmington, DE; and a sister-in-law Lenore Gordon of West Hartford; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be Thursday, 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., with burial in the Hartford Mutual Society Cemetery, Garden St., Hartford. A memorial period will be observed at the home of Alan and Marilyn Korman, 26 Nutmeg Lane, Newington thorough Friday afternoon. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hebrew Home and Hospital, 1 Abrahams Blvd., West Hartford 06117. Eva's family wants to thank the many dedicated employees of the Hebrew Home and Hospital and the Connecticut VNA Hospice by Masonicare for their devoted care.
Emma (Perlstein) Cohen
Emma Perlstein Cohen died Thursday (April 28, 2005) at age 100. The widow of Dr. Morris N. Cohen, with whom she eloped in 1927, she was the oldest child of Hillel and Libbe (Sherry) Perlstein, and was predeceased by her brothers Abraham and Elliot Perlstein and her sister Shirley Brown. Love of and for family formed the core of her life, and she leaves incredible memories for her devoted and grateful family. Survivors include her son and daughter-in law Michael and Naomi Cohen of Bloomfield, her daughter Judith Shapiro of Hooksett, New Hampshire, her brother and sister-in-law Julian and Florence Perlstein of Bloomfield, sisters-in-law Miriam Cohen of Bloomfield and Ruth Cohen of Florida, grandchildren Harry Shapiro and his partner Emanuel Bando, Elisabeth Shapiro and her husband Jeffrey Keerking, Sharon Shapiro Spurling and her husband David Spurling, Joshua Cohen, Jonah Cohen and his fiancée Kristie Mazzoni, Matthew Cohen and his fiancée Lisa Deutsch, great grandson Eli Moshe Keerking and special friends and care-givers Betty Campos and Opal Garvey. What a century Emma enjoyed, living an extraordinary life as family matriarch and devoted community volunteer. A student at the University of Connecticut, she left college to work in New York and returned to Hartford as proprietor of the Aladdin shop, a lending library and specialty shop selling imported items. She described her biggest regret as not having a college degree. Throughout her life she studied, read voraciously and encouraged others to do the same, especially in areas of Jewish learning. Moving to Bloomfield in 1932, she was President of the Mothers’ Club, the forerunner of the school system’s PTA. She was a co-founder 54 years ago of the Hartford Association for Retarded Citizens. Together with her husband of 61 years she traveled widely, including more than a dozen visits to Israel. Emma’s leadership roles in the Jewish community were extensive, and she served until her death as a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Hartford Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. She was a co-founder and first President of the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford where she initiated what has become a vast collection of oral history tapes. She was also President of American Jewish Congress and the Emanuel Synagogue Sisterhood, a founder of the first flourishing Jewish bible study group in Connecticut, active in Beth Hillel Synagogue and a member of many other Jewish organizations here and in Israel. An avid Democrat, she began her interest in politics as a member of the Socialist Party, helping to organize an appearance in 1932 at the Bushnell Memorial for presidential candidate Norman Thomas. Throughout her husband’s career in local and state elected offices, she was his enthusiastic booster, scrapbook maker and photographer of his speeches, legislative debates and committee work, with many of her pictures appearing in the local press and in campaign materials. Guided by Judaism’s teachings and history, she understood and imparted to her children and everyone else who would listen the importance of appreciating their roots and living Jewishly. She and her husband devoted their time and their resources to preserve Jewish institutions, especially Hartford’s Jewish history. Their efforts culminated in the underwriting of “Making a Life, Building a Community”, a history of Hartford’s Jews published in 1997. Her family will commemorate the rich legacy she has left to all who knew her at a funeral service Monday, May 2nd, at 1:30 PM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Avenue, Hartford. Burial will be in Beth Hillel Cemetery, East Granby. Shiva will be observed at the home of Michael and Naomi Cohen, 24 Wyndcliffe Park, Bloomfield, Monday following the funeral, Tuesday through Thursday from 2:30-5:00 PM and 7:00 until 9:00 PM, and Saturday evening from 7:00 until 10:00 PM. Minyans will take place at 7:30 PM. To applaud Emma’s remarkable life, the family suggests contributions to honor her memory be made to the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford, 333 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117 or the Hartford Association for Retarded Citizens, 900 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT 06115. May her memory be for a blessing.
Anna (Plotkin) Cushing
Anna Cushing, 97, passed away on Friday April 29, 2005 at the Hebrew Home. She was born July 6 1907 in Russia. She leaves behind her son Edward, his wife Carole, three grandchildren Ron Steve and Dean, and seven great grandchildren. A graveside funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Monday, May 2nd, at the Albany Jewish Center Cemetery, Garden Street, Hartford. Arrangements entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford.
Mary (Wolf) Hasson
Margo Wolf Hasson, much-loved wife of Jack Hasson, MD died in Bloomfield on Monday, (May 16, 2005) of lung cancer. She was 78 years old and was born in the village of Dudelsheim in Germany near Frankfurt. Her family fled to the United States in 1935 because of the relentless persecution of Jews by the Nazi government. She was a born biologist and received a BS degree at Hunter College. An MS degree in microbiology followed from the University of Kentucky. She then worked as a research assistant in immunology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. This enabled her to support her newly wed husband through medical school. After taking the time to raise two sons, Kenneth and Perry, she then pursued studies at Washington University in Saint Louis leading to her certification as a high school teacher of biology. After a short career as a high school biology teacher and department head, she enrolled in the Graduate School of the University of Connecticut Health Center and received a PhD degree in immunology in 1980. This led to a career in immunology in the field of in vitro fertilization. Her last adventure was devoted full time to her life-long hobby as a collector of antiques. This led to her becoming an antique dealer, which she relished along with her love of tennis. She is survived by her husband; two sons; a grandson; a sister, Geraldine Welch in Northport, NY; and a cousin, Lisa Carp in Potomac, MD. Instead of flowers, contributions are preferred to the American Cancer Society and/or the Farmington Valley Visiting Nurses' Association Hospice department. Weinstein Mortuary has charge of arrangements. Memorial services to be announced.
Arnold S. Landsberg
Arnold "Arnie" S. Landsberg, 82, of Manchester, beloved husband of Julene Barr Landsberg passed away peacefully on Saturday (June 25, 2005) at St. Francis Hospital. He was predeceased by his beloved daughter Andrea Beth Landsberg and his sister Marian L. Kobrosky. He was born in Hartford on March 17, 1923, to the late Albert and Rebecca (Webber) Landsberg. He was a graduate of Weaver High School, class of 1941. An accomplished musician, Arnold's love for the guitar was the keystone for both his professional and personal life. He started playing the guitar at age 12 and was playing professionally at 16. He enlisted in the service in 1942 and performed with Army Air Corps orchestras throughout England. In 1946, he was appointed to the staff of the Hartford Conservatory and spent 25 years in that role. He opened his first guitar studio in 1947 and later was the owner-operator of Lane Music Centers in Manchester and Vernon. In the 1960's Arnold developed a very popular 10-week "Fun with the Guitar" adult hobby class which introduced the guitar to hundreds. His passion was the guitar, and he instilled the love of the guitar to many through his teaching and performing. He continued to give guitar lessons right up to the time of his death and especially enjoyed teaching young people. In 2004, he was inducted into the Manchester Arts Commission Hall of Fame in recognition of his contribution as a music educator. He served on the boards of the Manchester Bicentennial Band Shell and the Connecticut Classical Guitar Society. He was also very active in the Manchester Senior Center. Arnold was a wonderfully loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He will be remembered by his family and friends as a true gentleman with a soft-spoken manner, subtle humor, and a passion for every interest he pursued. In addition to his wife of 58 years, he is survived by two sons, Larry and his wife Karen of Wethersfield and Edward and his wife Louann of Vernon; five grandchildren, Michael and his wife Jamie, Jeffrey, Jonathan, Robert, and Alicia; and one great-grandson, Harrison. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Francis Hospital, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit for their kindness and compassionate care. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 28, at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Burial services will follow in the Congregation B'nai Shalom Cemetery, Wethersfield. A memorial period will be observed at the home of his son at 342 Ridge Road, Wethersfield, Tuesday and Wednesday evening at 6:30 with the prayer service at sunset. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Temple Beth Tefilah, 465 Oak Street, East Hartford, 06118 or the Manchester Bicentennial Band Shell, PO Box 1673, Manchester, 06045. Although Arnie's music has left us, his melody will always remain in the hearts of the many lives he touched.
Seymour S. Shifreen
Seymour S. Seymour S. Shifreen, of West Hartford died Sunday (July 24, 2005). He was born in Brooklyn, NY and was formerly of New York City, NY and New London before moving to West Hartford. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the Merchant Marine. He was a member of Congregation Tikvoh Chadoshoh, Whitestone Hebrew Center and B'nai Brith. He leaves his wife, Rhoda (Shafter) Shifreen; his sons, Dr. Steven and his wife, Julie Shifreen of West Hartford, Frank Shifreen of New York City, NY; a daughter, Mrs. Dawn and her husband, Stanley Pomerantz of Lafayette, CA; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Schweitzer of West Hartford; and four grandchildren, Eli and Briel Pomerantz, and Amanda and Aaron Shifreen. The funeral service will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford with interment in Tikvoh Chadoshoh Cemetery, Windsor. A memorial period through Thursday will be observed at 4 Tabor Circle, West Hartford. Memorial donations may be made to Congregation Tikvoh Chadoshoh, 180 Still Road, Bloomfield 06002, or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 1004, Meriden, CT 06450-1004.
Dr. Sidney Shapiro, a well-known Hartford orthodontist for almost half a century, died in Philadelphia, on July 25, which was his 99th birthday. Dr. Shapiro was born on the Lower East Side of New York in 1906. Around 1915, his family moved to Hartford, where Dr. Shapiro graduated from Hartford High School. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to the then rural village of Unionville, where Dr. Shapiro’s father, Max Shapiro, operated a dry-goods store. Dr. Shapiro earned his dental degree from Harvard in 1929 and began his practice in orthodontics. He practiced in Hartford for almost 50 years, retiring in 1977. During that time, he sometimes served two and three generations of many Hartford families. He was a longtime member of the Hartford Dental Society and served as its president in the early 1950s. At the time of his death, Dr. Shapiro was the oldest living past president of the Society. In 1945 Dr. Shapiro married Mae Fineberg of Yonkers, New York. Their son, Joshua, was born in 1946. The family was longtime residents of West Hartford, where they belonged to the Beth El Temple of West Hartford. An avid golfer, Dr. Shapiro was one of the first members of the Tumblebrook Country Club, Bloomfield. Upon retiring, he and his wife moved back to the Unionville area, where they lived at Farmington Woods. Mae Shapiro died in 1989, and Dr. Shapiro moved to the Philadelphia area, where his son, Josh and wife Elaine lived. Dr. Shapiro leaves his son Josh, daughter-in-law, Elaine Shapiro, grandchildren Scott Kelly of Chestnut Hill, PA, and Debbie Bloomer and her husband Larry, and great-granddaughter, Reanna Bloomer of Charlotte, NC. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2005 at 10:30 A.M. in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Avenue, Hartford with Rabbi Stanley M. Kessler officiating. Interment will follow in Beth El Temple Cemetery, Avon. The family will receive relatives and friends immediately following the interment at the Marriott Hotel, 15 Farm Springs Rd., Farmington. Memorial contributions may be made to A Charity of the Donor’s Choice.