May their memories be for a blessing . . .
March 22, 2021
WWII veteran and native of Providence, RI, who fell in love with my aunt and with Boston. Always the entrepreneur, he started out as a fruit peddler and became an importer of all kinds of interesting things (such as zippers and spiral staircases). He knew how to listen.
March 23, 2021/Nissan 11, 5781 – 85 years old
My father was a child survivor of the Shoah, hidden by a righteous family in the Netherlands. As an adult he lived his life healing others as a social worker and educating about the importance of acting in the face of evil. He taught me the most important things in life aren’t things, but meaning and connection and being of service to others
May 1, 2021
A friend from law school. An advocate for children. She did ground-breaking work on the connection between trauma children experience and their behavioral problems in school. She worked tirelessly through education and advocacy to create safe and supportive schools. I will miss our teas and Qijong classes in Harvard Square.
Margit Viola Eisenberg
December 8, 2020
Aunt Margit died at home in Connecticut after a long, loving life. Born in Sweden, she came to the US as a young girl. She was welcoming, understanding, insightful, dedicated to family, and devoted to her Lutheran church. I was lucky to visit her most summers in the last two decades.
Jose Alberto Robleto Falla (“Chepe”)
November 16, 2020
Last fall, in Florida, Covid-19 swept through my (pregnant) niece’s family. Aviva, her husband Daniel, both his parents and his father’s brother, Jose. NOT her toddler, Silvia. Jose died at age 50. He was admired for his overwhelming love of family, his sensitivity and his jubilant. Newborn Gabriel Jose was named after him.
Kay Flick Elfant
Marta Menes Fernandez
August 12, 2021
Marta was my dad’s companion during the last eight years of his life. Her gentleness, good cheer, lovingkindness, and generosity not only provided much joy to my father but enriched all our lives. We were so fortunate to have her as part of our family. Her memory is a blessing.
Barbara Ruth Abrams Gladstein
February 24, 2021
Vivacious tango dancer, devoted cellist, gourmet cook, avid traveler, nature lover, effective therapist, loving wife and mother of four children and six grandchildren. My mother, Barbara Ruth Abrams Gladstein, born Chicago 1930, grew up dancing to the jazz greats and lived a passionate life. Her memory is a blessing.
December 20, 2020
He was a mensch. He cared deeply and did many good deeds. own. He was a Fabrangen member in 2016 and 2017 and a long time member of Agudas Achim in Virginia. He died peacefully at the age of 70. He was my close friend for over a decade. We ate together most nights, went to movies, hikes and more activities than you can imagine.
Dale S. Brown
November 16, 2020
Beloved and greatly missed, my mother Sonia Hess was dedicated to family, Jewish community and cultural arts. She worked as a psychologist and teacher, was a leader and innovator whether in forming a children’s group or organizing the Catholic-Jewish dialogue. She was famous for always remembering and honoring events in the lives of loved ones.
July 31, 2021 (22 Av, 5781)
My beloved wife of almost 40 years, she was an artist, an activist, a designer, a marketeer, a great story-teller, and a driver who could magically park a car in any size space. She will be remembered as a woman with a great gift for friendship and will be missed by many!
July 31, 2021
Part of our informal Fabrangenish mixed couples holiday group for 30+ years. We celebrated seders and break-fasts at her house. As one of the non-Jewish spouses, Doria often organized the YK break-fasts. We loved Doria’s humor, tact, intelligence and abiding interest in our children. She left us far too soon.
Judy Galat, Geoff Thale, Peter Winch, Denice Zeck, Martin Weil,
Pat Theiler, Arthur Friedman, Zoe Friedman
June 11, 2021
Beloved colleague, brilliant conversationalist, deep thinker, lover of nature.
Samuel Meyer Kogutt
December 9, 2020
Uncle Sam: quiet, loving family man. Very proud of his army service that included liberating Flossenburg concentration camp in 1945, for which he was recognized by the state of Texas and Czech Republic. Successful entrepreneur and inventor. Known far and wide for his fruit salad, war recollections, and big smile.
Michael J Masch
February 7, 2021
Fiscal management (budget fixer): Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Penn, Manhattan College, Howard University. Beloved husband of Rachel Falcove; proud father, grandfather. Community activist. Comic book collector. Co-founder Germantown Minyan, Dorshei Derekh, NHCC. Home hospitality, welcoming generations of Jews. Exuberant davener, dancer. Raconteur, schmoozer, the person you wanted to be around most at Kiddush.
Kay Flick Elfant
June 1, 2021
Dear sweet Ray loved Kathy, Adam and Kimberly, Maine, books, music, and more.
Ray taught American Literature, American Studies and English language in schools all over the world, including the U.N. School, universities and colleges in Maine, Krakow, Wroclaw, Budapest, Pocatello, and, most recently, at Kingsborough Community College.
April 12, 2021
In memory of my loving and beloved sister, Jan Paradise. Devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, aunt, friend, physician. A person of conscience, tenderness, wisdom, generosity, and a laugh like music. Robbed of a long future together, we used our time well, heart to heart. I miss her terribly.
Cheryl Albrecht Rothkopf
October 3, 2020
Devoted wife, mother, and music teacher. Her energy and talent were an inspiration to her middle school students.
A good friend who died too young.
August 22, 2021
My cousin Gail’s husband was a true mensch, who cared for his family and many others. He died too young in a car accident returning from a Mincha-Maariv minyan while on vacation in New Jersey.
February 22, 2021
Retired child psychologist cousin Karl Tepfer loved family, including his 6 grandsons. His second life career was photography, especially fireworks and changing conditions of water near his Long Beach, NY home. I share my favorites: his Coney Island Mermaid Parade images.
Zachary S. Weiss
Ferocious, fearless crusader for justice, truth, and fairness as an NY prosecutor (convicted a policeman), Chairman of NY State Workers Compensation Board, and Social Security disability judge. Led fight to undo Trump era abuses in SSA. Independent thinker with insatiable intellectual curiosity. The most loyal of friends from childhood.