May their memories be for a blessing . . .
Shirlee C. Bloom
September 16, 2021
My beautiful and intelligent grandmother, my best girl friend and cheerleader. She had a great attitude about my disability, and encouraged my writing hobby. We loved cultural activities, games, and foreign languages. She spoke “perfect infinitive French” . She was so caring toward many others. The world was blessed with her presence for 97 years.
Ed Cohen, Avram Meir Ben Yisachar Dov v Rachel Leah
April 23, 2022
Dad, Zayde, Uncle Eddie lived a full, joyous life despite hardships, including the loss of his brother in the Shoah and the death of his widowed sister, after which he and mom took in my cousins. He loved family, jokes, travel, music, davenning, market research, ideas, dialogue, driving, poker, making cucumber salad, and finding his next thing.
May 6, 2022
My father was born in 1921, in Budapest Hungary. A Holocaust survivor, he came to the U.S. in 1953 eventually moving to New York City. He spoke five languages, including Swedish which he spoke to a visiting nurse in his last days of life. He was inseparable from my mother, his true love of 75 years. We will miss his loving and vibrant presence.
Ina Scherzer Faye
March 27, 2022
A soft-spoken, gentle woman, Ina married my cousin, Barry Faye. He was a college professor, she a well-regarded medical social worker. My strongest memory is how adoringly they looked at each other throughout their wedding ceremony. A 57-year love story. Buried in the Springfield, IL cemetery where Abe Lincoln rests.
Kay Flick Elfant
December 5, 2022
My brother loved newspapers and became a journalist while still in his teens. He moved to Arkansas in the 1970s and founded a small chain of local papers that have won many statewide journalism awards. He also loved blues and jazz and greatly admired the people who could produce such beautiful music. His wide interests opened the world to me.
December 13, 2021/ 9th of Tevet
Jim was beloved by his friends and communities, a modest and witty soul with a deep love of Judaism.
Well loved Fabrangener and by many other minyanim and shuls.
kindness, humor, endless walking, mathematician, languages , writer, trivia, purim torah, leyner, baseball, family, yosher etc.
y’hei zichro baruch may his memory be blessed
July 4, 2022
Barry was a masterful Jewish educator and beloved leader of Neilah services at Fabrangen along with his wife, Eleanor.
Dr. Irving Moch, Jr.
September 16, 2022
My great-uncle, 95 1/2 years old. Passionate fan of the Phillies
(after his beloved Giants left New York City); longtime chemical
engineer with Dupont and desalination expert, son and father of
medical doctors, with a laugh to light up a room and a mind that
never lost its brilliance
December 20, 2021
My father, Jack Paradise, died on December 20, 2021, at 96. Dad played Tickling Machine with us, read us poetry, and taught us how to write. A beloved pediatrician, mentor, and researcher. Fought poverty, oppression, hatred, war. The same things made us laugh and cry. I miss him all the time.
May 1, 2022
At his funeral in upstate New York in May, many mourners spoke of how important family was to Peter. One proof of this is the effort he made to stay in touch, despite the challenges of time and distance.
He was a devoted husband, a loving father, a good son, and a nephew among many nieces. I called him cousin for not quite enough time.
July 8, 2022
Auschwitz survivor and magician of YouTube fame, my cousin-uncle Werner Reich spent his entire retirement (30 years) teaching others about the importance of democracy, intergroup tolerance and kindness. May his name and his teaching remain a blessing to others for generations to come.
Marcia Goldstein Ribon
August 4, 2022
Beloved cousin Marcia, married to Arie Ribon, was a close cousin from the age of about 3 as we virtually grew up together with her older sister Barbara.and always kept in contact and regularly met until Arie passed away. Marcia, although not a lawyer handled contracts for a NYC talent agency until she retired. A wonderful talented person..
Baruh Rodriguez Salinas
May 13, 2022
(1923-2022) My tío Baruh was a gentle, expressive and emotional man who loved music, family, and who adored my parents. Much of what I know about my Jewish heritage comes from his research.
Louise Edelman Sagalyn
August 13, 2022
Louise Edelman Sagalyn was my aunt and the last her of generation to leave us. She was a loving mother of four daughters and a grandmother of three. She spent her 95 years well as a lawyer, children’s advocate, and entrepreneur.
September 11, 2022
We are heartbroken by our daughter Rachel’s death at age 27. She was creative and funny; an engaging speaker; and a passionate advocate for police-free schools and confronting racism. Despite struggles with physical and mental health challenges, she was a caring, supportive friend and a loving sister and daughter.
Nancy Kupchan Sonis
July 30, 2022
Psychiatric social worker for children’s causes. Devoted to husband, S. Morris Kupchan, chemistry professor, and sons Clifford and Charles. Widely traveled, passionate about art collecting, her extensive Barbadian collection was donated to establish a Barbados national art gallery. Widowed, remarried to H. Richard Sonis. Gracious, elegant, doted on four grandchildren.
Kay Flick Elfant
September 16, 2021
My younger brother Brian died almost exactly a year ago of lung cancer, after years of disabling multiple sclerosis. He was a private man, pursuing his own scholarly interests. He had a sharp wit, was a kind, loving uncle to our children and all his nephews and nieces as well as a support for many years to our mother as she aged. We miss him.
Geoff Thale and Judy Galat
June 25, 2022
Jamie was my first cousin (mother’s sister’s daughter) and the eldest of our generation of the family. In addition to being a loving wife, mother and grandmother, she was a Greek major, Latin tutor, librarian, tax preparer, local LWV leader, and primary host for family gatherings at the Jersey Shore.
July 1, 2021
I knew Joan for a long time, since our children were young-at this point our kids are very adult, late 50’s and 60’s. She has always been an inspiration to me as she was one of the first woman I knew who was in business, married, a mother and a motor cycle rider in her younger days. I’ve been missing her!
Rhonda Joy Weiss
October 19, 2021
My wife Rhonda was a unique and beautiful soul. Born blind but with a keen mind and tenacious courage she achieved two ivy league degrees. She spent 41 years as an attorney in the Department of Education. She raised two beautiful children and contributed greatly to Fabrangen, always singing. Her amazing memory allowed her to touch many lives by regular contact.