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Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice (JoyceTice@aol.com)
Franklin Street Obituaries
BAKER D. Robert Of Rancho Mirage, CA formerly of Elmira, NY died on Monday May 8th, 2006. Bob was born in Elmira, New York to Harry Baker and Helen Brown Baker on May 9th, 1916. He attended Syracuse University and served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific from 1942 to 1946. Bob worked approximately 30 years in the finance business followed by ownership and enjoyment of Mark Twain Travel Agency in Elmira, New York. D. Robert Baker is survived by his wife and bride of 58 years, Gloria Berman Baker; his daughter Diane Hoffman of Tustin, California, Diane's daughter, Emily Hoffman Clark, her husband Tim Clark and their son Elijah Clark, of Rancho Santa Margarita California, Diane's son Andrew Hoffman of Tustin, California; son and daughter-in-law Peter and Catherine Baker of Hammondsport, New York, their children Michael H. Baker and Kelsey A. Baker. D. Robert Baker was predeceased by two brothers, Bertram Baker and Arthur Baker. Funeral services will be held at the Temple B'nai Israel, Elmira, New York on Friday, May 12th, 2006 at 11 o'clock in the morning. Lynch Funeral Home is to be thanked for the New York State arrangements and burial will be at the Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira, New York. The family would like to give special thanks to Odyssey House Hospice Care of Palm Springs for their help and caring service.
BARCUS - LAVINE, Dorothy Barcus
Dorothy Barcus Lavine died peacefully on December 11, 2008 in Mequon, WI. Dottie was born in Elmira, NY to the late Esther and Benjamin Barcus on February 18, 1914. She graduated from Elmira Free Academy in three-and-a-half years and Elmira College, majoring in Economics and achieving Magna Cum Laude status. Dottie was accepted into Harvard University's Masters Program. For six years, she worked in EC's Placement Office under the late Dr. John R. Tuttle, assisting graduates and alumnae in securing teaching and non-teaching positions. Dottie served as President of her 1935 graduating class for many years. During WWII, she accepted a government position in Schenectady, NY, where there was an urgent employment situation in the area of defense contracts. Later, Dottie was employed by The Eclipse Machine Co., recruiting workers for defense-related jobs. She was an avid volunteer to many charitable, educational and social entities. Dottie held various leadership positions in Hadassah, Sisterhood, ORT, etc. Her passion for administering to those in need won the admiration of many. She possessed an exceptional talent for accomplishment. Her character reflected great compassion for the distraught and confined. Dottie's judgment and competencies were readily recognized. Dottie was married 41 years to her late, devoted husband, Jack Lavine, owner of Elmira's Citizens Loan Co. Their home was a gathering place as they became "adoptive parents" and ambassadors of good will to many of EC's foreign students. With Jack snapping pictures and Dottie providing the narrative, their travelogues entertained many an audience. Dottie is survived by two sons, Allen (Ellen) of Mequon, WI and Barry (Karen) or Portland, OR; and grandsons, Jeffrey, Benjamin and Dylan. She is further survived by her beloved brother and sister-in-law, former Elmirans, Sanford and Nanette Barcus of Chandler, AZ. Dottie's ever-encompassing positive attitude will be missed by her niece, Carolyn (Don) Boles; and nephews, Steven (Diana) and Robert Barcus; and her many friends. Funeral Service will be held on December 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Congregation Shomray Hadath, at 1008 W. Water St., Elmira, NY 14905. Interment will follow in Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira. Abraham Golos officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Congregation Shomray Hadath or to a charity of choice. Arrangements by Baker Family Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/15/2008
BARCUS Sanford Louis
Age 101, of Chandler, AZ, died July 26, 2013. He was born in Elmira, NY on April 28, 1912, the son of Benjamin Barcus and Esther Yudkovsky Barcus. He graduated from Elmira Free Academy (1930), from Bucknell University (1934) and earned a Master's Degree from Elmira College (1962). He achieved the rank of full Colonel in the U.S. Army, training at the General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth and was injured in the Pacific theater during the Second World War. Serving his country proudly, he remained in the Reserves after WWII. He met his beloved wife Nanette after her graduation from Vassar. He was the Director of Guidance and Classification at the Elmira Correctional Facility for 28 years. A born entrepreneur and investor, he also did commercial property management in Elmira. He was a lifelong congregant of Temple B'Nai Israel in Elmira and a member of Temple Emmanuel in Tempe, AZ. He taught Hebrew to a generation of students at the Temple and was a longtime member of the Cooley and Cashmere Grotto lodges. Rarely missing a Friday night, he was always well-dressed at Temple where he was known and loved by the congregation. He will be remembered most for his deep commitment to his parents, wife, children and grandchildren. He was interested in genealogy, family history, military history, baseball, and charitable giving. He supported many in need and did not hesitate to seek them out. A great writer, he enjoyed correspondences with many family and friends throughout the world. He loved the family home at 602 Foster Ave. that he resided in until his move to Arizona in 1999. The grounds maintenance was a passion of his, and he liked to carry vegetables from his garden to all the neighbors. The stock market was another passion, and he followed the daily Wall Street Journal and CNBC for all his investment news. In recent years he learned to use the computer. He outlived most of his contemporaries. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nanette Chaitt Barcus; predeceased by his sister, Dorothy Barcus Lavine; survived by his three children, Steven (Diana) of Sanford, FL, Carolyn Boles (Donald, MD) of Tempe, AZ and Robert of Marietta, GA; two grandchildren, Donald Boles III of Tempe, AZ and Jennifer Boles of San Diego, CA; two nephews, Allen Lavine of Mequon, WI and Barry Lavine of Portland, OR; and three nieces, Barbara Murphy of Alexandria, VA, Sharon Chaitt of Bellevue, WA and Doreen Chaitt of Bethesda, MD. Funeral Services will take place at Congregation Kol Ami in Elmira, NY on Thursday, August 1, 2013, Spiritual Leader Abraham Golos officiating. Burial to follow at the Temple B'Nai Cemetery on Franklin Street in Elmira. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Kol Ami. ARRANGEMENTS BY BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME. Star Gazette – July 30, 2013
Morris E. Dr. Retired Veterinarian Former Mayor of Horseheads, and former Chemung County Executive Age 89 of La Jolla, California formerly of Horseheads, NY died on Thursday August 3, 2000 at San Diego Hospice, in San Diego, California. Dr. Blostein was born February 12, 1911 in Ithaca, NY the son of the late Henry and Ida Alpert Blostein. He was a graduate of Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine and retired from his practice in Horseheads, NY after several years of dedicated care and service to animals of the area. Dr. Blostein was a veteran of WW II serving his country with the US Army attaining the rank of Captain. He married his wife, Hannah Ruth Wexler Blostein, who pre-deceased him on July 28, 1981. Dr. and Mrs. Blostein had been members of Congregation B'nai Israel for several years prior to Mrs. Blostein's death. Dr. Blostein was elected Mayor of Horseheads and served his community from1962-1974. In 1974 Dr. Blostein was elected Chemung County Executive and served Chemung County with distinction during his tenure. He was active in numerous community and civic organizations. Dr. Blostein was a member of Horseheads Elks Lodge # 297, Horseheads Old Oak Lodge #364 F & AM, Horseheads American Legion Post #442, in addition to many other clubs and organizations. Dr. Blostein was pre-deceased by his wife, Hannah and by his three sisters, Rose Blostein Amdur, Sarah Blostein Nash, and Jane Blostein Manns. Dr. Blostein is survived by his daughter Subie Blostein Fetherman of San Diego, CA ; grandchildren David & Yuki Fetherman of San Diego, CA, Annie Fetherman of San Diego, CA, and Mark & Natalie Fetherman of Ambler, PA; great grandchildren: Max Fetherman, Sam Fetherman, and Mia Fetherman all of Ambler, PA; sisters and brothers-in-law: Florence Abrahams of Norristown, PA, Alice & Norman Horn of Gainesville, Florida, Rachel & George Stone of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; brother: Dr. Leon Blostein of Rochester, NY; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Relatives and Friends are invited to attend Dr. Blostein's Gravesite Committal Services on Sunday August 6, 2000 at 12 Noon in Franklin Street Cemetery Elmira, NY with Rabbi Mimi Biatch officiating.Arrangements are entrusted to the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home in Horseheads, NY.
BRAUNSTEIN Bernard "Pop Pop"
Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather - Age 84 of Elmira, NY, died on June 29, 2012 at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Survived by wife, Nathalie Robinson Braunstein; daughter, Sue Braunstein; son, Edwin (Carol) Braunstein, all of Elmira; grandchildren, Brittany, Beverly, Olivia and Isabelle Braunstein, all of Elmira; brother, Irving Braunstein of PA. Predeceased by his true love and wife of 43 years, Beverly Botnick Braunstein in 1991; loving companion, Lillian Nuger-Berger in 2003. He was a lifetime member of the former Congregation Shomray Hadath, of B'nai Brith, Commander of the Jewish War Veterans, the JCC and an avid supporter of Israel. Bernard was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving in Guam. He was born in Bronx, NY and moved to Binghamton and met Beverly and was married in 1948 and has been a resident of Elmira ever since. Bernard was the founder of Deluxe Business Machines and then became a pioneer of the First Amendment, of which he is well respected nationally as a founding father and continuing advocate and an active businessman throughout his life. Donations may be made to the Beverly Braunstein Fund at the American Cancer Society . Funeral services will be held at Kol Ami Congregation, 1008 W. Water St., Elmira on Monday, July 2, at 11:30 a.m. Abraham Golos officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Street Cemetery Elmira. ARRANGEMENTS BY BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME
BRENNER Egon Brenner
Age 86, died on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Egon was born July 1, 1925 in Vienna, Austria and emigrated to the U.S. in 1938. He had a natural grasp of mathematics and studied electrical engineering at City College of NY. Egon served in the US Pacific Theatre of Operations from 1944-1946. As a staff sergeant he received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart for distinguished service in the Army. During his time in the military, Egon became a naturalized American citizen. Egon earned his PhD from Brooklyn Polytechnic. He was married on Dec 24, 1950 to RHODA GREENBERG BRENNER of Brooklyn, NY. Egon spent many years teaching at CCNY, eventually rising into administration where he thrived; first as Dean of the College of Engineering and eventually becoming Vice Chancellor of the CUNY system. He left CUNY in 1980 and then served as Executive Vice President of Yeshiva University in NYC. Egon will be remembered by family, friends, and colleagues for his sharp intellect, his outstanding organizational skills, and his love of opera, Manhattan, and especially political debate. Egon is survived by his wife of almost 61 years, Rhoda; his two daughters, Dr. Dorothy (Alan) Halperin of Clinton Township, Michigan and Claudia Brenner (Melissa Doak) of Ithaca, NY; his brother Walter (Julie) Brenner of Teaneck, NJ; and his two grandsons, Marc Halperin and Reuben Brenner-Adams. Graveside services will take place with full military honors accorded on Monday, December 19th at 2PM in Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Abraham Golos officiating. Star Gazette – December 17, 2011
COOPER –MRS. LILLIAN BLOSTEIN, 73, 119 Madison Ave. Tuesday, July 2, 1946. Survived by husband, Samuel; son, Bernard of Detroit; daughters, Mrs. Ben Kaplan of Providence, R.I. and Mrs. Archie Robbins of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; sisters, Mrs. Harry Tatelbaum and Mrs. I. F. Kramer, both of Rochester; brothers, Samuel Cooper of New Haven, Conn., Joseph Cooper of Montgomery, Pa. and Jacob Cooper of Elmira; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Funeral Thursday, July 4, 11 a.m. at the home. Rabbi Charles J. Shoulson. Franklin St. Cemetery. Please omit flowers. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/2/1946
LEON V. (MICKEY) DAVIDSON, formerly of Country Club Dr., Elmira, Sunday, Dec. 26, 1954 at Hollywood, Fla. Survived by wife, Mrs. Frances Davidson. Body will be removed Thursday afternoon to Holly-Keck Funeral Home where friends may call Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Friday at 10 a.m. Rabbi Leonard Devine. Franklin St. Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/28/1954
ELLISON IDA BARON
Ida Ellison Age 86, of Pawling, NY, formerly of Elmira, NY, died at Putnam Hospital in Carmel, NY, on Sunday, January 7, 2007. There will be no calling hours. A graveside funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 10, at 11:00 a.m. at Franklin St. Cemetery, Elmira, Abraham Golos officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing may make donations to the American Cancer Society. Ida is survived by a son, Sydney Tenenbaum of Syracuse, NY; daughter, Janet Metz of Pawling, NY; son, Herschel Baron of Boynton Beach, FL; three grandchildren, Sherry Gonzalez, Abraham Tenenbaun, Helaine Reaves; four great-grandchildren, Michael Lecker, Samantha Lecker, Isaac Tenenbaum, Sadie Mae Tenenbaum. Ida was predeceased by loving husbands, Abraham Tenenbaum, 1970, and Albert Baron, 1981; brothers, Harry, Morris, Samuel, Ellison; and sister, Harriet Jacobson. Ida was a longtime member of Congregation Shomray Hadath and actively involved in baking and serving food at the Congregation Bingo. Arrangements by Holly-Keck & Baker, Inc. Funeral Directors.
ABRAHAM D. EPSTEIN, 70 of 705 W. Church St., Thursday, April 28, 1955. Survived by sisters, Mrs. Mary Roseman of Long Beach, L.I., Miss Bessie Epstein and Mrs. Anna Holtzman, both of Elmira; brothers, Irving Epstein of Brooklyn, William and Julius both of Elmira, Norman of Ithaca. Funeral today 2:30 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Rabbi James I. Gordon. Franklin St. Cemetery. Please omit flowers. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/29/1955
ETKIND Helen B.
Age 91 of Elmira, NY died on Sunday, February 27, 2011. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held at Congregation Shomray Hadath, 1008 W. Water Street, Elmira on Tuesday, March 1, at 11 a.m. Abraham Golos officiating. Interment will follow at Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to Congregation Shomray Hadath. She is survived by a niece, Debra (James) Shmerling; nephews, Jeffrey Etkind, Alan (Madelyn) Etkind, Steven Etkind; great nephews and nieces, Marc, Phillip, Bryna, Erin Shmerling and Amanda Etkind; sister-in-law, Sonia Etkind. Predeceased by parents, David and Mary Etkind; brothers and sisters-in-law, Irving and Lillian Etkind, Bernard Etkind, Ida Etkind Golos and Marvin Golos; nephew, Sheldon Golos. Helen was retired from Chemung Canal Trust Co. after 25 years of service. Star Gazette – February 28, 2011
FEINBERG - DOBROMIL
Myrtle J. Age 89, formerly of Corning, New York, died in Prescott Valley, AZ, on Thursday, November 30, 2006. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira, New York, on Sunday, December 3, at 1 p.m., Abraham Golos officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to a charity of one's choice. Myrtle was survived by a son, Stanley I. Dobromil (Frederica Smith) of Penn Yan, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Gayle D. and William Pokorny of Prescott Valley, AZ; sister, Lillian Eisenberg of Los Angeles, CA; brother and sister-in-law, Max and Shirley Feinberg of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, Matthew (Sarah) Pokorny, Anita (Carlton) Reeves, Irika Dobromil (Joseph Quinn). She was predeceased by her loving husband, Morris in 1973. Myrtle was a member of Congregation Shomray Hadath, and its Sisterhood in Elmira, and worked with her husband, Morris, at Dobromil Accounting in Corning, New York.
GERSTEL Lorenz "Lorie"
Age 71, of Corning, NY, died on Sunday, October 19, 2008. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held at Congregation Shomray Hadath, 1008 W. Water St., Elmira, on Thursday, October 23, at 11:00 a.m., Abraham Golos officiating. Interment will follow at Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing may make memorials to Falck Cancer Center, 555 Roe Ave., Elmira, 14901; or to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 945 County Rt. 64, Elmira, 14903. Lorie is survived by his loving wife, Dian Gerstel; daughters, Camille Gerstel and Deborah Gerstel, both of Oakland, CA; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer Gerstel and Eric Samson; son and daughter-in-law, Brian Gerstel and Vickie Feldman of Philadelphia, PA; two grandsons, Jacob Samson and Kyle Samson. Lorie was a member of Congregation Shomray Hadath, past President of its Talmud Torah Board and Chairman of its House Committee, was a board member of Family Services Society of Steuben Co. and Catholic Charities of Steuben Co., a member of Corning Chamber of Commerce, past President of the Board of Steuben Co. Council on Alcoholism, member of Steuben Co. 911 Committee, Corning Rotary Club, and a former member of the Downtown Health Club in Elmira. Lorie was the owner of Noah's Ark on Market St., Corning. He was most proud to be the recipient of the 2007 Dee Dee Cavaluzzi Entrepreneur Award of Corning, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/21/2008
GOLOS Natalie Golos
Age 90, died on Saturday, June 15, 2013. Resident in Maryland for the past 50 years, she was born in Elmira on August 11, 1922 to Philip and Ida Golos, the second of four children. She was a graduate of Southside High School and of Elmira College. Following graduation, she taught English in a private school in Rye, NY for a couple of years and then moved to New York City where she became a successful manager with World Book Encyclopedia. When she became disabled by chemical allergies, she moved to Maryland where she sought to deal with her severe allergy problems. As with everything she did, she threw herself into the problem to the extent that she became somewhat expert in the field, lecturing, advising and treating, and eventually authoring eight books on the subject of environmental health. Never married, her work was her life, and Elmira was always her home. Her elder sister, Frances Golbitz and her husband, Herman, both preceded her in death as did her only nephew, Philip Golbitz. She is survived by brother, Ellery Golos and wife, Lila, of Minnesota and brother, Abraham Golos and wife, Loda, of Elmira. She is also survived by several nieces, by grandnephew and grandniece, by numerous cousins and by devoted colleagues, patients, caretakers and others whose lives she touched and benefited. Funeral services will be conducted by her brother, Abraham Golos, at Congregation Kol Ami, 1008 West Water Street, on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. She will be buried in the Kol Ami Cemetery on Chester Street, Elmira, next to the graves of her parents. Star Gazette – June 18, 2013
PHILIP H. GOLOS, 46 of 717 Riverside Ave. died at 11 a.m. Sunday, Mar. 16, 1941. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ida Golos; two daughters, Frances and Natallie; two sons, Ellery and Abraham; a brother, Solomon and a sister, Mrs. Samuel Siskin. The funeral was held at the family home Monday at 2:30 p.m. Rabbi Benjamin Lapidus officiated. Burial was in Franklin St. Cemetery. Mr. Golos was a member of the Orchard St. Synagogue, the Loyal Order of the Moose, American Legion and several Jewish organizations. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/17/1941
SOLOMON GOLOS a former resident of Elmira died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 1929) at Geneva where he had been in business about 25 years. Mr. Golos was born in Russia and passed his early life in Elmira, where he attended the city schools. He married Sarah Rubin of Elmira who survives him together with a daughter, Mildred and a son, Marvin; Abraham Golos, father; Asher, Jack, Benjamin, Max, Hyman and Edward, brothers; Betty, a sister. The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of a brother-in-law, Isaac Rubin, 578 Post Street, Elmira. Burial was in Franklin Street Cemetery. Rabbi A. S. Samuels officiated. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/16/1929
HESSELSON Burton M.
Age 88 of Tamarac, FL, formerly of Elmira, NY, died on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 9, at Congregation Kol Ami, 1008 W. Water St., Elmira at 11:00 a.m. Abraham Golos officiating. Interment will follow at Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing may make donations to Congregation Kol Ami or Hadassah. Burt is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Harriett; children and spouses, Peggie and David, Thomas and Suzanne, Barbara and Michael and Lori; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burt was the founder of Hesselson's of Elmira Heights, a member of Congregation Kol Ami, chairman of the village planning Commission, a member of the village Retail Merchants Association Board of Directors. Burt was an avid golfer and photographer. ARRANGEMENTS BY BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME. Star Gazette – August 8, 2013
HOFFMAN –MARIAN H. WLADIS, age 89, of Elmira, passed away peacefully on April 14, 2014 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. David Wladis; daughter, Rebecca Wladis; grandson, Marc Rubino; and brother, Jack Hoffman. She is survived by daughters, Beth Wladis (Paul Himmelstein) of New York City, Nancy Lawson (William "Rick" Lawson) of Hickory, NC; and granddaughter, Deborah Rubino, also of New York City. Marian was the daughter of Dr. Eugene and Belle Berman Hoffman and grew up in Orlando, FL. Over the years, she contributed her considerable organizational skills to many Elmira community groups. She was a former president of the Elmira Symphony and Choral Society and was on several boards including the Thursday Morning Musicales and the nursing home that became Woodbrook Assisted Living Residence, Inc. Until recently she was active in Congregation Kol Ami, the Jewish Center and Federation of the Twin Tiers, Meals on Wheels and The Women's Chorale of 171 Cedar. Marian was an accomplished coloratura soprano and sang with the Tri-Cities Opera in the mid-sixties, most notably the role of the Queen of the Night in its production of Mozart's The Magic Flute. The funeral service will be held at Congregation Kol Ami, 1008 West Water St., Elmira, NY on Thursday, April 17, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Franklin Street Cemetery. The family will be at home for friends after the funeral and on Thursday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and on Friday from 2-5 p.m. The family gratefully declines flowers and requests that donations in Marian's name be made to the charity of one’s choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/16/2014
On October 15, 2009, Irving Jacobson, formerly of Elmira, NY, beloved husband of Miriam Jacobson (nee Herman); beloved father of Phyllis (Jeffrey) Cramer, Stephen (Leslie) Jacobson and Fraeda (Elliot) Lewis; devoted brother of Dr. Morris Jacobson of Longboat Key, FL and the late Dr. Milton Jacobson of Sarasota, FL; loving grandfather of Alix (Michael) Coughlin, Evan Cramer, Bryan, James and Keith Jacobson, Mark and Jessica Lewis; loving great- grandfather of Quinn and Tyler Coughlin. Funeral services will be held at Congregation Shomray Hadath, 1008 West Water St., Elmira, NY 14905 on Friday, October 16, at 3 p.m. Interment Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to Congregation Shomray Hadath, 1008 W. Water Street, Elmira, NY 14905 or Beth El Congregation, 8101 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21208. Local arrangements by Baker Family Funeral Home. Published in Star-Gazette on October 16, 2009
JACOBSON Joseph Abraham
Age 53, formerly of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at Newark - Wayne Hospital in Newark, NY. There will be no calling hours. Funeral Services will be held at Congregation Shomray Hadath, 1008 W. Water St., Elmira on Friday, July 25, at 11 a.m., Abraham Golos officiating. Interment will follow at Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira. Shivah will be held at the Jacobson home, 957 W. Church St., Elmira on Saturday at 9 p.m., and continuing throughout the week. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing may make memorials to Congregation Shomray Hadath or New York State Special Olympics, 504 Balltown Road, Schenectady, NY 12304. Joseph was born in Elmira on July 8, 1955 to Dina and the late Kalman (Jake) Jacobson. He is survived by his mother, Dina; and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Connie and Alan Liss of MD, and Sarah Jacobson of VA. He was a loving uncle to his three nephews and two nieces-in-law and a loving great-uncle to Kayla and Ian. Joey brought love to all who knew him and cared for him. He was meticulous in all that he did and did it with his own brand of humor and sensitivity. Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/24/2008 - 7/25/2008
JOHNS –MILDRED E. BRAVEMAN age 76 of 574 Riverside Ave., Tuesday, November 29, 1988, unexpectedly. Graveside services will be held Thursday 1 p.m. Franklin St. Cemetery, Rabbi Philip Aronson, officiating. Flowers gratefully declined. The family suggests donations to one’s own favorite charity or the Library Fund at Congregation Shomray Hadath. She is survived by husband, Julius (Jack); son Marvin Braveman of Wellsburg, NY; daughter-in-law, Christine Braveman of Pawtucket, RI; 6 grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Major Lee and Bobbie Johns of Fayetteville, NC; sisters-in-law, Ida Woolfe of Warwick, RI and Sarah Garber of Hyde Park, MA. Mildred was a member of Congregation Shomray Hadath. Arrangements by Holly-Keck and Baker Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/30/1988
KAPLAN - GERSTEL
Elizabeth Age 94, of Elmira, NY, died Thursday, August 25, 2005, at Bradford County Manor. Mrs. Gerstel was born December 11, 1910 at Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Hyman and Bessie (Levine) Kaplan. After graduating high school in Elmira, she married Robert Gerstel. He predeceased her in 1980. She was co-founder of her family business, Noah's Ark, where she was the book keeper. She is survived by her sons, Lorie (Dian) Gerstel and Joe (Lila) Gerstel; grandchildren, Camille, Deborah, Jennifer, Brian, Megan, and Arian; two great-grandsons; brother, Leonard Kaplan. Her funeral will be TODAY, August 26, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. at the Franklin Street Cemetery in Elmira. Arrangements entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning.
Age 92, formerly of Country Club Dr., Elmira, NY, died on Monday, December 24, 2007. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held at Congregation Shomray Hadath on Friday, December 28, at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira, Abraham Golos officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to Congregation Shomray Hadath, 1008 W. Water St., Elmira, NY 14905. Leonard is survived by daughters and sons-in-laws, Shari and Doug Reynolds of Penn Yan, NY, Mindy and Nick Misnick of Elmira, Jami Kaplan of Syracuse, NY; four grandchildren, Kimberly (Bobby) Wagner, Amy (Jeffrey) Bodine, Kristen L. Lewis, Daniel (Becca) Reynolds; three great-grandchildren, Jakob and Jackson Wagner, Abigail Bodine; dear friend, Dorothy Sigel; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Eleanor and Harold Berman, all of Elmira; and many nieces and nephews. Leonard was predeceased by his loving wife, Rose Kaplan; and loving daughter, Sandra H. Kaplan; sisters, Adelaide, Shirley, Betty; and brother, Arthur. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during WWII, a member of Congregation Shomray Hadath and former owner of Kaplan's Scrap Yard in Elmira. Leonard was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a friend.
KARCHEFSKY - HORWITZ, Phyllis K.
72, died at home Thursday, December 3, 2009. She was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Mae Karchefsky. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Leon Horwitz, Binghamton; a son, Jeffrey A. Horwitz (Ellie Bogdonoff), New York City; a daughter, Gayle M. Horwitz (David Kolodny), New York City; four grandchildren, Emma and Aaron Horwitz, New York City, Jonathan and Michael Kolodny, New York City; and a sister, Sandra Berns, Boynton Beach, FL. For the past 30 years, she was a highly successful residential real estate professional. She was a trustee of Temple Israel, a life member of Hadassah, and a volunteer for the American Cancer Society and the Lourdes Hospital Auxiliary. Phyllis was also a member of the Congregation Shomray Hadath in Elmira. Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. at Temple Isarel, 4733 Deerfield Place, Vestal. Burial will be in Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira, NY. The family will receive friends at the Temple from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Phyllis's name to Temple Israel or the Congregation Shomray Hadath, 1008 West Water St., Elmira, NY 14905. Ernest H. Parsons Funeral Home, Inc. Published in Star-Gazette on December 6, 2009
LANE –MARY ELLEN HUNTER, age 74 of Elmira, NY passed away unexpectedly at home on March 24th, 2017 after a brief illness. Mary Ellen was born in Westfield, PA, the daughter of the late Blanche and Edward Lane. She moved to Elmira in grade school where she graduated from Elmira Free Academy. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Elmira College. Mary Ellen was an active member in the community and volunteered her services for the CKA Sisterhood. She was an avid artist and enjoyed oil painting. Her other hobbies included: music, dancing, reading, playing bridge and cooking. She is survived by her son, Charles of San Francisco, California; her daughter, Katie of Baltimore, Maryland; and loving companion, Irv Appel of Elmira, New York. Funeral services will be held in Congregation Kol Ami, 1008 W. Water St., Elmira on Monday March 27, 2017 at 11:30AM. Rabbi Oren Steinitz, Ph.D. officiating. Interment to follow in Franklin St. Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/26/2017
LEVEEN Seymour "Cy"
Age 88, of Elmira, NY, died on December 17, 2012. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held at Congregation Kol Ami, 1008 W. Water St., Elmira, on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.; Spiritual Leader Abraham Golos & Rabbi Miriam Biatch officiating. Interment will follow at Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira. Cy was born and educated in New York City, the son of Murray and Rita Leveen. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Pauline Leveen; son, David Ian Leveen; daughters, Amy Frances Leveen (William Yaggy), Adriane Beth Leveen (Arnie Eisen); grandchildren, Jami Menutti (Mark Menutti), Emily Aguilar (Miguel Aguilar), Sara Leveen, Zoe Leveen, Maya Leveen, Samuel Yaggy, Matthew Yaggy, Shulamit Eisen, Nathaniel Eisen; and great-grandchildren, Maizy, Anna, and Declan Menutti. Surviving, also, is his brother. Leonard Leveen. Seymour served in the Army Air Corps in World War II. He and his family moved to Elmira in 1956 after selling their jewelry business in Queens. Cy worked for Alpert Jewelers, the jewelry department at Sheahan's Department Store, and Charles Ray Jewelers, and later sold new technologies at Chemung Electronics. In 1978, he became Executive Director of the Corning Chamber of Commerce, retiring in 1985. Not content to stay home, he became Executive Director of the Jewish Center and Federation, from which he retired in 1992. While heading the Corning Chamber of Commerce, he helped plan the LPGA tournament at the Corning Country Club. Cy volunteered in the tournament's press room for its entire history, for which he received the 30 Year Outstanding Volunteer Award. Other awards included the Sheldon Herman Memorial Award from Congregation Shomray Hadath and the Chemung County Senior Citizen of the Year Award. Cy was a long-time member of the Rotary Club in both Corning and Elmira. Under his leadership as president, the club developed the All Kids Play Place at Harris Hill, a playground for handicapped children. He served as interim President of Congregation Shomray Hadath, as Assistant Treasurer of the Jewish Center & Federation, and served on the Boards of ARC, Planned Parenthood, and RSVP. Acting was his lifetime avocation. Cy performed for many years with Elmira Little Theater, Elmira College, and Corning Workshop Players. He performed play readings at Watson Homestead Elderhostels and for other community groups. Arrangements by Baker Family Funeral Home. Star Gazette – December 19, 2012
LEVY Sonia Etkind
Age 88 of Elmira, NY. Died on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at St. Joseph Hospital, Elmira. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira on Friday, March 2 at 11 a.m. Abraham Golos officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing my make donations to Congregation Kol Ami, 1008 W. Water St., Elmira, NY 14905. Sonia is survived by sons and daughter-in-law and granddaughter, Alan A. and Meadelyn, Amanda Etkind of Roslyn, Long Island; Steven Etkind of Elmira; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her loving husband Bernard Etkind, parents Roger and Suzan Levy, brother Andre Levy. Sonia was a member of Congregation Kol Ami, Chevra Kadisha and its Sisterhood. She was born in Saint Quentin, France on March 26, 1923. Sonia was a loving wife, devoted mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed. ARRANGEMENTS BY BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME. Star Gazette – March 1, 2012
LEON MARKSON age 92 of 825 W. Church St., Friday, January 23, 1987. It was the family’s request there be no prior calling hours. Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 25, 1987 at 2 p.m. in Temple B’nai Israel, 901 W. Water St., Rabbi Philip M. Aronson officiating. Burial Franklin St. Cemetery. Please omit flowers. Memorials may be made to the Chemung County Historical Society, Markson Fund or Temple B’nai Israel Endowment Fund. Arrangements by the Smith-Fudge-Marshall Funeral home. Survived by his wife, Maxine; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Charles Kruger, Wendy and Sidney Cimmet; grandchildren, Carrie and Peter Cimmet and Jeremy Kruger; sister, Helen Isaacs of White Plains, NY; several nieces, great-nephews and cousins. He was born September 21, 1894 in Elmira, the son of Benjamin and Linda Markson. He was a member of the Union Lodge #95 F & AM. He held his 32nd degree for over 60 years. He was a member of Kalurah Temple, Corning Consistory, Elmira Cashmere Grotto, Loyal Order of the Moose. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/25/1987
MOSESON HELENE B. MARKS
Helene B. Age 89, of Elmira, NY, died on Friday evening, July 21, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held in Temple B'nai Israel Cemetery, Elmira, on Tuesday, July 25, at 11 a.m., Rabbi Mimi Biatch officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to Congregation B'nai Israel, P.O. Box 3481, Elmira, NY 14905. Helene Betty Marks, daughter of Lillian and Sol Moseson, is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Michael D. Marks and Elisabeth Gross-Marks of Ithaca, NY; her granddaughter, Lisa and her husband, Keith Powell and their son, Cameron Powell, all of Nashville, TN. Mrs. Marks was born on October 8, 1916 in Elmira, and was a graduate of Southside High School. Helene's interests included fashion, bridge and sports. Her family always came first and she will be missed by them and by her many friends.
PAYNE Margaret "Peggy" Rubin
Age 87 of 453 Livingston Street, Elmira, NY passed away, May 18, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Peggy was born June 24, 1924 in Morris Run. PA, the daughter of Leonard and Ruth Parcell Payne. She was a member of Temple B'Nai Israel in Elmira, NY. She was employed at Remington Rand during World War ll, supporting our country and troops. She worked as a library assistant at Booth, Ernie Davis and Parley Coburn Schools where she found great gratification working with the students, supporting their quest of knowledge. She was a member of the Eagles and Elks Clubs where she enjoyed socializing and showing off her excellent dancing skills which she loved immensely. She is survived by her beloved husband Hack Rubin of 65 "incredible years" who resides in the family home at 453 Livingston St. She is also survived by her 3 sons, Lee Rubin, residing in Lafayette Hills, PA, Marc Rubin, who resides in Elmira, NY and Larry Rubin, who resides in Fort Montgomery, NY. She is also survived by 2 sisters, 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements will be handled by BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family at, Congregation Kol Ami, 1008 West Water Street in Elmira, to pay your respects prior to the Funeral Service. The Congregation will be open to welcome you at 12 p.m. Tuesday May 22, 2012. The Funeral Services begin at 1 p.m. Following the Funeral Service, all are invited to the Franklin St. Cemetery, on Elmira's Southside, immediately followed by a lunch buffet at Congregation Kol Ami. The family will provide their own flowers. Those wishing to remember Peggy may do so through a memorial contribution to Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 1111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714 or the Congregation Kol Ami. A special thanks to all of the family, friends and the nurses and staff at St. Joseph's Hospital for their great support of Peggy during her final stay at St Joseph's Hospital. Star Gazette – May 20, 2012
RINDE - ROSENBLATT
Blanche G. Age 87, of Elmira, NY, died on Tuesday morning, January 23, 2006. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held at Congregation Shomray Hadath, 1008 W. Water St., Elmira, on Wednesday, January 25, at 11 a.m. Rabbi Rachel Smookler officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin St. Cemetery Elmira. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to Congregation Shomray Hadath or Southern Tier Hospices. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, David and Elaine Rosenblatt of Skokie, IL; daughter, Pauline Rosenblatt, of Miami, FL; daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Michael Lloyd of Elmira; grandchildren, Rachel, Lauren, Jonathan, Matthew, and Elizabeth; many nieces and nephews. Blanche was predeceased by her loving husband, Arnold Rosenblatt in 1985; brothers and sisters Harold Rinde, Irene Kahn, Melvin Rinde, and Sylvia Simon. Blanche was a member of Congregation Shomray Hadath and it's Sisterhood.
ARNOLD ‘HESHIE’ ROSENBLATT age 69 of 307A Hoffman Square, Tuesday, December 17, 1985. No calling hours. Funeral services will be held Thursday 10 a.m. at Congregational Shomray Hadath, Rabbi Modecai Simckes officiating. Burial Franklin St. Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Shiveh will be observed at the family home. Arrangements by Holly-Keck Funeral Home. Survived by wife, Blanche; son and daughter-in-law, David and Frances Rosenblatt of Chicago; daughter, Pauline Rosenblatt of Houston, TX; daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Michael Lloyd of Houston, TX; 3 grandchildren, Rachel and Lauren Rosenblatt, both of Chicago, Matthew Aaron Lloyd of Houston, TX; brother, Albert Rosenblatt of Elmira; sister, Minnette Kepness of Miami, FL. He was predeceased by a brother and sister, Leon Rosenblatt and Ruth Fidelman. He was a member of Congregational Shomray Hadath, Ivy Lodge No. 397 F&AM, Corning Consistory, Veteran of World War II, serving in both Southern African and Italian Campaign, member of Jewish War Vets, owned and operated Exxon Service Station on Lake St. until 1968. He moved to Florida in 1968 where he operated the service station until 1978, returned to Elmira in 1983. –Towanda Daily Review 12/18/1985
CHARLES ROBINSON, 73, late of 114 Washington Street died this morning (Mar. 5, 1934) at 11 o’clock after an extended illness. He had been a resident of Elmira fifty years and for several years he conducted a retail store on East Water Street near Sullivan Street. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sarah Robinson; three sons, Joseph, Aaron and Maurice of Elmira; five daughters, Mrs. Simon Cotton and Mrs. Alex Friedman of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. Harry Goodwin of Corning, Mrs. Joseph Wiesmer and Miss Estlin Robinson of Elmira; nine grandchildren. Mr. Robinson was an organizer of the Sullivan Street Synagogue. The funeral will be held in the Sullivan Street Synagogue Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rabbi A. S. Samuels will officiate. Burial in the Franklin Street Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. Elmira Star-Gazette 3/5/1934
ROBINSON –LEONA M. SISKIN, 98, beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Great Great Grandmother and Aunt died Tuesday, January 29 at 10:15 PM. Her long and storied life brought joy to everyone she met. She was born in Mansfield, PA to Ambrose and Carrie (nee) Gleason Robinson on November 14, 1920. Her journey was like a tree of life, stretching out to all corners of human events. She leaves behind daughter, Diane Shetler; daughter and son-in law, Lee and Vince Meyer; and son, David and daughter-in-law, Doris Siskin; thirteen grandchildren; twenty two great grandchildren, and fifteen great great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and extended family. Funeral services will be held at Congregation Kol Ami, 108 W. Water St. On Sunday February 3, 2019 at 1:PM. Rabbi Dr. Oren Steinitz officiatingh. Interment to follow in Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira. The family would like to thank Dr. Mauri and staff for the many years of care, the gals from the Arnot Ogden Fusion Center, and the staff at Bethany Manor Skill Level Three. A special thanks to close friend and neighbor Sue Bowman. Donations can be made in her name to Congregation Kol Ami 1008 W. Water St. Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/1/2019
ROSENHECK M. Scott "Rosey"
A kind and caring husband and father, who resided in Pine City, died following a brief illness on Saturday morning, September 26, 2009 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center at the age of 52. Born on October 31, 1956 in Elmira, Scott was the son of Manford & Adeline Dalora Rosenheck. Possessing a strong dedication to education, Scott graduated from Southside High School in 1974 and received his Bachelors Degree from Bucknell University in 1978 along with his Master's Degree from Binghamton University in 1993. Scott was a Paralegal employed by his father's law firm, Manford Rosenheck Attorney at Law. His many interests included music, reading, and his cottage on Kueka Lake. He was also interested in local youth sports and was an active member and President of the Southport Recreation Association. Scott also enjoyed sports himself, his favorite being the Yankees and his long-standing coaching position of the Cougars Elmira Modified Softball Team. Scott's first love was for his family, and he enjoyed taking many trips with them. Scott is survived by his loving wife and companion of 23 years, Kathy Betts Rosenheck and their son, Jeff, both of Pine City; father-in-law, Robert Betts, Elmira; aunt, Rose Davis, Southport; and many cherished friends. In addition to his parents, Scott was also predeceased by his mother-in-law, Barbara Eggersdorf Betts. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 between the hours of 3-6 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 6:15 p.m. with Rabbi Mimi Biatch officiating. Graveside services will take place in the Franklin St. Jewish Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the National Kidney Foundation in Scott's memory at 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016, or by utilizing their website at http://www.kidney.org/support/. In addition, since organ donation was so important to Scott, the family requests you consider becoming an organ donor. Published in Star-Gazette on September 28, 2009
RUBIN Eleanor Granoff
Age 82 of Elmira, NY died on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 after an extended illness. There will be no calling hours. Funeral Services will be held at Congregation Kol Ami, 1008 W. Water St., Elmira on Thursday, November 1, at 11am; Abraham Golos officiating. Interment will follow at Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to Congregation Kol Ami or Planned Parenthood of the Finger Lakes. Eleanor is survived by her loving husband of nearly 60 years, Clement; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Lori Granoff, Stuart and partner James Whiting, Neal and Nancy Granoff; grandchildren, Matthew (Alexa), Andrew, Daniel, Abigail and Emily; brother Alan Rubin. Eleanor was a board member of Congregation Kol Ami, member of Wednesday Morning Club, a founding member and past president of the local League of Women's Voters, past board member of RSVP and Planned Parenthood. Eleanor volunteered at the Community Kitchen, Meals on Wheels and was an avid tennis player. ARRANGEMENTS BY BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME. Star Gazette – November 1, 2012
HASKELL J. RUBIN (Hack), age 95, of St Joseph's Hospital, Skilled Nursing Facility, Elmira, NY passed away, June 9, 2020 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Hack was born July 25, 1924, Native of Elmira NY, the son of the late Harry N. and Bertha L. Rubin of Elmira. He was a member of Congregation Kol Ami in Elmira, NY. Before he retired, he owned and operated Rubin Auto Wrecking and Salvage Company, on Harriet and John St. in Elmira. He was a member of the IAV, Eagles and Elks Clubs where he enjoyed socializing and showing off his excellent dancing skills, with his wife Peggy, of 65 years, whom he loved and adored immensely. He is survived by his two sons, Lee N. Rubin (Laurie), of Lafayette Hills, PA, and Marc G. Rubin (Penny), of Elmira, NY; three grandchildren, Jonathan Rubin (Natanielle) of New York, NY, Beth Rubin Heaphy (Kevin), of Horsham, PA and Adam Rubin (Dana) of Catawissa, PA; eight great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Patti MaKovitch (Tom) of Horseheads, NY, and several nieces and nephews. Hack was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Margaret Payne Rubin (Peggy); youngest son, Larry L. Rubin of Fort Montgomery, NY; and granddaughter, Jennifer Rubin-Kazukiewicz from Elmira, NY. Funeral arrangements will be handled by Baker Family Funeral Home. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, a private ceremony will be held at Temple Bnai Israel's, Franklin St. Cemetery, on Elmira's Southside. Rabbi Dr. Oren Steinitz Officiating. As an expression of your sympathy instead of flowers, the family welcomes contributions to the St. Joseph's Foundation and particularly the Skilled Nursing Facility on the 5th floor. St. Joseph's Hospital, 571 E Market St., Suite 102, Elmira, NY. A special thank you to all the family, friends and the nurses and staff at St. Joseph's Hospital for their great support of Hack during his stay at the hospital's Skilled Nursing Facility. -Elmira Star-Gazette 6/13/2020
Age 84, formerly of W. 2nd St., Elmira, NY, died on Sunday, May 18, 2008, at Elcor Health Services. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held at the Congregation Shomray Hadath, 1008 W. Water St., Elmira, NY 14905 on Tuesday, May 20, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira, with Full Military Honors accorded. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to Congregation Shomray Hadath. Paul is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Sidney and Deborah Gray Sall of Kentfield, CA; daughter and son-in-law, Corinne and Yisroel Blumenstein of Valley Village, CA; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Dorothy Sall of Toluca Lake, CA. Paul was the loving grandfather of Lauren, Ben, Tema and Noah Sall, and Chaim and Miriam Hirsch. He was also blessed to have three beautiful great-grandchildren. Paul was predeceased by his loving wife, Helen Sall. He was born in Binghamton, NY, and attended Binghamton Central High School. Paul was the former owner of Chemung Furniture on Lake St. in Elmira. Paul's business grew from not only furniture but to estate sales and auctions with a slogan "from a plate to an estate". Paul was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in WWII, long standing member of Congregation Shomray Hadath, the Jewish Veterans of Foreign Wars and other non-profit organizations. Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/19/2008 - 5/20/2008.
SANDLER Edith Treinin
Edith Age 90, formerly of Painted Post, NY, died on Sunday, February 4, 2007, at The Jewish Home of Rochester in Rochester, NY. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held at Congregation Shomray Hadath, 1008 W. Water St., Elmira, NY, on Wednesday, February 7, at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira, Abraham Golas officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the Harry and Edith Treinin Planetarium Theater at Corning Community College, Corning, NY. Edith is survived by her brother, Irving Sandler; and many loving nieces, nephews, great-nephews and nieces and a great-great-niece, and was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Harry Treinin, Esq. She was born in Elmira, NY on March 15, 1916. Edith worked as a legal assistant for her husband Harry's law practice for many years. She was a life member of Hadassah and active with Meals on Wheels in Corning, NY. ARRANGEMENTS BY BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, ELMIRA, NY.
SEMEL SAMUEL J. (W2SHE)
Age 82, of Sarasota, FL and Elmira, NY died on Wednesday, December 10, 2008. There will be no calling hours. Funeral Services will be held at Congregation Shomary Hadath, 1008 W. Water St., Elmira on Friday, December 12, at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira. Abraham Golos and Rabbi Mimi Biatch officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. Sam is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Eileen Fidelman Semel; sons, Michael (Rose) of Van Etten, NY, Alan (Jessica) of Shaker Heights, OH.; daughter-in-law, April Semel of Elmira; grandchildren, Anne Semel, Beth Semel, Rebecca Semel, Kari Semel, Jamie Semel, Valerie (Keith) Button, Krystal (George) Dunn, Herb (Colleen) Kinney; great-grandchildren, Nate Button, Daniel Button, Charlotte Dunn, Bryce Dunn and Elaina Kinney; brother, Sanford (Veronica) Semel of Johns Island, SC; sister-in-law, June Fidelman of Rochester, NY; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Sam was predeceased by his parents, Max and Sophie Semel; and son, Steven Semel. Sam was born in New York City on December 2, 1926. He graduated from Bronx High School of Science and attended Pratt Institute and Texas A&M. Sam was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving in WWII. Founded Chemung Electronics in 1952 and was President until it closed in 1995 and was "Small Businessman of the Year" by the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce in 1990. A member of Congregation Shomray Hadath, Congregation B'nai Israel, Elmira Country Club, Elmira City Club, retired member of the Board of Directors of Chemung Canal Trust Company. Served on many community and Jewish committees and boards, including the Joint Distribution Committee, where he helped the humanitarian efforts in many countries across the world. Sam was an Amateur (HAM) radio operator W2SHE Licensed in 1947 and was an avid golfer. Those wishing may make memorials to the Distribution Committee IMO Sam Semel, 711 Third Ave., New York, NY 10017. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/12/2008
SHULANSKY –MRS. ETTA BALTIMORE, 67 of 307 Washington St., died early Thursday, July 24, 1941 at an Elmira hospital following a short illness. She leaves her husband, Abraham Baltimore; a son David Baltimore, Elmira; two grandchildren, Shirley and Joyce Baltimore; a sister, Mrs. Max Wagner, Pittsburgh and a brother, William Shulansky, Grove City, Pa. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at the family home with Rabbi Benjamin Lapidus officiating. Burial was in Franklin St. Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/25/1941
SHULMAN - SOKOLOWSKI, Doris Lou Shulman Tucker
On Saturday, August 15th, 2009, Doris Lou Shulman Tucker Sokolowski, age 69, died in Prescott, Arizona. She was born in Elmira, NY on March 21, 1940 to Anne and Oscar Shulman. She is survived by her children, Linda Tucker (Henry) of Monroe, OH, Saul Tucker of Chagrin Falls, OH, and Andrew Tucker of Peoria, AZ. She has three grandchildren, Deanna Henry, Maximilian Tucker and Lena Tucker; and son-in-law, Patrick Henry; and daughter-in-law, Elke Neumeyer. Other important people still in her life include her aunts, Eillen Semel and June Fidelman; her "life sister", Fran Paltrowitz Albert and many other cousins, friends and co-workers. Dori cherished her children and family. She was most easily defined as an educator, seeking out extreme assignments to teach in, including Alaska, the Aleutian Islands, and Native American schools. Her most rewarding location was almost a decade of teaching in the Navajo Nation. Many people from diverse places and backgrounds graduated high school thanks to Dori's endless passion for education. Her legacy lives on in each of them. Special thanks to Michael, Alan and Eileen Semel, for dropping their lives to take care of our family during this time; you are our silver lining. A service will be held in her memory in Elmira, NY, Friday, August 21, at 1 p.m. at the Franklin Street Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Dori's name to your local NPR (National Public Radio) stations. As the Navajo's say, "Walk in Beauty". And from the Hebrew we say Shalom, not as goodbye, but as Peace. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/20/2009
Gary Shulman died early Tuesday morning, May 1, 2007, after a lengthy illness. He was born October 18, 1920 in Elmira, NY, to Russian immigrants, the late Isaac and Anna (Mintz) Shulman. At an early age Gary enjoyed building things, including a kayak which he would take out on the Chemung River. This interest led him to enroll at Purdue University to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also represented Purdue in Big Ten Track Meets as a member of its Cross Country team. Gary graduated from Elmira Free Academy, and in 1941, he married his high school sweetheart, Selma "Sally" Kaplow. When World War II broke out, Gary served in Europe in General Patton's Third Army as a map maker in the Spearhead Division. After the war, he completed his degree at Purdue and returned to Elmira, where he joined his father and brother, Oscar, in the family scrap business. Over the next twenty years, Gary introduced many innovations to this business. He also came across many items destined for the scrap heap, but for which he could see a future use. Gary, from an early age had looked at the world as one filled with possibilities. His talent for designing new applications for existing machinery led him to his most significant life work, that of developing geothermal power. In 1969, Gary founded Geothermal Power Company, Inc. Using surplus US Navy steam turbines, he re-engineered and modified those turbines to generate power from underground steam reservoirs. Gary became one of the pioneers in geothermal power development. He built a number of successful power plant installations around the world, including the first geothermal power plant in Indonesia. Gary became a recognized expert in this field and later was asked to testify before a congressional committee regarding geothermal development. Inspired by a scholarship he had received as a young boy to attend the Boy Scout camp on Seneca Lake, Gary pursued many community activities. He was a member of the Elmira YMCA Board of Directors for many years, during which time he designed the installation for one of the first health clubs in the area. He also coached an Elmira Babe Ruth League baseball team for ten years, and he led the 1958 team to the New York State championship tournament. For many years, he was a volunteer at holiday time for the Arctic League. He was predeceased by his wife, Sally; son-in-law, Joseph Getraer; his brother, Oscar; and his sister, Sophie. Survivors include his daughter, June Getraer of Greens Farms, CT; sons, Richard (Kathy) of St. Paul, MN, and James "Ike" (Margaret) of San Jose, CA; brother, Meyer Shulman of Mountain View, CA; grandchildren, Andrew (Jean) Getraer, Patrick Shulman and Deanna Shulman; and great-grandchildren, Sandy, Alec, Benjy, Lindsay and Sarah Johannah Getraer. Gary lived his life with optimism, charm, intelligence, and integrity. While he traveled the world over, his favorite place was always Elmira. He loved the beauty of the area and the warmth of its residents. Services will be held graveside at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 3rd, at the Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira. Friends are invited to join the family following the service for a reception at the Shulman home, 1460 West Water Street, Elmira. Arrangements by Baker Family Funeral Home.
Age 94, formerly of Westmont Ave., Elmira, NY, died on Friday, June 26, 2009, at St. Joseph Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, Elmira. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held in Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira on Sunday, June 28, at 12:00 noon. Abraham Golos will officiate. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing may make memorials to Congregation Shomray Hadath, 1008 W. Water St., Elmira, NY 14905; or St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, 555 E. Market St., Elmira, NY 14901. Rose is survived by a nephew, Alan S. (Maria) Winston of Elmira; niece, Wendy Winston (Peter) Bihuniak of Chagrin Falls, OH; grandnephew, Mitchell Bihuniak; grandniece, Molly Winston. Rose was predeceased by her parents, Israel and Cecilia Shulman; and sister, Mildred Shulman Winston. She was a member of Congregation Shomray Hadath. Rose was recognized in a featured article in the Star-Gazette in the 1960's as businesswomen with exceptional managerial skills. She retired as President of an Elmira scrap business which she ran for several decades. Rose's unfaltering spirit will not be forgotten by her family and those who knew and loved her. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude for the kindness and compassion provided by Dr. John Schiavone and the nurses and staff at St. Joseph Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility.
SAMUEL BENJAMIN SISKIN, 59, 114 Orchard St., Wednesday, Jan. 19, 1944 at 6:30 a.m. at a local hospital after an extended illness. Survived by mother, Mrs. Pauline Siskin; brothers, Harry and Paul, all of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Sarah Grossman of Buffalo, Mrs. Fay Smith of Toronto, Ont. And Mrs. Miriam Frank of Springfield, Ill. Services Thursday 3:30 p.m. at the home of his brother, Paul Siskin, 408 Schuyler Ave. Franklin St. Cemetery. Please omit flowers. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/19/1944
STENERMAN Rena Stemerman Rinde
of Albany, NY died peacefully at Eddy Village Green on October 11, 2012, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Daughter of Maurice and Tessie Stemerman, Rena was born September 10, 1926 in Elmira, NY and graduated from Elmira Free Academy and Elmira College. Rena was forever focused on making a difference in the lives of children. She taught for 30 years in the Elmira City School District. Upon retirement, she moved to Albany and was the Director of Robin Child Care Center for 10 years. After her 2nd retirement she became a foster grandmother at the Ohav Shalom Nursery School until her last retirement in 2006. Rena took extreme pleasure in family events sharing so many good times in both Elmira and Albany. She was an avid Yankee fan, active in synagogue activities and was a former President and life member of Hadassah. Above all, she always had great pride in the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren. Rena is survived by children, Marlene and Stuart Erner of Slingerlands, NY, Jeff and Jodie Rinde of Westport, C; beloved grandchildren, Tobi and Phllip Erner, Daria and Ethan Rinde; brother and sister-in-law, Jerald and Myra Stemerman of Elmira, NY, sister-in-law, Ruth Stemerman of Sarasota, Florida and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Melvin and dear brother, Harold. Funeral service will be held at Congregation Kol Ami, in Elmira, NY at 2:00pm, Sunday, October 14. Burial to be followed at the Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Those wishing may visit with the Stemerman family at 1725 Parker Road, Elmira, on Sunday October 14th from 7-9pm and Monday, October 15 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Services will be held both days at 7PM with Abraham Golos officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to: Congregation Ohav Shalom, 113 New Krumkill Road, Albany, NY 12208; Congregation Kol Ami, 1008 W. Water Street Elmira, NY 14905 or Alzheimer's Associated of Northeastern New York, 4 Pine West Plaza, Albany, NY 12205. Star Gazette – October 13, 2012
Harry Age 95, formerly of Painted Post, NY, died on Tuesday November 28, 2006, at Menorah Park in Syracuse, NY. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held at Congregation Shomray Hadath, 1008 W. Water St., Elmira, NY, on Friday, December 1, at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira, Abraham Golos officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the Harry and Edith Treinin Planetarium Theater at Corning Community College Corning, NY. Harry is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Edith Sandler Treinin; sister, Anna Roth, both of Syracuse; and several nieces and nephews. Harry was born in Syracuse on April 7, 1911. He received his B.A. from Syracuse University in 1932, his L.L.B. from Syracuse in 1934, and his L.L.M. from Harvard University in 1946. Harry was a practicing Attorney in Corning for many years before becoming a Partner at the Law Firm of Sayles & Evans of Elmira in 1982 until his retirement in 1996. He served as legal council and Board Member for the Corning City School District. Harry was one of the principle founders of the Planetarium at Corning Community College. He was a member of the following Bar Associations: New York State, Steuben, and Chemung. His proudest achievement was that he practiced in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. Harry was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during WWII and was a member of Congregation Shomray Hadath. ARRANGEMENTS BY HOLLY-KECK & BAKER, INC. FUNERAL DIECTORS.
TROPP Gideon Tropp, M.D.
died on February 28 after a brief illness. Dr. Tropp was born on April 6, 1913 in Stanislav, then part of the Austria-Hungarian Empire. In 1914, Gideon Tropp, his parents and his four siblings moved their home to Vienna. Dr. Tropp, who from his early years intended to become a physician, received his M.D. degree from the University of Vienna in February 1938. On December 29, 1938, he married Else Koerner. Dr. and Mrs. Tropp left Vienna at the beginning of 1939, spent a year in England and then emigrated to the United States, arriving in Boston on March 3, 1940 aboard the U.S.S. Newfoundland. After an internship at a hospital in Detroit, Dr. Tropp accepted a position as an intern, followed by a residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira. He opened his own practice in 1942. He practiced medicine in Elmira for forty-two years, caring for generations of patients. Becoming President of the Staff at St. Josephs was a source of great pride to Dr. Tropp. He is survived by his wife of seventy-two years, Else Tropp, his two sons, Tom and Jim, two daughters in law, Joan and Camille, five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and a deeply caring and committed physician. Funeral services will be held at Temple Bnai Israel, 900 W. Water St., Elmira, NY on Thursday, March 3 at 1:00 pm. Rabbi Miriam Biatch officiating followed by interment at the Franklin Street Cemetery. Star Gazette – March 1, 2011
VOLFMAN Ava Volfman
Age 91 of Horseheads, NY, died on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira at 2pm. Abraham Golos officiating. Ava is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Ina and Mike Kushnir of Horseheads, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Boris and Helen Volfman; grandchildren, Gregory (Galina) Kushnir, Alex Kushnir and Faina Volfman; great-grandchildren, Ryan Kushnir and Aden Kushnir. Ava was a WW II Veteran and a retired engineer in the machine tools industry. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to Elcor Health Services. ARRANGEMENTS BY BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME.
Star Gazette – April 30, 2011
WEBBER Donald C.
Donald C. Webber of Rochester died April 24, 2010 at the age of 87. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Gertrude (Botnick); son, Len (Karen) Webber of Pittsford, NY; grandchildren, Ashley (Sean) Novak of Manlius, NY, Mitchell (Fiancée, Theresa) Webber of Boston, MA. Donald was a Veteran of World War II. Funeral Services were held in Rochester, NY. Interment will take place Monday at 2 PM in the Franklin St. Cemetery. Donations may be made to Association For The Blind & Visually Impaired (ABVI), 422 S. Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620 in his memory. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 25, 2010
WEISS –MRS. JEANNETTE SCHWARTZ, 55 of 321 Broad St., Waverly, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 1961. She was co-owner and operator of Schwartz’ Women’s Store, Waverly. Survived by husband, Samuel Schwartz; daughter, Miss Ruth Schwartz at home; son, Stuart of Syracuse; sisters, Mrs. David Simon of Waverly, Miss Pearl Weiss, Miss Nanetta Weiss, Mrs. Samuel Stein and Mrs. Max Weiss, all of Sayre. Body at Kolb Allgeier Funeral Home, Waverly. Funeral there today at 2 p.m., Rabbi Philmore Berger. Franklin St. Cemetery, Elmira. –Elmira Advertiser 12/20/1961
WILANSKY DAVID Age 84, of Elmira, New York, died on Friday, December 22, 2006. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, December 27, at 10 a.m. in Franklin Street Cemetery (use Franklin St. gate), Elmira. Abraham Golos officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing may make memorials to Congregation Shomray Hadath, 1008 W. Water St., Elmira, NY 14905. David is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Marilyn Wilansky of Asheville, NC; nieces and nephews, Rebecca Ross and Paul (Tracy) Wilansky. David was predeceased by his parents, Samuel and Rebecca Wilansky.
WLADIS Arthur N. Wladis
Arthur N. Wladis age 94 of Orchard Park, NY, formerly of Elmira, NY died on Friday January 14, 2011 at Buffalo General Hospital Buffalo, NY. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held at the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME on Monday January 17, at 1 PM. Interment will follow in Franklin Street Cemetery Elmira. Arthur is survived by wife JoAnn; son John (Audrey) of Wilmington, DE; granddaughters Claire (Nicholas) and Carrie all of New York City; sister, Marjorie Elitzer of Albany, NY; a niece and several nephews. Arthur was predecease by his parents George and Ida Hesselson Wladis; and sister, Geraldine Johnson. Arthur was a graduate of Southside High School, Cornell University and retired as an Executive for Marriot Corp. Star Gazette – January 16, 2011
WLADIS Marvin D. Wladis
age 91 of Elmira, NY died peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Marvin was the proprietor of Marvin's Clothing Store in downtown Elmira. He was a proud veteran of WWII having served in the U.S. Army's 8th Air Force as part of the RAF in England that had missions throughout Europe. Those who knew and loved Marvin remember him as a caring, generous, and selfless man who was always there with a smile and a joke or story to tell. He is survived by his beloved wife, Rosalyn, spouse of 65 years; daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Louis Featherman, Donna and Mark Rothenberg all of Elmira; sons and daughter-in-law, Marc and Susan Wladis of Lakeville, MA, Ross Wladis of Naperville, IL; twelve grandchildren and spouses, Julie, Greg, Scott (Quynh), Amy (Jared), Graham, Arleigh, Brett, Evan, Adam, Samantha, Phoebe and Harrison. Sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Herb Zimiles of Ann Arbor, MI. Predeceased by his parents, Gus and Etta Wladis and sister, Phyllis Hannapel. Marvin was a long time member of Congregation Kol Ami. Funeral Services will be held at Congregation Kol Ami 1008 W. Water St. Elmira on Friday, January 25, at 11 am Abraham Golos officiating. Interment will follow at Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira with U.S. Army military honors. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to Congregation Kol Ami, Care First, Bath VA. or Chemung County SPCA. Shiva and visitation will be observed at the family home on Saturday from 7-9 pm and on Sunday from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. ARRANGEMENTS BY BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME. Star Gazette – January 24, 2013
ZELANKA Gladys Zelanka "Nan" Parker
84, On August 8, 2011 of a protracted battle with Alzheimer's Disease, in Pompano Beach, FL, where she resided for the last 20 years. "Nan" was married to Irving M. Parker in April 1947. He was an accountant and WWII veteran who predeceased her in October 1988. Nan was a member of Congregation Shomray Hadath for 4 decades of her married life in Elmira, NY, where she was active in Sisterhood & Hadassah. She was known for being a great cook and hostess, a voracious reader, and an avid mahjong player. In her younger days she loved bowling and teaching her children the family game of tennis. She was predeceased by parents, Beatrice (Swartz) & Joseph Zelanka of Spring Valley, NY; & brother, Martin Zelanka, of Southern CA. Nan is survived by son, Mallory (and Marcia) Parker of Shelburne, VT; grandsons, Jonathan (and Mona) Parker and Robert Parker of NYC; daughter, Susan Beth (and James) Sausmer of Monroe Twp, NJ; granddaughter, Lauren Sausmer of Summit, NJ; grandson, Matthew Sausmer of NYC; son, Jerry Parker Zack (and Zeid Nasser) of Rochester, NY; sister, Ruth Waas of Spring Valley, NY; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, August 11, 2011, at Franklin Street Cemetery. Contributions in her memory should be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Congregation Kol Ami, 1008 W. Water St., Elmira, NY 14905. Star Gazette – August 10, 2011
ZEMAN - SIMON Jean
Age 86, formerly of W. Water St., Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, October 3, 2007, in San Rafael, CA. Funeral services will be held at the Congregation Shomray Hadath, 1008 W. Water St., Elmira, on October 7, at 11 a.m. Abraham Golos officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira. The family will be receiving visitors from 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, at 957 W. Water St., Elmira. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jean's name may be made to Congregation Shomray Hadath. She was the loving wife of the late Reuben Simon and is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Sid and Karen Simon of Hixson, TN and Ted and Doris Simon of San Rafael, CA; grandchildren, Reuben Simon and Adam Simon of San Rafael, CA; brother and sister-in-law, Sanford and Lillian Zeman of Sarasota, FL; sister-in-law, Arline Gellman of Buffalo, NY; and many nieces and nephews. Jean was born and raised in Elmira, her home for most of her life. She was a devoted wife, caring mother and family member, friend of young and old alike. Jean's ready smile, quick wit, words of wisdom, and warm heart will be missed by all whose life she touched. ARRANGEMENTS BY BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME.
Below this line are women whose obituary does not identify them by their surname at birth, only their married alias. If you can tell us their own name, please do so we can properly place them in the listing. Thanks, JMT
?. -NANETTE CHAITT BARCUS (b: 06-14-1926- d: 08-07-2020) Born into the advent of the depression and raised in her teenage years during WWII, Nanette Chaitt Barcus learned early on to navigate life. She could read by 4 years old, played piano at 5, skipped first grade, graduated 5th in her HS class at EFA and went on to graduate Vassar College in 3 years. Later she got her master's degree at Elmira College in Education and did a certification in educational administration. In retirement years, she kept on learning taking classes in computer use and library science at Arizona State University. In her 94 years, her greatest accomplishment was her long, loving marriage to her husband Col Sanford L. Barcus. They went on to have 3 children, Steven ( Diana) of Maitland , FL, Carolyn Boles (Donald) of Tempe, AZ, and Robert of Atlanta, GA and two grandchildren, Donald Boles III and Jennifer Boles who she helped raise and teach. She was both a teacher and a Bank Street trained staff developer for the Elmira City School District for 20 years. What we all knew and loved about her was her wise, gentle and patient personality. She could keep a secret and would never gossip about anyone. She could instruct others without being domineering. She was the best listener and made others feel like they truly mattered. She was an early adopter of living a healthy lifestyle, with growing her own organic garden, sharing it with others and making sure our father lived a long and healthy life. She was very musical with perfect pitch and sang in the temple choir for years. Her past time was reading books and doing crossword puzzles. She was the true Renaissance woman. Her grace, beauty and gift of selflessness will live on with all who knew her. She passed away in Chandler, AZ on August 7, 2020 and will be buried beside her parents and husband in the Franklin Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Due to the corona virus, funeral services will be delayed indefinitely. -Elmira Star-Gazette 8/11/2020
? DAVID Hilda Age 96, of Hoffman St., Elmira, New York, died on Wednesday morning, September 13, 2006. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held today, September 14, in Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira, at 11 a.m., Abraham Golos officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to Congregation Shomray Hadath, 1008 W. Water St., Elmira, NY 14905, or to a charity of one's choice. Hilda was survived by a nephew, Manfred Hamburger of Johannesburg, South Africa; and great-nieces and nephews; a dear and loving friend, Jane Edmister of Pine City, NY; good friend, Phyllis Luisi of Elmira. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph David in 1964; and a sister, Regina Hamburger. Hilda was a member of Congregation Shomray Hadath and its Sisterhood. She enjoyed her work at the former Lovely Shop in Elmira and volunteering at St. Joseph Hospital for many years. Hilda was a very caring and loving person. The family wishes to thank Dr. Shinner and his staff for all their professional services and to all of Hilda's caregivers.
? DAVID Julia Age 92 of W. Second Street. Monday, September 24, 2001 A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. in the Smith-Fudge-Marshall Funeral Home followed by a graveside service in Franklin Street Cemetery. Rabbi Rachael Smookler will officiate. She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert David. Survivors include her sister, Esther Gladke of Elmira; numerous nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Congregation Shomray Hadath and was a member of the Sisterhood. She loved to play Mah Jongg.
? MRS. HYMAN GOLDSTEIN died late Saturday night, Oct. 17, 1936 at the family home, 106 DeWitt Avenue. She was a member of the High Street Temple. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Abraham Hample of Elmira; four grandchildren; and a brother and two sisters in Europe. The funeral will be at the family home Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rabbi Frederic A. Doppelt officiating. Burial will be in the Franklin Street Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/19/1936
? MRS. REBECCA KARL, 72 of 730 Riverside Ave., Sunday, Dec. 10, 1961. She was a member of Congregation Shomray Hadath and the widow of Samuel Karl. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Nellie Gross of Elmira; son, Irving Karl of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Pauline Cohen of Bronx, N.Y.; two grandchildren. Funeral today at 2 p.m. at Holly-Keck Funeral Home, Rabbi James I. Gordon. Franklin Street Cemetery. Please omit flowers. –Elmira Advertiser 12/11/1961
? FAY LEVINE
Age 104 of Elmira, NY, died on Friday, December 20, 2013. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service was held on Monday, December 23, at 11AM in Franklin Street Cemetery Elmira, Abraham Golos officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation c/o the Chester R. Fox Memorial Fund, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60611-3201 or Congregation Kol Ami, 1008 W. Water St., Elmira, NY 14905, or charity of choice . Fay is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Carol and Sheldon Sobel and Linda L. Fox; grandchildren, Stephen and Carol Morris-Fox, Beth Fox, Jeffrey (Elena) Sobel, Lauren Sobel and Christopher Pfistner; great grandchildren, Matthew and Allyson Fox, Sonia and Evan Sobel, Alexander and Joshua Pfistner; nephews, Dovid Avram, Kevan Knox and many other nieces and nephews. Fay was predeceased by her loving husband, Frank Levine in 1989 and loving son-in-law Chet Fox, and loving sister-in-law, Gertrude Metz. Fay was a lifetime member of Congregation Shomray Hadath of Elmira and a friend to all. Star Gazette – December 24, 2013
? SIGEL Dorothy
Of Elmira, NY, died on Monday, October 20, 2008. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held at Congregation Shomray Hadath, 1008 W. Water St., Elmira, on Friday, October 24, at 11 a.m. Abraham Golos officiating. Interment will follow at Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing may make memorials to Congregation Shomray Hadath. Dorothy is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Ann Sigel of Elmira, Louis and Karla Sigel of Waterville, ME; daughters and sons-in-law, Natlie and Norman Smith of Saratoga Springs, NY, Bonnie and Ray Marshall of Lockhart, TX; grandchildren, Adam Sigel Sloan (James) Abramczyk, Aron (Erin) Sigel, Gavrael Sigel, Casey (Bianca) Marshall, Stefan Smith (Maggie Mankins), Melissa (Gregg) Schmidt; great-grandchildren, Elijah Marshall and Cole Marshall; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Harry Sigel in 1998; and friend, Leonard Kaplan in 2007. Dorothy was a member of Congregation Shomray Hadath and it's Sisterhood, the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Auxiliary and volunteered at the American Red Cross Blood Drives. Dorothy was retired from the New York State Dept. of Labor and Seagull's Discount in Elmira. ARRANGEMENTS BY BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME. Published in the Star-Gazette from 10/22/2008 - 10/23/2008
Esther Age 88 of Penfield, N.Y., formerly of Big Flats, N.Y. died at Strong Memorial Hospital on Thursday morning July 6, 2006. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held in Franklin Street Cemetery Elmira, N.Y. on Sunday July 9, at 12:00 noon. Abraham Golos officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing my make donations to Congregation Shomray Hadath 1008 W. Water St. Elmira, N.Y. 14905. Esther is survived by her loving husband Bertram Solomon; sons and daughter-in-law Jerry and Mary Solomon of Penfield, N.Y.; Barry and Debra Solomon of Bloomsbury, N.J. Three grandchildren, Robert Solomon, James Solomon, and Michael Hogue; sister, Lillian Padersky; two sisters-in-law, Mary Wartell and Marian Solomon; and nieces and nephews. Esther was a member of Congregation Shomray Hadath and was Co-Owner of The Golden Eagle Liquor Store in Big Flats, N.Y.
Meta Age 81, of Corning, New York, died at home on Friday, January 12, 2007. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held at the Congregation Shomray Hadath, 1008 W. Water St., Elmira, NY, on Sunday, January 14, at 1:00 p.m. Son-in-law, Rabbi Lee Paskind, and Abraham Golos officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing may make contributions to Congregation Shomray Hadath. Meta is survived by her husband, John; daughters and sons-in-law, Judith and Rabbi Lee Paskind of Lakewood, NJ, Brenda Spiegler and Mark Anshan of Toronto, Canada; five loving grandchildren, Ita, Miriam, Uriel, Micah and Adam. Meta was a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister extraordinaire. She was the Matriarch of her family. Meta was born in Leipzig, Germany, and fled the Holocaust as a teenager, finally arriving in the United States. She was a woman of strong passion and opinion who contributed her intelligence and energies to many community organizations. Meta's career at Corning Community College (CCC) encompassed Student Housing, Disabled Student Services and Student Commons Director. She also created and organized the popular Brown Bag Forums for many years. After her retirement, she turned her energies to ceramics and became a skilled potter, showing her work at the CCC student exhibits. Meta served on several boards over the years, including Planned Parenthood, Friends of the Corning Library, and the Campus Ministry at CCC. She has left many legacies in our community, important among them the new Holocaust Education Programs at the Corning-Painted Post Middle Schools and the Alternative School of Math and Science. Meta was a woman of valor who will be missed by many and remembered by all.
? MRS. BERTHA B. WINKELSTEIN of 553 Maple Ave. Monday, Feb. 14, 1949. Widow of Alexander Winkelstein. Survived by sons, Dr. Lawrence B. Winkelstein of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., Irving B. Winkelstein of Elmira; three grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Irene S. Brody of New York City. The body is at the Holly-Keck Funeral home and will be removed to the family home late this afternoon where funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. Rabbi Harold Galfman. Burial in Franklin St. Cemetery. Please omit flowers. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/15/1949
?? –DINA JACOBSON, age 92 of Elmira, NY. died at home on Thursday, June 12, 2014. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services were held at Congregation Kol Ami, 1008 W. Water St., Elmira on Sunday, June 15, at 11:00 am. Abraham Golos officiated. Interment followed in Franklin Street Cemetery, Elmira. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to Congregation Kol Ami or to the Special Olympics. Dina is survived by daughters and son-in-law, Connie and Alan Liss of Gaithersburg, MD., Sarah Jacobson of Alexandria, VA. Grandchildren, Brain (Judy) Liss, Gordan (Kim) Liss and Jonathan (Beth) Liss. Great Grandchildren, Kayla and Ian Liss, Henry and Arielle Liss. She was predeceased by her husband Kalman "Jake" and son Joey. Dina was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a friend to all. She was a survivor of the Holocaust and Auschwitz concentration camp. A documentary film was made about her survival and her strength in moving forward. She spoke to schools, colleges, synagogues and community groups about her history to remind the world and to make sure "it will never happen again". Dina will always be remembered as an educator and most of all, a giving, loving person. Arrangements by Baker Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/16/2014
??. –PAULINE ‘POLLY’ LEVEEN of Elmira, NY. passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 10, 2014. Mrs Leveen lost her husband of 68 years, Seymour, in December 2012 and is survived by her children, David, Amy, and Adriane Leveen as well as her sons-in-law Wiliam Yaggy and Arnold Eisen, and former daughters-in-law Susie Rosplock and Susan Wiener. She had nine grandchildren, Jami, Emily, Sara, Zoe, Maya, Shulie, Nathanial, Samuel, and Matthew and three great-grandchildren, Maizy, Anna, and Declan. Professor Emerita of History-Government at Corning Community College, Mrs. Leveen received a bachelor of arts and master of science in Education at Elmira College. She taught at Corning Community College from the mid-sixties until her retirement. Among the awards she received were the AAUW-Woman of Achievment; Congregation Shomray Hadath-The Sheldon Herman Memorial Award, for contributions to her synagogue and Twin Tiers Jewish Community; as well as the Athena Leadership Award. Her volunteer service included being a member of the American Association of University Women; Delta Kappa Gamma-Beta Chi; Phi Alpha Theta - Honorary History Society; and Congregation Shomray Hadath as former President of the Board of Trustees. Polly would want to be remembered as someone who passionately cared about empowering women and took great pleasure in meeting former students. She loved her family and friends very much. We will miss her keenly. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday November 12th at 10:30 AM at Congregation Kol Ami, 108 W. Water St., Elmira. Interment to follow in Franklin Street Cemetery. Abraham Golos officiating. Arrangements by Baker Family Funeral Home. – Elmira Star-Gazette 11/11/2014