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Wednesday 09/13/2017
Obituary - Pauline Jeanette Wine
Posted: September 13, 2017 - 9:38 am

Pauline Jeanette Wine - Born 9/10/1927 in Los Angeles, CA died 9/10/2017 in Scottsdale, AZ. Preceded in death by her husband of 59 years Harvey Wine formerly of Omaha, NE. Pauline is survived by sister and brother-in-law Helen and Al Painter of Los Angeles, CA, sister-in-law Bert Lewis of Omaha, NE, daughter and son-in-law Karen and William Johnson of Scottsdale, AZ, and son and daughter-in-law Loren and Patricia Wine of Phoenix, AZ, and grandchildren Daniel and Kimberly Johnson, and Chelsea Wine. Donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale, AZ or the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. Funeral services were Wednesday, September 13th at the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.

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Bar Mitzvah - Ethan Daniel Kur
Posted: September 13, 2017 - 9:22 am

Ethan Daniel Kur, son of Kimberly and Norm Kur of Scottsdale, will become a bar mitzvah on Sept. 23, 2017, at Congregation Or Tzion.

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Wednesday 09/06/2017
Bat Mitzvah - Lillian Rebecca Stern
Posted: September 06, 2017 - 11:54 am

Lillian Rebecca Stern, daughter of Melissa and Miles Stern of Westfield, Massachusetts, will become a bat mitzvah on Sept. 16, 2017, at Temple Sinai of Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Bar Mitzvah - Benjamin Leo Friedlander
Posted: September 06, 2017 - 11:53 am

Benjamin Leo Friedlander, son of Janet and Robert Friedlander of Scottsdale, became a bar mitzvah on Sept. 2, 2017, at Congregation Beth Israel.

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Obituary - Jack H. Millman
Posted: September 06, 2017 - 11:55 am

Jack H. Millman of Scottsdale passed away Aug. 26, 2017. He was 82.

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Bar Mitzvah - Jacob Asher Gimbel
Posted: September 06, 2017 - 11:52 am

Jacob Asher Gimbel, son of Candice and Mark Gimbel of Paradise Valley, will become a bar mitzvah on Sept. 16, 2017, at Congregation Beth Tefillah.

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Wednesday 08/30/2017
Obituary - Sadick
Posted: August 30, 2017 - 10:29 am

Kenneth A. Sadick, 93, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away on August 26, 2017. He was born on May 8, 1924 to Lewis and Dorothy Siegel Sadick in Seattle, WA. Ken was a natural athlete, enjoying football and baseball in high school and golf, handball and racquetball as an adult. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942, earning his wings at Luke Field in March 1944. Ken served in the 9th Air Force, 48th Fighter Group, 494th Fighter Squadron in Europe. He flew P-47 aircraft on 73 missions during WWII, including The Battle of the Bulge.While in training at Luke Field, Ken was introduced to Norma Davidson, who became his bride in December 1945, after the war ended. They settled back in Phoenix in 1947. Ken joined his father-in-law in business at Dean S. Davidson Insurance Agency, working alongside Dean, Norma and brother-in-law, Bud Davidson (Sande) until his retirement. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, brother Gordon Sadick, sister Elaine Sadick Grad (Alec), wife Norma and daughter Judy Sadick. He is survived by his daughter Linda Furman (Bill), grandsons Gordon More and Brian Wolfe (Robyn) and granddaughter Sarah Wolfe. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, September 1, 2017 at Beth Israel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to Congregation Beth Israel’s Dean S. Davidson Children’s Library Fund. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.

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Obituary - Greenberg
Posted: August 30, 2017 - 10:31 am

Richard Greenberg beloved son of the late David and Sylvia Greenberg passed away August 13,2017. He is survived by sister Anne Greenberg Zaslow (Norman) and nieces Lauren Zaslow Saks and Rachel Zaslow. Funeral was held in Los Angeles at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Donations in his memory may be made to Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale, Phoenix, 85021, or Arizona Humane Society, 1521 W. Dobbins Rd. Phoenix, 85041.

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Obituary - Hubschman
Posted: August 30, 2017 - 10:27 am

Eva Hubschman passed away on Aug. 11, 2017, in Phoenix. She was 97. Hubschman was born in Budapest, Hungary. She worked for the U.S. State Department and was a speech pathologist. She was a member of Beth El Congregation. Services were held at Beth El Cemetery on Aug. 13, 2017, and were officiated by Rabbi Arthur Lavinsky.

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Weddings - Masliah-Rockoff
Posted: August 30, 2017 - 9:00 am

Amanda Rebecca Masliah and Matthew Charles Rockoff will be married Sept. 9 at the Four Seasons Troon North in Scottsdale.

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Bar/Bat Mitzvahs - Ashton James Kroeger
Posted: August 30, 2017 - 8:58 am

Ashton James Kroeger, son of Emily and George Kroeger of Scottsdale, will become a bar mitzvah on Sept. 2, 2017 at Temple Solel.

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Bar/Bat Mitzvahs - Lauren Elizabeth Kort
Posted: August 30, 2017 - 8:49 am

Lauren Elizabeth Kort, daughter of Myndi and Rob Kort of Phoenix, will become a bat mitzvah on Sept. 9, 2017 at Temple Solel.

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Wednesday 08/23/2017
b'nai mitzvah - Zachary Mitchell Herz
Posted: August 23, 2017 - 11:53 am

Zachary Mitchell Herz, son of Judy and Jeffrey Herz of Scottsdale, will become a bar mitzvah on Sept. 2, 2017 at Congregation Or Tzion.

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Birth - Zachary Solomon Kaplan
Posted: August 23, 2017 - 11:53 am

Zachary Solomon Kaplan, the son of Nicki and Jeremiah Kaplan of Phoenix, was born April 25, 2017.

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Obituary - Edward Yale Kalin
Posted: August 23, 2017 - 11:56 am

Edward Yale Kalin, 69, of Scottsdale, Arizona and Fort Collins, Colorado, died peacefully surrounded by family. Ed was born in Utica, New York, on March 4, 1948. Ed, as friends knew him, led a vigorous life on the tennis courts. Having coached for years in Fort Collins as a high school tennis coach, he continued to be an instructor in Scottsdale. When not teaching tennis he was a ski instructor in Breckenridge, Colorado. Ed is survived by his caring wife, Madeline, of 48 years; his loving daughter Ivy and son-in-law Larry Lesser; his beloved grandchildren Calyn and Charlie; his brother Neil; brother-in-law Mark and his sister-in-law Barbara. He was preceded in death by his older brother Frank. Ed was loved by many and will be missed by family and friends. In lieu of flowers,the family asks for donations to The Honor Health Virginia G Piper Cancer Transplant Institute: In Tribute to Ed Kalin. Please visit givehonorhealth.com or send a check made out to the Honor Health Foundation, 8125 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85258. Arrangements were made by Sinai Mortuary.

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B'nai Mitzvah - Erica Marissa Herz
Posted: August 23, 2017 - 11:51 am

Erica Marissa Herz, daughter of Judy and Jeffrey Herz of Scottsdale, will become a bat mitzvah on Sept. 2, 2017 at Congregation Or Tzion.

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Wednesday 08/16/2017
Obituary - Ruth Elaine Schwarz
Posted: August 16, 2017 - 8:50 am

Ruth Elaine Schwarz (85) passed away on August 5, 2017. Ruth was born in Huntington, New York on April 4, 1932. Ruth moved with her husband and children to Scottsdale in 1966 from Long Island, New York. Ruth was a dedicated and beloved teacher in the Scottsdale School District for over 25 years. She taught elementary grades and special reading throughout her tenure. Ruth graduated with honors from Cortland State College in New York and remained an active member of the Alpha Sigma sorority. Ruth continued her education in Arizona, completing her Master’s Degree at ASU and her Administrative Degree from NAU. She enjoyed a full life with her family and attracted many, many friends with her always smiling face and the brightness of her smile brought happiness to all that were fortunate to have known her. Ruth was active in the community for many years including Hadassah Women’s Group of Phoenix, Jewish Federation, and the Kertzer Scholarship program at ASU. In the past 10 years she gracefully dealt with, and finally succumbed to, the affliction of Alzheimer’s Disease. Ruth is preceded in death by her husband, Edward, and parents Betty and Harry Kertzer. She leaves behind, to continue her shining light, daughter Melissa (Missy) Schwarz Urlaub (Jim); daughter Caryn Schwarz Hite (Rod), 3 grandchildren; Jeffrey Urlaub, Jennifer Urlaub Mackanin (Shane) and Kathryn Hite; and sister Judy Kertzer Uhrman (Arthur). Special thanks to the staff and owner of Tuscan Place for the exceptional love and care that they provided to her. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital would be appreciated. Ruth will be missed greatly by her family, her friends, and all of those whose lives she touched. Services were held at Sinai Mortuary Chapel on Monday, August 7, 2017.

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Obituary - Ashley Brooke Post
Posted: August 16, 2017 - 8:52 am

Ashley Brooke Post, beloved daughter of Sam and Shelly Post, passed away peacefully on August 5, 2017. Ashley, sister to Heather Post, friend to many, was born in Phoenix, AZ on June 21st, 1983. Ashley attended Horizon High School, Tulane University, and University of Arizona. Ashley worked for Bank of America and most recently, Gannett Companies. A loving, kind, and gentle soul who always traveled to a different beat wishes her philanthropy be continued with donations to two of her passions: helping troubled youths (via Teen Lifeline) and in service to homeless animals (Halo Animal Sanctuary). Memorial Services were held Thursday, August 10, 2017. Arrangements were made by Sinai Mortuary.

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Wednesday 08/09/2017
Obituary - Pressman
Posted: August 09, 2017 - 11:20 am

Burt M. Pressman, 75, of Peoria, died July 27, 2017. Born in Bronx, New York, Pressman was a stockbroker.

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Obituary Stein
Posted: August 09, 2017 - 11:22 am

Sandra “Sandy” Merle Stein, 74, died peacefully on July 26, 2017,

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Engagement Chandler-Slovin
Posted: August 09, 2017 - 11:19 am

Danielle Chandler and Ilan Slovin of Los Angeles announce their engagement.

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B’Nai Mitzvah - Kroeger
Posted: August 09, 2017 - 11:17 am

Ashton James Kroeger, son of Emily and George Kroeger of Scottsdale, will become a bar mitzvah on Sept. 2, 2017 at Temple Solel.

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Wednesday 07/26/2017
Obituary - Jerome Louis Glazov
Posted: July 26, 2017 - 8:19 am

Michelle Vogel of Culver City, California; sons David Glazov of Los Angeles and Ken Glazov of Gilbert; stepdaughters Marina O’Connell and Shelly Ratmansky, both of Phoenix; his sister, Gloria Joseph; and eight grandchildren.

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Obituary - Estelle Ruth Kahn
Posted: July 26, 2017 - 8:20 am

Estelle Ruth Kahn, 93, of Surprise, died July 16. Born in Astoria, Queens, New York, Kahn was a homemaker.

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Obituary - Ruth E. Greenfield
Posted: July 26, 2017 - 8:21 am

Ruth E. Greenfield, 92, a longtime resident of Scranton, Pennsylvania, died July 11 at

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Wednesday 07/19/2017
Obituary - Samuel Louis Dorfman
Posted: July 19, 2017 - 8:38 am

Samuel Louis Dorfman, age 83, of Dewey, Arizona, died on July 16, 2017.  He was born on November 14, 1933 to Herman and Bertha Dorfman in New York, New York.  He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Dawn; his sister Helene; three children David Dorfman (Tammy), Shirley Dorfman, and Robert Dorfman; three step-children Richard Hines (Robyn), Lynne Hines Craton (Gary), and Jerold Hines; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  Sam joined the United States Air Force in 1952 as an Airman and retired in 1982 as a Major. He graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelor’s Degree, and from Golden Gate University with a Master’s Degree.  Sam has lived in Arizona since his retirement from the Air Force. He worked for the Arizona Department of Transportation of several years. He was known for his sense of humor and will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. A Committal Service was held at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix on July 18, 2017.  Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Pines, 13175 E State Route 169, Dewey, AZ 86327, or Maayan Torah Day School, PO Box 19452, Portland, OR 97280. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.

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Obituary - Elliott S. Hoffman
Posted: July 19, 2017 - 8:33 am

Elliott S. Hoffman, 89, of Paradise Valley, passed away June 9, 2017. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Hoffman was a dentist.

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Obituary - Betty Brodsky
Posted: July 19, 2017 - 8:35 am

Betty Brodsky died on July 5, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona, surrounded by love and family. Born in The Bronx on August 2, 1922, she worked as a dental assistant before becoming a devoted homemaker in Syosset, Long Island. She and her husband Robert moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1978, where she loved being a part of Hadassah and traveling around the country in their motorhome. After Robert passed away in 1991 she moved to Scottsdale to be near her daughter and her family and enjoyed being a part of Dor L’Dor at Temple Chai in Phoenix. She will be dearly missed as she joins her beloved parents and brother, Morris, Gussie, and Marvin Mindel, husband Robert Brodsky, and son Freddie Brodsky. She is survived by her children, Marty (Laura) Brodsky of New York and Joan (Michael) Neer of Scottsdale; grandchildren, Jaclyn Simon, Jason Tie, Genna Brodsky, and Rachel Morrison; and four great grandsons, Miles and Elijah Simon, Calvin Tie, and Noah Morrison. Services were arranged by Sinai Mortuary with Rabbi Bonnie Koppell officiating. Contributions in her memory may be made to Camp SWIFT (Swiftyouthfoundation.org) or Temple Chai.

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Obituary - Alfred J. Nida
Posted: July 19, 2017 - 8:36 am

Alfred J. Nida passed away on July 10, 2017 in Scottsdale, AZ where he continued to reside after retirement. He is survived by his loving wife, “Dolores”, nee Doris of 60 years marriage and two sons Jack B. Nida,(wife Deb), Ross G. Nida and granddaughter, Laura A. Nida. Al was born in Detroit on October 15, 1931. He served in the United States Air Force for 4 years, with tour of duty mainly in Japan. He then attended the Detroit Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan. Al worked for the Wayne County Road Commission in the Real Estate Division, where he retired after 31 years and then resumed a like career for 11 years for ADOT, State of Arizona. Al loved his long daily walks with his 4-legged companion, Tia. He also loved spectator sports, particularly the Detroit teams, card games, live theater,

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Obituary - Irene Hirschkopf
Posted: July 19, 2017 - 8:32 am

Irene Hirschkopf, 93, of Tempe, passed away July 1, 2017. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was a secretary.

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Wednesday 07/12/2017
Obituary: Jean H Heller
Posted: July 12, 2017 - 11:33 am

Jean H Heller, 91, of Scottsdale, passed away July 8, 2017. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, she was a business owner.

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Obituary: Linda Frances Bloom (Bloomie)
Posted: July 12, 2017 - 11:34 am

Linda Frances Bloom (Bloomie) twirled away into the stars on July 7, 2017 and joins her beloved parents Lenny and Rosie Bloom. Born in 1948, Linda grew up in San Francisco, but made Phoenix home for more than 40 years. Our own “atomic burst of joy”, Linda swept into our hearts as teacher, painter, photographer, ceramic artist, knitter, “laughing lady”, generous friend, proud “gym rat”, and cancer warrior. She was a shy philanthropist who gave anonymously to many causes. She had a special love for children and Israel. Bloomie remained undaunted in her quest to conquer her cancer. She was ever grateful for the medical professionals who cared for her on her journey. She built an extensive family of friends, and died with dear ones by her side. We will miss our upbeat, hopeful, sunny, courageous “Wonder Woman of the Spirit” who lived each day to the max.

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Obituary: Noah Jacobson
Posted: July 12, 2017 - 11:35 am

Noah Jacobson, 19, of Tempe, Arizona passed away on July 2nd. He was an outgoing, caring individual studying engineering at Arizona State University and was active in the AEPi fraternity. Close with his family and friends, Noah brought joy to the room, a sensitivity and a balance of lightness and true depth. He is survived by his parents, Aaron Jacobson and Allyson DeOre of Scottsdale, his brother Jonah, sister Chelsea, paternal grandparents Stephanie and Frank Jacobson of Scottsdale, maternal grandparents Louise Jameson and Robert DeOre of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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Obituary: Edward L. Hammerman
Posted: July 12, 2017 - 11:32 am

Edward L. Hammerman, 77, passed away June 23, 2017. He was born in Dayton, Ohio, and was a retired advertising executive. He spent his time between Northbrook, Illinois and Scottsdale.

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Obituary: Harold Epstein
Posted: July 12, 2017 - 11:31 am

Harold Epstein, 92, of Phoenix died June 19, 2017. He was a retired plumber who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was affiliated with the Jewish War Veterans and volunteered at the VA Hospital in Phoenix.

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Wednesday 07/05/2017
Obituary - Claire Altman
Posted: July 05, 2017 - 8:26 am

Claire Altman, age 84 & 11/12, passed away on July 1, 2017 in Scottsdale. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 29, 1932. Claire was retired from the NYC School System where she was a Special Education Teacher and Educational Evaluator in the Borough of Queens. After she retired, she took a position as Supervisor of Student Teaching at Queens College. After working there for five years she left to move together with her husband, Julius, to the Philadelphia area in the summer and Phoenix in the winter. After six years of the nomadic life, she and Julius moved to Arizona permanently and relocated to Scottsdale, where she lived until her demise.

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Wednesday 06/28/2017
Obituary - Warren Miller
Posted: June 28, 2017 - 8:22 am

"Warren Miller passed away surrounded by his family on Thursday, June 22,"

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Obituary - Marilyn (Lynne) Myrna Cooper Caplan
Posted: June 28, 2017 - 8:20 am

Marilyn (Lynne) Myrna Cooper Caplan died on June 21, 2017 at the age of 85. Lynne was born in New Haven, CT on January 27, 1932 to Ida and Irving Cooper. Married to Alexander Caplan also of New Haven. Lynne was a dental hygienist for many years. They moved to Scottsdale, AZ in 1980. She is survived by Alex, her husband of 65 years. She is also survived by her daughter, Cindy Weiser (Paul) of Scottsdale; Bill Caplan (Marlene) of London, England; 3 grandchildren, Jessie Weiser (Avi Feller) of Berkeley, CA., Alexandra and Ted Caplan of London, England; and one great grandchild, Elana Feller. Lynne is also survived by 2 sisters, Barbara Coppom (Dail) of Boulder, CO, and Esther Katz of Massachusetts. Lynne was a devoted wife, loving mother and amazing Grammy. You couldn’t find a better and more generous friend! The funeral will take place on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Paradise Memorial Gardens, 9300 East Shea Blvd. Scottsdale AZ, 85260. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary. Donations in Lynne’s memory can be sent to Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation 2901 N. Central Ave. Suite 160, Phoenix, AZ 85012 Attn: Memorial Giving Program.

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Obituary - Richard Hyman Shachtman
Posted: June 28, 2017 - 8:17 am

Richard Hyman Shachtman, 75, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, passed away very peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Saturday June 24, 2017, in Phoenix, AZ. A celebration of life service was held on Monday, June 26 at Mount Sinai Cemetery in Phoenix, AZ. For those wishing to remember Richard, the family suggests donations be made to the Muhammad Ali Parkinson’s Center through the Barrow Neurological Foundation (supportbarrow.org). Richard was born August 14, 1941 in Winston Salem, North Carolina, to Hyman & Josephine Shachtman. He graduated from Fairborn High School in Fairborn, Ohio in 1959 and with a Bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University in 1963. Richard received a Master’s degree and a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Maryland in 1968. On July 4, 1965 he married Ann Mirvis in Washington, D.C. Richard was a full professor in the Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He along with his wife, Ann, founded NOW! AudioVideo (Stereo Sound), headquartered in Hillsborough, North Carolina in 1974. Richard also served as the company’s CEO. Richard enjoyed gourmet food, music (especially jazz), travel, humor (loved to tell jokes), UNC basketball, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Richard is survived by his wife, Ann Shachtman, his son, Marc (Jessica) Shachtman, his daughter, Susan (Brent) Silver, his grandsons, Noah & Evan Silver, and Aiden Shachtman, his brother, Doug Shachtman and his nephews, Colin and Robert Shachtman. Richard will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.

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Wednesday 06/21/2017
Obituary - Dr. Arnold E. Powell
Posted: June 21, 2017 - 8:50 am

Dr. Arnold E. Powell of Phoenix, Arizona passed away June 15, 2017. He was 94 years old and a veteran of World War II who received a Silver Star and two Purple Hearts. Dr. Powell was at D-day and the Battle of the Bulge. After the war he had a research laboratory and was a professor at Case Western Reserve Medical School. He and his associates discovered that you could transplant bone to a human being if it was frozen first. Dr. Powell started the first bone banks. Dr. Powell is survived by his children John Powell and Wendy Justice, sister Audrey Frieman, granddaughters Megan Doutis, Cathy Galland, and Suzy Powell, two great grandsons Cody and Kyler Doutis, and cousin Bea Eisenberg. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.

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Obituary - Ruth Sarah Bell
Posted: June 21, 2017 - 8:47 am

Ruth Sarah Bell died peacefully surrounded by her family on May 17th, at her home in Scottsdale, Arizona just six days after her 98th birthday. She died on the same day as her beloved father Louis who died in 1956. She grew up in Brooklyn, New York in an apartment overlooking “Ebbet’s Field” and the Brooklyn Dodgers. She graduated from Erasmus Hall and attended NYU. Ruth was the daughter of Rebecca and Louis Lefft. She was predeceased by her husband of over 40 years Simon and her brothers Harold and Joseph. Prior to her marriage Ruth spent a brief time as a professional model. Throughout her life she maintained a level of elegance and sophistication noted by all who knew her. Our mother was a remarkable woman in so many ways, always placing her love of family first, not only for her three children, but also for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. We were all the proverbial apple of her eye. If any of the family ever needed her she was there to step in. She encouraged her three children to seek careers through higher education which we all did. She took great delight in extolling our individual achievements and successes with her many friends. When her husband became sick she decided to fulfill her dream to get a job at Tiffany’s although she had never worked outside of the home. With family encouragement, she interviewed and got a job at Tiffany’s flagship store in NYC where she worked on the main floor until her husband’s death. After her husband’s death in 1980, she relocated to Scottsdale, AZ with her youngest daughter, her husband and her two youngest grandchildren. She lived a full life volunteering at the library, taking college courses, making friends. She loved to travel and after the death of her husband she had the courage to travel alone and was fortunate to make many friends in her travels to Europe, the Middle East and India. Ruth was a feminist before there was a word for it. She was truly amazed and thrilled in her last years to see the strides women had made. Our mother was an expert knitter who provided knit afghans for every family member and beautiful sweaters and blankets for every new baby. She was an accomplished artist who painted still lifes. She loved and was surrounded by plants and had the proverbial green thumb until the day she died. She was an excellent cook and baker and leaves behind a multigenerational legacy of homemade goodies including Kreplach, Fried Matzo and Mandelbrot. Ruth is survived by her three children, Stephen (Sandy) of Saint Louis, Margaret (Peter) of Seattle, and Jane (Jay) of Scottsdale. In addition, she is survived by her ten grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren who will miss their Nana and Bubbe dearly. A graveside ceremony was held at Wellwood Cemetery, Long Island, NY, on May 19th officiated by Rabbi Levi Gurkov.

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Milestone - Bat Mitzvah
Posted: June 21, 2017 - 8:33 am

Courtney Rebecca Berman, daughter of Lori and Michael Berman of Scottsdale, became a bat mitzvah on June 17 at Temple Chai.

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Wednesday 06/14/2017
Obituary - Gloria S. Laynor
Posted: June 14, 2017 - 12:34 pm

Our beautiful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Gloria S. Laynor, passed away peacefully on June 11, 2017, her 93rd birthday. Gloria was born in New York City on June 11, 1924. She earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Math and Business at SUNY at Albany. She taught math for many years and then, after a move to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, started an educational program for pregnant and parenting teenagers. In her later years, she founded a non-profit art foundation which provided scholarships to talented art students. Gloria was married for 48 years to her beloved late husband Harold. She is survived by her daughter Lois, her sons Dennis (Barbara) and Mark (Sandra), as well as nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Services were held at Sinai Mortuary. The family would welcome donations in Gloria’s memory to Free Arts at freearts.org/donate.

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Wednesday 06/07/2017
Birth - Thomas Michael Scaduto
Posted: June 07, 2017 - 7:25 am

Thomas Michael Scaduto, the son of Anthony Scaduto and Ali Cowin Scaduto of Long Beach, California, was born April 22, 2017.

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Bat Mitzvah - Hannah Rebecca Wiegand
Posted: June 07, 2017 - 7:23 am

Hannah Rebecca Wiegand, daughter of Melissa and Scott Wiegand of Scottsdale, will become a bat mitzvah on June 10, 2017 at Congregation Or Tzion.

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Abe Meth, beloved member of Valley Jewish community, dies at 104
Posted: June 07, 2017 - 6:52 am

A centenarian who still read the Torah at Shabbat services, wrote an opera and helped several generations of youngsters prepare for their b’nai mitzvah, Abe Meth was a beloved figure throughout the Valley’s Jewish community.

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Thursday 06/01/2017
B'NAI MITZVAH - Jacobson
Posted: June 01, 2017 - 8:30 pm

Maya Brooke Jacobson, daughter of Risa and Michael Jacobson of Scottsdale, will become a bat mitzvah on June 3, 2017 at Temple Solel.

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Wedding - Alexandra Levy & Zachary Tauber
Posted: June 01, 2017 - 8:30 pm

Alexandra Shae Levy and Zachary Russell Tauber were married April 29, 2017 at the Omni Scottsdale Resort at Montelucia.

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Obituary - Posner
Posted: June 01, 2017 - 8:30 pm

Dr. Robert B. Posner died one day after his 79th birthday on May 19, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving family and died peacefully at Hospice of the Valley in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Graduation days
Posted: June 01, 2017 - 8:30 pm

It’s that time of year again when preschoolers become elementary school students and middle schoolers prepare to head to high school. Here are some local students who are ready to move on to the next phase of their lives.

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