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Wednesday 11/15/2017
Obituary - Rhea Jane Ritter
Posted: November 15, 2017 - 10:48 am

Rhea Jane Ritter (née Kaplan), a resident of Scottsdale since 1977, passed away on Nov. 13, 2017. Born in 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she loved adventure, film, politics and reading, but cherished most of all her family and friends. She is survived by her children, Joanne Green (Barry Gross), Howard Green (Michele) and Linda Shapiro (Fred); six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Rhea was known for her infectious smile and good humor. She worked successfully in real estate for over 30 years developing lasting friendships with many of her clients. A memorial service will be held at Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N. 64th St. in Scottsdale at 1 p.m., Nov. 19. Donations are being accepted in her name by Hospice of the Valley at HOV.org.

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Bar Mitzvah - Brett Louis Katz
Posted: November 15, 2017 - 10:46 am

Brett Louis Katz, son of Beth and David Katz, will become a bar mitzvah on Nov. 18 at Temple Chai.

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Bar Mitzvah - Yaakov Shoshan
Posted: November 15, 2017 - 10:47 am

Yaakov Shoshan, son of Rabbi Ariel and Ayala Shoshan, will become a bar mitzvah on Nov. 18 at Ahavas Torah: the Scottsdale Torah Center.

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Wednesday 11/08/2017
Obituary - Michael (Moses) Bernard Garvin
Posted: November 08, 2017 - 11:11 am

Michael (Moses) Bernard Garvin, age 97, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 at Hospice of the Valley in Tempe, with his wife, Kathy, at his side. Michael was born on Aug.18, 1920 in Chicago, where he grew up before joining the Navy during World War II. After the military, he had a successful career as a dancer, traveling the world. After moving to Arizona, he became an interior decorator and continued teaching dancing. He got married to his wife, Kathy, at the age of 89. He loved kids, but never had a chance to have some of his own. He was a very gentle and kind soul, always seeing the world in positive light. He was observant and engaged as a cantor on holy days in Chabad Synagogue in Phoenix. He is survived by his wife, Kathy, his step-daughter Monika and two step-grandchildren, Penny and Hawk, whom he loved very much, two nieces and two nephews. His funeral service was held in Chicago on Thursday, Nov. 2. He was loved and he will be greatly missed. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.

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Bat Mitzvah - Sydney Lillian Goldfarb
Posted: November 08, 2017 - 11:09 am

Sydney Lillian Goldfarb, daughter of Lara and David Goldfarb of Phoenix, will become a bat mitzvah on Nov. 11 at Temple Beth El.

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Bar Mitzvah - Noah William Fox
Posted: November 08, 2017 - 11:08 am

Noah William Fox, son of Toby and Dan Fox, will become a bar mitzvah on Nov. 25 at Congregation Or Tzion.

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Obituary - Fred S.Greenwood
Posted: November 08, 2017 - 11:10 am

Fred S.Greenwood, 87 passed away on Oct. 13. Born in Holland he was a hidden child and survived the Holocaust (You can read his memoir at Fred.Kielsky.com). In 1952 he came to America and was immediately sent to fight in Korea. He married and had three children. He was married a second time in 1994 to Dr. Vera Kielsky-Greenwood. Surviving him are his wife Vera (Phoenix), his son Naftali (Israel), 16 grandchildren and 17 Israeli great-grandchildren. Services were held at Beth El Cemetary on Oct. 16, with Rabbi Lavinsky officiating. Contributions in his memory are suggested to Ben Gurion University or JNF.

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Obituary - Ada Margolin Levin
Posted: November 08, 2017 - 11:07 am

Ada Margolin Levin, a longtime resident of Scottsdale, died on Oct. 23 following a short illness. Born in 1931 in Wilmington, Delaware, she loved people, film, travel and reading, but cherished most of all her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Bert, of 62 years, children Jody Levin of Los Angeles, Mark Levin of Calabasas, California, Debra Levin of Pleasant Hill, California, and Scott Levin of Scottsdale. She had four grandchildren. Donations are being accepted in her name at Temple Chai in Phoenix.

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Wednesday 11/01/2017
Obituary: Leroy Lyon Paller
Posted: November 01, 2017 - 10:18 am

Leroy Lyon Paller, aged 84 of Phoenix, died Oct. 26. He was born in Chicago and operated his own business.

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Obituary: Susan Ellen Starr
Posted: November 01, 2017 - 10:18 am

Susan Ellen Starr, aged 74 of Phoenix, died Oct. 29. Born in the Bronx, New York, she was an insurance agent.

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Mar Mitzvah: Caden Shay Kelleher
Posted: November 01, 2017 - 10:19 am

Caden Shay Kelleher, son of Samantha Kramer of Phoenix, will become a bar mitzvah at Temple Chai on Nov. 11.

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Birth: Carter Joseph Harris
Posted: November 01, 2017 - 10:20 am

Carter Joseph Harris, son of Jason and Marisa Harris of Phoenix, was born Oct. 20 in Scottsdale.

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Obituary: Bernard Charles Dietz
Posted: November 01, 2017 - 10:16 am

Bernard Charles Dietz, aged 77 of Los Angeles, died Oct. 22. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and worked in sales.

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Obituary: Ada Margolin Levin
Posted: November 01, 2017 - 10:17 am

Ada Margolin Levin, a longtime resident of Scottsdale, died Oct. 23 following a short illness.

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Wednesday 10/25/2017
Bat Mitzvah - Hilary Tucker
Posted: October 25, 2017 - 9:34 am

Hilary Tucker, daughter of Stacy and Michael Tucker of Paradise Valley, will become a bat mitzvah on Nov. 4 at Congregation Beth Israel.

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Obituary - Shirley Dubovis
Posted: October 25, 2017 - 9:35 am

Shirley Dubovis, aged 92 of Phoenix, died Aug. 18. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and worked as a bookkeeper.

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Obituary - Saul Joseph Dubovis
Posted: October 25, 2017 - 9:34 am

Saul Joseph Dubovis, aged 96 of  Phoenix, died Sept. 19. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he was an aeronautical engineer who also served in the U.S. Army Air Corp in World War II.

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Obituary - Dr. Leo Biglaiser
Posted: October 25, 2017 - 9:36 am

Dr. Leo Biglaiser passed away on October 19, 2017. Dr. Biglaiser was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. He attended the City College of New York, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated from the Columbia University School of Optometry. After serving in the army during the Korean War, Dr. Biglaiser moved to Arizona where he worked for more than 60 years as an optometrist. He retired at the age of 88 as the oldest working optometrist in the country. He is survived by his sons, Gary and Glen, daughter Wendi, and five grandchildren.

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Bar Mitzvah - Max David Horowitz
Posted: October 25, 2017 - 9:32 am

Max David Horowitz, son of Lauret and Ted Horowitz of Phoenix, will become a bar mitzvah on Oct. 28 at Merkaz Ha-Iyr.

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Wednesday 10/18/2017
Obituary - Ruth Cooper
Posted: October 18, 2017 - 9:28 am

Ruth Cooper of Scottsdale died on Oct. 4. She was 105.

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Obit - Sue Kwasman
Posted: October 18, 2017 - 9:31 am

Sue Kwasman, 84 years young, of Scottsdale, AZ, passed away October 10, 2017. She was born in Geneva, NY and raised in Binghamton, NY. Sue graduated from Syracuse University where she met her husband of 63 years. Sue was an elementary school teacher and enjoyed spending time with family and friends and traveling the world. She was preceded in death by her parents, Max Golos and Mary Shane. Sue is survived by her husband, Dr. Bertram Kwasman of Scottsdale, AZ, her four children Jill Goldstein (Bruce) of Scottsdale, AZ, Michael Kwasman of Spokane, WA, Bonnie Levinger (Steve) of Omaha, NE and Marcia Unell (Joe) of Scottsdale AZ, her grandchildren Danielle Masserman (Tal), Chad Goldstein (Joelle), Jacob Kwasman, Hannah Kwasman, Allison Pechart (Adam), Amy Levinger, Jessica Levinger, Gennifer Unell and Alyssa Unell and her great grandchildren Brooks Masserman and Blair Goldstein. In addition, she is survived by her brother Arthur Shane (Martha) of Boston, MA. Funeral services and burial were held at Green Acres Mortuary and Cemetery at 11:00 am Friday, October 13, 2017. The family requests that contributions be made to Hadassah.

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Births - Brandon Tucker Ullman
Posted: October 18, 2017 - 9:27 am

Brandon Tucker Ullman, son of Katie and Andrew Ullman, was born Aug. 1 in San Francisco.

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Wednesday 10/11/2017
Bat Mitzvah - Maya Bailey Zuckerberg
Posted: October 11, 2017 - 9:18 am

Maya Bailey Zuckerberg, daughter of Beth and Brian Zuckerberg of Phoenix, will become a bat mitzvah on Oct. 14 at Temple Solel.

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Obituary - Edward Heisler
Posted: October 11, 2017 - 9:20 am

Edward Heisler, 87, died September 28, 2017. A Holocaust survivor and beloved husband of the late Trudy, married 56 years. Loving father of the late Harold and Stuart, survived by Mark and Sandy. Grandfather to Pamela, Sarah, Julie, Joshua and Ashley. Also survived by daughter-in-law Evelyn and loving companion Bobbie Tolpen. His final thoughts were “Never forget” and “Never hate.” Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.

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Bat Mitzvah - Zoe Anne Cafarella
Posted: October 11, 2017 - 9:18 am

Zoe Anne Cafarella, daughter of Jennifer Cafarella of Phoenix and Anthony Cafarella of Gilbert, will become a bat mitzvah on Oct. 14 at Temple Kol Ami.

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Obituary - Nancy Groben
Posted: October 11, 2017 - 9:19 am

In the wee hours of October 3rd a huge community of people lost an exceptional person in Nancy Groben. She was a woman of many roles: a loving wife, an incredible sister, an adoring aunt, an extraordinary friend, and an outstanding teacher, which adds up to the superior person she was. Nancy fought her health battle with poise, courage, dignity and hope. She continued to teach life’s lessons until the time of her passing. She is survived by her husband Phil, brother Paul, sister Lory, nieces Sarah, Shana, and Kelly, nephews Chris, Scott, Brian and David, great niece and nephews Olivia, Harrison and Breck. Services will be graveside Sunday, October 8th, noon, at Green Acres Cemetery, 401 N. Hayden Rd. In lieu of flowers, to honor Nancys memory, donations can be made to The Hunger Project at thp.org. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.

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Bat Mitzvah - Emma Julie Cafarella
Posted: October 11, 2017 - 9:17 am

Emma Julie Cafarella, daughter of Jennifer Cafarella of Phoenix and Anthony Cafarella of Gilbert, will become a bat mitzvah on Oct. 14 at Temple Kol Ami.

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Wednesday 10/04/2017
Bar Mitzvah - Dylan Stuart Marks
Posted: October 04, 2017 - 8:43 am

Dylan Stuart Marks, son of Jaimee and Brian Marks of Scottsdale, will become a bar mitzvah on Oct. 7 at Temple Solel.

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Bat Mitzvah - Rachel Lauren Mattisinko
Posted: October 04, 2017 - 8:44 am

Rachel Lauren Mattisinko, daughter of Dani and Robert Mattisinko of Scottsdale, will become a bat mitzvah on Oct. 7 at Congregation Beth Israel.

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Bat Mitzvah - Lola Isabella Morris
Posted: October 04, 2017 - 8:45 am

Lola Isabella Morris, daughter of Keryn Bickman-Solomon and Brian Morris, both of Scottsdale, will become a bat mitzvah on Oct. 7 at Congregation Beth Israel.

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Bat Mitzvah - Haley Alexandra Menton
Posted: October 04, 2017 - 8:45 am

Haley Alexandra Menton, daughter of Pam and Marc Menton of Carefree, will become a bat mitzvah on Oct. 7 at Congregation Or Tzion.

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Bat Mitzvah - Erica Paige Keene
Posted: October 04, 2017 - 8:37 am

Erica Paige Keene, daughter of Adriane and Jeffrey Keene of Chandler, became a bat mitzvah on Sept. 16 at Temple Emanuel.

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Wednesday 09/27/2017
Obituary - Martin David Pavell
Posted: September 27, 2017 - 12:44 pm

Martin David Pavell passed away on Sept. 16 in his home in Fort Worth, Texas. He was 77.

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Wednesday 09/20/2017
Obituary - Helen Padnick
Posted: September 20, 2017 - 12:28 pm

Helen Padnick of Scottsdale passed away August 10, 2017 at the age of 98.

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Obituary - Steven Michael Friedman
Posted: September 20, 2017 - 12:23 pm

Steven Michael Friedman died on Sept. 18. He was 77. A resident of Scottsdale, Friedman was born in St. Louis and was an attorney.

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Obituary - Patricia Ann Steinberg
Posted: September 20, 2017 - 12:24 pm

Patricia Ann Steinberg passed away on Sept. 16. She was 80. A resident of Scottsdale, she was born in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, and was a schoolteacher.

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Obituary - Natalie S. Lang
Posted: September 20, 2017 - 12:26 pm

Long-time New York and Scottsdale resident Natalie S. Lang died of complications from lung cancer on September 8th. Natalie had a distinguished, 30-year career as a strategic business consultant, working with Fortune 100 clients on a wide array of organizational development, strategic marketing and planning, branding and cause-related marketing. She began her career with the prominent management consulting fir Booz Allen Hamilton and became the first female partner of the firm.She later served as Senior Vice President at Hill & Knowlton, a global public relations consulting company. Natalie moved to Scottsdale in the late 80’s, serving as Executive Vice President of the Oryx Press, an information and reference publisher serving more than 100,000 customers world-wide. As a business consultant in private practice, she provided strategic planning, marketing and public affairs advice to healthcare, finance, and nonprofit corporations.

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Obituary - Terry Harriet Barnes
Posted: September 20, 2017 - 12:22 pm

Terry Harriet Barnes died on Aug. 8. She was 82. Born in Detroit, she lived in Santa Clara, California.

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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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