Hon. Ingrid Braslow

Hon. Ingrid Braslow, of Scottsdale, died peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at the age of 76. She was born in New York, NY, attended Queens College and New York Law School, and was one of three women in her graduating class. She is survived by her husband, Dean, of nearly 54 years of marriage, their three children, Rachel, Michele and Ken, and eight grandchildren. Ingrid worked as a Family Court Judge, dedicating herself to improving the lives of families. A warm soul, Ingrid was witty, enjoyed playing the flute and taking long walks. She will be greatly missed. A funeral service was held at Green Acres Cemetery in Scottsdale, AZ, on March 2, 2018. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ingrid’s name to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, www.michaeljfox.org. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.

Rochelle Clark

Rochelle Clark of Scottsdale, 76 years of age, passed away Friday, March 9, from complications of ongoing pneumonia. Beloved wife and companion of Berle Clark for over 58 years.

Mother of four: Scott, Kevin, Sheri and Marty. Grandmother of seven: Rebecca, Paul, Kyle, Paige, Evan, Tyler and Sienna. Stepgrandmother of two: Nicholas and Tiffany. Mother-in-law to: Judy, Lisa and Beth. Faux nana to Darian.

Sister of Ellen, daughter of Sol and Lucille Eisen of Chicago.

Sherman Minkoff

Sherman Minkoff passed away on March 7, 2018, in the arms of his loving family. Sherman was a mensch among mensches. He had an infectious smile that lit up any room he walked into and the ability to make anyone he just met feel like an old and treasured friend. When Sherman talked to you, he made you feel like the most important person in the world because, in that moment, you were to him.

Sherman was quiet, kind and soft-spoken, but his impact was monumental. He generously gave of his time, expertise and love to volunteer on behalf of his community. A role model to so many, he worked hard and led by example, always willing to do work that others may not have wanted to do.

Whether schmoozing at kiddushes until he was the last person there or helping organize and lead services, Sherman was most at home at synagogue. He worked to ensure that anyone who needed a Yahrzeit minyan had one. He served as president of his congregation and the Bureau of Jewish Education. Seeing an unmet need, Sherman and his wife, Andi, founded the Jewish Genetics Center of Greater Phoenix to ensure future generations of healthy Jewish children. Simply put, Sherman made a difference to everyone he was around. This community has been made a better place because of him.

Born in Chicago on Aug. 22, 1935, to Abe and Ruth Minkoff, modest immigrants from Poland, Sherman grew up a proud West-sider. He put himself through college and graduated from the University of Illinois’ Navy Pier campus and the University of Illinois medical school.

Sherman approached everything in his life with intelligence and integrity. His greatest accomplishments as a cardiologist were reflected not in the professional accolades he received, but in the handmade gifts and personal notes his patients gave to him. He treasured the relationships he built with them and their families over the years.

Sherman’s greatest pride was his family. He spoke about his son and daughter and their accomplishments with love and joy. He and Andi enjoyed a marriage that spanned over 52 years. However, most everyone knew Sherman as “Saba.” His license plate announced to the world that the role he cherished most was beloved grandfather.

Sherman is survived his wife, Andi; daughter Ricki (Michael) Kaplan, son Tony and his loving grandchildren, Haley, Jordan and Matthew Kaplan; and brother Leon (Janet) Minkoff.

Please note that services have been held and that contributions can be made to the Jewish Genetics Disease Center of Greater Phoenix and Congregation Or Tzion. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.

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