Phyllis E. Anatole
Phyllis E. Anatole passed away peacefully on Oct. 31, 2019 at the age of 87. She leaves behind children, Michael Anatole and daughter-in-law Debbie Anatole; daughter Ellen Anatole; grand-daughter and grandson-in-law, Elana and Jordan Levine, and great-grandchildren, Kyrian and Rowyn Levine; grandson and grand-daughter-in-law Jesse and Amanda Anatole. Phyllis’ motto was, “I love fun,” and she most certainly did. She was a devoted wife to Ronald M. Anatole, zichrono liv’racha. She overcame every obstacle life presented with grace and a positive attitude that was an integral part of her being. She had a sharp, dry wit, and an ever-present smile. She was a Woman of Valor, who loved her family, and changed all of their lives to the better. She was blessed with strength, and blessed all who knew her with courage, graciousness and kindness. Memorials will be private.
Sylvia Naomi Bandler
Sylvia Naomi Bandler died peacefully on Nov. 4, 2019. She was born Sept. 4, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York to Anna and Joseph Weintraub. She was first and foremost a devoted mother and grandmother. After receiving her master’s degree in social work from ASU in 1984, Sylvia helped countless individuals and families as a licensed clinician at Camelback/St. Luke’s Hospital, specializing in chemical dependency, especially with adolescents.
Aside from her family, Sylvia’s greatest joy was traveling, which took her to all continents, including Antarctica. Her vast travels were an example of Sylvia’s philosophy to seize life’s opportunities regardless of age.
She is survived by her three sons and their wives, Mack and Lori Bandler, Steven and Linda Bandler and Ron and Laura Bandler; her grandchildren, Zachary (Meg), Aaron (Nikki), Adam (Jessica), Kyle (Leah), Jillian, Emma, Griffin, Andrew and Madison; and her two great grandchildren, Rex and Lucio. She is also survived by her sister, Harriet Dolgin, brother Martin Weintraub, nieces and nephews.
Sylvia was laid to rest on Nov. 7, 2019 at Beth Israel Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix. The family gratefully asks that any donations be made to the Congregation Beth Israel Camp Stein Scholarship Fund. May her memory be a blessing.
Florene Feldman Weitz
Florene Feldman Weitz, 77, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, passed away on Nov. 13, 2019. She was a loving wife to Frank Weitz; parent to Beth Weitz Katz of Phoenix, Arizona and Andrew Weitz of Boca Raton, Florida; and Grammy to Bennett and Brett Katz and Chloe, Cameryn and Carly Weitz.
She had a thriving career in Milwaukee as co-owner of the Purple Ticket Sellers, providing estate sales to most of the North Shore community. She was an avid antique collector and dealer. Her home was an ongoing collection of beautiful things. Florene will be remembered as always one with a great sense of style. Florene was a warm, loving person and a friend to all who came across her path. She loved to travel. Some of her favorite explorations were Poland, Lithuania, Israel, Vietnam, Spain, Ireland and Greece. We will miss her smile, laugh and her style.
Donations can be made in Florene’s memory to: UMOM New Day Centers, 3333 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 85008 or at umom.org. JN