Joanne F. Gordon

Joanne F. Gordon, 84, passed away Oct. 22, 2018, at her home with her family by her side. Joanne was born in San Francisco and is survived by her husband, Jerry, married for 64 years; her two sons, Jeffrey and Andrew; and two grandsons, Nicolas and Jack. Joanne loved tennis and bridge and was an outstanding player in both. She was active with many charitable events and activities. Joanne will be missed tremendously, as she was a loving, caring and understanding woman. She was very close and always there with her family and friends throughout her life.

Ruth Joffe

Ruth Joffe of Scottsdale died on Oct. 28, 2018. She was 95. Born in Paderborn, Germany, Joffe was a homemaker.

She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca J. Maltenfort of Scottsdale, and son, Gary Joffe. She is also survived by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Contributions in Joffe’s name can be made to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW, Washington, D.C., 20024 or; or to the Kenneth Maltenfort Endowment Fund at the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix,

Services took place at Paradise Memorial Gardens on Oct. 31, 2018, and were officiated by Rabbi Martin S. Scharf. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary of Arizona.


Bertram Gilbert Kwasman

Bertram Gilbert Kwasman, 87, of Scottsdale, Arizona, passed away Oct. 24, 2018. He was born and raised in Rochester, New York. He attended the University of Michigan and received his medical degree from Syracuse University where he met his beloved bride of 63 years, Sue Kwasman. Bert was a brilliant orthopedic surgeon and a retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and traveling the world with his wife. He is preceded in death by his parents, Garson and Sylvia Kwasman, and his wife, Sue Kwasman, and is survived by his four children, Jill Goldstein (Bruce) of Scottsdale, Arizona, Michael Kwasman of Spokane, Washington, Bonnie Levinger (Steve) of Omaha, Nebraska and Marcia Unell (Joe) of Scottsdale, Arizona; his grandchildren, Danielle Masserman (Tal), Chad Goldstein (Joelle), Jacob Kwasman, Hannah Kwasman, Allison Pechart (Adam), Amy Levinger (Paul Springer), Jesica Levinger, Gennifer Unell and Alyssa Unell; and his great-grandchildren, Brooks Masserman, Blair Goldstein and Levi Masserman. In addition, he is survived by his brother Dr. Ron Kwasman of Orlando, Florida, and his sister Marilyn Manus (Irving) of Rochester, New York. Funeral services and burial were held at Green Acres Mortuary and Cemetery on Oct. 26, 2018. The family requests that contributions be made to the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center.

Herbert Kaplan

Herbert Kaplan of Phoenix died on Oct. 24, 2018. He was 90. Born in Brooklyn, Kaplan was an administrator.

He is survived by his wife, Leona Kaplan of Phoenix, and daughters, Elizabeth Kaplan of Scottsdale and Claudia Mishell of Aurora, Colorado. He is also survived by two grandchildren.

Services took place at Beth Israel Cemetery on Oct. 28, 2018. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary of Arizona.

Marvin Joe Loeb

Marvin Joe Loeb of Paradise Valley died on Oct. 23, 2018. He was 65. Born in Los Angeles, Loeb was a manager.

He is survived by his sister, Peggeth Loeb of San Francisco.

Contributions in Loeb’s name can be made to Jewish Family & Children’s Service, 4747 N. Seventh St., Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85014.

Services took place at Beth El Cemetery on Oct. 29, 2018. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary of Arizona.

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