With great sorrow, we announce the passing of Mark Chernoff who died two months short of his 50th birthday. Mark was all determination. He never failed to apply the best of himself to the task at hand, whether the task involved complex legal arguments or organizing camping equipment for a we…

Donald Lehrer passed away peacefully at the age of 80 on Sept. 22, 2019, at Rock Creek Memory Facility in Surprise, Arizona. Donald is survived by his wife, Irene; his daughter, Marci Alter, and her husband, Jonathan; his son, Richard Lehrer, and his wife, Nadine; and his grandchildren, Jord…

Jordan Ziprin, 88, died Aug. 29, 2019.Jordan Ziprin, son of Nathan and Sheba, came from a golden chain of rabbis and reformers. He survived the Lower East Side and grew up in the illuminated shadow of his beloved brother, Lionel, who wrote fantastical poems and was on a lifelong mission to s…

Ryna Jean Grossman had the most spirited, positive attitude that anyone could imagine, but that was Jean! 

Rabbi Shamai Kanter, 88, of Phoenix, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jeannette, their three children, Raphael (Cindy), Elana (Michael) and Ethan (Sue), and nine grandchildren, Rebecca, Eli and Micah; Hannah, Gabi and Jonathan; and Ben, Charlie …

Richard Alan Simonson age 66, of Paradise Valley, died Sept. 13, 2018, after a courageous and valiant battle of over two years with pancreatic cancer, which had metastasized into his brain and spinal column. At the time of his passing, he was resting comfortably and peacefully at Hospice of …

Joel N. Smith of Scottsdale died on July 29, 2018, at the age of 82. Raised in New Haven, Connecticut. He served in the U.S. Air Force and, while stationed at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany, met and married his wife, Gloria (Krain) Smith. Joel and Gloria settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylv…

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