Miriam Brodian

Miriam Brodian, 91, of Scottsdale, died April 17. Born in Newark, New Jersey, she worked as a college registrar. She was a member of Hadassah and N’Amat.

She is survived by her daughter, Stacey Chulew, and her son, Craig Brodian.

Miriam had three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Mt. Sinai Cemetery with Rabbi Martin Scharf officiating.

Donations can be made to the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, or Jewish National Fund, 7120 Hayvenhurst Ave., Suite 200, Van Nuys, CA 91406.

Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary of Arizona.

Susan Ellen Levy

Susan Ellen Levy, 74, of Scottsdale, died April 16. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she worked as a teacher.

She is survived by her husband, Arthur Levy of Scottsdale; son Jay Levy; daughter Lisa Levy; and brother Barry Rosenkranz.

Services were held at Paradise Memorial Gardens on April 20, with Rabbi Mendy Levertov officiating.

Contributions may be made to the Smile Train, smiletrain.org.

Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary of Arizona.

Edward Schlar

Edward Schlar, 81, of Phoenix, died March 30. Born in Boston, he worked as a city of Phoenix administrator and as a professor at Arizona State University. He was a captain in the U.S. Army.

He was president of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association and was a member of Beth El Congregation.

He is survived by his wife, Avis Schlar of Phoenix; daughters Anna Kessler of Phoenix and Lisa Schlar of Pittsburgh; son Alan Schlar of Orange County, California; and sister Ruth Segal of Boston. He had four grandchildren.

Services were held at Sinai Mortuary of Arizona on April 8, with Rabbi Arthur Lavinsky officiating.

Contributions can be made to Camp Ramah, 17525 Ventura Blvd., Suite 201, Encino, CA 91316.

Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary of Arizona.

Milton Medwin

Milton Medwin, 99, of Paradise Valley, passed away on April 16. He was a retired vice president of a commercial real estate company. Milton served in the U.S. Army during WWII, was a longtime member of Kehilath Jeshurun Congregation in New York City, New York, and most recently a member of Ahavas Torah. He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Shirlie. Survivors include daughter  Felice (Neal) Brooks; son Jon (Marla) Medwin; grandchildren Pamela, Abigail and Nathan Brooks, Alexis (Jeremy) Sharpe, Melissa, Daniel, Logan, Jayden Medwin;  and great-grandson Gavin Greenberg. He is also survived by his longterm  companion, Bernice Rozov. Funeral services were held April 18 in the Beth Joseph  section of Beth Israel Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to Ahavas Torah, 7002 E. Ludlow Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, or Congregation B’nai Shalom Preschool, 74 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94596. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.