Benjamin Cypress

Benjamin Cypress, 94, of Scottsdale, died May 27, 2018. Born in Brooklyn, he was a business owner and served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

He also served as chaplain for Jewish War Veterans Post 194, and was a gabbai at Temple Beth Emeth in Scottsdale.

He is survived by his wife, Arline Cypress of Scottsdale; daughter, Beth Griffith of Laguna Niguel, California; and son, Michael Cypress.

Services were held at Green Acres Cemetery and officiated by Rabbi Martin S. Scharf.

Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary of Arizona.

Beverly Friedman

Beverly Friedman, 94, of Sun City, died May 17, 2018. Born in Chicago, she was an administrative assistant for the federal government.

She is survived by her daughter, Judy Oliver, and son, Robert Friedman.

She had five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Donations can be made to the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America.

Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary of Arizona.

Robert Michael Ramsey

Robert Michael Ramsey, 80, of Glendale, died May 21, 2018. Born in Petoskey, Michigan, he was a professor of linguistics at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He also served in the Navy.

He is survived by his daughter, Regina Ramsey; sons Dan Ramsey and Jac Ramsey; and his sister, Joan Wilk. He had 10 grandchildren.

Services were officiated by Rabbi Shelly Moss.

Donations can be made to any charity of choice.

Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary of Arizona.