Morton Steinberg, 86, of Scottsdale, died Jan. 31. Born in Philadelphia, he was a pharmacist. He is survived by his wife, Ronnie Steinberg, of Scottsdale, and sons Alan Steinberg of Scottsdale, Charles Steinberg of Boca Raton, Florida, Bruce Steinberg of Jacksonville, Florida, Robert Steinberg of Pacific Palisades, California, and Fred Steinberg of Paradise Valley. Morton had 13 grandchildren. Services were held at Paradise Memorial Gardens with Rabbi Chaim Frankel officiating. Donations can be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary of Arizona.
Marian M. Leibsohn
Marian M. Leibsohn passed away from natural causes, peacefully, at her home at the age of 84. Born in Boston, Massachusetts., she graduated from Bangor (Maine) High School, and earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Boston University. A fierce proponent of adult education, she returned to school after having five children and earned a master’s degree in social work from ASU. (Her own mother, Bertha Marder, had returned to college to earn her degree while in her 70s, and competed it that same year.) After a successful career in gerontology, Marian moved on to run a busy medical practice. She supported many organizations in the Valley, from those within the Jewish community to the Phoenix Zoo and the Heard Museum, and was active in several social causes, especially when it came to improving public education. Known as a best friend to many, Marian will be deeply missed. She was the proud mother of Dana Leibsohn, Andrea Leibsohn, David Leibsohn (deceased), Seth Leibsohn and Marcy Leibsohn; grandmother of Michael Leibsohn; and wife of Eugene Leibsohn. Donations in her memory can be made to NotMYKid in Scottsdale and/or the Literacy Project in Greenfield, Massachusetts.
Harvey K. Spivack
Harvey K. Spivack passed away peacefully on Jan. 25, 2018, one month shy of his 87th birthday, after a brief illness. He is survived by his beloved and devoted wife of 63 years, Rica, son David Spivack (Tina) of Roslyn, New York, daughter Ellen Schifman (Paul) of Scottsdale, and five loving grandchildren of whom he was so proud: Jolene and Myles Spivack and Samuel, Benjamin and Eli Schifman. He is also survived by his older brother, Stuart Spivack (Clair) of Roslyn, New York. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Theresa Spivack. Harvey graduated from Forest Hills High School and Cornell University. He enjoyed his career in business as a real estate developer in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. His 47 years in Tucson were filled with participation in the community. He was a past president of the Tucson Museum of Art and member of Friends of Western Art. The family wishes to thank all the doctors and nurses at Tucson Medical Center and Peppi’s House for their kindness and professionalism in taking such good care of our Harvey. Donations may be made to: Arizona Cancer Center, Rica and Harvey Spivack Endowed Fund for Cancer Research, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85724-5018.