Annie Michelle Cohen and Andrew Maxwell Busching

Annie Michelle Cohen and Andrew Maxwell Busching were married on Nov. 25 at the Paradise Valley Country Club.

The bride’s parents are Lois and Jeffrey Cohen of Scottsdale. The groom’s parents are Caren and Donald Busching of Phoenix.

The bride obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Arizona State University. She is a human resource specialist for Midwestern University in Glendale.

The groom has his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Southern California, and his law degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU. He is currently employed as a real estate attorney with Clark Hill.

After a honeymoon in Bali, Singapore and Hong Kong, the couple will make their home in Phoenix.


Emma Reese Goldstein

Emma Reese Goldstein, daughter of Dana and Adam Goldstein of Oro Valley, was born Oct. 19. Grandparents are Suzie and Marvin Goldstein of Phoenix, and Debbie and Jay Jacobs of Mesa.

Great-grandparents are Bob and Phyllis Weinstein of Scottsdale, Lou and Barbara Goldstein of Phoenix, and Bernice Jacobs of New Jersey.

The Goldsteins also are parents to Nathan, 5, and Juliet, 3.


Florene “Florie” Amster

Florene “Florie” Amster of Phoenix died Dec. 8, 2017. Born in St.

Joseph, Missouri, Florie moved to Phoenix in 1963. A talented jewelry

designer and successful businesswoman, Florie was a fixture in the Jewish

and arts communities in the Valley for more than 50 years, and lent her

time and skills to numerous charitable causes. Florie is survived by David,

her beloved husband of 46 years; two daughters, Mindy Amster Beechen

(Adam) of Los Angeles, California, and Robyn Beresh (Bob) of Culver City,

California; her twin sister Morene Dunn Axler (Rabbi Barry) of Chicago,

Illinois; and her brother Steven Dunn (Wendy) of Hastings Mesa,

Colorado. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you please consider

a donation to Beth El Congregation or Jewish Family and Children’s

Services. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.

Herschel Saks

Herschel Saks, Tzvi ben Shlomo Hakohen, A”H, passed away suddenly on Nov. 18, 2017. He was born in Detroit, Mich. He worked briefly as a high school teacher and later with his beloved father, Samuel, in the family’s metal processing business in downtown Detroit. He worked long hours to provide for his family, resting only on Shabbos. Together with his dear wife, Judy, he raised a family which was his most prized possession. He will be remembered

with smiles and tears; he was one of a kind. He was the most faithful cheerleader for his children, the behind-the-scenes force that got things done (he would say, “This face is on the case”) and paid Al Pacino look alike. He made his family roar with laughter, he had a saying for every occasion and was a poster child for political incorrectness. He relocated to Phoenix from Detroit a number of years ago, finding great joy in the hot Valley summers after

finally thawing out from the Michigan winters. He is survived by Judy, his wife of 45 years; his daughter, Dr. Shani (Daniel) Feld; sons Samuel (Lauren), Brian and Benjamin (Esther). He is also survived by grandchildren Emily and Aaron Feld, and Joseph (“Jojo”) Saks. He was the beloved son of Samuel and Rose Saks, of blessed memory. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary. Contributions in his memory may be made to Ezras Cholim of Phoenix, or to a charity of one’s choice.

Lila Frances Wachter

Lila Frances Wachter of Phoenix died on Nov. 20 at the age of 88. Born in Queens, New York, Wachter was a homemaker.

She is survived by her daughter, Eileen Wachter-Malki; sons Allan Mark Wachter and Stuart Wachter; and eight grandchildren.

Services were held at Mount Sinai Cemetery, with Rabbi Yisroel Isaacs officiating. Contributions can be made in Wachter’s name to Beth Joseph Congregation and the Israel Defense Forces.

Arrangements were made by Sinai Mortuary of Arizona.

Sheldon David Weitz

Sheldon David Weitz, age 76, was born in Minneapolis and recently

relocated to Arizona 18 months ago. He passed away unexpectedly

on Dec. 4, 2017. He enjoyed spending his time at religious and school

functions and the sporting events of his grandchildren, as well as working

out and meeting up for coffee with the guys. He was always there to lend a

helping hand, whether it was to pick up one of the grandkids or to work around

the house. His memory will live on through all of his family and friends. Preceded in death by parents Saul and Sylvia Weitz. He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Marlene; children Steve Weitz (Stephanie), Jeff Weitz and Stephanie Toughill (Mark); and grandchildren Abby, Olivia, Leah, Adam, Rachel, Sammie, Sam, Ryan and Josh. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Shriners Hospitals for Children or donor’s choice. Services were held at Mt. Sinai Cemetery, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary. We all love and miss you.