Lester Wortzel

Lester Ira Wortzel, 92, died May 23, 2010.

Born in Newark, N.J., Mr. Wortzel was a furniture salesman from 1956 to 1999, when he retired at the age of 83. He moved to Tucson in 2005.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Rachel; children, Karyle Klasz of Moab, Utah, and Kenny (Sandra) Wortzel of Tucson; sister, Ruth; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Evergreen Mortuary, with Rabbi Helen Cohn of Congregation M’kor Hayim officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jewish Family & Children’s Services or the Community Food Bank.