Faina Luterman, 73, died June 22, 2012.
Born in Belaya Tserkov, Ukraine, Mrs. Luterman was a Holocaust survivor. She received a master’s degree in physics/astronomy from Orenburg State University, in the former Soviet Union. Mrs. Luterman taught physics and astronomy at high school and college levels for over 30 years. She was published in many professional journals and received many awards. Mrs. Luterman moved to Tucson in 1993.
Mrs. Luterman was preceded in death by her sisters, Yadviga (Boris) Afaneseva of Russia and Eugenia (Berl) Tsiprun of Israel. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Anatoliy Luterman; children, Dora Soyfer of Tucson and Marina (Michael Ross) Luterman of New York City; and two grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in the B’nai B’rith section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Phillip (Billy) Lewkowicz officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Bet Shalom.