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Dr. Seneca Erman dies

Dr. Seneca Erman and Cantor Janece Cohen at Congregation Or Chadash in 2016 (Elliot Framan).

Dr. Seneca Erman passed away on Sept. 29, 2021. Seneca was the husband of Dorothy Erman z”l; father of Cantor Janece Cohen, Dr. Spencer (Nancy) Erman, and Dr. Russ (Anat) Erman; grandfather of Brayton (Danielle), Derek, Lara, Zachary (Katie), Jared (Erica), and Ariel, great grandfather of Aivi, Cillian, Abigail, and Deborah.

A funeral was held on Sunday, Oct. 3, at 10:00 am at the Country Club campus in the Rubin Family Sanctuary, with Rabbi Thomas Louchheim officiating. It was followed by internment at 11:30 am at Evergreen Cemetary in the Or Chadash section.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dorothy & Seneca Erman Memorial Concert Fund, to provide for an annual cantorial concert for Kol Ami and the greater Tucson Jewish community. Checks can be mailed to either of the Kol Ami offices at 3939 N. Alvernon Way 85718 or 225 N. Country Club Road 85716.

Sympathy messages can be emailed to Cantor Cohen directly at