Obituary: Susan Broder

Susan Marcia Broder, 72, died Oct. 24, 2019. Mrs. Broder was born in the Bronx, New York, to Minnie and Murray Cohen. At age 13, she was stricken with Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes. In 1967, after receiving her bachelor’s degree in romance languages from Queens College in New York… Read more »

Obituary: Judith Millstone

Judith Millstone, 69, died Sept. 28, 2019.  Ms. Millstone had been a resident of Tucson since 1968 when her family moved here from Rochester, N.Y., and she decided to attend the University of Arizona, graduating in 1972. She taught fifth grade for about seven years in Safford.  While she… Read more »

Obituary: Betty Light

Betty Lou Rosenthal Light, 97, died Oct. 6, 2019. Mrs. Light was a matriarch in Gunnison, Colorado, for over seven decades before moving to Tucson in 2013. In Tucson, she lived at Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging. Mrs. Light was preceded in death by her husband of almost… Read more »

Obituary: Rayna Gellman

Rayna Leah Gellman, 83, died peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 19, 2019, after a brief period of illness. Born in Chicago, Illinois, on April 21, 1936, Rayna was the middle of Sol and Julia Nathan’s three daughters. Julia moved Rayna and her sisters Esther (Capin) and Roberta (Bracker)… Read more »

Obituary: Robert Hersch

Robert Michael Hersch, 69, died Oct. 3, 2019. Mr. Hersch was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Abington High School and went on to receive a B.A. in political science from American University in Washington D.C., a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Arizona, and… Read more »

Obituary: Roslyn Miller

Our beloved mother, Roslyn Girard Miller, was born in Brooklyn, New York, on Feb. 25, 1929 and passed peacefully on Sept. 29, Erev Rosh Hashanah, 2019. Along with occasional excursions to Coney Island with her younger brothers George and Ira, Roz’s Brooklyn childhood and early teen years revolved around… Read more »

Obituary: Thomas Peters

Thomas John Peters, 62, of Oro Valley, died Sept. 16, 2019. Mr. Peters was born in Chicago, Illinois. He studied music in college and eventually followed his brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Maureen, to Tucson, where he began a career in the health insurance industry. He was at UMC/Banner… Read more »

Obituary: Eric Prosnitz

Eric H. Prosnitz, M.D., died Sept. 24, 2019. Dr. Prosnitz was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Lois Prosnitz. Survivors include his daughters, Debra (Peter) and Beth; significant other, Kathi Willis; and brother, Ted (Karen). Memorial contributions may be made to the El Rio Foundation at or… Read more »

Obituary: Jerome Sonenblick

“Jerry” Jerome Sherwood Sonenblick, formerly of Tucson, passed away in Encinitas, California, on Sept. 8, 2019, after a protracted illness. He is survived by his daughter, Beth Blum and her husband, Howard, of San Diego, and their sons, Alex and Ty; his son Ando Sonenblick and his wife, Negin,… Read more »

Obituary: Thelma Frankel

Thelma Frankel, 94, died Sept. 4, 2019. Mrs. Frankel was born in New York City to Fanny and Joseph Prince. A graduate of Adelphi College and Columbia University, she married Frank Berlin in 1948. They had three children. She later married Julius Frankel. Retiring from a career as a… Read more »

Obituary: Annette Kolodny

Annette Kolodny, Ph.D., 78, died Sept. 11, 2019. Dr. Kolodny was an internationally recognized scholar in interdisciplinary American studies and a pioneer of women’s studies and feminist literary criticism. Born in New York City, Dr. Kolodny attended Brooklyn College, graduating in 1962 magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and… Read more »

Obituary: Mildred Lachman Chapin

Mildred Lachman Chapin, 97, died Aug. 26, 2019. Mrs. Chapin was born to Hannah Segal and Henry Rosenstreik Pollack in Philadelphia, one of eight siblings. She was a dancer from an early age. She received a full scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied economics and met… Read more »

Rancho Sahuarita founder Robert Sharpe succumbs to brain cancer

Robert (“Bobby”) Sharpe died Aug. 28, 2019, in Snowmass Village, Colorado, after a long battle with terminal brain cancer. Born and raised in Minnesota, Sharpe’s career took him to the movie business in Los Angeles and the garment industry in Minnesota before he was drawn to Tucson, where he… Read more »

Obituary: Marvin Bernstein

Marvin Bernstein, 89, died Aug. 13, 2019. Mr. Bernstein was an insurance broker and grief counselor. He was born in New York City to Jacob and Minnie Bernstein in 1929. “Moishe,” as he was known to his family, suffered from polio as a child, but still took part in… Read more »

Obituary: Morley Cooper

Morley “Max” Cooper, 86, died Aug.  16, 2019. Mr. Cooper was born in Buffalo, New York. He moved to Tucson from West Bloomfield, Michigan, in 1995. He was an avid bridge player at Streams Club, a member of the ROMEOS, and a caregiver to many in his “retirement” from… Read more »

Obituary: David Wolsk

David Wolsk, 83, died July 1, 2019. Mr. Wolsk grew up in New York. A graduate of MIT and Harvard Business School, he served as a lieutenant junior grade with the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, and founded two companies. In retirement, he was an active participant in… Read more »

Obituary: Joanne Hochberg

Joanne Howe Hochberg of Seattle, 92, died July 25, 2019. Mrs. Hochberg was born in Seattle, Washington. She graduated from Helen Bush School in 1944. During World War II, she volunteered as an ambulance driver and volunteered at the local USO. She and Donald Hochberg were married in 1951.… Read more »

Obituary: Former Federation director Charles Plotkin dies

Charles Plotkin, 87, former executive director of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, died July 27, 2019. Mr. Plotkin was born in the Bronx, New York, to Ethel and Abraham “Arthur” Plotkin. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, earned a Bachelor of Arts from the City College… Read more »

Obituary: Lisa Strober, M.D, Ph.D.

Lisa R. Strober, M.D, Ph.D., 76, died July 13, 2019 of pancreatic cancer. A psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Dr. Strober received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin and attended medical school at Downstate Medical Center (S.U.N.Y.) in Brooklyn, New York. She did her psychiatric training at… Read more »