Obituaries

Obituary: Claire Cohon

Claire Stollman Cohon, 89, of Los Angeles, died Aug. 2, 2019. A teacher and philanthropist, she was born to Louis and Dora Stollman in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in 1930, as the Great Depression was taking hold. By age 4 she was operating the cash register in her parents’… Read more »

Obituary: Dorleen Mallis

Dorleen Greta Mallis, 89, died July 6, 2019. Mrs. Mallis was born in San Francisco. Her parents, Herman and Pauline Ray, brought her, their only child, to Tucson when she was six months old. She was a proud Tucson High Badger and UA Wildcat. Soon after graduating, she married… Read more »

Edith Makler

Edith S. Makler, 91, died July 12, 2019, of pancreatic cancer. Born in New York on April 18, 1928, Mrs. Makler graduated from the University of Arizona in 1948, married Howard Makler in 1949, and returned to New York to start a family. The family resettled in Tucson in… Read more »

Donald W. Grose

Donald W. Grose, 72, died June 30, 2019. Mr. Grose graduated Arizona State University in 1972, and received his teacher certification from the University of Arizona in 1990. He taught art/photography at Marana Middle School from 1990 to 2009. As a professional photographer for over 50 years, he was… Read more »

Arthur Naiman

Arthur Naiman

Arthur Naiman, 78, died May 13, 2019. A longtime San Francisco Bay Area writer, editor and publisher, Mr. Naiman was best known as the creator of the first independent Apple user manual, “The Macintosh Bible.” Mr. Naiman was born in Chicago, graduated from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and… Read more »

Sima Aziz

Sima Aziz

Sima (Simi) Aziz, 88, died May 28, 2019. Mrs. Aziz was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Jennie (nee Finesilver) and Benjamin Gerel of Russia. She grew up in the Bronx with two brothers and three sisters. In 1951, she moved to Tucson, where she met and married Rahmat… Read more »

Ivan Gur-Arie

Ivan Gur-Arie

Ivan Gur-Arie, 84, died Jan. 15, 2019. Mr. Gur-Arie was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Marvin and Mania (Diamond) Gur-Arie. He graduated from Brooklyn College in 1954 and received his juris doctor from New York University School of Law in 1957. After graduating from law school, he worked… Read more »

Fred Fruchthendler

Fred Barry Fruchthendler, 67, died June 19, 2019, following a lengthy stay at Tucson Medical Center. He was born to Jacob C. and Jean Abend Fruchthendler, on July 19, 1951 at Tucson Medical Center. Mr. Fruchthendler served as the chairman of the board of Jewish Family & Children’s Services… Read more »

Sonia Barr

Sonia Barr died May 17, 2019.  Mrs. Barr belonged to AMIT and founded a chapter in Tucson, continuing her participation from Mizrachi Women in Brooklyn. She was president of the Ladies Auxiliary at Yeshivah Ohel Moshe in Brooklyn and ran several charity events.  She was a member of an… Read more »

Adele Borin

Adele Borin, 95, died May 18, 2019. Mrs. Borin was born in Detroit and moved to Tucson in 1993. She was an accomplished artist and yoga master who instructed at The Forum, where she was a resident in her later years. Mrs. Borin was pre-deceased by her husband of… Read more »

Richard Marimow

Richard (Rick) Marimow, 66, died May 17, 2019. Mr. Marimow was born in Flushing, New York. He earned a B.A. in  political science and an MBA at the University of Arizona. He was involved in the medical imaging field for over 30 years and served as district president and… Read more »

Harlan Capin

Harlan M. Capin, 89, died May 17, 2019. Mr. Capin was born March 10, 1930, to Sam and Lillian Capin. The Capin family were long-time Nogales merchants. He attended Fishburne Military School in Virginia and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He returned to Nogales and spent… Read more »

Barry Lee Sack, M.D., June 29, 1949 – May 16, 2019

Barry was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Sam and Francis (Botnick) Sack, who were children to Russian immigrants. Barry was very close to his maternal grandparents, who shared their home. Barry’s early jobs included working at a drugstore, an ice cream store, an ice cream plant and he drove… Read more »

Betsy Tanzer

Betsy Chernoff Tanzer, 84, died May 12, 2019. Mrs. Tanzer was born on Nov. 18, 1934, in Middletown, Connecticut, to Phillip M. and Pauline S. Chernoff. She grew up in Middletown with two brothers and a twin sister. She attended Brandeis University, University of Michigan, and graduated from the… Read more »

Berthold Lippel

Berthold (“Bert”) Lippel, 87, died May 5, 2019. Mr. Lippel was born in Dusseldorf, Germany. He and his family experienced the growing hostility of the Nazi regime, including witnessing the infamous Kristallnacht. They fled to Belgium, occupied by Germany, and spent the next years in hiding. Berthold and his… Read more »

Joan Schwartz

Joan Schwartz died April 26, 2019. Joan was a beloved wife to David B. Waine; also a beloved mother to Ariel Jason Schwartz, Rayna Leora Schwartz, and Danielle Tamar Schwartz; and Janae Adele Newhouse-Waine. Joan was originally from Long Island, New York, but spent much of her career in… Read more »

Jeffrey Mendelsohn

Jeffrey Mendelsohn, 67, died April 22, 2019. Mr. Mendelsohn was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to Archie and Marjorie Mendelsohn. He  graduated from the University of Arizona in 1972. Survivors include his child, Seth (Adrienne) Mendelsohn of Longmont, Colorado; brother, Stephen (Karen) Mendelsohn; and two grandchildren. A service will… Read more »

Marvin Fortman, J.D.

Marvin Fortman, J.D., 88, died May 7, 2019. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he was a professional musician (clarinet, sax, flute, bass) before moving to Tucson in 1950 and graduating from the University of Arizona with honors while co-owning “Tiny’s Circus Drive-In” with his brother and father. The Army… Read more »

Lori Joyce Ruben

Lori Joyce Ruben, 60, died April 19, 2019. Ms. Ruben was born in Los Angeles and moved to Tucson last year to be near her mother. She was a marketing/product manager at Accenture. A former horse owner, she won several awards for dressage. Survivors include her mother, Carole Culman… Read more »