Obituaries

Gertrude Kane

Gertrude Kane

Gertrude Kane, 91, died Jan. 18, 2012. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Kane was a Tucson resident since 1961. She spent many years working with and for Pioneer Women (Na’amat), with trips to Israel on their behalf. Mrs. Kane was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Kane. Survivors… Read more »

Lotte Boritzer

Lotte Boritzer

Lotte Boritzer, 90, died Feb. 1, 2012. Born in Bingen-Am-Rhein, Germany, Mrs. Boritzer left Nazi Germany for Palestine at the age of 16; her parents were murdered by the Nazis. In 1955, the family moved to New York where Mrs. Boritzer worked as occupational therapy supervisor at Kingsbridge Home… Read more »

Charlotte Londer

Charlotte (Levitt) Londer, 83, died Dec. 29, 2011. Born and raised in Minnepolis, Minn., Mrs. Londer lived in Phoenix and Tucson for more than 40 years. Mrs. Londer was preceded in death by her sister, Ann Shapiro. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Robert Londer; children, Thomas A.… Read more »

Mildred Gerowitz

Mildred (Millie) Koval Gerowitz, 84, died Dec. 24, 2011. Born in Rochester, N.Y., Mrs. Gerowitz became a fulltime resident of Tucson in 1987. She was a lifetime member of Hadassah and belonged to Congregation Anshei Israel Sisterhood, where she volunteered in the gift shop and preschool. She volunteered at… Read more »

Lillian Hameroff

Lillian Kaplan Hameroff, 95, died Dec. 16, 2011. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Hameroff worked in offices through the Great Depression, and helped her family rescue relatives from Europe prior to the Holocaust. After World War II, she met U.S. Army soldier Harry Hameroff. They married, moved to Buffalo,… Read more »

Josephine Lightman

Josephine Lightman

Josephine Lightman, 89, died Dec. 13, 2011. Mrs. Lightman was born in Chicago and raised in New York City. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Al; children, Steven (Megan) Lightman and Lori Lightman, both of Tucson; and three grandchildren. Services were held at Congregation Or Chadash. Graveside services… Read more »

Henry Eason

Henry Eason, 92, died Dec. 12, 2011. Mr. Eason served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He taught math for many years at John F. Kennedy High School in Plainview, N.Y. and at Pima Community College in Tucson. Mr. Eason volunteered at Jewish Family &… Read more »

Michael Stein

Michael H. Stein, 73, died Dec. 2, 2011. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Stein graduated from James Madison High School and Long Island University. He served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Stein had a 50-year career as an accountant. He was predeceased by his sister, Carolyn (Michael) Pfeifer. Survivors… Read more »

Beatrice Palant

Beatrice Schochet Palant, 90, died Oct. 31, 2011. Mrs. Palant was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was predeceased by her brothers, Louis and Jules Schochet and sister, Lillian Zwerling. Survivors include her children, Elysa Ellen (Robert) Crum of Tucson and Harry Dennis (Rhonda) Palant of Merrick, N.Y.; and four… Read more »

Zachary Buchalter

Zachary Buchalter, 91, died Nov. 17, 2011. Born in New York City, Mr. Buchalter graduated from Erasmus High School and the City College of New York. He served during World War II in the Pacific as an officer in the combat engineers. Mr. Buchalter earned his CPA certification and… Read more »

Beatrice Spear

Beatrice Spear, 91, died Nov. 12, 2011. Mrs. Spear was born in Germany. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hans Spear. Survivors include her children, Barbara (Steve) Helfgot of Phoenix and Judith Voigt of Chicago, Ill.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services were held at Evergreen Mortuary… Read more »

Irving Cooper

Irving “Stanley” Cooper, 73, died Nov. 9, 2011. Survivors include his wife Harriet “Susie” Cooper; children, Rose Leslie Smith of Memphis, Tenn., Aimee Bennett of Tucson, and Martin Daniel Cooper of Dallas, Texas; brother Joseph Glenn Cooper of Memphis, Tenn.; and five grandchildren. Services were held at Evergreen Mortuary… Read more »

Jonathan Beck

Jonathan Beck

Jonathan Hershey Beck, 35, died Oct. 12, 2011. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Beck lived in Tucson before moving to Orlando, Fla., to pursue a career in computer assisted drafting. Survivors include his mother, Meryl Hershey Beck of Tucson; father, Lenny (Susan) Beck of Pepper Pike, Ohio; sister, Alison… Read more »

Rose Rudis

Rose Rudis, 92, died Oct. 12 in Seal Beach, Calif. In 1938, Mrs. Rudis escaped the Nazis by walking across the thin ice of the Rhine River from Austria into Switzerland, where she was reunited with her boyfriend, Joe Rudis, who had escaped the Gestapo days earlier. They married… Read more »

Raymond Grossman

Dr. Raymond Grossman, 83, died Oct. 17, 2011. Born in Newark, N.J., Dr. Grossman enlisted in the U.S. Navy, becoming a corpsman and achieving the rank of PhM3/c. He graduated  from Columbia University in 1951. He went to the University of Brussels in Belgium before attending the University of… Read more »

Miriam Sack

Miriam C. Sack, 94, died Oct. 3, 2011, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Mrs. Sack graduated from the University of Chicago. She retired as a family counselor for the Chicago Board of Health. She was a long-time member of Congregation KAM Isaiah Israel in Chicago and Congregation Or Adam in Scottsdale;… Read more »

Evelyn Morris

Evelyn Morris, 88, died Sept. 30, 2011. Mrs. Morris worked as a nurse. She volunteered at Veterans Hospital and the League of Women Voters. She was past president of a New Jersey branch of B’nai B’rith. Mrs. Morris is survived by her husband of 66 years, Edwin; children, Cheryl… Read more »

Maxine Matlick

Maxine “Bunny” Matlick, 84, died Sept. 24, 2011. Mrs. Matlick was a life member of Hadassah and Brandeis National Committee; past president of Brandeis National Committee, Tucson chapter; and a member of the Desert Caucus. Survivors include her husband, Gerald; children, Cathy Greenbaum, Kenneth (Lorie) Matlick and Tracy (Tony)… Read more »

Seymour Oliven

Seymour “Sy” Oliven, 78, died Sept. 21, 2011. Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Oliven graduated from Flatbush Yeshiva and Abraham Lincoln High School. After serving in the U.S. Army, he graduated from New York University and the American Institute of Banking. He was a volunteer in the… Read more »

Herbert Ennis

Herbert E. Ennis, 89, died Aug. 5, 2011. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Ennis graduated from The Cooper Union. He developed fiberglass artificial limbs for the U.S. Navy. In 1967, he moved to Chicago as president of the defense division for Brunswick Corp. Mr. Ennis worked with the Israeli… Read more »