Obituaries

Jean Myerson

Jean Myerson, 95, died July 7, 2010. Born in Denver, Colo., Mrs. Myerson moved to Tucson in 1940. She was a life member of the Brandeis National Committee, Hadassah and City of Hope. Mrs. Myerson was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Myerson, and brothers, Louis and Nathan… Read more »

Audrey Ellen

Audrey Nemeroff Ellen, 74, died June 28, 2010. Mrs. Ellen was preceded in death by her son, Andrew. Survivors include her daughters, Julie (Jim) Beirow of Gilbert, Ariz., and Marissa (John) Fordyce of Tucson; sister, Margot (Richard) Silver of Tucson; and six grandchildren. Graveside services were held in the… Read more »

Lillian Baggin-Bein

Lillian Esther Baggin-Bein, 89, died June 26, 2010. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Mrs. Baggin-Bein worked as an escrow officer. Mrs. Baggin-Bein was preceded in death by her husbands, Lawrence Baggin and Arthur Bein. Survivors include her children, Mark (Teresa) Baggin of Tucson, Steve Baggin of Los Angeles, Calif.,… Read more »

Linda Greenberg

Linda Alpert Greenberg, 69, died June 26, 2010, in Penn Valley, Pa. Mrs. Greenberg, a Tucson resident most of her life, graduated from the University of Arizona College of Nursing and spent 16 years at Tucson Medical Center. She was instrumental in developing a unit nurse orientation program and… Read more »

Judith Lerman

Judith “Yehudit” Lerman, 64, died June 20, 2010. Born in Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Lerman grew up in Milwaukee, Wisc., and celebrated her Bat Mitzvah in 1953. During college, she spent one summer in the South registering blacks to vote. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin with bachelor’s and… Read more »

Rachel Kane

Rachel Sharupsky Kane (Kanowicz), 99, of Los Angeles, Calif., died June 17, 2010. Mrs. Kane was a partisan fighter in Belarussian forests in World War II. She was a Hebrew and Judaica teacher in Los Angeles. She lived in Tucson during the 1980s before returning to Los Angeles, where… Read more »

Anne Gurvitz

Anne Ruth Gurvitz, 91, died June 13, 2010. Mrs. Gurvitz was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Gurvitz. Survivors include her son, Mark (Christine) Gurvitz, sister-in-law, Jennie Berlovitz; and one grandchild. Graveside services were held in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Robert Eisen… Read more »

Judith “Yehudit” Lerman

Judith “Yehudit” Lerman, 64, died June 20, 2010. Born in Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Lerman grew up in Milwaukee, Wisc., and celebrated her Bat Mitzvah in 1953. During college, she spent one summer in the south registering blacks for voting rights. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a… Read more »

Louis Getz

Louis Getz, 74, died June 8, 2010. Born in Altoona, Pa., Mr. Getz taught mathematics at Syosset High School for 35 years. After retiring, he moved to Tucson and taught at Pima Community College. Survivors include his wife, Sandra; son, Mark D. (Rene) Getz of New York City; brothers,… Read more »

Beatrice Martin

Beatrice M. Martin, 92, died June 5, 2010. Born in Boston, Mass., Mrs. Martin was a former educator and philanthropist. Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her husband, George in 1996. Survivors include her children, Roberta (Robert) Friedman of Bellevue, Wash., and Avraham (Sarah) Martin of Sefad, Israel;… Read more »

Max Mindes

Max Mindes, 81, died June 4, 2010. Born in New York City, Mr. Mindes retired in 1995 after 31 years of civil service at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Rhoda; children, Irving (Terry) Mindes and Louis (Pam) Mindes, both of Tucson, and Robert… Read more »

Lester Wortzel

Lester Ira Wortzel, 92, died May 23, 2010. Born in Newark, N.J., Mr. Wortzel was a furniture salesman from 1956 to 1999, when he retired at the age of 83. He moved to Tucson in 2005. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Rachel; children, Karyle Klasz of Moab,… Read more »

Bernard Weinstein

Bernard “Bernie” Weinstein, 82, died May 23, 2010. Born in Milwaukee, Wisc., Mr. Weinstein grew up in Tucson, attending Roskruge Elementary, Wakefield Jr. High, Tucson High and the University of Arizona. He graduated from the UA Law School in 1954 and began a long career as an attorney. He… Read more »

Noah Warren Cohen

Noah Warren Cohen, 12, died May 16, 2010. Noah was a brilliant student who loved to read and write and was known for his witty sense of humor. He was the vice president of his 7th grade philanthropy group at Congregation Or Chadash. Noah attended Orange Grove Middle School… Read more »

Renee Weinenger

  Renee Corinne Weinenger, 77, died April 28, 2010. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Arthur L. Weinenger; children, Darrell Howard Weinenger of Farmington Hills, Mich., Harold Sheldon Weinenger of Novi, Mich., and Elaine Carol Bono of Southfield, Mich.; four grandchildren and two great-granchildren. Services were held at… Read more »

Helen Shaw

  Helen Shaw, 82, died April 6, 2010. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Mrs. Shaw’s first job was with the American Red Cross, helping displaced people after World War II. She was also executive secretary at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, and the J.B. Williams Co. in New York… Read more »

Esther Lewin

  Esther B. Lewin, 91, died March 29, 2010. Born in Highland Park, Mich., and a longtime resident of Detroit, Mrs. Lewin worked for many years and retired from the Michigan Credit Union League/League Life. She was a member of Temple Beth El and an active member of the… Read more »