Obituaries

Arthur Berg

Arthur Berg, 88, died Nov. 9, 2010. Born in New York City, Mr. Berg graduated from James Monroe High School in the Bronx. Mr. Berg retired from American Airlines and moved to Tucson in 1983. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Hannah; daughters, Carol Krizman of Tucson and… Read more »

Fran Weissenberg

Fran (Schneweiss) Weissenberg, 95, died Nov. 6, 2010. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Weissenberg attended Brooklyn College and taught in New York City schools. She was a member of O.R.T. and many other organizations. Her book, “The Streets are Paved with Gold,” was published when she was 75, and… Read more »

Julie Ruth Abrahams

Julie Ruth Abrahams, 67, died Nov. 3, 2010 . Mrs. Abrahams graduated cum laude from California State University, Northridge with a B.A. in 1980, specializing in graphic design, while raising two young children. Her husband Barry’s career with Hughes Aircraft, and later Raytheon, had them move to Tucson on… Read more »

Gabrielle Schneider

Gabrielle and Arthur Schneider

Gabrielle Schneider, 87, died Oct. 31, 2010. Mrs. Schneider was a Holocaust survivor and was active in Holocaust education at public schools. She was a published author, avid tennis player, swimmer and taught piano for over 40 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur J. Schneider.… Read more »

Lillian T. Reiss

Lillian T. Reiss, 93, died Oct. 31, 2010. Born in New York City, Mrs. Reiss was past president of Women’s American ORT, past vice president of Hadassah, a member of the million dollar club at Shadron Real Estate and a 50-year member of Congregation Anshei Israel. She was preceded… Read more »

Richard Rampell memorial service

The family of the late Richard Rampell will celebrate his life at a gathering on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. All friends of the family are invited to attend.… Read more »

Elsa Leibovitz

Elsa Leibovitz, 100, died Oct. 3, 2010. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Leibowitz was a member of Temple Emanu-El and HABBJACH Dollars for Scholars. She was preceded in death by her husband, Col. Albert Leibovitz. Survivors include her children, Ethel Bernstein Sidney (Andy Bernstein) of West Orange, N.J., Jeffrey… Read more »

Morris Berman

Morris “Pep” Berman, 93, died Aug. 29, 2010. Born and raised in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Mr. Berman graduated from GAR High School. During World War II, he was a flight surgeon’s assistant in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the European and African theatres. After the war, he returned to… Read more »

Sarah Shemtov

Sarah Shemtov

Sarah Shemtov, 74, died Aug. 17, 2010 in Brooklyn, N.Y., just days before her 75th birthday. A community activist in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, Mrs. Shemtov was known for supporting Jewish education and for philanthropy to help build local and international organizations. She and her late husband,… Read more »

D. Joann Lyons

D. Joann Lyons, 78, died July 26, 2010. Survivors include her husband, Jerrold M. Lyons; children,  Pamela (Moises), Ronald (Ann) of Tucson and Scott (Leslye) of Tucson; sibling, Tivoli Wacks; and four grandchildren. Services were held at Evergreen Mortuary with Rabbi Robert Eisen officiating. Interment followed in the  Congregation… Read more »

Meyer Neuman

Meyer Neuman, 95, died July 26, 2010. He was born in Volovo, Czechoslovakia, and his father died in World War I before he was born. Raised by his widowed mother, Mr. Neuman quit school when he was 12 to help provide for the family by working as a porter… Read more »

Alvin Fleischman

Alvin Fleischman, 87, died July 26, 2010. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa., Mr. Fleischman graduated from Penn State University. During World War II, he fought in the Philippines. After the war, he moved to Los Angeles and met  his wife, Doris, on a blind date. He got a… Read more »

Ellen Pinnas

Ellen Pinnas, 68, died July 12, 2010. Born in New York, Mrs. Pinnas graduated with a B.S. in biochemistry and an M.A.T. in biology from the University of Chicago. She taught science at the high school and college levels. She later volunteered at her children’s schools in leadership positions… Read more »

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 »