Obituaries

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 »

Norman Essex

Norman Essex, 89, died Sept. 7, 2011. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Mr. Essex served in World War II. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Lillian; children,  Merrill (Richard Meliska) Essex of Evanston, Ill., Randall (Christine) Essex of Rockville, Md.,  and Lauren (Richard) Essex of Del Mar, Calif.;… Read more »

Harvey Evenchik

Harvey Burton Evenchik, 82, died Sept. 5, 2011. Born in Elyria, Ohio, Mr. Evenchik graduated from the University of Arizona in 1951. He returned to Ohio to attend Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, where he received his master’s degree in business and also started his first business. Mr. Evenchik… Read more »

Sol Hauer

Sol Hauer, 93, died Sept. 4, 2011. Mr. Hauer moved to Arizona in 1944 to work for the goverment and retired from the Internal Revenue Service. Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Trudy; and children, Michael (Maralyn) Hauer and Barbara (Lyn) Hauer-Doose, all of Tucson; three grandchildren and… Read more »

Jack Trustman

Jack Trustman, 88, died Aug. 29, 2011. Born in Keego Harbor, Mich., Mr. Trustman   graduated from the University of Michagan. He served in World War II, including the Battle of the Bulge, and was decorated with two Bronze Stars. After moving to Tucson in 1959, Mr. Trustman owned an… Read more »

Jeanette Baras

Jeanette Baras, 91, died Aug. 26, 2011. Born in Reading, Pa., Ms. Baras spent the first half of her life there and was a licensed practical nurse. She moved to Tucson in 1970 and was employed by Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging as a nurse. Later, she received… Read more »

Mel Brickman

Mel Brickman, 85, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died  Aug. 26, 2011. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Brickman lived in Tucson for many years. He attended the University of Arizona and served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He was the general manager of several automobile dealerships as well… Read more »

Lester Kohn

Lester Allan Kohn, 54, died Aug. 15, 2011, in Seward, Alaska. Born in Chicago, Mr. Kohn attended Amphitheatre High School, where he played baseball, and attended the University of Arizona, majoring in chemical engineering. He was a resident of Alaska for 23 years. Survivors include his parents, Ned and… Read more »

Roberta Wolsky

Roberta “Bobbie” Wolsky, 83, died  Aug. 24, 2011. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Wolsky married Sam Wolsky in 1949 and moved to Chicago. In 1994, they moved to Tucson. Mrs. Wolsky volunteered for many causes including ORT and Brandeis . Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Sam; children,… Read more »

Alan Warshaw

Alan H. Warshaw, 73, died  Aug. 20, 2011. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Warshaw was instrumental in the formation of the Colorado Canine Companions and the Delta Society Therapy Dog programs. He served as the vice president of the Colorado Humane Society and was president of the board of… Read more »

Barbara De Losier

Barbara Louise De Losier, 65, died Aug. 7, 2011. Born in Wyandotte, Mich., Ms. De Losier graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in art education. She obtained a masters of library science from the University of Arizona. She taught art, was a commercial artist, and was an… Read more »

Douglas Wegner

Dr. Douglas Wegner, 54, died Aug. 5, 2011. Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, Dr. Wegner graduated from Liberty High School and earned a bachelor’s degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology  in mechanical engineering in 1979. He worked for Fisher Scientific and Westinghouse on nuclear reactors for submarines.… Read more »

Robert Penn

Robert Penn, 85, died June 5, 2011. Born in Mt. Pleasant, Pa., Mr. Penn spent most of his life in San Diego, Calif. He received a Ph.D. from Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon) in 1955 and joined the faculty in the psychology department at San Diego State University. Mr.… Read more »

Charlotte Oremland

Charlotte Oremland, 95, died July 27, 2011. Born in New York, N.Y., Mrs. Oremland graduated from Hunter College. Mrs. Oremland was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Oremland, and five sisters. Survivors include her children, Phyllis (Jody) Sosnow of Scottsdale, Ariz., Joan (Barry) Richter of Guilford, Conn., and… Read more »

Bobbie Hanft

Bobbie Berger Hanft, 77, died July 21, 2011. Born in Lordsburg, N.M., Mrs. Hanft attended private school in Nashville, Tenn., and moved to Tucson to attend the University of Arizona. She was a special education teacher in New York and Tucson. She was also a realtor, a community activist… Read more »

Naomi Duckler

Naomi Weinstein Duckler, 79, died July 17, 2011. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Duckler earned  bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nutrition and food science from Brooklyn College. She taught high school, middle school and adult education. She also taught at senior centers and had special success with Alzheimer’s patients.… Read more »

Elaine Pollack

Elaine Silver Pollock, 81, died July 6, 2011. Raised in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Mrs. Pollock graduated from Ohio State University and received a degree in law from the University of Arizona. She became a psychoanalyst through the Philadelphia Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies and retired to Tucson in 1994. Mrs.… Read more »

Roslyn Hinderstein

Roslyn Bloch Hinderstein of Oro Valley, Ariz., 81, died June 21, 2011. Born in New York, Mrs. Hinderstein was a volunteer teacher for special needs children, both in Long Island and Tucson. Mrs. Hinderstein was preceded in death by a previous husband, Joseph Selikoff. Survivors include her husband, Manuel… Read more »

Stanley Bernstein

Stanley Bernstein, 86, died June 20, 2011. Before moving to Tucson, Mr. Bernstein lived in Lexington, Mass. Mr. Bernstein was preceded in death by his wife, Gila Bernstein; sister, Miriam Squire; and stepson, David Chaikin. Survivors include his wife, Susan Chaikin; son, Keith Bernstein of Naples, Maine; stepchildren, Amy… Read more »