Robert Polinsky

Robert (Bob) Steven Polinsky, 66, died Jan. 11, 2012, after a year-long struggle with esophageal cancer. Born in St. Louis, Mo., Mr. Polinsky was a graduate of Webster University, where he studied art and sculpture. He lived and taught in Canada after finishing his art degree, completing a number… Read more »

Beverly Goldberg

Beverly Goldberg

Beverly Goldberg, 89, died Jan. 26, 2012. Mrs. Goldberg was born in New York City. She was involved with Tucson Hadassah chapter since the 1960s and was a member of the national board of Hadassah for more than 30 years. Mrs. Goldberg was preceded in death by her husband,… Read more »

Romayne Eisenstadt

Romayne Eisenstadt, 95, died Jan. 27, 2012. Mrs. Eisenstadt was born in Scranton, Pa., She and her husband raised their family and resided there until retiring in Tucson in 1984. Mrs. Eisenstat was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Albert Eisenstadt. Survivors include her sons; Mark… Read more »

Helen Becker

Helen Becker

Helen M. Becker, 99, died Jan. 31, 2012. Born in Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Becker was educated in the Chicago school system. She was married to Morris Becker for over 56 years. During World War II, she knitted sweaters and socks for the soldiers. In 1945, the family moved to… Read more »

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 »