Gertrude Shankman, longtime resident at Handmaker, dies at 105


Gertrude A. Shankman, 105, died July 24, 2020. Gertrude was born Oct. 26, 1914 in Brooklyn, New York. She was a longtime resident at Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging, where students from Tucson Hebrew Academy had visited to celebrate her birthday ever year since she turned 100. “As… Read more »

Claire Amigo

Claire Amigo, 86, died Aug. 17, 2020. Claire was born Feb. 14, 1934, to Meyer and Dora Bergman. She had two sisters, Cecile and Helen. She spent her childhood in the Bronx and moved to Queens when Lois, her daughter, was born. Claire and her husband, Al, later moved… Read more »

Arthur Rotstein

Arthur H. Rotstein, 74, a longtime journalist who was passionate about the pursuit of truth and freedom of the press, died July 20, 2020 of COVID-19. Mr. Rotstein was a Chicago native who earned his undergraduate degree in journalism at the University of Missouri and his master’s in journalism… Read more »

Myles Levine

Myles Elliott Levine, 72, died May 7, 2020. Mr. Levine was born in Milwaukee. He received a doctorate in business ethics from the University of Chicago, and taught business ethics to car dealers. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Karen Suzanne Levine, children, Michael Levine of North Carolina… Read more »

Ruth Kolker

Ruth Kolker, 78, died July 13, 2020 of complications of ovarian cancer. Mrs. Kolker was born in Newark, New Jersey, and moved to Tucson in 1968 with her family.  She was involved with many charitable organizations, including serving on the board of Jewish Family & Children’s Services for three… Read more »

Phyllis Becker

Phyllis (Weinberg) Becker, 78, died June 28, 2020. Mrs. Becker was born May 26, 1942 in Bronx, New York, to Aaron and Eva Weinberg. She graduated from Columbus High School. She completed a three-year nursing program at Beth Israel Hospital where she met her husband of 54 years, Burt.… Read more »

Audrey Simon

Audrey Faye Rubenstein Simon, 97, died July 3, 2020. Born in St. Louis on June 29, 1923, Mrs. Simon grew up in, Steubenville, Ohio, where she graduated high school. She earned her bachelor of arts degree at University of Michigan in 1944 and moved with her family (parents, Lew… Read more »

Susan Tobin

Susan (“Sue”) Rae Tobin, 89, died July 1, 2020. Born in Hackensack to Adeline and Sam Cohen, and raised in Passaic, Mrs. Tobin was proud of her New Jersey roots. She delighted in being a kindergarten/first grade teacher until she switched careers to full-time mother. As young parents, she… Read more »

Walter Feiger

Walter Feiger, 92, died June 25, 2020. Born in Krakow, Poland, Mr. Feiger was a Holocaust survivor. He moved to Tucson in 1970 and shared the story of his experiences with numerous audiences, including readers of the AJP (see Mr. Feiger was preceded in death by his daughter,… Read more »

Frances Silver

Frances Silver, 94, died June 23, 2020. Mrs. Silver was born in Brooklyn, New York, on May 8, 1926 to Charles and Minnie Granat. She moved to Tucson in 1966. She had a long career as a teacher at Whitmore Elementary school. She was a member of Hadassah, which… Read more »

Harriet Gillman

Harriet Natalie Gillman, 93, of Chicago, died June 23, 2020. Mrs. Gillman was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Charles Gillman. Together they spent many winters in Tucson. Known for her patience and commitment to family, she taught them how to be a mensch. Survivors include her children,… Read more »

Charles Gillman

Charles “Eddie” Gillman, 93, of Chicago, died June 13, 2020. Mr. Gillman, known as “Fast Eddie,” was a Navy war veteran of World War II who enlisted at age 17. Taught by his Uncle Joe Peven, he started a company in 1955 that remains a family business that serves… Read more »

Marcia Light

Marcia Silberman Light, 71, died June 13, 2020 after a short battle with acute myeloid leukemia, just two days shy of her 51st wedding anniversary. Mrs. Light was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, the oldest daughter of Arthur and Shirley Silberman. She attended Belleville Township High School and… Read more »

Ralph Duchin

Ralph Charles Duchin, 88, of Tucson, Arizona, and Houston, Texas, died May 25, 2020. Mr. Duchin was born in New York City to the late Minnie and Jacob Duchin. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School and Brooklyn College and completed his master’s degree in geology from the Jackson School… Read more »

Robert Lewkowitz

Robert “Bob” Lewkowitz, 87, died May 23, 2020. Mr. Lewkowitz was born in Brooklyn, New York, on Aug. 17, 1932 to Arthur and Marian Lewkowitz. He graduated from New York University in 1954 with a degree in accounting, later becoming a Certified Public Account.  Mr. Lewkowitz moved the family… Read more »

In Memoriam – Sidney Hellring

Sid Hellring, made in 1927 on July 8, and spirited in 2019 on June 21, remains in our hearts and fond memories. We have the history of our lives together. He left us with many photos, movies, slides, writings, and poems to recall our celebrations, our visits, our fun.… Read more »

David Stoler

David Stoler, 74, died May 2, 2020. Born July 23, 1945, in Helsinki, Finland, Mr. Stoler worked at Territorial Newspapers for 30 years, and retired early enough to enjoy life traveling, biking, and spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; son, Marc (Noaa) of West Caldwell,… Read more »

Hyman Bolotin

Hyman Bolotin, 91, died April 18, 2020. Born on Dec. 11, 1928 in Chicago, Mr. Bolotin had a varied career in quality assurance in electronics and metal manufacturing. After retiring to Tucson in 1990, he enjoyed many years with his wife Gloria, often at their favorite coffee shop and… Read more »

William Louchheim

William S. “Sandy” Louchheim, Jr. of Los Angeles, 89, died April 14, 2020. After graduating from Yale University, Mr. Louchheim joined the Navy in 1952. He and his wife, Marlene, married in October of that year. He spent 16 years in the Navy, commanding two ships and retiring as… Read more »