Tagged Obituary

Long-time Tucson resident, Harold Basser, age 94, dies

Harold Basser at his favorite restaurant in Tucson, Vivace

Long-time Tucson resident, Harold Basser, age 94, died of complications from COVID-19 on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021 at Tucson Medical Center. Earlier in his life, as a real estate developer in Boston, Harold helped pioneer the restoration and renovation of abandoned Industrial Revolution era factories and commercial buildings in… Read more »

Ronald David

Ronald S. David, M.D., 80, died Feb. 10, 2020. Dr. David was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. He obtained his bachelor’s and medical degrees from Stanford University, and after a stint in the Army, went on for specialty training in psychiatry at the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center in New… Read more »

Sonia Barr

Sonia Barr died May 17, 2019.  Mrs. Barr belonged to AMIT and founded a chapter in Tucson, continuing her participation from Mizrachi Women in Brooklyn. She was president of the Ladies Auxiliary at Yeshivah Ohel Moshe in Brooklyn and ran several charity events.  She was a member of an… Read more »

Adele Borin

Adele Borin, 95, died May 18, 2019. Mrs. Borin was born in Detroit and moved to Tucson in 1993. She was an accomplished artist and yoga master who instructed at The Forum, where she was a resident in her later years. Mrs. Borin was pre-deceased by her husband of… Read more »

Richard Marimow

Richard (Rick) Marimow, 66, died May 17, 2019. Mr. Marimow was born in Flushing, New York. He earned a B.A. in  political science and an MBA at the University of Arizona. He was involved in the medical imaging field for over 30 years and served as district president and… Read more »

Harlan Capin

Harlan M. Capin, 89, died May 17, 2019. Mr. Capin was born March 10, 1930, to Sam and Lillian Capin. The Capin family were long-time Nogales merchants. He attended Fishburne Military School in Virginia and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He returned to Nogales and spent… Read more »

Barry Lee Sack, M.D., June 29, 1949 – May 16, 2019

Barry was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Sam and Francis (Botnick) Sack, who were children to Russian immigrants. Barry was very close to his maternal grandparents, who shared their home. Barry’s early jobs included working at a drugstore, an ice cream store, an ice cream plant and he drove… Read more »

Betsy Tanzer

Betsy Chernoff Tanzer, 84, died May 12, 2019. Mrs. Tanzer was born on Nov. 18, 1934, in Middletown, Connecticut, to Phillip M. and Pauline S. Chernoff. She grew up in Middletown with two brothers and a twin sister. She attended Brandeis University, University of Michigan, and graduated from the… Read more »

Berthold Lippel

Berthold (“Bert”) Lippel, 87, died May 5, 2019. Mr. Lippel was born in Dusseldorf, Germany. He and his family experienced the growing hostility of the Nazi regime, including witnessing the infamous Kristallnacht. They fled to Belgium, occupied by Germany, and spent the next years in hiding. Berthold and his… Read more »

Jeffrey Mendelsohn

Jeffrey Mendelsohn, 67, died April 22, 2019. Mr. Mendelsohn was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to Archie and Marjorie Mendelsohn. He  graduated from the University of Arizona in 1972. Survivors include his child, Seth (Adrienne) Mendelsohn of Longmont, Colorado; brother, Stephen (Karen) Mendelsohn; and two grandchildren. A service will… Read more »

Marvin Fortman, J.D.

Marvin Fortman, J.D., 88, died May 7, 2019. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he was a professional musician (clarinet, sax, flute, bass) before moving to Tucson in 1950 and graduating from the University of Arizona with honors while co-owning “Tiny’s Circus Drive-In” with his brother and father. The Army… Read more »

Lori Joyce Ruben

Lori Joyce Ruben, 60, died April 19, 2019. Ms. Ruben was born in Los Angeles and moved to Tucson last year to be near her mother. She was a marketing/product manager at Accenture. A former horse owner, she won several awards for dressage. Survivors include her mother, Carole Culman… Read more »

Edith Muhlrad

Edith N. Muhlrad, 95, died April 12, 2019. Mrs. Muhlrad was born in Newark, New Jersey, on August 12, 1923. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Norbert F. Muhlrad; and sisters, Sara Joffe and Anne Cook. Survivors include her children, David Muhlrad and Cindi… Read more »

Sanford Berlin

Sanford Berlin

Sanford Sidney Berlin, 81, died April 6, 2019. Dr. Berlin was born in Detroit, Michigan and at age 9 moved with his family to Tucson until high school. His family joined Temple Emanu-El, where he celebrated becoming a bar mitzvah. After graduating from Mumford High School in Detroit, he… Read more »

Seymour Simon

Seymour Simon

Seymour Simon, 100, died April 10, 2019. Born in Brooklyn, New York, on Jan. 18, 1919, Mr. Simon earned his BA at the City College of New York in 1939, law degree at St. John’s University in 1948, and Masters of Law at New York University in 1955. He… Read more »

Ruth Ganeles

Ruth Ganeles

Ruth Lubin Ganeles, 84, died March 31, 2019 after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Mrs. Ganeles was a volunteer at Connecticut Hospice in Banford, the first inpatient hospice in America, and Albany Medical Center In New York, where she helped develop their first surgical waiting area. She was… Read more »

Stanley Abrams

Stanley Paul Abrams, 86, died Dec. 20, 2018. Mr. Abrams was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Jesse and Gustav Abrams. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and attended graduate school at the University of Michigan. While at Ohio University, he entered the ROTC program and was… Read more »

Myron Freedman

Myron “Mickey” H. Freedman, 86, died Dec. 15, 2018. Mr. Freedman was born in Chicago.  He was an engineer, retired from Raytheon. Mr. Freedman was predeceased by his wife, Cynthia, and daughter, Gail Freedman. Survivors include his daughter, Renee Freedman; one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter; and friend Anita Asquith.… Read more »

Robert Leffler

Robert A. Leffler, 88, died Dec. 20, 2018. Mr. Leffler was born in New York City. He received a degree in accounting from New York University. Mr. Leffler was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Anita Stein Leffler, and brother, John Leffler, who died in World War II.… Read more »

Elise Gilden

Elise B. Gilden, 101, died Dec. 16, 2018. A native Chicagoan, Mrs. Gilden lived in Tucson for over 40 years. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in art history, and in her 50s received a master’s in special education from Roosevelt University in Chicago. As… Read more »