(Nee Gofman) Passed away January 5th, 2020, at the age of 86. Beloved wife of Lev Dranov. Loving mother of Alla (Yuriy) Litvinova and Yelena (Oleg) Yakubovskaya. Proud grandmother of Galina (Misha) Shepselevich and Yuliya (Davy) Mamayeva and great-grandmother of Maksim Shepshelevich, Jamar Partee and Myonna Partee. Dear sister-in-law of Boris (Rufina) Dranov, Rita (the late Ilya) Zvenigorodskaya and the late Gregory (Katya) Dranov.
(Nee Wiviott) Passed away on January 2nd, 2020 at the age of 99. Beloved wife of the late Charles Cramer. Loving mother of Penny Brill and Pam Mishelow. Proud grandmother of Mindy Brill and the late Chad Mishelow and great-grandmother of Joey Manone. Preceded in death by her siblings. Further survived by other nieces, nephews and friends. Special thanks to the staff of Elizabeth Residence and Sarah Chudnow for the loving care provided to Anita.
Passed away in Florida on December 29th, 2019 at the age of 66. Beloved son of Helen (nee Derzon) and the late Norman Bernstein. Loving father of Sean Bernstein and former spouse of Elizabeth (Burns) Bernstein. Dear brother of Gerry (Denice) Bernstein, Susie Emlen, Franci Jo (Michael) Koehn and the late Sandy (Wally) Lipp. Further survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Bobby was a great friend to many and a wonderful big brother who looked out for “his kids”. Among other things, he will be remembered fondly for his love of sports and the many basketball games he hosted on 72nd Street as well as Sunday morning softball games. After he moved to Florida, many of us were lucky to visit. He was a wonderful host always willing to open up his home and share his favorite haunts. He will be sadly missed by many from both the north and south.
(Nee Gellman) Died peacefully on the morning of December 27th, 2019 at the age of 89. Rhoda was born in Rock Island, IL on June 27th, 1930, the eldest daughter of I.C. and Anna Gellman. Rhoda married Mickey Wertheimer in March, 1950. They met at Purdue University where they were both enrolled as engineering students. After college, they moved to Rock Island where they resided until 1977. They then moved to Glendale, where she lived until her passing.
Passed away December 20th, 2019 at the age of 96. Beloved husband of Alta Werner (nee Blumenfeld). Cherished father of Barry (significant other Davida Griffin) Werner, Brian Werner, David (Cindy) Werner, Diane (Ellis) Rudman and loving stepfather of Jeffrey (Michaela) Peck and Michael (Sharon) Peck. Dear grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Fond brother of Beverly (Sheldon) Davidoff. Further survived by other loving relatives and dear friends.
The most decent of men, who was loved and admired by so many whose lives he touched, 98-year-old Dr. Jonathan Slomowitz died on December 13, 2019. Dr. Jon, as his patients called him, is survived by his wife of over 75 years, Shirley; his children, Marcia, Alan, and Diane; his grandson, Noah Reiss; his sister, Elsie (Harry) Kanin; many nieces and nephews; other family members, friends, and the de facto family from everywhere, including the always devoted Robert Aronin. Dr. Jon was preceded in death by his parents, Mamie and Sam; brother, Zachary (Ruth) Slomovitz; sister, Esther (Harold) Driss; other family members; and many dear friends.
Passed away December 9th, 2019 at the age of 93. Beloved husband of Arline Berlin (nee Pirsch). Cherished father of Mitchell Berlin, Liza (Douglas) Naumann, Todd (Dawn) Berlin, the late Lori Hutton and fond stepfather of Lori (Timothy) Young, Scott Ratke, and Mark Ratke. Dear grandfather of Shelby, Matt, and James Berlin, Ashley (Chris) Nelson and Alysa Hutton; Erica Mitchell; and Lyon Naumann. Further survived by other loving relatives and many dear friends.
Passed away in Chicago on November 29th, 2019 at the age of 88. Beloved daughter of the late Morris and Sarah (nee Kaufman) Pack. Dear aunt of Brian (Harriet) Pack, Carol Gad, as well as numerous other nieces and nephews. Private burial took place at Agudas Achim Cemetery, 3690 E. College Ave., Cudahy.
Passed away November 28, 2019 at the age of 97. Beloved husband of Harriet Hirschberg (nee Miller) and the late Ruth Hirschberg (nee Weiner). Cherished father of Bunny (Joel) Honigman, Aimee (Elie) Bachar, and the late Debbie (Ilya) Slutsker. Loving grandfather of Matt (Melissa) Honigman, Jamie (Jason) Klein, Jodie (Dan Fleischman) Honigman, Lee’at (Mike) Koertel, Dani (Jay) Pliskow, Mandy Slutsker, and Ben (Jenna) Slutsker. Fond great-grandfather of Emily, Joshua, Teddy, Joey, Elijah, Ruthie, Dahlia, Elan, and Ezra. Dear brother of Yoel (the late Yona) Hirschberg, Ed (Faye) Hirschberg, and the late Sally Bazzell. Further survived by Harriet’s children, Danny (Barbara) Esser, Susan (Gary) Greenberg, Karen (Steve) Esser, and Ronnie Esser.
(nee Mezeritskiy) Passed away on November 27th at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late David Dreyzin. Cherished mother of Alec (Mila) Rubins. Proud grandmother of Gary (Julia Yurov) Rubins, Stanley (Stephanie) Rubins and great-grandmother of Leana, Ravik, and Benjamin Rubins. Loving sister-in-law of Faya Kopylova. Further survived by other loving relatives and many dear friends.
(Nee Fuks) Passed away on November 11th, 2019 at the age of 102. Born in Poland, Mrs. Biterman was a Holocaust survivor who came to the United States in 1948. Beloved wife of the late Edward Biterman. Loving mother of Shirley (Irv) Fuld and Joel (Francine) Biterman. Proud grandmother of Julia Steinway, Aaron Biterman and Melissa (Michael) Gurovitsch and great-grandmother of Eliana, Jaron, Noa and Levi Steinway and Miles and Simon Gurovitsch.