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Harriet Gail Dickman

September 23, 2021

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Virginia Beach—Harriet Gail Dickman, 82, of Virginia Beach, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 10, 2021. She was from Roanoke Rapids, N.C. and the daughter of Harold and Ray Kruger Bloom. She was the wife of Stanwood Dickman for 60 wonderful years. Mother to Ray Alyssa Rothman, Barry Dickman, and Bruce Dickman. Sister to Joan [...]

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William Hirsch Kittner

September 23, 2021

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Norfolk—William Hirsch Kittner passed away peacefully at his home on September 3, 2021. Bill was born January 19, 1930 in Weldon N.C. He was the son of the late Louis and Rose Kittner and the baby brother to Joe, Dave, Dot and Harry of blessed memories, and sister Lucille. Bill was a resident of Weldon, [...]

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Frank Sheffer

September 23, 2021

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Virginia Beach—Frank Sheffer, 97, passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021. Frank was born in Lancaster, Pa. on March 10, 1924 to Emma and Isidore Sheffer. Later they moved to Suffolk, Va. He grew up as the youngest of four children. He learned bookkeeping from his uncle and later studied accounting at William and Mary [...]

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Harvey Warren Steen

September 23, 2021

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Virginia Beach—Harvey Warren Steen, 90, passed away on August 30, 2021 after a brief illness. He was born on January 2, 1931 in Bronx, N.Y. to the late Emanuel and Mary (Schmookler) Steen. His family moved to River Edge, N.J. where he excelled as a student and graduated high school with a ROTC scholarship. He [...]

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Anne Lynn Fleder Verner

September 23, 2021

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Boca Raton, Fla.—Anne Lynn Fleder Verner passed away on August 30, 2021 after a hard fought four-month battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Anne was 61 years old. Anne was a brilliant, hilariously funny, wonderful and beautiful woman who was married to her best friend, soul mate, and life love, Andrew Verner. They met freshman [...]

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Sheila Bromberg, Jewish harpist who was first woman to play on a Beatles album

September 23, 2021

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(JTA)—Sheila Bromberg kept busy as an in-demand harpist in London in the 1960s, but when she got a request for a gig at EMI’s Abbey Road studio, 9 pm to midnight, she felt she couldn’t turn it down: She was, after all, a single mother. Yet it wasn’t until the Jewish harpist heard a male [...]

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Christine Rafal

September 2, 2021

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Virginia Beach—Christine Hansen Rafal passed away peacefully in her home on August 24, 2021 in Virginia Beach. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born in Alexandria, Va. on December 2, 1949 to Mae and Henry Hansen, of blessed memory. Chris went to Old Dominion University where she met and married [...]

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Stanley Saks

September 2, 2021

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Philadelphia, Pa.—Stanley Saks, age 100, died August 24, 2021. Husband of the late Miriam Saks, father of Sandra Stern, Donna (Bernie) Greenberg, and Edward (Sherry) Saks; brother of Robert (Yetta) Saks; also survived by 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends were invited to graveside services at The Shalom Memorial Park in Huntingdon [...]

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Ed Asner, starred as Lou Grant

September 2, 2021

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(JTA)—Ed Asner, who trademarked a gruff, flawed, and loving persona as Lou Grant in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and in a spin-off series about journalism, has died at 91. “We are sorry to say that our beloved patriarch passed away this morning peacefully,” the family said Sunday, August 29, on Asner’s Twitter account. “Words [...]

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Carl Levin, longtime Jewish senator from Michigan

September 2, 2021

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(JTA)—Carl Levin, the Jewish Michigander who spent 36 years as a fierce inquisitor in the Senate, has died at 87. The Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School announced Levin’s passing on July 29. It did not give a cause of death, but Levin was diagnosed with lung cancer four years ago. The center, [...]

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