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Leah Adler, mother of Steven Spielberg and popular restaurateur

March 17, 2017

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LOS ANGELES (JTA)—Leah Adler, the mother of director Steven Spielberg and a well-known restaurateur, has died. Adler, also a former concert pianist and accomplished painter, died last month at her home in Los Angeles. She was 97. Most of America and the world first heard her name when Spielberg kissed her and described her as [...]

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STEPHEN WEINSTEIN

March 17, 2017

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New York City —Stephen Weinstein, a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, died Saturday, March 4. He was 83. Mr. Weinstein worked as an architect for many years with Ehrenkrantz Associates before branching out on his own. He worked on innovative and flexible designs for buildings, including laboratories and hospitals, as well as on restoring lighthouses [...]

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CAROLINE MILLER

March 17, 2017

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Virginia Beach —Caroline Miller, age 76, died suddenly of natural causes on March 11, 2017. She is survived by her sons Joseph Miller and his wife Carol, and Daniel Miller and his wife Amy, and her daughter Rachel Stern, her brother Michael Ashe and his wife Mitzi, her sister Arleen Kluger, her sister Ernestine Adelman [...]

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FLORINE MARCUS LANDAU

March 17, 2017

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Tamarac , Fla .—Florine M. Landau, formerly of Portsmouth, Va., passed away surrounded by her family on February 28, 2017, at her residence. Florine was born on June 22, 1923 and was the daughter of the late Morris and Minnie Marcus. She grew up in Portsmouth and graduated from Woodrow Wilson high school. On August [...]

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More than 200 Israelis attend funeral of Holocaust survivor they did not know

March 6, 2017

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JERUSALEM (JTA)—More than 200 Israelis attended the funeral of a complete stranger—a Holocaust survivor from the Canary Islands who was buried in a Tel Aviv cemetery. Hilde Nathan’s final wish was to be laid to rest in Israel alongside her mother, the United With Israel organization said on its website. Nathan, who did not have [...]

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LAWRENCE PHILLIP LARRY ROESEN

March 6, 2017

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Virginia Beach —Lawrence Phillip Roesen, 80, a resident of Warwick Forest Retirement Community, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017. A native of Portsmouth, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of William & Mary, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the law [...]

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PHYLLIS B. KAPLAN

March 6, 2017

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Norfolk —Phyllis Berman Kaplan, 87, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 14 surrounded by her family. Phyllis was born August 18, 1929 in Norfolk, Virginia to Leonard and Frieda (Cohen) Berman. She graduated from Maury High School at the top of her class. She attended Connecticut College for Women where, she always said, she got [...]

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BERNARD H. GLASSER

March 6, 2017

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Norfolk – Bernard H. Glaser, 87, passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Atlantic Shores Retirement Community in Virginia Beach. He was born and reared on Mozart Avenue, in the Campostella section of Norfolk, and was the youngest of Jack and Gussie Glaser’s seven children. He was predeceased by his parents, his six siblings [...]

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MARIANNE BERN

March 6, 2017

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Marianne Bern Cedar Rapids, Iowa —Marianne Adelheid Bern, 94, of Cedar Rapids, died peacefully holding her beloved children’s hands, Tuesday, February 21 at Cottage Grove Place. Survivors include her daughter, Cantor Jennifer Bern-Vogel and husband Ira Vogel of Los Angeles, California; her son, Dan Bern and wife Danielle Lesniewski of Saratoga Springs, New York; her [...]

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Mayer Abramowitz, rabbi to Miami’s Cuban exiles

February 10, 2017

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Rabbi Mayer Abramowitz, who opened the doors of his Miami Beach synagogue to waves of Cuban exiles beginning in the early 1960s, has died. Abramowitz, who served Temple Menorah for 45 years, died Thursday, Feb. 2 at his home in Miami Beach. He was 97. He ministered to hundreds of young Jews who arrived in [...]

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