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Michel Bacos, pilot who refused to abandon Jewish passengers in Entebee hijacking

April 19, 2019

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Michel Bacos, the Air France pilot who refused to leave his Jewish passengers behind after his plane was hijacked to Entebee, Uganda, in 1976, has died. Bacos remained with the Jewish and Israeli passengers, as did his crew, until they were rescued in a secret operation by the Israeli military. He died last month in [...]

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Avi Lyon, former head of Jewish Labor Committee

April 19, 2019

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Avram “Avi” Lyon, who was executive director of the Jewish Labor Committee from 1997 to 2008, died Monday, April 1. He was 76. The cause was pancreatic cancer, his wife, Laurie Ebner-Lyon, wrote on his Facebook page. As head of the JLC, Lyon was active in exposing workers’ rights abuses at the Agriprocessors kosher meat [...]

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Franklin Eugene Green

April 19, 2019

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Norfolk—Franklin Eugene Green, age 91 passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Gene was born in Little Rock, S.C. to Fannie and J.I. Green of blessed memory, and raised in Norfolk, Va. He attended JEB Stuart Elementary School, Augusta Military Academy, and University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill NC. He was a [...]

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Donald Harvie Doctor

April 19, 2019

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Boca Raton, Fla.—Donald Harvie Doctor passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 3. He was 91 years old. He was laid to rest at a private ceremony at Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Miami, Fla. He is survived by Susanna, his loving wife of 57 years, his devoted son and daughter-in- law, Allan and Dahven, and their three [...]

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Renee Gartner Diamonstein

April 19, 2019

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Norfolk—Renee Gartner Diamonstein, 84, passed away peacefully in her home on April 4, 2019. Renee was born on August 21, 1934 in Ft. Worth, Texas. She was predeceased by her parents, Birdie and Morris Gartner, as well as her brother, Winfield Gartner. Renee graduated from Westhampton College with a degree in sociology. Patiently awaiting her [...]

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Dr. Morton A. Brownstein

April 19, 2019

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Virginia Beach—After a brief illness, Dr. Morton A Brownstein died on April 7, 2019 at age 85. A lifelong resident of Tidewater, he is survived by his wife of 50 years, Donna Rafal Brownstein, and his three children, Kevin (Lauren) Brownstein, Leslie (Zak) Mahshie, and Tracy Brownstein. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Aidan, [...]

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William Raymond Bernstein

April 19, 2019

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Virginia Beach—William Raymond Bernstein, 84, passed away on April 16, 2019 in Virginia Beach, Va. He was born to the late Lottie and Harry Bernstein in Norfolk in 1934. Billy grew up in Norfolk where he attended Maury High School and the Norfolk division of William and Mary. In 1961 he married the love of [...]

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Bernice “Bee” Bank Correll Bateman

April 19, 2019

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VIRGINIA BEACH—Bernice “Bee” Banks Correll Bateman, 96, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at a nursing home in Virginia Beach. Bee was born on June 30, 1922 to Sol Harry and Jennie Polan Banks. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Ernest Correll, and second husband, Claude Bateman, Jr.; [...]

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Hundreds of mourners attend funeral of Israeli-American soldier following social media plea

April 5, 2019

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JERUSALEM (JTA)—At least 1,000 people, many of them strangers, attended the funeral of an Israeli lone soldier from California after a call went out on social media. Alex Sasaki, 27, of Laguna Beach, was found dead last month, reportedly from a drug overdose that may have been intentional, according to reports. His funeral took place [...]

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Ethel Berkowitz Zablow

April 5, 2019

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San Diego, Calif.—Ethel Berkowitz Zablow died peacefully in San Diego on March 21, 2019 at the age of 90. Ethel is survived by her son Sheldon, her daughter-in-law Lorna, and her grandchildren David and Zoe. She was preceded in death by her husband Eric in 1995 and son Michael in 1972. Ethel was happily married [...]

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