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Princeton Lyman, Jewish diplomat who helped plan Operation Moses, dies at 82

October 1, 2018

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WASHINGTON ( JTA)—Princeton Lyman, the Jewish American diplomat who played a critical role in organizing Operation Moses, the stunning 1984 airlift of Ethiopian Jews, has died at 82. Lyman died Friday, August 24 at his home in the Washington suburb of Silver Spring, Maryland, The  Washington Post reported. He died of lung cancer. The Post [...]

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Gary L. Schechter, M.D.

October 1, 2018

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Naples, Fla.—Surrounded by family, Dr. Gary Schechter passed away September 15, 2018 from a traumatic brain injury due to a fall. Born and raised in New York, Gary attended Syracuse University, then graduated Summa Cum Laude, first in his class, from the State of New York College of Medicine, upstate. He interned at Montefiore Hospital [...]

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Joseph C. Rostov

October 1, 2018

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Norfolk—Joseph Charles Rostov, 25, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2018. He was born July 8, 1993, in Norfolk, Va., and attended Norfolk Collegiate and ODU. Joe worked with his parents in their family-owned business and farm. Joe was a loving son and brother and friend to all who knew him. He will be greatly [...]

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Fannie Cutler Miles

October 1, 2018

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Virginia Beach—Fannie Cutler Miles passed away September 9, 2018 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She was born April 15, 1924 in Nassawadox, Virginia to the late Stella Cutler Simpson and Leonard C. Cutler. She was predeceased by her husband Richard Eugene Miles (Eugene) and son Bryan. She is survived by her son Richard (Dicky) Miles and [...]

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Robert Max Katz

October 1, 2018

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Norfolk—Robert Max Katz, 72, while surrounded by the people he loved most, went to be with the Lord on September 12, 2018. Robert was born May 6, 1946 in Miami, Florida to the late Albert and Lorette Katz. He enlisted in the Navy and proudly served his country. During his tour in Vietnam, Robert was [...]

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Jewish rapper Mac Miller found dead at 26

September 16, 2018

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Rapper Mac Miller was found dead of an apparent drug overdose on Friday, Sept. 7 TMZ reported.

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Sheldon Cohen, commissioner who computerized IRS

September 16, 2018

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(JTA)—Sheldon Cohen, the Internal Revenue Service commissioner who computerized the tax agency in the 1960s, has died.

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Harriet Shukow White

September 16, 2018

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Virginia Beach—Harriet Shukow White, daughter of Gertrude and Irving Shukow, was born in The Bronx, New York in 1929, and died September 7, 2018 in her home in Virginia Beach.

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Julian Jacobs

September 16, 2018

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Virginia Beach—Julian Bernard, 94, of Richmond and Virginia Beach, passed away August 31, 2018.

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Hanna “Annette” Edwards

September 16, 2018

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Norfolk—Hanna “Annette” Edwards, 78, passed away on September 9, 2018.

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