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Israeli spy Shulamit Cohen-Kishik

May 26, 2017

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Shulamit “Shula” Cohen-Kishik, a a spy for Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency who worked undercover in Lebanon for 14 years, has died at 100. Cohen-Kishik, who was codenamed “The Pearl,” died Sunday, May 21 at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. The Buenos Aires, Argentina, native was raised by Zionist parents who moved the family to prestate [...]

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MEL SIFEN

May 26, 2017

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Norfolk —Mel Sifen of Virginia Beach, passed away peacefully in his home at the age of 90, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. He was born on January 18, 1927, in Suffolk, Va. He grew up in Franklin, Va., and graduated from Franklin High School. On June 5, 1949, he married [...]

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ESTELLE ROSE SHERMAN

May 26, 2017

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Norfolk —Estelle R. Sherman, 96, daughter of the late Samuel and Ida Blumenthal, died May 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen V. Sherman, Sr., her son, Allen V. Sherman, Jr., and her brother, Bernard Blumenthal. She is survived by four children, Diane L. Pomberg (John), Patricia R. Sherman (Charles), Karen [...]

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BRADLEY OSMAN

May 26, 2017

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Virginia Beach —Bradley Osman, of Virginia Beach and formerly of Hampton, passed away unexpectedly in his home. The son of the late Carolyn Osman and the late Stanley Harris, and adopted son of the late Charles Osman, Bradley struggled with mental illness, which robbed him of contentment and a fulfilling life. However, his classic good [...]

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ROBERT N. LEVINE

May 26, 2017

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Tucson , Arizona —Robert N. Levine passed away at his home on April 18, 2017. Bobby was born in Norfolk, Virginia, to Mike and Frances Levine on May 4, 1940. After graduating from Granby High School as valedictorian, he received his accounting (1962) and law (1965) degrees, both with honors, from the University of Virginia. [...]

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JOHN FEDIDA

May 26, 2017

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Virginia Beach —John Fedida, 64, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at home surrounded by family and friends. Born in Casablanca on October 12, 1952, he is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Lesley, two sons, Michael and Jason, daughter-in law Emmy, and their son Asher, mother Rosa, brother Sami, sister Cecile, [...]

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LEONARD EDELSTEIN

May 26, 2017

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Norfolk —Leonard Edelstein owner of the Record Shop of Wards Corner in Norfolk, died Tuesday, May 23 at the age of 98. He is best known for his retail business, however he was an accomplished electronics technician and amateur radio operator. He was born In Shavertown, New York and was a maintenance technician in a [...]

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JACQUELINE BANIM

May 26, 2017

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Virginia Beach —Jackie passed away on May 6, just weeks after her diagnosis of metastatic bladder cancer. She leaves behind her husband of 22 years, Gary Banim, her 16-year-old son Joseph, 12-year-old daughter Sara, and her mother Sandra Forte-Nickenig and stepfather Pete Nickenig. Her father Joseph Forte predeceased her in 1996. Also grieving are her [...]

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Terror victim Ezra Schwartz posthumously inducted into Jewish fraternity at Rutgers

May 12, 2017

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Ezra Schwartz, who was killed in a West Bank terrorist attack in November 2015, was inducted posthumously into Alpha Epsilon Pi, a Jewish fraternity, at Rutgers University. The induction ceremony was held last month, at the start of Yom Hazikaron in Israel, which memorializes fallen soldiers as well as victims of terror. Also at the [...]

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Chicago Jewish couple married 69 years die moments apart holding hands

May 12, 2017

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A Chicago Jewish couple who were married for 69 years died moments apart in the same hospital room while holding hands. Teresa Vatkin, 89, died at 12:10 am Saturday, April 22 at Highland Park Hospital, and her husband, Isaac, died at approximately 12:50 am as they wheeled his wife from the room and their hands [...]

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