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MIRIAM COHEN WEISBERG

July 14, 2017

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Norfolk —Miriam (Cohen) Weisberg, 94, passed away peacefully in her home on July 5, 2017. A native of Norfolk, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah Cohen. Miriam was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and devoted wife of Harry Weisberg for 69 years before he passed away in 2012. Miriam loved spending [...]

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JEAN MEDWAY SNYDER

July 14, 2017

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Virginia Beach —Jean Medway Snyder of Virginia Beach peacefully passed away at home in the presence of her loving family on May 1, 2017. As the family matriarch, Jean was a singularly devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to those around her. Her dignity, humor, and courage during her two-year battle with cancer stand [...]

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HENRY SCHWARTZ

July 14, 2017

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Virginia Beach —Schwartz, Henry K. 92, Delray Beach, Fla., passed away July 2, 2017. Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Marilyn Schwartz; daughters, Mindy Schwartz Katz (Jeffrey) and Ellen Schwartz (David), grandchildren, Carly Katz (Gregory), Rachel Feldman and Jana Katz. A memorial service was held in Delray Beach and he was laid to rest [...]

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TOM RUSSEL

July 14, 2017

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Norfolk —Thomas Gilbert Russel, 70, died May 25, 2017, at his home. He was born in Philadelphia, the eldest child of Chester and Sally (Mendenhall) Russel. He was educated in the public schools of Catonsville, Md., and received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1969. He received a Master [...]

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REBECCA ROSENBERG RUBIN

July 14, 2017

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NORFOLK—Rebecca Rosenberg Rubin, 90, was born in Cuba in 1927 and died peacefully Thursday, June 29, 2017. She is survived by her son, Dr. Burt Rubin of Norfolk, and Ann Rodgers of Nags Head, N.C.; her daughter, Lisa Maki and her husband, Alan of Lunenburg, MA; and a step-brother, Jackie Rosenberg and his wife, Merci [...]

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JOSEPH SACKLER GOODSTEIN

July 14, 2017

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Norfolk —Joseph Sackler Goodstein, 87, died peacefully at his home on July 1, 2017. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of Hilda and Louis Goodstein. He is survived by his “bride” of 62 years, Joan Hyman Goodstein; his beloved children Jeffrey Richard Goodstein (Cary), Mark David Goodstein (Ashley), Ronald Charles Goodstein and Renee [...]

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CHARLES H. DECHTER

July 14, 2017

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Virginia Beach —Charles H. Dechter, 100, passed away at home on Sunday, June 25, 2017 accompanied by his daughters Lisa Dechter Spiegel and Aimée Dechter, son-in-law David Spiegel, and caregivers, Sabrina Dixon and Sherin Douzart. Charles lived most of his life in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he was a CPA. He retired in his 80s and [...]

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Otto Warmbier, UVa student released from North Korea, was active in Hillel

June 23, 2017

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( JTA)—Otto Warmbier, the University of Virginia student imprisoned by North Korea who died Monday, June 19 within a week of his release, was active at the campus Hillel and cared deeply about the Jewish community, its rabbi recalls. Warmbier, 22, a Cincinnati native, was traveling on a student tour of North Korea last year [...]

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In memory of Arnold Goldman–Israel’s Solar Pioneer

June 23, 2017

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Arnold Goldman, who brought credit to Israel’s high tech industry with the establishment of Luz Industries Israel Ltd. in 1983, passed away last month after a long illness. Goldman had more than three decades of experience in the energy industry. He founded Jerusalem-based Luz International, Ltd. and served as its CEO. Goldman and the Luz [...]

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Al Erlick, longtime editor of the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent

June 23, 2017

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Al Erlick, who retired as editor of the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent in 1994 after 24 years with the newspaper, died May 24. He was 88. His death was announced by the Exponent. Erlick had been living in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with his wife, Barbara. As editor of one of the oldest and among the most [...]

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