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Alan Swersky

January 19, 2023

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Atlanta, Ga.—On January 2, 2023, we lost our beloved Alan, at the age of 88 years, after a life well lived. He passed away at home due to complications from Multiple Myeloma. He was keenly aware of the love of his family and friends. Alan was born to Harry and Anna Gordan Swersky on February [...]

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Miriam Young

January 19, 2023

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Virginia Beach—Miriam Young, age 98, of Virginia Beach, Virginia passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. Miriam was born December 9, 1923. A funeral service for Miriam was held at Star of David Chapel, North Lauderdale, Fla. Following the funeral service, a committal service was held at Star of David Garden of Solomon. Fond memories [...]

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Barbara Walters, groundbreaking Jewish TV host

January 19, 2023

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(JTA)—Barbara Walters, the iconic newswoman and celebrity interviewer who made history for women and Jewish anchors on mainstream American news television, died at 93 on Friday, Dec. 30, 2022. ABC News, where Walters regularly appeared on shows such as 20/20 and The View, shared the news without giving a cause of death. Before becoming one [...]

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Legendary Jewish tennis champion Dick Savitt dies at 95

January 19, 2023

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(JTA)—Dick Savitt, the Jewish tennis champion who won both the Australian Open and Wimbledon Championships in 1951, died Jan. 6 at 95 at his home in New York. He was the first Jewish athlete to win either tournament. A native of Bayonne, New Jersey, Savitt never took a tennis lesson—his primary sport was basketball. But [...]

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Theodore “Ted” Kruger

December 15, 2022

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New Orleans, La.—Theodore Kruger, 94, resident of New Orleans, La. and Norfolk, Va. died peacefully in his sleep in New Orleans on November 28, 2022. He was born in Berkeley on August 20, 1928 to Eleanor and Abe Kruger, stalwarts of the Berkeley community. Growing up in Berkeley, Teddy worked in his parents’ grocery store. [...]

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Arnold Harrison Leon

December 15, 2022

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Norfolk—After a courageous battle with cancer, Arnold Leon passed away on December 2, 2022, surrounded by his family. He was born on May 28, 1933 in Norfolk to the late Max Leon and Ida Sinberg Leon and was preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Telsa Learman Leon, and his sister, Charlotte. [...]

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Franklin Swartz

December 15, 2022

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Virginia Beach—Franklin Alex Swartz of Virginia Beach, and Boca Raton, Fla., died on his birthday, December 11, 2022, after a long battle with cancer. Born on December 11, 1938 in Norfolk, to Hyman and Beulah Tonelson Swartz, “Lyn,” as he was known, was a 1957 graduate of Granby High School, where he excelled both in [...]

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Francis “Frank” Zielinski

December 15, 2022

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VIRGINIA BEACH—Francis William Zielinski, 73, passed away August 16, 2022. A native of Lowell, Mass., he was a retired from the U.S. Navy and veteran of the Vietnam War, during which time he was awarded the following commendations: National Defense Service Medal (2), Sea Service Deployment Medal (5), Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon, [...]

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Henry Rosovsky, refugee from the Nazis who shaped Harvard University

December 15, 2022

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BOSTON (JTA)—When Harvard University’s rabbi first pushed to relocate the Hillel from the outskirts of campus to its center, Henry Rosovsky was initially skeptical. “He was absolutely right. I was wrong,” Rosovsky told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in 2017, at a 25th anniversary party for the Hillel building that bears his name: Rosovsky Hall. The [...]

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Michael Leon Brodsky

December 1, 2022

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Virginia Beach—Michael Leon Brodsky, son of the late Leon and Katherine Brodsky, was born December 19, 1947 in Yedrovo, Russia. When he was eight months old, his family moved to Odessa, Ukraine, where he lived until 1989. He served in the Soviet Army as a meteorologist, stationed in Siberia for most of his service. His [...]

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