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Patricia Leffew Ashkenazi

May 25, 2019

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Virginia Beach—Patricia Leffew Ashkenazi, 70, passed away May 9, 2019 in Virginia Beach, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband, Avraham Ashkenazi of Virginia Beach; children Pam Zettervall, husband Chris and children Laura and Olivia; Elizabeth Dorroh and children Reese and Riley; Yaron and Orly Ashkenazi and children Yuval, Danielle, and [...]

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Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, killed in Poway attack, said to have shielded rabbi from bullets

May 3, 2019

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POWAY, California (JTA)—Lori Gilbert-Kaye, who was killed in the attack at a Chabad synagogue near San Diego, is credited with jumping in front of the synagogue’s rabbi to shield him from the gunman’s bullets. Gilbert-Kaye, 60, of San Diego, is survived by her husband and 22-year-old daughter. “Lori you were a jewel of our community [...]

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Michael Edward Terkeltaub

May 3, 2019

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Virginia Beach—Mike passed peacefully on April 25, 2019 at Beth Sholom Village. Mike was born in Norfolk, and considered Phoenix, Norfolk, and New York as home. He spent many years working with children and families in all three cities. Mike contributed to many changes in the way services were and are provided to children and [...]

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Judith B. Kaufman

May 3, 2019

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Delray Beach, Fla.—Judith Berlin Kaufman, 81, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in Delray Beach, Fla. Judith was born in Norfolk to the late Leon and Florence Berlin. She is predeceased by her husband Murray M. Kaufman and sister Barbara Patish. Survivors include her daughters, Lori Kaufman and Mindy Stergas (David), and a granddaughter, [...]

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Gary Lee Haskell

May 3, 2019

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Virginia Beach—Gary Lee Haskell, a long time native of Virginia Beach, passed away on April 23, 2019. At his bedside during his final days were his beloved wife of 58 years, Diane Gladstone Haskell, his daughter, Monica Haskell and his sons, Louis and Evan Haskell. He was born July 17, 1937 in Norfolk to Alfred [...]

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Dr. Bernard Alper

May 3, 2019

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West Bloomfield, MICH.—Dr. Bernard Alper, 76, of West Bloomfield, Michigan, died on April 12, 2019. Beloved husband of 50 years of Candace Alper. Cherished father of Jason Alper (Jennifer Rush) and Aaron Alper (Candice Lazar). Loving grandfather of Noah and Adam Alper. Dear brother of Paula Katz, Barbara Alper and the late Kenneth David Alper. [...]

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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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