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    SPIEGELMAN

    Irwin Spiegelman, 93, of West Hartford, died Feb. 16. He was the widower of Alberta (Greenstein) Spiegelman, and the husband of Rosalyn (Schneck) Burns Spiegelman. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of the late Jacob and Yetta (Schechter) Spiegelman. In addition to his wife, Roz, he is survived by his son Rick Spiegelman and his wife Pat…

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    PERLSTEIN

    Matthew Perlstein, 74, of South Glastonbury, died Feb. 19. He was the husband of Marla (Nedelman) Perlstein. Born in Hartford, he was the son of the late Abraham and Sarah (Cohen) Perlstein. He was veteran of the U.S. Armed Services serving during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Congregation Kol Haverim in Glastonbury. In addition to his wife, he…

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    PIANIN

    Richard Pianin, 82, of Stamford, died Feb. 18. He was the husband of Suzanne Lang Pianin. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of Bessie Pincus Pianin and Benjamin Pianin. He served as a construction engineer in the Army Corps of Engineers. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children Deborah Pianin and David Pianin;…

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    MISHKIN

    Jack Mishkin, 95, of Hartford, has died. He was the widower of June (Block) Mishkin. He was the son of the late Aaron and Annie Mishkin. He was predeceased by his siblings, Max, Mary, Lillian and Harriet. He served in the U.S. Navy as a radar technician on the USS Woolsey and received special commendation for sinking a German U-Boat.…

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    LESHEM

    Adam Leshem, 77, died Feb. 20. He was the husband of Osnat Alice Leshem. Born in the former USSR, he was the son of Ze’ev and Dora Leshchinsky, and the step-son of Frieda Leshchinsky. A Holocaust survivor, he emigrated to Israel in 1948 and served in the Israeli Air Force. He arrived in the United States in 1968. In addition…

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    BALL

    Estelle (Dorfman) Ball, 92, of Bloomfield, died Feb. 15. She was the widow of Murray B. Ball. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Dorfman and Ida (Millstein) Dorfman. She is survived by her daughter Elyse (Ball) Noles, and her son Greg Ball and his wife Andrea; her granddaughters, Marissa Miller and her husband Press, and…

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    MINTZER

    Sidney Mintzer, 101, of Albany, died Feb. 10. He was the husband of June M. Burg. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Julius and Sadie Mintzer. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Anna Mintzer of Manhattan, and Hope Igdalsky and her husband…

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    YAFFA

    Irv Yaffa, known professionally as Irv Jeffries, 92, of Bloomfield, formerly of West Hartford and Las Vegas, Nev., died Feb. 9. He was predeceased by his wife Val. Born in Hartford, he served in the U.S. Navy, serving on a destroyer as part of the Navy Expeditionary Forces. He is survived by his children, Michael and his wife Marci, and…

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    BECKER

    Helen Becker, 103, of West Hartford, formerly of Manchester, died Feb. 9. She was the widow of Louis Becker. Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Abraham and Bessie (Rosenthal) Tanelson. Helen graduated from Weaver High in 1933. She was a member for 65 years of Beth Sholom B’nai Israel Synagogue in Manchester. She is…

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    GAVENS

    Seymour “Sy” Gavens, 89, of West Hartford died Feb. 4. He was the husband of Annette (Rosker) Gavens. Born in Hartford, he was the son of Mary and Jack Gavensky. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years, including one year in Korea. He was a member of Beth El Temple in West Hartford. In addition to his…

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    DOBKIN

    Sherley Rose Dobkin, 98, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Middletown and Wethersfield, died Feb. 1. She was the widow of Samuel “Mully” Dobkin. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Julius and Bertha Richman Berg. She was a founding and lifetime member of Temple Beth Torah. She is survived by her sons, Neale Dobkin and…

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    SACHS

    Martin William Sachs, 82, of Westport, died Jan. 27. He was the husband of Jane Sugarman Sachs, Born in New Haven, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Lillian Sachs. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his brother Joel Sachs; his nephew, David and his wife Ellen; and his niece Erica and her husband Mark.…

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    STEINFELD

    Mark Steinfeld, 72, of West Hartford died Jan. 29. He was the husband of Barbara Steinfeld. Born in Newtown, he was the son of Syd and David Steinfeld. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Shana and her husband Henry, David and his wife Rose, and Aaron and his wife Jen; his grandchildren, Alexandra, Julia, Henry,…

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    ABEL

    Rhoda R. Abel, 96, of Newington, died Jan. 23. She was the widow of Stanton J. Abel. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Morris and Dora (Saremsky) Rosenberg. She was a long-time member of Temple Sinai Synagogue in Newington. She is survived by her children, Alan Abel and his wife Pamela of Willimantic, Gail Chlastawa…

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    KOSHAR

    Melvyn Alan Koshar, 77, of Rocky Hill, died Jan. 24. He was the son of the late Harold and Sophie Koshar. He served as a reservist in the Unites States Army. He is survived by his daughter Alexandra (Alex) Thompson and her husband Chase Thompson; his grandchildren, Mack William Thompson and Juliette James Thompson; his nephew Lance Schad; his brother-in-law…

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    FELSON

    Dr. Charles (“Chic”) Henry Felson, 88, of Scarborough, Maine, formerly of Quechee, Vermont, and West Hartford died Jan. 28. He was the husband of Janice Felson. Born in New York City, he was the son of the late Murray and Pearl (Levinson) Fagelson. He received his commission as an officer in the United States Army while stationed in St. Louis.…

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    WOLFE

    Sandra (Chafetz) Robbin Wolf, 80 of Bloomfield, died Jan. 17. She was the widow of Frederick Robbin and Robert Wolf. Born in Springfield, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Max and Ida Chafetz. She is survived by her sons, Brett Robbin and his wife Deborah Pinell of Manchester, and David Robbin and his wife Nancy of South Windsor;…

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    ZOLOTOR

    Joanne Michelle (Friedman) Zolotor of Enfield, formerly of Westfield, N.J., Longmeadow, Mass., and Enfield, 75, died Jan. 23. She was the wife of Aaron Zolotor. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Jean and Jerome Friedman. She is survived by her children, Andrew Zolotor and his wife Stephanie, Allison Zolotor-Langone and her husband James, and Adam Zolotor and…

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    SCHOLSOHN

    Stanley Scholsohn, 89, of Woodbridge, and Scottsdale, Ariz., died Jan. 18. He was the husband of Marlene Kugell Scholsohn. Born in Richmond Hills, N.Y., he was the son of the late Ephraim Fischel Scholsohn and Dina Grossman Scholsohn. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Elisa Scholsohn Black and her husband Thomas of Woodbridge, and Jill…

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    RIVEN

    Erwin J. Riven, 86, of Stamford, formerly of Albany, N.Y., died Jan. 18. He was the husband of Carol (Leeds) Riven, and the widower of Carol (Bressen) Riven. Born in Albany, N.H., he was the son of the late Samuel and Norma Erwin. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Donna and Matthew; his granddaughters, Emily,…

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    HERSHENSON

    Arlyne (Greenberg) Levine Hershenson, 90, of Bloomfield, formerly of West Hartford, Avon, and Lakewood Ranch, Fla. died Jan. 23. She was the wife of Herbert M. Hershenson and the late Dr. Robert G. Levine. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Rose (Segall) Greenberg. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her sons,…

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    GREENBAUM

    Marjorie Levy Greenbaum, 95, of West Hartford, died Jan. 22. She was the wife of of Harold L. Greenbaum and the widow of N. Norman Levy. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of Irving and Etta (Weisman) Naidorf. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Richard Levy and his wife Judy of Bloomfield, Andrea Levy…

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    SUSLOCK

    Norman Suslock, 91, of Fairfield, died Jan. 10. Born in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., he was the son of the late Saul and Freda Suslock. He was the husband of Joan Suslock. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children Debbie, Amy and Peter, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Email this page The post SUSLOCK appeared first on…

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    BOEHM

    Adrienne (Chernoff) Boehm, 97, of Bridgeport, died Jan. 11. She was the widow of Sherwood Boehm. Born in New Haven, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Minnie Chernoff. She was also predeceased by her son Michael Boehm. She is survived by her grandson Ari Boehm; her sister-in-law Carol Chernoff of Florida; her nieces and nephews, Nancy Lebov…

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    FELDMAN

    Evlyn Feldman of Bloomfield, died Jan. 12. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Samuel and Mary Feigenbaum. She is survived by her daughters, Sharon Feldman Brewer and her husband Matthew, and Amy Feldman Weiswasser and her husband Tommy Smyth; her grandchildren, Samantha Brewer, Daniel Brewer, Jacob Weiswasser, and Alex Weiswasser; and her siblings, Deborah Feigenbaum Rathjen (Keith)…

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    NEARMAN

    Lynn Toby (Rosen) Nearman, 77, of Melbourne, Fla., formerly of West Hartford, died Jan. 10. She was the wife of Harold Nearman. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters, Nancy Sweetman and her husband Steve of Melbourne, Fla., and Barbara Hackenyos and husband Dan of Granby; her brothers, Edward Rosen and his wife Jackie Young, and…

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    WETSTONE

    Roan Joy (Horowitz) Wetstone, 91, of Bloomfield, died Jan. 3. She was the widow of Dr. Howard J. Wetstone. Born and raised in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Lee Daniel Horowitz and Mollie (Libman) Horowitz. She is survived by her children, Robin W. Wendehack and her husband Paul, Mark L. Wetstone and his wife Holly Abery-Wetstone, Scott…

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    CRANE

    Nedra Crane, 85, died Jan. 3. She was the wife of Jack Crane. She was born in Manhattan and grew up in Queens. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Neil Crane and his wife Amy Sceery, and Stacey Dussault and her husband Joseph; her brother Tom Rosing and his wife Judy; her grandchildren, Eva, Ari…

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    KINSBRUNNER

    Sophie (Katz) Kinsbrunner, 101, of Bloomfield, died Jan. 8. She was the daughter of the late Jacob and Lena (Blum) Katz. She was also predeceased by her sister Rose Schultz of Philadelphia, and brother Meyer (Sol) Katz of Bloomfield. She is survived by her nieces and nephews Jeffrey Katz and his wife Michelle, Sharon Furman and her husband Stuart, and…

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    BROOK

    Warren Brook, 87, of West Hartford, died Jan. 5. He was the husband of Sandra Brook. He was the son of the late Ethel and Louis Brook of Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a loving husband to his wife, Sandra (Fineman) Brook for 55 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a second lieutenant. He was a longtime member…

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    BASCH

    Barbara “Bobbe” (Rosenblatt) Basch, 96, of West Hartford, died Jan. 8. She was the widow of Dr. Herbert “Scuts” Basch. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Freda Rosenblatt. She was a member of Beth El Temple in West Hartford. She is survived by her children, Gary Basch and his wife Pamela of Tariffville, Alan…

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    ROBERTSON

    Judy (Treske) Robertson, 67, of West Hartford, died Dec. 29. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Sarah (Hurwitz) Treske. She was a past member of Beth Hillel Synagogue in Bloomfield. She is survived by her children, Michael Robertson and his wife Rebecca of Massachusetts, and Sarah Baum and her husband Mike of New Jersey;…

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    MELTSNER

    Col. Stephen L. Meltsner, USAF and CT Air National Guard, Ret., 73, of West Hartford, died Dec. 27. He was the husband of Jessica Meltsner. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Adam Meltsner and his wife Erin, their daughters, Cassidy and Kaitlyn; two sisters; and his nieces and nephews, and their children. He served in…

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    MENDELSON

    Dr. Louis Mendelson, 79, of Bloomfield, died Dec. 29. He was the husband of Margie Mendelson. Born in Norfolk, Virginia, he was the son of Abraham and Jeanette Mendelson. He served for two years in the U.S. Air Force. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, David and Andrew; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and his nieces…

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    DICHNER

    Alma (Polman) Dichner, 94, of Windsor, died Dec. 29. She was the widow of Abraham Dichner. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Barney and Dorothy (Peck) Polman. She is survived by her daughter, Iris G. Dichner; her grandson Edward Tillotson and his wife Tammy; and her two great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Michael Tillotson, all of East Hartford.…

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    COPEL

    Marcia Copel, 95, of North Branford, formerly of Brookline and Falmouth, Mass., died Dec. 22. She was the widow of Irving Chester and William Copel. She was born in Brooklyn. She is survived by her children, Marjorie Copel Preston, Matthew Copel, and Joshua Copel; her stepdaughters, Natalie Guerin and Joanne Bander; seven grandchildren, Katy Preston, Emma Preston, Dan Copel, Sarah…

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    ROSEN

    Judith Gloria Rosen, 90, of South Windsor, died Dec. 22. She was the wife of Edward Rosen. She is survived by her daughters, Jaye Solomowitz and her husband Benjamin, and Bobbi Schilberg and her husband Nate; and her grandchildren, Josh and Justin Schilberg, Rebecca and Sarah Solomowitz, and Michael Sorrentino. She was predeceased by her daughter Bonnie Sorrentino. Email this…

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    NEUWIRTH

    Toby (Cron) Neuwirth, 84, of West Hartford, formerly of Bloomfield, died Dec. 14. She was the wife of Joel Neuwirth. Born in Waltham, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Morris and Pauline (Fishberg) Cron. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Rachel, Sharon, and Bruce and his wife wife Nancy; and her grandchildren, Danielle,…

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    NAROTSKY

    Joseph Narotsky, Ph.D, of Columbia, Conn., died Dec. 11. He was the widower of Joanne (Goldblatt) Narotsky. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Nathan and Ida (Goldsmith) Narotsky. He was a member of Temple B’nai Israel in Willimantic. He is survived by his sons, Jason Narotsky and his wife Sharon of Columbia, Evan Narotsky of…