On January 18, 2015, ADELE (nee Yochnowitz), beloved wife of the late Frank Grayman; devoted mother of Gale (Stephen) Phaff, Stephen (Allyson) Grayman, Scott (Ariela) Grayman and Rabbi Gershon (Elana) Grayman; dear sister of George Jacknowitz, Doris Robins, and the late Frieda Grayson; also survived by many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews…. Read More


On Wednesday, January 14, 2015, JOAN, wife of James Becker; mother of Andrew Markman Becker and Elizabeth Markman Becker; sister in-law of Scott and Sharon Markman and MaryAnn Blocher and Tom Blocher; aunt of Leland and Alexa Markman and Krysta Blocher. Also survived by many beloved family members and friends. Interment is private. Services on Sunday,… Read More


On January 14, 2015, MONA (nee Parker), beloved wife of the late J. Marvin Himmelstein; devoted mother of Kenneth (Ellen) Himmelstein and Beth Goldsmith; adored sister of the late Lewis Parker; dear sister-in-law of Gloria Parker, Sarisa (Dr. Leon) Zoghlin; loving grandmother of J. Noah Himmelstein, Lauren Kander (Dr. Eric) Blum, H. Josh Goldsmith, Adam… Read More


On January 14, 2015, FLORIAN “FLOODSY,” cherished husband of Leslie Plajzer (nee Wolf); loving father of Sarah Plajzer and Justin Plajzer; dear brother of Bo (Carol) Plajzer, Terri (James) Chapman and the late Bernice Roby and Halina Maliszewski; adored grandfather of Cameron Plajzer; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. He loved many and… Read More


On January 12, 2015, EVA, devoted sister of the late Bernard Misler and Dorothy Cooper; dear aunt of Michael Sharon Misler, Brian Misler, Roberta Kodeck, Maxine Kadish and the late Eileen Weinstein; also survived by two other generations of loving nieces and nephews. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount… Read More

Renaissance Man

Friends and family remembered Gen. Philip Pushkin last week as a kind man who managed to make balancing family, friends, a military career, a position in government and a hobby as a handyman look easy. “He was everything, actually,” said his wife of 54 years, Sandra. “He was a Renaissance man.” She and Pushkin, both… Read More


On January 12, 2015, CRAIG, beloved son of Phyllis (nee Berkowitz) and the late Michael Zolotorow; dear nephew of Barbara Aveta and Sheryl Aymes; also survived by many loving cousins and friends. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane, on Friday, January 16 at noon. Interment at Moses… Read More


On January 12, 2015, LOUIS, beloved husband of Thea Balk (nee Sachs); devoted father of Jonathan (Candy) Balk; dear brother of Ida (Edward) Gulin; loving grandfather of Jenna and Jillian Balk; also survived by nieces, nephews and dear friends. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane, on Wednesday,… Read More


On January 9, 2015, CHARLES BENJAMIN, devoted husband of the late Jeanette Milstein (nee Feit); beloved father of Sharon (late Robert) Hynes, Marcie (Ellis) Goodman and Neil Milstein; cherished brother of Herbert (Zelda) Milstein, Marvin (Susan) Milstein, Pauline (Herman) Hohauser and the late Getrude Downs, Morris Milstein and Robert Norton Milstein; loving grandfather of Casey… Read More


On January 9, 2015, CHARLES MORRIS “MAISH,” beloved husband of the late Harriett Lafferman (nee Rubin); cherished father of Carole Lafferman, William (Renee) Lafferman and Robert Lafferman; devoted brother of the late Ida Lafferman Cohen, Mary Spivack, Gertrude Wolff, Esther Shuvalsky and Benjamin, Sol, Joseph and Sarah Lafferman. Also survived by five loving grandchildren and… Read More