On June 21, 2015, SEYMOUR, beloved husband of Goldie Barer (nee Halbrecht); devoted father of Dovid (Yehudis) Barer, Rabbi Chaim (Sora Rochel) Barer, Shari (Nachy) Rochkind and Abba Moshe (Rochel) Barer; loving brother of Bertram Barer, Marty (Barbara) Barer, and the late David Barer; cherished grandfather of many; adored great-grandfather of many. Services at SOL… Read More


On June 18, 2015, EUGENE I., beloved husband of Zelda Baskin (nee Kaplan) and the late Barbara Baskin (nee Siegel); loving father of Joshua Baskin, Yehudis (Reuven) Perlman, Aviva (Josh) Swedarsky, Yocheved (Moti) Breskin, Shira Baskin and David (Chava) Baskin; devoted brother of the late Susan Cohen; adored grandfather of many. Services at SOL LEVINSON… Read More


On June 18, 2015, SHEILA MARSHA (nee Gross); beloved wife of Dr. Stanley Katz; devoted mother of Elimelech Katz and Malkah S. Kesselman; dear sister of Arnold Gross; also survived by many loving grandchildren. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on Friday, June 19, at noon. Interment… Read More


On June 17, 2015, JAY STEVEN, beloved husband of Judy Ann Brown (nee Sass); devoted father of Jennifer Stephanie (Paul) Wentzel; dear brother of Sharon Brown; loving son of the late Solomon and Evelyn Brown. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on Friday, June 26, at 10… Read More

A Life Beautifully Framed Jerome Frank Esterson, iconic Baltimore photographer, printed a legacy of memories

Jerry Esterson, above, with 
Bob Hope and at right, with 
his wife, Lois, and bandleader Mitch Miller. Esterson spent nearly six decades as 
Baltimore’s premier event 
and celebrity photographer.

  Known to many as the premier Baltimore event and celebrity photographer for nearly six decades, including 15 years as Baltimore Jewish Times staff photographer, Jerome Frank “Jerry” Esterson passed away May 28 at the age of 88. “There isn’t a Jew in Baltimore who doesn’t have a connection to him,” said daughter Elana Rock,… Read More


On June 16, 2015, MARK, beloved husband of Berta Krivosheyeva (nee Polichshuk); loving father of Joanna (Vladimir) Povolotsky; cherished sister of Usher (late Elena) Krivosheyev; adored grandfather of Michael Povolotsky. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on Thursday, June 18, at noon. Interment at Baltimore Hebrew Cemetery,… Read More


On June 16, 2015, LILLIAN (nee Dunner), beloved wife of the late Norman Sobol; devoted mother of Pamala Ryan, Tina Blackwell and Robyn Horwitz; dear mother-in-law of Steve Mackert, Richard Blackwell, Mark Horwitz, and the late Lewis Ryan; loving sister of the late Daniel Hightow, Bertha Grosso, Ellis Hightow, and Martin Highto; cherished grandmother of… Read More


On June 16, 2015, DAVID, beloved husband of the late Regina Weinberg (nee Ehrlich); loving father of Amy (Mordehai) Gur and Jay (Louise) Weinberg; devoted brother of the late Henry, Harry, William, Nathan and Sidney Weinberg and Betty Fine; loving grandfather of Sara (Juan) Villalona, Jacob (Ester) Gur, Evan (Lindsay) Weinberg and Shanna (Brett) Weinblatt;… Read More


On June 15, 2015, DR. GUNTHER D., beloved husband of Suzie Rossidou Hirsch and the late Poldi Hirsch (nee Rothenberg); devoted father of Dr. Dahlia Hirsch (Barry Wohl), Dr. Edna Hirsch (Stanley Bliden), and Dr. Elaine Hirsch (Gary Getz); loving step-father of George Rossides and Marie (Dimitri) Hadjigeorgiou; cherished grandfather of Michael (fiancee, Emily Taylor)… Read More