On March 2, 2015, WILLIAM “WILLIE,” beloved husband of the late Shirley Shavitz (nee Guthoff); loving father of Michael (Debbie) Shavitz, and Lynne (Dr. Joseph) Levy; devoted brother of the late Harry Shavitz, Beatrice Crystal and Edward Shavitz; adored grandfather of Jared (Alexandra) Shavitz, Brian (Nancy) Shavitz, Lauren Stern, Diane (Ben) Glubo and Rachel Levy;… Read More


On March 2, 2015, LEONARD, beloved husband of the late Ethel Roffman (nee Marcus); dear son of the late Louis and Mollie Roffman; devoted father of Susan Simon, Marc Roffman and Leslie Roffman; devoted father-in-law of Mary Lou Hanley, Robert Goodwin and the late Stephen Simon; dear brother of the late Jack and Ben Roffman;… Read More


On March 2, 2015, MITZI (nee Fried), beloved wife of the late Herman Fish; cherished mother of Geri Elias and the late Ronald Fish; devoted sister of Jerry Fried and the late Leah Posner and Bernie Fried; loving grandmother of Andrew Elias (Debbie Curtis), Kenneth (Risa) Elias, Charles Fish and Ted Fish (Kathleen); loving great-grandmother… Read More


On February 24, 2015, JUDITH CHARLOTTE (nee Levinson), beloved wife of Mark Coplin; devoted sister of Mel (Francine) Levinson; dear half-sister of Margie (Roger) Woolaver and Keith (Sharon) Levinson; loving aunt of Monica Levinson, Stephanie (Howard) Mantelmacher and Suzanne (David) Greenleigh. Also survived by many loving grandnieces and grandnephews. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS.,… Read More


On February 28, 2015, ROBERT, beloved husband of the late Marianne Shor (nee Aaronson); cherished father of Joel (Harriet) Shor, Randy Shor and Suzanne (Jeffrey) Zukerberg; devoted brother of Elizabeth (late Meyer) Miller, Nathan (Mildred) Shor and the late Ely, Samuel and Morton Shor; loving grandfather of Lon (Bracha) Shor, Lauren Friedman, Joshua (Carrie) Zukerberg… Read More


On February 28, 2015, OREN, beloved husband of Beth Blauer; cherished father of Liam Miller and Madeline Miller; loving son of Aharon and Celine Miller; loving son-in-law of Francine and Joseph Blauer; beloved brother of Cigale (Amiran) Meshel; devoted brother-in-law of Jacob (Astrid) Blauer and Michael (Valentina) Blauer; adored uncle of Alexandra, Victoria, Jeronimo, Aviv… Read More


On February 27, 2015, HOMER ALVIN, beloved husband of the late Helen Sapp (nee Katz), cherished father of Mark (Susan) Sapp and Michele Allen; devoted brother of the late Miriam Exler; loving grandfather of Justin and Ryan Allen, Steven Sapp and Benjamin (Sarah) Sapp. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, on… Read More

A ‘Go-To Person’ For Joyce Ottenheimer, volunteering was a passion


Baltimore’s Jewish community lost a longtime leader Feb. 7 with the passing of Joyce Sinsheimer Ottenheimer at age 87. Born in Brooklyn, Ottenheimer moved to Maryland after meeting her future husband, Mose Ottenheimer, while studying early childhood education at Goucher College. A licensed insurance broker by trade, friends and family remembered Ottenheimer as a “professional… Read More

Harold Snyder A life with no regrets, right to the finish


Harold Snyder made his mark as a pioneer and innovator in the video for horse racing industry with his company, International Sound Corporation, providing cameras that project the action and assist in decisions for close races to tracks all over the country. But more than that, he left an indelible mark on the hearts of… Read More


On February 25, 2015, RENEE (nee Gutherz), loving wife of the late Sid Neschis; devoted mother of Dr. David (Kim) Neschis; adored grandmother of Josef, Danielle and Michael Neschis. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, on Sunday, March 1 at 10 a.m. Interment at Garrison Forest Cemetery, Chizuk Amuno Congregation, Owings… Read More