Influential Optimist Local businessman Charles Baum was a problem solver, devoted family man

Charles Baum, a prominent businessman in Baltimore’s Jewish community, passed away Oct. 24 at the age of 73. Baum, who had served as the president of the Associated Jewish Charities of Baltimore, a sister organization of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, had been suffering from pancreatic cancer. Marc Terrill, president of The Associated,… Read More


On October 28, 2015, MATVEY, loving husband of the late Maria Rudyak (nee Matsix); cherished father of Mikhail (Larisa) Rudyak and Sofia (Semen) Abramov; dear brother of Sophia Derzhanskaya; devoted son of the late Eli and Haya Rudyak; loving grandfather of Mark Rudyak, Mila (David) Abosch, Marina Abramov and Alex (Elena) Abramov; dear great-grandfather of… Read More


On October 27, 2015, JUDITH HESSA (nee Shefferman), cherished wife of Byron Marcus; loving mother of Edward Eric Marcus (Alison Short), David Israel Marcus (Lisa Algazi) and Susan Rose Marcus (James Lofft); devoted daughter of the late Jules and Helen Shefferman; adored grandmother of Samantha, Rebecca, Aaron and Jennifer Marcus, Adam, Ben and Steven Lofft,… Read More


On October 27, 2015, LUCILLE (nee Scherr), beloved wife of the late Irving Daniel Alter; devoted mother of Richard (Rosalie) Alter, Mary (Andrew) Malinow and Kathy (late Marlin) Gottschalk; dear sister of Shirley Klein, Anita Resnick and the late Walter Scherr, and Morris Scherr; beloved sister-in-law of Paula Scherr, Priscilla Scherr and the late Ralph… Read More


On October 27, 2015, ADEL (nee Marmer), beloved wife of the late Ionya Shpigel; loving mother of Mark and Alex Shpigel; devoted sister of the late Klara Marmer and Ilya Marmer; loving grandmother of Benjamin, Daniele, Alan and Julia Shpigel. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on… Read More


On October 24, 2015, ETHEL B. (nee Bloom), loving wife of the late Theodore M. Levin; devoted mother of Steven Levin and the late Larry Levin; cherished sister of the late Selma Levitt and Ann Glazer; devoted daughter of the late Jacob and Sarah Bloom; adored grandmother of Andrew (Courtney) Levin and Amanda Levin; loving… Read More


On October 24, 2015, JACK, beloved husband of Judy Weinstein (nee Goetz); loving father of Richard & Ellice Weinstein, Robert and Marcy Weinstein, Karen Weinstein and Jonathan and Margaret Weinstein; devoted brother of Murray and Myrna Weinstein, Barbara Work and the late Max, Frances, Malvin, Leslie, Albert and Stanley Weinstein; dear son of the late… Read More


On October 26, 2015, JANETTE G. (nee Gold), beloved wife of the late William H. Brenner; devoted mother of Barry H. (late Rhona) Brenner; cherished sister of the late Herman Gold, Lillian Lipman, Pearl Gold and Leah Gold; adored grandmother of Joshua Brenner and Jacqueline Brenner. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown… Read More


On October 25, 2015, Dr. BLANCHE W. (nee Wolfson), beloved wife of the late Alvin Donald Goren; loving mother of Leigh Goren (Linda Kay Brown), Diane Goren, David Goren and Barbara Goren; cherished sister of Ruth W. (Bernard) Feller and the late Willis Wolfson; loving daughter of the late Isidore and Emma Wolfson. Funeral services… Read More


On October 26, 2015, TERESA “TERRE” (nee Friedman), beloved wife of Gerald Sober; devoted mother of Greg (Karen) Sober and Tracy (Michael) Hoff; dear sister of Joel (Debbie) Friedman and Natalie (Arnold) Blumberg; cherished grandmother of Sophia and Gavin Sober and Madison and Ashton Hoff; adored daughter of the late Milton and Sadye Friedman. Services… Read More