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


On February 24, 2015, SONIA SHIRLEY (nee Goldfein), beloved wife of the late Samuel Fagan; adored mother of Dr. Harold (Bonnie) Fagan and Ellen (late Jerry) Fox; cherished sister of Ruth (late Melvin) Pavsner, Natalie (Stanford) Schneider and the late Jerome Goldfein, Daniel Goldfein, Leah Kirson and Beatrice Wertlieb; loving grandmother of Kimberly (Andrew) Koppel,… Read More


On February 24, 2015, MARVIN, cherished husband of Iris Gertz (nee Riberkof); loving father of Steven (Amy) Gertz, Karen (Michael) Koff, Drew (Cathy) Gertz and Charyl (John) Ogonowski; devoted brother of Sonia (Stanley) Goldberg and Jerry (Frannie) Gertz. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown… Read More


On February 23, 2015, NELLA (nee Shenderovich), beloved wife of the late Lev Aliyev; loving mother of Aleksander Aliyev; devoted mother-in-law of Julia Aliyeva; adored sister of Bella Nepomnyashchaya; devoted grandmother of Karina and Tatiyana Aliyeva. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, on Wednesday, February 25 at 3 p.m. Interment at… Read More


On February 23, 2015, ERIC, beloved son of Myra and the late Carl Brotman; adored brother of Gary Brotman. Funeral services and interment will be held at Oheb Shalom Memorial Park, Berrymans Lane, on Wednesday, February 25 at 2:30 p.m. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the charity of your… Read More


On February 23, 2015, JOAN (nee Brafa), beloved wife of the late William Ominsky; loving mother of Sam Ominsky and Michael Ominsky; cherished sister of Lucia Fields; devoted grandmother of Eliyah Ominsky and Nachman Ominsky. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane, on Tuesday, February 24. Time of… Read More