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Obituaries

June 26, 2014

On June 25, 2014, CLARA (nee Simel), beloved wife of the late Jack Block; dear mother of Ira (Roberta) Block and Paul (Arlene) Block and the late Susan Block; dear grandmother of Michelle (Scott) Thomas, Stefanie Block, Laia (Matthew) Tiderman and Adam (Julie) Block; dearest great-grandmother of Laila, Joshua, Lauren, Naomi and Bruce; dearest sister CONTINUE »

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Dr. Jay Karpa, surgeon, father, Beth Tfiloh member
BY Marc Shapiro
June 26, 2014

They don’t make doctors like Jay Karpa anymore. Just ask Karen Levin, his assistant for 38 years. “He would spend hours sitting and talking to a patient,” said Levin, a nurse who was Karpa’s assistant in private practice. “He was a rare soul, and they just don’t make them like that anymore.” Karpa succumbed to CONTINUE »

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Community loses a very special member
BY Simone Ellin
June 26, 2014

Holocaust survivor Benzion “Nick” Attias, who was a favorite of schools for his presentations about hiding from the Nazis, died on May 1 while talking to a group of high school students in Hanover, Pa. He was 79. Attias was born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia to Lina (Bahar) Attias and Salamon Attias. They were an affluent CONTINUE »

June 25, 2014

On June 23, 2014, HILFORD ALLEN, beloved husband of the late Annette Caplan (nee Lester); loving father of Marla Caplan (late Jack Shapiro) and Susan (Michael) Solomon; cherished brother of Barbara Smelkinson and the late Richard Smelkinson; devoted grandfather of Jennifer Shapiro (Stuart Zang), Deanna Shapiro, Rebecca (Elliot) Pisner and Samantha (Tony) Hodge; adored great-grandfather CONTINUE »

June 25, 2014

On June 22, 2014, ANNE, beloved wife of Allen Markson; loving mother of Joseph Markson. Also survived by other loving family members. Funeral services and interment will be held at Columbia Memorial Park, 12005 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029 on Thursday, June 26 at 2:30 p.m. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be CONTINUE »