GREBEN

On June 19, 2016, Emanuel Greben; beloved husband of Irina Greben (nee Shafir); devoted father of Alex Greben, and Vladimir (Marina) Greben; dear brother of Bella Mushinskaya; loving son of the late Abram and Liza Greben; loving grandfather of Francheska Greben, Brehnan Greben, Victoria Greben and Julia Greben. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane, on Wednesday, June 22, at 1 p.m. Interment Baltimore Hebrew Cemetery, Berrymans Lane. Please omit flowers. In mourning at 10 Ivy Bridge Court, Reisterstown, MD 21136.

FEDDER

On June 17, 2016, Elayne Fedder (nee Gottesman); loving mother of Steven (Janet) Fedder, Lisa Fedder (Christopher Baer), and Richard Fedder (Robbie Lieberman); devoted sister of the late Jerry Gottesman; adored grandmother of William, Anna and John Fedder, Katherine Lieder and Jeannie Lieder, and Matthew, Daniel and Emily Baer; cherished daughter of the late Louis and Frances Gottesman; loving companion of Aaron Eldridge. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on Sunday, June 19, at 10 a.m. Interment Kesher Zion Cemetery, Reading, PA. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, 5700 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215 or Jewish Home Assisted Living, 685 Westwood Avenue, River Vale, NJ 07675. In mourning at 3413 Deep Willow Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21208, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, then continuing on Wednesday and Thursday at 311 S. Ridgewood Road, S. Orange, NJ 07079.

CAPLAN

On June 16, 2016, Tillie Caplan (nee Hochman); devoted wife of the late Stanley L. Caplan; dear mother of Caren (Keith) Pozanek; beloved sister of the late Frieda (Bernard) Potts and Irvin (Evelyn) Hochman; cherished daughter of the late Rose and Joseph Hochman; adored grandmother of Joshua Pozanek and Casey Pozanek; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on Sunday, June 19, at 11 a.m. Interment Arlington Cemetery, Chizuk Amuno Congregation N. Rogers Ave. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation, 40 Stirrup Court, Baltimore, MD 21208. In mourning at 2607 Moorings Court, Baltimore, MD 21224, through Tuesday with services at 7:30 p.m. each evening.

BOCCARD

On June 19, 2016, Selma G. Boccard (nee Gerber); beloved wife of the late Donald E. Boccard; loving mother of Barbara (Ted) Weiner and Debra (Eric) Hein; devoted sister of the late Morton and Paul Gerber; beloved daughter of the late Mary and Benjamin Gerber; loving grandmother of Michelle (Jason) Zahn, Paul (Robyn) Weiner, David Weiner, Lindsay Hein and Greg Hein; adored great-grandmother of Jackson and Avery Zahn. Funeral services and interment will be held at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Garrison Forest Road on Monday, June 27, at 10 a.m. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.

ROTHBLOOM

On June 16, 2016, Marvin Edward Rothbloom; beloved husband of the late Adelle Rothbloom; loving brother of  Charlotte Stein and the late Norman Rothbloom; devoted father of Stephen Rothbloom, Howard Rothbloom and Richard Rothbloom. Services and interment at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, GA on Friday, June 17, at 4 p.m.

FLEISCHMANN

On June 16, 2016, Mark Fleischmann; beloved husband of the late Gail Fleischmann (nee Feiges); loving father of Marlene Eichner, Ira Eichner, Milton Eichner and Harry Eichner; adored grandfather of Solomon (Rebecca) Eichner; devoted son of the late Jacob and Dorothy Voloshen. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on Friday, June 17, at 12 p.m. Interment Oheb Shalom Memorial Park, Berrymans Lane. Please omit flowers.

MARKSAMER

On June 16, 2016, Muriel Marksamer (nee Jackel); beloved wife of the late Bernard Marksamer; devoted mother of Joan Marksamer and Stephen (Pat) Marksamer; dear daughter of the late Sol and Fanny Jackel; loving grandmother of Justin (Milana) Marksamer and Rebecca (Michael) Obrock; cherished great-grandmother of Brady and Mira Marksamer. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on Friday, June 17, at 9 a.m. Interment Beth El Cemetery, Washington Township, NJ. Please omit flowers. In mourning at 206 War Admiral Way, Havre de Grace, MD 21078.

 

Leonard Sachs: Veteran, Businessman, Family Man Who Loved Baltimore

Leonard Sachs (Provided)

Leonard Sachs (Provided)

Leonard Sachs, a retired businessman, Baltimore tourism advocate and World War II veteran, passed away June 1 at age 92.

Sachs passed in his sleep at Symphony Manor, said his wife, Lainy LeBow-Sachs, a board member of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and executive vice president at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Sachs, born in Baltimore to Jacob Sachs and Mollie Rubin, graduated from Forest Park High School in 1942 and would go on to attend the University of Maryland, College Park.

He dropped out of the university at 18 years old after the attack on Pearl Harbor and  enlisted in the military. “He proudly told the news to his father, who slapped him, then hugged him, because his father knew the horrors of World War I,” his son, Andrew Sachs, told The Baltimore Sun.

Sachs piloted a Martin B-26 Marauder bomber as part of the 394th Bomb Group for three years in World War II, participating in D-Day and flying missions over Paris and Berlin. “He never talked about his Army days unless somebody brought it up, and then he would go on and on,” LeBow-Sachs said.

After returning to Baltimore, Sachs worked selling clothing for Jess Co., eventually becoming president of the company. In 1983, he became a commercial real estate developer, and in 1989, he became involved in Maryland Office Interiors. “He loved working; working was key to keeping him young. He loved to be around young people, because he said that made him feel young,” LeBow-Sachs said.

Sachs was involved in the 1963 protests at Gwynn Oak Park, where he and others were arrested by police while demonstrating against the segregated facility. “My father was proud of his military service, but he was more proud of that day,” Sachs told The Sun. “He did not agree with segregation, and he had an opportunity to do something about it.”

Leonard and Lainy met at Beth Am Synagogue on Eutaw Place in 1986. “He was totally a family person; he loved his kids, and they could do no wrong,” she said. Sachs had a passion for flowers, trees and especially birds, and the manicured grounds of their home had many bird-feeders and an indoor solarium with another garden.

As chair of the Mayor’s Commission for Tourism,  Entertainment and Culture, Sachs worked on improving the appearance of the city’s Pennsylvania Station in 1995 and again in 2001 when he worked with the Municipal Art Society on the installation of Jonathan Borofsky’s “Male/ Female” sculpture that sits  outside the station.

Additionally, Sachs served on the boards of Everyman Theatre, the Downtown Partnership, the Pride of Baltimore and the Parks & People Foundation. “He loved Baltimore City. He was totally dedicated to improving the city, it was a passion of his,” LeBow-Sachs said.

In addition to his son and wife of 23 years, he is survived by two daughters, Jacqueline Yale of New York City and JoCarol Snyder of Dickeyville; a stepson, Lawrence LeBow of Sykesville; a stepdaughter, Carrie LeBow of Lutherville; and nine grandchildren. His first marriage to Barbara Mayer ended in divorce.

Adam Barry is an intern at the Baltimore Jewish Times.

KLITZNER

On June 15, 2016, Irving B. Klitzner; beloved husband of Evelyn Elaine Klitzner (nee Forshlager); cherished father of Sandra (Kenneth) Kantor and Sam Klitzner; devoted brother of the late Frank Klitzner, Viola Oppenheim and Irene Merenbloom; loving grandfather of Fran Aden and Andrew Kantor; adoring great-grandfather of Chase and Mackenzie Aden. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on Sunday, June 19, at 3 p.m. Interment at Shaarei Tfiloh Cemetery, 5800 Windsor Mill Road. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the charity of your choice.

GOLBERG

On June 13, 2016, Kenneth Golberg; beloved husband of the late Marcie Arleen Golberg (nee Hoffman); devoted father of Risa and Gary Langbaum, Larry and Molli Golberg, Arnold and Dorathy Golberg, Marc and Leslie Golberg, Claude and the late Phyllis Golberg Johnpoll, David and Robin Golberg and Amy and Richard Berg; loving grandfather of Lauren and Mark Tobias, Rachel and Shaun Elhai, Daniel Golberg, Debra Golberg, Sheri and Daniel Swope, William and Michelle Golberg, Emily Golberg and her fiance Evan Meyer, Jennifer Johnpoll and Michael Fisher, Michael Johnpoll, Sara Johnpoll, Sandy Golberg, Samantha and David Pace, Alexander and Natalie Berg, Courtney Berg and the late Erin Johnpoll; loving great-grandfather of Jacob Tobias, Cameron Swope, Mackenzie Golberg, Dorian Johnpoll, Malachai Johnpoll and Eshiva Johnpoll; devoted brother of Ruth and Bernard Leibowitz and Marvin and Libby Golberg. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane, on Sunday, June 19, at 12 noon. Interment at Beth Jacob Cemetery, Finksburg, MD. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to The Beth Jacob Congregation Scholarship Fund at Beth Tfiloh Congregation, 3300 Old Court Road, Baltimore, MD 21208. In mourning at 3610 Gardenview Road, Baltimore, MD 21208, for a full week.