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.

LIPSETTS

On June 12, 2016, Ruth Ann Keyser Lipsetts: beloved wife of the late Irvin S. Keyser and Nathan Lipetts; devoted mother of Fred Jerry Keyser, Steven Marc Keyser and Lynn S. Keyser; dear step mother of Eric Lipsetts and Dr. Robert Kravetz; devoted sister of the late Robert Kaufman; loving daughter of the late Frank and Helen Kaufman; adored grandmother of Eric Keyser, Rachel Lipsetts, Katheryn, Liz, Nathan, Alan and Andrew; also survived by 6 loving great-grandchildren; caring friend of Jane Kravetz; also survived by loving nieces, nephews and dear friends. Funeral services and interment will be held at Baltimore Hebrew Cemetery, Berrymans Lane, on Sunday, June 19, at 11 a.m. Please omit flowers.

WYMAN

On June 14, 2016, M. Richard Wyman; beloved husband of Judith Wyman (nee Wertheimer) and the late Marjorie Wyman (nee Weinstock); devoted father of Jean Wyman (James Carter) and Frank (Deborah) Wyman; cherished step-father of Jonathan Garfunkel and Jill (Stephen) Dessau; dear brother of the late Alice (Laurence) Abrams; loving son of the late Henry and Carrie Wyman; adored grandfather of six. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral services and interment are private. A memorial service will be held at The Park School of Baltimore, 2425 Old Court Road, Baltimore, MD 21208 on Friday, June 17, at 2 p.m. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to KIPP, Attn: Mark Procopio, 4701 Greenspring Ave., Baltimore, MD 21209. The family will be receiving at 2438 Still Forest Road, Baltimore, MD 21208, Friday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

FOREMAN

On June 15, 2016, Olga Foreman (nee Buchwald), 94, beloved wife of 72 years of Eugene “Buddy” Foreman; loving mother of Barbara (Arnold) Sindler, Alan (Randi) Foreman, Edward (Sally) Foreman and Brian (Isabelle) Foreman; cherished daughter of the late Eugene and Bertha Buchwald; beloved grandmother of Amy (Jack) Childers, Jodi (Tim) Gilmore, Alexander (Madalyn) Foreman, Adam (Anne) Foreman, Kevin Foreman, Steven Foreman, Jonathan Foreman, Abby Foreman and Jake Foreman; loving great-grandmother of Noah Childers, Autumn Gilmore and Sydney Gilmore; Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road at Mount Wilson Lane on Friday, June 17, at 11 a.m. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD 21208 or the Cancer Institute at Saint Joseph Medical Center, c/o Patrica Bosse, 7601 Osler Drive, Towson, MD 21204. In mourning at 3523 Barton Oaks Road, Baltimore, MD 21208, Friday following the funeral, Saturday after 11 a.m. with an evening service, and Sunday after 11 a.m. with an evening service.

LAYTON

On June 13, 2016, Irwin A. Layton; devoted husband of Marsha Layton (nee Rothenberg); loving step-father of Amy (Jimmy) Kuntz and David (Shari) Fuller; dear brother of Howard Layton; cherished son of the late Sylvia and Victor Layton; adored grandfather of Elizabeth and Lexi Kuntz and Dylan and Hudson Fuller.
Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road at Mount Wilson Lane on Wednesday, June 15, at 3 p.m. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the Seasons Hospice Foundation, 6934 Aviation Blvd, Suite N-R, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 or the charity of your choice. In mourning at 11 Old Manor Court, Reisterstown, MD 21136.

MYERS

On June 12, 2016, Bernice Myers (nee Isaacson); beloved wife of the late Robert Myers; devoted mother of Fred R. Myers and the late Aleen Gergely; dear mother-in-law of Faye Ginsburg; loving sister of Shirley Garland and the late Ruth Gordon; adored daughter of the late Samuel and Sarah Isaacson; cherished grandmother of Kim Olin, Sean (Robin) Olin and Samantha Myers; dear great-grandmother of Brooke and Brett Olin.
Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road at Mount Wilson Lane on Wednesday, June 15, at 12 noon. Interment at Bnai Israel Cemetery, 3701 Southern Ave. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to the Familial Dysautonomia, Dysautonomia Foundation Inc., 315 W 39th Street, Suite 701, New York, NY 10018.

LEVIN

On June 10, 2016, Sharon D. Levin (nee Gurewitz); devoted wife of Sylvan Levin; loving mother of Lloyd R. (Shelley) Levin, Michael A. (Courtney) Levin and Justin K. (Dianna) Levin; adored sister of the late Sandra Liebowitz; cherished daughter of Jack Gurewitz and the late Norma Gurey; adored grandmother of Ben Levin, Maddyn Levin and Dillon Levin. Funeral services and interment at Oheb Shalom Memorial Park, Berrymans Lane on Wednesday, June 15, at 10 a.m. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093. In mourning at 263 Luguain Court, Pikesville, MD 21208, Wednesday and Thursday.