On September 12, 2014, ABRAM, beloved husband of late Polina Zakharov (nee Shrubstok); cherished father of Eleanor Townshend (James Stuart); adored grandfather of Jacob (Joanna) Wynes. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane, on Sunday, September 14 at noon. Interment at Har Sinai Cemetery, Garrison Forest Road. Please… Read More


On September 13, 2014, DAVID, loving and beloved partner of Ilene London; beloved husband of the late Adele Nudel (nee Rice); cherished son of the late Hyman and Rebecca Nudel; loving father to his stepchildren, Marc Potash and Lisa Potash; devoted brother of Sara Miller and Jean (Lester) Shapiro; loving uncle of many nieces and… Read More


On September 11, 2014, HANNI (nee Hoexter), beloved wife of the late Elmer Harold Sherman and Henry Horst Baumgarten; devoted mother of David (Angela) Sherman, Bonnie (Barry) Jacobs, Alan Baumgarten (Judy Hoffman) and Mark Baumgarten; cherished sister of the late Lisa Sternglass; also survived by five loving grandchildren. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC.,… Read More


On September 11, 2014, BARRY, beloved husband of Cherie Levitt (nee Lennox); devoted father of Stephen Levitt and Dr. Adam Levitt; dear brother of Elaine (late George) Harris; loving grandfather of Christina, Andrew and Michelle. Funeral services and interment will be held at Baltimore Hebrew Cemetery, Berrymans Lane, on Friday, September 12 at 1 p.m…. Read More


On September 11, 2014, NAOMI (nee Pollack), beloved mother of Yoel (Mindy) Benyowitz, Yirmiyahu (Esther Miriam) Benyowitz and Gidon (Rivka) Benyowitz; loving sister of David (Ellen) Pollack and Chaim (Toby) Pollack; cherished grandmother and great-grandmother of many. Services were held at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane, on Friday,… Read More


On September 8, 2014, ELLIOT, cherished husband of Sheilah Miller (nee Poland); loving father of Brett (Chris) Handler; beloved grandfather of Evan Handler and Scott Handler. Funeral services and interment will be held at Beth Jacob Cemetery, Finksburg, on Wednesday, September 10 at 1 p.m. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent… Read More


On September 9, 2014, RONALD, beloved husband of Marlene Rubin (nee Hurwitz); devoted father of Dr. Larry (Beth) Rubin, Karyn (Michael) Grossman and Marc (Sandi) Rubin; beloved brother of Janet (late Sheldon) Arenberg and the late Marvin Rubin; loving grandfather of Robert Grossman, Lauren (Tali) Apt, Josh Rubin, Ilyssa Rubin, Eric Korotki and Francine (Steve)… Read More

Star-Studded Sendoff


The funeral for legendary Jewish comedienne Joan Rivers, who passed away Sept. 4 at the age of 81, a week after suffering cardiac arrest during routine throat surgery, was a star-studded affair indeed. “My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh,” said her daughter, Melissa. And the tributes that were spoken at… Read More


On September 7, 2014, ELAINE, loving daughter of the late Jennie and Aaron Blum; cherished sister of the late Frieda Blum; devoted cousin of Ronald Quirmbach, Iris and Roger Powell, Ted and Shelly Weiner. Funeral services and interment at Bnai Israel Cemetery, 3701 Southern Ave., on Tuesday, September 9 at 3 p.m. Please omit flowers…. Read More


On September 5, 2014, FRANCES (nee Salstein), beloved wife of the late Sol Brevda; devoted mother of Fawn (Yosef) Isaacson and Renee (Andrew) Meyers; loving sister of Ida Hoppard, Daniel Selden, Bernard Selden and the late Milton Salstein; cherished grandmother of 15; adored great-grandmother of two. Interment at Beth David Cemetery, Elmont, N.Y. Please omit… Read More