2013-04-17 / Obituaries


CLAIRE CETEL, of Voorhees, died on Apr. 5. Wife of the late Jack Cetel. Mother of Alan (Shelley) Cetel, Marvin (Karen) Cetel and Howard (Roseanne) Cetel. Sister of Eva Kross. Grandmother of seven. Contributions can be made to Hadassah.

BETTY DONNER, of Voorhees, died on Apr. 2. Wife of the late Seymour Doner. Mother of Richard (Gail) Donner and the late Robert Donner. Grandmother of two and great-grandmother of two. Contributions can be made to Cong. M’kor Shalom, 850 Evesham Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08003.

SOL FAER, of Cherry Hill, died on Mar. 26. Husband for 56 years of Anita Faer. Father of Randi (Vincent) Fornito and Lori (James) Downing. Grandfather of six. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was an entrepreneur who owned his own franchise and marketing company.

MICHAEL MILTON GAVE, of Cherry Hill and Voorhees, formerly of Phila., died on Mar. 22. Brother of Selma Becker. Uncle of Mark Becker. He served in the US Navy and the Merchant Marines during WWII.

IRVING GITOMER, 90, of Cherry Hill, died on Mar. 23. Husband for 36 years of Marcia Gitomer. Father of David (Tom Klein) Gitomer, Jonathan (Barbara) Gitomer, Philip (Teresa Maone) Gitomer, Ellen (William Koppenheffer) Gitomer, Daniel (Laurie Steber) Gitomer, Andrew (Beth Landau) Breckman, Risa (Peter Wolk) Breckman, and Daniel (Cameron Meyer) Breckman. Grandfather of 12 and great-grandfather of one. Brother of Evelyn (Bernie) Korman. Brother-in-law of Leona Gitomer. Born Isadore Gitomer, he graduated Camden High School at age 17 and went into the Army. After the war, Mr. Gitomer studied at the Univ. of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business on the GI Bill. He built a real estate and property management business in Cherry Hill. Mr. Gitomer was an active member at Temple Beth Sholom, rising to become the president of the congregation. Contributions can be made to Society Hill Synagogue, 418 Spruce St., Phila., PA, 19106.

CONSTANCE “CONNIE” JANOFF, formerly of Cherry Hill, died on Apr. 9. Mother of Carla (John) Janoff Coyle, Dr. Kenneth (Karen) Janoff and Risa (Sol) Bernstein. Sister of Milton (Joan) Hermann. Grandmother of eight.

MERRILEE (Firestone) KLEEMAN, of Marlton, died on Mar. 28. Mother of Harris Firestone and Andrea Firestone. Sister of Edith Becker and Theodora Breslow. Grandmother of one.

BETTY KOPLIN, of Mantua, died on Mar. 31. Wife of the late Joseph Kramer and the late Nelson Koplin. Mother of Dean Kramer and Karyn (Jim) Vine.

RUTH KRONICK, of Mt. Laurel, died on Mar. 23. Wife of the late Irwin Kronick. Mother of Sherry (Edward) Radolan, Candace (Bruce) Kroehl, Bruce Olin, Gary (Toby) Kronick and Dennis Kronick. Grandmother of five and great-grandmother of two.

SANFORD MEYERS, of Voorhees, died on Apr. 4. Husband of Dana (nee Ball) Meyers. Father of Daniel (Marla) Meyers and Steven (Lisa) Meyers. Grandfather of six. Brother of Howard Meyers and Marcia Zimmerman. Contributions can be made to Jewish Family and Children’s Service, 1301 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08003.

GARY MYERS, died on Apr. 6. Husband of Barbara (nee Ball) Myers. Father of Jamie Spencer (Earle F. Spencer, III) and Barrie Holstein (Scott). Grandfather of two.

ESTELLE ROITMAN, of Cherry Hill, died on Mar. 23. Wife of the late Max Roitman. Mother of David (Linda) Roitman and Harvey Roitman. Grandmother of five and greatgrandmother of 12.

SHIRLEY SCHWARTZ, of Cherry Hill, died on Apr. 8. Wife of the late Benjamin Schwartz. Mother of Marcie (Tim) Quinn. Grandmother of two. Sister of Marilyn (Jack) Coleman. She was a former employee of the Cherry Hill Police.

RENNIE SEGEREN, of Cherry Hill, died on Mar. 23. Father of Jamie M. Segeren, Marlo R. Segeren and Bayla L. Segeren. Son of Lynne Freedman. Brother of Jodi (Gill) Segeren-Gluck, Terri (Rick) Caldas, Jill Sittineri, Rick (Tammy) Freedman, Saul (Lydia) Freedman and Jeffrey (Sandra) Freedman. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Contributions can be made to Cong. M’kor Shalom, 850 Evesham Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08003.

SAMUEL SILVERMAN, of Voorhees, died on Mar. 22. Husband of the late Frances Silverman. Father of Ronald Silverman and Meryl (Gerry) Greene. Grandfather of two. Brother of Annette Schultz. Contributions can be made to Temple Sinai at www.templesinai.org

COL. LESTER SAUL TAUBE, of Cherry Hill, died on Mar. 29. Father of Mark (Linda) Taube, John (Betsy) Taube, Cheryl (Ron) Murphy and Erica Taube. Grandfather of five. Born in Trenton to Russian and Lithuanian immigrants, Col. Taube started his early career with horse artillery of the NJ National Guard. He attended Rutgers Univ., worked for the US Justice Dept. and National Archives in Washington DC and later joined the US Army. During WWII, Col. Taube fought in South Pacific at Emuru, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He left the Army to manage an electronics company in California, paper stock company in Pennsylvania, and logging and pulp wood cutting operation in Quebec, Canada. Recalled to duty during Korean action, he became advisor to the Turkish army as company commander and intelligence officer. During the Vietnam War, Col. Taube served as Chief of Operations of US Army in Europe. Prior to retiring as full colonel, he created chain of laundries in France that became largest in Europe and subsequently wrote and published fiction novels that optioned for motion pictures. He later became economic development specialist for State of New Jersey until final retirement.

LOUIS W. YELLIN, 71, of Mt. Laurel, died on Apr. 3. Husband of Annette Yellin. Father of Scott (Cindy) Yellin, Joan Yellin and Cheryl (Philip) Hyder. Grandfather of Matthew and Danielle. Brother of Ronald (Michelle) Yellin. Extended family of Burt (Hollis) Cohen, Evelyn (Jerry) Weiner and Joyce (the late Ralph) Cohen. Contributions can be made to Temple Sinai, Cinnaminson, NJ or the Jewish Federation of SNJ.

BEATRICE KATZ ZITOMER, 77, of Margate, died on Mar. 29. Wife of Lawrence Zitomer. Mother of Mikki (Jeffrey) Ashin, Mitchell (Staci) Zitomer and Steven (Kathy) Zitomer. Grandmother of six and great-grandmother of three. Mrs. Zitomer graduated from Camden High School and received an associate’s degree from Temple Univ. After raising her children, she became a Kindergarten teacher at Kellman Academy (now Kellman Brown) before changing careers and going into real estate. In 1988, she opened Beatrice Zitomer Real Estate, Inc. In 2011, the Zitomer agency was acquired by Prudential Fox & Roach. She was a volunteer with both Cong. Beth El and Jewish Family and Children’s Service. Contributions can be made to the Phyllis Natkow Library Fund, c/o Cong. Beth El, Voorhees, NJ or the Ashin-Zitomer Dor L’Dor Fund, c/o Cong. Har Shalom, Potomac, MD. .

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