2015-09-02 / Obituaries


WILLIAM BARSKY, 90, of Mt. Laurel, passed away on Aug. 7. Husband of Evelyn (nee Kurland), father of Howard Barsky and Murray (Shiori Koizuma) Barsky. He was the owner of E. Stein, Inc. a manufacturer of commercial kitchens and a WW II Army veteran. Contributions in his memory may be made to Wills Eye Hospital. www.BerschlerAndShenberg.com.

STEPHEN J. CAHN, 83, passed away on Aug. 12. Born Dec. 11, 1931, in Syracuse, NY, son of Robert and Rae Cahn. Married to Sondra (Sunny) Gordon in 1954, he lived in Cleveland until his retirement in 2007. Mr. Cahn graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. degree in accounting. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 1953. After service in Korea and Hawaii, he was discharged in 1955 to the Army Reserve, where he was promoted to captain and served until 1962. After leaving the Army, Mr. Cahn worked for Martin E. Segal Company in the area of employee benefits, while attending Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Graduating summa cum laude, he passed the Ohio Bar Examination in 1961. He later was a partner at the law firm of Duvin, Cahn & Hutton, and was a certified member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. Deeply involved in the Jewish community, Mr. Cahn was honored for his fundraising accomplishments for Israel Bonds, and served as president and in various board positions for Cong. Bethaynu in Cleveland. A generous blood donor, he was a member of the Red Cross Gallon Club, many times over. He was a member of Mensa and an avid reader. His interests included telling jokes, doing crossword puzzles, golf and tennis. He also served as president and on the board of the Fairmount Condominium Association, where he lived until he retired and moved to Lions Gate in Voorhees. A man of great integrity, he always treated people with fairness, compassion and respect, and he will be greatly missed by family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sondra Cahn, his children Roberta Cahn and Dr. Howard Cahn, grandchildren Leslie, Michael, Bradley, Brooke and Aaron, and his brother Charles Cahn. Donations may be made to the American Red Cross or the PKD Foundation (PKDcure.org or PO Box 871847, Kansas City, MO 64187).

JOSEPH GEWIRTZ, 96, of Brooklyn, NY, passed away on Aug. 5. Husband of Eva (nee Knopf) Gewirtz. Father of Lillian (Joel) Weiss and grandfather of Eric, Adam and Brian Weiss. Father of David (Frannie) Gewirtz, grandfather of Shawn (Jenny), Brian (Joeli) and Lisa and great-grandfather of Simon and Ellie Gewirtz. Contributions may be made to Temple Beth Sholom, 1901 Kresson Road, Cherry Hill NJ 08003, www.tbsonline.org.

DORIS HAMBER, 91, of Voorhees, passed away on Aug. 9. Wife of the late Aaron Hamber, Mother of Diane (Hamber) Belz, Carol (Hamber) Hall and son-in-law Greg Hall. Also survived by two grandchildren, Jason and Michael Hall. Contributions can be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD., 21741-5014.

CHARLOTTE LIFTMAN, of Cherry Hill, passed away on Aug. 14. Wife of the late Herbert Liftman. Mother of Barry (Carol) Liftman and Sharon L. (Alan) Parver. Grandmother of Scott M. Liftman, Jessica L. Liftman, Michelle L. (David Lenkner) Parver and Stephanie L. Parver. Dear friend of Camille Worrell. Charlotte was an elementary school teacher in the Cherry Hill School District. She was a Board member of JCRC for many years, and was a member of Hadassah, Temple Beth Sholom and the Sisterhood of TBS. Contributions can be made to Temple Beth Sholom at www.tbsonline.org or the Yiddish Book Center at www.yiddishbookcenter.org or Lions Gate Retirement Community at www.lionsgateccrc.org. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.

ETHEL SHAPIRO, 103, of Cherry Hill, formerly of NE Phila., passed away on Aug. 23. Daughter of the late David and Sarah Segal. Wife of the late Abe Shapiro. Mother of Cantor Marlena Taenzer (Uri). Loving sister of the late Dr. Edward I. Siegal (the late Martha). “Adopted” mother to Trudy F. Gross (Dr. Stan Altschuler) and devoted grandmother to Laura Aberant (Kevin). G.G. Ethel to great-granddaughters, Beth and Cate Aberant. Aunt to many nieces and nephews and greatnieces and nephews. Will be missed by dear family, friends, the “Gals” and neighbors at the Saltzman House. Contributions may be made to Temple Beth Hillel-Beth Abraham, P.O. Box 2205, Vineland, NJ 08362 or the Federation Housing Associates, 3051 Chapel Ave. W., Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc. .

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