2015-10-28 / Obituaries


SHARON S. ENGEL, of Mt. Laurel, passed away on Oct. 15. Wife of Seymour “Sy” Engel. Mother of Tracy (Steven) Abrams, Jodi (Paul) Napoli and Dr. Scott (Kelly) Engel. Grandmother of Zoey, Hailey, Remy, Laine, Logan, Brock and Marli. Contributions can be made to the National Brain Tumor Society, www.braintumor.org. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.

FLORA HERRING, of Stratford, passed away on Oct. 11. Born on June 3, 1932, she graduated from Overbrook High School and graduated with degrees in home economics and teaching from Temple University. She was a schoolteacher, interior designer and known for her designs of figure skating costumes, including some for Olympic level ice skaters. Loving mother, wife, friend, hostess extraordinaire, Japanese doll collector and mom-mom to 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years Dr. Marvin E. Herring, her sister Beverly Davis, three children and their spouses Gail Stanger (Doug), Dr. Charles Herring (Pilar) and Lisa Goodman (Lawrence), grandchildren who were the joys of her life Alana (Aaron) Weinberg, Ari (Aliyah) Stanger, Andrew (Jena) Herring, Mark, Benjamin, Joaquin and Eric Herring, David and Daniel Goodman and great-grandchildren Etiel, Akiva, Adina and Yoni Weinberg and Ava Herring. Contributions can be made to the Jewish National Fund, www.jnf.org. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.

THEODORE H. LUNINE, ESQ., of Cherry Hill, passed away on Oct. 10. Husband of the late Ruth Lunine. Father of Carol (Jonathan) Orwitz and Janet (Jonathan) Barzilay. Grandfather of Julie Barzilay, Matthew Orwitz, Nina Orwitz and Jessica Barzilay. Brother of Myron (Katherine) Lunine. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.

RUTH MERTZ, 95, of Pittston, PA, passed away on Oct. 10, 2015. Born in Duryea, PA, she was the daughter of the late Morris and Zelda Kurlansky. Wife of the late Harry Mertz. Sister of Natalie Smith. Mother of Sheldon of Pittston, Barry (Faye) of Cherry Hill, and Linda Mertz Cohen of Pittston. Grandmother of Jacob Mertz, Michelle Mertz, M.D. (Julie Drogin), Scott Mertz, and Marley Cohen. Great-grandmother of Micah Drogin Mertz. Ruth was a life member of Hadassah, an Eternal Light member of Temple Israel of Wilkes-Barre, and a life member of the Jewish Home Auxiliary in Scranton, PA. She was also a volunteer in the feeding program at the Jewish Home of Eastern PA.

DR. NORBERT LEE SILPE, of Cherry Hill, passed away on Oct. 13. Father of Jeffrey Silpe, Jim Silpe and Richard (Lydia) Silpe. Grandfather of Amanda, Jake, Jamie and Cori. Contributions can be made to Jewish Family and Children’s Service, www.jfcssnj.org. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.

JEAN SPITZ, of Voorhees, passed away on Oct. 11. Wife of the late Emil William Spitz and the late Joe Medoff. Mother of Mitchell (Stephanie) Medoff and Barbara (Marc) Medoff Cooper. Grandmother of Josh and Dara Sesser, Jon and Carly Friedman, Jordon Cooper, and Ben and Georgiana Cooper. Great-grandmother of Avery, Sam, Lola, Isabella and Mason. Contributions may be made to the Katz JCC, ATTN: Early Childhood Fund, 1301 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 or Camp Ramah Scholarship Fund., www.ramahpoconos.org. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc. .

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