2016-10-12 / Obituaries


EUGENE ALEXANDER, of Cherry Hill, passed away on Aug. 25. Husband of the late Marcia Alexander. Father of the late Deborah Alexander, Susan (the late Steven Apel) Alexander and Amy Alexander. Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, www.lung.org. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.

BRIAN BARATZ, of Cherry Hill, passed away on Sept. 23. Husband of Debby Baratz. Son of Paul and Marian Baratz. Father of Michael (Raanan) Baratz and Daniel (Rachel) Baratz. Adored Poppop of Elia, Ami, Ethan, and Noah. Brother of Bruce (Joyce) Baratz and Scott Baratz. Contributions may be made to Temple Emanuel, www.templeemanuel.org. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.

HERMAN “JACK” JACOBOWITZ, of Voorhees, passed away on Sept. 28. Husband of Sandra Jacobowitz. Father of Susan (Evan) Krisch and the late Mark E. Jacobowitz. Grandfather of Daniel Jacobowitz, Joshua Krisch, Daniel Krisch and Elizabeth Krisch. Great-grandfather of Menachem Yisroel Krisch. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.

JUDIE KRATCHMAN, of Phila., passed away on Oct. 1. Mother of Brett (Robyn) Kratchman, Karen (Bret) Gold and Barry Kratchman. Grandmother of Sean, Rayna, Jesse, Madison, Mia, Elyse and Kameron. Sister of Michael Schultz and Susan (Robert) Kuball. Off Mother to David, Lauren and Brielle Kratchman and dear friend of Sheldon and Kathy Kratchman and Terry “Doc” Swinton. Also survived by her “Aunt Saucy” Sophie Kinsbrunner. Judie spent her life as an advocate for humanity fighting for children’s rights, woman’s rights, and anyone in need. Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.

MORTON L. MANN, of Cherry Hill, passed away on Sept. 28. Husband of Herminia Mann. Father of Greer (Michael) Balkind and Aimee (Brian) Friedman. Grandfather of Eli (Megan) Saline, Betsy and Hunter and Reid Balkind. Brother of Eileen (Arnold) Markowitz. He was active in the community, serving as president of Cong. Beth El and on the Board of Directors for the Jewish Federation of Southern NJ. He was the recipient of the Beth El Men’s Club Man Of The Year Award, the David Epstein Memorial Leadership Award and was a respected insurance industry executive. Contributions may be made to Fox Chase Cancer Center www.foxchase.org and Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, www.samaritannj.org. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.

EVA BERWIN NEISSER, 95, of Vineland, passed away on Aug. 27. She was born on Dec. 26, 1920 in Breslau, Germany to Martin and Toni Berwin, where they lived until 1938 when they fled Nazi Germany and came to the United States, first living in New York and then settling in Vineland, where she lived for over 75 years. Always active and full of energy, she loved gardening and sharing the beauty of flowers with friends and family. She played a fierce game of Scrabble to the very end, relishing in the wins and always helpful with her competitors. She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Toni Berwin, and her husband, Wolfgang Neisser, who she met just as they both were fleeing Germany. They became engaged at the train station as Wolfgang left for Peru, not knowing when they would see each other again. They were to marry by proxy in 1941 during WWII and then reunited in Lima, Peru in May 1945, returning to Vineland in 1948. Eva and Wolfgang owned and managed Atlantic-Pacific Travel in Vineland for over 45 years. As an active member of the community, Eva spent much time and effort helping through her active participation in a number of organizations, however, the Hebrew Women’s Benevolent Society was very special to her. Additionally, with her education interrupted when leaving Germany, she returned to school later in life and earned both a bachelor’s (1975) and master’s degrees (1977) at Glassboro State College (Rowan University). She is survived by Carol and Hal Welsh (Lewes, DE), Mark (Peter) and Penny Neisser (Voorhees, NJ), grandsons Richard and Jennifer Welsh (Wilmington, DE), Matthew and Roxanna Neisser (Jupiter, FL) and Stephen and Sloan Welsh (Lewes, DE), great-grandson Macklin Welsh (Lewes, DE), sister Alice Cohen (Newtown, PA), nieces and nephews, as well as family and friends in her community and around the world. Contributions may be made to the Hebrew Women’s Benevolent Society of Vineland. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.

CLAIRE “JO” OLIVER, of Voorhees and Boynton Beach, FL, formerly of Atlantic City and Willingboro, passed away on Oct. 1. Wife of Stanton J. Oliver. Mother of Caryn (Alan) Shpigel, Stuart (Marjorie) Oliver and Lisa (Paul) Kaplan. Grandmother of Sam, Jessica, Stephen, Danielle, Melanie and Jeremy. Sister of Bea Newborn. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org or Adath Emanu-El, Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund, 205 Elbo Lane, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.

ELEANOR SHAPIRO, of Cherry Hill, passed away on Sept. 24. Wife of the late Albert “Dutch” Shapiro. Mom of Judy and Donald. Grandmom of Randy and Ian. Great-gram-mom of Alex and Rachael. For many years, Eleanor was a manager of Fight for Sight Thrift Shop in Philadelphia. Contributions may be made to Best Friends Animal Welfare or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.

THELMA SLUTSKY, of Mt. Laurel, passed away on Oct. 3. Wife of the late Abraham Slutsky. Mother of Marc (Nancy) Slutsky and Neal (Karen) Slutsky. Grandmother of Andrea (Derik), Eric, Danielle and Sandy. Great-grandmother of Brayden and Ethan. Sister of Sylvia Goldsmith and Mort Augenstein. She was the loving aunt of many nieces and nephews. Contributions may be made to Cong. M’kor Shalom, www.mkorshalom.org or Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice, www.samaritannj.org. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.

ANNETTE WEINER, of Pikesville, MD, passed away on Sept. 2. Wife of the late William Weiner. Mother of Michele Lockman and Dr. Fran (Dr. Bill) Taub. Grandmother of Ryan (Lauren) Lockman, Benjamin Lockman, Sara Taub, and Rebecca Taub. Contributions may be sent to the charity of your choice. s

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