2017-06-21 / Obituaries


GERALD BOGEN, of Mt. Laurel, passed away on June 5. Husband of the late Martha C. (nee Ungar); father of Susan Riegg (Charles), Michele Silverberg (Daniel) and Adrianne Liebman (Neil); Grandfather of Joshua, Jessica (Eric), Erica, Christopher, Melissa, Jason, Alexander, Janna and the late Robert. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org.

ALAN DASH, ESQ., of Voorhees, formerly of Cinnaminson, passed away on June 1. Husband of 57 yrs. of Perri Dash. Father of Arthur (Jennifer Swift) Dash, Benjamin (Christine) Dash, and the late David Dash. Grandfather of Meredith, Aaron, Jonathan and Gabrielle Dash. He was a proud graduate of the 200th graduating class of Central High School in Phila., and attended Temple University as an undergraduate and then Temple Law School. He was a highly regarded civil litigator in PA, NY and NJ, always fighting for justice for his clients. He received the highly acclaimed AV Rating from Martindale Hubble, a peer review highest honor, awarded for ethics and competency in law. He was honored to be past president, serving two terms, at Temple Sinai in Cinnaminson. Contributions may be made to American Lung Assoc. www.lung.org or Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.

IRVING “MYER” GLICK passed away on May 28. He was born in Blonie, a suburb of Warsaw in Poland. He was the sole Holocaust survivor of the family of six siblings and parents. He was in the uprising of the Warsaw Ghetto as well as the concentration camps of Majdanek and Auschwitz- Birkenau. For many years he spoke of his experiences to children of all ages, as well as adults. He was the recipient of the Miles Lerman Holocaust Education Award for his dedication to keeping alive the memory of the Six Million Jews who perished. He was the owner of Tri-City Lumber in Vineland and an active member of Beth Israel Synagogue for many years. He served on the Board of Directors, was a member of the Men’s Club, sang in the synagogue choir and was the shofar blower for the High Holidays for many years. He was also a member of B’nai B’rith, the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, and a proud Hadassah Associate. He was honored several times by the Bat Ami chapter of Hadassah for his involvement in their projects and also honored by the Southern New Jersey Region of Hadassah. He was an accomplished amateur artist in all media, including stained glass. He had exhibits at the Vineland Public Library as well as Cumberland County College. He had won several ribbons at the Senior Art Show, both locally and at the state level. He loved taking videos of his children and grandchildren. Three years ago he moved to Marlton with his wife to be closer to his children. He became a member of Cong. Beth El in Voorhees. He is survived by his loving wife Nella (Distenfeld) of 58 years, Children Eli Glick (Robin) of Lafayette Hill, PA, Ethel Rosenberg, of Mt. Laurel, and Susan Cancell, of Marlton; grandchildren Jason and Evan Rosenberg and Samantha and Alexander Cancell, sister-in-law Yetta Bergstein and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

DR. JERRY GORDON, of Medford, passed away on June 1. Husband of Patricia Gordon. Father of Silvana Gordon, Bianca Gordon and Jenna Gordon. Son of Paul and the late Jeanette Gordon. Brother of Bruce Gordon and Glenn Gordon. Contributions can be made to the Florida Gulf Coast University Athletic Department Woman’s Soccer Scholarship Fund, www.fgcu.edu. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.

MINA LASKEY, 91, passed away on May 19. Born in Far Rockaway, NY, she graduated from Newtown High School in Elmhurst, Queens, in 1944, and earned a BA from NYU by taking courses at night while working full time. She married Herb Laskey in 1950, with whom she moved to New Jersey in 1954. Mother of Jim and John. When Herb died prematurely in 1974, Mina went back to work full time in order to keep the house in West Orange that she and her boys loved so much. With her support and encouragement, both of her sons became lawyers. She also found time to serve as president of the West Orange League of Women Voters and then as a member and eventually president of the West Orange Board of Education. In 1998, she retired, sold the house, and resettled in Marlton, which became her home for more than 18 years. Daughter of the late Ada and Henry Yohalem, sister of the late Rose Barbara Neustadt, she is survived by her sons, daughters in-law Mary Jacobson and Kimberly Laskey, grandchildren Michael (married to Genevieve Jordan), Lauren (married to Whitney Hawkins), Kevin (married to Julia Bumke), Amanda and Katie, and great-granddaughter Adelaide Marie Laskey. Her extended family grew over the years to include multiple religions, races, and sexual orientations, and she embraced them all with kindness and generosity. She was especially devoted to the opera, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Camden’s Symphony in C “with all those marvelous young musicians,” and the New York Yankees. Contributions to a favorite charity in her memory will be much appreciated. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, INC.

B. BERNARD MORGENSTERN, of Delray Beach, FL and Marlton, passed away on June 2. Husband of the late Adele Morgenstern. Father of Ellen (Myron) Follett, Jerome (Betsy) Morgenstern and Richard (Mary Lou Purifico) Morgenstern. Also survived by seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc. s

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