2017-12-06 / Obituaries


SIDNEY B. BAUMGARTEN, of Cherry Hill, passed away on Nov. 26. Husband of the late Anne Baumgarten. Father of Dr. Steven (Jacqueline) Baumgarten and Jill (Brooks) Crandall. Grandfather of Naomi (Michael) Landsman, David (Sara) Baumgarten, Sarah Baumgarten, Grant Crandall and Paige Crandall. Great-grandfather of Anna Landsman and Benjamin Baumgarten. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.

DR. BERNARD S. “Bernie” GILBERT, 89, passed away on Nov. 17. Bernie was a podiatrist with a thriving practice for 48 years in Mount Holly, where he and his wife, Roslyn, lived for 58 years and raised their three children. He was an award-winning fencer and newspaper columnist for South Philadelphia High School, a graduate of Temple University, and a fellow of the Philadelphia College of Podiatric Medicine. Bernie was a Corporal in the US Army Medical Corps, where he served as a Medical Specialist during the Korean War. He was a president of Temple Har Zion in Mount Holly, where he was also a founding member and honored as a Lifetime Board Member. For many years, Bernie was also a proud and active member of the Mizpah-Haddon Heights Rising Sun Lodge #15 of the Free and Accepted Masons. Along with Roz, he was a volunteer usher at The Walnut Street Theater in Phila. Survived by his wife of 64 years, Roslyn; his children David, Lauren, and Steven and their spouses Hiroko, Andrew Wels, and Maria; his four grandchildren, Matthew and Erica Wels, and Jocelyn and Jessica Gilbert; his sister and brother-in-law Shirley and Lee Hymovitz, and his sister in-law and brother-in-law, Helene and Melvin Woda and their families. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.

JANE KANDELL, of Cherry Hill, passed away on Nov. 15. Wife of Stephen Kandell. Mother of Robin (Mark) Albicocco and Scott Kandell. Grandmother of Nicholas, Alexa and Ava. Sister of Joseph Myers and Judy Myers-Julian. Contributions may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, www.ocrfa.org. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.

DR. GORDON KAY, of Voorhees, passed away on Dec. 1. Husband of Dr. Joyce Kay. Father of Jennifer (Redmond English) Kay, Abigail Kay, and the late Julia Jacqueline Kay. Grandfather of Alison and Andrew English. Brother of Miriam (Simon) Webber. Interment King David Memorial Park, Bensalem, PA. Contributions can be made to Mazon—A Jewish Response to Hunger, www.mazon.org PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.

HARVEY KONKIN, 89, of Voorhees, passed away on Nov. 21. Husband of the late Roslyn Konkin. Father of Sharon Siegel and Allen Konkin. Grandfather of Samantha (Arturro) Perez and Zach Siegel. Contributions may be made to Jewish War Veterans of Cherry Hill, www.jwvpost126.org or Katz JCC Adult Dept. Tree of Life Endowment Fund, www.katzjcc.org or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, www.michaeljfox.org. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.

HERBERT M. KUSHNER, of Cherry Hill, passed away on Nov. 14. Husband of Elaine (nee Leshner) Kushner. Brother of Vivian Freedman. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.

SALLY R. MICHELSON, of Voorhees, passed away on Nov. 27. Wife of the late Raymond Michelson. Mother of (From preceding page) Dr. Marc (Dr. Patti Brown) Michelson and Rochelle (Larry) Schlossberg. Grandmother of David (Joy Sung) Michelson, Amanda Michelson and Jacqueline Schlossberg (Cory Gordon). Contributions in her memory may be made to Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, www.jewishsouthjersey.org. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.

MILDRED SELTZER, of Cherry Hill, passed away on Nov. 12. Wife of Arthur E. Seltzer. Mother of Sharon (William) Reed, Richard Seltzer (Bobbi Salem) and Linda (Jeffrey) Mrozinski. Grandmother of Andrea (John) Matthews, Alyse (Justin) Kreig and Michael (Laura) Reed. Great-Grandmother of Lucas, Carter, Owen, Ryan and Andrew. Contributions may be made to Jewish War Veterans Furer-Barag- Wolf Post #126, PO Box 181, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.

NANNETTE FLECK “NAN” STEIN, of Cherry Hill, passed away on Oct. 17. Wife of Arthur Stein. Mother of Albert (Vicki) Stein, Francine (David) Kasen and David (Gail) Stein. Grandmother of Eryn (Ryan) Kilstein, Michael Kasen, Mitchell (Macy) Stein, Jenny Kasen, Jamie (Brian) Atlas, Carly (Justin) Zale and Gregg (Claire) Stein. Sister of Murray Fleck. Also survived by eight great-grandchildren. Contributions may be made to Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, www.samaritannj.org. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc. 

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