Sarah Dombeck Block, 101, of Woodbridge , CT, formerly of Lake Worth, FL and Brooklyn, NY, died May 14, 2013. Born January 1, 1912, daughter of Celia and Israel Dombeck, she received BA and MBA degrees from St. John’s University by age 19 and taught accounting for many years in New York City until her retirement. Predeceased by her loving husband Irving Block and beloved daughter Carol Haberman. Survived by her daughter Ellen Milstone (Leonard), son-in-law Norton Haberman, grandchildren Merle and Susan Haberman, Jenya Waxmonsky (Steven) and Aaron Milstone (Amy), and greatgrandchildren Lillian and Jonah Milstone.
Funeral services at Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Rd., Hamden, Thursday May 16 at 9:30 AM.The interment will be in the Beth-EL Cemetery, Bethel, NY. A period of mourning will be observed at 94 Blake Road, Hamden, CT through Sunday. Memorial contributions may be made to Hadassah or a charity of one’s choice.
Bruce Berman, 87, beloved husband of the late Reyna (Schwartz) Berman passed away surrounded by his family on May 6, 2013. The son of the late Dr. Harry and Birdie Berman, Bruce Berman was born in New Haven on October 12, 1925.
Bruce Berman graduated from Cheshire Academy. He enlisted in the US Army during his freshman year at Yale and participated in five major campaigns. He graduated from Yale when he returned from the war and worked as a stockbroker for many years in New Haven Connecticut. He was pre-deceased by by his brother Jerome. He is survived by his children James Berman of Old Saybrook and Carolyn Berman of Minneapolis, Minnesota and his loving grandchildren Jessica and Amanda Berman and Jacob and Rey Berman-Jolton.
Graveside funeral service at the Mishkan Israel Cemetery, Jewell St., New Haven Wednesday morning at 11.
Joseph Berg of Hamden CT died Sunday morning May 5, 2013. He was born and raised in Gloversville, NY, the son of Eastern European Jewish immigrant parents, Fanny and Louis Berg. After a career in the chemical industry which brought him to Connecticut, he served for a time as the Executive Director of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. He was predeceased by his partner of forty years, Vera Wolman and is survived by his son David, his daughter-in-law Robin Golden and his granddaughters Rachel Berg and Sophia Golden as well as his sister Rose Goldstone.
Funeral service will be private.
Sherman Austin Zitomer a prominent retired New Haven attorney died April 22, 2013. He was in practice for 40 years. He graduated from UCONN and Boston University Law School. Married to Julia Rosenblum of Hamden, father of Alan Zitomer of West Hartford, Shari Romero of Killingworth, David Zitomer of North Haven, stepfather of Steve Rosenblum of Jamaica Plain, MA., Melissa Rosenblum of Stratford, grandfather of Nicholas, Sarah, Alyssa and Ted Konstantino of Killingworth, Grant and Dylon Zitomer of North Haven and Hannah Zitomer of West Hartford.
Funeral service will be Monday morning, 10:am at Cong. Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Rd., Hamden. Memorial contributions may be made to Yale University School of Medicine, Section of Anatomy, PO Box 208062, New Haven, CT. 09520-8062.
On April 13, 2013 Helen Benzel beloved wife of Morton Benzel (deceased) passed away at age 90. She and her husband opened Benzel’s pharmacy in Hamden and later started the Windsor Shoppe in North Haven. Helen was adored for her loving nature, her generosity and her devotion to family and friends. She will be missed by her four sons, Gary (and Martha) Benzel of Shelton CT, Robert (and Sylvia) Benzel of Columbus OH, Rick Benzel of Los Angeles CA and William (and Julie Benzel) of Castle Rock CO; seven grandchildren (Debbie, Joel, Rebecca, Reuben, Sarah, Joseph and Danny and two great-grandchildren, Joshua and Hailey).
Graveside funeral service at the Mishkan Israel Cemetery, Jewell St., New Haven, Sunday morning at 11 AM. Memorial contributions may be made to Connecticut Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.
Julius I. Friedman died peacefully in his sleep on March 30, 2013, at the age of 99. He is survived by his sons, Dr. Stanley Friedman (Roberta) of North Haven, and Dr. Edward Friedman of Boston; grandsons, David (Laure) Friedman and Marc (Elissa) Friedman; and great grandchildren, Aaron, Chloe, Lia and Hadley Friedman. The funeral service was private. Contributions in his memory may be made to Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road, Hamden, CT. 06517.
Janet Meyerson, 88, died at Arden House in Hamden, Ct on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Born in New Haven on January 17, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Diane Meyerson. She leaves behind several loving cousins.
Graveside funeral service at the Mt. Sinai Memorial Park, Jewell St., New Haven Monday at 11:am.
Kenneth Harrison Heil of Seymour, formerly of Hamden died March 1, 2013. He is the son of the late Jerome and Estelle Goldman Heil and is survived by his beloved companion of many years Janet Treff, a loving sister Jane Heil Usyk and her husband Michael Usyk of New York City and cousins Stuart Goldman of NYC and Matthew and Charlene Goldman of Hatfield, MA. He was predeceased by a brother John Heil. Ken was a tennis champion in his youth and was at one time ranked in New England. He was captain of the Hamden High School tennis team, and played for the University of Pennsylvania, of which he was a graduate. He won many tournaments in New England and was happiest on the court.
Funeral service will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale – New Haven, Closer to Free Fund, PO Box 7611, New Haven, CT 06519-0611.
Claire Levy of Orange, CT died at Midstate Hospital on February 28, 2013. She is survived by two sons Fred Mandell, (Arlene) and Samuel Levy, (Rebecca), a daughter Gail Mandell and a grandson Jordan Mandell. Claire had worked many years as a realtor with Arnold Peck Property World.
Funeral service will be Friday morning, 9:30 am at Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Rd., Orange, CT. The interment will be in the Beth Moses Cemetery, 1232 Wellwood Ave., West Babylon, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to Hadassah Medical Center Jerusalem. Shiva will take place at the deceased residence on Saturday, March 2 (7:pm-9:pm) and Sunday, March 3 (12:pm-4:pm).
Ethel Ross Kushlan, 99, of New Haven died February 24, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Samuel D. Kushlan, MD, devoted mother of Nancy K. Wanger and Stephen L. Wanger, MD and David R. Kushlan, grandmother of David K. Wanger and Gwen F. Kane-Wanger, MD, Betsy K. Wanger and Steven A. Steinbach, and great-grandmother of Emily K. Wanger, David S.W. Steinbach, Daniel A. Wanger, Alison W. Steinbach and Benjamin K. Wanger.
Funeral services were held with interment in the Beth Alom Cemetery, New Britain. Period of mourning is private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Samuel D. Kushlan, MD Lectureship Fund of Yale Medical School, c/o Dept. of Medicine, Yale-New HavenHospital, 20 York St., New Haven, CT 06504.