05.16.18

Clara Baker

Clara Baker, 100 yrs. old died May 2, 2018 in San Jose, CA. Formerly of Woodbridge and Stratford, CT she was the widow of Milton Baker and is survived by a daughter Barbara Baker of Campbell, CA, a son Stuart Baker of San Diego, CA and two grandchildren, Bowen and Austin Baker. She was the first wife of the actor Zero Mostel. She was born in Alberta Canada, Sept. 6, 1917, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Sverd. She received a BA from Hunter College. For a few years she reviewed plays for Twentieth Century Fox to see if they could be made into movies.
Funeral service was private with interment in the Mishkan Israel Cemetery, Whalley Ave., New Haven, CT.

05.13.18

Minnie Tanditash

Minnie Tanditash passed away peacefully on Saturday May 12 ,2018 surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her husband Leonard.  She is survived by her children Fern (Edward) Goodstein, Nadine (Philip) Silver and Jeffrey (Marcia) Tanditash. Grandchildren Nina (Gary) Hudson, Heather (Dan) Southard, Eric Silver, David Silver and Leo Tanditash.  Great grandchildren Samantha, Geordan and Dylan and great great grandchildren Kileigh, Ivy and Zain.

Graveside funeral service will be held at the Bikur Cholim – Sheveth Achim Cemetery, Brocket Pl., East Haven, CT. Monday afternoon at 1:30.

05.09.18

Edwin Greenberg

Edwin Greenberg, born May 3, 1924 to Anna and Joseph Greenberg of New Haven, passed away May 8, 2018. A 1942 graduate of Hillhouse, Edwin was the first member of his family to attend college, entering the University of Connecticut in 1942. He was inducted into the Army Air Corps in 1943, was honorably discharged in 1946, and returned to UConn and
completed his B.S. in Business Administration in 1948. He married D’Vora Johnson of New Haven also in 1948, then purchased, owned, and for the following 20 years operated Allen’s Cut Rate Perfumers, then additionally Caroll Cut Rate, in 1962, in Bridgeport. In 1968 Edwin closed his businesses and began a new career as a stockbroker with Blair & Co. in Westport, later with Wood Walker in New Haven, finally with Yale University in their securities accounting department. Edwin left Yale when he was offered and accepted the position of comptroller for Cramer and Lindell Engineers in Essex, a position  he held until his retirement in 1994. After the passing of his wife D’Vora, Edwin married Eileen Leibovitz of New Haven. Together they enjoyed 37 years of great happiness. Always an avid photographer, Ed dabbled in every medium, from motion pictures to polaroids to digital. He was also a collector of fine art, and spent many vacations perusing art galleries, adding to his collection. Edwin is survived by his wife Eileen of Hamden, his son Paul Greenberg (Alison) of Milford, his daughters Barbara Brumberger (Bruce) of Cheshire, and Wendy Schulman (Jed) of Simsbury, as well as stepson Peter Leibovitz (Paula) of Southington, and stepdaughter Susan Leibovitz Larson of Encinitas, CA. The deceased also leaves behind 4 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be private. Shiva will be observed at the home of Barbara and Bruce Brumberger, 320 Sorghum Mill Dr., in Cheshire, on May 17 from 7 to 9 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Edwin’s name to the National MS Society, CT Chapter.

01.28.18

Erwin Victor Alpert

Alpert, Erwin Victor on January 28, 2018, New Haven, CT. Born on November 12th, 1918 to Dr. Reuben Alpert and Bessie Alpert, Erwin was a graduate of Cheshire Academy and Columbia University. He served a four year term of duty in the United States Army, based in Saipan and New Zealand during World War II. He spent the rest of his life in the New Haven area, happily married to Florence (Sterling) Alpert. He was a store Manager at Sterling and Susman Department Store and a loving, devoted father to Richard Alpert, z”l, (Eduardo Sese, z”l) and Dan Alpert (Rabbi Eric Weiss) of San Francisco, CA. Erwin was a kind and principled man who will be greatly missed. He was predeceased by his sister, Doris Alpert.
Funeral service at the Weller Funeral Home, 493 Whitney Ave., New Haven Tuesday at 12:noon. Interment in the Workmen Circle Cemetery, Farwell St., West Haven, CT.

10.05.17

Muriel Leonora Banquer

Muriel Leonora Banquer, 90, of New Haven died at home on Tuesday October 3, 2017. She was the widow of Earl Banquer. Born in New Haven, CT on April 14, 1927 to Harry and Pauline Gurian. She was a graduate of the second class of the University of Connecticut’s School of Nursing in 1948. In the 1980’s she earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work and provided outreach and education for the elderly as a staff member of the Consultation Center of the Connecticut Mental Health Center. Recognizing a growing need in the community, she started the program Grandparents Raising Grandchildren as a support tool for grandparents who were raising their grandchildren. Upon her retirement at age 75, a lecture series was established in her honor. Survivors include her sons David (Cheryl) Banquer of Alabama, Jonathan Banquer of CA, granddaughter Melinda (James) Blanch and two beloved great-grandchildren Jana and James. She was predeceased by a son Daniel and his wife Barbara.
Service in the Weller Funeral Home, 493 Whitney Ave., New Haven Monday morning at 11. Interment in the B’nai Jacob Memorial Park, Wintergreen Ave., New Haven. Memorial contributions may be made to either The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven or Beth El Kesser Israel.

09.21.17

Russell Bigler

Russell Bigler died in New Haven, September 20, 2017. He was born in Brooklyn, NY,  July 27, 1933, resided in West Haven with his current wife, Kathleen Bigler of 11 years. Married to Barbara Bigler for 35 years who predeceased him in December 1998.  With Barbara Bigler, he had 2 children; Gary Bigler of Cheshire and Alison Bigler Karosas of Stowe, VT.  Six loving grandchildren Max Bigler, Aleksandra Karosas,  Carly Bigler, Tasija Karosas, Natalie Bigler and Maya Karosas and two brothers Robert Bigler of Northford and Theodore Bigler of Brooklyn, NY. He worked at a furniture factory in Orange, CT for 25 years and the New Haven Register for 30 years. After retiring from the New Haven Register 5 years ago, he and his wife Kathy spent quiet time in West Haven walking along the pier, visiting Mohegan Sun, and watching the Giants and the Yankees.

Graveside funeral service at Mishkan Israel Cemetery, Jewell St., New Haven, Friday morning at 11.

06.02.17

Anne Phillips Hadelman

Anne Phillips Hadelman, 101 years old, of Milford, CT passed away peacefully on June 02, 2017.  Born February 16, 1916  in London, England to the late Jenny and Abramham Phillips.  She  was the widow of Leon Hadelman and is survived by a daughter Helene Jackson, two sons David and Gerald Hadelman, a sister Freda Galenty, 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 11:am, Wednesday June 7, 2017 at the Beaverdale Memorial Park (Adas Israel Section), 90 Pine Rock Ave., New Haven, CT.

05.10.17

Steven Bernard Korman

 

Steven Bernard Korman, 75, beloved husband of Gail Korman of Milford Connecticut, passed away on May 9, 2017 in Palm Coast, Florida. Steven was born in New Haven on December 1st, 1941. He graduated from Hopkins School in 1959 and continued on to receive a B.A. in Accounting from Virginia Tech in 1964. Steven married Gail Romer on December 24,1961; they were married 55 years. Steven worked as a Certified Public Accountant, started his career at the Ford Motor Company in Detroit before joining his father, Irving Korman at Korman & Korman CPAs in New Haven CT.   For the past 20 years Steven enjoyed his position as Vice President and Controller of National Lumber of North Haven.

He is survived by his wife Gail, his three sons and their spouses Jay and Beth of Cheshire, Mark and Lauren of Cheshire and David and Heather of Milford, grandchildren Elana, Sydney, Jacob, Molly and Skylar, brother Howard and sister Reyna, both of Florida. Steven is preceded in death by parents Irving and Esther Korman. Steven enjoyed family vacations, boating, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.  He was known for his wry sense of humor and a commentary for every situation. Throughout the course of his life he had many faithful canine companions, the most current being Brute and Sweetie.

The funeral service will be held at Temple Emanuel, 150 Derby Ave., Orange, CT at 11:00 on Friday May 12th. The interment will be in the Columbus Lodge Cemetery, Jewell St., New Haven, CT.  After the burial visitors will be welcome at their home.  Shiva will be observed on Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings.  Visitors are welcome starting at 5:00pm with minyan at 7:00pm. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Temple Emanuel, 150 Derby Ave Orange CT or The Hebrew Congregation of Woodmont, 15 Edgefield Ave, Milford CT.

04.10.17

Sylvia Sweedler

Sylvia Sweedler died at Whitney Center on April 8, after a long illness. Sylvia, predeceased by her husband Paul, was a life long CT resident. She is survived by daughter Susan Ach and her husband Larry, son Steven, grandchildren Rachel, Ben, Caleb, Kate, and Jenny and great grandchildren Henry, Sam, August and Marigold. Sylvia was an avid tennis and bridge player, a long time member of the League of Women Voters and would have been appalled by the current political situation. A memorial service was held on April 10. Please make contributions in Sylvia’s memory to the Rabbis Discretionary Fund/Immigrant and Refugee Program, Congregation Mishkan Israel , 785 Ridge Rd. Hamden, CT 06517.

04.03.17

Allen Kushner

Allen Kushner, 85, of Southington passed away on Saturday, April 1, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Born in Albany, NY, Al was a long-time resident of Connecticut. He is survived by his wife Carmelita Leff-Kushner of Southington; children Jeffrey Kushner of Wolcott, Gary Kushner and wife Yuko Tanaka-Kushner of Mountain View, CA, and Max Kushner of Evans, GA; step-children David Leff and partner Rosemarie Paine of West Haven, Jonathan Leff of New Haven, Michael Leff of Wallingford, and Rachel Leff and husband Anuj Bhardwaj of Ridgefield; and sister Joan Paley of Albany, NY. He was also the beloved grandfather of Lilly Kushner and the late Stephen Kushner; Peter, Cara, and Jake Leff; and Maya Bhardwaj.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11 am at the Weller Funeral Home, 493 Whitney Ave., New Haven. The interment will be in the Mishkan Israel Cemetery, Jewell St., New Haven.