03.01.19

Beverly Edith Jawitz

Beverly Edith Jawitz died in her home, East Haven, CT Thursday, February 28, 2019. She was born February 16th, 1918, 101 years old. Her long life was blessed with a multitude of family members and friends, too may to enumerate, who adored her even if in her own estimation she was just a regular person. In fact, she was bulwark against many adversities, including raising her family alone, without her husband, in a time when single mothers were a rarity, and she was a rock of support to everyone she loved. Everyone who wants to show their affection for her is welcome to come to her funeral service.

Funeral service at the Weller Funeral Home, 424 Elm St., New Haven, CT Monday afternoon at 1. The interment will be in the Beaverdale Memorial Park, Fitch St., New Haven.

02.07.19

A. Herbert Schwartz, M.D

A. Herbert Schwartz, M.D died surrounded by his family in New Haven on January 28, 2019. Dr. Schwartz, a child and adult psychiatrist, began practicing medicine in 1958 and saw patients until his death at the age of 86. During these 60 years, he formed enduring and transformative relationships with his patients, their families, and his colleagues. Arnold Herbert Schwartz was born on September 16, 1932, to Francis and Bernard Schwartz in Plainfield, NJ.  He grew up with siblings, Helen and Richard. He worked in his parent’s store – Reliable Jewelers, participated in Boy Scouts, played baseball, learned to grow vegetables in his mother’s victory garden, and attended Temple Shalom. After graduating from Columbia College, Dr. Schwartz attended NYU Medical School, (MD 1958) and interned at Lenox Hill Hospital.  Fulfilling his obligation under the GI Bill, he served as a Captain in the USAF.  He and his wife Judith, whom he married in 1957, spent two years stationed in Alabama and Texas. In 1960, the couple moved to Palo Alto where Dr. Schwartz trained in psychiatry at Stanford. There, he had a bountiful vegetable garden with plenty to share with his neighbors, whose mailboxes he stuffed with the excess. In 1963, the couple, and the first of their four daughters, and dog drove across country to Connecticut where he continued his medical training with a fellowship in child psychiatry at the Yale Child Study (1963-1965). Dr. Schwartz then served as Associate Director of Children’s General Clinic Research Unit (1965-71), Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry (1966-1971), and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry (1971-1991) at the Yale School of Medicine. In 1969, Dr. Schwartz opened a private child psychiatry practice in New Haven, eventually moving it to Woodbridge in 2003.  Dr. Schwartz was a practical, no-nonsense psychiatrist who remained up-to-date on the latest psychiatric practices with nightly journal reading and by mentoring many teachers and psychologists. He was a true healer who nurtured and nudged his patients to see and actualize their potential.  In addition, throughout his long career, Dr. Schwartz provided psychiatric consult services to public and private schools throughout New England.  He had a lifelong passion for a multidisciplinary approach to complex patient care evidenced by his long-standing relationships with Benhaven School for the Autistic Child, ACES, Grove School and Oxford Academy. Dr. Schwartz was an American Psychiatric Association Distinguished Life Fellow, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Distinguished Life Fellow, Sigma Xi Distinguished Life Fellow and a Fellow of Silliman College at Yale University. Living in Woodbridge for over 43 years, Dr. Schwartz served his community as a member of many boards including Continuum of Care and Connecticut Hemophilia Society and as president of the local PTA.  He also continued to have an overabundant garden, loved to swim and play tennis, helped raise four adventurous daughters and gambled wisely.  He and Judith traveled all over the world visiting family and friends in Europe, SE Asia, South America, Australia, China, the Middle East and Alaska. Dr. Schwartz was a beloved husband, treasured father, a much cared-for grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived his wife of 61 years, Judith Adoff Schwartz, his children and their spouses, Deena (Curt), Kara (David), Marna, Thea (Alexei), nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Judith continues to reside at their home of seven years in the Whitney Center.  Condolences can be sent to Judith at Whitney Center, Apt 2712, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden CT 06517.  Donations in his blessed memory can be made on line to the Yale Child Study Center https://medicine.yale.edu/childstudy/
Graveside funeral services were held Jan. 29, 2019 at the Northwest Cemetery, Seymour Rd., Woodbridge, CT.

01.05.19

Arthur Harry Greenberg

Arthur Harry Greenberg, 96, of New Haven, passed away on January 4, 2019. He was married to the late Rose Feldman Greenberg for 53 years. Art was born in New Haven, CT on March 19, 1922 to the late Michael and Sarah Greenberg. He attended Hillhouse High School prior to entering the Navy in World War II. Art served on the USS Tuscaloosa and was in the battles of D-Day, Casablanca, Murmansk, Okinawa and others. He worked with his father in the Ideal Kosher Restaurant and later owned Spic and Span Cleaners. He has worked at the Jewish Community Center since 2001. Art is survived by his three children, Lawrence Greenberg (Gail) of Woodbridge, Allan Greenberg (Ellen) of Branford and Mark Greenberg (Tami) of New York City. He will also be cherished in the memory of his grandchildren, Jennifer Weissman, Melissa, Allison, Daniel, Matthew and Kate Greenberg as well as great grandchildren Emily and Hailey Weissman. He will also be dearly missed by many loving nieces and nephews. Art was predeceased by his sister Estelle Hoffman and his brother Seymour Greenberg.

Funeral services will be held at the Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.  Shiva will be observed at the home of Rob and Betsy Sachs, 39 Northford Road, Branford, CT Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the JCC of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Rd., Woodbridge, CT 06525.

12.18.18

Myra Morse Rochow

It is with great sadness that the family of Myra Morse Rochow announce her passing on December 17th. Myra will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 59 years, Walter Rochow and her children, Sharon Gaynor (Eric), Faye Pite Beresner (Steven), and Carl Rochow (Heidi). Myra will also be dearly remembered by her six grandchildren, Rebecca, Michelle, Renée, Samantha, David, and Lauren. She is survived by her sister Barbara Bashe. Myra graduated from John Adams High School in Queens, New York in 1958 and owned and operated MB Interiors for 25 years. Myra was tirelessly committed to the community and passionately believed in the importance of public health. She was the Commissioner of QVHD for more than 20 years. She demonstrated her support and love of her community as Justice of the Peace in Hamden for 25 years. Myra was a multi-faceted person: she loved baking for the Jewish holidays and restoring antique cars, with active participation in the Connecticut Historical Automobile Society. Myra was industrious and continually worked on home improvement projects; the family affectionally referred to her as the female Bob Villa. Myra was an admirer of Puccini’s operas; La Boheme was her favorite. Myra was full of life, joy, and energy. She openly shared her genuine brand of warmth and love. She had a unique and meaningful bond with her six grandchildren and was especially devoted to her family and friends. Myra shared her love in extraordinary ways that made the people around her feel special and understood. The family would like to share a special thanks to the nurses of the seventh floor of Smilow for the love and kindness they gave Myra.

Funeral service will be held Thursday morning, 10:am, at Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Rd., Orange, CT. The interment will be in the B’nai Jacob Memorial Park, Wintergreen Ave., New Haven. Shiva will be held at 25 Hamden Hills Rd., #29, Hamden on Thursday and Saturday evenings 6:30-8:30pm and Friday 2-4pm. Memorial contributions may be made to: Autism Speaks at autismspeaks.org. Please share in your donation memoryformyra@gmail.com or to the Building Fund at Cong. Or Shalom.

 

11.30.18

 Madlyn Brumberger

Madlyn Brumberger age 85 of East Haven passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29 at Conn. Hospice. Born June 29,1933 she is survived by her loving husband Stan Brumberger, a daughter Gina King, grandchildren Ricky & Michael Zeigler, Karissa Ellis and Nicole Jones, great grandchildren Caitlyn, Asiah, Angela, Landon, Cali, Aaliyah and Rocco. She was predeceased by a daughter Blanche Jones. She retired from Robby Len Fashions 30 years ago as Director of Product Development & Quality Control.     Service in the Weller Funeral Home, 493 Whitney Ave., New Haven, Monday afternoon at 1. The family will begin receiving friends at 12 noon. The interment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, West Haven. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Conn Hospice.

09.27.18

Andre Yontef

Andre Yontef of Hamden passed away suddenly on September 24, 2018 in Bristol, Connecticut where he worked as a Water Maintenance Technician for the Bristol Water Department. Andre was born in New Haven on January 6, 1979 to Paul and Martha Yontef.  He attended schools in New Haven and Hamden, and graduated from Amity High School in Woodbridge; he also attended Southern Connecticut State University.  Andre leaves two siblings, Monica Gaffney of Costa Mesa, California, and Steven Yontef of Naples, Florida.  Only those who knew him can truly understand the magnitude of this loss.  He was such a wonderful human being, loved by his family and friends.  Known for his caring, selfless demeanor, he was always ready, willing and able to help not only a friend, but also a stranger in distress.  He was considerate of others feelings, sensitive, generous and kind.  A smile almost always graced his handsome face. He loved music, the New York Giants, playing basketball, fishing, and fun. He was married to the former Miss Kelly Caldwell of Pennsylvania.  Together they had two lovely daughters, Avery, age 10, and Cassie, age 7 whom he was very devoted to.  He took them everywhere, and to all of their soccer and swimming competitions.  He taught them to skateboard.  He really adored his girls. A wonderful father to them. Andre’s family and many friends have nothing but praise for him.  Many people know that Andre treated everyone the same, and that he himself seemed to always be the same in all situations. One often hears it said that so-and-so passed away way too early.  This can truly be said of this excellent young man.  Andre, we love you and will always remember you and miss you. Always.

Funeral service will be private with interment in the B’nai Jacob Memorial Park, Wintergreen Ave., New Haven.

09.08.18

Eleanor Glick

Eleanor Glick died on September 7, 2018 at the age of 94. She was the daughter of the late Max and Sadie Evans of New Haven. She was the spouse of the late Abraham Glick. Eleanor was a graduate of the Commercial High School and was active throughout the New Haven community. Eleanor was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She leaves her son Stephen of Madison (Sally), and daughter Meryl (Larry) of Hamden. Her granddaughter, Jamie Glick Lombardy of Darien (Chris) and grandson Attorney Aaron Glick of Southport (Laura) and four great-grandchildren, Ryan Lombardy, Landon Lombardy, Arden Lambardy, and Jacqueline Glick. She leaves her loving sister Ariene Rosenbaum formerly of Waterbury, and her deceased sisters Thelma Reiss and Sylvia Zelder. Eleanor Glick’s burial will be a private graveside service Sunday morning.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Eleanor Glick Scholarship Fund Gateway Community Colleage Foundation of New Haven CT, the Jewish Federation Building Fund of Woodbridge CT, and VITAS Healthcare of Waterbury, Connecticut.

08.31.18

Marcia Mersey

Marcia Mersey of 200 Leader Hill Rd., Hamden, CT died August 31, 2018. She was born in Boston Massachusetts in 1918.  Her parents, Morris and Sadie Korzenowitz, came to the US from Eastern Europe.

Marcia grew up with her brother Sidney and sister Evelyn in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston, on Pinckney Street, near Louisburg Square. She lived an active childhood, helping to serve ice cream cones in her parent’s general store, and got to see everything that Boston had to offer, from Red Sox games at Fenway Park to Serge Koussevitzky conducting the Boston Symphony.

After Simmons College of business, Marcia moved to New York City, working as a paralegal in a major law firm. When she married David Mersey, they moved to Hamden. For many years they enjoyed The Schubert Theater, musical performances at Yale, and the Met Opera.  David founded his own business in 1954 and continued to actively work for several decades. Later Marcia volunteered at The New Haven Historical Society.

Marcia’s son Ezra attended Hamden Hall and Putnam Avenue schools, later graduating from Duke and Princeton Universities. Ezra and his wife Carol, a classical musician and singer, who trained at Eastman Conservatory and Mannes College, now live in San Francisco.

Marcia retired to Whitney Center 20 years ago, where she made many new and special friendships with the residents and her wonderful helpers. She loved living at Whitney Center and enjoyed participating in the rich cultural life and interesting events the center offered, and was one of the longest tenured residents. The views over the Hamden reservoir from Marcia’s apartment, the changing light in the trees during the seasons, and the wild turkeys roaming the backyard made some wonderful memories, along with all the special people she knew.

08.20.18

Alan N White

Alan N White of Woodbridge died peacefully on August 19th after a brief illness. Alan was predeceased by his wife Joan, his father Isadore, his mother Eva. He leaves his son David of Branford and his daughter Penny Smilios (Basil) of Aspen Colorado and his sister Sue Schiller of Maryland. Alan graduated from The Choate School and he attended Yale University. He was also a medic in the United States Army in Leadville Colorado. Alan was an avid golfer and he was a founding member of The Woodbridge Country Club and a member of the Quinnipiac Club and a past member of the Racebrook Country Club. Alan was President of Whites of New Haven a fine haberdasher on Chapel Street in New Haven founded by his father and grandfather in 1923. Alan started his career at the York Street store where he would help outfit all the Yalies in fine ivy league clothing. White of New Haven hats were sold in 200 fine department stores throughout the Country, The hats were named for streets in New Haven. Alan had a keen sense of the clothing trends and when Ralph Lauren started Polo in 1967,it was Whites who he first solicited to sell his wide ties and Polo clothing. Alan and Joan would entertain Ralph ,and his wife Ricky, at their Woodbridge home. Alan is also mentioned in Ralph Lauren’s first biography. In 1967 Alan opened up Miller White, an extension of Whites, selling fine clothing New Haven ivy league clothing in Philadelphia. In his later years Alan founded Whitehaven which was a liquidator of fine men’s apparel stores and he traveled across the country helping struggling business close their doors, leaving them with as many of their assets as possible.

Funeral service will be private with internment in the B’Nai Jacob Memorial Park, Wintergreen Ave, New Haven. A private period of mourning will be observed.

08.08.18

Burton L. Zempsky

Burton L. Zempsky “Burt” passed away peacefully at age 90. Born in New Haven, CT in 1928, Burt graduated from the Hotchkiss School which he attended on a trumpet scholarship. He received a BS in Engineering and an MBA from Syracuse University. As he was fond of say- ing he spent the Korean War stationed in Huntsville, Alabama as a corporal in the US Army. After leaving the service he worked as a Certified Public Accountant in New York but then returned to New Haven to join his father’s accounting firm JM Zempsky & Son. In 1977 he joined Dichello Distributers as General Manager and retired as their CEO in 1998.

Most importantly Burt loved his family, he leaves behind his wife Ellen of 62 years with whom he enjoyed travels in Europe and winters in the South of France. He will be sadly missed by his children Dina and Bill and their spouses Andy and Janna as well as grandchildren Leah, Sam, Noah, Eli and Kyle. He loved to walk the streets of Woodbridge, where he was known as the “walking man”.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday August 8, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Eastside Cemetery, 157 Pease Road, Woodbridge, CT.