Intermountain Jewish News

Jul 01st


Dr. Ron Heller

Dr. Ron Heller, a Denver native, passed away June 8, 2015 in Virginia.

“He was known for his happy attitude toward life and lived in the present,” the family said.

“His memory will reside forever in our hearts.”

Dr. Heller was born Jan. 17, 1947, in Denver to the late Irene (Chaikey) and Marvin Heller. He attended CU and graduated in 1968.


Richard Rosenberg

Richard RosenbergRichard Rosenberg, a partner at Schriber Decorating, passed away June 2, 2015, in Denver. Rabbi Steven Foster officiated at the June 7 graveside service at Golden Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “He valued every moment he spent with his grandchildren, and they loved him very much,” the family said. Mr. Rosenberg was born Aug. 8, 1938, in Denver to Shirley and Ben Rosenberg.

Shirley Bodaness

Shirley Jean Bodaness, a Colorado native and lifetime resident, passed away May 24, 2015, in Denver. Rabbi Brian Immerman officiated at the May 28 graveside service at Rose Hill Cemetery. Shalom Funeral Service made the arrangements. Mrs. Bodaness was born in December, 1926 in Brush, Colo. She lived in Denver throughout her life. In 1944, she married Norman (Bo) Bodaness. Mr. Bodaness passed away on May 15, 2010. Mrs. Bodaness is survived by her children Steve (Karla) Bodaness, Marilyn Bodan...

Arthur Bronstein

Arthur Bronstein, one of the founders of Har HaShem in Boulder, passed away May 23, 2015, in Boulder. He was 94. The service took place May 25 at Har HaShem, followed by the burial at Mountain View Cemetery. Greenwood Myers Funeral Home made the arrangements. Mr. Bronstein was born June 10, 1920, in Denver. He graduated from CU in 1942 and earned an MA from Columbia University in 1946.

Dr. Leonid Heifets

Dr. Leonid HeifetsDr. Leonid Heifets, an internationally renowned leader in tuberculosis research at National Jewish Health for 32 years, passed away May 15, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was 89. Rabbi Yaakov Chaitovsky and Cantor Joel Lichterman officiated at the May 17 graveside service at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.
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