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Marvin Pepper

Marvin Pepper

Marvin Myron Pepper, a Denver native, lawyer and longtime employee of the family business Pepper Packing Co., passed away May 22, 2015, in Denver. He was 98. Rabbi Brian Immerman and Cantor Elizabeth Sacks officiated at the May 26 service at Temple Emanuel. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.

“His greatest joy was being with his family,” his loved ones said. “He took a personal interest in every single activity of each of his 41 family members.”

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AB Goldberg

AB GoldbergA.B. (Abraham) Goldberg, who was born in a DP camp in Bergen-Belsen, Germany, passed away May 12, 2015, in Greenwood Village after a valiant seven-year battle with head and neck cancer. He was 68. Rabbi Yaakov Chaitovsky and Cantor Joel Lichterman officiated at the May 13 graveside service at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “The firstborn son of his parents, who met in a DP camp shortly after being liberated in the Holocaust, this baby represented a new beginning ...
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Ivan Goldstein

Ivan GoldsteinIvan Goldstein, a native Denverite, businessman and artist, passed away April 28, 2015, in Jerusalem. He was 90 years old. The funeral service took place at Har HaMenuchot Cemetery in Jerusalem. “Ivan was well known for his generous spirit, his easygoing manner and his wonderful sense of humor,” the family said. Mr. Goldstein was born Nov. 19, 1924, in Denver to the late Max and Ida Goldstein. He had two brothers, Jerome and Max. He attended Teller Elementary School and graduated from Eas...
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Norton Boslow

Norton BoslowNorton Boslow, a Denver native and businessman, passed away May 1, 2015, in Denver. Rabbi Joe Black and Cantor Elizabeth Sacks officiated at the graveside service May 3 at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. Mr. Boslow was born Aug. 27, 1933, in Denver. He attended Teller Elementary, Gove Junior and East High School. Active in AZA #6, he participated in many Jewish organizations including BBYO, where he met his future wife Marilyn.
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Aryeh Elias, veteran Israeli actor

Aryeh Elias, veteran Israeli actorISRAELI FILM legend, Aryeh Elias passed away at age 94 on May 7. The veteran stage, television and movie actor, who was born in Kurdistan in 1921, was the first Jew to be accepted to the drama faculty in Baghdad’s Academy of Fine Arts in Iraq in 1941. He started his long acting career around age 10 thanks to his uncle’s theater house in Kurdistan. In an interview with Israel’s Hinuchit 23 TV three years ago, Elias said that there was a huge uproar in the northern Iraqi Jewish community w...
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