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Obituaries

Barbara Margolis

Barbara Margolis

Barbara Tobor Margolis, 76, a founding member of Congregation Har HaShem in Boulder, passed away Nov. 22, 2015. The Nov. 25 graveside service was held at the top of Green Mountain Cemetery, which made the arrangements.

Mrs. Margolis was born in 1939 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago to Ruth (Gordon) and Saul Tobor. She grew up with her younger sister Joyce and many relatives in the Chicago area.

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Ervin Bell

Ervin BellErvin J. Bell of Boulder, an architect who in 1950 founded the Architectural Index, an annual index for architectural magazines, passed away Dec. 1, 2015, in Boulder. ?He was 90. Services were held Dec. 4 at Greenwood & Myers funeral home in Boulder. Greenwood & Myers made the arrangements. A reception in Mr. Bell’s honor was held at his Boulder home on Dec. 5.
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Lois Wolpert

Lois Lyon Wolpert, formerly of Los Angeles, passed away peacefully on Dec. 2, 2015, following a nearly 20-year battle with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Rabbi Richard Rheins officiated at the Dec. 7 service at Temple Sinai. Interment followed at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Shalom Funeral Service made the arrangements. “A wife, grandmother and friend to many, she was a loving, caring and strong woman who always put others before herself,” the family said. “She was a fighter. A beautiful person inside ...
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Lawrence Schwartz

Lawrence SchwartzLawrence (Larry) Schwartz, an aerospace engineer and a Denver resident since 1970, passed away Nov. 22, 2015, in Denver. Rabbi Stephen Booth Nadav and Rabbi-Cantor Birdie Becker officiated at the Nov. 24 graveside service at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “He was a scientist, an artist, the designer of his home, a splendid punster and a zeisen neshamah,” the family said. Mr. Schwartz was born Nov. 30, 1935, in New York City and raised in California....
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Manya Bertram

Manya BertramManya Bertram, a native Denverite and an honored attorney, passed away Nov. 21, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. Sinai Memorial Chapel made the arrangements. A memorial service is planned for early February. “She led a life full of giving to family, friends and colleagues,” her loved ones said. “She leaves a multitude of friends and family who are touched forever by her generous spirit.
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