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Obituaries

Sylvia Singer

Sylvia Singer

Sylvia Renee Singer, an active member of BMH-BJ, passed away March 21, 2015, in Denver. Rabbi Yaakov Chaitovsky and Cantors Joel Lichterman and Zachary Kutner officiated at the March 22 graveside service at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.

Born Feb. 25, 1946, in Munich, Germany, Mrs. Singer briefly lived in Brooklyn and Oklahoma City before moving to Denver in the early 1950s.

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Reed Mayer

Reed MayerReed F. Mayer, formerly of Denver, passed away Feb. 27, 2015, two weeks shy of his 70th birthday, in Gig Harbor, Wash. He was surrounded by his family and friends. A celebration of life for Mr. Mayer is scheduled this summer in Washington. Mr. Mayer was born in 1945 in Sacramento, Calif., to Eileen and Adolph (Bud) Mayer. He moved with his family to Denver when he was an infant.
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Ellen Smith

Ellen SmithEllen Rosen Smith, 58, of Austin, Texas, passed away March 28, 2015. Services were scheduled April 1 at Temple Shalom in Austin. “Mrs. Smith was an outstanding personal trainer in Austin,” the family said.
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Cathy Grimm

Cathy GrimmCathy Grimm, a visionary leader in the Denver community who devoted herself to the wellness of seniors, passed away on March 18, 2015, after a sudden illness. She was 65. “Cathy was deeply committed to improving the quality of life for the thousands of elderly people we serve,” said Yana Vishnitsky, president and CEO of JFS. “She treated older adults with unconditional love and compassion, which is exactly the way she wanted to be treated.
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Arnold Hayutin

Arnold HayutinArnold “Arnie” Alan Hayutin, a respected pharmacist and community leader who touched many lives, passed away March 14, 2015, in Denver. Rabbi Yaakov Chaitovsky officiated at the March 16 service at BMH-BJ. Interment followed at Rose Hill Cemetery, where his dear friend Sam Burger chanted the memorial prayer. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. Close friend Richard Bard said in his eulogy that Arnie probably uttered “How can I help you?” more than any other phrase in his lifetime....
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