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Obituaries

Robert Weinstein

Robert Weinstein

Dr. Robert Alan Weinstein, DDS, was killed in a car accident on Feb. 28, 2015, in Addison, Texas. He was 71. Services were held March 5 in the main sanctuary of Shearith Israel in Dallas. Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home made the arrangements.

“Deeply involved with his family and friends, his faith and good health, Robert instilled his values and brought joy into the hearts of everyone he met,” his loved ones said.

“He was the life of the party and truly lived life to the fullest. He will be greatly missed.”

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Miriam Hellerstein

Miriam HellersteinMiriam Hellerstein, daughter of the late Abe and Grace Okner and a beloved and devoted matriarch and homemaker, passed away Feb. 4, 2015. Rabbi Steven Foster officiated at the Feb. 8 service at Feldman Chapel. Interment followed at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. Mrs. Hellerstein was born Dec. 26, 1922. A third-generation Colorado native, she graduated from East High School.
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Dr. Morris Hein

Dr. Morris HeinDr. Morris Hein, who was raised in Denver’s Sheltering Home for Jewish Children, passed away Nov. 30, 2013, in Yorba Linda, CA. The graveside service was held Dec. 4, 2013 at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “Morris was a self-made man who had an innate curiosity for knowledge and a drive toward perfection,” the family said. “Dedicated to his family, friends and students, he loved the Colorado Rockies and was an expert fly fisherman.”
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Brenda Banker

Brenda BankerBrenda Banker, a native Denverite, cherished second-grade teacher and community volunteer, passed away Feb. 6, 2015, in Denver. Rabbi Bruce Dollin and Cantor Martin Goldstein officiated at the Feb. 8 service with Rabbis Salomon Gruenwald and Sara Gilbert and Cantor Joel Lichterman. Ryan Banker gave the eulogy. Interment followed at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “She would always put everyone’s concerns ahead of her own, comforting them while smiling gracefully,...
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Doris Averch

Doris AverchDoris Averch, a community volunteer and beloved matriarch of her family, passed away Jan. 7, 2015, in Denver. Rabbi Bruce Dollin and Cantor Martin Goldstein officiated at the Jan. 8 graveside service at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “Doris was the most generous, kind and wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother,” her loved ones said. “Known as Mama Doris, family was the most important thing to her, and she was dearly loved by all.
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