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Obituaries

Lea Fuchs

Lea Fuchs

Lea Fuchs, a Holocaust survivor, passed away Jan. 31, 2014, in Denver. Rabbi Bruce Dollin and Cantor Martin Goldstein officiated at the Feb. 3 graveside service at Golden Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.

“Our mother always taught us by example that it is a mitzvah to do good things for others but expect nothing in return,” said her daughter Anna Bekerman. “I will miss talking to and seeing her every day.”

The family said attending synagogue and volunteering at a senior day care center brought her much joy.

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Richard Evan Graber

Richard Evan GraberRichard Evan Graber, formerly of Cheyenne, Wyo., passed away Feb. 23, 2014, at his home in San Diego, Calif. A memorial service was held March 1 in Englewood. “Rick was kind, gentle, smart and caring,” the family said. “He had close friends in Cheyenne, Denver, San Francisco and San Diego who will miss him dearly.” Rick was born Oct. 26, 1961, in Cheyenne, to Norma and Esmond Graber.
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Eleanor ‘Ellie’ Pepper

Eleanor ‘Ellie’  PepperEleanor “Ellie” Pepper, longtime owner of Pampered Papers of Colorado, passed away Feb. 23, 2014, in Denver. Rabbi Joe Black and Cantor Regina Heit officiated at the Feb. 25 service held at Temple Emanuel’s Feiner Chapel. Interment followed at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. Mrs. Pepper was born March 6, 1927, in Denver, to the late Celia and Jack Manassee. She had two siblings, Irving Manassee and the late Florence Mador.
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Irving Israel

Irving Israel, an actor who spent his childhood in Denver, passed away at the end of February at the age of 84. Irv was the head boy at Lake Junior High. He joined the Navy and then moved to the Bay Area. Irv had a career at the Actors Workshop with Jules Irving and then the Berkeley Repertory Theater. He appeared in several movies and the TV series “Streets of San Francisco.” Irv Israel is survived by his wife Jan of San Francisco; son Cliff Erickson of San Francisco; and half-brother ...

Janice Viner Selix

Janice Viner Selix passed away peacefully on Feb. 21, 2014, following a brief illness. She was 94. There was a celebratory gathering at the San Francisco Towers on Feb. 24. “She was warm, gracious, proud, caring and artistic,” the family said. “She continually gave of herself and generously contributed to those in need.
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