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Obituaries

Florine Sachs

Florine Sachs, a native and lifelong Denverite, passed away Aug. 27, 2014, in Denver. Rabbi Rick Rheins officiated at the Aug. 29 service at Temple Sinai. Interment followed at Golden Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.

Florine Felsen was born Jan. 3, 1927, in Denver. She grew up in North Denver and attended DU.

She married Arthur Sachs on Nov. 7, 1948. Mr. Sachs passed away on Aug. 15, 2007.

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Cleo M. Pringle

Cleo M. Pringle, a Denver resident for more than 80 years, passed away July 2, 2014, in Franconia, NH. She was 92. The service was held July 10 at Elmwood Cemetery in Brighton, Colo. Tabor-Rice Mortuary made the arrangements. “Fun loving and vibrant, Cleo will be missed by all for her warm and giving soul,” her family says. Mrs. Pringle was born Feb. 12, 1922, in Deer Trail. She served in the US Army during WW II. A wonderful dancer and golfer, Mrs. Pringle also was a seamstress extraord...

Celia Jo Agatstein

Celia Jo AgatsteinCelia Jo Agatstein passed away Aug. 20, 2014, in Denver. She was 100 years old. A memorial service is scheduled Sunday, Oct. 5 at Temple Emanuel in St. Louis, Mo. Feldman Mortuary made the local arrangements. “We will remember her style, sense of humor and her devotion to family and her wide circle of friends,” the family said. Born in 1914 to the late Maurice Phillip and Fannie Chasnoff Phillip, she grew up as an only child in Mexico, Mo. She attended Simmons College in Boston for two ye...
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Bella Zicherman

Bella Zicherman, a Holocaust survivor who lived a short distance from Elie Wiesel in Sighet, Romania as a child, passed away August 12, 2014. Rabbi Sara Gilbert officiated at the Aug. 15 graveside service at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “In her later years, Bella devoted much time and effort to the perpetuation of Holocaust awareness,” the family said. “Though confronted with unspeakable serial tragedies, Bella bravely refused to bend, break or surrender.” ...
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Harry S. Allen

Harry S. AllenHarry S. Allen, a former Denverite, chair of the Beth Joseph Hebrew School and director of the Colorado Coordinating Council on Higher Education, passed away on Tu b’Av, Aug. 10. 2014, in Jerusalem. He was 91. “The full moon of Av is the brightest moon of the year, when the Earth is closest to the moon,” says his son Dr. Joel Allen. “Like the moon, my father was not a man of fire or power. “He had the ability and righteousness to be able to capture the light around him and transmit i...
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