Intermountain Jewish News

Apr 30th


David J. Cole

David J. Cole, a longtime Denver community activist and local government consultant, passed away Oct. 30, 2015, in Denver. Rabbi Steven Peskind officated at the private service at Golden Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.

A memorial service was held Nov. 4, 3 p.m., at The Studio Loft, part of the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

The owner of and principal of David J. Cole & Associates, Mr. Cole was a dynamic figure in Denver politics for over 30 years.

He received the Denver Urban League’s Whitney M. Young Jr. Award in September of this year.


Betty Husney

Betty Husney, 96, passed away Oct. 30, 2015, in St. Louis Park, Minn. The funeral service was held in Minneapolis. She was born on July 2, 1919. Mrs. Husney is survived by her children Cecile Javinsky, Elliott (Gloria) Husney and Joanne Sullivan; siblings Estelle Marcus, Richard (Mary Ann) Seton and Lewis (Ruby) Seton; grandchildren Ed (Susan) Javinsky, Martin (Lynn) Javinsky, Elizabeth (Mark Odoroff) Javinsky, Deborah Javinsky-Wenzek (Michael), Ronald (Angela) Husney, Kenneth Husney, Evan (MC...

Jacob L. Brener

Dr. Jacob L. Brener of New York passed away Sept. 8, 2015, in New York. Rabbi Shlomo Hochberg of Young Israel Jamaica Estates officiated at the service, held at Sinai Chapel in Flushing. Interment followed at Floral Park Cemetery in East Brunswick, NJ. He was eulogized by his children Judy Grumet and Stanley Brener, son-in-law Dr. Yitzchak Teitelbaum, brother Rabbi Pynchas Brener, grandchildren Yonina Teitelbaum and Avi Grumet, and Rabbis Hochberg and Dovid Weinberg.

Ann M. Ferguson

Ann M. FergusonAnn Marilyn Ferguson of Denver, previously of Arlington, Texas, passed away Oct. 14, 2015, in Denver. Rabbi Steven Foster officiated at the Oct. 16 service at Feldman Mortuary. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “She enjoyed traveling and had many friends,” the family said. Ms. Ferguson was born on Oct. 27, 1948, in Denver to the late William and Esther Rowley.

Edith Wattenmaker

Edith WattenmakerEdith Wattenmaker, the daughter of the late Rabbi Chaim and Rose Davidovich, passed away Sept. 24, 2015 in Pittsburgh. Ms. Wattenmaker lived in the Pennsylvania city for more than 60 years, but the family’s roots were in Hungary. She was born there and was taken as an infant in 1927 to Buffalo, NY by her mother.
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