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Ida Uchill

Ida Uchill

Funeral services for Ida Libert Uchill, accomplished Denver Jewish author-historian and educator, took place Feb. 16, 2014 at Kol Shalom synagogue in Rockville, Md. Rabbi Jonathan Maltzman of Kol Shalom and Rabbi Clifford B. Miller, her son-in-law, officiated at services for Ms. Uchill who passed away Feb. 14 in Bethesda, Md.

Interment was at Garden of Remembrance (Gan Hazikaron) Cemetery in Clarksburg, Md.

Ms. Uchill was born Dec.10, 1917 on a farm just outside Denver, in Edgewater, to Fannie Pepper Libert and Paul Libert, who respectively immigrated from Poland and Ukraine. She spent the first 85 years of her life in Colorado and moved east after the death of her husband of 60 years, Sam Uchill, to be near her daughters and family.

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Lea Fuchs

Lea FuchsLea 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 s...
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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 ...
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