Intermountain Jewish News

Nov 25th


Rudolf Meyer

Rudolf Meyer

Rudolf (Yissochor) Meyer, beloved father of Rabbi Yaakov Meyer and frequent visitor to Denver, passed away April 18, 2015 in Lakewood, NJ.

Burial took place April 20 at Segulah Cemetery in Petach Tikvah, Israel.

Mr. Meyer was born Jan. 6, 1926 to Dr. Nathan and Tillie Meyer in Hamburg, Germany.  He attended elementary school in Hamburg before coming to the US in 1938 with his mother and sister.  His father had come in 1937. The family fled Hamburg because they experienced strong anti-Semitism.


Len Chernila

Len ChernilaLeonard “Len” Chernila, professor, writer, an educator of generations of Jewish children and the leader of freedom movements for 60 years, passed away April 25, 2015, in Denver. He was 75. A memorial service took place Wednesday, April 29, at Cheesman Park. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “He wasn’t the kind of person you associated with a ‘great man,’” the family said. “He was humble, never imposing. His greatness was in the hearts he reached and in the minds he opened...

Clara Krell

Clara KrellClara Rachel Krell, a Denver resident from 1998 until this year, passed away April 24, 2015, in Evergreen. Rabbi Jamie Arnold officiated at the April 26 service at Feldman Chapel. Internment followed at Long Island National Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the local arrangements. “Clara led a life of conviction,” the family said. “She advocated social justice for all people. We are inspired by her long and spirited life and we hold her in our hearts.”

Julius Kutner

Julius KutnerJulius “Jules” Elliott Kutner, general manager of several bowling centers including Monaco Lanes, passed away April 15, 2015, in Denver. He was 90. Rabbi Bruce Dollin officiated at the April 17 service held at the HEA. Internment followed at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “Our father and grandfather was loved, and he will be missed every day,” the family said. “We will always remember his smile.”

Irwin Suson

Irwin SusonIrwin Suson, a native Denverite, passed away March 25, 2015, in Denver. Grandson and Rabbi Steve Suson, Rabbis Keren Gorban and Bernard Gerson and niece and Cantor Andrea Raizen officiated at the March 29 service at Rodef Shalom. Interment followed at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “A very social man, Irwin eagerly participated in regular gatherings of his kindergarten class from Cheltenham Elementary,” his loved ones said. “And he never missed an opportunity...
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