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Violet Stanton

Violet E. Stanton, originally from Des Moines, Iowa, passed away March 3, 2014, in Englewood. Rabbi Steven Foster officiated at the graveside service at Fairmount Cemetery. Shalom Funeral Service made the arrangements.

“Violet was a woman who loved her family more than anything,” her loved ones said. “Although she was shy and quiet, her caring heart and devotion to family was always present.

“The memory of her love will live on forever.”

Violet Blachley was born Oct. 28, 1922, in Des Moines. She lived in Chicago, Ill., and West Hills, Calif., before coming to Denver.

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Regina Schnitzer Flaks

Regina Schnitzer FlaksRegina “Reggie” Schnitzer Flaxs, a violinist with the Colorado Springs Symphony for 25 years, passed away Feb. 16, 2014. The service was held Feb. 24 at Shrine of Remembrance Chapel in Colorado Springs. Marilyn Conan officiated. Shrine of Remembrance made the arrangements. “Reggie believed that a family should participate in community, social and religious activities,” her loved ones said. “In her words, ‘Participation is never complete without the strength of the family and all...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 13 March 2014 01:28 )

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Natanya Joy Mallin

Natanya Joy MallinNatanya Joy Mallin, 27, the great-niece of the late Rabbi Manuel and Bess Laderman, passed away on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2014. She left this world peacefully and courageously after an inspirational eight-year struggle against a rare illness. A celebration of Natanya’s life will be held March 15, 2 p.m., at the Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall. Her cousin Ilana Laderman-Mushkin will hold a similar celebration on March 15 in Hod Hasharon, Israel.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 February 2014 11:35 )

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Mania Dym Fessel

Mania Dym FesselMania Dym Fessel, a frequent visitor to Denver, passed away in Zurich, Switzerland, at the age of 98. She considered Denver her second home and visited Denver more than 20 times. Mania leaves behind many friends here. Mania is survived by her brother David (Gail) Dym; son Charles (Rachele) Fessel of Zurich and numerous other relatives. Contributions may be made to the charity of choice. Copyright © 2014 by the Intermountain Jewish News

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 February 2014 11:36 )

Albert Cohen

Albert CohenAlbert Cohen of Birmingham, Alabama, and formerly of Denver, passed away Feb. 18, 2014, in Birmingham. Rabbis Bernard Gerson, Randall Konigsburg and Ira Flax officiated at the Feb. 18 service at Temple Beth-El in Birmingham. Interment took place at Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Denver. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. Mr. Cohen was born July 5, 1921, in Denver. He graduated North High School, CU and the CU School of Law.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 February 2014 11:37 )

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