Intermountain Jewish News

Nov 30th


Nathan Joseph Alexander

Nathan Joseph Alexander of Denver died April 2, 2015, in his dormitory room at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt., where he was a sophomore. He was 20. He took his own life.

Memorial services in Vermont will be held at the Middlebury College Chapel on Sunday, April 12, at 11 a.m.

The memorial service in Denver is scheduled for April 18, 2:30 p.m., at Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14250 W. 32nd Ave., in Golden. Rabbi Joe Black will officiate at the burial on Sunday, April 19, 2 p.m., at Emanuel Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary is making the arrangements.


Carlyn Cole

Carlyn Remick Cole passed away March 22, 2015, at Menorah Park in Beachwood, Ohio. Services were held on March 29 in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. A native Philadelphian, Mrs. Cole lived in the area for 61 years. She and her husband Robert L. Cole then resided in Atlantic City for 25 years.

Sylvia Singer

Sylvia SingerSylvia Renee Singer, an active member of BMH-BJ, passed away March 21, 2015, in Denver. Rabbi Yaakov Chaitovsky and Cantors Joel Lichterman and Zachary Kutner officiated at the March 22 graveside service at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. Born Feb. 25, 1946, in Munich, Germany, Mrs. Singer briefly lived in Brooklyn and Oklahoma City before moving to Denver in the early 1950s.

Reed Mayer

Reed MayerReed F. Mayer, formerly of Denver, passed away Feb. 27, 2015, two weeks shy of his 70th birthday, in Gig Harbor, Wash. He was surrounded by his family and friends. A celebration of life for Mr. Mayer is scheduled this summer in Washington. Mr. Mayer was born in 1945 in Sacramento, Calif., to Eileen and Adolph (Bud) Mayer. He moved with his family to Denver when he was an infant.

Ellen Smith

Ellen SmithEllen Rosen Smith, 58, of Austin, Texas, passed away March 28, 2015. Services were scheduled April 1 at Temple Shalom in Austin. “Mrs. Smith was an outstanding personal trainer in Austin,” the family said.
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