Intermountain Jewish News

Dec 19th


Robert Kushnir

Robert KushnirRobert M. Kushnir of Colorado Springs passed away Nov. 4, 2009, in Colorado Springs. Rabbi Mel Glazer officiated at the Nov. 6 graveside service at B’Nai Israel cemetery in the Springs. Swan Funeral Home made the arrangements.

Mr. Kushnir was born Dec. 5, 1922, in Pueblo. He graduated from Central High School and studied optometry at Pueblo Junior College.

During WW II, he served as a navigator with the US Air Force.


Norman Pluss

Norman Pluss, a philanthropist and longtime Denverite, passed away Oct. 25, 2009, in Denver. Rabbis Selwyn Franklin and Israel Wasserman officiated at the Oct. 27 service at BMH-BJ. Cantor Zachary Kutner led the graveside service at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.Mr. Pluss was born Sept. 20, 1923, in Greeley, Colo., to the late Sam and Bessie Pluss. He earned a degree in electrical engineering from CU and served in US Army during WW II.

Lillian Lewis

Lillian LewisLillian M. Lewis, former longtime Denver resident, passed away Oct. 25, 2009, in St. Louis, Mo. Rabbi Steven Foster officiated at the Oct. 28 service in Denver. Interment took place at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.Lillian M. Wolkoff was born Aug. 11, 1917, in New York City. She came to Denver as an infant. A graduate of Manual High School, she earned a degree in education from DU.She married Earl B. Lewis, a Denver pharmacist and businessman, in 1939. ...

Fern Tilliss

Fern TillissFern Shirley Karsh Adler Tilliss, 84, of Rollinsville, Colo., passed away in her Rollinsville home Oct. 17, 2009.“Fern was a breast cancer survivor and a multifaceted artist in everything she touched,” the family said. “We have lost a grand lady of Colorado.”Fern Karsh was born Dec. 7, 1924, the second daughter of the late Louis and Rose Karsh of Denver.

Clara Getz

Clara Gertz, a longtime resident of Denver and waitress at the Bagel Deli, passed away Nov. 1, 2009, in Denver. Rabbi Bruce Dollin and Cantor Martin Goldstein officiated at the Nov. 3 service held at the HEA. Interment followed at Golden Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.Mrs. Gertz was born April 1, 1929, in Mineola, NY. She came to Denver at a young age and graduated from North High.She married Ben Gertz on Sept. 7, 1947. Mr. Gertz passed away on Feb. 11, 1993.Mrs. Gertz is ...
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