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Morris Starr

Morris Starr

Funeral services for Morris Lee Starr, an accomplished Denver chef and kashrus supervisor, took place Nov. 8 at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Rabbi Selwyn Franklin and Cantors Joel Lichterman and Zachary Kutner officiated at services for Mr. Starr who passed away Nov. 6, 2009.

A native of Des Moines, Mr. Starr was born July 7, 1955, the son of Holocaust survivors Zesa and Fanny Starr. He resided in Denver for most of his life. He was educated at George Washington High School, the Culinary Institute of America and Metropolitan State College, where he did his undergraduate studies.


Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 December 2009 03:36 )


Micah Naftalin, human rights activist

WASHINGTON — Micah Naftalin, a leader in human rights activism on behalf of Soviet Jews, has died. Naftalin, 76, the national director of UCSJ, an independent grassroots human rights organization operating across the former Soviet Union, died Dec. 24 in Washington, DC. Under Naftalin’s leadership, UCSJ monitoring became the principal source of primary data on religious discrimination and, especially, anti-Semitic and xenophobic hate crimes and propaganda across the countries of the former ...

Janet Herman

Janet Herman, a Holocaust survivor and longtime Denver resident, passed away Nov. 29, 2009, in Ocala, Fla. “She will be deeply missed,” her family said. Born in 1926 in Vilna, Lithuania, Mrs. Herman was raised in Paris. She was sent to a French internment camp in WW II and immigrated to the US in 1947.

Esther Heller

Esther HellerEsther Heller, a respected educator in Denver for many years, passed away Dec. 3, 2009 at Shalom Park in Aurora. Funeral services were conducted by Rabbi David J. Zucker at Mt Nebo Cemetery on Dec. 6, under the auspices of Feldman Mortuary Ms. Heller was born in Bialystok, Poland in 1914, the third of seven children of Martin Heller, a blacksmith, and Frejda (Mazur) Heller. Her mother, two sisters and a brother were killed in the Holocaust, one brother died in Poland before the war, one brothe...

Bess Oliner

Funeral services for Bess Oliner, a native and lifelong resident of Denver, took place Dec. 31 at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Cantor Maurice Weiss officiated at services for Mrs. Oliner who passed away Dec. 29, 2009. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. Born in Denver on Aug. 15, 1916, Mrs. Oliner was the last surviving child of Russian Jewish immigrants Samuel and Rebecca Charney who settled in Denver in 1911. She married Herman Oliner in August, 1936 and was preceded by him in death in 2001. ...
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