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Eleanor Eisen

Eleanor Eisen

Eleanor Jane Eisen, a longtime resident of Denver, passed away Nov. 24, 2009, in Denver. Rabbi Steven Foster officiated at the Nov. 27 service held at Temple Emanuel. Interment followed at Emanuel Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.

“Elly was a quiet soul whose strength and courage inspired those who knew her,” the family said. “She will be sorely missed by her loving family and devoted friends. She was a blessing to us all.”

Mrs. Eisen was born May 22, 1933, in New York, NY.

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Dorothy Heitler

Dorothy HeitlerDorothy Shwayder Heitler, a championship tennis and golf player, community leader and family matriarch, passed away Nov. 26, 2009, in Denver. She was 95.Rabbi Steven Foster and Cantor Abraham Lubin officiated at the Nov. 29 service at Temple Emanuel. Interment followed at Emanuel Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.“Our mother was the consummate supporter of her large extended family,” daughter Gail Klapper eulogized at the service. “There was nothing she wouldn’t give and n...
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Burton Leiser

Burton M. Leiser, a professor at several colleges and universities, passed away Nov. 19, 2009, in Briarcliff Manor, NY. The service was held Nov. 12 at Sharon Gardens Cemetery in Valhalla, NY.“He relished life,” his family said. “He traveled extensively and gave generously of his time, energy, talent and spirit to family, friends and causes in which he believed.”Mr. Leiser was born Dec. 12, 1930, in Denver. He lived here until 1948.
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Abe Pollin

WASHINGTON — Abe Pollin, a longtime supporter of Israel and Jewish causes, died Nov. 24, 2009.Pollin, best known as the owner of the Washington Wizards basketball team and its arena, the Verizon Center, died at his home in Bethesda, Md., following a battle with a rare neurological disease, corticobasal degeneration. He was 85.Along with serving on the boards of AIPAC, Hillel and The Israel Project, he also was involved in numerous philanthropic activities outside the Jewish community....
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Sylvia Silbert

Sylvia SilbertSylvia “Sookie” Rothman Silbert, formerly  of Newton, Mass., passed away Oct. 29, 2009, in Aurora. Rabbi Stephanie Kolin officiated at the Nov. 1 graveside service at the Baker Street Cemetery in Boston.Mrs. Silbert was born April 2, 1916, in Boston. She was raised in Newton, Mass., and attended nursing school.She married Arthur “Archie” L. Silbert on Aug. 12, 1942. Mr. Silbert passed away on Nov. 25, 2000.
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