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Harry S. Allen

Harry S. Allen

Harry S. Allen, a former Denverite, chair of the Beth Joseph Hebrew School and director of the Colorado Coordinating Council on Higher Education, passed away on Tu b’Av, Aug. 10. 2014, in Jerusalem. He was 91.

“The full moon of Av is the brightest moon of the year, when the Earth is closest to the moon,” says his son Dr. Joel Allen. “Like the moon, my father was not a man of fire or power.

“He had the ability and righteousness to be able to capture the light around him and transmit it to his children with brilliance, clarity and purity.”

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John Sigman

John SigmanJohn Andrew Sigman, a native and lifetime resident of Denverite, passed away Aug. 21, 2014, in Denver. He was 54. Rabbi Joe Black and Cantor Regina Heit officiated at the Aug. 22 service at Temple Emanuel. Interment followed at Emanuel Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary handled the arrangements. “He was diagnosed with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1988,” the family said. “He fought the disease bravely for 26 years.”
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Harvey E. Baer

Harvey E. BaerHarvey E. Baer, Lt. Col. USAF (retired) passed away peacefully on Aug. 24, 2014, in Lafayette, Colorado. He was 94. Rabbi Brian Immerman and cantorial soloist Holli Berman officiated at the Aug. 27 service at Temple Emanuel. A private burial took place at Ft. Logan Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “He led an interesting, full and productive life,” his family said. “A proud veteran of WW II and Korea, he lived life on his terms until the very end.” Mr. Baer was born Ju...
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Pamela Goldberg Katz

Pamela Goldberg Katz, a native Denverite, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Private services were held in Las Vegas. She was born in January, 1962, in Denver to Phyllis Goldberg and the late Meier Goldberg. A graduate of Hillel Academy, she attended George Washington High School and Arizona State University. Pamela Goldberg Katz is survived by her daughter Alexandra and grandson Jordan, both of Las Vegas; her mother Phyllis Goldberg; and brother Murray G...

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Andrew “Andy” Siegal

Andrew “Andy” Siegal passed away on July 19, 2014, in California. The interment was held in Israel. Mr. Siegal was the son of Lucille “Toots” (Barry) Maness and the brother of Scott (Suzanne) Siegal and Susie Siegal (Seth) Glick. He was predeceased by his father David S. Siegal.
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