Intermountain Jewish News

May 28th


Donald Kriss

Donald Kriss

Donald Alan Kriss, formerly the executive director at BMH-BJ in Denver, passed away Sept. 19, 2015, in Jacksonville, Fla. He was 61. Services were held Sept. 21 at the Jacksonville Jewish Center. Burial followed the services.

Mr. Kriss was born Dec. 4, 1953, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Ilene and Stanley Kriss.

He graduated from George Washington High School in Denver and immediately joined the cast of “Up With People” in 1972.


Irving Schaffer

Irving SchafferIrving Schaffer, a survivor of Auschwitz and faithful supporter of Israel and Denver’s Jewish community, passed away Sept. 4, 2015, in Denver. Rabbis Yaakov Meyer and Tzvi Steinberg officiated at the Sept. 6 graveside service at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Shalom Funeral Services made the arrangements. “Our dad was always smiling and making people laugh — especially our mother,” his children said. “He was totally devoted to her before, during and after her illness.

Ben Zuckerman

Ben Zuckerman, a cattleman for many years, passed away April 20, 2015, in Denver. Rabbi Bernard Gerson officiated at the April 21 graveside service at Golden Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. Mr. Zuckerman was born April 21, 1919, in Denver. (The murder of Ben’s father Joseph Zuckerman, fatally shot in 1919 by a suspect who was acquitted despite overwhelming evidence, was profiled in the Sept. 11, 2015, L’Chaim).

Harvey Lee Milzer

Harvey Lee MilzerHarvey Lee Milzer, a CPA and an entrepreneur, passed away Sept. 4, 2015, in Denver. He was 60 years old. Rabbi Yaakov Chaitovsky and Cantor Joel Lichterman officiated at the Sept. 6 service at BMH-BJ. Burial followed at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “Harvey devoted his life to his family and friends,” the family said. “He was a great father and mentor to many young people in the community.

Reid Levin

Reid LevinReid Michael Levin, a performer, writer and comedian, passed away Aug. 25, 2015, in Denver following a valiant seven-and-a-half year battle with leukemia. He was 32. Rabbis Joe Black and Steven Foster and Cantors Regina Heit and Elizabeth Sachs officiated at the overflow service held Aug. 28 in Temple Emanuel’s main sanctuary. Interment followed at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.
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