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Barney Epstein

Barney Epstein

Barney Epstein, 96, of Millersville, Pa., passed away Dec. 27, 2013, after a long illness. The husband of Evelyn G. (Bloom) Epstein for 43 years, he is the brother-in-law of Rosyne Gardenswartz.

Rabbi Stephan O. Parnes officiated at the Dec. 29 service at Temple Beth El in Lancaster. Interment followed at Temple Beth El Cemetery in Lititz, Pa. Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home made the arrangements.

“Barney was a mensch, a wonderful son, husband, father and zayde,” the family said.

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Gerald ‘Jerry’ Gray

Gerald ‘Jerry’ GrayGerald “Jerry” Gray, a respected businessman and generous supporter of Denver’s Jewish community, passed away Dec. 20, 2013. He was 84. Rabbi Brian Immerman and Cantor Regina Heit officiated at the Dec. 22 service at Temple Emanuel. Burial followed at Emanuel Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather,” said his wife Lorna Sadie Gray, his wife of 63 years. Mr. Gray, a Denver native, was born April 24, 1929. He was a humble Wes...
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Former Colorado Senate leader Ken Gordon dies

Former Colorado Senate leader Ken Gordon dies KEN Gordon, the former Democratic Colorado State Senate majority leader who refused PAC donations in favor of transparency in the electoral process, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Denver. He was 63. Services were held Sunday, Dec. 29, at the Davidson/Hermelin Chapel at Clover Hill Park Cemetery in the Detroit suburb of Birmingham, Mich., where members of his family are buried. There will be a memorial service for Mr. Gordon on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 11 a.m., at Temple Emanuel in D...

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Jane S. Schapiro

Jane S. Malver Schapiro, a native and lifelong Milwaukee resident, passed away Dec. 7. She was 100 years old. Born in 1913, Jane graduated from West Division High and went to the University of Wisconsin. At college, she gained permission to put a slot machine in her dormitory room to test theories of probability. She graduated with a business degree in 1934. Jane married Arnold Malver the following year. They had two children, Sandra and Frederick.
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Juanita Rutland

Juanita RutlandJuanita Berger Rutland, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Aug. 12, 2013. She was 96. Rabbi Steven Rubenstein and Cantor Martin Goldstein officiated at the Aug. 13 graveside service at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Cantor Joel Lichterman was also in attendance. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “Juanita was a caring, gentle and soft-spoken woman,” the family said. “She loved swimming, traveling, collecting stamps, embroidery, knitting and crocheting. “Above all,...
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