Intermountain Jewish News

May 25th


Joyce Zeff, humanitarian, philanthropist

Joyce Zeff, humanitarian, philanthropist

JOYCE ZEFF, an unpretentious, humble woman whose financial gifts to Denver’s Jewish community will sustain it for many years to come, passed away Aug. 5, 2015. She was 84.

Diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in September, her dedication to organizations and individuals alike never faltered.

Mrs. Zeff gave an unprecedented $5 million total endowment gift to IST ($3 million), JEWISHcolorado ($1 million) and Jewish Family Service ($1 million) in January, 2015.


Philip Mobell

Philip MobellPhilip Mobell, a Denver resident who also resided in Scottsdale, Ariz., passed away July 24, 2015, in Scottsdale. He was 90. Rabbis Bruce Dollin and Joe Black officiated at the July 27 service at the HEA. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “Phil was a devoted husband to Arlene for 67 years,” his loved ones said. “And he was fiercely devoted to his family. “His positive attitude and desire to live enabled him to battle numerous health challenges. He is an example to all of us to ne...

Lori Kamlet

Lori KamletLori Flaxer Kamlet, a Denver native and lifelong resident, passed away July 15, 2015, in Denver. She was 56. Brother-in-law Mark W. Zalkin and Cantor Joel Lichterman officiated at the July 17 service at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “Lori was a devoted daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and aunt,” the family said. “She was beautiful, loving, generous, compassionate and warm-spirited.”

Edward Lackner

Edward LacknerEdward Joel Lackner, well known for his volunteer efforts and Jewish organizational support, passed away July 5, 2015, in Denver. He was 89. Rabbis Steven Foster and Joe Black officiated at the July 7 service at Temple Emanuel. Interment followed at Emanuel Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. Mr. Lackner was born April 5, 1926, in Denver to Anna and Max Lackner. He graduated from East High School and CU.

Mildred Herman

Mildred HermanMildred “Millie” Irene Herman, who with her husband Ben operated Herman’s Up-to-Date Grocery and Delicatessen for over 30 years, passed away July 8, 2015, in Denver. Rabbi Steven Foster officiated at the July 9 graveside service at Golden Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “Rabbi Foster gave one of the most eloquent and heartfelt eulogies we ever heard,” the family said.
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