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Bernie Goldman

Bernie Goldman

Bernard “Bernie” Goldman, a founder of Beth Evergreen and strong supporter of Denver’s Jewish community, passed away Oct. 27, 2013, in Lakewood.

Rabbi Bruce Dollin and Rabbi Jamie Arnold officiated at the Oct. 30 service held at the HEA. Interment followed at Golden Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.

Mr. Goldman was born July 20, 1926, in Manhattan, NY, to Miriam (Blinder) and Pincus  Goldman.

He graduated Columbia University with a degree in engineering and earned a master’s degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

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Dr. Lawrence Laycob

Dr. Lawrence LaycobDr. Lawrence D. Laycob, a respected physician-psychiatrist in Denver for many years, passed away Oct. 3, 2013, in Castle Rock. Rabbi Richard Rheins and Chazzan Bryan Zive officiated at the Oct. 6 service at Temple Sinai. Interment followed at Mt. Nebo, Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “Larry was one of a kind who truly made a mark on this community,” said his wife Carol Laycob. “He was dedicated to his family, grandchildren and friends, as well as a wonderful, compassion...
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Harold Leventhal

Harold LeventhalHarold Leventhal, co-owner with his late wife Frayde of the Squire Shop, a popular men’s clothing retailer in North Cherry Creek, passed away Oct. 9, 2013, in Denver. Rabbi Ben Greenberg and Cantor Joel Lichterman officiated at the Oct. 11 graveside service at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “Harold was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather,” the family said. “He will always be remembered for his love of life and family.”
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Seymour Simmons, Jr.

Seymour Simmons, Jr.Seymour Simmons, Jr., former president, CEO and board chair of Miller International, Inc., passed away Oct. 6, 2013, in Cleveland, Ohio. Rabbis Joe Black and Steven Foster and Cantor Regina Heit officiated at the Oct. 11 service held at Temple Emanuel. Interment followed at Emanuel Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “Seymour enjoyed a long, full and productive live,” the family said. “He became a leader in the Jewish and business communities.” Mr. Simmons was born Aug. ...
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Remembering Rabbi Yosef

Remembering Rabbi Yosef JERUSALEM — Rabbi Ovadia Yosef was the spiritual leader of perhaps millions of Jews worldwide. He toiled over the study of Torah during his 93 years in this world. He did not waste a second, spending every possible moment studying the holy Torah. He was the final word on many of the most complex halachic issues during the last 50 years. Close to one million people attended the funeral, possibly the largest funeral in the last two millennia. In fact, someone went to pray at the Western Wall...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:06 )

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