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Walter Cronkite, 1916-2009

One day when Walter Cronkite was six years old, he tore down the bucolic streets of St. Joseph, Mo., clutching a copy of The Kansas City Star. The banner headline blared...

Faye Schayer, 1915-2009

A gentle woman full of spunk and intellectual curiosity — from a different era. Faye Schayer enlivened our community with her avid interest in its history, leading her...

Rabbi Noach Weinberg, 1931-2009

With the major Jewish educational presence overlooking the Western Wall in Jerusalem, with many innovative and massively attended programs, with 27 outreach branches...

Moyshe Banker, 1926-2009

“Mr. Banker.” It could just as well have been “Mr. Chips” or “Mr. President.”Or, if “Mr. Banker” were a female it could just as well have been “Madame Curie.”...

Martin Small, 1916-2008

In infinitely cruel ways, Martin Small’s life was defined by the Holocaust. In 1942, when Poles murdered 3,500 Jews in Molczadz, Poland, he lost 84 family members,...

George Wise, 1924-2008

Nothing made George Wise angrier than Holocaust deniers. Although he was a man who preached tolerance and practiced it in his own life, he was utterly intolerant of...

Marsha Gardenswartz, 1953-2008

The boundaries of birth and death allow no argument, only choices. Do we live as insubstantial shadows, or mountains rising high? Marsha Gardenswartz, so petite,...