Lifecycles

Obituary | Solomon Leo Birulin

July 6, 1921-October 26, 2014 Born to Leo and Tamara Birulin in Tientsin, China, Sol passed away in Seattle at the age of 93. He greeted everyone with a smile and was instantly their friend. Working as a teacher, selling jewelry, or volunteering for numerous community organizations allowed Sol an opportunity to express and demonstrate(…)

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Bar Mitzvah | Harry Ephraim Jacoby

Bar Mitzvah | Harry Ephraim Jacoby

Harry Ephraim Jacoby Harry celebrated his Bar Mitzvah September 20, 2014, at Congregation Ezra Bessaroth in Seattle. Harry is the son of Beth and David Jacoby of Seattle and the brother of Anna. His grandparents are Michal Jacoby of Seattle and the late Samuel Jacoby and Dick and Joann Steinbock. Harry is a 7th grader(…)

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Emet Hale Pariser

Emet Hale Pariser

Benjamin and Brooke Pariser announce the birth of their son, Emet Hale, on August 6, 2014, at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. Emet weighed 8 lbs., 5 oz. and measured 19.5 inches. Emet’s grandparents are Iantha and Stan Sidell of Mercer Island, and Gail Pariser of Las Vegas, Nev., and Paul S. Pariser of Big Sky,(…)

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Samuel Avram Salitra

Samuel Avram Salitra

Samuel will celebrate his Bar Mitzvah November 1, 2014, at Temple B’nai Torah in Bellevue. Samuel is the son of Judy Spunt and Richard Salitra of Bellevue, and the brother of Isaac and Aviva. His grandparents are Reva Spunt of Toronto, Ontario, and Eleanor and Joe Rodriguez of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and the late Stanley(…)

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Paige Abigail Fisher

Paige Abigail Fisher

Paige will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah November 13, 2014, at Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation on Mercer Island. Paige is the daughter of Kimberly and Craig Fisher of Mercer Island and the sister of Drew. Her grandparents are Jeanie and Alfred Benaroya of Kirkland, Edward Fisher of Clyde Hill, and the late Babs Fisher. Her great-grandmother(…)

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Orbach-Goldberg

Orbach-Goldberg

Emma Orbach and Jack Goldberg announce their engagement. Emma is the daughter of Martin and Susan Orbach of Novato, Calif. Her grandparents are Donald and Carrol Cluck of Morrow Bay, Calif., and Tony Orbach of Johannesburg, South Africa and the late Glenda Orbach. She will graduate from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in(…)

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Anne Radinsky Sharin

Anne Radinsky Sharin

October 15, 1913–October 13, 2014 Anne Radinsky Sharin, born Oct. 15, 1913, daughter of Benjamin and Celia Radinsky, passed peacefully on Oct. 13, 2014 in Annapolis, Md. She would have turned 101 years on Oct. 15. Anne was born in the Ukraine and arrived in Seattle at the age of 3. She was pre-deceased by(…)

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Marian Lyle Rivkin Zak

Marian Lyle Rivkin Zak

October 8, 1925–September 17, 2014 Marian Lyle Rivkin Zak, age 88, of Mercer Island, passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 17, 2014. She was born on October 8, 1925 to William Herbert Rivkin and Minnie Sentner of Seattle. Marian was the oldest of four siblings who all grew up in Seattle and attended(…)

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Merle D. Cohn

Merle D. Cohn

February 9, 1919–August 16, 2014 Merle D. Cohn, 95, a longtime Mercer Island resident and prominent Seattle attorney, passed away on August 16, 2014, surrounded by his family. Raised in Seattle, Merle attended Garfield High School and the University of Washington, where he earned his BA in political science and his JD at the University of(…)

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Richard (Dick ) Galanti

Richard (Dick ) Galanti

April 21, 1927–August 4, 2014 Dick Galanti was born April 21, 1927 and passed away on August 4, 2014 at the age of 87. He was born to Matilda and Behor (Bill) Galanti of Seattle. He was preceded in death by his wife Jeanette and siblings Katherine Akrish and Albert Galanti. He is survived by(…)

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Jessica Katherine Manner

Jessica Katherine Manner

Jessica will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Temple B’nai Torah in Bellevue. Jessica is the daughter of Paul Manner and Denise Joffe of Mercer Island, and the sister of Karl and Matthew. Her grandparents are Phyllis Manner of New Rochelle, N.Y., the late George Manner, and the late Theodore and Gloria(…)

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Shayna Rose Wagner

Shayna Rose Wagner

Shayna will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on August 30, 2014, at Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation on Mercer Island. Shayna is the daughter of Ilyse and Greg Wagner and the sister of Risa and Bailey. Her grandparents are Pauline and Jack Reiter of Mercer Island, Naomi and Gerald Beane of Oxnard, Calif., and Alvena and Stephen(…)

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Gillian Aviva Simpson

Gillian Aviva Simpson

Gillian will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on Sept. 6, 2014, at Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation on Mercer Island. Gillian is the daughter of Amy Wasser of Bellevue and the late Chuck Simpson. She is the sister of Harry and Ariel. Her grandparents are Stephen and Barbara Wasser of Schenectady, NY, and the late Jean and(…)

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Taleah Dina Levin

Taleah Dina Levin

Taleah will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on August 30, 2014 at Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation on Mercer Island. Taleah is the daughter of Craig and Sandra Levin, and big sister to Kayla and Ziva. Her grandparents are Gail and Bob Levin of Bellevue and Eva and Itshak Sarfati of Mercer Island. Taleah will enter 8th grade at Islander Middle(…)

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George Grashin

George Grashin

April 28, 1928–July 28, 2014 George Grashin, age 86, of Seattle, has passed away after a brave and courageous fight with cancer. He was born April 28, 1928 to Harry and Mary Grashin. George was one of four siblings, all of whom were raised in Seattle. He attended the University of Washington and earned a(…)

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