Obituary

Betty Lucille Mossafer

Betty Lucille Mossafer

April 12, 1932–June 17, 2014 The best wife, mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother ever, Betty Lucille Mossafer, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 17 at her home surrounded by those who loved her deeply. Born April 12, 1932 in Montana to Adelaide and Richard Jones, she is survived by her husband Albert Nessim Mossafer, her sister Jean(…)

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Robert Paul Zimmerman

Robert Paul Zimmerman

January 8, 1936–June 14, 2014 Bob Zimmerman, 78, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 14. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Rebecca; son Michael Zimmerman and wife Elizabeth, and grandsons Bauer and Grant of Sammamish, Wash.; daughter Esther and husband Rabbi Yosef Malka, and grandsons Yehudah, Yonah Mordechai, Raziel Yitzchak, and Moshe David(…)

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Irving Zimmer

Irving Zimmer

Irving Zimmer passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 13, 2014. He will be deeply missed by his family — daughters Karen Zimmer and Kathy (Ray) Cafarelli, and granddaughters Celina and Marlo Cafarelli. He was predeceased by his devoted wife of 56 years, Rose Romano Zimmer, who he met at a Jewish Community Center(…)

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Sadie Alexander

Sadie Alexander

September 13, 1913–April 4, 2014 Sadie Alexander was born in Newark on September 13, 1913 and died April 4, 2014 in Seattle. She was the youngest of the four children of Fradel and Elazar Levy, trilingual immigrants who spoke Polish, Yiddish, and then English. In 1934 Sadie married Harry Alexander, a shoe worker. In the(…)

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Abraham Morris

Abraham Morris

December 30, 1925– January 17, 2014 Abraham (Abe) Morris, 88, beloved husband, father, brother, grandpa, passed away on Friday, January 17, at his home in Walnut Creek, Calif. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rozelle (Fine), sister Irene Massarsky, three children, Marlene (Paul), Ronald (Shelley), and Sharon (Ted), and four grandchildren: Isabel,(…)

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Daniel E. Shafer

Daniel E. Shafer

October 4, 1928—March 1, 2014 Ephraim D. Shafer, born October 4, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pa., was an independent thinker practically from the start. He changed his name to Daniel E. Shafer, graduated high school early, and moved to Troy, N.Y. to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. When he gr aduated at 20 years of age with(…)

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Barbara Wessel Hurst

Barbara Wessel Hurst

Barbara Wessel Hurst moved to Seattle in 1983 to become the Pacific Northwest Area Director of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), a position she held until her retirement in 1995. Barbara’s accomplishments during her tenure with the AJC include her sponsorship of the Consultation on American Pluralism, organizing a Stamp Out Hate campaign in conjunction(…)

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Leah Rae Epstein

Leah Rae Epstein

November 22, 1915—January 16, 2014 Beloved wife, mother, aunt, Baube, great-grandmother, and friend, Leah passed away at the age of 98 on January 16 in Bellevue. Leah and her husband Louis made a home in both Salem, Ore. and Seattle over the years, settling finally on Mercer Island in their retirement. Leah lived in her(…)

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Lucille Almeleh Spring

Lucille Almeleh Spring

April 17, 1933—December 10, 2013 Lucille “Lucy” Almeleh Spring was born at the home of her parents, Pinhas David Almeleh (Pinky) and Victoria Franco Almeleh (Vicky), located in the East Cherry Street neighborhood of Seattle. A child of Sephardic Jewish immigrants from the Isle of Rhodes, she formed strong ties with her large extended family.(…)

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John Werner Friedmann

June 21, 1921—October 22, 2013 John Werner Friedmann, who survived the very worst of the 20th century in Europe, but contributed and left a lasting legacy in Seattle, died at age 92 on Tuesday, October 22 at the Kline Galland Home in Seattle. Werner was born in Glogau, the Silesia region of Germany. His father(…)

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Irwin Treiger: 1934-2013

Irwin Treiger: 1934-2013

Civic leader, attorney, mentor, philanthropist, loving father and grandfather Irwin L. Treiger passed away Sunday, October 20, after a brief illness. He was 79. Irwin was born to immigrant parents Sam and Rose Treiger on September 10, 1934, and attended Horace Mann School, Seattle Talmud Torah, and Garfield High School before enrolling in college and(…)

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Libby (Goldfarb) Epstein

Libby (Goldfarb) Epstein

May 27, 1924—September 15, 2013 Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister-in-law, and friend to many in the Jewish and general community, Libby passed away in her home September 15, 2013. This past July Libby experienced the great joy of accompanying her grandson Matt down the aisle at his wedding; she fully expected to participate in the(…)

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Bertram M. Schenck

February 13, 1924-June 12, 2013 The first half of Bert’s life was spent in Philadelphia. He was a graduate of the Wharton School of Business. A World War II veteran, and an intellect with strong knowledge of government and politics, eventually, after many years of running the family-owned and operated Philadelphia Paper and Card Co.,(…)

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Morris Piha

Morris Piha

July 20, 1933—May 14, 2013 Morris Piha (Morrie), Seattle-area real estate entrepreneur, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on May 14, 2013 after a short battle with cancer. He was born on July 20, 1933 in Portland, Oregon to Samuel and Vida Piha, who had emigrated from the Island of Rhodes. In 1944(…)

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A tale of love and darkness — and ultimately, light

A tale of love and darkness — and ultimately, light

Klaus Stern, 1921—2013 In spite of World War II closing in around them, Klaus and Paula Stern married in Germany in 1942, because, as Klaus stated in a short documentary about their survival, “two people can fight whatever comes better than one person.” The Sterns were deported to Auschwitz nine months later. Over the next(…)

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