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June 2012 Obituaries
June 1st, 2012
Milwaukee native Lucille Violet Feenberg, nee Adelman, died April 22 in Lauderhill, Fla. She was 92.
She graduated from Shorewood High School and studied for two years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was a homemaker and mother.
She was a member of Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun, and a member of Women’s American ORT and Hadassah. She enjoyed bridge, golf, arts and crafts. She moved to Florida 37 years ago.
Her husband, Ben Feenberg, died in 2001. She is survived by daughters Carol Tuttle of Houston, Jo Ann Rosen of New York City, and Judy Morris of Palm Harbor, Fla.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Private services were held in Fort Lauderdale on April 23.
The family would appreciate memorial contributions to Vitas Hospice, 1780 NW 15th Ave., Suite 410, Pompano Beach, FL, 33069.
Former Milwaukeean Richard Folz of Memphis, Tenn., died March 29 of complications of dementia. He was 86.
He was born in Detroit and served in the U.S. Army Air Force as a flight engineer during World War II. After the war, he studied marketing and engineering at the University of Missouri.
He was an industrial steel salesman, and that work brought him to Milwaukee in 1972. He was a member of Congregation Sinai and handled ads for its directory.
He enjoyed sailing, golf, gardening, attending Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers games; and he remained interested in aviation and World War II-era airplanes.
His wife, Susan Jane Folz (nee Saltzstein), died in 1986. He is survived by daughters Julie (Jack) Erkilla of Newburgh, Ind., and Barbara (Scott) Schryver of Scottsdale, Ariz.; son Jim (Tam) Folz of Germantown, Tenn.; and six grandchildren.
Blane Goodman Funeral Service handled arrangements. Rabbi David Cohen officiated at the funeral on April 3. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.
The family would appreciate memorial contributions to Children’s Outing Association, 909 E. North Ave., Milwaukee, WI, 53212.
Terrie Galvin, nee Florence Goldin, of Summerville, S.C., died April 11 of a heart attack. She was 77.
She was born in Appleton and grew up in Kaukauna, where she graduated from high school in 1953. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
She worked as a realtor, entrepreneur, social director, and homemaker. She was a member of Moses Montefiore Synagogue in Appleton.
She was predeceased by two husbands: Albert C. Levin (1980), and Philip J. Galvin (2005). She is survived by daughters Deborah R. Helton (nee Milson) of Summerville, S.C., and Sydney Toni Levin (Issam Benmbarek) of Los Angeles; sons Michael J. Milson and James W. (Ann) Milson, both of Green Bay; sister Arlone Kroll of Jackson; and one grandson.
The family would appreciate memorial contributions to the Jewish National Fund.
Donald Sultan Greenebaum of Mequon died March 29 of a combination of pneumonia and Parkinson’s disease. He was 86.
He was a Milwaukee native who graduated from Milwaukee University School. He attended Brown University.
He worked in several fields — tanning, real estate, travel, and manufacturing — according to his wife of 61 years, Janet (nee Loewenthal).
He was a founding member of Congregation Sinai and a member of Brynwood Country Club. He enjoyed golf, Milwaukee Brewers baseball games, opera, symphonic music, and big band era swing music.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters Murial Jorgensen of Teaneck, N.J., and Margaret (James) Presley of Cottage Grove; sons Donald (Beth Honetshlager) Greenebaum of Marine on St. Croix, Minn., and Edward (Melissa Torok) Greenebaum of Oakland, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Goodman-Bensman Whitefish Bay Funeral Home handled arrangements. Rabbis David Cohen and Jay Brickman officiated at the funeral on April 1. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.
The family would appreciate memorial contributions to Congregation Sinai, COA Youth and Family Centers, and the Jewish Community Pantry.
Former Milwaukeean Lee Malmon of Ormond Beach, Fla., died April 30. She was 104.
She grew up in St. Paul, Minn., and came to Milwaukee in 1924. She worked as a credit manager for Brills men’s clothing store.
She was a member of Beth El Ner Tamid Synagogue and was active in its sisterhood. She was also a lifetime member of Hadassah. After she moved to Florida in 1972, she was active in the Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler Counties.
She enjoyed reading, walking, and mahjong, and did water aerobics well into her 90s.
Her husband, Morris, died in 1995, and a son, Arnold, also died that year. She is survived by daughter Sunsh Stein of New York City; son Sheldon (Ruth) Malmon of Ocala, Fla.; two granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.
The family would appreciate memorial contributions to the Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler Counties, 470 Andalusia Ave., Ormond Beach, FL, 32174.
Dorothy Rapkin, nee Lubar, of Mequon died April 15. She was 92.
She was born in Greendale, near where Southridge Mall is located today. She attended Pulaski High School and graduated from Washington High School.
She was married for 67 years to Saul, who died in 2008; and they were members of Congregation Shalom for more than 25 years.
She was active in the Milwaukee Council of B’nai B’rith Women and received an honor in 1965 “for her tireless efforts and selfless contributions” there, according to her son, Errol (Cynthia) Rapkin of Mequon. She also enjoyed writing and painting.
In addition to her son, she is survived by daughter Rochelle (Terry) Thimlar of Fort Myers, Fla.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held April 18 at Congregation Shalom. Goodman-Bensman Whitefish Bay Funeral Home handled arrangements. Burial was in Mound Zion Cemetery.
The family would appreciate memorial contributions to Vitas Hospice, 7500 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, WI, 53213; or the Sarah Chudnow Senior Living Center, 10995 N. Market St., Mequon, WI, 53092.
Native Chicagoan Shirley Simon, nee Mendel, died at the Jewish Home and Care Center of Milwaukee on May 4, 12 days after suffering a stroke. She was 94.
She was educated in the Chicago public schools and earned an education degree from what was then Chicago Teachers College. She later took graduate courses in library science.
During World War II, she served as a radio mechanics instructor for U.S. Army Air Force trainees in Madison. She worked as a librarian and teacher in Chicago-area schools.
In 1957, she married chemist Wilbur Simon, and they eventually settled in Elgin, Ill. She was active in the community, and taught Sunday school at Congregation Kneseth Israel.
She enjoyed gardening and nature photography. When she was in her 70s, she became a digital artist, scanning photographic negatives into her computer and manipulating them.
Her husband died in 1984. She moved to Chai Point in Milwaukee in 2010, and she became the inspiration for a new program of exhibiting residents’ artwork in the first-floor lobby; her own art was the first to be shown.
She is survived by daughters Eleanor (Patrick O’Neall) Simon of Baltimore and Miriam (Larry Sandler) Simon of Milwaukee; and two grandchildren.
The funeral and burial were in Illinois.
The family would appreciate memorial contributions to Art for All, 749 Scott, Elgin, IL, 60123.
Former Milwaukeean Natan Zielon of Boca Raton, Fla., died April 10. He was 92.
He lived in Milwaukee for 30 years, where he was proprietor of a grocery store, according to a letter from his daughter, Lola Safer of San Francisco.
In addition, he is survived by daughters Judy Kaplan and Jenny Zielon; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral took place April 12. Burial was in Star of David Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Florida.