Obituaries

Obituaries, November 2017

Posted on: October 25, 2017 | 5 Heshvan 5778 by Special to the Chronicle

Marian Melcher Brill Marian Melcher Brill of Milwaukee died Sept. 16, 2017. She was 86. A resident of Milwaukee, she was born in Kansas City, Missouri on Oct. 18, 1930. She was predeceased by spouse Robert Brill in 2000. She came to Wisconsin from Kansas City in 1949, having attended Southwest High School in Kansas […]

Obituary, October 2017

Posted on: September 29, 2017 | 9 Tishri 5778 by Melissa Taylor

Seymour Dolnick Seymour Dolnick, a Milwaukee native, died Sept. 4, 2017. He was 95. A resident of Ovation Jewish Home in Milwaukee, he was born in Chicago on Dec. 3, 1921. He was predeceased by spouse Eve “Bunny” Dolnick. He came to Wisconsin from Chicago in 1937 and graduated from North Division High School in […]

Obituaries, September 2017

Posted on: August 25, 2017 | 3 Elul 5777 by Special to the Chronicle

Alice B. Greenfield Alice B. Greenfield of Chicago died July 18, 2017. She was 91. Alice was born July 23, 1925 in Chicago and came to Wisconsin in 1958. She is survived by husband Marvin Greenfield. She graduated from Sullivan High School in 1943. Alice served as past president of ORT. Also, Alice and husband […]

Obituaries, August 2017

Posted on: July 27, 2017 | 4 Av 5777 by Rob Golub

Sandi Podell Sandi Podell of Fox Point died April 19. She was 82. She is survived by spouse Stanford Podell. Sandi graduated from Whitefish Bay High School in 1952 and attended University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She worked as a secretary. Marion I. Rice Marion I. Rice of Mequon died July 3. She was 83. […]

Obituaries, July 2017

Posted on: June 26, 2017 | 2 Tammuz 5777 by Special to the Chronicle

Judith Flom Dolnick Judith Flom Dolnick of Middleton died April 4. She was 65. She came to Wisconsin from Baltimore in 1978, having graduated from Milford Mill High School in 1969. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 1974. She held a bachelor of science in English, speech and theater education. She was a […]

Obituaries, June 2017

Posted on: May 24, 2017 | 28 Iyyar 5777 by Rob Golub

Paul D. Lawent Paul D. Lawent of Hoffman Estates, Illinois died April 10, 2017. He was 74. He was born March 16, 1943 in Milwaukee. He graduated from Washington High School in Milwaukee in 1961. Colleges included University of San Francisco, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette University Law School, where he earned […]

Obituaries, May 2017

Posted on: April 26, 2017 | 30 Nisan 5777 by Rob Golub

Obituaries are published free of charge and will be edited. Submit at JewishChronicle.org/form For a paid obituary, contact Jane Dillon at 414-390-5765 or JaneD@MilwaukeeJewish.org. Ann Englander Berkman Ann Englander Berkman of Glendale died March 31, 2017. She was 83. Born Nov. 6, 1933 in Milwaukee, she graduated from Whitefish Bay High School in 1952. She earned a […]

Obituaries, April 2017

Posted on: March 28, 2017 | 1 Nisan 5777 by WJC Staff

Obituaries are published free of charge and will be edited. Submit at JewishChronicle.org/form For a paid obituary, contact Jane Dillon at 414-390-5765 or JaneD@MilwaukeeJewish.org. Melvin A. Backer Melvin A. Backer of Glendale died Feb. 28, 2017. He was 93. Born in Hooper, Nebraska on Feb. 9, 1924, he came to Wisconsin from Rockford, Illinois in 1959. […]

Obituaries, March 2017

Posted on: February 23, 2017 | 27 Shevat 5777 by Rob Golub

Esther Forman Jacobs Esther Forman Jacobs of Atlanta died Feb. 13, 2017. She was 93. She was born Sept. 10, 1923 in Milwaukee. A graduate of North Division High School in 1941, she graduated from Marquette University in 1945. She was a member of Congregation Beth Israel. Organizations included Hadassah, World ORT, the Jewish nonprofit.  […]

Rabbi Herman Schaalman, a founder of OSRUI, dies at 100

Rabbi Herman Schaalman, a founder of OSRUI, dies at 100

Posted on: February 23, 2017 | 27 Shevat 5777 by Special to the Chronicle

  Rabbi Herman Schaalman, the oldest living Reform rabbi and the first director of the Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute in Oconomowoc, has died. He was 100. Schaalman, a leader in the Reform movement for seven decades, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, according to the Union for Reform Judaism. He served a small congregation in Iowa before moving […]