Obituaries

Obituaries, February 2017

Posted on: January 27, 2017 | 29 Tevet 5777 by WJC Staff

Joel Ray Abramson Joel Ray Abramson of Scottsdale, Arizona, previously of Thiensville, died Dec. 27, 2016. He was born Aug. 24, 1931. Abramson is survived by his wife Marilyn, son Gary (Amy) Abramson of Atlanta, daughter Jaclyn (Harry) Zigan of Mequon and son Brian Abramson. Survivors include grandchildren Matthew Zigan of Lacrosse and Noah Abramson […]

Obituaries, January 2017

Posted on: December 29, 2016 | 29 Kislev 5777 by Rob Golub

Menashe Alezra Menashe Alezra, who served in Israel’s Golani Brigade before moving to Wisconsin, died Nov. 2, 2016. He was 65. Alezra, of Baltimore, was born May 15, 1951 in Marrakesh, Morocco. He moved to Wisconsin in 1980 from Yerucham, Israel to wed Mindy Davidoff Alezra, whom he met in Israel. He was a member […]

Sandra Friedman Dolnick, public libraries advocate, dies at 80

Posted on: December 23, 2016 | 23 Kislev 5777 by WJC Staff

Sandra Friedman Dolnick, a Wisconsin native and public libraries pioneer who created a national network of “friends” of library groups, died Sunday, Dec. 11. She was 80. A former member of Congregation Sinai of Fox Point, she was involved in local Jewish community activities until she moved to Philadelphia in 1988, according to her daughter, […]

Obituaries, December 2016

Posted on: November 28, 2016 | 27 Heshvan 5777 by Rob Golub

David Abergel David Abergel of Baltimore, who served in the Israel Defense Forces, died Sept. 30, 2016. He was 63. Born March 27, 1953 in Tel Aviv, he moved to the United States in 1979 from Herzliya, Israel to wed Bebe Zien Abergel, whom he met in Israel. Beforehand, he graduated from Technion High School, […]

Obituaries, November, 2016

Posted on: November 3, 2016 | 2 Heshvan 5777 by WJC Staff

Edwin Goldman Edwin Goldman of Glendale, a U.S. Army veteran who was active in the Jewish community, died Oct. 6, 2016. He was 88. Born Dec. 9, 1927 in Milwaukee, he attended North Division High School and University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. He was a CPA and deputy director of the Treasurer’s Office for the […]

Robert Norman Stone

Posted on: October 31, 2016 | 29 Tishri 5777 by Rob Golub

Robert Norman Stone of Glendale, who took on his father’s business, Stone’s Jewelry Company, and served as a first lieutenant in World War II, died Sept. 13, 2016. He was 92. He is survived by wife Anita Stone. A graduate of Shorewood High School in 1942, he also graduated from University of Wisconsin – Madison […]

Bernard Ottenstein

Posted on: October 31, 2016 | 29 Tishri 5777 by Rob Golub

Bernard Ottenstein of Milwaukee, a member of the Jewish War Veterans who enjoyed opera, art, golfing and swimming, died Sept. 4, 2016. He was 92. His spouse, who is deceased, was Ethel Ottenstein. He was born Feb. 26, 1924 and graduated from North Division High School. He was a DDS, having graduated from the Marquette […]

Obituaries published September, 2016

Posted on: August 29, 2016 | 25 Av 5776 by Rob Golub

Marla Berg Marla Berg of Milwaukee, who loved spending time with children, grandchildren and extended family, died July 6, 2016. She was 71. Her spouse Nathan Berg died in 2000. Marla Berg graduated from Washington High School and University of Wisconsin ­– Milwaukee with a degree in education. The life member of Hadassah was a […]

Abner Mikva, Wisconsin native who mentored Obama, dies at 90

Posted on: July 25, 2016 | 19 Tammuz 5776 by Rob Golub

Jewish Telegraphic Agency CHICAGO – Abner Mikva, a Milwaukee-born federal judge, congressman and mentor to President Obama, died on Monday, July 4. He was 90. Mikva died in Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune. His political career, spanning five decades, saw him serve in state and national office as well as all three branches of […]

Seth Conrad Rich, formerly of Camp Ramah, shot near home

Posted on: July 25, 2016 | 19 Tammuz 5776 by Rob Golub

Jewish Telegraphic Agency WASHINGTON — A young Jewish staffer for the Democratic National Committee who had worked for Camp Ramah in Wisconsin was shot dead near his home in Washington, D.C. Seth Conrad Rich, 27, was shot early Sunday, July 10, in the Bloomingdale neighborhood, near the Capitol, about a block from his home. Police […]