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Obituaries, December 2023

Posted on: November 30th, 2022 | 6 Kislev 5783 by Special to the Chronicle

  Allegra Cocos  Allegra Cocos died Oct. 21, 2022, two days before her 90th birthday.  She was born Oct. 23, 1932, in Alexandria, Egypt to Clara and Shmuel Israel and passed away at sunset. She is preceded in death by her childhood sweetheart and loving husband, Haim Victor Cocos, whom she married January 15, 1950. […]

Obituaries, November 2022

Posted on: October 27th, 2022 | 2 Heshvan 5783 by Special to the Chronicle

  Shirley Langer  Shirley Langer, beloved mother, matriarch, and friend, died on Oct. 12, 2022 in Milwaukee, at age 94.   Timeless and full of life, Shirley maintained a rare poise until the end. She balanced profound devotion to her family, dedication to strengthening the Jewish community of Milwaukee, and ceaseless support for her friends in […]

Meredith Tax remembered 

Posted on: October 27th, 2022 | 2 Heshvan 5783 by Special to the Chronicle

Meredith Tax, a Milwaukee native and prominent feminist and activist, died Sept. 25, 2022. She was 80.   Tax graduated from Whitefish Bay High School in 1960, then went on to Brandeis University and Birkbeck College, University of London, according to her website.    Tax published many books and articles. In 2016, she released a book, […]

Isabel Bader remembered as generous, caring 

Isabel Bader remembered as generous, caring 

Posted on: September 28th, 2022 | 3 Tishri 5783 by Special to the Chronicle

  For decades, Isabel Bader was a well-known figure and prominent philanthropist in Milwaukee who, along with her husband Alfred, gave away millions of dollars to charities across the city and around the globe, including to many Jewish organizations.   So when Isabel Bader died on Aug. 28, 2022, at age 95, it was natural that […]

Obituaries, October 2022

Posted on: September 28th, 2022 | 3 Tishri 5783 by Special to the Chronicle

  Judy Bloch  Judy Bloch (nee Kernis) died on Sept. 16, 2022, at the age of 74.   In addition to being a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Judy was a master educator who touched the lives of countless children, colleagues and families. She always made time to mentor and share her wisdom with anyone who […]

Obituaries, September 2022

Posted on: August 30th, 2022 | 3 Elul 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Nissan Buium Bar-Lev  Nissan Buium Bar-Lev, age 78, died unexpectedly on Aug. 2, 2022.   Preceded in death by his parents, Hayyim and Haya Buium, and granddaughter Julia Bar-Lev. Survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Candy Bar-Lev, beloved children Joshua (Camaron), Benjy (Lauren), Ari (Ali), and Abby (James), and adoring grandchildren, Isabelle, Ruby, […]

Obituaries, July 2022

Posted on: July 26th, 2022 | 27 Tammuz 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

    Maxine D. Gould  Maxine D. Gould, Bayside, died April 3, 2022. She was 79.   Born Aug. 8, 1942, in Milwaukee. Beloved wife of Ralph Gould. Dear mother of Stacie (Jeff) Usem and Alan (Wendy) Gould. Loving grandmother of Josh (Elissa) Usem, Ben Usem, Jonah Gould, and Ethan Gould.  Graveside services were April 6  at […]

Evelyn Garfinkel remembered – longtime community advocate loved connecting, family  

Evelyn Garfinkel remembered – longtime community advocate loved connecting, family  

Posted on: June 30th, 2022 | 1 Tammuz 5782 by Rob Golub

  Evelyn “Evy” Garfinkel, a devoted connector of family and community, and a longtime director of the Women’s Division of Milwaukee Jewish Federation, died June 18, 2022. She was 92.  It was never about ego for this longtime community advocate. “She did what she did, because she just did it. She wasn’t looking for accolades […]

Obituaries, July 2022

Posted on: June 30th, 2022 | 1 Tammuz 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Jeffrey Alan Dinkin  Jeffrey Alan Dinkin, Santa Monica, California, died May 30, 2022. He was 62.  Born Aug. 25, 1959 in Milwaukee. Attended Nicolet High School, Washington University in St. Louis and UCLA.  Jeff passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and loved ones at his home. In 1989, he founded Regent Properties. He […]

Obituaries, June 2022

Posted on: May 26th, 2022 | 25 Iyyar 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Jacob Aschkenazi  Jacob Aschkenazi died May 4, 2022, at the age of 81.    Beloved husband of Adrielle Aschkenazi (nee Haddad).  Cherished father of Sarit Orly (the late Oren Izeak Steinberg) Aschkenazi Steinberg and Keren Mina (Eran Litvak) Aschkenazi.  Loving grandfather of Daniela Leigh Steinberg, Amalia Romie Steinberg, Idan Litvak and Amit Litvak. Dear brother […]