Obituaries | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle


Obituaries, November 2021

Posted on: October 28, 2021 | 22 Heshvan 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

    Oleg Klebanov  Oleg Klebanov died on Sept. 28, 2021, at the age of 75.   Beloved husband of Tsylina (nee Livshits). Dear brother of the late Sofia and the late Michael and brother-in-law of Nina Pyatnitsky. Loving uncle of Galina (Boris) Bakman and great-uncle of David and Mikela Bakman. Further survived by other relatives […]

Obituaries, October 2021

Posted on: October 6, 2021 | 30 Tishri 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

    Merla Estelle Charne  Merla Estelle Charne (nee Feldstein) died Sept. 12, 2021, at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Irvin B. Charne. Cherished mother of Jim (Laurie Hutzler) Charne and the late David (Lisa Dubrow) Charne. Loving grandmother of Madeline Blaire Charne. Further survived by other loving relatives and dear […]


Posted on: September 26, 2021 | 20 Tishri 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

Jean Katz Sata, also known as Jean Katz, passed away love filled on September 25, 2021. A family focused nature loving Zionist teacher taught ‘when given the chance always take the pretty way!’ She was surrounded by her loving children and blanketed by her 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Sata graduated from Shorewood high […]

Obituaries, September 2021

Posted on: August 31, 2021 | 23 Elul 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

      Nancy Gail Samson Cohen Fay Edith Colberg   Fay Edith Colberg (nee Zeiger) died on July 26, 2021, in Madison. Fay was born in Milwaukee on Jan. 9, 1925. She was the youngest of the seven children of Regina (nee Zuckerman) and David Zeiger. She attended North Division High School and graduated from […]

Obituaries, May 2021

Posted on: May 3, 2021 | 21 Iyyar 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

    Feiga Bandos  Feiga Bandos of Efrat, Israel, died at the age of 96 on March 14, 2021. She was preceded in death by her spouse, Felix Bandos. Survivors include son Marcus (Melanie) of Bayside, daughter Helen (Mark) Breslow of Toronto, daughter Marilyn (Yisrael) Broder of Efrat, Israel. Feiga came to Milwaukee from Falun, […]

Obituaries, April 2021

Posted on: April 1, 2021 | 19 Nisan 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  Ruth Beder   Ruth Beder, of Bayside, died on Jan. 23, 2021, at the age of 89. She was born in Milwaukee and the loving wife of Albert Beder. Dear mother of Jeff (Heidi) Beder, Rick Beder, Gary (Sherri) Beder, and Melissa (Michael) Spanjar. Caring sister of Mayta Schnoll and preceded in death by siblings […]

Obituaries, March 2021

Posted on: March 1, 2021 | 17 Adar 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  David Adashek  David Adashek died on Nov. 24, 2020, at 82 years old in Highland Park, Illinois, of COVID-19. He was 6 days shy of his 83rd birthday. He will forever be remembered not only as a businessperson driven by ideas, but most importantly as a loving husband, father, mentor and friend to so […]

Allen Samson remembered as insightful, accomplished leader 

Posted on: February 25, 2021 | 13 Adar 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  Allen Samson gave generously and rallied Milwaukee Jews around Israel and local community causes. A Milwaukee native, attorney and businessman, Samson died on Feb. 1, 2021. He was 81.   Samson will be remembered for his intensity, passion, and analysis as a leader of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and other community organizations.  The former general […]

Obituaries, February 2021

Posted on: January 31, 2021 | 18 Shevat 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  Susan L. Borkon  Susan L. Borkon (nee Wiernick) died on Jan. 7, 2021, at the age of 75.  Loving mother of Laurie (Jill Stevens) Borkon and Julie (David) Meyers. Cherished grandmother of Talia Borkon-Rutter, Danielle Borkon-Rutter, Ayal Meyers and Zev Meyers. Dear sister of James Wiernick. Private services held at Spring Hill Cemetery with […]

Claire Fabric, 77, remembered for warmth and care 

Posted on: December 1, 2020 | 15 Kislev 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  As a museum docent, Claire Fabric inspired others to be uplifted by art and Jewish history. She brought warmth and care to every tour she led, said education directors at the Milwaukee Museum of Art and the Jewish Museum Milwaukee.  Fabric, a volunteer educator, an activist fighting hunger with Congregation Shalom, and a social […]