Latest Obituaries

Alice Shaw Lefkowich, died on June 26, 2022 after a life full of love, beauty, laughter, and celebration.

Arrangements under the direction of Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel.

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Jeanne S. Epstein (nee Sicherman). Loving wife of Theodore "Ted" Horvath and the late Urvan "Bud" Epstein. Loving mother of Jim (Renee) Epstein, Mimi (Gary) Testen and the late Alice (Arthur) Weinstein. Devoted grandmother of Adam Weinstein, Rachel Weinstein, Kira (Jim Browne) Epstein, Eliana Epstein, Joshua (Tina) Frumkin, Glenn (Cristina) Testen and Kate (Colin) Persons. Great-grandmother of Robert, Ella, Lydia, Grant, Paul and Evelyn. Dear sister of the late Harold. Services will be h…

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Sarabel Cahn, 96, passed away June 23.  She was the beloved wife of Harold Cahn for 45 years, cherished daughter of Laura and Paul Rose, loving mother of Dennis (Katie) Cahn, Rodger (Sue) Cahn and Rhonda (Rich) Albert, devoted grandmother to Stephanie (Eric) Sterling, Greg (Sigall) Cahn, Laura (Andy) Lash, Jeff (Jamie) Albert, Elissa Cahn (Dr. Benjamin Avner) and Michael (Han Na Jang) Cahn, and great-grandmother to Hunter, Reid, Blake, Maya, Kyla and Madison.  Sarabel was born Nov. 24, 1…

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Allan Rose, 79, of Mayfield Heights passed away on June 22, 2022, in Parma.  Allan was born on Sept. 15, 1942, in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of Harry and Rose (Epstein) Rose.  Allan came to the Cleveland area as a child and later earned his Bachelor of Arts in sales from Dyke College.  Allan very much enjoyed the social aspect of his life. He loved to dance, attend live music, festivals and social events.  Allan was a volunteer at the senior center and his place of worship.  

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Lenore Levine (nee Tracht), age 97, of Beachwood, Ohio was born Nov. 15, 1924 and passed away on June 23. Beloved wife of Dr. Bennett Levine (deceased); devoted mother of Barbara (David Green) Levine of Lexington, Mass.; Janice (Brian Igoe, deceased) Levine Igoe of Boston; and Dr. Frederic (Dr. Janine Martyn) Levine of Moreland Hills; loving grandmother of Brennan and Sarah Igoe, Hannah, Bennett, Sydney and Iris Levine, Jesse Green, Theresa (Jesse) Ruggiero and Elizabeth (Huy) Huynh; dea…

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Connie M. Gordon (nee Weinberg) beloved wife of the late Lou Federman and Earl Gordon. Loving mother of Cathy (Stephen) Weinroth, Terri (Thomas) Mester and Joanne (Howard Sobel) Federman. Devoted grandmother of Melissa (Vicente Caride) Marks, Andrew Marks, Jonathan (Rachel) Mester, Nicholas (Elyce) Mester, Sarah (David Edmiston) Sobel and Hannah (Dan Wood) Sobel. Great-grandmother of nine. Private family graveside services will be held June 24 at the Lake View Cemetery. Friends who wish …

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Val Bendersky beloved brother of Victor (Mara) Bendersky. Devoted father of Nate (Yujin Yong-fiancee) Maslak. Loving uncle of Leia and Mallory. Cherished companion of Irena Ayzman. Adored son of the late Iva and Semion. Services will be held at 2 p.m. June 23 at the Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel, 1985 S. Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights. Interment Mt. Sinai Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the residence of Irena Ayzman 27719 S. Woodland Road, Pepper Pike, 1 to 3 p.m. and …

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Joseph Demsey Dec. 22, 1926 to June 19, 2022. Beloved husband of Renee (née Mishell ) Loving father of John Demsey of New York City and Mary Jo Friedman wife of Frederick Friedman of Southfield, Mass. Cherished grandfather of Molly and Thomas Friedman and Marie Helene Demsey. Son of Charles and Minnie Demsey. Devoted brother of the following deceased Leo Demsey, Ethel Polster and Delbert Demsey. World War II veteran and industrialist entrepreneur. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday …

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Ronna M. Rosenthal (nee Friedman) passed away peacefully at home on June 18, 2022 surrounded by her children. Beloved wife of the late Benet Rosenthal; loving mother of Terri Rosenthal Leikin (Ken Steele) and Marc Louis Rosenthal; dear sister to Roselyn Friedman of Chicago, Illinois; daughter of the late Lillian and Charles Friedman and cherished friend to many.

Eileen Gordon (nee Israel), age 94, of Beachwood, passed away on  June 16, 2022. Eileen was born May 7, 1928.

Arrangements under the direction of Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel.

Shirly Herskovitz (nee Wolf) beloved wife of the late Fred. Loving mother of Mark (Nili) Herskovitz and the late Freida (Terry) Boylen. Devoted grandmother of 8 and great grandmother of 23. Dear sister of the late Melvin and Leonard Wolf. Services were held Friday, June 17 at 12:30 at the Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel. Interment Zion Memorial Park. For Shiva information call 216-932 7900.  Family and friends who were unable to attend the service may view the live stream recordi…

Kenneth S. Leon, age 92, of Beachwood, was born Feb. 17, 1930, and passed away on June 15, 2022.

Arrangements under the direction of Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel.

Robert Zane David Gordon, Ph.D., M.D., died June 6, 2022, in Chicago, and is survived by his brother, Jerry (Darla) Gordon; sons, Danny (former wife, Alexandra Dumas) and Seth (Jennifer); grandchildren, Kyle, Jacob, Samuel and Gideon; many nieces and nephews; and his former wife, Ann Gordon (Joan Heller). Dr. Gordon was predeceased by his older sister, Barbara Brenner (and brother-in-law, James Brenner) and his brother, Larry Gordon (and sister-in-law, Evelyn Gordon).

Rhonda Ethel Wachs (nee Lebovitz), beloved mother of Zachary (Lindsay) and Jason Wachs. 

Arrangements under the direction of Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel.

Geraldine Klass (nee Snyder) beloved wife of the late Harvey, passed away on June 11, 2022, at 97. 

Arrangements under the direction of Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel.