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Sylvia (Lipsitz) Levy

October 26, 2020

 

LEVY, Sylvia (Lipsitz), Of Needham, passed away on October 26, 2020 at the age of 93.  Beloved wife of the late Jacob “Jack” Levy.  Devoted and proud mother of sons Robert Levy of Needham, Massachusetts and David Levy and his wife Judie (Winner) of Sharon, Massachusetts.  Devoted and proud grandmother of Jacob Levy.  Loving sister of the late Zelda Cope and Erving Lipsitz.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Sylvia was born and raised in Athol, Massachusetts.  Her family home was flooded by the 1938 New England Hurricane.  After graduating high school, she enrolled in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps.  She later graduated from Boston University School of Nursing, and was a Registered Nurse at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston for many years.  She often told stories about working at the hospital during the Blizzard of 1978.  Sylvia loved flowers and gardening.  Sylvia loved to travel.  She drove cross country twice, and traveled to China, Alaska, Europe and Israel during her lifetime.  Sylvia loved to vacation with family and friends during the summer, especially in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire (Rust Pond) and all over Cape Cod.  Sylvia also enjoyed hosting cookouts during the summer with family and friends.  Sylvia loved to read The Boston Globe and discuss current events and politics.  Sylvia was looking forward to seeing a new president elected in the upcoming 2020 election.  Private burial at Sharon Memorial Park.  Donations in Sylvia’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

 

Eileen Ruth Lewis

October 24, 2020

Eileen Ruth Lewis, May 17, 1934 – October 24, 2020 of Brookline, MA, formerly of Pittsburgh, PA. Eileen was born and raised in Pittsburgh and lived in the neighborhoods of the Hill District, Greenfield, and Squirrel Hill, until 2017, when she moved to Brookline, MA to be closer to her sons. Eileen was born in 1934 to Samuel Cohen (“Zadie”) and Ethel (Rubenstein) Cohen (“Bobo”,) both of Pittsburgh. She remained an only child. After attending Fifth Avenue High School, Eileen worked as a bookkeeper until she met her husband, Norman Lewis, at a dance at the YMWHA in Oakland. They were married in September 1953. Four years later, their son Mark was born. Allan was born eleven months later. Eileen was a devoted wife and mother. While her children were growing up, she was active in various organizations, and enjoyed playing mahjong with friends. Eileen did not learn to drive a car until around age 40. After her two boys went to college, she began working again. She had a long career at Jewish Family and Community Services, which was like a second family to her. She kept working there into her early 60s. Eileen also liked sports. In the 1960s and 70s, she regularly watched Studio Wrestling, and was a big fan of the professional teams, particularly the Steelers. She rooted for the Boston teams after moving there, especially the Patriots, Red Sox, and Celtics. Her loyalties were torn when the Steelers played the Patriots. Eileen watched golf on TV, despite having never played it. While living in Squirrel Hill, she walked many places and exercised at the JCC. Music was a big part of Eileen’s life. She played the violin some as a youngster. She loved classic Broadway musicals. She used to go on bus trips to New York City to see Broadway shows. After retiring, Eileen sang in a chorus that performed at senior residences. In her 3+ years in the Boston area, Eileen made friends with many at her wonderful apartment building run by Center Communities of Brookline. Eileen was predeceased by her husband Norman Lewis, Norman’s many siblings and their spouses, her parents, her uncle and aunt, Joseph and Mildred Rubenstein, and by many of her friends. She is survived by her sons Mark Lewis of Boston, MA (and Stella Bondar) and Allan Lewis of Newton, MA (and Susan Weiner), her grandson Brian Lewis of Providence, RI (and Anne Lewis), and many cousins in Pittsburgh. Graveside Services and Interment will be held on Tuesday at 11:30 am at Tree of Life Memorial Park. Donations in Eileen’s memory should be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of America, Hebrew Senior Life of Boston, MA, or the charity of your choice.

Benjamin Hyman

October 23, 2020

Benjamin Hyman – Of Natick, on October 23, 2020. Beloved husband of Claudia (Donahue) Hyman. Dear son of the late Wolfred and Lillian (Bluestein) Hyman. Dear brother of Wendy Hyman Segel. Dear uncle of Jamie Noone Segel. Also survived by loving cousins. Private services will be held. Remembrances to Congregation Mishkan Tefila, 384 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02446.

Allan Michael Kline

October 23, 2020

Allan Michael Kline, 75, of Sudbury, MA, passed away on October 23, 2020 after a courageously fought battle. Fearless until the end, he was a proud, loving, and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew, friend, Chief Financial Officer, and the ultimate Red Sox fan.

Born in New Rochelle, NY and raised in West Orange, NJ, he was the adoring son of the late Terry and James Kline.  For 52 years he was the devoted husband to wife, Nan Kline. Proud father of Rick (Karen) of San Carlos, CA and David (Amy) of Brookline, and cherished grandfather of Casey, Brady, Noah and Annie. Dear brother of Linda (Walt) Anderson.  He graduated from UMass and Wharton Business School.

A lifelong sports enthusiast, some of his favorite memories and proudest accomplishments were on the basketball court, golf course, and baseball field. Winning his NJ High School state championship in 1963 remained a highlight; he maintained lifelong friendships with many of his teammates. His extreme passion for the Red Sox is a metaphor for the wholehearted pride, undying loyalty, fierce commitment, and endless support that he offered all whom he loved. Even more significant than his prized Red Sox, the role of sports fan he relished most was played out while watching his children and grandchildren play their respective sports.

Private graveside services will be held at Beit Olam East Cemetery in Wayland at 12:30 pm on Sunday in compliance with COVID protocols. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or to National Brain Tumor Society, 55 Chapel St, Suite 200, Newton, MA 02458.

Link to service:https://viewneral.zoom.us/rec/play/99OJELFBwJT2NQFVZYrH6uCG5cAr52MSJG_EC0zUwvaqydJbftnflg5OW6HpEUd1zOMbE9o5otPZMEBo.IwA33XHcKZ_iJwnl

 

Harvey B. Chansky

October 22, 2020

 

Chansky, Harvey B., of Newton Centre, passed away October 22, 2020. Son of the late Edward Chansky and Lillian (Lewis) Chansky. Beloved wife of Lucille (Lucie) N. Chansky. Devoted father of Matthew (Matty), John A. Chansky and his wife Stacy, and Lynne Flattery and her husband James Flattery. Loving and proud grandfather of Evan and Brian Chansky and Devin Flattery. Dear brother of the late Allen Chansky and his wife Janice Chansky.

Harvey was a United States Army veteran. He held an MBA and spent his career as an executive in the building materials industry. After retirement he pursued his passion for finance. He was an avid golfer and sports fan. His amazing memory of details small and large was renowned, he excelled in trivia. He was devoted to his family. To quote him “don’t be sad, I have had a good run—celebrate my life.”

Private burial with military honors was held at Sharon Memorial Park. Donations in his memory may be made to The Price Center, 27 Christina St., Newton Highlands, MA 02461. www.brezniakfuneraldirectors.com

 

 

Stanley Norman DeHaan

October 22, 2020

Stanley Norman DeHaan of Northbridge, MA, age 75, peacefully  passed away on October 22, 2020. Stanley was a beloved and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend who is survived by his wife, Linda Merrill DeHaan of Northbridge, sons Marc Justin DeHaan  of Northbridge and Jeffrey Michael  DeHaan and his wife Emily Flinter DeHaan of Cheshire, CT.  Proud grandfather of Evan and Andrew  DeHaan and beloved brother  of Larry DeHaan and his wife Arlene Dorenfeld DeHaan of Framingham. Also a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Stanley was the son of the late Jacob K. DeHaan and Jeanette E. (Goldberg ) DeHaan. He was a dedicated Mason for 54 years  and served as Master and Secretary of several  lodges in Massachusetts. Due to Covid,  services will be private.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to support the Linda Bi, MD Research and Education Fund. Memorial gifts may be made online at www.bwhgiving.org or checks may be made payable to Brigham and Women’s Hospital with “in memory of Stanley DeHaan” in the memo line and sent to: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave., 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02116.

Link to service: https://viewneral.zoom.us/rec/play/d6esa3-i6FQ3G03icVzz3h1cWxZjVQBrHv2cIG8TQzTrg2gOVU9yV-gWrhzIvJgpjMamD3JreBa3iYf2.6Jq06ur3XlZltMsY

Galina Krylova

October 22, 2020

Galina Krylova-Of Brighton, October 22,2020.Beloved mother of  Eugene Krylova and his wife Victoria Tentler-Krylova. Dear grandmother of Alexander and Jacob. Dear sister of Lida and Nina Krylovar. Private interment at Newton Cemetery.

Leonard D. Berman

October 21, 2020

Leonard Berman, 87, passed away peacefully at his home in Waban, MA on October 21, 2020. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, to a loving family, parents Harry and Mabel (Kasnetz) Berman, sister, Ruth, and brother, Stewart. He is survived by his siblings, his son, Bill, daughter-in-law Anna, their children Vinnie and Reece and by three nieces.

Leonard graduated from Hobart College and NYU Medical School, followed by residency at Children’s Hospital in Boston. He performed his national service through a two-year stint at the National Institutes of Health. In 1962, he married Audrey Buchman of Brooklyn. They had attended the same high school concurrently, without meeting each other!

After a year each in London, Paris and Stockholm on cancer research grants, and a further period of research in Jerusalem, the couple returned to the States, where Leonard taught and did research at the Boston University School of Medicine. He served for a period of time as Chief of the Pathology Department at Boston’s V.A. Hospital, after which he returned to Boston University.

In addition to his medical career, Lenny was an inveterate fisherman who shared his bounty with the neighborhood, an ardent philatelist, and he had a lifelong passion for music. As a flutist, he participated extensively in chamber music and ensemble performances. He also greatly enjoyed the company of his little dog, Houdini.

Lenny’s calm, soft-spoken demeanor belied a quick and sometimes mischievous wit. Someone said to Audrey, “he was a man of few words and gentle humor.” His neighbors will never forget his kindness, nor think of him without smiling.

Hyman Lamb

October 21, 2020

Lamb, Hyman of Sharon, October 21, 2020 of natural causes. Beloved husband of the late Marilyn (Greenfield) Lamb. Loving son of the late Samuel and Gussie Lamb. Devoted father of Paul Lamb and his wife Susan and Marty Lamb and his wife Peri. Proud grandfather of Audrey and her husband Todd, Joanna, Elissa and Simma. Step great-grandfather of Evelyn.  Loving brother of the late Bertha Kline, Harold Lamb and Mildred Friedman. Private services will be held at Sharon Memorial Park.  Remembrances in memory of Hyman may be made to the Lamb-Ellowitz Scholar in Residence Endowment Fund at Temple Israel, 125 Pond St. Sharon, MA 02067.

June (Vogel) Rapoport

October 20, 2020

Rapoport, June (Vogel) of Westborough, formerly of Surfside and Boynton Beach FL., and West Hartford, CT. October 20,2020.  Beloved wife of the late Dr. Murray Rapoport. Devoted mother of Michael and his wife Carole Rapoport of North Grafton, Dr. William Rapoport and his wife Dr. Shirley Press of Miami Beach, FL., and Dr. Steven Rapoport and his partner Patricia St. Germain of Pawcatuck, CT. Also survived by 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Sister of Marjorie Solomon of Daytona Beach, FL. A private Graveside Service will be held at Staro Konstantinov Cemetery 776 Baker St. West Roxbury. www.brezniakfd.com.

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