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Gershon Goldberg

January 8, 2021

Gershon Goldberg-Died Jan. 2, 2021, at age 96. A resident of Arlington since 1957, he was born in Paterson, NJ; grew up in Forty Fort, Pa.; and attended Penn State, receiving his Ph.D. in 1949. A post-graduate fellowship brought him to Northeastern University, where he met Marilyn (Kossoi). Their marriage lasted 64 years, until her death in 2015.
He was a noted photographic chemist, with 13 patents and numerous publications to his name. He was a member of the American Chemical Society for 75 years, a former president of Boston chapter of the Society of Photographic Scientists and Engineers, and a longtime member of the Knights of Pythias, Ivanhoe Lodge.
He loved puns and wordplay and never lost his talent for doing any sort of word puzzle. He was a great fan of the Celtics, the St. Louis Cardinals, Penn State sports and Dixieland jazz. He was a founding member of Temple Emunah in Lexington and a longtime member of Temple Shalom in Medford.
He was a great dad to Jay Goldberg of Bethesda, Md.; Richard Goldberg and his wife, Sally, of Arlington; and Elise Goldberg of Arlington; and the favorite grandfather of Michael and Andrew Goldberg. He was predeceased by his wife and two brothers, Charles and Leonard.
Burial was held at Beit Olam East Cemetery, Wayland. Donations in his memory may be made to Temple Emunah, 9 Piper Rd., Lexington, MA 02421; Temple Shalom, 475 Winthrop St., Medford, MA 02155; or the food pantry of your choice.

Dr. David Buchsbaum

January 8, 2021

Complete obituary to be posted as soon as possible.

Arthur Levovsky

January 6, 2021

Arthur Levovsky-of  Brookline, formerly of New Bedford, on January 6,2021.Beloved brother of  Louis Levovsky and Laura Wolfe. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A private graveside service will be held at Congregation Tifereth Israel Cemetery, New Bedford.

Kerri-Jae Sussman

January 5, 2021

5/27/1968 – 1/5/2021

It is with great sadness that the family of Kerri-Jae Sussman announces her passing on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the age of 52.

Kerri grew up in Lincoln Massachusetts, later moving to Windham, Maine, and spent her whole career working in banking. As a child, she loved competitive swimming and ballet. But, her greatest passion was for Newfoundland dogs, owning many and serving on the board of directors of the Newfoundland Club of New England and as the co-chair of the NCNE Rescue & Referral Service over the years.

Kerri will be lovingly remembered by her partner of 35 years, Kimberly Coppenrath of Windham, Maine; her mother, Henri-Ann Sussman and predeceased by her father Joseph M. Sussman of Lincoln, Massachusetts; her brother Andrew Sussman and sister-in-law Kristina Sussman of Westford, Massachusetts; her brother Craig Sussman and sister-in-law Nadia Sussman of Lincoln, Massachusetts; her nieces and nephews Taylor, Leda, Ryan, Hailey and Owen; as well as numerous relatives and friends.

In addition to her father, she was predeceased by her grandparents Leonard and Lillian Sussman of Brooklyn, New York and Edward and Selma Bacon Simon of Marblehead, Massachusetts.

All funeral services will be private at the graveside. A celebration of Kerri’s life will be held in conjunction with the Unveiling of her headstone later in the year.

Memorial donations in Kerri’s name can be made to That Newfoundland Place, 554 Pucker Street, Coventry, CT 06238 or The Ellen Toll Katz Rescue Fund, c/o Cindi Goodwin, NCNE Charitable Trust, PO Box 659, Belmont, NH 03220.

The service may be viewed here: https://viewneral.zoom.us/rec/play/0_zYnH9dl4rURcqI_eRBCF0bpBipVSHxdWykDrvgURBmg7UD937BRkINCTU3ALjd4FOIhzzFhrP-TaSC.cW2R9xpPiFjZNwIs

George Shanahan

January 5, 2021

George Shanahan-of  Ft. Lauderdale, formerly of Waltham, on January 5, 2021

Patricia Gross

January 3, 2021

Patricia Hollander Gross of Framingham, formerly of Cambridge and Arlington, died of heart and respiratory failure at MetroWest Medical Center on January 3, 2021, at age 79. She was the beloved wife of the late Louis N. Gross, daughter of the late Carl and Elizabeth (Lea) Hollander; sister of Charles Hollander and his wife Janet; sister-in-law of Gretchen Gross; and aunt of Amelia Hollander Ames, Deborah Gross, Megan Gross, Marcia Ratner, and Sanford Ratner.

Patricia was a photographer, poet, editor, and, as a maker of rosaries, owner of Arlington Beadworks. Patricia and Louis were active in movements for social justice as founding members of the Arlington Civil Rights Committee and many other affiliations.

Patricia graduated George School in Newtown PA, and from Harvard College, class of 1963, where she began her career in photography as staff photographer of the Harvard Crimson. Her photographs recorded a social history of greater Boston, and beyond, in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. In 2000, she earned an MA in Theology at Boston College. Her research included compiling an annotated bibliography of books about the Holocaust which she donated to the Boston College Library. A devout Catholic, Patricia attended the Church of St. Ignatius in Chestnut Hill, and retreats at the Eastern Point Retreat House in Gloucester. Patricia also maintained a loving commitment to her husband Lou’s Jewish communities of Temple Emanuel in Lowell and Havurat Shalom in Somerville.

A private graveside service was held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington, MA. A memorial mass will be celebrated, and a commemoration of her life will be held via Zoom (dates to be scheduled). Donations in her memory may be made to Pine Street Inn, Boston, MA, Eastern Point Retreat House Gloucester, MA, Havurat Shalom Somerville, MA, and Blue Heron Music Ensemble.

Eleanor F. Berger

January 2, 2021

Eleanor F. Berger of Hanover, MA, January 2, 2021, 96 years of age. Widow of Harry Berger. Loving mother of Fern Weisman Kurland (Bob), and (Milton Weisman z”l), Robert Berger (Linda z”l), and Jerald Berger (z”l).

Loving grandmother of Shira Jayson (Steven), Ilana Altman (David), Adam Weisman (Margalith), and Leah Silver (Mark). Dana Berger (z”l) and Matthew Berger (z”l).

Loving great-grandmother of Daniel and Sabrina Jayson, Alex and Noah Altman, Lihie and Ari Weisman, Ethan and Kezia Silver.

Donations may be made in her memory to a charity of your choice.

 

Sara Selma Levenson

January 2, 2021

Levenson, Sara Selma, of Sarasota, FL (formerly of Newton, MA) passed away peacefully on Jan 2, 2021 in her 100th year.  Beloved wife of the late Frank Levenson.  Devoted mother of Barbara and her late husband Lawrence Smuckler from West Virginia and then Rehoboth Beach, DE, and Judy Waunch and her husband, John Colliston of Burlington, Ontario Canada. Cherished grandmother of Nina Mrose and her fiancé Doug Swirsky of Maryland.  Proud great-grandmother to Jacob and Benjamin. Adoring daughter of the late Sam and the late Molly Rosenfeld.  Loving sister to Claire and her husband the late Richard Novack, and her late brother Jacob Rosenfeld and his wife Elaine.  Dear aunt to Karyn, Larry (Kerry), Ellen (Bruce), Jonathan (Arlene), David (Patricia), Marty (Susan) and the late Steven (late Sharon).

Born in Boston of immigrant parents, Sara Selma was deeply connected to her Jewish tradition and heritage. Religion, family and friends were at the core of who she was.  She and her husband Frank lived the quintessential American Dream.  After Frank served in the Army at the Tuskegee Air Base, they returned to Boston. Later, when they moved to Newton, Sara Selma dedicated herself to her family and was an active member at Temple Emanuel.  She loved to entertain, going to the theatre, listening to music, dancing with Frank and playing bridge.  She sang with the B’nai Brith Chorus in Boston for many years.  Sara Selma was a proud past president of the Mayflower Lodge of B’nai Brith. In the summertime, she enjoyed the occasional game of golf and visiting with family and friends. When they moved to Florida, she enjoyed the vibrant Sarasota Arts Scene, playing bridge and meeting new friends. Even after they moved to Sarasota, Mom always considered herself to be proudly from Boston.

Sara Selma had a full, rich life and will be dearly missed. Private graveside burial at Staro-Konstantinov Cemetery next to her loving husband Frank. Due to current Covid-19 conditions, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Paul F. Rosenberg

January 2, 2021

Paul F. Rosenberg, of Framingham, MA, passed away on January 2, 2021 at the age of 90. Beloved husband of the late Marilyn (Silverstein) Rosenberg. Devoted father of David Rosenberg and his wife Janet, and Amy Rosenberg Greitzer and her husband Howard. Proud grandfather of Lauren and Steven Greitzer, and Jordan and Julia Rosenberg. Loving brother of the late Elliot Rosenberg and his wife Evelyn.

Paul was born in Boston and graduated from Boston University. He worked most of his career for the Gillette Company in Boston. There was not a crossword puzzle that he could not quickly master. He was an avid reader and tennis player. He loved to play bridge and to travel. He was devoted to his family and cared greatly for all who knew him. He had many friendships and relationships that lasted over 80 years.

Due to the pandemic, a private funeral will be held. Donations in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

Morton Gelles

January 1, 2021

Gelles, Morton S. “Morty”, 88, of Wellesley (formerly of Newton), passed away January 1, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife Babette (Lapidus), daughters Irene LaRosee (Charlie Bibeault) and Pam Gelles, grandchildren Nicole LaRosee, Rachael Langey, Shoshanna Bibeault and Jacob Bibeault, sister Barbara Pressman, and many nieces and nephews. Due to current health restrictions funeral services are private. In lieu of flowers donations in Morton’s memory may be made to Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston (CJP.org) or to the charity of your choice.

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