Sidney Jacobs, z”l.
The funeral will take place on April 1, at 11 a.m. at Herman Meyer Funeral Home. Interment will follow at KI’s cemetery in the KI section. Rabbi Jacowitz Chottiner will officiate.
May Sid’s daughter, Barbara, and his companion, Carol, be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
Rosita Uroper Kaplin, z”l. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville. Rosita was born on May 1, 1929 in Havana, Cuba. She emigrated to the United States with her mother in 1944 and settled in Louisville, there she met the love of her life, Phil (Pinky) Kaplin, and they married in 1950. They were happily married for over 60 years until Pinky’s passing in 2012. Rosita was a resident of Grove Point at the Masonic Home in Louisville.
Rosita was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Her family was always the most important thing in her life, and they could always count on Rosita to be there for them. Rosita was an active member of the Senior Adult Program at the Jewish Community Center in Louisville where she had many friends. In 2015, she was the proud recipient of the Elsie P. Judah Memorial Award for outstanding volunteer service.
Rosita was predeceased by her father, Jack Uroper, her mother, Basia Uroper and her husband, Phil (Pinky) Kaplin. She is survived by her daughter, Jackie Posnansky (Mark), son Cary Kaplin (Laurie), grandchildren Brian Posnansky (Rebekah), Nikki Posnansky King (Ted), Ben Kaplin (Sharon), Nathan Kaplin and great-grandchildren Lilly King, Seth Posnansky and Philip Kaplin.
Graveside services will be held at the Anshei Sfard Cemetery in Louisville on Friday April 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Senior Center of the Jewish Community Center in Louisville, Temple Shalom, the Parkinson’s Support Center of Kentucky or the donor’s favorite charity.
Ruthie Passamaneck, z’l. The obituary and general info is below. Rabbi Beth Jacowitz Chottiner will be officiating.
Ruthie Osoffsky Passamaneck, 95, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on April 9, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Passamaneck; her parents, Hanna and Harris Osoffsky; and her brothers, Samuel and Ben Osoffsky. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Ruth Passamaneck; her grandson Neal Passamaneck and his wife Angela Erwin and her great-grandsons Isaac and Grant Passamaneck. Also, left to cherish her memory are sisters-in-laws Sylvia and Doris Osoffsky; many loving nieces and nephews, and friends including: Toni, Ralph and Jennifer.
She was active in her community and was a member of Temple Shalom, Congregation Ashei Sfard, Hadassah, and JCC, where she helped with lunches, dues and bingo. We are grateful to the staff of the JCC. Ruthie and Sylvia worked at Adath Jeshurun for over 24 years. They, also, catered with the help of family, Sheila, Danielle, Hedley, Dana and Samuel. It was a great time for all! One of her favorite songs was My Yiddishe Momme. She loved people and had a great smile.
Ruthie’s motto was “I’m particular”. Woe to anyone, who did not understand the true ramifications of those words! From ensuring that the correct protocol was maintained in A.J.’s kitchen, to her special tuna salad for Super Sunday and her hand painted candies, Ruthie’s special touch was seen. She mastered catering for large parties to volunteering to bake and ice cupcakes with a Carmelite sister. Ruthie’s talents were many.
We give special thanks to the staff, residents and volunteers at Nazareth Home –Clifton, where Ruthie lived for the last three years, for their exceptional care and loving friendships. They were extremely supportive of Ruthie and our family.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 11th at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc, 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial in Anshei Sfard Cemetery. Visitation will begin 1:00 pm to 2:00pm. Expressions of sympathy may be made to JCC Senior Adult program, Nazareth Home –Clifton, or an organization of your choice.www.meyerfuneral.com.
May the family of Ruthie be comforted on the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
Leonard Wexler, z”l, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. He was born in Brooklyn, NY to Bert and Eileen on February 21, 1931. From NY he moved to Chicago, graduated from the University of Illinois, and later earned his MBA from the University of Chicago. There he married Frances Levin, had 3 children, and his life and career flourished.
Life in Louisville began in 1980 when he accepted an executive position with Glenmore Distilleries. He and his wife fully enjoyed the Louisville community. As a member of Standard Club, he developed many friendships over regular golf games and poker. He was a lifetime member of Financial Executives Institute. He earned the Jewish Community Federation Ronald & Marie Abrams Volunteer of the Year award in 2000. Somehow, he always had time for U of L Basketball as a season ticket holder.
Leonard is survived by his sons, Lawrence J. Wexler and his wife Deb Dusansky, and Bruce H. Wexler and his wife Paula; his daughter Donna A. Wexler and her husband Tracy Towns; grandchildren Alex and Matt Wexler and Chava and Elie Kornfeld. Leonard was preceded in death by his wife, Frances.
A celebration of Leonard’s life will be held at 12:00 p.m. Sunday, April 14 at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc. 1338 Ellison Ave. Visitors are welcome at 11:00 a.m.
Mr. Wexler will be laid to rest next to his wife at Cave Hill Cemetery during a private ceremony. Memorial contributions to your favorite organization are welcomed.
May the family of Wexlers be comforted on the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
Esther Siegel Epstein, z”l, Esther is survived by her devoted family, daughter, Laurie (Michael) Terris and their sons, Ben and Sam Terris; son, Mark (Joan) Epstein and their son, Ross (Gwen) Epstein and his daughter, Leota Epstein; and daughter, Ellen (Jane Rogan) Epstein.
Esther, z”l, a beloved sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away in Bloomington, IN on April 13, 2019 at the age of 95.
Esther was born on September 7, 1923 to Samuel and Rose Siegel. A long-time resident of Indianapolis she was a graduate of Manuel High School and worked for many years as a sales associate at Perry’s Luggage and Gifts. Esther was a 51-year member of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, an active member of the JCC, and of Hooverwood Guild. Esther had a particular fondness for the many dogs she cared for through her lifetime, she was an avid bridge player and with her late husband, Gerald “Jerry” Epstein DDS, they traveled extensively and were volunteers at Gleaners Food Bank.
Memorial contributions may be made to Beth-El Zedeck, Temple Shalom, Hooverwood Guild, or your local Humane Society.
May the Terris and Epstein Familes be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.