Gerald Michelson-Of Brookline, on August 17, 2017.Private graveside service will be held on Friday, August 18,2017.
Of Boca Raton, Florida, formerly of Holbrook, on August 16, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy (Morrison) Rubin. Devoted father of Robert Rubin and his wife Susan of Delray Beach, FL, and Gary Rubin and his wife Nanci of Boynton Beach, FL. Dear grandfather of Howard Rubin of Weymouth and Brad and Juliana Rubenson of Claremont, CA. Graveside service at Kaminker Cemetery, 776 Baker Street, West Roxbury, on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 11:00 am. Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.
Harriet (Bloom) Hershon
Of Framingham, on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, after a valiant struggle with lung cancer. Beloved wife for 44 years of the late Marvin S. “Mickey” Hershon and the loving mother of Frederic Hershon (Debra). Cherished grandmother of Rachael and Bennee. Dear sister of Eleanor (Bloom) Milione (Nick), and the late Harold Bloom (Gloria). Harriet is survived by devoted sister-in-law, Lenore Cagan, brother-in-law Ronald Hershon (Valerie), and her closest cousins, Edward Bloom, Irvin Rich, Philip Waldman, Dottie Beckoff and Robert Bloom, and many cherished nieces and nephews. Graveside service at Roxbury Mutual Cemetery, Corner of Central Street and D Street, Woburn, on Monday, August 21 at 10:00 a.m. Shiva will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The Greater Boston Food Bank and the American Cancer Society.
of Newton, on August 16, 2017. Graveside service in the Shara Tfilo Cemetery, 776 Baker St., West Roxbury, Friday, August 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm.
Bernice (Glanz) Lichtblau
Of Newton, formerly of Syracuse, NY, and Boynton Beach, FL, on August 14, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Myron Lichtblau. Devoted mother of Anita Lichtblau (Richard Brunell), Eric Lichtblau (Leslie Zirkin) and the late Mark Lichtblau. Loving grandmother of Noah Brunell, Jacob Brunell, Matthew Lichtblau, Andrew Lichtblau, Annabel Oppenheim, and Harold Oppenheim. Dear sister of Herbert Glanz and the late Milton Glanz. Services at Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington St., Newton, Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Following burial in the Beth Israel of Malden Cemetery, North Reading, memorial observance will be at the home of Anita Lichtblau and Richard Brunell until 9 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 pm,and Thursday 7-9 pm. A minyan service will be held each evening at 7:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bernice’s memory may be made to The Jimmy Fund, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.
Joseph Kansky-Of Holliston.Age 74.Joe passed away peacefully just like he wanted. Beloved husband of 49-1/2 years of Barbara (Slotnick) Kansky. Loving brother of Barbara Kansky, brother-in-law of Rita Slotnick and the late Steven Slotnick. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was genuinely loved by all for his playful attitude and keen sense of humor.Our family is especially grateful to the medical staff of the Newton Wellesley Hospital and the Vernon Cancer Center for their care and support.In lieu of flowers donations in Joe’s name may be sent to the Vernon Cancer Center, Newton Wellesley Hospital, 2014 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02462.A private memorial service will be held.
Armin G. Biller
Armin Gerald Biller, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully on August 12, 2017, surrounded by family in Truro,MA. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1928, he was the son of the late Dr. Jack and Mollie Biller and brother of Frances Belinky and the late Judd Biller. While attending the University of Wisconsin in Madison where he graduated with a teachers certificate in English, he met the love of his life — a gem of a woman from El Salvador, adored by all who met her — Martita Freund. They were married in 1953 in San Salvador, El Salvador where they lived until the 1980’s when the civil war forced them to leave the country. Without any prior knowledge of Spanish, Armin joined his two brothers-in-law, Ernesto and Roberto Freund, in a family business. Armin eventually helped to create the first department store chain in El Salvador. He and Martita lived a beautiful life in El Salvador with their three children. Martita sadly passed away in 1990. Their love remained a vital source of life for Armin. He remained a widower until his death. He is survived by his three children: Michael Biller and his partner Nancy Anderson of Seattle Washington, Marga Biller of Boston, and Carolina and her husband Sandy Bloomberg of Brookline. His Grand children: Josh Bloomberg and his wife Julie Casper, Mikaela Bloomberg, Mia Raquel Rosenberg, Alex Biller, Nicholas Biller and Madeleine Biller. Armin was joyfully awaiting the birth of his first great-grandchild in October.The funeral will be on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 11:30am at Mishkan Tefila Memorial Park, 2690 Centre Street,West Roxbury. The family will sit Shiva on Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm at the home of Carolina and Sandy Bloomberg. On Thursday, Shiva will be held at the Interfaith Chapel at Newbridge on the Charles in Dedham from 6-8pm. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made on his behalf to the Armin G. Biller Fund at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, where Armin was a member of the Board of Trustees, P.O.Box 849168,Boston, MA 02284. Armin possessed the most gentle spirit — a true heart of gold — and is remembered every day as kind, generous, suave, outgoing, creative, and of course, with a glass of Chivas Regal in his hand, as he engaged in thoughtful conversations with his family.
Col. Robert E. Golosov (Ret. USA)
of Rochester, on August 12, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Anita (Marcus) Golosov. Companion of Rhoda Pinta. Devoted father of Wayne Golosov and his wife Dorothy of Alpharetta, GA and the late Lesley Alexander and her surviving husband Charles Alexander of Rochester. Loving grandfather of Capt. Zachary Golosov, USAF, of Las Vegas, NV, Cadet Aaron Golosov of Alpharetta, GA, Morgan Alexander, and Austin Alexander of Rochester. Services at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Ave., Boston (parking on the Riverway), Monday, August 14, 2017 at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations in Col. Golosov’s memory may be made to the Westwood Rotary Club
Formerly of Dorchester, Chelsea, and Medford, on August 12, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Herbert Sherman. Devoted mother of Leonard Sherman (Linda), Judith Atwood (Charles), and the late Neal Sherman. Loving grandmother of Adam (Marisa), James (Deni), Beth, Mark (Melissa), and Rachel. Cherished great-grandmother of Molly. Dear sister of Donna Schwartz and the late Gertrude Zelaznick, Dora Shapiro, and Simon Shapiro. Molly was a wonderful person who adored her children and grandchildren. Graveside service at the Chelsea Jewish Community Center Cemetery, 16 Buxton Rd., Danvers, Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 12:30 pm.
William J. Eisen
William J. Eisen passed away suddenly on August 10, 2017 while running along the beach in York, ME. It was one of his daily pleasures.
Born in Cleveland, OH in 1948, he graduated from Cleveland Heights High School, Amherst College (summa cum laude), and Harvard Law School. He joined the law firm Lourie & Cutler in 1975 and was a partner with the firm when he died. He also taught at the Harvard Extension School.
When asked what he did for a living, he would answer, “I help people.” He was unfailingly interested in people and their stories, and applied his boundless intellect to solving problems in ways no one else could. He made friends everywhere he went, with everyone he spoke to, regardless of background or walk of life.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Susan, of Wellesley, MA, his daughter Emily, son-in-law Chris and grandson Zachary, of Philadelphia, PA, his daughter Kate, of Ithaca, NY, many other family members, and countless friends old and new.
He was the kindest, wisest, most generous person we have ever known.
Service of remembrance on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 10:00 am at Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley, MA. Shiva will be at the Eisen residence on Monday, August 14 from 2-4 pm & 5-8 pm and on Tuesday, August 15 from 5-8pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Syrian Refugee Resettlement Program, c/o Temple Beth Elohim, 10 Bethel Rd., Wellesley, MA 02481.