Kurt J.Isselbacher- Physician-Scientist of Newton and Woods Hole, MA, on July 18, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Rhoda Solin Isselbacher. Devoted father of Dr. Kate Isselbacher and her husband, Dr. Alan Epstein, Jody Isselbacher, Esq., Dr. Eric Isselbacher and his wife, Dr. Anne Becker, and the late Lisa Isselbacher and her surviving husband Juan Ramirez. Cherished grandfather of Alexandra Epstein and her husband William Gordon, Jennifer Coukos, Brian Isselbacher, Andrew (AJ) Coukos, Adam Isselbacher, and Juliet, Isabel and Henry Isselbacher. And cherished great-grandfather of Maya and Scarlett Gordon. Services at Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington Street, Newton, MA, on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 9:00 AM. Interment in the Woods Hole Village Cemetery, 22 Church Street, Woods Hole at 1:30 PM. Memorial observance at his Newton residence Monday and Tuesday 6-9 PM. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, 149 13th St., Charlestown, MA 02129.
Robert Edward Epstein, age 93, of Delray Beach,FL passed away on July 12, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Marilyn Epstein; Cherished uncle of Richard (Jane) Feinberg, Stephen Feinberg, Arthur (Karen) Feinberg, and James Feinberg. Service at Sharon Memorial Park Chapel, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, MA, Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 12:00 noon. Donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors.
Sheila M. (Waldman) Sacks, of Newton, on July 11, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Aaron H. Sacks. Devoted mother of Donna Sacks, Joan Rosenthal (David), Nancy Dissinger, Cheryl Sacks O’Toole (John), and the late Jeffrey Sacks. Dear grandmother of Jaclyn, Masha, and Victor Rosenthal, Amanda and Alyssa Dissinger, and Matthew and Rebecca Sacks. Great-grandmother of Mason Michael Warner. Services at the Sharon Memorial Park Chapel, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Following services, memorial observance will be held in the Community Room at The Towers, 250 Hammond Pond Parkway, South Building – 14th floor, Chestnut Hill, until 8:00 pm. Remembrances may be made to Chelsea Jewish Lifecare, 165 Captain’s Row, Chelsea, MA 02150.
Jane Ann Chartor, of Malden, unexpectedly on June 25, 2019. Beloved daughter of the late Meyer and Celia (Freedman) Chartor. Dear first cousin of Margery Gilbert Pell of Framingham, Carolyn Chartor Goodman of Sharon, and Dr. Joseph Chartor of Framingham. Services at Agudath Israel Cemetery, 776 Baker St., West Roxbury, Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jane’s memory may be made to a charity of choice.
Selma Durschlag, age 90, of Brockton, July 6, 2019. Daughter of the late Martin Brown and Molly Mordzinsky Brown. Wife of the late Alexander J. Durschlag. Predeceased by her brother Irwin Brown. Loving mother of Ellen Snyder (Larry) and Mark Durschlag (Roberta). Grandmother of Jayme Snyder, Erica Snyder (Matthew Kowalski), Lindsey Adler (Graig), David Durschlag (Anna) and Hannah Denton (Richard). Great- grandmother of Elijah Durschlag and Eitan Denton.
Graveside service at Beth Moses Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY, Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Selma may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
Noah Elan Marcus, age 22, of Newton, on July 3, 2019. Beloved son of Jeffrey Neil Marcus and Susan Beth Nitkin. Loving brother of Caleb and Joanna Marcus. Cherished grandson of Barbara Nathan Marcus and Robert Marcus, the late Helen Ruth Schwarz, and the late Ralph Nitkin, Pearl Cahn and Herbert Cahn. Noah is survived by many aunties, uncles, cousins, and many people who cared about him deeply in life and miss him.
Noah was a brave and beautiful person, loving and kind, and he had a questioning mind and a unique sense of humor that helped many people see the world differently. We are all better people because our lives have been touched by Noah. He brought his tender heart, sweet soul, and loving true self to his family, teachers, and all those who loved him. The earth was graced by his presence.
Service at Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington St., Newton, MA, on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 10:00 am. Interment to follow at Staro Konstatinov Cemetery, 776 Baker St., West Roxbury, MA. Mincha Minyan at the home of Susan Nitkin and Jeffrey Marcus on Sunday at 5:00 pm. Shiva Minyan Monday through Thursday at 7:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Noah Elan Marcus may be made to: New England Yachad, 384 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02446 www.yachad.org/newengland/donate, NAMI-Massachusetts 529 Main St. #1M17, Boston, MA, 02129 www.namimass.org, or Asperger/Autism Network (AANE), 51 Water St. #206, Watertown, MA 02472 www.aane.org.
Lisa Robinson-July 5, 2019.Services pending.
Charles Chase-Of Newton, July 5, 2019.Services are private.
ENTREPRENEUR, ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY, JOKE TELLER, AND FRIEND TO MANY
Arnold “Arnie” Irving Sager of Danvers, age 86, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Son of the late Bessie and Morton Sager. Brother of the late Rebecca Whitney and the Late Lillian Green. Loving husband of Barbara L. Sager for 66 incredible years. Devoted father of Bobby Sager and his wife Elaine Sager, David Sager and his late husband Brian Churchill, and Ronald Sager. Proud and loving grandfather to Shane Sager, Cole Sager, Tess Sager and her fiancé Patrick Hogan.
US Army Veteran, entrepreneur, and a leader in Jewish communities in both Massachusetts and Florida with roles ranging from President of the synagogue to board member to producer of the annual musical.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 7th at 2pm at Temple Tiferet Shalom, 489 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA 01960. Immediately after services the burial will be held at Lebanon Tifereth Israel Cemetery, Peabody, MA 01960.
Shiva will be at the home of Bobby and Elaine Sager on Monday and Tuesday from 2:00pm-9:00pm.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to the Lenny Zakim Fund, 33 Arch St. 26th Fl, Boston, MA 02110 www.thelennyzakimfund.org.
of Wellesley, formerly of Newton, and Belmont. Mother of 4, grandmother of 11, and great-grandmother of 3. Naomi was a sweet and loving matriarch with a positive and rosy outlook and an amazing sense of humor. She loved spending time with her family. She passed peacefully with her family by her side on July 3, 2019, one week before her 97th birthday. Devoted mother of Susan Mammola, Carol Edelman and her husband David, Donna DeWallace and her husband Gray, and David Mahlowitz and his wife Vicki. Loving grandmother of Diane Mammola, Debrah Cenci and her husband Michael, Elycia, Aaron and his wife Samantha, Michelle and Debra Edelman, Grayson and Cameron DeWallace, and Rebecca, Erika, and Cole Mahlowitz. Proud great-grandmother of Dahni, Gemma, and Sophia Cenci. Service at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, MA on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Following services, memorial observance will be at the home of Carol and David Edelman until 8 pm, continuing on Monday, July 8, from 6-9 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Naomi’s memory may be made to the Carroll Center for the Blind, 770 Centre St., Newton, MA 02458, or Buddy Dog Humane Society, 151 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776.