Sandra Elin

Elin, Sandra (Litvin), of Dedham, formerly of Brookline, MA, born in Manchester, NH, passed away May 20, 2019. Beloved wife of Alexander Elin. Devoted mother of Seth Elin and his wife Rose, and Sarah Johnson and her husband Paul. Proud grandmother of Zach, Adam, Joel, and Avery. Dear sister of Mark Litvin and his wife Jilana and Gary Litvin and his wife Cathy. Services at Temple Beth Shalom, 670 Highland Ave., Needham, MA on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 9:45 am. Interment to follow at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, MA. Memorial observance will be at Alex and Sandra’s home on Thursday 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sandra’s memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.

Shirley (Darish) Berg

Shirley (Darish) Berg, age 85, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2019, in Needham, surrounded by her family. A longtime Needham resident, she was born August 7, 1933, to the late David and Bessie Darish in Boston. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Simmons College and the Eliot-Pearson School at Tufts University, and later, a Master’s from Framingham State College (now University) in Special Education that included coursework at Boston College. She taught in Malden, Boston, Waynesville, MO and Needham for many years. An active member of Temple Beth Shalom, she co-founded its nursery school and served as junior choir mother. She leaves her beloved husband of 63 years, David Berg; two daughters, Carolyn (Berg) Fox of Wellesley and Dr. Nancy E. Berg (Stanton Braude) of St. Louis, MO; three grandchildren: Dr. Hannah Louise Fox (Benjamin Raizen) of Dedham, David Braude and Elizabeth Braude of St. Louis; cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends. Funeral services on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm  at Temple Beth Shalom, 670 Highland Ave., Needham. Interment at Temple Emeth Cemetery, Baker Street, West Roxbury. Shiva will be held at Temple Beth Shalom following the burial until 8 pm with Minyan at 6:45 pm. A reception in Shirley’s memory will be held in the Red Room at North Hill, 865 Central Ave., Needham, on Thursday 1:30-4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers kindly contribute to the charity of your choice in her memory.

veteran Joseph Lit

Graveside service at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, MA on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 9:45 am.

David Cherny

Our beloved David Cherny, age 68, of Burlington, MA, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2019. For over a year, he bravely battled pancreatic cancer, holding on to his kindness and humor to the end. For 20 years, he was the cherished partner of Deborah Lapidus. David was the devoted father of Justin Cherny & his wife Christa, and Adam Cherny & his wife Shoshana. He was the dearest stepfather of Rachel Liberman & her husband Paul, and Sarah Nager & her husband Shannon. He was the adored Papa to Noah & Ari Liberman, and his newborn granddaughter, Samantha Rose Cherny. Loving brother of Miriam Boucher and her husband Robert. Services at Temple Sinai, 25 Canton St., Sharon, MA on Tuesday, May 21 at 11:00 AM. Burial will be at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon. Shiva will be held at David and Deborah’s home, 6 Dunlap Rd., Burlington, Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22 from 5-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Birthright Israel,

Louise G. Lubar

Lubar, Louise G., of Newton, MA, passed away May 17, 2019. Beloved wife for 66 years of the late Milton N. Lubar. Devoted mother of Nancy E. Lubar of West Roxbury, and Steve Lubar of Newton. Loving sister of the late Joan Goldsmith of NY, NY and the late Dick Gans. Graveside service at Newton Cemetery, 791 Walnut St., Newton, MA, on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284, or Buddy Dog Humane Society, 151 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776.


Irving Louis Kofsky, PhD



Irving Louis Kofsky PhD, a physicist, of Newton, MA, passed away on May 16, 2019 surrounded by family.  Dr. Kofsky, 94, grew up in Brooklyn, NY. He attended Erasmus Hall High School and later attended Syracuse University, where he was awarded a PhD in Physics. After teaching at Smith College, he worked at various laboratories before co-founding PhotoMetrics, a bi-coastal research & materials-analysis lab, which continues to operate today. During Operation Dominic, a series of 31 nuclear detonations conducted in the Pacific in 1962, Kofsky measured the effects of the blasts from inside an airplane. It was the largest nuclear trial in U.S. history and was also the last atmospheric test conducted in that region. Though the images recorded from that time were spectacular, Kofsky always maintained the episode was a farce, as he told TIME Magazine, where he was profiled in 2008, and was labeled “the oldest man at Burning Man.” Dr. Kofsky was known for his boundless energy, intellectual curiosity and near photographic memory. Fluent in four languages, he was a virtual encyclopedia of Broadway show tunes, and was known to burst into song when a relevant verse presented itself. He traveled extensively and made friendships which he diligently maintained all over the world. His other interests included skiing, single malt scotch, sun-worshipping in Speedos, Premier League Football, and his wife Ann’s cooking. Irving was devoted to his wife and three children, whom he prioritized above everything else. He will be remembered as the head of a loving family. He is survived by his wife Ann Robinson Kofsky, children Lewis Taylor Kofsky (Jani Moon Kofsky) of New York, Douglas Kline Kofsky of New York, Emily Robinson Kofsky (Robert Gott) of California, and sister Joanne Kofsky Blum of Florida. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews Peter Blum, Harriet Felts, Rick Robinson, and Leslie Clapp. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lasell Village Benevolent Fund, c/o Lasell Village, 120 Seminary Ave., Auburndale, MA 02466 or HIAS,

The family will sit shiva on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 4-7 pm at Lasell Village, 120 Seminary Avenue, Auburndale, MA. Over the coming months there will be a number of regional gatherings in the Bay Area, NYC, and other places beloved to Irving.  A growing online memorial & details about upcoming gathering may be found at

Bertha Trehub

Bertha Trehub (Flax) of Wellesley, formerly of Newton and Pompano Beach, Florida passed away May 9th after a short illness. She was married to George Trehub who predeceased her. She was the mother of Eliot (Amy) Schneier of Wellesley and Jill (Martin) of Carmel Valley, CA. Grandmother to Adam (Jen) Schneier, Abby Schneier and fiancé Greg Williams also Danielle and Michelle Wegenstein as well as great-grandmother to Lexie and Madison Schneier. She was also step-mother to Richard (Judy) Trehub and Susan (Dave) Waldman all of Naples, Florida and their children and grandchildren. The family would also like to thank her caregiver, Denise Groen for all her support.
A private graveside service was held May 10th

Noah Hudson Tsymbal

Noah Hudson Tsymbal, born November 27, 2018, died unexpectedly on May 11, 2019. He was the beloved son of Ilya and Jessica (Zlotogura) Tsymbal and the cherished brother of Adam, Ashley, and Tate.

Graveside service on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Beit Olam East Cemetery, 42 Concord Rd., Wayland.

Shiva will be held at the Tsymbal home in Arlington on Tuesday 6:30-8:30 pm with Minyan at 7:45, Wednesday 4:00-6:00 pm & 7:00-9:00 pm with Minyan at 7:45 pm, and Thursday 6:30-8:30 pm with  Minyan at 7:45 pm.

Donations in Noah’s memory may be made to Temple Emunah

Laurence A. Mills

Laurence Alan Mills, of Wellesley, MA, passed away on May 9, 2019. He is survived by his wife Sandra of 53 years, and his children and loved ones, Edward, Allison, Russell, Pam and Walter. He was a devoted Grandfather to Avery, Max, Logan, Jordan and Galadriel and their visits were highlights in his life. Laurence attended Boston Latin School, the University of Pennsylvania and Law School at Boston College. He enjoyed traveling with his family, classic cars and was an avid collector of antique license plates. After retiring from his law practice he attended The Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement. He enjoyed the challenge of learning about new ideas and subjects. He also cultivated an unexpected interest in gardening and could often be found puttering around the yard.

Graveside Service at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, MA on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 11:45 am. Minyan Service at Temple Beth Shalom, 670 Highland Ave., Needham, MA, Tuesday May 14, 2019 at 6:45 pm.

Donations in his memory may be made to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington St., Suite 310, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.

Charlotte K. Salon

Salon, Charlotte K., of N. Dartmouth, MA, passed away May 10, 2019 at age 101 and a half. Beloved wife of the late Shepard L. Salon. Devoted mother of Stephen Salon and his wife Linda, and Renee Hahn and her husband Edward. Dear grandmother of Jonathan and Karen Salon, Neil and Heather Salon, Emily and Seth Granger, Nathaniel and Kara Hahn, and Samantha and Roberto Uribe. Proud great-grandmother of Ethan, Jane, and Daniel Salon, Lila and Henry Salon, Lola and Roxie Granger, and Jasper, Paxton, and Sydney Hahn. Services at Congregation Tifereth Israel, 145 Brownell Ave., New Bedford, MA, on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 11:30 am. Following interment, memorial observance will be at Charlotte’s late residence until 8:00 pm, continuing Monday 2-4 & 6-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Kaplan Family Fund at the Jewish Convalescent Home, 200 Hawthorn St., New Bedford, MA 02740.


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