Ramona Briss

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Gabriel Padawer

Gabriel E. Padawer of Brookline, 95, Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Husband of the late Martha (Bienstock) Padawer. Loving father of Jill Gemmill and the late Susan Padawer. Father-in-law of John Clark. Grandfather of Aaron Gemmill (Kressent Pottenger), Janet Gemmill-Peckham (Chris Peckham). Great grandfather of Eva Gemmill, Malcolm Gemmill, Frances Peckham and August Peckham. Brother of the late Hannah Felder.

Member of Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Temple Israel. Born in Munich, Germany, Gabriel emigrated to the U.S. as a teenager with his family. After graduating from Brooklyn Tech in 1943 he joined the Army 42nd Infantry Rainbow Division and saw combat during the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, Gabriel met and married Martha, his beloved wife for 65 years. Ten years after starting his family of two daughters, Gabriel decided to realize his dream of becoming an engineer and started college. He was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship and earned a PHD in Materials Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He worked for Cabot Corporation for 20 years and continued as a consultant for them after retirement. Most recently, Gabriel developed an interest in translating early 20th century Jewish theological works from German to English including a modern translation of Martin Buber’s “The Way of Man”. A generous, humorous, and thoughtful human being, Gabriel will be missed by his family and many friends.

Service at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Ave., Boston, (parking attendants on Riverway) on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 1:30 pm. Interment will follow at Beth El Cemetery, West Roxbury. Shiva will be announced. Donations in Gabriel’s memory may be made to Temple Israel, c/o Karol Music Fund, 477 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115.

Sumner Donald “Brother” Hershon

Sumner Donald “Brother” Hershon, of Sharon, MA, on September 11, 2019 at age 89. Loving husband of Natalie C. Hershon. Devoted father of Alan (Alexandra), Philip (Kim), Amy (Michael) and Marc, and father-in-law of Sharon. Proud Grampa of Zachary, Ethan (Aidan), Ariana, Isaac, David, Sarah and Danielle. Loving brother of Lenore Cagan and the late Marvin Hershon. Dear uncle of several nieces and nephews. Son of the late Philip and Della Hershon. Memorial service at Temple Sinai, 25 Canton St., Sharon, MA on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 12:00 Noon. Following services, memorial observance will be held at his residence until 7:30 pm with Minyan at 7:15 pm and Sunday 2-8 pm with Minyan at 7:45 pm. Remembrances may be made to HOPE HOSPICE, 1324 Belmont Street, #202, Brockton, MA 02301 or the charity of one’s choice.


Robert F. Katz



Robert Frederick Katz, 80, of Newton Centre, September 10, 2019. Loving husband of 56 years of Sandra E. (Siders) Katz. Devoted father of Scott (Jill) Katz and Sharon (Peter) Kline. Proud grandfather of Griffin, Justin, Alyssa, Derek and Samantha. Robert was a graduate of Boston Latin School, Harvard University and Columbia University. Service at Temple Beth Shalom, 670 Highland Ave., Needham on Friday, September 13, 2019, at 9:30 am. Interment to follow at Sharon Memorial Park. Memorial observance will be held at Temple Beth Shalom following interment until sundown. Donations may be made in Robert’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.

Shirley Brevich

Shirley Brevich-Age 90, on September 6, 2019.Of West Palm Beach, FL, formerly of Roslindale. Beloved wife of the late Theodore Brevich. Devoted mother of Arleen Brevich Pereira, Anita Sherman and her husband Keith,and Kenneth Brevich. Loving grandmother of Erica Mandell and Rachel Brevich. Dear great- grandmother of Harper Mandell. Dear sister of Melvin Foster. Graveside service at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 11:45 am.(Please assemble at the rear of the administration building).Following services memorial observance will be held at the home of Anita and Keith Sherman until 8:00 pm Tuesday. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.

Jennie Rose

Jennie Rose-Of Framingham, on September 5, 2019.Dear companion of Paul Krencisz. Dear daughter of the late Frank and Pearl (Nussbaum) Rose. Loving sister of David, Bill Rose and the late Robert Rose. Dear aunt of Michael, David and Jared Rose. Services are private. Remembrances in her memory may be made to The National Kidney Foundation, National Kidney Foundation, 209 West Central St., Natick, MA 01760

veteran Ronald H. Bellin

Ronald H. Bellin-Formerly of Framingham and Marlborough, on September 3, 2019.Beloved husband of the late Brenda (Rosen) Bellin. Devoted father of Paula Bellin and her husband Andrew Freedman, Wendy Savoie and her husband Eric, Scott Bellin and his wife Michelle. Dear grandfather of Matthew and Sam Greil, Zachary and Jordan Bellin, Jacob and Daniel Freedman. Loving brother of Barbara Grishaver and the late Diane Wainrober. Services in the Chapel of Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 10:00am.Following services memorial observance will be at the home of Paula Bellin and Andrew Freedman until 8:00pm Monday and Tuesday 6-8pm.Ron was veteran of The Korean War and Past Master of Perfection Lodge. Remembrances may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.

David L. Landay

David L. Landay, of Sarasota, FL, died September 1, 2019, at the age of 80, in Sarasota, FL, after a long battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), a rare, debilitating, atypical Parkinson-like disease. He lived his life with great presence, generosity, humor, joy and grace.

Born in Cambridge in 1939, David was the son of Martin and Mildred (Slosberg) Landay. He graduated from Brookline High School and Brandeis University, then earned his MBA at Boston University. He lived most of his life in Brookline and Boston, before moving to Florida in his retirement. He spent his career in the footwear and sporting goods industries, beginning at Stride Rite Corp. in Boston when it was still his family’s company and then co-founding his own company. As production globalized, he traveled extensively, making friendships around the world. With his family, David was a long-term supporter of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. He was also proud of his board service with Boston’s Handel & Haydn Society.

He is survived by his wife Naomi G. Litvin; his brother Roger Landay; his children Bruce Landay, William Landay and Suzanne Robinson; and his six grandchildren, Samuel and Sophia Landay; Ted and Henry Landay; and Hannah and Ben Robinson. He was predeceased by his brother Charles. Services on Friday, September 6 at 2:00 pm in the Sharon Memorial Park chapel, 40 Dedham Street, Sharon, MA 02067. If desired, donations in David’s memory may be made to CurePSP, 1216 Broadway (2nd Floor), New York, NY 10001 (www.psp.org).
Arrangements under the direction of Brezniak Funeral Directors – brezniakfuneraldirectors.com

Stanley Robbins

Robbins, Stanley, of Newton, MA, on September 1, 2019. Beloved husband of Elsa (Cohen) Robbins. Devoted father of Jonathan Robbins and his wife Deborah, and Kenneth Robbins and his wife Debra. Dear grandfather of Laura Eichenhorn, Melanie Robbins, Noah Robbins, Justin Robbins, Connor Robbins, Colton Robbins, and Michelle Herman. Proud great grandfather of Ezra and Netaniel. Loving brother of the late Alvin Robbins. Graveside service at Crawford St. Memorial Park, 776 Baker St., West Roxbury, MA on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 1 pm. Following interment Shiva will be at the Wingate Residences, Needham, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Stanley’s memory may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.


Francene (Strelitz) Neustadt

Francene Neustadt, Saturday, August 31, 2019. She was 87. Loving wife of the late Arnold H. Neustadt. Devoted mother of Michael Sherr (Amy), Matthew Sherr (Cissy), stepmother of Marc Neustadt and the late Geraldine Neustadt. Proud Nana of Zachary Sherr, Ethan and Aidan Sherr, and Gabriel Sherr, and Max Neustadt and Jacob Neustadt. Dear great-grandmother of Jackson Parker Neustadt.  Loving sister of the late Annette Schwartz (George) and Lois Chase (Gerald). Graveside service at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, MA on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 10:45 am. Memorial observance will be held at Francene’s late residence, 38 Village Rd., Middleton, MA, Tuesday after service  5-9 pm and Wednesday 1-4 & 5-9 pm. There will be a minyan service both evenings at 7:00 pm. Donations in Francene’s memory may be made to MSPCA or the charity of one’s choice.


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