Of Lexington, on June 23, 2017. Beloved husband of Lucille J. “Babsy” (Cofman) Krichmar. Devoted father of Steven and Karen Krichmar, and Jeffrey and Trina Krichmar. Dear grandfather of Dan and Hannah Krichmar. Services at Temple Emunah, 9 Piper Road, Lexington, on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 1:30 pm. Interment at Westview Cemetery, Lexington. Memorial observance will be at his residence on Monday 6-8 pm and Tuesday 2-4 & 6-8 pm, and at the home of Steven and Karen Krichmar on Wednesday 2-4 & 6-8 pm. Remembrances may be made to Temple Emunah, Lexington. Ozzie was a Guidance Counselor at Lexington High School for 32 years, a founding member of Temple Emunah, Lexington, founder of Massachusetts School Counselors Association, an Army Veteran of World War 2, and an avid photographer.
Norman Rosenfield-of Newton, on June 23, 2017.Beloved husband of the late Ruth L. (Weisbaum) Rosenfield. Loving father of Sherryl Rosenberg, and Corey J. Rosenfield. Dear grandfather of Jesse and Devin Rosenberg. Dear brother of Sylvia and the late Adele Hillman,Grace Lipson and Walter Rosenfield. Services at The Wilson Chapel, 234 Herrick Rd.,Newton Centre, on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 1:00 pm.In lieu of flowers remembrances to Temple Emeth,194 Grove St., Brookline,MA 02467.
Dr. Irving L. Kanin of Newton and West Palm Beach, formerly of Brookline, Boston, and Norwood, on June 21, 2017 at the age of 96 after a brief illness. Dr. Kanin lived an extraordinary life as a veterinarian, an inventor of household products and an activist in progressive causes. At his death he was surrounded by his loving children and their spouses. He was predeceased by his beloved wife and soulmate of more than 71 years, Doris. He is survived by his son Dennis Kanin and his wife Carol of Newton, son Erik Kanin and his wife Karen of Portsmouth, NH, daughter Lisa Hochheiser and her husband Joseph of Chevy Chase, Md, grandchildren Zachary Kanin and his wife Christina Angelides, Jesse Hochheiser, Jonah Kanin and his wife Michelle Shwarzstein, Ethan Hochheiser, Franklin Kanin and Cody Hochheiser, and great- granddaughter Elodie Kanin. He was the son of Louis and Ida, brother of Beverly Brosterman and her husband Stanley, the late Beatrice Small and her husband Leonard, brother-in-law of Judith Small and the late Dr. Melvin Small and of Leonard Paul and the late Leslie Paul. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and cousins. Irving was born in the Bronx, NY in 1921 and graduated from St. John’s University and Middlesex Veterinary School in Waltham, MA in 1944, the same year he married Doris. Over his lifetime he practiced veterinary medicine in Virginia, Maryland — where he treated lions, tigers and giraffes at Largo Wildlife Preserve– and in Hingham and Needham, MA. Sixty-five years ago he founded Lynwood Laboratories, a household products business that continues to this day and where he continued to serve as its President right up to his death. Among the more than 30 products that he invented and developed, in collaboration with his wife Doris, were Spray-n-Starch, Screen & Surface, Shoo-Fly Hornet Spray, and Sport Mosquito & Tick Repellent. Lynwood Laboratories’ Spray-n-Starch was the first aerosol product of its kind in the US. Irving was involved in and passionate about progressive causes. Along with his wife Doris, he was active on behalf of civil rights, economic and social justice and ending the Vietnam war. He never lost his commitment to social justice and a more peaceful world. His legacy will live on through his children and grandchildren. He will always be remembered by them for his kindness, enthusiasm and unwavering optimism. Services on Monday, June 26, 2017 at the Wilson Chapel, 234 Herrick Rd., Newton Centre at 11:00 am. Following interment at Or Emet Cemetery, 776 Baker St.,West Roxbury, the family will sit shiva at the home of Dennis and Carol Kanin in Newton until 5:00pm and 7-9pm and will continue Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Memorial contributions in Irving’s name may be made to International Rescue Committee, https://help.rescue.org/donate/in-memory-dr-kanin.
Retired professor of physics and philosophy at Boston University, on June 19, 2017, at home. Beloved husband of Karin D. (Hansen) von Trotha-Cohen and the late Robin (Hirshhorn) Cohen. Devoted father of Deborah Strod (Eran), Daniel Cohen (Nancy), and Michael Cohen (Dianna Goodwin). Loving grandfather of Sarah, Mike, Joseph, Laurel, Rudi, Jacob, Max, Maya, and Jesse; great-grandfather of Hugo , Amelia, Kaylee, and Kayleigh; and great-great-grandfather of Naia and Nova. Dear Brother of Myrna Fisher and the late Judi Driscoll. Dear Brother-in-law of Gene LePere, Naomi Caryl, and the late Gordon Hirshhorn. Services at Temple Isaiah, 55 Lincoln St., Lexington, MA, Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 10:00 am. Following burial at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, shiva and gathering will be held at his residence from 3:30-8:30 pm. A memorial celebration will be planned. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Civil Liberties Union (aclu.org), the Union of Concerned Scientists (ucsusa.org), or the International Rescue Committee (rescue.org).
Larry Eldridge, former sports editor of The Christian Science Monitor and television host of ” Eldridge on Sports” on the Monitor Network, died Sunday, June 18, 2017, from complications of congestive heart failure. He was 84 and a longtime resident of West Newton.
Eldridge began his half-century sports journalism career in the mid-fifties as a copy boy in the sports department of the Philadelphia Inquirer. His 11-year tenure with the Associated Press began in Portland, ME, in 1960 where he covered the famous Muhammad Ali (nee Cassius Clay)-Sonny Liston heavyweight championship in Lewiston in 1965.
In 1967, he was transferred to the AP Boston Bureau as assistant sports editor, covering sports on a full-time basis, including the Boston Red Sox’ “Impossible Dream” pennant-winning season.
In 1972 the Christian Science Monitor hired him as its lead sports columnist, immediately assigning him to cover the winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan, and the summer Olympics in Munich. He later became the Monitor’s sports editor.
His lively coverage of the ’72 Summer Games captured the record-setting seven-Gold Medal performance by U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz, the emergence of Russian teenage gymnast Olga Korbut, the USSR’s disputed basketball championship, and Frank Shorter’s stirring Marathon victory. He is perhaps best known to Monitor readers that summer for his extensive page-one coverage of the deadly terrorist attack on the Israeli quarters in the Olympic Village, resulting in the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches.
During his career with the Monitor, Eldridge reported on and wrote about virtually all of America’s top sporting events, teams, personalities, and issues. He also covered many important international events, including the famous World Championship chess match between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky in Reykjavik, Iceland, and all summer and winter Olympics Games from 1972 to 1980. The games in Sapporo, Innsbruck, Montreal, and Lake Placid produced countless highlights including his coverage of such Olympic legends as Nadia Comaneci, Franz Klammer, Bruce Jenner, Eric Heiden, and the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Men’s Hockey Team.
At the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Eldridge was one of the few American journalists who was granted a press credential to cover the event, due in part to the U.S. boycott of the Games.
Eldridge also hosted his own TV interview show on the Monitor Channel, “Eldridge on Sports,” which featured insightful and entertaining interviews and feature stories on the nation’s top sports personalities, including basketball Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain, golf legend Lee Trevino, and many more.
His lifelong passion for chess spawned a long-running weekly chess column for the Portland (ME) Press Herald as well as his own individual successes in city and state tournaments. Upon retirement from sports journalism, he began a second career as a chess teacher to elementary school children in the Newton Community Schools program. Many of his school teams went on to win state and district championships at the primary and elementary school levels. He also taught chess in Belmont, Brookline and Somerville schools.
Eldridge was born in Philadelphia on Sept. 15, 1932, and spent his entire childhood and young adulthood in the Philadelphia area. After graduating from Germantown Academy, he earned a bachelor of arts in English from the University of Pennsylvania in 1958. He was a lifelong member of the Baseball Writers Association and a former board member of the Massachusetts Chess Association
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Joyce Leffler Eldridge; six children, Larry Eldridge Jr. of Portland OR, Janice Yost of Wayne, PA, Scott Eldridge of Phoenixville, PA, Nicole Eldridge Marcus of Miami, Ross Eldridge of Newton and Robin Eldridge of Cambridge; 10 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Services and burial will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11:00 am at Newton Cemetery Chapel, 791 Walnut St., Newton Centre. Donations in his memory may be made to the MSPCA Boston Animal Care and Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130 (mspca.org).
Thelma Isaacs-of Weston,age 102,formerly of Louisville, KY,died on June 14, 2017. She was the wife of the late Jacob L. Isaacs, Jr. She was born in Louisville,KY on June 28, 1915 to father, Emile Steinfeld and mother, Florence Simons Steinfeld. Her step-mother was Pauline Kahn. She was the sister of Blanche Zellner (deceased) and Judge Samuel Steinfeld (deceased).Thelma was the beloved mother of Ellen Ignatow (deceased) and Jack Isaacs (deceased), and mother-in-law of Rayma Isaacs, John Klein, and James Ignatow (deceased). She is survived by her grandchildren: Jeffrey Isaacs, Meredith Roberts, Robert Isaacs, David Isaacs, Janna Ignatow, Bryan Ignatow, and 11 great-grandchildren. Service will be private. Contributions may be made to the donor’s choice of charity.
EDWARD S. COHEN-of Newton, MA and Lake Worth, FL, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on June 13, 2017 after a brief illness. Beloved husband of Sandra (Glassman) Cohen for over 50 years. Devoted father of Elizabeth Goldstein and her husband Steven, David Cohen and his wife Lisa, and Jeffrey Cohen and his wife Justine. Cherished Papa of Jordan, Emily, Rachel, Daniel, Joseph, Samuel, Grace, Charles and Jack. Ed grew up in Dorchester, MA and attended Boston Technical High School and Northeastern University. Services at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street, Newton, MA, on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm. Following interment at Temple Emeth Memorial Park, Baker St., West Roxbury, Shiva will be at Imperial Towers, 280 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill until 8:00 pm. Shiva will continue at the home of Liz & Steve Goldstein on Friday 2-4:00 pm and Sunday 2-4:00 & 7-9:00 pm. Remembrances may be made to Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St., Newton, MA 02459. Ed was widely adored and admired for his devotion to family, gentle nature, and kindness to others.
Beck-Geraldine “Gerry” (Freedman), recently of Hingham, formerly of Swampscott and West Palm Beach, passed away on June 10, 2017. She was predeceased by her husband, Armand Beck. She is survived by her sons, Lewis and his wife Beverly of Middleboro, Barry and his wife Sharon of Danvers, Paul and his wife Lisa of Scituate, 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Graveside service at Sharon Memorial Park on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 11:45 am. Following the burial, shiva will be at the home of Jason Beck in Braintree until 8:00 pm. Shiva will continue Tuesday and Wednesday at the home of Barry and Sharon Beck in Danvers from 1:00-4:30 pm and 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Donations may be made to Shriners for Children, c/o Development Office, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114.
WINE-Joseph D., of Newton, on June 10, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Roslyn (Rubin) Wine. Devoted mother of Marc Wine (Sharon), and Nancy Wine. Graveside services were held at Sharon Memorial Park. Memorial observance will be omitted. Remembrances may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Georgianna Nyman Aronson-of Sudbury, MA, on June 10, 2017. Beloved wife of the late David Aronson. Devoted mother of Judy Aronson Webb and her husband Gerald, Benjamin Aronson and his wife Eileen, and Abigail Aronson Zocher and her husband Norman. Loving grandmother of Jesse B. Aronson, Alexander R. Aronson and his partner Sylvia Kats, and Maxfield T. Zocher. Dear great-grandmother of Isabella Bakinowski. Loving sister of Dorothy Nyman and the late Daniel Nyman and his surviving wife Jean. A private graveside service will be held at New Town of Sudbury Cemetery. A celebration of Georgianna’s life will take place at The Martha Mary Chapel, 72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury, on Friday June 16, 2017 at 3:00 pm.In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Uterine Cancer Research, 10 Brookline Place, 10th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445 or to The Academy, Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium, www.coffscon.org.au