veteran Robert Lurie

Robert “Bob” Lurie, age 86, passed away at his home in Brookline on July 16, 2018.  Bob was born in Boston on the 4th of July, 1932, the youngest of three brothers, Harold and Melvin.  His parents, Samuel and Sadye, raised their family in the Geneva Avenue neighborhood of Dorchester, MA.  Bob graduated English High School, and then enrolled at Boston University as a commuter student.  He graduated BU with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1953. Bob served in the US Army between 1953 and 1955, and was stationed in West Germany. 


Upon returning home, he married Syrul Frank, whom he had first met when they were both in their early teens.  Syrul and Bob were married for 62 years until his passing. Bob and Syrul had three children, Andrew Warren Lurie, who predeceased Bob in 1980, Howard Alan Lurie and his wife, Teresa Betit, and Ellen Lurie Hoffman and her husband Matthew. Bob was enormously proud of his four grandchildren, with whom he talked almost every day: Aliza Miranda Lurie, Gemma Louisa Lurie, Celia Lena Hoffman, and Isabel Rose Hoffman.


Bob had a long and distinguished career as an innovator in the women’s apparel business. Initially a salesman for Designer’s Originals, he went on to become the CEO and co-founder of Susan Bristol, a popular line of women’s career wear during the 1980s and 1990s.


Bob was instrumental in creating the 21st Century Fund at Brookline High School, a pioneering effort to create local philanthropy in support of public education.  He was also active in the Celebrity Series and Artists for Humanity. He was a lifelong member of Temple Israel.

A lifelong swimmer, Bob enjoyed summers on Cape Cod his entire life.


Services at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Ave., Boston (parking on the Riverway) on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 12:00 noon. Following interment at Sharon Memorial Park,  memorial observance will be held at his residence until 8:00 pm, and on Thursday 2- 4 pm.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Andrew Warren Lurie Scholarship Fund, c/o Brookline High School, 115 Greenough Ave., Brookline, MA 02445. 


Ina S. Melen

of Newton, on July 15, 2018. Beloved wife of Ralph Melen. Devoted mother of Debra Fields and her husband Elwyn, Nathan Melen and his wife Shana. Loving grandmother of Matthew and Hannah Fields, and Daisy Melen. Dear sister of Fred Butt. Ina was very much a career woman. Before her marriage to Ralph, she was a stewardess with the former Northeast Airlines. With marriage forcing retirement from that position, she married Ralph, mothered two children and continued in the business field working for Polaroid in marketing, following which she became a promotional advocate for Estee Lauder. After guiding her children through college and with her continued interest in flying, Ina joined American Airlines as a flight attendant for 23 years, retiring in 2013. Ina loved fashion and relations with people, so those work connections certainly accommodated that passion. Family, friends and passion tell Ina’s life in its simplest sense. Services will be held at Temple Beth Shalom, 670 Highland Ave., on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 10 am. Interment at Congregation Shirat Hayam Cemetery of the North Shore, Temple Beth El Section, 506 Lowell St., Peabody, MA. Memorial observance will be at the home of Debra and Elwyn Fields, Wednesday 3-8 pm and Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Temple Beth Shalom, or Airline Ambassadors International,

Sarah L. Musicant

of Canton, formerly of Skokie, Ill., on July 15, 2018. Beloved wife for 74 years of Morry Musicant. Devoted mother of Myra Musicant and her husband Howard Cohen, Ralph Musicant and his wife Carleen Schreder, and David Musicant. Dear grandmother of Joshua Cohen and his wife Margo Lindauer, Molly Cohen and her husband Bashi Wu, and Jennifer Cohen. Proud great grandmother of Ella and Valea Lindauer-Cohen. Services are private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Yiddish Book Center, 101 West St., Amherst, MA 01002, or Hebrew Senior Life, 1200 Centre St., Roslindale, MA 02131.

Lillian (Whitman) Glick

Lillian (Whitman) Glick-Of West Roxbury, on July 13, 2018.Beloved wife of the late Irving E. Glick. Devoted mother of Richard Glick, and Susan Everts and her husband Dr. Erich Everts. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer Gelman and her husband David Gelman Esq., and Matthew Everts, Bonnie Mitchell, and Alex Hansen. Loving sister of Shirley Stern and the late Eva Green, Nettie Kutcher, Archie and Morris Whitman. Services at Sharon Memorial Park Chapel , 40 Dedham St., Sharon, on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00 am.

Dr. Warner V. Slack

Warner V. Slack, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, died June 23, age 85. Dr. Slack was among the first physicians to envision the essential role that computers would play in medicine and healthcare delivery. His landmark work involving computer-patient interviews, begun during the 1960s, anticipated by decades the now-prevalent field of electronic medical records.

A New Jersey native, Dr. Slack was a 1955 graduate of Princeton, and a 1959 graduate of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. He served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force in the Philippines during the early 1960s.

Loved ones recall his warmth, optimism, gentleness and generosity. He was happiest spending time with wife Carolyn and family at their cabin on Meddybemps Lake in Maine. A long-time Newton resident, he was a trustee of Lasell College.

In addition to his wife of 62 years, Dr. Slack is survived by daughters Alison and Jennifer, son Charlie, and 7 grandchildren. Grandson Sean Peters died last year.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 27 at 3 pm at the Memorial Church in Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Warner Slack Scholarship for Clinical Informatics, 1330 Beacon Street, Suite 400, Brookline, MA 02446.


Dr. M. Murray Nierman

Dr.M. Murray Nierman, age 99, passed away peacefully at his home in Jupiter Florida, on July 11, 2018, just 7 weeks shy of his 100th birthday.  He was born in Boston, MA on September 1, 1918 to loving parents Harry Nierman and Fannie (Melamed) Nierman. He attended; Boston College, Clark University, Chicago Medical School and did his internship in Hammond Indiana at St. Margaret’s Hospital. He was an Associate with the American Academy of Dermatology, a member of the faculty of Chicago Medical School, a member of the staff of St. Margaret’s Hospital and an author of numerous scientific articles published in medical journals. He also did investigative research for several pharmaceutical houses.  He served with the U.S. public health service in the US Navy. Among Murray’s many talents, he loved to write.  Two of his books: Patients and Ponies, and Doctors Who Walk On Water…drown, received wonderful accolades resulting in an invitation to appear on the Jack Paar Show. He loved to sing and often showered those around him with a melodic fond memory of the past. He had a passion for racehorses and reveled in running to the winners’ circle to greet one of his horses. For decades Dr. Nierman  had a dermatology practice in Calumet City, Illinois and then later for decades in Hammond, Indiana on River Oaks Drive.  Many of his patients would wait hours to see him.  His dedication to his patients was his passion. Left to honor Murray and remember his love are his 7 children, Robert (Gail), Michael, Bruce (Jeanne), Kevin (Michelle), Todd (Carolyn), Patricia, Nancy (David); ten grandchildren: Dawn, Heath, Katy, Jon, Ashley, Sasha, Christopher, Sarah, John Nierman and Kyle Black; nine great-grandchildren; and a beloved brother, Eddie, whom he dearly loved and respected; and many nieces and nephews. His wife Frances Frietag survives him. Murray was preceded in death by his beloved wife Betty Nierman: parents: Harry and Fannie:  brothers: Charlie, Nathan, Allan, Henry, and sisters: Lillian and Rae and his first grandson Derek. Graveside service at Staro Konstantinov cemetery, 776 Baker St., West Roxbury, MA on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 1 pm. Following services family will be at the home of Ed Nierman till :8:00pm. The Nierman family would like to extend our gratitude to Firstat RN Care Management Services, Hospice of Palm Beach County and Broward County for their kind and tender care of Dr. Nierman in his final days.  A special thank you to Hermie Henry who has been his friend and caring special aide for the past five years. Murray will be remembered as a dedicated doctor, loving father, with an incredible sense of humor and passion for his patients.  When asked what was he particularly proud of in his life he said, “To be a Jewish Doctor” which brought tears to his eyes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Challenge Unlimited, 450 Lowell St., Andover, MA 01810.


Jeffrey N. Goldstein



Jeffrey N. Goldstein-Of Dedham, on July 9, 2018.Dear son of Alan R. and Linda (Samuels) Goldstein. Devoted brother of Randall S. Goldstein and his wife Stephanie (Solakian).Loving uncle of Andrew and William Goldstein. Graveside service at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 10:45 am. Please assemble behind The S. Philip Gopen Welcome Center. Following services, memorial observance will be at the home of Linda and Alan Goldstein until 8:00 pm. There will be no observance on Monday. Memorial observance will continue on Tuesday 6-8 pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to The Price Center, 20 Christina St., Suite 201,Newton, MA 02461.


Marilyn E. (Swartz) Greenfield

of Canton, on July 8, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Prof. Sumner Greenfield. Devoted mother of Francey and Richard Cohen, Philip Greenfield, and Carolyn Sonnen. Cherished grandmother of Aaron Cohen, Jordy Cohen, Joann Greenfield, and Benjamin Greenfield. Services at the Sharon Memorial Park chapel, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm. Memorial observance at the home of Francey and Richard Cohen on Tuesday and Wednesday 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marilyn’s memory may be made to the Jewish National Fund, 77 Franklin St., Boston, MA 02110.


veteran Stanley L. Sobelman

Stanley L. Sobelman, of Sharon, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on July 4, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Marilyn S. (Cohen) Sobelman. Devoted father of Nanci Cavarretta, Reena and Michael Sarnie, Remi and Gary Kuphal, and Marc and Karen Sobelman. Cherished grandfather of Marla and Patrick Quinn, Marissa Sarnie, Madison Kuphal, and Jason Kuphal. Adored great-grandfather of Lincoln Quinn. Dear brother of the late Frances Hyman. Services at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon (gather at administration building), on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 10:45 am. Memorial observance will be held at the home of Nanci Cavarretta following the interment until 4 pm and on Monday from 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.

Sally Beckerman

Beckerman, Sally (Rubinoff), of Chestnut Hill, MA, formerly of Auburn, ME, on July 1, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Frank M. Beckerman. Devoted mother of Stephen Beckerman and his wife Gayle, Louis Beckerman and his wife Nancy, Neal Beckerman, and Nancy Hartman. Loving grandmother of Michael and Richard Beckerman, and Leslie Hartman. Proud great grandmother of Mills and Marlowe. Dear sister of the late Marcia Balter. Sally is survived by nephews Michael and James Balter. Services at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Ave., Boston (parking attendants on the Riverway), on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 11:30 am. Following interment at Temple Israel Cemetery, Wakefield, MA, memorial observance will be at the home of Louis and Nancy Beckerman until 9 pm, and Wednesday, 1-5 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sally’s memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284, or the Remission Foundation,


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