Steven Ayoub

Steven Ayoub, age 60, of Dedham, passed away on January 12, 2018 after a brave two year battle with cancer.

Beloved son of the late John Ayoub Sr. and the late Theresa Ayoub. Devoted brother of the late John Ayoub Jr., cherished brother-in-law of Ann Marie Ayoub, and loving uncle of John Ayoub III.

Steven enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends. The legacy of his selfless spirit, and passion for laughter will live on through them.

There will be a celebration in honor of Steven’s life on Sunday, January, 21, 2018 from 1-4 pm at the Dedham Moose Lodge, 79 Lower E St., Dedham, MA.

To honor Steven’s memory, please consider making a donation to the MSPCA, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130 –

Barbara Dorothy (Leavitt) Gluck

Barbara Dorothy (Leavitt) Gluck, formerly of Brockton, MA, died peacefully on January 15 in Memphis, TN, where she had lived for the past four years, near her daughter and son-in-law, Beth and David Schwartz.  Barbara was the loving mother of Elizabeth Schwartz and her husband David Schwartz of Germantown, TN, Susan Gluck and her partner Ruby Gainen of West Hartford, CT and Ronald Gluck and his wife Elizabeth Brody Gluck of Newton, MA. She was the cherished grandmother (“Omi”) of Jacob and Will Schwartz and Alison, Lauren and Matthew Gluck. She was the dear sister to her brother Edward Leavitt and his wife Marsha Leavitt of Boynton Beach, Florida and the very devoted daughter of the late Julian and Florence Leavitt. Barbara was born and bred in Boston and graduated from Fisher College. She worked tirelessly as a social worker for forty years and went on to become the Senior Adult Program Director at the Striar Jewish Community Center in Stoughton, MA.  Barbara loved the work, but mostly she loved enriching the lives of the seniors she served. Through her work, she created programming for the senior adult community, which included educational trips to Israel, annual trips to Browns Hotel in the Catskill Mountains as well as lectures and a Lunch and Learn program designed to offer culture and intellectual stimulation to those in their later years. Barbara was a life member of Hadassah and a cherished member of the Temple Beth Emunah community in Brockton for many years. Barbara will be remembered by all who knew her as a caring, selfless and thoughtful person whose life was dedicated to her family and the communities she served. Services at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St., Newton, Friday, January 19, 2018 at 10:00 am.

Shiva will be held Friday – Thursday at the home of Ron Gluck and Liz Brody Gluck at 160 Franklin Street, Newton, MA in accordance with the following schedule:
Friday:  after interment until 3pm
Saturday evening: 7-9pm
Sunday: 1-4pm; 7-9pm [minyan at 8:00 am and 7:30 pm]
Monday – Weds 2-5pm; 7-9pm [minyan at 7am and 7:30 pm]
Thursday 9-11am [minyan at 7am]

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215 or The Memphis Jewish Home, 36 Bazeberry Road, Cordova, TN 38018.


Selma Rabin

Of Chestnut Hill, on January 15, 2018.  Beloved wife of the late Marcus Rabin.  Services at Floral Park Cemetery, Monmouth County, N.J.

veteran Alan Richard Warkel

Alan Richard Warkel, 88, of Mansfield, died January 15, 2018 at 9:45 am.To family and friends he was known as “Allie”.He was the son of the late Isaac and Bessie (Willinsky) Warkel and brother of the late Pearl Robie and late Diane Teller, all of Brockton.  Born in Brockton, he remained a resident there for 76 years until his move to Mansfield in 2005. He wintered in Boynton Beach, Florida.

Alan was the devoted husband of the late Elaine S Warkel for nearly 50 years. He served in the Navy during the Korean war. He was the founder of Bristol Glass Corp. in Attleboro, established in 1960. His hobbies included bicycling, tennis, motorcycling, and sailing. Mostly he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Alan is survived by 2 daughters and their spouses: Gail Mackler and her husband Jay of Mansfield, Jayne Miller and her husband David of Foxboro; four grandchildren: Alex and Jared Mackler of Mansfield, Rachel Miller and her fiancé Jason Croteau of North Attleboro, and Lauren Anderson and her husband Erik of Somerville. He will be dearly missed by longtime companion, Jeanne Hirshberg, of Boynton Beach, FL.

Services will be held January 18, 2018 at 11:00 am at Temple Chayai Shalom, 239 Depot Street, Easton, MA.

Remembrances in his name may be made to: the Parkinson’s Foundation or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Minna Morley

Minna Morley-of Amesbury, on January 12, 2018. Beloved wife of Bernard. Devoted mother of Andrea, Alan, Debra and Danny Morley. Graveside service at  Pride of Lynn Cemetery, Monday, January 15, 2018.

Susan Ann Kron

67 years of age. Editor and a Gift to all who knew her

Susan passed away on January 13, 2018 after a 5-year bout with ALS. Known to her friends and family as one of the funniest people they knew, even in her final days, Susan uttered quick-witted one-liners which would make even the dourest among us laugh out loud.  With her humor came eternal optimism, unflagging energy, emotional intelligence, and clarity.  For over 40 years, Susan worked in publishing as an editor and manager at Inc., Moment, CFO, and in her final years, New England Home.  She was known for her observant eye, crisp stylistic touch, and lighthearted and wise management style.

From 1989 she was on the Board of Directors at Women’s Lunch Place and worked in the kitchen regularly until her illness made it difficult to continue preparing meals for women in need. Susan spent years as a gabbai at Harvard Hillel Worship Study Minyan, helping to run the services.  She and her husband, Paul Schaffrath, enjoyed travelling to such destinations as Paris, Israel, and home-away-from-home, P’town, to name a few.  Describing her life would be perilously incomplete, without mentioning “Bruce”.  Susan revered Bruce Springsteen, going to upwards of 40 concerts in the U.S. and abroad.  In her final years, she received backstage passes, resulting in beloved photographs of Susan with members of the band.

Susan earned her B.A in English Literature at NYU, later receiving Certification to be a Montessori teacher in Vermont. After moving to Boston in 1979, she met the love of her life, Paul, an Art Director at United Marine Publishing.  Susan and Paul went on to work together at Inc. magazine for several years. Through highs and lows, and through these final years, Paul has been by her side night and day.  They wouldn’t have had it any other way.  Susan is pre-deceased by her loving parents, Wilmer (Yonnie) and Clara Kron, of Philadelphia, where Susan grew up. She is survived by her husband Paul, her children (Sara Greene and Megan Peterson) and grandchildren (Lars Peterson, Gigi Greene, and Leif Peterson).  Susan is also survived by her loving brother, Dr. Lawrence Kron, who moved to Boston a few blocks away to help care for her, and her sister, Gail (Mark) Saifer of Philadelphia, as well as cousins, nieces and nephews, all of whom have been forever present and caring throughout her life.  Also, in these final years, she was blessed to have compassionate caregivers, who lovingly became the fabric of her daily life.  Lastly, SO many friends, more than most of us would have in five lifetimes combined.  Her friendship was a gift to us all, and over these last 5 years, she taught us how to consciously enjoy and appreciate every moment our lives.

Services to be held at Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington St. Newton, MA at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

Shiva will be held at the home of Shelley & Stuart Rossman, 557 Chestnut Street, Needham, MA Tuesday and Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.

Donations – Compassionate Care ALS, Falmouth, MA in Susan’s name, or a charity of your choice.

veteran Nathan Lomes

Nathan Lomes-age 95, of Dedham, formerly of Newton and Boynton Beach, FL, on January 13, 2018.Beloved husband of the late Edith (Fistel) Lomes. Devoted father of Hillary Lampert and her husband James, Alan Lomes, and Scott Lomes and his wife Anna. Dear grandfather of Michael Lampert and his wife Suzanne and Wendy Lampert, Brett and Brooke and Ethan Lomes. Cherished great-grandfather of Reese and Jack Lampert. Devoted brother of Robert Loomis and his wife Roz and the late Eli Loomis and his surviving wife Greta. Services and memorial observance private. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284

Margery I. (Rose) Goodman

Margery I. (Rose) Goodman-Age 100, of Canton, formerly of Chestnut Hill, on January 11,2018. Beloved wife of the late Attorney Jerome Daniel Goodman.  Devoted mother of Carol Goodman Comras and her late husband Marc, and Jane Quinn and her husband James. Loving grandmother of Ali Morrison and her husband Derek, Daniel Comras and his partner Amy Johnson. Dear sister of her late twin brother Robert M. Rose. Services at Sharon Memorial Park Chapel, 40 Dedham St., Sharon on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 10:00 am. Following interment the family will be at Orchard Cove,1 Del Pond Drive, Canton until 2:30 pm and then will be at the residence of Carol Comras from 6:30-8:30 pm and again on Tuesday 2:00-4:30 pm & 6:30-8:30 pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Ave.,Boston, MA 02215.


Ralph N. Abrams

Ralph Abrams died in his home in Watertown on Tuesday, January 9, after an illness of many months. He was the son of the late Seena and Julius Abrams, brother of Ann Abrams, brother-in-law of Deborah Filler, uncle of Leah and Ari.  In the families he created, he was brother to Craig Phelan, uncle to Sam, Max and Josh, friend to more people than there is room to list here, beloved and respected by all. Funeral will be at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Ave., Boston (parking on Riverway), Friday, January 12, 2018 at 12:30 pm. To make a donation in Ralph’s memory, please consider two organizations he greatly valued: Jewish Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Boston ( or City Year Boston (

Shiva at Ann & Deb’s home:

Saturday, January 13th – 5-8:30 pm, Sunday, January 14th – 2-5 pm, Monday, January 15th – 2-5 pm, Tuesday, January 16th – 10-2 pm, Wednesday, January 17th – 10-2 pm

Thursday, January 18th – 3-6 pm AT TEMPLE ISRAEL followed by Minyan at 6:15 pm

Arlene (Bass) Ornsteen

Arlene (Bass) Ornsteen-of Newton, on January 9, 2018. Dear daughter of the late Harry A. and Beatrice (Strauss) Bass. Beloved  wife of Alan C. Ornsteen. Devoted mother of Sheri Wantman and her husband Ernest and Charles Ornsteen. Loving grandmother of Nicole Wantman and Alexa Ornsteen. Dear sister of Richard and Andrew Bass. Services at Sharon Memorial Park Chapel, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 10:00 am. Following interment at Sharon, memorial observance will be held at the home of the Wantman family until 8:00 pm Sunday and then Monday 6:30-9:00 pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Alzheimer’s Association (


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