Ruth Adler-on March 4, 2019.
Irving Israel Ostrov, on March 4, 2019. Born on July 21, 1926 to Jacob Ostrov and Annie (Balsham) Ostrov, in Boston, Massachusetts, he was called to heaven after 92 years on this earth. Loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, animal lover and friend. Irving lived between Randolph, MA, Palm Desert, CA, Cape Cod, MA Longboat Key, FL and Angels Camp, CA. He belonged to the AZA Benjamin Cardoza group and played basketball at the Peabody House in the West End of Boston. He loved the many friends he made through his travels throughout the US and with his association with the Lighting Industry in the Boston area with the Wolfers Lighting Co.
Immediate family left behind is his son, Bradley J. Ostrov and daughter in-law, Louise K. Ostrov, of Angels Camp, CA; grandson, Ian A. Ostrov of Nipomo, CA; and great grandson, Aiden A. Ostrov of Arroyo Grande, CA. He also leaves his granddaughters, Stacey Corbett of Easton, MA and Heather (Corbett) Thistle of Brockton, MA. His nephews Jerome Ostrov of North Bethesda, MD, Dr. Arthur Ostrov of Saratoga Springs, NY and Richard Ostrov of Milton, NY also survive him.
Deceased family, Barbara J. (Ross) Ostrov, loving wife of 56 wonderful years, beautiful daughter Wendi J. (Ostrov) Corbett, and brothers Lester, Norman and Harold Ostrov.
Services at the Wilson Chapel, 234 Herrick Rd., Newton, Friday, March 8, 2019 at 1:00 PM. Interment at Montefiore Cemetery, 232 Fuller St. Everett.
Morris, Arline (Rubinoff), of Stoughton, formerly of Sharon, MA, passed away on March 4, 2019. Beloved wife of Edward Morris. Devoted mother of Marci Steinberg and her husband Steve, and Neil Morris and his wife Arielle. Proud grandmother of Leah and Benjamin Steinberg, and Jordanna and Ava Morris. Services at Sharon Memorial Park Chapel, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, MA on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 2 pm. Memorial observance will be at the Knollsbrook Clubhouse, 70 Erin Rd., Stoughton, MA Wednesday from 4-9 pm, Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 pm, and Friday 2-4 pm. Memorial observance will continue at the Morris home on Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Arline’s memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, or Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Harold Ceder, age (a youthful) 93, of Chestnut Hill, on March 4, 2019, after many courageous medical battles. Harold was born to Abraham and Minnie Ceder of Winthrop, MA on December 19, 1925 and had to live to age 78 to see his Red Sox finally win a World Series.
Beloved husband of the late Faye (Berkowitz) Ceder. Devoted father of Jori Ceder Grossack and her husband, Richard “Rocky” Grossack of Newton and Michael Ceder of Brookline. Dear grandfather of Samuel, Adam and Zachary Grossack and Andrew and Franklin Ceder.
Loving youngest brother of the late Milton, Robert, Arthur, Israel “Mike”, and William Ceder and their children, totaling 16 nieces and nephews. Loving Brother-in-law of the late Shirley (Berkowitz) Utstein and Arnold Utstein, and uncle of Cliff and Laurie Utstein and Deborah Utstein Verga. Chapel service Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Lincoln Park Cemetery, Warwick, RI, followed by Shiva at Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington St., Newton, MA until 8:30 pm. Remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice.
Richard B. Harris enjoyed long conversations with friends and family about the ironies, humor, irrationality, and occasional logic of human behavior. Each discussion was always light, unfocused, and unfinished to be continued at another time. He also focused his considerable athletic skills onto the suitability of his golf swing in the face of spinal stenosis.
As a golf addict, he spent countless hours on the practice range hoping for magic. His game was good enough to always come back for more. He had quite a local reputation for grilling London broil, making birthday cakes with frosting and making meals in a slow cooker.
He died of cancer at age 77 after a short illness at his home in Bonita Springs, Florida. His longtime partner, Bonnie J. Keene, and former business associate and friend, Howard J. Kelley, were at his bedside. Mr. Harris was the son of Sidney and Ida Harris who moved to Worcester, MA when he was in the second grade. Growing up in the Worcester school system and thereafter at the University of Vermont, he developed many lifelong friendships. He was the co-founder of the Westborough Tennis Club and thereafter published real estate booklets. He lived with Bonnie in Westborough, MA for a time and then split his time between Pine Hills in Plymouth, MA and Bonita Springs, FL.
He leaves his children, Andrew Harris, Jay Harris, and Cathy and Donald Miller. He also leaves Bonnie’s children, Susan and husband Joseph Pusjarich, Jill and her husband Joseph Whiteneck, and David and his wife Terry Keene, and 8 very special grandchildren. He also leaves his brother Donald Harris, and was part of the larger Whitman family originally from Worcester with multiple generations now living throughout the country. Memorial service at the Wilson Chapel, 234 Herrick Rd., Newton, MA on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 10:30 am. Visits with the family will be informal and donations in Mr. Harris’ memory may be made to the organization of your choice.
Rabatsky, Patricia “Patsy” (Kent), of Newton, MA, passed away on March 2, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Ricky Rabatsky. Devoted mother of Stacey Simons and her husband Steven, and Dan Rabatsky and his wife Robyn. Proud grandmother of Matthew, Dana, Kevin, and Scott Simons, and Penny, Katie, Sydnie and Renee Rabatsky. Sister of Laurie Levine. Beloved Aunt of Wendy (Rabatsky) Tibbals, Joanna, Dana, Michele, Andrew and Brad Levine. Services at Temple Sinai, 25 Canton St., Sharon, MA, on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 10:00 am. Following interment at Sharon Memorial Park, memorial observance will be at the home of Stacey and Steven Simons. In lieu of flowers, donations in Patsy’s memory may be made to ARC of South Norfolk, 789 Clapboard Tree St., Westwood, MA 02090.
Irene Blaustein, of Brighton, passed away at the age of 93 on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. She is survived by her children Maureen Fernald and Robert Blaustein, 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Private services were held at Sharon Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brookhaven Hospice, Westborough MA.
Green, Judith E. (Bernstein), age 93, of Newton, MA, passed away on February 28, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Roy M. Green. Devoted mother of Laurie Bogdan and her husband Jim, Amy Dvorak and her husband Bill, and Barbara Mink and her husband Steve. Proud grandmother of Jesse and Emily Bogdan, Stephanie and David Dvorak, and Lucy and Sara Mink. Services at the chapel at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, MA on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, donations in Judith’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of MA, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.
Stanley J. Baron, 78 of Newton, MA, passed away on February 27, 2019. He was a loving husband to Diane Baron, devoted father of Marc, Debbie, Stephen, and Carrie Baron, devoted grandfather to Jamie, Ross, Shae and Charlie Baron. Stanley cherished his family and loved his business as a Public Insurance Adjuster for over 50 years. Funeral service will be held at Temple Beth Avodah, 45 Puddingstone Lane, Newton Centre, MA, Monday, March 4, 2019 at 10 am. Immediately following the service Stanley will be laid to rest at the Atereth Israel Cemetery, 776 Baker St., West Roxbury, MA. The family will sit back at the temple following burial until 8:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Massachusetts Chapter, 685 Canton St., Suite 103, Norwood, MA 02062 or American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Marcus, Enid (Goldberg), of Easton, formerly of Holbrook, MA, passed away on February 26, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Arnold Marcus. Devoted mother of Harriett Ykasala, Stephen Marcus and his wife Carol Augustyniak, and Eric Marcus and his wife Eileen. Dear grandmother of Gregg, Alix, Jake, Brad, and Jenna. Proud great grandmother of Joshua. Enid was an avid Pats & Red Sox fan. She will be remembered for her kind, caring personality and her wonderful sense of humor. Enid’s selflessness and devotion to her children and grandchildren will never be forgotten. Services at Temple Sinai, 25 Canton St., Sharon, MA on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 2 pm. Following interment at Sharon Memorial Park, memorial observance will be at the home of Stephen and Carol Marcus until 7:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Enid’s memory may be made to the Crohn’s + Colitis Foundation, New England Chapter, 72 River Park St., Suite 202, Needham, MA 02494.
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