Neil Gordon-Of Delray Beach, FL, formerly of Stoughton, on September 4, 2018.Survived by the love of his life, Sharon Needle. Devoted father of Alysa Yale and her husband Andrew, and Arian Gordon. Cherished grandfather of Tyler, Alexa and Devin. Devoted uncle of Norman and Laura Park. Dear brother of the late Bernice Park. Services at Sharon Memorial Chapel, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 12:00 noon. Following services, memorial observance will be at the Knollsbrook Clubhouse, 70 Erin Rd., Stoughton until 4:00 pm Friday, and at the home of Arian Gordon Saturday 8-10pm and Sunday 12-4pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02282-9168
Marsha Cohen (nee Masters), age 86, of Falmouth, MA, passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018. She was born to the late Meyer and Sara Zeigameister on November 1, 1931. And she was a devoted wife to her late husband Phillip Cohen. Marsha was born in Sarny, Poland, and was a Holocaust survivor — immigrating to the United States as a young girl. She was a talented seamstress, and she loved to knit and crochet beautiful sweaters and blankets for her family. Marsha and her late husband retired in their lovely home on Cape Cod, and she spent her final days surrounded by family. Marsha is survived by her brother, Boris Meister, four children, Stuart Cohen, Mark Noah Cohen, Gary Cohen, and Sherri Cohen Ross, 7 grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter. Marsha requested for an intimate burial. Funeral services will be held at Agudath Israel Cemetery, 776 Baker Street, West Roxbury, MA at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Friends and family are invited to pay respects at the home of Gary and Hayley Cohen following services between the hours of 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod, 255 Independence Drive, Hyannis, MA 02601.
Florence (Harpel) Kahn, of Canton, formerly of Sharon, on August 29, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Sidney H. Kahn. Devoted mother of Earle Kahn and Michael Kahn and his wife Sharon. Cherished grandmother of Sara Goggin and her husband Dave and Ricky Kahn. Loving great-grandmother of Emma and Abby. Dear sister of the late Aaron Harpel, Anne Schneider, Ruthie Paige, and Marty Harpel. Graveside service at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon (gather at administration building), Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 1:45 pm. Memorial observance will be held at Orchard Cove, 1 Del Pond Dr., Canton, MA, Thursday 3-5 pm, continuing at the home of Michael and Sharon Kahn, Thursday 7-9 pm and Friday 11-5 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Amyloidosis Research Fund, c/o Boston Medical Center, Office of Development, 801 Massachusetts Ave., 1st Floor, Boston, MA 02118-2393.
George J. Cort of West Palm Beach, Florida died peacefully on August 26, 2018. He was 82. George was born and raised in Boston, and it was the piano at a local YMHA that was the start of his illustrious career in the music industry. His performances included playing at the White House for Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon, and a special appearance for Ronald Reagan at the Kennedy Center. He spent years as the Music Director at the Hay Adams Hotel in Washington, DC, at the Rainbow Room at Rockefller Center and the Waldorf Astoria in New York. George’s genuine outgoing personality left a lasting impression on everyone he met. His passion for music was matched only by his passion for family. He was the dear son of the late Samuel Jacob Cort and Dorothy (Gordon) Cort. Dear uncle of Lorna Cort Macleod and her husband David L. Macleod, Ronald Cort, Clifford Cort and his wife Carey, Jack Cort and his wife Jeanine, and Glenn Cort and his wife Brooke. Great uncle of Shaina and Leah, Jason and Amanda, Vail and Caroline, Matthew and Cameron, Katelyn, John and Michael. Dear great-great uncle of Elsa and Max. Loving brother of William Cort, and the late Selma Romanow and Arthur Cort. Services at Sharon Memorial Park Chapel, 43 Dedham St., Sharon, on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 12 noon. Following interment, memorial observance will be at the home of Jack and Jeanine Cort until 8 pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances in his memory may be made to the New England Conservatory of Music, 290 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115.
Marvin P. Dobrow, LSW, of Natick, on August 27, 2018. Beloved husband of Mindy C. (Lightman) Dobrow. Father of Lisa Braunstein Cohen and her husband David and their children Rachel, Joey, and Jordi; Andrew Braunstein, and Michael Braunstein. Brother of the late Estelle Schles. Also survived by his faithful companions, Adam, Oliver, Lincoln, Elliott, Abala, and Winston. Services at Beit Olam East Cemetery, 42 Concord Rd., Wayland, Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 10:00 am. Following interment, memorial observance will be held at the home of Mindy Dobrow until 6 pm and on Thursday 2-6 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451.
Dr. Ralph S. Levitt, 86, of Sarasota FL, died Friday, August 24, 2018 at Care Dimensions Hospice House. He was the widower of the late Betty Levitt. Born in Worcester, MA, son of the late Arthur Levitt and Dorothy (Millen) Levitt Ratner, he lived in Florida since 2001. and was a member of Temple Beth Sholom, Sarasota. He is survived by his sister, Sylvia (Ratner) Brown of San Antonio, TX, his two children, Alisa Billings of Ashland MA and David Levitt of Greenfield MA, and 8 grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Monday, August 27, 2018 at 2 pm at the Hebrew Cemetery, Newburyport MA. Shiva will be observed at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Billings, 16 Lantern Way, Ashland MA. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota, FL 34237.
Lawrence Chanzit, of Delray Beach, FL, passed away on August 23, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Estelle Rose Chanzit. Devoted father of Conrad Chanzit and his wife Lisa, Martin Chanzit and his wife Bonnie, and Claudia Raffman and her husband Mark. Proud grandfather of Warren, Ben, Scott, Samantha, David, and Alison. Brother of the late Jerome Chanzit, and the late Selma Robbins. Services at the Wilson Chapel, 234 Herrick Rd., Newton, MA on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 10 am. Following interment at Beit Olam Cemetery, 60 Old Sudbury Rd., Wayland, MA, memorial observance will be at the home of Conrad and Lisa Chanzit until 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, or the charity of your choice.
David S. Freedman, of Framingham, on August 23, 2018. Beloved husband of Florence (Adler) Freedman. Devoted father of Marci S. Jakutis and her late husband John A. Jakutis. Loving grandfather of Michael A. Jakutis and Jennifer S. Jakutis. Dear brother of the late Carl Frydman, Helen Weisbaum, and Sally Rotman. Brother-in-law of Esther Levi and her late husband Ralph. Graveside service at the Framingham-Natick Jewish Cemetery, 40 Fairview Ave., Natick, Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Memorial observance at his late residence on Sunday, 3-6 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Late manager for John Hancock Insurance Co. for over 30 years.
Actress and philanthropist, Vivian Marlowe Shoolman, 86, of Brookline, MA passed away peacefully on August 21, 2018. Born December 10,1931 in Holyoke, MA. Dearly loved wife of the late Theodore Shoolman.
A graduate of Emerson College, Vivian worked as a professional actress in theatre, television and film. Her credits include performing with Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Jimmy Durante as a Copacabana girl in New York. Vivian was a member of the Screen Actors Guild, Actors’ Equity and A.F.T.R.A.
A life-long supporter of the performing arts, Vivian served as President and long-standing Member of the Board of Trustees for the Boston Children’s Theater. In 2009, “The Vivian Marlowe Shoolman Award” was created in Vivian’s honor for her outstanding support of children and the arts. A passionate alumna of Emerson College, in 2007, the ” Vivian Marlowe Shoolman Performing Arts Award” was established at Emerson college to recognize an outstanding student of the performing arts.
Vivian will be remembered for her compassion, kindness and generous heart. She was the extraordinary mother to Tracy Shoolman, Wendy and Bill Coke, and Diana Shoolman, and an amazing grandmother to Trevor and Pierce Keegan, the late Marina Keegan, Hamilton and Barrett Coke. She will be profoundly missed by all who loved her. Services were private.
Donations in her honor may be made to: “Emerson College for the benefit of The Vivian Marlowe Shoolman Performing Arts Award”, Emerson College 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116. 617-824-8535
Charlotte “Betty” Farber Bloomberg, age 100, of Brookline, Palm Beach, and Nantucket, died on August 18, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Goodwin A. Bloomberg. Devoted mother of Marjie Kargman and her husband Robert; Michael Bloomberg and his wife Ellen Shapiro; and the late Caren “Candy” Bloomberg. Cherished grandmother of Harry Kargman and his wife Jill; Lena Doten and her husband Michael; Bess Kargman and her husband Matthew Orlando; Sophie Kargman; Lindsey Bloomberg and her fiancée Brian Marks; and Matthew Bloomberg. Loving great-grandmother of Sadie, Ivy, Fletcher, Lucy, Theodore, and Ava. Sister of the late Dorothy, Leonard, and Marvin Farber. Graveside services at the Newton Cemetery, 791 Walnut St., Newton, on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 11:00 am. Memorial observance will be directly after the service at the residence of Michael Bloomberg and Ellen Shapiro until 9 pm.