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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, APRIL 4, 2014 PAGE 7A Hanna Canzio Seeing her diploma and 1940 report card aroused fond and difficult memories for Toronto resident Sara Tivoli Cohen. Sudoku (see page 14 for solution By Hillel Kuttler SUDOKU BALTIMORE (JTA)--Sara Tivoli Cohen has thought occasionally over the years about the junior high and high school in Greece that she attended, not realizing she had yet to receive her diploma from the Umberto No. 1 Ital- ian School in Salonika. Now the 84-year-old To- ronto resident is checking the mail awaiting its arrival. Suri Greenberg, the daugh- OBITUARY HOWARD MARC SHERMAN Howard M. Sherman of Heathrow, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at South Seminole Hospital in Longwood. He was 67 years old. A native of Boston, Mass., he was a son of the late Albert and Helen Waldfogel Sher- man. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts, a master's in social work from Boston Uni- versity and certificates from Harvard Medical School in adolescent counseling. Prior to beginning his career as a counselor and therapist he spent two years in the Peace Corps, teaching pre-school in St. Thomas. An inveterate traveler, he met Gracia Janki, his wife of 27 years, on the Greek island of Mykonos. In 1994, he moved his young family and his par- Answers m .---. -... ACH HOA ADA DEM ||| ASH AC I A L G ACN ||E VAR A k I MAE PM S SOT in- ter of the late Toronto couple who had adopted Cohen's orphaned sister Esther, found Sara Tivoli on a list of 157 Jew- ish students who had never been awarded their diplomas because of World War II. The list accompanied a recent "Seeking Kin" column on the Salonika school. Cohen has seen the the digital version of the diploma provided by "Seeking Kin." Now she looks forward to the original's arrival. The envelope will include her report card for the 1939- 40 term, when she was a precocious 11-year-old who had skipped two grades. With 10 being the highest score, Tivoli received 8s in culture, math, Greek and French; 7 in design and in Italian; and 6 in physical education. The marks, Cohen says, "are terrible." "I thought they would have been much better!" joked the great-grandmother of five, who said she would con- sistently finish third in her class--and to achieve that, "you had to have been good." Cohen could not attend the Jan. 25 ceremony in which relatives of 10 Umberto stu- dents on the list--Susanna Barzilai, Leone Benmayor, ents from Boston to the Lake Mary area where he became the clinical director at Lake Mary Counseling Center. Mr. Sherman was also involved in the Greater Orlando Jew- ish community as a board member of Chabad of North Orlando and teacher at Beit Hamidrash. In addition to his wife, Howard is survived by his sons, Jason of New York and Aaron of Orlando. He was also predeceased by his brother Elliott. A service was held at Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel with Rabbi Yanky Majesky of- ficiating. The family requests contributions in memory of Howard Sherman be made to the Jewish Pavilion, 421 Mont- gomery Road #131,Altamonte Springs 32714.Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando. from 03/28/2014 m A N D Y E A R T H A V O N ---.-- n n MAY ODE SEN E N T S TA S OAP F B I E E T RTA ||| N T E AE k SEt_ I N S Allegra Benusiglio, Rachele Ezratti, Salomone Maissa, Alberto Massoth, Samuele Mordoh, Ester Nahmias, Bice Pipano and Nissim Tazartes-- spoke about accepting the long-delayed diplomas. Antonio Crescenzi, who works in the building that had housed the school, had initiated the search for their rightful owners after finding boxes of documents there. Twenty-six of the students on his list were killed at Aus- chwitz, he said, citing figures provided by Salonika's Jewish community office. Determining each person's fate carries"a specific weight" and helps maintain "the memory of the victims of the Shoah and of the historical events that led to this tragedy," Crescenzi said in an email. "The most moving moment of the graduation ceremony was.., when I was calling the students' names in alpha- betical order, just like then, and everyone in the room responded 'present.' " It was, Crescenzi said, "as if those students had returned to school for one day." He added that he was de- lighted to know that Cohen has been found and is living. Cohen only learned of the list containing her name Diploma on page 15A you could save 28%" Call 1-866-929-9071 to see how much you could save on car insurance. "l'~at