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PAGE 8A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JUNE 30, 2017 OB .AR f MAUREEN BARKAN FINE Written by the family Maureen Barkan Fine, age 89, of Casselberry, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017, at Florida Hospital-- Altamonte. She was born on Sept. 10, 1927, in Brooklyn, New York, to the late Harry and Betty Leah Stein Barkan. A child actress for ABC radio show "Let's Pretend," she was the widow of the late Bernard M. Fine. Maureen was also a light opera singer, teacher, doctor's assistant, manager of retail stores, owner of a retail/wholesale business and counselor for HRS. She was an organizer and always tried to help others with their problems. Maureen helped organize "The Pied Pipers," and worked with The District of Columbia Board of Education and the Youth Council of Washington DC. She organizedwomen's clubs, garden clubs and produced, organized and directed fash- ion shows and special events. Later, Maureen worked at the Sear's Maintenance Agree- ment Department. She also earned a bachelor's degree in education from the Univer- sity of Central Florida. During WWII, Maureen was a member of AWVS and the Red Cross and organized a team to make tourniquets and roll bandages. She also sold war stamps and bonds at different events and loca- tions. She belonged to American Red Cross Disaster Action Team, Air Force Sergeant's Association and Eastern Star. She was chairman of the "Royal Arms Leisure Club" and past president of the Women's Club. She was also a former member of Con- gregation Ohev Shalom, COS Sisterhood and COS Seniors. Maureen is survived by her sons, Marc Fine and Harry Fine of Casselberry; daugh- ter, Eve (Stewart) Stone of Lake Mary; and her grandson, Michael Stone. A graveside funeral service was held at Ohev Shalom Cemetery, with Rabbi Arnold Siegel officiating. In memory of Maureen Barkan Fine, the family requests contributions to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Cha- pel. 640 Lee Road, Orlando 32810. 407-599-1180. ESTHER GLUSKIN Esther Gluskin, age 91, of Mount Dora, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2017, at her residence. She was born in Manhattan on Nov. 1, 1925, the daughter of the late Max and Rose Popkin Blatt. Esther earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in educa- tion and pursued a teaching career. On May 8, 1948, she married Dr. Samuel Gluskin. They relocated to the Orlando area in 1997. Dr. Gluskin passed away on July 23, 2003, after more than 55 years of marriage. Esther is survived by her son, Joseph (Pilar) Gluskin of Brandon, Fla.;, and daugh- ters, Annette Gluskin (Ron Habin) of Orlando, Gloria Gluskin (Kenneth Gura) of Apopka and Barbara (Paul) Haverly of Mount Dora. She is also survived by five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; and her brother, Bernard Blatt of Brooklyn. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel. 640 Lee Road, Or- lando 32810. 407-599-1180. BARRY R. SCHREIBER Barry Schreiber, age 76, of Heathrow, passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Hospice of the Comforter inAltamonte Springs. Hewas born in Brooklyn on Jan. 11, 1941, one of two sons born to the late Saul and Miriam Abrams Schreiber. He earned a degree from Hofstra Univer- sity following his enlistment in the U.S. Army Reserves. He would later earn a master's degree from Nova South- eastern University in South Florida. Barry worked as a consul- tant in corporate manage- ment for a number of different companies which afforded his family the opportunity to experience life in different parts of the U.S., settling in Heathrow in 1979 from Los Angeles. On Nov.24, 1968, in Flo- ral Park, New York, after a whirlwind courtship, Barry married the former Roberta Hirschfield, his wife over 48 years who survives him. FLORIDA EWISH NEWS ennn Publication Date: August 4, 2017 Advertising Deadline: July 26, 2017 The family has been af- filiated with Temple Israel for many years after belonging to Congregation Ohev Shalom. In addition to his wife, Ro- berta, Barry is survived by his children, Neil of Jacksonville and Jennifer of Lake Mary and his grandson, Jacob. He was predeceased by his brother, Jay. A funeral service was held at the Yank Frank Pavilion at Temple Israel Cemetery with Rabbi Arnold Siegel of Jewish Family Services officiating. Interment followed in the cemetery. The family requests contri- butions in memory of Barry R Schreiber to "~he National Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Miami FL 33131. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel. 640 Lee Road, Orlando 32810. 407- 599-1180. LOWELL A. STEINFELD, M.D. Written by his daughter, Lisa Katz Lowell A. Steinfeld, M.D. passed away on June 19, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. He was 78. Lowell was born on Oct. 1, 1938 in Newark, New Jer- sey, to Manuel Steinfeld and Judy Steinfeld (nee Lempert), the first of five wonderful children. He moved with his family to Fort Pierce, Florida. As a child, Lowell worked at his family's roadside tourist stand, popular in Florida in those days, selling fresh- squeezed orange juice. Lowell graduated from high school in Fort Pierce and went on to the University of Florida, where he met the love of his life, Linda Schoenfeld. Though he had spotted her the year before at the Hil- lel Center, he asked her out when he saw her on campus at the Plaza of the Ameri- cas. Lowell and Linda were engaged within three weeks and married six weeks later. They welcomed their son, Laurence Steinfeld, followed by their daughter, Lisa Stein- feld, all before Lowell finished Medical School in Gainesville in June 1964. Lowell completed residen- cies in Internal Medicine in Jacksonville, Florida; Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Kingston, Jamaica; and Gainesville, Florida, bring- ing his family with him. He then served as a Lieutenant Commander and medical physician in the U.S, Navy at the naval base in Albany, Georgia, from 1968 to 1970. Once he completed his tour of idu~y,i Lowell joined a medical practice in Orlando, Florida, where he specialized in internal medicine. He was a beloved doctor known for treating his patients with kindness, compassion and patience. Lowell left private practice to join the Orlando V.A. Medical Center as a phy- sician, eventually becoming the Medical Director. After retiring from medi- cine, Lowell moved with his wife to Brevard, North Caro- lina, to enjoy the mountains and cool weather, There he pursued his passion for photography. He went from excellent amateur photogra- pher to superb professional photographer, showing his photographs in art shows in and around Brevard, North Carolina. His award- winning photos were shown in art galleries in Brevard and nearby Hendersonville for many years. Most of his works at this time reflected his love and appreciation for the great outdoors, repre- senting beautiful and idyllic scenes of the Great Smoky Mountains, waterfalls and lakes. Lowell volunteered as a physician at a free clinic in Brevard for under-served populations. He enjoyed be- ing a member of the Brevard Jewish Community. Lowell loved community and was much beloved by many close friends in both Orlando and Brevard. He was a kind, loving and gentle friend who always had a joke or two to share. His best friends learned to enjoy his jokes over and over (and over) again! Lowell joined a "men's group" in Orlando and de- veloped many close relation- ships within the group. They would meet bi-monthly to discuss their lives, emotions, challenges and tribulations, lending each other support. After moving to Brevard, Lowell started another men's group with the same mission and vision, which continues to this day. Lowell loved gathering his extended fam- ily, brothers and sisters and their families, together for family reunions. Whether at a barbecue, brunch or week at the beach, Lowell loved initiating and coordinating opportunities for everyone to be together. Lowell's greatest joy in life (after being in the presence of his wife, Linda) was to spend time with his family. While the children were still at home, the family could be found water-skiing and picnicking for the day on the Chain of Lakes; at area springs going on nature hikes, canoeing and barbe- cueing; at the beach body- surfing and playing Frisbee; or playing tennis, racquetball or handball. He loved to be joined by friends and family for these endeavors. He was so proud of his son, a physi- cian, and his daughter, who works in nonprofit finance, and their families. He loved each and every one of his grandchildren. Lowell is survived by his wife of 57 years, Linda Stein- feld, to whom he owed his greatest happiness; his son and daughter-in-law, Lau- rence and Patricia Steinfeld of Milledgeville, Georgia; his daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Darren Katz of Chevy Chase, Maryland; his five wonderful grandchildren, Ethan and William Stein- feld, and Griffin, Sawyer and Leighton Katz; his sister, Dorothy Steinfeld of Peace Village, New York; his sister Anne Shapiro of Altamonte Springs, Florida; and his brother and sister-in-law Philip and Stacey Steinfeld, of Tampa, Florida. He is pre- ceded in death by his brother, David Steinfeld. A memorial for Lowell will take place on July 1, at 2 p.m., at Oakmonte Village in Lake Mary, Florida. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Southern Poverty Law Cen- ter or National Health Law Program.