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PAGE 10A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, AUGUST 11, 2017 OB .AR ES MARYLIN BERMAN Marylin Berman died July 7, 2017, comfortably in her home in Maitland from complications of vascular dementia. She was born April 10, 1940, to Leo and Pauline Chaitow in Bronx, New York. Marylin moved to Clearwater/Tampa area in 1941 with her family. In 1963, when Marylin married Ronald Berman she moved to Orlando. Marylin was a loving person who gave often of herself to others. When not working in the family business, Merton Restaurant Equipment, Marylin was a dedicated volunteer to Congregation Ohev Shalom and the Jewish Community. Marylin began volunteer- ing in the catering depart- ment for the synagogue soon after she moved to Orlando, eventually heading the ca- tering and even designing the new kitchen at the God- dard Street location. When Congregation Ohev Shalom moved to the new location on Goddard Street, Marylin was the first woman to carry the Torah into the sanctuary. The dedication to Ohev Shalom turned out to be a four-decade commitment. Marylin was a life member of many local and National groups: Congrega- tion Ohev Shalom Sisterhood (past president), Hadassah, Women's American ORT, NOW and many more. When asked, she was always eager to help in any way she could. Marylin's commitment to the Jewish community was evident as she was a founding member in the early 1970s to build the Maitland Campus of the Jewish Community Center. Her volunteering efforts remained steadfast as she helped in the early years of the Hebrew Day School. Marylin was known as the "hostess with the mostess." She loved to entertain and was known for annual Super Bowl parties. Marylin enjoyed traveling with Ronnie and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Marylin was an avid reader and loved puzzle books. Marylin is survived by her husband of 54 years, Ronald Berman, of Maitland; chil- dren: Sherry Berman of St. Petersburg; Hallie Berman of Fern Park; Melanie (Jack) Giuck of Altamonte Springs; grandchildren: Jennifer Mess- er of Athens, Ga.; Lee Berman of Winter Springs; Janna, Tamara and Maya Gluck of Al- tamonte Springs and sisters: Barbara Brooks and Dotty Katz both of Tampa. Marylin was predeceased by her son, Jesse Berman, and her sister, Ethel Field of Tampa. In her memory, the family requests donations to the South Seminole Optimist Club. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Cha- pel. 640 Lee Road, Orlando FL 32810. 407-599-1180. FREDERICK COHEN Written by his daughter, Marion Cohen Schwartz Frederick (Freddy) Cohen passed away on May 18, 2017, at 90 years of age, in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Hewas born on Jan. 11, 1927, in the Bronx, New York, to David and Sophie (Brand) Cohen. In 1948, he moved to Orlando where he met and married Shirley (Rand) Cohen (deceased, 1986). To- gether they had two children, Marion Cohen Schwartz and Jerry Alan Cohen (deceased, 1998) and working together for many years, they opened Great South Supply Company, a wholesale plumbing and heating supply business. In the late 1980s, after selling their business, he began his second professional career as a Licensed Real Estate Broker, developing and managing real estate properties in central Florida, until just prior to his passing. Rabbi Joshua Neely offici- ated and he was laid to rest on May 19, 2017, at Temple Israel Cemetery. Honored pallbear- ers were: David Strober, Zachary Schwartz, Marissa Crasnow, Kevin Cohen, Ste- ven Cohen, and Mark Wright. Eulogies were offered by Dr. Malcolm Schwartz and Hope Cohen Barnett. Frederick is survived by his daughter, Marion Cohen Schwartz, and her husband, Dr. Malcolm Schwartz, and he was the doting grandfather to three grandchildren whom he loved and cherished dearly: David Lawrence Strober (Dr. Lauren Foran), ZacharyAdam unity Call on Central Florida's Exclusively Jewish Funeral Home for Details Regarding: Traditional Jewish Funerals Non-Traditional Services Interstate Shipping Pre-Arranged Funerals (Shalom Assurance Plan) Headstone, Grave Markers (Cardinal Memorials) 640 Lee Rd, Orlando, Florida W.E. "Manny" Adams, LFD Samuel P. (Sammy) Goldstein, Executive Director Schwartz, and Dr. Sari Rachel Schwartz. Frederick is also survived by his wife, Fayge Siskind Crasnow Cohen and her children: Neil Crasnow (Dr. Susan Druckman), Robyn Pringle (Hale), Abbie Katz (Frank Crasnow, deceased). He enjoyed their 10 grandchil- dren, who affectionately called him Pop-Pop. He was prede- ceased by his brother, Leonard Cohen, and is survived by his sister, Phyllis Mendelwager, many nieces, nephews, cous- ins, and an abundance of close friends. He is also survived by his special daughters-of-the- heart Barbara Greenfield and Katie Hollerman. Frederick was in World War II (United States Army Air Force), where he was as- signed as an assistant to the rabbi/chaplain. He was the rabbi's driver and adminis- trative assistant. One of his most rewarding experiences was up righting tombstones desecrated during the war. Recently he enjoyed his trip to Washington, D.C., where he participated in the Honor Flight from Central Florida. He attended the City College of New York prior to joining the Army. He was an inven- tor, with many technical patents to his name. He enjoyed the distinction of being a thirty-second-degree Mason and Shriner. He was also proud and delighted to become a bar mitzvah at the age of 56. Frederickwas a technologi- cal whiz, a voracious reader and enjoyed history. Some of his hobbies, which he shared with his grandchildren, in- cluded fishing, traveling, tell- ing jokes and playing cards. One of his special passions was his love and respect for nature and horticulture. He propagated and raised roses, bromeliads, orchids and vio- lets. Fred provided specimen violets for the clubhouse in his community, and also revived failing plants of friends. The specimen plants he shared were enjoyed by all. Fred was a wonderful teacher and readily shared his vast knowledge and expertise. Frederick deeply cared about people and never had an unkind word to say. He was respectful and exhibited a special kindness to all who knew him. This past January, he reveled at his 90th birth- day party, surrounded by his family and dear friends from near and far. He will forever be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew, cous- in and dear friend. Freddy is missed by all andwill always be remembered as a gentleman and a gentle man. Donations in Frederick Cohen's memory may be sent to The Frederick Cohen Large Print Siddur Fund at Temple Israel, 50 South Moss Road, Winter Springs, Florida 32708. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Cha- pel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando 32810. 407-599-1180. ANN ESTHER FINKELSTEIN Ann E. Finkelstein, age 88, of Philadelphia, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at her residence. She was born on Dec. 27, 1928, in Paterson, New Jersey, to the late Benjamin and Helen Geneslaw Ginsberg. A high school graduated, she worked as a bookkeeper for a janitorial services pro- vider. She relocated to the Orlando area from Holyoke, Mass., in 1994, with her husband, Martin, who pre- deceased her. Ann was a former member of Congregation of Reform Ju- daism, Hadassah, the Jewish Community Center's Couples Club and 39ers. She is survived by her daughter, Norma, of Phila- delphia. A graveside funeral service was held at Bet Chaim Cemetery, Gotha, with Rabbi Arnold Siegel of Jewish Family Services officiating. In memory of Ann E. Fin- kelstein, the family requests contributions to Day Care of Northeast Philadelphia, 8040 Roosevelt Boulevard #108, Philadelphia PA 19152. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Cha- pel. 640 Lee Road, Orlando. 407-599-1180. MILDRED SPRING GOLDBERG Mildred Spring Goldberg-- Malka Sheindel bat Yosef v'Rifka--age 96, of Winter Park, passed away at Faith House in Winter Springs on Thursday, July 13, 2017. Born in New York on May 24, 1921, she was one of two daughters born to the late Joseph and Rebecca Malowitz Spring and was the widow of the late Meyer Goldberg, who passed away in 2009. A high school graduate, during her working career she was a retail salesperson. She and Meyer relocated to the Orlando area from North Miami in 1989, and were members of Congregation of Reform Judaism. Mildred is survived by her sons Robert of Cassel- berry and Philip Golabuk of Gainesville; and daughter, Linda Goldberg of Winter Park. She is also survived by four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A graveside funeral service was held at Glen Haven Memo- rial Park in Winter Park, with Rabbi Arnold Siegel of Jewish Family Services officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Cha- pel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando. 407-599-1180. MOUSSA HALIMA Moussa Halima, age 76, of Oviedo, passed away at Florida Hospital--Orlando, on Saturday, July 15, 2017. A native of Lebanon and a high school graduate, he worked in retail sales. He was a son of the late Rouben and Esther Zeitoune Halima. Funeral services were held at United Hebrew Cemetery in Staten Island, New York. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Cha- pel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando. 407-599-1180. ELIZABETH GOODRICH MICHAELS Elizabeth G. Michaels-- Elisheva bat Feivel v'Shayna - age 88, of Altamonte Springs, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017, at Florida Hospi- tal---Altamonte. A native of Sandersville, Georgia, she was born on Dec. 3, 1928, to the late Phillip and SoniaVolk Go- odrich. She attended college and owned and operated retail clothing stores. She moved to Florida from Georgia in 1950, and in 1966 relocated to the Orlandoarea. Shewasalong- time member of Congregation Ohev Shalom. Mrs. Michaels is survived by her son, Allan; and daughters, Phyllis and Rebecca (Ken) Jacques of Windermere; and two grandchildren. A graveside funeral service was held at Congregation Ohev Shalom Cemetery with Rabbi Hillel Skolnik and Cantor Doug Ramsay of Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation and Rabbi Ed Cohen of United Synagogue of Greater Hartford officiat- ing. The family requests contri- butions in memory of Eliza- beth G. Michaels be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando. 407-599-1180. SELMA MARCIA MICO- HEN Selma M. Micohen, age 91, of Winter Park, passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at her residence. Mrs. Micohen was born on March 11, 1926, in Portland, Maine, one of three children born to the late Abram and Ida Goberman Berenson. A high school graduate, she married Hyman Micohen, her husband of more than 70 years and who survives her, on Oct. 27, 1946, in Portland. The family relocated to the Orlando area in 1969 from Philadelphiaand are members of Congregation Ohev Shalom. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Micohen is survived by her sons, Alan of Winter Park and David (Lynne) of Winter Springs; and two grandchil- dren David and Leah. She was predeceased by her brother, Louis Berenson and sister, Reva Zeitman. A graveside service was held at Congregation Ohev Shalom Cemetery, with Rabbi Arnold Siegel officiating. In memory of Selma M. Cohen, the fam- ily requests contributions to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Cha- pel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando. 407-599-1180. NORMAN STANLEY SHERWOOD Norman S. Sherwood, age 84, of Poinciana, passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Cornerstone Hos- pice at Orlando Regional Medical Center. A native of New York City, Norman was born on July 21, 1932, to the late Ernest and Lillian Block Sherwood. He attended New York University and received his BA degree from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa. He received his medical de- gree from Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia and was a urologist. Dr. Sherwood served as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Reserves. He moved to Las Vegas where he was the third board certified urologist to practice there. On March 15, 1972, in Las Vegas, he married the former Maxine Traczynski, his wife of more than 45 years who survives him. They relocated to the Orlando area in 1998. For seven years they traveled around the United States in a motorhome. In addition to his wife, Norman is survived by his daughter, Mara (Eli) Katz of New York; and his sons, Roger of Las Vegas and Scott of New York; and seven grand- children. A funeral service, with mili- tary honors, was held at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery with Rabbi Arnold Siegel of Jewish Family Services officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando. 407-599-1180.