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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 PAGE 7A Charles Schwartz, mentor and strong community leader, dies Charles Schwartz passed away on Sept. 8, 2014 after a difficult but courageous battle with cancer, and with his loved ones by his side. Charles is predeceased by his parents, Maxwell Alter Schwartz and Jennie Besner Schwartz as well as by his sister, Phyllis Schwartz Shapiro. Born March 8,1940 in Mon- treal, Canadawithin the large and very extended "Besner clan," he was a member of a generation of 27 first cousins. Charles was a resident of Orlando since 1977. Founder of Avanti Properties Group in Canada, he became a leading figure in the land investment business in the United States. A proud member of the Jewish community in both Montreal and, later in Orlando, he con- tributed to his communities' life in many significant ways as a leader and philanthropist. He was active in supporting Congregation Ohev Shalom, the State of Israel, Jewish Day schools, the JCC and Jewish Family Services and AIPAC. He was amongst the founders of what has become the Jewish Academy of Orlando. Charles took great joy from playing basketball, first at school, then at university and finally, until very recently, at the Roth JCC. And, watching basketball on television was his favorite pastime. A devoted son, brother, husband, father and grand- father, he is survived by his wife, Roz Fuchs Schwartz, as well as his sons Ory (Linda) of Irvine, Calif., and Michael (Sandra) of Los Angeles; and six grandchildren: Meirah, Sivan, Lielle, Yosef, Max and Karina. His brother- and sister-in-law, Bernard and Lois Shapiro; his nieces and nephews, Marvin and Andrea Shapiro and Arlene and Lorne Cooper, will also mourn him. Charles will be greatly missed by Roz's children and grandchildren, Dina and Todd Beresin and Eva and Cobi, Jill and Matthew Kossman and Dori and Jaron, Sam and Jana Fuchs and Leo; his busi- ness partners Donald Loeb and Andrew Dubill; and the hundreds of close and faith- ful family members, friends and colleagues in Orlando, Montreal, and many other lo- cations across North America and Israel. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Beth Sha- lom Memorial Chapel, with Rabbis Aaron Rubinger and David Kay officiating. Contri- butions in Charles' memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Charles Schwartz: Go-to guy By Stan Roberts Right off-- I knew the right mentored many youngpeople A few years ago I had the dubious honor of chairing a Jewish Federation commit- tee that collected unpaid pledges made to the Jewish community. We were mostly successful but sometimes we ran into tough eggs who wouldn't pay up or return phone calls or letters. One day it dawned on me. The trick was finding the right person to make the call, someone who was so respected and admired that his calls could not be shrugged off. guy for this, Charles Schwartz. One person who had made a sizable pledge had dodged me for weeks. I got on the phone to Charles. "Sure, I know him," responded Charles. "I'll handle it." The next morning a check was delivered to the Federation office, payment in full. The point is Charles helped so many people and orga- nizations that no one could say no to him for anything. He quietly supported Jewish causes locally and abroad with his time and money, mostly anonymously. He also on careers. Even while undergoing treatment for the illness that took his life on Sept. 8, Charles was on the phone drumming up support for a plan he had come up with to help the Federation pay down its campus debt. A few days before he died, Charles was signing checks to organizations he believed in and supported. Typical Charles. His death has left a void in this Jewish community that can never be filled. OB .AR ES BEATRICE SARAH GROSSMAN ALLEN Beatrice S. Allen of Or- lando, passed away at her residence on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. She was 95 years old. Mrs. Allen was born on Aug. 13, 1919, in Brooklyn, New York, to Jacob and Gitla Good- man Kleinman. Following graduation from high school she began a career working for the U.S. government. She was married to the late William Grossman for 27 years when he passed away in 1967. In the 1970s, she mar- ried the late Joseph Allen to whom she was married for 34 years. Following her marriage to Mr. Allen, she moved to Toronto where she lived until relocating to the Orlando area in 2009 to be near her grand- daughter. In addition to her husbands, Mrs. Allen was predeceased by her son, Andrew Grossman; her stepdaughter, Judy Tarap- chak, and her brothers, Joseph Answers from 09/05/2014 Kleinman and Israel Klein- man. She is survived by her son Lester Grossman of Reno Nev.; stepdaughter, Dianne (Tony) Houghton of Ontario; grandchildrenAmber Hardin, Aharon (Iris) Grossman and Stephanie Houghton; and six great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held at Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel with Rabbi Steven W. Engel officiating. Interment took place at Agudas Achim Cemetery in Alexandria, Va. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Cha- pel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando. SHARON LOUISE SANDIN BROSSIER Sharon Louise Sandin Brossier of Orlando, passed away onAug. 26, 2014. She was 71 years old. Mrs. Brossierwas born in Ohio to Sanford and Evelyn Sandin. She married Howard Peiper in 1963. They moved to Orlando in 1977 to open Flowerland in the Altamonte Mall. They were members of Congregation Ohev Shalom and active at the JCC. She was also active in literacy tutoring and cared deeply about animals. Mrs. Brossier is survived by herhusband, Christy Brossier; three children, David Robert, Marc Ian and Jackie Fern Peiper; and her grandchildren, Emily Hannah and Jesse Ilan Franklin-Peiper. Orlando Weekday Morning Minyan (Conservative/Egalitarian), services Monday- Friday 7:45 a.m. (9 a.m. - national holidays); 2nd floor Chapel- Jewish Academy of Orlando; 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland. For information call 407-298-4650. Celebration Jewish Congregation (R), services and holiday schedules shown at www. JewishCelebration.org; 407-566-9792. Chabad Lubaviteh of North Orlando (O), 39 Skyline Drive, Suite 1017, Lake Mary, 407-878-3011, www.jewishorlando.com; services: second Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m.; every Saturday at 10 a.m. Chabad of South Orlando (O), 7504 Universal Blvd., Orlando, 407-354-3660; www. jewishorlando.com; Shabbat services: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; services, Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. Chabad of the Space & Treasure Coasts (O), 1190 Highway AIA, Satellite Beach, 321-777-2770. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael/Chabad (O), 708 Lake Howell Rd., Maitland, 407-644- 2500; www.chabadorlando.org; services: Sunday, 9 a.m.; Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.; Shabbat services: Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Family service, 4th Friday of the month. Congregation Bet Chaim (R), 426 Lakeport Cove, Casselberry, 407-830-7211; www. betchaim.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, 407-862-3505; www. congbetham.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth El (C), 2185 Meadowlane Ave., West Melbourne, 321-779-0740; Shabbat services, 1st & 3rd Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth Emeth (R), 2205 Blue Sapphire Circle, Orlando, 407-855-0772; Shabbat service: monthly, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Israel (Rec), Collins Resource Center, Suite 303, 9401 S.R. 200, Ocala, 352 -237-8277; bethisraelocala.org; Shabbat service, second Friday of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Sholom (R-C), 315 North 13th St., Leesburg, 352-326-3692; www.bethsholomflorida.org; schedule of services on website. Congregation Beth Shalom (Progressive Conservative), Orange City congregation holds services at 1308 E. Normandy Blvd., Deltona; 386-804-8283; www.mybethshalom. com; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation B'nai Torah (C), 403 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, 32174,386-672-1174; www.mybnaitorah.com; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Daytona (O), 1079 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, 386-672-9300; Shabbat services Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation of Reform Judaism (R), 928 Malone Dr., Orlando, 407-645-0444; www. crjorlando.org: Shabbat services, 7 p.m. 1st Friday; 8 p.m., 2nd and 3rd Fridays; 6 p.m., 4th and 5th Fridays; Saturday: 10 a.m. Congregation Match Chaim (R), P.O. Box 060847, Palm Bay, 32906, 321-768-6722. Congregation Ohev Shalom (C), 613 Concourse Parkway South, Maitland, 407-298- 4650; www.ohevshalom.org; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.; Junior Congregation., 10:00 a.m. Congregation Or Chayim (Ree), Leesburg, 352-326-8745; egrae@hotmail.com; services last Friday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at various private residences. Congregation Shalom Aleichem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd., Kissimmee, 407-935- 0064; www.shalomaleichem.com; Shabbat service, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Sinai (C/R), 303A N. S.R. 27, Minneola; 352-243-5353; congregation- sinai.org; services: every Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Shabbat Service evert Saturday, 10 a.m. Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation/Ohalei Rivka (C), 11200 S. Apopka- Vineland Rd., Orlando, 407-239-5444; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:3O p.m.; Saturday, 9:3O a.m. Temple Beth El (R), 579 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, 386-677-2484. Temple Beth Shalom (R), P.O. Box 031233, Winter Haven, 813-324-2882. Temple Beth Shalom (C), 40 Wellington Drive, Palm Coast, 386-445-3006; Shabbat service, Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. Temple Beth Sholom (C), 5995 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, 321-254-6333; www. mytbs.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 5:50 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Minyan, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10:00 a.m. Temple Beth Shalom (R), 1109 N.E. 8th Ave., Ocala, 352-629-3587; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Torah study: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Temple B'nai Darom (R), 49 Banyan Course, Ocala, 352-624-0380; Friday Services 8 p.m. Temple Israel (C), 50 S. Moss Rd., Winter Springs, 407-647-3055; www.tiflorida.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. Temple Israel (R), 7350 Lake Andrew Drive, Melbourne, 321-631-9494. Temple Israel (C), 1400 S. Peninsula Ave., Daytona Beach, 386-252-3097; Shabbat service, 8 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. Temple Israel of DeLand (R), 1001 E. New York Ave., DeLand, 386-736-1646; www. templeisraelofdeland.org; Friday Shabbat service, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. followed by Torah study. Temple L'Chayim (R/C), 4420 South Rd. 27, Ste. 4, Clermont, 352-978-6357; temple.l.chayim@cfl.rr.com. Temple Shalom (formerly New Jewish Congregation) (R), 13563 Country Road 101, Oxford, 352-748-1800; www.newjewishcongregation.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; last Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m. Temple Shalom of Deltona (R/C), 1785 Elkcam Blvd., Deltona, 386-785-5724; www. shalomdeltona.com; Shabbat service; Saturday: 10 a.m. Temple Shir Shalom of Oviedo (R) Services held in the EPICenter at University Carillon United Methodist Church, 1395 Campus View Court, Oviedo, 407-366-3556, www. templeshirshalom.org; Shabbat services: three Fridays each month, 7:30 p.m. Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora (11') Mount Dora, 352-735-4774; www. tcomd.org; services: second and fourth Fridays and Saturday of the month. 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