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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 PAGE 11A O 13 --UAR ES LOUISE WAGMAN BLAU Louise Wagman Blau of Altamonte Springs, passed away in the early morning hours of Sept. 9, 2013. She was 75 years old. Mrs. Blau passed away suddenly from complications following a heart attack while being visited and comforted by family at Florida Hospital Altamonte. Mrs. Blau was a resident of Altamonte Springs for more than 40 years. She worked for Seminole County Public Schools for 25 years and dedicated her professional career to helping students with speech and language disabilities. In retirement, she was a committed vol-" unteer at Seminole County Legal Aid and the Orange County Oourthouse. She also participated in a book club, an investment club, a bridge group, and was active in continuing education at LIFE@UCF. Mrs. Blau was a devotee of exercise, and particularly enjoyed boxing. She was an avid traveler, having been to all seven continents and more than 100 countries. She became an accomplished award-winning photographer with unique shots from around the world. Mrs. Blau's greatestj6ywas her family, and is survived by her husband Burton; her children Traci, Gary (Gwenn); and her grandchildren Jenni- fer (Riley), Andrew (Kristina), Lauren and Mitchelk A Celebration of Life was held at Beth Shalom Memo- rial Chapel with Rabbi Rick Sherwin officiating. In her memory, the family requests contributions be made to the Marvin Friedman Scholar- ship Fund at the JCC, 851 N. Maitland Ave., 32751. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Beth Shalom Memoria! Chapel, Orlando. LON B. COHEN Lon B. Cohen, of Long- wood, passed away on Aug. 28, 2013 at South Seminole Hospital. He was 50 years old. Mr. Cohen was born on July 26, 1963, in Queens, N.Y., toAlan Cohen and Felice Schwartz Cohen. Mr. Cohen was in theautomotive repair business. He is survived by his father and step-mother, Alan and Beverly Cohen of New York, his mother, Felice Cohen of Louisville, KY.; and his sister Bari Calderon of Louisville. He is also survived by formerwife, Tracey Kagan of Longwood; his daughters Emma, Sofie and Stella; and step-siblings Robin, Paul and Stephanie. Graveside funeral services were held at Ohev Shalom Cemetery with Rabbi David Kay officiating. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando. SIEGMUND I. GOLDMAN Siegmund I. Goldman, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend to many, died peacefully in his Maitland home on Sept. 5, 2013, aftera long illness. He was 89 years old. Mr. Gold- man was the soul of integrity and will be remembered by all as a man of honor and Siegmund L Goldman kindness. Goldman was born on Nov. 14, 1924, he lost his father at the age of 7. He attended Texas A&M until he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He became a navigator, achieving the rank of captain, and flew his 32 missions from England over Germany during the height of World War II. He returned to civilian life before he reached his 21st birthday. Returning to Texas A&M he earned a BS degree in mechanical engineering. After gradua- tion he was employed as an engineer, eventually taking a job in the HVAC industry. He married Marilyn Sondock in Houston in 1949. Having remained in what had become the U.S. Air Force Reserve, he was recalled to service during the Korean War. Assigned to Ellington Field, he was a navigation instructor. Sig .and Marilyn had a son and daughter. In 1956, he moved his young family to Orlando when he was appointed project manager of HVAC for the construction of the Tech Laboratory at Patrick AFB, one of the first large construction projects for what was soon to become the U.S. space program. At the end of that project he founded his own mechanical contracting firm, S. I. Gold- man Company. The company performed work at the Cape, in Orlando and at Walt Disney World and Sea World theme parks. They installed the me- chanical portion of numerous industrial facilities, high-rise office buildings and hospitals in Orlando and throughout Florida and the southeastern United State's. In 1998, shortly after completing work on the Or- ange County Courthouse in Orlando, S. I. Goldman Com- panywas acquired by Comfort Systems, of Houston, Texas. During his career, Mr. Gold- man was active in various organizations in his industry. He was a member of the Con- gregation of Reform Judaism for 57 years. Being civic minded and philanthropic, he and Marilyn supported numerous humanitarian, educational and artistic or- ganizations. They traveled frequently, and often flew in Goldman's single engine airplane to North Carolina, the Bahamas, the Florida Keys and California. Mr. Goldman was a de- voted family man, a loving husband and father. He is survived by Marilyn, his wife of 64 years; his son Steve of Winter Park and Mill Valley, Calif.; his daughter Julie and son-in-law Richard Klein of Los Angeles, Calif.; a grand- son and granddaughter; his step-brother Lester Rosen of Houston, Texas; five nieces and nephews and numerous friends. Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 9 at the Congregation of Reform Judaism, with Rabbi Steven Engel, nephew Rabbi Brian Nevins-Goldman and Cantor Jacqueline Rawiszer officiat- ing. Burial services took place immediately afterward at Palm Cemetery, Winter Park. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to the Congregation of Reform Judaism, the Holo- caust Memorial ResoUrce and Education Center of Florida in Maitland or The Parkin- son Research Foundation, 6530 Metrowest Blvd, #606, Orlando, FL 32835. Funeral services were en- trusted to Beth Shalom Me- morial Chapel, Orlando, Fla. MARK J. ROVNER Mark J. Rovner of Parsip- pany, N.J., passed away on Sept. 1, 2013, at Celebration Health. He was 51 .years old. Mr. Rovner wa: born on Nov. 9, 1961, in Brooklyn N.Y., to Leonard and Miriam Gerson R0vner. A high school gradu- ate, Mr. Rovner wasa driver in the trucking industry. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Pat, of New Jersey, and his daughters Emily and Amanda. He is also survived by his brothers Mitch, of Spring Hill, and Ron and Todd of New Jersey; and his sister, Shari, of New Jersey. Graveside funeral services were held at Hardyston Cem- etery, Hardyston, New Jer- sey. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel. DR. NORMAN WALL Dr. Norman Wall Retired cardiologist, au- thor and lifelong supporter of Israel and the Jewish community, Dr. Norman M. Wall of Heathrow, died at his home Sept. 3, 2013. He was 99. Wall was born Feb. 9, 1914, in Girardville, Pa., the youngest, and sole sur- vivor of nine children born to Russian immigrants. He attended the University of , Pennsylvania and its medical school on a scholarship in the 1930s and later trained at the Leahy Clinic in Boston and Montefiore Medical Center in Pittsburgh. When World War II broke out, Wall served as an Army medical officer and was dispatched, along with the 24th Field Station Hospital, to establish medical facilities in Tel Aviv, Palestine, which was then under British con- trol. When the State of Israel was established, Wall helped establish what eventually be- came known asSheba Medi- cal Center, Israel's largest hospital and research center. He became a commanding officer of the 367th Station Hospital Middle East Theatre, with the rank of lieutenant colonel when he completed his tour of duty, according to The Republican-Herald archives. His many accomplish- ments in his almost century- long life included serving as medical director of Good Samaritan Medical Center, a Catholic hospital in Pottsville, Pa., where he wrote the first clinical papers on Black Lung disease, and in 1982, The Friends of Norman M. Wall, M.D. honored the doctor's accomplishments by raising $100,000 to build the Nor- man M. Wall Auditorium at the hospital; helping to found Ben Gurion Medical School in the Negev; fighting anti- Semitism and social injustice wherever he encountered it; smuggling medical sup- plies to Jewish "refuseniks" in the Soviet Union during the 1970s; and serving as a national officer for the Anti- Defamation League. Wall and his family moved to Heathrow, Fla., after retir- ing his medical practice in 1995. He supported the Holo- caust Memorial Resource and Education Center, was active in the Jewish Community. His most recent honor was received this past May when the Congregation of Reform Judaism and the Maimonides Medical Society of Greater Orlando a.nnounced the es- tablishment of the Norman M. Wall, M.D. Fellowship in Cardiology by one of Wall's former students, Dr. Ron Waksman, who is associate director, Division of Cardiol- ogy at MedStar Washington in Washington, D.C. The pro- gram is a multiyear fellowship for Israeli heart specialists from Sheba Medical Center who will be able to come and study at MedStar Washington and Georgetown University medical centers. "For an old guy, I've been getting a lot of honors but this one's topping it. It's very pleasing,!' Wall said in a phone interviewwiththe Girardville, Pa., Republican Herald news- paper last April. "I have enjoyed a remark- able life," Wall once told his friend Mark Pinsky, & jour- nalist, author and former Orlando Sentinel writer. "I was born to parents who fled the pogroms of the Czar in 1890; grew up in a small coal region town in Pennsylvania as the only Jewish boy there, free of any anti-Semitism; and during the Great Depression was able to go to college and medical school on a scholar- ship." In addition to his wife of more than 20 years, Faye, Wall is survived by his sons, fay of Tel Aviv, Israel, and Harry of Larchmont, N.Y.; daughter, Sharon of Rockville, Md.; five grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. He was interred at Kehillath Israel Cemetery in Shenan- doah Heights, Pa. HOWARD KAYE Howard Kaye of Plantation Fla., passed away on Sept. 2, 2013, at Health Central in Ocoee. He was 69 years old. Mr. Kaye was born in Bronx, N.Y., on Dec. 8, 1943, to the late Louis and Rebecca Kurnentz Kremenchug. He entered the U.S. Army fol- lowing high school and later graduated from university, becoming a mortgage banker. On Sept. 20, 1969, in New York City, he married the former Claudia Pepper, Jlis wife of nearly 44 years, who survives him. Mr. Kaye is also survived by his son Jonathan (and fi- ancee Brenda); and daughter, Lisa (Eric) Coultoff of Winter Garden; and two grandchil- dren. Graveside services, with military honors, were held at Star of David Cemetery, Ft. Lauderdale, with Rabbi Arthur Balser officiating. In memory of Howard Kaye, the family requests contribu- tions to the Heart Association or the Diabetes Foundation. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando. Dedicated To Serving Our Jewish Community For Over 29 Years In memory of those whom we have served since Rosh Ha-Shanah 5773 Jack Steven Oppenheimer Steven Ross Goldberg MD Allan Stanton Rosen MD Richard S. Gurian Leon Katz llya Fishberg Lynn L. Steinmetz Frederick E. Klarfeld Melissa Susan Jaffe Ruth L. Nash Marvin L. Pales Helen Goodman Eric Jay Zendell DDS Marvin D. Shey Selma Herskovitz Kessler Ava Sylvia Forman Seymore T. Klein Loretta H. Reinhold Florence Friedman Jesse E. Berman Edith Lit Kantor David Goodman Roberta J. Rosin Amy Carol Prince Leila Milavetz Schwartz Florence Oscher Siskind Edith Zak Helman Florence K. Soldinger Miriam Mehr Jean Bernard Lylen Hedi Thomas-Goldfarb Annette Reiter Gerald Harvey Olin Arlehe Chodorov Nass Lynn Sharon Goodman Beatrice Rabinovitz Martin Valeri Ida VanBaalen Marvin Blattner Marcella Wolgel " Naomi Zets Shirley Makaron Florence Altchiler Paul Cherches Marianne Byer Fannie "Peggy" Malon Hai'vey Leighton Bloom Burton Schlossman Helen Cooper Franklin Ida Sarah Miller Ida Eisen Stanley Morton Balch Gertrude Alpert Charlotte Ettinger Rotenberg Marilyn Miller Nahoum Givoni Dr. Charles H. Silver Alan Litka Carl J. Lepon Eleanor G. Raft Ruth Maxine Morris Herbert Miller Edgar Zets Seymour Meister Gladys "Hap" Leckart Joan P. 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