APPENDIX O (Prefix OBIT): Obituaries



001 found on web:


In Santa Clara, April 27. Mother of Roberta (and Ken) Romines, Joel (and JoAnn) Effron and the late Herbert Effron. Mother-in-law of Miriam Effron. Grandmother of Amanda Effron, Kristen Romines, Marc (and Michelle) Effron and Debbie (and Scott) Holbrook. Stepgrandmother of two. Great-grandmother of two. Stepgreat-grandmother of two. Born Feb. 5, 1913 in New York. Longtime resident of Cupertino and Menlo Park. Worked for many years in retail sales management. Formerly an elementary school teacher. Funeral services were held at Hills of Eternity Cemetery, Colma. Arrangements by Sinai Memorial Chapel. Donations to American Cancer Society, 235 Montgomery St., No. 320, S.F., CA 94101.


002 LA Times, 9/4/75 Max Efron, h of late Dinah, former resident and watchmaker in MN for over 50 years, bur LA by Glasband-Willen Hollywood Mortuary.


003 LA Times, 12/21/72, Dinah Efron, survived by sisters Frieda Mandel, Rose Pullman, Mary &Goldie Silber, bur Hillsides Memorial Park Chapel, Groman Mortuary.


004 Ruth AFFRON

Obituary in 10/17/1984 Wash Post:

d. 10/15.  Lived in Camp Springs.  Widow of William A. Donations to be sent to a church.  Buried by Lee Funeral Home 301-868-0900.  11 grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren

C. David Affron (301-449-5072?)

William Broadgate

Ruth B. Seliner (or Sellner)

Helen A. Tait (or Talt)


005 Published in the Star Tribune from 10/13/2002 - 10/14/2002.

Efron Howard, age 52, of Bloomington. Preceded in death by mother, Audrey; stepmother, Arlene Shapiro Efron. Survived by wife, Lorry Lundborg; son & daughter-in-law, Eric Efron & Michelle Spencer; father & stepmother, Irving & Jean Efron; sister & brother-in-law, Rochelle & John “Sandy” Buhr; stepbrothers, Alan (Carol) Shapiro, Joel (Cindy) Shapiro, Robert Shapiro, Norm (Ann) Coone, Paul (Vicki) Coone, Larry (Dawn) Coone; brothers-in-law, Dr. Richard (Joanne) Lundborg, Dr. Gary (Char) Lundborg; sister-in-law, Linda (Chuck) Bormann; Howie’s faithful companion, Waldo; numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of Cancer Kid’s Fund Comedy Showcase. Howie faced his illness with humor, grace, and dignity. He will be deeply missed. Memorial service WEDNESDAY 2 PM ADATH JESHURUN CONGREGATION CHAPEL 10500 West Hillside Lane, Mtka. Memorials may be made to donor’s favorite charity. SHIVA Adath Jeshurun Congregation (Wed. Only 7pm) Arr: Hodroff & Sons

006 The American Jewish World: Died as a result of an auto accident near his home. Came to city 40 years ago. Was one of the founders of Capital City Hebrew School. Burial is at Sons of Abraham Cemetery. Rabbi Joseph B. Hurvitz and W. Kissin officiated. Pallbearers were members of Brith Sholem and Modern Woodmen Lodges. Survived by widow, son Max and daughters Evelyn Solitaire of St. Paul and Anna Bernstein of New York City. [verify: date!]


007 Efron Shirley, age 77, of St. Paul. Survived by husband, Herbert; son, William; sisters, Muriel Ross and Elaine Dorshow; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services FRIDAY, 11 AM, Sons of Abraham Cemetery, Barclay at E. Maryland, St. Paul. Arr Hodroff & Sons
Published in the Star Tribune on 3/18/2004


008 The American Jewish World: Julia Mintz, 83, d. 5/6 at home. Survived by 4 sons David H. and Harry of St. Paul, Nathaniel of Chicago, daughters Mrs. Edward I. Gottlieb of St. Paul and Mrs. Jack H. Fox of Chicago, sisters Mrs. J. Bulgatz of St. Paul and Mrs. I. Nackemoff of New York and 12 grandchildren. She came to St. Paul 50 years earlier (abt. 1889), was one of the pioneer Jewish women in the city and active in many Jewish charitable and cultural organizations. Burial at Sons of Abraham cemetery.


009 The American Jewish World, 5/12/1950, Sarah Bulgatz from 74 years old, d. 5/4, buried at Adath Jeshurun cemetery. Resided in St. Paul for 40 years. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Hilda Banarer of Los Angeles, Mrs. Joe Snyder of St. Paul and Mrs. Hanna Zieve of Minneapolis, and five sons, Sam, Minneapolis, Herman, South Fallsburg, NY, Morris and Jack, Los Angeles and Harry Blatt, Chicago, 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.


010 The American Jewish World, issue --- 16, 1941, Jacob Bulgatz from: age 65, 229 E. 14th Street, buried Adath Yeshurun, survived by wife Sarah, daughters Mrs. Joseph Zieve of M’polis, Mrs. J. Snyder of St. Paul, Mrs. Harry Banarer of California, sons Sam of M’polis, Jack of St. Paul, Harry and Morris of Chicago and Herman of NY, sister Dora Snyder of St. Paul.


011 MN Star & Tribune, Lillie Snyder, 82, daus Marjorie Lande and Joan (Mrs. Norman) Corson, son Miles (Aileen) Snyder, all of St. Paul,  bro Herman of NY, 8 GC, 10 ggc.


012 Chicago Tribune, Frances Ikler, Nee Efron, ageless, b. 12/26/03, London, worked Cook Cty registry of deeds.  Daughter Paula (Mickey) Simon, gm Jacqueline Simon and Shelley (Alan) Myers, GGM to Evan.



013 1986-08-24 , Chicago Tribune (IL), MAURICE EFFRON, Services for Maurice Effron, 80, a retired pharmacist, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the chapel at 6130 N. California Ave. Mr. Efron, of the North Side, died Thursday in St. Francis Hospitak, Evanston. Mr. Effron had been associated for many years with Effron Pharmacy, 4458 S. Fairfield Ave. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by two brothers and a sister.


014 1975-06-18,m Chicago Tribune (IL), Lt. Norman Michaelson, retired CPD, beloved husband of Frances, nee Effron; dear father of Anita (Harley) Richardson, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Susan; fond brother of Sol, Helen Sattler and Thelma Singer; devoted grandfather of Steven and Jennifer Richardson; dear son of the late Israel and Lilly Michaelson. Services Friday, 11 a.m. at Piser North Town Memorial Chapel, 6130 N. California Ave. Interment West Lawn Cemetery. Member of Shomrim Society and Illinois Police Assoc. Friends may pay their respects at the chapel Thursday evening, 7-9 p.m. 338-2300


015 1941-09-05, Chicago Tribune (IL), Minnie Goldberg, beloved wife of the late Joseph, dear mother of Louis, Sarah Passen, Nathan, Harry, Rose Field, fond sister of Louis Effron, loving grandmother of seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services Friday, 1 p.m., at chapel, 5206 Broadway.


016 NYT, June 26, 1964, p. 29 col 2, on 6/25, Phila, of Elkins Park, founder & Owner of Arthur's Steak House here, d. age 64, widow Rose Jacobs, son Eugene, dau. Mrs. Shirley Kahn, a brother, 2 sisters, 7 grandchildren.


017 1961-05-23 , Chicago Tribune, Henri L. Libman of 8842 Forestview drive, Skokie, beloved husband of Charlotte, nee Effron; devoted father of Marsha; fond brother of Charles Robert of Orlando, Fla. and Oliver E. Services Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. at Piser Memorial chapel, 5206 Broadway. Interment Jewish Waldheim. LO 1-4740.


018, 1941-07-22, Chicago Tribune, Martha Libman, beloved wife of Felix. dear mother of Charles, Henry, and Oliver, fond sister of Harry Effron, Clara Farber, and Ethel Kolsky. Funeral Tuesday, 2 p.m., at chapel, 6935 Stony Island avenue. Interment Jewish Waldheim


019, 1971-09-19, Chicago Tribune, Effron, Anna Effron, beloved wife of the late Frank Effron; mother of Florence Goldberg, Dorothy Ettelson and Ralph Effron. Passed away in Phoenix, Ariz., Sept. 17. Private services in Albuquerque, N. M.


020, 1978-08-26, Chicago Tribune, Robert J. Ansorg, beloved son of Florence Goldberg; dear father of Carol and Greg; loving nephew of Dorothy Ettelson and Ralph Effron. Services private. Info. Piser Memorial Chapel, 561-4740.

Copyright 1978, Chicago Tribune. For permission to reprint, contact Chicago Tribune.


021, 1971-10-10, Chicago Tribune, David Ettelson of 2970 N. Lake Shore Dr., beloved husband of Dorothy, nee Effron; dear father of Richard [Patricia] Ettelson and Jean [Eugene] Gray; devoted grandfather of six; fond brother of Blanche Pollack and Rose Aberg. Services Sunday, 1 p.m., at Piser Memorial Chapel, 5206 N. Broadway. Interment Anshe Emet Section, Memorial Park Cemetery. Please omit flowers. Friends are asked to pay their respects at the time of services. LO 1-4740.


022 1949-05-13 Chicago Tribune, Meyer Effron, of 1429 N. Washtenaw avenue, beloved husband of Anna, devoted father of Benjamin, Esther Katz, Percy, and Dr. Morton, six grandchildren. Funeral Friday, May 13, 10 a.m., at chapel, 2235 W. Division street.


023 From Sara Nelson Efron [verify newspaper] Obit of Pauline Wolfson, wife of Joel Wolfson of the Bayonne Wolfsons. About 1994 died in New Rochelle Hospital Medical Center. She was a Bondswoman in Miami. Born 8/8/1905 to Jacob and Fannie Miller Saltin in Bayonne, NJ. Married May 1924 to Joel Wolfson. Joel d. 1972. They lived 45 years oin Miami. She retired 1985. She moved to New Rochelle in "June". Survived by daughter, Arlene Siegel of New Rochelle, Irwin of Sarasota, FL, and Lawrence of Miami Lakes, FL. 6 gc and 10 GC. Arrangements by Wieb and Wien of Jersey City.


024 Jewish Advocate 5/2/1974, Dora Pearlstein Israel died, associated names: Rosenfield


025 NY Times, Ruby Mones, d. Ann St., Kingston, 7/20/1908


026 San Juan Star, date unknown, “Jose Efron, Builder, Felled by Heart Attack” (courtesy of Marshall Effron) Source Document


027 Unknown Source, Helen Braverman Source Document


028 The American Israelite, 3/26/1998 Newman Efron Source Document


029 Marino, Rose, Welch and its People (Walsworth Press, 1985), pages 355-356 Morris “Mort” Rosenzweig

Source Document: Page 1, Page 2




Published in the Chicago Tribune from 11/17/2004 - 11/18/2004

Shneider, Doretta

Doretta Shneider, nee Goldman, 94. Beloved wife of the late Frank; loving mother of Gordon (Constance), Victor (Corrine), Emee Myers and Jerome (Carole); adored grandmother of Benjamin (Abigail), Susan (Damon), Miriam (Mark), Steven (Alexandra), Jay, Michael (Carolyn), Anne, Linda (Mark), Lawrence and Howard; and great-grandmother of Colin, Claire, Caitlin, Elizabeth, Dakota and Kayle; dear sister of Carol Brenman; fond aunt, great-aunt, and great-great-aunt of many nieces and nephews. Entombment services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m. at Shalom Memorial Park, Arlington Heights. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice



Ancestry, abstract of Jewish Obituaries

Elizabeth (Schneider) Mishkovsky, b. abt. 1900, d. 2/25/96, Arlington Heights, cemetery is Shalom Memorial Park, Arlington Heights



Chicago Tribune

Frank J. Schneider, husband of Sylvia Tikolsky, father of James & Thomas, son of Gussie and the late Joseph, brother of Ben, Libby Mishkovsky, Sadie Schiffman and the late Harry. Burial Krinker Aid Society, Waldheim



Chicago Tribune Obit index: Rose Smith (Selkoff) 11/18/1991



Chic Tribune Obit index: Dubby Dora Gershon, 12/22/94



NYT 6/10/1962

Kaplan, Jennie, wife of the late Morris, mother of Etta Rubin, Louis, Frank and Harry



Chicago Tribune (IL) - January 26, 1955
Anna Ephron, w of late Emanuel, mother of Harry, Albert, Henry, Dorothy Adler, Morris, and Sylvia Niva, grandmother of four. Sister of Ida, Abe Davis, and Dora Lepkovsky. Internment at the Cong B’nai Israel section of Waldheim cemetery.



NYT Obit, 1/3/1970, Anna Abramsky, d. 1/1/1970, wife of Jacob, dau is Selma Maisel. Sisters are Rachel Karp and Sonia Schor. Grandmother of Naomi, Marc and David.



NYT Obit

MAISEL--Melvin L. Died March 6, 2005. Devoted husband of 59 years to Selma. Beloved father of Naomi Goldis (Stanley), Marc and David (Tamara) Chernow. Cherished grandfather of Eli Duker (Ruchy), Joshua Duker (Shayna), Jonathan Duker (Susan) and Ezra. A source of great joy to Melvin was that he was able to fulfill David Ben Gurion's dream of Israel being a homeland for future generations. His eight treasured great - grandchildren were all born there. Melvin was born May 15, 1924



Robert Effron
CITY OF POUGHKEEPSIE - Robert Effron, 94, of the City of Poughkeepsie, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. Mr. Effron was a sales representative for Efco Products in Poughkeepsie retiring in 1996. He was a member of the Jewish Community Center, the Harding Club and Temple Beth-El. Mr. Effron served in the US Army as a Sergeant in Europe, Philippines and Japan. Born Aug. 13, 1914 in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of the late Samuel and Fannie Labensky Effron. He was a graduate of Poughkeepsie High School and attended NYU. On March 24, 1946 in Poughkeepsie, he married Edith Leibman. Mrs. Effron survives at home. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Emily Effron of Poughkeepsie; his daughter and sonin-law, Jean and Stanley Friedman of Poughkeepsie; his daughter and sonin-law, Elizabeth "Betsy" and Joseph Kisch of Poughkeepsie; his sister, Sadie J. Kahn of Beacon; his sister-inlaw, Sadie Effron of Poughkeepsie; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, William Effron and his sisters, Estelle Dobo and Eva Golden. There will be no calling hours. Shiva will be held on Sunday and Monday at 7:30 p.m., at the family residence. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16, at Temple Beth-El, 118 So. Grand Ave., Poughkeepsie. Rabbie Neal Loevinger will officiate. Burial will be in the family plot in Temple Beth-El Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements under the direction of William G. Miller & Son Funeral Home Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie. If you need directions or wish to send condolences, please visit our website at



NYT 8/4/1955 Obit, Mrs. Leo Rutstein, on 8/3, of 104 Tenesee Street, Long Beach, L.I., age 57, was substitute teacher in Long Beach schools. Her husband is field director of American Technion Society, she also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Paul Jackson of Long Beach, a son, Robert L. of Long Beach and her mother, Mrs. Sara Pine of Miami. She has a brother, Sidney of NY.



NYT 8/4/1955, death notice, Lillian P. Rutstein, mother of Carol R. Jackson, buried in Mt. Ararat, Farmingdale (other info already is in obit)



Mrs. Bessye Davidson, 343 Eglinton Avenue East, died on Monday, October 17, at the New Mount Sinai Hospital, at the age of sixty-six years. She was the widow of David Davidson; and is survived by three daughters: Mrs. S. Lean (Lillian), 620 Briar Hill Avenue; Mrs. £. Pozner (Ruth), 687 St. Clements Avenue; Mrs. Lenore Cohen, 620 Briar Hill Avenue; a son: Lloyd Davidson, 1643 Bathurst Street- six grandchildren: Ralph and Barbara Lean; Donald and Michael Pozner; and Douglas and Robert, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Davidson, and five sisters: Mrs. S. Cadesky, (Tillye), of Mount Forest, Ont.; Mrs. M. Jacobs (Nellie), 12 Wellwood Avenue; Mrs. E. Gold (Ettie), 791 Spadina Road; Mrs. William Ef-fron (Sadie), and Mrs. G. Fine (Beatrice), of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Rabbi M. C. Celniker officiated at funeral services at Beth Tzedec Synagogue. Interment was at Dawes Road cemetery. Shiva was at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. Lean, 620 Briar Hill Avenue.

Canadian Jewish Review, 10/28/1960 ( )



NYT 7/17/1965 Joseph Abramsky, father of Amy Effron, Charles Avramsky, Fannie Waxler and Frank Tarloff



Dallas Morning News, , Frank Tarloff, b. abt. 1915, d. 6/25/1999, L.A., CA



LA Times, Frank Tarloff was a blacklisted writer, d. 6/28/1999, age 83, had won an Academy Award



Variety: Frank Tarloff. He is survived by his wife Lee (Werzberger), son, daughter and 3 grandchildren.



NY Times, 6/14/1982, Bertha Olf, wife of late Meyer L., mother of Blanche Grossman and Dr. Milton, mother in law of Israel and Betty, gm of Susan, Fred and Linda, ggm of Bruce and Jill Grossman, sister of Miriam Sosnoff, aunt of many. Services in Mt. Vernon.



LA Times

Death of Morris Efron, 6/8/96, arrangements by  Mt. Sinai Mortuary



Boston Globe, 7/25/1961, of 29 Nelson St., Dorchester, MA, wife of Abraham, mother of Mary Berger of Cleveland and Doris Whiteman of Dorchester, sister of Mary Krinsky. 4 grand children and 5 great grandchildren. Burial at Ostroe Moastroe cemetery.



Jewish Advocate Obit index

Samuel Whiteman, b. Phila., abt. 1904, in 11/27/1975 issue. Related families are Schleifer



NYT 12/3/1970, Dora Abramsky, wife of Benjamin, mother of Tessa and Norman, sister of Rubin Sarnoff, gm of Jeffrey, Ronnee & Paul, m-i-l of Rhonda. Cong. Beth Israel, W. Side J. Center. Wife of Board member, Benjamin, Refers to Dr. Tessi.



NYT 5/30/1978, death notice of Benjamin Abramsky, not abstracted



NYT 10/11/1987, death notice of Tessa Abramsky, not abstracted



NYT obit 4/19/1970 Nat Effren, husband of Jean, father of Todd, son of Rose and Isadore, brother of Sally Miller. Buried by Boulevard Funeral Chapel, Coney Island Ave., Brooklyn



Google search (Marein Efron in Oct. 2010)

NYT, 7/27/09

Alice (Mimi Alice) Rosen, died age 102. Daughter of Sophie Marein-Efron and Maurice Root, wife of late Harry, mother of Phyllis (Zander) Hollander, Davee (Henry) Israel,



NYT 4/3/1932 Isaac Ephron d. 4/2/1932, husband of Gussie, father of Harry, Irving, Charles and Henry.



NYT1/4/1962, Harry, husband of Mathilde father of Norman and Erwin, gf, brother of Irving, Charles & Henry.



NYT 8/30/1967 Irving, father of Michael, brother of Charles and Henry.



NYT10/19/1961Esther, wife of Isadore, mother of Betty Levinson, Pearl Silberberg and Norma Goodstein. Grandmother.



NYT, 9/5/1955, Bertha Weitzman, widow of Jacob, children Augusta Rashkin, Harry Samuel, the late Paul, and Walter. (Does not appear to be correct)



Sara Nelson EFRON A leader in Seattle’s Jewish community, died December 25, 2004 at the age of 95 at her home in Bellevue. The eldest child of pioneering Abraham and Emma Nelson, Sara was the beloved wife of Max Efron for 63 years. Mr. Efron died October, 1993. Sara was born in New York on March 2, 1909, arrived in Seattle at the age of 6 months when many streets were yet to be paved, cable cars climbed Yesler Way and horses were the transportation of the day. A leader in Jewish Women’s organizations and a contributor to the community at large, she received many honors for her efforts. Sara is survived by her loving children, Phil (Janice Dowell) of Nashville; David (Edie Kaplan) of Oakland; and Deborah of Bellevue. Grandchildren Dara (Karen Sukenic) of Berkeley; Donna (Barry Raskin) of Austin; Michael (Clare) of Melbourne, Australia; Ted (Seattle); Erica (Nashville) and Gregory of Spokane. Also survived by 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her grandson Howard Efron. Special thanks to long time caregivers Kay Smith and Diane Shepard. Funeral services will be held 12:30 p.m. Monday December 27 at Evergreen-Washelli Chapel. In lieu of flowers donations to your favorite charity preferred. Published in print on 12/27/2004.



Source and date unknown

Pauline Wolfson, former bail bondswoman. Lived in Miami, died age 89. Born 8/8/1905 to Jacob and Fannie Miller Saltin, Bayonne, NJ, grew up there. Married in May, 1924 to Joel, who died 1972. They lived for 45 years in Miami. She retired in 1985 after more than 20 years in the bail bonds business. She moved to New Rochelle in June  and was in the New Rochelle nursing home. Survived by daughter Arlene Siegel of New Rochelle, son Irwin of Sarasota, FL and Lawrence of Miami Lakes, FL, 6 grandchildren, 10 g-gchildren. Arrangments by Wien & Wien of Jersey City.]



Cranberry Press (NJ) 3/26/1986, Morris “Morry Efron of Clearbrook, d. 3/18 at home after a long illness. Age 71. Born in NYC, lived in Pompano Beach, FL until moving to Monroe in 1978.  Was a theatrical business manager in NYC for many years, retired in 1981. Recently worked with “Annie” national touring company. Veteran of WW II. Survived by wife, Miriam Myerhoff Effron, son David C. of Potomac, MD, daughter Carol Efron-Flyer of Boston, brother Benjamin Efron of Silver Springs, MD, and two grandchildren (Courtesy Cranbury, NJ Library)



Effron, Henry, 85, of Delray Beach, formerly of Marblehead, MA, on January 10, 2004. Beloved husband of Clara Effron(nee Wish), loving father of Wayne (Lynne)Effron, Steven Effron, Brian(Sherry)Effron, and Susan (Marc)Safir. Loving grandfather of Michael, Marc, Sasha, Jenna, Andrew, Gregory, Daniel, Nicole, Allison, and the late Debra.. Services, interment Jan 12 at Eternal Light Memorial Gardens. Contributions to Diabetes Research Inst. (courtesy of Patti Couture, who found it and knows I research Efrons).]



Bridgeport Post, 5/5/1972 (Bridgeport, CT), Louis Schiff, age 66, of 4 Birch Rd, former VP of the National Bank of North America, NYC, d. yesterday at home. Funeral in synagogue Beth El of Norwalk. He was b. in NYC, lived in Westport, CT for 19 years. Retired from banking for a year and a half. Survived by wife, Alice (Neubauer), sons Martin L. of Ascutney, VT., Jonathan E of Westport, Kenneth R. of Cambridge, MA, brother Jack of Tucson, AZ, sister Mrs. Benjamin Miller of Beverly Hills.



Dallas Morning News 9/16/1913, Effron, of Waco, B. Efron, born in Poland, resided in Waco since 1868. Survived by children L.I., Harry, Miss Hannah, Nettie and Lillian of Waco, I. Cohen of Indianapolis and Mrs. Louis Rosenbaum of Oklahoma City



Dallas Morning News 10/1/1906, on 9/29/1906, Abraham Efron, dry goods salesman, aged 26, died suddenly of congestion]



The Tyler Courier, 6/23/1906

“Dies Suddenly this Morning: Well Known Cotton Buyer Expires Suddenly This Morning from Heart Trouble.”

Abe Efron, a well known cotton buyer. Came home in the morning after running a few chores, lied down saying he did not feel right, then his wife found him dead. He came to Tyler about a year ago. He leaves his wife, three brothers and two sisters. He came from San Antonio to Tyler, but was previously in Ennis and Mexia. He was about 40 and was seemingly in good health up until about a week ago. Mrs. Efron was a sister of Mrs. Leventhal, with whom Mr. and Mrs. Efron lived at 526 W. Elm St. Burial at Jewish Cemetery near the Elks Lodge.”

Courtesy Susie Brown, Tyler Public Library, Tyler, TX (8/2006).



Dallas Morning News 6/12/1909, Funeral of Meyer Efron. He was a commercial traveling salesman and dropped dead at Yorktown. Funeral at Temple Rodef Shalom in Waco, internment at Hebrew Rest, Rabbi Warsaw officiating.



Brooklyn Eagle, Thursday, 2/20/1913

Dateline Sag Harbor

Body of Rebecca Efron [sic – should be Leah!!!], who died at Presbyterian hospital on Tuesday was brought to Sag Harbor this date, to be buried in the Jewish cemetery. She was the wife of E. Efron, Hardware store merchant of Sag Harbor. Two children are Jennie and Cecilia of Sag Harbor.



Description: 0420DONALDEFFRAINDonald Effrain, 87, of Daytona Beach Shores, passed away Monday, April 19, 2010. A Funeral Service in his honor will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 10:30am at Westside Baptist Church, 1085 Mason Avenue, Daytona Beach with Pastor Bob Hadley officiating, with Burial to follow at Daytona Memorial Park, 1423 Bellevue Avenue, Daytona Beach. Family will receive friends Tuesday (today), April 20, 2010 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Donald was born on July 22, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York to Murray and Josephine Effrain. He moved to Florida from Smyrna, Georgia in 1981. He enjoyed his church, working with children, Boy scouts. Donald served in the Navy during World War II. He was a Deacon at the Westside Baptist church. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years; son, Donald G. (Pamela) Effrain; daughter, Patricia (Bill) Siciliano; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made in his honor to Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, VFW National Headquarters, 406 West 34th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64111. Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Daytona Beach. Condolences for the family may be shared at



Fannie Effron, d. 11/17/1935, Youngstown, OH

Buried at Atlantic City, NJ

Husband is Louis,  father Max Levine.

Age 48, born in Russia.

Resided at 48 E. Chalmers St., Youngstown, OH.


073 Source Document

Newspaper [identify] (Hebrew), p. 8327

Obituary of Tyba, wife of Abraham Efron (spelled with an ayin) of Vilna. (2nd obit listed under “Rusland” (Russia). Date of 1861. Courtesy of Chaim Freedman, author of Elihu’s Branches. See page – of that book for translation


Zussia Efron (1911–2002)




Sarah Harel Hoshen


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Almost four years have gone by since the passing of Zussia Efron, Jewish art connoisseur and researcher. On 18 July 2002 in Jerusalem, at the age of 91, Zussia returned his soul to his Maker. In his case this traditional Jewish phrase is in order, for Zussia represented the fertile co-existence, now long gone, of secular Jewishness and yiddishkeit. A socialist Zionist and former member of Ha-Shomer ha-Za‘ir, he seemed at the same time to be the quintessential representative of the Jewish culture that evolved over many centuries in his native eastern Europe. At least, that is what he was to us – his disciples who took an interest in that culture and art. We were not disciples in the academic sense of the word, for Zussia had never entered upon an institutional academic career. Originally trained as a printer and artist, he was probably the last of the older-generation semi-academic experts whose astonishingly broad knowledge was acquired through intensive reading, field research, and professional encounters, all motivated by his total commitment to and personal involvement with his subjects of inquiry.



Zussia (Eliezer) Efron was born in 1911 in Vilna, Lithuania, the son of Chaya and Leib Efron. His father was a renowned local printer and copper engraver, as was his grandfather, Zvi Hirsch, before him. Hirsch Efron befriended sculptor Mark Antokolsky, one of whose small sculptures was kept in the family home. “I was brought up,” Efron relates in his autobiographical notes, “on my father’s love of his artisanship and his strong attachment to Jewish art and tradition.” Together with his family and fellow Lithuanian Jews, as a child he witnessed the upheavals and tribulations of those troubled historical times of wars, revolutions, and pogroms. Vilna of the 1920s, Efron’s formative years, however, was a bustling center of Jewish-Yiddish scholarship and culture, with its diverse educational institutions, the Vilna Troupe theater group, the Union of Jewish Writers and Journalists, the Historical-Ethnographic Society and Museum (founded by S. An-Sky in 1917), and – most importantly – the YIVO Institute (founded in 1925). While a student at the (Jewish-Bundist) Real-Gymnasium, he also attended drawing, engraving, and art history classes at the Hilfe durch Arbeit Art School and frequented the Ethnographic Museum, where he drew close to director Chaikl Lunsky, secretary of the Historical-Ethnographic Society and Efron’s first mentor in Jewish art and ethnography. No wonder, then, that the subjects of his first drawings and engravings were the ancient synagogues of Vilna and neighboring shtetls. At the same time, he continued working at the family’s printing shop, being trained by his father in Hebrew typography, contemporary graphic and printing techniques, and binding – “the art of book-making from A to Z.” Efron’s experiments with Hebrew typography can be seen in several posters he designed and printed in the early 1930s for events organized by Vilna’s Ha-Shomer ha-Za‘ir youth movement, presenting a combination of rather modernistic typography and schematic Zionist iconography (now in the collection of the Ha-Shomer ha-Za‘ir Archives, Givat Haviva).



Efron joined Ha-Shomer ha-Za‘ir in 1924 at the age of thirteen. In 1935, as a member of the movement’s hakhsharah (group training for life on a kibbutz), he emigrated to Palestine, at first working as an agricultural laborer in villages in the Sharon Plain, and finally settling in Kibbutz Kfar Menahem (1940). He periodically traveled to Jerusalem to study sculpture with Zeev Ben Zvi in the Bezalel Art Academy. In 1946, after his discharge from the British army – in which he served during WWII – and subsequent work with Jewish DPs in Italy, Efron resumed studies in Bezalel, taking drawing, graphic design, printing, and typography classes while majoring in art history. He simultaneously continued sculpting at Ben Zvi’s studio; two of his plaster sculptures (Remembering the Vilna Ghetto; Motherhood) were displayed in the inauguration exhibition of the firstJerusalemArtistsHousein1949.Inthatsameyear, following a proposal by director Mordechai Narkiss, he became a staff member of the Bezalel National Museum, where he worked for three years with art historian and acting-director Fritz Schiff.

In 1953 Efron was appointed director of the Mishkan le-Omanut Museum of Art in Kibbutz Ein Harod, a position he held for twenty-four years, until his retirement in 1977. He was selected for that position by artist Mordechai Ardon, then Arts Consultant to the Israel Ministry of Education and Culture. Ardon apparently found Efron suited to resume the work of Chaim Aptiker-Atar, MAEH founder, who was seeking to collect “works of art created by the Jewish people, and use them as vehicles to pass on the distinctive values of the now-destroyed Diaspora Jewish life to children and youth […].” The museum’s Jewish collection had been accumulated largely during the late 1930s through the efforts of kibbutz members who served as “rescue emissaries” to European Jewry. Continuing the museum’s cooperation with kibbutz movement members (among them Miriam Nowicz of Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot), Efron further enhanced the museum’s collection of works by pre-WWII European – mainly Russian and Polish – and US Jewish artists, as well as that of Jewish folk art.



During those years Efron also started publishing. A select list of his more than thirty publications includes the pioneering Jewish Art (Tel Aviv: Massada, 1957; Hebrew), the first comprehensive and chronological presentation of the subject from early antiquity to modern Israel, co-edited with Oxford historian Cecil Roth; monographs of artists (Atar, Giladi); encyclopedia entries (The Hebrew Encyclopaedia, Encyclopaedia Judaica), essays and articles in periodicals (Jewish Studies, Ariel, Museum); introductions to catalogues; and press articles and art reviews. Efron’s contribution – through his publications and museological work – to the development of Israeli artistic and cultural perceptions will be discussed in extenso in a forthcoming essay by Galia Bar-Or, director of the Museum of Art Ein Harod, in her introduction to a collection of Efron’s articles which she edited (forthcoming in late 2006, the Museum of Art Ein Harod).



Several of Efron’s articles are indicative of his views regarding the importance of the collection and study of Jewish (eastern European) art and the resumption, in Israel, of the work begun by scholars, collectors, and Jewish museums in the first half of the twentieth century and abruptly ended by the Holocaust. He perceived Jewish folk art which developed between the Baltic and the Black Seas during the “golden age” of Polish-Lithuanian Jewry (sixteenth to eighteenth centuries) as a unique cultural phenomenon, the sole truly authentic artistic form created by Jews anywhere in Europe. The final annihilation of eastern European Jewish civilization – the one in which he grew up – during WWII kindled in him a gradually growing sense of urgency to commemorate its artistic expressions, eventually becoming his life mission. One way of achieving this was by education, through both institutional and public lectures. Between 1950 and the mid-1980s Efron taught courses in Jewish art and folk art in, among others, Bezalel, Haifa University, and several teachers’ seminars. His public lectures on these subjects, however, are far more numerous: between his 1953 lecture tour in kibbutzim throughout Israel and the 1990s, his public lectures number over 100, mostly devoted to Jewish ceremonial and folk art.

However, Efron’s most significant contribution to the study of Jewish folk art was most likely the survey and documentation of its remnants in eastern Europe and the Balkans. In the course of his three-decade-long field survey, Efron produced about 15,000 negatives and slides, accompanied by written notes, taken mainly in cemeteries and synagogues: tombstones, synagogue wall paintings, Torah arks, ceremonial objects, and interior decorations. These are now in the holdings of the Center for Jewish Art of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Visual Documentation Center at Beth Hatefutsoth in Tel Aviv. His almost annual travels were enabled by modest travel grants, very often complemented from personal resources. Between 1961 and the mid-1990s, Efron traveled and worked in Jewish communities and sites in Greece and the former Yugoslavia (46 sites, including Split and Sarajevo), Romania (35 sites in Moldova and Bukovina), the Soviet Union (Leningrad, Samarkand, Tashkent, Vilna, and Minsk, among others), and over 100 Jewish sites in Poland and Ukraine. Like much of what he did, in accordance with Efron’s “artistic temperament” this comprehensive documentation project was managed in a rather associative-intuitive manner and, unfortunately, has never been published. However, the detailed knowledge he acquired on his journeys and in numerous research encounters was of unique value, unparalleled on the Israeli – and indeed the international – Jewish art and folk art scene.



Efron willingly consulted almost anyone active in this field: students, researchers, writers ,filmmakers, and museum curators from the Jewish Museum of New York and the University of Texas at Houston to the Polish National Library in Warsaw, and the Hebrew University, the Israel Museum, Yad Vashem, and Beth Hatefutsoth in Israel.



Having begun his Balkan and eastern European documentation project when almost all the major pre-war Jewish centers were behind the Iron Curtain, Efron gradually became a prominent information agent and mediator. He was one of the first Israeli researchers to establish contacts and cooperate with Jewish art scholars and museum curators in the eastern bloc. He served as consultant in the 1970s and 1980s to projects and museum collections in the Soviet Union (Leningrad, Vilna, Lvov), former Yugoslavia (Belgrade), and Poland. Starting as early as 1957 with his survey of the Jewish collections in the Warsaw Historical Museum and the Jewish Historical Institute (ZIH), Warsaw – where the study of Jewish art and folk art was resumed shortly after the war – became a major center for Efron’s scholarly contacts and endeavors. In the new era marked by the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1989, the status Efron had gained as eastern European curators’ consultant and confidant gained further momentum. He now became instrumental in several museological projects, among them the establishment of a Jewish Museum in Vilna (today The Vilna Gaon Museum), by which, he felt, he was paying back “an historical debt” to the city’s Jewish Ethnographic Museum of his youth. In Israel, the most significant outcome of Efron’s former Soviet Union contacts was probably Beth Hatefutsoth’s 1994 exhibition of the Lvov Jewish collections, to which he was deeply connected, and its catalogue (Treasures of Jewish Galicia, Tel Aviv: Beth Hatefutsoth, 1996). This was a peak of his ongoing involvement with that institution as consultant to changing exhibitions and to the Photo Archive.



During all his post-retirement years Zussia worked in and from a small studio-apartment, not far from his home in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Katamon. This packed treasure-trove was frequented by scholars, students, and lovers of Jewish art from Israel and the world over who sought his advice. It housed a unique library on Jewish art, mostly eastern European, numbering some thousand volumes, brochures, catalogues, albums, textbooks, and maps in Yiddish, Hebrew, and all European languages acquired by him during half a century (now in the Israel Museum, the Jewish National and University Library, and the Jewish Museum Munich).



Zussia’s parents and one sister perished in the Holocaust. His other sister, Sheine, a painter, survived and joined him in Israel, where she later passed away. He is survived by his wife Irena and only son, Ariel, a Bezalel graduate and promising media artist in his own right. Thus, one might say, throughout all the twentieth-century upheavals of Jewish history – and art history – the Efron dynasty of artists was never interrupted.




Thanks are due to Tamar Manor-Friedman and Leorah Kroyanker, registrars of Efron’s library and archive, Irena Efron and Galia Bar-Or.



(copied from the library of Hebrew College, Newton Centre, MA)

Eulogy of Samuel Joseph (Shmuel Yosef) Finn (Fuenn)

In Hebrew; not yet translated



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Bernice Elmore Affron, Sag Harbor, NY. (date of paper is illegible).


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Hyman Golden. 3/15/1971 NYT. Age 90.


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Louis Goldstein, husband of Sonia Ephron. Carbondale (Pa.) News, 4/29/1971



MAEL, Dr. Sidney of Newton, caring and respected veterinarian, on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. For 48 years, he was the loving and much loved husband of Joan (Benjaminson).  (Joan is the one who works at Temple Emanuel in Newton)

Beloved father of Bruce (& Autumn) Mael, Chuck (& Vicki) Mael,  Jeffrey (& Naomi)  Mael. Adored Zayde of Jordana, Sarah, Jacob and Esther Mael, Dania, Benjamin and Adam Mael, Emily and Jayden Mael.

Cherished son of the late Harry & Nellie (Braverman) Mael. Dear brother of Nysen Mael of Brookline, Joshua Mael of Millis, Ruth Cohen of New York City and the late Leon Mael, Seymour Mael and Mildred Jacobs. Fond uncle of many nieces, nephews and their families. Services were held at the Levine Chapels, 470 Harvard St., BROOKLINE on Wed., May 12, 2010. Burial was in the Beth El Cemetery, Baker St., West Roxbury. Shiva at his late residence. Remembrances may be made to Congregation Shaarei Tefillah, 35 Morseland Ave., Newton, MA 02459.

(Courtesy of Phyllis Werlin)



MILFORD Leon J. Mael of Milford, on Monday, April 30, 2007. Beloved husband of the late Edna J. (Margolis); loving father of Debbie Mael (& her husband Thomas Mandino of Natick,)  Naomi Litrownik & her husband Dr. Robert Litrownik of Needham and Karen Beth Mael of Natick; adored Zayde of Michael and Daniel Litrownik and Michelle Mandino; cherished son of the late Harry & Nellie (Braverman) Mael; dear brother of Nysen Mael of Brookline, Dr. Sydney Mael of Newton, Joshua Mael of Millis, Ruth Cohen,   and the late Seymour Mael and Mildred Jacobs.

Longtime lay leader of the Jewish community of Milford.  Animal Inspector of Milford, Mendon and Hopedale, MA.

Services were held at the Levine Chapels, 470 Harvard St., Brookline on Tuesday, May 1, 2007. Burial was in Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon.

(Courtesy of Phyllis Werlin)


081 The American Jewish World

Bessie Efron, 83, died at home, buried Sons of Jacob cemetery. Came to US 28 years before she died. Survived by seven sons of St. Paul and Herman of Poland and daughter Mrs. Hilda Runitski of Poland and brother Joseph Boinson of New York.



Rav Mordechai Eliyohu (Muttel) Rabinowitz zt”l

Sunday March 25, 2012 8:11 AM - 7 Comments


It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rav Mordechai Eliyohu (Muttel) Rabinowitz zt”l, one of the last few remaining members of Mir Yeshiva in Europe. He was niftar at Shaarei Tzedek Medical Center in Yerushalayim late last night.

Rav Rabinowitz was a son of Rav Shraga Feitel Rabinowitz zt”l, the Zabliner Rov.


In addition to having learned in the Mir in Poland and for a short while in Shanghai, he also learned in the Baranovitch Yeshiva under Rav Elchonon Wasserman zt”l.


After the war, Rav Rabinowitz immigrated to Canada and subsequently met and married his wife, Rochel, a daughter of Rav Chaim Eliezer Samson zt”l, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivah Chofetz Chayim in Baltimore. He then accepted a position on the hanhallah of Yeshivah Mercaz Hatorah for 25 years until emigrating to Eretz Yisroel.


The levaya is being held this morning in front of Yeshivas Mir-Yerushalayim.


Rav Rabinowitz is survived by his wife and three children and their families: his two sons, R’ Shloime and R’ Avi, and his daughter, Malca, wife of R’ Shloime Gottesman, all of whom reside in New York.


Yehi zichro boruch.


{Casriel Newscenter}



Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home’s online obituary of Marcia Stone Paige (burial at Montrepose)


ITHACA - Marcia Stone Paige of Ithaca (formally, of Kingston), died on September 1, 2008 at Oak Hill Manor Nursing Home. Born on February 16, 1926 in Kingston to the late Dinah and Sam Stone, she is survived by her daughter Julie of Ithaca and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and close friends. She was predeceased by her husband Milton Paige in 1978 and her brother Merrill Stone.

Marcia graduated from Kingston High School in 1943, attended Penn State University, and graduated from the Ohio State School of Social Work. In her early professional years she was employed as a social worker for Ulster County and later was a business store owner until her retirement.

The loves of her life were family – especially her daughter Julie. She was most fond of her young cousins Michele Weiner of Kingston and Pamela Weiner Dyson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida who were like grandchildren to her. She had many close relationships with her first cousins on both her mother and father's side and spent much time during her childhood in Poughkeepsie with her Aunt Dora and Uncle Morris Epstein, and her first cousin Betty Effron Katzin. She had a special bond with her niece Roslyn Stone of Pound Ridge and her great niece and nephew – Daniel and Jennifer Pollock, both of Pound Ridge.

Marcia loved to tell stories from her past – family stories and stories about the special connection of the families who lived on Hone Street – a very closely knit neighborhood. Marcia also loved to read. Mysteries were her favorite as well as books on history and current events. She became known at the library as the "history and mystery lady".

Marcia was committed to community service both in her religious community and the Kingston/Ulster Communities. She and her husband Milton were founders of the Ulster Academy and both served on the Board of Trustees. Marcia volunteered for Planned Parenthood and was very active as a lifetime member of Hadassah before she left Kingston. She was one of the founders of the gift-wrapping fundraiser for Hadassah Hospital during the holidays. After retirement, Marcia had two volunteer commitments that were very important to her. She served as an ombudsman for a nursing home through the Ulster County RSVP. The residents of the Moran Rest Home in Gardiner were very important to her as she advocated for their needs. She also thoroughly enjoyed her work as a volunteer for the Kingston Heritage Visitors Center where she was able to "come home again" to downtown Kingston and share stories of the Roundout from her childhood.

Marcia left Kingston in 2002 to move to Ithaca to be closer to her daughter. Her happiest times in Ithaca were her years in Longview where she developed friendships similar to those she enjoyed in Kingston. She also developed special relationships with her daughter Julie's friends who became her close friends too.

Marcia will be remembered at a service at Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Avenue, Kingston, on Thursday at 12 Noon. Julie will be sitting Shiva in the home of Julian and Maida Weiner of Kingston, Thursday night and at the home of Julie Paige in Ithaca on Saturday night where she will welcome friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospicare and Pallative Services, 172 East King Road, Ithaca, NY 14850.

Funeral arrangements are being made through Herson Funeral Home.



New York Times

Paid Notice: Deaths KARP, ABRAHAM J.

Published: November 26, 2003

KARP -- Abraham J. The American Jewish Historical Society mourns the passing of Rabbi Abraham J. Karp, who served as President of The Society from 1972 to 1975. A distinguished scholar of American Jewish history and collector of rare books and original documents, Abe Karp helped shape the Society as an institution and the field of American Jewish history for generations of scholars. We extend our condolences to his wife, Deborah, and his entire family.

Sidney Lapidus, President

Kenneth J. Bialkin, Chairman

Michael Feldberg, Ph.D., Executive Director



New York Times

KARP--Rabbi Abraham J. The Rabbinical Assembly mourns with profound sorrow the passing of our beloved colleague who served as rabbi of Beth El in Rochester after which he was appointed professor of history and religion at the University of Rochester until his retirement when he joined the faculty of the Jewish Theological Seminary. Author of many books and articles, he had a distinguished career as an American Jewish historian. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and to all who were touched through his rabbinate.


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The Banner Online, March 17, 2005


Roz Roose, 90, Artist, bon vivant


Roz Roose, 90, of New York and Provincetown died peacefully at her home in New York City on March 5 after a long illness.


She was the wife of the late Dr. Lawrence J. Roose.


As a child, Roz came from Russia in the large wave of immigration that happened in the 1920s. She and her parents were turned away from Ellis Island and made their American landfall at Deer Isle, Maine instead. The family settled in New York and Roz received an education in both nursing and art. She studied painting at the Art Students League and Cooper Union in NYC but set out on a career as a psychiatric nurse. It was a fortunate choice since it led to a posting at a psychiatric hospital where she met her future husband, Lawrence, who was a psychiatrist there. The couple were married for over 40 years.


As a young girl she had visited Cape Cod and later she and Lawrence began to vacation on the Cape, first in Wellfleet, then Truro and finally Provincetown. Her daughter Gina Roose recalls the early days in Provincetown when her parents lived at the affectionately named Garbage Gables in the East End of town. Roz, who was famous for her parties, fit right in with the assorted writers and artists who lived in the Gables. Gina recalls that Eugene O’Neill had lived and written there and had left scrawled poetry on the rafters of the house. The building got its name from the solemn procession of artists who took out their garbage — mostly bottles and cans — on Sunday after a long weekend of partying. One party was so well attended that the large deck on the building collapsed, spilling the assorted group out on the lawn with no more damage than one broken toe.


In Provincetown, Roz returned to painting, working in the abstract expressionist manner she had studied. She was a close friend of artist and teacher Hans Hofmann and with the entire extended family of artists here during those years.


The family later moved to a more sedate location and when that went up for sale, purchased The Waterfront Apartments with four other families. Roz’s children grew up on the beaches of Provincetown and now her grandchildren are doing the same.


“It sounds like a cliché but she was larger than life,” Gina says. “She was very welcoming, no one was ever left out.” But as an artist who loved her summer home, Gina says, “She was never happier than when she was standing on her deck in Provincetown looking out at the light over the bay.”


In addition to her daughter Gina, she is survived by two sons, Steven of New York City and Ron of Maine and Los Angeles; and six grandchildren.


A memorial service was held on Tuesday at the Riverside Memorial Chapel in New York City and the family plans a luncheon and party of remembrance in Provincetown for her friends here at a date to be set in August.



Edith d'Addario, Longtime Director of Joffrey Ballet School, Dies at 84

By Vivien Schweitzer

13 Mar 2007



Edith d'Addario, who was the director of the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City's Greenwich Village for 43 years, died on March 4 at 84 of complications from emphysema, reports The New York Times.


D'Addario began her career at the Joffrey soon after taking one of her daughters to classes at the school (originally called American Ballet Center), which opened in 1953 in a converted chocolate factory. Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino had only recently established the company, which had previously been a touring ensemble.


The Times reports that d'Addario's career with the Joffrey began by chance: she answered a ringing phone one day while waiting to pick up her daughter. She was appointed assistant to Joffrey and Arpino in 1961 and five years later she was named executive director.


While at the school she expanded classes for children, pre-professional studies and a summer intensive training project in four major cities in the United States. She also established ballet classes for deaf children, helped form several junior touring ensembles and coordinated the casting of children's roles in the Joffrey Ballet productions of The Nutcracker and Petrouchka.


In her book Joffrey Ballet: Robert Joffrey and the Making of an American Dance Company, Sasha Anawalt writes that "as Joffrey's fierce but benevolent watchdog, [d'Addario] also sometimes made donations to rescue him and the school from financial trouble. Her generosity extended to Joffrey's students: She contributed toward the electricity bills of many teenage scholarship students and often steered them patiently through the terrors of living in New York."


She continued to direct the school until 2005, when she was succeeded by her daughter Gail d'Addario.




Orangetown Telegram, Pearl River, NY, 11/1/1962


Benjamin Vlosky


Benjamin Vlosky, of Old Nyack Turnpike, Spring Valley, and a resident of the community for 35 years, died suddenly on Sunday when he was stricken with a heart attack while traveling to New York City. He was 65 years of age.


Mr. Vlosky had been the proprietor of Bondell's jewelry store, Nyack for the past 15 years. Born in Poland, he migrated to this country as a boy of 10 years.


Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lena Cibulsky Vlosky; a son, Marvin Vlosky, Pearl River, who is a BOCES employee in Westchester County; a daughter, Miss Edna Vlosky, New York City, and four grandchildren.


Funeral services were held yesterday at the Sniffen Funeral Home, Spring Valley, with Rev. Abraham Krantz of Temple Israel,

Nyack, officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nyack.