Obituaries for May 11, 2017

Ruth Gruenberg, sociology professor, dies at 94 Ruth Gruenberg, a longtime sociology professor at Montgomery College-Rockville, died May 5 at 94. She had dementia. Born Oct. 31, 1922 in Romania, Gruenberg came to the United States with her parents, Jews who fled the Russian civil war and pogroms, when she was a year old. A… Read More

Obituaries for May 4, 2017

Chicago couple married 69 years die moments apart A Chicago Jewish couple married for 69 years died moments apart in the same hospital room while holding hands. Teresa Vatkin, 89, died at 12:10 a.m. April 22 at Highland Park Hospital. Her husband, Isaac, 91, died at approximately 12:50 a.m. as they wheeled his wife from… Read More

Obituaries for April 27, 2017

Trish Vradenburg, journalist, TV writer and Alzheimer’s advocate, 70 Trish Vradenburg, of Washington, died on April 17. She was 70. Vradenburg began her career as a speechwriter in the U.S. Senate. She wrote for various television shows, including “Designing Women,” “Family Ties” and “Kate and Allie.” Her novel, “Liberated Lady,” was chosen as Literary Guild… Read More

Obituaries for April 20, 2017

Roy Millenson, buried his tefillin in Antarctica Roy Millenson, of Rockville, died from cerebrovascular disease on April 9. He was 95. He attended Wilson Teachers College in Washington. During World War II, he was trained in Arabic and North African studies by the Army at the University of Pennsylvania. He served in the Army Air… Read More

Obituaries for April 13, 2017

Ted Cutler, Boston philanthropist, businessman, dies Ted Cutler, a philanthropist, businessman and visionary arts patron whose charitable giving included Jewish causes, hospitals and feeding the hungry in Boston and Israel, has died. Cutler died March 30 of complications from a lung disorder. He was 86. Cutler, who served in the early 2000s as board chairman of… Read More

Don Rickles, insult comedian and actor, is dead at 90

NEW YORK — Don Rickles, the bullet-headed comedian and actor whose pioneering brand of insult comedy earned him the nickname “Mr. Warmth,” has died at 90. Rickles died Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles from kidney failure, according to his publicist. He would have turned 91 on May 8. Bald and squat, Rickles… Read More

Obituaries for April 6, 2017

Rabbi Amnon Haramati, Jewish scholar and teacher, dies at 86 Rabbi Amnon Haramati died on March 30. He was 86. Haramati was born in Jerusalem in 1930, son of Shmuel and Sarah (nee Mirkin) Haramati. As a teenager, he was recognized as an exceptional student and began a teaching career before his 16th birthday. During… Read More

Obituaries for March 30, 2017

Woman who earned doctorate 80 years after Nazis’ denial, dies at 104 Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport, a German neonatologist who passed her doctoral defense exam nearly eight decades after she was denied the opportunity by the Nazis, has died at 104. She reportedly died March 23 in Berlin. A funeral will be held in the German capital… Read More

Obituaries for March 23, 2017

Adam Krief, Jewish father of 3 whose bone marrow search inspired celebrities, dies Adam Krief, a Jewish cancer patient whose search for a bone marrow donor captured the attention of social media and celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Mayim Bialik and Jason Biggs, has died. Krief, a father of three from Los Angeles, died March 14,… Read More

Obituaries for March 16, 2017

Alan Colmes, sparring partner of Fox’s Sean Hannity, dies Alan Colmes, the longtime, moderate liberal sparring partner of Fox News’ Sean Hannity, died of lymphoma on Feb. 23, The New York Times reported. He was 66. His death was confirmed by his wife, Jocelyn Elise Crowley, a professor of public policy at Rutgers University. The… Read More