Obituaries for Aug. 17, 2017

World’s oldest man, a Holocaust survivor in Israel, dies at 113 Yisrael Kristal, a Holocaust survivor from Haifa who was recognized by Guinness World Records as the oldest man in the world, has died, a month before his 114th birthday. Haaretz reported that Kristal died Aug. 11. Born on Sept. 15, 1903, in the town… Read More

Obituaries for Aug. 3, 2017

Disney chief ‘imagineer’ Marty Sklar dies at 83 Marty Sklar, who served 54 years as an “imagineer” for the Walt Disney Co. and led the creative team behind the company’s theme parks, attractions and resorts, has died. The company announced his death in Los Angeles July 27. He was 83. Sklar served as principal creative… Read More

Obituaries for July 27, 2017

Johanna Jutta Neumann Johanna Jutta Neumann (née Gerechter), of Silver Spring, died on April 26. She was 86. She was born Dec. 2, 1930, to Alice and Siegbert Gerechter in Hamburg, Germany. In 1939, after failed attempts to obtain United States visas, Neumann and her parents escaped to Albania, where they were welcomed and protected… Read More

Obituaries for July 20, 2017

Martin Landau, 89, Oscar winner and ‘Mission: Impossible’ star Martin Landau, a versatile actor who won an Academy Award for the 1994 film “Ed Wood” and played a spy on TV’s “Mission: Impossible” in the 1960s, has died. Landau died July 15 at the UCLA Medical Center of “unexpected complications” from surgery several days earlier,… Read More

Obituaries for July 13, 2017

Alice Baum Alice Baum, of Gaithersburg, died on July 4. She was the loving wife of Howard Baum; devoted mother of Allen (Stacy) Baum and Sarah Baum and adored grandmother of Samantha and Benjamin Baum. Contributions can be made to the Brandeis National Committee. Arrangements by Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care. Lauri Sue Weisberg… Read More

Obituaries for July 6, 2017

Simone Veil, French feminist and politician who survived Shoah Simone Veil, a well-known French politician and Holocaust survivor, died on June 30. The scholar, former judge and feminist activist was 89. A lawyer by education, Veil served as minister of health under the center-right government of Valery Giscard d’Estaing and later as president of the… Read More

Obituaries for June 29, 2017

Louis Datlow   Louis Datlow, 91, died on June 23. He was the last of eight children of Aaron and Rose Datlow. He was a custom luxury home builder, artist and philanthropist. He served courageously in World War II with his brothers Myer, David and Paul. Datlow is survived by his beloved son, Ellis Datlow;… Read More

Obituaries for June 22, 2017

Israel ‘Izzy’ Feldman Israel “Izzy” Feldman, a serial IT entrepreneur, proud immigrant and strong supporter of Jewish causes, died on June 2. He was 86. He was born in 1931 in Chernovitz, Romania, now in Ukraine, to an Orthodox Jewish family. His family had deep roots in the Chasidic movement and were direct descendants of… Read More

Obituaries for June 15, 2017

Al Erlick, longtime Jewish journalist, served as acting editor of WJW Albert H. Erlick, a longtime editor of the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent and, after his retirement, acting editor at Washington Jewish Week, died May 24. He was 88. In 1998, four years after his retirement from the Exponent, he began commuting weekly between Philadelphia and… Read More