Obituaries

Jewish graveyard with star of David and trees. I took this photo of a jewish cemetery in my hometown Delden in the Netherlands.

Rabbi Romi Cohn, Holocaust Rescuer, Dies of Coronavirus at 92

By Marcy Oster / JTA Rabbi Avrohom Hakohen Cohn survived the Holocaust and went on to fight the Nazis in his native Czechoslovakia. He is...
Jewish cemetery: Star of David on the tombstone

First Israeli, a Holocaust Survivor, Dies of Coronavirus

By Ron Kampeas / JTA Arie Even, the first Israeli to die from the coronavirus, was buried in the dead of night with mourners standing six...
Ethel Schwartz Weinberg

Physician Ethel Schwartz Weinberg Dies at 83

Ethel Schwartz Weinberg was always thinking ahead. “I think I decided early that I had the interest and the capability to be a physician, and...
Norman L. Leventhal

Norman L. Leventhal, Israel Guide Dog Center Founder, Business Owner, Dies at 90

Some don’t aspire to retirement; they aspire to never retire. That’s the spirit family and friends say best described Norman L. Leventhal, who long served...

James Lipton, ‘Inside the Actor’s Studio’ Host, Dies at 93

By Marcy Oster / JTA James Lipton, who hosted the “Inside the Actors Studio” on the Bravo channel for 23 seasons, died on March 2. He...
Joseph and Renee Zuritsky in January 2019

Philanthropist Renée Zuritsky Dies at 76

Philadelphia native Renée Zuritsky, who was known for her philanthropic work and as an arts patron, died Feb. 10. She was 76. The wife of...
Richard J. Fox in 1983

Real Estate Developer Richard J. Fox Dies at 92

  Richard J. Fox, a prominent real estate developer, entrepreneur, political activist and philanthropist, died at his home on Feb. 9. He was 92. The Fox...
William Steerman

Maccabi USA Legend Bill Steerman Dies at 86

William “Bill” Steerman, a longtime Philadelphia attorney who was among the chief architects of Maccabi USA, died Fed. 5. He was 86. Steerman grew up...
Kirk Douglas circa 1950.

Hollywood Icon Kirk Douglas Dies at 103

By Tom Tugend / JTA Kirk Douglas, the legendary actor who portrayed legions of tough guys and embraced his Jewish heritage later in life, died...
Gene London circa 1962.

TV Host, Hollywood Fashion Maven Gene London Dies at 88

Gene London won the livelihood lottery: He found a job where he could put his natural talents to use and live out his dreams...