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Ann Meyers Kaplan
Ann Meyers Kaplan turned 100 years old on March 9, 2007. She was born in New York in 1907 to Louis and Rose Meyers, who had emigrated from Russia just one year earlier. In1910, her family moved to Seattle and settled on Capitol Hill. Her father ran a tailoring business in Pioneer Square from 1915 to 1950.
In 1926, Ann graduated from Garfield High School. She married Ben J. Kaplan, and the couple had two children, Maxine Kaplan Schnebele of Mercer Island and Arthur Kaplan of La Conner, Wash. She has one grandson, Henry Honig of Mercer Island.
Ann worked as a bookkeeper for Ben’s roofing business and also worked for 20 years at the Bon Marché in downtown Seattle as a sales clerk. In her long life, she has been involved with many Jewish organizations, including the Golden Age group at the Stroum Jewish Community Center.
Ann’s children threw her a wonderful birthday party at Mercer View Community Center, with 90 people in attendance. Relatives arrived to celebrate from around the country including California, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon and Montana. She also received a congratulations letters from Bill and Hillary Clinton, whom she admires.
Ann has three younger siblings: the late Marion Fingold, the late Sam Meyers, and Jack Meyers, 87, who lives in California. She currently resides at Evergreen Court Retirement home in Bellevue.
Karen Klatzker Tarica
Karen Klatzker Tarica died peacefully in her home on March 30, 2007, surrounded by her husband and entire family. She was born in Seattle on December 8, 1936, and lived in the city her entire life.
Karen was married to David Tarica, the love of her life, for 49 years. They shared their love of family and friends and spent most of their free time together enjoying each other’s company.
In her free time, Karen loved a good game of dice. She enjoyed gambling and was one of the rare players that beat the odds and ended up a winner much of the time. Craps and blackjack were her favorite games, but she also shared her love of horse racing with her husband. Together they raced a small stable of horses at Longacres and Emerald Downs for many years.
Karen was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister and her example taught those around her how to be the same. She was kind to everyone, whether it was her children’s friends, the blackjack dealer, her hair stylist, her physical therapist or her friends. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was quick to laugh at her friends’ jokes, their stories, and even at herself. Her grandchildren would say, “Noni, you are a rock star!”
Her Number One job in life was taking care of her family and they were by her side throughout her illness.
Karen is survived by her husband David E. Tarica; sister Gail K. Geiger; sister-in-law Stella Tarica; daughters Alise Tarica and Suzanne (Barry) Goren; and grandchildren Anna, Molly and Jacob Goren. Funeral services were held on April 2 at Evergreen-Washelli. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Allegra Soriano Varon
Allegra Soriano Varon died peacefully with her family by her side on April 2, 2007. She was born in Los Angeles, Calif. on February 3, 1921 to Sebastian and Victoria Soriano.
During World War II, Allega was an active member and tireless worker for the USO as well as an employee of Lockheed Aircraft. Prior to marrying her husband, Albert Varon, she was employed by the State of California but soon became a successful full-time mother to her five children. She was a devoted and loving wife to Albert for 60 years.
Allegra relished her close-knit family and large circle of friends that included many in the Sephardic community. She and her husband were also longtime volunteers for the Civic Light Opera and the local blood bank.
Her many nieces and nephews, whom she loved affectionately, called her Aunt Legs. She looked forward each day to showering her children with love, enjoying a good cup of hot coffee with a sweet pastry, and working in her beautiful garden.
Allegra was predeceased by her husband, Albert Varon. She is survived by her sisters, Mary Lieberman and Katherine Soriano; brother Victor Soriano; five children, Diane Kalman, Robert Varon, Loraine Wolff, Stephen Varon and Michael Varon; grandchildren Sean and Andrea Varon, Joel and Reed Astley, Alison, Sara and Emily Varon, and Yishai Mizrahi; and great-grandchildren Aeriel and Berit Astley.
Funeral Services were held at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Bellevue on April 5. Remembrances may be made to the Puget Sound Blood Center.
Norman Aaron Schain
Norman Aaron Schain died on erev Shabbat, March 9, 2007. He was born on April 27, 1924, the oldest son of Moshe Noah and Ada Schain.
Norman graduated from Garfield High School in 1942 and shortly after was drafted into the Army Air Corps. He served in India and China in signal corps message-relay stations.
After his service, he studied watchmaking at the old Broadway High School, then a technical school. He repaired watches for his uncles Max and Nathan Bender at Burt’s Jewelry at 6th Ave. and Pike St. He later moved his repair bench into his father’s store, Mt. Baker Variety, where he worked until the store closed in 1968. He then worked for the jeweler at the Fred Meyer store in Burien. He was still working half-days until his death.
Norman was predeceased by his brother, Stuart Schain. He is survived by his sisters Belle Abrams of Bainbridge Island and Sylvia Goldenberg of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; brothers Gerald Schain of La Habra, Calif. and Sid Schain of Salem, Ore.; sister-in-law Mary Schain of Boulder, Colo.; and many nieces and nephews.
Norman was a kind and gentle person who was loved and will be missed by all who came in contact with him.
Yonaton Oz Berman
Josh and Tali Berman announce the arrival of their son Yonaton Oz on December 18, 2006 at Moshav Aderet, Israel. He weighed 7 lbs., 12 oz.
Yonaton is the brother of Anava and R’oi Chen. His grandparents are Claudia and Ed Berman of Seattle and Rabbi Phil and Diane Field of Philadelphia, Penn. His great-grandparents are Frieda Horlick of Seattle and Violet Resnikoff of Jerusalem, Israel.
Yonaton was named for his great uncle Jon Berman.
Megan Ilana Brumer
Megan will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on April 21, 2007 at Temple B’nai Torah in Bellevue.
Megan is the daughter of Janice and Marshall Brumer of Bellevue, and the sister of Jessica and Kayla. Her grandparents are Shirley and Edmond Goldstein of Bellevue, Dorothy Brumer of Huntington Beach, Calif., and the late Eugene Brumer.
Megan is a 7th-Grader at the Jewish Day School. She enjoys making jewelry, sewing, volleyball, and tennis.
Samantha Louise Brodsky
Samantha will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on April 14, 2007 at Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation on Mercer Island.
Samantha is the daughter of Mark and Sandra Brodsky and the sister of Wendy, Abigail, and Eliza. Her grandparents are Saul and Marilyn Anhouse of Louisville, Ky., Harold and Dorothy Brodsky of Warrington, Pa., and the late Wendy Brodsky.
Samantha is a seventh-grader at Chinook Middle School. She enjoys reading, cooking, sculpting with clay, snorkeling, volleyball and playing on the beach. She volunteers at Herzl-Ner Tamid’s Sunday school and is collecting books for the Books for Kids Foundation, a nonprofit organization that donates new books to school-age children.
Halle Jordan Friedland
Halle will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on March 18, 2007 at Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation in Seattle.
Halle is the daughter of Regina and Noah Friedland, and the sister of Tanya, Joshua and Benjamin. She is the granddaughter of Ruth Sassoon of Seattle and Sara and Paul Friedland of Kochav Yair, Israel. She is the great-granddaughter of Lillian Radinsky and the late Jack Radinsky and the late Florence and Ben Maslan.
Halle is a sixth-grader at the Seattle Hebrew Academy. She enjoys reading, biking, cooking, swimming and playing basketball for her school.
Ashley Rae Bobman
Ashley will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on March 24, 2007 at Temple De Hirsch Sinai.
Ashley is the daughter of Karen and Bruce Bobman of Mercer Island, and the sister of Jake and Alyssa. Her grandparents are Rae Tacher of Seattle and the late Jack Tacher, Marcia Bobman of Philadelphia and the late Joseph Bobman.
Ashley is a seventh-grader at Islander Middle School. She enjoys playing the clarinet and alto sax, singing, cooking and volunteering at Jewish Family Service’s food bank.
Jonah Samuel Smith
Timna Tanners and Chad Smith of Old Greenwich, Conn. announce the birth of their son Jonah Samuel (Yona Shmuel) on January 26, 2007. He weighed 7 lb., 5 oz.
Jonah is the grandson of Dina Tanners and Howard Cockerham of Seattle, Paul Tanners of Spokane, and Sharon Baudo of Jackson, Tenn. He is the great-grandson of Jeanette R. K. Nelson of Seattle.
Jonah was named for his maternal grandfather, Sidney Nelson.
Victoria Ann Harris
Tony and Stephanie Harris announce the birth of their daughter Victoria Ann (Tori) on February 11, 2007 at Overlake hospital in Bellevue. She weighed 7 lbs., 6 oz.
Victoria is the granddaughter of Bill and Judy Harris of Issaquah and Doug and Marcia Wiviott of Newcastle. She is the great-granddaughter of Erma Rykus, Ben Harris, Joe and Esther Peha, Len and Evelyn Wiviott, the late Ben Rykus and the late Shirley Harris.
Claire Ji Dougherty Covner
Claire will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on March 10, 2007 at Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation on Mercer Island.
Claire is the daughter of Audrey Covner and Dianne Dougherty, and the older sister of Michaela. Her grandparents are Arnold and Mickey Covner, the late Beatrice Covner and the late Robert Dougherty.
Claire is a 7th-Grader at the Jewish Day School. She enjoys playing tennis and basketball and is a faithful fan of the Seattle Mariners and the University of Washington women’s basketball team. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Claire loves to draw, read, cook and become totally immersed in her computer.
Leba Sylvia Berman
Leba Sylvia Berman died on February 12, 2007. She was born on November 11, 1916 to Miriam and Harry Fierst.
Leba grew up in New York with her two brothers, Herbert and Leonard. After graduating from Smith College, Leba married Alfred Berman of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and they settled in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. In 1953, Leba and Al moved west, driving across country with their four young children to Seattle. Leba then enrolled in the University of Washington, where she received her Master’s degree in Social Work, at the same time caring for her family, which had grown to five children.
Leba was deeply devoted to Judaism and Israel, a passion passed down to her through her parents and her grandfather, Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Cohen, the chief rabbi of Montreal from the 1920s until his death in 1950. Her mother, Miriam, had been a National Board Member of Hadassah and her father, Harry, had been an officer in the Zionist Organization of America.
Leba’s adventurous spirit was kindled early in her life. In 1927, at the age of 10, she journeyed with her grandfather, parents, and siblings to Palestine for the Bar Mitzvah of her older brother. He was the first American to celebrate a Bar Mitzvah in eretz Israel.
During their trip the family met with the chief Rabbi of Palestine, Rav Abraham Issak Kook, at his home. Following an extended stay in Palestine the family went to Basel, Switzerland to attend the 15th Zionist Congress. These early experiences helped cement Leba’s lifetime love of Israel and Judaism.
Leba was active in the Jewish community throughout her life. As an active member of Hadassah, Leba served a term as president of the Mt. Scopus Chapter and was honored as “Woman of the Year” in 1994. She often performed readings of the poetry of Bialik at meetings, participated in and led study groups and book clubs, and always added an interesting and stimulating perspective to discussions. Leba was an outspoken activist for causes in which she believed, giving public support for the freeing of the Soviet Jewish refuseniks by demonstrating in Washington, D.C. at rallies for their release.
Leba derived great joy in facilitating adoptions for many families through Jewish Family Service of Greater Seattle. She loved matching children who needed loving homes with couples who needed children to love. Her devotion to children, both her own and the many whom she placed in adoptive homes, was legendary.
Leba’s seemingly limitless energy in all her endeavors remains an inspiration. Leba was the embodiment of her name, Ahuva in Hebrew, meaning “love.” As one of her grandsons noted, Leba’s name is an acronym for “Lovely, Energetic, Beautiful, Adventurous.”
Whether perched upon a donkey heading for Petra or surrounded by her family at the seder table Leba was described by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her as a woman brimming with life, love and laughter. Leba was vibrant, feisty, optimistic, fun and funny, a strong woman full of joy.
Leba was predeceased by her husband, Alfred Berman; brother Herbert Fierst; son Richard Berman; and great-grandson, Tytan Hayes. Leba is survived by her brother Leonard (Caroline) Fierst of Silver Spring, Md.; daughters Linda (John Pilkington) Levy of Berkeley, Calif., Susan Moon, Barbara (Jack) Hayes and Bonnie Levine, all of Seattle; grandchildren Jody and Shannon Moon of Seattle, David Levy of Kona, Hawaii, Oren Levy of Palo Alto, Calif., Dylan (Mandy) Hayes and Amy Hayes of Seattle; and great-grandchildren Ciara Levy of Kona, Hawaii and Isak Moon of Seattle.
Donations in Leba’s memory may be made to Hadassah, 1750 112th Ave. NE, Ste. C225, Bellevue, WA 98004, specifically to the Mother and Child Pavilion in Ein Kerem.
Alan Daniel Goldman
Alan celebrated his Bar Mitzvah on December 21, 2006 at the Muizenberg Shul in Cape Town, South Africa.
Alan is the son of Russel and Lauren Goldman of Newcastle. He is the grandson of Bernie and Salome Barnett, Sylvia Sandler and Percy Goldman, all of Cape Town.
Alan is a 7th-Grader at Pacific Learning Center. He enjoys collecting books, learning about the U.S. presidents, collecting miniature SUVs, traveling and bowling.
Joshua Noah Beder
David and Deborah Beder announce the arrival of their son Joshua Noah on January 10, 2007 at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland. He weighed 6 lbs., 11 oz. and measured 19 1/4 in. long.
Joshua is the brother of Benjamin. He is the grandson of Henry and Ruth Beder of Bellevue, and Robert and Janice Lieberman of Vancouver, Wash. He is the great-grandson of Florence Lieberman of Tamarac, Fla.
Gavin Nathan Koz
Raquel and Simon Koz of Bellevue announce the arrival of their son Gavin Nathan on January 27, 2007.
Gavin is the brother of Sophie and the grandson of Athalia and Harvey Rosen of Tacoma and Beulah and Gordon Koz of San Diego, Calif. Gavin is the great-grandson of Eva Rochlin of Tucson, Ariz.
Ellen Hope Kay
Ellen will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on March 10, 2007 at Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation on Mercer Island.
Ellen is the daughter of Sharon and Jeffrey Kay of Bellevue. She is the granddaughter of Sylvia and Irving Swartz of Charlotte, N.C. and Jackie and Leonard Kay of Lansdowne, Va.
Ellen is a 7th-Grader at Issaquah Middle School. She enjoys singing, soccer, and hanging out with friends.
Sidney Wax died in Bellevue on January 26, 2007, the morning of his 97th birthday. He was born in San Francisco in 1910.
In his life, Sid personified the classic American success story. In San Francisco, he helped raise three brothers and a sister. His family moved to Stockton, Calif. where, after the death of his father Harry, he was forced to dropout of 8th Grade to run the family furniture store. An entrepreneur at heart, Sid started as an apprentice in the fur business, then founded a fur design and manufacturing business with his older brother. The enterprise was interrupted by World War II, during which he served at Fort Lee, Va.
In 1939, Sid married Lee Raine in San Francisco and in 1942 the couple had their son, Herb Wax. After the war, Sid moved to Seattle, his wife’s hometown, and went into business with his brother-in-law buying and selling closeout merchandise.
He was a local icon as the president and co-founder of the home-improvement store remembered by many local Seattle people as “Wax and Raine” (Wax as in candle, Raine like Seattle). He later sold his business to Standard Brands in 1972. He credited the success of his business to the Seattle World Fair and the pride Seattle-ites took in improving their homes in preparation for the fair.
In 1976, Lee died. Sid married his second wife, Marilyn Rogers Stutz, in 1981. Sid and Marilyn enjoyed retirement traveling and spending winters in Palm Springs, Calif. Marilyn died in November 2005.
Sid was a kind, gracious, and humble man who had a special way of connecting with people. His greatest credit was the friendships he had with so many people, many lasting more than 50 years.
Sid was a lifetime member of Variety Club International, a 32nd-degree Freemason, a Shriner, and long-time member of Temple De Hirsch Sinai. For over 50 years, he was also a member of Glendale Country Club — at the time of his death he was their oldest living member.
Sid is survived by children Herb Wax, Jeffery (Shirley) Stutz, Brian (Dean) Stutz, Jonathan (Stacie) Stutz, and daughter Ellen Stutz (Steven) Weidner; grandchildren Anne-Marie (Matt), Jack, Brett (Rachel), Elliott, Adam, Eric, Katie, Jaclyn, Sterling, Blair, Morgan; and great-grandchildren Taylor, Jack, Shoham and Shelhevet.
Remembrances may be made to Jewish Family Service or the Caroline Kline Galland Home.
Amaya Lucille Bender
Michael and Leila Bender announce the arrival of their daughter Amaya Lucille on January 12, 2007 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo. She weighted 7 lbs., 14 oz. and was 20-1/2 in. long.
Amaya is the granddaughter of Robert and Catherine Clark of Woodinville, and Allan and Yvonne Bender of Bellevue.
Rena Eliana Greene
Rena will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on Sunday, February 25, 2007 at Congregation Bikur Cholim-Machzikay Hadath in Seattle.
Rena is the daughter of Joey and Julie Greene and the sister of Benjamin and Sara. Her grandparents are A. Richard and Ina Weiner of Omaha, Neb., Bernard Greene of Seattle, and the late Irene Greene.
Rena is a 6th-Grader at Seattle Hebrew Academy. She enjoys sports, horseback riding, playing with her dogs, venturing out to the mall with her friends, attending Jr. NCSY/Middle School events at BCMH and working with children. In preparation for her Bat Mitzvah she has been learning about Megillat Esther.
Vicki Lynn Piha Ashberg
Vicki Lynn Piha Ashberg died Friday, February 2, 2007 surrounded by her loving family after a two-year battle with kidney cancer. She had just celebrated her 44th birthday.
Vicki was born on January 23, 1963 in Seattle. She graduated from Sammamish High School in 1981 and Western Washington University in 1986, majoring in Speech Communications. Early in her career, she enjoyed working at Nordstrom Bellevue, where she met many of the close friends that she kept until her death. She also worked side-by-side with her father and brother as a property manager and marketing director at Morris Piha Real Estate Services.
Vicki met Jay Ashberg and they married on October 17, 1999. She gave birth to their son, Mitchell Jack, on November 13, 2002. “Mitchie” was the joy of her life. In Vicki’s own words, being a mom “was the best job I ever had.” Vicki was a loving and phenomenal mother.
Vicki exuded grace, style, class, generosity and genuine beauty inside and out, which was evident by the number of friends that surrounded her in the last few months. Her priorities in life were her son, husband, family and friends. Sunday was her favorite day of the week, calling it “family day.” Her relationship with her parents, sister and brother was like no other.
Vicki was unbelievably courageous in her two-year fight with a very painful and scary cancer. She never gave up, getting out of bed everyday to face life’s challenges, despite being handicapped with severe pain in her spine.
Vicki is survived by her parents Marlene and Morrie Piha; husband Jay; son Mitchell Jack; best friend and sister Ricca (Billy) Poll; brother Sandy (Lesley) Piha; grandmother Rita Calderon; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces.
Funeral services were held at Sephardic Bikur Holim and attended by nearly 1,000 of her family and friends. It was a beautiful tribute to a beautiful and beloved woman. Donations can be made to City of Hope, c/o Dr. Robert Figlin, Kidney Cancer Research Program, 1055 Wilshiret Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017.
Gabrielle Mia Kleiman
Issy and Sid Kleiman announce the arrival of their daughter Gabrielle Mia on December 27, 2006. She weighed 6 lbs., 6 oz.
Gabriella is the sister of Ariella, Caleb, Kandra, Jessica and Derek. She is the granddaughter of Vera and Elis Kantor of Kirkland, and the great-granddaughter of Leah Schwartz of Boynton Beach, Fla.
Nathan will celebrate his Bar Mitzvah on February 10, 2007 at Temple B’nai Torah in Bellevue.
Nathan is the son of Cynthia Flash Hemphill and Dan Hemphill of Bellevue. His grandparents are Philip N. Flash of Mercer Island and the late Claire Barkey Flash, and Hellen Wilson of Bellevue, and the late Dale Hemphill. His is the great-grandson of Garnet Criss of Renton.
Nathan is a 7th-Grader at Tyee Middle School in Bellevue. He enjoys soccer, guitar, jazz band, skiing, snowboarding, Rubik’s Cube and Camp Solomon Schechter.
Dr. Edward Flick died on January 11, 2006. He was born on February 7, 1916.
Dr. Flick was born and raised in South Philadelphia to an immigrant family that valued education above all else. At age 16 he received his diploma from South Philadelphia High School for Boys and went on to study at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating, he found himself unable to gain admission to an American medical school due to ethnic quota restrictions, so he began his medical training in Scotland. Later, he transferred to Chicago Medical School, from which he received his medical degree in 1944.
Dr. Flick devoted his life to his family and his profession. While an intern, Dr. Flick met the love of his life, Irene Hogren, a pediatric nurse. When World War II beckoned, he served as a lieutenant physician in the Navy. After returning from service and completing his medical residency, he married Irene, and together they built a general practice in Chicago.
In 1958, Flick and Irene made a decision to specialize in ophthalmology and toured France and Switzerland to learn the latest procedures and how to use new instruments. When they returned to the U.S., his family moved to Seattle to begin his ophthalmologic practice, with Irene as his nurse and optician. He and Irene traveled the globe seeking new educational experiences, including an expedition to Antarctica and volunteering as medical workers on a kibbutz.
Dr. Flick is survived by his children, Kate, Keith, and Kyle, all names beginning with a “K” in honor of his mother, Kate Flick; and grandsons, Gabriel and Benjamin.
Dr. Flick was laid to rest beside his beloved wife Irene on January 15, 2007. Donations may be made in his name to Emanuel Congregation, 3412 NE 65th St., Seattle, WA 98115.
Rose (Razel) Klein died on January 11, 2007. She was born in 1921, the middle child of Joseph and Ida Isaacson.
Rose was a lifelong Seattleite and was well known in the Seattle Jewish community. She served for many years as the secretary and treasurer of B’nai B’rith Women and was an active member of AMIT. She received an award for her volunteer work from the president’s council of the Women’s Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.
Rose was known for her sweet nature, grace, intelligence and inner strength. Those close to Rose never heard a bad thing said about her.
Rose was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Aaron Klein; older brother, Rabbi Itzchak Isaacson; and older sister Geraldine (Gussie) Solny. She is survived by siblings Marie Karonsky of the Bay Area and Henry Isaacson of New York; children Rabbi Charna Klein, Harris Klein and Lester Klein, all of Seattle; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
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