Lawrence (Larry) Martasin, 83, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away March 3, 2017. Graveside services were held March 5, 2017, at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers; the family suggests that contributions be made to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice.
A free spirit, a person who loved fashion and design, an avid reader of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and the New Yorker, Ann Morse Cohen was one of a kind. She frequented museums, concerts, dance performances and loved traveling.
Nancy Trillin Koppel passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. She was 63 years old. An adoring mother, beloved wife, and revered friend, she is survived by her husband, Arlan; sons, David (Los Angeles) and Paul (Washington, D.C.); sister, Carol; brother, Tom and brother-in-law, Stanton.
Sol Lewitton, dearly loved husband of Noreen and dad of Michael, Derek and Steve, passed away on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. He was born on Sunday, Dec. 10, 1933, in Oudtshoorn, Cape Province, South Africa, to Bessie and Menachem Mendel (Max) Lewitton.
Neuman D. Stern, 80, of Bucyrus, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Menorah Medical Center. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 9, at The Louis Memorial Chapel; burial followed at Rose Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Merriam, Kansas, chapter of the SPCA or a charity of one’s choice.
This letter serves as a response to the opinions of Jeff Horen (“Fact checking the fact checkers,” March 9,) and Lee Levin (Muslim countries should welcome their own refugees, Feb. 9,) regarding whether we as Jews have an obligation to support refugees of the Muslim faith either in our society or elsewhere.
Bernard “Barney” Ashner, 81, of Leawood, Kansas passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Menorah Medical Center. Funeral services were set to take place Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah with burial to follow at Rosehill Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. The family suggests contributions to The MDS Foundation Inc. 4573 South Broad Street, Suite 150, Yardville, NJ 08620, www.mds-foundation.org.
Emily Ariel Bamberger passed away March 6, 2017, at her home in Kansas City. She recently completed her first two years of medical school in the MD/PhD program at the University of Missouri and is a 2013 graduate of University of Chicago, with an A.B. in biology and minor in classics.