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Hortense Greenman Brozman, 87, a lifelong Kansas City resident, passed comfortably in her sleep on Sunday, Nov. 28.

Hortense was born on March 13, 1923, to Claire and Louis Greenman in Kansas City, Mo. She attended Westport High School, where she made a name for herself as an exceptional athlete. She received a record 12 athletic letters in her four years at Westport and was named Top Girl Athlete, graduating in 1940. Because of these accomplishments , she was honored by being asked to deliver the Invocation at her graduation ceremony.

She attended the University of Kansas City for one year and then went to the University of Texas in Austin, where she was a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority. She returned to Kansas City and married Robert Brozman on Oct. 20, 1944.

She began playing tennis at the age of eight, winning many local titles. She went on to win many tournaments over the years including Girls Public Court City Champion and Missouri Valley Champion. As an adult, she started the Junior Tennis Program at Oakwood Country Club and was involved in many tennis programs and tournaments for children at the Plaza Courts. She once played an exhibition match with tennis pro Pancho Gonzales at Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas.

She was a golfer, winning the Club Champion title at Oakwood Country Club several times. She competed in 5-gaited and fine-harness classes at many horse shows, including the American Royal. She twice chaired the "Tennis Ball," a Cystic Fibrosis Gala and Tennis Tournament, a fundraising event at Crown Center. She was an American Royal Governor.

Active in the community, Hortense dedicated 40 years to Minute Circle Friendly House, a non-profit community center on the east side of Kansas City. As president, she was "frozen in office" when the building burned down, and she spearheaded the fundraising campaign to raise enough money to rebuild it better than ever. Today, that building is thriving as a Boys and Girls Club. She co-founded the first cooperative preschool in Kansas City.

Besides sports, Hortense loved traveling, cooking and entertaining, but most of all her family and friends, whom she cherished.

Hortense is survived by her four children, Barbara (and Bruce) Bailey of Tuscon, Ariz., Jack (and Fran) Brozman of Prairie Village, Nancy (and Steve) Daley of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Ricki Brozman of Bucyrus, Kan.; her five grandchildren, Todd Brozman, Brian Daley, Michael Brozman, Hilary Daley and Danny Brozman; her cousin and lifelong best friend, Phyllis Brod and husband, Donald; and her many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Jean Mendelson Goldstein; her sister-in-law, Anne Brozman Feld; and her former husband Robert F. Brozman.

Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 30, at Louis Memorial Chapel. Contributions may be sent to Boys and Girls Club (formerly Minute Circle Friendly House) 2405 Elmwood Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64127.

A very special thanks to Lisa Jones Black, Altheia Leverette, her incredible caregivers, and the staff at Senior Care Homes.

Condolences may be shared at www.louismemorialchapel.com.

Arr: The Louis Memorial Chapel, (816) 361-5211.

Albert Clayman, passed away on Monday, Nov. 20, at the age of 87, after going through a battle with cancer. He was at home with his family by his side.

Albert was born Dec. 14, 1922, in Kansas City, Mo., where he spent the majority of his life. In 1956, Albert opened Kay-Cee Enterprises with his family. He married his soulmate, Jackie, on May 26, 1976.

He was a member of Meadowbrook Country Club and Palm Valley Country Club in Palm Desert, Calif. No matter where Albert lived, he had many friends. In his spare time he enjoyed bowling and golfing, in which he had two holes-in-one in one year. He had also aspired to be a sports announcer. In October 2000, Albert and Jackie sold the family business and fully retired in Palm Desert.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Jackie, and his children, Wendy Mead, Dawn Wheat, Kim Clayman, Kristen Allen, and son-in-law, Jamie Mead. He has six grandchildren, Layne, Lyuba, Michelle, Allison, Kendall and Karstan, his sister, Rose Horowitz, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and -nephews. Lastly, his best friend and loyal companion, Pedee. Please send all donations to the Guardian Angels at KC Hospice, 9221 Ward Parkway, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64114.

We will celebrate his life on his 88th birthday, Dec. 14, 2010, from 3 to 8 p.m., at the family home, 13131 S. Summit St., Olathe, KS 66062, (913) 660-9098.

Eda Litton, age 93 of St. Louis Park, Minn., passed away on Nov. 26.

She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 57 years, Murray Litton; daughter, Thelma Berris Dockman; and great-grandson, Max Berris.

She is survived by children, Stephen (Bonnie) Litton and Fern (Jim) Badzin; son-in-law, Robert Dockman; grandchildren, Marc (Julie) Berris, Jeremy (Micki) Litton, Jonathan (Kim) Litton, Lee Berris, Jennifer (Juan) Torres, Tracee (Josh) Lee, Brooke Badzin; great-grandchildren, Tanner and Noah Berris, Joey and Lizzie Litton, Cameron and Maya Litton, Gabriel Torres, and Max & Ben Lee.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 28, at Mount Zion Temple in St. Paul.

Contributions should be sent to the Murray and Eda Litton Fund at Sholom Community Alliance, 3620 Phillips Pkwy, St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Bernard Fabian passed away on Monday, Nov. 22, at Sunrise of Leawood, where he lived.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 24, in the Yukon Chapel at Mount Carmel Cemetery, followed by burial. Memorial donations can be made to the Beth Shalom Lechem Fund, Village Shalom, Harvesters International or any charity of your choice.

Bernard was born in Zmigrod, Poland, on March 10, 1915, to Herman and Ida Fabian, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Davis, of Overland Park. The family moved to Chicago in 1928.

He was a tank radio operator in General Patton’s division in World War II and participated in the Battle of the Bulge.

Bernard married Sylvia Waltzer in January 1960. She preceded him in death in August 2003.

He loved to read and even learned to play bridge in his 80s. Bernard was interested in knowing different languages and enjoyed learning and using all that he had studied.

Bernie was a sweet and funny man who loved his family and loved being with people.

He is survived by his niece, Sandi, and her husband, Ken Lerner, of Overland Park; nephew, Michael Davis, and his wife, Rhonda, of West Des Moines, Iowa; great-nieces and great-nephews, Lisa and Steve Siegel, and their children and granddaughter of Overland Park, Jordan and Kathryn Lerner and daughters of Mercer Island, Wash., Craig and Yael Lerner and daughters of Northridge, Calif., Marissa Davis of Orlando, Fla., and Gregory and Becky Davis of Des Moines, Iowa.

The family wishes to express our deepest thanks to Dr. Jonathan Jacobs for his devoted care and support, Laurie Krenke, his best friend, and her wonderful staff at Sunrise of Leawood who have provided love, hugs, smiles, patience and unstinting assistance for the last three-and-a-half years. We are grateful to Doris Gilgus for her loving assistance. We also wish to thank Dennis Seck of John Knox Village for making Bernie’s end of life care so comfortable for him and his family.

Online guestbook available at www.louismemorialchapel.com. Arr: The Louis Memorial Chapel (816) 361-5211.

Marlene Gasser, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed away on Sunday, Nov. 21, with her loved ones by her side. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 23, at the Louis Memorial Chapel, with burial following at Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Marlene was born April 28, 1936, in Kansas City, Mo., to Joseph and Elizabeth Rubin where she lived most of her life. She attended Paseo High School and went to Oklahoma University where she was a member of Sigma Delta Tau Sorority. She began working at a law firm as a secretary and received her paralegal certificate while doing so. While working as a paralegal, Marlene earned her master’s degree in social work. Subsequently, she counseled many families in crisis over the next several years and recently retired from Comprehensive Mental Health Center.

Marlene was an avid reader and belonged to a book club for many years. She loved to play Mah Jongg and spend time with her children and grandchildren.

Marlene is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Max Gasser; her children, Kevin and Lisa Gasser, Jonathan and Idala Gasser; and grandchildren, William, Riley, Austen and Heath.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Elizabeth; brothers, Bernard and Charles Rubin; son, James Gasser; and grandson, Dakota.

The family would like to thank the staff at Kansas City Hospice for their comfort, guidance, support and care. The family request donations be made in Marlene’s honor to the Kansas City Hospice, 12000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145 or the American Cancer Society, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64105.

Condolences may be shared at www.louismemorialchapel.com. Arr. The Louis Memorial Chapel, (816) 361-5211.

David Goldstein, 92, of Overland Park, passed away Friday, Dec. 3, at Kansas City Hospice House.

Funeral services were held graveside on Monday, Dec. 6, at Kehilath Israel Blue Ridge Cemetery.

David was born June 26, 1918, in New York City. He spent his youth in the New York City area and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn. During World War II, David enlisted in the army and served as a radio operator with General Patton’s troops. When he returned home, he began working in the food business. He was a restaurant owner and manager in New York City.

In 1947, he married the love of his life Sylvia Ruth Wicentowsky. The couple had two daughters. The family moved to Kansas City in 1964. David continued his career in restaurant management until he joined Lady Baltimore Foods. He worked at Lady Baltimore as a warehouse supervisor until his retirement when he was in his early 70s.

David was a longtime member of Kehilath Israel Synagogue, where he was involved in the Men’s Club and honored as a Minyanaire.

He was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles. He took every opportunity to play Scrabble and rarely lost a game. In the past year, he’s enjoyed playing poker with his friends at the Atriums. David loved spending time with family. He had an unexpected, dry sense of humor that made everyone laugh.

He now joins his beloved wife Sylvia, who will continue "polishing her diamond in the rough."

David was preceded in death by his parents, Hyman and Yetta Goldstein; his brothers, Jack and William Goldstein; his sister, Bella Goldin; his wife, Sylvia Goldstein; and his son-in-law, Alan Cosner.

He is survived by his daughters, Robin Jaffe and Kerry Cosner; grandchildren, Michael Jaffe, Sara Juster, Anna Jaffe and Michael Horine, Tamar Jaffe, Marina Jaffe, Jonathan and Violet Jaffe, Justin Cosner and Brandon Cosner; great-grandchildren, Caroline, Samantha and Ariel Juster and Nicholas Horine; and many nieces and nephews.

Donations in David’s memory may be made to Kehilath Israel Synagogue, Kansas City Hospice and the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy.

Arr. The Louis Memorial Chapel, (816) 361-5211.

Frances Lelchook, 95, of Sioux City, Iowa, died Sunday, Nov. 28, at Northern Hills Retirement Community.

Services were held Nov. 29 at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, where Frank Baron officiated. Burial was in Independent Farane Cemetery. Condolences may be sent online to www.meyerbroschapels.com.

Frances was born March 15, 1915, in Sioux City, the daughter of Meyer and Henna (Rosenbaum) Raskin. She grew up in Sioux City and graduated from Central High School in 1933. She then graduated from a cosmetology school in Detroit.

She married Benjamin Lelchook in 1937 in Sioux City. He died June 8, 2008, in Sioux City. Benjamin and Frances owned Ben’s Thrifty IGA in Sioux City for many years.

She had been a longtime member of Shaare Zion Synagogue and was currently a member of Congregation Beth Shalom. She was one of the first resi- dents of Northern Hills and received a State of Iowa award for living the long-est of any Iowan in an assisted living

facility. The family would like to thank her nurse, Cindy, and all the staff at Northern Hills and Hospice of Siouxland for the wonderful care given to Frances.

Survivors include two daughters, Tzipora Weinmann and her husband, Mendel, of Israel, and Doris Quinn and her husband, Gregory, of Overland Park; eight grandchildren, Meir Weinmann, Yisrael Weinmann, Malka Millman, Rivka Moskowitz, Rebecca Howley, Rachel Macek, Nathaniel Quinn and Elizabeth Mazer; 46 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Benjamin; and seven brothers and sisters.

Memorials may be made in her name to Hospice of Siouxland, 4300 Hamilton Blvd, Sioux City, IA 51104.

Erika Mandler, 88, passed away Monday, Dec. 6.

A memorial service was to have been held Thursday, Dec. 9, at her home in Chillicothe, Mo., with burial at Edgewood Cemetery, also in Chillicothe. Memorial contributions in Erika’s name can be made to the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education.

Born in Vienna, Austria, she was a Holocaust survivor.

She was preceded in death by her parents, who perished in the Holocaust; brother, Kurt Raab, a Holocaust survivor; and her husband, Dr. George Mandler, a Holocaust survivor, who died in 1994.

Mrs. Mandler is survived by her daughter, Camilla Kern, and life partner, Alexander Drummond; cousins, Anita Weisbord and Herta Graham; and nieces, Simone and Rita.

Online guestbook available at www.louismemorialchapel.com.

Arr. The Louis Memorial Chapel, (816) 361-5211.

Fannie Spector, 91, of Shawnee, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Shawnee Gardens.

Graveside services were held Friday, Dec. 3, at Sheffield Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to Kansas Association for the Blind or Grace Hospice.

Mrs. Spector was born in Kiev, Russia, the daughter of Sam and Rebecca Winer. She came to the United States as a young child with her mother and infant sister and learned English on the ship coming over from Europe. Her brother was born in the United States.

She was an accomplished artist in ceramics and needlepoint. She was very talented with her hands.

Mrs. Spector was a loving mother who expected the most of her children.

She was a former member of Kehilath Israel Synagogue and was past president of the Marcella Roden Auxiliary.

Mrs. Spector was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 35 years, Gabriel Spector, in 1976; her brother, Harry Winer; and her sister, Minnie Friedman.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Arnold and Trudy Spector, Overland Park, Marshall Spector, Shawnee, and Neil and Sandra Spector, Louisburg, Kan.; daughter, Karla Jones, Shawnee; grandchildren, Randy and Marie Spector, Mindy and Paul Hamann, Gail and Daniel Reif and Ronda and Marvin Fletcher; great-grandchildren, Lauren Spector, Griffin Hamann, Elliott Hamann and Evan Reif.

Guestbook available at www.louismemorialchapel.com.

Arr: The Louis Memorial Chapel, (816) 361-5211.

David Edward Wolff, 65, of Prairie Village, died Sunday, Dec. 5, of complications from esophageal cancer.

Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Congregation Beth Torah, with burial at Mount Carmel.

David was a lifelong area resident. He was born in Kansas City, son of Joseph and Eleanor Wolff, and graduated from Southwest High School in l963. He was a teacher of American history, American government and anthropology at Shawnee Mission East High School from 1969 to 1976 and a guidance counselor there from 1976 to 2000. He was a Pep Club sponsor. He co-wrote a nationally syndicated newspaper column called "Talk to Us" — a teenage advice column distributed by Universal Press Syndicate from 1989 to 1995.

In the 1970s he taught religious school at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah and was principal of the Sunday School at New Reform Temple.

After retiring as a counselor, David went back to his original love of teaching. He went to the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, where his beloved daughter went to school and where he could be close to her, and again taught American history and American government. He then took a break and, following his love of feeding people, became a cook at Irv’s, a deli. Next, David worked for several years for his dear cousin and closest friends, Rich and Lynn Klein.

In October 2004, David once again returned to teaching — this time at The University Academy at 68th & Holmes in Kansas City, Mo. He taught eighth grade American history. After finally retiring from teaching, he went to work at Jay Wolfe Honda. He drove people to work or home after they had dropped their car off to be repaired. He loved driving from one end of the city to the other, listening and talking to people.

David’s hobbies were reading about history, riding his bike and going to baseball games. David was a true baseball fan his whole life, rarely seen without his baseball cap and happy to sit in his season seats, rain or shine, usually with his daughter, Jessica, or one or more of his nieces and nephews.

David could not go anywhere in the city without meeting people he knew — either parents of former students or the students themselves. People always said that he was their favorite teacher or best counselor. He truly loved children and was always on the side that was best for them.

David was preceded in death by his father and mother. He was a devoted son. He was a beloved uncle of Charly, Sam, Asa, Isaac, WuQing and Sarah. He has had a profound effect on their lives.

David was truly a brother to his sisters-in-law, Miriam Hipsh (whom he was close friends with since he was 16), Harlene Hipsh Minkoff, Diane Wolff and Rhea Schwartz. David talked on the phone every week to his brothers, Larry, Portland, Ore., and Paul, Washington, D.C. Each call had a large portion devoted to discussing sports and trivia. He cherished his relationship with both of his brothers and always knew he and his family could count on them for their love, support and wisdom no matter what the situation was.

David leaves his wife of 23 years, Nancy, and his daughter, Jessica, who were the most precious people to him in the whole world and the joy of his entire life, as he was and always will be to them, and they will miss him every day of their lives. May his memory be a blessing.

The family suggests contributions to the David Wolff Fund of RBI (Return Baseball to the Inner City), c/o Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, 6301 Rockhill Road, #303, Kansas City, MO 64131.

Condolences may be shared at www.louismemorialchapel.com.

Arr: The Louis Memorial Chapel, (816) 361-5211.

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