In Memory of…

JULIUS A. ABRAMS, died Dec. 11, 2009. Beloved son of the late Edward (A. Levy) and Mollie Abramovitz; dear father of Dorie (Burt) Wilner, Richard A. (Arlene) Abrams, Robert H. (Sandie) Abrams, Lawrence M. (Carol) Abrams and the late step-son Barry Hyken; beloved brother of the late Norman (Ann) Abrams, Hanna (Martin) Blumenthal, Rina Dolgin, Hilda (Edwin) Borden, Leon Abrams and Edith (Earl) Harris; dear grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend. Contributions to Nusach Hari Synagogue. Rindskopf-Roth

M. LOUIS BERNELL, died Dec. 3, 2009 in Houston, Texas. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1919, where he graduated from St. Louis Country Day School. He graduated in 1941 with a Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia University in New York, and then entered the U.S. Navy. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1946. Louis was a former Director of the Continental Bank of Houston and the Bank of Santa Fe as well as Chairman of a number of Texas country banks. Husband of Betty Ann Bernell for 65 years; father of Laurence Hill Bernell, Ronald Louis (Carolyn) Bernell and Lisa Bernell Rostad; uncle of Dr. Richard (Anne) Frachtman, Dr. Robert (Sherrie) Frachtman, and Michael (Norma) Frachtman; cousin of Liz (Nelson) Ziegler, and Fran (Ali) Ziegler; grandfather of Andrew, Ben, Michael and Phillip Bernell, Brent and Katie Bernell and Marcus and Laura Rostad. Contributions to the Houston Area Parkinson’s Society, 2700 Southwest Freeway, Suite #284, Houston TX 77098, or charity of donor’s choice.

MARTIN L. FINKELSTEIN, 72, died Dec. 10, 2009 at the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri on Feb. 3, 1937 to the late Bernice and Frank Finkelstein. Beloved husband of Barbara (Paster) Finkelstein for 51 years; father of Michael (Kelley) Finkelstein, Jill (Scott) Miller, both of Harrisburg; brother of Jerry Finkelstein of St. Louis; grandfather of Rachel and Marc Finkelstein and Cory and Valerie Miller. Marty served 8 years in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He was a volunteer at the Jewish Home for 17 years. In 2008, he was given the Helen Goldberg Volunteer Award by the Jewish Home. He had an illustrious career in the seafood industry. In May 1989, he was knighted by the Government of Iceland and received the Order of the Falcon, presented by the President of Iceland in recognition for his outstanding achievement selling Iceland fish in the world arena. To send condolences visit Contributions to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

EDITH GREENSPAN, died Dec. 8, 2009. Beloved widow of Dr. M. William Greenspan; dear mother of Dr. Joel R. (Allison) Greenspan of Atlanta, Ga., Beatrice G. (Dr. Bernard L.) Shore of St. Louis and Sally C. Greenspan of Pueblo, Colo.; dear grandmother of Adam (Mechelle) Greenspan, Sasha Greenspan and Jesse Greenspan, Molly (David) Kulinsky, Jenny (William) Butler, Liza (fianc é Michael Gaertner) Shore, Julie Shore and Daniel Shore and Sara Greenspan; dear great-grandmother of Max Kulinsky; dear sister of the late Randy (the late Hannah) Polansky and Eunice Jaffe of Atlanta. Dear aunt, cousin and cherished friend. Contributions to the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry, 10950 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, 63146 or charity of donor’s choice. Berger Memorial

LOUIS HYMAN, died Dec. 17, 2009. Beloved widower of Rose Hyman; dear father of David Hyman, Eleanor (Myron) Holtzman and Neil Hyman; dear grandfather of Brad (Natalie) Holtzman, Laura (Brent) Peebles and Scott Holtzman; dear grandfather of Benjamin Holtzman, Ally and Ian Peebles; dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend. Contributions to Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry or donor’s charity of choice. Berger Memorial

RABBI EDWARD PORTNER (YISRAEL BEN MOSHE), died Dec. 10, 2009 at the age of 92. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn (Felman) Portner; dear son of the late Hazzan Morris and Fayge Portner (z’l’); beloved father of Hazzan Elliot Portner (Barbara Keene) and Eric Portner of San Diego, Calif.; loving grandfather of Benjamin and Marni Faye Portner of St. Louis and Allison Portner of San Diego.

Rabbi Portner was born on July 6, 1917 in Uman, Ukraine. He served pulpits for more than 40 years in Philadelphia and in upstate New York. Contributions to Aish Hatorah of St. Louis. Rindskopf-Roth

MARVIN REISS, died Dec. 17, 2009 at the age of 91. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Evelyn Reiss; brother of Shirley (Larry) Hollander; father of A. Gerald “Jerry” (Barbara) Reiss of Hollywood, Fla., Mark (Ginney) Reiss of Golden, Colo. And Elaine (Craig) Wright of Scottsdale, Ariz.; grandfather of seven and great-grandfather of six.Reiss was a founding member of the Amigos, a St. Louis social and philanthropic organization formed in the 1940s. With his wife, Evelyn, he was founder and proprietor of The Gravois Bootery, a landmark shoe and boot retail store located for more than 43 years in south St. Louis. They were also longtime members of Congregation B’nai Amoona. Contributions to the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry, 10950 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, 63146 (Contact food pantry coordinator Sue Rundblad at 314-812-9307 or [email protected]). Berger Memorial

FAY ROSEN, died Dec. 15, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Philip Rapport and the late Charles Rosen; dear mother of Dennis (Margery) Rapport of Columbia, Md.; dear grandmother of Wendy (Michael) Grinberg and Evan (Sarah Vezina) Rapport; dear great-grandmother of Simon Nathan Grinberg and Alice Coco Rapport; dear sister of the late Hyman Feder, the late Anne Rosen, the late Rebecca Wolfe and the late Mary Pollack; dear aunt, great-aunt, sister-in-law, cousin and friend. Contributions to Temple Isaiah, 12200 Scaggsville Road, Fulton, MD 20759. Berger Memorial

ETHEL FERMAN SHOWER, died Dec. 14, 2009 at age 89. Beloved wife for 70 years of Ralph Shower; dear mother of Suzanne (Tony) Walch, Michelle Proctor and the late Michael Shower; loving grandmother of Caryn (Jay) Lisota and Katherine (Ren) Rapp; beloved great-grandmother of Gracie and Audrey Lisota, Elizabeth and Addison Rapp; dear aunt, cousin and friend. Ethel was a founding member and past-president of Post 346 Ladies Auxiliary of the Jewish War Veterans and founding member and past-president of the Department of Missouri Jewish War Veterans. She was a founding member of the St. Louis Chapter Auxiliary of the City of Hope and was executive secretary for 27 years for the St. Louis Ethical Society.

JOEL A. WEXELMAN, died Dec. 15, 2009. Beloved husband of Randi; dear father of Zachary and Addy; dear son of Alvin and the late Estelle Wexelman; dear brother of the late Larry (Mary) and Robert (Angela) Wexelman; dear uncle of Jason, Randy, Danielle, Elizabeth and Alison Wexelman, D.J., and John Donnelley and Mia Rose and Madison Mozenter; dear son-in-law of Stanley and Edie Mozenter; dear brother-in-law of Richard (Tammy) Mozenter; dear nephew, cousin, co-worker and friend. Mr. Wexelman was a member of AIA and Shaare Zedek Synagogue. Contributions to Siteman Cancer Center. Berger Memorial