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December Obituaries

Condolences to the family of Irving Loyd Greenberg, who died on November 10. He is survived by his wife, Helen Jean Greenberg; son, Stephen Greenberg (Julie Kohner); daughter, Sandy Freed (David); and grandchildren, Daniel Greenberg, Allyson Freed and Nicole Freed. 
Donations may be made in Irv's memory to the American Heart Association or Congregation Micah.

Condolences to the family of Rebecca May, who died on November 11, six days before her 104th birthday.

Becky was a beloved mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She was born Rebecca Leibovici in Montgomery, Ala., on November 17, 1918, six days after the signing of the World War I Armistice. She married Ike (Isaac) May on October 23, 1938, and together they gave much of their 62 years together to family and community. Becky and Ike had seven children: Linda, Norma, Marlene, Fred, Joel, Gloria and Robert and taught them to love one another, to be compassionate, to strive to be impactful in the world, and devotedly give back to our communities.

Becky is predeceased by her devoted husband, Ike, her daughter Linda May Horwitz, and son-in-law, Donald Horwitz. She is survived by children, Norma and Sandy Goldberg, Marlene and Ricky Beringer, Fred and Susan May, Joel May and Kevin Kirby, Gloria and Dr. Paul Sternberg, and Robert and Stacy May; grandchildren, Jan and Dennis Williams, Jeff Horwitz, Michael and Lydia Beringer, Leigh Anne and David Nomberg, Stephanie and Michael Beasley, Ryan May, Matthew Sternberg and Lizzie Amundsen, Zach Sternberg, Austin May and Benjamin May; great grandchildren, Emma and Chloe Horwitz, George and Will Beringer, Lillie and Ellis Nomberg, Zoey Borden, Ella and Becca Beasley, Evan Foltz, and Taylor and Christopher Reynolds.

The family asks that donations be directed to Walker Area Community Foundation (, Southeast Hospice ( or West End Synagogue (

Condolences to the family of long-time West End Synagogue congregant Beverly Silverman. Beverly is the sister of the late Perry and Irving Silverman, and is survived by her cousin, Leslie Stillman (Barry).

A funeral took place graveside at the West End Cemetery on Tuesday, November 22.

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