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Obituaires June 2023

Condolences to the family of Ruth Gorman, 97, who died on April 27. She is survived by sons, Jerry and Alan (Shirley) Gorman. Ruth is predeceased by husband, Aaron Harry Gorman, and daughter, Sherry Maxine Gorman. Ruth was from Nashville and moved to Union City, Tenn., with her husband to run Libby's Ladies dress shop.

Condolences to the family of Adam Inlander who died on April 22. He was a former executive director of The Temple - Ohabai Sholom. He is survived by his children, Josh and Becca, and their mother, Ginny.

Condolences to the family of Paul Miller, who died on April 27. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Janet, sons Paul and Rick, sister, Barbara Handler, and several other family members and friends.

Condolences to the family of Ann Susan Norman who died on April 22. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Jack Davis Norman; daughter, Mindie Elyse Gerber (Mark); brother, Robert Kaplon (Sandra); and sister, Cookie Feinberg (David Feinberg z’’l); nephew, Robert Lipman; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Donations may be made in Ann's memory to Congregation Micah or to Alive Hospice.

Condolences to the family of Arlene Spark who died on May 8. She is survived by her daughter, Danielle Spark; grandchildren, Justin and Harrison (Gabby Bier); three siblings, Robert (Jayne) Workman, Mark (Lynne) Workman and Barbara (Ryan) Wachs; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arlene was predeceased by husband, Daniel Ochs, and is buried beside him in New Jersey. Donations can be made to: Brain Support Network, PO Box 7264, Menlow Park, CA 94026, or to a charity of your choice.

Condolences to the family of Samuel Weise, 96, who died on April 3. Born in Nashville, his family has been part of this community since the 1870s. Sam’s father, Nathan Weise and his brothers owned Weise Brothers department store for decades. Sam proudly served aboard the USS Hughes during World War II. He moved to California after graduating from Vanderbilt University. Sam's career in aerospace spanned more than 40 years. His generosity accompanied his love of learning, surpassed only by his fondness for food. Sam could fix anything, and was an avid Ham Radio Operator. Retirement left more time for friends, family and a second career as a substitute teacher for more than 25 years. Married to his cherished Marilyn for 68 years, they enjoyed travel, discussion groups and politics. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Cindy (Marc Miller), Joel (Felipa), Bill (Joan) and Brad (Deborah); grandchildren, Robin, Aaron, Nathan and Sarah. Sam was predeceased by his big sister Miriam (Mamlin). Donations may be made to Planned Parenthood.

Condolences to the family of Jim Wilkinson, beloved maintenance supervisor at West End Synagogue and previously at the Gordon Jewish Community Center (where he could be heard playing the piano during his downtime). He passed away after a long struggle with cancer. Jim fought after a stroke and then lasted over a year after his diagnosis of cancer when given only six weeks to live. He is survived by his sisters, Barbara Wilkinson (Delbert Develieger), Chris Wilkinson, and Pat (Ron) Thomas; brother, Steve Wilkinson; and nephews, Aaron and Clayton Grayum.

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