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Ruth Kornman

Condolences to the family of Ruth Kornman (Naomi Ruth Caplan Kornman). Ruthie was a native of Nashville. She was married to Harold Kornman for 63 years. They retired in 2003 and moved to Sarasota, Fla..

Ruthie is survived by her husband, Harold, and her children, Julie (Steve Mitchell), Dav…

Harry Kartoz

Condolences to the family of Harry William Kartoz ,95, who died on July 2, in Atlanta, Ga. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Harry was born in Philadelphia on May 4, 1927, the fifth of six children of Jewish Russian immigrants, Louis and Golda Silver Kartoz.


Illyana Lubovich

Bat Mitzvah

Illyana Lubovich will become a bat mitzvah on Saturday, August the 13th at 9:30am at West End Synagogue. Illy is the daughter of Lynnetta and Ron Lubovich and is the sister of Minha Lubovich and Kristen Bitner.
Soon to be an 8th grader at Oliver Middle School, Illy enjoys playing music …

Obituaries August 2022

Condolences to the family of William "Bill" Drongowski, who died on June 25. He is survived by his wife, Amy Drongowski; son, Mike Drongowski (Mindy); and grandchildren, Avery Markel (Jacob) and Emma Kamrass (Jared). 
Donations may be made in Bill's memory to the South Lyon, Mich., Publ…

Gabe Newman

Bar Mitzvah

Gabe Newman will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, September 3, at 9:30 a.m. at West End Synagogue.  Gabe was born August 27, 2009, in Austin, Tex., to Lisa and Simon Newman.  His grandparents are Susan and Michael Clewner of Kingwood, Tex., and Linda and Fred Newman of Pittsburgh, Pa…

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