Brian Allan “Boruch Aharon” Salvay, 61, of Woodridge New York, passed away Wednesday evening, March 11, 2015 (21 Adar 5775), at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, New York, after a one-year battle with myelofibrosis/leukemia. Burial took place Thursday afternoon, March 12, at Chevra Kadisha of Monsey cemetery in Spring Valley, New York. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
After celebrating her 89th birthday at home with friends and family a week earlier, Phyllis Jean Brown passed away on March 4, 2015, once again surrounded by family. Services were held March 8 at Louis Memorial Chapel; burial followed at Rose Hill Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to The New Reform Temple, National Council of Jewish Women or Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care.
Cary J. Lieberman, 73, passed away March 5, 2015. Funeral services were held March 8 at Louis Memorial Chapel; burial followed at Mount Carmel Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association or the Beagle Freedom Project.
Barbra McKee, 62, passed away March 8, 2015, at her home. Funeral services were held March 10 at The Louis Memorial Chapel; burial Mount Carmel Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to Congregation BIAV, Johnson County Developmental Supports or a charity of one’s choice.
Rita Roth Poisner, age 85, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on March 8, 2015. Rita was born in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania, on May 2, 1929. She attended the University of Pittsburgh and was an elementary school teacher in University City, Missouri. She earned a doctorate in education from Washington University in St. Louis and then became a faculty member of the Department of Education at Rockhurst University until her retirement in 2002. Hundreds of her students began their teaching careers and learned to “do it again” as she sought to maximize their skills. In her retirement, she tutored students at University Academy.
Anna Lee Samuels was born in Parsons, Kansas, May 11, 1932, and died March 13, 2015, in Denver, Colorado. She was preceded in death by her sister Rosalyn Wiener. She is survived by her husband, Arnold L. Samuels; sister, Myra Sue (Susie) Freshman; children, Sara and Chuck Michaels, Karen and Dallas Jones, Sheldon and Lisa Samuels, Linda and Ali Zalzala; grandchildren, Shayna, Samuel, Benjamin, Natalie, Shannon, Jason and Stacy.
Jennette Dobrowski, 87, passed away peacefully at Kansas City Hospice House on Sunday, March 15, 2015, surrounded by her family. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 17, at Louis Memorial Chapel, followed by burial at Kehilath Israel Blue Ridge Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to Kansas City Hospice House (12000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145), Midwest Center for Holocaust Education (5801 W. 115th St., Suite 106, Overland Park, KS 66211) or a charity of one’s choice.
Roslyn “Roz” Kaplan, 63, of Overland Park passed away in her home on March 10, 2015. Roz was born in Brooklyn, New York, on Dec. 1, 1951, to Lorna and Nathan Kaplan. She attended Martin Van Buren High School and Queens College before joining the United States Navy. Roz served in the Vietnam War, first at the Pentagon and then in San Diego.