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Recent Obituaries

Esther (Roth) Claster

Mother, grandmother, great grandmother and devoted friend, Esther (Roth) Claster of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. Services were scheduled to take place Wednesday, Aug. 10, at The Louis Memorial Chapel; burial was to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the families suggest contributions to Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy.

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Sol Daniels, 99, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at Village Shalom. Funeral services were held Aug. 9 at The Louis Memorial Chapel; burial followed at Kehilath Israel Blue Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Sherman and Irene Dreiseszun Court Fund at Kehilath Israel Synagogue, 10501 Conser, Overland Park, KS 66212 or a charity of one’s choice.

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Judith Ann Weinberg

Judith Ann Weinberg, mother of four, grandmother of four, and loving wife passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at her home in Mission Hills, Kansas. Funeral services were held Friday, July 29, at Louis Memorial Chapel. Burial followed at Mount Carmel Cemetery.

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Aleza Gould Myer

Aleza Gould Myer, 53, beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend and dentist passed away peacefully at her home on July 1 surrounded by her family and was laid to rest on July 3. Burial was in the Congregation Beth Torah section at Mount Moriah cemetery.

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Carl Galler

Carl Galler, 93, of Leawood, Kansas, passed away Aug. 23, 2016, at Villa St. Joseph in Overland Park. Graveside services and interment will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 at Mount Carmel Cemetery, 5529 Ditzler, Raytown, MO 64133. Kindly omit flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Harvesters Food Bank, Planned Parenthood or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Maurice Penner

Maurice Jay (Maury) Penner, born January 9, 1946, passed away peacefully August 15, 2016 from Parkinson's/Lewy Body Disease.  Maury was a native of Kansas City, KS, earning a PhD in sociology from the University of Kansas in 1974.  After working for Kansas state government, he was a professor at Wichita State, then moved to the Bay Area, becoming a professor of public administration at the University of San Francisco. 

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Marvin C. Cohen, M.D.

Dr. Marvin C. Cohen was born in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1948 to parents, Fannie (Cohn) and Samuel Cohen. He spent his early childhood in Jacksonville and Waycross, Georgia. In 1958 he moved with his family to Kansas City.

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Norma B. Shapiro

Norma B. Shapiro, 79, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away Aug. 9, 2016. Funeral service were held Friday, Aug. 12, at Mt. Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home. Burial followed in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

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Leonid Lvovich Bashmakov

Leonid Lvovich Bashmakov passed away Aug. 3, 2016, in Olathe, Kansas. He was born in Bershad, Ukraine, in 1923 to Sara and Leob. Leonid was a decorated war veteran of World War II and fought in the Soviet army. After the war, he returned to Bershad and married his longtime neighbor, Anna, in September 1946. Leonid and Anna immigrated to the United States in 1989 with the rest of the family. He always attributed his long life to having moved to America.

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