Bernice Leah ‘Brinnie’ Dekelbaum


Bernice Leah “Brinnie” Dekelbaum, of Gaithersburg, died on Dec. 11. Beloved wife of Jacob L. Dekelbaum. Devoted mother of Steven E. (Debra Friedman) and Saul “Sonny” Dekelbaum and Susanne (Paul) Friedland. Cherished grandmother of Joseph M. Torchinsky Dekelbaum, Alexander Shoop, Cara Jaye Dekelbaum and Amanda Rose and Ian John Friedland. Dear sister of Marcia (Kenneth) Aaronson and Roslyn (Isadore “Sonny”) Rosen. She is also survived by loving nieces, nephews and many relatives and friends.

Contributions may be made to Chabad of Upper Montgomery County ( or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society ( Arrangements entrusted to Torchinsky Hebrew Funeral Home.

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  1. Zichrona Livracha – May the beloved memory of Bernice Leah ‘Brinnie’ Dekelbaum be an everlasting blessing and may her abiding spirit be a loving guide to all privileged to know her in this world. Aleha HaShalom – Peace upon her now, Cantor Michael Zoosman, NIH


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