Obituaries

Larry Povich

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Larry Povich, of Washington, died on July 17. Beloved husband of Edna Povich; father of Lisa Agus Povich (Brock Porter), Joshua Povich and Daniel...

Robert Lane Schneider

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Robert Lane Schneider, of Bethesda, passed away on July 12. Beloved husband of Barbara L. Schneider; devoted father of Jodi (Ron) Simco and Brett...

Robert A. Skitol

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Robert A. Skitol, of Ashburn, died on July 4. Born in Albany, N.Y., Bob attended Albany public schools and Hobart College, graduating magna cum...

Michael Lawrence Spekter

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Michael Lawrence Spekter passed away on July 5. He was 72. Michael was born in Philadelphia to Ruth Spekter and the late Bernard Spekter....

James Richard ‘Dick’ Taft

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James Richard Taft, “Dick,” of Cabin John, died on July 6 at his beloved cabin on the Chesapeake Bay in Lusby. He was 86....

Diana M. Wolff

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Diana M. Wolff, of Kensington, died on July 12. Beloved widow of Gerhard S. Wolff; loving mother of Cheryl (Scott) Sherman and Karen (Daniel)...

Norman Bernstein’s path of influence

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Dotted across the map of Greater Jewish Washington are examples of Norman Bernstein’s contributions to the community. Capital Camps, two Jewish community centers, Charles E....

David Mermelstein, Holocaust survivor and longtime advocate for restitution, dies at 92

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David Mermelstein started a group for Holocaust survivors in the Miami area in the 1950s simply because it was so hard communicating with others...

Esther Bejarano, member of Auschwitz orchestra, dies at 96

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Esther Bejarano played music while she watched fellow Jews marched to their deaths, and then used it decades later to make sure the crimes...

Rosalind Soloway Elahi

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Rosalind Soloway Elahi, of Beltsville, died on June 19. Beloved mother of Wendy (Mark) Paris and Steven Soloway (Kimberly Steedman); cherished grandmother of Eli...