On Oct. 31, Esther Brenner of Rockville. Beloved wife of the late Robert Brenner; devoted mother of Rick (Lisa Newmark) Brenner, Ruth (John Brown) Brenner and Sharon (Bo Flannary) Brenner; dear sister of Moss Fairmont and Sydney Fairmont; cherished grandmother of Michael Brenner, Robert and Aaron Brown. Funeral services were held on Nov. 4 at the Chapel at Judean Memorial Gardens, Olney, with interment immediately following. The family received friends and observed shiva following the interment at The New Mark Commons Clubhouse, Rockville, and at the residence of Ruth Brenner. Contributions may be made to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, ushmm.org.
Shirley R. Cahan
Shirley R. Chahan, 91, wife of J. Leonard Cahan, passed away Oct. 31. She was born in Philadelphia and enjoyed her life in Bridgeton, N.J., and Lauderhill and Boca Raton, Fla., before moving to Washington in 2013. A devoted daughter, wife of 71 years, mother and grandmother, she is best remembered for the love and care of her family, friends and neighbors. She was an active volunteer in local civic and charitable organizations, a most gracious and insightful woman whose gentleness was matched by her enormous strength. Beloved mother of Dr. Lynda Cahan Mulhauser and Vicky (Thomas) Cahan Autrey, she was a loving grandmother of Scott (Kara Carscaden) Mulhauser, Dana Mulhauser and Rebecca Autrey. She will be missed by an extended community of family and friends. After private graveside funeral services, shiva was observed on Nov. 5, at the residence of Lynda Mulhauser in Washington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hadassah, The Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services of Boca Raton, Fla., directed to Senior Care Services or to Chords of Courage, 3501 Rodman St., NW, Washington, DC, 20008.
On Nov. 1, Rose Gildenhorn of Washington. Beloved wife of the late Myer Gildenhorn; devoted mother of Jeffrey and Harry Gildenhorn; beloved sister of the late Bessie Siegel and Lil Scheer; cherished grandmother of Matthew and Dana and great-grandmother of Connor, Zac and Aiden. Funeral services were held on Nov. 5 at B’nai Israel Congregation, Rockville. Interment followed at B’nai Israel Cemetery, Oxon Hill. Family will be observing shiva at the residence of Harry and Arlene Gildenhorn through Nov. 8. Contributions may be made to parkinsons.org.
Holly Snider Kopit
Holly Snider Kopit, daughter of Elaine Snider and the late Jerry Snider, passed away Oct. 25. She is survived by an adoring and devoted family, her husband Neil; son Sam; siblings Bruce (Liz) Snider, Lauren (Gene) Sachs; brother-in-law Barry (Lisa) Kopit, and several nieces, nephews, aunts, and cousins. She was a talented jewelry designer and salesperson at Boone and Sons Jewelers for more than 20 years. Shiva was held at Woodmont Country Club, Rockville. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes, 1500 E. Jefferson St., Rockville, MD 20852 or the charity of your choice.