Robert Babiskin, of Rockville, died on Feb. 2. He was the beloved husband of Carol Babiskin; devoted father of Andrew Babiskin, Rachael Babiskin and Jenny (Erik) Tordoff; loving brother of Iris Hepburn; and treasured grandfather of Samantha and Noah.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.
Stanley Allen Fisher
Stanley Allen Fisher, of Washington, died on Feb. 1. He spent his weekends exploring what Washington had to offer, be it museums, art galleries, memorials or the various waterways and wilderness. He took his vacations to exotic places where he continued his love of adventure. He was a rugged individual who was kind, funny, compassionate and generous to a fault. Services entrusted to Shomrei Neshama of Greater Washington.
Phyllis Rae Kirson
Phyllis Rae Kirson died on Jan. 30. A native Washingtonian and longtime Maryland resident, she had a giving heart and volunteer spirit.
Phyllis was the first wife of Dr. Stanley Kirson and loving mother to her three children, Diane Kirson-Glitman, Lisa Malyn and Joel Kirson. She was a devoted grandmother with endless patience for her five grandchildren, Sarah, Abbi, Robert, Mayah and Jenna.
Her love of performing arts found a niche as a docent at the Strathmore Music Center. Her Strathmore work, attending the opera, and her grandchildren gave her great joy in her later years along with any event involving travel or the beach.
Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.
Burton Mezebish, of Rockville, died on Feb. 1.
He was the beloved husband of Naomi Mezebish; devoted father of Alyssa Mezebish, Neil (Lindy) Mezebish, Andrea Boyer, Denia Addis and David Mezebish; loving brother of Linda Warner; brother-in-law of Marilyn Shendell; cherished grandfather of Heather, Emily, Cody, Ben, Alec, Hanna, Tori, Sophie, Remy and Anna; and cousin of Harvey
Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Services entrusted to Shomrei Neshama of
Harold Rosenfeld died on Jan. 30.
He was the devoted son of the late Katie Spector Rosenfeld and Louis Rosenfeld; beloved husband of the late Miriam Rosenfeld; loving brother of the late Ida Caplan, Meyer Rosenfeld, Max Rosenfeld and Sylvia Rosenfeld; dear uncle of Marcia Hirsch, Beverly Polmar, MaryAnn Berkowitz, Ellen Carrico, Mark Rosenfeld and Gerald Rosenfeld; great-uncle and great-great- uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Harold served in the armed forces at the end of World War. After graduating from American University, he was employed at the Veterans Administration. When he retired from the government, he worked independently as a tax accountant. He was a lifelong fan of the Kingston Trio. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.
Stanley M. Sherman
Stanley M. Sherman died on Jan. 29.
Retirement allowed Mr. Sherman to transform a part-time avocation, design bookbinding, into a full-time occupation, working from a studio in the basement of his Washington home. Over the course of his career he created over a hundred unique designs, many of which were featured in “Interpretation by Design,” a solo exhibition at the Walters Art Gallery (now Walters Art Museum) in Baltimore in 2006, curated by his wife, art historian Claire Richter Sherman.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 65 years, Claire Richter Sherman; his son, Daniel J. Sherman, and son-in-law, Eduardo Douglas, of Chapel Hill, N.C.
Esther Shuster, of Silver Spring, died on Jan. 6. She was predeceased by her husband, Jacob, in 2009.
She attended Hunter High School and Hunter College in New York. She worked as a social worker in Harlem, in New York City, and in Washington. She was a substitute teacher in Montgomery County Public Schools. She was the secretary for the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities.
Shuster was a member of the National Council of Jewish Women and a longtime member of Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim.
She is survived by her daughter, Rachel Shuster; her sons, Dr. Matthew Shuster and Dr. Paul Shuster; and her grandchildren, Emily, Robin, Noah, Ben and Adam Shuster and Daniel Weintraub.
Sylvia E. Yaffe
Sylvia E. Yaffe, of Rockville, died on Jan. 25. She was the beloved wife of the late Ted Yaffe; devoted mother of Michael Yaffe (Sung-Yun Pai), Joan Hogan (Jack) and Leah Mcgee (Tim); loving sister of Leonard Bosin, Morris Bosin, Bernice Cohen and the late Doris Bosin; and cherished grandmother of six. Contributions may be made to a charity of choice. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.
Theodore H. Yaffe
Theodore H. Yaffe, of Rockville, died on Jan. 28. He was the beloved husband of the late Sylvia Yaffe; devoted father of Michael Yaffe (Sung-Yun Pai), Joan Kubeluis (Jack) and Leah Mcgee (Tim); and loving grandfather of six. Contributions may be made to a charity of choice. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.