Obituaries for April 12, 2018


Ruth Cohen
Ruth Cohen, of Silver Spring, died April 6. She was the beloved wife of the late Louis Cohen; devoted mother of Barry Cohen, Michael (the late Dinah) Cohen and Judy (Joseph) Oros; cherished grandmother of Jennifer (Bryon) Brown and Joseph Oros; and great-grandmother of Anne Willis Brown. Contributions can be made to Congregation Adat Reyim in Springfield. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

Mark Epstein
Mark Sanford Epstein, of Washington, died April 8 from cancer. Epstein grew up in Nassau County, N.Y., and attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He later attended New York University School of Law, where he earned a juris doctor degree.

Epstein served in leadership roles at several environmental advocacy organizations, including The Coral Reef Alliance, The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition, American Rivers, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Environmental Defense Fund and Environmental Film Festival, among others.
In 1990, Epstein was a Democratic candidate for Congress in New York’s 5th District, which is where he grew up. He lost to Republican incumbent Raymond McGrath.

Epstein is survived by his mother, Elissa Epstein, of New York; children Alexandra and Dashell Epstein of Washington; sisters Jill Epstein White of Aspen, Colo., and Debra Epstein of Los Angeles; and nephews Cliff White, Luke White, Hunter Owens and Griffin Owens. He is also survived by Sandra Stewart, the mother of his children.

Contributions in Epstein’s memory may be made to The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition or Oceanites. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

Seymour Glanzer
Seymour Glanzer, of Washington, died April 3. Glanzer worked as an enforcement attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington from 1961 to 1965. For the next two years, he served as an assistant United States Attorney, prosecuting general criminal cases. He then became chief of the anti-fraud section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, where he focused on the investigation and prosecution of major white collar offenses involving corporate, business and commercial crimes, such as tax and antitrust violations.

From mid-1972 through 1973, he was one of the three original Watergate prosecutors who participated in the successful trial of the seven defendants involved in the break-in at the Democratic National Committee office, playing a key role in the ensuing investigation. He then briefly joined the staff of special prosecutor Archibald Cox. In mid-1974, he returned to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and resumed his former position before subsequently entering private practice. He received a letter of appreciation from Attorney General William B. Saxbe, in which Saxbe wrote, “We are sorry to lose you.”

Glanzer received recognition from the Department of Justice in 1971 and 1973, and from the attorney general in 1974, for his outstanding performance as a prosecutor. Additionally, Glanzer’s successful prosecution of a string of fraudulent home improvement and repair contractors in Washington served as the subject of a book entitled “Not With A Gun,” written by Jean Carper.

Glanzer is survived by wife Rita Glanzer; children Judy Slate and Steven (Leslie) Glanzer; brother Murray Glanzer; and grandchildren Ayla, Austin, Ella and Olive. Contributions can be made to the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

Paul L. Pascal
Paul L. Pascal, of Bethesda, died of cancer April 9. Pascal is survived by his wife, Brenda Kolker Pascal; sons Richard (Sheri), Bruce (Amy) and Craig (Victor); grandchildren, Sonia (Angela), Noah, Arielle (Steven) and Carly; and one great-grandchild. Contributions can be made to The Lincoln Cottage, Attn: Nora Cobo, 3700 N. Capitol St., NW, #558, Washington, DC, 20011. Arrangements by Torchinsky Hebrew Funeral Home.

Jerome Sandler
Jerome Sandler, of Bethesda, died April 8. He was the beloved husband of the late Roselyn; devoted father of Harlene (Allan) Kaufman, Michael (Sheri) Sandler and Sheryl (Bruce) Sparer; cherished grandfather of Brian, Daniel, Lauren, Joseph, Jack, Mallory and Zoe. Contributions can be made to the Dementia Society of America. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

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