Obituaries for Feb. 15, 2018


Jose Caro, leader of Hispanic immigrants to Israel, dies at 62

Jose Caro, an Argentinean immigrant to Israel who led an organization to assist and integrate Hispanic immigrants in Israel, has died.

Caro, the president of the Association of Latin-American Immigrants or OLEI, based in Ra’anana, died Feb. 5 at the age of 62.

Through OLEI, Caro helped Spanish-speaking immigrants to Israel integrate into their new society. He fought for the application of the Law of Return in Spain and Portugal and promoted cultural gatherings for members.

He was the founder of an international Spanish-language book fair in Israel, which drew global Spanish-speaking institutions such as the Cervantes Institute in Spain and the embassies of Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Panamá, Paraguay and Peru.

He also founded the “Ritmo Latino” cultural center, a home for artistic expression from the Hispanic world. Its main project was to create a Spanish-language theater company to present works throughout Israel.

As a director of the book fair, he also involved Israelis in promoting the Spanish language in Israel. The 2016 fair included Israeli singer David Broza, who often sings in Spanish; Yair Dori, the Argentine-Israeli producer who popularized telenovelas, or Spanish-language soap operas, in Israel and an orchestra playing Spanish and Hebrew songs to more than 1,200 attendees.
An attorney, Caro also carried on the struggle for justice over the two terrorist attacks targeting Jewish sites in his home country: the 1992 attack against the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires and the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires. He also kept alive the memory of late AMIA prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who died in 2015 under suspicious circumstances.

He is survived by his wife and four children.

—JTA News and Features

Ruth Machtinger Faller
Ruth Machtinger Faller, of Potomac, died Feb. 7. She was the beloved wife of Morton Faller, devoted mother of Bryan Faller and Scott Faller, and cherished grandmother of Zosia Faller. Contributions can be made to Montgomery Hospice or a charity of choice. Arrangements by Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

Thelma Lindner
Thelma Lindner, of Potomac, died Feb. 6. She was the beloved wife of the late Jack Lindner; devoted mother of Gregg (Linda) Lindner and Bonnie (Jeff) Endick; loving sister of Harvey (Judy) Sackheim and the late Carl (late Steve) Marcus; dear grandmother of Jennifer Endick, Drew Endick, Justin Lindner, Elana Lindner and Ethan Lindner. Also survived by nieces and nephews Ari (Kim), Belinda (Tony), Alisha (Kent) and many grandnieces and grandnephews. Arrangements by Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

David Solomon Solovey
David Solomon Solovey, of Chevy Chase, died Feb. 8. He was 86.

Solovey was born in Louisville, Ky., in 1931 and his family moved to Miami when he was 5. He attended Miami Beach Senior High School and was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Miami for undergraduate and law school. Solovey then moved to Washington to work for what was then the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, where he remained for 25 years. Upon his retirement, he managed his real estate holdings and in later years volunteered singing at local nursing homes. Solovey also painted abstract art for more than a half century, which appeared and sold in several local galleries and shows.

Solovey was preceded in death by his parents, Adelaine and Sam Solovey. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Traci Solovey; children Jon (Jennifer) Solovey, Stacey Solovey (Neil Bromberg) and Sam (Lori) Solovey. Also survived by five grandchildren, Jack Barnet Solovey, Jenna Rose Solovey, Adam David Solovey, Noah Michael Solovey and David Evan Solovey. Contributions can be made to the David S. Solovey Art & Music Fund c/o Wells Fargo Advisors, 7600 Wisconsin Ave, Ste. 900, Bethesda, MD 20814 or to a charity of choice.
Arrangements by Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

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