Obituaries for June 29


Jonathan David Stern, 53, dies after battle with brain cancer

Jonathan David Stern, 53, of Takoma Park, died June 18. He was the beloved husband of Karen Paul-Stern; devoted father of Elan, Talia and Noah Stern; beloved brother of Eden Winget (Chris); stepbrother of Avishai Lind; cherished son of Sherri and Larry Ettkin of Phoenix, Ariz., and Sheldon Stern of Tiberias, Israel.
Stern died after a yearlong fight with brain cancer.

He used his skills as a journalist to advocate for worldwide heath issues, such as the AIDS pandemic. He also worked at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to increase access to immunizations for children in poverty-stricken countries.

Contributions may be made to Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger or Habonim Dror Camp Moshava. Arrangements by Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home.

The Jewish Press co-founder dies at 105

Albert Klass, a co-founder of the widely read New York City-based newspaper The Jewish Press, died last Friday at his home Brooklyn, the Orthodox-Jewish news website Voz Is Neias reported. Klass was 105.

Klass co-founded The Jewish Press in 1960 with his brother Rabbi Sholom Klass, who died in 2000. Albert Klass remained involved in various roles with the newspaper until he was in his 90s.

“He had a strong connection to Torah and mitzvos and was very respectful of Torah scholars,” said his grandson, Moshe Klass. “He was a self-educated man who was well-read and business-savvy.”

Klass is survived by two sons, a sister, seven grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren. He was buried Sunday at the Mount Zion Cemetery in Queens.

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