Obituaries for June 14, 2018


Ruth Freedman
Ruth Freedman, of Bethesda, died June 8. She was the beloved wife of the late Gilbert Freedman; devoted mother of Stephen (Jo Ann) Freedman, Faye (Jason) Cohen and Harry (Renie) Freedman. She is also survived by grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

Susan Grunewald
Susan Grunewald, of Baltimore and Vineland, N.J., died June 2. Grunewald was a corporate bookkeeper in both cities until her retirement in 1996. She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Fred. Grunewald is survived by sons Jeffrey (Barbara) and Robert (Nancy); grandsons Matthew, Michael, Thomas, Alexander and Craig; sister Joan Margolies; and nieces Lindy, Sherri and Linda. Contributions can be made to Hadassah (, Alzheimer’s Association ( or B’nai Shalom of Olney. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

Ethel Joan Lobel
Ethel Joan Lobel, of Rockville, died June 10 after a brief illness. She was 99. Lobel was the devoted and cherished mother of Phil and Ron Lobel; treasured grandmother of Rachel, Michael, Maya and Zach; and great-grandmother of Aaron. Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association ( or the Alzheimer’s Association ( Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

David Pellish
David Pellish, of Rockville, died June 2. He was the devoted father of Madeline (Mike Teller) Pellish and Stuart (Carol) Pellish; loving brother of Lillian (Joseph) Rosen; cherished grandfather of Zachary (Katie) Pellish and Aaron Pellish. Contributions can be made to Charles E. Smith Life Communities.

Donald J. Rosenblum
Donald J. Rosenblum, of Rockville, died June 5. Rosenblum grew up in the Washington area, attending Northwood High School in Silver Spring and later Towson University. Rosenblum was a writer/editor in the Department of Veterans Affairs for 32 years, until retiring in 2006. He spent retirement volunteering and traveling throughout five continents with his wife of 35 years, Lisa Rosenblum.
Rosenblum was also the loving brother of Bruce (Jeri); cherished uncle of Daniel, David and Erica; and great-uncle of Abbi. Contributions can be made to the National Parkinson Foundation or a charity of choice. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

Adele Slomowitz
Adele Diane Slomowitz, of North Bethesda, died June 3. She was 90. Slomowitz was born in Glen Rock, N.J., and later moved to Paterson. She studied at the Latin American Institute in New York City, where she graduated in 1946. She then worked as a bilingual secretary at MGM International in New York.
In 1955, she married Gilbert Slomowitz. They had two children and the family moved to Potomac in 1965, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in 1976 and Rosslyn in 1983. Slomowitz volunteered 800 hours at Arlington Hospital before moving to North Bethesda in 1993. Slomowitz was predeceased by her husband, Gilbert, who died in 1988. She is survived by children Nancy and Richard Slomowitz. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

Frederic D. Weinfeld
Frederic D. Weinfeld, of Annapolis, died May 24. He was 95. Weinfeld was born in Boston on Feb. 25, 1923, and earned his undergraduate degree from Boston University. He later earned a doctorate from Harvard University. Weinfeld served in the Army during World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He later moved to Bethesda, where he worked as a medical researcher at the National Institutes of Health. In 1987, Weinfeld retired and moved to Annapolis. Weinfeld was a member of Congregation Kneseth Israel in Annapolis, Jewish War Veterans and other professional and philanthropic organizations.
Weinfeld is survived by his wife, Irene Kohn Weinfeld; stepchildren, Jeff Gurman (Yaira) and Tammy Lawrence; four step-grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Contributions can be made to Friends of the Jewish Chapel at the Naval Academy, 326 First St. #22, Annapolis, MD 21403.

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