Thea Krauthammer (née Horowitz), of Rockville, died on Feb. 14. She was 97.
Born in Antwerp, Belgium, she escaped to America during World War II and worked as a translator between the U.S. Army and the Free French Forces. After meeting and marrying her husband — also a Jewish refugee — in Havana, Cuba, she moved throughout the postwar world with him until finally settling in New York and later Montreal, where they raised their family and built a business.
Idyllic summers were spent together in Long Beach, N.Y., where she continued her lifelong passions for languages, the arts and athletics. In her later years, she retired to Miami and then suburban Maryland to be close to family, with whom she spent her final days in peace and comfort.
She was the beloved wife of the late Shulim; devoted mother of the late Marcel (Joy) and the late Charles (Robyn); grandmother of Aviva (Brett) and Daniel; and great-grandmother of Maya and Eliana.
Arrangements by Torchinsky Hebrew Funeral Home.
Adele Shapiro, of Rockville, died on Feb. 28. She was 79. Shapiro is survived by her husband of 59 years, Steven; their three children, Alan (Rose Ann), Robert (Jodi) and Andrea; and four grandchildren, Sam, John, Darren and Jeremy.
Adele worked as a secretary. She enjoyed gardening; watching her children and grandchildren play sports; and, most of all, her cats. Contributions may be made to Little Buddies Adoption and Humane Society: P.O. Box 1543, Centreville, VA 20122-1543. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.
Barry A. Sklar
Barry A. Sklar, of Potomac, died on Feb. 27. He was the son of the late Ada and Louis Sklar; beloved husband of Susan; devoted father of Eric (Andrea) and Brian (Jennifer); loving grandfather of Alex, Jordan, Brendan, Corey and Amanda; and the late pets Shana and Solly. Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Montgomery County Humane Society, or ASPCA. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.
Steven Sharabany, of Potomac, died on Feb. 25. He was the beloved husband of Phyllis Sharabany, and devoted father of Eric Sharabany and Jennifer Sharabany. Contributions may be made to Hadassah (hadassah.org). Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.