Obituaries, May 14, 2015


Joel Brodsky
Congregation B’nai Tzedek is saddened to announce the passing of Joel Brodsky, son of Lois Brodsky, brother of Mimi Kress and father of David, Alex and Rachel Brodsky. Shiva will take place at the home of Mimi and Michael Kress (6630 Marywood Road, Bethesda) on May 14 with a minyan at 7:30 p.m. and on May 16 with a minyan at 8 p.m. May the memory of Joel Brodsky be for a blessing.

Eva W. Chaiken
On May 9, Eva W. Chaiken, 95 of Arlington. Loving wife of the late Albert Chaiken; sister of Mac Waldman. Her life was filled with the joy of family, friends and tennis. Eva was a graduate and supporter of Hunter College and one of the founders of the Israel Tennis Center. She was a major contributor to the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia and Agudas Achim Congregation.

Elka Shoenholz Charney
On May 6, Elka Shoenholz Charney of Gaithersburg. Beloved wife of the late Isack Charney, a holocaust survivor; beloved daughter of the late Mary and Leo Shoenholz; loving mother of Shirley Charney Feldman and mother-in-law of Bruce Feldman; sister of Barbara Schuleman. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alley Animals, Inc., P.O. Box 27487, Towson, MD 21285.

Estelle D. Cohen
On May 4, Estelle D. Cohen, 87, of Silver Spring. Beloved wife of the late Lester Cohen; devoted mother of Alice (Jerry) Levin and Lloyd (Judy) Cohen; cherished grandmother of Molly (Alan) Van Grack and Anna Levin. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Gilchrist Hospice, or a charity of choice.

June Finkelstein
Congregation B’nai Tzedek is saddened to announce the passing of June Finkelstein, mother of Marilyn Linchuck on May 10. Shiva will continue on Thursday evening in Baltimore. May the memory of June Finkelstein be for a blessing.

Helen Hope Kottler ‘Leni’
On May 4, Helen Hope Kottler at the age of 93 surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her daughters, Linda and Doreen and her grandson, Jason Snider. She is survived by her husband and best friend Morris Kottler, her son David Kottler and her 14 beloved grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. In her younger years, Leni was a proud actress, with a magnetic presence. She always carried that charisma and passion throughout the rest of her life as a devoted wife, mother and a loving grandmother.

Florence Krieger
On May 7, Florence Krieger, a 50 year resident of Bowie. Wife of the late Charles Krieger; mother of Donna Krieger Baugus and the late Stuart Krieger; grandmother of Brian Baugus and Robin Horowitz; daughter of the late Samuel and Bessie Horowitz; and sister of the late Murray Harris of New York. She was a longtime employee of Olchak Market Research in Bowie. She and Charles were very active in the Jewish War Veterans and longtime members of Temple Solel. Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Solel, 2901 Mitchellville Rd, Bowie, MD 20716 or Heartland Hospice, 4 East Rolling Crossroads Catonsville, MD 21228.

Elaine Orloff
On May 5, Elaine Orloff of Silver Spring. Beloved mother of Alise Susan Orloff and Brian Scott Orloff, devoted wife of the late Milton Orloff, daughter of the late Edward and Sadie Chucker, and loving sister of the late Beatrice Wexler, Dr. George Chucker, and William Chucker. Survived by brothers Joseph Chucker and Dr. Francis Chucker. Survivors also include many cherished relatives. Elaine was a wonderfully caring person who was adored by all and will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Silver Spring Jewish Center, 1401 Arcola Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20902 or to the charity of choice.

Gail Schaumberg
On May 7, Gail Schaumberg of Rockville. Survived by her significant other, Samuel Stone. Beloved mother of Steven (Deborah) Schaumberg, Lisa (Brian) Sweeney and Erika (Phil) Satlof; and dear grandmother of Skylar, Ryan, Madison, Peyton, Parker and Nathan. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jewish National Fund,

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