PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – Paul Greenspan, formerly of Norwich, Conn., died April 11. A Holocaust survivor, he was born in Poland in 1927, the son of Miriam Schweitzer and William Greenspan.
After his liberation from the labor camp, he married the former Eva Stern in 1947 and, in 1956, along with their two children, immigrated to Israel. In 1962, the family moved once again, this time to Norwich, so they could reunite with his three siblings who also survived the Holocaust. His parents and four younger siblings all perished.
In Norwich, he operated a successful upholstering business until his retirement in 1995. He was active in the Brothers of Joseph Synagogue, singing in the choir; for the High Holy Days, he would travel to synagogues in small outlying towns to conduct services. He was fond of cantorial music and soccer, a sport he played professionally in Poland in the 1950s. He was active at Temple Young Israel in Century Village, Pembroke Pines, and served as its gabbai for many years.
He is survived by his daughter Miriam Katz Shana and her husband Charles Shana, M.D. of Barrington, and four grandchildren: Daniel Shana of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Phillip Shana of East Providence, Dr. Emily Greenspan Willard and her husband Christopher Willard of Washington, D.C., and Kimberly Greenspan Melman and her husband, Alec Melman, Esq. of Brooklyn, N.Y.
He is also survived by his brother Zelig Greenspan, niece Etta Cohen, nephews William Greenspan, William Sadek and Leonard Sadek and many cousins and their children. He was predeceased in 2008 by his wife Eva, to whom he had been married for 60 years; his son Isaac, who died in 2002; and his two sisters Hanna Szadman and Rose Sadek. He was also recently predeceased by his companion Fay Klein.
Donations may be made to the Holocaust Program at Jewish Family Service of Broward County, 100 S. Pine Island Road, Suite 230, Plantation, FL 33324.
CRANSTON – Jacob Fink died April 11. He was the husband of Marilynn Claire (Silverman) Fink for 65 years.
Born in Providence, a son of the late Louis and Etta (Rakatansky) Fink, he had lived in Cranston and Boynton Beach, Fla. He was the owner and president of Louis Fink Scrap Metal Company, until his retirement in 1985. He was a World War II Air Force veteran serving in Europe.
A graduate of Bryant College, he was a member of the Jewish War Veterans, Touro Fraternal Association, Overseas Lodge #40 AF & AM, Temple Am David and a former board member and founder of Temple Torat Yisrael.
He was the father of David Fink and his wife Heleene of Marblehead, Mass., and Sharon Fink-Custis and her husband Howard of Johnston. The grandfather of Adam and Bryan Fink and Rebecca Custis, he was the brother of the late Nathan, Paul and Harold Fink.
Contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital Transportation Fund or Temple Am David.
COVENTRY – Jamie Mayer died April 20. A 2012 honors graduate of Coventry High School, he was a freshman at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire.
He is survived by his parents William and Ellen (Feinstein) Mayer, his sister Alexa, and his grandparents Harris S. and Faith L. Feinstein, and was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, the late William H. Mayer and Barbara Jean Cunningham. He also leaves many aunts, uncles and cousins
Exuberant and passionate in life, especially when strumming his guitar, hanging out with friends, sharing quality time with his family and cheering on the New York Giants with his father. He made better the lives of all with whom he came into contact.
Contributions may be made to the Jamie Mayer Memorial Fund (www.facebook.com/JamieMayerMemorialFund www.facebook.com/JamieMayerMemorialFund) or the Jamie Mayer Benefit Account c/o Randolph Savings Bank, 730 Centre of New England Blvd., Coventry, RI 02816.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Frances Meshover died March 25. Born in New Bedford, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Morris and Rose Futtersak. She grew up in Fall River, Mass., and was a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School.
She enlisted in the WAVES during World War II and served in the Navy Department in Washington, D.C.
The wife of the late Irving Meshover, she is survived by her sons Stephen of Orlando, Fla., and William of Los Angeles, Calif., and her daughter, Sheryl Puett of Spokane, Wash. She leaves five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a brother, David Futtersak, of Warwick. She was active in many charitable Jewish and Israeli organizations.
BREWER, Maine – Howard Weiner died April 19. He was the second son of the late Alexander and Nettie (Rubin) Weiner. Born in 1920 on Leap Year Day, he graduated from Classical High School and Brown University, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
He began post-graduate studies at Harvard Law School, but was called into active military service in 1942. He served as a staff sergeant with a MASH unit in the Philippines. After the war, he went ito business with his father and brothers to manufacture costume jewelry. In 1946, he married Charlotte Lieberman of Boston, Mass.
A successful businessman for 40 years, he was a member of Temple Emanu-El, the Pyramid Club and the Masons. He enjoyed softball, tennis and bridge. He was a benefactor of the Rhode Island Matadors Drum and Bugle Corps as well as its junior organization, the Picadors.
After retiring in 1985, he pursued his lifelong passion for law and became a paralegal working with local firms for several years.
He is survived by his sons, Jordan M. Weiner and his wife Leslie of Florida, Leonard Anthony Weiner of Florida and Bruce M. Weiner of California. He was the father of the late Rachel Purple Daigle and the cousin of the late Lucille Irving of Providence.
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