The Yahrzeit Plaques

There are five yahrzeit plaques memorializing the deceased members of our community and their loved ones.  Two of them were donated during time periods for which few records survive, but for three of them I have been able to find documentation of their origins.

Note the yahrzeit plaques symmetrically arranged, alternating with the stained glass windows.

Note the yahrzeit plaques symmetrically arranged, alternating with the stained glass windows.  THANK G-D FOR SYMMETRY.

It took more than half a century for the shul to get its first yahrzeit plaque.  The process began at the June 1943 board meeting when the son of Sam Rosenthal, who died during his term as the congregation’s treasurer, requested that his mother be permitted to donate a yahrzeit tablet in her husband’s name and reserve spaces for six members of their family.  A committee was appointed to discuss the matter, and at the next board meeting they pronounced their verdict that Mrs. Rosenthal’s generous offer had a fatal flaw:  lack of symmetry.  A month later, “the Secretary was requested to write to Mrs. Sam Rosenthal in regards to her offer of a Yaliszeit (sic) Tablet, advising that the Cong will accept two tablets and place one on each side of the Uren Kodesh, with all necessary electric wire connections.  If she wishes to donate one tablet only, the Cong will accept same and place it either in the Vestibule or in the Vestry Room temporary to the time when someone will donate a second Tablet, at which time, the two tablets will then be placed in the synagogue on each side of the Uren Kodesh.”

What happened next is unclear, but the December board meeting minutes mention the donation of not one, but two memorial tablets — the original one from Mrs. Sam Rosenthal and a second one from Mr. Sam Gordon.  Problem solved!  And better yet, the officers anticipated $1500 from the sale of all the available spaces!  At that time both tablets had been received and were ready to be installed, but then there was some sort of hitch — in the March board meeting a “motion was made to see Mr Max Lazar in regards to the tablet, and obtain the parts which are in his possession, to complete the donors names on same.”  A month later there was still no decision on when to dedicate the tablets, and perhaps things still continued to drag on, because during the July 1944 board meeting the “sec’y was requested to write a letter to Mrs Sam Rosenthal, assuring her that the Donor plate on the tablet will be attached as soon as the war will be over, during the war no brass is obtainable.”  Soon, name plates began to be sold for $50 each.

Two of the names on the Gordon yahrzeit tablet have Jewish stars next to them — the only names so marked on all of the tablets.  The meeting minutes record why:  In March 1945 the AZA made a contribution of $20 for a name plate in memory of Wilbert Newman, a charter member of the Homestead AZA, and in July, Fred Kaminsky, the advisor of the AZA, made another $20 for a name plate in memory of Milton Jackson.  These boys were two of the six Jewish Homesteaders killed in action during WWII (all of their names are listed here).  At a later date a plaque was purchased for the third of these boys, Jerome Solomon, but his plaque did not get a Jewish star marker.

The sanctuary c. 1954. Look how ghastly it looks with the unbalanced Averbach tablet. If only some other family would come along to donate another...

The sanctuary c. 1954. Look how ghastly it looks with the unbalanced Averbach tablet. If only some other family would come along to donate another… (source)

The third of the shul’s yahrzeit tablets came up for discussion at the November 1947 board meeting when Victor Averbach, on behalf of his father and other members of his family, expressed their wish to contribute one in memory of “their departed dear one Rachael Averbach.”  Little was recorded about the ensuing conversations.  This tablet is significantly bigger than the previous two, so they made no demands for a second one and installed just the one at the front of the synagogue.  As of April 1949, the wires still hadn’t been connected to it, though in September of 1948 Victor Averbach resigned from the synagogue (not without confirming his family would still get the six plates on the memorial tablet they had presented).

The next time the tablets came up in the meeting minutes was on June 1, 1949, less than a week after the death of the rabbi’s twenty-five year-old daughter, Yetta Weiss.  A leader of the Young Lions Club of Young Judea in Munhall, she had made aliyah in December 1948 to work under the auspices of Hechalutz.  In late May she died suddenly in Tel Aviv after a short illness, and the congregation decided to place a plaque on the tablet in her memory.  The next motion?  “Motion made by I. Glick, seconded by Louis Fisher that the Congregation place plaques on the memorial tablet in memory of Rabbi and Mrs. Samuel Widom.”  That sad chapter of their history was never far from the minds of those who had lived through it twenty-five years prior…

Not all of the yahrzeits commemorated were people who lived in Homestead.  The earliest ones appear to memorialize long-deceased family members of Homesteaders in the shul where they said kaddish for them.  One couple who died on the same day in January 1943, Motke and Taube Lipshitz, caught my eye as possibly having  been murdered in the Shoah. Unfortunately I am unable to trace them or which Homesteader wished to memorialize them.  Update 7/26/2016:  I believe they are the parents of Esther Pearlstein, wife of David Pearlstein, whose name appears near theirs.  (Esther lived until 1998.)

Every person on all of these plaques has a story.  Many of the names are now familiar to me from the individuals and families I’ve been researching since August.  Most familiar, of course, are those of my own relatives, all of which are on the fourth tablet, which my grandfather and his siblings gave in memory of their parents probably in the late 1950s.  This tablet is the one which brought belated balance to the front of the shul.  Given the later dates of all the people it contains, I suspect many of you have close connections to others on this tablet, too — likewise the last tablet, erected by the Zukerman family in January 1985, though no names appeared on it until at least 1993.  The five tablets are nearly entirely filled; if any of us wishes to add more names, it won’t be long until someone will need to donate a new one.

Photograph of the destroyed Homestead Hebrew Chapel in Beth Shalom (from 10/17/96 Chronicle). You can make out the melted yahrzeit plaques on either side.

Photograph of the destroyed Homestead Hebrew Chapel in Beth Shalom (from 10/17/96 Chronicle). You can make out the melted yahrzeit plaques on either side.

Their present setting in Beth Shalom is much more heimishe.  As many of you know, the original plaques were hung in the synagogue’s cozy Homestead Hebrew Chapel, which was created for them and the shul’s ark in ’93 or ’94, but all of these items and other Homestead Judaica were destroyed in the October 1996 fire.  Replicas of the original tablets donated by Ed Balis hang on the walls of the rebuilt chapel, which is where Beth Shalom has minyan during the week.  It’s this room where people saying kaddish begin to heal.  For that reason, a new Pittsburgh friend of mine confessed to me, she had her mother’s yahrzeit plaque added to one of the Homestead tablets, though she had no connection to our community. 

The first time I saw these plaques was in September after Shabbat morning services.  The research I was doing at the time was focused on the early years when many of these men and women were at their prime, actively shaping the young congregation’s future.  It felt to me as though I were skipping ahead to the end of the book, discovering with a shock that all of my favorite characters ended up dead.   Such is life.  But through these plaques, they are not forgotten.

The pictures of the original tablets were taken in late 1992 or early 1993 by Lockwood Hoehl before the shul was sold.  The pictures of the remade tablets were taken by me in September 2014.  All of the pictures are viewable below; click on the first one to enter a slideshow with all of them.  After the pictures are transcriptions of all of the names and dates.  Thank you to Lynn Saul for doing all of these transcriptions — a tremendous amount of tedious work.  You can use your web browser to search this page to locate names of your family members.  (These transcriptions will also be added to JewishGen’s Memorial Plaques Database to make this information readily findable to genealogists with Homestead ancestry.)

Rosenthal Tablet

Top:  Rodef Shalom Homestead Hebrew Congregation

Bottom:  Present in Memory of My Beloved Husband by Mrs. Samuel Rosenthal

Left column:

Last name First name Hebrew name Date of death Hebrew date of death Notes
Moskowitz Henry Chayim ben Shmuel April 7, 1912 20 Nisan 5672
Moskowitz Hannah Chaya bas David Nachman January 27, 1937 15 Shevat 5697
Schwartz Herman S. Yehoshua Tzvi ben Yosef Chayim May 29, 1927 26 Iyar 5687
Schwartz Rose Raizel bat Chayim February 19, 1944 25 Shevat 5704
Moss Louis D. Aryeh David ben Chayim December 10, 1933 22 Kislev 5694
Moss Joseph W. Yosef ben Chayim March 8, 1940 28 Adar (I) 5700
Farkas Florence Feigeh Roza bat Meir February 8, 1973 6 Adar (I) 5733
Markowitz Sam Yosef Shmuel ben Levi April 23, 1937 12 Iyar 5697
Markowitz Lena Liba bat Avraham July 18, 1935 17 Tammuz 5795
Green Jacob Yakov ben Chayim October 31, 1943 2 Cheshvan 5704
Lang Mollie Malke bat Yosef May 26, 1914 1 Sivan 5674
Lang Hyman Tsvi Hirsch ben Michal January 29, 1921 9 Shevat 5681 Hebrew and English dates don’t match; not sure which one is off
Lang Robert H. Reuven ben Tsvi July 2, 1945 21 Tamuz 5705
RESERVED
Lang Albert Avraham ben Tsvi September 23, 1945 16 Tishrei 5706

Right column:

Rosenthal Sam Shalom ben Dov February 23, 1943 18 Adar I 5703
Rosenthal Bertha Bryna Hinda bat Chayim October 30, 1953 21 Marcheshvan 5714
Rosenthal Anna Channah bat Shalom December 17, 1924 20 Kislev 5685
Rosenthal Fishel Fishel ben Shalom September 11, 1913 9 Elul 5673
Lembersky Chayem Chayim ben Eliyahu November 5, 1918 1 Kislev 5678 Secular dates matches cemetery; Hebrew date should be 1 Kislev 5679
Lembersky Leah Leah bat Nachum Yehudah August 6, 1926 26 Av 5686
Lembersky Bertha Brinah Hindah bat Michael September 27, 1943 27 Elul 5703
Lembersky Elyk Eliyahu ben Chayim June 24, 1962 23 Sivan 5722
Lewinter William Zev ben Shlomo September 4, 1921 1 Elul 5681
Adler Nathan Louis Nachum Lev ben David January 25, 1914 27 Tevet 5674
Adler Mary Kreine Miriam Kreine bat Avraham Aba May 11, 1916 8 Iyar 5676
Burechson Bear Dov ben Tsvi March 31, 1895 6 Nisan 5655
Reisz Simon Shimon ben Shmuel Tzvi March 13, 1943 6 Adar II 5703
Fischman Maurice Moshe Aryeh ben Shlomo January 17, 1947 25 Tevet 5707
Fishman Joseph HaBachur Yosef ben Moshe Aryeh July 13, 1934 Rosh Chodesh Av 5694 1 Av; HaBachur = the young man

 

Gordon Tablet

Top:  Rodef Shalom Homestead Hebrew Cong.

Bottom:  Presented in Memory of Their Beloved Ones by Jacobson and Gordon Families

Left column:

Gordon Morris J. Moshe Yosef ben Dov February 17, 1920 28 Shevat 5680
Gordon Dora Devora bat Yehudah 7 Tevet
Goncheroff Sara Sarah bat Moshe Yosef September 7, 1930 14 Elul 5690
Davidson Lena Liba bat Moshe Yosef May 10, 1937 29 Iyar 5697
Jacobson Louis Eliezer ben Shmuel Yitzhak November 28, 1923 20 Kislev 5684
Jacobson Rebecca Pia Rivkah Bat Dov March 17, 1946 14 Adar II 5706
Jacobson David Avraham David ben Shmuel Yitzhak September 24, 1936 8 Tishrei 5697
Jacobson Libby Liba Roiza bat Aryeh Lev April 21, 1933 25 Nisan 5693
Jacobson Ethel HaYaldah Etel bat Abraham David July 14, 1912 29 Tammuz 5672 HaYaldah = The little girl
Glick Morris Moshe Tzvi ben Avraham April 6, 1939 17 Nisan 5699
Glick Minnie Minda bat Chayim Dov July 3, 1945 22 Tamuz 5705
Rosner Sadie Sarah bat Tzvi April 14, 1942 27 Nisan 5702
Wakes Louis Aryeh Dov ben Avigdor August 28, 1943 26 Av 5703
Fisher David David ben Yehudah October 24, 1944 8 Cheshvan 5705
Fisher Catherine Golda bat Yitzhak January 29, 1936 5 Shevat 5696

Right column:

Carpe Morris Moshe ben Yaakov May 17, 1932 11 Iyar 5692
Carpe Rose Rachel bat Elchanan August 29, 1945 20 Elul 5705
Newman ✡ Wilbert Yisrael Zev ben Yakov Yehudah January 17, 1945 3 Shevat 5705
Jackson ✡ Milton Moshe ben Yehudah Lev June 5, 1945 24 Sivan 5705
Lefkowitz Morris Moshe ben Meir March 18, 1924 12 Adar (II) 5684
Lefkowitz Harold Chayim Zvi ben Moshe January 6, 1942 17 Tevet 5702
Lefkowitz Esther Esther bat Aharon Dov August 18, 1945 9 Elul 5705
Jacobson Howard W. Aharon Dov ben Avraham David August 14, 1945 5 Elul 5705
Glick Henry Chayim ben Natan Netah November 2, 1925 15 Chesvan 5686
Glick Yetta Yetta bat Avigdor December 12, 1935 16 Kislev 5696
Glick Irene Frimet bat Yitzhak March 31, 1937 3rd day of Chol HaMoed Pesach 5697 19 Nisan 5697
Glick Sadie Sarah bat Chayim October 2, 1932 2nd day of Rosh Hashana 5693 2 Tishrei 5693
Glick Joseph Yitzhak ben Chayim March 20, 1937 8 Nisan 5697
Greenstein Louis Yehudah ben Yaakov March 28, 1927 24 Adar II 5687
Greenstein Rebecca Rivkah bat Menachem Mendel May 22, 1929 12 Iyar 5689

 

Averbach Tablet

Top:  Homestead Hebrew Congregation Rodef Shalom
In Memoriam Rachel Averbach, October 24, 1947
Lizkor Olam Rachel bat Chayim Dov, 10 Cheshvan 5718
And her grandchildren Betty Ann Averbach, Feb. 28, 1942; Milton Jackson, June 5, 1945
Beilah Chanah bat Avraham Yitzhak 11 Adar 5712; Moshe ben Yehudah Lev, 24 Sivan 5715

First column:

Averbach Samuel Yehoshuah Tzvi ben Mordechai Yosef February 2, 1951 26 Shevat 5711
Seiavitch Ida Chaya bat David April 1, 1930 3 Nisan 5690 In the old plaque she is at the bottom of the second column, and this position is blank.
Green Belle February 21, 2006 23 Shevat 5766
Glick James J. Yaakov ben Shmuel September 22, 1948 18 Elul 5708
Solomon Hannah Chaya bat Moshe Tzvi April 24, 1953 9 Iyar 5713
Greenberg Esther Esther bat Yaakov September 9, 1934 29 Elul, Erev Rosh Chodesh, 5694
Moss Martin J. Mordechai ben Sholom Tzvi May 16, 1956 6 Sivan 5716
Trau Leon Avraham Aryeh ben Mordecai October 4, 1919 Motzei Yom Kippur, 11 Tishrei 5680
Trau Anna Anuta bat Shimon January 12, 1950 23 Shevat 5710
BLANK
Stein Fannie December 9, 1974 25 Kislev 5735  Hebrew name is Fayga bat Avraham
Stein Henry Hanoch ben Avraham December 15, 1948 14 Kislev 5709
Friedlander Harry Tzvi ben Dov April 3, 1949 4 Nisan 5709
Rubin Max Mordechai ben Aharon HaLevy May 17, 1957 16 Iyar 5717
Solomon Jerome Yehudah Aryeh ben Chayim October 16, 1944 29 Tishrei 5704 Typo: should be 5705
Mermelstein Ben Dov ben Yaakov October 15, 1956 10 Chesvan 5717
Berger Morris Moshe ben Avraham Tzvi January 29, 1954 25 Shevat 5714
Cohen Usher Asher ben Eliezer Zev HaCohen May 30, 1956 21 Sivan 5617
Cohen Yetta Ita bat Yaakov March 3, 1960 4 Adar 5720
RESERVED
Schwartz Louis Baruch Aryeh ben Avraham April 23, 1959 15 Nisan 5718
Schwartz Hannah Chanah Reizel bat Naftali June 8, 1955 18 Sivan 5715
Burechson Jacob Yakov ben Dov July 17, 1954 17 Tammuz 5714
Burechson Minnie Mishka Dinah bat Elimelech December 25, 1961 19 Tevet 5722
RESERVED

Second column:

Greenstein Bertha Beilah bat Zev March 6, 1948 25 Adar I 5708
Grossman Isador Yisrael ben Yosef Zev November 6, 1918 2 Kislev 5678 Typo: should be 5679
Grossman Ignatz Yitzhak ben Yosef Zev September 27, 1948 23 Elul 5708
Grossman Esther Esther bat Nachman September 18, 1950 7 Tishrei 5711
Goldman Meyer Meir Chayim ben Shlomo October 30, 1918 24 Chesvan 5679
Goldman Morris A. Moshe Aharon ben Meir Chayim August 29, 1936 11 Elul 5696
Goldman Martha Masha bat Meir December 28, 1947 15 Tevet 5707 Typo: should be 5708
Fogel Lena Leah bat Yosef Zalman June 4, 1949 2nd day of Shavuos, 7 Sivan 5709
Fogel Morris Moshe Yosef ben Yehudah Zev May 8, 1951 2 Iyar 5711
Perlman Gerson Gershon ben Avraham April 22, 1926 8 Iyar 5686
Perlman Esther Pearl Esther Peyeh bat Yitzhak Meir March 22, 1934 6 Nisan 5694
Mendelson David Rachmiel Dov ben Menachem Migdal HaCohen March 11, 1959 1 Adar II 5719
Mendelson Ida D. Chaya Dinah bat Chayim August 18, 1977 4 Elul 5737
Mendelson Lydia Leebie bat Yirachmiel Dov HaCohen November 21, 1979 1 Kislev 5739 Typo: should be 5740
Marion Rachel Rachel bat Mordechai December 31, 1937 27 Tevet 5698
Moss Shalom Herman Moreinu Shalom Tzvi ben Shmuel September 5, 1897 8 Elul 5758 Typo: should be 5657; Morenu=our teacher
Moss Fani Feigel bat Yechezkel April 16, 1926 2 Iyar 5686
RESERVED
Kaminsky Mair Meir Tzvi ben Shraga Mordechai February 9, 1949 10 Shevat 5709
Kaminsky Dora Zlata Riva bat Nechemiah Mordechai January 15, 1949 14 Tevet 5709
Silverstein Ellis Eliyahu ben Zev August 12, 1949 18 Menachem Av 5709
Silverstein Esther Esther Bluma bat Aharon November 18, 1945 14 Kislev 5706
Kohn Anna G. Chanah Gittel bat Meir June 5, 1962 3 Sivan 5722
RESERVED
BLANK

Third column:

Freed Joseph Yitzhak ben Akiva HaLevi March 30, 1948 19 Adar Sheni 5708
Herskovitz Rose Roiza bat Yisrael August 10, 1948 5 Av 5708
Fogel Esther Esther bat Shalom HaCohen July 4, 1938 5 Tammuz 5698
Fogel Maurice Moshe ben Shmuel January 8, 1939 17 Tevet 5699
Widom Rabbi Samuel Rabbi Shmuel ben Tzvi October 11, 1924 13 Tishrei 5685
Widom Ida Chaya Feigeh bat Tzvi Aryeh HaLevi February 2, 1943 27 Shevat 5703
Saron Daniel Daniel ben Yosef July 29, 1950 14 Menachem Av 5710
Saron Ida Chai bat Lev Nachum August 10, 1951 8 Menachem Av 5711
Mermelstein Louis Yikutiel Yehudah ben Yaakov January 22, 1931 5 Shevat 5691
Stein Joseph Yosef Yehudah ben Chaninah Baruch October 10, 1934 1 Cheshvan 5695
Stein Bessie Batya Shprinah bat Yeshia Dov July 4, 1953 21 Tammuz 5713
Hilk Louis Sandor Yehudah Lev ben Reuven July 6, 1952 13 Tammuz 5712
Hilk Ida Chaya bat Yehudah Lev July 23, 1954 22 Tammuz 5714
Zalevsky Harry Tzvi Hersch ben Chayim Yaakov Yosef February 15, 1948 5 Adar I 5708
Zalevsky Pauline Paya Yehudit bat Avraham Lev March 5, 1957 2 Adar II 5717
Hausrath Myra Kohn Mara Chaya bat Moshe Yehudah HaCohen December 14, 1953 8 Tevet 5714
Hausrath David David ben Asher Zelig HaLevi January 2, 1958 11 Tevet 5718
Hausrath Malye Malka bat Yitzhak HaLevi October 10, 1917 24 Tishrei 5678
Hausrath Anna L. Chana Leah bat Yisrael July 29, 1949 3 Menachem Av 5709
Hausrath Asher Zelig Asher Zelig ben David HaLevi May 16, 1910 8 Iyar 5670
Mazefsky Sam Yaakov Shlomo ben Moshe May 21, 1957 20 Iyar 5717
Mandell Anna Chana bat Yehudah Yitzhak October 17, 1949 Isru Chag 24 Tishrei 5710 Isru Chag = the day after a festival (in this case, Sukkot) ends
Cohen Jacob Yehoshua Zelig ben Eliezer Yehudah March 16, 1949 Shushan Purim 15 Adar 5709
Cohen Mary Maryasha bat Avraham March 21, 1944 26 Adar 5704
Stein Bessie Batya Rachel bat Meir October 13, 1961 3 Chesvan 5722

Fourth column:

Seiavitch Samuel E. HaBachur Shmuel ben Dov Zev January 28, 1921 19 Shevat 5681 HaBachur means the young man; presumably he died as a child
Seiavitch Ben Dov Zev ben Bezalel December 30, 1955 15 Tevet 5716
Seiavitch Lena Elka bat Shmuel Yitzhak October 22, 1957 27 Tishrei 5718
Seiavitch Maurice Moshe ben Dov Zev December 14, 1976 23 Kislev 5737
Seiavitch Rose J. May 11, 1989
Seiavitch Libbe R. Liba Riklah bat Eliezer May 29, 1884 5 Sivan Erev Shavuos 5644 None of these people actually lived/died in Hstd, so far as I can tell…
Jacobson Samuel E. Shmuel Yitzhak ben Menachem Mendel July 9, 1896 28 Tammuz 5656
Seiavitch Bezalel Bezalel ben Meir August 3, 1918 25 Menachem Av 5678
Jacobson Sarah H. Sarah Chasia bat Eliezer June 6, 1894 2 Sivan 5654
Weiss Yetta HaBetulah Yuta bat HaRav Yehoshua Weiss May 26, 1949 Died in the land of Israel, 27 Iyar 5709 HaBetulah literally means “the virgin,” the implication being she was unmarried
Seiavitch Lena Leah Rivkah bat Shmuel Yitzhak November 6, 1922 15 Chesvan 5683
Seiavitch Louis Eliezer Zalman ben Bezalel May 15, 1919 15 Iyar 5679
Cohen Goldie Golda bat Aharon March 3, 1924 27 Adar I 5684
Cohen Joseph Yosef ben Chayim HaCohen April 14, 1941 1st day of Chol HaMoed Pesach 5701 17 Nisan
Gross Meyer Hersh Meir Hirsch ben Mendel February 11, 1907 28 Shevat 5667
Gross Sarah Shana Sarah Sheina bat Moshe March 30, 1939 10 Nisan 5699
Greenstein Celia Tzirel bat Chayim January 12, 1958 20 Tevet 5718
Greenstein Enock Yitzhak ben Yehudah April 30, 1966 10 Iyar 5726
Jacobson Sara R. Sarah bat Shmuel January 24, 1958 3 Shevat 5718
Marion Charles Yeshiahu ben Hanoch March 5, 1933 8 Adar 5693
Rosenthal Madelyn Devorah Mina bat Yehiel November 17, 1958 5 Kislev 5719
Rosenthal Nathan L. Nachum Lev ben Shalom February 18, 1960 20 Shevat 5720
Hadburg Louis Levi Yitzhak ben Michal October 13, 1959 11 Tishrei 5720
Cohen Romola R. Rachama bat Sergei Feivel December 3, 1962 6 Kislev 5723
Gluck Louis Eliezer ben Natan Netah April 16, 1959 8 Nisan 5719

 

Hepps Tablet

Top:  In Memoriam Bernhard Hepps, October 4, 1949; Bertha Hepps, July 1, 1957
Lizkor Olam Dov ben Avraham, 11 Tishrei 5710; Devorah bat Moshe Yehuda, 2 Tammuz 5717

Bottom:  Presented by their children

First column:

Hepps Alex L. Shmuel Lev ben Avraham April 10, 1933 5 Nisan 5693 Typo: should be April 1, 1933
BLANK
Rosenblatt Sadye Hepps Sarah Bleyte bat Shmuel April 27, 1940 19 Nisan 5700 Fifth day of Passover
Karelitz Isadore Yisrael ben Yehudah December 13, 1951 14 Kislev 5712
Goldman Saul Milton Shlomo Mordechai ben Meir Chayim December 29, 1965 6 Tevet 5726
Stein Ben Yeshia Dov ben Chayim Yosef Yehudah January 29, 1957 27 Shevat 5717
RESERVED
Magram Oser Oser ben Yitzhak July 31, 1931 17 Av 5691
Magram Fannie Feige bat Chayim September 20, 1948 16 Elul 5708
Moss Laura G. Leah bat Shlomo Dov August 10, 1963 20 Av 5723
Moss Dr. M. H. Moshe ben Chayim June 17, 1953 4 Tammuz 5713
Lembersky Harry Tsvi ben Chayim November 19, 1983 13 Kislev 5744
Lembersky Ernest Alter Chana Zelig ben Tzvi August 29, 1964 21 Elul 5725 Typo: should be 21 Elul 5724; Leil Selichot
RESERVED
Lembersky Jacob H. Yaakov Tzvi ben Eliyahu May 7, 1964 25 Iyar 5724
Rosenthal Alan David Avraham David ben Nachum March 11, 1969 21 Adar 5729
Hepps Samuel Shmuel ben Dov March 20, 1972 5 Nisan 5732
RESERVED
RESERVED
Seiavitch Helen R. November 14, 1967 12 Cheshvan 5728
Keisler Max Menachem ben Beryl Dov HaLevi November 13, 1970 14 Cheshvan 5731
Harris Joel Yoel ben Iser Chayim October 22, 1954 25 Tishrei 5715
Seiavitch Libbie R. Liba Rikla bat Eliezer Zalman June 6, 1974 16 Sivan 5734 Typo: plaque says Liba Dikla, but tombstone has Rikla
Seiavitch Harry Yehoshua Heschel ben Betzelel November 24, 1976 3 Kislev 5737
Seiavitch Meyer L. Meir Lev ben Yehoshua Heshul November 16, 1979 26 Cheshvan 5740

Second column:

Newman Edward Yitzchak ben Avraham December 3, 1953 26 Kislev 5714 Chanukah
Tauber Jack Yaakov ben Yosef May 12, 1960 15 Iyar 5620
BLANK
Kentor Norma Plotkin August 24, 2004 7 Elul 5764
Kentor Boris June 21, 2010 9 Tammuz 5770
Baier Benjamin Ben Tsion David ben Baruch March 15, 1915 28 Adar 5675 Typo: should be 29 Adar
Mervis Samuel S. Shlomo Shmuel ben Yechezkel David October 12, 1932 12 Tishrei 5693
Mervis Eva Chava Sarah bat Raphael HaLevi December 22, 1954 27 Kislev 5715 Chanukah
Shratter Eleanor Zukerman Chantzy Chaya bat Yehoshua January 28, 1958 7 Shevat 5718
Zukerman Sam Yehoshua ben Aharon May 25, 1984 23 Iyar 5744
RESERVED
Solomon Harry Chayim ben Tzvi Aryeh HaLevi August 20, 1966 4 Elul 5726
Katz Yolan Sheindel bat Pinchas March 24, 1968 24 Adar 5728
Katz Adolph Avraham Chayim ben Zev May 22, 1969 5 Sivan 5729 Erev Shavuot
Carpe Paul Peretz ben Moshe January 24, 1966 3 Shevat 5726
Markowitz Henry Chayim ben Shmuel January 6, 1976 4 Shevat 5736
Cohen Saul Shalom ben Asher Zev HaCohen December 12, 1967 12 Kislev 5727 English date should be Dec. 24, 1967; Hebrew date should be 22 Kislev 5728
Gordon Samuel H. Yechezkel ben Moshe Yosef June 25, 1965 25 Sivan 5725
Sapeer Sam Yehoshua Girtzel ben Moshe Yosef January 8, 1969 19 Tevet 5729
RESERVED
BLANK
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Coltin Louis Eliezer Aryeh ben Zev May 30, 1971 6 Sivan 5731 First day of Shavuot
Coltin Bessie January 19, 1990 22 Tevet 5750  Hebrew name is Pessie Bat Daniel
Coltin Daniel I. Izik Daniel ben Eliezer Aryeh November 16, 1944 30 Cheshvan 5705 Rosh Chodesh Kislev

Third column:

Keizler E. Abe Abraham ben Moshe Yitzchak HaLevi April 13, 1960 16 Nisan 5720 2nd day of Passover
Keizler William Zev Chayim ben Moshe Yitzchak HaLevi March 3, 1937 20 Adar 5697
Keizler Morris Moshe Yitzchak ben Matityahu HaLevi May 14, 1948 5 Iyar 5708
Newman Louis Yaakov Yehudah ben Yisrael Zev November 16, 1964 11 Kislev 5725
Newman Regina Rivkah ben Shmuel May 16, 1962 12 Iyar 5722
Pakler Benjamin H. Binyamin Hersch ben Motel Lev February 20, 1963 26 Shevat 5723
Pakler Hyman Chayim ben Motel Lev August 26, 1964 18 Elul 5725 Typo: should be 5724
Meyers Joseph Yosef ben Menachem April 23, 1960 26 Nisan 5720
Lapidus Edward Yehoshua ben Shaul January 31, 1959 22 Shevat 5719
Mervis Morris Moshe ben Yitzhak Meir May 2, 1951 26 Nisan 5711
Mervis Celia Zisel bat Yehudah Lev March 19, 1966 27 Adar 5726
Hepps Abraham C. Avraham ben Dov January 16, 1966 24 Tevet 5726
Hepps Martin W. Mordechai ben Dov December 15, 1965 21 Kislev 5726
Stein Ben Tsvi Dov ben Chanina Baruch May 4, 1975 23 Iyar 5735 The new plaque says 1976, but the old plaque has 1975 as does his gravestone.
Glick Samuel Shmuel ben Chayim January 23, 1965 20 Shevat 5725
Heidovitz Joseph Weisman ben Zev Wolf September 28, 1967 23 Elul 5727
Jacobson Heimin Chayim Shmuel ben Avraham David February 17, 1972 2 Adar 5732
Jacobson Nellie Nera bat Yehudah Lev October 22, 1969 10 Chesvan 5730
Stark Fannie Feige bat Shlomo June 21, 1965 21 Sivan 5725
Miller Stephanie Ann Sheindel Chana bat Dov August 28, 1960 5 Elul 5720
Post Etta Ita ben Yehoshua October 2, 1965 6 Tishrei 5726 Shabbat Shuva
Widom Harry Tsvi Aryeh ben Shmuel November 14, 1961 6 Kislev 5722
Mandell Joseph Yosef ben Shmuel Tzvi November 15, 1970 16 Cheshvan 5731
Mervis Sarah Sarah Zeisel ben Gershin December 29, 1969 20 Tevet 5730
Thompson Ida R. Chaya Raizel ben Yehoshua Hershel April 12, 1968 14 Nisan 5728 Erev Pesach

Fourth column:

Sapeer Hyman Chayim Yitzchak ben Moshe Yosef February 12, 1961 26 Shevat 5721
RESERVED
Bialo Gittel Gittel bat Yehoshua February 18, 1940 10 Adar (I) 5769 Should be 5770
Bialo Hersh Tsvi ben Feivel October 7, 1904 28 Tishrei 5765
Hershkovitz Max Mordechai ben Naftali December 24, 1962 28 Kislev 5723 Chanukah
Pearlstein Morris A. Moshe Aba ben Yehudah November 7, 1935 11 Cheshvan 5696
Pearlstein Gittel Gittel bat Yisrael October 11, 1952 22 Tishrei 5713 Shmini Atzeret
Pearlstein David David ben Moshe Aba June 21, 1974 1 Tamuz 5734 Rosh Chodesh
Steiner Simon Shimon ben Aharon May 22, 1953 8 Sivan 5713
Perlman Aaron Aharon ben Gershon October 3, 1956 28 Tishrei 5717
Lipshitz Motke Motke ben Yechezkel January 18, 1943 12 Shevat 5703 Shoah victim?
Lipshitz Taube Toiva Leah bat Yisrael January 18, 1943 12 Shevat 5703 Shoah victim?
Mulhauser Bertha Bluma bat Yitzhak March 25, 1964 12 Nisan 5724
Mulhauser Hyman Chayim ben Yakov Simcha July 23, 1966 6 Av 5726
Brasz Leo Lipa ben Chayim February 16, 1959 8 Adar (I) 5719
Grinberg Meyer I. Meir ben Shachne July 26, 1942 12 Av 5702
Grinberg Tiby Toiva bat Aryeh July 31, 1962 29 Tammuz 5722
Gross Samuel Shmuel ben Moshe June 16, 1962 16 Sivan 5722 Should be 14-15 Sivan
Bialo Isadore Yisrael ben Tzvi March 2, 1923 14 Adar 5683 Purim
Fishman Rebecca Rivka bat Tzvi June 9, 1936 19 Sivan 5696
BLANK
Freed Sylvia Sima bat Yisrael June 4, 1970 29 Iyar 5730
Weinberg Esther Esther bat Moshe Tsvi May 23, 1963 29 Iyar 5723
Weisman Anna Chana bat Tsvi October 1, 1966 17 Tishrei 5727 3rd day of Sukkot
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Zukerman Tablet

(Note: There are no Hebrew names on this tablet.)

Top:  In Memorium Homestead Hebrew Congregation

Bottom:  In Honor of Sam and Ida Zukerman By Their Loving Children Erected January 1985

First column:

Murphy Elaine Weissberg April 21, 1994 11 Iyar 5754
Lembersky Jack H. May 7, 1964 26 Iyar 5724
Burechson Herbert B. December 26, 1982 10 Tevet 5743
Green Edward March 5, 1990 8 Adar 5750
Stahlberg Regina Rothstein April 8, 1984 6 Nissan 5744
Stein Morris April 25, 1981 21 Nisan 5741
Seiavitch Rose Jacobs May 11, 1989 7 Iyar 5749
Trachtenberg Samuel July 6, 1985 17 Tammuz 5746 Typo: should be 5745
Trachtenberg Celia March 2, 1999 15 Adar 5759
Grinberg Allen L. September 2, 1998 11 Elul 5758
Ruben Jessie S. October 8, 2000 9 Tishri 5761
Ruben Sam September 26, 1992 28 Elul 5752
Seiavitch Robert L. December 2, 1991 25 Kislev 5752
Seiavitch Anne March 27, 1980 10 Nisan 5740
Kertman Irwin July 14, 2010 3 Av 5770
Kertman Edith Markowitz January 17, 2009 21 Tevet 5769

Second column:

Averbach Rachel October 24, 1947 10 Cheshvan 5708
Averbach Samuel February 2, 1952 6 Shevat 5712
Frank David November 30, 1988 21 Kislev 5749
Stahlberg Morris December 21, 1980 14 Tevet 5741 Possible typo: gravestone says 12/20
Jacob Laura Gross May 17, 1991 5 Sivan 5751
Mandell Frank June 7, 1989 4 Sivan 5749
Friedlander Alex October 21, 1951 21 Tishri 5712
Friedlander Esther C. June 20, 1980 6 Tammuz 5740
Murphy Elaine Weisberg April 21, 1994 11 Iyar 5754 Duplicate from first column
Burechson Milton December 21, 1999 13 Tevet 5760
Burechson Lillian July 25, 1994 19 Av 5754 Typo: should be July 27
Burack Sylvia K. February 14, 2003 13 Adar 5763 Adar I
Koss David May 18, 2005 9 Iyar 5765
Koss Mollie February 15, 1989 10 Adar 5749 Adar I
Green Milton E. October 27, 2006 5 Cheshvan 5767

  2 comments for “The Yahrzeit Plaques

  1. Robert Hepps
    February 5, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Gosh, there are a lot of names there that I haven’t thought of for a long time. Notice that there are many Seiavitch’s. My dad always bought our cars from Bob Savage Desoto-Plymouth. When I was a kid, I would wonder why his name was Savage, which didn’t sound very Jewish to me. He is on the Zuckerman tablet.

    • February 10, 2015 at 9:28 am

      Not that we Heppses should talk! :-)

      It’s nice to know that you remember some of these people!

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