Stanley J. Bass, Omicron of Phi Sigma Delta (The Ohio State University) ’49
Stanley J. Bass, 90, died Aug. 20, 2015.
Stanley was born in Cleveland on Dec. 10, 1924 to Anna and Ben Bass. He graduated from Glenville High School and earned a Bachelors of Business Administration in accounting from Ohio State University. Stanley was a member of the Zeta Beta Tau and Beta Alpha Psi fraternities. Stanley worked for over 60 years as an insurance agent, owning and operating the Stanley J. Bass Insurance Agency. He also held membership in the Million Dollar Life Insurance Roundtable.
Stanley enjoyed horse racing, gold and following the stock market. A regular at Corky & Lenny’s, Lefton’s and Jack’s for over 50 years, Stanley would always sit at the same table and order a hard roll and coffee.
Stanley was the beloved husband of Judy Dorfman Bass and the late Gloria S. Bass; loving father of Dale (Susan) Bass, Michael (Faye) Bass and Beth (John) Gobieski; proud grandfather of Jeremy (Marla) Bass, Mitchell (Baird, fiancée) Bass, Jamie Bass, Andrew Bass, Josh Bass, Graham Gobieski and Reid Gobieski; devoted great-grandfather of Nathan and Lilah Bass; dear brother of Lillian Edelman.
Services were held Aug. 23, 2015. Interment Bet Olam Cemetery.
Arrangements through Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel.
Originally published in the Cleveland Jewish News.
Dr. Ralph J. Lampert, Alpha Gamma (Vanderbilt University) ’61
Ralph Lampert, 76, of Natchez, Louisiana, passed away on Monday, September 28, 2015.
Ralph was born in Alexandria, Louisiana on September 12, 1939. He graduated from Bolton High School. In 1961, Ralph earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the Vanderbilt University where he served as President of his fraternity, Zeta Beta Tau. He earned his Medical Degree from the Louisiana State University and completed his training in Pathology at the Vanderbilt University. Ralph worked as a pathologist in Huntsville, Alabama at Humana Hospital, where also he served two terms as Chief of Staff.
Ralph was married to Priscilla Bernard Lampert of New Iberia, Louisiana, in 1964; they were married 51 years.
Ralph worked as a physician in Huntsville, Alabama for more than 20 years. He and Prissy retired first to Williamsburg, Virginia, and then decided to go home to Louisiana.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Prissy; his two children, Rebecca L. Golding, and Deborah L. Cloaninger and her husband Edward; his 5 grandchildren, Ben and Andrew Golding, and Charlie, Beatrice and Lillian Cloaninger; his brother, Marc J. Lampert and his wife Jann Lampert; and the rest of his family and friends.
Ralph is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Lampert. and Erna Weill Lampert.
Services were in October 2015.
David J. Goldstein, Xi of Phi Epsilon Pi (Georgia Institute of Technology) ’39
David J. Goldstein, 67, a manufacturers representative whose clients included furniture-manufacturing companies, died Aug. 31 at a hospital in Rockville, Md. The cause was cancer, said a daughter, Elaine Gordon.
Mr. Goldstein, a Rockville, Maryland, resident, was born in Birmingham, Ala. He was a furniture industry manufacturers representative throughout his professional life, working until shortly before his death.
Originally published in the Washington Post.
Howard Weinstein, Beta Upsilon (Youngstown University) ’65
Howard Weinstein, known in the entertainment business as Howard George, Beta Upsilon (Youngstown University) ’65, passed away on September 28, 2015, after a brief and valiant battle with cancer. Howard’s love for the brotherhood prompted him to plan and execute what was to become a bi-annual reunion, for his brothers from Youngstown, 40 years after graduation. The first three reunions were held in Las Vegas. In May of 2017, the Beta Upsilon brothers will have their fourth reunion (and first cruise), moving forward with the plans Howard started before his illness and untimely passing. He will be sorely missed.
As a long-time member of the Screen Actors’ Guild, Howard George forged a formidable career as an actor, voice-over professional and script writer. Here is a brief bio from the IMDB website: “Howard George is an actor, known for 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997), My Favorite Year (1982) and Earth vs. the Spider (2001). Some of his other film credits are: Detective (2005), Dark Avenger (1990). A few of his noted TV series appearances were: Police Story, The White Shadow, Fantasy Island, Hill Street Blues, St. Elsewhere, T.J. Hooker, Murder She Wrote, Murphy Brown, Caroline in the City and Profiler.”
Submitted by Brother Dennis J. Foreman, Ph.D., Beta Upsilon (Youngstown University) ’67
Ronald W. Atkin, Gamma Epsilon (Marshall University) ’67
Ronald W. Atkin, 70, the husband of Barbara Atkin, passed away October 8, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Atkin and their two children, Doug and Megan and daughter-in-law, Sandy. He leaves behind a brother, Jack; sister, Susan; two sisters-in-law, Sheryl and Paula; two brothers-in-law, Allen and Elliot and two beautiful grandchildren, Branden and Lucas. He served in the Air Force and is a Vietnam Veteran. He will be forever in our hearts and remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and great friend.
Services were in Jacksonville, Florida.
Philip C. Dietz, Theta of Phi Sigma Delta (University of Colorado) ’50
Philip C. Dietz, 85, of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away peacefully on December 26, 2014. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts to Sam and Esther Dietz, he lived for the past 19 years in Atlanta, GA. Phil earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from University of Colorado, Boulder and completed post-graduate coursework in art and design at Rhode Island School of Design. After serving as Lieutenant and Publishing Officer in active duty for the U.S. Navy, Phil worked as an account executive for prominent Madison Avenue advertising agencies such as Grey Advertising and national magazine publishing companies such as Fairchild/Capital Cities Communications. In the 1980s, Phil founded his own trade magazine publishing company and an advertising representative firm. A golf enthusiast from an early age, Phil enjoyed working with Golf Magazine and PGA Magazine among other sports-related publications. A highly skilled artist, Phil loved working as director of advertising sales for ART PAPERS magazine. Phil is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 57 years, Diane Dietz; along with two children; Karen Gilbert and her husband Gary Gilbert, and his son Andrew Dietz and his wife Janice; four grandchildren, Jaclyn and Reed Gilbert and Samantha and Jessie Dietz. A graveside service will be held Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 2PM at Arlington Memorial Park, 201 Mount Vernon Highway Northwest, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 with Rabbi Peter Berg of The Temple officiating.
Originally published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Bruce M. Stern, Nu (The Ohio State University) ’51
Bruce M. Stern, Cleveland’s Advertising “Mad Man,” died on Jan. 2 at age 86. As executive vice president of Stern Advertising, Stern gave The Front Row Theater in Highland Heights its name, because at this theater-in-the-round, he said, every seat was like sitting in the front row.
Stern, who will be remembered for being creative, inventive and very funny, pioneered the term “public relations man” in Cleveland. In his day, Bruce knew everybody in town, was very plugged in, and he could pick up the telephone and call Mary Strassmeyer, Milt Widder, John Lanigan, Bill Gordon and others.
Stern’s older brother, Nelson Stern, started the agency of Nelson Stern & Associates in 1954, which later became Stern Advertising. Bruce Stern joined a few years later. Stern worked with Nelson and his nephew, Bill, until retirement in 1997.
Stern was of the “Mad Men” era of the 1950-70s. He had a fabulous sense of humor and an incredibly quick wit. He was the regional field manager for Warner Bros. for 25 years, with the territory of Northeast Ohio through Western New York. He was one of only 12 in the country. He had a similar role with Paramount Pictures. He arranged for screenings of films in the Cleveland area. He would do media tours with stars of the movies, taking them for interviews with the John Lanigan radio show, The Plain Dealer and “The Morning Exchange.” Within his role, he traveled to Burbank, Calif., a few times a year, to see advance screenings, and to be a part of the national public relations campaigns. He and his wife, Sandy of 57 years, attended the 54th Academy Awards in 1982.
Stern’s prominent clients also included Auto-Rama, the Home and Flower Show, the Greater Cleveland Buick Dealers and Hanna Theater.
Stern graduated from Shaker Heights High School. Stern’s interest in the entertainment business started when he was an usher at the Shaker Theater movie theater in high school.
Stern attended The Ohio State University and joined Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. He became the social chairman and always said that to this day they are still paying for the lavish parties he threw. He booked entertainment, including the comedian Morey Amsterdam.
Stern left college when he was offered a position to be a theatrical agent for Music Corp. of America. He represented such notables as Tommy Dorsey, Jack Benny, Tony Bennett and traveled with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
Beloved husband of Sandra (nee Young). Loving father of Judith (Stuart Simms) Waxman and Susan (Mark) Ringel. Devoted “Poppie” of Carly (Jordan) Dolberg, Ashley Waxman, Bradley (Brittany Levy – fiancee) Ringel and Richard Ringel. Loving step-grandfather of Dr. Lindsey (Dr. Amy) Green-Simms, Kimberly (Bobby) Israel, Carly Simms and Alexandra Simms. Great-grandfather of Oliver Green-Simms. Dear brother of the late Nelson (Marjorie Stern), Royce and Sterling (Shirley Stern) Stern. Dear brother-in-law of the late Sheldon (Bette) Young and Margie Young. Cherished uncle, great uncle and great great uncle.
Services were in January 2015. Interment at Mayfield Cemetery.
Originally published in the Cleveland Jewish News.
Robert ‘Bob’ Boyd Jr, Xi of Phi Epsilon Pi (Georgia Institute of Technology) ’76
Robert “Bob” Boyd Jr. passed away unexpectedly on October 22, 2015 at the Lahey Medical Center, in Burlington, MA. Born in Boston in 1952, he is survived by his parents Robert Boyd, Sr. and Ann (Costello) Boyd of Braintree, Massachusetts. He will forever be missed by his wife of 38 years, Sally (Speck), and his two beloved daughters he so cherished, Jessica Uncapher (son-in-law Heath) of Lynnwood, Washington and Emily Patterson (son-in-law Drew) of Stratham. He leaves his brother, Dennis Boyd and his wife, Sally, of Neshanic Station, New Jersey along with his aunt, Roz McKeon and numerous cousins.
Bob received a BS in Mechanical Engineering in from Georgia Tech, a Masters of Business Administration from New Hampshire College, and a Master of Science from Southern New Hampshire University. He retired in 2012 as the Business Manager for NextEra, Inc. (Seabrook Station) where he had worked for 26 years.
He was everyone’s friend, the go to person for any IT issues and was often happiest when he was on a boat enjoying Boston Harbor; the intracoastal and ocean waters of Miami and Stuart, Florida; Long Lake in Bridgton, Maine and most recently the shorelines of the Seacoast.
There are no services, but friends are asked to always keep Bob’s forever smile and readiness to be their loyal friend in their thoughts. Bob will be cremated with his ashes scattered over the ocean that he loved from such an early age.
Posted by Kent & Pelczar Funeral Home
H. Michael Schreibman, Psi (University of Alabama) ’66
Beloved husband, brother, grandfather, cherished friend, and dedicated member of the Jewish community, Mike, age 71, surrendered to a long, courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease on February 6, 2016. He was an alumnus of ZBT at the University of Alabama and a Birmingham native. Mike loved all kinds of sports and recreation and was a devoted fan of the Crimson Tide and the Carolina Panthers. A First Lieutenant in the US Army during the Vietnam War, he received the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement in 1968. His long, successful career as a scrap metal broker was marked by his networking talent and creativity for closing deals. Described as loyal, funny and caring, Mike gave generously of his time and leadership to the community. A member of Temple Beth El, he was active in the Brotherhood; served on the Board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte; and was on the National Young Leadership Cabinet of the United Jewish Appeal. Mike served as President of the Anita Stroud Foundation and was also President of the Metrolina Business Council. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Sara; sons, Mark of Fruita, Colorado; and Philip (Renee) of Charlotte; grandchildren Alaiya, Asher, Mayer, and Sadie; his twin brother Bill (Hilda) of Houston, Texas, and his sister Janet (Jim Gilmore) and niece Brittan of Nashville, Tennessee. Funeral was in February in Charlotte. Interment will follow at the Hebrew Cemetery.
Arrangements are in care of Hankins and Whittington Funeral Service, Charlotte, NC.
Originally published in The Charlotte Observer.
Arnold Holzer, Jr., Psi (University of Alabama) ’49
Arnold Holzer, Jr. passed away August 16, 2015. Arnold was born in Birmingham, Alabama on February 7, 1926. He served in the Army Air Corps in WW2 and graduated from the University of Alabama in 1949. Arnold had a 60 year career as an Independent Insurance Agent in Atlanta. He founded Insurance Counseling & Management, Inc. in 1971. He served as president of the Atlanta Association of Independent Insurance agents from 1972 to 1973. He was a guest lecturer at the University of Georgia Insurance department. He enjoyed playing tennis and was an avid back packer. Arnold possessed the rare gift of being able to bring honesty, humor and compassion to every aspect of his life. He was married to the late Shirley Korman Holzer and is survived by his wife Toby Spar Holzer; son and daughter in law, Tracy and Betty Holzer; daughter, Debe Holzer, grandchildren: Justin and Donna Holzer and Adam and Lauren Holzer; step children, Suzanne and Eric Merlis and their children: Emily and Zoey and Andrew and Merav Rosen and their children Dvir and Koral and his pet dachshund Sophie Lee. Sign online guest book at www.edressler.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Temple, Congregation Beth Tefillah or Weinstein Hospice. Funeral services were in August 2015.
Originally published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Frederick (Ricky) B. Horwitz, Beta Gamma (Indiana University) ’95
Frederick Blake “Ricky” Horwitz, born in Raleigh, North Carolina and of Fairfield, Connecticut, died unexpectedly on May 24, 2016 at the age of 43.
Ricky is survived by his wife, Stephanie Horwitz; his beautiful children, Dylan, Adam, Riley, and Madelyn; his parents, Burton and Michele Horwitz; his siblings, Michael Horwitz (wife Leslie Horwitz), Andrea Fleischer (husband Karl Fleischer), and Evan Horwitz (wife Debbie Horwitz); his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ken and Gwen Asher; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lisa and David Nagel; and his nieces and nephews, Sydney Horwitz, Jamie Horwitz, Joshua Horwitz, Ryan Horwitz, Regan Fleischer, Jillian Fleischer, Jordan Horwitz, Drew Horwitz, Jacob Nagel, Benjamin Nagel, and Lilah Nagel; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends.
Ricky was born in Raleigh, North Carolina on February 27, 1973. He graduated from Millbrook High School in Raleigh, North Carolina and Indiana University, where he was a member of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.
Ricky was a devoted husband, father, son, and brother. Ricky was an avid soccer player who loved coaching his kids as well as attending their dance recitals, or any other activity his kids were involved in. He was an incredible, selfless person, who would drop anything to help anyone in need whether it be family or friends.
He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.
Services were in May.
Originally published in The News & Observer.
Merrill Pollinger, Beta Gamma (Indiana University) ’50
Age 90, of Boynton Beach, passed away Oct. 27, 2013. Services were Beth Israel Memorial Chapel, Boynton Beach, FL.
Published in The Palm Beach Post.
Leonard Treister, Alpha Omega (University of Miami) ’50
Treister, Leonard (1926-2016) passed away peacefully on September 5, 2016. Leonard came with his parents, Arthur and Anita Treister, to Miami in 1929. Leonard was active in the Boy Scouts, Troop 35 and graduated from Miami Beach Senior High in 1944. During his high school days, at the beginning of World War II, he was an airplane spotter for the Army Air Force, in a system set-up along the Florida coast to spot possible German airplanes, submarines and torpedoed U.S. ships in distress. Upon graduation he enlisted in the US Navy as a teacher and specialist in airplane recognition. After the war he attended the University of Miami, was a member of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, and earned his degree in law. Leonard was active in Miami’s real estate field. He was also involved in Miami’s civil rights movement during the 1960’s, serving on the Board of Lincoln Federal Savings and Loan Association and Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, the first integrated institutions of their kind in the State of Florida. In 1968 Leonard and his brother Kenneth formed Housing Corporation of America in partnership with Alcoa. HCA became the leading builder of Federal low-rent turnkey housing in the US, building both family and senior housing in many cities throughout the country, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Leonard was sited by the US Senate for assisting in drafting Federal-housing legislation. Leonard and his family moved to Los Angeles in 1985 and lived an active and comfortable life until his death. Leonard is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Diana, his three children, Susan Treister, Arthur Treister and Pamela Balfe, two grandchildren John and Jackie Balfe and his brother Kenneth Treister. His love and passion for his family and life will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Contributions in his memory can be made to the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles, CA.
Originally published in the Miami Herald.
Charles M. Stern, Alpha Beta (University of Chicago) ’48
Charles M. Stern beloved husband of Judi and the late Carol. Dear father of James (Randi) Stern, John Stern, Randy (Betsy) Haberman, Joel (Lori) Haberman and Audrey (Marge McGinty) Haberman. Devoted grandfather of Cory and Stacy Stern, Kevin, Allyson, Erin, Katie, Amy and Suzanne Haberman and Nathan, Sam and Isabel McGinty. Loving uncle and friend of many. Memorial Services Sunday, 2:00 PM at North Shore Cong. Israel, 1185 Sheridan Rd., Glencoe. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a fund for the research of Vasculitis. Checks should be made payable to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill earmarked for Dr. Falk’s research in memory of Charles M. Stern and sent to Shawne Grabs, Office of University Development, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PO Box 309, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Donations may also be made to Leukemia And Lymphoma Society , 651 W. Washington Blvd., Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60661 in memory of Charles M. Stern. Info: Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home, 847-256-5700.
Originally published in the Chicago Tribune.
Morris N. Broad, Alpha Omega (University of Miami) ’56
BROAD, MORRIS NAUM, 81, of Coral Gables FL. Morris was born April 11, 1935 in Burlington Vermont. He was the son of Shepard and Ruth Kugel Broad and named for his maternal and paternal grandfathers, Morris Kugel and Nahum Bobrowicz.. Morris grew up in and with this community, to which he was devoted. He moved to Miami Beach at age 5 with his parents and sister Ann. He was a graduate of North Beach Elementary School, Ida M. Fisher Junior High and Miami Beach High School, where as a loyal Typhoon, Class of 1953, he served as Student Body President and Captain of the 1953 state champion tennis team. Morris went on to graduate from the University of Miami, where he was a founding member of its Zeta Beta Tau chapter and where he funded a scholarship that supports students who contribute to community life. His first job was to work on the dredging of Bay Harbor Islands, the town created and built by his father Shepard Broad. After serving in the Florida National Guard, Morris returned to Miami Beach, and became the third employee of American Savings & Loan Association, the first state-chartered savings and loan in the country. He rose to become the youngest president at that time of a savings and loan. He built American Savings into a $3 billion institution with 57 branches. The bank was sold in 1988 and is now part of Wells Fargo. In this role he initiated loans that financed many of the homes and buildings that form the Miami landscape. He was an equal- opportunity lender in that it was important to him to finance all in which he saw promise even at a time when many groups were discriminated against. His leadership style was a team captain who gave encouragement and support to his team members. Even though American Savings & Loan was sold close to three decades ago, former employees still gather at reunions. Morris had hoped to attend one taking place this month. Morris literally embodied generosity having the rare universal donor blood type O negative, which he donated in abundance as a member of the Red Cross 5-gallon club. And he gave to his full capacity on all levels with a generosity of spirit that had no bounds. He quietly helped hundreds of people personally from all walks of life and countless others through his philanthropy. Without mention, he put people through college, covered medical expenses, and gave support to people in tough circumstances. His primary philanthropic focus was the Town of Bay Harbor Islands. He put himself on standby for anything that the Town needed and was available to help in anyway that he could to improve the quality of life there. He flourished in his roles as Chairman of the Shepard Broad Foundation and Vice President and Director of the Ruth K. Broad Biomedical Research Foundation, Inc. at Duke University School of Medicine through which he carried forward the philanthropic legacies of his parents and extended their charitable works throughout the country and beyond. In addition to the Town of Bay Harbor Islands, he was particularly committed to many South Florida institutions including Florida International University Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, and Lotus House. He was a member of Temple Beth Sholom for nearly eight decades. Beyond South Florida, Morris was a dedicated supporter of New York University Langone Medical Center, water purification programs in Haiti, Green Mountain College in Vermont and Boystown Jerusalem. He was especially proud of his affiliation with the Young Presidents Organization and was a former President of the organization. Morris had a terrific sense of humor and was a raconteur. He told great jokes and kept them cleanno foul language and never mean-spirited. He enjoyed life and always found the silver lining in tough times. He embedded “luckyguy” in his email address because he was so grateful for his family, friends, community and life. He lived at the Palm Bay Club and the Jockey Club in their heydays. He played tennis there and befriended many interesting people from around the world who remained part of his life. His joy and fun-loving spirit came from within. He was by nature optimistic and a lover of life, and he lifted all those around him with this attitude. He often said that his glass was “half-full”, and he always focused on the good, the upside, and the beautiful. With that focus, he found and married Anita Earnest Broad. They built a happy, peaceful and joyful life together and were devoted to one another. He called her his “Ace” and traveled the world, spent summer and fall months, at first, in Wyoming and then in Vermont before restoring and renovating their historic French Village home in Coral Gables. They spent recent years engaged in philanthropic work together and enjoying their granddaughters Emma and Sara Broad. Morris was the patriarch of the Broad and Bussel families. A more devoted husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather could not exist. He was deeply involved in the lives of his nieces and nephews, showering them with love and offering guidance and wisdom from birth through adulthood. He extended his love to their friends and many other kids. He was “Uncle Morris” to countless people. A loss on so many planes, shocking news. Many will mourn, many will remember the deeds of a truly great man.
Originally published in the Miami Herald.