Arthur M Dittert

Profile Updated: August 28, 2019
Residing In: NY, NY USA
Occupation: Novelist
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Arthur M Dittert has left an In Memory comment for Marlene Rosen.
Jan 13, 2021 at 11:03 AM

Marlene Rosen

JULY 27, 1946 – SEPTEMBER 17, 2020

Marlene Rosen who resided at Montefiore Nursing Home in Lyndhurst, Ohio passed away in Hospice on September 17, 2020 from natural causes. Marlene was born in Cleveland on July 27, 1946 to parents (deceased) Sylvia (Adell) and (deceased) Leonard Rosen. She was a devoted daughter to her mother after her father passed in 1970. She was a graduate of Shaker Heights High School. Her profession was that of a financial advisor broker.

Surviving are her brother Leo Rosen (Judi), nieces, nephews, and many cousins. She often spoke of growing up in a close relationship with aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. She was proud to be a great aunt. She also enjoyed taking cruise vacations.

Due to Covid19, a private graveside service was held. The family requests no visitation.

The link to the service can be viewed Monday on Berkowitz- Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel website:

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Jan 07, 2021 at 10:03 AM

Lee Richard Handel, 70, of Pepper Pike, died Aug. 25, 2016.

Lee was born on Nov. 16, 1945 in Baltimore to William and Hortense Handel. The family moved to Cleveland in 1950. Lee graduated from Shaker Heights High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from Emory University. He was an Army reservist. Lee worked for Sun Newspapers and was the president of the safety division of EB Brown Optical prior to opening his own business, The Handel Company, in 2003. He retired in 2013. Lee was a member of Suburban Temple-Kol Ami. He was an original member of the American National Standards Institute in the optical section and one of the five founders of InMotion, a wellness community for those with movement disorders. He was a member of Oakwood Club and the Mayfield-Sandridge Club and also served on the boards of Bellefaire JCB and Helen’s Place at Stone Gardens. Lee enjoyed playing baseball, dancing, golfing terribly, learning World War II history and performing amateur stand-up comedy. He was recently honored and roasted at InMotion’s first benefit. Lee always had a joke to tell but took his friendships very seriously. He went out of his way to help anyone.

Lee is survived by his wife, Amy, to whom he was married for almost 45 years; children Jeremy (Lisa) Handel of Shaker Heights and Gretchen Handel of Honolulu; and grandchildren Audrey, Alexander and Violet Handel. He was predeceased by his brother, the late Thomas (The Honorable Deborah Chasanow) Handel.


Services were held at Suburban Temple-Kol Ami on Aug. 28 with interment at Lakeview Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to InMotion, 4829 Galaxy Parkway, Suite M, Warrensville Heights, OH 44128.

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Jan 04, 2021 at 9:55 AM


Thomas J. OSHER

MARCH 3, 1946 – JULY 31, 2020

Thomas J. OSHER was born on March 3, 1946 and passed away on July 31, 2020 and is under the care of Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Inc. at King of Prussia.



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Jan 02, 2021 at 10:39 AM

SAUNDERS, Thomas M. Patent Attorney and Mentor Thomas M Saunders, attorney, died on Thanksgiving afternoon at home with his wife, Meg Connolly, from complications due to cancer. Mr. Saunders was born on December 6, 1945 in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He was a 1978 graduate of Boston College Law School and practiced intellectual property and patent law in New York and Boston for over 40 years. He retired from Polsinelli Boston in 2018. Mr. Saunders was a beloved mentor with many continuing to seek his advice and company until his death. It was observed that he was genuinely interested and cared about their lives and careers. His numerous friends noted that he was intellectually curious, outrageously witty and genuinely kind. Every conversation with "Tom" included uproarious laughter. In addition to his wife he is survived by his mother, Marjorie Saunders of Chestnut Hill; his sister, Dr. Sally Roth and her husband Dr. Robert Roth of Brookline; sisters-in-law, Celia Saunders and Joanne Saunders of Dallas and Geraldine Connolly of South Portland, ME; brother-in-law Gerard Connolly of Severna Park, MD; Adam Saunders and his wife Eve of Los Angeles, Daniel Roth and his wife Brooke of Newton, and Joseph Connolly of Severna Park, MD; nieces Julie Saltzman and her husband David of Chestnut Hill, Rebecca Gullo and her husband Steven of Boston, Jami Washburn and her husband Nathan of Brooklyn, Mary Connolly of South Portland, ME and Bridget McCarty and her husband Brendan of Amesbury, MA; and 13 great-nieces and nephews. A memorial celebration will be scheduled when it is safe for his family and many friends to gather together. Donations may be made in his name to Boston College Law School at and the ACLU at

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Nov 22, 2020 at 6:19 PM

TURK GAYLE A. TURK (nee Smith), age 70 of Solon, passed away on July 4th. She leaves behind her loving children, Jon (Gayle B.), Jerry (Stacy) and Lauren Gliozzo (Tony); her grandchildren, Rachel and Andrew Turk and Anthony and Salvatore Gliozzo; her siblings, Janice Smith, Michele Moretto (Dino), Kevin Iarussi (Mary Ellen) and Douglas Smith (Ramona). Gayle was a step-sister, niece, cousin, and friend to many. She cherished her entire family and every minute she spent with them. Gayle worked for the City of Solon for twenty years, first at Grantwood Golf Course, then as Clerk of Court. She was a graduate of Shaker Hts. High School Class of 1964 and Ashland University 1966. Family will receive friends at STEINBAUER FUNERAL HOME, 33375 BAINBRIDGE RD., SOLON, 2-4pm and 6-8pm on Friday, July 8th. Private memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any animal shelter, The City Mission or hospice of choice. Gayle lived for her family and was very proud of all they have accomplished.

Arthur M Dittert has left an In Memory comment for Donna Henkin Jurinsky.
Oct 16, 2020 at 9:59 AM

JURINSKY DONNA ILENE JURINSKY (nee Henkin), beloved wife of Marvin W., devoted mother of Elisa Leitner (Pinchas) of NY., Jason of FL. and Cara Matza of FL., dear sister of Jonathon (Nancy), Howard "Hershel", Mardelle Swed, and Barry; loving grandmother of five; cherished sister-in-law of Riviann Licht (Irving), and Jerry Jurinsky; loving aunt and great aunt. Services will be held at BERKOWITZ-KUMIN-BOOKATZ MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1985 S. TAY-LOR RD., CLEVELAND HTS., Sunday, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. Interment Bet Olam Cemetery (Zemach Zedek Section). Family will receive friends at the Jurinsky residence, 13817 Cedar Rd., No. 104, S. Euclid. Contributions to The Kidney Foundation or The American Cancer Society.

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Oct 16, 2020 at 9:58 AM

Wendy Jo Dannenhirsh, beloved and adored wife of Morrie; devoted mother of Herbert Ascherman (Caryn); cherished grandmother of Henry Simon Ascherman and Samuel Burns Ascherman; dearest sister of Dennis Milan Margulis Kaufman.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at The Temple-Tifereth Israel, 26000 Shaker Blvd. in Beachwood. Interment will be at Mount Olive Cemetery.

The family will receive friends immediately following services at The Temple-Tifereth Israel, 26000 Shaker Blvd. Beachwood until 6 p.m. and at 6338 Woodhawk Drive in Mayfield Hts. From 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Feb. 23.


In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to The Diabetes Association or Learning Through the Arts, c/o The Temple Tifereth-Israel, 26000 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood OH 44122.

Arrangements through Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel. (800) 448-2210.

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Sep 05, 2020 at 11:50 AM

Dale Sontag

Dale Wayne Sontag of Thousand Oaks, Calif., died July 3, 2016. He was 69.

Born in Cleveland on Nov. 22, 1946, to Lew and Rose Sontag, Dale was a graduate of Shaker Heights High School’s class of 1964. He attended The Ohio State University. Dale worked for Firestone and Parnelli Jones, and was then self-employed in auto sales for the remainder of his career. He enjoyed golf, classic cars, and following both the Cleveland Indians and the Los Angeles Dodgers in baseball.


Dale is survived by his wife of nearly 47 years, Barbara Sontag; daughters, Deb Floyde (Michael) of Newbury Park, Calif. and Samantha Sontag of Thousand Oaks; granddaughter, Shayna Floyde and granddog, Joey Floyde. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Howard Sontag.

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Nov 07, 2019 at 4:33 PM


Roger Francis Classen
Roger Francis Classen Obituary
74 of Chagrin Falls, Ohio and Boca Raton, Florida, entered eternal life on October 6, 2019. Born to the late Mary and Theodore Classen, D.O., Roger followed his father's footsteps and graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1972. His vocation was to be a healer in all aspects of his life, caring for his patients as if they were his own family. He radiated love, compassion and gentleness towards everyone he met and was relentless in his pursuit of helping others. He will be remembered as a kind- hearted man, respected and adored by patients, family and countless friends. He leaves a loving and caring legacy to all and to the medical community of the South Pointe Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital. Roger will be deeply missed as a beloved husband of almost 40 years to Debra (nee Schweitzer); father to Travis of Cleveland, Ohio, Tegan Zima (husband Will) of Boca Raton, Florida and Tiffany O'Donnell (husband Sean) of Morristown, New Jersey. His greatest joy was spending time together with his family, sailing and fishing with his grandchildren, Dylan, Rowan, River and Elleyna. In addition, he was a loving brother to Janice Copeland, Gregory, D.O. (wife Daria), Gary, D.O. (wife Marybeth), Gail Claris (husband Sylvan), and Brent (wife Katherine); and a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Contributions may be made More…to the Brentwood Foundation, 30799 Pinetree Rd. #274, Cleveland, OH 44124 and/or The Mute Swan Ministry, 8584 Washington St. #121, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 2, 2019 at St. Dominic Church, 19000 Van Aken Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44122. Family will receive friends following the Mass at Shaker Heights Country Club. Please sign Tribute Wall at:

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Nov 07, 2019 at 4:33 PM

Anne H. Carter, age 73 of Faribault, MN passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN following an extended illness.

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Parker Kohl Funeral Home & Crematory, 1725 Lyndale Ave. N., in Faribault with Fr. Henry Doyle officiating.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers that memorials be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice in memory of Anne.

Anne Haseltine, the daughter of Arthur and Mary-Jessie (Nash) Carter was born on December 2, 1945 in Cleveland, OH.  She attended Shaker Heights High School and graduated with the class of 1964.  She then went on to attend Colorado Women’s College and received her Associates Degree in 1966 and then attended Colorado State University and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education in 1969.  Anne began her career in 1970 at the Hanover School District in New Hampshire.  In 1975 she moved to Owatonna, Minnesota and started a 28-year career as an Owatonna Elementary School Physical Education Teacher, retiring in 2003.  In retirement Anne substitute taught in Owatonna for colleagues for 15 years until her health prevented her from working.  Anne was beloved by the students that she taught and was recognized as the 2019 honoree at the Owatonna Boy’s Basketball Coaches vs. Cancer game.   She enjoyed entertaining with Mary at their lake home on Wells Lake and loved spending time on the water.  Over the years Anne and Mary attended four different Olympic Games and from this acquired many Olympic pins that they traded with others.  She also enjoyed geneology, geocaching, RVing and card playing.  She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma in Owatonna, Owatonna Education Association and the Owatonna Area Retired Education Association.

She is survived by her partner of 44 years, Mary Frazier of Faribault, MN; by three sisters, Sally (Andy) Fleming of Shepherdstown, WV, Nancy Kuhn of Ripon, WI and Jane Carter of Fond du Lac, WI; by her brother, David (Nancy) Carter of Pleasant Prairie, WI; by her brother-in-law, Richard Eager of Glen Allen, VA and by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, cousins and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by her sister, Mary Eager.