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JUfien 1, 2003 Southeastern Virginia Jewish News 19 Marshal Binder VIRGINIA BEACH - Mar- Shal "Poppy" Binder, 86, died May 12, 2003. He served as a medical tech- nician in World War II in the EUropean Theatre. In 1982, he retired and moved from Chicago to Virginia Beach. He is survived by his wife of [ years, Frieda; his daughter, ,ne Schoenfeld and her hus- band, Brian, of Virginia Beach; aad his only grandson, Billy. 1 A chapel service was con- ", eted May 14 by Rabbi Israel &,her aaan. Memorial donations 'ay be made to The Children's l'laspital of The King's Daugh- 1'8. i aold J. Schwartz 8 NORFOLK - Dr. Arnold Jay erhwartz, 57, of the 600 block of .!,,^Otetourt Gardens, died May 15, 3 in Norfolk General Hospi- Dr. Schwartz was a lifelong fide:it of Norfolk. He was a atluate of Granby High School. i Schwartz was a veteran of e United States Army. He grad- u.ated from the University of Vir- ia in 1967. Dr. Schwartz also , duated from the Medical Col- lege of Virginia in 1971. Dr. Schwartz was preceded in by his father, Dr. Erwin I. Wartz. Survivors include his [e of 22 years, Linda Hecht ,aartz; his mother, Freda tsbt y Schwartz of Norfolk; o s L ons, Louis Andrew aVrtz and Lorin Henry UVcartz, both of Norfolk; a sis- '.Andrewa Schwartz of Vir- I ia Beach; two nephews, Jason [ and Kevin Weissman, ', of Virginia Beach: and sev- tl at ,ts and cousins. ir A funeral was conducted on IttaY, May 16 at it.D. Oliver uerd Apart,uents Norfolk L Chapel, by Rabbi Michael Panitz and Cantor Elihu Flax. Burial was at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1660 Duke Street, Norfolk, VA 23514 or to the American Heart Association, 7320 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231. Thelma M. Soroko NORFOLK - Thelma Markowitz Soroko, 93, of the 200 block of S. Newtown Road, died May 6, 2003, in Norfolk. Mrs. Soroko was a native of Maryland. She was the widow of Morris Soroko and was a retired legal secretary with the City of Norfolk. Survivors include two nephews and their wives, Ted and Sharon Blumenfeld of Hunt- ington Valley, Pa., and Mort and Elaine Blumenfeld of Sun City, Cali'.; and her guardian, Samuel Werth and his family. A graves,de service was held May 7, 2003 at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. OUT OF AREA Harry Donsky NEW YORK - Harry Donsky passed away May 3, 2003. He I lllill l ,Ill il il Ill Iltl I Dlill Ig, Serving Tidewater's Jewish Families since 1865 We offer Professionalism, Dignity and the Expert Knowledge of Orthodox, Conservative and Reform Jewish Funeral Customs. was 81. He was born in Norfolk to Jacob and Jennie Donsky. He graduated from Maury High School and VPI. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Marilyn; his daughter, Mary Donsky; son, Michael Donsky; stepdaughter, Dr. Jane Black (Birnkrant) and stepson, Daniel Black. The most impor- tant parts of his life were his grandchildren, Jenny and Michael Birnkrant and Paul and Kenny Donsky. He is also sur- vived by two sisters, Pansy Perl- man and Lolly Bernstein, both of Norfolk. He was predeceased by his first wife, Pearl Abramson. Bryna R. Prensky WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - - Bryna Raskin Prensky, 89, was born Dec. 20, 1912 in Paterson, N.J., Bryna also lived in Norfolk as well as Mexico City, Mexico. Bryna Raskin Prensky was a world renowned artist and art collector owning several gal- leries including those in West Palm Beach and Mexico City. She was predeceased by her parents, Hyman and Anna Raskin; sister, Rose Schnieder; and a brother, Irving Raskin. She is survived by her husband, Dr. H. David Prensky; stepson, Dr. William Prensky; stepdaughter, Dr. Cathy Mason; three step- grandsons; brother and sister-in- law, Paul and Beverly Raskin; brother-in-law, Morris Schniede'r; along with many nieces and nephews. A graves,de service was held Saturday, May 10, at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk. Aryeh Rohn BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Dr. Aryeh Rohn, 83, noted Jewish educator died May 7, 2003. Dr. Rohn, son of Max and Lotte Re,skin, was born in Austria. Making aliyah to Palestine in 1938, he became a founding member and treasurer of Kibbutz Dovrat, where he met and mar- ried fellow Viennese, Rachel Brenner. During those years, Dr. Rohn helped in the Hagganah efforts to rescue immigrants, swimming out under cover of darkness to escort new arrivals safely to shore. Dr. Rohn's career in education began when he and his wife moved to Pardes Hanna, where he earned his teaching creden- tials and taught 8th grade. He taught at Temple B'nai Abraham in Newark, N.J., and at the Yeshiva of Flatbush in Brooklyn, while earning a BA from Brook- lyn College magna cum laude, and a doctorate from Dropsie College in Philadelphia. Dr. Rohn provided educational lead- ership at East Midwood Jewish Center in Brooklyn for nearly 40 years, first as principal of the Talmud Torah, and then as edu- cation director of it, its Solomon Schechter Day School and its adult education programs. Dur- ing that time, he and his wife led numerous summer seminars to Israel for youth and adults, and were involved in informal edu- cation at four Camps Ramah. Over a period of two decades, Dr. Rohn was head of waterfront in Connecticut: head counselor in the Poconos, education direc- tor in Canada, and supervising director of the Berkshires. Dr. Rohn served as mentor and role model for a generation of Jewish educators in North America and Israel. He served as president of the Jewish Educators Assembly and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Jewish Theo- logical Seminary of America. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Rachel, a son, Dr. Reuven Rohn (Judy), a daughter, Ruth Rohn (Paul Pascal), grand- children, Karen Alpert (Avi), Alisa Minden and Yon, Shalom Pascal, and two sisters, Herta Holt and Charlotte Muenz. Donations may be sent to EMJC, 1625 Ocean Ave., Brook- lyn, NY 11230 or to Camp Ramah, 3080 Broadway, New York, NY 10027. Fwe uh Veterans Bewflls & Natqal cemeteries A beautifulO' decomtedfacilitr National lnternatnult train of )vttr lored mes On ateflon# secaon A uItliktm FUNERAL HOMES 5792 i00Md 422-4000