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Elisa and Joshua Stevens of Portland announce the birth of their daughter Chloe Makena Stevens on Jan. 28. Chloe is named in memory of her great-bubby Celia Bobb. She is the granddaughter of Anne and Harvey Taub, Sharyn and Dennis Spitzer and Judy and Michael Stevens. Great-grandparents are Muriel and Bob Miller.
Devorah Krasnianski and Yosef Yitzchok (Ya Ya) Wilhelm announce their engagement. Ms. Krasnianski is the daughter of Rabbi Ben Tzion and Chanie Krasnianski of New York City. Mr. Wilhelm is the son of Rabbi Moshe and Devora Wilhelm of Portland.
Aaron Clark-Ginsberg has been named to the Merit List at Kenyon College for the first semester of the 2007-2008 academic year. He is a senior majoring in American studies. To receive the honor, Clark-Ginsberg earned a minimum grade point average of 3.45. Clark-Ginsberg is a graduate of Lincoln High School. He is the son of Louise Clark and Jill Ginsberg of Tillamook.
Michelle Caplan, membership director for Congregation Neveh Shalom, has been appointed to the board of directors of Kavod V’Nichum. Kavod V’Nichum partnered with Neveh Shalom to coordinate the national conference for chevra kadisha and cemeteries in 2006. Caplan is the youngest member of the board and one of very few synagogue staff to participate in this capacity. For more information on the organization, visit its Web site at www.jewish-funerals.org.
Portland native Joan Dickes died Feb. 4 at the age of 71. No services will be held. Mrs. Dickes married Arnold Dickes in 1956 and worked as a homemaker. She also supported social and philanthropic causes, and enjoyed books and music. Mrs. Dickes was predeceased by her husband in 1984. She is survived by daughters Susan Dickes and Ellen Lubitz and two grandchildren.
A funeral service was held for Victor Hasson Feb. 10 at the Shaarie Torah Cemetery Chapel. Mr. Hasson died Feb. 8 at the age of 79. Mr. Hasson was a Portland native and a graduate of Washington High School and the University of Portland. He worked as a social worker before becoming owner and operator of the Bagdad and Tube Taverns. Mr. Hasson is survived by daughter Sharon Hasson; sister Rebecca Bockman; niece Julie Allegra Bockman; and nephew Ronald Bockman. Memorial contributions can be made in his honor to Providence Cancer Research.
A funeral service was held for Ruth Schnitzer Feb. 11 at the Shaarie Torah Cemetery Chapel. Mrs. Schnitzer died Feb. 9 at the age of 94. Mrs. Schnitzer was a life-long Portland resident. In 1935 she married husband Manuel Schnitzer and worked as a bookkeeper, primarily for Willoughby’s. Mr. Schnitzer died in 1993. Mrs. Schnitzer is survived by daughters Fay Levinson and Trudi Stone; sister Anette Levin; brother Marvin Rosumny; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions can be made in her honor to Cedar Sinai Park.
A memorial service will be held for Cecelia Taubman Feb. 17 at Rose Schnitzer Manor. Mrs. Taubman died Feb. 7 at the age of 87. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. Taubman had lived in Omaha, Neb., before moving to Portland in 1961. She was a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and Portland State University, and she worked as a public school teacher and guidance counselor, including 30 years with Portland Public Schools. Mrs. Taubman is survived by husband Dr. Robert Taubman; daughters Dr. Cheryl Dunn and Deborah Francisco; son Dr. Gary Taubman; sister Adele Meyer; and three grandchildren.
A graveside service was held for Ida Toff Jan. 30 at the Neveh Zedek Rose City Lodge Cemetery. Mrs. Toff died Jan. 28 from natural causes at the age of 106. Mrs. Toff had lived in the Portland area for about 40 years. She worked primarily as a homemaker. Mrs. Toff was predeceased by husband Harry Toff in 1965. She also was predeceased by sisters Ceil Tushin and Eva Zion, and her brother Max Rosen. She is survived by niece Dianne Arensberg; nephew Harvey Rosen; and many great-nieces and nephews.