Ilya Golub, age 53 of Englewood, passed away suddenly Dec. 22. Mr. Golub was the manager of the Cash to Go Pawn Shop on Salem Avenue. He is survived by his beloved wife, Sarina; parents, Shmil and Lyubov of Brooklyn, N.Y.; he was a loving father to his daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Alex; and son, Edward; devoted grandfather to his grandchildren, David and Elizabeth; caring brother to his sisters, Dina and Anna; brothers, Peter and Joseph; and is survived by nephews and niece, Marat, Lyuba and Eugene; many other relatives and friends. Interment was at Beth Jacob Cemetery. Mr. Golub will be missed by his loving wife, children, grandchildren and all who knew him.

Leatrice Joy Phillips, age 83 of Dayton, passed away Dec. 10. In her youth, Ms. Phillips was an accomplished pianist. She worked most of her adult life as a teacher and school librarian. Ms. Phillips earned her master’s degree from Villanova University. She is survived by her twin daughters, Holly Hernandez and Gwen (Harry) Jones; son, Neal Ira Phillips; two grandchildren, Peter Hernandez and Morgan Jones; brother, Larry (Dena) Briskin; two nieces and a nephew. Interment was at David’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Beth Or, Beth Abraham Synagogue or the charity of your choice.

Dr. Philip A. Weisman, age 90, of Dayton, passed away Dec. 25. After serving as a public health officer in the U.S. Army of Occupation in the prefecture of Mie Ken, Japan, Dr. Philip A. Weisman returned to Dayton after completing his plastic and reconstructive surgical residency at the Mayo Clinic, as the city’s first board-certified plastic surgeon in 1953. He worked for 40 years in private practice as an active staff member at the Good Samaritan, Miami Valley, and St. Elizabeth Hospitals, and as a consultant to Children’s Hospital and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. During this time, Dr. Weisman wrote 18 original articles published in the Annals of Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Journal of the American Medical Association, and British Journal of Plastic Surgery. He served as chairman of the boards of the Ohio Crippled Children Society, The Good Samaritan Foundation Board, the National Conference of Christians and Jews, and the Ohio Valley Plastic Surgical Society. He was an active, long-time member of the Dayton Rotary, Montgomery County Medical Society, and the Ohio Valley Plastic & Reconstructive Surgical Society. Dr. Weisman was also a member of Temple Israel and served as chairman of the Ryterband Lecture committee. His interests included scuba diving, snorkeling and photography (above and below water), tennis, squash, and quoting sayings and poetry. A special joy was writing philosophical letters and drawing humorous illustrations for those he loved. Excerpts from these cherished letters and drawings were made into a booklet titled Be a Red Tomato, by his children on the occasion of his 70th birthday and revised on the occasion of his 80th birthday. They serve as a guide to living a good and worthy life for his many descendants. Dr. Weisman was born Sept. 17, 1921 to Herman and Fan Weisman. He attended Fairview High School and graduated from Oakwood High School; graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University; received his M.D. from The University of Cincinnati Medical School; completed his internship and general surgical residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston; a research fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Charna S. Weisman; his sister, Joyce Karp of Sarasota; daughter, Cathy and son-in-law Sam Topal of Northampton Mass.; son James Weisman and daughter-in-law Felicity Tuttle of Winchester, Mass.; son Thomas and Mary Ann Weisman of Lunenburg Mass.; seven grandchildren: Simone, Rachel, Claire, Katy, Alexandra, Kara, and Emma; and four great-grandchildren: Rowen, Sasha, Jacob and Zachary. Please send donations to your favorite charity or to The Friendship Fund c/o The Dayton Foundation, 2100 Kettering Tower, Dayton, Ohio 45423-1395. The Friendship Fund, established by Dr. Philip and Charna Weisman, awards scholarships to high school seniors in the Dayton area who contribute to harmonious racial relations.

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