Mildred “Millie” Blum, age 95 of Trotwood, passed away June 1 at Four Seasons. Ms. Blum was retired from the Dayton Veterans Affairs, was a member of Beth Jacob Synagogue and Beth Jacob Sisterhood. She loved to travel, enjoyed fashion, playing mah jongg and Rummy Q. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Fannie Friedman and Sara Shapiro; brothers, Morris and Arnold Blum; niece, Barbara Shapiro and nephew, Howard Shapiro. Ms. Blum is survived by her sister, Marilyn Garison of Dayton; brother, Tom Blum of Dayton; and numerous nieces and nephews. Interment was at Beth Jacob Cemetery.
Norma H. Kaplan, age 84, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Dayton, passed away peacefully on June 12 at her residence in Houston. Mrs. Kaplan was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 57 years, Elwood I. in 2005 and son, Andrew D. in 1973. She is survived by her son, Richard H. Kaplan of Houston; son and daughter-in-law, Jay A. and Randee Kaplan of Houston; granddaughter, Andee Kaplan; and many other relatives and friends. Mrs. Kaplan was a longtime member of Beth Abraham Synagogue and Hadassah. Interment was at Beth Abraham Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Andrew Kaplan Memorial Scholarship Fund C/O Beth Abraham Synagogue in her memory.
Miriam (Cohn) Karlsberg, age 90 of Trotwood, passed away June 1 at Zusman Hospice Inpatient Unit. She was a member of Beth Abraham Synagogue. She taught beginners piano, graduated from Fairview High School in 1941 and married Rubin on Nov. 8, 1942. She worked for Harry Jacobs Tobacco Company as a billing clerk; then in 1942, when Rubin enlisted, she worked for the Jewish Federation, later as secretary to a case worker and as executive secretary to Bob Fitterman, executive director of the Jewish Federation. When Rubin came home in December 1945, Miriam worked at the Dayton Bar Association as secretary for attorney Charles Fox followed by 18 years as executive secretary of Beth Jacob Synagogue, retiring May of 1985. She is preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Rubin Louis, in 2011 and parents, Antoinette and Samuel Cohn. Mrs. Karlsberg is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Mark Walton of Indiana and Sara and Alan Shatz of Columbus; son and daughter-in-law, E. Mark and Jane Karlsberg of Cincinnati; sister and brother-in-law, Rosetta and Kenneth Golden of Dayton; brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and Jan Cohn of Dayton; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Interment was at Beth Abraham Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Beth Abraham Synagogue or the charity of your choice in her memory.
Carol Jean Pavlofsky, age 84, of Kettering, passed away May 25 at her residence. Mrs. Pavlofsky was a member of Beth Jacob Synagogue and Beth Abraham Synagogue, the past president of the Beth Jacob Sisterhood, a longtime member of Hadassah and many other organizations, and retired after 20 years with the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton: she first served as DJCC membership director, then Women’s Division director, and finally as United Jewish Campaign director. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Vernon W. in 1973; parents, Howard and Mary Berg; and aunt, Anne Coplan. Mrs. Pavlofsky is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Marlene and David Miller of Columbus; sons and daughters-in-law Gary and Lisa Pavlofsky, Ervin and Wendi Pavlofsky all of Kettering, and Howard Pavlofsky and Kathy Courtright of Columbus; brother and sister-in-law Alan and Elinor Berg of Washington, D.C.; devoted sister-in-law Sarah Pavlofsky of Kettering; grandchildren Jamie, Marc, Brittany, Samantha, Jaclyn, Jacob, Alec, Evan, Veronica, Andrew, Ashley and Cori; great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Interment was at Beth Jacob Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton; Sinai Scholars, 1130 Harman Ave., Dayton, OH 45419 or Dayton Children’s Hospital in her memory.
Lois Slavin Schild, age 86 of Kettering, passed away June 3. Mrs. Schild was born April 18,1927 to Harry and Sara (Factor) Slavin, the fifth of six daughters. A graduate of Fairview High School, she attended the University of Dayton. On June 3, 1951, she married Daniel Schild. Mrs. Schild loved art and was known throughout the Jewish community for providing decorations for many philanthropic causes and family events, particularly with the help of her sister, Louise. She received multiple awards at juried art fairs for her work in watercolor, oil, and pottery. She taught pottery classes at the DJCC and volunteered many hours with BBYO and Hillel Academy. She was instrumental in her family’s support of Beth Jacob Synagogue. She loved hosting luncheons and dinners for family and friends. Mrs. Schild was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Miriam Metzenbaum, Louise Slutzky Goodman, Charlyne Slavin, Dolores Thaler and special cousin Louis Slavin. She is survived by her devoted husband of 62 years, Daniel, her son, Harris Schild, M.D. and his wife, Heidi of Sandusky, grandchildren Ethan and Darcy, sister Betty Sweeney of Dayton, special cousin Nanette Kaaumoana, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Interment was at Beth Jacob Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Beth Jacob Synagogue, 7020 N. Main St., Dayton OH 45415 or the charity of your choice.