Geri Burke, age 81 of Miamisburg, passed away Oct. 4. She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Nahum-Parenti; son David Burke and wife Kathy of New Mexico and Texas; four grandchildren, Joseph Nahum, Zachary Johnson, Rachel Burke and Jessica Burke; two great-grandchildren, Jaylen and Kira; one sister, Linda Sable. She was a medical technologist at Good Samaritan Hospital for more than 30 years and was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan and true animal lover. Interment was at Riverview Cemetery. The family requests that donations be made to the SICSA Pet Adoption Center, 2612 Wilmington Pike, Kettering OH 45429.

Doris (Miller) Hulman, age 89, of Lafayette Hill, Pa., formerly of Dayton, passed away on Oct. 16 after six months of declining health due to congestive heart failure. She was born in Dayton on Nov. 17, 1923, and resided in Dayton until March 2007, when she moved to Lafayette Hill at age 83, to be near her children. Mrs. Hulman was the youngest of the six children of the late Herman and Hannah Miller. Her father was in the real estate and building business, which provided Mrs. Hulman an early taste of what she did and did not like in building and homes, and played a major role in her life. Her mother instilled her with her major lifelong passion, being part of a large family and caring for family members in their times of need. She met her late husband, Jule Hulman, when he was working at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base during World War II. They married in 1944, and began building a life together and raising a family. Doris and Jule built their home in Dayton View in 1953, which became a place where family gathered for holidays, anniversaries and birthdays. She was a longtime member of Beth Abraham Synagogue. Mrs. Hulman is survived by her three children, Bruce Hulman of Smyrna, Del., Sonia Hulman of Philadelphia, and Jan Goldman of Olney, Md. She was the proud grandmother of Jan’s three children, Julian Goldman of Olney, Sam Goldman of New York, and Nina Goldman of Baltimore and the very proud great-grandmother of Julian and Masha Goldman’s son, David Goldman. Mrs. Hulman was preceded in death by her husband, Jule Hulman, her parents, her brothers, Morris Miller (Beverly Hills), Albert Miller, Zimmel Miller, Norman Miller (Dayton), and sister, Gertrude Stern (Bloomington, Ill.). Interment was at Beth Abraham Cemetery. The family requests contributions to Organizing for Action, 1201 16th St. NW, Suite 414, Washington, D.C. 20036.

Roslyn S. “Roz” Klein, age 82 of Kettering, passed away comfortably at Hospice of Dayton on Oct. 9. Mrs. Klein was a member of Temple Israel, Hadassah and the Ohio and Miami Valley Geriatric Association. She had served on the boards of Hospice of Dayton and Jewish Family Service. Mrs. Klein was an employee of Good Samaritan Hospital for 20 years in pastoral care geriatric counselling and also taught classes there in elder care. She taught courses in the graduate department at the University of Dayton and co-authored two published books. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis D. Klein, and her son, Jay Klein. Mrs. Klein is survived by her husband, Dr. Morton Nelson; daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Robert Rinsky of Cincinnati; two grandchildren, Jessica and Ben Rinsky; sister and brother-in-law, Esther and Joe Farruggio; nephews and cousins. Interment was at Riverview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, Good Samaritan Hospital, Down Syndrome Association or the charity of your choice.

Ernest Ostreicher passed away on Oct. 12. He was born April 10, 1925 in Sighet, Romania. He was preceded in death by his parents and younger sister in the Holocaust. He was also preceded in death by his brothers-in-law Jack Wolf and Eugene Krauss. He is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Evelyn; daughters, Helen Halcomb, Isabelle Bernal (Robert), Sharon Ostreicher; grandson Aidan Bernal; sisters Shari Krauss and Gita Meryl (Moshe); numerous nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and cousins. Mr. Ostreicher came to this country via Sweden after World War II as a jeweler. He met his wife and started his family in Lorain, Ohio where he established his profession, learned diamond setting and then opened his own jewelry store, Stricker’s Jewelry. There he met his future partner. He went into the discount business opening Ontario Stores in Springfield and Dayton, where he moved his family. After he left that business, he opened Omart Inc. discount stores in Sidney, Belfontaine and Urbana. When the changes of the discount dynamics happened, he established Drug Mart, a deep discount pharmacy chain in Dayton. After selling his Drug Mart chain, he moved to Sun City Summerlin in Las Vegas. There, he was able to indulge his passions for golf, skiing and playing poker as his full-time retirement activities. He lived there healthy and happy for 17 years. After successfully battling his first occurrence of cancer, he and his wife moved to Walnut Creek, Calif., near two of their daughters. Mr. Ostreicher loved his life and thoroughly enjoyed sharing with children in schools his experiences of living first-hand through the Holocaust. He received tremendous satisfaction knowing that he helped educate people about a horrible time in modern life so that it would never happen again. Mr. Ostreicher considered the United States as the greatest country in the world, only matched by his love for the state of Israel. He communicated this great love by having a tattoo of both flags put above his number from Auschwitz concentration camp. Interment was at Gan Shalom Cemetery, Martinez, Calif. Donations can be made to the Holocaust memorial fund of your choice.


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