Gloria R. Albert, age 89 of Dayton, formerly of Cleveland, passed away after a brief illness, on June 5. Mrs. Albert was born in Cleveland on Dec. 3, 1924 to Jack Sogg and Atha (Minsky). She was preceded in death by her parents and by her sister, Shirley Berger. She loved to play bridge, cook, knit and was an avid reader. She is survived by her son Jeffrey (Linda) Albert of Dayton; three grandchildren, Jennifer (Lewis) Sanderow of Columbus, Lori (Jeff) Bennett of Columbus, and David Albert of San Francisco; as well as three great-grandchildren, Mara, Gabrielle and Emma Sanderow of Columbus. She is also survived by her brother, Alan (Judith) Sogg of San Francisco and numerous close and caring friends at Friendship Village. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

Janice Bernstein passed away on May 28. She is survived by her children, Susan (Dr. Jeffrey) Mikutis and Judy Bernstein; and three grandchildren, Joshua and Amanda Mikutis and Hannah Hyman. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Sue Biales, age 100, passed away on June 5 in Needham, Mass. She was born Jan. 28, 1914 in Terre Haute, Ind. and was the first of her siblings born in the United States after the family moved from Medzhybizh in the Ukraine. After graduating from high school and secretarial school, she traveled to Cleveland where she met her future husband, Karl Biales. They married in 1942 and moved to the Dayton area when Mr. Biales was stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. When her husband went into business for himself as a manufacturer’s representative in 1960, Mrs. Biales was secretary-treasurer of the company until they both retired in 1987. Mrs. Biales was also a lifelong volunteer, serving as Cub Scout leader and school volunteer when her children were young. She helped start a local chapter of the League of Women Voters and served as president; one of her proud moments was meeting with Eleanor Roosevelt. A member of Temple Israel since the 1950s, she was active for years in Hadassah. In later years, she volunteered at the Dayton Art Institute, the Good Samaritan Hospital thrift shop, and the kindergarten at Beth Jacob Synagogue. She also had an appreciation of theatre, music, art, and gardens. Mrs. Biales lived in the Dayton area from 1943 until 2007, when she moved to Massachusetts to be near her sons. She was always a kind and generous person with an impish and sometimes wry sense of humor. She will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her sons, Bernard of Jamaica Plain, Mass. and Michael and his wife, Sarah, of Acton, Mass., and by two grandsons, Adam and Daniel. Interment was at Riverview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Jack Fox passed away on May 23. He was the beloved husband of Eleanor (nee Citro); loving father of Michael (Marilyn Chow) Fox, Susan (Martin) Schear; adored grandfather of Jennifer (Jared), Todd, Jordan (Evelyn), Jacob and Sarah; adored great-grandfather of Charlotte and Liv. Contributions in his memory may be made to Ann’s Choice Benevolent Fund or Beth Abraham Synagogue.

Aaron M. “Rick” Harris age 91 of Dayton, passed away June 2 at Hospice of Dayton. Mr. Harris was born in Brooklyn but spent most of his life in Dayton. He interrupted his college career to serve his country as a combat veteran flying 30-plus missions as a B-24 bomber pilot in World War II. After the war, he completed a mechanical engineering degree from City College of New York and a master’s of science degree from Stevens Institute of Technology. He worked for United Aircraft Company before co-founding Rixan Associates Inc. in 1959, where he worked until retirement. Mr. Harris was an avid golfer and was rarely seen without an unlit green candela wrapped cigar. He was a member of Temple Israel and Meadowbrook Country Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Abraham and Dora Harris, and sister Evelyn (Len) Krisel. Mr. Harris is survived by his wonderful wife of 64 years, Beatrice, his son Stephen (Deborah) Harris of Dayton, and daughter Joan (Steve) Steinberg of Augusta, Ga.; grandchildren, Amanda Harris, Alexander Harris and Andrew (Ann) Steinberg. Interment was at Riverview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Esther F. Teplitz passed away June 5 in Scottsdale at the age of 93. Her husband of 56 years, Harvey, preceded her in death in 2000. She is survived by her daughters Phyllis Korogodsky and Marilyn Teplitz Miller and husband Lindsay Miller, all of Scottsdale, and three grandchildren, Alicia Miller of New York, Karen Shuman Lysen and husband David Lysen of Huntley, Ill., and Michael Shuman and wife Nicole of Davie, Fla., and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Teplitz was born Esther Frances Rudin in Boston in 1920 of Russian immigrants. She married Harvey Teplitz in 1944 in New York on Harvey’s three-day pass while serving in World War II. They moved to Dayton in 1954. Mrs. Teplitz moved to Scottsdale in 2002 to be near her daughters. In addition to being a partner in her husband’s company, Mrs. Teplitz was a legal secretary and retired from Pickrel, Schaeffer and Ebeling in Dayton. Mr. and Mrs. Teplitz were active in the Dayton Dog Training Club, where Mrs. Teplitz served as trophy chairperson. She sang soprano in the choir at Temple Israel in Dayton for six years and was involved in a variety of charitable organizations, including financial secretary, secretary and publicity chair for the Dayton chapter of ORT. Mrs. Teplitz served as secretary of her local HOA in Scottsdale and as resident advisor at Andara Senior Living. Donations can be made to Temple Solel, Paradise Valley or Hospice of the Valley

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