Morris Jacob Heider, age 77 of Boca Raton, Fla., passed away May 27 at Baptist Health Boca Raton Hospital. After graduating from The Ohio State University, Morris spent his early years as a metals dealer in Dayton; moving to Florida, he focused on recycling management with Hollywood Scrap Recycling. Most recently, he invested in land development with Creative Land Management. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Phyllis Heider. Morris is survived by his loving wife, Kathyn LeGrand-Heider; daughters, Molly Rae LeGrand Weiner and Kelly Rose LeGrand Weiner; and grandson, Wilder Edward Druckerman; sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Larry Richards, Sharon Heider; Mark and Nancy LeGrand, Stephen LeGrand and Sharon Ott, Monica and Dan Trudell. Interment was at Beth Jacob Cemetery.

Lillian R. Winnegrad, 94, passed away peacefully on May 26. Lillian was preceded in death by her parents, Menashe and Esther Friedman; husbands Irving Winnegrad and Stuart Enfield; and sisters Sylvia Levitt, Molly Lesser, and Mary Friedman. She is survived by her children, Jim (Janice) Winnegrad and Ken (Lorrie) Winnegrad; grandchildren Melissa, Emily, Kenzi and Kody Winnegrad; and great-grandson Zane Manns. Lillian was born in Dayton on Sept. 25, 1929. After graduating from Miami University, she returned to Dayton and began a career in education, teaching children ranging from grades K through three. She married Irving in 1954. Jim was born in 1956 and Ken in 1960. Her children were special to her, and she loved doing things as a family. After encouraging her children to join a theatre group, Lillian also became active on the Dayton Community Theatre board and acted in several shows. She became involved with the boys’ elementary school, serving as PTA president. She loved watching the boys play baseball and softball. After her boys, her No. 1 sports love was the Cincinnati Reds. She loved to watch them on TV or listen on the radio. Later in life, she stayed busy by becoming a Diet Workshop coach, helping people to lose weight. She loved being a BBG advisor and working with high school girls, many of whom knew her as “Aunt Lil.” After Irv passed, she remarried in 1986 to Stuart Enfield. After retiring from teaching, she took a part-time position selling cruises. She and Stu did a lot of travelling, and they eventually became snowbirds in the Phoenix area. Lil spent the final two years of her life very happily at Montage of Mason in Cincinnati. Lil made friends wherever she went. Whether it was her neighbors, her fellow synagogue members, the theatre group, schools, Arizona or her assisted living facility these past two years, she always loved socializing. Interment was at Beth Jacob Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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