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Mrs. Dusya Gayshan

Service: Graveside service 3:00 PM Thursday Dec. 8th at Beth El Cemetery, 350 Kings Highway, West Springfield, MA 01089


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Mr. Hyman Edelstein

Service: Funeral Service 12:00 PM Thursday Dec. 8th at Cong. B'nai Israel, 253 Prospect St., Northampton, MA 01060


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Burial in B'nai Israel Cemetery



On Sunday, December 4, Hyman Solomon Edelstein, of Northampton died peacefully in the company of his family. Hy was beloved as husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. Born in Dorchester, MA to Sarah (Richman) and Isadore Edelstein on May 20, 1927, Hy attended Dorchester public schools, graduated from Boston Latin School, and went on to earn a B.S. from the Mass State College (University of Massachusetts) in Amherst, where he met Sally Rosenbloom. He and Sally married in 1951, made their life and raised their family in Northampton. Hy worked for 37 years at Stanley Home Products in Easthampton, first as a chemist in quality control, later as purchasing manager and materials manager. At age 55, he chose to retire and pursue a doctorate in education at the University of Massachusetts, focusing on the use of personal computers in early math education. He taught at several academic institutions, including Cambridge College and Greenfield Community College, and he consulted to towns and businesses to help them computerize their operations. For many years, he was an enthusiastic participant and group leader of the Five College Learning in Retirement program.
He is survived by his wife Sally, his children Carol (Robin Barber), Arthur, Alan (Vassa Shevel), grandchildren Jonathan, Susan, Timothy, Neith and Kephra, and honorary grandchildren Emma and Emily.
Hy was an avid photographer and an early adopter of the personal computer. He was an ever-curious mind who loved languages, philosophy, music, and the world of nature.
Hy’s funeral will be at Congregation B’nai Israel on Thursday December 8 at noon, followed by burial at CBI cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts or the charity of your choice.

Mr. Lee R. Orenstein

Service: Funeral service 1:00 PM Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at the Ascher-Zimmerman Funeral Home, 44 Sumner Ave., Springfield, MA 01108


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Burial at City of Homes Cemetery Shiva services Wednesday and Thursday evenings at the home of Faye Orenstein



After a long and courageous battle with numerous health issues, Lee R. Orenstein, 77, of Enfield, CT and Longmeadow, passed away on Monday Dec. 5th at Heritage Hall South Nursing Home in Agawam. Lee was born in Springfield on Jan 21, 1945 to the late Max and Blanche (Couture) Orenstein. He attended Springfield and Longmeadow schools, and graduated from Milford Academy in CT. Lee also served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Upon his return from the service, Lee graduated from Holyoke Community College and then decided ton join the family plumbing and heating business. He continued operating the business until Feb. of 2018 when he took ill. Lee’s greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Nothing was more important to him. He leaves behind his loving wife Faye of 49 years, his sister Karen Blank, his daughters Melissa Webster and Heather Morgan (Adam), four precious grandchildren Hannah, Aliza, Rylie and Ben, and many cousins and friends. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. The funeral will take place at the Ascher-Zimmerman Funeral Home on Wed. Dec. 7th at 1:00 PM with burial in City of Homes Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Disabled American Veterans or Cong. B’nai Torah. The family is requesting that masks be worn by all attending the funeral service. There will be shiva services Wednesday and Thursday evenings at the home of Faye Orenstein.