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Mrs. Marlene Myers

Service: Graveside service 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at Longmeadow Cemetery, across from 34 Williams St., Longmeadow, MA 01106

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Mrs. Beatrice M. Loevy

Service: Graveside service 11:00 AM Sunday, January 23, 2022 at Beth Israel Cemetery, 29 Ridgedale Ave., Hanover Township, NJ 07927

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Mrs. Ethel Neigher

Service: Grave side service 1:00 PM Friday Jan. 21, 2022 at Beth Israel Cemetery, 350 Kings Highway, West Springfield, MA 01089

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Ethel Neigher, of Longmeadow, passed away in California on January 13th.  She was born 105 years ago in Springfield, where she married her high school sweetheart, Hi.  They remained married for 73 exceptional years.  She leaves behind her loving sons, Geoffrey, Stephen and Richard; their wives, Karen, Rebecca and Susan; grandchildren, Eric, Julie, Clayton, Alex and Benjamin; and great-grandchildren, Atticus, Ruby and Wilhelmina. Ethel sang beautifully.  Excelled at golf.  Loved to watch tennis.  Could beat anyone at Words with Friends.  She gave generously of her time to charitable causes, and her love for her family and friends was inexhaustible.   She possessed a sparkling intellect, radiant beauty, and an irresistibly magnetic personality.  She was always the life of the party. We will miss the sound of her voice and the warmth of her smile.  No party will ever be as bright.

Mrs. Rosalind Friedman

Service: Funeral service 10:00 AM Sunday, January 16, 2022 at the Ascher-Zimmerman Funeral Home, 44 Sumner Ave., Springfield, MA 01108

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Our beautiful Mom, Rosalind Friedman, was born to Dorothy and Benjamin Miller
(Devorah bat Benyamin) in Brooklyn, New York November 24, 1928. Soon they moved
to Winsted, Connecticut where she grew up with her siblings Saul Miller (predeceased)
and Harriet Elman.
Our Mom always talked about how she wanted to be a tap dancer just like Shirley
Temple when she grew up, but the lessons were too expensive for her family. Winsted
was a small town so our Mom decided to go to the big city of Worcester, Massachusetts
and attend Becker College. She didn’t realize that her decision would be the beginning
of a great love story.
Mom was supposed to be set up with our Uncle George, but instead it was his younger
brother, Bob Friedman, who showed up. Not long after, they were married on October
8th, 1950 in Hartford, CT., and the rest is history because they truly had a love story for
62 years. They were interviewed once to share their secrets to a long marriage. They
both answered, “Mutual respect and laughter.”
Our Dad doted on Mom and held her high on a queenly pedestal. He helped with the
dishes, laundry, vacuuming, and cooking. Our Dad drove Mom everywhere when they
got older, but when she was younger you would see her sporting around in her light
green, metallic mustang convertible.
Mom loved to draw and took several classes at the Springfield Art Museum. She was
very talented. Mom always had a good book to read and frequently went to the library.
Mom was beautiful inside and out and was always meticulously dressed. All of our
friends commented how pretty she was and so friendly. Mom loved people and just like
our Dad, she never met a stranger. Mom was a caring and gentle soul.
She worked as a school aide and at Steigers Department Store because she loved to
work with people. Mom also worked for 11 years in Social Services at the Jewish
Nursing Home where many years later she was a resident.
One activity our parents loved doing together is exercising, and they could often be
seen very early in the morning walking. Mom and Dad loved to go to the gym, and
together they were a duo. Mom enjoyed her step classes and made many friends. She
attended the gym well into her eighties and rode the stationary bike almost everyday.
Besides a fairy tale marriage, Mom was blessed with 3 loving children who were
devoted to her: Alex Friedman, who predeceased her (Donna), Marjie Rogozinski (Abe)
and Elizabeth Friedman-Rubin (Andy). Mom, who was lovingly called Nana, leaves a
legacy of 7 beautiful grandchildren: Ben, Josh, Laura, Zach, Nathan, Noah and Aaron.
Mom was also blessed to have 10 great-grandchildren and one on the way. Locke, Ellis,
Vale, Alexi, Zeke, Quinn, Cobi, Ruby, Sloane and Ethan.
Mom had a beautiful life surrounded by family and friends that loved her dearly. She
could not have had a husband who loved her more, children who adored her, and
grandchildren that she loved.
We were blessed to have her caretaker Tatiana Lesnikova who was like a 3rd daughter
and took care of our Mom for 11 years and rarely missed a day of work. Tatiana shared,
“I was lucky to know this precious angel that I was so happy to be with for 11 years. We
did everything together such as daily trips to the gym and 3 times a week we went to
Paneras for years. Roz was very kind and very compassionate. I admired her
intelligence and being very sophisticated and cultured. I feel like I’m losing part of my
family, however I was so happy to know my darling Roz.”
This year, we were blessed to have Robyn Fortin who cared for and loved our Mom.
We would also like to thank Ruth’s House and the Jewish Nursing home for taking care
of Mom.
Mom was a lucky women. She had it all. She had a blessed life filled with love and
beauty. We would like to think that she will be together with my blessed Dad and
brother. We love you Mom.