Telegraph Journal, April 14, 1972
Samuel A. Babb Dies in Halifax
A prominent and highly respected member of the Saint John Jewish Community, Samuel A. Babb, died unexpectedly Wednesday in Victoria General Hospital in Halifax.
Born in Saint John, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Babb, he received his early education in the city, before going to the Pratt Institute in New York City, where he studied commercial art, which he also studied at New York University.
For 20 years, Mr. Babb operated a commercial art and sign business in New York, before returning to Saint John in 1944 to join the Franklin and Herschorn Theatre Company.
He moved to Halifax about a year and a half ago, and has been living in the Nova Scotia capital since that time.
In 1961, he was the guest of honor at the Eighth Annual Negev Dinner, sponsored by Ezra Lodge No. 7, Zionist Men’s Association for the Jewish National Fund of Canada, and in 1970 was the guest of honor at the annual State of Israel Bond Dinner.
The Saint John Jewish Community had undertaken the reclamation of 125 acres of land in the Negev Desert area of Israel, and contributions made at the Negev Dinner were used to establish a portion of this land in the name of each honored guest whose name is inscribed on a plaque located in the reclamation area. The area is being planted with trees, to be called the Canada Forest.
While in Saint John, Mr. Babb served as local chairman and national executive member of the Jewish National Fund of Canada, and was a charter member and past vice-president of Saint John Lodge No. 1963, B’nai B’rith.
He was a member of the Saint John Art Club, the industrial development committee of the former City of Lancaster, and was a director of the Maritime Motion Pictures Exhibitors Association.
A 'Free Student Loan Fund' was established in the name of his only son, to aid students at the Institute of technology in Haifa, Israel.
He was also Saint John chairman and National executive member of the Jewish National Fund of Canada, and local chairman of the Israel-Maritime League. He served as eastern Canadian vice-president of the national fund in 1967.
He also served as president of the fund, and of the Atlantic Region Zionist Organization of Canada.
He was former executive member and treasurer of the New Brunswick Museum, was active in the affairs of the New Brunswick Protestant Orphans Home, a member of the Saint John Board of Trade and worked with the Red Feather Campaign and the United Fund of Greater Saint John.
Mr. Babb was also active in curling and golf in the city.
Babb, Samuel A.
In June, 1970, Mr. Babb was elected to the executive of the Jewish National Fund of Canada.
Besides his wife, Lillian (Franklin) Babb, Mr. Babb is survived by one son, Franklin Lewis, of Saint John; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Meizger of Miami Beach, Fla., Mrs. Saul Bronstien and Mrs. William Gasoi, both of Montreal, and Mrs. Irving Geller of New York City; two brothers, Joseph of Hollywood Fla., and Buddy of Long Island, N.Y., several nephews and nieces.
The body is resting at the Calvin Funeral Home, (Hillsley) 91 Leinster Street, from where the funeral will be held Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
Interment will take place in Shaarei Zedek Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
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Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.24. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Nathan and Mary Meltzer - E3.
Evening Times Globe, April 17 1964
Dies Following Lengthy Illness
Mrs. Clara Bernstein, wife of M. S. Bernstein of Saint John,
died last evening in St. Joseph's Hospital, following a lengthy illness
Born in Camden, N. J., May 15, 1902, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Goldfeather, and had resided in Saint John since 1903. Mrs. Bernstein was a life-long member of the Shaarei Zedek congregation. She was an active member of the Sisterhood of the synagogue and the Hadassah. She was also actively associated with the New Brunswick Competitive Festival of Music, the Ladies' Aid Society of the Saint John General Hospital, and with many charitable organizations.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Bernstein is survived by a son, Mortimer, and a daughter, Mrs. E. R. Cohen, both of Saint John; two sister, Mrs. H. R. Cornblat, Saint John, and Mrs. S. B. Wampol, Chicago, Ill., one brother, Bernard Goldfeather, Saint John, and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held from the Shaarei Zedek Synagogue at 2:30 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Fund of Trees in Israel.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.433. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Samuel Meltzer - A4.
Evening Times Globe, February 27, 1967, Page 20
Unexpectedly at Miami. Florida, on Feb. 25, 1967, Mitchell Bernstein, survived by one son, one daughter, two brothers, four sisters, five grandchildren, and several nephews and nieces.
The body will arrive by plane Monday morning, and will rest at the vestry of Shaarei Zedek Synagogue, Carleton Street, from where the funeral will be held Monday afternoon with service at 3 o’clock. Interment in Fernhill Cemetery.
Evening Times Globe
Theatre Pioneer And Active Citizen
The passing of Mr. Mitchell S. Bernstein breaks one of the few remaining links with the early days of the motion picture business in this part of Canada. The B. and L. Theatre Circuit, in which he had been a partner since 1928, came into being at a time when history-making developments were taking place in the motion picture world with the approach of the 'talkies'. The company, recognizing the prospect that the silent era would soon fade into oblivion, pioneered in the introduction of talking pictures in this region and continued to grow with the advance of the new entertainment medium.
Mr. Bernstein was well known also in the real estate and apartment field in Saint John. But despite the extent of his business activities he found time to take a prominent role in a great many aspects of the work of the Shaarei-Zedek Congregation, the Zionist Organization of Canada, and the Israel bond and appeal campaigns.
These constructive efforts were recognized in various honors Mr. Bernstein was accorded both in Canada and in Israel. His leadership will be missed in this community, and many friends of all faiths will be saddened by his death.
Bernstein, Mitchell S.
Evening Times Globe
Community Mourns Mitchell Bernstein
Mitchell S, Bernstein, a prominent local business man, passed away in hospital in Miami Beach, Florida, Saturday afternoon, following a brief illness.
He was born in New York City, in 1895, the son of the late Louis and Fanny Bernstein. He had been a resident of Saint John for over 50 years.
Mr. Bernstein founded the Mitchell Apartments and also was one of the principal owners of the Latour Terrace Buildings, on Union Street. Mitchell Street, in the city, was named after him.
In partnership with Joseph Lieberman, he formed the B and L Theatre Circuit, which covers the Maritime Provinces and Maine, with its head office in Saint John. This partnership, which was formed in June 1928, nearly 40 years ago, was the first company to introduce talking pictures to the area, with the partners using their own equipment on the road.
Mr. Bernstein was married to the late Clara Goldfeather who passed away in 1962.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. E. R. Cohen (Erminie), one son Mortimer L., both of Saint John, five grandchildren; two brothers, Moe Bernstein, New York City, Willie Bernstein, Los Angeles; four sisters, Mrs. Bessie Margolian, Omaha, Neb.; Mrs. Sam Mollet, Mrs. Sam Rosenberg, and Miss Zelda Bernstein, all of Los Angeles, and several nephews and nieces.
Active in the community projects, he was a past president of the Shaarei Zedek Congregation, as well as holding many other positions with the congregation.
An ardent sportsman, he was at one time a member of the Saint John Boxing Commission.
He was a chartered member of B’nai Birth, the Motion Picture Pioneers, Variety Club of Toronto, and a member of Masonic Lodge No. 17, Halifax.
He was an honorary vice president of the Zionist Organization of Canada. In May 1954, the Saint John Jewish Community honored him with a testimonial and Negev Dinner. A grove of trees known as 'The Mitchell Sydney Bernstein Grove' in Israel bears tribute to his devotion and services to the Jewish Community.
He was the first chairman of the Israel Bond Campaign, with Mitchell Franklin. He is a past president of the YMHA, and produced many shows, which were very successful and held in the vestry of the synagogue.
He also chaired many United Israel Appeal campaigns, as well as many other community organization dinners.
Bernstein, Mitchell S.
The funeral service will be held today at 3 o’clock conducted by Rabbi A. Feffer, from the Congregation Shaarei Zedek vestry. The body is expected to arrive this morning at 10:45 o’clock.
Interment will take place in the Congregation Shaarei Zedek Cemetery at Fernhill.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to send donations to the Canadian Heart Fund and the Canadian Centennial Forrest, for the purchase of trees
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Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.433. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Samuel Meltzer - A4. Additional notes: real estate
Telegraph Journal, June 22, 2009
The death of Delores R. (Debbie) Bloom, of Saint John, wife of the late Bernard Bloom, occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Saturday, June 20, 2009. Born in Letete, NB she was a daughter of the late Burpee and Jennie (Matthews) Tucker. Debbie spent the greater part of her life in Saint John were she attended the Saint John General Hospital School of Nursing graduating in 1950. She was involved in the Simonds Lion Club for many years, Hadassah-Wizo Sisterhood, Shomer Club, Chevra Kadisha longtime member of the Congregation Shaarei Zedek. Debbie was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Besides her parents and husband she was predeceased by a sister Marlene Olsen and 2 brothers Burpee Tucker Jr. and Arthur Tucker. She is survived by 1 daughter Bryna L. Burtch of Ottawa Ontario, 1 granddaughter Kendal Burtch of Ottawa, Ontario 1 son Phillip A. Bloom (Diane) of Saint John, 1 sister Shirley Lieberman (Mark Fisher) of Kingston, Ontario, 2 sisters in law, Pauline Tucker of Fredericton, NB, and Betty Fineberg (Elliott) of Halifax, Nova Scotia and several nieces and nephews.
Resting at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (506-634-7424). Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 22, 2009 at 1:00 PM at Brenan’s Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to take place in Shaarei Zedek Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Building Fund Congregation Shaarei Zedek, Canadian Arthritis Society or the charity of the donors choice would be appreciated by the family. www.brenansfh.com
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 2011.106.1. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Abraham E. Smith - C3. Additional notes: Mrs. Bernard Bloom
Telegraph Journal, January 20, 1958
Brager – At Miami Florida on Jan. 17, 1958, Jacob N. Brager, formerly of Saint John, leaving his wife, two brothers, two sisters, several nieces and nephews.
Body arriving Monday. Funeral from the vestry of Shaarei Zedek Synagogue on Monday with service at 3 p.m. Interment in Shaarei Zedek Cemetery.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.346. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Abraham E. Smith - C3 . Additional notes: furniture dealer
Saint John Globe, October 15, 1918
Joseph Brager died on Saturday at the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Brager , 343 Union Street, after a brief illness. He leaves, also, two brothers and two sisters. The funeral was held Sunday and the interment was made in the Jewish cemetery.
Monday, October 14, 1918
'Joseph Brager dies of Spanish Grippe'
The death of Joseph Brager occurred on Saturday at the residence of his parents, 343 Union Street, after a brief illness. About a week ago he contracted a severe cold which developed into influenza and pneumonia. Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Brager, he leaves two brothers and two sisters all at home to mourn their loss.
The funeral was held yesterday and interment was made in the Jewish Cemetery.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM997.111.72.
Telegraph Journal, May 17, 1958
Brym – At the Saint John General Hospital on May 16, 1958, Bazia Ryfka Brym, wife of Chaim Shulim Brym of 109 Germain Street, leaving her husband, one son, two brothers.
Funeral was held Friday evening from the vestry of Shaarei Zedek Synagogue. Interment was in Shaarei Zedek Cemetery.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.69. Additional notes: housewife
Evening Times Globe, August 14, 1981, Page 21
After a lengthy illness, on Aug 13, 1981, at the Saint John Regional Hospital Central, Mrs. Sarah Brym of 109 Germain Street, Saint John, wife of Max J. Brym; survived by her husband, two brothers, cousins, several nieces and nephews.
Resting at the Castle Funeral Home (Hillsey), 91 Leinster Street, from where the funeral will be held on Sunday at 11 a.m. Interment in the Shaarei Zedek Cemetery. No flowers, but donations to the Hadassah WIZO Organization can be made by contacting Mrs. Jack Kunitzky at 693-8480.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.473. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Samuel Meltzer - A1.
Evening Times Globe, November 5, 1970, Page 2
Miss Celia Calp of 92 Princess Street died unexpectedly at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Wednesday.
Born in Odessa, Russia, she was the daughter of Mrs. Sarah (Zelkin) Calp and the late Marcus Calp.
She received her education in Odessa, and was a buyer from Calp’s Ltd., Saint John.
She was a member of Hadassah and was active in the Jewish Community.
Besides her mother, she is survived by two brothers, Abraham and Jack both of Saint John, and several nephews and nieces.
The body is resting at Calvin Funeral Home (Hillsley) 91 Leinster Street from where the funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Shaarei Zedek Cemetery, Saint John.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.456. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Our Departed - D5.