Evening Times Globe, September 2, 1996
In Saint John, on August 31, predeceased by her beloved Jack. Survived by her devoted children, Ellis (Teri Leikin) and Sandra (Norman Slover) and loving grandchildren, Sara-Lynn, Micah, and Daniel Levine and Carla and David Slover, predeceased by sister, Lillian Schoen, brothers Edward and Bill Meltzer. Survived by sisters, Kay Colton, Frances Geltman, Mary Nachus and brothers Gar Meltzer and Murray Meltzer. Anne leaves to mourn a large extended family who will remember her lovingly. Shiva will be held at 200 Bedell Avenue, Saint John.
Resting at the 'Hillsley' Funeral Home, 91 Leinster Street (634-1700) from where the funeral will be held from the Hillsley Chapel on Monday with service at 2:30 p.m. Interment in Shaarei Zedek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.369. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Samuel Meltzer - A1.
Saint John Globe, June 3, 1924
Mrs. Alice Meltzer, wife of Samuel Meltzer and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Dritz, Mount Vernon, New York, died on Sunday at the public Hospital, aged 38 years. She leaves also four daughters and three sons, besides six brothers and six sisters, all in Mount Vernon except Mrs. B. Baig, St. John. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon with Rabbi Saltzberg officiating. Interment in Fernhill.
Saint John Globe
Monday, June 2, 1924, page 5
The funeral of Mrs. Alice Meltzer was held Sunday afternoon and was largely attended. The services were conducted by Rabbi Zaltsberg.
Monday, June 2, 1924, page 7
Mrs. Alice Meltzer
The funeral of Mrs. Alice Meltzer was held yesterday afternoon and was largely attended. The services were conducted by Rabbi Zaltzberg.
Gravestone reference note: no stone. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Samuel Meltzer - A1.
Evening Times Globe, August 18, 1963, Page 18
MELTZER – At the Saint John General Hospital on August 18, 1963, Mrs. Celia Meltzer, wife of Samuel Meltzer, of 560 Main Street, survived by her husband, four sons, one daughter, one brother, fourteen grandchildren.
(In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Fund would be greatly appreciated.)
The funeral will be held this (Monday) afternoon from the Shaarei Zedek Synagogue, with service at 4 o’clock. Interment will be in Shaarei Zedek Cemetery.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.200 / JM 997.122.37. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Our Departed - D3.
Telegraph Journal, April 28, 2008
Garfield Theodore Meltzer born in Saint John, New Brunswick June 29, 1922 passed away Saturday, April 26, 2008. Dearest husband for over 53 years of Jacqueline (Rubanowicz of Paris, France), beloved father of Evelyne (Michael Gardner, Halifax), Richard (Shona Godwin, Montreal), Stephen (Michaela Lincoln, Montreal), and Michael (Linda Salna, Toronto). He was the much adored Zeidah of Theo and Michaela Meltzer Gardner, Alexander and Marieke Gardner, Sebastian, Aidan, Jacob, Spencer, Ariella, Elijah, Kendra and Alison Meltzer. Also leaving behind brother Murray (Eleanor, Montreal), sister Mary (Walter Nachum, Florida), cousin Lillian Meltzer Goldstein, many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, and other cousins in Canada, the United States, France and Israel. Will be greatly missed by Mary Roy Meltzer and Elizabeth Bosco who provided loving home support over the decades. Predeceased by his father Samuel Meltzer (who immigrated to Saint John from Vilna, Lithuania) and mother Alice Dritz Meltzer (Vilna, Lithuania) who died in Saint John when Gar was only two, much-loved step-mother, Sarah Balagenski (Warshaw, Poland), and siblings Lillian (Sydney Schoen), Kaye (Barney Colton), Edward, Anne (Jack Levine), Frances (Mischa Geltman) and Bill (Doreen). He dearly loved his in-laws Simon Rubanowicz and Raymonde Gordon Rubanowicz who had also predeceased him.
Gar was the kindest, most generous, fair, honourable, humble, optimistic, and ever-courteous man who had an indomitable spirit to the very end, and had an irrepressible Gar Heart, that continued to beat long after the doctors thought it would. Gar always took the high road, always turned the other cheek, always had a good word with a smile for everyone. He was committed to promoting human rights, brotherhood, mutual respect, peace and community service throughout his life. He was active in the scouting movement, Akela for over 25 years with the Judaen and then the Eli Boyaner Cub Pack in Saint John. He considered each of his cubs as one of his boys. He delivered Meals on Wheels, offered pastoral care at the Saint John Regional Hospital, served on the Board of the Shaarei Zedek Synagogue, was a founding member and Commander of the Jewish War Veterans in Atlantic Canada, was a member of the Maritime Parkinsons Association, the North West Commercial Travellers' Association of Canada, Albion Masonic Lodge No.1, the Saint John Multi-Cultural Association, B'nai Brith, RICU, and past member of the Carlton Curling Club. Gar was a life member of the No. 2 Legion in Saint John having served in the Canadian army and then the airforce as an Officer Training Instructor during WWII. After the war he was actively involved as an instructor with the air cadets. Gar believed in working hard, in doing one’s best and realizing the fruit of one's labours for family and community. He was a ship chandler, the owner of Gar’s Diner, the Gar Meltzer Sales, and a commercial salesman for over 40 years representing some 50 companies throughout Atlantic Canada. Six months on the road every year for decades, he developed a network of customers who became friends who never forgot him for his acts of kindness and tzadkah. His good deeds were innumerable and we usually only heard by chance from those who were touched by his generosity and altruism. In 1992 he was awarded the Canada 125 Confederation Anniversary Medal for community service. And yet Gar never sought honours or recognition. Gar loved his family and he loved his home. He treasured his friendship with life-long pal IJ Davis. Thanks to caregivers Judy and Jackie who were so helpful and compassionate providing at-home assistance in Saint John; special hugs to Donna who took such good care of him while visiting in Toronto. Much appreciation to the wonderful medical and nursing staff at Toronto East General Hospital where he spent his last days. Donations may be made to the Maritimes Parkinsons Association or to the Gar Meltzer Memorial Scholarship fund c/o the Toronto Dominion Bank, 78 Main Street West, Saint John, NB, E2M 3N3.
Funeral will be at 2:15 pm on Wednesday April 30, 2008 at Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (506) 634-7424. After the service interment in the Shaarei Zedek Cemetery, Westmorland Road, Saint John, NB. The family will be sitting shivah at 55 Goodrich Street, Saint John, NB. Condolences may be made in person, by phone, or via our website: www.brenansfh.com.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 2011.106.16. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Samuel Meltzer- A1.
Telegraph Journal, August 22, 1950
Meltzer - At the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. And Mr. Jack B. Levine, 246 King Street East, on Aug 21, 1950, Sara, wife of Samuel Meltzer, 560 Main St. leaving her husband, five daughters and four sons. Resting at Chamberlain’s Funeral Home, 145 King St. East, from where the funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon with service at 2:30 o’clock. Interment at Shaarei Zedek cemetery.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.323. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Samuel Meltzer - A1.
Evening Times Globe, April 17, 1989
William (Bill) Meltzer of 557 Sand Cove Road, Saint John West, husband of Doreen (Whipple) Meltzer died Sunday at the Saint John General Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born in Saint John, he was a son of the late Samuel and Alice (Dritz) Meltzer and had been a life long resident of this city.
Mr. Meltzer owned and operated Bill’s Tobacco Store on Union Street and Prince Edward Street. He served overseas during the Second World War. He was a member of the Shaarei Zedek Congregation.
He was predeceased by one brother, Edward.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mary Ann, Mrs. David Morgan of Saint John; two brothers, Gar of Saint John and Murray of Montreal; five sisters, Lillian. Mrs. Sydney Schoen of Florida, Kay, Mrs. Barnett Colton of Virginia Beach, Frances, Mrs. Micha Geltman of Montreal, Ann, Mrs. Jack Levine of Saint John and Mary, Mrs. Walter Nachum of Florida; three granddaughters; several nephews, nieces and cousins.
The body is resting at Castle Funeral Home (Hillsley), 91 Leinster Street, from where the funeral will be held Tuesday with service at 2 p.m.
Interment will take place in the Shaarei Zedek Cemetery.
Visiting hours at the funeral home are from 7 to 9 p.m. today.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Hadassah WIZO by phoning Mrs. A. Guss at 62-3491, would be appreciated by the family.
The Evening Times Globe
Tuesday, April 18, 1989
Meltzer – After a lenghty illness at the Saint John Regional Hospital on April 16, 1989, William (Bill) Meltzer of 557 Sand Cove Road, Saint John West; husband of Doreen (Whipple) Meltzer; survived by his wife, one daughter, Mary Ann (Mrs. David Morgan) of Saint John; two brothers, Gar of Saint John and Murray of Montreal; five sisters, Lillian (Mrs.Sydney Schoen) of Florida, Kay (Mrs. Barnett Colton) of Virginia, Frances (Mrs. Micha Geltman) of Montreal, Ann (Mrs. Jack Levine) of Saint John, Mary (Mrs. Walter Nachum) of Florida; three granddaughters, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Resting at the Castle Funeral Home (Hillsley) 91 Leinster Street from where the funeral will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment in the Shaarei Zedek Cemetery.
Visiting hours 7-9 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Hadassah Wizo by phoning Mrs. A. Guss 652-3491 .
The Evening Times Globe
Friday, April 21, 1989
The funeral of William Meltzer, husband of Doreen (Whipple) Meltzer of 557 Sand Cove Road, was held from Castle Funeral Home, Hillsley Chapel, 91 Leinster Street with Mr. Lou Michelson of the Congregation Shaarei Zedek, officiating.
Members of the Chevra Kadisha served as pallbearers. Donations were received for the Hadassah WIZO Organization of Canada; Canadian Cancer Society, including those from Management and staff of CFBC C98 FM, Saint John Press Club, N.B. Classification Staff Board Members and from Carleton Business Club; Heart Foundation; Gideon Memorial Bibles; and for the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Interment took place in the Shaarei Zedek Cemetery with graveside prayers by Mr. Michelson.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.370. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Samuel Meltzer - A1.
Evening Times Globe, August 30, 1994
At the Florida Medical Center on August 27, 1994, Lillian (Meltzer) Schoen of Lauderhill, Florida. Wife of the late Sidney Schoen. Born in Saint John, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Alice (Dritz) Meltzer. She was the eldest of nine children. After high school graduation, she was employed by the Metropolitan Life Insurance and remained with the same company for over 40 years. She moved to Yonkers, N.Y., in1926 and later Mount Vernon, N.Y., until 1942, when she requested and received leave of absence to join the Canadian Women’s Army Corp. Lillian went overseas and became assistant to one of the chief Jewish Chaplains stationed in London, England. She returned in1946 to the United States and resumed her career in White Plains, N.Y. On her retirement she was a Supervisor at the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. for the Hialeah Florida District office. In 1948, Lillian married Sidney Schoen and they enjoyed a happy life together for a number of years. Sidney died in1972 and then Lillian increased an already active career in community affairs. She was President of the Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary in the area and later Chairman of the Veterans Service where she received recognition for over 1000 hours of volunteer work. She was a life member in the Hadassah. A life member for the Edith Winaker Chapter of Cancer Research Centre and Hospital and was known for supporting the Jewish National Fund through treasure for Israel. She served many hours of service and devotion to the Jewish Community Center of Fort Lauderdale and the Plantation Nursing Home. She was President of the Sisterhood - Beth Moishe Congregation. In 1973, Mrs. Schoen received the key to the city of Miami, Florida.
Although Sidney and Lillian had no children, she always showed devoted interest in her nieces and nephews. She is survived by two brothers, Garfield Meltzer, Saint John and Murray Meltzer, Montreal; four sisters, Anne and her husband, Jack Levine, Saint John, Mary Nachum, Boyton Beach, Florida, Frances Geltman, Montreal and Kay Colton, Norfolk, Virginia, several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by two brothers, William and Edward.
Resting at the Castle Funeral Home, Hillsley, 634-1700, 91 Leinster Street. Funeral service to be held at Hillsley Chapel on Tuesday, August 30, 1994, at 2:30 p.m. Interment in the Shaarei Zedek Cemetery.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.371. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Samuel Meltzer - A1.