Daily Telegraph, April 10, 1922, microfilm # 132
Sudden Death of B.L. Amdur
Leader Among Hebrews of This City, Successful Business Man
and Former Rabbi Has Passed Away After Short Illness.
B.L. Amdur died suddenly at the St. John Infirmary yesterday morning at 8 o’clock after having been ill for three days with pneumonia. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son and four daughters. The children are: Belle, Isadore, Mrs. I. Sydney Isaacs, Ada and Sarah. Mrs. Louis Dautch, of Buffalo, is a sister.
The news of the death of Mr. Amdur is a great shock to the community, as comparatively few of his many friends knew of his illness. The late Mr. Amdur was born in Dvinsk, Russia, fifty years ago and was educated in the Riga schools. Twenty-two years ago, he came to America, having accepted the call to officiate as rabbi at the Jefferson street Temple, Buffalo (N.Y.). There he ministered for fifteen years and afterwards was Rabbi at the Bnai Jacob synagogue of Hamilton (Ont.). He then came to this city and was rabbi at the Hazen avenue Synagogue until 1912 when he retired from the ministry and entered business life.
He was a talented musician of exceptional ability and conducted a music store in Union street until 1916 with considerable success. Mr. Amdur also was active in real estate ventures and carried on extensive developments at Eastmount, having erected several houses there.
In 1916, he initiated a business which, in a comparatively few years, he developed with remarkable success in that from the time of his opening of his first dry goods store in West St. John, he expanded his new business so rapidly that the expansion took place at the rate of one new store opened every year until finally he was operating two stores in West St. John, and two in the city, all located at strategic points in the commercial centre, and all prospering. Lately he adopted the business policy of consolidation and concentration and leaves as a great example of business achievement two large stores in the heart of the city. Probably, in recent years, Mr. Amdur's business success has not been excelled by any other institution in this city.
In private life, the late Mr. Amdur's noble character, intimate knowledge of politics, art and music and his genial, kindly manner was an inspiration to his family and won for him in the outside world a wide circle of friends, not only in St. John, but also in other parts of Canada and the eastern parts of the United States. He was held in high regard by the Canadian Jews, being recognized as one of the outstanding leaders and frequently represented this section in national Jewish conferences.
Locally he was idolized by his co-religionists and at the time of his death was president of the Jewish congregation of St. John. He was a member of Carleton Union; F& A.M., and also member of the L.O.O.F.
The funeral will take place from his late residence, 85 Elliott Row, at 3 o'clock this afternoon to the Carleton street synagogue, where services will be conducted by Rabbi Weiner. The funeral will be attended by delegations from the Masonic and Odd Fellows fraternities.
The funeral of B.L. Amdur was held yesterday from his late residence, 85 Elliott row, to the Carleton street Synagogue, where service was conducted by Rabbi Weiner. Interment was in Fernhill cemetery. The funeral was attended by members of the Masonic and Odd Fellows' fraternities, and many friends who deeply mourn the death of a worthy citizen.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.390. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Jack and Rose Freedman - B3. Additional notes: Rabbi
Saint John Globe, December 1, 1924, Page 9
Mrs. Rose Amdur, wife of the late Bernard L. Amdur, died suddenly after a short illness, at an early hour this morning in the Public Hospital. Mrs. Amdur was for many years a well known resident of this city, and her demise came as a great shock to her many friends. She possessed an exceptionally gentle and kind nature that endeared her to all with whom she came in contact. She took an active interest in charitable and philanthropic organizations in St. John and her loss will be keenly felt by a large community. She leaves to mourn one son, Isadore, of this city, and four daughters, Mrs. A. Shamskin, Rutland, Mass., Mrs. I. Sydney Isaacs, Montreal; and Miss Ada and Miss Sarah at home. The funeral will be held on Wednesday at 2:30 o’clock from her late residence, 85 Elliot Row.
Saint John Globe
Tuesday, December 16, 1924, page 10
Amdur – Suddenly at the General Public Hospital on December 16, 1924. Mrs. Rose, wife of the late B.L. Amdur,leaving one son and four daughters to mourn.
Funeral on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 from her late residence, 85 Elliot Row.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.390. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Jack and Rose Freedman - B3. Additional notes: Rabbi's wife
Evening Times Globe, August 31, 1993, Obituary also appeared Wednesday, September 1, 1993.
Lionel (Lee) April born February 2, 1917, in Lithuania, son of Michael and Lily (nee Leopold) passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 1993, at Toronto General Hospital, following a courageous struggle after several years of illness. Lionel immigrated to Canada as a young child with his parents, settling in Montreal. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940 in Toronto, serving in active combat in Europe and North Africa as a decorated flying officer earning the rank of Flight Lieutenant. Following his Honourable Discharge in 1945, Lionel joined Garson-Odeon Theatres in Saint John, New Brunswick, where he was Regional manager until 1959. From 1960 he was owner/operator of Robbins Drug Store in Saint John until selling the business in 1971. From that time, he concentrated his efforts on the development and management of a residential real estate portfolio. Due to poor health, he retired in 1986 and moved to Toronto. Lionel was an active member of the business community in Saint John and was a former Commissioner of the Fundy Region Development Commission and a former Co-Chairman of the United Fund of Greater Saint John. He worked diligently for the Saint John Jewish Community and served on the board of Congregation Shaarei Zedek (Saint John) for many years, where he retained life-long membership. He also worked actively for many Jewish organizations.
Lionel is survived by his wife, Freda Lee April (nee Garson), daughter Lorie Beth (Toronto), son Michael (Halifax, N.S.), and two grandchildren. Funeral service and interment took place on Friday, August 27, 1993, in Saint John. Shivah is being observed at the family residence in Toronto. Charitable donations may be made to the Canadian Friends of The Hebrew University or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
The Evening Times Globe
Thursday, August 26 / Friday, August 27, 1993
April - The death of Lionel J. April of Toronto, Ont. and formerly of Saint John, occurred on Wednesday, August 25, after a lengthy illness. He was in his 77th year. He is survived by his wife Freda April, a daughter Lori Beth of Toronto, and a son Michael of Halifax, and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be held from Castle Funeral Home (Hillsley), 91 Leinster Street, on Friday August 27, at 2 p.m. Internment will be in Shaarei Zedek Cemetery.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.368. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Nathan and Mary Meltzer - E4. Additional notes: former Saint John resident
Telegraph Journal, November 4, 1940, Page 10
Abraham Aranoff Dies In Hospital
The death of Abraham Aranoff, well-known resident of the North End, occurred yesterday morning at the General Hospital after a brief illness.
A son of Mrs. Lena and the late David Aranoff, he was born in Saint John and had resided here all his life. He was a member of the Hebrew Congregation of the Shaarei Zedek Synagogue. He was also a member of the Saint John branch of the New Brunswick Fish and Game Protective Association.
Besides his mother, he is survived by four brothers, Morris Aranoff, New York, and Solomon, Harry and Louis, all of this city.
The funeral was held yesterday afternoon from Chamberlain’s Funeral Home, 21 Paradise Row, at 3 p.m. Service was conducted by Rabbi M. Beshkin, assisted by Rev. A. Babb. Interment was made in the Hebrew plot in Fernhill Cemetery.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.88. Additional notes: peddler
Evening Times Globe, April 20, 1978, Page 34
After a period of failing health, on April 19, 1978, at the Saint John General Hospital, Mrs. Celia (Halpern) Aranoff, survived by one daughter, one brother, one sister, two grandsons, several nephews and nieces.
Resting at the Castle Funeral Home (Hillsley) 91 Leinster Street, from where the funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment in Shaarei Zedek. In lieu of flowers donations to the Hadassah-WIZO Organization or the Lung and Respiratory Association would be appreciated.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.28.
Telegraph Journal, August 15, 1938
Aranoff - At his residence, 579 Main Street, on Aug. 13, 1938, David Aranoff, leaving to mourn his wife, five sons, four sisters, one brother, and three grandchildren.
Funeral was held form his late residence, Main Street, on Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment was made in the Hebrew plot in the Fernhill Cemetery.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.255. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Our Departed - D3. Additional notes: grocer
Evening Times Globe, May 27, 1977, Page 10
After a brief illness at the Saint John General Hospital May 27, 1977, Mr. Harry Aranoff of 122 Douglas Avenue, husband of Celia (Halpern) Aranoff; surviving besides his wife are one daughter, one brother, two grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Resting at the Castle Funeral Home (Hillsley) 91 Leinster Street from where the funeral will be held on Sunday at 11 a.m. Internment will take place in the Shaarei Zedek Cemetery. Donations to the Cancer Fund would be appreciated and memorial week will be observed at the residence, 122 Douglas Avenue.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.29.
Telegraph Journal, November 21, 1944
Mrs. Lena Aranoff Succumbs in City
Many friends will regret to learn of the death of Mrs. Lena Aranoff of 391 Main Street, widow of David Aranoff, which occurred in this city on Monday at noon. Mrs. Aranoff was born in Russia and resided in this city for 43 years. She was widely known and highly respected. She was a member of several Hebrew societies and in early life was an active member of them.
Surviving are three sons, Saul, Harry and Louis, all of this city, two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Carter and Mrs. Saul Strauss, both of Montreal, and three grandchildren.
The body is resting at Chamberlain’s Funeral Home, 113 King Street East, from where funeral will be held today (Tuesday) at 2:30 o’clock. Internment will be in the Hebrew plot in Fernhill Cemetery.
November 21, 1944
Aranoff—in this city on Nov. 20, 1944, Lena Aranoff of 591 Main Street, widow of David Aranoff, survived by three sons, two sisters and three grandchildren.
Body resting at Chamberlain’s Funeral Home, 145 King Street East, from where the funeral will be held today (Tuesday) at 2:30 o’clock. Interment in Fernhill Cemetery.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.84. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Our Departed - D3.
Evening Times Globe, July 9, 1964, Page 21
At Saint John General Hospital, July 8, 1964, Saul Aranoff, son of the late David and Lena (Agranoff) Aranoff, survived by two brothers, two nephews and four nieces.
Resting at the vestry of Shaarei Zedek Synagogue from where the funeral will be held this afternoon with service at 2:30 o’clock. Interment in Shaarei Zedek Cemetery.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.314.
Saint John Telegraph Journal, December 20, 2002
Following a lengthy battle with Multiple Sclerosis, the death of Mr. Eliezer Arrditti, of Saint John, occurred on Thursday, December 19, 2002 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Eliezer is the son of Dr. Joseph and Renee (Menda) Arditti. Eliezer was a Saint John High Graduate. He studied the film industry and painting extensively at UCLA, from where he graduated. He enjoyed painting. Eliezer is survived by his parents, as well as many cousins, aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by his sister, Perla Aditti.
The funeral service will be held on Friday, December 20, 2002 at 12:00 Noon form Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home Chapel, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, (506) 634-7424. Interment will take place at Shaarei Zedek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to the Jewish Historical Museum or the Multiple Sclerosis Society, would be appreciated.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 2003.56.29. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Samuel Meltzer - A5. Additional notes: multiple sclerosis