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  • More on Murray Lender

    First, a warm tribute to frozen bagel magnate Murray Lender from the Jewish Federations of North America. Then an ironic and different take on the bagel maven from New Haven. [[READMORE]] JFNA: Murray Lender was "an iconic businessman who helped bring bagels to kitchens around the world. Born into a family business, Lender, along with…

  • More on boxing writer Bert Sugar

    The media love one of their own, particularly those who let it all hang out and live the life they wish they could. Here are some additional links to articles about Bert Sugar, who died March 25 at 75: [[READMORE]] Wall Street Journal: “His models as a newsman were the beat writers from hot-type days….

  • Colorful boxing writer Bert Sugar dies at 75

    Boxing, back in its late 20th century heyday, at least, seems to have had more than its share of colorful characters, and Bert Sugar, described as the "fedora-topped, cigar-smoking don of ringside sportswriters," (Washington Post), the sport’s “human encyclopedia and flamboyant and ubiquitous presence,” (New York Times) among other epithets, was one of them. [[READMORE]]…

  • Poet Allen Ginsberg remembered 15 years after he dies

    Writer Leslea Newman, author of more than 60 books and former poet laureate of Northampton, MA, offered a warm tribute to poet Allen Ginsberg, her onetime teacher, who died in April 1997, in a recent post on Obit-Mag.com (yes, there is such a publication): [[READMORE]] I was especially drawn to Allen because he was Jewish,…

  • Marty Lee, scientist, businessman, dies in Jerusalem

    Martin Lee, a businessman, entrepreneur and familiar figure in the Jerusalem Anglo community in the last decade, died March 16. His age was not immediately available. [[READMORE]] Lee was well known as an active spiritual seeker and student, but kept being drawn back to business. He worked with several Israeli high-tech start-ups after coming to…

  • Coffee and a bagel: Mr. Coffee creator Samuel Glazer, bagel magnate Murray Lender, have died

    Two Jewish entrepreneurs with a flare for sensing the changing tastes of the American consumer, and whose products likely often were used at the same tables, died within 10 days of each other. [[READMORE]] Samuel Glazer, who co-founded the company that developed electric drip coffee maker, Mr. Coffee, died March 12 in Cleveland at 89….

  • Los Angeles HS basketball coach Marty Biegel dies at 90

    Los Angeles high school basketball coach Marty Biegel, whose work at a changing school during a time of racial tension was lauded for uniting players and students, died March 13 at 90. [[READMORE]] Biegel, who taught history in LA schools for three decades took over the basketball team at Fairfax High School in 1969, when…

  • Coney Island’s ‘Astroland’ co-founder Jerome Albert dies at 74

    Coney Island’s ‘Astroland’ co-founder Jerome Albert dies at 74 Jerome Albert, who developed and operated Coney Island amusement park Astroland with his father, Dewey, in the mid-1960s, died March 15 at 74 in New York.  [[READMORE]] Astroland, developed in the optimistic early days of space exploration and the 1963-64 New York World’s Fair, included rides…

  • The Eulogizer now on Twitter: Links and notes

    The Eulogizer has opened up a Twitter feed. It will cover more obituaries than is possible in this column, and will offer links to articles about individuals who may not make it in to individual entries. Find The Eulogizer on Twitter @TheEulogizer.  Recent Twitter-only items: Moshe Yehoshua Hager, Vizhnitzer rebbe (also here on JTA), and…

  • Holocaust Memorial backer Abramson dies at 94; Novick, critic of Holocaust centrality dies at 77

    It’s one of those coincidences with no link other than timing, but which provides fodder for journalists and commentators: Developer Albert Abramson, who helped bring about creation of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington died March 6 at 94, a few weeks after the death of University of Chicago Prof. Peter Novick, author…