Joseph Beckler

DATELINE: TAMARAC, FL Beckler, Joseph, 99, passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2021. He was the beloved husband for 75 years to the late Selma Ruth Beckler, who passed away five days before Joseph. Son of the late Morris and Ida (Meltzer) Beckler; devoted father of Mark Beckler and Francine Zeitz (David); loving grandfather of Chaim Zeitz; dear brother of the late Gussie Goodman and Anna Carnavale. Joseph had lived in Tamarac for 12 years, previously a longtime resident of Warwick, RI. He worked for American Insulated Wire in Pawtucket for over 40 years and was a member of the Local 1203 IBEW.  After retirement he worked at Hertz Rental Car in Warwick, where he was referred to as “Uncle Joe.” Joseph was a member and former officer of the Loyal Family...

Selma Ruth Beckler

DATELINE: TAMARAC, FL Beckler, Selma Ruth, 93, passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021. She was the beloved wife of Joseph Beckler for 75 years. Daughter of the late Harry and Anna (Milivsky) Nozick; devoted mother of Mark Beckler and Francine Zeitz (David); loving grandmother of Chaim Zeitz; dear sister of the late Arthur Nozick. Selma had lived in Tamarac for 12 years, previously a longtime resident of Warwick, RI. She worked as a secretary for a local finance company. Selma was a member of JAFCO and life member of Hadassah.  She was family oriented, finally convincing her husband, Joseph, to move full time to Florida to be closer to family.  She loved traveling, was an avid reader and an excellent cook. Funeral services will be held TUESDAY, November 30th...

Mark Leyfman

DATELINE: Johnston, RI Leyfman, Mark, 76, died Thursday, October 14, 2021 at home. He was the beloved husband of Maria (Malyar) Leyfman for 57 years. Born in Siberia in 1945, he was the son of the late Yaakov, an architect, and Nina (Serlina) Leyfman. Mark’s father passed away when he was 9 years old, and by age 16 he was working full-time during the day to support his family, and going to school at night. Eventually establishing a successful career as an electrician in Kiev, Mark had to give up this occupation when he and his family fled Ukraine and immigrated to America. Seeking religious freedom, Mark and his family settled in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, but eventually moved to Johnston, where he lived for over 30 years. Mark loved to sing, play chess and card...

Gloria M. Lefkowitz

DATELINE: CRANSTON Lefkowitz, Gloria M., 88, passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at Westview Nursing Home.  She was the beloved wife of the late Carl Lefkowitz. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Isador and Dorothy (Bernstein) Krasnoff, she had previously lived in Cranston for over 35 years.  She was the customer service manager for Citizens Bank for 23 years, retiring in 1995. Gloria was a past treasurer and board member of Temple Torat Yisrael and member of Cranston Senior Guild. Devoted mother of Jess Lefkowitz of East Greenwich and Neil Lefkowitz of NC. Dear sister of Charles Krasnoff and his wife, Harriet, of Lake Worth, FL. Loving grandmother of Kayla, Michael, Sidney, and Jasmine. Cherished great-grandmother of Madison and Mason. Graveside...

Judith Helfgott

DATELINE: FOSTER Judith Helfgott, 81, of 107 Cucumber Hill in Foster, RI, died Wednesday, November 17, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the predeceased Martin Helfgott for 53 years. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of Nathan and Rose (Yarosky) Mirsky. She was the devoted mother of Jack Helfgott (fiancé, Angela) and Leslie Dinerman (husband, Norman). She was the dear sister of Cynthia Sockut, the predeceased Charles Mirsky, and Leabeth Scandura (husband, Tony). She was the loving grandmother of Jennifer (husband, Adam), Max (wife, Rebecca), Emma (husband, Matt), and Annie; and the great grandmother of Lilah. She also leaves behind her companion, Joe Gardner. She lived in Foster for 58 years and was the owner and operator of Helfgott Farms. She...