Yahrzeits – May

Yahrzeit is observed on the Shabbat following the anniversary of a person’s passing. For simplicity, I am using the Western calendar rather than Hebrew because that would be too unwieldy for me.See this link.

Yahrtzeit is a Yiddish word that means “anniversary,” and is used specifically to refer to the day on which a person passed away. On the day of the yahrtzeit, there are various customs one can do to honor the memory of the departed. As with kaddish and yizkor, the observance of the yahrtzeit, particularly for parents, has the ability to bring great benefit and merit to the soul of the departed.

This calendar first displays the current date regardless of the page you are viewing but it can be rolled forward to a date in which you are interested.

Name Birth date Birthplace Death date Death place Relationship
Hyman Stoltz 25 MAR 1887 Vilna, Lithuania 6-May-1954 Memphis, Tn Helene Block’s brother-in-law
Velma Pauline (Taliaferro) Block 13-Mar-1926 Fenter, Arkansas 8-May-2011 Little Rock, Ark Raymond E. Block Jr’s wife
Henriette Coter 3-Mar-1905 Dorohoi, Roumania 13-May-1905 Bucuresti, Romania mother of Isaia Iancovici
Morris Fleisman 15 AUG 1852 Nashville, Tn 17-May-1937 Nashville, Tn Jean Fleiman’s grandfather
Lynton Lazarus Scharff 7 MAR 1897 Jennings, La 17-May-1985 Little Rock, Ark husband of Grace & Emma Block
Gerald Horace Ghertner 9-Apr-1916 Nashville, Tn 21-May-1997 Atlanta, Ga my uncle
Emma Marie (Bloom) (Block) Scharff 15 MAY 1895 Dallas, Tx 25 MAY 1980 Little Rock, Ark my grandmother

Blood relatives are color coded.

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