tikvat yisrael memorial page

As committed Messianic Jews, we always remember our loved ones who have departed this world for their inheritance in the world to come (Olam Habah).  This page is dedicated to our members and their loved ones who's memory will always remain a blessing to us and our families.  This page is "new" as construction continues as we ask the congregation to submit their photos and videos.  Tikvat recites the mourners Kaddish each week for all who are remembering a Yahrzeit (anniversary of a loved one's passing).  For those who are not familiar with Jewish customs and practices as pertaining to death & mourning, please use this link for further information: 


donations in memory



You may make a donation in the memory of someone you love who has passed.  Be sure to include the name of memorial of the one being honored with your check or if making an online donation, enter the name in the notes section on Paypal.  Checks may be sent to the office at:

Tikvat Yisrael Messianic Synagogue

9319 Mayfield Rd.

Chesterland, OH. 44026

or make your secure online donation on our site with any major credit card via PayPal below:

yizkor memorial pic "free"

Would you like your loved one to be remembered at each Yizkor service three times a year?  You can now send us a picture.  NOTE: We also need the date of passing.  We'll include it for free!  Use the link below to access the submission form.


Yahrzeit - Memorial Plaque

If you would like to have the name of your departed family member or friend memorialized permanently in Tikvat's Yahrzeit Plaque, please use the form below.  

The fee for the engraving and plaque is $40.00 (FOR MEMBERS OF TIKVAT) 

Non-Members $50.00*

* non-members must be in regular attendance and have demonstrated a commitment to the congregation to be eligible to order memorial plaques.

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Tikvat Online Yahrzeit plaque

After you complete the 3 steps above, your loved one will be memorialized on this online Yahrzeit plaque as shown below.  The PowerPoint Presentation will be conducted during the annual Yizkor Services at Tikvat Yisrael.  

  • Ella  (Sternberg)  Greenspan ז״ל

    October 11, 1927 - April 30, 2017

    15th of Tishrei, 5688 - 4th of Iyyar, 5777

    ד׳ בְּאִיָּר תשע״ז - ט״ו בְּתִשְׁרֵי תרפ״ח  

    Eulogy Service Video

  • Lucille (Forman) Lakatos ז״ל

    September 25, 1925 - March 15, 2008

    6th of Tishrei, 5686 - 8th of Adar II, 5768

    יו בְּתִשְׁרֵי תרפ״ו - ח׳ בַּאֲדָר ב׳ תשס״ח

    LAKATOS Lucille Mae Lucille Mae (nee Forman) Lakatos, of West Toledo, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, March 15, 2008, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. She was born to Victor and Sylvia (Friedman) Forman in Toledo. Lucille worked at St. Lukes Hospital and then at the Roofers Local #134 until retiring. She devoted her life to her family and found great joy with her sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lucille will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Andrew Lakatos and brother, Victor Forman. Lucille is survived by her sons, Gary and Larry (Linda) Lakatos; grandsons, Eric (Gisela) and Shane (Luna) Lakatos; 8 great-grandchildren, sisters, Shirley (Harlan) Failor and Bev (Charles) Clark; brothers, Richard and Edward (Louise) Forman and many other cherished family members and dear friends. At the Newcomer Funeral Home, 4150 W. Laskey Rd., Funeral services will begin Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park. 

  • Gary A. Lakatos  ז״ל

    August 17, 1945 - December 19, 2015

    8th of Elul, 5705 - 7th of Tevet, 5776

    ח׳ בֶּאֱלוּל תש״ה - ז׳ בְּטֵבֵת תשע״ו

    Gary A. Lakatos, age 70, of Toledo, Ohio passed away Saturday, December 19, 2015, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born August 17, 1945, in Toledo to Andrew and Lucille (Forman) Lakatos. Gary was founder of Lakatos and Associates Investments and Insurance, played both football (All-City in 1962 and 1963), and baseball for Woodward High School from 1959-1963. Gary also played football for Bowling Green State University. He served with the U.S. Army Intelligence and was awarded three Bronze Stars, a Silver Star plus a Purple Heart while serving in Vietnam. Gary was inducted into the Birmingham Hall of Fame September 1997.

    Gary was preceded in death by his parents, and survived by his brother, Larry (Linda) Lakatos; favorite aunt, Beverly (Forman) Clark and nephews, Eric (Gisela) Lakatos, Shane (Luna) Lakatos.

    Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery.

  • Laverne R. Carlson ז״ל

    Nov. 1, 1931 - Aug. 22, 2013

    ט״ז בֶּאֱלוּל תשע״ג - כ״א בְּחֶשְׁוָן תרצ״ב

    21st of Cheshvan, 5692 - 16th of Elul, 5773

    Laverne Ruth Carlson, age 81, of North Canton, passed away Thursday August 22, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center following an extended illness. Laverne was born on November 1, 1931, in Chicago to Jesse and Ruth (Henderson) Janes. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in Education and worked as a teacher for the Perry School District for 28 years. Laverne was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Fred, whom she married July 16, 1955; four children, Cathy of North Canton, Steven and wife Beth of Knoxville, TN, Karen and her husband Bill of Sarasota, FL, and Jon of Detroit, MI; grandchildren, Kristen, Eric, MaryBeth, Christine, Katherine, Matthew, Lisa, Brian and Bridget. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother William Janes, and her daughter-in-law Gail Majeska Carlson. A private family committal service was held at Sunset Hills Burial Park. 

  • Howard M. Rose ז״ל

    Howard M. Rose,

    Mon, 20 October 2008 = 21st of Tishrei, 5769, כ״א בְּתִשְׁרֵי תשס״ט

    Dearly beloved husband for 37 years to Cynthia; loving father of Samuel and Daniel; loved and adored son of Joyce and Richard; cherished brother of Clark (Sharon); precious uncle of Courtney, Matt and Laura, died recently. After living in Israel and serving in the Israeli Defense Forces, Mr. Rose returned home to enter the family office furniture business, S. Rose Inc. in 1981 as secretary-treasurer. Utilizing his information technology degree, he computerized the accounting and sales departments. He was loved by the entire company for his wit, wisdom and integrity and respected throughout the contract furniture industry. Mr. Rose’s gift and passion was music. He was an accomplished pianist, and he wrote beautiful compositions loved by all.  He and his wife were Founding Members of Tikvat Yisrael Messianic Synagogue in the late 70's; and Howard was Tikvat's first Worship Director and Leader.  

  • Marvin & Shirley Kursh  ז״ל

    Marvin Kursh   

    1927- March 25, 2012  ב׳ בְּנִיסָן תשע״ב

    2nd of Nisan, 5772

    KURSH MARVIN KURSH, age 85, died on March 25, 2012. Beloved husband of 62 years to the late Shirley (nee Glaz); devoted father of Maureen Reister (Gene), Laura Freeman (Bill), Joni Lichtin (Alan), and Brad Kursh; cherished grandfather of Rich (Anya), Scott (Allyson), and Robin Reister, Michael Freeman, Jared and Chad Lichtin, Julie and Andrew Kursh; adoring great-grandfather of three; loving son of the late Diana (nee Maloveny) and Julius Kursh; loving brother of Myrna Siegler (Larry); dear uncle and great-uncle to his many nieces and nephews, valued friend to many. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, at Bet Olam Cemetery

    Shirley Helen (Glaz) Kursh

    October 8, 1929 - September 4, 2010   ד׳ בְּתִשְׁרֵי תר״צ - כ״ה בֶּאֱלוּל תש״ע

    4th of Tishrei, 5690 - 25th of Elul, 5770

  • Isadore david & Irene Levine ז״ל

    Irene 1923- January 1994

    Isadore Levine 1912- October 1979

    Beloved Parents of Esther Levine-Kursh

  • Dr. David Benjamin & Mrs. Pearl Benjamin  ז״ל

    Dr. David Benjamin May 4, 1997  כ״ז בְּנִיסָן תשנ״ז

    27th of Nisan, 5757

    Mrs. Pearl Benjamin September 24, 1987  ב׳ בְּתִשְׁרֵי תשמ״ח

    1st of Tishrei, 5748  (Rosh Hashanah)

    Beloved parents of Mrs. Sonia (Benjamin) Bihary

  • Helen Bihary  ז״ל

    December 24, 1998

    5th of Tevet, 5759

    ה׳ בְּטֵבֵת תשנ״ט

    Beloved grandmother of Mr. Rick Bihary

  • Marcella bihary  ז״ל

    March 3, 2001   ח׳ בַּאֲדָר תשס״א

    8th of Adar, 5761

    Beloved mother of Mr. Rick Bihary

  • Muriel Feldman Bedoll  ז״ל

    October 24, 1917 - April 3, 2017  (99 years)

    8th of Cheshvan, 5678 - 7th of Nisan, 5777

    ט׳ בְּחֶשְׁוָן תרע״ח - ז׳ בְּנִיסָן תשע״ז

    BEDOLL (nee Feldman). Beloved wife of the late Jack. Loving mother of Robert (Susan), Jeffrey, and Stuart (Christy) Bedoll. Devoted grandmother of David and Deborah Bedoll, Jessica (Charles) Bond and Steve Bedoll. Great grandmother of Dillon and Shayne. Dear sister of the late Edward Feldman. Services will be held Friday, April 7 at 2 PM at the BERKOWITZ-KUMIN-BOOKATZ MEMORIAL CHAPEL 1985 S. Taylor Rd. Cleveland Heights, OH. Interment Mayfield Cemetery. 

  • Dr. leon d. simpson זצ״ל 

    July 28, 1937 - October 27, 2009

    20th of Av, 5697 - 9th of Cheshvan, 5770

    כ׳ בְּאָב תרצ״ז - ט׳ בְּחֶשְׁוָן תש״ע

    Husband of Marilyn R. Simpson, father of Leon Douglas Simpson, Timothy Mark Simpson, and Noelle Lynn Simpson.  College Professor, College President, Editor, Pastor.  He...

    "Open your mouth on behalf of those unable to speak, for the justice of all who are destitute." Proverbs 31:8 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

  • Mr. & Mrs. Ron & Mollie Bayer  ז״ל

    Mollie P. Bayer passed on 08/21/2014, 25th of Av, 5774, כ״ה בְּאָב תשע״ד and  Ronald J. Bayer passed on 12/25/2015 .13th of Tevet, 5776, י״ג בְּטֵבֵת תשע״ו

    RONALD J. BAYER beloved husband of the late Mollie (nee Pasternak). Loving father of Michael (Debra) Bayer, Randi E. Bayer and Janice H. (Dan-deceased) Brady. Devoted grandfather of Joshua, Zachary, Chelsea, Max and Sam. Dear brother of the late Jack, Julius, Morris and Edward Bayer. Services will be held Monday December 28, at 1:00 PM at the BERKOWITZ-KUMIN-BOOKATZ MEMORIAL CHAPEL 1985 S. Taylor Rd. Cleveland Heights, OH. Interment Mt. Olive Cemetery.

    Mollie P. Bayer (nee Pasternak) beloved wife of Ronald J. Loving mother of Michael (Debra) Bayer, Randi E. Bayer and Janice H. (Dan-deceased) Brady. Devoted grandmother of Joshua, Zachary, Chelsea, Max and Sam. Dear sister of Helen (Ernest) Emerman and Donald (Rita) Pasternak. Services will be held Sunday August 24 at 1 PM at the BERKOWITZ-KUMIN-BOOKATZ MEMORIAL CHAPEL 1985 S. Taylor Rd. Cleveland Heights, OH. Interment Mt.Olive Cemetery. 

  • Harold Brick   ז״ל

    October 25, 1917 - September 16, 2011

    9th of Cheshvan, 5678 - 17th of Elul, 5771

    י״ז בֶּאֱלוּל תשע״א - ט׳ בְּחֶשְׁוָן תרע״ח

    HAROLD BRICK, age 93, died September 16, 2011. World War II Army veteran. Beloved husband of Pearl (nee Berger); devoted father of Cynthia Parchim (Norman) of IL, Barbara Brick, Kenneth Brick (Francine) of NY and Joel Brick of IL; dear brother of Celia Berenson and Rose Richman (both deceased); loving grandfather of Judith Pittman (Roger), Hallie Brick (Russell Elliott) and Alison Brick; loving great grandfather of Jessica Pittman. Services will be held at BERKOWITZ-KUMIN-BOOKATZ MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1985 S. TAYLOR RD., CLEVELAND HTS., Sunday, September 18 at 10 AM. Interment Mt. Sinai Cemetery

  • Ernest & Eleanor Gelfand ז״ל


    Apr. 29, 1916 -  May 15, 1999

    26th of Nisan, 5676 - 29th of Iyyar, 5759

    כ״ו בְּנִיסָן תרע״ו -כ״ט בְּאִיָּר תשנ״ט

    Ernest Gelfand was born April 29, 1916 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Max GELFAND and Rose BERGER. He died May 15, 1999 at Hillcrest Hospital, Mayfield Heights at age 83, a resident of Cleveland Heights.


    May 2, 1918 - February 10, 2013

    20th of Iyyar, 5678 - 30th of Sh'vat, 5773

    ל׳ בִּשְׁבָט תשע״ג- כ׳ בְּאִיָּר תרע״ח

     (nee Adler), age 94, beloved wife of the late Ernest. Adored mother of Roberta (Bernard) Siegel, Marlene Gelfand and Marty (Sherry Ball) Gelfand. Treasured grandmother of Scott (Julie) Siegel, Marshall (Kelly) Siegel, Sandra (Adam) Ellis, Katherine (Michael) Fox, Regina (Russell) Krieger, Paul Hotchkiss Gelfand and Eden Gelfand. Devoted great-grand-mother of Meredith, Halle, Lindsey, Sean and Christopher Siegel, Jeremy and Aaron Fox, Reuben and Mallory Krieger, Ezra Ellis. Dear sister of the late Helen Coen and Leonard Adler. Loving aunt. Services were held Tuesday, February 12, at 11 a.m., at the BERKOWITZ-KUMIN-BOOKATZ MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1985 S. Taylor Rd., Cleveland Hts., OH. Interment Mt. Sinai Cemetery. 

  • margaret rose keck  ז״ל


    November 6, 1947 – February 21, 2013

    23 Cheshvan 5708 – 11 Adar 5773

    In loving memory of Margaret Rose Keck, 65, passed away on February 21, 2013. She was born in New York November 6, 1947. Beloved wife to Thomas Keck; dear mother of Luke, Eli and Amanda Cordell; loving grandmother of Shiri, Benjamin, Levi, David and Justice; cherished brother of Mark Fargo. Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 16 at Tikvat Yisrael, 1370 Richmond Road, Lyndhurst, OH 44124 at 6:00 p.m.

    Dear friend of many; And a passionate follower of Messiah Yeshua.  

    In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to

    Yadayim Ozrot - Helping Hands

    A Messianic Ministry to Believers in Israel

    Founded by Tom & Margaret Keck

    Helping Hands

    P.O. Box 78684

    Charlotte, NC 28271



  • David Berger  ז״ל

    David Berger

    September 6, 1921 -  April 14, 2015

    3rd of Elul, 5681 - 25th of Nisan, 5775

    כ״ה בְּנִיסָן תשע״ה - ג׳ בֶּאֱלוּל תרפ״א

    David Berger was born in Cleveland, OH. He died at home in Ventura, CA.  Uncle to: Cynthia Parchim (Norman) of IL, Barbara Brick, Kenneth Brick (Francine) of NY and Joel Brick of IL

  • Joshua Krafcik ז״ל

    Joshua Krafcik

    Wed, 27 October 1954  -  Sun, 27 March 2005

    30th of Tishrei, 5715 - 16th of Adar II, 5765

    ל׳ בְּתִשְׁרֵי תשט״ו - ט״ז בַּאֲדָר ב׳ תשס״ה 

    Husband to Sylvia Greenspan, father of Naomi (Aaron) Malish; member and former Elder andOffice manager of Tikvat Yisrael, active member since the early 1980's.  Loved by all in the congregation and all who knew him.  

  • Sherri Abelson ז״ל

    Feb. 2, 1996,  (12th of Sh'vat, 5756) י״ב בִּשְׁבָט תשנ״ו

    niece to Joyce (Abelson) Iammarino.  

  • Carl & Sophie Gottlieb  ז״ל

    Carl Gottlieb

    June 25, 1977

    9th of Tamuz, 5737 -  ט׳ בְּתַמּוּז תשל״ז

    Sophie Gottlieb

    June 19, 1969

    3rd of Tamuz, 5729 - ג׳ בְּתַמּוּז תשכ״ט

    Parents of Elaine Gottlieb

  • Hilliard & Adelle Abelson  ז״ל

    ABELSON - Hilliard C. 

    December 2, 2015,  (20th of Kislev, 5776) כ׳ בְּכִסְלֵו תשע״ו

    beloved husband of the late Adelle Abelson; loving father of Gary (Marjorie) Abelson and Joyce (Jerry) Iammarino; brother of the late Thelma Schecter; grandfather of Craig (Michelle), Tammy (Michael), Cara and the late Sherri. Also survived by 12 great grandchildren.  WW2 Hero, Bronze Star awarded by President George H.W. Bush. 

    ABELSON - Adelle February 18, 2004, (26th of Sh'vat, 5764)  כ״ו בִּשְׁבָט תשס״ד

    beloved wife of Hilliard Abelson; devoted mother of Gary (Marjorie) Abelson and Joyce (Jerry) Iammarino; loving grandmother of Craig Abelson, Tammy Scholl, Cara Watts and the late Sherri Abelson; sister of Minnie Levenstein and the late Esther Silverstein.  

  • Anthony & Veronica Iammarino  ז״ל

    Parents of Jerry Iammarino, and in-laws to Joyce (Abelson) Iammarino

  • Jared Ranftl ז״ל

    JARED RANFTL 23, of Medina, passed away suddenly on July 31, 2016.  25th of Tamuz, 5776 - כ״ה בְּתַמּוּז תשע״ו

    He was born on October 1, 1992 .  4th of Tishrei, 5753 - ד׳ בְּתִשְׁרֵי תשנ״ג

    Jared worked as a painter for Rescue Painting, but will be remembered most for his love of fishing, camp fires and being outdoors, as well as playing and watching soccer. He had an infectious smile and a big heart. He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him. Jared is survived by his mother, Jeanne Jakubik and his father, Russell Scott Ranftl; his sisters, Kristy (Hans) Luenger and Jessica Ranftl; his stepbrother, Nicholas (Kristi Lee) Stewart; his grandmother, Mary Jakubik; his niece, Eva and nephews, Hansi and Bryan; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his brother, Caleb; and his grandparents, John and Betty Jakubik, Russell Ranftl and Judy Finding. 


  • Gabriella Kamilla Füredi  זצ״ל

    July 21, 2016 - 15th of Tamuz, 5776 ט״ו בְּתַמּוּז תשע״ו

    Gabriella was a Hungarian Messianic Jewish Believer and a "Shaliach" to the country of Sierra Leon.  She spoke many languages including Hebrew, Hungarian and English.  Gabriella literally gave her life away serving the poor among the poorest people in one of the most dangerous places in the world.  Tikvat Yisrael loved her very much and supported her work in Africa financially until she succumbed to Leukemia.  


  • Col. Austin theodore flagg ז״ל

    Father of Nancy Katz

    May 26, 1924 - May 14, 2003

    22nd of Iyyar, 5684 - 12th of Iyyar, 5763

    כ״ב בְּאִיָּר תרפ״ד - י״ב בְּאִיָּר תשס״ג

  • Baruch & Chaika Sadkin  ז״ל

    Grandparents of Joyce (Abelson) Iammarino

    Chaika: September 17, 1970  16th of Elul, 5730,  ט״ז בֶּאֱלוּל תש״ל

    Baruch: 1973

  • Albert Detorre & Rita Machovina  Detorre  ז״ל

    Rita: (1987) Albert (1995)

  • Yoav Burstein ז״ל

    Father of Dalia Kutnick & grandfather to Ilan Kutnick

    November 11, 2011 ; י״ד בְּחֶשְׁוָן תשע״ב

  • Berton (Baruch) Kutnick  ז״ל

    Husband of Dalia Kutnick & father to Ilan Kutnick

    September, 1992

  • Mr. & Mrs. Vernon & Kathryn Louise

    Grimmison Simpson ז״ל 

    Kathryn: (June 1989) Vernon (August 1977)

  • Mr. & Mrs. Jerry & Rose Ferron ז״ל 

    Rose : Sept. 20, 2004

    25th of Elul, 5774

    כ״ה בֶּאֱלוּל תשע״ד

    Jerry: Sept. 9, 1972

    1st of Tishrei, 5733   (Rosh Hashanah)

    א׳ בְּתִשְׁרֵי תשל״ג


    10 November 2013 = 7th of Kislev, 5774

    ז׳ בְּכִסְלֵו תשע״ד

  • Pedro Santiago Negron ז״ל 

    Father – Pedro Santiago Jr.

  • Dan Haislet ז״ל 

    Wed, 11 October 2017  - 21st of Tishrei, 5778   (Sukkot VII Hoshana Rabbah)

    כ״א בְּתִשְׁרֵי תשע״ח

    HAISLET age 72 of Parma. Beloved husband of Jessica Haislet (nee Ward) for 23 years. Devoted father of Jascenna Haislet, Teresa Adkinson (Lyle), Jason Haislet (Michelle), Michael Fairman (Laura), Stephen Fairman (Rebecca) and John VanWarmer (Catherine); loving grandfather of 12 and several great-grandchildren; dear son of the late Gerald Haislet and Georgia Haislet (nee Kempton); cherished friend of all. Danny never knew a stranger. Passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Memorials may be forwarded to anything supporting West Nile Virus research. 

  • Michael Dennis Valan III ז״ל

    Michael Dennis Valan, III, age 68 of Pottsboro, Texas passed away on 1/11/18; 

    24th of Tevet, 5778

    כ״ד בְּטֵבֵת תשע״ח

    Michael was a teacher for disadvantaged youth and served in the United States Marine Corps. Michael was the beloved husband of Mary Kay (Bakaitis); loving father of Michael (Kathy), Michele Gillotti (Ben), and Melissa Wood (Mike); devoted grandfather of Jennifer, Michael, Kaitlyn, and Tyler; great-grandfather of 2, and uncle of many; dear son of the late Michael and Barbara; dear grandson of the late Michael and Eva.

  • Eugene Soltzberg ז״ל

    Wed, 18 April 2018 (after sundown)

    4th of Iyyar, 5778   (Yom Ha'atzmaut - Israel's Independence Day)

    ד׳ בְּאִיָּר תשע״ח

    Eugene Soltzberg, age 80, of Cleveland, born March 18, 1938, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2018. Preceded in death by his loving parents Maurice and Ethel Soltzberg and his sister, Leatrice (Soltzberg) Gordon. Survived by his wife Catherine Roman Soltzberg, and by his sons, Terry Soltzberg (Sherry) of Solon and Kevin Soltzberg (Linda) of North Ridgeville, OH and four grandchildren as well as numerous cousins and friends. Graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 22 at Mount Olive Cemetery, 27855 Aurora Rd, Solon, OH 44139, with Rabbi Eric Lakatos officiating. The family will be celebrating his memorial of life at a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, please consider planting a tree of life in Eugene’s memory in Israel. https://holylandtree.ecwid.com/Plant-a-Tree-for-Someone-in-Israel-c14772429

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