Huntsville, Alabama, Maple Hill Cemetery - In
Chaim - Tree of Life. Marker adjacent to Jewish Gravestone
inscription in the Shield of David is an abbreviation for po nikbar or
po nitman, meaning "here lies."
inscription at the top right is an abbreviation of a verse from the
Bible from the first book of Samuel, 25:29, "May his soul be bound up
in the bond of eternal life".
1921 - April 14, 2008
Hovanes, 86, of Huntsville passed away Monday. Mr. Hovanes, a survivor
of Pearl Harbor, served throughout World War II in the Pacific Theater
and was present at Okinawa. He was a retired aerospace engineer and
sculptor. He received his degree in fine art from Canterbury University
in New Zealand. Survivors include his wife, Cecily Hovanes; sons,
Michael, Stephen, Robert, Peter, Bruce, and Kenneth Hovanes; and nine
Sylvia W. Jupiter
Sylvia Wagner Jupiter, 77, of Huntsville died Thursday in Puerto Limon,
Costa Rica. The funeral will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Laughlin Service
Funeral Home chapel with Rabbi Bernard Brown officiating.
Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Jupiter was a veteran of the Women's Army Corps before retiring
with the rank of captain and was a life member of the Retired Officers
Association. She was a member of Temple B'nai Sholom where she taught
Hebrew school and was active in the sisterhood. She was a life member
of Hadassah and served as treasurer of the local chapter for 20 years.
She worked as a volunteer in the Meals on Wheels program and the
Interfaith Volunteers Transportation Service.
Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Alvin M. Jupiter; two
daughters, Karen Pline of Marietta, Ga., and Ellen Hernandez of
Lafayette, La.; two brothers, Joseph Wagner and Phillip Wagner, both of
Jackson Heights, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.
Levine, age 66, of Anthem, passed away Friday, May 28, 2004 after a
valiant battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Mary; son Steve
(Tori) of Irving, Texas; daughters Sharri Boyett of San Marcos, Texas,
and Tamara Levine of Houston; step-daughter Julie Melson of Phoenix;
two grandsons and one granddaughter; and brothers Allen (Marlene) of El
Paso, Texas, Seymour (Marjorie) of Marietta, Ga., and Neil (Laurie) of
Cherry Hill, N.J.
In 1958 he graduated from New York City Community College with an
associates degree in electrical engineering. Sheldon worked as a
telemetry designer on the Saturn Project and then moved to Houston,
where he worked on several Apollo Space Missions. He returned to
Phoenix 26 years ago from Pennsylvania. Most recently he was a
consultant employed as a Certified Software Test Engineer. He enjoyed
hunting and working on his cabin in northern Arizona. Sheldon will be
buried in Huntsville, Ala.
Carolyn & William Greenbaum
two hands above Carolyn's name are arranged for the Priestly Blessing.
This is a symbol of the Kohen or Cohen (Hebrew for priest). The plural
form is Kohanim or Cohanim. Kohanim are assumed to be direct male
descendants of Aaron, who was the first Kohen and the brother of Moses.
In addition, the Levis would wash the hands of the Cohanim
before they performed their priestly duties as shown above William's
Hamet - respect for the dead
Jewish custom, to place a pebble or small stone on a grave when one
visits a cemetery. This is intended to convey a three-fold message.
"You are not forgotten." "See, I have been here." "I have added to your
placing a stone we further participate in the "construction" of the
tombstone -- which in itself constitutes a Mitzvah.
Tom Irvine Email: firstname.lastname@example.org