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KALPAKJIAN, GARY - Delray Beach  
KALPAKJIAN--Gary, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great -grandfather, died on April 21st, 2015 in Gulf Stream, Florida. Born in Constanza, Romania in 1927 to loving Armenian parents Mihran and Nevart Kalpakjian, in 1937 he left Europe with his parents and brother Henry to come to America. They settled in Brooklyn, where he met Helen Hartigan, whom he married in 1950. He graduated Brooklyn Technical High School and enlisted in the US Navy at the outbreak of World War II, but after losing his brother in the war he completed his service in Jacksonville, Florida. Gary started his first successful food business selling sandwiches over the fence at JAX naval air station to fellow servicemen. This began a period of great entrepreneurial invention and success. After leaving the Navy, he and Helen started a family and soon settled in Dix Hills, Long Island. There, Gary pioneered a home frozen food delivery service named Thrift-Pak, and over the next 30 years he expanded the business nationwide as Colorado Prime, eventually earning a public listing on the New York Stock Exchange. His foresight in combining convenience and quality with home delivery anticipated many current trends, proving itself far ahead of its time. In addition to being a brilliant and creative businessman, Gary was a warm and charismatic human being with a great sense of humor who loved food, wine, and social gatherings with family and friends. He believed in and lived the American Dream with the love of his life Helen and their three children Lydia, Gary, and Craig. He enjoyed his success in true style, pursuing his passions for art and architecture, including commissioning the great post-modern architect Robert Venturi to build a family home in Glen Cove, New York in 1983. He is survived by his wife Helen Kalpakjian and his three children Lydia Kalpakjian-Cox, Gary Henry Kalpakjian, Craig Mihran Kalpakjian; his three grandchildren Robert Mihran Cox, Lillian Brinton Cox, David Kalpakjian Cox; and great-grandson Ethan Sebastian Cox. Funeral services and entombment were held in Florida. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to Catholic Charities USA www.catholiccharitiesusa.org /Donate. Lorne & Sons Funeral Home, Delray Beach, FL.
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Published in The New York Times on Apr. 29, 2015
KARDON, ANNETTE  
KARDON--Annette Rappaport, of Scarsdale, NY, on April 26, 2015, peacefully at age 96. Beloved wife of the late Leonard Kardon. Devoted mother to Stephen (predeceased), Nancy, Peter, and James, and a special motherin-law to Nataline, Ellen, David, Joe, Dee Ella, and Nancy. Adoring grandmother of many, and great-grandmother of 10. From her parents, who wandered long before immigrating to the US, she learned to love world travel. Her children learned from her a love of theater. A Hunter College graduate who earned an MA from Columbia with a thesis on existentialist novels, she taught English for 18 years at Dodge Vocational High School in the Bronx. A past president of Scarsdale Women's ORT, she was a long-time member of Temple Israel of White Plains. Services will be held at 10am on Tuesday, April 28, at Riverside Memorial Chapel, 21 W. Broad St., Mt. Vernon, NY. Donations may be made to Women's ORT.
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Published in The New York Times on Apr. 28, 2015
KATZ, MICHAEL  
KATZ--Michael. The Bay Terrace Garden Jewish Center mourns the tragic passing, on April 26, 2015, of Michael Katz, our dear friend, esteemed member, dedicated trustee and visionary past president. Michael's brilliance in so many fields of endeavor was matched by his courage and his groundbreaking and tireless advocacy for the health and well-being of those similarly afflicted with multiple myeloma. Michael was admired for his devotion to his loving wife Susan, his adoring children Jason (Sharon), Jeffrey (Dodie), Jonathan (Rebecca), grandchildren and extended family, his fierce loyalty to his many friends and his love of Judaism. His life will be an inspiration to us all. He will be sorely missed but never forgotten. Eli Koenig, M.D., Co-Pres. Marilyn Bitterman, Co-Pres. Rabbi Shlomo Blickstein Rabbi Emeritus, Hyman Levine Cantor Victor Wortman
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Published in The New York Times on May 1, 2015
KING, BEN  
KING--Ben E. We mourn the loss of our client and friend. An iconic entertainer, a devoted family man and a fine gentleman. Our sincerest condolences to his wife, Betty, and their family. Randy Irwin Peter Lane, Esq.
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Published in The New York Times on May 3, 2015
KIRKPATRICK, ANISE - San Francisco  
KIRKPATRICK--Anise. Anise Wallace Kirkpatrick, 62, died after a long struggle with cancer on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at her home in San Francisco. Born on January 17, 1953 in Atlanta, Georgia, she graduated from the University of Georgia. During the 1970's and 80's Anise was a financial journalist in New York, a senior writer for Institutional Investor magazine, freelance reporter for The New York Times Business section (where she described how portfolio insurance led to the 1987 stock market crash), and reporter for the American Banker newspaper and Pensions and Investments magazine. In 1991 she moved to San Francisco and in 1995 received an M.A. in Library Science from San Jose State University. Anise was an early adopter of the Internet and used it innovatively in a successful financial research company she founded in 1995 and directed until 2012. In 1995 she married David Kirkpatrick. The couple lived in London before resettling in San Francisco in 1997. They traveled extensively in Europe and the United States, often hiking or skiing. Insatiably curious, Anise was an avid reader, a lover of nature, art, and gardening, and a fan of the San Francisco Giants. She was treasured for her generosity, warmth, wisdom, playful sense of humor, and enthusiastic spirit. She is survived by her husband, David, and niece, Emily Ferguson. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation or Friends of the Urban Forest.
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Published in The New York Times on May 3, 2015
Korn, Betty Brown - Stamford  
1926 - 2015 Betty Brown Korn, aged 89, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the Sunrise Senior Living Community in McLean, VA after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Betty was born April 6, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Maurice C. Brown and Frieda G. Berman. She graduated from Erasmus Hall High School in 1943 and attended Finch College in New York City. Born Betty Faith Brown, she was married in 1955 to Edward W. Korn, and was by his side for 57 years. Ed was a World War II vet, and an executive with Macy's New York for 43 years. They lived in Manhattan, then moved to Forest Hills, Queens for 20 years, where they raised their two sons. They resided in Stamford, Connecticut for 35 years after Ed was named store manager of Macy's New Haven in 1978. After Ed's passing in 2012, Betty moved to McLean, Virginia to live close to family. Betty devoted her life to her family. Aside from raising her sons, Betty also cared for her mother, mother-in-law and one of her aunts. Betty was also an active volunteer: driving an ambulance for the Red Cross after WWII; recording books for the blind; and raising funds to support the PTA for her sons' schools. After moving to Connecticut, Betty became a licensed real estate broker and was a member of both the Stamford and Greenwich, CT Boards of Realtors. In her spare time, Betty enjoyed the arts, avidly visiting museums and attending classical music concerts. She completed many needlepoint, knitting and sewing projects; she painted modern art; and she enjoyed ballet dancing when young. Her passion was gourmet cooking, spending hours cooking and baking, and in her 70's began to write a cookbook so she could pass down her recipes to her children and grandchildren. Betty is survived by her sister, Paula (Peggy) Akst of Palm Beach; her two sons: Bill Korn of Basking Ridge, NJ, and Matt Korn of McLean, VA, their wives Beth and Cindy, and 4 grandchildren: David, Rachel, Sandra and Sarah Korn. She was laid to rest at Mount Hebron Cemetery in Queens, NY at her husband's side.
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Published on NYTimes.com from Apr. 27 to Apr. 28, 2015
KOUSI, JOHN  
KOUSI--John D., long time resident of New York City died on April 4 in Malibu, CA. from complications of quadriplegia. John was born in Bay Shore long Island on January 21, 1934. He graduated from Yale University and New York University Law school and began his career practicing corporate law at Lovejoy Wasson Lundrgren and Ashton in New York City. He served as President of Fairfield International, a ship- owning firm, for 14 years. In 1987 he was one of the founding shareholders of Eastwind Maritime, an international shipping firm that came to own and operate dry bulk carriers, refrigerated ships, oil tankers, and container- ships. Following his retirement he remained involved for the rest of his life with private investments in international shipping. He will be so missed by his wife Elizabeth Easter Kousi, his wife of 50 years and their daughters, Christina Kousi Dobbs of London, England and Katherine Kousi of Malibu, CA. and his six grandsons - Conway Dobbs, Sinclair Dobbs, Ossian Dobbs, Aidan Flanigan, Truman Flanigan and Fergus Flanigan.
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Published in The New York Times on May 4, 2015
KREINDLER, ELLEN  
KREINDLER--Ellen Cohen. Dr. Valentin Fuster, Director of Mount Sinai Heart, and the entire Mount Sinai family mourn the loss of our dear and loving friend Ellen. Her great support and spirit will be forever cherished and remembered. We share our deepest condolences and heart-felt sympathies with her husband Donald, children Russell, Carlen, and John, their spouses, and grandchildren. Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD Physician-in-Chief, The Mount Sinai Hospital Director, Mount Sinai Heart
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Published in The New York Times on May 2, 2015
KREINDLER, ELLEN  
KREINDLER--Ellen Cohen. Called by some "The Fabulous Ellen K", she was beautiful, elegant, artistically gifted and very accomplished, but most of all, she had an infinite capacity for love. Her love for her husband Donald, her children Russell Cohen, Carlen Leeser, John Cohen and their spouses, and her eight grandchildren and one great- granddaughter, was so deep and everlasting and was returned in equal measure by all of them. She loved and was loved in turn by many others. She will be sorely missed. Services: Friday, May 1 at 11am at Frank E. Campbell, Madison Avenue and 81st Street. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Mt. Sinai Heart.
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Published in The New York Times on Apr. 29, 2015
KUNHARDT, KATHARINE  
KUNHARDT--Katharine Trowbridge, of Chappaqua NY and Hancock, ME, died peacefully at home on April 29, 2015. Married to Philip B. Kunhardt, Jr. who died in 2006. She is survived by six adoring children and their spouses, eighteen grandchildren, two brothers, many nieces, nephews and her yellow lab Annie. Author of the children's book "Count the Puppies." She lovingly brought 162 puppies into the world.
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Published in The New York Times on May 1, 2015
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