CHANEN HYMAN B., passed away on March 23, 2003 in Tucson, Arizona, formerly of Philadelphia, PA, born Dec. 4, 1915 to the late Harry and Edith Chanen; beloved husband of Anne Harris Chanen for 65 beautiful years; devoted father to Rochelle Sulman and her husband, the late Michael Sulman, and Larry Chanen and his partner, Jack Burkhalter; beloved grandfather to Stacy (Moti) Sulman Kahana and Erik (Dara) Sulman and great grandfather to David and Mikaela Kahana; loving brother to Edward Chanen and his wife Claire Chanen; dear brother-in-law to the late Sylvia and Ascher Penn and the late Dr. Arnold and Ethel Harris; cherished uncle to Joel (Janice) Chanen, Betsy (Michael) Lambert, Eileen (Michael) Posnick, Barbara (Vic) Miles, Noreen Levi, Alan (Nancy) Harris and the late Ronald Penn; loving great uncle to Robin (Keith) Chanen, Holly (Herman) Movsowitz, Erica, Rachel, and Adam Lambert, Joshua Posnick, and Danielle Levi. Hy was a community leader in the Philadelphia area, serving as a chair of the Northeast Philadelphia Jewish Community Relations Council. He spearheaded interfaith programs and was past president of the Oxford Circle Jewish Community Center. Hy strongly believed in equal rights for all, had a passion for music, a great love of learning and a deep intellect, and above all cherished his family. His kindness and inner strength will live through us all. Funeral Services were held in Tucson, Arizona. A Memorial Service will be held in Philadelphia at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60611 or Handmaker Hospice, 2221 N. Rosemont Blvd., P.O. Box 13090, Tucson, AZ 85732. Local arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY, Tucson, AZ.
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Published in Philadelphia Inquirer and/or Philadelphia Daily News on Mar. 26, 2003