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June Heiser


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June Heiser Obituary
December 7, 1916 - March 9, 2017 June Heiser died gracefully on March 9, 2017 at her home in Los Angeles, CA, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. June was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 7, 1916 to Celia and Morris Levine. She was the oldest of four children - her younger siblings were Irene, Lila and Julius. June was a proud alumna of Brooklyn College, class of 1938. She worked as an assistant buyer at Macy's during college and became a social worker with the NY Department of Social Services upon graduation. She met Saul Heiser as a senior in high school, and they were married in 1940. Saul trained to be a physician, and served as a medical officer in the Philippines during WWII, an unwelcome separation for the loving couple. After a brief stint in Los Angeles from 1948-1949, Saul and June made LA their permanent home in 1953. June was a dedicated volunteer at Daniel Freeman Hospital in Inglewood, serving as President of the auxiliary. She was active in B'nai Israel synagogue in the Crenshaw District and in her local Hadassah group. After Saul died in 1981, she was introduced to and married Louis Shub, whose lectures she and Saul had attended for decades at the University of Judaism. A lifelong learner, June took classes in finance, politics, philosophy and literature at the UCLA Plato Society and at the University of Judaism. June cherished traveling with her family, visiting dozens of countries on six continents. June was a gifted pianist, golfer, bridge player, and kugel maker. June is survived by her daughter Judy Schiffner (and husband Herb), son Joel Heiser; grandchildren and their spouses: Sarah, Andrew, Marc, Maureen, Julie, Daniel, and Mariana; great-grandchildren: Ryan, Brady, Jackie, Mia, and Jacob; her two siblings: Lila Matlin and Julius Levine (and wife Marilyn Levine), and many nieces and nephews. Donations in June Heiser's Memory can be made to: The Louis Shub Documentation Center at American Jewish University, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, Humane Society, and Hadassah.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Mar. 17 to Mar. 20, 2017
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