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The Koplowitz Connection to the Lentzner and Wyman Families

MARRIAGE RECORD OF BRUCHA LENTZNER AND SZYMON KOPLEWICZ

Archiwum Panstwowe w Czestochowie uprzejmie informuje, ze w wyniku przeprowadzonej kwerendy odnaleziono nastepujacy akt metrykalny z akt zespolu Urzedu Sanu Cywilnego Gminy Wyznania Mojzeszowego Szczekociny:- akt malzenstwa Szymona Koplewicza syna Jakoba Koplewicza i Basi Koplewicz z domu Wilderman i Bruchy Lenczner córki Icyka Lenczneraa i Gitli Rywy Lenczner z domu Gliksman Nr 14/1889 r.PSA: KOPLEWICZ Szymon; 1889 M 14 LENCZNER Brucha; 1889 M 14 Szczekociny, Kielce Gubernia.

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BETTY and HARRIET KOPLOWITZ

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Abraham ‘Abe’ Wyman with his sister, Selma. Abe, who was Eugene Wyman’s Father, married the two Koplowitz sisters, Betty and Harriett, in turn. These sisters were the daughters of Herman Lentzner’s sister, Brucha. Before moving to Los Angeles, where he owned a Meissen porcelain shop on North La Cienega Boulevard, Abe had a business in Du Quoin IL, not far from St. Louis. As his death notice in the LA Times indicates, Abe had two additional sons: Dr. Milford Wyman and Melvin Wyman. Abe and Selma’s father was Mendel Wajman. Photo taken in 1950 at Merrill and Sandra Bonar’s wedding.

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Eugene ‘Gene’ Wyman, Abe Wyman’s son (left), with Alzyk ‘Ishah’ Szerc at the wedding of Merrill and Sandra Bonar. Eugene Wyman was a prominent attorney who founded a large entertainment law firm in Los Angeles and, served as Chairman of the California Democratic Party. Gene’s mother was Betty Koplowitz, the daughter of Herman Lentzner’s sister, Brucha.

HARRY KOPLOWITZ

Harry, 30 Jul 64, p4C

The following message was sent to Chick Lehrer by Harold Koplowitz (Julius’ son) on February 17, 2011:

“I am Harry Koplowitz’s grandson, i.e., first cousin once removed from Gene Wyman. I think Herman Lentzner and maybe Glickman helped Harry get in the schmata business in St. Louis. Harry had a daughter and three sons, including my dad, Julius (first cousin to Gene), who was born in Valier, Ill., and grew up in St. Louis, and knew Abe and Harriet Wyman when they lived in Du Quoin, Ill. Everyone was in the dress business.”

Estelle, 9 May 1995

CARL KOPLOWITZ

Carl KOPLOWITZ b.1 May 1896 POLAND; d.21 Jul 1951 St. Louis MO; m.6 Dec 1924 Ida Chaje SIGAL b.4 Dec 1896 Fastov, RUSSIA; d.13 Oct 1988. Children: Lillian and Shirley

Lillian KOPLOWITZ b.3 Oct 1925 St. Louis MO; d. Oct. 30, 2012; m. Sol KLARFELD October 25, 2012

 Obituary of Lillian Koplowitz Klarfeld

Klarfeld, Lillian Lil Oct. 30, 2012; Beloved wife of the late Solomon ‘Sol’ Klarfeld; dear mother and mother-in-law of Kerry (Sandra) Klarfeld, the late Neal Klarfeld and the late Barbara Klarfeld; dear sister and sister-in-law of Shirley (the late Chuck) Kranzberg, the late Esther (the late Eugene) Fradkin and the late Paul (Dorothy) Kaplan; dear sister-in-law of the late Genia (the late Aron) Strenger and the late Ely (the late Frania) Klarfeld; dear grandmother of David, Jason, and Brian Klarfeld; dear aunt and friend. Services: Graveside service Friday, November 2nd, 2:30 p.m. at Chevra Kadisha Cemetrery 1601 North & South Road. Memorial contributions preferred to a charity of your choice. Please visit bergermemorialchapel.com for more information. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE. Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatchon November 1, 2012.

Obituary of Solomon Klarfeld

Solomon ‘Sol’ Klarfeld, died October 25, 2012. Beloved husband of Lillian Klarfeld; dear father and father-in-law of Kerry (Sandra) Klarfeld, the late Neal Klarfeld and the late Barbara Klarfeld; dear grandfather of David, Jason, and Brian Klarfield; dear brother and brother-in-law of the late Genia (the late Aron) Strenger and the late Ely (the late Frania) Klarfeld; dear brother-in-law of Shirley (late Chuck) Kranzberg, the late Esther (the late Eugene) Fradkin and the late Paul (Dorothy) Kaplan; dear uncle and friend. Graveside service Friday, October 26, 2:30 pm at Chevra Kadisha Cemetery, 1601 North & South Road. Memorial contributions preferred to a charity of your choice. Berger Memorial.

 

Shirley KOPLOWITZ b.5 Nov 1929 St. Louis MO; m. KRANZBERG

HENRY KOPLOWITZ

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Eugene LENTZNER thinks this photo might be that Henry KOPLOWITZ, 1896-1967 and his wife, Goldie Bobroff (1901-1904)

HERMAN KOPLOWITZ

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Herman Koplowitz, son of Szymon Koplewicz and Brucha Lentzner. Brucha was Herman Lentzner’s sister.

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Sarah Goldsmith, the wife of Herman Koplowitz

Herman Koplowitz d. 1966; m. Sarah Goldsmith d. 1986.

Carol Cherman reports: My grandfather, Herman, was in the shmata business.  He had a leather sportswear company, named after my cousin Julie.  It was called Julie Kaye Sportswear.  My uncle, Gene, was tangentially in the shmata business.  He did something with zippers and with thread over the years.  My aunt, Gloria, taught sewing and worked for Gene doing tailoring and repairs when he had a dry cleaning store for awhile.  My mother ran my grandfather’s business after he died, until the business could be sold.

Children of Herman and Sarah Koplowitz:

1) Abraham ‘Abe’ Koplowitz b. 1922; d. 1959

2) Diana Betty Koplowitz Cherman b. 1924 St. Louis MO  m. Alan Cherman (3 children)

3) Gloria (Koplowitz) Elroy (b. 1927)  Married Robert Elroy. Their children:

a. Brian Elroy b. abt. 1953

b. Glen Elroy m. Susan Children: Their children:

Vanessa Elroy

Sarah Elroy b. 1987

4) Eugene ‘Gene’ Bernard Koplowitz (changed surname to Kaye) d. 2007; m. Shelley Joan Nathanson. Shelly’s brother is Richard Gary Nathanson. Gary’s son is Jeff Nathanson, the movie writer who wrote the recent Indiana Jones, Rush Hour 2, The Terminal, Catch Me If You Can.

Their children:

a. Alan Mitchell Kaye b. abt. 1953

Alan Mitchell Kaye was founder and President of PathNet Esoteric Laboratory Institute In Van Nuys CA. PathNet provided pathology services nationwide in the United States. PathNet, created in 1996 by Alan and his wife, Randi Kaye sold in 2008 to Laboratory Corporation of America: LabCorp.

Alan Kaye is additionally cofounder of the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) and a member of the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Directors Consumer Liaison Group (DCLG).

1st wife: m. Randi (d. abt 2001) Their children:

Joshua Kaye

Andrew Kaye m. Sarina Araujo. Their children: 3 daughters

2nd wife: Their children:

Three girls through marriage who are in law school.

b. David Martin Kaye m. Tami. Their children:

Ashlee Kaye

Jeffrey Kaye

c. Julie Berth Kaye Dunn b. 1958, d. 2010;  m. Richard Dunn. Their children:

Brandyn Dunn b. 1986

The following article concerning Diana Koplowiotz Cherman’s efforts to save the Santa Monica Pier appeared in the Free Venice Beachhead of October 2007:

Santa Monica Pier Savior

A wrong needs to be righted. A live-wire senior member of the Israel Levin Center on the Venice Boardwalk, Diana Cherman, is the savior of the Santa Monica Pier, for which she has received no credit. In 1973 the Santa Monica City Council campaigned to tear down the pier. Diana jumped to the rescue, bolstered by her background in political science at U.C.L.A. She started to petition for a redress of grievances. The current director of the pier restoration committee (Ben-Franz Knight) recently stated that there was a save-the-pier campaign in the 70’s. It ousted the City Council, saved the pier and grew into the Santa Monica for Renters Rights movement. No mention of Diana. She was not spotlighted for her exceptional civic deed. No remarks on her spearheading the establishment of the peoples of Santa Monica. She started the gathering of stacks and stacks of signatures only to be hobbled by the council, which challenged the legality of the petitions because of incorrect forms. She was forced to repeat the whole process in requisite legal form and thus onto the Save- the-Pier ballot. Meanwhile Diana placed newspaper adds opposing the Terrible – Three GRRs – Councilmen Garille, Reidy and Rinck, which secured the overwhelming vote against them. They were booted out of office and the pier was saved! Subsequently the Santa Monica Businessmen’s group offered Diana their full financial backing for a run at city council office. She was appearing on T.V. channels 2-4-7 and her prospects were good. To run however, she was required to move from West L.A. to Santa Monica, and given the lack of support from her husband, this marked the end of her political career. They later divorced. People feel there is no Santa Monica without the pier, it’s the soul of Santa Monica. Having had to suffer watching the Venice and Washington street piers being left to deteriorate, Diana said at the time, “They’re not going to knock down my pier.” The citizens of the Westside are surely the unheralded possessors of many other strong tales to tell, if only given a tap on the shoulder. Right now a city commendation presented to Diana at the Santa Monica Pier would seem at minimum to be a long delayed singular honor due to her… BRAVA Diana CHERMAN QUE VIVA.

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  1. Alan Kaye
    (Father: Gene Kaye. (Kay was Koplowitz).

    Alan Kaye, past owner of PathNet Esoteric Laboratory Institute (PathNet. http://www.pathnetlab.com Cofounder of the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) http://www.nccc-online.org http://www.GIAHC.org
    Member of the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Directors Consumer Liaison Group (DCLG). Other family reletives on my moms side other then my Dads Koplowitz members are: Nathanson, Chase.

  2. Alan Kaye. Son of Eugene Bernard Koplowitz. Eugene was one of four children to Herman and Sarah Koplowitz. Eugene changed his last name to KAYE. Eugene married Shelley Joan Nathanson. Her brother is Richard Gary Nathanson.

    Eugene and Shelley had three children, Alan Mitchell Kaye, David Martin Kaye and Julie Beth Kaye.

  3. Alan Mitchell Kaye was founder and Pressident of PathNet Esoteric Laboratory Institute In Van Nuys Ca. PathNet provided pathology services nationwide in the United States. PathNet began in 1996 by Alan and his wife, Randi Kaye. PathNet was sold in 2008 to Laboratory Corporation of America LabCorp.

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