Obituaries: July 13th, 2023
Helene Barcoff

Helene Barcoff

Helene Barcoff, 83, passed away June 26, 2023. Her daughters, Tami and Stacey, write:

“Dear Mom,

“We were so lucky to share so much of our lives with you for so long and we are going to desperately miss having you here to share the rest. You bravely and relentlessly fought so many health challenges right up until the very end and we are grateful for every second we had together.

“We owe who we are and what we have accomplished in our lives to you. You were always there to be our cheerleader in the good times and to hold our hands in the tough times. We are going to miss talking to you each day, traveling the world with you and celebrating every holiday together.

“We will forever cherish your unconditional support for your family. You were such a light in this world and an incredible force in any room you walked into. Everybody that met you absolutely adored you and felt loved by you.

“You were blessed to have two precious loves in your life — Bert, our father, and Jeff, lovingly known as our Papa Jeff. We are grateful knowing that you are now joining them and giving them much-needed hugs. Please give hugs to Rick and smooches to Maddie, Bumpy and Barney too.

“While you are gone physically, you live on in us and in the hearts of Chuck, Brady, Casey, Brooks and Gabbi.


Tami (Barcoff) Schneider & Stacey (Barcoff) Butler.”

Rabbi Debra J. Robbins officiated at a graveside service June 28 at Temple Emanu-El Cemetery.

Donations can be made in Helene’s memory to Camp Sabra through the following link:!/
donation/checkout. She has been credited with building the Dallas and Camp Sabra connection.

Sandra Freed

Sandra Freed

Sandra Freed, almost 88, died unexpectedly but peacefully on Tuesday morning, June 27, 2023, at her home in Austin. Sandra was wife to Buddy z”l for 61 years until he passed away in 2017; mother to Monica Freed Faber (Andy), Shari Freed Stein (Eric) and Leslie Freed Frishberg (Jack); grandmother to Emily Stein (Zach Lindauer), Gil Faber (Amber), Sam Stein, Hannah Frishberg, Charlie Stein (Van Wagner) and Bernadette Frishberg; and great-grandmother to Shelby Faber and Benjamin Freed Lindauer.

Sandra lived a life dedicated to supporting her family, community and Jewish causes. Born Marilyn Sandra Miron in New Orleans, Sandra moved in 1947 to Fort Worth, where she graduated salutatorian at Paschal High School. While attending The University of Texas at Austin, “Miss Rosie,” Sandra’s boarding house mom, introduced her to Buddy and they were married shortly thereafter. Buddy moved Sandra to Crystal City, Texas, where his family ranched. While there, Sandra taught high school and piano. Eighteen months, one week and three days later, Sandra moved Buddy to Fort Worth, where they raised their family, grew Freed Appliance Distributors and became leaders of the Jewish community.

In Fort Worth, Sandra tirelessly served the Jewish community as president of the Fort Worth National Council of Jewish Women, Beth-El Congregation Sisterhood, Fort Worth Chapter of Hadassah and the Fort Worth and Tarrant County Jewish Federation. Sandra also served as vice president of Temple Beth-El, Dan Danciger JCC and Fort Worth Hebrew Day School, in addition to chairing numerous events and fundraising efforts. Sandra was also recognized with numerous awards for her dedication and the successful programs that brought her so much pride including the 1982 B’nai B’rith “Man of the Year.” All the while, Sandra was an amazing gardener and entertainer. She and Buddy hosted enormous and renowned New Year’s Eve parties and Sukkot gatherings that included hundreds of people and lots and lots of casseroles.

In 2003, Sandra and Buddy joined their daughter Shari and her family in Austin, where once again she dedicated herself to her new community and served on various committees including the Austin Jewish Film Festival. Sandra loved movies and Broadway shows, but her true love was making challahs to share at gatherings; “party trash,” which she sent worldwide to children and grandchildren; and cheesecakes, which she gave to anyone who showed her kindness. Sandra was not just a passionate mah jongg player, but created a legacy of players because she was also an excellent teacher.

Recently, Sandra struggled with melanoma, with which she was diagnosed shortly after Buddy’s death. She feared most that she would go blind or lose her leg from the cancer or the treatment, which she absolutely hated, but she survived to dance at her granddaughter Emily’s wedding and, in April, to welcome Emily and Zach’s son, Benjamin. She was able to leave this earth on terms she probably would have agreed to.

May Sandra’s memory be a blessing and may her family find comfort among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem and around the world.

Norman Rosenstein

Norman Rosenstein

Norman Rosenstein, 70, a beloved partner, brother, uncle and friend, passed away July 4, 2023. He left behind a legacy of love and cherished memories.

Born in 1952, Norman was the son of the late Irving and Leola Rosenstein of Asheville, North Carolina. Throughout his life he exemplified compassion, kindness, generosity and an unwavering commitment to his loved ones. Norman’s warm smile, gentle demeanor and infectious laugh touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Norman is survived by his partner of 29 years, Dale Rose, as well as his sister Anne Crowell; by his nieces, Iris Osteen, Carol Walker and Samantha Heafner; and by his nephews, Josh and Charlie Rosenstein. They were like children to him and he took great joy in their accomplishments and in the remarkable individuals they became. In addition, Norman leaves behind his great-niece, Carly Walker, and great-nephew, Caleb Walker. He took joy in watching them grow and held great pride and admiration for both of them. He was preceded in death by his sister Sharon Heafner and his brother Jack Rosenstein.

Norman Rosenstein leaves behind a profound legacy of love, generosity, kindness and compassion. He will be remembered as a remarkable soul who brought comfort and joy to those around him. Norman’s spirit will forever remain alive in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him.

A funeral service was held July 7 at Sparkman Hillcrest Cemetery on Northwest Highway to celebrate Norman’s life and honor his memory. The family kindly requests that donations be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children or your local animal shelter as Norman was passionate about supporting their missions.

Alice Warren

Alice Warren

Alice Smith Warren, 92, of Dallas, formerly of Ada, Oklahoma, died Saturday, June 17, 2023, following a brief illness. She was born in Stonewall, Oklahoma, in 1930, the eighth child of Julia Mae Barringer Smith and George Elliott Smith, in a one-room stone house that her father had built by hand. When she was a child, her family moved first to Fittstown, Oklahoma, and then a few miles north to Ada. She grew up there, becoming a member of the Rainbow Society and a Demolay Sweetheart, a Panya Princess and a three-year cheerleader in high school. She was a member of the “Great of ‘48” graduating class of Ada High.

After attending Monticello Junior College in Alton, Illinois, she attended Tobe Coburn School for Fashion Careers in New York City. Upon graduation, she moved to Dallas and began her career at Neiman-Marcus in the mid-1950s, where she was promoted to buyer in six months. She later worked for Bobbie Brooks before marrying Phillip Warren in 1961. They moved to Chicago, where their son, John, was born. In a few short years, they moved to Dallas for warmer weather. In 1966, their daughter, Michele, was born. Not long after that, she began what would be a career that carried her into the 1980s, with American Enka as a merchandising specialist. In the 1990s, she became a model, completing both broadcast and media projects. She spent time on the board of the Dallas Mental Health Board as well as becoming well-known for raising funds for several charities. She served two terms on the board of Temple Shalom. Alice volunteered for Golden Acres and The Bridges. She was also a regional director for The Fashion Group.

In 1976, her daughter, Michele, died following a horseback riding accident. Alice was also preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Robert. She is survived by her son, John (Traci); grandson, Elliott; two granddaughters, Julia Mattingly (Justin) and Isabelle Warren; and a great-grandson, Will; along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, great-
nieces and great-nephews.

Services were held on June 21 at Temple Shalom in Dallas, with burial at Sparkman/Hillcrest following.

Donations may be made to the Julia Michele Warren Fund c/o National Jewish Hospital, Denver, CO, or to the Julia Michele Warren Scholarship Fund c/o Temple Shalom, 6930 Alpha Road, Dallas, TX 75240.

Fred Weisberg

Fred Weisberg

Fred Weisberg, 97, died July 5, 2023.  Fred’s life epitomized the strength, courage and determination of the “Greatest Generation.” He was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Phillip and Gussie Weisberg and his father died when Fred was 6 months old, leaving his mother to raise Fred and his brother Arthur. Their family was very poor; Fred began working at age 6 to help support the family and didn’t stop working until age 83.

At 18, he joined the U.S. Army and was trained as an underwater demolitions expert in Ft. Pierce, Florida. He survived a bomb blowing up in his face. He landed on Normandy Beach and fought with Patton’s 3rd Army in Europe until the Germans surrendered. He performed many courageous acts and saved fellow soldiers’ lives while in the army. He was a true American hero who loved his country.

After the war, he got his college degree at City College of New York on the G.I. Bill. Fred worked for a short time in New York City as an accountant. He later joined his brother in selling electrical supplies in Huntington, West Virginia. This is where Fred and his wife raised their family. Fred worked in Huntington until he moved his family to West Palm Beach, Florida. He continued to work in the lighting industry until health problems caused his retirement at age 83. Fred and his wife, Joan, then moved to Dallas to be with their children and grandchildren and they lived here until his death. Fred had an incredibly positive attitude about life that was contagious.

Every morning, he would wake up singing and expressing how wonderful life was. He was the most amazing storyteller; he taught Sunday school for 30 years and his classes involved telling stories and then relating them to life lessons. Years later, his students and friends would greet him and ask him to recite a favorite story from his time growing up on the streets of Brooklyn or from his army experience or work life. He had an amazing sense of humor and loved to laugh and tell jokes. He loved his wife Joan dearly and they were married over 67 years until Fred’s death. He loved his children and grandchildren and was so proud of all their accomplishments and the kind of people they had become.

Fred is survived by his wife, Joan; sons Perry, Michael (Sheryl); and daughter Leslie (Marc Quinn). He is survived by his five grandchildren, Reid, Brent, Carly, Phillip and Garrett. The family wishes to thank Faith Presbyterian Hospital and Dr. Alan Kaye for their thoughtful and compassionate care. Donations in Fred’s name can be made to Temple Shalom or the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Dad, we will always miss you and always love you. You taught us so much and were so dear to us. Rest in peace. Services were entrusted to Stephen B. Blend through Dallas Jewish Funerals.

Arthur Irvin Ungerman

Arthur Irvin Ungerman

Arthur Irvin Ungerman was born in Dallas April 25, 1935, and passed away June 27, 2023. Arthur was a third-generation Texan born to Harry and Selma Ungerman. He was an Eagle Scout who graduated from Highland Park High School with honors and then attended Southern Methodist University, receiving his BBA in 1956. He earned his LL.B. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1959.

Arthur was a well-respected bankruptcy attorney who practiced law in Dallas for over 56 years. His many professional accomplishments include: president of the Commercial Law League of America and a member of numerous American Bar Associations, State Bar of Texas and Dallas Bar Association advisory commissions and committees. He was a frequent lecturer who spoke to the State Bar of Texas on the bankruptcy code and lectured at law schools. Among his many professional accomplishments are the Braniff Bankruptcy and the foreclosure of the “Dallas” TV show’s Southfork Ranch.

Arthur was involved in the Dallas community, having served as secretary of the Dallas Symphony Guild, on the boards of Shearith Israel and AJC, involved with the St. Mark’s Parents Association and as a BBYO adviser.

Arthur was a charismatic figure, always impeccably dressed, who could light up a room with his smile. He will be forever remembered for his infectious personality and quick sense of humor. He was an original member of the Cooper Aerobics Center, completed the New York City Marathon and competed in local races for years. Although not the best golfer at the Columbian Club, he was certainly the best dressed. He enjoyed cards with his friends, fine dining and the best menswear. His annual trips with his grandchildren (affectionately known as “Grandfather’s Sleepover”) included the Ice Hotel in Canada, Bahamas, Alaska, Florida and California, among other destinations.

Arthur was preceded in death by his parents, Selma and Harry Ungerman; his sister, Marta Dolginoff; and his first wife, Judith Mells Ungerman.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Peroulas; son, Josh (Ellen) Ungerman; daughter, Dana (Irvin Harris) Bisnov; and grandchildren, Sloan Ungerman, Samantha Ungerman, Benjamin Bisnov and Ali Bisnov. In addition, he is survived by cousins, nieces and nephews. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, father-in-law and grandfather and dearly loved by his family and friends, who will miss him immensely.

The family offers special thanks to the owners and staff of Magnolia Assisted Living for the amazing and devoted care provided to Arthur.

Services were held at Congregation Shearith Israel, Beck Family Sanctuary, on June 29, followed by a private burial. Donations in his memory may be made to Congregation Shearith Israel or The University of Texas School of Law.

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