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Obituaries

RITA BELL
90, of Delmar, Sept. 15 2019; widow of Louis Bell; survived by daughters, Nancy Bell of Halfmoon and Amy (David) Cohen of Albany; grandchildren Jennifer Taub and Julie Cohen; and great-grandchildren Ezra Taub and Mya Cohen- Snyder.

LEONARD COHEN
88, of Delray Beach, Fla, formerly of Albany, Sept. 8, 2019; widower of Marian Saltzman; survived by daughter Janice Cohen of Troy; sons Eli (Laurence) Cohen of Santa Cruz, Calif. and Aaron Cohen of Lake Worth, Fla.; and grandchildren, Jessica Kirkman of Irvine, Calif. and Michael Mehlman of Osaka, Japan.

JUDITH HURIASH
80, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., formerly of Troy, Sept. 9, 2019; survived by husband Solomon Hurriash; daughter Lisa; grandchildren Arianna, Jacob, Benjamin; and brothers Alvin and Herb Rosenblum.

HAROLD NOVITSKY
99, of Lauderhill, Fla., formerly of Glens Falls, Sept. 13, 2019; widower of, Anna B. Novitsky; survived by son Herbert (Barbara) Novitsky; daughter, Sheila Rhodes; grandchildren Debra (Santo) Mirabile, and Rachelle Nirvelli; and great-grandchildren Finn and Luci Mirabile.

SANDRA OSTRELICH
81, of Saratoga Springs, Sept. 14, 2019 survived by husband, Michael Joseph Ostrelich; daughters, Helene (David) Dahan of Pleasantville and Michelle (Dr. Howard Schlossberg) Ostrelich of Niskayuna; and four grandchildren.

HYAM RICH
44, of Slingerlands, formerly of Troy, Sept. 6, 2019; survived by wife Kelly Gebhardt; daughters Eva and Tierney of Slingerlands; sister Leah (Jayendran Muthushankar) Rich of Albany; brother David (Amber) Rich of Greenville; and father Steven Rich of Albany.

ROBERT RUSLANDER
91, of Albany, Sept. 6, 2019; widower of Claire Rosenholtz Ruslander; survived by sons Michael (Barbara) Ruslander and David (Lisa) Vlastelica; daughter Betsy (Louie) Rizzo, grandchildren, Lindsay (Justin) Chapman, Molly(Michael) Hummel, Joe Ruslander, Carly Ruslander and Glenna Ruslander; and great-granddaughter Ainsley Chapman.

ROBERT “BOB” SPERBER
93, of New Jersy, formrly of Albany, Sept. 15, 2019; widower of Ruth Danzig Sperber; survived by daughters, Sherry (Rich) Sobine of N.J. and Karen (Jeff) Borowick of N.Y.granddaughters, Risa (Tucker) Brown, Ali (Ido) Zmishlany, Carly (Michael Kelley) Schlamowitz, Abby (Jarrod) Feintuch, and Lauren (Sarig Brand) Borowick; great-grandchildren, Rory, Miles and Teagan Brown, Josie and Laney Feintuch, and Ruthie Zmishlany; and brother, Edwin H. Sperber.

RITA SEPTER
85, of Albany, formerly of Nassau, Sept. 13, 2019; widow of David Septer; survived by husband Al Gran; son Steven (Sherri) and daughter Tracey; step-children Michael (Ina), Gran, Richard (Heidi) Gran, Karin (Mike) Gardner, Theresa (Chris), Oleokoski, and siblings Martha (Arnold), Proskin, Norwin (Donna) Pollack and Sharon (Barry) Wishengrad; grandchildren David, Maya and Peyton Septer, Cecilia, David and Lily Gran, Tyges (Melanie) Besch, Kassandra Gran, Brendan and Vance Gardner, Roman and Annaleigh Oleokoski; and great-grandchild Aiden Vanderlinden.

RICHARD SIEGEL
73, of Boynton Beach, Fla., formerly of Schenectady and New Hampshire, Sept. 4, 2019; survived by wife Susan Marie Catherine; sons Steven (Jessica) Siegel and Adam (Kim) Siegel; and grandchildren Matthew and Joshua and Sara and Samantha.

RITA WASSERMAN
86, of Albany, formerly of Schenectady, Sept. 1, 2019 widow of Irving Wasserman; survived by sons Jeffery Wasserman, Mark (Randy) Wasserman and Joel (Barbara) Wasserman; grandchildren, Tiffany (Zach) Adair, Ivanna Wasserman, Benjamin Wasserman, Aaron Wasserman, Marlee Wasserman, Ana Wasserman and Joshua Wasserman; three great-grandchildren Hayden Adair, Rhett Regan and Addison Regan; and brother Nathaniel (Anna) Daffner.