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We mourn the passing of Dr. Richard Amelar

Published on Sep 23, 2020

We regret to inform you of the passing of our longtime member

Husband of Alice Amelar
Father of Jessica Amelar, Sarah Amelar, and Susanna Lodge
The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon, September 24 at 2:00 pm 
at Beth Olam - Shearith Israel Cemetery
in Ridgewood, Queens.
Shib`ah information will be forthcoming.
Condolences can be sent to:
Alice Amelar: 32 Washington Sq. West, Apt. 12-E, NY, NY 10011
Jessica Amelar: 1520 York Avenue, Apt. 2D, NY, NY 10028
Sarah Amelar:
Susanna Lodge: 1783 James Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403


If you would like to honor the memory of Richard D. Amelar with a donation to Shearith Israel, please click here.  To support families during shibah, please consider a donation to the Hebra Hased Va'Amet. The family will be notified of your donation.


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