|Birth: ||Nov. 1, 1916|
|Death: ||Oct. 25, 2009|
Helen Greenberg Kasman, a devoted and committed woman of Israel passed away on Sunday after a long and fruitful life of 93 years, surrounded by family and friends in her adopted home of Midland.
Helen was born in Houston to Minnie and Aaron Greenberg who eventually settled in Bay City and became leaders of the community. Oshman's Dry Goods Stores was known far and wide as the center of commerce in Bay City, and later the Gulf Coast. Helen graduated from Bay City High School and attended business school in Houston for a short while before returning to Bay City to marry the love of her life, Jake Kasman. Together they established a business that occupied their lives for many years. Jake's Liquor was on the square in Bay City and Helen never was farther than one block from her family and siblings. Helen had two children, Frank who finished school at Texas University and went on to dental school and Ann who also attended Texas and finished in Fine Arts. Upon the death of her husband Jake, she stayed in the liquor business for a few years, then retired and went into the Jewelry business with friends in Bay City. Upon her retirement, she was active in the community with the Garden Club, the Historical Museum, and her beloved Synagogue and Hadassah chapter. She was a longtime member and held most all positions in the synagogue and Hadassah. She was responsible for the Wharton Chapter of Hadassah's Donor Dinner for over sixty years and with the help of her sister Henrietta and the other members of the chapter never allowed the chapter not to reach its monetary quota for Hadassah Hospital. Even though the synagogue merged with Beth Yeshurun when the population dwindled, the Hadassah chapter survived and still holds its donor dinner annually even in her absence.
Helen is survived by her daughter Ann Kasman of Houston and her children Joshua Stool and Shane and Ben Gurwitz of San Antonio. Her son, Dr. Frank Kasman survives her and his children are Jonathan and Regan Kasman and their twin daughters Sydney and Zoe of Houston, Beverly and Robb Roth of Henderson, NV. and Kenneth Kasman and his fiancÚ Jayme Fine of Austin. She is also survived by her brother Milton Greenberg of Bay City and her sister Henrietta Krumholz also of Bay City. Nieces and nephews are Karl Krumholz, William and Rozanne Rosenthal, Dr. Richard Krumholz and Betty and Dr. Mark Kudisch and Pearlynne, Larry Greenberg and Freddie and Judy Bleiweiss. Her cousins who she always kept in her heart and enjoyed all their time together while young in Houston are Marvin and Shirley Rich, Hershel and Hilda Rich and Selma Laufman.
Funeral arrangements are at Shearith Israel Congregation Cemetery in Wharton, Texas, and will occur at 11:00 AM Friday morning, October 30, 2009 with Rabbi Sidney Zimelman of Congregation Beth El, Odessa, presiding.
Jake Kasman (1915 - 1967)
Shearith Israel Cemetery
Created by: Janice Williams Langley
Record added: Nov 24, 2009
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