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Reva Kerker

November 1, 1925 ~ September 13, 2017 (age 91)
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Died peacefully in Rochester, NY on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at the age of 91.  She is predeceased by Milton, her dear husband of 69 years and her sister, Lillian Zeman. She is survived by her sister, Janet Rochlin; her four children, Ruth Ann Hapner (Larry), Martin Kerker (Shelly), Susan Langmann (David) and Joel Kerker.  She is also survived by her grandchildren,  Aaron Brown, Leah Conley (Josh),  Dana Kerker, Molly Kerker, Julie Langmann, Samuel Langmann and her great grandchildren; Elliot and Amelia Conley. Reva was born on November 1, 1925 to Rose and Samuel Stemerman in Elmira, NY.  She graduated from Elmira College in 1946 with a degree in Sociology.  After her marriage, she and Milton moved to Potsdam NY where Milton began his career at Clarkson University.  They were instrumental in the founding of Temple Beth El, where Reva was responsible for teaching and inspiring a generation of Jewish children and adults. She is remembered by all for her sweetness, kindness, love of music and sense of humor. FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD IN CONGREGATION KOL AMI 1008 W. WATER STREET ELMIRA, ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 AT 2:00PM. RABBI OREN STEINITZ Ph.D. OFFICIATING. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW IN FRANKLIN STREET CEMETERY, ELMIRA.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Temple Beth El, 81 Market Street, Potsdam NY 13676.


 Service Information

Funeral Service
September 15, 2017

2:00 PM
Congregation Kol Ami
1008 W. Water St
Elmira, NY 14905

Interment following funeral service
September 15, 2017

Franklin Street Cemetery

Elmira, NY 14904

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