Merle Bernard Potash passed away July 6 at age 86 at the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home. Services were held July 9 at Beth El Synagogue with internment at Mount Sinai Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Ida (Dolgoff) Potash, brothers Larry Potash and Gordon Cherwitz, brother-in-law Jerry Wasserman.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruth (Slavin) Potash, daughter and son-in-law, Janie and Allan Murow, daughter, Julie Potash and son and daughter-in-law, Alan Potash and Amy Nachman; grandchildren: Rebecca and Josh Klein, Daniel Murow and Charity Bolling, Aaron Murow, Ethan Potash, Adeev Potash and Ezra Potash; great-granddaughters: Ella and Sadie Klein; sister, Phyllis Wasserman and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Harvey Konigsberg and his loving nieces and nephews.
Merle served in the Navy from 1951-1954. He was the recipient of several medals.
Memorials may be made to Beth El Synagogue or the Jewish Federation of Omaha.