8.3.18 Issue

Former Omahan, Susan Flaxer Zalkin passed away on July 25 in Denver, CO after a short valiant battle against cancer. Services were held on July 27 at Congregation BMH-BJ, in Denver. Interment was at Mt. Nebo Memorial Park.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Lori Flaxer Kamlet.

She is survived by her husband, former Omahan Mark W. Zalkin; daughters, Sara and Mara, and son and daughter-in-law, David and Jessica; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Sharlyn Flaxer and sister and brother-n-law, Lisa Flaxer Ruda and Jacques Ruda, and brother-in-law, Steve Kamlet; and nieces and nephews and many loving friends.

Susan married Mark W. Zalkin in 1973. She attended college in Boston and earned her Bachelor’s degree at Metro State University, Denver. She earned a Master’s degree in Social Work, with a focus on gerontology, from the University of Denver.

Susan loved people of all ages and backgrounds, and was a superb communicator. She cultivated her relationships with family, including but not limited to her network of cousins across the country, and friends, who span the globe. She loved nature (especially summer in Colorado); movies; travel; reading, art and humor. Susan had a life-long love of learning, especially Jewish history and culture, Torah study, and took pride in manifesting Jewish values. Her family and friends already miss her beyond words, and will forever cherish her kind spirit, patience, intelligence, and generosity.

Memorials may be to made to any of the following BMH-BJ Congregation; Chesed Charity Fund (www.bmh-bj.org; (2) LEA Hadassah. lauraschiff@comcast.net. (3) Lung Cancer Colorado Fund: https://giving.cu. edu/fund/lung-cancer-colorado.