It is with a heavy heart that I inform the temple family of the death of Milt Ziment, one of our vatikim – our pillars of the congregation. Milt passed away early Monday morning after a relatively brief illness in his home. Milt was surrounded by the people he loved and went to his eternal rest peacefully.
There was almost nothing in the congregation that Milt did not do. He taught in the Religious School for more that 40 years, served on many committees including Social Action, Membership, Programming and Men’s Club and served on the board. He was very involved in the Jewish War Veterans and in several other community organizations through the years. As well, for many years he would read Torah on Yom Kippur morning and, with his booming voice, inspire the congregation. As a bar/bat mitzvah teacher, he served as a role model and a mentor to generations of Beth Miriam students who speak of him fondly to this day. Several years ago Milt was honored at temple and his customary seat in the sanctuary – fourth row from the front on the left hand side at the end – is the only seat in our temple with a dedication to Milt. Indeed, Milt was a man who earned great respect and honor, kavod and left this world with a shem tov, a good name that will never be forgotten.
The funeral will be at Temple Beth Miriam at 10 am on Wednesday, June 19 with the interment at the Beth Miriam cemetery. Minyan details will be forthcoming and put on the website as soon as they become available.
Our heartfelt condolences extend to his wife Clara Gee and his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
His memory will always be a blessing and his light will never be extinguished from our hearts.
Rabbi Cy Stanway