Entered into eternal rest on the morning of April 5, 2003, Haskell Widelitz, husband of Betty Silverstein Widelitz. Residence, Charleston, SC. The friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Haskell Widelitz are invited to attend the funeral services of the former Sunday, April 6, 2003 at four-thirty o clock in Brith Shalom Beth Israel Cemetery, Maryville. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL. He was born August 22, 1924 in St. George, SC, a son of the late Daniel and Sarah Pearl Leibowitz Widelitz. He graduated from St. George High School, studied engineering at the Citadel, studied Journalism at the University of South Carolina, and attended Jewelry School in New Castle, PA. He served his country as a Weatherman in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and retired as a sergeant. He joined his father-in-law in LeRoy s Jewelers, opening and operating LeRoy s Jewelers in South Windemere for almost forty years. He was widely respected and trusted by loyal customers, employees and fellow businessmen. He was a member of Brith Shalom Beth Israel Synagogue, the Hebrew Benevolent Society, and a Life Associate Member of Hadassah. He was also a Master Mason, a Past Commander of Jewish War Veterans, and President of the Exchange Club of Charleston where he was named Man of the Year three times. Papa will be greatly missed by his family who adored him and everyone who knew him. He is survived by his devoted wife of Charleston, SC; three daughters, Donna Weinberg and her husband, Leo of Houston, TX, Lisa Shepherd and her husband, Charles of Detroit, MI, and Fran Drucker and her husband, Neal of Atlanta, GA; nine grand children, Lindsey and Bradley Weinberg, Mindy Tanenbaum and her husband, Michael, Amy, Shira, Alee, and Leia Shepherd, and Kevin and Mark Drucker; one great grandson, Ari Tanenbaum as well as numerous other close family members. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Murray Widelitz and Sidney Widelitz In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Brith Shalom Beth Israel Synagogue, 182 Rutledge Ave., Charleston, S.C. 29405. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC. DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.
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