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Sara Rosenzweig Balsam

BALSAM: Sara Rosenzweig Balsam, 99, a resident of Emerald Pond, died Tuesday afternoon, November 6, at her home. A native of McKeesport, PA, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Malvina Spingeld Rosenzweig. She had spent most of her life in Pittsburgh, where she was a stockbroker for more than 30 years. In Pittsburgh she was active in the Beth Shalom Sisterhood, B’nai B’rith and Hadassah. Since moving to Durham in 2005 she was a member of Judea Reform Congregation. Her husband, Fred Balsam proceded her in death. She died 2 months short of the 100th birthday. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Lenore Balsam Behar and Dr. Victor Behar of Durham; three grandchildren, Dr. Marcy Bolster Dimuzio, Dr. Jeffrey Victor Behar and Susan Behar Bonsell and 8 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one brother and four sisters. Graveside funeral services were held on Thursday, November 8, 2012, at 2:30 pm in the Judea Reform Congregation Cemetery, on Jones Ferry Road, Chapel hill, NC. Officiating will be Rabbi John Friedman. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd., Durham, NC 27705 or to the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, 1213 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 28514. Arrangements by Howwerton & Bryan Funeral Home.

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