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Saul L. Himmelfarb
Saul Himmelfarb of Canton died on March 2, 2008 at Hartford Hospital. He was especially blessed to live out the last three years of his life, after his diagnosis of lung cancer, with a deep and hearty appreciation of each of his remaining days and in the rich comfort of devoted and loving family members, a circle of wonderful caring friends, and amazingly dedicated doctors. He was especially grateful for the excellent and compassionate care he received from his personal physicians, his oncology nurses, and the medical staff at Hartford Hospital. Growing up in New Britain, Saul was the son of the late Alex and Esther (Spivak) Himmelfarb. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and then served in Europe as a first lieutenant in the US Army during the Vietnam era. After his military service, he returned to New Britain to join the family business, Weiner Auto Parts. Some years later he became a computer programmer and systems analyst, working first at Aetna and then at Travelers. Saul was a lifelong member of Temple Bnai Israel in New Britain until it closed in 2007. He then joined Congregation Tikvoh Chadoshoh in Bloomfield. Saul leaves his beloved wife Kim; two adoring sons, Peter of Canton, and David of Farmington, and their mother, Joy; a brother Charles of Newington; cousins, nieces, and nephews; and many friends. He also leaves two very special, AKC champion, prize-winning vizslas, Relay and Bud, who were a very important part of his life and his constant companions throughout his illness. Saul was predeceased by his beloved sister Marilyn Swartz, brother-in-law Charles Swartz, and sister-in-law Marlene Himmelfarb, and by one very special vizsla, Gaiter, who was a very important part of his life for 13 years. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 4 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford, with Rabbi Lilly Kaufman officiating. Interment will follow in the Congregation Tikvoh Chadoshoh Cemetery, Windsor. A memorial period will be observed at the home of Charles Himmelfarb, 97 Brookside Lane, Newington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center, 85 Retreat Ave., Hartford 06106, Congregation Tikvoh Chadoshoh, 180 Still Rd., Bloomfield 06002, or the animal welfare organization of your choosing. For further information, directions, or to share memories of Saul with his family, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com.



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