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Barsha Kantor

Barsha Kantor passed away on January 12th. Barsha was a joy to be around. Always positive and optimistic, she saw the bright side of everything. She was encouraging to all; and those she met were immediately taken in with her warmth and hospitality. She married her beloved Jack in 1947 and shared almost 70 years together. Life was an adventure!

Barsha was raised in Boston, graduating from Jerimiah Burke High School. After working on the Army Base during the war, she graduated from Boston University. She and Jack started their life together in Roxbury, but moved to Belmont with their growing family, when Jack opened a shoe business. Later in life she earned her MA in Education, and for many years taught at Mass Bay Community College.

Barsha loved to entertain and bake. Preparing family Shabbat and Holiday dinners was never too difficult for her. She and Jack loved being part of the Temple Emanuel Minyan. Even before they moved to Lasell Village, they were regular morning minyan members, shopping for the breakfast and enjoying the companionship. Until the Pandemic, she was regularly attending Shabbat services with her friends from Lasell.

Barsha, a true matriarch, loved her family unconditionally and spread her love to them in so many ways. Each had a special place in her heart and she in theirs.

Barsha is survived by her children, Susan & Bruce Gold, Owen & Mimi Kantor, David & Teena Kantor, Jeff & Raelin Kantor, her 12 grandchildren Josh (Amanda), Jessica (Chaim), Zack (Cara), Alanna (Lyle), Nathaniel, Alexis, Adrian (Jen), Drew (Sabrina), Cydni (Zach), Arielle (Joe), Alexander (Emily), Aliza,and 7 great grand children.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Temple Emanuel Daily Minyan Fund, or The Greater Boston Food Bank, www.gbfb.


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Barsha Kantor

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Eleanor White

January 14, 2021

Dear Bruce and Susan,
Barry and I were so sorry to learn of the death of Susan's mother. Although we never had the pleasure of meeting her, it sounds like she had a full and wonderful life, and has left the legacy of a wonderful family. It's always very hard to lose a parent (makes you realize how important you are to your own kids), but I know she must have been very proud of you.
We remember with great fondness how special it was for Bruce to help us with the shiva for Barry's Mom -- thank you!
May her memory be for a blessing.
Eleanor and Barry White