Jenn has sent me pictures
throughout the year. I have collected some of them in an annual summary.
Take a look and see how Amedeo has grown and how much he looks like
We are sad to report that Aunt Zelda passed away Wednesday, May 6th.
She was a real fighter and the life of any gathering. She will be missed.
Our condolences to Uncle Nate, Marilyn, Jerry and their families.
As a way of catching up, I put a selection of photos
collected by Missy and Eric throughout 2008 on this page. Of course
the focus is on the folks that change the most.
Helene & Marc had the opportunity to take a fantastic tour from
Hong Kong to New Zealand that was part work & part vacation. Marc
was teaching a internal course for ConocoPhillips in Jakarta and Perth.
The other stops were all vacation. There is a small subset of the photos
on the Family Web site. A link is available to the rest for the committed.
and I finally connected and I have been able to post some photos
of Daniele's Bat Mitzvah, which was as far back as February. The
Bat Mitzvah girl is beautiful and I heard she did a great job. I selected
a few pictures to summarize the event, but you will find links to more
to satisfy your curiousity.
- Debbie sent
of the family activities in December. Todd was back from Iraq for Thanksgiving
through Christmas & Chanukah. They drove to Austin, where they lived
when they were first married and explored the Univ. of TX there. Included
are some fun photos of the kids and a new family member.
- I spoke with
Uncle Nate and Aunt Zelda this past weekend and found out that they
celebrated their 64th wedding aniversary on December 12th (think that
is the right date), 2008 - Wow.
and Marc went to Hawaii over Thanksgiving to celebrate the wedding of
our friend's daughter to a native Hawaiian. A group went from Sugar
Land and we had a great time partying and exploring Kauai together.
attached focus on the very rugged and beautiful scenery of the island.
turned one on November 13th. There is nothing like that first taste
of icing on a cupcake. The photos
Amedeo turned two in October! Jenn has sent some photos
of the birthday party with the Toronto family.
Evelyn, Alayna & Ian go to 6 Flags School Days in August & sent
Looks like they had a great time just messin' around.
Keeana is now a First Grader! See some
pictures of the big event. Also Keeana was adopted by Eric in August,
2008. Some photos
of the event are attached.
have added another half dozen pictures
to Albert's 90th birthday.
Alec & Graham went to the White House in March for the Easter Egg
& Alan, Alayna & Ian went to Maui in February to take a break
from the Wisconsin winter. The pictures
they sent show they had a wonderful time.
and Taryn turn two and Ava is about two months in January, 2008. See
photos of a party
& Alan show us their best outfits for winter in December, 2007.
Unbeknownst to them Phil in his incessant searching of the internet
found this photo.
folks like it cold. Elyse, Ben, Daniele and David hit the slopes in
March. Looks a bit cool for us southerners. Check out the photos
folks like it hot. Graham went to Cancun this past March. He took Sonya
and Alec along to handle the arrangements. Looks like everyone had fun.
Sonya sent some photos.
winter in Minnesota. What does one do? Well in Neil's case it's ice
fishing. One could not live off of the proceeds, but it looks like fun.
See the photos.
family trip was fantastic this year ( as always). I have finished the
entries. You can find this under Events or link here. Connect
turned 90 on June 1st. A small party was held at Ventura's restaurant
Other celebrations have been held at Sbar's (more
photos) and will continue throughout the summer.
Family Pesach seders were held on the east coast at Mindy & Ben's
and in Arizona at Rachel & Bryan's. We all ate a lot and enjoyed
just being together with other family members. A few photos
of each celebration are attached.
managed a business trip to Beijing in May. He did a little sightseeing
along the way to help in the time zone transition (13 hours). Some photos
ran his first 10k. Pretty good for a guy with large, flat feet. A fantastic
of him after the finish is attached.
turned one in October. Jenn sent some photos
along. Looks like he is growing well and cute as can be.
Lois, Sonya, Alec, Graham, Alan, Evelyn, Alayna and Ian took a vacation
to Orlando in October, 2007. Here are some photos
of their time there.
sent some pictures
of the kids first day at school. They are really growing up. I have
attached a few.
- Phil & Sharon;
Jon & Anita; John, Shelley & Aaron all piled into at least one
airplane and headed off to Tibet via China. They have sent me a selection
of the photos of
this rugged and very different place.
was baptised October 7th, in Toronto, the new home of Mike and Jenn.
Jenn sent a KodakGallery file. If you click this link,
you should be able to go directly there in a new window or tab and still
keep the Sbar Family website open for additional browsing.
Rosenblums, the Rogers, Albert & Florence gathered at the Rosenblum's
for Yom Kippur this past September. A few snapshots
of the folks are attached.
rode an MS150 from Duluth to Minneapolis in two days in June, 2007.
The team raised over $3500 for multiple sclerosis. Pictures
of the riders are attached.
Samuel, son of Eric & Missy, was born Saturday, August 25th at 6:30am.
He weighed in at 7lbs 12 oz. and was 19 1/2" long. Everyone is
doing well. Go to here are some early pictures.
Eric has his own web site with more photos. Go to http://sbario.sbar-family.net
to see them
& Marc visited Costa Rica for a week in March. It is a fascinating
country with a enormous variety of plant and animal life. The people
were friendly and you can drink the water and eat the food everywhere
without problem. In addition to all of that it is beautiful. A few of
with captions are attached.
completed her course work for her B.A. at the University of Colorado,
Colorado Springs in December, 2006. The formal graduation will occur
in the spring. She finished with a 3.34 GPA majoring in English with
a Communication minor. She now has a job as a technical writer for Aesbus
Knowledge Solutions. They write the manuals for HP products (like calculators
or printers, for example) in Colorado Springs. Pictures
of the event are now here.
and Missy have sent pictures
of the happenings at their place in May. Keeana had a graduation
from preschool and will start kindergarten next year and Rachel, Helene,
Taryn and Lily paid them a visit. Driving from Scottsdale to Temple
is growing and getting exposed to the important things in life. Mike
and Jenn take him to visit the Stanley Cup (the epitome of ice hockey).
Of course this is documented in pictures.
is a prolific photographer. I have selected some of her photos
from the past 8 mos or so to highlight here. They are mostly of the
kids of course. After all Debbie and Todd don't change much.
& Mindy had family over for dinner this past April. Pictures
of some of the attendees are included.
sent me a note
& some photos from Iraq. He gives us an inside view of the situation.
made a truly memorable trip to Israel & Poland, November, 2006,
with Hadassah. Click this link
to see photos and read a description of her trip.
Leace family made it to the slopes again this year. This trip was to
Beaver Creek. Not sure where that is, but the snow looks great and the
scenery spectacular. Check out the photos.
sent me a few pictures
of Keeana at her dance recital. She is getting to be a big girl. There
is also a great shot of her black eye.
portion of the east coast family gathered at Ben & Mindy's for Pesach.
Neil conducted the seder. Both Ben & Neil provided the attached
& Lois organized a cruise to the Carribean on the Carnival Triumph.
Most of their kids and grandkids made it. Also Al went along with Bess.
Sonya sent some photos.
It seemed Graham was the center of attention on this trip.
held the Colorado family Channukah party. It was Amedeo's first and
it looks like he was right at home. Of course photos
and Myrna Fineman hosted the Praissman Family Sukkot gathering at their
house. Marshall put some pictures on the web. A few photos
are shown here
is now pregnant and expects a boy. She is due in September.
Bryan, Taryn and Lily have moved to the Phoenix area. They have bought
a house and are moved in. Their new address is 5645 E. Kings Ave., Scottsdale,
AZ 85254. See photo.
the Kid's Corner with the addition of Graham Rogers and Amedeo Speziale.
Hit the link on the left. More to come.
enjoyed a traditional Minnesota winter activity this past February.
The attached picture
shows the ice fishing crew sans fish.
has now moved from his house in Cherry Hill to the Weston Club, where
Aunt Florence lives. It is an active senior facility. His address is
now 2310 Hailey Dr., Marlton, NJ 08053.
Eric Michael Sbar has created his personal web site with music, family
and other neat stuff. It is on the Links page or click here.
- The Rosenblum's
continued what has become a family tradition by hosting Rosh Hashonah
this year. Much of the east coast segment of the family gathered. It
looked like a wonderful time. Some photos
are attached. I thank Ben, Elyse and Sonya for sending the pictures.
As many of you may know Todd is working for Blackwater in Iraq. His
snail mail address is: Todd Stubblebine BW/RSO/DSS APO/AE 09348. You
can also contact him by email at: tstubblebine_at_gmail.com. I have
posted some of the pictures
sent to me by Reesa and Debbie as well as some of his notes. They give
us a view of what life is like in Irag.
I have finally finished the Fern Resort family vacation section. There
are a lot of new photos.
Eric and Keeana have moved to new digs a little further east. On Nov
17th their new address will be 5942 Loma Ave, Temple City, CA 91780.
Neil did another bike ride. This time the Jessie James ride. The attached
is of him and good ole' Jessie.
sent me some pictures
of Sam, her and grandchildren as well as some of her made up for
a movie. You've got to see these.
& Sharon took a tour of Ireland. In their usual fashion they went
to out-of-the-way places and found some unique experiences. There are
and interesting commentary.
has graduated from the Navy's Defense Language Institute in Monteray,
CA. He will soon move to Georgia (US) where he will be stationed. He
also got married on Aug 5th to Jennifer Linchy. Photos
have now been attached. His new email address is natsbar_at_gmail.com
(note I use an email form that is hard for web crawlers to detect. You
need to change it to the right form.) New phone is 831-747-7318.
- Neil Beggs
flew down under to spend May - July with his Aunt Buffy in Canberra.
She is Joe's sister. He sent back an entertaining note and we have one
- Alan, Evelyn,
Alayna and Ian enjoyed their last days in Europe doing some touring.
I have attached a few pictures
of their trip to Tuscany, Italy and Innsbruck, Austria and Wuerzburg,
Germany in May, 2006.
- Eric Ian Sbar
has sent me some pictures
of his family. We welcome them to the Family Web Site. For those who
may not know Eric is the eldest son of Richard and Sandy. Since we have
two Eric's we'll have to use their middle names. I will add their info
to the family tree. For now here are some notes about them.
- Laura Cola and
Eric were married on November 30, 2003, and now live in Bala Cynwyd,
PA. Laura is a pharmacist at Lankenau Hospital. They welcomed Rachel
Sophia to their family on April 8, 2005. Eric is now Medical Director
in Oncology at PharmaNet, a contract research organization based in
Princeton. He is involved in medical monitoring of clinical research
trials and certification of physicians who are using different radioimmunotherapies.
- Alan, Evelyn,
Alayna and Ian have moved from Germany to 1906
Silver Creek Rd., Manitowoc, WI 54220. Alan is now out of the Army and
he and Evelyn will join a medical group in Manitowoc.
- Winnie received
her MD on June 2 from Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia. She
will start her residency on the 12th also at Jefferson.
- Eric and Missy
got married on April 23rd. Lots of family members were there and the
weather was beautiful, but a little chilly for an outdoor wedding. There
are lots of pictures
thanks to Joe & Jenn, Missy's brother Dave, Irwin Baron and the
- The Kid's
Corner has been updated with the addition of Lily & Taryn and
the addition of new pictures of Mia on her first birthday. Click the
link at the left on in this message to see the images.
- I have added
a link to Marshall Sbar's web site featuring his art
work. I found it colorful and flowing. You can get there from the
links page or click the link in this note.
- The Leace family,
Elyse, Ben, Daniele & David, went skiing at Park City, Utah, between
Christmas & New Years'. The kids really increased their skill level
and ended up skiing on black diamond trails. No word on how their parents
- In other news
we learn that Daniele (10) is playing soccer on a travel team and successfully
competing against teams with girls 1-2 years older. David (8) is playing
guitar in a rock band and had his first public appearance at the Grape
Street Pub in the Manayunck section of Philadelphia. Elyse is very active
in Hadassah as well as keeping busy at her regular job at the Leace-Kapres
attorney search firm. Ben is working on improving his diving skills
with the addition of cave diving.
- Aunt Florence
had her second hip replacement this past February. She is recovering
well at home and will soon be as good as new.
- Our family
tree is getting too complicated, so I have created a summary page that
allows you to go directly to each family or to go to the groups of families
organized by age. Click the Family Tree button on the left. You will
find that some of the family trees have photos with them. This is a
long project and I need eveyone's help to add pictures where they can.
Please send me digital pictures if you can or you can easily get a valuable
old photograph scanned or copies made these days at drug stores or photo
me with the latest news at marc-sbar_at_comcast.net