Joel Dinhoffer, father of Kara Mertz and husband of Phyllis, passed away this week. Joel was 80 and had been a pharmacist and had Parkinson’s Disease. He was going to be riding on a Tandem bike with Kara in the Parkinson’s fundraising ride in a couple weeks. Joel died quickly after a fall on Tuesday morning.
Joel and Phyllis moved to Boulder three years ago to be close to family, having lived in New York and Florida. Joel was a free spirit and had a love of life and will be greatly missed by his family and friends
The funeral will be on Sunday in New York and the family will return to Boulder on Monday night and will be sitting shiva on Tuesday and Wednesday at The Carillon (2525 Taft Dr. #206) – 3:00-7:00 pm with a short mincha service at 6:00 pm and on Thursday and Friday at Kara and Steve’s house (2320 22nd St) from 3:00 – 7:00 pm with a short mincha service at 6:00 pm on Thursday and 3:30 pm on Friday.
Joel (Yussel) is survived by his wife Phyllis, daughter Lesley and her husband Julian; daughter Kara and her husband Steve; grandchildren Danielle and her husband Taylor, Chelsea, Aaron and Zoe.
Peace on the neshama of Yussel Dovid.
Hamakom y’nachem – Blessings of strength and comfort to Phyllis, Kara, Steve, Aaron, Zoe and all the mourners.