Robert H Besdin
Born 1922
Died 9/29/2008 in Syracuse, NY


Robert Besdin, 86, died Monday, September 29, 2008, at Crouse Hospital. He was a resident of Syracuse, and also formerly of Palm Beach Gardens. A graduate of Syracuse University class of 1944, he also attended Colgate University and Colombia University while training for the US Navy. He served in the Southwest Pacific during WWII, aboard the LST 452 and made amphibious landings in New Guinea, the Philippines, and Borneo. His ship was awarded a Navy unit commendation. Mr. Besdin was associated with the former Besdin Furniture stores of Central New York, and later with the Metro Mattress Stores. Robert was a past director of the Syracuse Jewish Community Center, a past member of Onondaga Post 131 Jewish War Veterans, a former trustee of Temple Adath Yeshurun, Bnai Brith, and Syracuse Jewish Federation. He served as President of the Jewish Home of Central New York, and a past president of Lafayette Country Club. He is survived by his wife Ivy of 60 years, his daughter and son-in-law, Helaine and Bruce Sherman; his grandsons, Evan and Sam; and his sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Richard Shiffner. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, at Temple Adath Yeshurun. Friends may visit with the family from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday immediately prior to the service, at the Temple, 450 Kimber Road. Contributions in Roberts memory may be made to a charity of ones choice. Sisskind Funeral Service LLC 3175 E. Genesee St. 446-4848
Published in the Syracuse Post Standard on Oct. 1, 2008
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Philip Besdin
Born 1890
Died 1/7/1965
Rose (Markson) Besdin
Born 1892
Died 1964 in Syracuse, NY