Arline (Kagan) Himmelstein, 90 years of age, of West Hartford, died Sunday, October 6, 2013 at home. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Matilda (Darefsky) Kagan. Arline taught in the Hartford Public School System. She leaves her husband, Morgan Yale Himmelstein; her daughters, Tara Milne and her husband John of Westport, Dr. Lisa Himmelstein and her husband Philip Bogdan of Alexandria, VA, and Dr. Amy Himmelstein and her husband Robert Fabricant of West Hartford; her brother, Eugene M. Kagan and his wife Elaine of Boca Raton, FL; and three grandchildren Jeremy Jack Bogdan, Carol Anne Fabricant and Matthew Jacob Fabricant. She also leaves many nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Carol Kagan Schachter.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 in the Chapel of Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Ave., West Hartford with Rabbi Ilana Garber officiating. Interment will follow in Beth El Temple Cemetery, Jackson Street Ext., Avon. A memorial period will be observed at Hoffman Summerwood Community, 160 Simsbury Road, West Hartford, CT at 4 p.m. daily, Tuesday, October 8 through Friday, October 11. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Make A Wish Foundation. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Summerwood, as well as all of the amazing support they received from Hebrew Health Care Hospice. A special thanks is extended to Arline’s private care giver, Dorothy. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Arline please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm.