On Aug. 28, Cecia Ohringer Hess of Santa Barbara, Calif., at 74. She is survived by husband Milton Hess; sons Frederick Hess (Joleen Okun) and Sanford (Elizabeth Belber) Hess; brothers David Ohringer, Lee (Hedy Wertheim) Ohringer and Jack Ohringer (Jamie Szabadi); grandchildren Eli, Grayson and Blake Hess; nieces Carla Engle and Alison Ohringer; and nephew Ron Ohringer. She was predeceased by parents Sara Rita and Alfred Ohringer and former husband Philip Laurence Cohen. She grew up in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pa. She went on to receive a B.A. from Point Park University and an MEd from the University of Virginia. She and Milton met at a Friday evening service in Alexandria, Va., and were married in June of 1985. She loved working with children during her career as a teacher. She served on the Women’s Board of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and volunteered with the Santa Barbara Jewish Federation.
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