On March 5, Phil Kolodner Jr. of Boca Raton at 93. He is survived by children Arnie (Jay Son) Kolodner and Cindy Kolodner and sister Shirley (late Paul) Sachs. He was predeceased by parents Phil F. Sr. and Rose Kolodner. He grew up in Baltimore and became a bar mitzvah at Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion. He then attended Charlotte Hall Military Academy where he excelled in varsity football. After graduation, he sold raincoats for Park Circle Clothes in Baltimore and traveled the country with his father learning the clothing business. Fulfilling his civic duties in 1952, he earned the degree of master mason from the Freemasons of Maryland. Throughout the ‘60s and ‘70s, he was a member of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation where his children became a bar and bat mitzvah. During this time, he owned the largest men’s clothing store in Baltimore, Phil Kolodner Jr. men’s clothing, in Pikesville. Later in life, he retired to West Palm Beach, Fla. His mind was always sharp, he loved to read, but eventually for physical reasons he moved to Regents Park Nursing Home in Boca Raton, Fla. He became the self-appointed “rabbi” leading Friday night services for all the residents for years.
Contributions may be sent to Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Attn: Contributions, 7401 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD 21208.