Elaine Shames 1926 - 2018


It is with profound sympathy that we are letting you know of the death of our beloved Elaine Shames, wife of Harold Shames. At this time of sadness, our hearts go out to Hal and his family (Barbara Livenstein, Harry Livenstein, Risa Shames and Neil Silverston).  The funeral service will be held on Wednesday (Jun 13 at 12:30 pm) at Woodlands Community Temple (50 Worthington Rd, White Plains, NY).

Shiva visitation will take place at Elaine and Hal’s home (6 Highview Circle, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522):

  • Wed, Jun 13, 5:00-8:00 pm (service at 7:30 pm)
  • Thu, Jun 14, 1:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm (service at 7:30 pm)
  • Fri, Jun 15, 1:00-4:00 pm
  • Sun, Jun 17, 1:00-4:00 pm

Funeral Service

Wednesday, June 13th 2018 at 12:30 PM
Woodlands Community Temple
50 Worthington Road
White Plains, NY 10607



  1. REPLY
    Steve Pareles says

    When I visited Harold at their home for shiva, he drew me into the conversation right away. He does this. What an inspiration they are. Thank you Hal and Elaine Shames.
    Steve Pareles

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