Israel Weinapple, 102, owned tailor shop

October 21, 2004

Israel Weinapple, a retired tailor, died in his sleep Oct. 14 at a hospital in Miami. The former Woodmoor resident, who had moved to Florida seven years ago, was 102.

Born in Poland, he immigrated to the United States in 1923 with his sister and father aboard the steamship Majestic. He moved to Baltimore, where other family members lived, and worked as a tailor at a secondhand store on Pine Street, where he also made men's caps and repaired clothing.

He later owned and operated the Tailor Shoppe on West Lafayette Avenue.

A member of the Workman's Circle for many years, he enjoyed playing pinochle and poker with members. He also played shuffleboard.

His wife of 62 years, Sylvia Glass, died in 1987.

Graveside services were held Sunday in Baltimore.

Survivors include a son, Edward Weinapple of North Miami Beach, Fla.; a brother, Sam Weinapple of Baltimore; a sister, Rose Parcover of Baltimore; five grandsons; and seven great-grandchildren. A daughter, Lillian Citrenbaum, died in 1979.

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