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Meyer Balaban Family Association of America Cemetery Plot

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Meyer Balaban Family Association of America Cemetery Plot

Posted: 3 Feb 2003 1:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Balaban, Leventhal,Austin, Tesman, Litvin, Checker & Dunaier
I am trying to find any relatives of the Balabans who are buried At the Beth David Cemetery in Queens, NY. The names are H.M. Balaban, Max, Louis,Saul, Jack,Sam, Barnet, and Benny. It states "the door was donated by Yetta Balaban". Others buried in the plots are Austins, Tesmans, Litvin, Checker and Dunaier.I am wondering where in Europe these families were from. My grandparents, who are Leventhals, are buried there as is one of my grandfather's brothers and his wife. My mother says she recalls Balaban cousins...but is not sure. She also recalls the family was in the movie industry. I don't know if there is a connection to the Chicago Balabans. I contacted Bob Balaban and he did not know of a connection. I am curious as to how the Leventhals came to be buried in this plot. On one of the Pillars it says, "the Children of Sucher Leventhal". I don't know who that is. It is not the name of my Grandfather's maybe it goes further back. I hope someone out there can help.
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