Kehilat Middlesbrough Newsletter No 25 September 2008 page 5 (of 5)
Naomi (Miller) Davis died on July 23, 2008 in Jerusalem, Israel.
The following are excerpts from the hesped delivered by her son, Jonathan Davis:
Naomi Davis grew up in a city in the very north of England. Amazingly, in this far away place she became a Zionist patriot.
She captured the Zionist spirit of her late father, and my grandfather, Rabbi Louis Miller, the rabbi of Middlesbrough for a couple of decades.
Rabbi Miller understood the need for a national home for the Jews, encouraged young Jews to come and fight for its survival, and did all he could to help raise funds for the cause, through Mizrachi, the United Palestine Appeal, JNF, and others.
Her mom, Bessie Miller was imbued with the same Zionist spirit, which she expressed throughout her life, including her many visits to Israel.
Our mother, Naomi Miller, enjoyed many wonderful years in Jerusalem, with our dear dad, may he live to be 120.
Mom volunteered for Emuna, Yad Sara, and other organizations.
She was outspoken against the post Zionist academia and those who do not appreciate the Zionist Movement and for what it stands---the Jewish State.
For the past few years Mom put up a valiant fight against her illness, with the help of dear Dad [Sidney]. All of us wanted a good quality of life for Mom, and thanks to Arieh (and Naomi), her dear son, and Rachelle (and Jeff) her dear daughter, and thanks to Iris Davis, my eshet chayil wife, and angel, it was Iris who Mom called out for during her last moments.
Auntie Ruth [Sudwarts], the sister of our late mom, who also grew up in Middlesbrough, is being recognized here this afternoon, as well as my Uncle Alan [Miller], Mom's brother, who came to visit from the USA, and may they both live to be 120.
Oren Shlomo, a grandson, delivered a eulogy in which he described the accomplishments of dear Mom and noted that she could pass away with the satisfaction of knowing how much she achieved, and that as sad as we are, we can also be happy with this fact. Yossi Davis, another grandson, spoke eloquently at the Shloshim, which took place recently. Jonathan Davis
Jack Doberman died in Newcastle upon Tyne on 30 April 2008.