Lonnie has been a Beth Shalom member since the 1960’s. He and his family are very closely tied to Beth Shalom. Lonnie was the 1st Bernard Halpern Leadership Award honoree. He has held a spot on the Cemetery Committee since the 1980’s, a seating chairman since 1990, a member of the Jewish Burial Society, and has been the Cemetery Director since 1999.
Lonnie’s wife Natalie of 59 years was also confirmed at Beth Shalom and their son Michael and daughter Randi had their Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah at Beth Shalom. Lonnie’s daughter Randi has taught Sunday school and later married at Beth Shalom and son Michael sang in the choir, and has taught Hebrew here at Beth Shalom. Lonnie loves the work he does as a cemetery director, helping the families in their time need.