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Identities, Funeral Times of Fire Victims Released

The names and funeral times of those who died in the tragic wildfire that continues to rage through the Carmel mountain range have been released.
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 12/5/2010, 11:18 AM

Arutz Sheva

Identification of the bodies of the victims who died in the wildfire that raged through Mount Carmel last Thursday has been completed and the names released for publication.

The photo that accompanies this article is one that was taken at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, and is a shot of the most recent class of the Israel Prison Service cadets. Most of the members in the photo were victims of of the tragic wildfire that continues to rage in various areas of northwestern Israel.

Following are the times and locations of the funerals set for Sunday:

Shimon Dayan, 28, of Karmiel, is survived by his wife. He served in the Nachshon unit and will be laid to rest Sunday at 13:00 in the military cemetery in his city.

Derman Kiril, 28, of Afula, is survived by his wife. He served at the Gilboa Prison. His funeral will be held Sunday at 12:00 noon at the military cemetery in Afula.

Tanya Lansky, 23, of Ashdod, served in an unidentified prison. Her funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m Sunday at the military cemetery in Ashkelon.

Avi Noach, 34, of Jerusalem, is survived by his wife and two children. He served in the Jerusalem detention facility and will be laid to rest at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the military cemetery at Mt. Herzl in Jerusalem.

Elad Riven, 16, a volunteer in the Fire Service, the only child of his parents, will be laid to rest in Haifa at 12:30 PM.

Below are the names of those who have already been interred:

Tafash A'adel, 33, of Beit Jan, is survived by a wife and two children. He was laid to rest Friday at the cemetery in Beit Jan.

Wassim Abu-Reish, 28, of Yarkha, is survived by a wife and three children.

Wasim Abu Rish, 32, of Kfar Yarka, served in the Rimonim Prison. He was laid to rest Saturday in the cemetery in his village.

Warden Rafi Alkalai, 54, of Lapid, is survived by his wife and five children. He served at the “Nir” school as a commander of the Officers' Course. He was laid to rest at Jerusalem's military cemetery at Mt. Herzl.

Inbal Amoyal, 26, of Dimona, is survived by her parents and four siblings. She had just finished a Master's degree in Criminology and looked forward to serving in the nation's security force like her brothers. She served in various prison facilities and was laid to rest in the military cemetery in Dimona.

Anonymous, at the request of the family.

Ayala Yifrach, 23, of Kiryat Bialik, served in the Kishon Prison. She was laid to rest at the military cemetery in Haifa.

Yaron Bermi, 31, of Mevuim is survived by his wife and one child. He served at the Dekel Prison and was laid to rest at the military cemetery in Be'er Sheva.

Ro'i Biton, 28, of Kiryat Gat, is survived by his wife who is eight months pregnant and a young son.

Warden Faviola Bohadana, 48, mother of two, of Ness Ziona. She served as company commander of the Officers' Course in the “Nir” school, and was laid to rest in the cemetery in Ness Ziona.

Police Dep.-Comdr. Lior Boker, 57, Northern District Operations Branch commander, promoted posthumously to Assistant-Commander.

Maor Ganon, 27, of Gan Yavne, married with one child, was a member of the Nachson unit. His funeral was held Friday at the military cemetery in Yavne.

Dimitry Gerstein, 27, of Tel Aviv, served in the Nachshon unit. He was laid to rest in the military cemetery in Holon.

Hagai Jorno, 28, of Kiryat Gat, survived by his wife and young daughter, was laid to rest in his city's military cemetery on Friday.

Calai Chen Kefir, 35, of Gan Yavne, is survived by his wife and three children. He served in the Logistics Department at Israel Prisons Service Headquarters. He was laid to rest in the military cemetery in Gan Yavne.

Efrat Chen, 35, of Ra'anana, served in the Neve Tirza Prison for women. She was laid to rest in the military cemetery in Ra'anana.

Topaz Even Chen Klein, 28, of Rehovot, served in the Office of the Spokesperson. She is survived by her husband. Her funeral was held Friday at the military cemetery in Rehovot.

Dimitry Kozlov, 45, a resident of Be'er Sheva, is survived by his wife and one child, served in the Ketziot Prison. His funeral was held at the military cemetery in Be'er Sheva.

Aviram Levy, 32, married, of Tiberias, is survived by his wife and one child. He served in the Nachshon unit. He was laid to rest in the military cemetery in Tiberias.

Maurice Levy, 32, single, of Tiberias, served in the “Nir” school. His funeral was held in the military cemetery in Tiberias.

Calai Chen Kefir, 35, of Gan Yavne, is survived by his wife and three children. He served in the Logistics Department at IPS Headquarters. He was laid to rest in the military cemetery in Gan Yavne.

Iliya Langman, 31, of Nahariya, served in the Kishon Prison and is survived by his wife. He was laid to rest in the military cemetery in Nahariya.

Uriel Malcha, 32, of Karnei Shomron, is survived by his wife and five children. He served at Oholei Kedar Prison and was laid to rest at the cemetery in Yavne. “He was a devoted family man, virtuous, and just a great human being,” his friends told Arutz Sheva's Hebrew news service.

Police Ch.-Supt. Yitzchak Melina, 46.

Kfir Ohana, 30, of Ofakim, served at the Oholei Kedar prison. He is survived by his wife Olga, who is nine months pregnant, and a 2-year-old daughter. His funeral was held Friday at the military cemetery in Ofakim.

Hanan Ohayon, 31, married, of Nazareth Illit, is survived by his wife and two children. He served in the Shita Prison, and was laid to rest in the military cemetery in Nazareth Illit.

Ronen Peretz, 34, of Ashkelon, married, survived by his wife Shirit and two young children ages 6 and 3.

Hagai Pinkar, 31, of Yerucham, is survived by his wife and a child. He served in a prison. His funeral was held late Saturday night at the military cemetery in his city.

Oshrat Pinto, 26, of Tzfat, was laid to rest in that city's military cemetery on Friday. She is survived by her parents and siblings.

Vadislav Rachamimov, 30, of Be'er Sheva, served in the Nafcha Prison. He was laid to rest in the military cemetery in Be'er Sheva.

Ayas Sarchan, 30, of Kfar Marar, is survived by his wife and one child. He served in the Ofek Prison and was laid to rest in the cemetery in that community.

Beiber Shadi, 35, of Kfar Jat, was laid to rest in that community's cemetery on Friday.

Yakir Suissa, 26, of Dimona, served in the Ramon prison. His funeral was held Friday at the military cemetery in Dimona. Suissa spoke to his sister shortly before the tragedy and she heard him recite the Traveler's Prayer, and heard a group respond with a chorus of “Amens.” His father died after suffering a heart attack three years ago during a terrorist bombing.

Adal Tafesh, 33, of Beit Jan, is survied by his wife and two children. He was laid to rest Friday at the cemetery in Beit Jan.

Siyum Tzagi, 31, of Netivot, is survived by his wife and three children. His funeral was held Friday at the Netivot military cemetery.

Eran Weisel, 31, of Kiryat Bialik, is survived by his wife and a child. He was laid to rest Friday at a cemetery in Haifa.

Rami Yisraeli, 33, of Be'er Sheva, is survived by his wife and two children. He served in the Dekel Prison and was laid to rest in the military cemetery in Be'er Sheva.