In Sorrow and Loving Memory

July 7th, 2024 – Baltimore, MD

With sorrowful acceptance of God’s judgment, we sadly inform you of the passing of our beloved daughter, Rena Esther Baron. Rena returned to the Lord at the age of 41 after a four-year battle with cancer.

She leaves behind her grieving husband, Dr. Jonathan Baron and their seven young children, as well as her parents, six siblings, and numerous loving friends and relatives. Funeral services will be held in Baltimore on July 8th, after which the family will sit shiva together for a week. (Read more about Shiva in a Musing Susan wrote when her sister passed away in 2012 – Sitting Shiva)

If you wish to share your condolences with us, please write to us at PO Box 609, Owings Mills, MD 21117, or the office will forward emails that come to

Jewish custom does not encourage the sending of flowers. For anyone moved to make a charitable donation in Rena’s memory, Jewish Caring Network of Baltimore has been there for Rena and the family since the beginning of this journey, supplying vast tangible support including food, paper goods, arts and crafts for the children, etc., along with constant emotional support.

May we all merit the ultimate redemption soon.

Daniel and Susan Lapin

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