Trying to get spellings of Hebrew names for gravestone #hungary


LM
 

My mom recently died and I've been trying for the past few months to
get the spellings of her parents in Hebrew for her gravestone. I have
recordings of their Hebrew names, but I can't find someone who can
give me a decent Hebrew spelling based on that. My grandfather's name
sounded like Shea Folig and the people I've asked are giving me
spellings like Joshua in Hebrew. He was originally from Ungvar,
Hungary. His English name is Sam, so I don't think he as called
Joshua. I know where my grandparents' gravestones are (Beth Israel in
Woodbridge NJ), but I'm not in the area to be able to find out if
their Hebrew names might be on their gravestones. I really don't know
what to do. I would like to get my mom's gravestone finalized, but I
don't want her parents' names totally misspelled on it. Does anyone
have any recommendations? Thank you.

Sincerely,
Laura Michaels


Diane Jacobs
 

Try calling Beth Israel Cemetery and ask if they would take a picture of the stone. As it is winter they are not busy with landscaping.

Diane Jacobs


On Jan 27, 2021, at 3:42 PM, LM <lmemsm@...> wrote:

My mom recently died and I've been trying for the past few months to
get the spellings of her parents in Hebrew for her gravestone. I have
recordings of their Hebrew names, but I can't find someone who can
give me a decent Hebrew spelling based on that. My grandfather's name
sounded like Shea Folig and the people I've asked are giving me
spellings like Joshua in Hebrew. He was originally from Ungvar,
Hungary. His English name is Sam, so I don't think he as called
Joshua. I know where my grandparents' gravestones are (Beth Israel in
Woodbridge NJ), but I'm not in the area to be able to find out if
their Hebrew names might be on their gravestones. I really don't know
what to do. I would like to get my mom's gravestone finalized, but I
don't want her parents' names totally misspelled on it. Does anyone
have any recommendations? Thank you.

Sincerely,
Laura Michaels

--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Alan Greenberg
 

In all cases that I am aware of (including looking at all of the our Montreal burial database), Shea is short for Yehoshua. In Hebrew it is Yod Hey Vav Shin Ayin.

The English translation of Yehoshua is Joshua, but that doesn't mean he used it. People often picked names that they simply liked or felt comfortable with.

Falk/Falik is a known kinnui (nickname) associated with Yehoshua and it confirms the original Hebrew name.

https://kevarim.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Sheea-Herschorn-2.jpg shows the name in English and Hebrew on the tomb of a famous Chief Rabbi of Montreal ( he spelled it Sheea).

Alan Greenberg
JGS-Montreal


At 2021-01-27 03:24 PM, LM via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
My mom recently died and I've been trying for the past few months to
get the spellings of her parents in Hebrew for her gravestone. I have
recordings of their Hebrew names, but I can't find someone who can
give me a decent Hebrew spelling based on that. My grandfather's name
sounded like Shea Folig and the people I've asked are giving me
spellings like Joshua in Hebrew. He was originally from Ungvar,
Hungary. His English name is Sam, so I don't think he as called
Joshua. I know where my grandparents' gravestones are (Beth Israel in
Woodbridge NJ), but I'm not in the area to be able to find out if
their Hebrew names might be on their gravestones. I really don't know
what to do. I would like to get my mom's gravestone finalized, but I
don't want her parents' names totally misspelled on it. Does anyone
have any recommendations? Thank you.

Sincerely,
Laura Michaels


Reuven Stern
 

Did you try to look up the gravestone photo in Billion Graves?
If the picture is not available on their site, you may enter a request
and hopefully there will be a volunteer who will take a photo for you.
Good luck, 
--
Reuven Stern, Kfar Vradim Israel


srsmallx@...
 

Laura my mother is from Ungvar. Maiden name is Stern. She just passed 13 months ago. She settled in Cleveland in 1950 with my dad. Have you been to Ungvar? It’s now known as Uzchorod. If you haven’t I highly recommend it. I took my kids and wife a couple years ago. Had a great tour guide if you’re interested in pursuing it. We found the jewish cemetary there and I was able to locate my great grandmothers grave.
Take care, Steve Small


ann.belinsky@...
 

The name could also be Yeshayahu (Isaiah). I have seen the name also shortened as Shaya.
In Hebrew: ישעיהו

Ann Belinsky
Modiin, Israel


Mike Coleman
 

A photo of your grandparents' stones could also be on Findagrave :

https://www.findagrave.com/

Good luck.

Mike Coleman  London U.K.


yitschok@...
 

I believe the recording is Shea Falik. Falik is mostly associated with the Hebrew name Yehoshia, which is pronounced in general as Shea. 
So I would say certainly that the Hebrew name is Yehoshia Falik. 
Spelled in Hebrew: יהושע פאליק 

--
Yitschok Margareten