- *Abraham "Papoo" Passo -m. Bertha [??]
Abraham and his wife were both born in Monastir.
She died in Monastir of asthma.
He later emigrated to the US and settled in New York.
They had four children: Sophie, Fina, Chaim, Sam.
- *Sophie Passo -m. *Abraham (Avrahm) "Al" Cassorla
Sophie arrived in New York in 1915, and married Avrahm Cassorla, a descendant of Jeoshua Cassorla.
(Follow this trail to see their position in the Jeoshua Cassorla family).
Most of Sophie's siblings and their families settled in Indianapolis.
- Joseph (Yeoshua) Cassorla - m. Lee [??]
Joseph was the First-born of Avrahm and Sophie.
Lee currently resides in San Diego, CA.
- David Cassorla
- Phyllis Cassorla -m. [??] Clark
- Molly Cassorla - m. Jack Baruch
Molly was the second-born of Avrahm and Sophie.
Now of Cedarhurst, LI, NY and Pembrook Pines, FL.
- Sylvia Baruch
Former Provost of NYU, now retired.
- Adele Baruch
- Louis (Eliahu) Cassorla - - m. Rebecca (Betty) Camhi
Louis, third-born child of Avrahm and Sophie, was born in New York.
Betty's family emigrated from Kastoria.
Her grandparents were David and Esterina Camhi. Click here to see her place in that family.
Louis was a sportswear contractor, Betty a seamstress and homemaker.
They are now retired in Bellmore, LI, NY.
Read about Lou's life and times in his own words (and pictures) at the SephardicCafe or at their Autobiographical site.
- Albert (Avrahm) Fried-Cassorla - m. Martha Fried
Albert is an author, playwright, advertising person, now of Melrose Park, PA.
- Emma Fried-Cassorla
- Benjamin Fried-Cassorla
- Ken (Kenny) Cassorla - m. Jeanette Jackson
They live in Aptos, CA.
Kenny is a chiropractor.
Jeanette is a dental hygienist and educator.
- Nathan Cassorla
- Tommy Cassorla
- Marshall (Moshe) Cassorla - m. Christina Fumasoli
Currently resides in Bellmore, LI, NY.
- Morris (Moshe) Cassorla - m. Selma Silverman
Now of Tamarac, FL.
- Sandy Cassorla - m. Martin Bassoff
- Seth Bassoff -m. Gital Kaddoch
- Roberta Cassorla - m. (1) [??] Wagner (2) Martin Ehrlich
- Bessy Cassorla - m. Ike Hasson
Bessy is the fifth-born of Avrahm and Sophie.
Now of Cedarhurst, LI, NY and Pembrook Pines, FL.
- Raymond Hasson - m. Elena [??]
- Arthur Hasson - m. Ingrid [??]
- Isaac Hasson
- Sophie Hasson
- Josh Hasson
- Fina Passo -m. Sam Calderon
Settled in Indianopolis.
- Albert Calderon
- Charlie Calderon
- Morris Calderon
- Pauline Calderon
- *Sam Passo -m. *Sophie "Buena" Cassorla
Sophie was a "mail-order" bride. Sam was a tailor in the US.
- Sara "Sally" Passo -m. Al Morris (Changed from Aroesti)
Al [Aroesti] Morris was a son of Isaac Aroesti.
His nephew, Dr. Sam Passo, remembered him in a note about his recent passing:
"Uncle Al was a colorful personality - affectionately called the "Godfather" by many members of the Etz Chaim Sephardic Jewish Community of Indianapolis.
He was a wonderful Uncle to me, and I have many fond memories of him and his joy for life."
- Barbara Morris
- Annette Morris
- Molly Passo -m. David "Jimmy" Nahmias
David was a grocery storekeeper, then after retirement was a dealer at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas.
- Roberta Nahmias -m. Dan Mortensen
- Esther Passo m. Lou Zuckerman
He was a pediatrician in NJ, then retired to Fla.
- Howard Zuckerman -m. [??]
- Steven Zuckerman -m. [??]
- Mary (Miriam) Passo -m. Norman Campbell
- Rebecca "Babs" Passo -m. Nathan Zoll
The family business is Zesco Products, Inc., a restaurant supply and equipment superstore based in Indianapolis, IN.
- Steven Zoll
- Mark Zoll
- Clark Zoll
- Scott Zoll
- Celia Passo -m. Mike Yosha (Monastirli family)
- Sandra [DVM] Yosha -m. Bruce [??]
- David Yosha
- Albert (Avram) Passo -m. Leona Lair
- [DDS] Samuel Passo (LtCol, USArmy) -m. Karen Williams
Previously a Professor of Dentistry, University of Michigan. Now a military dentist, at Fort Campbell, KY.
- Rickey Passo -m. Gail Sanford
[Attorney. Colorado Springs, CO]
- Samantha Passo
- Megan Passo
- Hillary Passo
- Katie Passo
- Michael Passo -m. Kate Hamilton
[Ophthamologist, Portland, OR. Professor, University of Oregon School of Medicine.]
- *Hyman (Chaim) Passo -m. Rachel Saadi
Rachel's youngest brother, David Saadi, immigrated to Mexico in 1917,
after not being able to immigrate along with most of the family who immigrated to the U.S. before World War One.
He settled in Mexico, where he died a number of years ago, eventually marrying Dora Sadicario in the 1930s,
who emigrated to Mexico from Brooklyn.
The Saadi family has a restaurant in the heart of Mexico City named "Flash".
- *Albert Passo -m. Sylvia [??]
According to family lore, Albert was born on the boat to New York.
Settled his family in Indianapolis, where he was a pharmacist.
Was active in the Etz Chaim community in Indianapolis.
- Ruth Passo
- Geoff Passo
[Las Vegas, NV]
- Larry Passo -m. Debra [??]
- Richard Passo
[Attorney. Las Vegas, NV]
- Sophia/Sophie Passo -m. Al Katz
- Beverly Katz -m. [??]
[Indianapolis--member of Etz Chaim Cong]
- Louis Katz -m. Irene [??]
[V.P./Treas., George Washington Univ., Washington, D.C. ]
- Charlie "Mishulam" Passo -m. Nellie [??]
- Mike Passo
[Legal Librarian. Last position was legal librarian for the Dayton Daily News Newspaper]
- Tommie Passo, M.D.
- Sara Passo -m. Robert "Bob" Joseph Goldberg
[Mount Laurel, NJ]
- Daniel Henry Goldberg
- Joshua Simon Goldberg -m. Lorre Hammerman
- Rachelle Aviv Goldberg
- Aimée Nitzan Goldberg
- Liora Frieda Goldberg
Liora was named in honor of the memory of Freida Hochberg (née Faigenbaum), Lorre's maternal grandmother. Photo of the twins
- Eliana Yael Goldberg
- Matthew Joseph Goldberg
- Isaac "Issie" Passo -m. Martha [??]
- Debbie Passo -m. [??]
- Murray Passo, MD -m. Debbie [??]
[Murray is Professor, University of Cincinnati.]
[Nationally known pediatrician, affiliated with the Children's Hospital of Cincinnati.]
- Herbie Passo -m. Evelyn [??]
[Lake County, Indiana ]
This section last updated
from material provided by Sam Passo and merged with material developed by Albert Fried-Cassorla.
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