Joseph Palmer, 88, of Oceanside, N.Y., died December 21.

Born in Brooklyn, he is survived by his wife, Lorraine; children, Joanne Palmer, Lynn Makler, and Michael Palmer; son-in-law Andrew Sherman; daughter-in-law Cathy Palmer; grandchildren, Miriam Palmer-Sherman and her husband, Rabbi David Vaisberg; Sara and Stephen Makler; Gregory, Natalie, and Allison Palmer; and Nava Sherman-Vaisberg. He was predeceased by granddaughter Shira Palmer-Sherman and son-in-law David Makler.