Love and Later Years

Ike is currently Hazzan Emeritus for Congregation Ezra Bessaroth, continuing in his work to teach and inform the next generation. 

Ike married the former Lily Shemia in 1962. They had four children: Aimee, Jack, Solomon, and Yossi. Lily, of blessed memory, passed away in 2001. He remarried in 2003 to Elisa Chrem, of Lima, Peru and Cleveland, Ohio.

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Reflecting on his marriage, Ike closed out his 2014 oral history interview with the comment: 

“I just wanted to say how much my dear wife Elisa has added to all of the work that I have done. She has been extremely patient and helping me out at every point and at every turn. And I want to thank her very much.” 

Oral history interview with Ike Azose, 2014. OHC683. Washington State Jewish Archives. University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections.

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