Father: Samuel Cherlin
Mother: Esther Cherlin
Spouse: Ida Kaufman Cherlin
Children: 2 daughters
Born in Kobryn (now Belarus), 75 miles west of Pinsk. Immigrated to U.S. in 1936, sponsored by aunt.
Born September 9, 1917 and died September 19, 1982. Known from his Social Security Account Number application (SS-5) and the SSDI. It is not known whether his parents Sam and Esther came to the U.S. On his SS-5 application, under mother's maiden name, something is crossed out (it looks like "Chalen") and replaced by "Unknown". The handwriting on the form looks very different than that of the signature.
The marriage to Ida was inferred from their addresses and the dates. We now have a photo of the grave to confirm it.
Enlisted June 7, 1941, not yet a citizen. Then resident of Lehigh, PA. Enlisted in Maryland.
Buried in the Congregation Sons of Israel Cemetery, Whitehall, Lehigh County, PA.
Sources: public records online, and findagrave.com.
Daughter Susan Hillman Tobenkin (2012), now living in Hamden, CT.