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September 20, 1963 - Image 31

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-09-20

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Herman Pekarsky, executive
director of the Essex County
(N.J.) Jewish Community
Council, which conducts Feder-
ation and welfare Fund activi-
ties, former assistant director
of the Jewish Welfare Federa-
tion of Detroit, died suddenly
Monday night of an apparent
heart attack, at his home, 2
Washington Park, Maplewood,
N.J. He was 56.

Michigan State College. He was
on the faculty of the Wayne
University School of Public Af-
fairs and Social Work.
He began his social work
career in Grand Rapids as the
city's director of the social
service department. He also
served as director Jf the Kent
County Welfare Council.
Mr. Pekarsky held the post
of state director of the Michi-
Only a day earlier, he at- gan Bureau of Old Assistance
tended a meeting of commu- under Governor Frank Murphy.
nity leaders in New York and
From 1939 to 1943, he was
shared his views on important
assistant executive director
community problems with na- of the Detroit Federation, and
tional leaders, including a num- while the executive director
ber of his former associates in and organizer of the National
Federation work in Detroit.
War Fund, Mr. Pekarsky was

Mr. Pekarsky served on the
25-member reorganized board
of the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency.

the acting director of the De-
troit Federation.

He had been executive di-
rector of the Essex County
One of the best informed Council since 1946. He held
men in the country in his field, many national positions in the
he was held in high regard by field of social service and dur-
his associates. He believed in ing his residence in Detroit
providing Jewish communities had participated in many pio-
with news and opinions on Jew- neering efforts in Jewish com-
ish life and he established the munity and civic undertakings.
Newark Jewish News which has Before coming here he also
emerged as one of the best served as director of the Ken-
English-Jewish weeklies in the tucky Emergency Relief Ad-
country and by far the out- ministration.
s t a n d i n g community-owned
He was a member of the
publication.
national board of the Council
He was born in Poland, Jan. of Jewish Federations and Wel-
20, 1907, and came to the Unit- fare Funds, had been president
ed States at the age of 20..
of the New Jersey Welfare
After completing his studies Council and served on the board
in Grand Rapids, Mich., schools, of the Newark Hospital and
he studied at the University of Health Council. He served as
Michigan, receiving his A.B. director of the Council of So-
degree. He pursued graduate cial Agencies of Metropolitan
studies at the Graduate Schools Detroit before it was trans-
of Jewish Social Work and formed into the United Com-
munity Services. He also served
as supervisor of the Michigan
Works Projects Administration.
Surviving him are his wife,
In Memory of Our
Rosalie; two children, Susan
Beloved Father
and William, and his father,
for many years a proiriinent
MEYER ZACK
Grand Rapids educator who
now resides in Chicago. His
who passed away Oct.
brother, Rabbi Maurice Pekar-
5, 1962. Sadly missed
sky, one of American Jewry's
and always remem-
most distinguished Jewish
bered by his children
scholars who had served as di-
rector of the Hillel Founda-
and grandchildren.
tions at the University, of Chi-
cago and the Hebrew Univer-
sity in Jerusalem, died two
years ago.
Paying tribute to Mr. Pe-
karsky's numerous contribu-
tions towards the advance-
The Hannah
ment of 'Jewish social service
Schloss Old Timers
programs, Mr. Sobeloff said
that the departed community
mourn the passing
leader had pioneered in his
of the following
studies and research and had
members of its or-
many innovations that aided
ganization during
greatly in the conduct of
the year 5723:
fund-raising drives.
Roy Chatlin
Recalling that Mr. Pekarsky
was responsible for the coor-
Judge William
dination of the former Detroit
Friedman
Jewish Children's Home and
Milton Gordon
Jewish Child Placement Bu-
reau into the Jewish Children's
Max Greenblatt
Bureau, Mr. Sobeloff said that
Lou Hanels
the subsequent merger of all
Abe Hertzberg
these services into the present
Jewish Family and Children's
Charles Jones
Service is traceable to the pro-
Nathan Klein
grams introduced by Mr. Pekar-
Arthur Melder
sky.
Russell Nida
Mr. Sobeloff also said that
Mr. Pekarsky had designed the
Emil Raskin
comprehensive Federation of-
We pay tribute to
fice system with the introduc-
their memory for
tion of the use of the modern
their friendship and
computers as an aid to •cam-
for all the good
paigning and the gathering of
demographic data. The present
deeds that marked
use of these systems by all so-
their active lives.
cial service agencies began
Our heartfelt
with the inrtoduction of the
sympathies go• to
program in Detroit under the
their families.
guidance of Mr. Pekarsky be-
fore the war.

In Mernorium

NEW YORK, (JTA) — Dr.
Benjamin Dubovsky, 75, noted
physician who devoted a major
portion of his career to writing
and lecturing on medicine, died
Sept. 14. At the time of his
death he was editor of a medi-
cal column in the Jewish Daily
Forward.

Born in T a 1 n o, in the
Ukraine, he was brought to the
United States by his parents
when he was 13-years-old. He
received his M.D. 12 years
later from the NeW York Uni-
versity College of Medicine. He
was the author of numerous
books both in English and Yid-
dish. One of his works, "Jesus,
Jews and Gentiles," published
in 1948, stirred considerable
controversy.

Correction : Odets
Had a Jewish Funeral

The announcement of the
funeral service for Clifford
Odets in a recent issue of The
Jewish News, erroneously quot-
ed a New York source as stating
that he was given a Christian
burial. The misunderstanding
arose from the fact that the
Forest Lawn Hollywood funeral
chapel bears the name
"church." It is, however, non-
denominational.

The funeral services were
conducted by Rabbi Leonard T.
Beerman (Reform). Eulogies
also were given by Danny Kaye
and Lee Strassberg.
Pointing to the misunder-
standing relating to the term
"church" used in connection
with the funeral chapel, Rabbi
Beerman stated: "There are
many Jewish burials there but
most of us, (rabbis), as you can
well imagine, prefer to conduct
our ceremonies elsewhere be-
cause there are authentic Jew-
ish cemeteries available to us."

Herman H. Holinstat,
Industrialist, Dies

Herman H. Holinstat, 25951
Dundee, Huntington Woods,
president of C. L. Gransden &
Co., industrial suppliers, died
Sept. 17. He was 60.
Mr. Holinstat was an employee
of Gransden & Co. for 42 years
and served as president the last
four. He was also president of
the Great Lakes Tool Shop in
Troy.
He leaves his wife, Peggy;
daughters, Judith Ann and
Linda Jane, and six sisters.

The Family of the Late

OBITUARIES

MAE AGRANOVE, 20040 Pi-
cadilly, died Sept. 13. She
leaves husband, Nathan; son,
Gerald; daughters, Mrs. James
Landsman, Mrs. Richard Wolfe
and Mrs. Phyllis Miller; a
brother, two sisters, 13 grand-
children and three great grand-
children.
* * *
HELEN JACOBSON. 15 Wav-
erly, H.P., died Sept. 14. She
leaves her husband. Reuben.
* * *
BESSIE BERRIS, 15794 Ohio,
died Sept. 14. She leaves sons,
Albert, Stanley, Dr. Irving and
Dr. Henry; daughters, Mrs.
Louis Leipsitz, Mrs. Joseph
Franovitz and Mrs. Henry Leit-
son; 12 grandchildren and six
great grandchildren.
* * *
HARRY THAV, 18059 Wis-
consin died Sept. 13. Survived
by sons, Harry A. and Louis;
daughters, Mrs. Seymour (Char-
lotte) Socol of Chicago, Ill. and
Jean T h a v; and eight grand-
children.
* * *
BESSIE SHAPIRO died in
San Diego on Sept. 12. Survived
by daughters, Mrs. Philip M.
(Jessica) Zimmerman, Mrs. Mil-
ton (Evelyn) Bedrick of San
Diego; sons, Alexander of San
Diego and Irving of New York;
and nine grandchildren. Inter-
ment, New York.
* * *
LILLIAN BAILY, 13305 La-
Salle, died Sept. 16. No sur-
vivors.
*
*
ABRAHAM RESNIKOFF,
1150 Petosky, died Sept. 15. He
leaves a son, David and a sister.
* * *
SADIE RUTH FISHMAN,
16169 Roselawn, died Sept. 17.
She leaves her husband, Ben;
sons, Irving and Usher; daugh-
ter, Harriet; five brothers and
three sisters.
* * *
EDWARD ISRAEL RATNER,
23071 Marlow, Oak Park, died
Sept. 17. He leaves his wife,
Ruth and two brothers.
* * *
DEROY L. KUTTNAUER,
25241 Rue Versailles, Oak Park,
died Sept. 17. He leaves his
wife, Sylvia; sons, Calvin and
Robert; daughter, Mrs. Samuel
Faber; brother, Melvin J. Kutt-
nauer and seven grandchildren.

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S A R 0 LTA GOLDBERGER,
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her husband, Samuel; son, Jo-
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Elsie Gross, both of California;
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MOLLY SUMMER, 17152 San-
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than (Dorothy) Rubenstein; a
brother, three sisters, and six
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* * *
ANNA SPITZ, 13341 Vassar,
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Sidney, Wilbur and Theodore;
and six grandchildren.

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Pearl Gendler
Robert Carnick

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Joseph Samuel
Abramson
Fannie Escoff
Anna Goldstein
Clara Gold
Anna Mintz
Henry Schneider

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31 - THE DETRO IT JEWISH NEWS -- Frid ay, Sept. 20, 1963

Herman Pekarsky Dies; Was Former Physician-Writer
B. Dubovsky Dies
Assistant Director of Federation

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