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August 26, 1966 - Image 39

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-08-26

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Sigmund Cohen,
Engineer; Helped
Build Burma Road

Sigmund Cohen, chief engineer
for the Metropolitan Transporta-
tion and Land Use Study, died
Sunday at age 67.
Mr. Cohen, 18450 Sorrento, was
a former freeway engineer for
the city. A native of Russia, he
lived in Detroit for 41 years, 36
of which he worked for the city,
retiring in 1964.
He was a retired lieutenant
colonel in the U. S. Army Corps
of Engineers and helped build
the Burma Road in World
War II. He received the Ameri-
can Defense Medal.
Mr. Cohen belonged to the
American Jewish Congress, Amer-
ican Technion Society, Engineer-
ing Society of Detroit, American
Society of Civil Engineers and
Municipal Engineering Society.
He leaves his wife, Nina; a son,
Joel David; a brother, .Harry; a
sister, Mrs. Rebecca Norman; and
one grandchild.

Dorothy Houseman,
One-Time Mayor's Aide

Dorothy Houseman, one - time
personal stenographer of the late
Frank Murphy, when he was
mayor of Detroit, in the late 1930s,
died Aug. 19 at age 55.
Mrs. Houseman, 9245 Rosemont,
was enrolled at Wayne State Uni-
versity as a senior majoring in
psychology.
She leaves her husband, Edward;
a son, Jack; two daughters, Nancy
and Mrs. John Kuhn; her mother,
Mrs. Jeanette Schweig; a brother,
Dr. Edward Schweig; and five
sisters, Mesdames Sam (Helen)
Klasky, Morrie (Frances) Levy,
Daniel (Miriam) Halpern, Frank
(Mabeline) Greenberg and Louis
(Aline) Tabor.

Harry Gold, Ex-Detroiter

Harry A. Gold, former Detroiter,
died in Mission, Calif., at age 72.
Mr. Gold, who lived in Detroit 45
years, was in semi-retirement from
his job as district-- for
Du Mont Television.
A former member of Cong. Beth
Abraham, he is survived by his
wife, Goldie; a son, Arnold M.; a
daughter, Mrs. Donna Weitzman;
three sisters, Mrs. Frances Thomas,
Mrs, Dorothy Allaston and Mrs.
Bertha Levine; and three grand-
children.

The Family of the Late

JULES KRAFT

Acknowledges with grate-
ful appreciation the many
kind expressions of sym-
pathy extended by rela-
tives and friends during
the family's recent be-
reavement.

The Family of the Late

GERALD
HOPTMAN

Acknowledges with grate-
ful appreciation the many
kind expressions of sym-
pathy extended by re-
latives and friends during
the family's recent be-
reavement.

Moshe Kussevitsky,
Elizabeth Shapero, 65;
World-Famed Cantor JWV Women's Leader
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
Taught at Beth El
to The Jewish News)

NEW YORK — Funeral services
were held here Tuesday for Moshe
Kussevitsky, one of the world's
leading cantors, who died in his
home in Great
Neck Tuesday
morning after a
long illness. He
was 67. His body
will be flown
Wednesday to Is-
rael for burial.
Born in Smor-
gen, Russia, he
became known
as the greatest
cantor in prewar
Poland while
A
chief cantor at Kussevitsky
the Tlomacka Synagogue in War-
saw. When the German army in-
vaded the city he escaped to the
Soviet Union where he remained
during the war years. He gave
many concerts in Russia during
those years.
Cantor Kussevitsky came to the
United States after the war, re-
suming his cantorial career. At
his death, he was cantor of Tem-
ple Beth El in Brooklyn, where
the funeral services were held.

^ ....... • •

Noted Detroiter
Eva Fishman, 78

Eva Fishman, who at 78 was a
well-known figure at many a Jew-
ish communal gathering, died Aug.
19 after a brief illness.
Mrs. Fishman, 13389 S. Norfolk,
a resident of Detroit for 40 years,
was active in serving various vet-
erans hospitals and received a
citation for her work. She was a
member of Cong. Shaarey Zedek,
European Welfare Organization,
United Hebrew Schools and
Hadassah.
She was the widow of Morris
Fishman; founder of the Detroit
Life Insurance Co. about 40 years
ago.
Mrs. Fishman seldom missed at-
tending Sabbath and holiday serv-
ices at Shaarey Zedek, and she
was inseparable from the syna-
gogue.
Like her late husband, who
supervised services at the old Rose
Sittig Cohen and Tuxedo-Holmur
Hebrew schools buildings, she was
devout and dedicated. She could
not rise for standing prayers in
late years of her life, due to her
frail health, and the congregation
knew that in her remaining seated
she nevertheless evidenced great
piety.
Mrs. Fishman took a deep inter-
est in the work of the Hebrew
schools and was a pioneer member
of and an active worker in the
United Hebrew Schools Woman's
Auxiliary.
She leaves three sons, Herman,
Manuel and Milton; and 11 grand-
children.

Tonnie Kovinsky
of Windsor Family

Tonnie (Theodore) Kovinsky, the
last of Joseph Kovinsky's sons af-
filiated with the 72-year:old Wind-
sor firm of Kovinsky and Sons
Ltd., scrap metal dealers, died
Wednesday at age 62.
Mr. Kovinsky, 210 P a t r i c i a,
Windsor, was a life resident of that
city, and his family was well known
in Windsor Jewish affairs. He was
a life member of Shaar Hashom-
ayim Synagogue and of Harmony
Lodge, AF&AM, and belonged to
Bnai Brith's Windsor Lodge.
Survivors are his wife, Irene.
a son, William; and a daughter,
Mrs. Yale Levin of Detroit.

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Elizabeth Shapero, founder and
first president of the Women's
Auxiliary of the Jewish War Vet-
erans in both the city and state,
died Monday at age 65.
Mrs. Shapero, 14303 Vassar, past
president of the Jewish Children's
Home, also had served as presi-
dent pro tern of the United He-
brew Schools Women's Auxiliary
and was a former teacher of pre-
confirmation classes at Temple
Beth El. She was the first Jewish
woman to graduate from the Em-
ma F o x Parliamentary L a w
School.
Born in Newcastle, Pa., Mrs.
Shapero lived in Detroit 42 years.
She leaves her husband, Henry
H.; her mother, Mrs. Bessie
Wachs; and two brothers, Harry
and Morris.

Abe Boesky, 70;
Restaurateur

Detroit restaurateur Abe Boesky
died Sunday at age 70.
Mr. Boesky, 18498 Monte Vista,
was owner of Boesky Restaurant
on Twelfth St. until eight years ago
and later managed the Boesky
Restaurant at James Couzens and
Eight Mile.
A native of Russia, Mr. Boesky
lived in Detroit 53 years. He was
a member of Zhitomir Progressive
Aid Society and Pisgah Lodge of
Bnai Brith and was past president
of the Retired Men's Recreation
Club of the Jewish Center.
He leaves, his wife, Ida; a son,
Howard of Los Angeles; three
daughters, Mrs. Meyer (Marilyn)
Cohen, Mrs. EdWard (Rosella)
Hayworth of Calabasas, Calif., and
Mrs. Jordan (Judy) Lawson of
Van Nuys; three brothers, Sam,
Harry and Saul; and eight grand-
children.

Dr. Herman Lippitt,
Optometrist, Age 92

Dr. Herman E. Lippitt, at one
time one of Detroit's best-known
optometrists who had his office
for a number of years on Twelfth
St., died Sunday at age 92.
Dr. Lippitt, among the most
active workers in the American
Jewish Congress in the 1930s,
wrote many poems in recent
years. Several of them were pub-
lished in The Jewish News. He
resided at the Jewish Home for
the Aged.
Born in Russia, Dr. Lippitt lived
in Detroit 52 years. He was a
member of Maccabees Lodge and
an organizer of Independent De-
troit" Lodge.
He leaves six sons, Irving, Nor-
man J., Martin, Dr. Albert J.,
Charles and Alfred; two daugh-
ters, Mrs. Philip (Leona) Ruben-
stein and Mrs. Walter (Judith)
Feldman; 20 grandchildren and 21
great-grandchildren.

OBITUARIES

JULIUS R. EHRLICH of New
York City died Aug. 22. Survived
by a son, Leslie of Hartford, Conn.;
two daughters, Mrs. Sidney (Elsie)
Gittelson and Mrs. Abraham J.
(Margaret) Alper of Southfield;
12 grandchildren and nine great-
grandchildren. Interment N e w
York.
* * *
JOSEPH ELLIS, 13319 N. Nor-
folk, died Aug. 18. Survived by his
wife, Fannie; two brothers, Ed-
ward and Isadore; and two sisters,
Bella and Mollie of Los Angeles.
* * *
IDA EPSTEIN, 13750 Dexter,
died Aug. 18. Survived by her hus-
band, Morris; a son, Raymond H.;
two daughters, Mrs. George (Mar-
ian) Rich and Mrs. Paul (Anna)
Epstein; one sister and nine grand-
children.
* * *
ETTA FELSENFELD, 14261 Ver-
non, Oak Park, died Aug. 19. She
leaves her husband, Morris; a son,
Michael; three daughters, Judith,
Deborah and Sherry; her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Fleishacker;
one brother and one sister.
* * *
EMMA FELDMAN, 21630 Hes-
sel, died Aug. 22. She leaves cous-
ins, Dr. Allan H. Klein and Mrs.
Julius Gunsberg; and a niece,
Mrs. Dorothy Seitner. Interment
Youngstown, 0.
* * *
BEN FLEISHMAN, former De-
troiter of Miami, died Aug. 19. He
leaves his wife, Zella; a son, Mi-
chael, and two sisters, Mrs. Meyer
(Sophie) Berman and Mrs. Morris
(Doris) Leavitt, both of Detroit.
* * *
DAVID MARKMAN, 17182 Indi-
ana, died Aug. 23. He leaves two
sons, Harry and Edwin; two
daughters, Sadie and Lorene;
three grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren.

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daughters, Mrs. Edward Gladstone
(Selma) and Mrs. Sidney J. Liftin
(Muriel), three brothers, two sis-
ters and five grandchildren. Inter-
ment New York.
* * *
MINNIE WEINBERG, 20306
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Stanley (Beverly) Cohen; a son,
Monte; one brother, one sister and
three grandchildren.
* * *
ARON SCHEY, 19155 Rosemont,
died Aug. 21. Survived by his wife,
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was a member of Hadassah and
Bnai Brith. She leaves a brother,
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