THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, December 1, 1967 - 39
Mrs. Mendes-France Dies at Age 56;
Statesman's Wife Cousin of Detroiters
Mrs. Pierre Mendes-France, the
former French premier's wife, died
in Foch Hospital, Paris, Monday,
after a long illness, at the age of
56. She is survived by her husband,
two sons, Bernard, 32, a govern-
ment statistician, and Michel, 31,
professor of mathematics in the
Paris Faculty of Sciences, and
cousins in the United States.
Mrs. Mendes-France was the for-
mer Lily Cicurel, a native of Cairo,
who left Egypt when she was 10.
The late Haim Cicurel, who was
Everet Straus, 48 • •
Everet M. Straus, co-founder and
chairman of the board of Com-
puter Dimensions, Inc., data proc-
essors, died Nov. 23 at age 48.
Mr. Straus, 18057 Sorrento, was
born in Paterson, N. J.
He was a member of Temple
Beth El, board member of the
American Jewish Committee, past
board member of the Men's Club
of Temple Beth El, and member of
both the University of Chicago
Alumni Association and the Citi-
zens Advisory Committee on School
He leaves his wife, Kathleen;
a son, Peter; a daughter, Barbara;
his mother, Mrs. Elsie Oppen-
heimer of Harrison, N.Y.; and a
sister, Mrs. Joseph (Anita) Weber
of Chevy Chase, Md.
Walter Bagdade , 9
Chemist at MIT
Dr. Walter A. G. Bagdade, for-
mer Detroiter, of Brighton, Mass.,
a research chemist at the Massa-
chusetts Institute of Technology,
died Nov. 23 at age 28.
Born in Detroit, Mr. Bagdade
was graduated from MIT in 1962
and received his PhD from the Un-
iversity, of California at Berkeley
He leaves his wife, Edith; his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin
Bagdade; a brother, Dr. John D.
of Seattle; and two sisters, Mrs.
Richard (June) Swartz of Ann
Arbor and Alice. Interment De-
Jacob Arbit, Age 70
Jacob Arbit, retired fruit dealer
who was past president of Cong.
Shaarey Shomayim and of the
Ostrovitzer Friendship Society, died
Sunday at age 70.
Mr. Arbit, 18695 Ilene, also was
a board member of the Hebrew
Benevolent Society. Born in Po-
land, he lived in Detroit 47 years.
Surviving are his wife, Clara;
two sons, Dr. Saul B. of Milwau-
kee and Dr. S. Meyer of Detroit;
two daughters, Mrs. Ben (Rose)
Magy and Mrs. Laurence (Shirley)
White; a brother, Charles of Bos-
ton and a sister, Mrs. Hyman
(Becky) Gold of Boston; and 12
The Family of the Late
Announces the unveiling
of a monument in her
memory 1 p.m. Sunday,
Dec. 10, at Hebrew Memo-
rial Park (old office sec-
tion). Rabbi Wohlegelern-
ter will officiate. Relatives
and friends are asked to
prominent here in the resturant
business, and his brother the late
Jacob Cicurel, both of Detroit, and
Salvatore (Yehoshua) Cicurel, for-
mer Detroiter who now makes his
home in Miami Beach, were the
second cousins of the deceased.
Sol Cicurel, of 24500 Manistee,
Oak Park, Haim Cicurel's son,
states that the Cicurel family
traces its background to pre-Span-
ish Inquisition days. He said that
))r. Cecil Roth is working on a
Cicurel Family Tree and it is be-
lieved that the Cicurels are among
the oldest known Spanish Jews.
Mrs. Mendes-France's family
owned the largest department store
in Cairo. Sol Cicurel stated that the
family businesses have now been
confiscated by Nasser and that
family possessions in Alexandria
also have been taken over by the
Mme. Mendes-France's father,
Salvatore Ci cur e I, who had
earned the title Bey from pre-
dictorial regimes, was prseident
of the Jewish Community of
Egypt for 30 years before his
stores were taken over by the
anti-Israel regimes and before he
and his family moved to Italy.
Educated at the Sorbonne, spe-
cializing in psychology and later in
art, Mme. Mendes-France took
refuge in Morocco and later in the
United States while her husband
served as a bomber navigator
in the Free French Lorraine
Mrs. Molly Seligson, 76
GUSSIE ADEL, 3347 W. Boston
died Nov. 25. Survived by three
brothers, Jacob and Abe Harris
and Morris Zabel; three sisters,.
Mrs. Ida Docks, Mrs. Albert Marks
and Mrs. Herbert Perlman.
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HERBERT ALLEN, 5521 W.
Maple, Birmingham, died Nov. 24.
He leaves his wife, Rebecca; a son,
Donald of Skokie, Ill.; two daugh-
ters, Mrs. Melvin (Phyllis) Lewis
of Davison, Mich., and Mrs. Ber-
nard (Darlene) Maneli; one brother
and six grandchildren.
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BENJAMIN APPEL, 18931 Prest,
died Nov. 25. Survived by his wife,
Marsha; and two brothers.
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LEON ARONSTAM of Wilno,
Lithuania, died Nov. 26. Survived
by a sister, Mrs. Julius (Laska)
Sarko of Detroit; and two brothers,
Joe of Chicago and Eliezer of Tel
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BETTY BARSDORF, 23044 Sus-
sex, Oak Park, died Nov. 29. Sur-
vived by her husband, John; two
daughters, Denice and Ruth; her
father, Alex Zusin; and two sisters.
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JENNIE FLEISHMAN, 18920
Coyle, died Nov. 25. Survived by
three daughters, Mrs. Edward B
(Ilene) Swartz, Mrs. Jack (Belle)
Weiner of Los Angeles and Mrs
Max (Anne) Rosenberg; nine
grandchildren and four great-
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NELLIE FROMSTEIN, 15406
Northgate, Oak Park, died Nov. 22.
She leaves her husband, Edward;
a daughter, Mrs. David (Elayne)
Stulberg; three brothers, two sis-
ters and four grandchildren.
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BRIAN DAVID GOODMAN,
19359 W. 11 Mile, Southfield, died
Nov. 23. Survived by his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Goodman; his
grandparents, Mrs. Anna Kay, Mr.
Harry Goodman and Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Glist and two brothers, Mich-
ael and Mark.
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CELIA GURETSKY, 17515
Cherrylawn, died Nov. 29. Survived
by a daughter, Mrs. Jack L. (Rose)
Menuck; two brothers, three sisters,
three grandchildren and one great-
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YETTA HOFFMAN, 19458 Wood-
ingham, died Nov. 26. Survived by
her husband, Nathan; three sons,
Drs. Harry, Louis and Ben; and
In loving memory of Max Bed nine grandchildren.
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narsh, Seven years have gone, but
SALLY KATZ, former Detroiter
not forgotten. Always in our hearts.
By dear wife, Mary Bednarsh, of Los Angeles, died Nov. 27. Sur-
vived by a son, Paul; a daughter,
children and grandchildren.
Mrs. Harry (Dolly) Wachler; a
sister, Mrs. Louis Norris of De-
troit; four grandchildren and two
The Family of the Late
Funeral services were held at
Hebrew Memorial Chapel Sunday
morning for Mrs. Molly Seligson,
19351 Evergreen, 76, who for
many years was an active par-
ticipant in Orthodox and Israeli
With her husband, the late Sam-
uel Seligson, she was among the
founders of Etz Haim Synagogue
on Englewood and later of the
Beth Aaron Synagogue.
Mrs. Seligson was active in
Mizr a chi, Women's. Sabbath
League, Yeshivath Beth Yehuda
and Lomzer Farein. Born in Po-
land, she came to this country
47 years ago.
Surviving are two daughters,
Mrs. Louis (Alta) Kazdan and
Mrs. Albert (Nettie) Schwartz of
Utica, N.Y., and five grandchil-
I In Memoriam I
Acknowledges with grate-
ful apnreciation the many
kind expressions of sym-
pathy extended by rela-
tives and friends during
the family's recent
U.S. SAVINGS BONDS
Jacob Leeman, 79
Jacob Leeman, retired co-foun-
der of the Simon-Leeman Produce
Firm, died Nov. 28 at age 79.
Mr. Leeman, who resided at the
Jewish Home for Aged, was born
in Russia and lived in Detroit 60
years. He was past vice president
of Cong. Ahavas Achim.
Surviving are a son, Isadore;
four daughters, Mrs. Isadore (Lil-
lian) Fidler of Reseda, Calif., Mrs.
Louis (Saralee) Tessler, Mrs.
Robert (Gussie) Klegon of Wil-
mette, DI., and Mrs. Sheldon (Bar-
bara) Schubiner; two sisters, Mrs.
Louis (Rose) Glist and Mrs. David
(Tillie) Feldman; 16 grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.
of Philadelphia; and six grandchil-
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SAMUEL TAUB, 20161 McIn-
tyre, died Nov. 18. Survived by his
wife, Shirley; a son, Calvin; a
daughter, Francine; and three
IDA VELICK, 20981 Concord,
Southfield, died Nov. 25. Survived
by a nephew, Leonard Velick.
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BECKY WEINER, 11501 Petos-
ky, died Nov. 23. Survived by four
daughters, Mrs. Shirley Babich,
Mrs. Paul (Mary) Singerman, Mrs.
Harold (Rose) Cowan of Los An-
geles, and Mrs. Theodore (Elaine)
Frazis; one brother and five grand-
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NATHAN WEINER, former De-
troiter of Largo, Fla., died Nov.
24. Survived by a sister, Mrs. I. M
FANNIE WERBE, 19161 Manor,
died Nov. 26. She leaves one son,
Edward M. Werbe of Flint; two
daughters, Mrs. David Gutteiman
(Winnifred) and Mrs. Arthur (Lil-
lian) Benson, both of Flint; one
ALFRED A. MAYER, 18610 sister and nine grandchildren.
Greenlawn, died Nov. 24. He
leaves his wife, Shii ley; a son.
James S.; a daughter, Mrs. Robert
(Caroline) Bortman, one brother,
one sister and one grandchild.
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GUSSIE NICHAMIN, 24001
Jerome, Oak Park, died Nov. 26.
During the coming
She leaves two sons, Reuben and
week Yeshiva Beth
Yehudo will observe
Larry; a daughter, Mrs. Robert
the Vohrzeil of the
(Estelle) Lewin; one sister and
friends. wit h the
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FANNY L. SANDERS, 18489
Prayers. recitotion of
Stoepel, died Nov. 27. Survived by
Kaddish end study-
a son, Sam Pernikoff; two daugh-
n g of Mishnoyes.
ters, Mrs. Jules (Gildal Caden and
Mrs. Ben (Shirley) Elkin; 16
grandchildren and 20 great-grand-
Samuel Ben Posner
Isidore Goldman -
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HARRY SCHWARTZ, 27046 Sel-
kirk, Southfield, died Nov. 28. He
Arthur A. Gould
leaves his wife, Esther; a son, Her-
bert; a daughter, Mrs. Marvin
(Carol) Kaufman; three brothers
and six grandchildren.
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JOSEPH SINGER of Toronto
died Nov. 22. Survived by his wife.
Gussie; a son, Vernon; a daugh-
ter, Mrs. Harry (Doris) Weisman:
Chaim S. Seidman
one brother and four sisters, in-
cluding Mrs. Arthur (Lillie) Isaac-
son of Detroit.
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JOSEPH STEIN, 140 W. Colum-
Ida Finley Selker
bia, died Nov. 22. He leaves three
daughters, Mrs. Morris (Edith)
West, Mrs. Bert (Florence) Port-
Etta Laya Finley
noff, and Mrs. Albert (Anne) Pure
great- grandchildren. Interment
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CAROL LEON, 4780 Pickering,
Birmingham, died Nov. 29. She
leaves her husband, Burton; a
daughter, Sarah; a son, Thomas;
her parents, Dr. and Mrs. S. E.
Gould of Miami; her grandmother,
Mrs. Olga Blumenthal; one brother
and one sister.
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REBECCA ORMAN MARIEN-
THAL, former Detroiter of Van
Nuys, Calif., died Nov. 24. She
leaves three daughters, Mrs. Dud-
ley (Jan) Hart, Mrs. Lily Ann
Miller and Mrs. Marjorie Hender-
son, all of California; a sister, Mrs.
Sarah Orman Velick, and a broth-
er-in-law, Charles Marienthal, both
of Detroit. Interment Detroit.
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MORRIS MARKS, former De-
troiter of Los Angeles, died Nov
19. Survived by his wife, Anna; a
son, Mac; two daughters, Mrs. Irv-
ing (Lillian) Grumet and Mrs.
Moe (Sadie) Lakritz, both of De-
troit; 1 two sisters, nine grandchild-
ren and seven great-grandchildren.
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