THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
NEW YORK-Dr. Henry I. Wach-
tel, retired dentist who helped
advance dental health in Israel,
died last Friday at age 87. `DP
Wachtel set up a free clinic for
children in Jerusalem in 1930, in
memory of his first wife, Clara.
Five years later, he helped or-
ganize the American Jewish Den-
tists Committee to raise funds for
the establishment of a school of
dentistry in Jerusalem. It became
part of the Hadassah Medical
School and Hospital there.
With financial help from Hista-
drut, he organized in 1947 a group
to build a mobile dental clinic
sent to Israel the following year.
Dr. Wachtel donated 5,000 books
on dentistry, literature, art and
Judaica, as well as works of art,
to the Hebrew University.
A native of Austria, Dr. WaCh-
tel organized a relief committee
which did postwar relief work in
his native city. In 1938, he was a
founder of Selah, a Jewish associa-
tion to help settle refugees from
abroad on land in the Americas.
He received a citation from the
mayor's office here in 1935 for his
free dental service to poor children
during the Depression.
Dr. Hymen E. Cohen, 61,
Rabbi, Political Scientist
WASHINGTON (JTA) - Dr. Hy-
men Ezra Cohen, a one-time Mich-
igan State University faculty mem-
ber, who combined rabbinical
service and college teaching with
26 years as a government employe,
died at 61.
The first president of the Wash-
ington Board of Rabbis, he capped
his public service career as an
administrative planner, program-
mer and researcher by serving as
planning officer and senior analyst
for the Civil Aeronautics Board.
He held a doctorate .in political
science from the University of
Chicago and taught there for 10
years and was an adjunct profes-
sor of political science at American
He was chosen editor of the
President's Materials Policy Com-
mission in 1951 and wrote a num-
ber of books.
Dr. David Klein Dead;
Taught at Hebrew U.
MIAMI BEACH (JTA)-Dr. Da-
vid Klein, a professor of English
literature at the City College of
New York for 45 years and for five
years a lecturer in English lan-
guage and literature at the Hebrew
University in Jerusalem, died here
at age 88. He was an active Zionist
and a member of several national
CARD OF THANKS
The family of the late Irving A.
Levy acknowledges with grateful
appreciation the many kind ex-
pressions of sympathy extended by
relatives and friends during the
family's recent bereavement.
In Loving Memory of
Our Beloved Husband,
Father and Grandfather
SIDNEY M. KALT
Who passed away on the
23 of Adar, 1965.
His wife Bee Halt
Friday, February 21, 1969-47
Emanuel Osterman, 73,
Govt. Employe, Veteran
Emanuel Nick Osterman, fed-
eral government worker and mem-
ber of several organizations, died
Feb. 15 at age 73.
A native New Yorker, Mr. Oster-
man, 17241 Revere, Southfield, was
a supervisory officer of the De-
troit Federal Employes Credit
Union and a retired revenue agent,
appellate division, U.S. Treasury
A World War I Navy Veteran,
Mr. Osterman was a member of
the Lamed Post, American Legion,
the Ethical Cultural Union and
secretary of the Detroit Branch of
the New York University Alumni
He leaves his wife, Belle; a son,
Herbert of Tarrytown, N.Y.; a
daughter, Mrs. Earl (Barbara)
Kuhlik; a brother, William S.; a
sister, Mrs. Claire Mathers; and
Journalist J.J. Packman;
Was Former Detroiter
James Joseph Packman, longtime
newspaperman and brother of the
late Victor Packman, at one time
associate editor of The Jewish
News, died Feb. 13 in San Fran-
cisco. He was 61.
Mr. Packman, former managing
editor of the Newark Star Ledger,
Milwaukee Sentinel and the old
San Francisco Call Bulletin, had
been a newspaperman since age 16.
He also worked on the Detroit Free
Press and old Detroit Times.
Another brother, Harry, an artist
with the old Times, is now with
Michigan Consolidated Gas Co.
Asher Prero, Age 87;
Detroit Rabbi's Father
Asher Prero, father of Rabbi
Samuel \IL-Prero, died Sunday at
Mr. Prero, 15894 Harden Cir.,
Southfield, was a retired women s
wear designer. Born in Hungary,
he lived in this country for the past
60 years. He came to Detroit 21/2
Surviving besides his son are a
brother, Rabbi Mendel of Jerusa-
lem; a sister, Mrs. Gussie Schlai-
fer of Miami; four grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.
Widow of Russian Writer
THELMA BITTERMAN, 10010
Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, died
Feb. 19. Survived by her husband,
Irving; two sons, Henry Gordon
and Michael Gordon; a daughter,
Mrs. Milton (Coreen) Weitzer; one
brother and four grandchildren.
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MAX BUKOFZER, 15050 Field-
ing, died Feb. 16. No survivors.
* * *
JACOB FINKELSTEIN, 13110
Rosemary, Oak Park, died Feb. 15.
Survived by his wife, Blima; two
daughters, Mrs. Edward • (Pearl)
Gray and Mrs. Sol (Lila) Gerofsky
of London, Ont.; two sisters, four
grandchildren and two great-grand-
BERTHA FRUMIN, 17199 Prai-
rie, died Feb. 17. Survived by two
sons, Dr. Morris and Herman; two
brothers, six grandchildren and
* • *
JOSEPH GOLDMAN, 13201 Troy,
Oak Park, died Feb. 16. Survived
by two sons, Sam and Sidney; a
daughter, Mrs. Sam (Lillian) Far-
ell; two brothers, three sisters,
eight grandchildren and two great-
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REBECCA GOODMAN, 11501
Petoskey, died Feb. 18. No sur-
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SAMUEL GROSS, 4426 Springer,
Royal Oak, died Feb. 15. He
Leon J. Simon, 51,
Metal Company Owner
Leon J. Simon, president and
founder of Metal Assemblies, Inc.,
Centerline, and member of several
organizations, died Feb. 14 at age
Born in St. Paul, Mr. Simon re-
sided at 18234 Parkside. He was
a member of Cong. Shaarey Zed-
ek, Keidan Lodge of Bnai Brith
and Yeshiva Beth Yeduda's busi-
Mr. Simon leaves his wife, Ger-
aldine; a son, Dennis G.; a daugh-
ter, Mrs. Jerome (Judith) Rollins;
his mother, Mrs. Clara Simon of
Kansas City; five brothers, Melvin,
Harry B. of New Rochelle, Herman
of New York, Albert of Apelaka,
Ala., and Kenneth of Kansas City;
two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Ruth)
Katz of Kansas City and Mrs. Bino
(Marion) Belzer of St. Louis Park,
Minn.; and two grandchildren.
LONDON (JTA) - Mrs. Tzippe
Bergelson, widow of the famous
Soviet-Jewish novelist David Ber-
gelson, died in Moscow at 65, ac-
cording to news reaching here. A
group of Yiddish writers attended Jacob Barak, Builder
her funeral in addition to her fam-
Jacob Barak, pioneer builder
ily. Mr. Bergelson was one of the and contractor, died Feb. 13 at age
Yiddish writers executed by Josef
Mr. Barak, who resided at 16940
Lilac, was once owner of a large
Ex-Czech News Editor
farm in Lapeer county. A 56-year
LONDON (JTA)-Kurt Schwarz, resident of Detroit, he was born
chairman of the relief committee in Russia and came to the U.S.
of Jews from Czechoslovakia and a in his early 305 at which time he
former newspaper editor, died here lived in Newark.
Mr. Barak is survived by his
at age 65. Mr. Schwarz left Czecho-
slovakia in 1938. He had been de- wife, Sarah; a son, Paul B.; three
Mrs. Samuel (Sarah)
puty editor of the "Prager Boer-
sen," a financial newspaper pub- Brickner, Mrs. Charles (Gussie)
Weckstein and Mrs. Max (Ruth)
lished in Prague.
Polakoff; a brother, Hyman of St.
Petersburg; a sister, Fannie Ra-
botnick; seven grandchildren and
The Family of the Late
Acknowledges with grate-
ful appreciation the many
kind expressions of sym-
pathy extended by rela-
tives and friends during
the family's recent be.
leaves his wife, Lois; a daughter,
Mrs. Malcolm (Patricia) Katz; one
brother and two grandchildren.
SEYMOUR GROSSFELD, 21420
Ridgedale, Oak Park, died Feb.
18. He leaves his wife, Betty; two
sons, Robert Jay and James An-
drew; a daughter, Elizabeth; his
mother, Mrs. Ruth Grossfeld; one
brother and one sister.
ESSIE GRAFF, 21930 Marlow,
Oak Park, died Feb. 15. She leaves
two sons, Morrie and Jack; a
daughter, Mrs. Esther Lewitz;
three brothers, four sisters and
JAY G ER S 0 N HAMBURG,
20015 Snowden, died Feb. 19. Sur-
vived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Samuel Hamburg; and a sister,
LEW KOFFMAN, 22385 Wood-
will, Southfield, died Feb. 14. He
leaves a brother, Alfred A.; and
three sisters, Mrs. Milton (Rose)
Miller, Mrs. Ida Schwartzman and
Mrs. Mae Rosen.
BEATRICE NATHAN, 11501
Petoskey, died Feb. 17. No sur-
EDWARD B. ROBERTS, 13302
N. Norfolk, died Feb. 13. Survived
by his wife, Ann; and a son, Ken-
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HYMAN ROSEN, 15050 Dart-
mouth, Oak Park, died Feb. 18. He
leaves his wife, Evelyn; three sons,
Irving, Maurice and Dr. Melvin
of San Francisco; a daughter, Mrs.
Henri (Lila) Wagmann; one sis-
ter and nine grandchildren.
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MAX A. RUBIN, 20463 Cheyenne,
died Feb. 15. Survived by his wife,
June; two daughters, Mrs. Burton
(Shirley) Gould of Chicago and
Ilene of Flushing, N.Y.; one broth-
er, one sister and two grandchil-
ANN SHECHTER, 26430 Raine,
Oak Park, died Feb. 20. She leaves
a son, Sidney; a daughter, Mrs.
Leo (Beatrice) Yeszin; one sister
and six grandchildren.
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SAMUEL SMOLNICK, 24060
Blackstone, Oak Park, died Feb.
17. Survived by his wife, Minnie;
two daughters, Mrs. Harland
(Frances) Fine; and Mrs. Ronald
(Edith) Ellis; two sisters and five
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JACK WROTSLAVSKY, 20534
MONUMENT CENTER, INC.
661 E. 8 MILE, FERNDALE
11/2 Blocks E. of Woodward
6 Blks. from 3 Jewish
Cemeteries on Woodward
Glastonbury, died Feb. 15. Sur-
vived by his wife, Sadie; a son,
Arnold Wright; a daughter, Arlene;
two brothers and two sisters.
ALAN ZALLA, 23160 Church,
Oak Park, died Feb. 16. Survived
by his wife, Evelyn; four sons, Dr.
Harvey, Jerrold, Ronnold and
Richard; two brothers, Jack and
Harold; five sisters and two grand-
During the coming
week Yeshiva Beth
Yehuda will observe
the Yahrzeit of the
friends, with the
Prayers, recitation of
Kaddish and study-
ing of Mishnayes.
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Gabriel N. Eisman
Sheini Bas Shmuel
Leon H. Stillwater
Leah Bas Shmaryohu
David H. Rom
Anna Rose Werner
Louis D. Feldman
Louis Menenberg •
Max E. Charness
Sarah Bas Yitzehok
Yeshivath Beth Yehudah
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