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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-02-21

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Henry Wachtel,
Dentist Benefactor

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
University here.
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
Jewish organizations.

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
and Family

Friday, February 21, 1969-47

OBITUARIES

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
Dept.
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
Association.
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
four grandchildren.

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
age 87.
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
years ago.
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.
* * *
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-
children.
* *
BERTHA FRUMIN, 17199 Prai-
rie, died Feb. 17. Survived by two
sons, Dr. Morris and Herman; two
brothers, six grandchildren and
four great-grandchildren.
* • *
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-
grandchildren.
* * •
REBECCA GOODMAN, 11501
Petoskey, died Feb. 18. No sur-
vivors.
• • *
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
51.
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-
nessmen's group.
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
96.
Stalin.
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
daughters,
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
eight great-grandchildren.
The Family of the Late

LENA FOX

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.



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.
*
s
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
five grandchildren.

*
*
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,
Shirley Sue.
* *
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-
vivors.
• •
EDWARD B. ROBERTS, 13302
N. Norfolk, died Feb. 13. Survived
by his wife, Ann; and a son, Ken-
neth.
• * *
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.
* * *
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-
dren.
* *
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.
• * *
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
grandchildren.
• • *
JACK WROTSLAVSKY, 20534

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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-
children.

WE REMEMBER

rrow mtaz

During the coming
week Yeshiva Beth

Yehuda will observe
the Yahrzeit of the
following departed
friends, with the

traditional Memorial
Prayers, recitation of
Kaddish and study-
ing of Mishnayes.

Heb ew Civil
ADAR Feb.
23
Oscar Lerchin
23
Gabriel N. Eisman
23
Harry Smith
23
Sam Elias
Sheini Bas Shmuel
23
Yosef
23
Rachel Pomerantz
23
Philip Kawa
23
Moe Engel
23
Meyer Greenspoon
23
Yale Levin
24
Bella Chesnuk
24
Anna Chinitz
24
Sally Hess
24
Leon H. Stillwater
24
Rose Segerman
24
Dora Cohen
24
Rose Raimi
24
Adele Brown
24
Hyman Sweet
24
Leah Bas Shmaryohu
25
Julius Hess
25
David H. Rom
25
Abraham Berman
25
Bertha Weitzman
25
Max Bemis
23
Nathan Peretzman
25
Anna Rose Werner
26
Katherine Radner
26
Abraham August
26
Anna Levine
26
Bessie Berrie
26
Susan Topor
26
Gavrlel Eckman
26
Karl Levin
26
Harry Mogelever
17
William Goodman
27
Jacob Rosenshine
27
Isadore Warren
27
Aaron Jackson
27
Max Kogen
27
A. Korman
27
Eva Topor
27
Rachel Zager
28
Rose Temchin
21
Irwin Rosenbaum
26
Ben Citrin
21
Sophie Melsner
25
Bertha Fischer
25
Benlamin Topor
28
Israel Malik
2$
Lottie Gerson
28
Rudolph Goldman
28
Louis D. Feldman
21
Julius Cohen
March
1
Louis Menenberg •
1
Solomon Rosenberg
1
Anne Kaufman
1
Faige Sender
1
Harry Faber
1
Karen Elnhorn
1
Samuel Liberson
7
Bertha Peterman
1
Max E. Charness
7
Rose Aronoff
1
Sarah Bas Yitzehok

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