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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-01-02

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44.

Actor Sam Levene Dies

NEW YORK — Sam
Levene, who created the
character Nathan Detroit in
the musical "Guys and
Dolls," died last weekend at
age 75.
Mr. Levene was best
known for his portrayal of
Damon Runyon characters.
He performed in Detroit at
the Fisher Theater in var-
ious plays over the years as
well as the old Northland
Playhouse.
Born in Russia, Mr.
Levene came to the U.S. at
9 and grew up on New
's lower east side. Mr.
Le vene said he first enrolled
in a drama school to remove
the traces of his Yiddish ac-
cent.
He appeared in more
than 100 movies and
Broadway plays, begin-
ning with a five-line part
in 1927 in "Wall Street."
His recent films included
"And Justice for All,"
"The Last Embrace" and
"The Champ."

Jay B. Alvin '

Jay B. Alvin, a painting
contractor for 35 years, died
Dec. 24 at age 85.
Born in Marion, Mich.,
Mr. Alvin was the former
owner of H. T. Sloman Co.
He was the painting con-
tractor for the Fisher Build-
ing and General Motors
New Center Building. He
served in the ambulance
corps-Harper Hospital Unit
during World War II in Di-
jon, France. Mr. Alvin was a
member of Temple Beth El.
He leaves his wife, Anne;
two daughters, Mrs. Robert
(Phyllis) Welling and Mrs.
Sumner (Marilyn) Willens
of Swampscott, Mass.; five
grandchildren and six
great-grandchildren.

Mandelstam's
Widow Dies

NEW YORK
Nadezhda Mandelstam,
widow of the poet Osip
Mandelstam, died Monday
at age 81.
She
collected
and
preserved the works of her
husband, who died in 1938
in a concentration camp, so
that one day they could be
released for public con-
sumption.
Mrs. Mandelstam spent
most of her youth in Kiev
and studied art and Euro-
pean languages.
Born into a Jewish fam-
ily, Mrs. Mandelstam said
she had been a practicing
R tan Orthodox believer
a
it her entire life.

Dora Saulles

Dora Saulles, a foster
grandmother at the
Plymouth State Home for
retarded children, died Dec.
27 at age 82.
Born in Russia, Mrs.
Saulles lived 59 years in De-
troit. She is survived by two
sons, Charles and Norman;
three daughters, Mrs. Max
(Beatrice) Pleasant of
Scottsdale, Ariz., Mrs.
Lawrence (Rae) Cohen and
Irene Carter; a brother,
Morris Fisher of Northville;
10 grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren.

The son of a cantor, Mr.
Levene changed the spel-
ling of the family name from
Levine to Levene because
another actor in Actors
Equity was using the name
Sam Levine at the time.
Mr. Levene became a star
in 1935 when he created the
part of Patsy in "Three Men
on a Horse" — a role he con-
tinued to recreate for three
decades.
Among the productions in
which he appeared are:
"Horowitz and Mrs. Wash-
ington," "Dinner at Eight,"
"Light Up the Sky," "The
Sunshine Boys," "Room
Service," "The Devil's Ad-
vocate," "The Match-
maker," "The Royal Fam-
ily" and "The Merchant."

Arthur Mandell

BETTY BASSELL,
former Detroiter of North
Miami Beach, Fla., died re-
cently. She leaves her hus-
band, Louis; two.daughters,
.Mrs. Sam (Ruth) Rich of
Franklin and Mrs. Marilyn
Rittenberg of California;
seven grandchildren and
one great-grandchild.

GLADYS K. STRAUS
FELDMAN, 57, former De-
troiter of Buffalo, N.Y., died
Dec. 28. Survived by her
husband, Dr. Harold J.; a
son, Charles of Houston,
Tex.; two daughters, Lisa of
Denver, Colo., and Mrs.
Joseph (Sidony) Deal of Dal-
las, Tex.; a brother, Rudolph
of Southfield; a sister, Mrs.
,Oscar (Inga) Kramer of
Southfield; and two
grandchildren. Interment
Buffalo.

Arthur -Mandell, former
executive director of Cong.
Bnai Moshe, died Dec. 24 in
* * *
Phoenix, Ariz. He was 58.
JOSEPH MARTIN
While in Detroit, Mr. FURMAN, 63, died Dec. 24.
Mandell was affiliated with
the City of Hope, American Survived by a brother,
Leonard of Columbus, Ohio;
Society for Technion, the two sisters, Ida and Helena
board of Akiva Hebrew Day of New Baltimore; nephews,
School and Hillel Day
nieces and great-nephews.
School.
After moving to Phoenix
TILLIE GENDIL,
in 1974, he was executive died Dec. 26. She leaves 87,
a
director of Cong. Beth El daughter, Mrs. Raymond
and city manager for Israel
(Lorraine) Fenley; and two
Bonds.
grandchildren.
He leaves his wife,
* * *
Dorothy; three sons, Larry
BERTHA GOLDMAN,
and Ely of Los Angeles, 86, died Dec. 29. She leaves
Calif., and Ronald of her husband, Harry; two
Phoenix; a daughter, Mrs. sons, Marvin and Irving E.;
Alan (Shelley) Sukenic of a daughter, Mrs. Harry
Southfield; his mother, Mrs. (Shirley) Witus; a brother,
Rosalie Resnick of Los Harold Allen; eight
Angeles; a sister, Mrs. grandchildren and five
Maxwell (Elayne) Schotz of great-grandchildren.
* * *
Los Angeles; and two
GERTRUDE GOLD-
grandsons. Interment Los
MAN, 70, of Toledo, Ohio,
Angeles.
died Dec. 19. Survived by
her husband, Harry; a son,
Ben E. Berlin
Dr "Gordon of St. Louis, Mo.;
Ben E. Berlin, co-owner of a daughter, Mrs. Merwyn
Detroit Scrap Metals and (Roselyn) Solomon of Bir-
president of Somberg- mingham; three brothers,
Berlin Metals Co., died Dec. Samuel Swartz of Hallan-
24 at age 72.
dale, Fla., Charles Swartz
Mr. Berlin was a member and Seymour of Toledo; and
of the board of the National four grandchildren. Inter-
Scrap Metal Dealers Asso- ment Toledo.
ciation, Bnai Brith, Mt.
* * *
Sinai Synagogue in Port
IDA KELLER, 98, of
Huron and Temple Israel in Rutland, Vt., died Dec. 27.
Bay City.
She leaves a son, Harry A. of
He leaves his wife, Bessie;
Farmington Hills; two
a son, William of Port Hu-
daughters, Mrs. Jack
ron; a daughter, Mrs. Elinor (Rose) Jaffee of New York
Berlin of Winnetka, Ill.; two and Mrs. Lewis (June) Sa-
sisters, Mrs. George (Rose) lander of Rutland; five
Koven and Mrs. Louis (Ceil grandchildren and five
Kliger) Ruda; and four great-grandchildren.
grandchildren.
Interment Rutland.

The Family
of the Late

In Loving Memory
of My Dear Son

HENRIETTA
KELMAN

Announces the un-
veiling of a monument
in her memory 11 a.m.
Sunday, Jan. 4, at Beth
Tefilo Cemetery. Rabbi
James Gordon will of-
ficiate. Relatives and
friends are asked to
attend.

ThE

Friday, January 2, 1981

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

MARTIN
FINE

Who passed away the
24th of January, 1947
(three days in Shevat).
Gone but not forgotten.
He will always be in my
heart. I miss him.
His Mother

OBITUARIES

IRENE
DELLA
LAVINE, 76, died Dec. 27.
She leaves a daughter, Mrs.
William (Andrea)
Katzman; a brother, Sidney
R. Lipman of Florida; and
two grandchildren.

HYMAN
RIBIAT
ROBERT, 82, died Dec. 28.
Survived by his wife, Flor-
ence; two daughters, Mrs.
Harold (Rita) Goldstone and
Mrs. Harold (Evelyn)
Gradman; a brother, David
Ribiat; nine grandchildren
and two great-
grandchildren.

REBECCA LEVIN, 81,
died Dec. 29. She leaves two
daughters, Mrs. Arthur
(Josephine) Prog and Mrs.
Arthur (Shirley) Malkin of
Milwaukee, Wis.; five
grandchildren and one
great-granddaughter.

*

*

* * *

HELEN ROSENTHAL,
84, died Dec. 27. She leaves
a son, Sanford; a daughter,
Mrs. Morris (Muriel) Smith;
and four grandchildren.

*

* * *

DAVID NOVETSKY,
69, died Dec. 26. Survived
by his wife, Sylvia; a son,
Avi A. of Marblehead,
Mass.; two daughters, Mrs.
Sheldon (Frances) Brown of
Marblehead and Mrs.
Donald (Linda) Mendelson;
three brothers, Sam, Morris
and Herman of Chicago, Ill.;
two sisters, Mrs. Mike (Syl-
via) Pomerantz and Mrs.
Arnold (Sally) Margolis;
and five grandchildren.

LOUIS ROSS,
66,
former Detroiter of Silver
Spring, Md., died Dec. 25.
Survived by his wife, Lena;
and a brother, Harold of
Wheaton, Md.

MINNIE SHANBOM,
87, died Dec. 16. Survived
by a son, Irving; three
daughters,-Pearl, Mrs. Mil-
ford (Edith) Keidan and
Mrs. Morris Z. (Sylvia)
Greenberg; a sister, Mrs.
Rose Goldstein of Birming-
ham, Ala.; 12 grandchildren
and four great-
grandchildren.

* * *

Steven Zacks, executive
vice president and a partner
in the Sports Unlimited
firm, died Dec. 29 at age 29.
A native Detroiter, Mr.
Zacks was a member of the
National Restaurant Asso-
ciation. He was a former
handball champion at East-
ern Michigan University.
He owned a land develop-
ment company, race horses
and a travel business.
Mr. Zacks was named to
the Outstanding Young
Men of America in 1979 "for
outstanding achievement in
business at a young age."
He leaves his wife, Susan;
his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Joel (Bernice) Zacks; a
brother, David; a sister, Su-
san; and grandmothers,
Mrs. Abraham (Rose)
Schaengold and Mrs. Meyer
(Hannah) Zacks.

Sidney A. Deitch

DETROIT
MONUMENT WORKS

14441 W. 11 Mile Rd.

Gardner, beta,. Coolidge & Greenfield

399-2711 Eve. 626-0330

M ONUMENT CENTER, INC.

661 E. 8 MILE. FERNDALE
1 1 /2 Blocks E. of Woodward
6 Blks. from 3 Jewish
Cemeteries on Woodward

LI 2-8266

JO 4-5557

MONUMENTS BY

BERG
URBACH

AND

FINE MONUMENTS
SINCE 1910

OAK PARK -

LI 4-2212

Next to Stanley Steamer

WE REMEMBER

During the coming
week Yeshivath
Beth Yehudah will
observe the Yahr-
zeits of the follow-
ing departed
friends, with the
traditional Memo-
rial Prayers. recita-
tion of Kaddish
and StUdying of
Mishnavos.

TEVES JA

BENJAMIN DANZER
28
LILLIAN EPSTEIN
28
HELEN MANDELL
28
JACOB ROTHBARD
28
BORUCH SHAPIRO
28
MOLLIE WEINGARDEN
28
GEORGE CETRON
29
MARY G. GOODMAN
29
MOLLIE GREENSPOON
29
CHARLES KATZ
29
GLADYS MALLIN
29
BEATRICE SHOOB
29
PEARL ZEFF VOLKOVICH
29
ROSE FERSHTMAN
29
SHEVAT
SAUL H. COHEN
1
FRUMA EDELMAN
1
ADOLPH FELDMAN
1
LOUIS GRUSKIN
1
SADIE HORNICK
1
SARAH LUBLIN
1
FANNIE PATLOJOHN
1
YETTA PLOTNICK
1
ANNA POSNER
1
BLUMA ROSENBLOOM
1
RACHEL SACHS
1
SYLVIA WEISS
1
MINNIE ZACK
1
SARAH FINLEY COPIN
2
SARAH FABER
2
SARAH KAPLAN
2
FANNY LUBOW
2
BECKY MALTZ
2
ISADOR BUCHFIRER
3
ZESSE KATZ
3
MORRIS LEVITT
3
FLORA LEVY
3
ANNA MINDLIN
3
SARAH SAKS
3
MOSES HENRY THORN
3
MARTIN FINE
3
ABRAHAM MORRIS CORN
4
SARAH HOOTNER
4
FRIEDA KABECK
4
JACOB KARBAL
4
LOUIS KIDECKEL
4
ROSE POLLACK
4
MAX SITRIN
4
ABRAM ARKADIER
5 10
PERRY FEIGENSON
5 10
MARTIN K. IWREY
5 10
MAX MILGROM
5 10
SHELDON B. RICHIE
5 10

Yeshivath Beth
Yehudah

15751 W. Lincoln Dr.
Southfield
557 6750 ,

Monuments For All Jewish Cemeteries

tinvt:vtvc yvt -rt.41/58 114.0

SHELDON GRANITE COMPANY

JACOB PECHERER

16 of Teves Dec. 23

4

Serving the Jewish Community for over 60 years
19800 WOODWARD
(Betw. 7 8 8 Mile)

SAM GORLICK

(owner)

7 of Shevat Jan. 12

18325 W. 9 Mile Rd. Southfield

* * *

DR. SAM S. WILLIS, 65,
died Dec. 24. He leaves his
wife, Gertrude; a son, Dr.
James of Cincinnati, Ohio; a
daughter, Mrs. Leonard
(Kathy) Yourofsky; his
father, Isadore Willis; two
sisters, Mrs. Harold (Ruth)
Garber and Mrs. Charles H.
(Lenore) Ressler; and three
grandchildren.

13405 CAPITAL at Coolidge

IN MEMORIAM
The HEBREW BE-
NEVOLENT SOCIETY
(Chesed Shel Emes) Re-
members their departed
board members whose
Yahrzeit is observed in
the month of Teves &
Shevat.

DAVID BARNETT

Dr. Jack; three sisters, Mrs.
Morris (Mary) Lesser of
Florida, Mrs. Alvin
(Mildred) Skelly of
Sarasota, Fla., and Mrs.
Alvin (Shirley) Foon; and
three grandchildren.

* * *

ELI RICHTER, 61, died
Dec. 24 in Lauderdale
Lakes, Fla. Survived by
wife, Edith; a son, Mark;
three daughters, Mrs. Barry
* * *
(Adelle) Berlin of Hun-
tington Woods, Mrs. How-
SAM WEINRIB, 76, died
ard (Sandra) Nagelberg of Dec. 24. Survived by his
Glencoe, Ill., and Mrs. wife, Paula.
* * *
Robert (Hilary) Solomon of
Southfield; a sister, Mrs.
DR. RALPH ROBERT
George (Pearl) Cohan of WEISS, 58, died Dec. 28.
Southfield; and four Survived by his wife, Edith;
grandchildren.
three daughters, Nancy
Bonheim, Mrs. Roy (Marta)
Grekin and Joan; a brother,
Steven Zacks

IRA KAUNAN

Directors of Funerals

47

368-3550

INC.

569-0020

Flra Kaufman • Herbert Kaufman • David Techner

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