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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-05-20

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Friday, May 20, 1983 11

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Lawrence Crohn Dies, National
Zionist, Reconstructionist Head

Word was received here
this week of the death in
Dallas, Tex., on May 6 of
Lawrence Crohn. He was
91.
Surviving are two sons,
David, who is a member of
the Israel Bank Leumi
board; and Harris, of
Richardson, Tex., who is a
professor of music, spe-
cializing in piano at South-
ern Methodist University in
Dallas; a daughter, Mrs.
Leonard (Leah) Miaskoff of
Plattsburg, N.Y.; seven
grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren.
A native of New York,

Merle Schneider

Merle M. Schneider, a
wholesale book distributor,
died May 14 at age 58.
Born in Detroit, Mr.
Schneider owned Merle Dis-
tributing Co. in Detroit.
He leaves his wife, Shir-
ley; a son, Harris; a daugh-
ter, Mrs. Roger (Leslie)
Black; his mother, Mrs.
Helen Farber; a brother, Dr.
Edwin; and one-grandson.

In Memoriam II

In loving memory of our
dear mother Ida Pevin,
who passed away May 21,
1942, five days in Sivan.
Betty Fisher, George, Elsie
and Sylvia Pevin.

Mr. Crohn was a graduate of Detroit branches for two de-
the Jewish Agricultural cades.
During his residence here
College of Philadelphia.
He was steeped in he served as president of the
Jewish knowledge and Zionist Organization of De-
had a national role in the troit, was prominent as a
lecturer and writer on
Zionist movement.
As director of the national Zionism and was active in
chain of Reliable Furniture Cong. Shaarey Zedek.
Stores, he supervised the He was among the found-
ers of the Jewish Commu-
nity Council and the Detroit
Mrs. Blumenau
Mariam Blumenau, a Historical Society.
Among his major inter-
teacher and social worker,
ests was the Reconstruc-
died May 18 at age 80.
tionist movement. He was
Born in Lansing, Mrs.
an intimate friend of Dr.
Blumenau lived in the De-
Mordecai M. Kaplan,
troit area 62 years. She was
founder of Reconstruc-
graduated from Miami
tionism, his senior by 10
University of Ohio with a
years, who now lives in
degree in nutrition. She also
Jerusalem. He joined him
attended Eastern Michigan as a Reconstructionist
University.
Mrs. Blumenau worked pioneer.
A serious student of
for Travelers Aid and the Jewish history, traditions
former local Jewish Welfare
and ethics, Mr. Crohn was
Board in the 1920s. She was
the author of many essays
a life member of Hadassah,
that appeared in the Recon-
and on her own she collected
structionist and other mag-
money and sold Israel
azines and in The Detroit
Bonds during the Yom Kip-
Jewish News.
pur War.
Mrs. Lawrence Crohn
Mrs. Blumenau was a who shared her husband's
supporter of the migrant
interests, and was a Hadas-
workers in the early part
sah and Shaarey Zedek ac-
of the century. She later
became a social research tivist, died in 1972.

interviewer.
She and her late husband,
Walter, a violist for the De-
troit Symphony Orchestra,
worked on behalf of refu-
gees arriving here.
She leaves Mr. and Mrs.
Seymour (Mina) Cuker, a
brother-in-law, nieces and
nephews.

0. K. Fraenkel

In Memory Of

NEW YORK — Osmond
K. Fraenkel, former general
counsel to the American
Civil Liberties union and a
member of the New York
Bar for more than 70 years,
died May 16 at age' 94.

REBECCA

KARBAL

May 28, 1980

Sadly missed by hus-
band, Zelik; children,
grandchildren and
great-grandchildren.

Author Hertz

NEW YORK — Aleksan-
der Hertz, a sociologist in
Poland before World War II
and the author of books and
articles on sociology of the
theater, died May 16 at age
87.

Tr ■ V‘NI17

717

,

371-1 1

Let her own works praise her at the gates

The Detroit Friends of Shaare Zedek Hospital
mourn the passing of their devoted friend and
supporter

Laura Nusbaum

May her family find solace and inspiration in
her noble life and deeds.

THE

AIM. Matterin,

Led Cuban Jews

NEW YORK (JTA) —
Abraham Marcus Matterin,
one of the prominent
members of the Cuban
Jewish community who re-
mained in the country after
the revolution led by Fidel
Castro, died in Havana May
3, it was reported by Jacobo
Kovadloff, director of South
American Affairs of the
American Jewish Commit-
tee. Mr. Matterin was 67
years old.
Kovno,
in
Born
Lithuania, he and his fam-
ily came to Cuba in 1924.
Although he did not finish
high school, he became an
important figure in Spanish
and Yiddish literature. An
activist and gifted or-
ganizer, Mr. Matterin was
general secretary of
Patronato Hebreo de la
Habana, the country's prin-
cipal Jewish agency.
He was the author of
many books, including,
"Jose Marti and Racial Dis-
crimination" and "The Jews
and the Cuban Flag," and
translated into Spanish
works of Yehuda Halevi, a
Passover Haggada and a
study on Theodor Herzl. He
also helped to develop mag-
azines and the community
library to which he devoted
his energies until his death.
At the time of his death he
was in the midst of writing a
history of Jewish life in
Cuba.

Jews first settled in Scot-
land at the beginning of the
19th Century.

I

OBITUARIES

APPLE-
MINNIE
BAUM, 80, died May 12.
She leaves her husband,
Harold R.; two daughters,
Mrs. David (Harriet) Hill-
man and Mrs. Joanne Fein-
berg; two brothers, Max
Tachman and Sol Tachman;
and three grandchildren.

* * *

MURRAY BELKIN,
former Detroiter of Univer-
sity Heights, Ohio, died
May 7. Survived by his wife,
Rosalyn; and two sisters,
Pauline and Mania, both of
University Heights. Inter-
ment Cleveland, Ohio.
** *
JAMES M. CAMERON,
25, died May 12. He leaves
his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph (Rose) Cameron; and
a brother, Andrew.
* * *
BERTHA CZARKA, 72,
died May 13. She leaves a
brother, Alexander Fris-
chman of Laguna Hills,
Calif.; and cousins.
* * *
MARGARET FISHER,
57, died May 16. She leaves
her husband, Ira L.; a son,
Stephen of Chapel Hill,
N.C.; a daughter, Ronna;
and a sister, Mrs. Eileen
Hefter of Deerfield, Ill.
** *
JACK FISHMAN, 78, of
Huntington Woods, died
May 16. Survived by his
wife, Gertrude; two sons,
Lloyd and Sheldon; two
daughters, Mrs. Harvey
(Elaine) Weiss and Ava of
Las Vegas, Nev.; a brother,
Abe; 11 grandchildren and
two great-grandchildren.
* * *
RACHEL JACOBS, 39,
died May 13. She leaves two
sons, David and Daniel; a
daughter, Haviva; and her
mother, Mrs. William (An-
nette) Ross.
* * *
FREDA KAHN, 103,
died May 17. She leaves
three children, Albert of
Panorama City, Calif., Mrs.
Meyer B. (Grace) Zeff of
New Haven, Conn., and
Kopel I.; eight grandchil-
dren and great-grand-
children. Services 11 a.m.
today at Ira Kaufman
Chapel.
** *
SAMUEL KANER, 61,
of Southfield, died May 13.
Survived by his wife, Dora;
three sons, Jon, David and
Steven; four daughters,
Mrs. Jeffrey (Faye Rosanne)
Schreiber, Jane, Elizabeth
and Shani; a brother, Mor-
ris; two sisters, Mrs. Al (Be-
rtha) Shipp and Mrs. Lester
(Jeanette) Weiss; and two
grandchildren.
* * *
MORRIS KLEINMAN,
72, of Oak Park, died May
12. Survived by a sister,
Mrs. Tillie Bloom, of
Downsview, Ont.; nieces
and nephews.

IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL

18325 W. '9

NETTA DRESSER
LETZER, 82, former De-
troiter of Hollywood, Fla.,
died May 10. Interment De-
troit.
** *
WILLIAM LEVINE, 86,
of Detroit, died May 12.
Survived by his wife, Rose;
nieces and nephews.
** *
GOLDIE SOMBERG
SCHEY, 98, of Southfield,
died May 16. Survived by
two sons, Israel Somberg
and Max Somberg; a daugh-
ter, Mrs. Betsy Allowitz;
two brothers, Jack Rosberg
of West Palm Beach, Fla.,
and Al Rosberg of Los
Angeles, Calif.; a sister,
Mrs. Eva Franzblau of Los
Angeles; nine grandchil
dren and eight great-grand-
children.

HAROLD SIMON, 86,
died May 18. He leaves a
son, Donald; five grandchil-
dren and one great-grand-
son. Services 1 p.m. today at
Ira Kaufman Chapel.
** *

BENJAMIN S. SMITH,
73, died May 15. He leaves
his wife, Ann; a daughter,
Mrs. Stanley (Elaine) Bass;
and two grandsons.

* * *

FRANK P. SMITH, 87,
died May 17. He leaves -his
wife, Bessie; a sister, Mrs.
Abraham (Minnie) Tauber;
nieces and nephews. Serv-
ices 10:30 a.m. today at
Machpelah Cemetery.

* *

*

MAX SMITH, 85, of De-
troit, died May 12. Survived
by a daughter, Mrs. Sol
(Bernice) Mendelson of
Miami
Beach, Fla.; two sis-
OLGA SCHIFF, former
Detroiter of Los Angeles, ters, Mrs. Betty Schwartz
Calif., died May 11. Sur- and Mrs. Albert (Rose) Al-
vived by a son, Dr. Paul of fou; two grandchildren and
Brentwood, Calif.; a daugh- one great-grandchild.
* * *
ter, Mrs. Bernie (Cookie)
HARRY WETSMAN,
Krause of Boca Raton, Fla.;
seven grandchildren and 95, died May 15. He leaves a
one great-grandchild. sister, nieces, nephews and
cousins.
Interment Los Angeles.

1

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