86 Friday, August 3, 1984
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Detroit Symphony Conductor Valter Poole dies at 81
Two generations of young
musicians, aspirants for
musical careers, received
their inspiration from Val-
ter Poole, former Detroit
Symphony Orchestra vio-
list, assistant conductor,
associate conductor and
educational director, who
died July 28 at age 81.
In the half century of his
career here as a leading fac-
tor in the Detroit Symphony
Orchestra and other musi-
cal organizations, as well as
a member • of the Wayne
Land, water rights expert
Milton Schloss dies at 60
State University faculty, he
was a guide for Jewish
organizations in the plan-
ning of noteworthy musical
events, as cultural aims as
well as in fund raising. .
then DSO Music Director
Ossip Gabrilowitsch in
Mr. Poole also conducted
the Michigan Symphony
Orchestra and the Edison
Concert Orchestra. He con-
ducted the WSU student or-
chestra during his 30-year
tenure as professor of music
At the same time, he
hosted many Israeli musi-
cians when they visited
at the university. In 1958,
he conducted the touring
He left the DSO in 1970
and five years later was
asked to be its guest conduc-
tor. Since his retirement he
had worked with various
ensembles and served as
conductor for the local
Mr. Poole leaves his wife,
Besty; two sons, Lynn of
Alexandria, Va., and
Richard of Sioux City, Iowa;
a brother, Eugene of Arkan-
sas; a sister, Mrs. John
(Blanche) True of Califor-
nia; and four grandchildren.
He gave encouragement
to the late Bernard Isaacs,
who, as superintenderft of
Milton Schloss, a senior N.Y., Mr. Schloss attended
hydrologist with the Brooklyn College, Colum- the United Hebrew Schools,
was introducing musical
Tel Aviv (JTA) — Louis education network and the
Bureau of Land Manage- bia University, and did doc- programs in the local
Association in Canada.
ment in Washington, D.C., toral work at Penn State Jewish school system. He Bloomfield, who practiced Hapoel sports organization.
Mr. Bloomfield was a re-
He was a member of the cipient of the Community
died June 29 at age 60.
University. He was a pub- always took pride in the role Canada and whose many
boards of directors of the
A former Detroiter, Mr. lished author in academic his wife, the former Betsy
philanthropies advanced Hebrew University in Service Award of the Jewish
Schloss was an authority on journals and texts.
Ulanoff, had in the Hebrew higher education in Israel, Jerusalem, the Weizmann Theological Seminary of
federal land and water
He had been a long-time operatta she participated in died July 19 in Israel at age Institute of Science in Re- America in New York and
rights policy and chaired
of Young Israel and with Emma Lazaroff 78. He was in Israel to re- hovot and the Haifa Insitute held honorary doctorates
several governmental in-
was serving on the board of Schaver, a production Mr. ceive an award from the of Technology (Technion). from the Hebrew Univer-
sity and St. Francois Xavier
Isaacs inspired which drew Hebrew University.
He also was a long-time
During the height of the the Silver Spring (Md.)
a capacity audience in Or-
Mr. Bloomfield, a life- friend and supporter of and St. Thomas Univer-
space program, Mr. Schloss Jewish Congregation. He chestra Hall.
sities in Canada. For many
long Zionist, was a strong Bar-Ilan University.
designed and tested lunar resided in Silver Spring at
years he was Honorary
supporter of Israeli univer-
roving vehicles, as well as the time of his death.
Born in Pooleville, Okla., sities, of Histadrut's Amal
Consul of Liberia in
recommending lunar explo-
zen of Tel Aviv, a Canadian Montreal.
He is survived by three which was named for his
director of the Human
ration sites to NASA. Early sons, Harvey of Silver father, Mr. Poole was
in his career, he was in- Spring, Md.; Monte of graduated with special hon-
Rights Foundation, a direc-
The Bloomfield Soccer
volved in Air Force intelli- Southfield and Robert of ors in string quartet and Mexico Jewish
tor of the Institute ofJewish Stadium in Jaffa was
gence relating to the Middle Brookline, Mass.; and one ensemble from the New writer dies
Studies in London and the named after Mr. Bloomfield
first Jew elected president and his surviving brother,
granddaughter. Interment England Conservatory of
A native of Brooklyn, Silver Spring.
Mexico City (JTA) — of the St. John Ambulance Bernhard Bloomfield.
Music in Boston in 1925. He
studied at the Paris Conser- Isidoro Berebichez, a well-
known Jewish writer and
1 vatory for four years, con- journalist
and a past
centrating on viola and
supporting himself by president of the Central
playng the trombone in a Jewish Committee, the
17515 W. 9 Mile Rd.
representative body of Mex-
Jack F. Weiss, an attor-
ican Jewry, has died at age ney and senior counsel for cum laude in 1941 from St.
Johns University in New
In Paris he auditioned for 82.
the city of Detroit Depart-
Southfield, Mich. 48075-4491
a DSO post and was hired by
For many years he was ment of Transportation York. He wrote for the St.
also the secretary general of from 1970 to 1976, died Johns Law Review and was
elected to Phi Beta Kappa
the Central Jewish Com- Aug. 1 at age 71.
mittee and the president of
Born in New York City,
He leaves his wife, Yetta;
the Committee's Cultural Mr. Weiss lived in Detroit
two daughters, Mrs. Lawr-
for the past 17 years. Prior
Mr. Berebichez, who to coming to Detroit, he was ence (Rona) Pasik and Mrs.
Fred Birndorf, a man-
Milton (Wendy) Spokojny;
ufacturer's representative came to Mexico from a criminal attorney in New and three grandchildren.
for a women's shoe com- Lithuania in the early York.
Services 2:15 p.m. today at
1920s, founded some of the
pany, died July 30 at age 67.
He was graduated summa Ira Kaufman Chapel.
Born in Chicago, Ill., Mr. outstanding institutions in
Birndorf was a resident of the country.
He was a contributor to
Farmington Hills at the
time of his death. He was a the local Jewish newspaper,
member of Michigan Shoe ' Der Weg, and headed the
Tzwi Kessel literary award
He leaves his wife, Ardis; committee until 1976 when
Harry R. Bockoff, an at- Lawyers Associations, the
three sons, Howard of the name of the prize was torney for more than 55 Michigan State Bar Asso-
California, Richard ofInter- changed to the Fernando years, died Aug. 1 at age 77.
ciation, the Detroit Bar
lochen, Mich., and William; Jeno Award.
A native Detroiter, Mr. Association and Perfection
Bockoff was with the firm of Lodge of the Masons.
his mother, Mrs. Morris
(Ruth) Birndorf; a brother, Yosef Rotenberg Bockoff and Bockoff in
He leaves his wife, Shir-
Southfield. He was
Dr. Leonard; and one
ley; a son, Richard A.; two
Mexico City (JTA) —
daughters, Mrs. Gerald
Yosef Rotenberg, a veteran State University's law , Barbara)
Gold and Mrs.
of the Bund in Poland and a
/ Philip (Debbi) Ross; a
Paste in old label
well-known writer and attended the University of brother, Henry; a sister,
educator and a teacher in Detroit Law School.
Mrs. Anna Lorber of
He specialized in civil and Florida; and six grand-
many Jewish schools in his
native country before World
children. Services 1 p.m.
Tel Aviv (JTA) — Arye War II, has died in Mexico member of the American today at Ira Kaufman
and Michigan Trial. Chapel. -
Sharon, a noted Israeli ar- City at age 85.
chitect who headed the
Rotenberg came to
Housing Ministry during Mexico caller the war as a
the early years of the state, refugee from Shanghai
died in Paris last week at where he worked during the
war as an editor of a Jewish
Mr. Sharon designed newpaper and as a con-
some of the best-known tributor to Jewish socialist
buildings in Israel, includ- publications.
ing the Beilinson, Ichilov,
In Mexico City he helped
Soroka and Assaf Harofe found the I.L. Peretz Day
hospitals as well as the Ohel School and taught at the
Theater building, the Beth local Jewish-Hebrew
Brenner workers' hostel in Teachers Seminary at the
Tel Aviv and the Kinneret Ashkenazic Kehilla Nidche
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