Friday, March 15, 1985
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
New York JTA) — Rabbi Zal-
man Dworkin, dean of the
worldwide Lubavitch Rabbinic
Council, died March 9. He was 85.
He came to the United States in
1958 and headed the Lubavitch
Rabbinic Study School in
Pittsburgh from 1958 until 1967.
Born in Rogachev in what is
now Soviet Byelorussia, he
studied from the time he was 11
until he was 24 at the Lyubavichi
Yeshiva, near Smolensk.
Rabbi Dworkin served as chief
rabbi for several Russian cities
until the start of World War II. At
that time, many Soviet Jews
sought refuge in Samarkand, a
Soviet province and he served
them as rabbi. After the war he
became chief rabbi of cities in
Germany, France and Ireland.
Herman Miller, former owner
of Miller's Department Store in
Crystal Falls, Mich., died March 8
at age 81.
Born in Crystal Falls, Mr. Mil-
ler lived in Detroit for the past 19
years, since his retirement.
He was a member of Cong.
Shaarey Zedek, a past president of
the Crystal Falls Chamber of
Commerce and was active in the
Rotary and Lions Clubs.
Mr. Miller was a past president
of the Upper Peninsula B'nai
B'rith and a 32nd degree Mason.
He leaves his wife, Jean; a
daughter, Mrs. Mordechai (-Mar-
lene) Kreinin of East Lansing; a
brother, Lester of St. Louis Park,
Minn.; and five grandchildren.
Betty Loeb Dies -
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Betty Loeb, former Detroiter
and member of Jewish communal
organizations, died March 6 at
Born in Detroit, Mrs. Loeb lived
36 years in Lawrenceville, Ill., be-
fore moving to Niles, Ill. She was a
member of B'nai B'rith, City of
Hope, Zionist Organization of
America, Hadassah and the
Northwest Suburban Jewish
Congregation in Illinois.
She is survived by her husband,
Herman; a son, Edward; two
daughters, Mrs. David (Diane)
Lebovitz of Morton Grove, Ill., and
Laura; a brother, Fred Simon of
Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs.
Harry (Helen) Berlin and Mrs.
Harry (Shirley) Korobkin, Both of
Southfield; and one grandson.
Friend of Israel
Paris (JTA) — Marie-Josephine
Pontillon, one of Israel's earliest
and staunchest friends in France,
died March 3 at age 60.
Mrs. Pontillon, affectionately
known as "Marie-Jo" started
helping Israel in the 1950s obtain
French-made arms and