THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Selma L. Becker, a member of
area Jewish women's organiza-
tions, died May 20 at age 81.
A former Detroiter, Mrs. Be-
cker resided in Palm Beach, Fla.
at the time of her death. She was
past president of the Detroit chap-
ter of Women's American ORT
and a past national vice president
of ORT. A-member of Temple Beth
El, Mrs. Becker also served on the
board of the Jewish Welfare Fed-
eration Women's Division. She
was appointed by former Gover-
nor G. Mennen Williams to the
Mental Health Commission of the
State of Michigan.
Mrs. Becker is survived by her
husband, Harry; a son, Robert, of
San Francisco; a daughter, Mrs.
Herbert (Barbara) Keidan, of
Birmingham; and three grand-
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Dr. Felix Shinnar
Jerusalem (JTA) — Dr. Felix
Eliezar Shinnar, a diplomat and
businessman instrumental in
negotiating West Germany's re-
parations agreement with Israel
in the 1950s, has died at age 80.
Born in Stuttgart, Dr. Shinnar
emigrated to Palestine in the
early 1930s and went to work as a
financial consultant for, among
other clients, the newspaper
Haaretz. Soon after Israel de-
clared its independence in 1948 he
was sent by the provisional gov-
ernment to Romania to negotiate
fuel purchases. Subsequently, he
was appointed commercial at-
tache at the Israel Embassy in
Zelig Handlesman, 75, a De-
troit area clothier, died May 17.
Born in Poland, Mr. Handles-
man lived 38 years in Detroit. He
was the founder of Handlesman's
Clothiers in Birmingham. He was
a member of Cong. Beth Abraham
Hillel Moses and Oakland Cen-
tury Lodge of B'nai B'rith.
He leaves his wife Sarah; two
daughters, Mrs. Simon (Frances)
Goldman and Mrs. Lowell
(Shelly) Schultz; six
grandchildren and one great-
Herman Frumin, 71, a past
president of the Furniture Club,
died May 19.
Mr. Frumin was former owner
of Frumin Furniture on Michigan
Ave., and was a member of Pisgah
Lodge of B'nai B'rith and the
Pinsker Aid Society.
He leaves his wife, Faye; two
daughters, Mrs. Richard (Mar-
lene) Schwartz, and Mrs. Larry
(Frances) Weiner of West
Simsbury, Conn.; a brother, Dr.
Morris Frumin; and eight
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