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Seymour Frank shared in
communal activism of two promi-
nent families. In the Frank family
he had impoitant roles in Cong.
Shaarey Zedek and was an official
for years of its Clover Hill Park
On his wife's side, he shared in
many of the activities of his
father-in-law and brother-in-law
Isaac Shetezer and Simon
Shetezer who was for several
years the national executive di-
rector of the Zionist Organization
At his death Nov. 22 at age 91,
there were especially impressive
tributes to his memory by leaders
of Shaarey Zedek and the Jewish
National Fund of which he was a
Mr. Frank was an attorney for
70 years. Born in New York, he
lived 77 years in Detroit. He was
graduated from the Detroit Col-
lege of Law in 1915. He practiced
until his recent illness. He was a
member of the Detroit and Michi-
gan Bar Associations.
Mr. Frank was past chairman of
the board and Clover Hill Park
Cem4tery (1949-1957), a 60-year
member of Cong. Shaarey Zedek
and a founder of the cemetery.
He. leaves his wife, Ethel; a
daughter, Mrs. Robert B. (Shir-
ley) Cohen; a sister, Mrs. Joseph
(Gertrude) Kopel; and seven
Louis Kerner, former owner of
Kerner Insurance Agency, died
Nov. 23 at age 88.
Born in New York, Mr. Kerner
was a member of Temple Israel
and Hannah Schloss Old Timers.
Mr. Kerner was awarded an hon-
orary badge from the Detroit
Police Department. He was a hik-
He leaves his. wife, Ann; two
daughters, Mrs. Burton
(Suzanne) Shifman and Mrs.
Gerald (Carolyn) Stein of North
Miami Beach, Fla.; five
grandchildren and one great-
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Who passed away on
Dec. 12, 1981, the 16th of
Kislev. Always in our
hearts with wonderful
memories. Sadly missed
by his wife, Rose; his
children and grand-
Bella Ilson, past vice president
of . the ladies auxiliary of the
Jewish National Fund, died Nov.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs.
Ilson was a member of Adat
Shalom Synagogue, a past
secretary-treasurer of the ladies
auxiliary of the Downtown
In loving memory of our dearest mother,
grandmother and great-grandmother
Who passed away ten years ago, Nov. 28, 1975. No
longer in our lives to share but in our hearts you are
always there. Sadly missed by children Belle, Ida and
Jack; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Synagogue and a former trea-
surer of the Zedekah Club.
She leaves her husband, Ab-
raham; a daughter, Mrs. Joseph
(Sylvia) Rogoff; two sisters, Mrs.
Leonard (Lillian) Abrams of
Miami Beach, Fla., and Mrs.
David (Dorothy) Brand of Dune-
din, Fla •
Miriam Meckler, a music
enthusiast on many scores and
who provided inspiration for her
internationally acclaimed pianist
daughter, Ruth Laredo, died Nov.
23 at age 75.
A resident of Royal Oak, Mrs.
Meckler had a long-time associa-
tion with the Music Study Club.
She worked on the annual Artists
Concerts hosted by the club and
was in charge of choosing the per-
An active member of the club,
Mrs. Meckler was a vice president
at the time of her death. She
taught piano for many years. Mrs.
Meckler was a native of Montreal,
Besides her daughter, Ruth of
New York, Mrs. Meckler is sur-
vived by another daughter, Mrs.
Natalio (Rayna) Kogan; a
brother, Harold Horwitz; a sister,
Mrs. Hugh (Anna) Miley; and
Jerusalem (JTA) — The
Foreign Ministry said Sunday it
has launched a thorough investi-
gation into allegations that a civi-
lian employe of the U.S. Navy had
provided secret defense docu-
ments to Israel.
The suspect, Jonathan Pollard,
31, of Washington, was arrested
by the FBI last Thursday near the
Israel Embassy. He was a coun-
terintelligence analyst for the
Naval Investigative Service. His
wife, Anne Henderson Pollard,
25, was arrested Friday. Both are
being held without bail.
The Foreign Ministry state-
ment stressed that it is not the
policy of Israel to spy in the U.S.
The policy is to refrain from any
intelligence action against the
U.S. because of the traditional
and special friendly relations be-
tween the two countries, the
statement said. It added that if
the investigation showed there
was a deviation from this policy,
the necessary conclusions would
A similarly worded message
was sent by Foreign Minister Yit-
zhak Shamir to Secretary of-State
George Shultz Sunday. The
statement was made public after a
meeting attended by Premier
Shimon Peres, Shamir and De-
fense Minister Yitzhak Rabin. All
said they had no knowledge what-
ever of the affair.