THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
94 Friday, March 7, 1986
The Family of the Late
In loving memory of
grateful appreciation the
many kind expressions of
sympathy extended by
relatives and friends dur-
ing the family's recent
In loving memory of our
Who passed away
March 12, 1981, six days
into Adar. Sadly missed
by his wife, Rebecca; and
sons, Melvyn and Mark.
His memory lives on in
Goldstein of the prominent Or-
thodox pioneering .groups here
and they shared that activitism
with the equally prominent Or-
thodox Goldsticks. Both families
were simultaneously leaders in
. Orthodox congregational and
In the course of time the chil-
dren and grandchildren enrolled
in Reform ranks and became
equally active there, notably in
Temple Israel where a Goldstein
and a Goldstick served as
"Elkie" Goldstick's brother,
attorney Charles Goldstein,
often conducted services and de-
livered sermons in the Detroit
and Monroe Reform congrega-
Mrs. Goldstick was a 1912
graduate of Central High School
and a student of art at the
former John Wicker School .. Her
paintings are hung at the De-
troit Institute of Arts. She was a
member of Temple Israel and
the Downtown Synagogue.
She leaves four children, Mrs.
Charles (Jean) Polacheck of Los
Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Max
(Sandrea) Chait of Chauncey,
Ohio, John of West Babylon,
N.Y., and Dorothy; two brothers,
Charles Goldstein. and Archie
Grey; three sisters, Mrs. Sad
(Ruth) Rosenzweig, Mrs. Sylvan
(Hinde) Rapaport and Naomi
Goldstein; 11 grandchildren and
In loving memory of our
March 6, 1985
We miss your love, your
wisdom and your beauti-
Al and Edee
In Blessed Memory
of Mother and Grandmother.
BELLE PORTIN PERLOVE
They are not gone that live in hearts they leave
behind. Always missed by Lenore and Caleb Si-
mon, Toby and Rob Kleinberg and Ephraim, Ja-
son, Belle, B. Joshua and Felicia.
To our dearest Uncle:
He may have left us, but not a day will go by
when we won't think of him. We have wonderful
memories. They will last us a lifetime. He has
touched all our lives, our children, and grand-
children. He will be missed by dear Pearl, family,
and friends. He was a devoted son and devoted
brother to Ann and Dave, the late Leah and Lena.
He was in theater business all his life, and was
the former owner of many theaters, including the
Fox Theater. He was opening a theater in Union
Lake this year.
We were blessed to have had him in our
Harry, Big Dorothy, Little Dorothy, Fredia, Edith,
Sally, Harriet, Charlene (Faggy), the late Rosie, our
dear husbands, children, and grandchildren.
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Sylvia Messer, a former social
worker who returned to school
to earn a teaching certificate,
died Feb. 28 at age 70.
A resident of Oak Park, Mrs.
Messer was named Southfield's
Teacher of the Year in 1978:
She taught for 20 years. She
had worked at the Bishop
Elementary School in Detroit
and at Schoenhals and Vanden-
berg elementary schools in
Mrs. Messer was a member of
the Gray Panthers and active in
the nuclear freeze movement
and in the Center for Peace and
Conflict Studies at Wayne State
She is survived by her hus-
band, Martin; three daughters,
Elaine Kobernick of Philadel-
phia, Pa.; Susan of Oak Park,
Ill., and Jan of San Francisco,
Calif.; two brothers,. Nathan
Landgarten of Los Angeles,
Calif., and Louis Landgarten of
Aurora, Ohio; a sister, Mrs.
Howard (Marion) Guttman of
Southfield; nieces and nephews.
Ella "Elkie" Goldstick, the ar-
tist who died March 1, shared
statewide popularity with her
husband, the late Mr. Nathaniel
Goldstick, who held important
legal posts and was an authority
handing. down decisions on city
and state legislative acts. In her
own right she acquired recogni-
tion as a painter of scenes and
In her passing there is an-
other very important aspect re-
flecting this community's family
records. Mrs. Goldstick was a
York City. Her father, a Russian
immigrant, was the editor of the
Jewish Daily Forward and a
labor organizer. After gradua-
tion from Cornell University,
she married Thayer Hobson, but
the marriage ended in div-
Mrs: Hobson, who rarely •
granted interviews, refused to
say whether or not Gentleman's
Agreement was autobiog-
raphical. She reportedly told the
book's publisher, Simon &
Schuster, "I've got an idea for
The Family of the Late
KATHERINE S. POLK
29145 Northwestern Hwy. .at 12 Mile Rd.
Franklin Shopping Center
Announces the unveiling of monuments in their
memory at 12 noon, Sunday, March 16, at Machpelah
Cemetery. Rabbi Schnipper will officiate. Relatives
and friends are asked to attend.
_ . .
Henrietta Kurtz, past national
vice pYesident and past regional
president of Women's American
O _ RT, died Feb. 26 at age 77.
Born in New York, Mrs.
Kurtz lived 55 years in Detroit,
She . was a member of Temple
She leaves two daughters,
Mrs. Burton (Jane) Rodney of
Lawrenceville, N.J., and Mrs.
David . (Carol) Feinberg of New
York City; two sisters, Mrs.
Caroline Cain of Mayfield
Heights, Ohio, and Mrs. Mel-
vina Siegal of Ft. Mitchell, Ky.;
Richard Leitman, director of
the Coleman School for Re-
tarded Children, died Feb. 28 at
A native Detroiter, Mr. Leit-
man earned a master's degree in
special education at Wayne
State University. He was on the
board of directors of Camp
Fowler for the handicapped. Mr.
Laura Z. Hobson
Leitman was a board member of
Dies At Age 85
Group Homes for Independent
New York — Laura Z. Hobson Living.
He recently received the Gol-
died here last week at the age of
85. She was the author of the ac- den Heart from Easter Seals for
claimed novel Gentleman's volunteer work. He published
Agreement, published in 1947 on many articles for and about the
the subject of anti-Semitism in life of the disabled.
He leaves his mother, Mrs.
(Miriam) Leitman; a
Mrs. Hobson, who published Rudy
brother, Bruce; and a sister,
several other novels, was born Cynthia L. of Walnut Creek,
Laura Kean Zametkin in New Calif.
MARIANNE S. DeBARR
a book that the magazines will
never look at, the movies won't
touch and the public won't buy
— but I have to do it." As it
turned out, the novel was an im- i.
mediate success both among
critics and the public, and was
made into a motion picture.
Mrs. Hobson is survived by
two sons and two grandchildren.
Jeanette Druckman, a
businesswoman associated with
Druckman Brothers Bike, Vac-
uum and Locksmiths, died
March 4 at age 80.
Born in Chicago, Ill., Mrs.
Druckman formerly worked in
the family's Bureau of. Credits.
She was an officer of the Michi-
gan Credit Association.
She leaves her husband,
Louis; a son, Marc; two brothers,
Sidney Stein of Florida and Les-
ter Stein; three grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
Probed In Class
Michael Farrell surveys West-
ern Art III every Tuesday at
7:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday at
the Southfield Parks and Rec-
reation building. For informa-
tion, call Southfield cultural