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January 23, 1987 - Image 110

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-01-23

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Sidney A. Deitch


F,I N ApE1

Ira Kaufman




Paul Masserman Was
Active Jewishly, In Media

14441 W. 11 Mlle Rd.

Herbert Kaufman

Gardner, bet.
Coolidge & Greenfield

399-2711 Eve. 626-0330

David Techner




18325 W. Nine Mile Road • Southfield, Michigan 48075
(313) 569-0020


In Loving Memory of

In Loving Memory of



Who passed away Jan.
23, 1974, first day of
Shevat. Always remem-
bered with love.
Missed by wife Bess,
daughter Irene, grand-
children Elaine, Wayne,
Marsha and Steven.

January 20, 1984
Forever in our hearts

Peggy, Dennis,
Julie, Jeff

(313) 626-9050

A Positive Point
About Breast Cancer.

In Loving Memory of


A precious one from us is gone
A voice we loved is stilled
A place is vacant in our heart
That never can be filled.
Sadly missed by his wife Mary,
and family.

In Loving Memory of Our
Beloved Father, Grandfather
and Great-Grandfather


Who left us the 23rd day of Tevet, Jan. 20, 1971.
Sadly missed, but who left us with loving memories
we will never forget. His children, Rose and
Mitchell, Ann and Max and Esther and Dave.

Now we can see it before
you can feel it. When it's no
bigger than the dot on this
And when it's 90% cur-
able. With the best chance
of saving the breast.
The trick is catching it
early. And that's exactly
what a mammogram can do.
A mammogram is a sim-
ple x-ray that s simply the
best news yet for detecting
breast cancer. And saving
If you're over 35, ask
your doctor about

Paul Masserman, an histo-
rian, Judaic scholar, newsman
and public relations specialist
for Jewish causes, died Jan. 15
at age 85.
Born in Russia, Mr. Mas-
serman came to the U.S. in
1912. He married his wife, the
former Beatrice Weckstein in
1926. He was graduated in
1925 from the University of
Michigan and was a news-
paperman and public relations
specialist most of his life.
He was on the staff of the
former Detroit Times for 18
years, holding such posts as
telegraph editor and state
editor. After the Times folded,
he was public relations direc-
tor of State of Israel Bonds for
12 years. He was the co-author
of The Jews Come to America, a
history of American Jewry,
used in schools and seminaries
in the U.S., England and Au-
Mr. Masserman was secre-
tary and vice president of the
former Cong. Beth Aaron and
on the board of Cong. Beth
Achim, where he edited the
Beacon for seven years.
Prior to moving to California'
in 1979, Mr. Masserman had
been active in Detroit in the
Jewish Community Council
and the Synagogue Council of
Greater Detroit and was secre-
tary of Marshall-Suburban
Lodge of B'nai B'rith. He had
provided publicity for B'nai
B'rith, Histadrut, Friends of




A Tribute To Our Bubbie



Your grandchildren,
Susie, Joel and Ryan Cohen, Leanie and Larry Gunsberg,
Ellie Barris, Sheri Finkel, Bradley Finkel and Ronnie Bayer


Friday, January 23, 1987


the Hebrew University and
Jewish National Fund. He was
a member of the University of
Michigan Alumni Association.
Mr. Masserman had estab-
lished the first labor news-
paper in Michigan. He also was
active politically. For 25 years
he served as the Democratic
Party precinct captain in his
area and editor of Wayne
County Democrat.
In California, he edited the
Temple Judaea Bulletin and
did public relations work for
various Jewish organizations
in his area.
Besides his wife, Beatrice,
Mr. Masserman is survived by
two sons, Monte of Southfield
and Dr. Jay of Fountain Val-
ley, Calif.; a daughter, Esther
Broner of New York City; and
ten grandchildren. Interment

Frances Avadenka Led
State Lawyers Body

Give yourself the
chance of a lifetime:m

Whenever the words "unconditional love" come to mind, their true meaning paint a
clear and colorful picture of you, Bubbie.
You forever gave without taking. You forever listened without making judgments.
You loved and never displayed hate. You spoke quietly and never showed anger.
You empathized with others and always expressed concern.
You were much, much more than a human being. You represented the good things to us:
love, honesty and empathy and, most of all, life itself.
You are Yiddish, Friday nights, potato kugel and chopped liver, and without a doubt,
you meant the world to us.
You were a priceless piece of artwork that we carefully placed on a pedestal ...
beautifully sculptured and we were all so proud to show you off.
You raised two special daughters, Frieda and Janet, and we thank you for passing your
wonderful qualities on to them.
Although you were with us for 86 years, somehow that just does not seem long enough.
You have been our inspiration, our pride and joy, our matriarch and number one role
Thank you for everything you have given to us.
We love you — we miss you — and you will always be to us more than life itself.

Paul Masserman

Frances Avadenka

Frances R. Avadenka,
president of the Oakland
County Bar Association, died
Jan. 16 at age 57.
Born in Duluth, Minn., Miss
Avadenka lived 50 years in De-
troit. She earned a B.A. degree
at Wayne State University in
1950, a B.S. degree in phar-
macy from WSU in 1953 and a
J.D. degree from the Detroit
College of Law in 1966. She
held LLB and master's degrees
in labor law from Wayne State
University's law school in

She was a principal in the
law firm of Keller and Av-
adenka. Miss Avadenka was
on the board of directors of
RAP, a substance abuse pro-
gram; a trustee with the
Adams-Pratt Law Library
Foundation; a trustee of the
Detroit College of Law; former
chairman of the juvenile law
committee of the State Bar of
Michigan and a member of the
State Bar of Michigan Stand-
ing Cominittee on Character
and Fitness.
Miss Avadenka was a former
board member of Cong. B'nai
Israel of West Bloomfield.
Among her other affiliations
were: State Bar of Michigan,
American Bar Association,
Oakland County Bar Associa-
tion, American and Michigan
Trial Lawyers Association,
Women Lawyers Association.
She leaves her mother, Mrs.
Mary Avadenka; a brother,
Edward; and a cousin, Barry

Benefactor Dies

New York — Caroline
Gruss, who, with her husband
Joseph S. Gruss, was a leading
benefactor of Jewish education
in both the United States and
Israel, died Jan. 14. She was

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