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November 20, 1987 - Image 141

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-11-20

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I OBITUARIES I

Dr. Ezra Lipkin

years doing extensive work in
rheumatology.
Dr. Lipkin was a life
member of the American
Academy of Family Physi-
cians. He was a 25-year
member of the Detroit
Philosophical Society, at
which he was a frequent
speaker on philosophical and
artistic subjects. Until recent-
ly, he served as its first
vicepresident.
Dr. Lipkin is survived by a
son, Seymour of New York; ;
a daughter, Eleanor Lipkin
Schwartz; and two
grandchildren.

Michael Comay

Dr. Ezra Lipkin

Dr. Ezra Lipkin, who died
Nov. 10 at age 91, was the
banner-bearer of a generation
of distinguished university
scholars. He was a dedicated
member of the group of young
immigrants who brought
distinction to the University
of Michigan soon after their
arrival from Russia, Poland
and other East European
areas. The group included the
eminent author and literary
critic Charles Madison,
French Prof. N. Herman, and
men and women who soon
were distinguished in science,
literature and the arts.
Dr. Lipkin gained recogni-
tion as a musician, lecturer,
medical practitioner and
linguist. He loved music and
lectured on all aspects of it.
He played the violin in the
long-time popular Doctors
Symphony Orchestra.
With his associates in the
early generation of scholars
like Mr. Madison, Dr. Lipkin
as a strong advocate of Yid-
dish. He lectured in it as
fluently as in English.
His numerous devotions
were in evidence in the
University of Michigan years
among the activists of the In-
tercollegiate Menorah Socie-
ty which preceded the Hillel
Foundation.
A resident of Oak Park, Dr.
Lipkin was graduated from
the University of Michigan
and the Detroit College of
Medicine and Surgery.
He retired about 15 years
ago from his medical practice
on Michigan Avenue in
Detroit. He was an emeritus
staff member of Providence
Hospital, Sinai Hospital and
Brent General Hospital.
He had served on the staff
of Grace Hospital, Mt.
Carmel Mercy Hospital and
Park Community Hospital,
now New Center Hospital. He
was a founder of the North
End Clinic in Detroit, where
he worked for more than 25

Michael S. Comay, Israel's
chief delegate to the United
nations in the 1960s and one
of his nation's most influen-
tial diplomats, died Nov. 6 at
age 79.
Mr. Comay was Am-
bassador to Canada from
1953 to 1957, and from 1970
to 1973 he was ambassador to
Britain.
Mr. Comay fought against
the German Army in the
North African desert in World
War II, achieving the rank of
major in the South African in-
fantry. By the end of the war,
he had moved his family to
pre-state Israel.
A frequent visitor to the
Detroit area, Mr. Comay, with
his wife, the noted author
Joan Comay, appeared at
many functions in support of
Zionism, in behalf of Israel,
for Israel Bonds and attended
other rallies.

Joseph Wain

Joseph L. Wain, a retired
furniture executive, died Nov.
17 at age 87.
Born in Russia, Mr. Wain
lived most of his life in
Detroit. He was a member of
Temple Israel, Furniture
Club of Detroit, Histadrut
and Harry B. Keidan Lodge of
B'nai B'rith.
He leaves his wife, Rae; a
daughter, Mrs. Stephen
(Rhoda) Paull; two sisters,
Shirley and Mrs. Charles
(Lillian) Weiss; a brother,
Harry; and six grandchildren.

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the University of Michigan
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He is survived by his wife,
Janet (Maas); two sons, Ken-
neth S. of Pasadena, Calf. and
James S. of Santa Cruz,
Calif.; his mother, Irma
Robinson of Pompano Beach,
Fla.; and a sister, Shari R.
Gross of Seattle, Wash.

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Sheldon Irwin Max, owner
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Nov. 11 at age 59.
Born in Detroit, Mr. Max
was a member of Cong.
Shaarey Zedek. At the time of
his death, he had four stores
in metropolitan Detroit.
He leaves his wife, Dolores;
two sons, Michael and Daniel;
a daughter, Mrs. Howard
(Alissa) Goldberg; a sister,
Mrs. Milton (Shirley) Shop-
nick; and five grandchildren.

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Toronto (JTA) — Rabbi Dov
Marmur of Holy Blossom
Temple (Reform) has urged
his congregants to wear
skullcaps and prayer shawls
as a sign of communal loyal-
ty. That goes for both men
and women, he said, as part
of "Reform's anti-sexist tradi-
tion."
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ing at one with the Jewish
people," he continued, "it
must manifest itself not only
in fundraising and political
support, but also in symbolic
action."
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tial objections in the bud, he
contended that Reform Jews
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appear different from Or-
thodox Judaism, nor do we
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Dr. Howard D. Robinson,
clinical associate professor of
eye surgery at Stanford
University, died Nov. 7 at age
54.
A former Detroiter, Dr.
Robinson resided in Palo Alto,
Calif., at the time of his
death. He was an
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Redwood Medical Clinic in
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