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November 27, 1987 - Image 177

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-11-27

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r0B1TUARI ES I

IT IS WITH GREAT SORROW
THAT WE EXPRESS OUR
DEEP SYMPATHY TO
THE FAMILY OF

Dr. Fill Had Leading
Jewish, Civic Roles

Dr. Leon Fill, who died Nov.
19 at age 73, had multiple
roles in Michigan and in
Israel.
In this state, he was among
the top Democratic
dignitaries for a number of
years. His political activities
included being elected, in a
statewide election to the
Michigan Board of Education.
He sat on the board for four
years and became its vice
president and one of its
leading figures before losing
at the polls in 1966.
Dr. Fill was past finance
chairman of the Michigan
Democratic Party and was a
fund raiser for both John F.
Kennedy's and Hubert Hum-
phrey's presidential cam-
paigns. He also helped raise

in 1942 from Lavan Universi-
ty Medical School in Quebec.
He was a captain in the Army
Medical Corps during World
War II, earning a Bronze Star
and two Purple Hearts and
participated in the invasions
of Sicily and Anzio Beach.
A founder of Madison
Heights Oakland General
Hospital, Dr. Fill had found-
ed several local hospitals and
nursing homes and medical
clinics. Dr. Fill was an
obstetrician and gynecologist.
At the time of his death, Dr.
Fill was chairman of the
board and resident of
Madison National Bank„
Madison Heights.
Dr. Fill leaves his wife,
Clothilde (Cleo); a daughter,
Mrs. Stewart (Carole) Oldford
of Fenton, Mich.; a son, Nor-
man of Berkeley, Calif.; a
brother, Albert; and two
grandchildren.

DR. LEON FILL

MAJOR SUPPORTER AND BOARD MEMBER
OF THE HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTER
MAY HIS MEMORY BE BLESSED

.* Be sure your

friends and relatives

are as informed

as you on

Jewish happenings all

Immmmil NEWS

International
Hebrew Lesson

Dr. Leon Fill

money for Michigan can-
didates, including former Gov.
John Swainson, former
Detroit Mayor Jerome P.
Cavanagh and former
Macomb County Prosecutor
George N. Parris.
In the Jewish community,
Dr. Fill took leadership roles
in a variety of organizations
and causes. He was past presi-
dent of the Prime Minister's
Club of State of Israel Bonds;
vice president and chairman
of the Allied Jewish Cam-
paign; chairman of the cam-
paign's Israel Emergency
Fund; co-chairman of the
Midwest Region, United
Jewish Appeal; a member of
the Holocaust Memorial
Center; and board member
and finance chairman of Bar-
Ilan University in Ramat
Gan, Israel.
He also defrayed the cost of
two buildings in Israel for
preschool children.
Dr. Fill also was associated
with the Zionist Organization
of America — Detroit District
and the Jewish National
Fund.
Dr. Fill was graduated from
the University of Wisconsin
and received a medical degree

Jerusalem — In one
classroom a non-Jewish
French physician chats with
a Christian theology student
from West Germany. Their
common language is Hebrew.
In another classroom, the
editor of a Jewish children's
magazine from the U.S. con-
verses with an Italian
Catholic priest, also in
Hebrew.
Where else could such a
phenomenon occur but in
Jerusalem, at Israel's largest
session for intensive Hebrew
language: the summer ulpan
of the Rothberg School for
Overseas Students of the
Hebrew University of
Jerusalem? The ulpan meets
each August and September
on the Mount Scopus campus
of the University.

Germans Protest
Neo-Nazis

Bonn (JTA) — A massive
protest demonstration
against the neo-Nazi Na-
tional Democratic Party
(NPD) convention in
Hoechstadt Sunday resulted
in injuries to an NPD
delegate and the arrest of
several demonstrators.
Hundreds of police were on
hand, anticipating trouble, as
some 3,500 anti-Nazi activists
converged on the town, near
Nuremberg, where 1,100
NPD delegates and guests
were meeting in a hall rented
from the local municipality.

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