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March 27, 1992 - Image 147

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-03-27

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THE JEWISH NEWS COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE

1942-1992

50

Levt, Mary and
William Kideckel.

During their separation,
Mrs. Stone worked as a
bookkeeper at Citrin Oil Co.
When her husband return-
ed, he started the Stone Soap
Company in Detroit. This
year, the Stones celebrate
their 50th wedding anniver-
sary and the continuing suc-
cess of their business.
"And next month, our
granddaughter and grand-
son celebrate their bar and
bat mitzvahs," said Mrs.
Stone of Bloomfield Hills.
The Stones wished The
Jewish News a happy 50th
from their winter home in
Jupiter, Fla.
"We're snowbirds, but we
never miss a Jewish News
issue when we're away," she
said.

Economics introduced
Beatrice Hertz to her future
husband. They sat next to
each other in Economics 101
at Wayne University
Both graduated Wayne in
1942 and they were married
the same year.
Mrs. Hertz became a
teacher and her husband
became an accountant for
the War Department.
"I'm happy about the
changes for women in the
last 50 years," said Mrs.
Hertz of West Bloomfield.
"When I worked in Detroit
Public Schools, they
wouldn't let you teach if you
were pregnant."
Mrs. Hertz is active in
many Jewish organizations,
including National Council
of Jewish Women and Jew-
ish Community Council.
"I'm very appreciative I've
been able to reach this
point," Mrs. Hertz said. "We
wish the Jewish News the
same success and
fulfillment."

Ernie and Marilyn Scher.

The year 1942 was unsettl-
ing for Evelyn and Max
Parker.
"My husband was a den-
tist in the Air Force and was
transferred a lot," Mrs.
Parker said. "But we were
young, and it was an adven-
ture."
The Parkers, both native
Detroiters, were always glad
to return home. Now they
live in West Bloomfield.
When they lived in Texas,
they befriended a young
Jewish pilot. "Once his
mother came to visit, and
she was so worried about his
flying she asked him not to
take an airplane when he
went to New York to visit
her."
Mrs. Parker said it was a
time of innocence. "We left
doors open all the time," she
said. "We also learned to
play bridge."
It's hard to believe so
much time has gone by, Mrs.
Parker said. "I hope we're
all 50 years wiser."

Kuretzky at her girlfriend's
house 51 years ago. He was
dating her girlfriend.
"The next thing I knew, he
was dating me," said Mrs.
Kuretzky of West Bloom-
field.
The Kuretzkys were mar-
ried in 1942 and are
celebrating their 50th wed-
ding anniversary this March
with their three sons and six
grandchildren.
Even though they retired
six years ago to Sun City,
Ariz., the Kuretzkys keep up
with Detroit through
friends, relatives and The
Jewish News. "We couldn't
imagine not getting it," she
said.
The Kuretzkys keep them-
selves busy playing golf.
"We're not idle," she said.
"We're going and doing
things."
"We are enjoying life to
the fullest," Mrs. Kuretzky
said.

Sheila Ruskin of Novi and

married three weeks before

Robert Wolf of Farmington
Hills are 50-year-old twins.
Mrs. Ruskin has two chil-
dren, Michael and Cynthia,
who got married in June.
Mr. Wolf also has two chil-
dren, Stephen and Ian.
Mrs. Ruskin and her hus-
band, Arnold, are taking
their family to Florida this
year. "We're not making a
big deal about turning 50,"
Mrs. Ruskin said. "We grew
up in Detroit and are very
close."

Evelyn Sedley was a host-
ess 50 years ago at the USO
in downtown Detroit.
Sometimes she went on
picnics to meet and cheer the
servicemen. On one picnic,
she met her husband. Three
months later, Christmas
Day 1942, they were mar-
ried at Shaarey Zedek.
"He was stationed at
Battle Creek, we went row-
ing together, and he held my
oar for me," Mrs. Sedley
said.
The times were tough for
the Sedleys. "Food was ra-
tioned, we were scared of the
war," she said. "Things were
uncertain."
Fifty years later, of course,
times are very different.
"We've stayed in Detroit all
these years and we've never
regretted it."

Myra Jaslov met Louis

Above, Ida and
David Kost.

Left, Nathan and
Edith Butrimovitz.

William and Mary

Kideckel of Southfield were

Mr. Kideckel went into the
U.S. Army.
Mr. Kideckel was sent to
Battle Creek, to Texas and
then to Iceland. "It was a
dreary, desolate place," he
said. "We lived in huts and
trained on automatic
weapons."
Mrs. Kideckel didn't see
her husband for the next 34
months. On Dec. 20, 1944,
Mr. Kideckel was captured
in Germany. He was lib-
erated April 15, 1945.
The Kideckels celebrated
their 50th wedding anniver-
sary this summer with their
three sons and their
families.

Ida and David Kost
celebrate three anniver-
saries this year — their 50th
wedding anniversary, Mrs.
Kost's 75th birthday and
Mr. Kost's 80th birthday.
The Kosts retired to
Florida in 1977 and live in
Deerfield Beach.
"We continued our
subscription," Mrs. Kost
said. "It's difficult to break
away from your roots, and
the paper is our main tie to
the Jewish community of
metropolitan Detroit."

Rubin and Ida Goldenberg
of Oak Park remember Mar-
ch 1, 1942. That was the day
he was drafted into the U.S.
Army.

Right, Evelyn and
Murray Sedley.

"I wasn't angry, but I
didn't like the idea," Mr.
Goldenberg said.
The Goldenbergs were
married a short while when
Mr. Goldenberg received his
draft notice. He served
overseas in England,
France, Holland and Ger-
many.
The Goldenbergs consider
themselves special. They
have five children —all mar-
ried — and 11 grandchildren
— one married.
"We have one heck of a
good life," Mr. Goldenberg
said.

laws, trips to Israel and
family snapshots.
"It was a touching video
recalling our 50 years of
marriage," said Mrs.
Butromovitz of Southfield.
Ernie Scher of West
Bloomfield met his future
wife at a wedding, only she
was engaged to someone
else.
That was 50 years ago and
Marilyn Scher has no
regrets. "Ernie turned out to
be the better guy," she said.
Mrs. Scher was engaged to
another serviceman at the
time.

Edith and Nathan
Butrimovitz celebrated their
50th wedding anniversary
with a synagogue kiddush
and family dinner.
Their children, Rabbi and
Mrs. Menachem Butrimovitz,
Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Butrimo-
vitz and Susan and Bennett
Terebelo, made their parents
a video with highlights of
their 50 years of marriage.
The video, shown at the
party, included shots of in-

"I saw her and asked who
she was, and told her I was
going to marry her," Mr.
Scher said.
"He was persistent," Mrs.
Scher said.
The Schers say they're
proud to share their an-
niversary with The Jewish
News.
"I look forward to every
Friday," Mr. Scher said.
"We move real fast in order
to get our hands on it
first." ❑

MARCH

27, 1992

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