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September 10, 1993 - Image 220

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-09-10

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Chapel Services

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THE HEBREW BENEVOLENT SOCIETY

(Chesed Shel Emes)

invites the

ENTIRE JEWISH COMMUNITY

to participate in a

MEMORIAL SERVICE

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for the Six Million Jews who perished in Europe at the Hands of the Nazis, which will be held on

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1993 - 12:00 NOON
AT HEBREW MEMORIAL PARK

MT. CLEMENS, MI

RABBI WILLIAM GERSHON OF CONGREGATION SHAAREY ZEDEK AND
CANTOR BEN-ZION LANXNER OF CONGREGATION BETH ABRAHAM HILLEL MOSES
will participate in these services
Charles Snow, President; Mere! Epstein, Tzvi S. Silverstein, Vice
Presidents; Milton Duchan, Treasurer; Joseph Hirsch, Secretary; Sy
Finkelstein, Harold Greenspan, Lawrence J. Traison, Trustees; Samuel P.
Havis, Cemetery Chairman; Rabbi Boruch E. Levin, Executive Director.

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OBITUARIES page

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IDA MEDWED, 92, of
Detroit, died Sept. 6. She is
survived by sons and
daughter-in-law, Joe and
Elaine of West Bloomfield,
Abraham of Detroit; brother
and sister-in-law, Max &
Gussie Trager of Arizona;
sisters and brothers-in-law,
Celia and William Cohen of
Oak Park, Sonia Buch of
Southfield, Vivian and
Sidney Silver of California;
eight grandchildren; 19 great-
grandchildren.

WANDA PEGGY NA-
THAN, 86, of Southfield, died
Sept. 3. She leaves her
brothers and sisters, T.J.
Lewan, Conrad Lewandowski,
Irene Vonegas and Helen
Endler.

JACOB BERNARD PIN-
CUS, 25, of Bloomfield Hills,
died Sept. 1. He leaves his
parents, Marilyn and Ber-
nard of Bloomfield Hills;
brothers and sister-in-law,
Bradley and Cheri Bielfield of
West Bloomfield, Laurence of
Aspen, Colo.; friend, Nicole
Jung.

EMMA POLLAK, 92, of
Southfield, died Sept. 1. She
is survived by her husband,
Louis; niece, Eva Gorgon of
Detroit.

HARRY ROTHENBERG,

81, of West Bloomfield, died
Aug. 29. He leaves his wife,
Nettie; son and daughter-in-
law, Dr. David and Ellen of
West Bloomfield; daughters
and sons-in-law, Linda and
Steven Kaplan of Farmington
Hills, Barbara and Martin
Starkman of Farmington
Hills; son-in-law, Nathan
Kolender; 13 grandchildren;
one great-grandchild.

DORIS SCHWARTZ, 89, of
Southfield, died Sept. 3. She
leaves her daughter, Gladys of
Southfield; son and daughter-
in-law, Norman and Joyce of
California; one grand-
daughter.

BURTON M. SEIDON, 90,
of Farmington Hills, died
Sept. 1. He leaves his
daughters and sons-in-law,
Raymond and Norma Zelch of
Farmington Hills, Don and
Marilyn Hartman of Chapel
Hill, N.C.; sister and brother-
in-law, Esther and Dr.
William Hubert of West
Bloomfield; five grand-
children; two great-grand-
chilidren.

BERTHA SHEAR, 84, of
Oak Park, died Sept. 6. She is
survived by a daughter and
son-in-law, Evelyn and Milton
Stern of Novi; two grand-
children.

SOPHIA WEXLER, 95, of
Oak Park, died Sept. 4. She
leaves her daughter and son-
in-law, Florence and Donald
Rissman of West Bloomfield;
10 grandchildren; 14 great-
grandchildren. ❑

Allison Atlas

Washington (JTA) — Allison
Atlas, 24, the Bethesda, Md.,
leukemia patient whose
search for a bone marrow
donor attracted the attention
and sympathy of the interna-
tional Jewish community,
died Aug. 30.
Ms. Atlas, who graduated
from the Charles E. Smith
Jewish Day School in
Rockville, Md., had suffered
from mydlodysplastic syn-
drome, a blood disease that
usually attacks those age 65
and older.
After a June 1990 bone
marrow transplant from
mother Arline, Ms. Atlas'
health had been improving.
She overcame a bout of
pneumonia and lost 55 lbs.,
which she had gained as a
side effect of medication. But
three months ago her health
started to deteriorate again,
family members said.
Ms. Atlas discovered her il-
lness at age 20 in the summer
of 1989 when she fainted at a
neighbor's swimming pool.
Ms. Atlas fell and cut her foot.
A subsequent blood test
revealed that she had
leukemia.
Since neither of her two
siblings nor her parents mat-
ched Allison's blood antigens,
the Atlas family launched a
communitywide search for a
perfect bone marrow donor in
November 1989.
The search turned global in
scope when they were unsuc-
cessful in finding a match for
Ms. Atlas in the Baltimore/
Washington area. The family
asked Jews of Ashkenazi des-
cent — particularly from
towns in Lithuania, Latvia
and Byelorussia — across the
United States and in Israel to
be tested.
Ms. Atlas made televised
appeals for help. She spoke
about her illness
"Donahue" and attracted the
attention of actor Dustin
Hoffman, among others.
Ms. Atlas' plight high-
lighted the need for bone
marrow donors. The testing
campaign mounted by the
Atlas family was to swell the
registry of the National
Donor Program by 70,000.
The national registry, begun
in 1986, swelled from 10,000
potential donors in 1987 to
more than 936,000 today. ❑

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