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August 23, 2002 - Image 65

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2002-08-23

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I BILL CARROLL

Special to the _Jewish News

ello, said the voice on the phone; .
"this is Leonard Baruch callingfrom
Clover Hill Park Cemetery — in an
upright position."
This humorous phone message from the
cemeterys executive director is in keeping with a
less somber approach to dying, death, funeral
homes and cemeteries enveloping the nation
through books, magazines and television pro-
grams. When HBO's comedy-drama Six Feet
Under can garner 23 Emmy Award nominations,
it's an indication that many people are interested
in -77- and sometimes amused by — what takes

ties.

LOVING HUSBAND
FATHER & GRANDFATA HE
NOV.16,1915 — JULY

prir p puo

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Twelve more acres were purchased at the back
place at funeral homes and cemeteries.
of
the site to make room for 6,500 more graves.
But it 'S also serious business to maintain and
A
new
2,500-square-foot office designed by the
operate a cemetery such as the 60-acre CloVer
Farmington Hills firm of Siegal-Tuomaala
Hill Park, located on the Birmingham side of 14
Associates will be built in front, replacing the
Mile Road east of Woodward Avenue. It has
cramped office that has been housed
earned a solid reputation in the state.
for several years in an old home on
Founded in 1919 by officials of
Board member
the Royal Oak side of 14 Mile. The
Congregation Shaarey Zedek, the
Alan S. Schwartz
deteriorating
cement steps will be
cemetery's plot space is now open for
walks through
replaced
on
the
80-year-old chapel. A
sale to the entire: Jewish community.
Clover Hill
maintenance
building
in the rear for
The cemetery has 11,533 graves out of
Park Cemetery.
equipment and a small house for
about 20,000 plots sold.
employees are also part of the expan-
On a recent hot day, the nine mem-
sion. Construction begins this fall.
bers of the board of trustees toured the cemetery
Board members include businessman Irving
grounds to go over details of the $1.7 million
Laker
of Bloomfield Hills, board chairman;
expansion program they recently approved.

8/23
2002

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