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The Hat Lady
t Adat Shalom Synagogue, there was a couple that
always sat on the left side, toward the front of the
sanctuary. While people may not have known their
names, everyone knew the 'Hat Lady' — who
never wore the same hat twice.
On Sept. 1, 2001, Anne Heitman of
Southfield, wife of the late Philip Heitman
and the 'Hat Lady' of Adat Shalom, died at
Mrs. Helfman had two loves in her life:
her family and her philanthropic work.
Her family knew her as a loving mother,
bubbe and sister — a woman who spoke
her mind and always watched over her six
younger brothers and sisters, no matter
Mrs. Helfman was a supporter of Adat
Shalom and the State of Israel, as well as
many other charities. The couple were
founding members of Adat Shalom, and
Mrs. Helfman was the first woman on the
board of directors and in 1951, the first
woman on the board of trustees. She was
also the 1950 Sisterhood president, oversee-
ing the building of the main sanctuary.
Mrs. Helfman was a tireless fund-raiser for Israel, giving
boundless energy to Israel Bonds efforts. She was the chair-
woman of the Women's Division of Detroit-Israel Bonds,
1957-1959, and the sponsor chairwoman of Israel Bonds.
She was twice named Woman of Valor for her work, as well
as a member of the Prime Minister's Club, receiving an
award from Prime Minister GOIda Mein
MARION AUSLANDER, 85, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla:, formerly
of Detroit, died Sept. 1, 2002.
She is survived by her son, Lawrence Auslander of Coral
Springs, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Michel Victor
of Weston, Fla.; sister, Sylvia Rosenfeld of Aventura, Fla.; grand-
children, Mark Victor, Marcy Victor. Mrs. Auslander was the
beloved wife of the late Saul Auslander.
Contributions may be made to Temple Israel, 5725 Walnut
Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48323. Services and interment
at Hebrew Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hebrew Memorial
JEFFREY FRIEDMAN, 39, of Trenton, died Sept. 2, 2002.
He is survived by his parents, Isadore and Charlotte Friedman
of West Bloomfield; son, Adam Friedman; daughters, Jessica
Friedman, Danielle Friedman; brothers, Dr. David Friedman of
Pleasant Ridge, Stephen Friedman of West Bloomfield; sister,
Andrea Friedman of West Bloomfield.
Contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Interment at Clover Hill Park Cemetery. Arrangements by
Hebrew Memorial Chapel.
RICHARD FRIEDMAN, 75, of West Bloomfield, died Sept.
6, 2002. He was a residential builder and owner of Richard
Building Company, a life member of the Men's Division of
Hadassah and Men's American ORT, member of Knollwood
Mrs. Heitman is survived by her sons and daughters-in-
law, David and Marilee Heitman of Bloomfield Hills, Joel
and Harriet Heitman of Bloomfield Hills; daughter and
son-in-law, Brina and Raymond Pepper of Paradise Valley,
Ariz.; brother and sister-in-law,
Arthur and Carol Plotkin of Franklin;
sisters and brother-in-law, Florence
and Arthur Schultz of West
Bloomfield, Betty Pianin; sisters-in-
law and brother-in-law, Isadora
Helfman, Sylvia Shacket, Elaine
Plotkin, Thelma Plotkin and Leroy
Helfman; grandchildren, Dena
Pepper, Melissa and Z. Yudi ,
Rosenzweig, Adam and Melissa
Helfman, Dr. Natalie Pepper, Dr.
Amy and Jonathan Goldstein, Dr.
Bethany and Evan Stashefsky, Jeremy
Pepper, Seth Helfman; great-grand-
children, Max Philip Helfman,
Jackson Rosenzweig, Ryan Philip
Mrs. Helfman was the beloved wife
of the late Philip Helfman and sister
of the late Alfred Plotkin, the late Dr.
Bernard Plotkin and the late Marcus Plotkin.
Interment was at Adat Shalom Memorial Park.
Contributions may be made to Jewish National Fund,
24100 Chagrin, Suite 100, Cleveland, OH 44122; Adat
Shalom Synagogue, 29901 Middlebelt, Farmington Hills,
MI 48334; or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by
Hebrew Memorial Chapel. CI
Country Club and Congregation Shaarey Zedek.
Mr. Friedman is survived by his wife, Audrie Friedman; son
and daughters-in-law, Michael and Susan
Friedman of California; daughters and son-
in-law, Lesley and David Chudnow of Texas,
Julie Mandell of California; grandchildren,
Stephanie Friedman, Marley and Aliza. -
Chudnow, Samantha and Cary Mandell; sis-
ter-in-law, Suzanne Schatz; mother-in-law,
Ida Winnick. He was the beloved son of the
late Alex and the late Regina Friedman; lov-
brother of the late Laurence "Wally"
Friedman; dear brother-in-law of the late
Harvey Schatz; dear son-in-law of the late
Interment at Clover Hill Park Cemetery. Contributions may
be made to Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network or the
Karmanos Cancer Institute. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman
EVE GARVIN, 83, former Detroiter of California. Her career
spanned 50 years, during which time she, as an interior designer,
designed hundreds of homes in Detroit and the surrounding
Her love of design led her to create the Lawrence Institute of
Interior Design. She taught weekly courses, authored a textbook
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