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A Funeral Delayed
Special to the Jewish News
raveside funeral services took place
Sept. 24 at Adat Shalom
Cemetery in Livonia for Marilyn
Sitorsky, a resident of St. Joseph's
Living Center in Hamtamck. She died Dec.
19, 2001, at age 71.
Although Ms. Sitorsky passed away
almost 10 months ago, the funeral was
delayed because the home where she resided
had no family contact information. After her
death, her body was sent to Perry Funeral
Home in Detroit, where it remained until
earlier this week.
Carl Calfin, a cousin who lives in Ann
Arbor, began searching for Ms. Sitorsky sev-
eral months ago after the family lost touch
with her. His search finally led him to St.
Joseph's, where he was informed of her
death. He contacted Mark Nemzin, another
cousin of Ms. Sitorsky's and an employee of
RAE BRODY, 86, former Detroiter of
Florida, died Sept. 11, 2002.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-
in-law, Sheila and David Gross of Westin,
Fla., Arlene and Ian Hassin of West Palm
Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Wendy Halperin,
Leslie (Brian) Fergang, Felicia and Dana
Hassin; great-grandchildren, Nicole and
Cathy Rachman, Brett and Grant Halperin.
She was the beloved wife of the late Harry
Services an interment in Florida.
THEODOSIA BRODY, 82, of West
Bloomfield, died Sept. 17, 2002. She was a
life member of the National Council of
Jewish Women and Hadassah.
Mrs. Brody is survived by her daughter
and son-in-law, Betsy and Mike McDowall of
Saugatuck; grandchildren, Darren Gold,
Justin Gold and Sara Brody Mattler; sisters,
Bernadine Weitzman of Florida and Lois
Field; brother and sister-in-law, James and
Sonny Field of South
Carolina; former daugh-
Brody Mauler. Mrs.
Brody was the beloved
wife of the late Lee B.
Brody and the loving
mother of the late
Interment at Clover
Hill Park Cemetery.
Contributions: Kadima. Arrangements by Ira
SHELDON BROSS, 72, of Bloomfield
Hills, died Sept. 18, 2002. He was a phar-
macist and owner of Devon Drugs on Long
Lake and Telegraph. He was also the former
owner of Lindsay Drug Company, Hayden
Drugs and Northland Medical, a member of
Ira Kaufman Chapel in Southfield and
arranged to have her body interred.
"It's a sad story, the way Marilyn was
bounced around the system," Calfin said. "It
shows us how families are built on the
shoulders of many, and some of those shoul-
ders have pain."
"When we got the call about Marilyn, it
was like the answer to a prayer," said Eliz-
abeth Adair, an employee of Perry Funeral
Home. "We weren't able to bury her because
we had no funds."
Adair said many unclaimed bodies are
sent to Perry because of their refrigeration
system. There are no laws governing how
long a funeral home must keep a body; each
home has its own policy, according to Adair.
Ms. Sitorsky, who had developmental dis-
abilities, grew up in Detroit. Her parents,
Samuel and Clara Sitorsky, passed away in
1968 and 1962, respectively. She attended
Cass Technical High School and Wayne
State University, where she studied art.
"Marilyn was always a very good artist,"
Congregation B'nai Moshe and a past presi-
dent ofTSav-Mor Drugs.
Mr. Bross is survived by his daughter and
son-in-law, Michelle and Dr. Jerome Seid of
Franklin; son, Jeffrey Bross of Bloomfield
Hills; grandchildren, Jacob, Sara and Thea
Seid; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and
Charles Tobias of Novi; brother and sister-in-
law, Seymour and Faye Bross of Commerce
Township. He was the beloved husband of
the late Saralee Bross.
Interment at Hebrew Memorial Park.
Contributions: Hillel Day School, 32200
Middlebelt, Farmington Hills, MI 48334 or
Jewish National Fund. Arrangements by Ira
FRANCES CHAIKEN, 82, of Southfield,
died Sept. 23, 2002. She was a pianist who
had a unique style of Yiddish and popular
music. She was also a
member of Temple
Beth El and the
Jewish War Veterans
Mrs. Chaiken is
survived by her son
Norton and Suzette
daughters and son-in-
law, Miriam and Dr.
John Cohen of Bloomfield Hills, Rochelle
Nelson of Huntington Woods; brother and
sister-in-law, Leo and Doris Friedman of
West Bloomfield; sisters and brothers-in-law,
Ann and Morris Lazaroff of St. Louis, Mo.,
Lorraine and Dr. Leonard Lerner of West
Bloomfield; grandchildren, Mitchell Nelson,
Chad Chaiken, Natalie Chaiken, Jayme,
Jeremy, Jocelyn and Jeffrey Cohen; two dear
great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law and broth-
er-in-law, Dorothy Chaiken, Francine
said her niece Faye Tashman of Southfield.
"I remember her work being on display at
Wayne State when she was a student there."
Funeral arrangements were donated by Ira
Kaufman Chapel, and Adat Shalom Syna-
gogue donated the cemetery plot. Rabbi
Harold Loss of Temple Israel offered to con-
duct the graveside service.
"Whenever there is a situation like this,
our community comes together and donates
our services to those who need them," said
Although Jewish law states that a person
should be buried as soon as possible, Rabbi
Loss said Ms. Sitorsky's burial still fulfills
that commandment because no one had
been informed of her death until this week.
"By holding Marilyn's funeral now, we are
honoring the principle of family and show-
ing that we do care," Calfin said. "She's pro-
vided us with that opportunity."
Ms. Sitorsky's survivors include Carl
Calfin, Faye Tashman, Mark Nemzin and
other nieces and cousins.
Contributions may be made to a charity
of one's choice, with notification sent to Ira
Kaufman Chapel, 18325 W Nine Mile
Road, Southfield, MI 48075. ❑
Friedman and Jack Chaiken. She was the
beloved wife of the late Isadore Chaiken;
mother-in-law of the late Stuart Nelson; sister
of the late Mona Cohen and the late Obbie
Interment at Machpelah Cemetery.
Contributions: Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy
Network, 24123 Greenfield, Southfield, MI
48075 or John and Miriam Cohen Family
Fund for High Holiday Music, do Temple
Beth El, 7400 Telegraph, Bloomfield Twp.,
MI 48301. Arrangements by Dorfman
ALFRED COHEN, 87, of Boynton Beach,
Fla., formerly of Oak Park, died Sept. 19,
He is survived by his daughter, Anita
Calfin of Florida; sons and daughters-in-law,
Donald Cohen and Marilyn Kaczander
Cohen of Oak Park, Larry and Rita Cohen of
White Lake; grandchildren Matthew and
Julie Calfin, Deborah and Michael Thomas,
Marcy and Michael Benghiat, Stacey and
Peter Schreiber, Vickie and Bud Eichner,
Linda and Matt Nickolay; great-grandchil-
dren, Jordan and Bradley Benghiat, Jackson
and Maya Schreiber, Samantha and Halle
Eichner; sister and brother-in-law, Grace and
Jack Shapira; sisters-in-law Virginia Cohen,
Rose Cowan; companion, Lee Alson. He was
the beloved husband of the late Sarah Cohen;
dear brother of the late David Cohen, the late
Harold Cowan, the late Ceil Itkes.
A memorial service was held at Temple
Emanu-El Sept. 22. Contributions: American
Heart Association, Temple Emanu-El or a
charity of one's choice.
STEWART JOEL COHEN, 59, of West
Bloomfield, died Sept. 10, 2002.
He is survived by his beloved wife,
Jacqueline Cohen; sons and daughter-in-law,
Dr. Jason Cohen of West Bloomfield, Aric
and Alyssa Cohen of Waterford; brother and
sister-in-law, Ronald and Linda Cohen of
West Bloomfield; sisters and brother-in-law,
Marlene and Larry Dershow of West
Bloomfield, Vicki Howard of Huntington
Woods; father, Irving Cohen; father-in-law,
Alfred Kunin. He was the dear son of the
late Lucy Pavlowsky Cohen; son-in-law of the
late Bernice Kunin. Interment was held at
the Adat Shalom Cemetery. Contributions: a
charity of one's choice. Arrangements by
ZALMAN DORIN, 74, of Royal Oak, died
Sept. 23, 2002.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-
law, Rita and Oleg Demidko of West Bloom-
field; sister, Ida Vidri of Oak Park; grandchil-
dren, Yuriy, Tatyna. Mr. Dorin was the
beloved husband of the late Esfira Dorin.
Contributions: a charity of one's choice.
Services, interment at Hebrew Memorial
Park. Arrangements by Hebrew Memorial
LENORE B. FEINBERG, 97, of Sterling
Heights, died Sept. 16, 2002.
She is survived by her daughter, Judith M.
Kuehne of London, England, Susan Morgan
of Jerusalem, Israel; brother-in-law, Frank
Feinberg of Detroit; 12 grandchildren. Mrs.
Feinberg was the beloved wife of the late
Charles E. Feinberg; loving mother of the late
Contributions: any Jewish charity. Services
and interment at Clover Hill Park in
Birmingham. Arrangements by Hebrew
ARTHUR FISHER, 91, of Southfield, died
Sept. 22, 2002.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Lillian
Fisher; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and
Jerome Liebow of Farmington Hills; son and
daughter-in-law, Gerald and Joy Fisher of
West Bloomfield; grandchildren, Sondra
(Peter) Stuart, Cynthia (Harlan) Simmons,
Katherine (Steve) Schiller, great-grandchil-
dren, Brandi, Matthew, Ashley and Ryan.
Private family services were held. Contribu-
tions: Karmanos Cancer Institute, 24601
Northwestern Highway Southfield, MI
48075 or a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Doifinan Chapel.
HELEN RUTH FREED, 85, of West •
Bloomfield, died Sept. 19, 2002.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-
in-law, Maurice and Beverly Freed of
Clarkston, Harvey and Joan Freed of Livonia;
Grandchildren, Matthew and Robert Freed;
brothers and sister-in-law, Maurice and Stella
Smilay of Arizona, Robert Smilay of Arizona.
Mrs. Freed was the beloved wife of the late
Interment at Beth El Memorial Park.
Contributions: a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.
ROCHELLE "COOKIE" FRENKEL, 60,
of Huntington Woods, died Sept. 21, 2002.
She was a 1965 graduate of Wayne State
University with a degree in elementary educa-
tion and was a teacher at Plymouth
Education Center as well as in Southfield.