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advice and counsel to other cancer patients, helping
them to live with the disease."
Mrs. Sandberg served as a national board member
of ORT (Organization for Educational Resources
and Technological Training) and as president of
ORT's Michigan Region and Southwoods Chapter,
Special to the Jewish News
working on numerous committees and events with
diligence and dedication.
ois Sandberg exemplified volunteerism,
"She was an incredibly special woman, who was
devotion — and courage.
sincere and meticulous," said Rabbi Joseph
Under her leadership as a 42-year mem-
Krakoff of Congregation Shaarey Zedek. "[She] sur-
ber of Women's American ORT, the group
vived cancer twice and never gave up
flourished in Detroit, benefiting stu-
hope in her struggle — while she contin-
dents in vocational and technical
ued to carry out her duties and responsi-
schools in 60 countries.
bilities at ORT.
"Lois knew the essence of leadership,
"She was a hands-on worker who didn't
led by example and gave the organiza-
tasks, but did the work herself,
tion her unwavering support," said
exhibiting a `follow-me' attitude," said
Janet Berman of Farmington Hills, a
fellow ORT member.
"She was a role model who embraced
"Her presence at a meeting gave it
values of Jewish living."
stature. [She was always] listening care-
the funeral Oct. 10, Rabbi Krakoff
fully and would lend her thoughtful
how Dr. Sandberg put his med-
remarks. Lois felt it was important to
ical practice "on hold" to be at his wife's
teach the next generation of leaders so
hospital bedside, comforting her at the
the reins of the organization could pass
end of her illness. "Theirs was an ideal
to able hands."
Lois Sandbe rg
marriage made in heaven ... they were
During the past 18 years, Mrs.
lifelong, devoted partners and confi-
Sandberg's courage and dedication
dants," he said.
would not allow three battles with breast cancer to
Mrs. Sandberg and her husband supported
deter her from her life's work. The Southfield resi-
Jewish causes and went about their phil-
dent died Oct. 8, 2002, at age 72.
in a quiet and unassuming way.
"She went through three rounds of chemo, but
Besides ORT, Mrs. Sandberg supported Hadassah,
would never let it get her down or hamper her
the Jewish National Fund, the Sinai Guild and
responsibilities," said her husband of 51 years, Dr.
numerous other organizations. She was on the
Hershel Sandberg. "She would finish her treatments
boards of Michigan Opera Theatre, Pro Musica at
and go straight to the ORT offices to do her work.
the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Anthony
"She was very brave," he said. "And she even gave
LILLIAN S. ADLER, 84, of Southfield,
died Oct. 11, 2002. She was an educa-
tional counselor at Oak Park High
Mrs. Adler is survived by her son and
daughter-in-law, Barry and Carmen
Adler of Southfield; daughter and son-
in-law, Donna. and
Zimry Ron of Israel;
Eyal, Benni and Yael
Dallesander. She was
the beloved wife of
the late Dr. Irving N.
Machpelah Cemetery. Contributions
may be made to a charity of one's
choice. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman
SYNAY AGRANOV, 74, of Royal Oak,
died Oct. 11, 2002.
He is survived by his wife, Fanya; son
and daughter-iri-law, Igor and Irena
Konovalchik of Russia; daughter and
son-in-law, Raisa and Valentin
Yasenetskaya of Farmington Hills;
brothers, Simon Agranov of Encino,
Calif, Yefim Agranov of Cleveland,
Ohio; grandchildren, Irene
Yasenetskaya, Sergey Konovalchik.
Interment at Hebrew Memorial
Park. Arrangements by Hebrew
LILLIAN ANTMAN, 92, of
Southfield, died Oct. 13, 2002.
She is survived by her dear son, Ron
Antman of New York, N.Y.; also sur-
vived by many nieces, nephews, family
members and friends. She was the
beloved wife of the late Harry
Graveside services were held at Adat
Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to a char-
ity of one's choice. Arrangements by
ALISA ARAD, 81, of Tel Aviv, Israel,
died Oct. 6.
Wayne Society at Wayne State University.
The Sandbergs provided medical research scholar-
ships to Wayne State students and established a
wellness room at the Norma Jean and Edward Meer
Jewish Apartments in West Bloomfield, a computer
room at the ORT Resource Center and a science lab
at the ORT Hermelin College of Engineering in
Mrs. Sandberg loved classical music and Was an
excellent cook who delighted friends and neighbors
with her Jewish and Italian dishes. A medical tech-
nologist for 10 years, she was very mechanically
inclined and helped set up the laboratory and book-
keeping procedures at her husband's office. She was
an expert "surgeon" when it came to fixing broken
dolls and toys.
Mrs. Sandberg always worried about and inspired
her family. Above all, she was a concerned listener
who dispensed advice to her children and grandchil-
dren — and even to repairmen and the hospital
Lois Sandberg is survived by her husband, Dr.
Hershel Sandberg; sons and daughters-in-law, Jacob
and Mary Sandberg of Connecticut, Daniel and
Cyndy Sandberg of Farmington Hills; daughter and
son-in-law, Dr. Sharon Sandberg and Dr. Marc
Tarnopol of West Bloomfield; grandchildren, Lauren
and Erinn Sandberg, Rebecca, Craig and Drew
Tarnopol; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Shelly
Brown and Dr. Avery and Maryn Sandberg.
She was the loving sister of the late Dr. Saul
Brown; dear sister-in-law of the late Arthur
Sandberg and the late Marion Sandberg.
Interment was at Clover Hill Park Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Women's American ORT,
6735 Telegraph, Suite 150, Bloomfield Hills, MI
48301. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel. ❑
She is survived by her son, Shay
Arad of Israel; granddaughter, Shirel
of Israel; sister, Regina Goldstein of
West Bloomfield; nieces and nephews,
Daniel and Joan Goldstein, Albert and
Shari Goldstein, Drs. Raphael and
Julie Goldstein, Dr. Alisa Goldstein
Koopman and Dr. Chris Koopman.
EVELYN SYLVIA ASHER, 84, for-
merly of Oak Park of Sarasota, Fla.,
died Oct. 1, 2002. She was a graduate
of the Jewish Theological Seminary in
New York and was a religious school
teacher for 37 years. She was also a
founding member of Temple Sinai and
its sisterhood as well as a member of
Mrs. Asher is survived by her hus-
band, Cantor Arthur C. Asher of
Sarasota; sons, Eli Asher of Cleveland,
Ohio, David M. Asher of Sarasota,
Samuel Asher of Wilmington, Del.;
sisters, Ruth Jacobi of New York City,
Estelle Steiger of East Brunswick, N.J.;
Graveside services were held in
Sarasota. Contributions may be made
to the Temple Sinai religious school,
1802, Kenilworth St., Sarasota, FL
34231. Arrangements by Toale
Brothers Funeral Home in Sarasota.
83, of West
Bloomfield, died Oct.
14, 2002. He was a
history and journal-
ism teacher at Central
development at the
Wisconsin and was
very active with the
Institute for Retired
Professionals (IRP) at the Jewish
Mr. Blackman received his master's
degree at Columbia University and
worked toward a doctorate in urban
He is survived by his wife, Ruth
Terebelo Blackman; sons and daughters-
in-law, Karl and Pat Blackman of
Waterford, Mark Blackman of