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A Smile And A Story
Special to the Jewish News
arold Feldman was a
meat counterman who
could work a lineup of
customers faster than
anyone. The son of a sausage maker
and a grocer, he made an art out of
tearing off a piece of butcher paper
and wrapping meat in it.
But he also was known as the
"butcher psychiatrist" because he
had a knack for listening to and
understanding the problems of cus-
tomers — giving them advice and
lifting their spirits with a warm
smile and a humorous story.
Mr. Feldman, 81, of West
Bloomfield, the co-founder of Feldbro
Quality Meats, died of lung cancer on
Nov. 7, 2002. He operated the store
for 50 years, the last 14 at the current
location of Middlebelt and 14 Mile
roads in Farmington Hills.
He was diagnosed with the disease
three years ago, but "he never paid
attention to it ... he never let it get
him down," said his daughter-in-law
Linda Feldman of West Bloomfield.
"He was not a pretentious man and
he carried himself with dignity."
Son Alan Feldman of West
Bloomfield, who worked beside his
YETTA BIDLOFSKY, 84, of West
Bloomfield, died Nov. 7, 2002.
She is survived by her sons and daugh-
ter-in-law, Herbert and Sharon Bidlofsky
of West Bloomfield, Gerald Bidlofsky of
Plantation, Fla.; sisters and brother-in-law,
Geraldine and Joseph Polster of Oak Park,
Mildred Atomborski; grandchildren,
Randy Bidlofsky, Alysa and Jeffrey
Kowalsky, Rochelle Bidlofsky, Robin
Bidlofsky; great-grandchildren, Chloe
Kowalsky, Carly Kowalsky. She was the
beloved wife of the late Murry Bidlofsky.
Contributions may be made to ALS
Foundation, 21311 Civic Center Drive,
Suite 200, Southfield, MI 48076. Services
and interment at Adat Shalom Memorial
Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Hebrew
MORRIS BORIN, 86, former Detroiter
of Tucson, Ariz., died Nov. 5, 2002. He
served in the U.S. Army during World
War II and was a committed businessman
in Detroit until his retirement 20 years
ago. Mr. Bonin loved golf and was also a
Bougainville in the Pacific Theater.
father for 30 years, said his father
"They told him there could be 90-
"was touched by the thoughtfulness
100 percent casualties in that battle
of everyone as his health deteriorat-
— but he was among the 10 percent
ed in recent months."
who survived, and he came back a
Mr. Feldman never retired, but
hero," said his brother,
gradually turned over
Robert Feldman of
more and more of the
Boynton Beach, Fla.
work to Alan and his
The brothers opened
wife, Carol. He waited
the Feldbro Meat Co.
on several generations
in 1952 at Seven Mile
of families, and "his
and Evergreen roads in
greatest love was being
Detroit and later
at the store to see cus-
expanded to six stores
tomers whom he knew
before settling at the
by their first names,"
Farmington Hills loca-
Alan Feldman said.
tion. Robert Feldman
Janice Tedrick of
left the stores 30 years
ago to enter the whole-
began coming to the
sale goods business.
store at age 7 with her
Mr. Feldman's first
mother and has been
wife, Gertrude, died of
shopping there ever
cancer in 1986 after
since, now with her
Harold Feldm an
they had been married
own children. "Harold
for almost 40 years.
was just wonderful to
A member of Adat Shalom
us through the years, always with
Synagogue in Farmington Hills and
friendly advice," she said. Tedrick
Tam O'Shanter Country Club in
attended the funeral with many
West Bloomfield, Mr. Feldman
other Feldbro customers.
enjoyed playing golf and traveling,
Mr. Feldman graduated from
especially to the family's vacation
Northern High School in Detroit
home in Delray Beach, Fla.
before enlisting in the Army in 1942
"He was my friend, my mentor
and seeing World War II combat
and my hero," said his son Alan.
action in the invasion of
Mr. Feldman is survived by his
wife, Ardis Feldman; sons and
daughters-in-law, Murray and Linda
Feldman of West Bloomfield, Alan
and Carol Feldman of West
Bloomfield, Howard and Audra
Birndorf of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.,
Richard and Terrie Birndorf of
Milford, William and Holly
Birndorf of West Bloomfield; broth-
er, Robert Feldman of Boynton
Beach, Fla.; sister and brother-in-
law, Margaret and Harry Meretsky
of Auburn Hills; grandchildren, Julie
(Dr. Ronald) Hirsch, Marc (Lana)
Feldman, Brittany and Codie
Feldman, Allison Birndorf, Matthew,
Adam and Jessica Birndorf, Esme
Rachel and Stacey Hirsch.
He was the beloved husband of
the late Gertrude "Trudy" Feldman.
Interment was at Adat Shalom
Memorial Park. Contributions may be
made to the Gertrude and Harold
Feldman Day Camp Scholarship
Fund, c/o the Jewish Community
Center, 6600 W. Maple, West
Bloomfield, MI 48322; the Beaumont
Hospice Fund, do William Beaumont
Hospital, 3601 W. 13 Mile, Royal
Oak, MI 48073-9952 or a charity of
one's choice. Arrangements by
Dorfman Chapel. ❑
sister, Fay L. Weiner of Southfield; broth-
er and sister-in-law, Albert and Arlene
Brookenthal of Toledo, Ohio.
This announcement was placed at the
request of the family by Hebrew
of Cleveland, Ohio, died Nov. 9, 2002.
She is survived by her children, James
and Cathy of Franklin, Charles and
Sharon, William and Judy, Deborah and
Michael Levine; grandchildren, Andrew,
Cara, Hilary, Ariel, Meredith, Joshua,
Alexandra, Daniel, Spencer; sisters, Mona
Cramer, Elaine Robbins, Esther Sobo. She
was the beloved wife of the late Bernard
N. Deutchman; sister of the late Meriam
Services and interment in Cleveland.
Contributions may be made to the Sanna
and Bernard Deutchman Book Fund, do
Fairmount Temple, 23731 Fairmount
Blvd. Beachwood, OH 44122.
member of Senior Achievement and
Growth through Education at the
University of Arizona.
Mr. Bonin is survived by his wife, Adele
Bonin; sons, Tom (Sara) Bonin of Tucson,
Jim and Kenny Bonin of Detroit; daugh-
ter, Laurie Roope of Sedona, Ariz.; sister,
Violet Cash of Detroit; grandchildren,
Noah, Betsy, Jeremy and Stacey Bonin.
Services at Evergreen Mortuary in
Tucson. Interment at Evergreen
Cemetery, Congregation Anshei Israel
- Section. Contributions may be made to
the Arizona Cancer Research Center,
1501 N. Campbell Ave., P.O. Box
245018, Tucson, AZ
died Nov. 6.
He is survived by his
wife, Bernice; daughter
and son-in-law, Julie
Ann and Dartyle Jay
of Cincinnati, Ohio;
JOANNE CORRY, 74, of Gainesville,
Fla., died Nov. 10, 2002. She was a high
school teacher for 20 years.
Mrs. Corry is survived by her daughter
and son-in-law, Constance Robins and
Chris Falk of Australia; sons and daugh-
ters-in-law, Paul and Robin Robins of
Deleware, Robert and Jodi Robins of
Florida; grandchildren, Alana Falk, Sarah
and Alex Robins, Kayla and Evan Robins;
sister, Sally Shaw. Mrs. Corry was the
beloved wife of the late William Corry
and the late Samuel C. Robins; dear sister
of the late Richard Prince.
Interment at Clover Hill Park
Cemetery. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman
MURIEL SANNA DEUTCHMAN,85,
LEO DWORKIN, Ph.D., 76, of
Southfield, died Nov. 5, 2002. He was a
professor of arts and humanities at
Oakland Community College and
Michigan State and art director of Oak
Park Schools. He also established the pho-
tography department at Oak Park High
School, was a member of Shalom
Aleichim Institute, was involved in