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December 20, 2002 - Image 106

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2002-12-20

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DAVID CERN, 88, former
Detroiter of Ra'anana, Israel, died
Dec. 11, 2002. Mr. Cern was a heat-
ing and electrical contractor in
Detroit and worked for Israel
Aircraft Industries after settling in
Israel in 1969.
Mr. Cern is survived by his son
and daughter-in-law, Yehuda and
Rivka Cern of Efrat, Israel; daughters
and son-in-law, Marlene and Zvi
Gitelman of Ann Arbor, Naomi and
Mayer Rubin of Ft. Meyers, Fla.; sis-
ters and brothers-in-law, Lillian and
Joseph Feldstein of West Bloomfield,
Roseanne and Saul Silver of Oak
Park; brother and sister-in-law,
William and Esther Cern of Oak
Park; grandchildren, Dan and Ahuva
Cern, Na'ava and Mordechai Assis,
Boaz and Tova Cern, Michael and
Eshel Cern, Avigayil Cern, Yitzhak
and Jennifer Bernstein Gitelman,
Miriam and David Marks Gitelman-
Marks, Adina and Eric Berzofsky,
Naftali Rubin, Yonatan Rubin; 12
great-grandchildren. Mr. Cern was
the beloved husband of the late
Sarah Lax Cern.
Contributions may be made to
AMIT Women, 817 Broadway, New
York, NY 10003. Interment at Har
Hamenchot in Jerusalem, Israel.
Arrangements by Hebrew Memorial

HELEN FEINER, 91, of West
Bloomfield, died Dec. 6, 2002. She
was a life member of the Primrose
Benevolent Society.
Mrs. Feiner is survived by her sons
and daughters-in-law, Seymour
Feiner and Carol
Zitnik of
Ferndale, Dr.
Daniel and Dr.
Veronica Miks of
Bloomfield Hills;
daughter and
Rosann and Mel
Toby of West
Bloomfield; sis-
ter, Sara Langer
of Toronto,
Canada; grand-
Helen Feiner
children, Alan
Toby, Paul Toby,
Aaron (Candice) Feiner, Joshua
Feiner, Lindsey Feiner, Amber Feiner,
Melany Feiner, Christina Feiner,
Jaelin Feiner and Kaelin Feiner,
Johanna Feiner and Jeremiah Feiner.
She was the beloved wife of the late
Paul Feiner; loving sister of the late
Max Wein, Al Wein, Benjamin
Weinrib and Binim Weinrib.



Interment at the Workmen's Circle
Cemetery. Contributions may be
made to the Lillian and Samuel
Hechtman Jewish Apts., 6690 W.
Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI
48322 or to the Temple Israel Caring
Community Fund, 5725 Walnut
Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI
48323. Arrangements by Dorfman

DAVID FIRESTONE,. 42, of Royal
Palm Beach, Fla., died Dec. 11,
2002. He was the owner of two
Domino's Pizza franchises.
Mr. Firestone is survived by his
wife, Brenda Firestone; daughters,
Karli Firestone, Shannon Firestone,
Jackie Firestone; parents, Dr. Nathan
and Ardell Firestone; sister and
brother-in-law, Keri and Tom
Workman of Nebraska; brothers and
sisters-in-law, Merrick and Monica
Firestone, Gregory Firestone and
Chalor Cross of Florida; sister-in-law
and brother-in-law, Debbie and
Bruce Buckman; mother-in-law, June
DeMott. He was the beloved brother
of the late Joshua Scot Firestone; lov-
ing grandson of the late Sam Goren,
the late Jean Goren, the late Saul
Firestone and the late Sonia
Interment in Florida.
Contributions may be made to the
David and Joshua Firestone Pediatric
Fund, c/o William Beaumont
Hospital, 3601 W. 13 Mile Road,
Royal Oak, MI 48073-9952.
Arrangements by Ira Kaufman

CLARA GERSTEN, 88, of West
Hills, Calif., formerly of Oak Park,
died Dec. 3, 2002.
She is survived by her son and
daughter-in-law, Richard and Lucy
Gersten of Walled Lake; daughters
and sons-in-law, Joan and Ed Banks
of Florida, Gena and Kumar Bhatia
of Ohio; seven grandchildren; three
Contributions may be made to the
American Heart Association or a
charity of one's choice. This
announcement was placed at the
request of the family by Ira Kaufman

West Bloomfield, died Dec. 11,
2002. He was an insurance salesman
and a member of Temple Israel.
Mr. Goodman is survived by his
wife, Shirley Goodman; daughter
and son-in-law, Iris and Richard
Schloss of West Bloomfield; son and

daughter-in-law, Larry and Michelle
Goodman of Illinois; grandchildren,
Marnie and Jason Hafron, Allison
Schloss, Max Goodman, Sam
Goodman; brother, Irwin Goodman
of Farmington Hills; sister, Una
Dworkin of Farmington Hills.
Interment at Beth El Memorial Park.
Contributions may be made to the
Critical Care Education and
Research Fund of Rush Presbyterian-
St. Lukes Medical Center, Chicago,
IL 60612-3824. Arrangements by Ira
Kaufman Chapel.

Birmingham, died Dec. 16, 2002.
He was a self-employed retail cloth-
ing sales representative.
Mr. Grodin is survived by his wife,
Harriet Friedman Grodin; son,
Randy Grodin; Harriet's children,
Lisa and Randy LaBelle, Scott and
Brenda Friedman; grandson, Julian
LaBelle; sister, Louise Bravell; broth-
ers and sister-in-law, Robert and
Julie Grodin of Huntington Woods,
Alan Grodin; sisters-in-law and
brothers-in-law, Shirley and Mal
Simon, Marsha and Harold Baker,
Marc Friedman and Gary Friedman.
He was the loving son of the late
Gertrude Grodin and the late Harold
Interment at Machpelah Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the
Jewish Family Services or the
American Diabetes Association.
Arrangements by Ira Kaufman

Bldomfield, died
Dec. 9, 2002.
Mrs. Halpern was a
Holocaust survivor.
She was a founding
member of the
Shaarit Haplaytah,
the Holocaust
Memorial- Center as
well as the Red
Magen David
Adorn. She was also a member of
B'nai B'rith Einstein Chapter.
Mrs. Halpern was very devoted to
the State of Israel and among her
contributions was a hospital wing in
Nes Ziona.
Mrs. Halpern is survived by her
husband of 58 years, Leon Halpern;
son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Yale
and Tams Halpern of West
Bloomfield; daughters and sons-in-
law, Eda and Dr. Iry Gastman of
Bloomfield Hills, Sarah and Dr. Eric
Gordon of Boca Raton, Fla.; sister,

Leah Fuchs of
Israel; grandchil-
dren, Dr. Brian
and Admit
Rebecca and
Andrew Hayman,
Michelle and
Andrew Millman,
Jason and
Jennifer Gordon,
Dr. Sharon and
Dr. Brian Ferber,
Estera Halpern
Gordon, David
Gordon, Jordan Halpern; great-
grandchildren, Dovid Avner
Gastman, Rocheli Sara Gastman,
Jonathan Hayman, Mitchell
Hayman, Joseph Ariel Gordon.
Contributions may be made to
American Red Magen David, 23470
Riverview, Southfield, MI 48034 or
Holocaust Memorial Center, 6602
W. Maple, West Bloomfield, MI
48322. Interment at Clover Hill Park
Cemetery. Arrangements by Hebrew
Memorial Chapel.

Bloomfield Hills, died Dec. 11,
2002. She was a past president of the
Northwest Chapter of Hadassah, a
life member of Women's American
ORT, member of NCJW and was a
third generation, life member of
Temple Beth El.
Mrs. Hirschfield is survived by her
daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and
William Engelman of Bloomfield
Hills, Gail and Mike Homer of
California; grandchildren, Daniel
and Cherie Engelman, Lisa and Eric
Paskel, Erica and Dr, Gary Cohen,
Diana Homer, Dr. Sheila Homer
Pellyk and Ken Pellyk, Karen and
Commander Jeffrey Denny; great-
grandchildren, Avery and Dakota
Engelman, Ella Blue and Laila
Paskel, Noah and Chloe Cohn, Alec
and Mitchell Denny and Avery and
Travis Pellyk. She was the beloved
wife of the late Donald Hirschfield.
Interment at Beth El Memorial
Park Cemetery. Contributions may
be made to the Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation. Arrangements by Ira
Kaufman Chapel.

former Detroiter of San Diego, died
Dec. 4, 2002. Mrs. jacobstein was
borii‘ in Detroit. After graduating
from Wayne State University at age
17 with a degree in education, she
became the accompanist for Jason
Tickton at Temple Beth El and then

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