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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-03-21

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Pioneer Planner

RONELLE GRIER
Special to the Jewish News

DR. JETTY ALTER, 88, of Forest

Hills, N.Y., died March 17, 2003.
Dr. Alter graduated the University
of Brussels medical school in 1941.
She was a member of
the Belgian under-
ground during World
War II.
"She was a selfless
*1ST woman of valor who
a.
made sure everyone was
taken care of first," said
her son Peter Alter of
Bloomfield Hills. "She was no-non-
sense and very down to earth."
Dr. Alter came to the United
States in 1945. An accomplished
pianist who spoke six languages, Dr.
Alter practiced medicine until age
79. She was assistant professor of
clinical anesthesiology at Mt. Sinai
Medical School in New York City.
She practiced at the Hospital for
Joint Diseases and the Beth Israel
Medical Center in New York.
Dr. Alter is survived by sons and
daughter-in-law, Peter and Barbra
Alter of Bloomfield Hills and Allen
Alter of New York City; grandchil-
dren, Daniel, Jessica and Adam
Alter and Nicole and Jodi Kahrnoff;
brother and sister-in-law, Joseph D.
and Deborah Alstater of Woodland
Hills, Calif.
Burial was at New Montefiore
Cemetery in New York.
Contributions may be made to the
Jetty Alter Fund at the Jewish
Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.
This announcement was placed at
the request of the family by Ira
Kaufman Chapel.

She also served as a faculty member of
the Continuing Professional Education
program at Walsh College of
udrey Pearl Feldman had a
Accountancy and Business
knack for bringing people
Administration in Troy.
together, which she brought to
"She always approached adversity by
her many friends and family
accepting it, by not letting it get the best
members — and carried into her business of her or others," said Jeff Pearl. "She was
life as well.
determined not to let her illness interfere
Mrs. Feldman, 76, who lived in West
with her life."
Bloomfield with her husband, Cyril, died
Judaism was very important, and all
March 17, 2003, after a long battle with
three of her sons remember a house filled
cancer.
with Jewish tradition and holiday celebra-
Born in Detroit, Mrs.
tions. Mrs. Feldman
Feldman graduated from
became even more
Central High School in
involved in Judaism
1944. She was a pioneer
during her adult life,
in the previously male-
joining the board of
dominated field of finan-
Temple Beth El, where
cial planning.
she was a lifelong
She started her own
member, and becom-
practice in 1976 and was
ing a bat mitzvah on
the first woman in
her 71st birthday.
Michigan to achieve the
"Family was impor-
designation of Certified
tant to her; she believed
Financial Planner (CFP)
that you put aside per-
in 1978.
sonal differences in
Mrs. Feldman was a
order to stay connect-
foundin, member and
ed," said Jeff Pearl.
the first b female president
"She had a real zest for
Audrey Pearl Feldman
of the Southeastern
life and a great sense of
Michigan Chapter of the
humor; she and Cy
International Association for Financial
[Cyril] were always the life of the party."
Planning and one of the original profes-
"She was my true hero," said her
sionals admitted to the National Board of youngest son, Todd. "She was my friend
the Registry for Financial Planning
and confidante, and she always encour-
Practitioners.
aged us to pursue our own goals. She was
Throughout her career, Mrs. Feldman
a great lady."
was featured in many regional and
Mrs. Feldman is survived by her hus-
GIZELLA D. BAKER, 70, of West
national publications, including the
band, Cyril Feldman; sons and daughters-
Bloomfield, died March 12, 2003.
Detroit News, Michigan Business and the
in-law, Marc and Gwen Pearl of
She is survived by her children,
Money Paper, which recognized her as
Washington,
D.C.,
Jeff
and
Erica
Pearl
of
Fay
Baker of St. Louis, Mo., Esther
c
"one of the ten outstanding financial
Sammamish, Wash., Todd and Lisa
Baker of Iowa City, Iowa, Annette
planners in the country" in 1983.
Foster Pearl of Clawson; grandchildren,
and Kevin Aaronson of Beit
"She was a trailblazer, one of the early
Shemesh, Israel; grandchildren,
Aaron and David Pearl, Rachel and Elie
women's libbers, but she made her point
Pearl, Amanda and Chelsea Foster;
Avigail Aaronson, Noa Aaronson,
through action instead of protest," said
stepchildren, Mark and Marianne
Yonah Aaronson. Mrs. Baker was
son Jeff Pearl, who followed his mother's
Feldman of West Bloomfield, Janice
the beloved wife of the late Louie
example by going into the financial field.
Baker.
Feldman, Robert Fenkell and Ellen
"I went into the profession because of
Feldman Fenkell of Bloomfield Hills,
Contributions may be made to
what I learned from her. She approached
Friends of Yad Sarah Inc., One
Carolyn Feldman of New York; and their
the business as a 'people person,' always
children, David, Aaron and Laura
Parker Plaza, Room 1450, Fort Lee,
treating her clients as if they were friends
Feldman, Joel, Michael and Jeffrey
NJ 07024. Services and interment at
or family members."
Fenkell.
Machpelah Cemetery. Arrangements
A dynamic public speaker and noted
Interment was at Beth El Memorial
by Hebrew Memorial Chapel.
authority in her field, Mrs. Feldman was
Park, with arrangements by Ira Kaufman
a featured presenter at numerous local
Chapel.
LORRAINE BAUM, 69, of Boca
and national professional association
Contributions may be made to
Raton, Fla., formerly of Detroit,
meetings and seminars. She was one of
died March 11, 2003.
Hospice of Michigan, 400 Mack,
the original hosts of Money Talk, a
Detroit, MI, 48201, or the American
She is survived by her mother,
WXYZ radio show devoted to financial
Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road, N.E., Ann Chudler of West Bloomfield;
planning.
Atlanta, GA 30329.0
sons and daughters-in-law, David

A

FOR

ILAN RAMON

The name "Ilan"
means tree.

Before he died, astronaut Ilan
Ramon of Israel sent the fol-
lowing message back to
earth...

"I call upon every Jew in the
world to plant a tree in the land
of Israel during the coming
year. I would like to see 13 or
14 million new trees planted in
Israel exactly one year from
now, on the anniversary of th
launching."

—Ilan Ramon

To plant a tree in Israel

in honor of Ilan Ramon and

his fellow astronauts, go to

www.jewish.com .

Click on Donations to Israel.

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