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Two Of Their Own
In one day, a funeral chapel family suffers a double loss.
"Behind all the pain was a beautiful
After graduation from Dondero High person," said Aaron of her friend.
School in Royal Oak, Mrs. Dube
"Patty's mission was to be a great wife
earned a degree in dental hygiene at the
he Ira Kaufman Chapel
and mother. She didn't want to be in
University of Michigan. She practiced
family, so comforting to
the limelight. She just wanted to be like
for several years before moving to
Jewish mourners, experi-
Tucson, Ariz., where she owned three
enced its own personal
Mrs. Dube is survived by her hus-
tragedy recently when two funeral direc- Stride-Rite shoe franchises.
band, Otto B. Dube; daughter, Annie
She and Otto Dube, married 14
tors lost loved ones on the same day.
Dube; parents, Herbert and Babs
Patricia Lynn "Patty"
years, met through friends
Kaufman; brother and sister-in-law, Dr.
and had a whirlwind
(Kaufman) Dube, 49, of
Joseph "Bud" and Judy Kaufman; sister
courtship. When the busi-
Farmington Hills, wife of
and brother-in-law, Ilene and David
nesswoman warned him
director Otto Dube, died
Techner; mother-in-law, Sally Dube;
at Botsford Hospital in
about her health problems,
and sister-in-law and brother-in-law,
Farmington Hills at 5:45
Dube didn't flinch.
Jana and Dr. Paul Hletko.
p.m. March 18, 2003.
"I married her for better
Mrs. Dube was the adored grand-
or worse," he said.
Four hours later, Miriam
daughter of the late Saul Kopman, the
"Mirn" (Dishell) Techner,
Dube cared for her and
late Ann Kopman, the late Ira
their daughter Annie, 11,
77, mother of director
Kaufman, the late Florence Kaufman
David Techner, passed
while running the house-
and the late Rose Kaufman.
away at Menorah House,
hold and working. His
Interment was at Clover Hill Park -
the nursing home in
detail-oriented wife enjoyed
Cemetery. Contributions may be made
overseeing projects, from
Southfield where she had
to the Dube Family Fund at Hillel Day
resided six years.
testing out stroller models
School of Metropolitan Detroit, 32200
Patricia Du be
"I can't believe they
for beloved baby
died on the same day,
Annie, to plan-
Hills, MI 48334.
ning their kitchen remodeling
said Ilene (Kaufman) Techner, who lost
Arrangements by Ira
five years ago.
her sister and mother-in-law.
As Temple Beth El Rabbi
"In the 30 years I've been a funeral
A Gifted Lady
David Castiglione said at
director," said her husband, David
Mrs. Dube's March 20 funer-
Techner, "I've never had to resolve the
Miriam Techner, who
al, "She had a lifelong com-
issues we've had to deal with — and in
died of pneumonia and
mitment to organization,
our own family — such as scheduling
imposing order through sheer
the funerals and shivah. It was a chal-
Alzheimer's disease, did-
will upon the chaos that tried
lenge so that everyone in each family
n't have the opportuni-
its best to disrupt her life."
could get what was needed."
ties of women today. So
Mrs. Dube followed trends
she became the "con-
in fashion and makeup. She
collected dolls and jewelry
Patty Dube maintained her spirit in
mother," said David
and shopped on cable's QVC Miriam Techner
spite of daunting health challenges. The
Techner, one of her three
girl who "rode horses and bikes" with
On family cruises, Mrs.
older sister Ilene developed arthritis and
"In these times, she
other medical problems that eventually
Dube loved the fresh sea air. Later,
would have been the chief executive
when she was homebound, she encour-
kept her from participating fully in life.
officer of a major company," said
Mrs. Dube grew up in Huntington
aged others to talk about their outings,
Robert Sher of West Bloomfield. He
families and friends.
Woods, close enough to the Detroit
was her supervisor when Mrs. Techner
Zoo that she could "open the window
"She wanted to enjoy life and lived a
worked for the Southfield-based real
and listen to the lions roar," she told
lot through other people's fun," said
TWO OF THEIR OWN on page 119
close friend Debbie Aaron of
Babs Kaufman, Mrs. Dube's mother.
ESTHER ALLWEISS TSCHIRHART
Special to the Jewish News
Monuments & Markers
• Monument Duplicating
BY: HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL
RONALD ADELSTEIN, 57, of
Farmington Hills, died March 17,
He is survived by his beloved
wife, Sandra Adelstein of
Farmington Hills; mother, Doris
Adelstein of Plantation, Fla.; sons,
David Adelstein of Southfield, John
Heiple of Royal Oak. He was the
dear son of the late Morris
Interment at the Beth El
Memorial Park Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the
American Diabetes Association,
30600 Telegraph Road, Suite 2255,
Bingham Farms, MI 48025 or to a
charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Dorfman Chapel.
STEVEN E. BARRER, 80, of
Livonia, died March 22, 2003. He
was a real estate broker.
Mr. Barrer is survived by his wife,
Eada Barrer; daughter and son-in-
law, Jean and Kurt Ernst of
Minnesota; sons and daughter-in-
law, Clifford and Linda Barrer of
Berkley, Andrew Barrer of Turkey;
grandchildren, Zachary Ernst and
Sara Chant and Samanath . a Ernst.
Contributions may be made to a
charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Ira Kaufman
ROSE BERLINER, 87, of Florida,
died March 19, 2003. She was a
real estate broker.
Mrs. Berliner is survived by her
husband, Joseph Berliner; brother
and sister-in-law, Edward and
Geraldine Chusid of West
Bloomfield; nieces and nephews.
She was the beloved wife of the late
David Schickler; dear sister of the
late Sara Krut.
Interment at Machpelah
Cemetery. Contributions may be
made to Make A Wish Foundation.
Arrangements by Ira Kaufman
MARY BRAWER, 93, of Oak Park,
died March 19, 2003.
She is survived by her daughters,
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