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Obituaries

Obituaries are updated regularly and archived on JN Online:
www.detroitjewishnews.com

OSCAR BRAUN, 87, of
Southfield, died April 7, 2003. He
was the owner of Oscar Braun's Inc.
Mr. Braun is survived by his son,
Lawrence Braun of Southfield;
daughters, Pamela Braun of Oak
Park, Debra Braun of Oak Park;
sister and brother-in--law, Celia and
Sidney Cohn of Farmington Hills.
He was the dear brother of the late
Pauline Cohen. Interment at the
Adat Shalom Memorial Park
Cemetery. Contributions may be
made to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Dorfman Chapel.

FRED CHERRIN, 67, of
Bloomfield Hills, died April 3,
2003. He was the owner of State
Steel Company and a member of
Temple Israel.
Mr. Cherrin is survived by his
beloved wife, Arlyne Cherrin;
daughter and son-in-law, Deborah
and Steve Rohde of Ann Arbor;
sons and
daughters-in-
law, Larry
and Peggy
Cherrin,
Robert and
Becky
Cherrin, all
of
Commerce
Township;
grandchil-
dren, Megan
Furman,
Jenna,
Joseph and
Cherrin
Hannah
Cherrin;
mother,
Dorothy Cherrin of Florida; moth-
er-in-law,- Ethel Levine;. sister and
brother-in-law, Vivian and Milton
Greenspan; brothers-in-law and sis-
ters-in-law, Joanne and Larry
Cohen, Cheri and Dr. Stewart
Epstein. He was the beloved son of
the late Lem Cherrin; son-in-law of
the late Melvin Levine.
Interment at Machpelah
Cemetery. Contributions may be
made to the Fred Cherrin
Memorial Fund at Karmanos
Cancer Institute, 24601
Northwestern Highway, Southfield,
MI 48075. Arrangements by Ira
Kaufman Chapel.

HENRY DROZ, 76, of Los
Angeles, died March 27, 2003. He
was one of the record industry's
most respected and innovative fig-
ures, known as "the architect of
modern music distribution."
Born in Detroit in 1926, Mr.
Droz was an Army technical ser-

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geant in the
Criminal
Investigation
Division
under
General
Douglas
MacArthur
during the
Japanese
occupation
following
World War
II. During
his service,
Droz
he received
the Good
Conduct
Medal and was also an Ml rifle
marksman.
Following his tour of duty, Mr.
Droz attended Wayne State
University and graduated with a
bachelor's degree in business
administration. After college, he
began his career in the music busi-
ness at the Detroit warehouse of
Decca Records.
Mr. Droz struck out on his own
in 1954 as founder of Arc
Distributing Co., an independent
record distributor, which he later
sold to Detroit-based Handleman
Company in 1962. He continued
to run Arc until 1972, when he
started at WEA in their Burbank -
headquarters. He was promoted to
vice president of sales a year later
and, in 1975, was named executive
vice president. He became presi-
dent of WEA in 1977 and
remained until his retirement 1993
to become a senior adviser to the
Warner Music Group. A music
industry leader spanning six
decades, Mr. Droz was chairman
emeritus of Universal Music &
Video Distribution, the sales and
distribution arm of the Universal
Music Group. He joined Universal
in 1996 as president and became
chairman in 1999, overseeing its
growth as the industry's mar cet
share leader with a family of labels
including Universal/Motown,
A&M, DreamWorks, Geffen,
Interscope, Island/Def Jam, MCA,
MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville.
Prior to his tenure at Universal,
Mr. Droz was president and CEO
of Warner Elektra Atlantic (WEA)
of the Warner Music Group for 16
years. Over the years he received
many awards, including the T.J.
Martell Foundation's Humanitarian
Award and the City of Hope's
Spirit of Life_ Award, both in 1989,
and the National Association of

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