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June 27, 2003 - Image 111

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-06-27

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The Chapel
that recognizes
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each family's individual needs.

A Lifelong Song

T

for glass-lined tanks, mainly with
ed Scholnick was a very
chemical companies and farmers. He
big man, with a large,
bought out numerous breweries that
operatic voice.
had closed, salvaging the tanks and
Sometimes, so taken by
transporting them to customers. He
the beauty and joy of a melody in
also
sold steel to Jewish businessmen
his head, he would boom out a con-
in South America, with whom he
certo in the middle of a crowded
made lifetime friends.
restaurant, shocking the patrons
Mr. Scholnick sang in the
who later smiled and laughed in
Congregation Beth Abraham choir
wonderment.
for years, under the direction of
Mr. Scholnick even received
Cantor Israel Fuchs.
standing ovations for singing the
Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach stayed
national anthem from the stands at
with the Scholnicks and strongly
Tiger games; and, on a cruise to the
influenced Mr.
Bahamas, he was dubbed
Scholnick's son Mark,
the "'God Bless America'
who later received one
kid," as the big man,
of his three rabbinical
pushed in the wheelchair
ordinations from Rabbi
by his grandchildren,
Carlebach and also
sang the song to crowds
married his niece.
of cheering folks.
Mr. Scholnick had a
Theodore Scholnick, of
warm and hospitable
Aventura, Fla., died of
nature and would often
congestive heart failure
bring
home lonely Jews
on June 4, 2003. He was
for Shabbat dinner. He
buried in south Florida,
loved people and,
but his heart and soul
although his Man-of-
were always in Detroit.
La-Mancha spirit
Three of his children
sometimes stretched
went to the University of Theodore Scholnick
reality, he always said
Michigan, and he usually
things
to build people's
wore a U-M hat. It was
confidence and warm
at Wayne University that he met
them.
Clara, his wife of 58 years.
Mr. Scholnick is survived by his
Mr. Scholnick's engineering stud-
wife, Clara; their four children, nine
ies at Wayne were interrupted by
grandchildren and four great-grand-
World War II. In 1945, he began
children: Phyllis and Dr. Sidney
working with his father-in-law at A.
Ulreich
of West Hartford, Conn.;
Weintraub Steel Co. Abe Weintraub
and their two children, Alisa and
was an ardent Zionist and poet. He
Jonathon Gellis (and their children
and Mr. Scholnick would get into
Rebecca, Talia and David) of
the truck on Monday mornings and
Teaneck, N.J., Debbie and
make the rounds of the scrap yards
Benjamin Waltuch (and their
throughout the Midwest, Winetraub
daughter,
Leora) of Ra'anana, Israel;
writing Yiddish poetry and Mr.
Rabbi
Mark
Scholnick of south
Scholnick singing. They would
Florida and his two sons, Zvi Eli
return for Shabbat. Together, they
and Yedid-El, who live in the Old
made the business grow.
Mr. Scholnick knew every street in City of Jerusalem; Martha and
Joseph Stewart and their children,
Detroit, every highway and back
Elie, Shayna and Levi, of Oak Park;
road in Michigan and every scrap
Abby
and Craig Rubinstein and
yard and plant around. Once inside
their
children
Jacob and Jessica, Of
a plant, the 300-pound, six-foot ex-
Laguna Niguel, Calif.
footballer and wrestler was not easy
A special service will be held in
to budge until a deal had been
Mr. Scholnick's honor at the Bais
made.
Chabad of Farmington Hills, 7 p.m.
After his father-in-law's death, the
Tuesday, July 8. Contributions may
business. began to specialize in the
be made to Bais Chabad of
resale of stainless steel tanks and
Farmington
Hills or Sara Tugman
industrial overhead cranes. Mr.
Bais
Chabad
Torah Center. :1
Scholnick was able to develop uses

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condolences
to the families
we have served.

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by bringing together
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Funeral Director

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ebrew
ernorial
Chapel

From Generation to Generation

Mark E. Klinger

Funeral Director

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2003

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