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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-10-10

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The Music


Special to the Jewish News

nown as' the "Music Lady" of Temple

Tickton taught music
Beth El
and led the choir there for 46 years.


For many of those years, she worked alongside
her late husband, Jason, who served as the tem-
ple's organist and music director in Detroit and
Bloomfield Township for 56 years. In 1988, the
Ticktons were honored by the ternple for their
more than 100 years of combined service.
Mrs. Tickton, much beloved by the congrega-
tion, died of heart failure on Oct. 4, 2003, in her
Southfleld home. She was 89.
Born in New York, the former 114amie
Maldawsky came to the Detroit urea with her
family at age 2. She received a master's degree in
music from Wayne State University, where she
met Professor Jason Tickton. He later became her
academic advisor as well as her husband. She also
taught music in the Detroit Public Schools.
"My mother loved her students, her Judaism,
and her music," said Mrs. Tickton's son, Dr.
Stanley Tickton, who is a professor of mass com-
munications and journalism at Norfolk State
University in Virginia. "And she taught me how
to cook, for which I'll be forever grateful."
"She was a true lady, always gracious, even

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Southfield, died Oct. 6, 2003. He
was an employee of the Ford Motor .
Company for 47 years and a mem-





Editorial Assistant Bobbi Charnas contributed to
this report.

ber for many years of B'nai B'rith
Brandeis Chapter.
Mr. Eichner is survived by his wife
of 65 years, Esther Granat Eichner;
son and daughter-in-law, Mark B.
and Margaret Eichner of Commerce
Township; grandchildren, Adam and
Rachel Portney Eichner, Michele
and Eli Saulson, Sam and Michelle
Eichner, Denise Dudley, Brian and
Robin Eichner, Allen Eichner; seven
great-grandchildren; care giver,
Muriel Scott. He was the loving
father of the late Philip Nolan
Eichner; dear brother of the late
Ruth Stein.
Contributions may be made to
ADL, 4000 Town Center, Suite 420,
Southfield, MI 48075 or to a charity

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song with her arms swooping in broad motions,
she would stand before the members, enthusiasti-
cally encouraging all to join in singing the tem-
ple's anthem.
Speaking at the funeral held in the temple
sanctuary, her son said that it was his mother's
request the at Beth El anthem be sung at her
funeral. She cautioned him, not to let it drag —
keep up the tempo."
And those at the funeral did just that many
actually conducting along with the music as Mrs.
Tickton had done for so many years.
Marnie Tickton, is survived by her son and
daughter-in-law, Dr. Stanley and Carol Tickton
of Virginia Beach, Va.; grandchildren, Rebecca
and Steven Weisman, Daniel Tickton and Jeffrey
and Wendy Shinn; great-grandchildren, Hannah
and Abigail Weisman; sister, Rosinka "Roz"
She was the beloved wife of the late Jason
Arrangements by the Ira Kaufman Chapel.
Interment was at Temple Beth El Memorial Park.
Contributions may be made to the Jason and
Mamie Tickton Music Fund at Temple Beth El or
a charity of one's choice. Eli

Coiincil of Jewish Women.

REVA DRYMAN, 77, of North Fort
Myers, Fla., formerly of Detroit,
died Sept. 30, 2003.
She is survived by her nieces and
nephew, Paul and Debbie Dryman
of Newbury Park, Calif, Rita
Dryman of Southfield; great-
nephews and great-niece, David,
Daniel, Melvin and Wendy Dryman;
sister-in-law, Bunny Dryman.
Services and interment at
Workmen's Circle, Yiddish Folks
Farein. Arrangements by Hebrew
Memorial Chapel.

formerly of Detroit and Coconut
Creek, Fla. of Silver Spring, Md.,
died Sept. 16, 2003.
He is survived by his devoted fam-
ily: son and daughter-in-law, Ted
and Carol of Silver Spring; daugh-
ters, Diane Bahr of Berkeley, Calif.,
Marilyn Esner of Philadelphia, Pa.;
grandchildren, Rebecca (Michael)
Reiser, Adam (Debra) Bahr,
Benjamin Esner, Sid Cook; great-
grandchildren, Noah and Sydney
Reiser: He was the husband of the
late Sara Bahr.
Interment in Florida.
Contributions may be made to a
charity of one's choice.

Monuments & Markers

when she was sick," said
Peggy Frank of West
Bloomfield, whose hus-
band, Dennis, is a Beth
El vice president. "I never
heard her say a mean
word, she was a dear per-
son and a vvonderful
Rabbi Norman Roman
of Temple Kol Arai in
West Bloomfield, who
formerly was at Beth El,
said, "Mamie and her
Mamie Tickt©n
husband were very wel-
coming and loving to me
and my family when we moved here 22 years ago.
To her, synagogues were the most important
institutions of Jewish life. She did whatever she
could to pass on these values and keep young
people connected."
Mrs. Tickton was active in several local . musical
groups, such as the Music Study Club of Detroit
and the Phi MA-1.- Alpha musical fraternity, the lat-
ter of which she Was a patron. She also was a


of one's choice. Interment at Beth
Yehudah Cemetery. Arrangements by
Hebrew Memorial Chapel.

Farmington Hills, died Oct. 6,
2003. She was a special education
teacher in Toledo and Taylor. She
also sold tax law books for CCH for
11 years, was a member of Gilda's
Club, Meals on Wheels Race for the
Cure, American Cancer Society and
the Karmanos Cancer Institute.
Mrs. Farthing is survived by her
husband, Gary Farthing; son, Josh
Farthing; mother, Marion Lang
Mandell; sister and brother-in-law,
Karen and Michael Diener of
California; brothers-in-law and sis-

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