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Q: Why can't someone just be buried in
the ground without a casket, as is the
custom in Israel?
A: Almost two centuries ago, plagues caused
massive fatalities. These resulted in the creation
of municipal cemeteries instead of burials on
family-owned land. A "suitable" container
was required, so workers would not have to
touch a person who died inexplicably.
This was the beginning of the casket business
as we know it today. Cemeteries still require
that "suitable" container.
The Jewish IfiStorical
Society of Miehigan
sponsors Albjett Kahn Tour,
12:00 - 5:00 pm,Sun, Nov 2,
2003, in Ann Arbor
Limited seating. Leaves from
JCC, West Bloomfield, Drake Road
entrance, 11:45 a.m.
RSVP by Oct. 28.
Cost, $20 for Society members;
Join Jewish Historical Society of
Michigan for escorted bus tour of the
Architecture of Albert Kahn in Ann
Arbor, 12:00 - 5:00 pm, Sun, Nov 2.
Make check payable to
Jewish Historical Society.
Mail to Harriet Siden,
3649 Quail Hollow,
Led by Katherine Clarkston,
Historian and Preservationist,
tour will view residential, commer-
cial and university buildings.
For more info, call
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Alzheimer's Association, 17220 W. 12
Mile Road, Suite 100, Southfield, MI
48076. Arrangements by Doifinan
FRANCES WEISS, 86, of Bloomfield
Hills, died Oct. 15, 2003. She was the
owner of Weiss Antiques. During World
War II, she was a Red Cross volunteer at
Harper Hospital, a volunteer with the
National Council of
Jewish Women, where
she managed the re-sale
shop; and she was a vol
unteer in the Neo-Natal
Care Unit at Children's
Hospital, where she
Mrs. Weiss is survived by her husband
of 61 years, Harold Weiss; daughters,
Susan Weiss of Ontario, Joan Weiss of
Washington; son and daughters-in-law,
David Weiss and Penny Hergenroeder of
Bloomfield Hills, Samuel and Jo Weiss of
Birmingham; daughters-in-law, Joan
Lovell and Janet Tooley; grandchildren,
Polly Tooley and Cory McCall, Kili and
Herbert Drayton, Willie, Mac, Dewey
and Cody Weiss; great-granddaughter,
Alexis Dole; sisters, Sylvia Markel, Freda
Doroff, Ede Mender, Gwen Halperin;
brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Edward
and Shirley Gluklick, Morris and Faye
Weiss and Elizabeth Weiss. She was the
devoted mother of the late Mark Weiss;
loving sister of the late Celia Schlussel, the
late Dorothy Madvin, the late Irving
Gluklick, the late Estelle Benach; dear sis-
ter-in-law of the late Rubin Weiss.
Contributions may be made to the
Mark Weiss Scholarship Fund at Wayne
State University Law School or any chil-
dren's charity. Arrangements by Ira
MARTHA WEISS, 72, of Bloomfield
Hills, died Oct. 15, 2003. She was a spe-
cial education teacher in Oak Park who
received her master's degree from
Mrs. Weiss is survived by her daughters
and sons-in-law, Leslie
and Sanford Green of
I Bloomfield Hills, Diane
Weiss Skeirik of
Pennsylvania, Gail and
Paul Roberts of Florida;
grandchildren, Alan and
Eli Green, Michelle and
Elyssa Skeirik and Maxi
Roberts. She was the
beloved wife of the late Dr. Lester Weiss.
Interment at Clover Hill Park
Cemetery. Contributions may be made to
the American Cancer Society or the
American Heart Association.
Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.
PHILIP WELTMAN, of Southfield, 90,
died Oct. 18, 2003.
He is survived by his daughter, Carol
Weil of Montclair, N.J.; brother, Nathan
Weltman of Detroit; grandchildren, Josh
Weil, Sara Weil. He was the beloved hus-
band of the late Eve Weltman.
Contributions may be made to a chari-
ty of one's choice. Services and interment
at Hebrew Memorial Park. Arrangements
by Hebrew Memorial Chapel.
DONNA E WLLDBAUM, 73, of
Farmington Hills, died Oct. 15, 2003.
She is survived by her beloved husband,
Sam Wildbaum of Farmington Hills; son
and daughter-in-law, Terry and Jaimie
Wildbaum of Nashville, Tenn.; daughter
and son-in-law, Gayle and Steve Lewis of
Wheeling, Ill.; granddaughter, Faith
Interment at Adat Shalom Memorial
Park Cemetery. Contributions may be
made to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Dorfman Chapel.
GOLDIE YOUNG, 91, former Detroiter
of Delray Beach, Fla, died Oct. 17,
She is survived by her son and daugh-
ter-in-law, Steven and Ferree Young of
Commerce; granddaughter, Alexandra
Young. She was the beloved wife of the
late Charles Young; sister of the late Ida
Diamond, Freda Linden, Harry Cohen -
and Myer Cohen.
Interment at Machpelah Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the City
of Hope Cancer Fighters, 6960 Orchard
Lake Road, Suite 209, West Bloomfield,
MI 48322 or to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Doifiiian Chapel.
• The obituary for Sara Caplan (Oct. 17)
should have indicated that she is also sur-
vived by her loving companion, Norman
• The obituary for Celia Harris (Oct. 17)
should have indicated that she was a found-
ing member of Adat Shalom Synagogue.
She was the dear mother-in-law of the late
Dr. Robert Wolfe. Contributions may be
sent to the Dr. Robert R. Wolfe
Endowment, St. John Hospital,
Development Office, 27356 Dequindre,
Madison Heights, MI 48071, attn: Ms.
• The obituary for Cantor Benjamin
Solomon (Oct. 17) should have indicated
that he is survived by his wife, Dr. Rochelle
Nachman Solomon, and son, Eliezer Hanan