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January 30, 2004 - Image 82

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2004-01-30

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Obit uaries

Graceful Strength


structure revealed historical mosaics. "It
turned out to be an incredible archaeo-
logical find," said Morris.
"The story of Bernice and Al
ernice Deutsch had a style
Deutsch is a true love story," said
about her.
Rabbi Pachter. "Throughout their 55
"She was a very elegant
years of marriage, they cared deeply for
lady," said son Morris
Deutsch of Washington, D.C. "She was one another; they supported each other
a real leader in fashion — she was
in every way, through thick and thin."
ahead of her time."
Morris Deutsch remembers his
mother as "an amazing lady who had a
But even more impressive than her
outward beauty was her inner strength,
wonderful network of family and
noted Congregation B'nai Moshe
friends who helped her through the
Rabbi Elliot Pachter at her funeral.
difficult last few years of her life since
her husband died."
"For some 20 years, she has successful-
ly and bravely — courageously —
But he also remembers the happier
waged a battle against cancer," he said.
Bernice Deutsch, of West
"She loved to entertain for her family
Bloomfield, died Jan. 19,
and friends and threw many parties," he
2004, at age 79. She and
said. "She really knew
her late husband, Alfred
how to do it up."
Deutsch, founder of
Prominent people
American Savings &
like Arthur Goldberg,
Loan, were devoted to
Yitzchak Rabin and
the Jewish community
Ted Kennedy visited
and raised millions of
their house. "But most
dollars for charity.
of all, they loved to
Mrs. Deutsch grew up
entertain for their
in Detroit and was very
friends and family,"
proud of her Rosenberg
said her son.
family's Hungarian her-
Bernice Deutsch is
itage. She forged a strong
survived by her sons
connection with the lan-
and daughters-in-law,
Bernice Deutsch
guage, culture and, espe-
Robert and Carol
cially, the recipes of
Deutsch of North
Hungary. Her dedication
Carolina, Dennis
to the "Hungarian shul" B'nai Moshe
Deutsch of West Bloomfield, Morris
has held steadfast throughout her life.
and Nancy Deutsch of Washington,
"Bernice was proud that among our D.C.; grandchildren, Robin Deutsch
synagogue presidents were her father,
and fiance David Edwards, Andrew
her uncle, her father-in-law, her hus-
Deutsch, Emily Deutsch, Adam
band and, this year, her son, Dennis
Deutsch; brother-in-law, Charles
Deutsch," said Rabbi Pachter. "Had
the social circumstances been differ-
She was the beloved wife of the late
ent, Bernice, too, might have been
Alfred Deutsch; loving sister of the
the president of the synagogue back
late Elaine Canvasser and the late
in the '50s or '60s.
Walter Rosenberg; dear sister-in-law of
"She was a leader in every way."
the late Charles Dodge, the late Ruth
Mrs. Deutsch, active in Hadassah,
Dodge; cherished daughter of the late
ORT and other organizations, used her Morris Rosenberg and the late Ruth
leadership skills "to raise important
Rosenberg Albert; devoted daughter-
dollars in the years of the Six-Day War
in-law of the late Adolph Deutsch and
and for Sinai Hospital," said the rabbi.
the late Erzsi Deutsch.
In 2000, the Deutsches established
Interment was at Clover Hill Park
a $1 million fund to assist those who
Cemetery. Contributions may be
cannot afford to obtain a Jewish edu-
made to Congregation B'nai Moshe,
cation or membership in a local syna-
6800 Drake, West Bloomfield, MI
48322 or the Alfred L. and Bernice
During Miracle Mission III in 1999,
Deutsch Family Synagogue Fund,
the Deutsches dedicated a fund to
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan
restore the ancient synagogue at Zippori
Detroit, 6735 Telegraph, Bloomfield
in Israel's Central Galilee, Detroit Jewry's Township, MI 48301. Arrangements
partnership region. Unearthing the
by Ira Kaufman Chapel. ❑


Senior Copy Editor



ESTHER J. BAND, 90, formerly of

Southfield of St. Petersburg, Fla.,
died Jan. 20, 2004. She was a sup-
porter of Friend of Strays.
Mrs. Band is survived by her son
and daughter-in-law, Earl and Janice
Band of St. Petersburg; sister, Zelda
Pollinger of St. Petersburg; brother
and sister-in-law, Irving and Charlotte
Erman of Farmington Hills. She was
the wife of the late Jack Band.


Park, died Jan. 22, 2004. She was a
fashion designer of women's clothing.
Mrs. Bertman is survived by her
son and daughter-in-
law, Dr. Stephen and
Elaine Bertman of
West Bloomfield;
grandchildren, Laura
and Phillip Ben-Ezra,
Matthew and Michel
Bertman; great-grand-
children, Brandon
and Logan Ben-Ezra,
Jordyn and Joshua Bertman.
Interment in New York.
Contributions may be made to a
charity of one's choice. Arrangements
by Ira Kaufman Chapel.

GEORGE A. BRIGHT, 79, of West

Bloomfield, died Jan. 23, 2004.
Prior to retirement, he was a retail
hardware executive and the former
owner of Bright Hardware in
Mr. Bright is survived by his wife,
Faye Bright; son and
Steven and Elyse "
Bright of West
Bloomfield; grand-
children, Justin and
Marni Bright. He
was the loving father
of the late Robert
Interment at Machpelah Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the
HospiCe of Michigan or a charity of
one's choice. Arrangements by Ira
Kaufman Chapel.

MINNIE BRONER, 86, of West

Bloomfield, died Jan. 20, 2004. She
wass - a member of Congregation
Shaarey Zedek.
Mrs. Broner is survived by her son
and daughter-in-law, David and Lily
Broner of West Bloomfield; daughters
and sons-in-law, Sheryl Broner and
Dr. Milton Gordon of West

Bloomfield, Risha
Broner and Dr. Joseph
Stern; grandchildren,
Bob and Kim Broner,
Jim and Mimi Broner,
Stephanie Broner
Miller and I. Matthew
Miller, Karen and
Howard Rosenberg,
Daniel and Corinne Gordon, Joel and
Julia Satovsky, Jonathan and Stacey
Satovsky, Jonathan Stern, Andrea
Stern; great-grandchildren, Josh,
Sarah, Sam, Zachary and Benjamin
Broner, Jeremy and Benjamin
Rosenberg, Blake, Reid and Bryce
Gordon., Adam and Julia Satovsky,
Jacob and Alex Miller. For 66 years,
she was the beloved wife of the late
Barney Broner; dear sister of the late
Harry Thomas, the late Max Thomas
and the late Rose Thomas Gold.
Interment at Machpelah Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the
Education Fund at Congregation
Shaarey Zedek, 27375 Bell Road,
Southfield, MI 48034 or a: charity of
one's choice. Arrangements by Ira
Kaufman Chapel.

ANN E. BURKE, 73, of West

Bloomfield, died Jan. 22, 2004.
She is survived by her husband,
Lawrence "Larry" Burke; daughters
and son-in-law, Carolyn and Dave
Boor of Bloomfield Hills, Connie
Burke of Bloomfield Hills; son, Gary
Burke of Walled Lake; grandchil-
dren, John and Karlie Romas, Erika
and Brandon Burke, Megan and Alex
Bodi, William and Brett Boor;
brother and sister-in-law, James and
Charlene Howcroft of Royal Oak:
Interment at Clover Hill Park
Cemetery. Contributions may be made
to the American Cancer Society or a
charity of one's choice. Arrangements
by Ira Kaufman Chapel.

CLAIRE CAHN, 86, of Southfield,
died Jan. 21, 2004. A past member
of B'nai B'rith and the B'nai B'rith
bowling league, she was also active
with a parent-teachers association.
Mrs. Cahn is survived by daugh-
ter and son-in-law, Suzanne and
Melvin Chinskey of Tarzana, Calif.;
son and daughter-in-law, Merrill and
Theresa Cahn of Jamul, Calif.;
grandchildren, David and Kina
Mandelbrot, Michael Mandelbrot
and Lori Cahn; great-grandson, Eli
Josiah Mandelbrot. She was the
beloved wife of the late Louis Cahn.
Interment at Adat Shalom

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