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The Detroit Jewish News, 2004-05-07

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each family's individual needs.

government during the war. She came
to Detroit to be near her sister Francis,
and was like a second mother to niece
Sandy and nephew Bruce.
But then she met Dave Perlman.
Their 44-year-marriage almost didn't
happen. He was quiet and made the
mistake of reading a newspaper while
they were having dessert on their first
date. She was furious about not being
the focus of his attention, and it was
probably the last time she wasn't.
The young couple adopted Harold
and Debbie and had many trials with
Debbie's illness. Her death as an adult
was a blow, but life went on. Hal and
Cindy and their children Matt and Jeff
were the focus of Rossie's later life.
Their trips, Hal's teaching at Brighton
High, how the grandsons were doing
in school, sports and jobs were the
happy topics of conversation.
Their visits to Rossie and outings to
restaurants were major events. "She
always wanted to go to Ram's Horn,"
said Cindy. "'You can get anything at
Ram's Horn,' she'd say.
"And at the restaurant — even
though she came from an Orthodox
home — she'd always say, and it got to
the point that we would repeat it with
her: 'I want bacon fried crisp and blot-
ted, or I'll send it back!"'
The family grew up in Oak Park, but

love — the ability and the love to
make friends."
Especially important to Mrs.
Friedman was her family.
"Bubbie believed in all of us," said
Shana. "To her, her
family was a treasure
chest filled with the
most priceless jewels;
each in 'equal standing,
beautiful, special and
loved in a way that only
she knew how."
At the funeral, Linda
translated one of her
mother's favorite
Yiddish lullabies:

Pretty as the moon,
Bright as the stars,
From Heaven you have
sent me a beaulifitl gift
"That's how I felt
about my mother," Linda said. "She
was just a beautiful wonderful gift to
her family and to the world."
Edith Friedman is survived by her
sons and daughters-in-law, Alvin and
Madelyne Friedman of Southfield,
Aharon and Leba Friedman of

later moved to a home and then an
apartment in Southfield. She was a past
president of the former B'nai B'rith
Women's Bowling League and a mem-
ber of Congregation B'nai Moshe.
After Dave's death, Rossie moved to
the Trowbridge in Southfield; but a fall
and the retirement of a longtime com-
panion forced her to move to
Evergreen.
Her stroke "slowed her years ago,"
said Hal, "but not her mind."
I can vouch for that. When I con-
cluded our Sunday visits, she always
thanked me for coming. In response, I
always thanked her for inviting me.
And I meant it every time.
Rossie Perlman died April 29, 2004,
at age 84. She is survived by her son
and daughter-in-law, Harold and
Cynthia Perlman of Brighton, and
grandchildren Matthew and Jeffrey.
She was the beloved wife of the late
David Perlman and mother of the late
Vivian (Debbie) Ford-Perlman and sis-
ter of the late Murph Greenberg and
Francis Hodess.
Interment was at Clover Hill
Memorial Park. Contributions can be
made to the American Lung
Association, 25900 Greenfield, Suite
401, Oak Park, MI 48237 or to a char-
ity of one's choice. Arrangements by
Dorfman Chapel. ❑

Jerusalem; daughter and son-in-law,
Linda and Ronald Sherr of West
Bloomfield; brother-in-law, Nathan
Flaishe-r; sister-in-law, Sylvia Sachs;
grandchildren, Arnie Friedman, Lisa
and David Roels,
Betsy Friedman,
Bonnie and Todd
Flood, Robin and
Danny Davids, Dawn
and Sean Rosenthal,
Shalom and Leeba
Friedman, Shana and
Eli Ballon; great-
grandchildren, Justin,
Moshe Matthew, Jonas
and Shlomo.
Mrs. Friedman was
the beloved wife of the
late Jack Friedman.
Interment was at
Adat Shalom
Memorial Park. Contributions may
be made to David-Horodoker
Organization, 6950 Pebble Creek
Woods, West Bloomfield, MI 48322
or a Jewish charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Hebrew Memorial
Chapel. 0,

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Rabbi: David Nelson of Beth Shalom
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of Oak Park
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