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October 29, 2004 - Image 129

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2004-10-29

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Believer In Education

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Detroit, died Oct. 20, 2004. She was a
saleswoman for Lane Bryant.
Ms. Baril is survived by her sons and
daughters-in-law, Roy and Lena Baril
of California, David and Pam Baril of
Farmington Hills; grandchildren,
Danielle Branch and Brandon Baril;
sister and brother-in-law, Diane and
Morton Scholnick of Bloomfield Hills;
brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and
Suzanne Clark of Bloomfield Hills.
Interment at Clover Hill Park
Cemetery. Contributions. may be
made to the William Beaumont
Hospital-Sharing and Caring, 3577 W.
13 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073-
6710. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman

ROSE COHEN, 87, of Farmington

Hills, died Oct. 13, 2004.
She is survived by
her son and daughter-
in-law, Fred and
Eileen Cohen of
Farmington Hills;
daughter and son-in-
law, Marlene and
David Gross of Oak
Park; brother and sis-
ter-in-law, Sam and
Lilly Finkelstein of
West Bloomfield; grandchildren, Beth
(Michael) Fink, Heather Gross,
- Zachary Cohen and Kayla Cohen. She
was the beloved wife of the late
Herman Cohen.
Interment at Hebrew Memorial Park
Cemetery Contributions may be made
to American Cancer Society 18505 W
12 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075
or to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Dorfman Chapel.

HOWARD CRAIG, 77, of Southfield,
died Oct. 22, 2004.
He is survived by his son and daugh-
ter-in-law, Jamie and Jeri Craig of
Birmingham; daughters and sons-in-
law, Judy and Yisroel Booth of
Jerusalem, Israel, Jody Siano of E.
Windsor, N.J.; brother and sister-in-
law, Robert and Leslie Craig of West
Bloomfield; sister and brother-in-law,
Carole and Mel Lewis of Livonia;
grandchildren, Jacqueline, Gabriel and
Sean Craig, Daniel Williams,
Nechama, Eliezer, Aharon, Benyomin,
Tzipora, Yosef, Tamina and Ephriam
Booth, Louis and Douglas Siano; two
great-grandchildren. He was the
beloved husband of the late Charlotte

Interment at the B'nai Isfael
Memorial Gardens. Contributions
may be made to a charity of one's
choice. Arrangements by Dorfman -

IRVING ERMAN, 92, of Farmingto n
Hills, died Oct. 17, 2004.
He is survived by his beloved wife,
Charlotte Erman; sons and daughters
Jeffrey and Kathy Erman of
Detroit, Jerome and Linda Erman of
Louisville, Ky., Michael and Joan
Erman of Farmington Hills; sister,
Zelda Pollinger; grandchildren,
Stephen, Darren and Elissa Erman.
Contributions may be made to a
charity of one's choice. Arrangements
by Dorfman Chapel.

West Bloomfield, died Oct. 15, 2004.
She was a board of education secre-
Ms. Friedman is survived by her
brother, Bernard Friedman; sister,
Evelyn Saxer of San Francisco; nieces
and nephews, Nancy . Saxer, Risa and
Robin Borr, Stuart and Suzanne
Friedman; great-grandniece, Isabelle

Interment at Workmen's Circle
Cemetery. Contributions may be
directed to Gynecologic Oncology
Division at Wayne State University;
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer
Institute, National Institute of Health,
National Cancer Institute, Bethesda,
Md., in memory of Margaret's niece
Andrea Saxer. Arrangements by the Ira
Kaufman Chapel.

Southfield, died Oct. 21, 2004. •
She is survived by her sons and
daughters-in-law, Melvyn S. and
Marie Goldstein of Beverly Hills,
Mark W and Cynthia Goldstein of
California; grandchildren, Amy
Goldstein, Ari Goldstein, Jodi Burke,
Mindy Goldstein, Christine Davi;
great-grandchildren, Molly Goldstein,
Victor Queada and Gabriel Cruz; sis-
ters, Georette Leopold of Shelby
Township and Bertha Tanner of
California. She was the beloved wife
of the late Ben Goldstein.
Interment at Machpelah Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the
Alzheimer's Association, 30200 Civic
Center Drive, Suite 100, Southfield,


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on physician mobility and was an
elia Kliger-Ruda of Southfield
always believed in education and instructor at the University of Detroit
department of speech. She also taught
wanted to learn as much as she
could. Although she received her bache- in the College of Nursing at Mercy
lor degree in nursing as a young woman College, where she was an adjunct pro-
during the Great Depression, she
returned to college when she was in her
Many awards and much special
40s to earn a bachelor of communica-
recognition came her way. She received
tions degree and a master of health
a Heart of Gold Award and citation
administration degree. She also started
from United Community Services as
well a special recognition award from
her pre-doctoral work in the field of
Mercy College for her
Mrs. Kliger-Ruda, 91,
work in promoting ecu-
died Oct. 20, 2004.
menical understanding,
Her son, Seymour
community leadership
Kliger, recalled his moth-
and excellence in teach-
er's drive to keep on
learning began in the
Mrs. Kliger-Ruda's
late 1950s after she was
involvement was great at
honored as one of the
Congregation Shaarey
four leading club women
Zedek, where she served
in the Detroit region.
as public relations direc-
She was involved in
tor of the cultural corn-
Celia Kliger-Ruda
numerous Jewish and
mission for 19 years, was
secular organizations,
chair of the Town Hall
usually serving as president.
Series sponsored by the sis-
terhood and served as publicist of the
"What else is there?" he recalled his
sisterhood's Woman's World event.
mother saying at the time. "So she con
tinued on with her education."
Mrs. Kliger-Ruda is survived by her
son and daughter-in-law, Seymour and
Her values of education and being
involved in cultural activities were
Joyce Kliger of Farmington Hills;
transmitted to her son through her
grandchildren, Nancy Kliger, Scott and
Elayne Kliger, Jill Nabih Saliba and
"true love, tradition and upbringing,"
he said.
Nabih Saliba; great-grandchildren,
Nathan, Zachary, Shayna and Camden
Mrs. Kliger-Ruda first wanted to
Kliger, and Samuel Kliger Saliba.
become a lawyer, but tuition was a
She was the beloved wife of the late
problem during the depression years so
Dr. David Kliger and the late Louis
she entered Highland Park General
Ruda; and dear sister of the late
Hospital School of Nursing, where the
tuition was free, and received degree as
Herman Berlin, the late Rose Koven,
and the late Ben Berlin.
a registered nurse.
In 1960, when she was 47, she
Interment was at Clover Hill Park
Cemetery. Contributions may be made
earned a bachelor of science degree in
to the Dr. David Kliger and Celia
communications at Mercy College. She
Kliger-Ruda Fund, Congregation
then completed her master's degree in
health administration at Wayne State
Shaarey Zedek, 27375 Bell Road,
University and did graduate study at
Southfield, MI 48034. Arrangements
by Ira Kaufman Chapel.
the pre-doctoral level at University of
Michigan, Michigan State University
and University of Detroit.
Copy Editor Leonard Pager contributed
to this story
Mrs. Kliger-Ruda published a book



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