A JARC Founder
Byer Pearlman lived up to the motto that
accompanied his Detroit Central High
School yearbook photo when he gradu-
ated in 1934 — in the midst of the Great
"Effort is always bound to win" it read.
Like others living during the Depression, Mr.
Pearlman certainly showed that effort.
"Being very poor, his experiences instilled a spirit
of charity reflecting what he didn't have when he
was young," said son Allan Pearlman.
During the 1930s, Mr. Pearlman and his two
brothers sold newspapers to help support their
widowed mother. Through these experiences, he
developed a spirit of giving that was later manifest-
ed as a successful businessman and philanthropist.
Mr. Pearlman, 87, of Bloomfield Hills, died June
He will be remembered in the Detroit Jewish
community for being a founder of JARC nearly 40
years ago and as a major financial contributor over
the years. The Farmington Hills-based organization
provides a variety of services as well as residential
facilities for developmentally disabled adults.
JARC was initiated by Mr. Pearlman and his
wife, Sarah, and three other couples concerned
about what would happen to their disabled chil-
EVA ANDERMAN, former Detroiter of Sarasota,
Fla., died May 23, 2005. Born in Krakow, Poland,
in 1911, she was in the Krakow/Plaszow concentra-
tion camp. She survived the war and
emigrated to the United States with
her daughter, Felicia, and with her
brothers, Bernard and George
Ohrenstein. The former owner of
Corsets by Eva in northwest Detroit,
she relocated to Sarasota, Fla.
Mrs. Anderman is survived by her
daughter and son-in-law, Felicia and
Eric Liban of Sarasota; grandchildren Julia
(Kenneth) Rose of Baton Rouge, La., David
(Angela) Liban of Denver, Colo., brothers, Bernard
Ohrenstein, of Sarasota, George (Roselie)
Ohrenstein of Walled Lake; four great-grandchil-
dren. Her first husband, Isadore Vogler, perished in
the Holocaust. She was also the loving wife of the
late Sam Anderman; sister-in-law of the late Helen
Donations may be made to the Holocaust
Memorial Museum in Farmington Hills.
CLARA ALZOFON, 97, of Oak Park, died May
dren when the parents were no longer able to care
she quickly decided to donate proceeds of the sales
of some of her works to a health organization.
They first met in the basement of the Pearlman's
"Her grandpa taught her tzedakah," said her father,
Oak Park home, said son Allan. When JARC was
later organized, Mr. Pearlman served
Mr. Pearlman, a World War II vet-
as its president from 1974 to 1975.
eran, was a member of Jewish War
Joyce Keller, JARC's executive
Veterans, Temple Israel, B'nai B'rith,
director, said Mr. Pearlman "provided
Masons, Shriners, Tam O'Shanter
the passion and impetus for the
Country Club and was a past officer
development of the organization. He
of Food Equipment Dealers
was an outstanding leader and
tremendous supporter who took the
He is survived by his wife of 64
message out to the community and
years, Sarah Pearlman; sons and
the legislature. He provided the early
daughters-in-law, Allan and Donna
Pearlman of Huntington Woods,
After Mr. Pearlman graduated high
Sheldon and Judy Pearlman of West
school, he sold appliances for Central
Bloomfield and Mark Pearlman of
Stores and, after marrying, joined
Oak Park; grandchildren, Jodie and
Canton China and Equipment Co.,
Meyer Pearlm an
Peter Berkman, Emily and Raffi
owned by his father-in-law.
Green, Joshua and Beth Pearlman,
Years later, as president of the com-
Erin Pearlman and her fiance, Dustin
pany, he prospered and became a
Weiner, Lisa Pearlman; great-grand-
contributor to many organizations,
children, Nicole Berkman, Caroline
Jewish and secular.
Berkman, Bradley. Berkman, Daisy
"My father was very philanthropic," Allan added.
Green, Jack Pearlman, Carly Pearlman; brother,
"Whoever asked for a donation, he sent a check,"
he said With, his wife, Mr. Pearlman created the
Mr. Pearlman was the brother of the late
Meyer and Sarah Pearlman Endowment Fund at
Hammond Pearlman and brother-in-law of the late
JARC. Among the other recipients were
Natalie Pearlman, the late Shirley Pearlman and the
Federation's Annual Campaign and the Salvation
late Sadie Pearlman.
Army, among others.
Interment was at Clover Hill Park Cemetery.
Because he didn't have the money to attend col-
Contributions may be made to the Meyer and
lege during the Depression, he made sure his
Sarah Pearlman Endowment Fund at JARC, 30301
grandchildren would have the chance he didn't. He Northwestern Highway, Suite 100, Farmington
provided a college fund all of them. When artist
Hills, MI 48334. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman
Emily Green heard about her grandfather's death,
She is survived by her daughter, Judy Riva
Kaufman of West Bloomfield; grandchildren,
Richard Kaufman, Sandra Tressler; great-grand-
daughter, Jacquelyn Tressler; nieces and nephews,
Phyllis Engler, Paul and Beth Engler, Beverly and
Robert Rosenfeld. She was the beloved wife of the
late Rubin Alzofon; dear sister of the late David
Engler, the late Lottie Goldstein.
Contributions may be made to American Magen
Dovid, 23470 Riverview, Southfield, MI 48034 or
to a charity of one's choice. Services and interment
at Hebrew Memorial Park. Arrangements by
Hebrew Memorial Chapel.
JEFFREY BRANDWINE, 54, of Washington,
D.C., formerly of Detroit, died May 29, 2005.
He earned his bachelor of science in labor and
industrial relations and his master's in collective bar-
gaining from Michigan State University. He received
his juris doctor degree from the Thomas M. Cooley
Law School in Lansing.
Mr. Bandwine was the director of
personnel/employee relations for State University
College of Buffalo in New York and employee rela-
tions representative at Michigan State University.
In 1989, Mr. Brandwine joined George Mason
University as university counsel. He served as vice
president for human resources at Mason from 1989-
1995. Then he became assistant vice president for
legal affairs and, in 1998, associate vice president for
legal affairs. He was an adjunct associate professor
and taught both undergraduate and graduate cours-
es at Mason as well as at Oxford University in
England during the summer.
He was also assistant attorney general/special
counsel for the Commonwealth of Virginia and had
the legal responsibilities for Gunston Hall, George
Mr. Brandwine is survived by his mother, Eleanor
Brandwine of Southfield; sister, Ilene Arnold; nieces
and nephews, Jason and Saundra Rice; great-
nephew, Jordan. He was the loving son of the late
Contributions may be made to JARC, 30301
Northwestern Highway, Farmington Hills, MI
48334 or to a Jewish charity of one's choice. Services
and interment at Clover Hill Park Cemetery.
Arrangements by Hebrew Memorial Chapel.
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