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A Lover Of Language

Leonard Poger

Copy Editor

artha Jo Fleischmann loved to
write..
She wrote in nearly every
form available — serious essays, poems,
business letters and Yiddish limericks.
Her limericks were published for several
years in the Jewish News.
She created many of her poems as a
young mother while nursing her infant
children. She even could write poems "on
demand" when her children became
interested in specific subjects.
An avid reader with a special -interest
in Jewish topics and history, Mrs.
Fleischmann even wrote her rabbi to
argue a point on a Jewish issue.
She was asked by relatives to write
business letters for them. She was such a
persuasive writer she successfully argued
an issue with a car dealership on behalf
of an uncle. Her letters were better than
any written by lawyers, said her mother,
Leah Snider of West Bloomfield.
Mrs. Fleischmann,- 49, of Bloomfield
Hills, died Dec. 20, 2005, of cancer.
Raised in Southfield, while at
Southfield High School she placed first in
the state in the Women's Original Oratory
s eech..competitio mishin in the

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DONALD ALLOWITZ, 67, for-
mer Detroiter of Maui, Hawaii,
died dec. 14, 2005.
He is survived by his beloved
wife, Shelly Harnick-Allowitz,
children, Erin and Jeffrey Cohon,
Michael and Nicole Allowitz,
Aaron and Blake Harnick, Natalie
Allowitz, Lori and Melanie
Harnick; grandchildren, Noah
and Lily Cohon, Devon, Sebastine
and Chloe Allowitz, Cara and
Bryce Harnick; sisters and broth-
ers-in-law, Linda and Bobbie
Gordon, Marsha and Harry
Rogers.

top three statewide three
years in a row. She received a
bachelor's degree in business
from the University of
Michigan and was named a
James B. Angell Scholar for
academic excellence.
She had an early start
learning and loving all lan-
guages, particularly Yiddish,
from her parents, Charles
and Leah Snider. "She had an
excellent ear for languages:'
said her mother. With
Yiddish spoken in the family -
home, Mrs. Fleischmann
"couldn't help but absorb
Yiddish — she was that kind
of a child." .
Mrs. Fleischmann's hus-
band, Yosef, said his wife and
mother-in-law would recite
American and British poems -- from
heart -- for hours during family auto-
mobile trips.
Mrs. Fleischmann particularly loved
poetry, which later expanded into her
writing Yiddish limericks.
Initially, she wrote them merely for the
fun of it and recited them to relatives and
friends. Soon, she was encouraged to
submit them for publication. About six
years ago, the Jewish News began pub-
lishing them.

Arrangements were private.
Contributions may be made to
the ALS Foundation or a charity
of one's choice.

DAVID ALEXANDER
ALLWEISS, 22, of Mission Viejo,
Calif., died Dec. 13, 2005.
He is survived by his wife,
Meghann; parents, Jack and Patty
Allweiss; brother, Jonathan of
California; grandmother. Frieda
Allweiss of West Bloomfield;
aunts and uncles, Ben, Phil, Kat,
Tami; great-aunts and uncles,
Steve and Goldy Kriseman, Zyga

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SHIRLEY
BUSSEY, 80,
of Farmington
Hills, died Dec.
23, 2005. She
was registered
nurse, a mem-
ber of Temple
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Some tips for her limericks were sug-
gested by members of Congregation
Shaarey Zedek in Oakland County, where
the family attended services. Eventually,
she obtained books on the Yiddish lan-
guage.
After Mrs. Fleischmann drafted limer-
icks, she would have them reviewed by
h
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her parents and others fluent in Yiddish

and Irma Allweiss. He was the
grandson of the late Salek
Allweiss.
Contributions may be made to
the Lukemia Foundation, the City
of Hope or Mission Hospital.

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Martha Jo Fleischmann

The compensation she received was
donated to Jewish charities, including
Hadassah and American Red Magen
David for Israel. Mrs. Fleischmann's
strong support of Jewish charities influ-
enced her son Michael to redesign the
Web sites for Hadassah, ARMDI and
other Jewish groups.
In 2003, son Manuel, also influenced
by his mother, decided in lieu of a bar
mitzvah party to contribute the cost of a
party plus his own money towards con-
struction of the new emergency room at
Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.
Mrs. Fleischmann would tell her fami-
ly that "no one ever got poor by giving to
a charity," said her mother.
Martha Jo Fleischmann is survived by
her husband, Yosef; sons, Michael,
Jonathan and Manuel; daughter, Naomi;
parents, Charles and Leah Snider of West
Bloomfield; mother-in-law, Bella
Fleischmann of Israel; brothers-in-law
and sisters-in-law, Yoram and Sylvia .
Fleischmann and Eran and 0snat
Fleischmann. She was the loving daugh-
ter-in-law of the late Michael "Mickey"
Fleischmann.
Interment was at Ivlachpelah Cemetery.
Donations may be made to American
Friends of Magen David Adorn or a char-
ity of one's choice. Arrangements by Ira
Kaufman Chapati]

sisterhood and a supporter of the
Royal Oak Boys and Girls Club.
Mrs. Bussey is survived by her
daughters, Susan Bussey and
partner, Gabrielle Sadler of
Woodhaven, Sharon Bussey of
Farmington Hills; sisters and
brothers-in-law, Ann Auer of
Atlanta, Mich., Carole and Chuck
Torpey of California. She was the
beloved wife of the late Dr.
Harold Bussey.
Interment at Beth El Memorial
Park. Contributions may be
made to the Royal Oak Boys and
Girls Club, 1545 East Lincoln,

Royal Oak, MI 48067 or to the
Lupus Foundation.
Arrangements by Ira Kaufman
Chapel

MURIEL COSTA-GREENSPON,
68, former
Detroiter of
Riverdale,
N.Y., died
Dec. 26, 2005,
She graduated
harp and vocal
from Cass
Technical High
Costa-
School- in 1955
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