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Obituaries

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SIMON ASH, 93, former Detroiter of
Pembroke Pines, Fla., died March 17, 2007.
Mr. Ash was founder of Ash Gear
in Michigan and was a 33rd-degree
Shriner. He moved to Florida in his later
years and was well known in the real
estate community.
Mr. Ash was an avid long distance
swimmer. He loved to play the viola and
entertain at community events. He was
a kind, loving man who was loved and
respected by all.
Mr. Ash is survived by his wife, Ruth
Ash; children, Hy (Ellen) Ash, Rebecca
(Clayton) Jerris; grandchildren, Bradley
Jerris, Shayna (Andy) Weitz, Aaron Ash,
Annie (Ryan) McLennon, Brittany Ash;
great-grandchildren, Benjamin Jerris,
Chloe Weitz, Cameryn Weitz, Emily
Jerris, Carly Weitz.
Services were held at Century Pines
Jewish Center in Pembroke Pines.
Contributions may be made to the
Association for Retarded Citizens or a
charity of one's choice. Arrangements by
Menorah Gardens and Funeral Chapels.

DR. GEORGE CHARNAS, 94, of
Southfield, died March 29, 2007.
Dr. Charnas was a dentist who
was in the first graduating class at
the University of Detroit School of
Dentistry. He was also a member of
B'nai B'rith, Alpha Omega and the
Zionist Organization of America.
Dr. Charnas is survived by his daugh-
ter and son-in-law, Maxine and Alan
Friedman of Missouri; son and daugh-
ter-in-law, Dr. Dale and Bobbi Charnas
of Farmington Hills; grandchildren,
Erica and Bryce Facktor, Craig and Laura
Charnas, Jason Charnas, Jodi Charnas,
Emily Friedman, Scott Friedman; and
great-granddaughter, Madison Charnas.
He was the beloved husband of the late
Mildred Charnas; dear brother of the late
Esther Charnas and the late Dr. Sidney
Charnas.
Interment at Beth El Memorial Park.
Contributions may be made to a char-
ity of one's choice. Arrangements by Ira
Kaufman Chapel.

NORMAN EISENSHTADT, 84, of West
Bloomfield, died March 26, 2007.
He is survived by his son, Richard
Eisenshtadt of Davison, Mich.; daugh-
ter, Joan Eisenshtadt of Farmington
Hills.
Norman was the beloved husband
of the late Frances C. Eisenshtadt and
son of the late Phillip and the late Anna
Eisenshtadt.
Also survived by many cousins,
other family members and numerous
friends.
Interment at Clover Hill Park
Cemetery. Contributions may be made
to the National Kidney Foundation or to
a charity of one's choice. Arrangements
by Dorfman Chapel.

JO ANN ENGELSON,
54, of Southfield, died
March 31, 2007.
She is survived by
her beloved husband,
Eric Engelson; dau
ter, Meredith Engelson
of Southfield; son,
Engelson
Clark Engelson of
Southfield; mother, Dora Borinstein;
brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and
Carole Borinstein of Beverly Hills, Calif.;
also survived by many other loving fam-
ily members.
Interment at Oakview Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the
Asthma and Allergy Foundation or to a
charity of one's choice. Arrangements by
Dorfman Chapel.

JACK EPSTEIN, 95, of West Bloomfield,
died April 1, 2007.
Owner of Allied Paper, a wholesale
paper goods company, he retired at age
69. He was a member of Adat Shalom
Synagogue.
Mr. Epstein is survived by his wife,
Belle Epstein; daughter and son-in-
law, Rosalind and Leon Levine of West
Bloomfield; son and daughter-in-law,
Dr. Stewart and Cheri Epstein of West
Bloomfield; grandchildren, Leslie and
Alan Ruby, Stacey Olson, David Levine
and Sherise Lee, Lisa Epstein and Jodi
Epstein; great-grandchildren, Jayme,
Jacob and Lauren Ruby, Max and Joey
Olson, Evan Lee-Levine; sister, Belle
Rosender; Belle Epstein's children, Barry
and Donna Litinsky and their family,
Sandy and Keri Litinsky and their family.
Mr. Epstein was the beloved husband
of the late Pearl Epstein.
Interment at Adat Shalom Memorial
Park. Contributions may be made to
Karmanos Cancer Institute, 4100 John
R, Detroit, MI 48201. Arrangements by
Ira Kaufman Chapel.

ELIZABETH CHERNIAK, 90, former
Detroiter of North Lauderdale, Fla.,
died March 27, 2007.
She is survived by her sons and
daughter-in-law, Thomas Cherniak,
Edward and Susan Cherniak; grandchil-
dren, Lisa (Jay) Fisher, Amy (Jeremy)
Friedman, Victoria (Debbie) Cherniak,
Jennifer (Jonathan) Hood; great-grand-
children, Benjamin, Jessica and Daniel
Fisher, Zella Cherniak, Shannon Hood.
Contributions may be made to the
Jewish Federation. Interment at Star of
David Memorial Gardens Cemetery in
North Lauderdale.
Obituaries on page

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MEMORIAL
CEREMONY

SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2007, 4 IYAR 5767
7:30 P.M.

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
D. DAN AND BETTY KAHN BUILDING
EUGENE AND MARCIA APPLEBAUM
JEWISH COMMUNITY CAMPUS
6600 WEST MAPLE ROAD
WEST BLOOMFIELD

We kindly ask that you be seated by 7:15 p.m.

in order to start promptly.

An officer from the Israeli Defense Forces

will represent the military.

There is no charge for this event.

Jewish
Federation
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jewishdetroit.org

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