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The Detroit Jewish News, 2007-10-18

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Cru An Original Jewel

Obituaries from page 51C


of Erie, Colo., formerly
a long-term resident of
the Detroit area, died
Oct. 10, 2007. Although
for some years she had
worked in the family
business, her true devo-
tion was her family. Her
family was her life.
She is survived by her
sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and
Lenore Kingston of Erie, Colo., William
and Arlene Kingston of West Bloomfield;
daughter and son-in-law, Luci Kingston
and John Zgoralski of Farmington Hills;
grandchildren, Dr. Beverly (Jeff Ofsanko)
Kingston, Wendy (Eric Mintz) Kingston,
Eric Kingston, Andrea (Patrick) McNulty,
Dr. Suzanne (James) Wilson; great-grand-
children, Alicia, Sabina, Juliette, Evan, Alex,
Nicholas, Josh and Autumn.
Mrs. Kingston was the devoted wife for
70 years of the late Julius Kingston, 20 of
which were spent living in Florida.
Interment at the Hebrew Memorial
Park. Contributions may be made to the
Children's Miracle Network at the Sparrow
Foundation in memory of Jacob Walmsley,
1322 E. Michigan, P.O. Box 30480, Lansing,
MI 48909. Arrangements by Dorfman

ruciel Oleinick loved many
things during her 81 years on
Earth, which ended peace-
fully Oct. 9, 2007, with her family sur-
rounding her bedside.
Cru loved flowers - whether beau-
tiful yellow roses from her beloved
Milton, her husband of 52 years, or
simply a branch of lilacs cut from a
bush in their West Bloomfield yard.
She loved games, especially
Scrabble, mah Jong and Boggle -any-
thing "to keep the old mind working,"
she would say - and anything that
allowed her to sit around a table with
people she enjoyed.
Cru loved jewelry, not diamonds or
fancy stuff, but the few sentimentally
significant pieces that she wore every
day. She especially loved the large
gold Jewish star she wore around
her neck, which is a replica of a small
one given to her by her family when
she was young. She also wore a sil-
ver bracelet that resembled a ladder
climbing to heaven that daughter Lori
gave her and that she never took off.
Her favorite pieces were the beads,
earrings, and name necklaces she
proudly made for nearly 40 years for
her company, Originals by Cru. These
pieces were sold at bead shows and
holiday fairs around the area.
Cru also loved food, especially when
it was prepared exactly as she wanted
it. She loved shopping at TJ Maxx and
would bring back vacation snapshots
of herself standing proudly in "TJ's"
parking lots around the country.
Cru loved to read. She was dedi-
cated to her book club and was called
admiringly a "chain reader" because
she often started a new book before


she got to the end of the one she was
Lori and Monte, and grandchildren,
currently reading.
Emily, Brian, Katie, Aaron, David,
Cru loved so many things - because
Sarah, Stuart, Abe, Louie and Lily, are
she always saw things in
filled with memories of all
life as half-full and with a
the meaningful and fun
silver lining.
time spent with their
Most of all Cru loved
mom and bubbie, Cru.
life. She felt lucky about
Cru also dearly loved
how her life evolved, even
her brothers and sis-
though there were many
ters, Bernie and Corinne
hard times - especially
Nathanson, Bea and
when Milton spent six
Morrie Singer, Arnold
months in Sinai Hospital
and Sandy Oleinick,
in 1979 with her by his
Irving and Nancy
side day and night. (He
Oleinick and Julius and
Cruciel Olein ick
passed away in 2001.)
Cynthia Oleinick, and all
She would tell anyone
her nieces and nephews,
and everyone that her
Harriet Kirsch, Rozzie
family was special.
and Mike Palma, Richard and Robin
So, among all of Cru's loves and all of
Singer, Gregg and Sheryl Nathanson,
her passions, nothing brought her great-
Michael and Suzanne Nathanson, Jay
er joy than being with and caring for the
and Marilyn Nathanson, Marcie and
people she loved. And it is no surprise
Kevin Goldstein, Jeffrey Oleinick,
that she loved many, many people.
Debbie and Jeremy Sheppe, Molly
Cru loved her neighbors, past and
and Jimmy Stoner, Jonathan Oleinick,
present, her "mahj" ladies, her hair-
Shelli Dusenberry, Lee and Lisa
dresser, her doctor Leo Eisenberg, her
Oleinick, Peter and Barbara Oleinick,
old friends, her new friends, her kids'
and John and Tracy Oleinick.
friends and her special friend whom
Cru was all about giving, and dona-
she affectionately called "my Delores." tions in her name may be made to the
Pinsker Progressive Aid Society, the
Love For Her A-Team
West Bloomfield Public Library or a
But first and foremost, Cru loved and
charity of one's choice.
took care of her inner circle, her A-
Also, because Cru was a firm believ-
team: her husband, her brothers and
er in repairing the world one person
sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-
at a time, her family suggests it would
in-law, nieces and nephews and, on a
also be an honor to her memory to
daily basis, her four children and their
show kindness or concern to others or
spouses, whom she considered her
simply listen when someone needs to
children as well, and the grandchildren
she adored.
Internment was at Hebrew Memorial
All of Cru's kids, Harold and Shirley,
Park. Arrangements by Hebrew
Larry and Susan, Allan and Claire, and
Memorial Chapel. I

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