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October 16, 2008 - Image 88

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2008-10-16

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Pearl Coffman

was a little girl
when her mother became gravely ill. Yet
she still remembers the Jewish social
worker who helped her cope during that
difficult time.

Today Pearl is a JHCN volunteer who
spends her free time comforting patients at
the end of their lives. While her hospice
friend can no longer communicate, she
smiles every time she sees Pearl.

"I am happy when she recognizes me,"
Pearl says. "This is not hard. I hold her
hand and rub her back. It's the right thing
to do."


Pearl Coffman

is one tcf the Hospice Heroes who
keeps the promise so that
No Jew Is Ever Alone




6555 W. Maple Rd. • West Bloomfield, MI 48322
248.592.2687 • www.jewishhospice.org

School for Boys • Beth Jacob School for Girls
• Early Childhood Development Center


15751 W. Lincoln Drive • Southfield, MI 48076 • (248) 557-6750

"One who provides the education for another's child is considered
in Heaven as a partner in the raising of that young person"

During the coming week, the students of Yeshiva Beth Yehudah will study in memory of
the following departed friends. In oddition, Kaddish will be said during the daily minyan.

20 Tishrei
October 19, 2008
Sam Bielewitch
Harry A. Davidson
Sander Davis
Adolph Goldman
Sam Katz
Charles Rubel
Max Schwartz
Harry Wexler
Ben Becker

21 Tishrei
October 20, 2008
Meyer Beigler
Charles Binder
Edward Bony
Louis Ellis
Harry Jaffin
Aaron Kahn
Mortimer J. Liss
Monis Lubl.dn
Ostler Rader
Shiah Rutimring
Morris Saham
Leah Budnick
Bernice Cole
May Guterman
Pearl Knd
Elka Rutzimring
Rose Schwartz
Fanny Unrot
Sarah Watman
22 lislvei

October 21, 2008
Michael Berns
William Bordelove
Louis Julius Cohen
Herbert H. Freedland
John Sidney Ketchen
Louis H. Levine
Harry Milgrom
Abraham Oalcman
Edward Simon
Pesach Watman
Irving Mitts
Dorothy Chess
Betty Cohen
Yetta Goicher
Kate Gormezano
Hilda Lezell
Goldie Mendelsohn
Helen Mertz

23 Ttshrei
October 22, 2008
Irving Boon
Joseph Gelberman
Alexander Glaser
Aaron Pollack
Hany Shulman
Mann Unrot
Wale Desow
Rachel Hoffman
Mary Kepfish
Viola Newman Kopp
aka Rohlik
Gertrude Rosenberg
Rose Ryback

Esther Stemberg
Irene Weiss

24 Tishrei
October 23, 2008
Sidney Baron
Dr. Harold Mark Dana
Bud Duchin
Norman Folbe
Philip Harwich
Aaron David Levin
Abraham Levitin
Aaron B. Margolis
Israel Miller
Michael Miller
David Pitt
Harry Wetsin
Dora Baruch
Minnie Berman
Esther Dickman
Sophie Herschberg
Mary Rose Jacobs

25 Tishrei
October 24, 2008
Sollie Antman
Wolfe Willliam Atlas
A Howard Bloch
Dr. Daniel Cohn
Louis Dann
Jewele Isenberg
Nathan Sachs
Nathan Garnet
Nathan Zack

Ann Abramson
Jeanette Berkowitz
Edith Burk
Rose T. Deitch
Bertha Fagenson Gombein
Helen G. Klein
Eva Lesser
Rose Marks
Bessie Moerman
Yetta Rucker
Sadie Whiteman

26 Tishrei
October 25, 2008
Jacob Cohen
Samuel Cohen
Samuel Louis Goodman
Bernard Greenbaum
Samuel Rosenberg
Isaac Edward Sperling
Ida Bailey
Freda Fox
Rachel Kratenstein
Dora Levine
Gertrude Lubetsky
Anna Mavnan
Minnie Ruzumna
Hilda Shoob
Dina Weinbaum
Aurelia Weisz
Shana Yalowitz

Send a tribute in memory of a loved one -- www.DetroitYeshiva.org/JNtributes



"Same Location 80 Years"

Monuments and Markers
Bronze Markers
Memorial Duplicating
Cemetery Lettering & Cleaning

Call 248-542-8266


11/2 blocks East of Woodward



October 16 • 2008



Obituaries from page C39

RUTH KAUFMAN, 86, of West
Bloomfield, died Oct. 8, 2008.
She is survived by her sons and
daughters-in-law, Harold and Laurie
Kaufman of West Bloomfield, Richard
and Sue Kaufman of West Bloomfield;
daughter and son-in-law, MiMi and
Dr. Mark Clemons of Germantown,
Tenn.; grandchildren, Michelle (Bill)
Futornick, Matthew (Karen) Kaufman,
Jeremy (Michelle) Kaufman, Stephanie
Kaufman, Lauren Kaufman, Laura
Clemons and Jonathan Clemons;
great-grandchildren, Aviva, Shira,
Shaina, Philip and Zosia; mother-in-
law, Molly Kaufman; sister-in-law,
Janet Kaufman.
Mrs. Kaufman was the beloved wife
of the late Irving Kaufman; mother of
the late Philip Kaufman.
Interment at Adat Shalom Memorial
Park in Livonia. Contributions may be
made to the Jewish Home and Aging
Services or to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Dorfman Chapel.

LASH, 58, of West

Bloomfield died
Oct. 10, 2008, after a
hard-fought coura-
geous battle with
Everyone who
knew Jerry knew
what a kind, hard-
working, devoted and unassuming
man he was; his greatest joy came
from helping others. His family meant
the world to him just as he meant the
world to his family.
Mr. Lash was employed at Serta
Restokraft Mattress Company for more
than 20 years. He was able to continue
the job he loved up until the end of his
He is survived by his loving wife of
35 years, Annie; loving children, Kelly
Lash of Farmington Hills; son and
daughter-in-law, Ryan and Samantha
Lash of Commerce; devoted sister-in
law, Rosalie Gold; adoring nieces and
nephews, Julie, Dwayne and Ashley
Phillips of Walled Lake and Stacey,
Steve, Maya and Josh Erd of Potomac,
Md.; many wonderful friends.
He was the beloved son of the late
Ruth and Nathan Lash; beloved son-
in-law of the late Pauline Kaufman.
Interment was at Machpelah
Cemetery. Contributions may be
made to ALS of Michigan, 21311 Civic
Center Drive, Suite 200, Southfield MI
48076. Arrangements by Dorfman

JACK LIPSON, 93, of West Bloomfield,

died Oct. 9, 2008.
He is survived by his sons and
daughters-in-law, Dr. Lawrence and
Lori Lipson of Farmington Hills, Dr.
Martin and Wendy Lipson of Potomac,
Md.; daughter and son-in-law, Andrea
Lipson and Jerry Fishman of Ann
Arbor; grandchildren, David and Amy
Lipson, Marc and Jill Lipson, Robyn
and Greg Minkoff, Craig Lipson, Anna
Fishman, Mira Fishman; great-grand-
children, Rachel Lipson, Jamie Lipson,
Spencer Lipson, Hayden Minkoff.
Mr. Lipson was the beloved husband
of the late Beatrice Lipson.
Contributions may be made to
American Cancer Society, 20450 Civic
Center Drive, Southfield, MI 48076.
Services and interment at Hebrew
Memorial Park. Arrangements by
Hebrew Memorial Chapel.

ELAINE MIRKES, 64, of Farmington

Hills, died Oct. 8, 2008.
She is survived by her beloved hus-
band, Dr. Seymour Mirkes; daughters
and son-in-law, Deborah and Steven
Marchand of South Lyon, Laura and
Darrell Anderson of Farmington Hills;
son and daughter-in-law, Scott and
Michelle Mirkes of West Bloomfield;
sister and brother-in-law, Marcia
and James Rosenbaum of Highland
Park, Ill.; grandchildren, Charles, Jack,
Nicholas, Sydney, Zachary and Simon;
many other loving family members
and friends.
Interment at the Beth El Memorial
Park in Livonia. Contributions may be
made to the Susan G. Komen Breast
Cancer Foundation. Arrangements by
Dorfman Chapel.

GARY R. NISKAR, 39, former
Detroiter of Phoenix, Ariz., died Oct.
7, 2008.
He is survived by his wife, Dawn
Niskar; mother, Arlene Niskar; brother,
Michael Niskar; niece, Joella Niskar;
sister and brother-in-law, Terri and
Wayne Janda; nephew, Alex.
He was the son of the late Irwin
Memorial services were held in
Phoenix. Arrangements by Sinai
Mortuary of Arizona.

Bloomfield, died Oct. 9, 2008.
She is survived by her nieces
and nephews, Leonard and Phyllis
Mondrow, Arnold and Janey Mondrow;
great-nieces and great-nephews,
Steve and Linda Mondrow, Carolyn
Szlamkowicz and Francie Golsky, Erik

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