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aged by a hospice rabbi's warmth and
kindness when her aunt was dying.
Then 19, the future rabbi vowed to
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of Farmington Hills,
died Dec. 31, 2008.
ager for Ford Motor
Company, he was
a veteran of World
War II and, as a ser-
geant, was in charge of a POW camp
He was very active with Troop 23 of
the Boy Scouts of America and was a
member of the Jewish War Veterans.
Mr. Baumgarten is survived by his
wife, May Baumgarten of Farmington
Hills; son, Gary Baumgarten of
Middletown, N.J.; daughter and
son-in-law, Pat and Don Meredith
of Bloomfield Hills; grandchildren,
Lena Meredith, Daniel Baumgarten,
Jay Meredith and Julie Baumgarten;
other loving relatives and friends.
Interment at Machpelah Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to
Botsford Hospital, c/o Botsford
Foundation, 28050 Grand River,
Farmington Hills, MI 48336, (248)
Arrangements by Ira Kaufman
ROSE BLITZ, 94, of Oak Park, died
Dec. 29, 2008.
She is survived by her sons and
daughters-in-law, Harvey and Judy
Blitz of Flushing, N.Y., Yechiel and
Debbie Blitz of Southfield; daughter,
Susan Blitz; sister, Esther Seligson;
brother-in-law, Milton Duchan of Oak
Park; many loving grandchildren and
Mrs. Blitz was the beloved wife of
the late "Harry" Louis Blitz.
Contributions may be made to
Yeshiva Gedolah, 24600 Greenfield,
Oak Park, MI 48237. Interment
at Eretz Hachaim Cemetery in
Israel. Services were held at Yeshiva
Gedolah. Arrangements by Hebrew
TONI BORGER, 95, of Southfield,
died Jan. 3, 2009. She was a member
Mrs. Borger is survived by her
daughter and son-in-law, Linda and
Myles Lash of Maryland; son-in-law,
Dr. Allan Warnick; grandchildren, Dr.
Emily and Stuart Nathan, Melissa and
Michael Rudin, Alissa Lash and Sean
Karp, David and Leanne Lash; great-
grandchildren, Andrew, Haley and
Ally Nathan, Jack and Sam Rudin,
Maddox, Grady and Dylan Karp,
Aidan and Madelyn Lash; her friends
at the Heritage.
She was the beloved wife of the late
Adolph Borger; loving mother of the
late Elizabeth "Liz" Warnick.
Interment at Clover Hill Park
Cemetery. Contributions may be
made to Multiple Sclerosis Society of
Michigan, 21311 Civic Center Drive,
Southfield, MI 48076, www.nation-
almssociety.org/mig or Children's
Cancer Research Fund, 7801 E. Bush
Lake Road, Suite 130, Minneapolis,
MN 55439, www.childrenscancer.
org. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman
SEYMOUR CHERNY, 60, of West
Bloomfield, died Jan. 2, 2009.
He is survived by his wife, Karen
Cherny; his loving mother; daughters
and sons-in-law, Shanon and Fred
Stibor of White Lake, Mindy and
Jim Schneider of Caledonia, Mich.,
Kimberly Cherny of Birmingham;
brother and sister-in-law, Harold and
Flora Cherny of West Bloomfield; sis-
ters and brothers-in-law, Frances and
Jeffery Israel of Novi, Sandi and Joel
Felsenfeld of Commerce; grandchil-
dren, Brendan Schneider, Luke Stibor.
Contributions may be made to the
Holocaust Memorial Center, 28123
Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills,
MI 48334. Interment at Beth Moses
Cemetery in Roseville. Arrangements
by Hebrew Memorial Chapel.
BESS ZISMAN EHRENPREIS, 98,
formerly of Oak Park of Glenview, Ill.,
died Jan. 4, 2009.
She is survived by her children,
Tobi (Robert Nachman) Ehrenpreis
and Ralph (Jennifer Kaufman)
Ehrenpreis; grandchildren, Joanna
and Abby Nachman, Ira (Ellen),
Jeffrey and Jason Ehrenpreis; great-
grandchildren, Lindsay, Ashley and
Zachary Ehrenpreis; sister, Sophie
Mrs. Ehrenpreis was the beloved
wife of the late Irven Ehrenpreis; sis-
ter of the late Rose Gold and the late
Services at the Jewish
Reconstructionist Congregation in
Evanston, Ill. Interment Memorial
Park. Contributions may be made to
the Midwest Palliative & Hospice Care
Center, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview,
IL 60025 or to a charity of one's
choice. Arrangements by Chicago
Jewish Funerals, (847) 229-8822,