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M. SHLAIN, San
and best selling
author. died at
his home in Mill
Valley, Calif., on
May 11, 2009, at
the age of 71.
Leonard was born and raised in
Detroit and moved to San Francisco
in 1966, after serving as a captain in
the U.S. Army in France.
He was a surgeon for 38 years at
California Pacific Medical Center,
where he headed the laparoscopic
surgery department and was an
early pioneer of laparoscopic gall-
bladder and hernia surgery. He was
also an associate clinical professor
at UCSF. Dr. Shlain was well known
nationally and internationally as an
author and lecturer. His books Art and
Physics, The Alphabet v. The Goddess,
and Sex, Time and Power were best
sellers. His latest book Leonardo Brai
—The Left Right Roots of Creativity
will be published spring 2010.
Dr. Shalin was larger than life,
always ready for the next challenge
and was always making a difference
in the world, with his patients and
friends, in his life and especially in the
lives of his family.
He is survived by his wife, Judge
Ina Levin Gyemant (retired); his
children, Kimberly Brooks, Tiffany
and Dr. Jordan Shlain; stepchildren,
Roberto Gyemant, Anne Paris, Esq.;
nine grandchildren; siblings, Marvin
Shlain of Detroit and Sylvia Goldstick
He was predeceased by his parents,
George and Frances Shlain, and his
sister Shirlee Wollak.
A celebration of Dr. Shalin's life was
held Friday, May 15, at Temple Sherith
Israel in San Francisco. Contributions
may be made to the Leonard Shlain
Scholarship Fund at the Saybrook
Graduate School, 747 Front Street, San
Francisco, CA 94111.
SHULMAN, 75, of
Franklin, died May
She was a retired
teacher in the dis-
trict of Oak Park.
She was also a mem-
ber of the Jewish Federation, a board
member of the Women's Division, a
board member of the Alliance For
Jewish Education, a child advocate for
the Oakland Country Probate Court,
a member of Congregation Shaarey
Zedek and the Detroit Yacht Club.
Mrs. Shulman is survived by her
husband, Joseph Shulman; daughters
and sons-in-law, Alene and Jeffrey
Lipshaw of Massachusetts, Denise and
Daniel Hamburger of Illinois, Pamela
and Erez Azaria; son, Jonathan Franklin
of Colorado; stepchildren, Lawrence
"Larry" and Stacey Shulman, Richard
"Rick" Shulman; grandchildren,
Arielle Lipshaw and Simon Pride,
Matthew Lipshaysr, James Lipshaw,
Jacob Hamburger, Michael Hamburger,
Nicholas Hamburger, Noah Franklin,
Paris Franklin, Ella Azaria, Yonatan
Azaria, Alex Shulman, Sawyer Shulman,
Nicholas Shulman and Kate Shulman;
sister and brother-in-law, Roslyn and
Dr. Murray Vinnick of Arizona.
Interment at Clover Hill Park
Cemetery. Contributions may be made
to the American Cancer Society, 20450
Civic Center Drive, Southfield, MI
48076 or Jewish Federation, P.O. Box
2030, 6735 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield
Hills, MI 48303. Arrangements by Ira
GRANT SILVERFARB, 92, of West
Bloomfield, died May 19, 2009.
He is survived by his son, Robert
Rockaway of West Bloomfield; sister-
in-law, Dora Silverfarb; grandchildren,
Evian Rockaway, Shiran and Ilan
Bahry; great-granddaughter, Nova
Bahrv; niece and nephew, Myrna
and Joe Salzman, Daniel Silverfarb;
devoted caregiver for the past 10 years,
Contributions may be made to
American Red Magen David, 23470
Riverview, Southfield, MI 48034.
Interment at Hebrew Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Hebrew Memorial
YAKOV STAROBINSKY, 84, of
Southfield, died May 20, 2009.
He is survived by his son and
daughter-in-law, Leonid and Lena
Starobinskv of White Lake; daughter
and son-in-law, Faina and Valdimar
Karpinsk-y of West Bloomfield; grand-
children, Mike and Ilina Starobinskv,
Igor Starobinsky, Eugene and
Ellen Kaprinsk7, Olga and Michael
lashkevich; six great-grandchildren.
Interment at Adat Shalom
Memorial Park. Contributions may
be made to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Ira Kaufman
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