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MARK BLACKWOOD, 58, former
Detroiter of Las Vegas, Nev., died Jan. 2,
He was the son of the late Leo and the
late Ruth Blackwood of Detroit. He leaves
behind close friends in Nevada and will
be remembered by lifelong friends in
88, of West Bloomfield,
died Jan. 7, 2010.
He was the owner of
a hardware store and
car wash. He was also
an Army sergeant in
Alaska during World
War II and was a mem-
ber of B'nai B'rith's bowling league.
Mr. Buchsbaum is survived by his
daughter and son-in-law, Janise and
John Sloan of West Bloomfield; son and
daughter-in-law, Dr. Bruce and Mary
Kay Buchsbaum of Iowa; grandchildren,
Alicia and Steven Sleight, Michael Sloan,
Kyle Sloan, Joshua, Sean and Nathan
He was the blessed husband of the late
Mary Rebecca Buchsbaum; the loving
brother of the late Alfred Buchsbaum
and the late Ernst Buchsbaum; the dear
brother-in-law of the late Rosemary
Buchsbaum and the late Mary
Interment at Clover Hill Park
Cemetery. Contributions may be made
to the National Association for Down's
Syndrome, P.O. Box 206, Wilmette, Illinois
60091, www.nads.corg. Arrangements by
Ira Kaufman Chapel.
STEVEN JAY FINKEL, former Detroiter
of Fishers, Ind., the light and love of his
wife, Tracy's life, died Jan. 4, 2010.
He was the kindest, smartest, funni-
est, most generous, honorable and loving
man. His heart ached at the thought that
he wouldn't be able to see his fabulous
daughter Tylar grow into adulthood.
The sadness and loss is deeply felt by
his adoring sisters, Diane and Terri;
his nephew, Marc; brother, Sunil; their
spouses, and all other family, whether by
birth or chosen. His girls, Sadie, Lily and
Ruby, are devastated.
It does take a village, and on this jour-
ney, and throughout the family's lives
together, they feel incredibly blessed
with loving, compassionate villagers. Mr.
Finklel was a mentor and teacher and
changed people's lives wherever he went,
with his subtle and supportive ways.
A memorial will begin at 5 p.m., Jan.
14, at the Murat, 502 N. New Jersey St.,
Indianapolis, Ind. A second memo-
rial will begin at 5 p.m., Jan. 21, at the
Pageant Theatre, 6161 Delmar Blvd., St.
Contributions may be made to the
Lance Armstrong Foundation, Attn:
Colleen O'Farrell, 2201 E. 6th St., Austin,
TX 78702 or online at http://austin2010.
Arrangements by Aaron-Ruben-Nelson
Mortuary, Zionsville, Ind. Online condo-
lences: www.arnmortuary.com .
67, of Troy, died Jan. 6,
She is survived by
her beloved daugh-
ters, Debbie Gladstone
of Westland, Lisa
Gladstone of Troy; dear
nieces, Barb and Shelley
Chernoff; great-nephews, Jacob and
Mrs. Gladstone was the loving sister of
the late Marilyn Chernoff.
Contributions may be made to
Alzheimer's Association, 20300 Civic
Center Drive, #100, Southfield, MI 48076,
or to a charity of one's choice. Interment
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at Beth El Memorial Park in Livonia.
Arrangements by Hebrew Memorial
SARAH GLICKLIN, 94, of Woodbridge,
Conn., died Jan. 8, 2010.
She is survived by her daughter and
son-in-law, Barbara and David Metzger
of Woodbrodge; son and daughter-in-law,
Roy and Denise Glicklin of Lafayette,
Calif.; grandchildren, Jessica, Ryan, Kayla,
Brian, Benjamin and Max.
Mrs. Glicklin was the beloved wife of
the late Maurice Glicklin.
Interment at the Clover Hill Park
Cemetery in Birmingham. Contributions
may be made to ORT America or to B'nai
B'rith. Arrangements by Dorfman Chapel.
BERTA MERLE (WEINBERG)
GREENBAUM 67, of Livonia, died Jan. 8,
2010, after a brave battle with lupus.
She is survived by her beloved husband
of 49 years, Jack; sons and daughters-in-
law, Kenny and Kay Greenbaum, grand-
daughter Ekko Annie, of Lake Worth, Fla.,
Sidney and Brooke Greenbaum of Laguna
Beach, Calif.; sisters and brothers-in law,
Susan and Jerry Weiner, Rosalind and
Alan Silver, Debbie and David Wayne
of Dallas, Texas, Beverly and Robin
Hartman of Wellesley, Mass.; many loving
nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-
A private memorial service was held.
Contributions may be made to a charity
of one's choice.
JAMES JOSEFF, 94, of Brighton, died
Jan. 2, 2010.
He was a World War II veteran and
had landed on Omaha Beach. He was in
the restaurant business all of his life. He
began as a young man when he worked
in his fathers' restaurant, Joseff Brothers,
the first kosher-style restaurant in
Detroit. He was the vice president of the
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HARRY MELTON, 95 of Clearwater, Fla.,
died Jan. 7, 2010.
He was born in Detroit and moved to
Clearwater in the mid 80s, where he lived
his senior years with many friends. He
owned a heating and cooling business
and later retired as a contractor. He also
owned several other businesses mainly in
the Detroit area.
Mr. Melton always had a love for
musical instruments, having owned
and played in several bands and orches-
tras including the Detroit Symphony
Orchestra in his younger days.
He is survived by his son, Martin A.
Melton of West Bloomfield; grandchil-
dren, Raymond L. Melton of Las Vegas,
Nev., and Andrea L. Melton of West
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KENNETH HARRIS MANN, 56, of West
Bloomfield, died Jan. 9, 2010.
He was a computer specialist.
Mr. Mann is survived by his parents,
Janice and Robert Mann of Farmington
Hills; brother, Terry Mann; uncle and
aunt, Dr. Richard and Karen Lutz; dear
friend, Joann Kovac.
Interment at Beth El Memorial
Park. Contributions may be made to
Karmanos Cancer Institute, 4100 John
R, Development-NCO6DS, Development
Office, Detroit, MI 48201. Arrangements
by Ira Kaufman Chapel.
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Raleigh House. He was also head of cater-
ing at the Troy Hilton and the Southfield
Hilton and owned his own restaurant,
the London Inn, for many years. He was a
fabulous cook as well.
Mr. Joseff is survived by his wife, Rita;
brother and sister-in-law, Martin and
Corrine Joseff of West Bloomfied; many
loving nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his two sisters
and their husbands, Ellanore and Merle
Bronstein, Blanche and Nardy Levin.
A private family service was held.