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Obituaries

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Clothing Retailer, Lifelong Advocate

R

oslyn (Reifler) Fierberg, 79, died
peacefully on April 29, 2010.
She was born in Detroit on
May 26, 1930, to Adolph and Ida (Sofine)
Reifler. She was the youngest of four
sisters: Eleanor, Ruth and Frances, all of
whom predeceased her. Mrs. Fierberg
was born at the advent of the Depression
and a child during World War II, circum-
stances that she overcame but which
greatly influenced her character and life.
She graduated from Detroit Central High
School and was captain of the varsity
tennis team.
She married her childhood friend,
Morris, on Dec. 15, 1951, and they moved
to New York City so he could earn his
master's in business administration
from NYU. Following graduation, they
returned to the Detroit area to start the
women's retail clothing stores known as
Nadons which they operated for approxi-
mately 30 years. Later, Roz owned and
operated City Limits in Farmington Hills.

VIVIAN BERESH, 92, of Beachwood,
Ohio, died April 27, 2010.
She is survived by her daughter and
son-in-law, Priscilla and Dr. Marvin
Goldstein of Elyria, Ohio; brother, Gary
Rich of Southfield; sister and brother-
in-law, Esther and Dr. Henry Krystal of
Bloomfield Hills; grandchildren, Robert
and Robyn Beresh, Elizabeth Beresh,
Deborah and Jeffrey Hirsch, Judith
Goldstein and Bill Settina; great-grand-
children, Lexi Hirsch, Joey Hirsch; sisters-
in-law and brothers-in-law, Lenore Rich,
Eleanor and Martin Rafal, Myer and Sylvia
Beresh; loving nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Beresh was the beloved wife of
the late Dr. Louis Beresh; loving mother
of the late Clifford Beresh; dear sister of
the late Joseph Rich, the late Marshall
Reichstein, the late Belleen Shiovitz, the

Roz and Morris retired
Mrs. Fierberg also had an
and moved from their home
artistic view of the world. She
in Birmingham to a beach
had a special gift for music,
resort in Ocean View, Del.,
which she loved to play, listen
following the birth of their
and dance to. She particularly
first granddaughter. They
loved jazz concerts and was
helped found and support
an avid film and theatergoer.
the Rehobeth Beach Film
She also had a great eye for
Festival, which annually
antiques and decorating and
awards a scholarship in
made wonderful homes. Her
their name to the best stu-
boundless energy and curios-
Roslyn Fier berg
dent film. Morris died on
ity about life showed as well
April 17, 2003. Roz moved
in her love for traveling and
to Leland in 2008 to be with her son
walking the streets of New York.
Doug and family, who had relocated to
Mostly she loved her family and
Leland a few years earlier, and enjoyed
friends, giving unwavering support,
her new home.
advice, opinions, hugs, humor and an
She had a unique and wonderful spirit. open phone line. Her home was always
She was a lifelong, active Democrat and
a place of lively and engaging conversa-
anti-war and civil rights advocate. She
tions. She had many dear friends, which
was passionate about politics, admired
she made quickly wherever she lived,
Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, marched worked or even paused briefly.
for peace, organized for McGovern and
Mrs. Fierberg is survived by her
celebrated Obama's election.
three sons, Steven of Los Angeles, Calif.,

late Edith Abramson; dear sister-in-law of
the late Estyr Reichstein, the late Dr. Louis
Shiovitz, the late Dave Abramson, the late
Morris and the late Mickey Beresh, the late
Abe and the late Frances Beresh.
Interment at Herzliya Cemetery in
Israel. Arrangements by Hebrew Memorial
Chapel.

BERTRAM FELDMAN, 80, of Las Vegas,
Nev., died May 2, 2010.
He is survived by his loving compan-
ion, Estelle Gubow; son, David Feldman
of Southfield; daughters and sons-in-
law, Ellen and Bruce Beresh of West
Bloomfield, Judy and Howard Mills of
West Bloomfield; brother and sister-in-law,
Robert and Sandra Feldman of Las Vegas;
grandchildren, Aaron Beresh and fiancee
Ashley Tlumak, Jessica Mills, Emily Mills;

many loving nieces and nephews.
Mr. Feldman was the beloved husband
of the late Janet Feldman; loving brother
of the late Geraldine Gordon, the late Fay
Gittleman.
Contributions may be made to
American Cancer Society, 20450 Civic
Center Drive, Southfield, MI 48076 or to a
charity of one's choice. Services were held
at the Davidson/Hermelin Chapel at Clover
Hill Park. Interment at Clover Hill Park
Cemetery in Birmingham. Arrangements
by Hebrew Memorial Chapel.

ANNIE WILLKER FRIEDMAN, 92, of
Petersburg, Mich., died May 3, 2010.
She is survived by her daughter and
son-in-law, Joan L. and John Malak of
Petersburg; granddaughter, Lynette Ricker
and her husband, Keith Ricker; friends

Andrew (Giuliana Bruno) of New York
City and Douglas (Janine) of Leland,
Mich.; beloved granddaughters, Audrey
and Vivien of Leland, who gave their
grandma and grandpa much to enjoy
and be proud of. She leaves numerous
friends in Delaware, the Detroit area and
Leland, all of whom she was close to.
Mrs. Fierberg's remains will be
rejoined with her husband's in the
Memorial Garden of the Birmingham
Temple in Farmington. The family will
hold a service there for friends and rela-
tives at a date to be announced.
Contributions may be made to the
Morris & Roslyn Fierberg Student Film
Award, do Rehobeth Beach Film Society,
107 Truitt Ave., Rehobeth Beach, DE
19971.
Share thoughts and memories with the
family on their online guestbook at www.
legacy.com/record-eagle . Arrangements
are with the Martinson Funeral Home of
Suttons Bay.



and family.
Mrs. Friedman was
the beloved wife of the
late Jerome Friedman;
the cherished mother
of the late Alec Willker
Friedman; the loving
sister of the late Mary
Friedman
Kane and the late Alex
Willker; the devoted daughter of the late
Louis and the late Elizabeth Winer.
Interment at Beth El Memorial
Park. Contributions may be made to
the Hadassah Greater Detroit Chapter,
Hadassah Doll Project, 5080 Orchard Lake
Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48323 www.
hadassandet.org or to a charity of one's
choice. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman
Chapel.

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