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The Detroit Jewish News, 2010-12-02

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Devoted Community Leader

Bill Carroll

Special to the Jewish News


ubert Sidlow spent most of his
life working for the betterment
of his synagogue and his com-

He and other members of his fam-
ily held several high positions at
Congregation Shaarey Zedek through
the years, and he helped break ground
and lay the cornerstone for the syna-
gogue's Southfield building in 1961. Mr.
Sidlow was a tireless worker for religious
and racial harmony here and across the
country, and his efforts even stretched
into Russia and the plight of Soviet Jews.
Hubert Sidlow, 86, died Nov. 21, 2010,
of congestive heart failure in Sarasota,
Fla., where he had lived for 26 years.
"My father devoted most of his life
to Shaarey Zedek and to organizations
that promoted friendship and brother-
hood among diverse ethnic and religious
groups:' said his son, Kenneth Sidlow of
Bloomfield Hills.
In his eulogy, Rabbi Joseph Krakoff of
Shaarey Zedek described Mr. Sidlow as
"a devoted family man who kept a won-

of Bloomfield Hills, died
Nov. 28, 2010.
She is survived by her
beloved husband, Dr.
Leon T. Fogel; sons and
daughters-in-law, Dr.
and Suzanne
Fogel of Birmingham,
Dr. Andrew Fogel of Florida; brother and
sister-in-law, George and Joan Fox of West
Bloomfield; sister and brother-in-law,
Alma and Laurence Spickler of Bloomfield
Twp.; grandchildren, Olivia, Samuel,
David, Rebecca, Adam and Max Fogel;
many loving nieces, nephews, other family
members and friends.
Interment at Beth El Memorial Park
Cemetery in Livonia. Contributions may
be made to the Birmingham Temple or to
a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by
Dorfman Chapel.

DAVID L. GOLD, 82, of Stevenson Ranch,
Calif., died Nov. 21, 2010.
He was a former owner of Raquette
Lake Boys Camp, Raquette Lake, N.Y.,
and a retired executive with Nantucket
Industries of New York City.
Mr. Gold was born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
A gifted athlete, he starred as the quar-

derful sense of humor to the end.
"My father and Rabbi Morris Adler
"He taught his children and his fam-
a close relationship, and the
ily to work hard, to be honorable and
him to help start the
respectful, and to care deeply for each
Married League
other. He explained that
Sidlow recalled,
things don't just fall into
father serving as
your lap, but you have to
earn success by doing the
Additionally, Mr. Sidlow
right thing and being a
an important role
on a committee planning
Born in Detroit, Mr.
the synagogue's centennial
Sidlow graduated Detroit
celebration in 1961, which
Central High School in
included holding a huge
1942, served in the U.S.
banquet at Detroit's Cobo
Army Detroit. He and his
Hubert Sidl OW
Hall. He treasured a let-
father, Ben Sidlow, were
c. 1970
ter of appreciation for his
in the insurance business
efforts from Rabbi Adler.
for many years under the
names of Sidlow Agencies and State
Jewish Advocacy
Insurance Agency of Southfield.
Mr. Sidlow also was president of the
Hubert's love for Judaism and Shaarey
Jewish Community (Relations) Council of
Zedek took hold when he had his bar
Metropolitan Detroit and presided over a
mitzvah at the synagogue's former
Detroit memorial for the Israeli victims of
Chicago Blvd. location in Detroit in
terrorists at the Munich Olympics in 1972.
1937. His uncle Dr. Leonard Sidlow
He was a longtime member and del-
served as synagogue president in the
1950s, and his father, Ben, was secretary egate of the National Jewish Community
of the congregation and also superinten- Relations Advisory Council and helped
organize the Southfield-Lathrup Human
dent of its Clover Hill Park Cemetery in

terback on the Amherst College football
team all four years and also played on the
basketball and baseball teams. He played
minor league baseball for the St. Louis
Cardinals organization and served in the
U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He is survived by his beloved wife of
57 years, Estelle; devoted children, Flynn
(Robert) Neilson of Valencia, Calif., Keith
(Alice) Gold of Tenafly, N. J., Ken (Linda)
Gold of Bloomfield Hills, Jeffery Gold
(partner Greg Whitlock) of Decatur,
Ga.; adoring grandchildren, Joshua and
Samantha Neilson, Alex and Ben Gold,
Daniel, Matthew and Lauren Gold, and
Gerald Whitlock.
Contributions may be made to the
American Cancer Society. Interment
at Cedar Park Cemetery, Paramus, N.J.
Arrangements by Gutterman-Musicant,
Hackensack, N.J.

SOPHIE GUSS, 96, of Tamarac, Fla.; for-
merly of Oak Park , died Nov. 20, 2010.
She is survived by loving children, Ellyn
(Irving) Tutunick, Deborah Guss (the late
Stephen Resnick) and Susan (Jerry) Shipp;
sister, Dorothy Sherman; adoring grand-
children and great-grandchildren.
She was the beloved wife for 65 years of
the late David Guss.

Contributions may be made to the
Rainbow Connection of Michigan, 621 W.
University, Rochester, MI 48307 or a char-
ity of one's choice.

DR. SAMSON INWALD, 82, of Bingham
Farms, died Nov. 21, 2010.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Inwald;
daughters and sons-in-law, Debra Inwald
and Ivan Ilyashov of New York, Barbra
Inwald and Michael Harris of San Rafael,
Calif.; sons and daughters-in-law, Jay and
Joan Inwald of Franklin, Joseph and Sheryl
Inwald of Bloomfield Hills; brother and
sister-in-law, Martin and Helen Inwald of
Valley Stream, N.Y.; sister, Frieda Levine of
Scottsdale, Ariz.; grandchildren, Alexandra
Ilyashov, Maya Ilyashov, Isaac Ilyashov,
Benjamin Harris, Molly Harris, Rachel
Inwald, Valerie Inwald, David Inwald,
Arielle Inwald, Joshua Inwald.
Dr. Inwald was the dear brother and
brother-in-law of the late Chester and the
late Doris Inwald, the late Irving Levine.
Contributions may be made to
American Red Magen David Adorn,
23470 Riverview, Southfield, MI
48034. Interment at Clover Hill Park in
Birmingham. Arrangements by Hebrew
Memorial Chapel.

Relations Council. "The ethnic and racial
makeup of those communities was
changing at that time, and my father did
his best to make sure the integration
was accomplished peacefully," Kenneth
Sidlow recalled.
When oppressed Jews started flee-
ing the Soviet Union in the late 1960s,
Mr. Sidlow worked through the Jewish
Federation of Metropolitan Detroit to
influence Russian leaders to free them.
"Nothing stopped his human relations
work:' said Kenneth. "When he broke his
ankle one time and was confined to his
home with a large cast, he would preside
at meetings from a hospital bed in the
living room?'
Hubert Sidlow is survived by his
sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth
and Denise Sidlow of Bloomfield Hills,
Edward Sidlow and Beth Henschen of
Saline, and Robert and Pat Sidlow of
Sarasota; grandchildren, Sarah and
Aaron Sidlow.
Mr. Sidlow's wife, Clarice, died in 2005.
Interment at Clover Hill Park Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to a char-
ity of one's choice. Arrangements by Ira
Kaufman Chapel.

of Farmington Hills,
died Nov. 5, 2010.
Born and raised in
Rochester, N. Y., she
attended Buffalo State
University and received
a bachelor's degree in
elementary education.
She later obtained her master's degree in
education from Wayne State University in
Detroit. Her family and teaching were her
two biggest passions. She served as an
outstanding teacher in the Farmington
Public Schools for over 20 years.
Even at the end, she viewed death as a
teachable moment. Her body was donat-
ed to the Wayne State University Medical
School in hopes that future doctors could
learn from her.
Mrs. Kaplan is survived by her beloved
husband of 53 years, Dr. Leonard Kaplan;
son and daughter-in-law Brian and
Carolyn Kaplan; daughter Sheri Kaplan;
grandchildren; many friends.
Contributions may be made to
Leonard Kaplan Endowed Professorship
c/o Joanne Osmer, 441 Wayne State
University Detroit, Michigan 48202.
Arrangements by Dorfman Chapel.

Obituaries on page 78


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