Obituaries from page 77
Forever On Longboat
is rough hands, full of tal-
ing; from the tennis courts to the pho-
ent; his brilliant mind, full of
tography studio and then to his sailboat
imagination; his warm heart,
— he was always on the go. He joined
full of love," wrote his granddaughter
Great Lakes Yacht Club in 1965 and
served on many committees becoming
The world changed on Jan. 9, 1930.
commodore for the 1974-75 season.
David Martin Levin, a son of Joseph
He participated in 20 Port Huron-to-
and Elizabeth (Lee) Levin came into
Mackinac boat races and began a tradi-
this world. David lived a life of which
tion being the only skipper to host the
most could only dream. His childhood
annual "Father-Daughter Invitational."
was filled with laughter
The race was an excuse
and love; a penchant for
to get the boat "up north"
silly pranks and "sticking
where his family spent the
his fingers where they did
summer cruising the North
not belong," makes for
Channel and Georgian Bay.
memorable family stories.
In 1988, he followed his
He loved life and all that it
dream; he retired. "Forever
on Longboat," a favorite
Dr. Levin, 80, of
saying, was inscribed into
Longboat Key, Fla., a long-
the driveway of his home on
time Detroit-area podia-
Longboat Key, Fla., where he
trist and resident of Oak
kept his boat Lucky Us.
David Ma rtin Levin
Park and Southfield, died
There, he took a
Nov. 20, 2010.
prior hobby to the next
After studying at Rutgers University,
level and became a woodturner. He
he followed in his brother's footsteps,
and his friends started the Sarasota
enrolling in Temple University's College
Woodturner's Club. His love for wood, its
of Podiatric Medicine graduating in
natural beauty and the different species,
1953. He was a member of Phi Alpha
enabled him to express his creative side.
Pi educational-scientific fraternity and
He turned and finished bowls, vases
president of his graduating class.
and decorative wooden platters. Using
Following graduation he served in the a mixed media approach, he laminated
U.S. Army Medical Corps. On a blind
various woods, combining wood inlays
date, he met Barbara Ehrlich and they
and stone into one-of-a-kind designs.
were soon married. "I fell in love at first
His "Hat Collection:' including
sight," said Barbara Levin. "I couldn't
cowboy, pilgrim and whimsical ladies
resist that curly brown hair and those
hats, won many first-place prizes.
Community service was also a passion.
They settled in Detroit after he com-
He served as president of the Longboat
pleted his tour of duty and he practiced
Key Democratic Party, president of his
podiatry for 35 years. He was a member homeowners association and was on the
of the Southeastern Division, Michigan
board of Temple Beth Israel.
Podiatric Medical and American
With all his personal accomplish-
Podiatric Medical Associations. He was
ments, his children and grandchildren
a founding member of Civic Hospital,
were his pride and joy. He'd flash that
the nation's first foot hospital. He served big smile from ear-to-ear each time he
on staff of Blaine, Woodward General,
Harrison Community and St. John
He is survived by his wife, Barbara;
North Shores hospitals.
daughter and son-in-law Beth (Levin)
Dr. Levin was the first podiatrist to
and Mike Eisenfeld; daughter, Paula
be granted surgical privileges at St.
(Levin) Spector; son and daughter-in-
John Hospital and Medical Center. He
law John and Sue Levin; grandchildren,
was director of the Podiatric Residency
Leslie Spector, Aubrey and Alexander
Training program at Woodward General
Levin; brother and sister-in-law Bernard
Hospital. He served 15 distinguished
and Ruth Levin; brother-in-law and
years as the Michigan Podiatric Medical
sister-in-law, Kieve and Mona Ehrlich;
Association's representative to Michigan and many cherished nephews, nieces,
Blue Cross-Blue Shield and 10 years as
cousins and friends.
the first Midwest regional coordinator
Tributes may be made to Tidewell
for its National Appeals and Controls
Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand
Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34238, (941)
From office to golf, from golf to ski-
923-5822, www.tidewell.org .
December 2 2010
EDWARD D. KOBLIN,
88, of Huntington
Woods, died Nov. 21,
He is survived
by his wife, Vivian
Koblin; daughters and
and Rhett Frimet of
Westport, Conn., Amy and Steven Miller
of Huntington Woods, Laurie and David
Glass of Huntington Woods; grandchil-
dren, Zachary and Jake Frimet, Chloe
and Daniel Miller, Austin and Benjamin
Glass; sister and brother-in-law, Suzie and
Arnold Brohner; their children, Nancy and
Wendy; sister-in-law, Shirle Koblin; her
children, Sheri, Carolyn and Richard.
He was the loving brother of the late
Interment at Adat Shalom Memorial
Park. Contributions may be made to
Parkinson's Foundation of Michigan,
30400 Telegraph Road, Suite 150, Bingham
Farms, MI 48025, www.parkinsonsmi.org
or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements
by Ira Kaufman Chapel.
PHYLLIS KOLKO, 71, of Oak Park, died
Nov. 24, 2010.
She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl
Kennedy of Hazel Park; sisters and
brothers-in-law, Harriet and Ken Rich
of Farmington Hills, Lois and William
Greenwald of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandchil-
dren, Jessica (Timothy) Royer, Samantha
and Hunter Kennedy; many loving nieces,
nephews, other family members and
Mrs. Kolko was the dear ex-wife of the
late Harvey Lenter; daughter of the late
Jack and the late Mary Kolko.
Contributions may be made to Jewish
Senior Life-for the Prentis Apartments or
to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements
by Dorfman Chapel.
94, of West Bloomfield,
died Nov. 22, 2010.
She is survived by her
daughter and son-in-
law, Ilene and Howard
Emmer of Bloomfield
Hills; son and daughter-
in-law, Jeffrey and
Elizabeth Kolovsky of Hampstead, Quebec,
Canada; grandchildren, Max Emmer and
Matthew and Kailey Kolovsky; and her
Mrs. Kolovsky was the beloved daughter
of the late Max and the late Celia Lupiloff;
cherished sister of the late Sam Lupiloff.
Interment at Clover Hill Park Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to American
Red Magen David for Israel, 23470
Riverview Drive, Southfield, MI 48034,
firstname.lastname@example.org ; Jewish Federation
of Metropolitan Detroit, 6735 Telegraph
Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301, www.
thisisfederation.org ; Congregation Shaarey
Zedek, 27375 Bell Road, Southfield, MI
48034, www.shaareyzedek.org ; or a char-
ity of one's choice. Arrangements by Ira
JACK LEVE, 93, of Oak Park, died Nov. 27,
He is survived by his son, Samuel Leve
of West Bloomfield; daughter, Karla Pohl
of Trenton, Texas; sister, Gertrude Gordon
of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandson, David Leve.
Mr. Leve was the beloved husband of
the late Roslyn Leve; brother of the late
Contributions may be made to a charity
of one's choice. Arrangements by Dorfman
RALPH IRWIN LIPSHAW, 80, of Royal
Palm Beach, Fla., passed away suddenly
Nov. 23, 2010, after a brief illness.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, he was
the son of David and Estelle (Bogarad)
Lipshaw. He will be greatly missed by all
his loved ones.
Mr. Lipshaw is survived by his sons,
Douglas and Bradley; daughter, Carolyn
Milman; grandchildren, Lauren, Grant,
Alexander and Jonathan Lipshaw; grand-
daughter, Jacquelyn Fernandez; son-in-
law, Lance Milman; daughter-in-law, Linda
Contributions may be made to Hospice
5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL
ROSSMOORE, 57, of
Troy, died Nov. 24, 2010.
He is survived by his
wife, Dana Rossmoore;
sons, Ian Rossmoore and
Dr. Steven and Annette
Rossmoore; sisters and
brothers-in-law, Nancy and Allan Poster,
Sandy and Dr. lain McIntyre and Bernadette
and Daniel Short; brother-in-law, Colin
Donovan. He is also survived by Katalin
Rossmoore; many loving nieces, nephews
and cousins, many friends in recovery and
many longtime, loyal, trusted employees.
Mr. Rossmoore was the beloved son of
the late Dr. Harold and the late Shirley
Interment at Beth El Memorial Park.
Contributions may be directed to Michigan
Humane Society, 30300 Telegraph Road,
Suite 220, Bingham Farms, MI 48025,