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BERNARD BENOVIC,
86, of Frankfort, Ill.,
died May 28, 2011.
He was a tailor
and owner of Bernie
Benovic's Better Clothes
and Custom Tailoring.
Mr. Benovic is sur-
Benovic
vived by his daughter
and son-in-law, Renee
and Steven Statfield of
West Bloomfield; son
and daughter-in-law,
Marc and Jamie Benovic
usT of Illinois; grandchil-
Ho
Su IVOR
dren, Tyler, Austin,
Kevin and Kyle Statfield
and Adam and Noah Benovic; brother-in-
law, Irwin Berghoff.
Mr. Benovic was the beloved husband
of the late Laura Benovic; dear brother-
in-law of the late Helen Berghoff.
Interment at Adat Shalom Memorial
Park. Contributions may be made to
Holocaust Memorial Center, 28123
Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills,
MI 48334, www.holocaustcenter.org ;
or National Council of Jewish Women,
Greater Detroit Council, 26400 Lahser
Road, Suite 306, Southfield, MI 48034.
Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.

Survivors include her two sons, Lee
and Charles (Kathleen); three grandchil-
dren; nieces, nephews and many friends.
The family would like to thank Pam
Deloye for her diligent care, as well as the
staff at the American House and Season's
Hospice.
She was predeceased last year by her
husband of 62 years, Abraham.
A memorial service will be held at a
later date. Contributions may be made to
Workman's Circle Arbeter Ring, Seasons
Hospice or a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Dorfman Chapel.

IDA BURSTEIN, 95, of Grosse Pointe
Woods, died May 20, 2011.
Resulting from the Depression, Ida
was sent to secretarial school. She also
became a skilled painter of landscapes.
An avid reader, she attended many
lectures and became a member of the
League of Women Voters. Even while liv-
ing at Courtyard Manor for seven years,
she continued to vote.
She assisted her husband with his
retail pharmacy and when he became
ill, assisted in all details of his care. In
later years, she became a very skilled
bridge player and also taught bridge. She
belonged to a variety of bridge clubs.
Her hunger for learning directed her
to take computer classes and she had a
ALICE BERLIN, 92, of West Bloomfield,
keen interest in the History Channel on
died May 26, 2011.
TV. She was feisty, but with a warm and
She is survived by her son and
welcoming positive outlook.
daughter-in-law, Dr. Alan and Barbara
Mrs. Burstein is survived by her
Berlin of Bloomfield Hills; daughter and
sons
and daughters-in-law, Melvin and
son-in-law, Rosalie and Charles Disner
Sheila
Burstein of Newark, Calif., Aaron
of Arizona; grandchildren, Amy, Jeffrey
Burstein
and Linda Kahn of Temple
and Andrew Berlin, Lori (Douglas) Soifer,
Terrace,
Fla.;
daughter and son-in-law,
Marc (Kelly) Disner; great-grandchildren,
Barbara
Anne
and Vasily Kouskoulas of
Matthew and Jennifer Soifer, Ariel, Elliott,
Grosse
Pointe
Woods; sister and brother-
Jessica, Joseph and Shane Disner, Ethan
in-law,
Lee
and
Iry Zelitzky of Foster City,
Moscot.
Calif.;
grandchildren,
Yanni Alexandros
Mrs. Berlin was the beloved wife of
Kouskoulas,
Lauren
Alexandra
Burstein,
the late Morton Berlin; the sister of the
Tamara
Naomi
Kouskoulas;
nieces
and
late Ben Marks and the late Beatrice
nephews,
Annette
and
Hershel
Fink,
Sheri
Wayburn.
Fink,
Edward
Broughton,
Mark
Fink,
Contributions may be made to a chari-
ty of one's choice. Interment at the Clover Claudia and Eddie Keywell, Stacy and
David Warshawsky, Mathew and Sara
Hill Park Cemetery in Birmingham.
Keywell, Beverly and Marvin Gantz, Billy
Arrangements by Dorfman Chapel.
Mitchell, Debbie and Mathew Gantz, Jay
and Sue Zelitzky, Naor Justin Deleanu,
MILDRED "MINDY"
Gali Voss de Betancurt, Mayaan and Orly
BROWNSTON, 93, of
Voss de Betancurt.
Farmington Hills, died
Mrs. Burstein was the beloved wife for
May 15, 2011, at her
47 years of the late Alex Burstein; dear
home.
sister and sister-in-law of the late Elma
Born Nov. 25, 1917,
and the late Philip Rader.
in Detroit, she gradu-
Contributions may be made to the
ated from Cass Tech in
Brownston
Salvation Army, 615 Slaters Lane, P.O. Box
1934. She was a mem-
269, Alexandria, VA 22313; or Alzheimer's
ber of the first women's graduating class
Association, 20300 Civic Center Dr.
of Camp Lajeune. As a sergeant in the
Women's Reserve of the Marines, she was #100, Southfield, MI 48076. Interment at
Adat Shalom Memorial Park in Livonia.
very proud of her service.
Arrangements by Hebrew Memorial
Mrs. Brownsyon was also a lifelong
Chapel.
member of the Workmen's Circle Arbeter
Ring.

DOLORES NACHMAN
CURIEL, 68, of
Farmington Hills, died
May 30, 2011.
She was a Spanish
teacher at Farmington
High School. She was
also a life member of
Curiel
Hadassah, a member
of AAUW (American
Association of University Women), a
member of Adat Shalom Synagogue and
the David Horodoker Society, a volun-
teer at the Detroit Institute of Arts and a
children's advocate for Oakland County
Courts.
Ms. Curiel is survived by her son
and daughter-in-law, David Curiel and
Amberly Polidor of Jamaica Plain, Mass.;
daughter, Nora Curiel of Farmington Hills;
brother and sister-in-law, Allan and Joy
Nachman of Bloomfield Hills; sister, Linda
Goodman of West Bloomfield; many lov-
ing nieces, nephews and friends.
She was the devoted daughter of the late
Harry and the late Shirley Nachman.
Interment at Adat Shalom Memorial
Park. Contributions may be made to
Yad Ezra, 2850 W. 11 Mile Road, Berkley,
MI 48072, www.yadezra.org , or Jewish
Federation of Metropolitan Detroit,
6735 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills,
MI 48301, www.thisisfederation.org .
Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.

RON KAY, 73, former
Detroiter of Boca Raton,
Fla., died May 21, 2011.
He was the owner and
founder of Alpine Motors
and was in the used car
business for 48 years. He
had a passion for beauti-
Kay
ful cars.
Mr. Kay was a 6-hand-
icap golfer and a member of Wabeek
Country Club and Stonebridge Country
Club for 22 years. He was a member of
Temple Israel.
Mr. Kay is survived by his wife, Marcia,
who says that he was the bravest man
she has ever known and that his beauti-
ful smile and generosity will be missed
forever.
He is also survived by his sons, Steven
(Robyn) Kay, Jeffrey (Breanne) Kay; his
daughter, Stephanie (Edward) Eisenberg;
grandchildren, Lindsay, Joe, Zach, Nicole,
Ashley, Ian, Ryan and Matthew. He also
leaves behind his devoted little dog, Kirby.
Mr. Kay was the husband of the late
Bobbi Kay.
A service was held at Eternal Light
Mausoleum in Boynton Beach, Fla.
Contributions may be made to Hospice by
the Sea Inc., 1531 W. Palmetto Park Road,
Boca Raton, FL 33486 or to a charity of
one's choice.

DOUGLAS E.
LACHMAN, 57, of
Pompano Beach, Fla.,
died May 27, 2011.
He had a master's
degree in social work.
Mr. Lachman is sur-
vived by his mother,
Lachman
Adeline "Addie" Lachman
of Bloomfield Hills; sis-
ters and brother-in-law, Janice Lachman
of Virginia, Liz Lachman of California and
partner, Susan Feniger, Carrie Lachman and
David Aronow of Bloomfield Hills; brother
and sister-in-law, Zalman "Sol" and Zissel
Lachman of New York; nieces and nephews,
Menucha, Rachel, Pinny, Tehila and Max
Batseheva, Yitzchok Lachman, Adam and
Daniel Lenchner.
He was the beloved son of the late Philip
Lachman.
Interment at Clover Hill Park Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Jewish
Hospice and Chaplaincy Network, 6555 W.
Maple, West Bloomfield, MI 48322, www
jewishhospice.org or Affirmations, 290
W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, MI 48220.
Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.

SELMA "SHANK LIT,
82, of Boynton Beach, Fla.,
died May 27, 2011.
She is survived by
her husband of 63
years, Joseph Lit; son
and daughter-in-law,
Mark and Joyce Lit of
Lit
Commerce Township,
Curt Lit of Massachusetts;
grandchildren, Ari Lit and Michelle
Trautwein, Noah Lit, Joshua Lit and Gabriel
Lit; great-grandchildren, Sofie and Avery Lit;
sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Gerald
Belsky; brother, Alan Silverman; brothers-
in-law and sisters-in-law, Martin Bernstein,
Linda Silverman, Dora and Sam Uretsky, Ida
and Harold Klane, Harry Lit and Leonard
and Barbara Lit.
Mrs. Lit was the loving sister of the
late Ann Bernstein and the late Edward
Silverman; the dear sister-in-law of the late
Janice Silverman and the late Selma Lit.
Interment in Sharon, Mass. Contributions
may be made to Hospice of Michigan or the
Jewish Community Center. Arrangements by
Ira Kaufman Chapel.

MOLLY PETRUSKA, 80, of Farmington
Hills, died May 21, 2011.
She is survived by her niece, Sheila
Mondry; the Mondry and Shoskes families;
the JARC community; and the residents of
the Beit Chana House in Farmington Hills.
Ms. Petruska was the beloved daughter
of the late Morris and the late Rebecca
Petruska; the loving aunt of the late Eugene
Mondry and the late Beverly Shoskes.
Interment at Adat Shalom Memorial Park
Cemetery. Contributions may be made to
JARC. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.

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