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November 10, 2011 - Image 70

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2011-11-10

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raised in Detroit, lost his courageous battle
against ALS on Nov. 1, 2011.
A Fulbright Scholar and Wayne State
graduate, Dr. Rudin was a professor and
dean at SUNY Buffalo State, publish-
ing dozens of papers on topics including
German, Yiddish and American Jewish lit-
erature. He gave addresses throughout the
U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia, and was a
leading advocate for college freshmen.
After retiring, Dr. Rudin conducted
genealogical research, published his mem-
oirs (Growing Into My Genes), and founded
the Rudin Family Giggle Fund for children
in hospice. He was devoted to family, a
storyteller with a great sense of humor and
committed to living a life filled with hon-
esty, compassion and laughter.
Dr. Rudin leaves behind his loving
wife Cheryl (nee Horowitz); his son, Joel
(Debra); daughter, Marla (Michael); four
grandchildren. Contributions may be made
to the Rudin Family Giggle Fund, Tidewell
Hospice (Sarasota) or ALS/TDI.


West Bloomfield, died
Nov. 5, 2011.
He is survived by his
beloved wife of 61 years,
Eleanor Selvan of West
Bloomfield, brother-in-
law and sisters-in-law,

Mel and Diane Clayton, Shirlee Clayton and
Ruth Selvan; many loving nieces, nephews,
other family members and friends.
Mr. Selvan was the brother of the late
Sam Selvan, the late Janet (the late Charles)
Gurian, the late Esther (the late Joseph)
Sandler, the late Hilda (the late George)
Prevost; brother-in-law of the late Gerald
(the late Helaine) Clayton.
Contributions may be made to a charity
of one's choice. Interment took place at the
Hebrew Memorial Park Cemetery in Clinton
Township. Arrangements by Doi finan Chapel.

Bloomfield, died Nov. 2, 2011.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn
Silverstein; sons and daughters-in-law, Rob
and Lori Silverstein of Huntington Woods,
Brad and Brandy Silverstein of Bloomfield
Hills; grandchildren, Jill, Dana and Sam
Silverstein, Lucy Silverstein, Logan Weiss,
Darren Weiss and Todd Weiss. He is also
survived by Marilyn's children, Pam and
Barry Balbes, Eydie and Ira Holz; and
their children, Alana and Jake Balbes, and
Andrew, Leslie and Michael Holz.
Mr. Silverstein was the dear brother of
the late Joey Silverstein and the late Louise
Interment was at Machpelah Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Friendship
Circle, 6892 W. Maple, West Bloomfield, MI
48322, www.friendshipcirde.org ; or a hospice


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Bloomfield, died Nov. 1, 2011.
She was a member of Congregation Beth
Shalom and a three-time past president of
the sisterhood.
Mrs. Sklarchyk is survived by her hus-
band of 57 years, Fred Sklarchyk; daugh-
ters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Michael
Morris of West Bloomfield, Susan and
Chris MacDonald of Texas; grandchildren,
Benjamin Morris, Samuel Morris, Emma
Morris, Jason MacDonald and Rebecca
MacDonald; sister and brother-in-law,
Norma and Roy Gealer of Arizona; broth-
er-in-law, Eugene Tapfer.
She was the loving sister of the late
Shirley Tapfer.
Interment at Adat Shalom Memorial
Park Cemetery. Contributions may be
made to Friendship Circle, 6892 W.
Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322,
www.friendshipcircle.org ; or JARC,
30301 Northwestern Highway, Suite 100,
Farmington Hills, MI 48334, www.jarc.org .
Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.

Bloomfield, died Nov. 1, 2011.
He was a member of B'nai B'rith and its
bowling league. Mr. Stein was an active blood
donor with the American Red Cross.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 701/2
years, Nettie Stein; daughter and son-in-law,
Rochelle and Dr. Jerald Gach of Bloomfield
Hills; son and daughter-in-law, Harvey and
Marti Stein of Montgomery, Texas; grand-
children, Aimee Pollak, Wendy Gach-Lazar
and Howard Lazar, Aaron Gach, Ronna
Kirkland and her partner, Rainey Lawrence,
Lisa Stein-Hearn and Scott Hearn; great-
grandchildren, Joshua, Avery, Jonah, Abby,
Alex, Tyler and Sarah Rose; sisters-in-law,
Miriam Kelman, Gwen Kelman, Bea Kelman,
Ida Goldenberg, Ann Torf; many loving niec-
es, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Mr. Stein was the loving brother and
brother-in-law of the late Eva Radin, the
late Leo Radin, the late Nathan Kelman, the
late Paul Kelman, the late Jerry Kelman, the
late Rubin Goldenberg, the late Jack Torf.
Contributions may be made to Jewish
Hospice & Chaplaincy Network, 6555 W.
Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322;
Jewish Senior Life -Fleischman Residence,
6710 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI
48322; or Henry Ford Hospice Lake Land
Center, 26900 Franklin Road, Southfield,
MI 48034. Interment was held at Hebrew
Memorial Park in Clinton Township.
Arrangements by Hebrew Memorial Chapel.

The obituary for Rosann Toby (Nov.3) should
have indicated that she is survived by her
sister-in-law, Dr. Veronica Miks.

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