Obituaries from page 45
BERNIE WINER, 92, of
Southfield, died Dec. 17,
He was a World War II
Mr. Winer is sur-
vived by his son and
David and Marguerite
Winer of Troy; daughters and son-in-
law, Marsha Winer of California, and
Barbara Winer and foram Altman of San
Francisco; brother, Lenny Winer of New
Jersey; grandchildren, Jennifer (Michael)
Bernstein, Amy (Bill) Burk, Kevin (Lisa)
Winer, Elana and Max Altman; great-
grandchildren, Justin, Jake and Holly.
He was the beloved husband for 70
years of the late Mildred Winer; brother
of the late Jack Winer, the late Bess Ivener
and the late Lee Luciotti.
Contributions may be made to
Congregation Beth Am, Congregation
Shir Tikvah or to Yad Ezra. Interment
took place at the B'nai Israel Memorial
Cemetery in Novi. Arrangements by
SAMUEL BIENSTOCK, 96, of
Southfield, died Dec. 18, 2011.
He was an inspirational force behind
Health Food Distributors.
Mr. Bienstock is survived by his sons,
Norman Bienstock of West Bloomfield
and Stuart Bienstock; brother and
sister-in-law, Reuben and Edythe
Bienstock; grandchildren, Michael and
Sheryl Bienstock, Robert and Deborah
Bienstock, Kimberly and Martin Kaye,
Jeremy Charlebois, Jennifer and Matt
Steiner, Elizabeth Bienstock; great-
grandchildren, Rebecca, Jessica, Micah,
Julia, Elijah, Leora and Emily.
Mr. Bienstock was the beloved hus-
band of the late Ida Bienstock; lov-
ing father of the late Carol Bienstock
Contributions may be made to
Juvenile Diabetes Association, 24359
Northwestern Hwy., Southfield, MI 48075;
or Alzheimer's Association, 20300 Civic
Center Dr., #100, Southfield, MI 48076.
Interment at Beth Moses Cemetery in
Roseville. Services and arrangements by
Hebrew Memorial Chapel.
Alan D. Abbey
erry Robinson was a major fig-
ure in the development of comic
books and superheroes for his
early artwork and storytelling.
He created Batman's sidekick, Robin, and
his arch-nemesis, the Joker, as well books
and museum exhibits on the history of
comics. He died Dec. 8, 2011, at age 89.
"The streets of Gotham City are a little
lonelier today' said Mike Marts, editor of
the Batman series at DC Comics, who called
Robinson, "a pioneer in storytelling!'
Comics editor Charles Kochman, who
published a book about Robinson last
year, said "Jerry brought a realism to com-
ics — and a sense of humor. He saw the
value of comics as an art!'
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Robinson also worked on behalf of
comics artists facing legal and political
problems, including copyright, trade-
marks, censorship, First Amendment and
human rights, among them Joe Shuster
and Jerry Siegel, creators of Superman,
jailed and tortured cartoonists in Uruguay
and the Soviet Union, and others.
Robinson was born in Trenton, N.J.
He was 17 and a journalism student at
Columbia University when he met Batman
creator Bob Kane at a Catskills, N.Y.,
resort, where Robinson was spending a
summer selling ice cream.
Because The Ira Kaufman Chapel has been in the same place
for so many years, we are asked if we plan to stay.
The answer: "We're focused on improving, not moving."
While we are closer to the "Old Neighborhood" the facts
show we are more convenient for the entire community.
We did the math. Looking at the 10 most commonly used
Jewish cemeteries in the Metro area, we are twice as close
than another chapel often described as "convenient." On
average, we are just six miles away.
Our Chapel is also easily accessible from all major freeways,
with ample parking, as well as five entrances and exits.
Understanding that location is important, we maintain one
that continues to meet this community's needs.
THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL
18 V`) W. 9 Mile Rd ',out hlield, MI 480r) • 1 ,18,569.00)0 -
December 22 • 2011