EMILY SHOOK, 39, of
Santa Fe, N.M., died Dec.
She is survived by
her parents, Patty and
Larry Shook of West
ion, Kelvin; uncles,
Michael (Jane) Shook; grandmother,
Rose Weinstein; many other loving family
members and friends.
Ms. Shook was the loving granddaugh-
ter of the late Ralph and the late Gloria
Shook, the late General William and the
late Evelyn Weinstein.
Contributions may be made to the
Michigan Humane Society or to a char-
ity of one's choice. Interment took place
at the Machpelah Cemetery in Ferndale.
Arrangements by Dorfman Chapel.
REGINA SONDHEIMER, 95, of West
Bloomfield, died Dec. 13, 2011.
Mrs. Sondheimer was born in Warsaw,
Poland, and moved to Berlin as a baby. She
escaped Berlin to England in spring, 1939,
where she later met her beloved husband,
Louis. They married in 1946 in New York.
She is survived by her son and
daughter-in-law, James and Suzanne
Sondheimer of West Bloomfield; grand-
children, Michael Sondheimer, Audrey
Sondheimer, Jeffrey Sondheimer.
Mrs. Sondheimer was the beloved wife
of the late Louis Sondheimer.
Contributions may be made to the
Holocaust Memorial Center, 28123
Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills,
MI 48334 or to a charity of one's choice.
Services and interment were held at
Hebrew Memorial Park. Arrangements by
Hebrew Memorial Chapel.
DR. ROBERT TAM, 77,
of Farmington Hills,
died Dec. 31, 2011.
He was an osteopathic
physician practicing in
Dr. Tam was a colo-
nel in the U.S. Army
and served in Italy and
Germany during the
Bosnian crisis and was an active reserv-
ist from 1981-1998. He was also a Korean
War veteran and assisted in the installa-
tion of M.A.S.H. units where he worked as
Among his many commendations are
an Army Achievement Medal, a National
Defense Service Medal, two Bronze Stars,
Army Service Ribbon and a Meritorious
His many professional affiliations
included the American Academy of
Family Practice, the American College
of Emergency Physicians and his certi-
fications: Advanced Burn Life Support,
Advanced Cardiac Life Support and
Advanced Pediatric Life Support.
He is survived by his wife of 471/2
years, Elizabeth Tam; daughters and
sons-in-law, Faith and Jeffrey Brasch of
Farmington Hills, Dr. Susan and David
Guralnick of Farmington Hills, Jessica
Tam of Illinois; son and daughter-in-law,
Dr. Aaron and Sheila Tam of Illinois;
grandchildren, Jonathan and Seth Brasch,
Markus, Gillian and Tatum Tam, Sophia
and Charlie Guralnick; brother and sister-
in-law, Rabbi Donald and Marilyn Tam of
Georgia; mother-in-law, Mildred B. Simon;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Caleb
and Lenore Simon, Deena Jones, Ellie and
Melvin Natinsky, Samuel and Amy Simon,
Rachel and Paul Hindelang, Daniel and
Judi Simon, Silvia and Kent VanAllen,
Jonathan and Nancy Simon, Ruth and
Jerry Strauss; many nieces and nephews.
Dr. Tam was the beloved son of the late
John and the late Tillie Tam; the loving —
son-in-law of the late Markus Simon; the
dear brother-in-law of the late Kenneth
Interment was held at Beth El Memorial
Park Cemetery. Contributions may be
made to Congregation Shaarey Zedek, the
Dr. Robert Tam Fund for Veterans, 27375
Bell Road, Southfield, MI 48034, www.
shaareyzedek.org . Arrangements by Ira
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