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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-01-26

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ated Central High School, studied
accounting at Wayne State University
and served in the U.S. Army from
1954-1956.
Randy Slomovitz of San Diego,
Calif., recalled his father's devo-
tion to his developmentally disabled
brother, Gabriel. "My father spoke of
the trauma he felt when his young
brother was institutionalized," said
Randy. "Eventually, the pain led to my
grandparents and my father playing
an instrumental role in founding JARC
[an agency that provides group-home
residential care for the developmen-
tally disabled].
"My dad wanted to be an accoun-
tant," said Randy, "but he was called by
his father to work at the Jewish News
and eventually left school in order to
help build the business. And he was
instrumental in building the business."
Carmi's wife, Sharron, was part of
the IN operation, assisting at the office,
remembers Dharlene Norris, a current
JN sales representative and Carmi's
administrative assistant for eight
years. "Carmi was a devoted husband,
father, son and brother," remembers
Norris. Carmi lost Sharron to cancer

in 2001. He wed Miriam Goldberg in
2004.
"My father was a prototypical 1950s
man," said Randy. "He was stern on the
outside, but inside was very soft —
and he tried to help people in many
ways."
Carmi's volunteer involvement
accentuated his devotion to the Detroit
Jewish community. He was president
of the Zionist Organization of Detroit
and the Jewish National Fund Council
of Metropolitan Detroit. He served
on the boards of the Detroit Chapter
of the American-Israel Chamber of
Commerce, Centennial Lodge B'nai
B'rith, City of Hope, Hillel Day School
Governor's Development Fund and
numerous other worthy causes.
He was an adjutant in the Bale Post
of the Jewish War Veterans (JWV) and
received awards from the Allied Jewish
Campaign, what is now the American
Friends of Magen David Adom, the
JWV Department of Michigan and
many others.
Charlotte Dubin, Jewish News city
editor from 1964-1974, said, "Carmi
was very supportive of everything his
father did with the paper.

"It was such a wonderful experi-
ence to work with a family like this.
It wasn't just a paper, it was a whole
family operation. And I mean 'family'
in the larger sense, too, with the staff'
said Dubin.
"With Carmi's passing, another
piece of the community's history also
passes on:' said IN publisher Horwitz.
"But what Carmi's father said about
him being a good son is something
that I'm sure Carmi's family continues
to embrace.
"We extend our sincere condolences
to Carmi's family from the Jewish
News."
Carmi Slomovitz is survived by
his wife, Miriam Goldberg; son and
daughter-in-law, Randy and Eve
Slomovitz of San Diego, Calif.
He was the husband of the late
Sharron Slomovitz; the son of the late
Philip and the late Anna Slomovitz; and
brother of the late Gabriel Slomovitz.
Donations may be made to JARC,
the Anna and Philip Slomovitz
Scholarship Fund, 30301 Northwestern
Hwy., Suite 100, Farmington Hills, MI
48334, (248) 538-6611; www.jarc.org/
donate. Ell

JACK J. MARCUSON, 87, of
Livonia, died Jan. 22, 2012.
He is survived by his wife
of 66 years, Vivian "Goldie"
Marcuson; son, Randy
Marcuson; grandchildren,
Beth and Bryan Schlussel,
Amanda Marcuson and
Marcuson
Hunter Marcuson; great-
grandson, Brennan. Parker Schlussel; daugh-
ter-in-law, Debbie Marcuson; sister, Esther
Lipman; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law,
Gertrude Marcuson, Claire Bergad, Charlotte
Sukolsky, and Alexander and Irene Spero. Mr.
Marcuson is also survived by Cally Marcuson;
his caregivers at Angela Hospice, Martha and
Angie, as well as Kim and Mike at the Veterans
Administration.
Mr. Marcuson was the devoted son of the late
Phillip and the late Mary Marcuson; the beloved
father of the late Phillip Marcuson; the proud
grandfather of the late Benjamin Marcuson,
loving brother of the late William Marcuson
and the late Charlotte Levy; dear brother-in-law
of the late Rabbi Eugene Lipman and the late
Dr. Saul Bergad.
Interment was held at Oakview Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Angela Hospice,
14100 Newburgh Road, Livonia, MI 48154,
www.angelahospice.org; or a charity of one's
choice. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.

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