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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-03-08

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Babs Kaufman

1928 — 2012

We offer heartfelt condolences to the family of


May her memory be for a blessing.

Babs Kaufman and her family have been founding pillars of the
Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network. In 1998, together with her
husband, Herb, and her son-in-law, David Techner, our current
president, Babs envisioned our mission to ensure that loving and
experienced care is available to every Jew facing terminal illness. In
2002, Babs and Herb facilitated the Rose Kaufman Testamentary
gift, a significant component of our endowment which helps ensure
our cargiving mission for the future.

While today our hearts remain so heavy with sorrow and loss, we
will nonetheless be forever grateful for Herb and Babs' recent
decision to create the Babs and Herb Kaufman Legacy Fund for
Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network. This generous act further
ensures for generations to come, no Jew in our community need
ever be alone.

The Executive Committee, Board, Administration, and Staff of


offers heartfelt condolences to Babs's husband, Herbert, to her

children, Dr. Joseph & Judy Kaufman and Ilene & David Techner,

to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and to the extended

Kaufman family, their loved ones and friends. Her vivacious
personality will be missed by all of us.


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MILLER, 87, of Oak
Park, died Feb. 29,
He is survived by
his devoted com-
panion, "Mickey"
Maxine Krinsky;
son and daughter-
in-law, Greg and
Judy Miller of Albany, N.Y.; daughters
and sons-in-law, Beth Miller, Sari
and Mark Wancket of Springfield,
Ill., Lisa and Eric Shuss of Orange,
Calif.; brothers and sisters-in-law,
Edward and Leanne Miller of West
Bloomfield, Rabbi Clifford and
Deborah Miller of Bayone, N. J.;
sisters and brother-in-law, Rheada
Kellso of Allen Park, Shirley and
Robert Alexander of Chandler, Ariz.;
many loving grandchildren and
Contributions may be made
to American Heart Association,
Memorial & Tribute Lockbox,
3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago,
IL 60674; or to a charity of one's
choice. Interment was at Machpelah
Cemetery in Ferndale. Arrangements
by Hebrew Memorial Chapel.

STEVEN REIFLER, 56, of Canton,
died Feb. 26, 2012.
Mr. Reifler was a truck driver and a
He is survived by his brothers and
sisters-in-law, Dr. David and Karen
Reifler of Grand Rapids, Michael and
Sara Reifler of Hamden, Conn.; sisters
and brother-in-law, Debbie and David
McElroy of Birmingham, Sari Reifler
of Grand Rapids; nieces and nephews,
Aaron and Tammy Reifler, Jonathan
and Heather Reifler, Elizabeth Reifler,
Benjamin Reifler, Hannah Reifler,
Isaac Reifler, Jacob McElroy, Joseph
McElroy, Ellen McElroy, Daniel
McElroy; great-nephews, Alexander,
Sebastian, Silas and Max; aunts and
uncles, Marion Nueman, Bill Reifler,
Trudi Messer.
Mr. Reifler was the loving son of
the late Helen and the late Albert
Reifler; dear nephew of the late
Claire Sussman and the late George
Contributions may be made to
Alzheimer's Association, 20300
Civic Center Drive #100, Southfield,
MI 48076; or American Heart
Association, Memorial & Tribute
Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle,
Chicago, IL 60674. Interment was
at Oakview Cemetery in Royal Oak.
Arrangements by Hebrew Memorial

JENNY "JEAN" ROBY, 88, of West
Bloomfield, died Feb. 14, 2012.
She was a special education teacher
and was very active in JARC, MORC,
Hadassah and the National Council of
Jewish Women. Mrs. Roby was inter-
viewed by Dan Rather of 60 Minutes
as a passionate advocate for civil
rights of the developmentally dis-
abled and continued to work on their
behalf throughout her life.
She is survived by her husband of
67 years, Dr. William Roby; sons and
daughter-in-law, Jim Roby and Leslye
Orloff of Maryland, and Mark Roby;
daughter, Laura Roby of Bloomfield
Hills; brothers and sisters-in-law,
Allen and Lita Zemmol, and Bernard
and Carolyn Zemmol; sisters-in-law
and brothers-in-law, Lois Zemmol,
Phyllis and Stuart Parker, and Jerry
Roby; loving nieces, nephews, cousins
and friends.
Mrs. Roby was the loving sister
of the late Walter Zemmol; the dear
sister-in-law of the late Doris Roby.
Interment was at Beth El Memorial
Park Cemetery. Contributions may be
made to JARC, 30301 Northwestern
Highway, Suite 100, Farmington Hills,
MI 48334, www.jarc.org; or Macomb
Oakland Regional Center, 16200
Nineteen Mile Road, P.O. Box 380710,
Clinton Township, MI 48038, www.
morcinc.org. Arrangements by Ira
Kaufman Chapel.

SHORR, 72, of West
Bloomfield, died
March 2, 2012.
He is survived
by his beloved wife,
Myna Shorr of
West Bloomfield;
daughters, Margo
Shorr of Scottsdale,
Ariz., Dana Kern of Petaluma, Calif.;
sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and
Wendy Shorr of Weston, Fla., Jonathan
and Corey Shorr of Adventura, Fla.,
Jeffrey and Melissa Ackerman; sister
and brother-in-law, Sheila and Mark
Fenton of West Bloomfield; grand-
children, Lauren Shorr, Austin Shorr,
Nicole Shorr, Aidan Kern, Dylan Shorr,
Spencer Ackerman.
Contributions may be made to a
pulmonary foundation. Interment
took place at the Clover Hill
Park Cemetery in Birmingham.
Arrangements by Dorfman Chapel.

Whitmore Lake, died March 1, 2012.
He is survived by his mother,
Minnie Silberman of West
Bloomfield; son, David Silberman
of Whitmore Lake; daughter, Debbie
Silberman of Honesdal, Pa.; sisters

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