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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-04-05

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Farmington Hills, died
April 2, 2012.
She was a dermatolo-
gist who specialized in
pediatric dermatology.
Dr. Weintraub was on
the faculty at Children's
Hospital and practiced at Children's
Hospital and William Beaumont Hospital.
She is survived by her husband of 54
years, Dr. George Weintraub; sons and
daughters-in-law, Jason and Elizabeth
Weintraub of Pennsylvania, Dr. Joshua
and Dr. Christine Weintraub of New York,
and Adam and Mishi Weintraub of New
York; grandchildren, Maia Weintraub,
Sarah and Joseph Weintraub and Rei and
Io Weintraub; sister, Sylvia Tumin of New
York, and twin sister and brother-in-law,
Anita and Seymour Baxter of Bloomfield
Dr. Weintraub was the dear sister-in-
law of the late Melvin Tumin.
Interment was at Clover Hill Park
Cemetery. Contributions may be made
to Beaumont Hospice Fund, William
Beaumont Hospital, 3601 W. 13 Mile
Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073-9952, www.

beaumonthospitals.com . Arrangements
by Ira Kaufman Chapel.

SHARON WINANS, 68, of Oak Park,
died March 31, 2012.
She was a bookkeeper for Hartman &
Tyner Property Management. She was
also a cake-decorating instructor at a
Jo-Ann Fabric Store. An avid bowler,
she was a member of Jewish Women's
International and its bowling league.
Mrs. Winans is survived by her son,
Nathan "Scott" Winans of Oak Park;
daughter, Bahni Lin of Oak Park; sis-
ters and brother-in-law, Judy Tucker of
Phoenix, Ariz., Fran and Jon Kruger of
Auburn, Mich.; brother and sister-in-law,
Jack and Brenda Tucker of Royal Oak;
nieces and nephews, Marci and Craig
Violette, Eric and Melissa Kruger, Abbey
Tucker, Taylor Tucker, Malone Tucker;
great-nieces and great-nephews, Tucker
and Delaney Violette, Taylor, Lexi and
Ethan Kruger.
Contributions may be made to Yad
Ezra, 2850 W. 11 Mile Road, Berkley, MI
48072 or to a charity of one's choice.
Interment was at Hebrew Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Hebrew Memorial

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ngineer James R. Endler, whose
work included massive projects
such as the World Trade Center,
Disney's Epcot Center, and
such personal desires as the
West Point Jewish Chapel,
died March 24, 2012, at 82.
Endler learned engi-
neering at West Point and
then in the Army Corps of
Engineers. Along with the
WTC and Epcot, he also
worked on Disneyland
Paris, Renaissance Center in
Detroit and Canary Wharf in
London. After joining the real estate
firm Tishman Realty and Construction,
Endler helped oversee construction of
Madison Square Garden over the relo-
cated Penn Station in the 1970s.
After the destruction of the
Twin Towers on 9-11, Endler was
quoted as saying "they had been

built as safe as any building could be
An investigative report by New York
Times reporters on the towers a year
after their collapse reported an anec-
dote of a ceremony at the building's top
when the North Tower was
completed in 1970.
When the North Tower,
the first to go up, was topped
out on Dec. 23, 1970, Endler
made a point of showing up
at a celebration for the work-
ers held on one of the skeletal
upper floors. There was a
band, soda and sandwiches.
R. Endler
When the band played the
Mexican hat dance, the con-
struction workers started stomping in
unison, and Endler — standing next
to Jack Kyle, the Port Authority's chief
engineer — began to feel odd vibra-
tions in the structure. "Jack, how do we
stop that vibration?" Endler asked.
"Don't play that song anymore," Kyle

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