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LEON SEARS, 91, of West
Bloomfield, died May 11,
He was the owner of
Detroit Warehouse, a
age facility in Detroit. A
member of the Detroit
Area Food Brokers
Association for more than
20 years, he was also a past president of
Congregation B'nai Moshe Men's Club, past
president of his B'nai B'rith Chapter, past
president of the Cumberland Co-owners
Association and the 1990 Commodore of
the Great Lakes Yacht Club. He also coached
Little League Baseball for many years.
Mr. Sears received the Army of Stars
Award, which is the highest honor given
by the Salvation Army for helping raise
millions of food dollars. On April 9, 2000,
Grosse Pointe Shores declared Leon Sears
Day in honor of his many accomplishments
and charitable activities.
Mr. Sears is survived by his wife of 65
years, Adelle Sears; daughter and son-in-
law, Natalynn and Dr. Alan Reinstein of
Farmington Hills; son, Richard Sears of
West Bloomfield; grandchildren, Frank and
Jamie Reinstein, Mara Reinstein, Rachelle
Reinstein; great-grandchild, Ryan Reinstein;
nephew, Rabbi Julian Cook; other nieces and
Mr. Sears was the loving father of the late
Merrill Sears; adoring grandfather of the
late Jon Sears.
Contributions may be made to
Congregation B'nai Moshe, 6800 Drake
Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322. Interment
was at Adat Shalom Memorial Park
Cemetery in Livonia. Arrangements by
Hebrew Memorial Chapel.
RENEE SIMON, 63, died
May 12, 2012.
She is survived by
her son and daughter-
in-law, Alan and Kelly
Simon of Seattle, Wash.;
sister and brother-in-
law, Sema and Alton
Lazar of Southfield;
brother and sister-in-law, David and Arleta
Benkoff of Bloomfield Hills; many nieces,
nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Contributions may be made to the Jewish
Hospice and Chaplaincy Network, the
American Diabetes Association or to the
National Kidney Foundation. Interment
took place at the Adat Shalom Memorial
Park Cemetery in Livonia. Arrangements by
• The obituary for Dorothy Domnitch
(May 10) should have indicated that she
is survived by her brother-in-law, Samuel
• The obituary for Theodore "Ted" Coden
(May 10) should have indicated that con-
tributions may be made to Jewish Women
International, c/o Arlene Tarnopol, 6165
Pickwood Drive, West Bloomfield, MI 48322.
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For Ada W. Finifter
There will be a memorial service honoring
the late Professor Emeritus Ada W. Finifter
at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 20, at Congregation
Kehillat Israel, 2014 Forest Road, Lansing.
She died in October 2011.
Mrs. Finifter was an important member
of the Department of Political Science at
Michigan State University from 1967-2008.
She was also secretary-treasurer of the
Jewish Faculty and Staff Association that
formed at MSU in the 1990s that endured
nearly 10 years, and she was a friend
and benefactor of MSU's Jewish Studies
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