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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-06-21

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Obituaries from page 53

RUTH BORNSTEIN, 88, of Wilmette,
Ill., formerly of West Bloomfield, died
June 16, 2012.
She is survived by her children,
Morris and Billie Bornstein of St.
Petersburg, Fla., and Judy and Jerrold
Turner of Wilmette, Ill.; grandchildren,
Hannah and Emily Turner; nieces,
Lynne Konstant, Amy Hanegan and
Stephanie Mason and their families.
Mrs. Bornstein was a beloved friend
to many. She was the cherished wife of
the late Harold Bornstein.
Interment was at Beth El Memorial
Park. Contributions may be made to Yad
Ezra, 2850 W. 11 Mile Road, Berkley, MI
48072, www.yadezra.org ; or a charity
of one's choice. Arrangements by Ira
Kaufman Chapel.

VIOLA COHN, 94, of
Delray Beach, Fla., died
June 15, 2012.
She was kind and
gentle, with a sense of
humor and curiosity
for life and gave her
daughters uncondition-
al love. Her high school
days at Highland Park
High School, where she learned to
appreciate books and all things beauti-
ful in music and art, led her to volunteer
work as a docent at the Detroit Institute
of Arts.
Mrs. Cohn is survived by her daugh-
ters and sons-in-law, Carole and Richard
Baron of New York, N. Y., and Barbara
Ann and Jack Milin of Boca Raton, Fla.
She is also survived by loving step-
grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchil-
She was the beloved wife for 60 years
of the late Gabriel Cohn.
Interment was at Beth El Memorial
Park. Contributions may be directed to
Hospice by the Sea, 1531 W. Palmetto
Park Road, Boca Raton, FL 33486.
Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.

84, of Southfield, died
June 8, 2012.
He is survived by
his beloved wife of 61
years, Evelyn Grodman
of Southfield; daughter,
Lori Wais of Bloomfield
Hills; son, Marc
Grodman of Southfield;
brother and sister-in-law, Irving and
Rita Grodman; sister, Hilda Appelblatt
of Boston, Mass.; sister-in-law, Rita
Goldstone; grandchildren, Marissa and
Sydney Wais; many loving nieces, neph-
ews, other family members and friends.
Mr. Grodman was the father of the late
David Grodman; the brother of the late
Mary (the late Jack) Tanzman; the broth-
er-in-law of the late Harold Goldstone and
the late Irving Appelblatt.
Contributions may be made to the
Jewish Family Service or a charity of
one's choice. Interment took place at the
Adat Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery
in Livonia. Arrangements by Dorfman

SHERIDAN HOLZMAN, 82, of Southfield,
died June 11, 2012.
He is survived by his sons and daugh-
ters-in-law, Brian and Jane Holzman of
Madison, Conn., Chuck and Julie Holzman
of Farmington Hills, Dave and Colleen
Holzman of Ypsilanti; brother and sister-
in-law, Buz and Eileen Holzman of West
Bloomfield; grandchildren, Jacob, Mike,
Dan, Nick, Elliott and Abby. He is also
remembered by many loving nieces, neph-
ews, other family members and friends.
Mr. Holzman was the father of the late
Deborah Holzman.
Contributions may be made to Hospice
of Michigan or a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Dorfman Chapel.

SHEL JACOBS, 73, of West Bloomfield,
died June 15, 2012.
As a master teacher in Oak Park for 36
years, he molded the lives of his students

and the careers of his
He is survived by his
wife, Andrea Jacobs;
daughters and son-
in-law, Barbara Jacobs
of Oak Park, Debby
and Joel Skolnick of
Farmington Hills, and
Lauren Jacobs of West Bloomfield; son,
Ben Jacobs of West Bloomfield; grand-
children, Lydia and Daniel Skolnick;
brothers and sister-in-law, Gilbert and
Joan Jacobs, and Philip Jacobs; brother-
in-law and sister-in-law, Howard and
Annette Blitstein. Mr. Jacobs is also sur-
vived by Gloria Jacobs and many loving
nieces and nephews.
Interment was at Machpelah Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to a char-
ity of one's choice. Arrangements by Ira
Kaufman Chapel.

DOROTHY S. KRIPKE, 89, of Deerfield,
Ill., formerly of Jerusalem, Israel, and
Birmingham, died June 15, 2012.
She grew up in Toledo, Ohio, moved
to Miami, Fla., with her family in
1940, married in 1948 and moved
to Milwaukee, Wis., and then to
Birmingham in 1963. She was an active
volunteer in several Jewish organizations
and was elected precinct delegate in
the late '70s. In 1984, she moved to Ann
Arbor and in 1989 to Jerusalem at age 67
after retiring from work at a hospital in
In Jerusalem, she served as a museum
volunteer, read English to the blind, took
classes and \vas active in her synagogue
and Hadassah. She returned to the U.S.
every summer to visit her family and
worked at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin
until age 75. She traveled in Europe and
the Middle East during her 22 years in
Israel and returned to live in the U.S. in
2011 due to illness.
Mrs. Kripke was the beloved wife of
the late Joseph B. Kripke; devoted daugh-
ter of the late Max Susman and the late

Anna B. Susman; sister of the late Myron
She is survived by her son and daugh-
ter-in-law, Ned R. and Karen Kripke of
Lafayette Hill, Pa.; daughters, Joan NI.
Kripke and partner Malachy E. Gunther
of Chicago, Ill., and Elizabeth S. Kripke
of Weston, Mass.; loving grandchildren,
Joseph and Benjamin; sister, Leah Conn;
brother and sister-in-law, Sanford and
Betty Susman; brothers-in-law, Rabbi
Myer Kripke and Donald Landsman; sis-
ter-in-law, Ann Kripke; nephews, nieces,
numerous other relatives and friends.
Interment was at Clover Hill Park
Cemetery. Contributions may be made to
Friends of the Jerusalem Symphony, the
Masorti Movement in Israel, Mazon or a
charity of one's choosing. Arrangements
by Ira Kaufman Chapel.

MARTENS, 88, of
Bloomfield Hills, died
June 16, 2012.
He was a family man
and a musician who
appreciated the big band
era and jazz. He enjoyed
sailing and golfing.
Mr. Martens is survived by his wife
of 51 years, Judy Martens; daughter and
son-in-law, Michelle and David Lame of
Huntington Woods; sons and daughters-
in-law, Landon and Lisa Martens of
Howell, and Randy and Pam Martens of
Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Raphael
Lame , Brooke Martens, La Mar Taylor
and Tarah Entenman; great-grandchil-
dren, Peyton and Gavin Taylor; other lov-
ing relatives and friends.
Interment was at Glen Eden Cemetery.
Contributions may be directed to Detroit
Musicians Fund/Scholarship Fund, 20833
Southfield Road, Southfield, MI 48075;
Alzheimer's Association, 20300 Civic
Center Drive, #100, Southfield, MI 48076,
www.alzgmc.org ; or a charity of one's
choice. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman


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