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CHAJA CHERNY, 93 of
West Bloomfield, passed
away peacefully on June
She was born Chaja
Hochberg on March
v>v oR 5, 1919, in Sokolov
Podlaski, Poland. She
had one sister, two brothers and many
aunts, uncles and cousins throughout
Poland. She and her brother Srul were the
only members of her family to survive
She married the love of her life,
Sigmund Czerniewicz (later changed to
Cherny) in 1937. When war broke out,
Chaja and her 1 1/2-year old son Harold
fled to Russia, where they survived six
years of forced labor and unmention-
able hardships. By God's hand, she was
reunited with her husband (after he sur-
vived several concentration camps and
fought with Polish partisans) in 1946.
After time in a DP camp, they settled in
Cham, Germany, and had a son, Seymour,
in 1948. In 1949, they were able to immi-
grate to the United States and settle in
Detroit and later Oak Park, where they
had two daughters, Fran and Sandi. She
enjoyed her many grandchildren and
great-grandchildren and working for 12
years at Bloom's Kosher Catering in Oak
Park. She was a wonderful cook and the
family enjoyed her traditional Jewish
delicacies at every holiday.
Mrs. Cherny is survived by daughters
and sons-in law Sandi and Joel Felsenfeld
of Commerce Twp., Fran and Jeff Israel
of Wixom; son and daughters-in-law,
Harold and Flora Cherny, and Karen
Cherny, all of West Bloomfield; grandchil-
dren, Lauri and Jeff Schwalb, Terri and
Mark Rottenberg, Marci and Jeff Graff,
Shanon and Fred Stibor, Mindy and Jim
Schnieder, Zander and Kelly Waldman,
Kim Cherny and her fiance Adam Stern,
Scott and Brett Felsenfeld; great-grand-
children, Brenden and Mason Schnieder,
Luke and Sydney Stibor, Chad, Cameron
and Chloe Schwalb, Ryan and Rachel
Graff, Jared and Olivia Rottenberg, and
Logan Waldman; niece, Nitza Skuri;
nephew, Shimon Hochberg of Kiryat
Ono, Israel; many great-nieces and great-
nephews in Israel.
Mrs. Cherny was the beloved wife of
the late Sigmund Cherny; dear mother of
the late Seymour Cherny.
Internment was at Hebrew Memorial
Park. Contributions may be made to
the Holocaust Memorial Center, 28123
Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills,
Michigan 48334-3738. Arrangements by
81, of West Bloomfield,
died June 19, 2012.
He is survived by his
wife of 55 years, Esther
Davidow; son and
and Diana Davidow of
ters and sons-in-law,
Michelle and Joel Bronstein of Farmington
Hills, Beth and Jacob Nothstine of
Farmington Hills; sister, Sharon Salerno
of Dexter; grandchildren, Allie Davidow,
Emily Davidow, Maren McMahon,
Lauren McMahon, Ashley Bronstein,
Ryan Bronstein, Adam Nothstine, Julia
Nothstine; brother-in-law and sister-in-
law, Hilda and Mitch Bloom.
Mr. Davidow was the loving son of the
late Ruth and the late Charles Davidow;
dear brother-in-law of the late Tony
Salerno, the late Murray Chodak and the
late Iry Chodak.
Contributions may be made to
Congregation Beth Shalom, 14601
Lincoln, Oak Park, MI 48237; or
Michigan Humane Society, 30300
Telegraph Road, Suite 220, Bingham
Farms, MI 48025. Interment was at
Hebrew Memorial Park. Arrangements by
Hebrew Memorial Chapel.
MARY DEUTSCH, 80, of Farmington
Hills, died June 30, 2012.
She is survived by her beloved hus-
band, Fred Deutsch; son, Evan Deutsch
32906 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills tat is
of Oak Park; daughters and son-in-law,
Kerry and Stephen Rapport of Miami
Beach, Fla., and Leslie Deutsch; sister,
Lillian Title of West Bloomfield; grand-
children, Loren, Barry and Aaron; many
other loving family members and friends.
Interment was held at Machpelah
Cemetery in Ferndale. Contributions
may be made to the American Cancer
Society or to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Dorfman Chapel.
RUTH FINK, 96, of
Miami Beach, Fla., and
Detroit, died June 25,
She was an elementa-
ry school social studies
teacher in Detroit Public
Schools for many years.
Mrs. Fink is survived
by her daughter and
son-in-law, Judy Harris and Alan Lipson;
son and daughter-in-law, Paul Fink and
Beth Gorbet; grandchildren, Adam Harris
and his fiancee, Julie Straus, Molly Harris,
Dr. Rebecca Fink, Dr. Daniel (Elena) Fink,
Jenny Fink, Adrea Fink and Jacob Fink;
brother and sister-in-law, Shy and Jan
She was the beloved wife of the late Sol
Fink; the cherished mother of the late
David Fink; the devoted daughter of the
late Jenny and the late Louis I. Kramer.
Interment was at Clover Hill Park
Cemetery. Donations may be made to
Hadassah, 5030 Orchard Lake Road,
West Bloomfield, MI 48323, www.
hadassah.org; Mazon, 1990 S. Bundy
Drive, Suite 260, Los Angeles, CA 90025,
www.mazon.org; or a charity of one's
choice. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman
PEARL GOLDSMITH, 89, of Sunrise,
Fla., formerly of Detroit.
She was born on July 4, 1922, and was
the youngest of 10 children. She graduated
from Detroit's Northern High School in
1940. She worked hard to give her young
children a good life after the untimely
death of her husband, Danny Kosofsky.
Mrs. Goldsmith will be missed by her
loving children, Susie (Robert) Sher of
Phoenix, Ariz., Shelli (Larry) Bello of
Coral Springs, Fla., and Bob Goldsmith of
Detroit; grandchildren, Brad Sher, Wendy
Sher, Jodie (Bill) Coffman, and Erica
Bello; three great-grandchildren. She will
also be missed by the entire Milgrom
family, who loved their " Auntie Pearl:'
and by many lifelong friends.
Contributions may be made to
Hadassah or JAFCO.
RALPH ISENSTEIN, 94, of Sylvania,
Ohio, died June 24, 2012.
Born in 1917, Mr. Isenstein was a life-
long resident of Toledo and a graduate
of Woodward High School. He served
in World War II in the Army Air Corps.
He was an active member of the former
Goodman-Goldstein Post of the VFW,
Old Newsboys Association and R.A.C.
He exercised regularly at the JCC and
enjoyed attending programs offered by
the local synagogues. He was a lifetime
member of Congregation Etz Chayim.
Mr. Isenstein worked for the Wabash
Lagrange Steel Co. for more than 35
years. He ended his career as vice
president of purchasing. Throughout his
career and business travels, he met and
became friends with many of his suppli-
ers and customers.
He was the beloved husband of the
late Helen Isenstein; cherished father
of Laura Isenstein (Jim Alsip) of
Cottonwood, Ariz., and William (Sheryl)
Isenstein of West Bloomfield; loving
grandfather of Andrew (Michelle) Seff,
Sarah (Jeffrey) Lewis, and Dana and
Ellery Isenstein; great-grandfather of
Jacob Lewis. He was the dear brother of
the late Sam (Ethel) Isenstein and Victor
(Mary) Isenstein. He is also survived by
many loving nieces and nephews.
Contributions may be made to
Congregation Etz Chayim, 3853 Woodley
Road, Toledo, Ohio 43606.
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