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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-09-27

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DOROTHY SOLOMON,
90, of Farmington Hills,
died Sept. 22, 2012.
She is survived by
her son and daughter-
in-law, Dr. William and
Linda Solomon of West
Bloomfield; daughter
Solomon
and son-in-law, Lori
and Mark Goldberg of Farmington Hills;
grandchildren, Jeffrey and Michelle
Solomon, Daniel (Lisa) Solomon, Alison
Goldberg (fiancé, Robert Frankel), Andrew
Goldberg; great-grandchild, Zoe; many
loving nieces, nephews, other family mem-
bers and friends.
Mrs. Solomon was the beloved wife of
the late Meyer "Mike" Solomon; the sister
of the late Hilda Nelson and the late Pearl
Holtzman.
Contributions may be made to a char-
ity of one's choice. Interment took place
at Adat Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery
in Livonia. Arrangements by Dorfman
Chapel.

PROFESSOR IVAN STARR, 87, of Oak
Park, died Aug. 31, 2012.
He received his Ph.D. from Yale and was
a professor emeritus of classical and mod-

em languages at Wayne State University.
As a professor of ancient languages, he
authored three books and published many
papers.
He is survived by his brother and sister-
in-law, Abraham and Ruth Starinsky;
nieces and nephews, Erith and Shimon
Kontargi, Tamar Starinsky, Sigil Starinsky-
Elbaz and Maor Starinsky, Doron
Starinsky; great-nieces and great-nephews,
Or and Oz Kontargi, Yuval, Amit, Itai,
Noam Elbaz-Starinsky.
Contributions may be made to a
charity of one's choice. Interment was
at Machpelah Cemetery in Ferndale.
Arrangements by Hebrew Memorial
Chapel.

LEONARD WOLF, 86,
of West Bloomfield, died
Sept. 16, 2012.
He was a dedicated
registered pharmacist
for more than 40 years.
He served his country
by enlisting in the Navy
Wolf
during World War II
after graduating high school. His interests
were in health, nutrition, finances and try-
ing to solve the world's pioblems to bring

peace to all mankind. Besides being an
avid reader, he was a lifetime learner. A
survivor of cancer for many years, it took
him away from the family at the end.
Mr. Wolf is survived by his wife of 59
years, Ilene Wolf; son and daughter-in-
law, Steven and Radyne Wolf of Chicago;
daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and
Douglas Batchelder of Mount Pleasant,
and Sherri and Michael Litman of West
Bloomfield; grandchildren, Lee, Aaron and
Joanne Wolf, Jason and Maria Batchelder,
Staci and Jon Hopkins, and Eric and
Daniel Litman; great-grandson, Cooper
Batchelder, and friends and other family.
Contributions may be directed to the
American Cancer Society, 20450 Civic
Center Drive, Southfield, MI 48076, www.
cancer.org; or to a charity of one's choice.
Interment took place at Clover Hill Park
Cemetery. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman
Chapel.

DR. LEONARD YOVIS, 75, of West
Bloomfield, died Sept. 18, 2012.
He is survived by his beloved wife,
Arlene Yovis of West Bloomfield; daugh-
ters and sons-in-law, Karyn and Stuart
Faye of West Bloomfield, Gayle Yovis of
West Bloomfield, Dana and Joshua Krut

of Hollywood, Fla.; sister, Sandra Kurtz of
Sylvan Lake; grandchildren, Samuel Faye,
Eden Faye, Benjamin Krut, Leah Krut.
He is also remembered by many loving
nieces, nephews, other family members
and friends.
Contributions may be made to Bright
Pink in Chicago. Interment took place at
the Beth El Memorial Cemetery in Livonia.
Arrangements by Dorfman Chapel. L

Songwriter Haim Hefer
Ynet News — Israeli songwriter Haim

Hefer died in Tel Aviv at age 86.
Born in Poland in 1925, Hefer
immigrated to Israel with his family in
1936. At 17, he joined the Haganah's
underground Palmach movement and
was sent to Kibbutz Dafna, where he
wrote songs about his experiences with
Palmach. During this time, he also
aided the illegal immigration effort.
Later in life, he started writing mate-
rials for the theater including songs for
such musicals as Kazablan and I Like
Mike. Many of his songs were written
for the IDF's military bands.

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