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obituaries

Obituaries from page 88

Heroic Efforts

M

ida Giragosian, 48, of Lake
the years.
Orion, a partner in the pub-
In her book, You Will Overcome, in
lic relations firm Lapides
the chapter "Live by Faith," Mida wrote,
Publicity Giragosian, where she served
"Always dress up as if you're going to a
many Jewish clients, died Oct. 22, 2012.
party. If you look good, you feel good."
Mida was diagnosed with
Mida was known for her
lupus at age 21 but lost the
eclectic style, as well as her
use of her kidneys — lead-
caring nature.
ing to years of dialysis, a
She never complained to
kidney transplant from her
others. Her No. 1 goal was
brother Marty, and, five
to lift everyone up and help
them.
years later, more years of
dialysis.
"There are countless
After a full year of intern-
people that Mida helped
ship training at Lapides,
and empowered every day
Mida became a full-fledged
she was alive," said Lapides
Sawicki.
publicity expert. "She
Mida Girag osian
grasped the skills extremely
"You would never know of
well and her natural cre-
all her heroic efforts because
ative, people skills and managerial skills
she kept them all to herself. People
allowed her to become one of Detroit's
trusted her with their vulnerabilities and
finest and most respected publicists:'
hardships."
Donations in memory of Mida
said business partner Lisa Lapides
Sawicki.
Giragosian can be made to the Beaumont
As a member of the National Kidney
Dialysis Center, 2624 11 Mile Road,
Foundation, Mida raised hundreds of
Berkley, MI 48072, Attention: Heather;
thousands of dollars for the cause over
Phone: (248) 543-7005.



Rabbi Levi and Bassie Shemtov of Friendship Circle, Connie Farkas,

mother of Dr. Jeffrey Farkas, and her husband, Donald Wood

Friendship Circle Honors
The Late Dr. Jeffrey Farkas
Friendship Circle of West Bloomfield
honored the life of Dr. Jeffrey Farkas
by dedicating the doctors' office in
Weinberg Village as Farkas Pediatrics
and posting his Wayne State Medical
School diploma and nameplate on
Friday, Oct. 26. Dr.
Farkas was murdered
at age 26 in December
1989, while doing his
residency in Pediatrics
at Children's Hospital
in Pittsburgh.
Dr. Farkas was
Dr. Jeffrey
a graduate of West
Farkas
Bloomfield High

School and did his undergraduate work
at the University of Michigan. On the
day he was murdered, he had been
helping a friend get his car started, and
when he returned to his house he came
face-to-face with an intruder who took
his life. His killer was apprehended, tried
and sentenced to life in prison.
The dedication of the doctor's office in
the Weinberg Village as the Jeffrey Farkas
Pediatric Care office was made possible
by a contribution to Friendship Circle
by Connie Farkas and her husband, Don
Wood, who attended the dedication.
Dr. Farkas' father, Jerry, resides in
Pittsburgh. A ceremony for family and
friends will be held in the spring of
2013.



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