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January 10, 2013 - Image 64

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-01-10

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BAXTER, 79, of
Bloomfield Hills, died
Jan. 7, 2013.
Mrs. Baxter was an
artist and a psycho-
Mrs. Baxter is sur-
vived by her husband of
54 years, Dr. Seymour Baxter; sons and
daughter-in-law, Dr. Alexander Baxter of
New York, N.Y., Daniel Baxter of Corbett,
Ore., and David and Shannon Baxter of
Newbury Park, Calif.; grandchildren,
Noah Rankin Baxter, Billie Esther Baxter,
Echo Rose Baxter and Max Fox Baxter;
sister, Sylvia Tumin; brothers-in-law and
sister-in-law, Dr. Gerald Weintraub, and
Theodore and Carole Baxter.
Mrs. Baxter was the cherished mother-
in-law of the late Carol Rankin; the loving
sister of the late Dr. Rosalyn Weintraub;
the dear sister-in-law of the late Professor
Melvin Tumin.
Interment was at Adat Shalom
Memorial Park. Contributions may
be made to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.

of Clinton Township,
died Jan. 6, 2013.
He is survived by
his wife, together for
13 years and mar-
ried for three years,
Tammy Beitner; broth-
ers and sister-in-law,
Noel Beitner of Yipsilanti, Todd and
Patricia Beitner of Grandville; nieces
and nephews, Elexis Beitner, Meagan
Beitner, Shaina Beitner, Rachel Beitner,
Brittany Beitner; mother-in-law, Frances
Elzerman; brothers-in-law, Raymond
Elzerman, Robert Elzerman.
Mr. Beitner was the loving son of the
late Judith and the late Jerome Beitner;
dear son-in-law of the late Ray Elzerman.
Contributions may be made to
American Diabetes Association, 30200
Telegraph Road, Suite 105, Bingham
Farms, MI 48025; or American Heart
Association, Memorial & Tribute
Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago,
IL 60674. Interment was held at Hebrew
Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hebrew
Memorial Chapel.

ADA BOHM, 86, of
West Bloomfield, died
Jan. 2, 2013.
She is survived by
her daughters and
sons-in-law, Marcy
and Tom Waldinger of
Ann Arbor, and Debbie
and Alon Rosenman
of Bloomfield Hills; daughter-in-law,
Lynn Guissinger; grandchildren, Griffin
Bohm, Cooper Bohm, Jason and Rachel

64 January 10 • 2013


Waldinger, Emily and Ian Mashal, Adam
Rosenman and Joey Rosenman; sisters-
in-law, Bella Glaser and Rose Bohm.
Mrs. Bohm was the beloved wife of the
late Herman Bohm; the cherished mother
of the late Leslie Bohm; the dear sister of
the late Sarah and the late Irving Pitt, and
the late Arthur Doctor.
Interment was at Adat Shalom
Memorial Park. Contributions may
be made to University of Michigan
Comprehensive Cancer Center, 2800
Plymouth Road, Bldg. 100, Ann Arbor,
MI 48109, www.cancer.med.umich.
edu; or Community Foundation, Leslie
Bohm Memorial Fund, 1123 Spruce,
Boulder, CO 80302, www.commfund.org .
Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.

DEBRA B. BOORSTEIN, nee Block, 76,
of Highland Park, Ill., died Dec. 18, 2012.
Debbie and her husband Ron of 55
years had a devotion to each other and
their family of truly unusual depth and
She was the beloved wife of Ronald;
loving mother of Daniel (Jody) Boorstein,
Deni (Mickey) Caplan, Brian (Gail)
Boorstein and Marc (Nina) Boorstein;
grandmother of Jeremy, Greg, Brett, Erica,
Alexa, Tori, Samatha, Ali, Scott, Adam and
Mitch; dearest sister of Shirley (the late
Don) Pearlman; sister-in-law of Bill (the
late Donna) Boorstein. Special thanks to
Debbie's caregivers over the last few years.
She was the loving daughter of the late
Louis and the late Lylyan Block.
Contributions may be made to the
Anti-Defamation League or North Shore
University Health Systems, Department of
Pediatrics in Chicago. Arrangements by the
Goldman Funeral Group, (847) 478-1600.

IRENE BRAUN, 87, of Farmington Hills,
formerly of Asheville, N.C., died Jan. 7,
Irene was born in 1925 in Brooklyn,
N.Y., to Arthur and Hannah Oppenheimer;
the family moved to Chicago when Irene
was very young. She grew up there and
attended the Art Institute of Chicago,
where she received a B.F.A. It was during
this time that she met her future husband,
Richard, while he was stationed there dur-
ing his tour in the Navy. After the war,
they moved to Detroit, where they raised
their family. Always plying her artistic
talents, Irene returned to college at Wayne
State and received her teaching degree.
Mentoring young serious artists was
always a joy. Later in life, she discovered
weaving and fiber arts and rediscovered
watercolors. Richard and Irene retired
to Asheville, N.C., where they lived for
almost 25 years.
Mrs. Braun was the mother of Janis
Braun-Levine (Fred Levine), and Russell
(Nancy) Braun; grandmother of Scott
Levine, Natanya Braun, Lisa Braun (part-
ner, Maggie Behle).


Adoption Law Expert


onica Farris Linkner, 65, of
adoption for the 1997 treatise Michigan
West Bloomfield, died Dec.
Family Law and Practice. In September
31, 2012.
2006, Ms. Linkner was invited to
She was an esteemed attorney in the
Washington, D.C., by Sen. Carl Levin and
field of adoption law since 1987. Since
received the Angels in Adoption Award
that time, Ms. Linkner had been a Fellow from the National Congressional Coalition
of the American Academy of
on Adoption Institute.
Adoption Attorneys, serving
Her expertise in family
in leadership roles in several
building was recently recog-
of the academy's committees.
nized by dBusiness Magazine,
She had also been a Fellow
where she was listed as a top
of the American Academy
lawyer for 2010.
of Assisted Reproductive
Ms. Linkner was an active
Technology, as well as being
congregant at Temple Shir
a member of the State
Shalom and enjoyed singing
Bar of Michigan Family
in the choir.
Law Section's Adoption
She is survived by her
Monica Far ris Linkner
Committee. Ms. Linkner was
sons, Joshua Linkner of
also a member of Resolve,
Bloomfield Hills and Matan
the national infertility association.
Farris of Lansing; grandchildren, Noah
In the early 1990s, Ms. Linkner was
and Chloe Linkner; mother, Madelyn
closely involved in the process of adop-
Farris; brother, Dr. Michael Farris and
tion law reform and was an observer/
his partner, Joseph Wert of New Jersey.
adviser to the Uniform Adoption Act
She is also survived by Michael's chil-
Drafting Committee of the National
dren, Jessica, Zoe and Ethan Farris.
Conference of Uniform State Laws from
Ms. Linkner was the devoted daughter
1990-1994. She authored the chapter on
of the late Bernard Farris.
adoption for the 1997 treatise Michigan
Interment was at Clover Hill Park
Family Law and Practice and assisted
Cemetery. Contributions may be made
in updating the adoption section of the
to Temple Shir Shalom, Monica Farris
Michigan Family Law Benchbook.
Linkner Fund for Adoption, 3999 Walnut
She was also president of the Family
Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48323,
Tree, an adoption and advocacy group.
www.shirshalom.org . Arrangements by
Ms. Linkner authored the chapter on
Ira Kaufman Chapel.

She was the beloved wife of the late
Richard Braun.
Services and interment were held in
Asheville. Contributions may be made to
a charity of one's choice. Arrangements
by Hebrew Memorial Chapel.

Plymouth, died Dec. 28, 2012.
She is survived by her sons and
daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Jayne
Burnstein of Plymouth, Jim and Cynthia
Burnstein of Plymouth, and Richard
Burnstein of Southfield; brother-in-law,
Donald Burnstein; grandchildren, Gabriel
Burnstein, Devin (Steven) Slotkin, Jake
Burnstein, Lily Burnstein, Eliza Burnstein;
great-grandchild, Remy Bernstein.
Mrs. Burnstein was the beloved wife of
the late Alfred Burnstein; sister of the late
Alvin Garfield.
Contributions may be made to
the Alzheimer's Association-Greater
Michigan Chapter. Interment took place
at the Clover Hill Park Cemetery in
Birmingham. Arrangements by Dorfman

Bloomfield, died Dec. 31, 2012.

His obituary appears on page 20.

of West Bloomfield, died
Dec. 30, 2012.
She is survived by
her daughter and son-
in-law, Rebecca and
Cary Weitzman of West
Bloomfield; son and
daughter-in-law, Michael
and Barbara Clinton of Waterford; grand-
children, Hayley and Brad Warren, Allan
and Tracy Weitzman, Greg and Lindsey
Weitzman, Jason and Jeanne Clinton, and
Bryan Clinton; great-grandchildren, Ricki,
Aidan and Devin Warren, Jacob and Abbey
Weitzman, Blake and Aria Weitzman, and
Brooke Clinton; two nieces and a nephew.
Mrs. Clinton was the beloved wife of the
late Louis G. Clinton.
Interment was at Adat Shalom
Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions
may be made to Friendship Circle, 6892 W.
Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322,
www.friendshipcircle.org ; Jewish Senior
Life-Hechtman Apartments, 6700 W.
Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322,
www.jslmi.org; Hospice of Michigan,
400 Mack Ave., Detroit, MI 48201, www.
hom.org; or to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.

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