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STRAGER, 52, of West
Bloomfield, died Jan.
11, 2013. He was the
founder and owner of
the EGT Group.
Mr. Strager is sur-
vived by his son,
Jimmy Horn of West
Bloomfield and part-
ner, Paul Parker;
mother and stepfather, Bernadene
Strager and Ed Spivack of Florida; sisters
and brothers-in-law, Amy and Stephen
Scapelliti of Farmington Hills, and
Patricia and Gary Blackman of Illinois;
nephews and nieces, Evan Scapelliti
and Jonah Scapelliti, Ben Blackman and
He was the devoted son of the late
Interment was at Beth El Memorial
Park. Contributions may be made to
American Cancer Society 20450 Civic
Center Drive, Southfield, MI 48076, (248)
663-3400, www.cancer.org ; or American
Diabetes Association, 30300 Telegraph,
Suite 105, Bingham Farms, MI 48025,
(248) 433-3830, www.diabetes.org .
Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.
NORTON WEISS, 79,
of Bloomfield Hills,
died Jan. 9, 2013.
He is survived by
his wife of 49 1 /2 years,
Marilynn Weiss; daugh-
ter, Jennifer Weiss
of Birmingham; son
Jeffrey and Monique
Weiss of Bloomfield
Hills; grandchildren, Ava Bloedow,
Ethan Weiss and Nolan Weiss; brothers-
in-law and sisters-in-law, Bruce and
Gloria Colton, David and Francy Colton,
Leonard Colton and Susie Berman; niec-
es, nephews; and his Doberman, Scout.
Mr. Weiss was the devoted son of the
late Herman and the late Lillian Weiss;
the loving brother of the late Marcia
Interment was at Oakview Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Jewish
Hospice & Chaplaincy Network, 6555
W. Maple, West Bloomfield, MI 48322,
www.jewishhospice.org; or to a char-
ity of one's choice. Arrangements by Ira
SIDY WEISS, 85, of
Oak Park, died Jan. 8,
She aspired to be
a teacher; however,
her formal education
was disrupted by
the Holocaust and
camps and Auschwitz.
taught valuable life
lessons and positively
influenced those she
She was a volunteer
for more than 25 years
with the Sinai Guild,
and volunteered for the
JVS Senior Corps. She
also was a fundraiser for CARI and was
a member of Young Israel of Oak Park.
Mrs. Weiss is survived by her son and
daughter-in-law, Allan and Carol Weiss
of Farmington Hills; daughter and son-
in-law, Marlene and David Kerstein of
Northbrook, Ill.; grandchildren, Steven
Kerstein, Arin Kerstein; nieces and
nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Weiss was the beloved wife for 41
years of the late Steven Weiss; dear sister
and sister-in-law of the late Edith and
the late Shonny Bruck. She was prede-
ceased by her parents, two brothers and
a sister as well as other family members
who perished during the Holocaust.
Contributions may be made to Bais
Yaakov Detroit, 14390 W. 10 Mile
Road, Oak Park, MI 48237; Holocaust
Memorial, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie,
IL 60077; or Kadima, 15999 W. 12
Mile Road, Suite #2, Southfield, MI
48076. Interment was held at Oakview
Cemetery in Royal Oak. Arrangements
by Hebrew Memorial Chapel.
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