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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-01-24

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Hwy., Farmington Hills, MI 48334.
Interment took place in California.
Arrangements by Hebrew Memorial
Chapel.

HARRIET
ORNSTEIN, a

beloved wife,
mother and grand-
mother, died Jan.
18, 2013, at age 70.
Mrs. Ornstein, a
Southfield
resident,
Ornstein
instilled in her chil-
dren a love of Judaism and a strong
moral compass. A longtime member
of Congregation Shaarey Zedek and
active in a variety of Jewish causes,
she worked for many years as a sec-
retary and receptionist, most recently
at Easter Seals Michigan.
She exemplified resilience. Mugged
and pushed to the pavement weeks
before her son's wedding in 2002,
she rebounded and walked her son
down the aisle. She sought to stay
active after being diagnosed with
Parkinson's disease. After being
struck by a car and suffering a
closed-head injury in 2010, she per-
severed through extensive rehabilita-
tion and learned to walk, socialize
and lead a normal life.
Mrs. Ornstein was an only child,
a devoted daughter to her parents,
who emigrated from Poland before
the Holocaust. She graduated from
Mumford High School in Detroit and
attended Wayne State University.
She will be remembered for her
uninhibited manner of dispensing
advice, her humor and her deep con-
cern for others. Whether telling her
children to wear their coats outside
or her husband to take his pills, she
had many ideas and wasn't afraid
to share them. In recent years, her
proudest achievement was to be a
bubbie and delight in seeing her out-
of-town grandchildren.
Mrs. Ornstein is survived by
her loving husband of 42 years,
Alexander; her children, Charles
(Shari) and Deborah; her grandchil-
dren, Miles and Jude; sister-in-law,
Pauline Woll; nieces, nephews and
many friends.
Contributions may be made to
B'nai B'rith Great Lakes Region,
6735 Telegraph Road, Suite 360,
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301; or the
Michigan Parkinson Foundation,
30400 Telegraph Road, Suite 150,
Bingham Farms, MI 48025, www.
parkinsonsmi.org.
Interment was at Clover Hill
Park Cemetery in Birmingham.
Arrangements by Ira Kaufman
Chapel.

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*They were
wonderful':

We hear kind words consistently. We're proud that
people feel comfortable enough with us to openly tell
us how much they appreciate what we did for them.
In fact, it's this appreciation that drives us to offer the
very best in comfort, compassion and service.

THE DORFMANCHAPEL

SERVING WITH DIGNITY, SANCTITY AND COMPASSION

www.thedorfmanchapel.com

30440 Twelve Mile Road
Farmington Hills • MI 48334
248.406.6000
TOLL FREE 1-866-406-6003
licensed Funeral Directors:
Alan Dorfman, Jonathan Dorfman

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