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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-04-04

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of Waterford, died
March 29, 2013.
He was born in 1935
in Detroit. Joseph was
a successful life insur-
ance agent and financial
counselor. He married
Janice (Ronald) Smith
c. 1963
in 1962, and they raised
their family in Oak Park
and then Southfield before moving to
Waterford. Joseph was a devoted husband,
father and grandfather who cherished time
with family and friends above all else. He
loved fishing, boating, being outdoors,
being active in the community and lending
a hand to neighbors. In his later years, he
developed a fondness for Texas Hold'em.
When it came to living and loving, Joseph
Mr. Smith is survived by his loving wife
of more than 50 years, Janice of Waterford;
three sons, Jeffrey of Fremont, Ind., Jay of
Clarkston and Justin of Boulder, Colo.; his
beautiful grandchildren, Joshua, Liana, Kai
and Audrey; sisters, Beatrice Sidman and
Betty Clahsen of West Bloomfield.
He was the son of the late Harry and the
late Ella (Rifkin) Smith.
Contributions may be made to an orga-
nization of one's choice. Interment was

held at the Adat Shalom Memorial Park
Cemetery in Livonia. Arrangements by
Dorfman Chapel.


West Bloomfield, died
March 29, 2013.
He is survived by his
wife of 53 years, Judith
Stein; son and daughter-
in-law, Dr. Steven and
Debbie Stein of Sylvan
Lake; daughters and
sons-in-law, Sheryl and Eric Berke of
Toronto, Ontario, and Debra and Kevin
Spizizin of Bloomfield Hills; grandchildren,
Madeline and Jonah Stein, Aron and Jeremy
Berke, Jason, Ivan, Jacqueline and Nicole
Spizizen; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerald
and Carolyn Stein of Miami, Fla., and Dr.
Sheldon and Jackie Stein of Las Vegas, Nev.;
sister, Beverly Bedol of Beechwood, Ohio;
many loving nieces and nephews.
He was the dear brother-in-law of the late
Justin Bedol.
Interment was at Adat Shalom
Memorial Park. Contributions may be
made to Providence Health Foundation-
Cancer Cure Fund, 22255 Greenfield Road,
Suite 228, Southfield, MI 48075; or a char-
ity of one's choice. Arrangements by Ira
Kaufman Chapel.


Farmington Hills, died
March 25, 2013.
She is survived by her
daughters and son-in-
law, Leanne Carmichael,
and Lori and Mark
Cohn; son, Dr. Thomas
Stone; grandchildren,
Ryan and Taylor Cohn, Alex and Scott
Stone, and Morgan Carmichael; sister,
Collette Rosner; brother-in-law and
sister-in-law, Charles and Barbara Stone;
loving nieces and nephews.
She was the beloved wife of the late
Edward Stone.
Interment was at Beth El Memorial
Park. Contributions may be made
to Michigan Humane Society, 30300
Telegraph Road, Suite 220, Bingham
Farms, MI 48025, www.
michiganhumane.org; or a charity
of one's choice. Arrangements by Ira
Kaufman Chapel.

and Deleska Crocket, Emily Grekin and
Chris Russell, and Adam Zitomer; great-
grandchildren, Maya, Lily, Zoey, Abby,
Neve and Kara.
Mrs. Zitomer was the beloved wife of
the late Abe Zitomer.
Interment was at Beth El Memorial
Park. Contributions may be made to the
Ann Arbor Symphony, 220 E. Huron,
Suite #470, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, www.
a2so.com. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman

RUTH ZITOMER, 96, of Ann Arbor, died
March 30, 2013.
She is survived by her daughter and
son-in-law, Linda and Roger Grekin of
Ann Arbor; son, Michael Zitomer of
Palm Springs, Calif.; grandchildren, Joe
Grekin and Jenn McKee, Josh Grekin

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