VERNE M. PRIMACK,
D.D.S., passed away at
the Denver Jewish
Hospice in Denver,
Colo., on March 19,
2013, where he had
resided since 2007.
Dr. Primack was a
graduate of the Dental
School of the University
of Michigan and served as a captain in
the U.S. Army Dental Corps. In 1959, he
moved to Saginaw, where he practiced
dentistry for 40 years. He served as presi-
dent of the Saginaw Dental Society, was
appointed to the State of Michigan Board
of Dentistry and was a regent of the
Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity.
A Renaissance man who never stopped
giving of himself, Dr. Primack served as a
member of the Saginaw Township School
Board, a sponsor of the Can-America
Games, and, after he retired from den-
tistry, as a volunteer for CASA, as a court
appointed special advocate assisting
foster children, and, in Denver, helping
Russian immigrants to prepare for their
Dr. Primack was a former member
of the Saginaw Country Club and a
board member of Temple B'nai Israel
in Saginaw and Hebrew Educational
Alliance in Denver. A proud alumni of
the University of Michigan and member
of the Henry P. Tappin Society of the
University, Dr. Primack, with his wife,
Naomi, initially established and spon-
sored the first interdisciplinary Robert
D. Moyers Symposium on Cranio-Facial
Growth and Development, now in its
Dr. Primack is survived by his wife
of 56 years, Naomi; his sons, Brian of
Cambridge, Mass., Scott (Deborah) of
Denver, Glenn (Marla) of Milwaukee,
Wis.; his grandchildren, Samantha, Kyle,
Henry and Jake Primack; his sister, Gere
Baskin of Birmingham; his brother,
Marvin Primack (Bune) of Stockton,
Contributions may be made to the
Organ Transplant Research Unit of
Massachusetts General Hospital, 165
Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA
02114, attn: Dr. Tyrone Latin. Funeral
arrangements were made by Feldman
Mortuary, 1673 York St., Denver, CO.
Burial took place at Golden Hill Cemetery
in Lakewood, Colo.
80, of West Bloomfield,
died April 14, 2013.
He is survived by his
sons and daughter-in-
law, Mitchell Rechter,
and Ron and Nancy
Rechter; daughter and
son-in-law, Brenda and
David Steuer; grandchil-
dren, Adam, Brandon and Jamie Steuer,
Kasey, Cory and Kyle Rechter; brother-in-
law and sisters-in-law, Dr. Gilbert and Dr.
Jackie Mayor, and Dolly Mehr; many lov-
ing nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was the beloved husband of the late
Marge Rechter; the loving brother of the
late Roberta and the late Jerold Sprague;
the devoted son of the late Nathan and
the late Flora Rechter.
Interment was at Clover Hill Park
Cemetery. Contributions may be made to
the Alzheimer's Association, 20300 Civic
Center Drive, #100, Southfield, MI 48076,
www.alzgmc.org; Friendship Circle,
6892 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield,
MI 48322, www.friendshipcircle.org; or
Temple Israel, Healthy Community, 5725
Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield,
MI 48323, www.temple-israel.org .
Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.
RONA SCHWARTZ, 79,
of Las Vegas, Nev., for-
merly of Michigan, died
April 12, 2013.
She was a volunteer
with Pontiac Women's
Shelter and Hadassah.
She is survived by her
husband of 59 years,
sons and daughter-in-law, Howard and
Robin Schwartz of West Bloomfield, Eric
Charles Schwartz of New Berry Park,
Calif.; sister, Violet Brooks of Oak Park;
grandchildren, A. Jacob Schwartz, Louis
Edward Schwartz, Samantha Claire
Schwartz, Michael Richard Schwartz,
Brandon Scott Schwartz.
Mrs. Schwartz was the loving mother
of the late Stacie Joan Schwartz; dear
daughter of the late Leslie and the late
Contributions may be made to
Friendship Circle, 6892 W. Maple Road,
West Bloomfield, MI 48322. Interment
was held at Workmen's Circle Cemetery,
Turover Section in Clinton Township.
Arrangements by Hebrew Memorial
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