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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-10-31

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'Golden Girl'


oldie Friedman Berlin
husband Carl; children, Rose Berlin-
Ostrovitz and husband David, Dr.
Lieberman, beloved wife,
mother, grandmother, great-
Barry Berlin and wife Adele; grand-
grandmother and her family's "Golden
children, Romy Belton and husband
Reid, Ari Davies and husband Emory,
Girl:' died at age 87 on Oct. 19, 2013.
Shana Ostrovitz and companion Lars
She was born in Detroit on May
31, 1926, to Max and Rose
Knepper, Lenny Ostrovitz,
Friedman. She attended
Niki Berlin and Cary
Hutchins Primary School
Berlin; great-grandchild,
and Central High School.
Edynn Davies, and a sec-
ond due in March.
Goldie worked from the time
she was 12 until her retire-
Also survived by
ment at 67. During World
Vern's family: children,
Peggy Ann Lieberman-
War II, she worked the
midnight shift at the Ford
Ziegler, Gary Lieberman;
grandchildren, Jason
Motor Co., inspecting bullet
Ziegler and wife Amy,
Dale Ziegler and wife
Goldie worked in the bank- Goldie Li eberman
ing industry for more than
Stephanie, Aaron Ziegler,
Mara Hawkins and husband
20 years and became the first
Nathaniel; great-grandchildren, Jacob
woman to become an assistant man-
ager for Bank of the Commonwealth.
and Morgan Ziegler; numerous nieces
After moving to Albuquerque, N.M.,
and nephews.
she worked in the business office
She was predeceased by her
of Lovelace Health Care and earned
mother, Rose Finklestein; father, Max
national recognition by winning the Dr.
Friedman; husband, Phillip Berlin;
Frist Humanitarian Award for her work
sisters and brothers-in-law; Yetta
(Syndey) Feldman, Shirley (Morris)
on behalf of patients needing help with
Silbur, Anne (Sam) Fink, George
medical expenses.
After retiring from Lovelace, Goldie
Laksberger, Betty (Ben) Green.
Her family will always keep her in
and her husband, Vern, traveled the
their hearts and think of her when they
world, taking cruises to the far corners
of the globe. She was very involved
see and feel the golden rays of the sun.
In Goldie's own words: "I am going
with the Jewish War Veterans and did
fundraising on behalf of veterans at the to miss selling poppies on Memorial
Department of Veteran Affairs.
Day for the VA every year at Sam's Club
Goldie loved her family and took
and visiting the VA every New Year's
Day — giving them presents. Thanks
great joy in each day, as she would
again for a great life — and imagine
always sing, "I've got the whole world
in my hands:' She was a terrific dancer, living with seven sisters?'
loved sports and fashion.
Goldie's service was held in
She was a powerful life force and
Albuquerque on Oct. 23. Donations
will be greatly missed by her husband,
may be made to the Jewish War
B. Vern Lieberman; sisters, Sonia
Veterans of Albuquerque or a charity
Laksberger, Freda Grossman and
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74 October 31 • 2013



Detroit, died Oct. 21,
She was a principal
in her family business,
Perfection Automotive
Products, started by
her father and later
joined by her late hus-
band, Jerome. Mrs. Ash joined the busi-
ness at the age of 19 and was a thought-
ful partner for 45 years, helping to shape
the direction of the business, a rare role
for a woman in her day.
Her biggest passions were her fam-
ily, her business and Temple Beth El.
She attended every board meeting at
Temple Beth El for the last 30 years.
She supported many of the temple's
endeavors and charitable efforts and was
active in the Arts Committee and the
Historical Archives Committee. Beyond
Temple Beth El, Mrs. Ash was active in
the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan
Detroit and many other Jewish causes.
She was passionate about art and was
a collector of many different types from
classical glass and pottery to Native
American folk art to contemporary
glass. While she appreciated the beauty,
understanding the stories behind the art
was of equal importance to her as well as
connecting with the artists and the entire
artistic community. She was also an avid
Detroit Tigers fan.
Mrs. Ash is survived by her son,
Norman D. Ash of Birmingham; grand-
children, Justin Ash and Marissa Ash;
former daughter-in-law, Diane Ash;
Norman's partner, Pam Dangovian.
She was the beloved wife of the late
Jerome M. Ash.
Interment was at Clover Hill Park
Cemetery. Contributions may be made
to Temple Beth El, Carolyn and Jerome
Ash Appreciation Fund, 7400 Telegraph
Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301, www.
tbeonline.org. Arrangements by Ira
Kaufman Chapel.

West Bloomfield, died
Oct. 26, 2013.
She was a volun-
teer at the Friendship
Circle and a member
of Congregation Beth
Mrs. Baum is sur-
vived by her daughter
and future son-in-law, Natalie Baum and
Nir Weltsher of San Francisco, Calif.;
sons, Steven Baum of Oak Park, Aaron
Baum of Chicago, Ill., David Baum of
San Francisco; brother and sister-in-law,
James and Irene Davis of Wyandotte;
former husband, Elliot Baum; father, Ray
Davis; her pet dog, Ariel.
Contributions may be made to the

Friendship Circle, 6892 W. Maple Road,
West Bloomfield, MI 48322. Interment
was held at Hebrew Memorial Park.
Services and arrangements by Hebrew
Memorial Chapel.


Bloomfield, died Oct. 25, 2013.
She is survived by her daughter, Lisa
Elrom of Waterford; son and daughter-
in-law, Jay and Sandy Colvin of West
Bloomfield; brother and sister-in-law,
Eugene and Judy Malitz of Calabasis,
Calif.; grandchildren, Rachel Elrom,
Joseph (Dayna) Elrom, Jeffrey Colvin,
Steven Colvin and Jaclyn Colvin; many
other loving family members and
Mrs. Colvin was the beloved wife of
the late Wallace Colvin; the sister of the
late Barbara Simons.
Contributions may be made to the
Alzheimer's Association. Interment took
place at the Machpelah Cemetery in
Ferndale. Arrangements by Dorfman


91, of Novi, died Oct.
21, 2013.
She is survived by
her daughters and
sons-in-law, Jackie
and Ron Lorfel of
Farmington Hills,
Kathy and Steve
Sussman of Bloomfield Hills; grand-
children, Elissa (Rabbi Jason) Miller,
Stephanie (Hylton) Gelb, Rachel
Sussman, Hillary Sussman; great-grand-
children, Joshua, Jonah and Talya Miller;
many loving nieces, nephews, other fam-
ily members and friends.
Mrs. Gilson was the beloved wife of
the late Russell Gilson; the sister of the
late Wilbur (the late Jeanette) Kane.
Contributions may be made to a char-
ity of one's choice. Interment took place
at the Clover Hill Park Cemetery in
Birmingham. Arrangements by Dorfman

PERA KANE, 92, of

Denver, Colo., formerly
of Southfield, died Oct.
22, 2013.
She is survived by
her son and daughter-
in-law, Martin Kane
and Beverly Lake of
Trenton; daughter and
c. 1992
son-in-law, Kathryn
Kane and Robert
Shedd of Colorado; grandson, Michael
Kane and his wife, Jung Jin; great-grand-
child, Jesse Kane.
Mrs. Kane was the beloved wife of the
late Irving Kane; the loving sister of the
late Irwin J. "Bud" Shapiro.

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