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RATNER, 89, of Flint,
died Dec. 13, 2013.
Reva was born in
Flint, Aug. 20, 1924, to
Israel and Ida Sendler.
She attended Dort,
Emerson and Northern
High School, graduat-
ing with honors in
1942. She attended the University of
Michigan, receiving her teaching cer-
tificate in 1946. Subsequently, she taught
English at Zimmerman Junior High and
Southwestern High School.
After attaining her master's degree from
U-M, she became a guidance school coun-
selor at Northwestern and Central high
Reva was active in the Flint Jewish
community as a member with her hus-
band, Harry, at Congregation Beth Israel
(CBI). She volunteered to record Flint
Jewish history with cooperation from the
Flint Jewish Federation. Her other volun-
teer organizations were CBI Sisterhood,
Hadassah, March of Dimes, Planned
Parenthood, United Teachers of Flint and
League of Women Voters.
Reva is survived by children, James,
Richard, Shelley and Andy; children-in-
law, Caroline, Marcie and Bryan; sister-in-
law, Sue Sendler; grandchildren, Adam,
Tierra, Evan, Jackson, Elizabeth, Olivia,
Cassidy, Chloe and Harrison; great-grand-
She was preceded in death by her hus-
band, Harry; sister and brother-in-law,
Freda and Sidney Davidson; brother,
Services were held at the Brown Funeral
Home on Tuesday, Dec. 17. Contributions
in Reva's memory may be made to the
Flint Jewish Federation or to the Davidson
Educational and Cultural Center in
ARNIE RUSKIN, 78, of
Margate, Fla., passed
away surrounded by his
family on Dec. 13, 2013.
He is survived by his
wife, Sheila, of 49 years;
son and daughter-in-law,
Michael and Lisa Ruskin
of Coconut Creek, Fla.;
daughter and son-in-law,
Cindy and John Budry of Columbia, S.C.;
grandchildren, Alexa and Evan Budry,
Madelyn and Karly Ruskin; his brother,
"THE TIME YOU SPENT WITH
US AND MY CHILDREN
TALKING ABOUT MY FATHER
AND EXPLAINING THE
PROCESS OF DYING HELPED
MAKE THIS TIME OF SADNESS
AND LOSS TOLERABLE."
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Robert Ruskin of Austin, Texas; sister-in-
law and brother-in-law, Fran and Bob Wolf
of Farmington Hills; loving nieces, neph-
ews and many friends.
Mr. Ruskin was the son of the late
Charles and the late Rose Ruskin.
Contributions may be made to Pap
Corps, P.S. 111 Cancer Chapter, 7331
N.W. 18th St., #106, Margate, FL 33063;
or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Interment was at Eternal Light, Boynton
ROCHELLE SOLOMON, 84, of
Farmington Hills, died Dec. 9, 2013.
She is survived by her son and daugh-
ter-in-law, Norman and Ellen Solomon of
Farmington Hills; daughters and sons-in-
law, Diane and Ronald Saks of Columbus,
Ohio, Amy and Mark Lazare of West
Bloomfield; grandchildren, Stuart (Jodi)
Solomon, Alyse (Jason) Moss, Jordan Saks,
Nathan Saks, Cara Lazare, Jarett Lazare;
many loving nieces, nephews, other family
members and friends.
Mrs. Solomon was the beloved wife of
the late David Solomon.
Contributions may be made to a charity
of one's choice. Arrangements by Dorfman
SHERRY LYNN VOLK,
54, of Okemos, died
Dec. 8, 2013.
She is survived by
her daughter, JoAnne
Ofoli; son, Robert Ofoli
Jr.; parents, Kenneth
and Anita Volk of West
Howard Volk; nieces,
Maia and Ella Volk; many other loving
relatives and friends.
Mrs. Volk was the loving aunt of the
late Shelly Volk.
Interment was at Adat Shalom
Memorial Park. Contributions may
be made to WKAR Public Radio, 404
Wilson Road, Room 212, Michigan State
University, East Lansing, MI 48224,
www.wkar.org; Gift of Life, 2203 Platt
Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, www.
giftoflifemichigan.org; or a charity
of one's choice. Arrangements by Ira