Noted Jazz Man
effrey Marx, 62, of Bingham
Farms, died Dec. 16, 2013.
Born and raised in Detroit, the
tenor saxophonist has been playing the
horn since 1973 with his work showcased
coast-to-coast and in Europe.
From his early years in San Francisco
to playing with the greats in New York,
Detroit and Chicago, Jeff has left his mark
on the world of jazz. His distinctive style
has been compared to a combination of
John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and Joe
Jeff's interest in jazz began in Detroit
while he was a young man. From his
earliest recollection, jazz was his music
of choice. Seeking to learn more, in the
1970s, he made it to Berkeley, Calif., to
study with Hal Stein on the West Coast. In
Oakland and San Francisco, the jazz scene
was hot; and Jeff played with greats like
Eddie Henderson and Mark Levine.
Once jazz was in his blood, he went to
New York for 14 years, where he played
Jazz Festival in 2002 and 2003. Between
with Reggie Workman, Steve Slagle,
guitarist Kevin McNeil, Donald Byrd,
Chicago, Detroit, New York, Memphis,
Little Rock, Ark., Milwaukee and Ann
Ed Schuler, Jim Pepper, Gene Jackson,
Ira Coleman, Santi DeBriano and Dave
Arbor, he was busy playing at notable
Stryker, among others. For five years,
clubs, jazz societies and concert halls.
he co-led in Second Sight with John
He also recorded many CDs and
Esposito, Jeff Siegel and
albums over the last 20
years, including Flying with
Dave Douglas, who was
named Downbeat's musician
the Comet by the group
of the year in 2000.
Second Sight (recently
Increased visibility led
reissued on SunJump).
Jeff to tour overseas, where
The group featured Dave
he played in the Cascais
Douglas on trumpet, Alan
Portugal Jazz Fest and
Murphy on bass along with
throughout Europe. In
John Esposito, piano, Jeff
addition, he played at the
"Siege" Siegel on drums and
Greenwich Jazz Festival and Jeffrey Marx
Fred Barryhill on percus-
for Columbia College radio
sion. Second Sight was a
in New York. Although sad,
five-year project that was a
he was honored to play for the National
vital part of the New York jazz scene of
Radio memorial program for his former
the late 80s.
colleague Jim Pepper.
In 1999, Jeff recorded Reaching for
Since 1993, Chicago had been Jeff's
a Star for the late, great Don Bennett,
which also featured Malachi Thompson
home. He played at the Montreux Detroit
on trumpet, Jesse Davis on alto sax and
Harrison Bankhead on bass.
Jeffrey Marx was the beloved son of
Martin Marx and the late Bernice Marx;
cherished brother of Fern Marx and the
late Jamie Marx. He is also survived by
many loving cousins and his lifelong
friends, dating back from his years at
Pepper Elementary School through his
graduation at Oak Park High School in
1969, many of whom were there with
him as he died at his parents' home on
Bingham Lane in Bingham Farms.
Interment was at Adat Shalom
Memorial Park. Contributions may be
made to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund,
2601 E. Chapman Ave., Suite 204,
Fullerton, CA 92831, www.sweetrelief.org ;
Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network,
6555 W. Maple, West Bloomfield, MI
48322, www.jewishhospice.org ; or Yad
Ezra, 2850 W 11 Mile Road, Berkley, MI
48072, www.yadezra.org . Arrangements
by Ira Kaufman Chapel.
ustin Friedland, was laid to rest
in New Jersey on Dec. 19, days
after being shot to death Dec.
15, 2013, during a carjacking after shop-
ping in the parking garage of The Mall
in Short Hills, N.J., west of Newark.
Friedland, 30, an attorney from
Hoboken, N.J., refused to give up his
keys because his wife, Jamie Schare
Friedland, who grew up in the Detroit
area, was still in the car.
"The victim had opened the door for
his wife; she had started to get in the
vehicle Carolyn Murray, acting Essex
County prosecutor told the New York
Post. As he got to the driver's side, and
BATYA BERLIN, 87, of
Southfield, died Dec. 13,
Mrs. Berlin was born
Feb. 4, 1926, in New
York City. She was a
longtime family thera-
pist and a teacher of
Torah for many years
at Temple Israel. She
studied with rabbinic scholars here and at
kallot at every opportunity.
Mrs. Berlin is survived by her sons
54 December 26 • 2013
started to get ready to enter the vehicle,
"Dustin was the most chivalrous per-
he was approached by two males and
son:' said Jamie Friedland, 27, also an
was shot before he entered his vehicle:"
attorney, during the memorial service,
Friedland's wife was not wounded.
according to a New York Daily News
"Police say two men drove
story. "He would run to make
off in the couple's silver Range
sure he opened the car door
Rowe said a FoxNews.com
before I got there, for me.
report. The SUV was found
There wasn't a bag anyone
the next morning in Newark,
ever carried in Dustin's pres-
about eight miles away.
ence that he didn't help with.
Jamie Friedland is the
Dustin always did the right
daughter of Keith and Agnes
Schare of Farmington Hills.
Jamie talked about how they
Agnes Schare is director of
met at Syracuse University
residential health services
Law School, how he would
at Fleischman Residence/
drive through snowstorms
Blumberg Plaza in West Bloomfield.
to see her, his quick wit and insatiable
The funeral was held at Beth Am
appetite for everything from food to life.
Shalom synagogue in Lakewood, N.J.
But it was the slain lawyer's mother-
CBS 2 New York
and daughters-in-law, Jonathan Berlin
and Barrie Balter of New York, Daniel
and Carol Berlin of New Jersey; daughter,
Sarah Berlin of West Bloomfield; grand-
children, Jessica Berlin, Rebecca Berlin
and Avi Novick, Benjamin Berlin and
David Berlin; sister and brother-in-law,
Edna and Seelig Lewitz; many loving
nieces and nephews.
She was the beloved wife for 51 years of
the late Dr. Allen Berlin.
Interment was at Machpelah Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Temple
Israel, Dr. Allen and Batya Berlin Scholar-
In-Residence Fund, 5725 Walnut Lake
Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48323, www.
temple-israel.org; or a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.
ROSE MARIE CAIN, 85, of Novi, died
Dec. 16, 2013.
She is survived by her daughter and
son-in-law, Anita and Mark Stevens; son
and daughter-in-law, Merrill and Brandy
Cain; grandchildren, Joey and Ben
Stevens, and Braylon and Brogan Cain.
in-law, Agnes Schare, who got some sad
laughs when she recalled how a cousin
told her, "I wish we could just clone
him for all the girls:' the Daily News
According to various reports, the
police are searching for two armed and
dangerous black men in their 20s, who
were seen driving through the mall
parking lot in a green Subaru before the
Jamie's Manhattan law firm is offer-
ing a $10,000 reward for information
leading to the arrests of the carjackers.
The Taubman Company, which owns the
mall, is offering an additional $20,000,
and rewards by other Crimestopping
organizations have brought the total to
more than $60,000.
Mrs. Cain was the
beloved wife of the late
Dr. Leonard Cain; the
devoted daughter of the
late Sam and the late
at Clover Hill
be made to a charity
of one's choice. Arrangements by Ira