PHILLIP MILLER, 89, of Oak Park,
died Jan. 3, 2014.
A veteran of the Army Air Corps in
World War II, Mr. Miller was a navi-
gator and bombardier for B-17s and
B-24s. A past B'nai B'rith bowler, he was
also a past president of the Chatham
Condo Association of Century Village
in Florida. More than 40 years ago, Mr.
Miller became the founder of Dig-Sum-
Gems and traveled across the United
States, Europe, England, China, South
America and Mexico and became known
as "The Rock Doctor."
He is survived by his children, Shelby
and Harriette Miller of Oak Park,
Richard and Lynn Miller of Westminster,
Calif., Bruce Miller of Howell and
Etta Sue Long of Loxahatchoo, Fla.;
grandchildren, Stacey and Jeff Diskin,
Jason and Shu-huei Miller, Ira Miller,
Caryn and Jason Bock, Scott and Tina
Miller, Brad and Kristin Miller, Shaun
and Ashley Miller, Brian Miller, Alicia
Miller, Jacob and Danielle Long and
Jenna Long; great-grandchildren,
Brittany, Megan, Alyssa, Carter, Logan,
Samantha, Morgan, Jack, Josh, Madisen,
Addison, Gaven, Katelynn and Caleb.
Mr. Miller was the beloved husband
for 64 years of the late Margaret "Marge"
Miller; cherished brother of the late
Julius Miller and the late Maurice Miller.
Interment was at Hebrew Memorial
Park. Contributions may be made to
Jewish National Fund, 78 Randall Ave.,
Rockville Centre, NY 11570; Jewish
War Veterans, c/o Temple Beth El, 7400
Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI
48301; or Yankee Air Museum, 47884 D
St., Belleville, MI 48111. Arrangements
by Hebrew Memorial Chapel.
RUTH K. REICH, 101,
of West Bloomfield, died
Jan. 3, 2014.
She is survived by
her daughters and son-
in-law, Marion (Marn)
Reich of California, and
Judith (A. Jerome) Kroot
of Bloomfield Hills;
sisters, Blanche Rifkin
and Gertrude Goldstein
of New York; granddaughters, Stefanie
Steinberg and Heather Kroot; great-grand-
sons, Levi Steinberg and Ari Kroot.
Interment was held at the Star of David
Cemetery in Florida. Contributions may
be made to Hadassah or to the Susan and
Rabbi Harold Loss Scholarship Fund at
Temple Israel. Arrangements by Dorfman
FRANCES SHERMAN, 89, of Oak Park,
died Jan. 4, 2014.
She is survived by her beloved hus-
band, Morris Sherman; sons, Dr. Stephen
Sherman of Ocala, Fla., Kenneth Sherman
of Southfield; daughters and son-in-law,
Sophia Cohen of Englewood, Ohio, Dr.
Susan (William Hirschhorn) Sherman
of West Bloomfield; sister, Sylvia Mevis;
grandchildren, Michael Cohen, Justin
Cohen, Rebecca (Maurizio) Carcagno
Rodriguez, Shoshana Hirschhorn, Max
Hirschhorn; great-grandchild, Leo; many
other loving family members and friends.
Mrs. Sherman was the mother of the late
Richard Sherman; the sister of the late Mary
Freedland and the late Rachel Snyder.
Contributions may be made to the
Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society. Interment
took place at Machpelah Cemetery in
Ferndale. Arrangements by Dorfman
KENNETH A. SOBLE, 74, of Orchard
Lake, died on Jan. 1, 2014.
He is survived by his beloved wife,
Doree Soble; sons and daughters-in-
law, David and Shelly Soble of West
Bloomfield, Ryan and Jennifer Soble
of Bloomfield Township, Brett and
Christina Soble of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.;
daughters and son-in-law, Hydee Soble
of Waterford, Staci and John Weyer of
Waterford; brother and sister-in-law,
Jerry and Marilyn Soble of Orchard
Lake; grandchildren, Noah, Zoe, A.J.,
Hannah, Rebecca, Alana, Jack, Charlotte,
Rocco and Giana. He is also survived
by many loving nieces, nephews, other
family members and friends.
Mr. Soble was the brother of the late
Dr. Allen Soble. Contributions may be
made to the Fresh Air Society or to a
charity of one's choice. Interment was
held at the Clover Hill Park Cemetery in
Birmingham. Arrangements were made
by Dorfman Chapel.
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