Obituaries from page 65
ZELDES, 85, passed
away peacefully at her
home in Rancho
Bernardo, Calif., on Jan.
25, 2014, surrounded by
She was born on April
14, 1928, in Detroit to
Anne (Rabinowitz) and Charles Averbuch.
She grew up in Detroit and graduated
from Cass Technical High School. In 1949,
friends took her to a dance, where she met
a handsome, newly discharged navigator,
Sherman Zeldes. They married in 1950
and later moved to Southfield, where they
raised three children.
In 1992, she and Sherman moved to San
Diego, where she adopted Tuffy2, a Shih-
Tzu, whom she adored for 18 years.
Mrs. Zeldes was an expert knitter and
did beautiful needlepoint work. She also
enjoyed playing tennis and golf as well as
mah Jong and canasta, and in her later
years became an avid bridge player.
The highpoints in Erma's life were all
centered on her family: her son becoming
a doctor (every Jewish mother's dream),
the marriages of her children and the joy
of her grandchildren. She was much loved
and will be missed by all who knew her.
Mrs. Zeldes was preceded in death by
her dear husband after 52 years of mar-
She is survived by her son and daugh-
ter-in-law, Geoff and Samantha (Bloom);
grandson, Max of Washington, D.C.;
daughter and son-in-law, Ronni and Joel
Rice; granddaughters, Hannah and Sarah
of Los Angeles; daughter and son-in-law,
Mickey and Scott Russman of Petaluma,
Calif.; sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn
and Joe Hacker of Lauderhill, Fla.; many
nieces and nephews.
Contributions may be made to Hadassah
or B'nai B'rith. Family can be contacted at
P.O. Box 5423, Petaluma, CA 94955.
ZUCKERBERG, 70, of
West Bloomfield, died
Feb. 3, 2014.
He was a hairdresser
and owner of Robert Z
Salon in Farmington.
Mr. Zuckerberg is
survived by his wife, Kay
Hall Zuckerberg; sons and daughters, Erik
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and Sue Zuckerberg of West Bloomfield,
Brian and Beth Zuckerberg of Arizona;
Kay's children, Deborah and Dennis Pellar,
and Daniel Pinder; grandchildren, Max,
Rachel and Maya Zuckerberg, and Ashly
Marr; brother and sister-in-law, Harvey
and Irma Zuckerberg of Lansing; sister-in-
law, Joyce Ward.
Interment was at Beth El Memorial
Park Cemetery. Contributions may be
made to the Holocaust Memorial Center,
28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington
Hills, MI 48334, www.holocaustcenter.org .
Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.
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Gordon Zacks, Adviser
To First President Bush
Gordon Zacks, a founder of the
Republican Jewish Coalition and an
unofficial adviser to George H.W. Bush,
died Feb. 2, 2014. He was 80. Zacks, a
businessman who also was chairman of
the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School
named for his mother, was among the
co-founders of the RJC in 1985.
"As one of the early leaders of the
RJC, Gordy helped to establish the
organization as a big tent, where Jewish
Republicans from across the Republican
spectrum could engage in building, on a
national scale, a respected and effective
Jewish Republican presence in our party
and in our community:' RJC National
Chairman David Flaum said.
For Bush, as vice president and
president, Zacks served as an unofficial
adviser and confidant on Israel-U.S.
relations, the Middle East peace pro-
cess, Soviet and Ethiopian Jewry, and
the American Jewish community.
Zacks traveled to more than 100
countries and made over 100 trips to
Israel and the Middle East.