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The Detroit Jewish News, 2014-04-10

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NORMA BOXMAN, 93,
of Southfield, died
March 30, 2014.
She is survived by
her daughter, Beverly
Boxman of Southfield;
son and daughter-in-
law, Bruce and Susan
Boxman
Boxman of Farmington
Hills; sister, Sonia Glaser
of West Bloomfield; grandchildren, Julie
(Jeffrey) Backus, Jeffrey (Lisa) Boxman;
great-grandchildren, Roman, Desmond,
Lyra; many loving nieces, nephews, other
family members and friends.
Mrs. Boxman was the beloved wife of
the late Frank Boxman; the sister of the
late Minnie (the late Robert) Stein; sister-
in-law of the late Jack Glaser.
Contributions may be made to the
Children's Tumor Foundation or the
Alzheimer's Association-Greater Michigan
Chapter. Interment took place at the
Adat Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery
in Livonia. Arrangements by Dorfman
Chapel.

DAVID FRIED, 82, of
Northville, died April 3,
2014.
He is survived by his
sons
and daughters-
11,
in-law, Don and Pam
Campion of Commerce
Township, Douglas
Fried
Campion, Dale and
Susan Campion of
Florida, Sue Campion; daughter and son-
in-law, Janice and Rob Bannon; sisters and
brothers-in-law, Fran Gutman Chernow
and Andrew Chernow of Cortland, N.Y.,
Elaine and Max Fertel of West Bloomfield;
grandchildren, Jeremy and Sophia
Campion, Jeff Campion, Ryan Reaver,
Chelsea and Lorenzo Dominguez, Sarah
and Michael McCanney, Clay Campion,
Elizabeth Campion, Laura Campion,
Tyler Campion, Brian Campion, Eric and
Krysten Campion, Jon Campion; great-
grandchildren, Hasan Campion, Umar
Campion, Asiya Campion, Landon Reaver,
Milo Dominguez, Olivia Dominguez,

Sydney Dominguez, Maebelle Jean
McCanney; many loving nieces, nephews,
great-nieces and great-nephews.
Mr. Fried was the devoted father of the
late Darryl; beloved husband of the late
Jean Fried.
Contributions may be made to
Congregation B'nai Moshe, 6800 Drake
Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322; or Yad
Ezra, 2850 W 11 Mile Road, Berkley, MI
48072. Interment was held at Glen Eden
Memorial Park in Livonia. Arrangements
by Hebrew Memorial Chapel.

WILLIAM B. GILBERT,
96, died March 28, 2014,
in Los Angeles, Calif.,
surrounded by family.
He was born April
26, 1918, in Detroit and
was then a resident of
Franklin. He will be
Gilbert
greatly missed by his
family and friends.
Mr. Gilbert is survived by his devoted
wife of 54 years, Gloria; his children,
Diane Gilbert (Geoff), Lynn Webb,
Kenneth Gilbert, Donna Gilbert (Peter),
Cathy Louchheim (Mark); six grandchil-
dren; one great-grandson.
Private services were held in Los
Angeles.

SHARI A. GRINTER,

63, of Farmington Hills,
died April 4, 2014, after
a lengthy illness.
She was an educator
for the Ypsilanti School
District for 16 years.
She taught language
arts to sixth, seventh
and eighth grades and
drama. She was also an instructor with the
Detroit Public Schools for 12 years. She
taught sixth, seventh and eighth grades in
English.
Mrs. Grinter was active with many
youth projects in Detroit and Flint. She
was involved in parks and recreation as a
director both in Flint and Ypsilanti dur-
ing her college days. She was a member

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of the Temple Israel sisterhood, was active
in religious school events and was a vol-
unteer for the annual book fair and SOS
Homeless Project. She participated in
Federation's Mitzvah Day for many years
and served as site coordinator.
Mrs. Grinter was a theater enthusiast
and published playwright. Her list of
hobbies were reading and spending time
at her cottage up north, boating and
tubing. She was a member of Sigma Nu
Phi Sorority and the Michigan Reading
Council.
She is survived by her wonderful hus-
band, Robert; sons, Michael and Jonathan;
beloved pets, Starsky and Hutchinson
"Hutch;" sister, Marilyn Kwiker of Los
Angeles; niece, Tracy, also of California;
nephew, Scott (Dr. Rita Sadowski) of
Massachusetts; many other special family,
friends and colleagues.
Contributions may be made to the
Hermelin Brain Tumor Center. Interment
took place at the Temple Israel Gardens
of Beth El Memorial Park Cemetery
in Livonia. Arrangements by Dorfman
Chapel.

REVA JACOB, of
Bloomfield Hills, died
April 4, 2014.
She is survived by her
daughter and son-in-law,
Jaynie and Steven Craig
of West Bloomfield;
grandchildren, Steven
Jacob
R. and Alix Craig, and
Andy Craig; many
nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grand-
nephews.
Mrs. Jacob was the beloved wife of the
late Robert B. Jacob; the cherished mother
of the late Bobby Jacob; the devoted
daughter of the late Samuel and the late
Sarah Goldberg; the loving sister of the
late Irving Goldberg, the late Adolph
Goldberg and the late Bernice Kramer; the
dear sister-in-law of the late Adele "Dolly"
Goldberg and the late Hyman Kramer.
Interment was at Clover Hill Park
Cemetery. Contributions may be made
to Jewish Federation of Metropolitan
Detroit, Reva and Robert B. Jacob Fund,
6735 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI
48301, www.jewishdetroit.org; Michigan
Humane Society, 30300 Telegraph Road,
Suite 220, Bingham Farms, MI 48025,
www.michiganhumane.org; or Michigan
Animal Rescue League, 790 Featherstone,
Pontiac, MI 48342, www.
michigananimalrescueleague.org .
Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.

ROBERT LEVISON, 88,

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of Bloomfield Hills, died
April 5, 2014.
He is survived by
his wife, Patty Smolen
Levison; daughter and
son-in-law, Sharon and

Jonathan Tucker of West Bloomfield; son
and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Sandy
Levison of Florida; grandchildren, Jessica
and Jeffrey Mindell, Darrell Levison, Keith
Levison and Jenna Levison; great-grand-
daughter, Clara Mindell; nieces and neph-
ews, Julie and Dr. David Shonkoff, Joel H.
Goodman, and Karen and John Mucha;
first cousins, Charlie and Randi Federman.
Mr. Levison was the devoted son of the
late Sydney and the late Lillian Levison;
the loving brother of the late Ruth
Goodman; the dear brother-in-law of the
late Sam Goodman.
Interment was at Machpelah Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Michigan
Animal Rescue League, 790 Featherstone,
Pontiac, MI 48342, www.
michigananimalrescueleague.org ; or
the Michigan Humane Society, 30300
Telegraph Road, Suite 220, Bingham
Farms, MI 48025, www.
michiganhumane.org . Arrangements by
Ira Kaufman Chapel.

ROBERT A. MITTELDORF, 79, died
March 29, 2014, at his home surrounded
by his loving family after a long battle with
pancreatic cancer.
Born on Oct. 25, 1934, and raised in
Michigan, the son of Morris and Ida
Mitteldorf, he married his first and only
love, Peggy, in 1961. He served in the
Air Force Reserve in 1959 and moved to
California in 1970.
In his early years, he worked in insur-
ance but found his true calling in the
commercial collection industry, initially
buying into an ongoing agency, Creditors
Adjustment Bureau Inc., and then becom-
ing its president and CEO. He eventually
replaced his partners in the business with
his family, first his son Brian in 1989 and
then his son-in-law Ken in 1992. Under
Mr. Mittledorf's tutelage and guidance,
they became a force to reckon with in the
industry and worked diligently to expand
the company into one of the most success-
ful collection agencies in California.
Bob's primary passion was to ensure
the happiness and wellbeing of his family.
He was the patriarch and took his respon-
sibilities as such very seriously but with
great joy. He also loved travel and tennis.
He and Peggy have explored the entire
world over and particularly enjoyed luxury
cruises. He became a member of the
Braemar Tennis Club in 1974 and could be
found on the courts playing singles three
days a week even after his cancer diagno-
sis. He was also an avid L.A. Clipper fan
and season ticket holder from the "dark
days." Bob particularly enjoyed fine wine,
granola, Maras biscotti, Dijon mustard
and chicken with ketchup. He could rock
short shorts and matching sweat suits like
nobody's business and had particularly
strong beliefs about wearing dress shoes
with no socks.
Bob has left in his wake an almost

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