Posts Tagged ‘Obituary’

Aug. 21, 1981 issue of the JN ad. In this ad, New York Carpet World is offering one-half off scholarships for “Jewish Boys and Girls to the Yeshivah Nursery Program.”

Looking Back At Irving Nusbaum

From the DJN Foundation Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History Mike Smith Detroit Jewish News Foundation Archivist I read the recent obituary in the JN for Irving Nusbaum. His passing was a topic of conversation and sadness among some of the folks I know. Personally, I did not know Nusbaum and am sorry I…

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Ari Fuld

Terror Victim Ari Fuld, 45, Laid To Rest In Kfar Etzion

Thousands of people gathered at the Kfar Etzion cemetery in Israel just before midnight Sept. 16 to eulogize and lay to rest Ari Fuld, a 45-year-old father of four living in Judea whose fight against the terrorist who stabbed him earlier in the day earned him acclaim throughout the country as a hero. “You were…

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Aretha Franklin sings “My Country ‘Tis Of Thee” at the U.S. Capitol during the first inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009.

RIP, Queen Of Soul

Aretha Franklin’s connections to Jewish songwriters and producers. Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think” and her signature song, “Respect,” died Aug. 16, 2018, in Detroit at age 76 of pancreatic cancer. Jewish producers played a large role in Franklin’s career, according to a story…

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Detroit Jewish News June 16, 1944 edition put out during World War II

World War II – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

Recently, Arthur Horwitz, executive editor/publisher of the JN, told me about a note he received from Eugene Driker, who found an obituary in the Davidson Digital Archives for his cousin, who died during the Anzio invasion of Italy in May 1944. This was a fierce battle. Although he was a child at the time, Driker…

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Remembering a woman who felt called to serve after Pearl Harbor

Capt. Ethel Shilmover Grossman of Southfield — wife, mother, grandmother, devoted registered nurse, community leader and decorated WWII veteran — passed away at age 95 on March 13. Born in Baltimore, Md., on Aug. 19, 1921, Ethel was the eldest of four children of Celia and Israel Shilmover. Israel was a veteran of WWI. Ira…

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William “Bill” Farber

Family man gave generously to transform the community William “Bill” Farber was a generous philanthropist, an astute businessman, a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and a loyal friend. He passed away on March 25, 2017, after a valiant battle with a long illness. He was 85. After retiring from a successful career in the pharmaceutical…

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A Dreamer Who Made Dreams Happen

Marvin Yagoda was a dreamer with an outsized sense of fun. Marvin, who died of a heart attack Jan. 8, 2017, at age 78, will be remembered by generations of Detroiters as the founder of Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum, a Farmington Hills emporium of antique coin-operated toys, carnival games, pinball machines, video games and more.…

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Good-bye Marvelous Marvin

Marvin Yagoda, founder of the popular Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum in Farmington Hills, died Sunday, Jan. 8. He was a pied piper who drew kids and families into his crowded museum to play games, win tickets and turn them into prizes — and to be fascinated by the new and historic arcade games he collected…

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From The Driver’s Seat: Bill Berman always enjoyed the ride

To a man like Bill Berman, who had a sea of friends, I may seem like the most unlikely person to shed light on who he was as a person. However, I was fortunate to have a somewhat unique relationship with Bill during his later years. At 69 years my senior, Bill was a close…

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A Visionary Jewish Communal Architect

Mandell “Bill” Berman  – 1917-2016 Mandell “Bill” Berman of Franklin was a visionary businessman and philanthropist who devoted much of his leadership to shaping the future of the Jewish community. Bill Berman passed away at his home in Long Boat Key, Fla., on Dec. 21 at age 99. “Philanthropy and education are my passion,” Bill…

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