FRED FUTERMAN, 75, of Boynton Beach, Fla., formerly of Detroit, died Aug. 19, 2001.
He is survived by his wife, Trudy; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Howard and Sharon Futerman of California; daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Cheryl and Dr. Kenneth Ostrow of California; sister, Paula Urbach; sister-in-law, Rose Duke; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Irving and Lael Himelhoch; grandchildren, Jeremy and Aaron Futerman, Alyssa and Zachary Ostrow.
Interment in Florida. Contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. This announcement was placed at the request of the family by the Ira Kaufman Chapel.
KATHERINE SCHNEIDERMAN, 89, of Southfield, died Aug. 19, 2001. She was a member of Women's American ORT.
Mrs. Schneiderman is survived by her daughter, Patty Conway of West Bloomfield; son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Barbara Schneiderman of Bloomfield Hills; grandchildren, Steve and Stacey Eisenberg-Conway, Lisa Eisenberg-Conway, Koos Eisenberg-Conway, Lauren Schneiderman and fiance Craig Aronoff, Scott Schneiderman, Lisa and Keith Hietanen, Todd and Cheryl Matthews, Rob and Kelly Saven; great-grandchildren, Emma and Molly Conway, Hunter and Sammy Hietanen, Nicholas Saven and Isabella Matthews; sister and brother-in-law, Victoria and Charles Fabio. She was the beloved wife of the late Solomon A. Schneiderman.
Interment at Beth El Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.
NICKOLAY TOLCHINSKY, 83, of Ann Arbor, died Aug. 19, 2001.
He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Vladimir and Natasha Tolchinsky of Ann Arbor, Alexander and Marina Tolchinsky of Brussels, Belgium; grandchildren, Ilya Tolchinsky, Anatol Tolchinsky, Michael Tolchinsky, Alicia Tolchinsky. Mr. Tolchinsky was the beloved husband of the late Sarah Tolchinsky.
Contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. Services and interment at Arbor Crest Memorial Park Cemetery in Ann Arbor.
Arrangements by Hebrew Memorial Chapel.
IDA ZABEL, 88, of Southfield, died Aug. 19, 2001.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jerald and Vivian Zabel of Southfield; daughter, Francine Zabel; sister, Rose Bogorad of Delray Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Larry, Martin and Marnie. She was the beloved wife of the late Max Zabel; sister of the late Cele Goldstein.
Interment was held at Westwood Cemetery in Inkster. Contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by the Dorfman Chapel.
Rabbi Avrohom Pam, one of the most respected voices in the fervently Orthodox Jewish community, died early Aug. 17, 2001 of cancer.
Pam, who was 88, was one of eight members of Agudath Israel of America's Council of Torah Sages and longtime dean of Yeshiva Torah Vodaath in Brooklyn.
In 1997, Pam gave the opening lesson for a group of 18,000 at a national celebration marking the completion of the Talmud cycle, an event for religious Jews who read a page of Talmud each day.
In 1990, he helped found the Shuvu network of religious schools in Israel for immigrants from the former Soviet Union. He also was an advocate for education for Jewish immigrants to the United States.
Remembered as unassuming, Pam insisted before his death that no eulogy be given at his funeral, so the service consisted solely of prayers and psalms.
Thousands of mourners turned out for the occasion, even though many local Orthodox Jews spend their summers in the Catskill Mountains.
Born in Russia, Pam came to New York as a child. He studied at Yeshiva Torah Vodaath and began teaching there in 1937.
Pam was known for his strong statements against corruption and criminal activity among fervently Orthodox Jews.
Referring to a scandal in which four Chasidic Jews in suburban New York obtained presidential pardons, allegedly in exchange for their community's support for Hillary Clinton's Senate campaign, Pam this spring called for "making immediate and intense efforts to make Orthodoxy synonymous once again with honesty and integrity."
Pam lived in a small house in Brooklyn and, though he had been ill for several years, continued to walk the two blocks from his home to the yeshiva, using one of his wife's shopping carts as a walker.
A few weeks ago he brought his hospital bed and doctor with him, so he could speak at a parlor meeting to raise money for the Shuvu schools.
Pam was buried in a cemetery in Queens, N.Y. He is survived by his wife Sarah, three sons and several grandchildren.
IDA TATELBAUM, 103, of Detroit, died Aug. 17, 2001.
She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Marjorie and Milton Bieber of Florida, Alice Coan of Florida; son and daughter-in-law, Arthur and Elsie Tatelbaum; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Tatelbaum was the beloved wife of the late Samuel Tatelbaum.
Interment at Mt. Judah Cemetery in New York. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.
ROZA ZERNITSKAYA, 88, of Southfield, died Aug. 17, 2001.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Zina and Vladimir Kotlyar of Oak Park; grandchildren, Leon Kotlyar, Paul Kotlyar; great-grandson, Brandon Kotlyar.
Contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. Interment at Hebrew Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hebrew Memorial Chapel.
MORTIMER BERNHARDT, 81, formerly of Atlantic City, N.J. of West Bloomfield, died Aug. 16, 2001. Mr. Bernhardt was a diamond and fine jewelry dealer on the Boardwalk when World War II broke out. He was drafted and served in the infantry and was captured in the invasion of Sicily on July 10, 1943. He came home when the war ended in 1945. He was disabled due to slave labor and marching in Germany during freezing weather.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jacqueline Goorland Bernhardt; sons and daughter-in-law, Ric and Gail Bernhardt of Bloomfield Hills, Greg Bernhardt of New York, N.Y.;
granddaughter, Justine Sarah Bernhardt. Interment in Beth Kehillah Cemetery in Egg Harbor, N.J. Contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by the Dorfman Chapel.
ANN BERRY EISLER, 93, of West Bloomfield, died Aug. 16. She was a member of Adat Shalom Synagogue and its sisterhood, B'nai B'rith and Hadassah. She also was a volunteer at Borman Hall and did Braille volunteer work.
Mrs. Eisler is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Francey and Allen Sager of Canada, Pauline and Bob Lewert of Florida; grandchildren, Michele and Brian Tobias, Lisa and Arnie Cowan, Alana and Michael Greenberg, Hilary and Michael Crows; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Erin Cowan, Brandon Tobias and Jordan Greenberg. She was the beloved wife of the late Millard Eisler; loving daughter of the late Harris and the late Gertrude Berry; dear sister of the late Louis Berry, the late Ben Berry, the late Bertha Dworkin, the late Ester Berry and the late Jack Berry.
Interment at Clover Hill Park Cemetery. Contributions may be directed to the Hospice Home of Farmington Hills, 2594 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48336. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.
DENNIS FOSTER, 59, of West Bloomfield, died Aug. 16, 2001. He was a self-employed television producer.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Carol Foster; sons, Richard Foster of Ohio, Michael Foster of West Bloomfield, Sander Foster of Stockbridge; grandchildren, Elinor and Thomas Foster; brother and sister-in-law, Sheldon and Dorothy Decker of Livonia; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Morry Greener of West Bloomfield.
Interment at Machpelah Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.
LOUIS CALFIN, 76, of Oak Park, died Aug. 15, 2001. He is survived by his sons, Chris Calfin of Napa, Calif., Todd Calfin of West Bloomfield; sisters, Jean Moore of Huntington Woods, Betty Letvin of Southfield.
Contributions may be made to Parkinson's Foundation, 30161 Southfield Road, Suite 119, Southfield, MI 48076 or to a charity of one's choice. Interment at Beth El Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hebrew Memorial Chapel.
BERNICE KUNIN, 79, of Southfield, died Aug. 15, 2001.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Alfred Kunin; daughters and sons-in-law, Jacqueline and Stewart Cohen of West Bloomfield, Susan and Ronald Ross of Huntington Woods; grandchildren, Jason Cohen, Aric (Alyssa) Cohen, Adam Ross.
Interment at Roseland Park Cemetery in Berkley. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, 17220 W. 12 Mile, Southfield, MI 48076 or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by the Dorfman Chapel.
EVELYN KAY COLE, 82, of Huntington Woods, died Aug. 14, 2001.
She is survived by her son, Richard "Rick" Cole of Southfield. Mrs. Cole was the beloved wife of the late John "Jack" Cole; loving daughter of the late Joseph Zitomer and the late Reva Zitomer; dear sister of the late Joan "Nonie" Zitomer and the late Marilyn Weiss.
Interment at Beth El Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to the Special Olympics. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.
RUTH REIFLER HAFFNER, 80, of Troy, died Aug. 12, 2001. She was a retail sales consultant.
She is survived by her daughter, Marsha Brooks of Troy; sister and brother-in-law, Roslyn and Morris Fierberg. Mrs. Haffner was the beloved wife of the late David Haffner; loving mother of the late Leslye Phillips.
Interment at Machpelah Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.
SANDRA FEINSTEIN HARRIS, 65, former Detroiter of Lafayette, Calif., died Aug. 14, 2001.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Dr. Benjamin Harris; daughters and son-in-law, Wendy and David Robinow of Corte Madera, Calif., Jill Harris of San Francisco, Dorey Harris of San Francisco; granddaughter, Marissa Robinow.
Services and interment in California. Contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. This notice was placed at the request of the family by the Dorfman Chapel.