GILBERT CEIFETZ, 58, of Redford, died Nov. 24. He was the vice president of Dale Investment Company in real estate and property management, and a supporter of the Jewish Association for Residential Care.
Mr. Ceifetz is survived by his sons, Glen Ceifetz of Southfield, Dean Ceifetz of Redford; sister, Shelley Gach of Huntington Woods. He was the loving son of the late Pearl and the late Louis Ceifetz; dear brother-in-law of the late Harold Gach.
Interment at Adat Shalom Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to JARC or the Harold I. Gach Memorial Fund, c/o MSU Development Dept., 4700 South Hagedorn, Suite 220, East Lansing, MI 48823. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.
EDITH FRANKLIN, 78, of Southfield, died Nov. 23.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Roman and Ellen Franklin of West Bloomfield, Phillip and Brenda Franklin, Uri Franklin; grandchildren, Alex, Daniel, Richard, Michael. She was the beloved wife of the late Ervin Franklin.
Contributions may be made to Congregation Shomrey Emunah, 25451 Southfield Road, Southfield, MI 48075. Interment at Beth Tefilo Emanuel Cemetery. Arrangements by Hebrew Memorial Chapel.
HYMAN “HY” HORENSTEIN, 90, of Southfield, died Nov. 23.
Mr. Horenstein was the only surviving member of the deli Horenstein brothers, who had Brother’s Deli on Dexter Blvd. He worked for Lou and Sam before going on his own and opening Max’s Deli with wife, Belle, on Southfield and 13 Mile Road.
Mr. Horenstein was only 11 years old when he started in the deli game on Hastings and Farnsworth; he was a busboy and dishwasher at the original Boesky’s for owner Sam Boesky and helped to cut corned beef in the basement.
His first delicatessen, called Hy Horenstein’s, was on Farmer and Monroe in Detroit. Then came the one on Second Blvd. between Willis and Canfield, then 6 Mile and Santa Barbara in 1942 followed by Dexter and Boston Blvd. with partner Mike Selik. Later, he moved to Livernois and 7 Mile.
He is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Barbara Horenstein of Farmington Hills, Joe Horenstein of Oak Park; daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Fernando Galindo of Hamilton, Ont. Canada; grandchildren, Michelle (Jason) Rosenfeld, Kari (Nickolas) Coburn, Chris (special friend Jennifer Juhlke) Galindo, Jason Galindo, Meegan Horenstein, Charles “Chalkey” Horenstein. He was the beloved husband of the late Helen Horenstein.
Interment was at Machpelah cemetery. Contributions may be made to charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by the Dorfman Chapel.
MONA COHEN, 79, a 50-year resident of Huntington Woods, died Nov. 22. She was an artist, quilter and knitter. Mrs. Cohen was a member of the Quilting Guild, Hadassah and Congregation Beth Shalom and its sisterhood. She was also a volunteer at Federation Apartments, the Fleischman Residence Gift Shop, Meals on Wheels, at Elan Village and the Nature Center in Bloomfield Hills. She often used her knitting and quilting skills in her volunteer work.
Mrs. Cohen is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Linda Cohen of Nashville; daughter and son-in-law, Rosann and Jack Kaufman of Huntington Woods; grandchildren, Emily, Ruth and Abel Cohen, Elana and Ari Kaufman; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ann and Morris Lazaroff of Missouri, Frances Chaiken of Southfield, Lorraine and Leonard Lerner of West Bloomfield; brother and sister-in-law, Leo and Doris Friedman of West Bloomfield; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Sylvia Solomon, Jerry Cohen and Francine Friedman. She was the beloved wife of the late Louis Cohen; dear sister of the late Obbie Friedman.
Interment at Machpelah Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Jewish Home and Aging Services, 6710 West Maple, West Bloomfield, MI 48322 or the Nashville Alliance for Mentally Ill, 2400 White Avenue, Nashville, TN 37204. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.
NORMA GALPER, 98, of West Bloomfield, died Nov. 22.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond and Adele Galper of Farmington Hills, Leonard and Pearl Galper of West Bloomfield, Sol and Estelle Galper of Florida; grandchildren, Jeffrey and Vicky Galper, Marcie and Marc Schechter, Lori and Michael Fullett, Barbara and Barry Feldman, Diane Galper and Bruce Meyers, Terry and Leslie Galper, Mickey and Michelle Galper; great-grandchildren, Lauren and Dana Galper, Erin and Alex Schechter, Andrew and Amie Fullett, Ean and Beth Feldman, Carlee and Erica Meyers, Brea Galper and Jacob Galper. Mrs. Galper was the beloved wife of the late Max Galper.
Interment at Machpelah Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Hospice Home of Farmington Hills. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.
SELMA SIMON, 93, of West Bloomfield, formerly of Pontiac and Southfield, died Nov. 22.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Jeanie Simon of West Bloomfield; grandchildren, Wendy and Tony Sinnott, Bobby and Suzanne Simon, Carol and Fred Berg; great-granddaughter, Rachel Berg. Mrs. Simon was the beloved wife of the late Morris Simon; dear sister of the late Sadie Ressler, the late Lena Ressler, the late Max Goodman and the late Sam Goodman.
Interment at Clover Hill Park Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Jewish Association for Residential Care or Yad Ezra. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.
LEO I. FISHER, 87, of Oak Park, died Nov. 21.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth; son, Steven Fisher of Oak Park; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Arnie Sussman of West Bloomfield; brother and sister-in-law, Art and Lillian Fisher of Southfield; grandchildren, Lara Sussman, Erin Sussman, Ilana Sussman. He was the loving brother of the late Rae Gilroy, the late Mille Graff, the late Harry Fisher, the late Sam Fisher, the late Al Fisher, the late Morris Fisher, the late Edith Tarnowski.
Contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Services and interment at Clover Hill Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Hebrew Memorial Chapel.
SOLOMON KLIMAN, 71, of Farmington Hills, died Nov. 21.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Steve Schooler of Clinton Township; son, Dennis Kliman; sisters and brother-in-law, Florence and Arthur Chafets of West Palm Beach, Fla., Rikki Green. He was the beloved husband of the late Doris Kliman; brother of the late Louis Kliman.
Interment was held at the Hebrew Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders, 17220 W. 12 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48076 or to the Karmanos Cancer Institute, 18831 W. 12 Mile Road, Lathrup Village, MI 48076. Arrangements by the Dorfman Chapel.
LES SILVERMAN, 52, of West Bloomfield, died Nov. 20. He was in the sales promotion business. He is survived by his sons, Keith Silverman, Zachary Silverman; mother, Adline Silverman of West Bloomfield; sister, Renee Silverman of West Bloomfield; wife, Marian Silverman. Mr. Silverman was the loving son of the late Daniel Silverman.
Interment at Clover Hill Park Cemetery. Contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.
DR. DANIEL LEO FOXMAN, 85, of Keego Harbor, died Nov. 19. He was an optometrist in Keego Harbor for over 45 years. Dr. Foxman was a member of the Masons, Lions, Eagles, Club, Jewish War Veterans, a fellow in American Academy of Optometry, life member of Michigan Optometric Association, a past officer of Keego Harbor Chamber of Commerce and a member of Congregation B’nai Israel. He also served in World War II in the Red Arrow 32nd Division in the South Pacific, was a past commander of #361 American Legion and a past president of the Red Arrow Club.
Dr. Foxman is survived by his wife of over 56 years, Miriam Foxman; sons and daughters-in-law, Eric and Pamela Foxman of Florida, Martin Alan and Sheryl Foxman of Montana; daughter and son-in-law, Rachel Foxman and Michael Strickling of Oregon; grandchildren, Jessica and Seth Rosenblatt, Sara and Mark Conway, Shelly and Thomas Cardwell; brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Judy Foxman of California.
Interment in Ohio. Contributions may be made to Congregation Shaarey Zedek B’nai Israel Minyan Fund or Holocaust Memorial Center in West Bloomfield. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.
BORIS PLAVNIK, 88, of Southfield, died Nov. 19.
He is survived by his wife, Fanya Plavnik; sons and daughters-in-law, Alex and Alla Plavnik of Canton, Efim and Lila Plavnik of Chicago; grandchildren, Konstantin Plavnik, Vadim Plavnik, Marina Plavnik.
Services and interment at Mt. Hope Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Hebrew Memorial Chapel.
DR. ALFRED SUSSMAN, 82, of Ann Arbor, died Nov. 19. He received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Connecticut. He then attended Harvard University, gaining his master of arts degree in botany and a doctorate. He was a teaching fellow at Harvard and instructor in micro-biology at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 1949, he was an Atkins Fellow at Atkins Botanical Gardens in Soledad, Cuba.
During World War II, Professor Sussman served in the Medical Corps, rising from private to captain.
In the 1950, he served as a research biologist in the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project and later became a visiting scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island and a Lalor Foundation Fellow. He was promoted to assistant professor of botany in 1953 and associate professor in 1958. Prior to retirement in 1990, he was the dean emeritus at Rackham School of Graduate Studies-University of Michigan.
Professor Sussman’s memberships included the American Chemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Botanical Society of America, Mycological Society of America, Society for Study of Growth and Development, American Society for Plant Physiologists and the Society of American Bacteriologists.
Professor Sussman was the author of two books and had written numerous technical articles. His research on the mold Neuospora gained national attention and contributed greatly to the study of cell metabolism. In 1985, a symposium fund was established in his honor at the University of Michigan. Professor Sussman is survived by his wife, Eleanor Feller Sussman; daughter and son-in-law, Jean Sussman and Ed Lyons of Illinois; sons and daughters-in-law, Paul Sussman and Linda Dallin of San Francisco, Harold and Shekoofeh Sussman of New York; grandchildren, Maya and Leo Sussman, Sabrina and Cyrus Sussman; sister, Evelyn Feit of New Jersey; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Stanley and Joyce Feinman, Beatrice and Harry Kirsch and Rosalyn and Morty Rudin; stepchildren, David Feller, Susan Feller and Leslie Atler. He was the beloved husband of the late Selma Sussman.
Interment at Arborcrest Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Alfred Sussman Fund, Rackham School of Graduate Studies, 915 East Washington, Ann Arbor, MI 48104; University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cancer Center Development Office, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0759; or Congregation Beth Israel, 2000 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel.
LILLIAN FRENKEL, 85, of Southfield, died Nov. 18. She was a volunteer with the Red Cross and headed up a mobile blood unit. She was also a long-term volunteer and devoted friend of the Southfield Public Library.
Mrs. Frenkel is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Donna Frenkel of Marietta, Ga., Dr. Alan and Barbara Frenkel of Farmington Hills; grandchildren, Richard (Andrea) Frenkel, Robin (fiancee Drew Stevens) Frenkel, Elizabeth and Amy Frenkel. She was the beloved wife of the late Leonard Frenkel and sister of the late David Hersh, Ben Hersh, Irving Hersh and Ruth Cohen.
Graveside services were held at Beth El Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions can be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by the Dorfman Chapel.