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Sep 26, 2003 -  Max Weinberg obit

 

DAVID SACHS Senior Copy Editor

Max Weinberg took pride in his role in automotive history. an electrochemist working in the industry, he was instrumental in developing the chrome plating process that made the glistening cars of '50s and '60s shine on and on. Mr. Weinberg died Sept. 22, 2003, at age 89. He had been in declining health for the past several years. But it was with his grassroOts work in the Jewish community where the Southfield resident also left a shining legacy. His late wife, June, for 10 years headmaster of Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit in Farmington Hills, worked hand-in-hand with him to help develop Jewish youth and improve the quality of life of Jewish seniors. They were a team they spent hours at night talking about Iiiilel," said daughter Susan Weinberg of Farmington Hills. "If a major deci sion was about to be made, she always ran it by my dad." Mr. Weinberg and his wife were leaders at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield in programs for both young and old. "Their heart and soul was into giving up of their time," said son Jerome Weinberg of Florida. When their children were grow - Mg up, the couple were involved with all the synagogue's youth groups and Mr. Weinberg served on the Men's Club board. "The two of them started the seniors group at Shaarey Zedek which was a springboard for the seniors groups at other syna- . gogues," said Susan. "They got the idea and started the ball rolling. They were called in by the other synagogues like Temple Beth El and Temple Israel who wanted to know how did you get started. They said, `this is what we do)-- and the rest is history." Mr. Weinberg and his wife also were founders of the Inter-congregational Seniors Group, which hosts an annual luncheon for local synagogue seniors groups. Mr. Weinberg, who had a master's degree in chemistry from the University of Michigan and belonged to the American Society of Chemical Engineers, was very precise and analytical in his demeanor. "My father was a brilliant man," said his daughter. He thought that calculators were for sissies. He'd say, 'Can't you add that in your head?' "He would figure out everything in his head. And he was always right he had that kind of mind." Mr. Weinberg also loved magic. Any opportunity to watch a magician, he'd take it. "For my mom and clad 's 45th wedding anniversary party at Shaarey Zedek, we brought in macicians and he got to participate as their assistant,' said Susan. The synagogue was his life, said his daughter. Even after his health failed, even when the weather was lousy, he was at Shaarey Zedek for Shabbat services. Mr. Weinberg is survived by his daughter, Susan Weinberg of Farmington Hills; son, Jerome Weinberg of Florida; sisters, Eve Weiss, Gertrude Meyerowitz; sister-in--law and brother-in-law, Lorraine and Henry Cohn. He was the beloved husband of 58 years of the late June Weinberg; dear brother of the late Abe Weinberg. Interment was at Machpelah Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the seniors group at Congregation Shaarey Zedek. Arrangements by Ira Kaufman Chapel. E 

 

Detroit Jewish News

 

 

Apr 28, 2000 - June Weinberg obit

 

Love Wisdom And Tootsie Rolls DAVID SACHS Staff Writer as it the warmth and openness of executive director June Weinberg that set the flavor at Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit during the mid-1970s and '80s? Or was it the tons of Tootsie Rolls she gave out so freely? A generation of Hillel alumni, now in their 30s, fondly remember their "Tootsie Roll Lady." Mrs. Weinberg, 81, of Southfield, died April 20 from complications of a stroke. "She was a mentor, a grandma and a friend," said 1984 graduate Francine Hermelin Levite of New York City. "Her door was always open. I think that it was so important to know that there was someone who was there to talk to. She made every kid feel she was their closest friend. "One day she might be reprimanding the class and the next day we're all in her office eating Tootsie Rolls," Levite said. Jay Must of Bloomfield Hills, a 1981 Hillel grad, spent many hours in her office, just to talk. "The respect Mrs. Weinberg gave me led me to view her as a friend and a trusted adult confidante," he said. Hillel's current development director, 1983 grad Marianne Milgrom Bloomberg, compared the charm of the school then to a shtetl, a Jewish village or extended community, with Mrs. Weinberg being the "Golda Meir of Hillel." . Rabbi Irwin Groner of Congregation Shaarey Zedek spoke at her funeral April 23 at Ira Kaufman Chapel and had to turn to a Yiddish word to best describe the magic that enabled Mrs. Weinberg to reach out to people so effectively. "She had sachet," said the rabbi. "It means practical wisdom. It means an insight into people and situations. It means knowing what to say and what not to say, what to do and what not to do. And to whom and when and how." Although she retired from Hillel in 1984, Mrs. Weinberg did not relent from her active involvement with Shaarey Zedek. When her children were growing up, Rabbi Groner said, Mrs. Weinberg's home was a place where young people gathered "an extension of the synagogue itself." After retiring from Hillel, she continued with sisterhood and, along with her husband Max, was among the founders of Shaarey Zedek Seniors. It was the Weinbergs' idea and efforts that established the annual Jewish seniors' inter-congregational luncheon. In the late 1930s and early '40s, the former June Rouff and her sister Edna were secretaries to Jimmy Hoffa, during his early years with the Teamsters Union. Hoffa, whom June's youngest sister Lorraine Cohn remembers as being very warm and personable, would visit them at their parents' house every Saturday morning for breakfast. And the sisters would join Hoffa each Opening Day for the trek up Trumbull Avenue from Teamsters' headquarters to watch the Detroit Tigers start their season. During that period, June met Max Weinberg when the young chemist from Ironwood rented a room in her parents' house. She married him in 1942 and quit her Teamsters job four years later to raise their children. Daughter Susan Weinberg recalled her mother as a wordsmith who often sent original poetry to friends and relatives instead of greeting cards. She was also a wizard at Scrabble and would defiantly tackle complex crossword puzzles in ink. Said son Jerome Weinberg, "My mom was a lady of grace and wisdom. She loved her family and synagogue more than anything else." Mrs. Weinberg is survived by her husband, Max; daughter Susan of Farmington Hills; son Jerome of Florida; grandson Jason Weinberg; sister and brother-in-law Lorraine and Henry Cohn of Auburn Hills. She also was the dear sister of the late Edna Smiler and the late Stewart Rouff. Interment was at Machpelah Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Congregation Shaarey Zedek Seniors.❑ 

Detroit Jewish News

 

 

 

Descendants of Harry Z Weinberg

1   Harry Z Weinberg b: 25 Oct 1885 in Lithuania d: Sep 1971

.. +Etta Gershgol b: 1890 in Russia

*2nd Wife of Harry Z Weinberg:

.. +Anna Friedman b: 1885 in Kovno, Lithuania m: Mar 1912 d: Deceased

........ 2   Max Weinberg b: 30 Aug 1914 in Ironwood, Michigan d: 22 Sep 2003

............ +June Rouff b: 08 Jun 1918 in Detroit, Michigan m: 26 Jul 1942 d: 20 Apr 2000 in Southfield, Michigan

................... 3   Susan Weinberg

................... 3   Jerome Weinberg b: 29 Dec 1951

........ 2   Gertrude Weinberg b: 21 Apr 1917 in Ironwood, Michigan

............ +Bernard Meyerowitz b: in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania d: 27 Mar 1997 in Valparaiso, Indiana

................... 3   Roberta Meyerowitz b: 26 Oct 1939 in Baltimore, Maryland

....................... +Donald Kamin m: 1960

................... *2nd Husband of Roberta Meyerowitz:

....................... +George Lewis m: 19 Apr 1982

................... 3   Wayne Meyerowitz b: 07 Jun 1943 in Valparaiso, Indiana

....................... +Carol

................... 3   Jeffrey Meyerowitz b: 08 May 1949 in Valparaiso, Indiana

....................... +Cheryl b: in Lincoln Park, Illinois m: 14 Oct 1980

................... 3   Audrey Meyerowitz b: 25 Jun 1953 in Valparaiso, Indiana

d: 19 Sep 2003 in Saline, Michigan

....................... +Neal Belitsky b: 26 Jun 1951 in Brooklyn, New York

........ 2   Abe Weinberg b: Apr 1919 in Ironwood, Michigan d: 14 Mar 1978 in Chicago Heights, Illinois

............ +Charlotte b: 27 Jun 1915 m: in Chicago, Illinois d: 12 Jan 1987 in Chicago Heights, Illinois

................... 3   Wayne Weinberg b: in Chicago, Illinois

....................... +Cathie

................... 3   Nancy Weinberg

....................... +Mark Horvath

........ 2   Eve Dorothy Weinberg b: 05 Oct 1922 in Ironwood, Michigan

............ +Sam Wenet b: 10 Jan 1923 in Chicago, Illinois m: 21 Dec 1947 in Chicago, Illinois

d: 02 Jun 1997 in Chicago, Illinois

................... 3   Gary A Wenet b: 01 Jun 1950 in Chicago, Illinois

....................... +Andrea Williams b: in Skokie, Illinois m: 1989 in Seattle, Washington

................... 3   Risa Wenet b: 1953 in Chicago, Illinois

....................... +Michael Rapoport b: 09 Jan 1949 in Chicago, Illinois m: 11 Sep 1972 in Chicago, Illinois

................... 3   Marc Aaron Wenet b: 1955 in Chicago, Illinois

....................... +Debora Walker b: in Ohio m: 1987 in Seattle, Washington

........ *2nd Husband of Eve Dorothy Weinberg:

............ +Alvin Weiss b: 27 Dec 1915 in Chicago, Illinois m: 21 Sep 1986 in Chicago, Illinois

d: 02 May 2003 in Chicago, Illinois

 

 

 

 

 

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