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Gladys A. Herman Klein Brasch

Gladys A. Herman Klein Brasch, 95, of West Bloomfield, Michigan, died on 17 August 2021.

The Funeral was held at Graveside at Clover Hill Park Cemetery, 2425 E. 14 Mile Rd, Birmingham MI 48009 on Wednesday, 18 August 2021 at 3:00 PM .

Rabbi Joseph Krakoff officiated.

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Interment at Clover Hill Park Cemetery.

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Family and friends will gather for shiva on Wednesday evening, August 18, 2021 following interment at the residence of Elizabeth and Mark Genetti, 10735 Lincoln Huntington Woods MI 48070. Religious services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening.

Gladys A. Herman Klein Brasch, 95, of West Bloomfield, born in Detroit on July 22, 1926 and died on August 17, 2021. Gladys was the remarkable daughter of the late Samuel and Sophie Herman. She was the loving wife of the late Louis Klein and the Charles Brasch.

Gladys is survived by, and will be dearly missed by, her son and daughter-in-law Dr. Steven and Diane Klein and her daughter and son-in-law Elizabeth “Beth” Klein Genetti and Mark Genetti; by Lou’s children, Barbara and Mark Eisenberg and Cheryle Klein Glass; and by Charles’ children, Edwin and Jill Brasch, Helene and Art Indianer, Robert and Karen Schwartz, and Jeffrey and Faith Brasch.

Gladys was the grandmother of Dr. Scott Klein, Leslee (Klein) and Abe Markose, Leigh Genetti Byers and Kevin Byers, Samuel and Rachael Genetti, Brian and Riki Indianer, Stephanie Indianer and Jared Koenig, Stacey Indianer and Adam Zupke, Barrie Schwartz, Joshua Schwartz and Jessica Cole, Mitchell Schwartz, Jonathan Brasch, Seth Brasch, Dena Engel, Brian and Rivah Jacobs, Carrie Jacobs, Rebecca and Shlomie Weiss, Avi and Riva Eisenberg, David and Cortney Glass, Jason and Mychal Glass, and Elisa Glass. Gladys was blessed with 14 great-grandchildren.

Gladys was the loving and devoted sister to her brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Ophelia Herman, and the late Harold and Linde Herman. Gladys is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Gladys will be missed by her family, friends, colleagues and clients for her strength, vivacity, warmth, and intelligence. Gladys was a lifelong member of Congregation Shaarey Zedek.

Gladys received her bachelors degree in Social Work from Wayne State University, where she received a full four-year academic scholarship at the recommendations of her teachers from Commerce High School. She received her Masters Degree in Social Work, again from Wayne State University. Gladys began her career working for Wayne County, at the Hawthorne Center, and in numerous court systems advocating for disabled, abandoned and abused children. She later became the Head of Social Work for the North Dearborn Heights School District, where she devoted herself to mentoring other special education teachers and counseling numerous disabled and mentally impaired children and their parents. At the end of her celebrated career, and before entering into private practice, she served as Superintendent of Special Education for the Wayne-Westland School District, a remarkable achievement for a woman of her generation.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Gladys A. Herman Klein Brasch may do so by making a contribution to:

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