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Lois Fishman

Lois Fishman, 87, of West Bloomfield, Michigan, died after sunset on 25 May 2022.

The Funeral was held at IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL on Friday, 27 May 2022 at 1:00 PM .

Rabbi Steven Rubenstein officiated.

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Interment at Beth Abraham Cemetery.

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The family of Lois Fishman will be gathering through the evening of Wednesday, June 01 at the residence, 3150 Parkland Drive, West Bloomfield MI 48322.

Shiva will be held outdoors, and masks are required at all times. Family and friends will be gathering Saturday through Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Religious services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings.

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Lois Fishman, 87, of West Bloomfield, Michigan died surrounded by her loving family shortly after sunset on 25 May 2022. Lois was predeceased five months by her husband of 67 years, Nat Fishman.

Growing up in Detroit, Lois took two buses to school at Central High school each morning. Her family was no stranger to long journeys either: her father, Harry Goldberg, immigrated from East Europe to Galveston, Texas before landing in Detroit and marrying Jeanette (Katz) Golberg who went the distance as a strong balabusta.

Lois’ ease with people and entrepreneurial streak took her everywhere from working in a bakery as a teenager, to co-founding a lucite retail business called My Sister’s Place, a matchmaking business called Your Dateline, and a charity in honor of her parents that distributed complete Thanksgiving meals to families in need. She also volunteered for the PTA and the National Council of Jewish Women’s CASA program.

She married Nat in 1954 and they raised their four children amongst a village of extended family and close friends — hosting holidays,simchas, and poolside parties, all with incredible home cooked food. While she liked nice things, people meant more. Lois’ friends were a huge part of her life and when not with family, she was with “the girls” on the phone, playing tennis, or having lunch.

The Goldberg clan was large and very tight knit, including the late Edward (Miriam) Goldberg, the late Herbert (Irene) Goldberg, Madeleine Rosenfeld (and her late husbands, Irwin Posner and Jerry Rosenfeld), Sharon Balamut (and her late husband Michael Balamut and current partner Dave Moran), and Nate (Nancy) Goldberg. She was the beloved mother of Graham (Sue) Fishman, Jill Farber, Jodee (Roy) Raines, and Jayme Fishman; wholly adored grandma of Jarrett Fishman, Amanda (Ben) Lesnick, Brandon (Erin) Fishman, Justin Farber, Hailey (Jordan) Farber, Merrick Hirschman, Ayla Raines, Jasmine Hirschman, and Zoe Raines; and great-grandmother to Oakley Fiona Lesnick. She is also remembered by many loving nieces and nephews.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Lois Fishman may do so by making a contribution to:

National Council of Jewish Women
26400 Lahser Road, Suite #306
Southfield, MI 48033
(248) 355-3300
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Jewish National Fund
42 East 69th Street
New York, NY 10021

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