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eastern v irglma JeWlSll IN ews - James M. Kline OBITUARIES WASHINGTON, D.C. -- known by fishing enthusiasts Members " tile cmmt uni wishing to include fimlily obituarie. in The News nuy send them to." SEVA Jewish News, 5029 Corporate James M. "Jimmie" Kline, a native of Norfolk, died of cancer Wednesday, April 1, 1998, at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington. He was 67. Kline was chairman of the board of Mangus Inc., an invest- ment and management company based in Washington. His hold- ings included a number of auto- mobile dealerships and related businesses throughout the region, including Kline Toyota Greenbri- er in Chesapeake. He also owned Kline Tysons Toyota, Kline Nis- san Springfield and Toyota of North Arlington, all in the Wash- ington area, and Kline Collision Repair Center in Alexandria, one of the area's largest automotive repair facilities. Kline began his business career in Norfolk with the Kline Chevrolet franchise. Through the years he acquired and built a number of highly successful automotive retail operations and became one of the nation's largest retailers of Toyota prod- ucts. He was a well known tele- vision personality in both Nor- folk and Washington, a result of appearing in his own commer- cials for more than 25 years. His trademark opening line, "Hi, I'm Jimmie Kline," has become an advertising icon for thousands of television viewers. Kline had been recognized on numerous occasions for his con- tributions to the automotive industry. He served three terms on the Chevrolet National Deal- ers' Council, and his Chevrolet dealership received the Top 200 Chevrolet Dealership award every year. He was named to both the Toyota Board of Gover- nors and the Toyota President,s Council for many years, and Kline Tysons Toyota has received many national service and sales achievement awards. An avid sportsman, Kline hosted "Hook Line and Sinker," a television fishing show in Nor- folk in the 1970s. He was well OUT )F TOWN Military Passover throughout the Chesapeake Bay region for his fishing expertise and love of wildlife. He had par- ticipated in many fishing tourna- ments, and in 1997 his name was entered into the record books for a world record bone fish caught on a salt water fly rod in the Florida Keys. A native of Norfolk, Kline had been a resident of Washing- ton for more than 10 years. He had been active in numerous business and civic organizations in both areas. While in Norfolk, he served as president of the Norfolk Sports Club and the Tidewater Automobile Dealers' Association, and as a director of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and the Sertoma Club. He was also a member of Hampton Roads Forward, the Better Business Bureau and the Norfolk Association of Speakers Bureau. He founded the Kline- Strelitz Scholarship Fund at the Ohef Sholom Temple and chaired the United Jewish Appeal campaign. In Washington, he was on the Endowment Council of the Kennedy Center and the Council of the National Gallery. He was also a patron of a number of organizations including Johns Hopkins University, the Phillips Gallery and the Holocaust Muse- um. Kline attended the Universi- ty of Virginia and served as an aviator in the U.S. navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Adas Israel Congregation in Washing- ton. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Norma Gerwirz Kline, and two daughters, Susan Kline- Massey and Sally Ann Kline, all of Washington. Tile funeral was held April 5 at Adas Israel Congregation, Connecticut Avenue at Porter Street, N.W. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center in Kline's name. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Simon, of Rockville, MD, stated, "We are particularly proud of our unbroken record of commitment to our men and women in uni- form, spanning eight decades of service on behalf of the Ameri- can Jewish community." Thirty three full-time active duty Jewish Chaplains from all branches of service supervised the distribution of supplies. Jew- ish military la)/leaders, certified and trained by JWB Jewish Chaplains Council, supervised distribution in areas without chaplains. JWB Jewish Chaplains Coun- cil placed special emphasis on Jewish personnel stationed in Kuwait and Bosnia, due to the current crises in those regions. Jews stationed in Italy, Japan, Guam, as well as bases all over the world received Passover assistance, as well. Woods Drive, Suite 225, Virginia Beach 23462-4376. Sylvia G. Schor VIRGINIA BEACH - Sylvia G. Schor, 93 wife of the late Judge Benjamin H. Schor, died March 25, 1998. She was the mother of Leyba and Herman S. "Bud" Blumen- thai; and grandmother of Geri J. Wilson of South Pasadena, Calif., Robert A. Blumenthal of Frederick, Md., and Jeffrey A. Blumenthal of Virginia Beach. She also is survived by six great- grandchildren. Services and burial were held in New York City on March 29. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tem- ple Emanuel of the Judeo Christ- ian Outreach Center. Mara K. Auerbach PORSMOUTH - Mara Lynn K. Auerbach, 71, of the 2500 block of Sweerbriar Circle, died March 25, 1998, in a Norfolk hospital. A native of Paterson, N.J., she was a bookkeeper for Murro Chemical Co., Portsmouth and an active member of Hadassah Sisterhood and Women's Divi- sion U.J.A. Survivors include her husband Robert C. Robertson of Virginia Beach; a brother, Dr. Jerome B. Krachman of Franklin Lakes, NJ., two grandchildren(Gerald Joseph Robertson and Erin Allen Myers. A graveside service was held in Cedar Park Cemetery, Emer- son, N.J. Memorial donations may be made to Gomley Chesed Torah Fund and the National Head Injury Foundation. Rebecca B. Chenman NORFOLK - Rebecca Bren- ner Chenman, 77, died March Ntotl Pdvate Client Group Arnold Salasky FinmiM Conflutm 999 Water-dde Drive Norfolk, Virginia 23510 804 446-4095 800 937-0731 Toil Free 16, 1998, in a local hospital. A native of Norfolk, she was an active member of Beth Chaverim, was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Chen- man. Survivors include a son, Franklin David Chenman and a daughter, Miriam Rhoda Chen- man Harris, both of Virginia Beach. A graveside service was held at Forest Lawn cemetery with Rabbi Israel Zoberman and Rabbi Samuel Sobel officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Beth Chaverim build- ing fund, 3820 Stoneshore Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. mard Ludln NORFOLK - Bernard Ludin, 79, of the 1100 block of Liewellyn Ave., died March 26, 1998, in Norfolk General Hospi- tal. Lubin was born in Baltimore, MD., and was a member of Con- gregation Beth El in Norfolk. He -was the vice president of S.C.O.R. in Norfolk and was past president on Congregation Agu- dath Achim in Suffolk. Survivors include his wife, Selma Lubin; two sons, Mike Lubin and Stan Lubin, both of Richmond; three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. A graveside service was con- ducted, at Holly Lawn Cemetery by Rabbi Arthur Ruberg and l_lllaStiititlltIl InllUilillitltil!Ulli|!llili ! I ' r = LISNER i lil ESCROW & TITLE, INC. li CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA ]il (757)382-7676 11 I'1 J {iqnnllllnlllll Ilunnlnul|nUll|||l|llnl YL Conference CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 grown so that it no longer needs American Jewish contributions or direct U.S. Economic aid. ha fact, the reduction in U.S. economic aid was one of the items for dis- cussion with our representatives in Congress, As such, American Jewish influence in Israel is wan- ing. From my friend's perspec- tive, it will make it increasingly difficult for American Jews to enter into the "Who is a Jew?" debate, further alienating Conser- vative, Reform and Reconstruc- tionist movements. It is a danger- ous situation and should be dis- cussed more formally in the future. Erik and Betsy Cooper Serving Tidewater's Jew"mh Families since 1865 We offer Professiomdism, Dig and me Expert Knowledge of Orthodox, Conservative and Reform Jewish Funeral Customs. Cantor Jacob Tessler. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Congregation Beth E1 or Beth Sholom Home of Eastern Virginia. Nathan B. Mendelsohn LAUDERH1LL, Fla. - Nathan B. "Nishie" Mendelsohn, 79, died March 26, 1998 Mendelsohn was a longtime resident of Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Jennie Greenberg Mendelsohn of Lauderhill; a daughter, Helen L. Schacter and her husband, Robert of Los Angeles; two sons, Howard A. Mendelsohn and his wife, Linda, of Virginia Beach, Jeffrey Louis Mendelsohn and his wife, Mar- garet, of Newport News; a sister, Tillie Reshefsky of Norfolk; four granddaughters, Jodi, Andi, Jami and Mariann and four grandsons, Warren, John, Ben and Michael. A graveside service was con- ducted at 2 at Forest Lawn Cemetery by Rabbi Israel Zober- mall. lie knew overst,n,a on a fimeral was not wise. TMt is why he prearranged his funeral with Aluneyer Funeral Home. He w,ed i  to remember him as he wss and use the mon' for more Important mt, The Alune Funeral Home wrks with all 1Mew'met area Symgogues snd.We it a  to,,u Jew you are not completdy  with any of our setvk'es or fadliaes, y will not be durged for that service." . LTMEYER Iauer _ ffuneraL00 goes on... [ [leenqch Rd. ch, va 23462 ,3or  eonvlielce.