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Bernard Hirsch, a resident of Southfield, Michigan, died on August 7th, 2020 at the age of 100. Funeral services arranged by The Dorfman Chapel.

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Location of Service:
Private Graveside Services
Date of Service:
Monday August 10th, 2020
Time of Service:
3:00 PM  
Interment at:
Oakview Cemetery, 1032 N. Main St, Royal Oak, MI
See the cemetery location map
Rabbi Elliot Pachter  
Shiva Information:
A virtual Shiva will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:15PM until 8:30PM by Zoom session. Religious services will be held each evening at 7:30PM. To join the Zoom Shiva please Click Here

or dial: 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 856 4695 8646  

Charitable contributions:
The Holocaust Memorial Center
28123 Orchard Lake Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Phone: (248)553-2400

or to CHAIM- The Children of Holocaust Survivors Association of Michigan
C/O Holocaust Memorial Center
Zekelman Family Campus
28123 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington, MI 48334-3738  

Family Members:
Holocaust Survivor Bernard Hirsch, 100, died peacefully surrounded by his family on August 8, 2020. Bernard was born on May 28, 1920, in Petrovice, Czechoslovakia. He served in the Czechoslovakian Army. As the Germans were closing in, he left the army and went into hiding. His entire family were taken to the camps and never to be heard from again. He survived the war, hiding in the forest until the Jews in Czechoslovakia were liberated. Bernard then met his wife Hermina. They came to the United States through Canada shortly after they wed, lived in New York before moving to Detroit in 1953. Bernard jointly owned Sam’s Carpet Cleaning company until retiring at age 85. His love of family and Jewish traditions was instilled in each of our generations. He was a beloved life-long member of Congregation B’nai Moshe. His passions were horse racing, playing cards with his friends and loved the Detroit Tigers. Going downtown to coney island for hot dogs became a family tradition, always ordering heavy chili and onions.
Bernard is survived by his wife of 73 years, Hermina; sister-in-law Eta (Sam of blessed memory) Moss and Hilda (Jack of blessed memory) Wasserman, sons Henry (Caryn) Hirsch, Daniel (Cindy) Hirsch, and Steven Hirsch; grandchildren Stacey (Brian) Jeffries; Ryan (Lori) Hirsch, Andrea (Michael) Hirsch, Julie (Aaron) Friedman, Jessica (Zach) Shenitsky, and Michelle Wayne; and great-grandchildren Sylvia, Isaac, Sam, Ruthie, Zev, Alex and Lyla and many nieces and nephews here and in Israel.  
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