Mary Kamen

15-May-1935 - 06-Feb-2021

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Kamen, Mary

Condolences to the family of Mary Kamen (AH).  The private graveside funeral service was held on Sunday, February 7th, 2021 at 3:30 pm at the Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery.  Please note, the recorded video of Mary Kamen’s (AH) graveside funeral service is currently not available. Rabbi Sholom Galperin officiated.  May her memory be for a blessing. Mary Kamen, 85, last surviving child of Dina and Zalman Kamen, passed away February 6, 2021. She was predeceased by her siblings and their spouses, Albert (Sylvia) Kamen, Sam Kamen and Charles Kamen, all of Windsor; Cecilia (Sally) (Henry) Solomon of Oak Park, MI; and Shirley (Milton) Weiner of Rochester, NY.  Mary is survived by loving nephews and nieces, Stephen (Marsha) Kamen, the late Samuel (Karen) Kamen, the late Richard Arthur Kamen, all of Windsor; the late Jerome (Julia) Solomon of West Bloomfield, MI; Carol (Allan) Weiss of Farmington Hills, MI; Robert (Susan) Solomon of Mercer Island, WA; Daniel (late Miriam) Weiner of Brookline, MA; Gary (Diana) Weiner of Bozeman, MT; Wendy (Liam) Eng of Bellevue, WA; David Weiner of Rochester, NY.; many great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. Devoted to her family and interested in all their lives, Mary lovingly met all their needs, took wonderful care of her brothers in their final years, and was warm and hospitable to those who visited her. Mary embraced the Jewish concept of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world, publicly, privately and anonymously. She was a supporter and member of WIZO-Hadassah, JNF, Israel Bonds, the Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor Symphony Orchestra, and was honored as Woman of the Year by Emunah Women. Mary was dedicated to Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue, serving on the Board of Directors, being active in its Sisterhood, attending services, sponsoring lectures and concerts, setting up shalosh seudot, and enjoying Torah study and holidays.In her own quiet way, Mary did much for other people, asking nothing in return, except maybe for a ride home. Always thinking of others and in service to the community, Mary was generous in her philanthropy. She endowed an annual scholarship for minority students at the University of Windsor; and provided a general use donation to the Wanda and Harry Zekelman International School for Chabad Leadership in Oak Park, ensuring the ongoing operations of the school in perpetuity. Known as the Bubby of the Cheder, Mary dedicated a classroom at the Lubavitch girl's school in Oak Park, and spent her birthdays there, being entertained by the children. When Mary could no longer go to Oak Park, the children would come to Windsor to celebrate her birthday. Mary also supported Rabbi Galperin and the Chabad of Windsor. Mary enjoyed attending art fairs, art galleries and museums. She was a self-taught artist, painting landscapes in oil, self-published a book of poetry, and volunteered as "Miss Mary" tutoring public school children in reading skills. Contributions in Mary's memory may be made to Shaar Hashomayim or Chabad of Windsor.

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Mary Kamen

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