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OFFEN SAM Beloved husband of the late Hyla Selma Offen. Cherished father of Jerry (Karen) Offen, and Gail Offen (Dr. Randy Samuels). Survived by his companion and dear friend Ellen Gitlin. Dear brother of Nathan Offen (Gloria Lack) and Bernard Offen (Krysia Lapczynska-Ryba), and the late Miriam Offen. Brother-in-law of Robert Lesser (the late Elaine and the late Lois Zamler Lesser), the late Morton (the late Elaine Lesser), and the late Helen Offen. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Dr. James and Joani Lesser, Dr. Lanny and Debby Lesser, Jeffrey and Sheryl Lesser, Ellen and Dr. Les Siegel, Carolyn Lesser, Jay and Leslie Offen, Michael Offen, Ruth Offen, Gail and Jeffrey Klepfisc, Dr. Suzanne and Russell Wolfe, and the late Nancy Lesser, his loyal customers, and loving friends. SERVICES 11 A.M. WEDNESDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT BETH ABRAHAM CEMETERY.

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Diana Bensman11/14/2012

Mr. Offen (as I called him) was a wonderful, loving person. As a former customer of his - he was always with a smile and made me feel special even after he retired.

Daniel Burns11/14/2012

Sam was great man who lived an extraordinary life. I am glad to have met him, to have heard his story and to have read his book. Despite surviving the Holocaust, Sam lived an ambition life and had a very positive attitude. My condolences to the family of Sam.

Gail Gargaro-Storer11/14/2012

Sam was a wonderful, kind soul. Quite a history as he was a tenant of my fathers, Ave of Fashion, my husband and I went to school with Ellen, and my husband was a customer of Bob's at the Country Squire Shop. I worked for Fidelity Bank at Maple and Woodward and loved reconnecting and servicing Sam's shop. Condolences to his loving family.

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