Notes for STANLEY JAY BESBRIS:
Son of Max S and Sarah Francis "Feiga" (Reingold) Besbris.
Born: December 6, 1916 in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.
Died: May 20, 2011 in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.
Buried: May 23, 2011 in Jewish Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.
September 12, 1918 - 115 E Ratterson, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.
1942 - 1881 Ravine Rd R 4, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.
Married: Gloria ? Unknown in Unknown. She married (1) Hy Tuchman Unknown in Unknown.
BESBRIS, Stanley Jay
Passed away Friday evening, May 20, 2011. Stanley was born in Kalamazoo, MI on December 6, 1916 the son of Max and Sarah Besbris and was a lifelong resident of this area. He graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School in 1934 and from Western State Teachers College (WMU) in 1938. He was active in journalism at both schools and was editor of the 1937 Brown and Gold Western's yearbook. After graduation from college, Stanley joined the Max Besbris and Sons Meat Packing Company. He was president of the company for over 30 years. He was a life member of the Kalamazoo Masonic Lodge #22 and a life member of the Kalamazoo Elks Lodge #50. He also was a member of the Congregation of Moses, B'nai B'rith and an associate life member of Hadassah. Stanley had open heart surgery at Borgess Hospital in 1973 and was active in the Renewed Hearts Club for many years. He loved sports, especially golf and bowling. He participated in both sports and was a member of several local leagues. After retirement, he and his wife spent many winter in Florida. He had numerous friends there and enjoyed golf and other activities in the sunshine state. He is survived by his wife, Gloria; step-son, Jeff Tuchman of Maryland; two step-grandchildren, Scott and Rachel Tuchman in Maryland; a sister, Bedonna Ashapa in Massachusetts; a sister-in-law, Celia Besbris; and a brother-in-law, Larry (Sandy) Rose of Kalamazoo. He is also survived by many dear nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his step-son, Victor Tuchman; and a brother, Norman Besbris. Services will be held Monday, May 23, at 11:00 o'clock at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 South 9th Street, with Rabbi Harvey Spivak officiating. There will be no visitation. Interment will be in Jewish Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to the Congregation of Moses or to the Covenant Senior Day Program. www.langelands.com