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ve Black died Dec. 26. She was a senior family preferred member who joined the club in 1959. Black was born in Wysock, Poland, in 1930. While she was an infant, her family immigrated to Saskatchewan, and later moved to Quebec City, where she gradu- ated from King George High School. Her family then moved to British Columbia, where Black graduated with a degree in nutrition from University of British Columbia. She came to Portland to complete her dietetics internship in 1950. Black’s career included working as a dietician at The Portland Clinic, Crestview Convalescent Center, and the Robison Jewish Home. She also saw private clients, designing personal nutrition plans. She volunteered at her children’s schools, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Planned Parenthood and Temple Beth Israel, and was dinner chairperson for the Children’s Charity Ball. Survivors include her husband, Herbert; son, Daniel; daughter, Leslie; one grand- child; one great-grandchild; sisters, Ethel Wertmen and Bena Shuster; and brother, Louis Shuster.


Meredith L. Fisher died Dec. 29. He was a senior preferred member who joined the club in 1944.


Fisher was born in Fessenden, N.D., in 1922. He graduated in pharmacy from North Dakota State College in 1944, and was a member of the Kappa Psi fraternity. Upon Fisher’s graduation, his family moved to Portland and purchased Lents Rexall Pharmacy. Fisher worked alongside his father, Ed, until Ed’s retirement. Fisher was involved with the Lents Masonic Lodge No. 156 and was active in the local Lents community. He served as an officer in the Oregon State Pharmaceutical Association and was appointed to serve two terms on the Oregon State Board of Pharmacy. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.


Survivors include his brother, Noman; daughters, Joyce Burns and Beverly Inglesby; and six grandchildren. His wife, Betty, died in 2004.


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Harold H. Saltzman died Jan. 15. He was a senior family preferred member who joined the club in 1965.


Saltzman was born in Portland in 1925. He was a standout pitcher for Lincoln High School, and was later elected to the Portland Interscholastic League Hall of Fame. He attended University of Oregon, where he studied business. He became a Hall of Fame pitcher and was elected to Friar’s Club, but first interrupted his studies to enlist in the U.S. Marines to serve in World War II.


After college, Saltzman began a successful professional baseball career, culminating in his becoming the most expensive trade ever from the Pacific Coast League to the majors. He interrupted his baseball career to re-enlist in the Marines to serve in the Korean War, and rose to the rank of captain.


After his baseball career, Saltzman went into the lumber business, eventually creating American International Forest Products, which he sold to Forest City Enterprises in 1968. He had a number of other business successes, including his role as CEO of White Swan, Ltd., a company founded by his wife, Ruth. Saltzman served as the president or chairman for numerous charitable organizations, including the Portland Exposition-Recreation Commission, the Zoomsi Auction, Portland State, Catlin Gabel School, the Jewish Federation of Portland, Temple Beth Israel, and the Portland chapter of the Anti-Defamation League. Upon his retirement he served on the board of New Avenues for Youth, and became active with Central City Concern, Oregon Food Bank, and the Neveh Michael Home for Abused Children in Israel.


Survivors include his wife; daughters, Debbi Saltzman and Cindy Pinkus; sons, Stephen and David; and six grandchildren. Nancy M. Chernoff died Jan. 19. She was a senior preferred member who joined the club in 1971.


Chernoff was born in New York City in 1941. She became a resident of Portland 40 years ago. Survivors include her sons, Scott


and Graham. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel. William Sherertz died Jan. 20. He was a senior family member who joined the club in 1998.


Sherertz was born in Upland, Calif., in 1946, and grew up in Bandon. He attended Willamette and Oregon State universities, graduating from OSU in 1965. In 1980 he became the CEO of Barrett Business Services, which he ran successfully for the rest of his life.


Survivors include his wife, Kimberly; and


children, Sarah, Alex, Elizabeth and Cole. He was preceded in death by his son Jason. Richard J. Brownstein died Jan. 24.


He was a senior family member who joined the club in 2003.


Brownstein was born in Los Angeles in 1930. He attended Reed College and received his law degree from the Willamette University College of Law in 1953. He served both institutions on their boards.


Brownstein was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 1953 and practiced for 20 years with the firm that was ultimately named White, Sutherland, Brownstein & Parks. In 1973 he was the founding partner of Brownstein, Rask, Sweeney, Kerr, Grim, DeSylvia & Hay, LLP. He actively prac- ticed with that firm until his death. Brownstein was a retired colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He was general counsel of the Housing Authority of Portland from 1960 to 2004. He was a member of the Portland Civil Rights Committee, the Oregon Advisory Committee of the U.S. Civil Rights Committee, the Committee on Integration of Portland Schools of the Portland City Club, and chairman of the Metropolitan Human Rights Commission. Brownstein was actively involved in


the Portland Jewish community. He was president of Portland Lodge, B’nai B’rith, Congregation Neveh Shalom and the Institute of Jewish Studies; vice president of Jewish Federation of Greater Portland; a director of Mittleman Jewish Community Center; and a member of the board of governors of B’nai B’rith International.


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