Julius Ugent obituary
Julius M. Ugent Julius M. Ugent of Milwaukee died Oct. 21 of heart disease. He was 90. Born in Lithuania, he lived in Chicago for a few years, then came to Milwaukee in 1912. He was in partnership with his sister, the late Ethel Mullen, and his late brother Jacob Ugent in Ugent Furs on 10th and Burleigh streets. In 1938, he moved to Beloit, where he was proprietor of J.M. Ugent Furs until he retired in about 1975. He belonged to Temple Meno-rah, attending services every night, recalled his son, Alvin (Beverly) of Bayside. He also was a member of the Jewish Community Center Senior Men's Club. "He is famous for his rendition oflfl Were a Rich Man from Tiddler on the Roof" added Alvin, "and even though he is not a professional singer, he sounded more like Tevye than the people who played him, because that's the way he talked." He often performed the songs at meetings. "He was just loved by everyone," his son continued. "I don't think anyone disliked him ever. He was loved by everyone who met him." In addition to Alvin, Ugent is survived by son Donald F. of Redondo Beach, Calif.; five grandchildren; ' ' and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded to make room for the unwilling Jewa The Jews are being driven into the area from throughout the Reich and Nazi Poland. ,1964 - Wisconsin: At the recent annual meeting of Congregation Beth Hamedrosh Hagodel B'nai Sholom, the congregation voted to change its name to Temple Menorah. Rabbi Isaac N. Lerer, the synagogue's spiritual leader, explained that the menorah is the oldest of Jewish symbols, found in all ancient synagogues excavated in Israel and Italy. Elsewhere: Fifteen Jews were elected this month to the U.S. House of Representatives, with six new ones joining nine incumbents. With three Jewish senators continuing their terms, 18 Jews are now serving in the legislative branch of the federal government, which may be a record in the nations history. ': 1979 '; - x Wisconsin: In an interview with The Chronicle, Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) explained that he voted against the Foreign Assistance Appropriations Act for fiscal 1980 which included $1,785 billion in aid to Israel - partly because it would aid Israel's enemies, the nations belonging to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Elsewhere: The "not welcome" sign has been dropped at Reform Jewish congregations across the United States and Canada to non-Jewish partners of intermarried couples and those seeking information on conversion to Judaism, according to Rabbi Alexander M. Schindler, president of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. Schindler spoke in San Francisco at a plenary ses-. sion of the American Jewish Committee's National Executive Council about the effect of his call last year for outreach programs to seek converts to Judaism. Leon Cohen in death by his wife, Frieda (nee Mullen). x Rabbi Isaac N. Lerer officiated at both the funeral at Goodman-Be nsman Funeral Home and the burial at Anshai Lebowitz Ceme tery, both on Oct 23. The family would appreciate memorial contributions to Temple Menorah or the American Heart Association. . .