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In Memory

Pamela Rubin (Sofferin)

Pamela Rubin (Sofferin)

Pamela Beth Rubin Sofferin, of Farmington Hills, Michigan,
photo of deceased

Passed away on March 9th, 2020 at the age of 76.

 May her memory be a blessing and may she rest in peace.  

Beloved wife of Jeffrey Sofferin. Devoted sister of Remey (Julie) Rubin. Also survived by her loving sheep dog Winston and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Upon retirement, Pam became a docent at the DIA and zoo. In addition, she volunteered at Leader Dog, Henry Ford Hospital and served on the advisory board of the Jewish Historical Society. She had an enormous love for travel and adventure. She visited 80 countries, played with adult lions and tigers, but the true love of her volunteering was working with baby pandas in China on several occations. She loved to fly which brought her from a simple two seater up to a small jet. She will be greatly missed.

Funeral services arranged by The Dorfman Chapel.  Rabbi Joseph Krakoff will officiate

Tuesday March 10th, 2020 at 2:00 PM  
 Broadcast of Service:
A live broadcast of the service will be broadcasted on Tuesday March 10th, 2020 at 2:00 PM. Please check back at that time
Shiva Information:
The family will be sitting through Wednesday afternoon at the residence: 37471 Cherry Hill Farmington Hills MI 48331 Phone: (248) 553-7813.
Charitable contributions:
Michigan Humane Society
30300 Telegraph Rd. Suite 220
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Phone: 248-283-1000  

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03/09/20 07:36 PM #1    

Barbara Finkel (Leviton)

My condolences for someone that led a unique life.

03/10/20 01:58 PM #2    

Susie Karabelnick (Ablecop)

To remember Pam, one really had to know her.  She was in many ways a very quiet person but had a wide range of interests, commitments, and involvements.  I was not what some people would consider close a close friend found her to be a very impressive person.  She was involved in so manhy different activities, and not just a once in a while participant.  What I envied most about her was how committed she was to her love of animals, not just domestic ones but to non-domestic ones.  She led a fascinating life, at least I thought so.  And those affiliations will definitely be missing her dedication.  And even more so will her beloved husband and her precious adored and adoring dog Winston.  May their lives without her heal gently.  She was definitely a unique and special person.

03/15/20 05:35 AM #3    

Barbara Rubin

I met and became friends with Pam when she moved to the Bagley neighborhood when we were both in the 4th grade.

Below is a poem about friendships and in many ways Pam and I had a friendship that fit the 3 categories described.

Reason, Season, or Lifetime

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you figure out which one it is,
you will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON,
it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty;
to provide you with guidance and support;
to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend, and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON,
because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons;
things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person,
and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

— Unknown



05/26/20 08:05 PM #4    

Jere Gottfurcht (Berkley)

I wanted to share with all of you a little insight into Pamela Rubin Sofferin. I had been friends with her from the early grades at Bagley, I lived on Greenlawn and she lived on Northlawn.  We remained friends until the day she passed away.  I spoke to her 24 hours before and her only concerns were for her husband Jeff and their beloved dog Winston.  Pam involved herself in everything adventurous and exciting, feeding baby pandas in China, going off to Egypt or just flying for a weekend to Paris.  She was a docent at the museum and the Detroit Zoo always trying to share how amazing things were that she was interested in. Pamela was a Spanish teacher at North Farmington High School and was a great teacher, Spanish was just one of many languages she excelled at.  Most of all she was a wonderful loving wife to Jeffrey and a precious caring friend to all who were lucky enough to call her that.  I miss her everyday, painfully not being able to call her ever again. I know if any of you knew her, just thinking about her will bring a smile to your heart.




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