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Mrs. Raphael, Active Civic Worker, Dies

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Had Been Prominent In Many Aspects Of Community Service Mrs. Mary M. Raphael, 64, prominent in civic and county social work here for some 30 years, died at University Hospital yesterday. Her home was at 33 Ridgeway. She was the wife of Dr. Theophile Raphael. Mrs. Raphael had devoted much of her life to human aspects of community welfare. A former member of the board of directors of the Family Welfare Society, Mrs. Raphael was a member of the board of directors of the Huron Valley Child Guidance Center until shortly before her death. She originated the idea of volunteer men and women workers for civil defense in Ann Arbor before the outbreak of World War II. She was instrumental in organizing and directing the Council of Social Agencies. Work Described Mrs. Raphael conceived the idea for the Social Service Seminar which trained hundreds of volunteer women for community work before and during World War II. She also was active in Community Chest drives in recent years. A graduate of the University, Mrs. Raphael received an AB degree in 1912 and later earned an MA degree in social work. She was a member of Delta Gamma sorority. In the past she had held positions with the Christodoro Settlement House in New York City, Associated Charities of Detroit, the Detroit Department of Public Welfare and the State Psychopathic Hospital in Ann Arbor, forerunner of the present U-M Neuropsychiatric Institute. Mrs. Raphael was born in Detroit on Aug. 15, 1890, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Y. Malcomson. Her father was a pioneer in Detroit business and one of the founders of the Ford Motor Co. Married in 1922 In 1922 she married Dr. Theophile Raphael. He is professor of clinical psychiatry at the University and is in charge of mental hygiene at the Student Health Service. Survivors include her husband; a son, Charles Malcomson Raphael, who is now attending the University Law School; three brothers, George W. of Washington, D. C., Alexander Y. and Allan R., both of Detroit; and three sisters, Mrs. Charles W. Gore of Benton Harbor, Mrs. Alfred B. Connable of Kalamazoo and Mrs. James Quinn of Los Angeles. Mr. Connable is a University Regent. Memorial services will be conducted by the Rev. Henry Lewis at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church at 4:30 p.m. Friday. The family requests that flowers be omitted. Mrs. Raphael may be remembered through the Central Nervous System Research at the University.