May the fondest of memories
carry you through.
Elaine Whittemore, Patti Wilcox-Berg, and Saundra Escarcega - DES/DDD OCLR
Sue and family,
First, you have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother. I just found out about her passing today at the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church Outreach Program. I have been a volunteer there for about 10 years. I so much enjoyed talking with your Mother at the church the first few years I was there. She was always willing to share her stories and I appreciated that. She was always upbeat, had a twinkle in her eye, and had a neat sense of humor. She will be missed by many....
Your passing was very sudden.I never thought I'd be writing in the past tense. It's hard to think that you are no longer here with us. I feel deep sorrow and sadness.
As a sister of my dear mother Henia, I was lucky to meet you. I've always had tremendous respect and appreciation for the survivors of the Holocaust. It must have been challenging to start a new life after the Holocaust. You lived a long and happy life as a survivor, and until now, I always ask myself "how and where did you get the power and the strength? It still is a big mystery to me.”
We met four times and each visit brought us closer and closer. It is heart -warming to see the love and respect you had for your family. I know it was not easy to raise a family without your parents being there to support you. Nevertheless, after witnessing your parents and three brothers being murdered during World War II, you still persevered.
One of the exciting moments was when all three sisters found each other after the war. During your life, you lost your youngest and precious son Simon and your husband Leo. And you still had the power to survive and to go on.
I have lot of respect to you. You are a big loss to the family.
We will never forget you my dearest "Tantale". It is already time for you to rest in peace.
With our big love
Sara and family
Motty and Family.
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Sara & Reuven
A Message of Sympathy
Sue and Ron
To let you know
of deepest sympathy
are with you.
We will always remember Rosie.
She was such a great and loving
person. Also, an inspiration for us all.
Pat and Bill (Robbie's grandparents)
Thinking of You
Only time can help ease the sadness
of losing a loved one. the days will
not be easy easy, but please
remember you don't have to go through
Love Annette and Raphael
Dear Sue, Ron and family:
Remember the smiles...
Cherish the moments...
Find comfort in memories...
Thinking of you
and hoping that time
will bring you comfort.
I have such lovely memories
of mom rose when Phil and i
stayed at her house. We had
such nice conversations
together when we last visited
her and all of you in 2009.
Please let me know about
the Senior Center Activity
in Rose's memory.
Love and hugs,
Dorothy and Toto
Dear Susan and family:
In Your Time of Loss
and your family.
It's so hard to believe
that an entire generation is gone.
Your mom was a wonderful person, always
giving, sharing and caring.
I will truly miss her but cherish the memories I have of both your parents.
To Susie and Ron:
to your memories
lean on your friends
you are loved.
These words are filled with thoughts
and understanding, and more than
anything else, with hope that each
day ahead will bring a measure of
I am sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. She was a remarkable, caring person. Everyone who knew her will miss her.
Sheila and family - Blanche and George's friend
I met your mother, Rose Horowitz at the Avondale Senior Center in the summer of 2009. She and I were the only two Jewish people who attended the center. We bonded well as we discussed family, friends, and holidays. She praised her daughter, Susan highly. Susan took her mother into her home four years ago and gave her great care.
Susan drove her to doctor appointments, grocery store, and various Jewish events. Susan was so good to her was a common theme in our talks. We were thankful that Rose didn't suffer at the end of her long life. Instead, we are filled with positive, joyful memories that we can hold onto forever. Rose will be missed.
Dear Sue and family:
Thinking of You
May the sympathy
of those who care for you
and the precious memory
of your loved one
help to comfort you
at this time.
Though we only had the pleasure of
knowing Rose a very short time---
we will miss her. She was a beautiful woman with a beautiful spirit. We won't
our thoughts and prayers are with
Lisa Salinas (Abbott Hearing Center)
on the Loss
of Your Mom
Her life was a celebration
of day-to-day joys,
of the family
and friends she loved-
she was such an inspiration
who was very precious
to you and so many others,
will always be remembered
as a special gift (she definitely was)
to this world.
I so wish that
we lived closer. I miss you.
All my love
all my sorrow
Love Barb, Mel and family
With Deep Sympathy
To Sue and family:
If there is something
that could be done
to help, remember
all you have to do is ask.
Please use this small donation in memory of your beloved mother. She'll be missed and remembered by many--
Joan spoke at the services
Remembering Someone Special
Sue and Ron
There is little that can be said
to ease your grief now--
but I hope it helps to know
that your loved one
touched many lives
and will always be remembered
I am so glad I got to meet such a legend.....
thinking about you,
Molly McClain and Mike Wyss
To Sue and family:
"What eye has not seen,
and ear has not heard,
And what has not entered
the human heart,
What God has prepared
form those who love Him."
Praying that god's healing touch will
comfort, support, and strengthen
you now and in the days ahead
With Deepest Sympathy
Your mother was a lovely lady and I will always remember her. You know your mom taught me a couple of Hebrew words. When I would get on the van, I would always great her with the word "Shalom." I don't know if I spelled it right. Sue, your mother always said what a wonderful daughter you were. I am sorry I didn't come to the service. However, you are all in my prayers.
June (mom's friend at the senior center)
Rosie and Louie were dear friends of my parents. Louie was always so funny, and Rosie was so motherly and kind. When I was a little girl, Rosie brought me a bag full of hand-me-down clothes from Sue that were more beautiful and stylish than anything already hanging in my closet. After my father died in late 1989, Rosie brought a homemade dinner to my mother, brother, and me. It was by far, the best meal of our shiva week. I still remember--chicken and Rice-a-Roni. My mother counted Rosie as a dear, lifelong friend, and my brother Mark and I were just saying that we remember Rosie with fondness.
Rosie and Louie were dear friends of my parents. Louie was always so funny, and Rosie was so motherly and kind. When I was a little girl, Rosie brought me a bag full of hand-me-down clothes from Sue that were more beautiful and stylish than anything already hanging in my closet. After my father died in late 1987, Rosie brought a homemade dinner to my mother, brother, and me. It was by far, the best meal of our shiva week. I still remember--chicken and Rice-a-Roni. My mother counted Rosie as a dear, lifelong friend, and my brother Mark and I were just saying that we remember Rosie with fondness.
Dear Sue, Ron and family,
I am so sorry to hear that your mom has passed away.
May she rest in Peace and watch over her loved ones.
Memories are kept alive in our heart and mind. My earliest memories of Rosie, (and yes Rosie is what I always called her) was in upstate New York in the 1950's. Our two families would spend our summers together as one big family. Six children between us, creating havoc on our parents. And yes, because we didn't need seat belts we would always manage to squeeze into one car.
My mother was pregnant the first summer we were together, so it was Rosie who would take us down to the lake and watch us swim. It was Rosie who took the girls into the outdoor shower to wash us down and shampoo our hair. It was also Rosie, who took us blueberry picking, and we all would have blue teeth, because we ate more than we collected in our tin cans that hung around our neck on a string.
I will always cherish my fond memories of Rosie. she was a very special person in my families' life, and Especially mine. Since my mom's death which was 35 years ago, I woukld always keep in contact with her, and I especially loved receiving her very long long letters. filling me in on what was happening in her life, and the lives of her children.
Rest in peace
Susan and family
Thinking of you
We are so sorry to hear about Rosie. She was a very special person...
and we enjoyed getting to know her...and seeing her when we visit. We are thinking of you always.
Love Jim and Denise
"A mother's love
with her children."
Losing a mother is one
of the deepest sorrows
a heart can know.
But her goodness, her caring,
and her wisdom live on-like a legacy
of love that will always be with you.
May that love surround you now
and bring you peace.
With Deepest Sympathy
Thinking of You
At This Difficult Time
"In the hardest things we do...
love sees us through."
No one truly comprehends
the loss that you feel,
the sadness that you must be
And yet, warm thoughts are reaching out
in hopes that you will know
the strength and comfort
that this wishes you.
With Sympathy and Understanding
We are so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. We hope that you will be comforted by your loving memories and knowing that we care.
Love Barbara and Jimmy
At the Loss of a Loved One
May memories continue
to surround you and
bring you comfort.
Many seniors signed the card with loving prayers
Thinking of You
A gentle pace,
a quiet space...
We are so sorry for your loss. Rosie was one amazing little lady and she has left this earth knowing she was dearly loved!
Joe and Carlene
May God's love guide you
during this time of sorrow,
and may you find solace
in His care.
Judi, Michael and family
I was sorry to hear about your mom. You have my deepest condolences.
On the other hand, I'm happy that I had a chance to visit you last month and that i have spent some time with your mom.
She was so happy to see me, and so do i.
I'm adding some of the pictures that i took on my visit at your house to my Facebook so can download them easily.
Hope to see you all soon in Israel.
Dear Cousin Sue.
I just wanted to send an e-mail to ask about my dear Tantele, but I got a phone call from Bob, with this sad news. I'm so sorry, very sorry, the last Holocaust survivor in our family. A great loss. I don't know if she did not suffer. You lost a mother, I loss a Tantale and there is no consolation.
Our deepest sorrow. We are with you and with your sorrow. I have no words.
Sara, Reuven, Motty, Cilla and our families.
Another selection that I felt would help family and friends have some closure....
The Soul Returns To God
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And rely not upon your own understanding.
The spirit of god has made us,
And the breath of the Almighty has given us life.
The Lord hath given us understanding and insight,
And hath taught us what is good and what is evil.
He hath revealed unto us what is good;
And given us to choose between right and wrong.
He hath given us a mind,
That we may use our blessings wisely;
That we may consider our ways
And live according to god's will.
Consider three things and you will not sin:
Know that above you is a seeing eye, a hearing ear,
And all your deeds are recorded in a book on high.
This world is like a vestibule before the world to come;
Prepare yourself in the vestibule that you may enter the eternal hall.
Despite yourself were you born;
Despite yourself will you die;
Despite yourself will you give an accounting
Despite the King of kings.
The wicked are considered dead even in their lifetime;
The righteous are considered alive even after they have died.
The dust returns to the earth as it was,
But the spirit returns to God who gave it.
O Lord, the soul which Thou gavest me is pure;
Thou didst create it and fashion it.
Thou didst breathe it into me;
Thou preservest it within me.
Thou will take it from me,
But Thou will restore it to me in the life to come,
Thou art mighty forever;
Thou callest the dead to immortal life.
Who is like unto Thee, Almighty God,
Who decreest death, and bestowest eternal life,
And causest Thy divine help to spring forth?
Honor a man for what he is;
But honor him more for what he does.
Honor not a man for his possessions;
Honor him for the right use he makes of them.
If one is blessed with wisdom as well as riches;
His wisdom will guide him to share his blessings with others
Riches often make themselves wings,
Like an eagle that flies toward heaven;
Even the crown of royalty does not endure forever.
Man heaps up riches,
And knows not who shall gather them.
Store up for yourself a treasure of righteousness and love,
And it will be your most priceless possession.
Better than the fragrance of precious oil
Is the fragrance of a good nae.
A good name is to be chosen above wealth,
And character rather than silver and gold.
Blessed is the one
Who bequeaths a good name to his descendants.
There are three crowns:
The crown of Torah, the crown of priesthood, and the crown, of royalty,
But the crown of a good name excels them all.
Even a long life ends too soon,
But a good name endures forever.
Blessed is he whose noble deeds remain his memorial
After his life on earth is ended.
The righteous need no monuments;
Their good deeds are their memorials.
When man departs this world,
Neither silver nor gold nor precious stones accompany him;
He is remembered for his love of learning and his good deeds.
Happy is the man who is rich in Torah and in good deeds,
For he shall be honored in life,
And be remembered long afterwards for his goodness.
Jenny made a speech at the service. This is her story after the fact about Rose...
I am so happy to tell you that I got a chance to know Rose. We met when I started to volunteer at the Assembly of God Church in 1999 with the Food and Clothing Program in Goodyear. There were about 30 working volunteers that made food boxes for the families in our community. In 2000, the program dissolved and we moved over to the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church o work in their kitchen. Rose was volunteering with the senior center on the days that we were not at the food program. I decided to join her. The Area Agency on Aging provided transportation to the senior center and back home and once a week to the food program. Rose introduced me to Mae Thompson, the supervisor of the senior center (at the time)and an interview was set up. I just could not believe that Rose gave me the best Christmas present in 2000 - being able to meet wonderful seniors in a happy environment. This was the start of our friendship.
Rose.. I will love you forever.. you are my friend forever.......
When I think to the days of my childhood, I see a kaleidoscope of special memories of all the wonderful times spent at your house, which I felt was my second home!
It all began when Susan and I met in the 3rd grade. We were introduced by a mutual friend as we were both crossing the street! From day one of our friendship, I was treated as a member of your family. I spent many hours at your house, I just loved being there. Your children, Sue, Simon & Robert became my family, & as an only child of divorced parents this was heaven to me. My mom and grandmother owned a dress shop across the street from your home and after working long, hard hours they would go to bingo and I stayed at your house. You took me under your wings! This friendship between our families has lasted a lifetime.
Every summer you invited me to stay at your bungalow colony in upstate NY. On Fridays, Leon would pick me up, load the car and head for the mountains, where I'd be with my sister Sue! I loved my time with Leon. You took care of me Rose, made sure I was fed and Happy. This is what you were all about. You lived for your family. They always came first, no matter what. You were the most dedicated mom ever and so it is no wonder that your Susan is that way too!
Thank you Rose, for loving me,
I loved you more.
Dear Susie and family:
Words cannot begin to say how much Rosie will be missed. I hope my message begins to relay how special she was to me.
I wanted to call you MOM so very much, but I knew you understood why I couldn't . You were the next thing to a MOM to me. You were there for me throughout good times and bad. On October 13th Rosie and Louie took a bus from Brooklyn to NYC to meet their grandson Scott. They just could not wait a day, so they came to us. From that day on, our relationship changed and you really were my Mom. I called you a few times a week, just to share the adventures of the boys, to ask how to cook something, or just to hear the voice of an adult. I remember when you would visit us in New Jersey for a few days. I would escape to the shower for a few minutes of quiet and you would be waiting for me on the bed to continue the conversation as if we never stopped talking. Back then, long distance calls cost money. Our phone bills were large as Rosie enjoyed talking. I would ring the door bell after an hour to end the call and not be rude.
Sundays were spent in Brooklyn, you always treated us like royalty with delicious meals. How you hated that the boys wanted kid food! You would chase after Steven trying to get him to eat anything . How they loved your JELLO. No one could make it the Bubbie way. I even make chicken cutlets and called them "the Bubbie cutlets" referring to them just last week. My sons had Jewish appetites turkey deli, veal patties, instead of hamburgers, chicken cutlets, cantaloupe, strawberries and JELLO. No peanut butter and jelly for us.
Rosie altered clothes, was constantly cleaning, befriended her neighbors in Brooklyn like family and had the cleanest stoop in Brooklyn. How it bothered you that Louie loved to collect everything, had a need or knew someone who could use this or that,"oh the junk' you would say. You walked faster than anyone I knew and for a small woman you were very strong. You were a wonderful writer and enjoyed your letters to friends and family in Israel and Germany. Rosie was constantly on the go and did not enjoy television back then. She had to much to do. I remember telling you to write down your stories to share what you went through, I hope you did.
You Rosie were my Rosie and you were the best Mom and Mother-in-law anyone could have asked for.
You always loved me and i will always love you. You will be missed. Wherever your journey leads you, I know you have found your Louie and Sy.
Respectfully and with love, your other daughter Carol
Time to reflect on the many wonderful memories of my late bubbi who went to be with G-d and my zayde and uncle earlier this week. She was a truly remarkable woman-a Holocaust survivor, wonderful mother and wife, and a fantastic grandmother. She'll most definitely be missed, but her memories will live on.
I want to thank my brother from Houston, Texas and his family for joining me in celebrating my mother's life and her death. Also, many thanks for other family and friends that showed up here today to be with us. Special thanks for all mom;'s friends at the Senior Center that she held so dear throughout the 13 years of her remaining life. You all made her life special.
And my son Jason who has been deployed to Afghanistan and couldn't be here with us today. He knows his grandma is now watching over him to safely return home to his wife and family.
Who would believe I went from saying a Mishabeirach (healing prayer) on a Friday night to joining my congregation and say Kaddish (prayer for the dearly departed) on a Tuesday the same week for my mother. Fortunately for me I had a chance to be here last week for a SHORT VISIT AND SEE HER BEFORE ALL THIS HAPPENED.
My mother was a kind, loving, wife, mother grandmother and Great grandmother. A we say gutten Neshama (good soul). Most of her family perished in the Holocaust. She had two sisters who survived. One sister in Munich and one in Israel. Now the three are all together. She always talked about her grandchildren with great pride.
My Mother and Father met in a DP camp in 1946. TELL STORY They were married in July 14, 1947 and I was born in Germany 1949. My parents emigrated to the US on June 30, 1949. She loved my father and never complained, never said a bad word about anyone
My sister Sue came along on June 17, 1953 and my late brother was born on My mother's birthday Sept 27. She always said she had three millions. Her children
A mother's devotion, or as my mother would say-----a woman's work is never done. In Brooklyn, my late brother had a standing visit with my parents—he would come over every Thursday night for dinner, walk around the corner to the Bank and cash his paycheck, but the real reason for the visit was to get his Laundry done our mother. I guess G-D took our mother because Simon's laundry was backing up.
The kitchen was always open at my mother's house. Our friends would come to hang out with us, my mother would say “are you hungry?” and who would say NO to a nice thick steak? My dad was a successful butcher and meat was always plentiful. I remember my mother giving some meat away to the less fortunate families so they could have a nice Yontief meal.
Our Mother had many friends both here and in Brooklyn. After our father past away our mother became a volunteer at the Senior Center here in Avondale. I could go on with many stories I have but we all want one thing, for her to Rest In Perfect Peace.
This is the actual order of letters presented at the service.