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January 27, 2008
How do you sum up 46 years if time spent with someone you Love dearly and has always been there for you, no matter what? For someone like me, who is supposed to be so good with words, I find that words are at this point failing me, because the simple answer is, you don't. You try to read all the random thoughts that flash through your mind and remember the high points. And with Aunt Roz, the high points make up one very long list.

You remember all the holidays spent in company with the family, and smile at the memories of charades, speeches, and great food. You recall all the times you had a problem with some particularly difficutl homework and Aunt Roz helped you figure it out, by making you come up with the answer yourself. And you remember with a bit of shame the times when you got into trouble of one sort of another (a fairly regular occurrence with me!), and Aunt Roz speaking to you about it, but without being judgmental or sanctimonious. You also recall how she encouraged your daughter to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher herself when she got older. And you latch on to the memories of your aunt listening to your hopes and dreams, no matter how far-fetched, without condescension or ridicule, and giving you ideas and avenues of approach to try to further those dreams.

I am one of the group of very fortunate people who was given the gift of being allowed to spend 46 years on this earth with Roz Woolf. And in that stretch of years, I always knew that I was sharing time with someone very special. And Aunt Roz always made me feel that, in some way, I was also. She taught me, as she did so many people, about life and Love. And although she may be gone in body, she will live on with us forever through our memories of the very special person we were lucky enough to be allowed to spend time with. Aunt Roz, you will be greatly missed. I Love you.

Ken
January 27, 2008
It was over 62 years ago that loving, smiling little Roz showed us how well and how graceful a cheerleader twirls her baton. We fell in love with Roz instantly and forever after.

The charm and pleasure of this unusual beginning continued without interruption after Jack got out of his naval officer's uniform until her sad and untimely demise. She once escorted a class of students on a bus trip to Washington, and we had a happy reunion. We visited Waukegan numerous times; and with Gail and Michael and their sons living in our neck of the woods in Maryland - Roz and David, who helped complete the happy picture, visited our area and often were our guests. We often gathered to celebrate that occasion as well as special ones. They were truly like family and we loved them both, and will go on loving David just the same, and that goes for Gail and her family as well.

To complete this warm picture and to help understand it, you need to know that we were newlyweds when Jack was assigned to Great Lakes after a long tour of duty in North Africa. Her Boxerman family and the Goodmans literally adopted us and made our stay in Waukegan absolutely delightful. We were included in everything they did socially and beyond that. For example, they found us places to live in a very tight market; and when Jack and the night shift, they insisted that Fran stay with them if she could. We will never forget that hospitality, caring and friendship.

Roz - God bless her soul - was a chip off the old block. We miss her deeply and always will. May her sweet soul and memory be a blessing.
January 24, 2008
Roz was my cousin, my sorority sister and my friend. Before we were giving each other handshakes at the Phi Sig House, we were kissing hello at the cousins club meetings.

We spent time together in Champaign, where she was a sneior and I was a lowly freshman. She was always there for me, making me feel comfortable in the House.

She chose me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding and I remember the unblievably hot day in June when she married her sweetheart, David. It was an honor to be part of their special day. Through the years we got together with other cousins and kept up with our growing families.

Roz was a loving and caring gal who always wore a smile, even when life was challenging. She loved teaching and was devoted to her students. Just as she was devoted to her family. She was active in many organizations, always helping others along the way.

She worked hard, but enjoyed her life, especially her time with David, Gail, Lori, Mick and the Grandchildren.

Roz will be dearly missed by all.

Love, Sissie
January 22, 2008
Hi Mick:

Just a quick note to tell you how wonderful the service was for your
mom. So many wonderful memories shared by the family. I only knew her in later years, so this opened a whole world for me, as it did for many others, I'm sure.

For me, and for other Friends Board members you're mom was the "hostess with the mostest" and she knew exactly how we should
put on our "social" events. She loved entertaining, the tables were
always perfect, the food trays very attractively displayed, and from the comments about your mom that was just her way.

I laughed because a time or two I had your parents at the membership table for the book sales, but that didn't work because between the two of them they knew almost
everyone who walked in the door, your mom making them feel welcome and your dad chatting about this and that. If we needed to move a lot of people in and out, forget about having the Woolfs at the door - there was always a bottleneck!

We're hoping to get your dad back, at least occasionally. We have a section of the book store that deals with music, the fellow who stocks that area is a former band director and a musician himself, and hopefully we'll get your dad involved working with him. Your folks gave so much of themselves and we feel blessed to have had their support.

Mary Maxwell
Volunteer Coordinator
January 21, 2008
When Dave Woolf said:
'That's it, Roz'
He tilted back his big shoulders
And blew that horn

Was that just him?
Or something bigger?

For a moment in time
It seems like to me
The world still still
Gave a graceful curtsy,
Nodded to Roz Woolf and said,
"thanks" ...
January 20, 2008
Mrs. Woolf was my 3rd grade teacher at Hyde Park School in 1963. I adored her. She made every student feel special. She called me her little teddy bear, and I thrived, as all of us did, as her students. Throughout the years, whenever we saw each other, she would greet me so warmly and hug me, always bringing me back to that happy classroom. I am sure she continued to treat each and every student that same wonderful way. She was someone who made the world a much better place by her presence, and her legacy will continue for generations. I will never forget her.
January 19, 2008
Dad, Gail& Mick,
Words do not come easy for me at a time like this; No matter how prepared we think we are seeing our loved one suffer hits our minds and hearts hard. As I still mourn for my own father. Roz was a second mother to me, I called her mom and she called me son, She was such a support to me in my early years as a student trying to find himself and such a support for me as a father. I do thank her for all the guidance she gave me during difficult times in making a decision in education for my children. I am truly thankful for the times I had with her. All the Rose family shares in your loss and grief.
January 19, 2008
How sad it was to read of the memorial service for Roz. It was the first I'd heard of her passing. I first met Roz when I was a new teacher at McCall School, and Roz was a substitute teacher. She was always so friendly and helpful whenever I saw her. It was such a pleasure to chat with her in the teacher's lounge, and such a relief if she would be subbing in my classroom.

Even after I left teaching and moved out of state, I would occasionally run into Roz during a visit home, especially at the library book sales. She always remembered my name, and took the time to chat for a while. It was truly a privilege to know her.
January 19, 2008
Ralph and I think of all the times we spent with Roz, David and the family over the years. One of those events we talked about was on a trip to Mexico. We went to see a waterfall along the coast. We were greeted by guides to lead us to the waterfall. We hired a young lad and burros to climb to the waterfall. By the way the young guides' Uncle owed the burros. So over the wadi, up the mountain to the waterfall and back again. We still have snapshots to remind us of our great adventure. This is just one of many things to remember in our times together over the years. However, it is one of many events that will keep Roz in our memories.
January 19, 2008
Dear Mick,

The Waukegan Area Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) have named their local scholarship in honor of Roz Woolf this year. Your mother was a long-time active member of this organization. All of our membership will miss her good cheer and willingness to serve. She was a great lady!

I first encountered Roz when we were little kids at the Metzler School of Dance here in Waukegan. She and I are long-term residents and supporters of this city. We both taught and retired from Waukegan Public Schools.

Your dad and mom and my husband and I have served on the board of the Friends of the Library. She was a great asset to every project in which she was involved.

As president of our local branch of AAUW, I would be happy to say a few words (or be of any other assistance) at your mother's memorial service.

Let me know if I can be of help.

My deepest sympathy.
January 19, 2008
Dear Mick,

What a lovely obituary! It truly honored your Mom. We were so saddened by your Mom's death but we know she is in a better place. She was truly a remarkable woman, as you know. But for me she was a special friend, who never asked but gave so freely. I always knew she cared about me and my family and just recently, June 2007 when my Mom passed she and your Dad were there for me.

Our thoughts are with you and the entire family at this time. I look forward to her memorial service in January -- it is most fitting that she be honored both then and at the school board meeting.

God bless you all, most sincerely, Jane Yoder (neighbor, fellow teacher, AAUW member and friend!)
January 19, 2008
I'm really sorry Mick. You showed so much patience and understanding and love, in spite of such a horrible situation, especially with the distance and the hospital situation. I'm not going to try to give any uplifting words here. Dying is hard and it hurts, and you've been through more than your share of it. I guess we all will sooner or later. I am sorry for your loss.

I hope the gathering on the 20th goes well. Those things are hard, but they're often cathartic. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts in the coming weeks.
January 19, 2008
Dear Mick......Sam and I are so sorry that we are unable to attend your mother's memorial....we have a family commitment that cannot be changed.

Please give our best to your Dad and to Gail.....Roz was always one of my favorite people in the whole world....a remarkable person, kind, sweet, intelligent, and with a smile on her face at all times....good and bad..we were blessed to have known her and she will always remain in our memories. We will send a tribute in her name to the scholarship fund....a wonderful way to honor a remarkable lady.
January 19, 2008
A celebration of the life of our Aunt Roz…well I'm finding it difficult to celebrate. I miss her so. She was the most loving, wonderful, giving and thoughtful person. She was like a second mother to me my whole life.

I miss that I can’t just pick-up the phone and call her whenever I feel like it. We stayed very much in touch. There is a void in my heart that needs to be filled, so I'm trying to fill it with remembered joys and the aunt friendships that we shared, and in remembering Aunt Roz we get to keep what was best and dearest as treasures forever in our hearts.

She was not only an aunt to me but a great friend. When we talked on the phone she could fill me in on everything. She especially loved talking about Gail’s family and Mick's family and how proud she was of her grandchildren.

I think Aunt Roz was the only person I know that knew everybody's birthdays and anniversaries and special dates, from our immediate families to all our spouses and children to my granddaughter, which I'm so glad she got to meet.

I regret that I was unable to travel to see her when she was so ill, but my mom and daughter Lindsey did go and as Lindsey repeated to me, she and Aunt Roz did talk for a while about teaching (Lindsey's and Aunt Roz’s passion) I know that talk meant so much to her.

Aunt Roz's time here was all to brief, but the pain she was suffering was just too much and we have the comfort that the pain is gone and now she's free. As she told me when Lori passed "look for the butterflies; that means Lori's there with you.” So now when I see butterflies I will think of two people I miss so very much.


All my Love, your niece, Wendy
January 19, 2008
Some thoughts shared in memory of my sister Roslyn Mae Boxerman Woolf. Thank you for coming to celebrate the life of my sister Roz.

She was born at Victory Memorial Hospital in Waukegan Illinois on October 2, 1931 and was delivered by Dr. M.J Kaye who also delivered my brother Melvin on November 1, 1923 and also myself on October 21, 1921. My father Ben usually referred to Roz as our “depression baby” Melvin was 8 years older and I was 10 years older. As the car, driven by dad stopped in front of our house at 849 Wadsworth Ave. and greeted by Melvin, Milly, Arnie, and I, Dad assisted Mother carrying the baby into the house to the bedroom and placed the baby into her crib we were all excited and our family from then on increased to five.

First and foremost Roz was a people person as was the rest of our family and with the last name Boxerman she was a fighter and independent. At two years old visiting our grandparents in Peoria she opened grandpa Kalman’s garage door and all the chickens escaped and had to be returned. I wrote most of my themes about my sister and her antics during her early age, I must say I received some decent grades at her expense.

Roz had her tonsils out and was able to eat ice cream, the envy of her friends was a gift of quintuplets doll set and crib which were beautifully acquired and given by Aunt Bertha Goodman (Gail is probably the recipient of that treasure) Gail I hope you have a granddaughter or two to play with that lovely gift. My sister was a remarkable woman and teacher; she would introduce me to former pupils and parents on occasion. Having been to Roz’s classroom at Andrew Cook Magnet School only once, I can agree that she was an outstanding teacher by all the content and pictures on the walls. She loved her profession and all who visited were aware of the work that went into making it an interesting and colorful sight.

Roz had a generous and giving nature. She continued her dance lessons and went on a group dance tour one summer and entertained at many state fairs. They didn’t return until the 1st week of October. My parents and I drove to Chicago to pick her up and when she was crying my parents thought it was for them until she went to hug and kiss her friends goodbye because she knew she would never see them again, she then came over to mom and dad to hug and kiss them. Then she had to makeup a month of school work.

My sister was a caring a loving grandmother not only to her grandchildren but to mine, Aunt Feg’s and Aunt Ruth Mary’s. She always sent them books, puzzles and all types of educational materials. Roz always had a camera with her and took pictures of all the affairs; therefore we rarely got a picture of her. Therefore I have no recent pictures of her or her families.

My sister was extremely active in everyway and very fashionable. When she entered a room she was noticed by all and usually had a smile on her face. I can see her now in her aqua printed formal. Aqua was her favorite color. She was unforgettable like Nat King Cole’s song Unforgettable. When my sister came to visit me in New York as a teen she was carrying a book called Forever Amber, we had a wonderful two weeks together. After my working we had great dinners, and a good time at plays.

When my husband Stanley was ill and had to go to Mayo Clinic for surgery Kenneth stayed with Aunt Roz and Wendy stayed with Aunt Feg for at least two weeks. During Roz and my long distance calls we would discuss news, politics, etc. She would relay news of my former classmates and friends. Since we were both Libras we enjoyed many of the same events and I definitely feel we had ESP.

Roz was a wonderful mother and was Wendy and Ken’s second mother. When my husband passed away suddenly Roz and Feg were the first to console and assist me with all the details. Roz honored me by wearing my wedding dress. I was married on one of the coldest blizzard nights and she was married on one of the hottest June days at congregation AM ECHOD. Roz usually put finishing touches in mothers’ hair and makeup she had a knack for that and wanted her to look perfect.

Because of the demise of my sister it was difficult to prepare these thoughts shared. Toward the end of my sister’s life my granddaughter Lindsey and I were fortunate enough to discuss autism with one of Roz’s nurses, when the discussion took place Roz was completely lucid and didn’t seem in pain for those few moments. Lindsey and I were so happy with that time and discussion.

Roz, I’m sorry you had to go through so much pain and grief the last two months of your life. Due to our distance apart I regret that we didn’t get to spend more time together. The trip made my granddaughter Lindsey and me happy and proud to be with you. Lindsey enjoyed talking about education with you.

You were a wonderful sister and will always be in my prayers. We continue to treasure the times we laughed and shared quality time with family and friends we appreciate the blessing that god has provided us with our children.


Your Loving sister,
Miriam
January 19, 2008
Mic and Lauren,

I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. These are the hardest experiences in life. May you know in your heart of the many wonderful times you shared. I'm sure she was VERY proud of you. Her spirit will follow you and comfort you forever.

Love, Victor

Dear Mic and Lauren,

My heart is with you - I know this is a hard time for your fmaily. When my Dad passed it helped me a great deal to remember all the good things we shared during our lifetime together rather than dwell on the very rough time he had towards the end. You carry your mom with you always and every time you think of her she is right there with you in sprit. To me, life and death are both pretty mysterious and all we can do is move forward with faith that everything is unfolding towards what is good - even when it doesn't feel that way at first.

Warm hugs and Love to you, Bobbie
January 19, 2008
"In the loss of your loved one, a caring reminder that you are close in thought...and that heartfelt sympathy goes out to you."

Please let us know if there's anything we can do.

Your friends,
January 19, 2008
Dear Lauren, Mick and Josh,

You all seem to be dealing with more than most could bear. We're so sorry to hear about your Mom. Grieving sometimes feels like it never ends, but hopefully it helps keep the memories there so much that the sadness fades a little anyway.

We may not talk often enough - well, really we don't, but it doesn't reflect how much we think of you all.

Lots of Love,
January 19, 2008
Dear Lauren, Mick, Josh

"May the passage of time ease your sorrow and surround you with comforting memories."
January 19, 2008
Dear Mick and family,

All of us at WEFT are thinking of you during this sad and difficult time. Know that your friends are here for you in support and caring.

Hugs all around WEFTies all!
January 19, 2008
"Memories - Let them fill your minds, warm you heart, and lead you through."

Mick,

Just wanting you to know you are loved and are in our thoughts. I know you've had such a rough time and loss. Know that we are here for you.--Lisa

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you loved her very much. I'm always here to talk.--Love, Anne

Hey buddy, I'm so sorry to har about your mother's passing. Please understand if you need anything, let us know. Best wishes.-Grant

Thinking of you. God bless and keep you.--Love, Paulette

Your are in our thoughts.--Love, Allie

Sorry for your loss.--Claudia

Mick, always keep God in your heart.--Ms. Green

Take care. With Love, Yang

Jeff, Kevin
January 19, 2008
"To express sumapth in the loss of you loved one...and to let you know that many thoughts are with you."

My deepest sympathies for you and your family.
January 19, 2008
Dear Mr. Woolf,

My deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother, Roslyn Boxerman Woolf. She was such a dear lady and she will be missed.

I had known her through our school days and recently we had met and talked on the phone, this was in July. She and your dad were in Door County and she told me what a grand time they had.

Everyone adored her. She was a champ. I was completely unaware of the seriousness of her illness. Your memories of all your years with her will be cherished.

My sincere condolences,
January 19, 2008
To the Woolf and Boxerman Families,

My name is Julie Valencic Weakley and I have been a friend of Roz for many years starting with 7th grade and through high school. The newspaper didn't mention that she was a member of our 1949 class reunion planning committee. Some of us girls on the committee would meet for lunch at the Country Squire on the first Wednesday of the month. I saw her there just a month before I learned she had leukemia.

Roz was a wonderful friend and person. She had a life full of accomplishments. Roz was loved and admired by many. She touched many lives and shall be tremendously missed. Gail Woolf and Jill Boxerman were friends of my daughter Susan Sylvia through high school. My husband, Don, and I knew Mel and Florence and Benjamin and Esther. We bought our wedding rings at Esther's jewelry store on 10th St. My grand niece Jaime Rukstales had Roz as her teacher at Cooke Magnet and thought the world of her.

Our deepest sympathies go out to all of the family. We are deeply saddened by Roz's passing on.

Sincerely,
January 19, 2008
Dear Woolf and Boxerman families,

"In this hour of sadness, may the sincere sympathy of your friends help to comfort you."

Love,
January 19, 2008
Dearest Mick,

Remembering our past visits and thinking of you. We're so sorry to hear of your mother's passing.
January 19, 2008
When you lose your mother you lose the loving person who was all things motherly and also a Boy's Best Friend.

In sympathy,
January 19, 2008
Mick,

"Hoping these words can somehow express the sympathy that goes out to you today."

I'm sorry about your mom.

Best,
January 19, 2008
"With Sympathy - Thinking of You"

There just are no words...

We love you.
January 19, 2008
Mick, Lauren, Josh

"With Deepest Sympathy"

We love you. If there's anything we can do please call.

xoxo,
January 19, 2008
Dear Mick and family,

We know there are few words to comfort you at this complex time - but please know that you and your whole family have been in our thoughts and hearts. We have been lighting candles and thkning of you mother's life.

We hope to see you soon.

We Love you,
January 19, 2008
Dear Mickey, Lauren, and Josh,

"In the love that surrounds you,
may you find strength ...
in the memories you cherish,
may you find peace."

So sorry to hear about your mom. My heart and prayers go out to you.

Love,
January 19, 2008
"May memories bring you comfort.

A well-lived life leaves beautiful treasures shining on our shores."

Dear Friends,

"As you remember the love,
as you mourn the loss,
may you also celebrate the life."

Roz was such a special person to so many of us! We all miss her.

With deep symapthy,
January 19, 2008
"Some people make a difference just by being who they are,
Their inner light shines bright and touches lives both near and far, And even when they're gone, they still forever play a part
In the smiles, the priceless moments, that are treasured in the heart."

Dear David,

you know how much I loved both you and Roz. I'm so very sorry about her death. It is very hard to be alone. If there is anything I can do please let me know. Please use this money if you've started a scholarship or for whatever you need.

"In memory - and in celebration - of someone who made this world a brighter and better place."

She made a world of differnce in this community.

Love,
January 19, 2008
"May the light of hope be your constant guide, may it bring you peace each day - May you feel the warmth of those who care each step along your way. May new strength come with the quiet comfort memories can impart - May the light of love keep your dear one close forever in your heart."

We will all miss Roz; her many accomplishemnts were appreciated by many! I donated in her memory to the AAUW Educational Foundation.
January 19, 2008
"For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but my kindness shall not depart from thee." - Isaiah 54:10

"Women's American ORT Gratefully acknowledges a gift in memory of"

Roz

"Women's American ORT is a national Jewish organization that strengthens the worldwide Jewish community empowering people to achieve economic self-sufficiency through technological and vocational education."

Mick,

our condolences to you and your family on your tragic loss.
January 19, 2008
Dear David,

I am writing to inform you that Jean Chalk has made a donation to Rabbis for Human Rights in memory of Roz Woolf.

This contribution supports our educational programs and advocacy campaigns in Israel and North America. Rabbis for Human Rights believes that the central message of Judaism is that all human beings are created in the image of God and deserve dignity, justice and compassion. Based upon this belief, we act to protect the human rights of all in Israel and North America.

This gift of tzedakah in memory of Roz will help ensure dignity and equality for all. May the memory of Roz be bound in the bond of life.

With much appreciation,

Rabbi Brian Walt
January 19, 2008
"A thoughtful contriution has been made to Children's Hospital Los Angeles in honor of Mrs. Roz Woolf."

With our deepest sympathies,
Love to you and your family.
January 19, 2008
"Congregation Am Echod
For Reform Judaism
Acknowledges with appreciation
a recent contribution to the
Dr. Seymour and Ruth Kaiz Endowment Fund
To express their deepest condolences."
January 19, 2008
"Congregation Am Echod
For Reform Judaism
Acknowledges with appreciation
a recent contribution to the
Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
In memory of Roz Woolf."
January 19, 2008
"Congregation Am Echod
For Reform Judaism
Acknowledges with appreciation
a recent contribution to the
Music Fund
In memory of Roz Woolf."
January 19, 2008
"Congregation Am Echod
For Reform Judaism
Acknowledges with appreciation
a recent contribution to the
Music Fund
To express their deepest condolences."
January 19, 2008
"Congregation Am Echod
For Reform Judaism
Acknowledges with appreciation
a recent contribution to the
Music Fund
In memory of Roz Woolf."
January 19, 2008
"Congregation Am Echod
For Reform Judaism
Acknowledges with appreciation
a recent contribution to the
Music Fund
In memory of Roz Woolf."
January 19, 2008
"Congregation Am Echod
For Reform Judaism
Acknowledges with appreciation
a recent contribution to the
Music Fund
To express their deepest condolences."
January 19, 2008
"Congregation Am Echod
For Reform Judaism
Acknowledges with appreciation
a recent contribution to the
Music Fund
To express their deepest condolences."
January 19, 2008
"Congregation Am Echod
For Reform Judaism
Acknowledges with appreciation
a recent contribution to the
Music Fund
To express their deepest condolences."
January 19, 2008
"Congregation Am Echod
For Reform Judaism
Acknowledges with appreciation
a recent contribution to the
Music Fund
To express their deepest condolences."
January 19, 2008
"Congregation Am Echod
For Reform Judaism
Acknowledges with appreciation
a recent contribution to the
Music Fund
To express their deepest condolences."
January 19, 2008
"Congregation Am Echod
For Reform Judaism
Acknowledges with appreciation
a recent contribution to the
Friends of Am Echod Fund
To express their deepest condolences."
January 19, 2008
"Congregation Am Echod
For Reform Judaism
Acknowledges with appreciation
a recent contribution to the
Friends of Am Echod Fund
In memory of Roz Woolf."
January 19, 2008
"Congregation Am Echod
For Reform Judaism
Acknowledges with appreciation
a recent contribution to the
Friends of Am Echod Fund
To express their deepest condolences."
January 19, 2008
"Congregation Am Echod
For Reform Judaism
Acknowledges with appreciation
a recent contribution to the
Friends of Am Echod Fund
To express their deepest condolences."
January 19, 2008
"Congregation Am Echod
For Reform Judaism
Acknowledges with appreciation
a recent contribution to the Bulding Fund
To express their deepest condolences."
January 19, 2008
"Congregation Am Echod
For Reform Judaism
Acknowledges with appreciation
a recent contribution to the Bulding Fund
To express their deepest condolences."
January 19, 2008
"Congregation Am Echod
For Reform Judaism
Acknowledges with appreciation
a recent contribution to the Bulding Fund
To express their deepest condolences."
January 19, 2008
"Because someone cares for you and about you, a donation to the B'nai Emet Synagogue MISPACHA Fund has been made:

In memory of A Wonderful Woman ... Your Beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother, Rozzie Woolf.

We send our deepest sympathies, along with our love to all of you. Rozzie has had and always will hold a special place in our hearts.

"MISPACHA, meaning family and close friends, supports synagogue and community outreach programs."
January 19, 2008
"In Rememberance of Roz Woolf a Memorial Gift has been made to The American Cancer Society."
January 19, 2008
"The Junior Cancer League has received a contribution in memory of"

your beloved wife and mother, Roz Boxerman Woolf

Dear David, Gail, and Mickey -

Roz was a special lady - we have such good memories - our love to you.
January 19, 2008
"We have received a contribution to the Morris A. and Pearl S. Blumberg Memorial Yourth Fund of Congregation Am Echod"

In memory of your beloved wife, mother and granmother, Roz

Dear Dave, Gail, Mickey and your families -

We were very distraught when Roz took ill with no solution to help her regain her health again. It was sad to hear of her suffering. Our sympathy is with all of you at this very difficult time of her death. May all of your beautiful memories help you through the days ahead. Our thoughts are with you.

Love,
January 19, 2008
"The Women's Auxilary of the Jewish Community Centers has received a contribution"

In memory of Roz - a truly lovely person - very special.
January 19, 2008
Dear David,

Ruthmary wrote me about the loss of your dear Roz. I am so deeply sorry.

It has been so many years ago, David, I doubt you can remember those days in Toledo when our parents were good friends. Ruthmary has been so very good about writing and keeping in touch. I know she is recouperating from illness, too.

My borther Burton has lived in Arlington since he graudtated form Harvard as a gift of the GI bill. He was ill this past two years ago, decided to come to Toledo, recouperated and then he fell, was back in the hospital and passed away a year ago. Sorry! to tell you this.

Please know I feel your pain. God bless you and keep you.

Sincerely,
January 19, 2008
Dar David,

We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and in our hearts! I know this is such a hard time. Take care of yourself.

Our Love,
January 19, 2008
Dear David,

"Although there is little we can say at this time when sorrow has touched your heart, we want you to know our warmest thougths are with you now."

Our deepest sympathy to you and your children. I know the memory of all the years you and Roz had together will help you at this very difficult time. I remember when you were both here, and what fun it was to be together, even for such a short time.

Please know that we're thinking of you, David, and we send you our love and fondest memories.

Forgive me for being so late with our thoughts. Life becomes more difficult at my age. Our sincerest and good wishes from both of us.

With much love,
January 19, 2008
"May you be comforted by the many caring thoughts of others...May you be strengthened by the many precious memories of your loved one."

With our deepest sympathy on your loss -
January 19, 2008
"Our Sympathy Goes Out to You -

No words of ours could ever fully express the heartfelt sympathy this brings to you today."

We were stunned when we read the article in the newspaper about Roz. We didn't realize she had been ill.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You and Roz were such a loving couple so we know how hard it must be for you now.

Roz was such a wonderful lady and such a dear friend. We worked together so well at the Magnet School. We talked and planned lessons every day and often confided in each other. I admired Roz for her wealth of ideas. It was my privelege to work closely with her. She was always so cheerful. I have wonderful memories of her.

May God give you comfort and strength.

Lovingly,
January 19, 2008
"Thinking of you in the loss of your loved one...with sympathy and understanding that words can't express."

Dear David,

you are in our thoughts and prayers.
January 19, 2008
Dear David,

Just want to let you know that we're thinking about you. I hope we can see each other soon.

Love,
January 19, 2008
"Those Who Have Loved Sine On -

We look at the night sky in the quiet of darkness, and they are never far. Those we have loved and cherished, those who have changed our lives in some small or profound way are closer than we know, because it is their light that shines on our world. It is the brilliance of their souls that makes our night sky glow."

Dear David,

"May peace shine down upon you and bring you comfort."

We are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Keep your beautiful memories of your loved one close to your heart. We will always remember how many laughs we had at the garage sales, and how we enjoyed celebrating the new year with you and Roz. I will especially remember working with her at the library events. Our son, Ken, also sends his symapthy, as he remembers her as his 4th grade teacher at Hyde Park. She was always a caring, positive, happy person and we will miss her.

With symapthy and love,
January 19, 2008
"Your Wife Will Always Be With You -

Those who have memories to cherish have love forever.

May your days be touched by the joy she brought, your heart comforted by every moment you spent together, and your soul lifted by the goodness and love you'll always know because of her.

With Sympathy At This Sad Time"
January 19, 2008
"Your family has lost someone special, somebody who touched many lives - especially yours. So this comes today to honor your memories and to let you know you're kept very close in thought and heart."
January 19, 2008
"Though you cannot always see the bird singing, if you listen with your heart, you can always hear his song. Though the ones we love may leave life as we know it, in our memory, the love we knew will always carry on."

Dear David,

I am struly sorry about your loss. Roz was a wonderful person and will be missed by all who knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Claire Heymans

David and family -

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Roz. She was such a delight to see every day in the health class. You are in my thoughts during this difficult time.

Amy Kessler

My Love and Concern for all of you and my sadness at Roz's passing.

Bruce Mills
January 19, 2008
"In every heart she touched, in every life she changed, in every thought she inspired, her love lives on. Thinking of you at this sad time, remembering your love one and what a wonderful woman she was."

David and Family,

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Roz's death. She taught both of my girls, and I knew her through AAUW as well.

The front of this card expresses my feelings better than I could, for she did touch so many lives in such a positive, exuberant, and graceful way.

David, you and Roz had very special marriage, so I know how hard it will be without her, but may your close-knit family and your music help you through this difficult time.

Her love remains with you always.

With tender thoughts,

Joann

We were so glad to have known her -
January 19, 2008
"With deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time of sorrow. Thinking of you."

Dear David,

Please know that Roz will never be forgotten. She was such a classy woman and she meant a lot to me.

Our trip to Europe in 1982 was so special and the fact that we met every year after that to enjoy each other's company was a testimony to how special the trip was for us.

She was so proud of all of her family and was such a lovely person. It's been my pleasure to know her.

Fondly,
January 19, 2008
"With Sympathy For Your Loss -

May it comfort you to know caring thoughts are with you at this difficult time."

Dear Mr. Woolf,

I am a friend of Gail's. We work together. You all have been through such a difficult time. As they say, time heals all wounds.

Please accept my deepest sympathies. Hope the future brings only pleasant things.

Zei gezundt.

Sincerely,
January 19, 2008
Dear David,

"May precious memories help you through these difficult days and bring you comfort."

You and your family are in our thoughts.
January 19, 2008
"With Heartfelt Sympathy In Your Time Of Loss"

Dear David and Family,

"May you find comfort in loving memories, peace in quiet moments, and strength with each new day."

I have given a donation to the AAUW Educational Foundation in memory of Roz.
January 19, 2008
"On the Loss of Your Mother"

Very dear Gail,

"May thoughts of all your mother meant - of love she gave, of good times spent - bring you peace and comfort, too, and keep your mother close to you.

With deepest sympathy."

I am thinking of you and sending you very warm thoughts of love and inner peace.

Affectionately,
January 19, 2008
Dear David,

"May precious memories help you through these difficult days and bring you comfort."

Words are never enough at times like this. Just know you have friends just waiting here to help you. Just say the word.

Fondly,
January 19, 2008
David and family,

"Thinking of you at this time and extending heartfelt understanding and sympathy."
January 18, 2008
Dear David,

"May it help to know that many others, too feel the loss of"

Roz

"your loved one, and sympathize with you."

I can't believe that I will not be able to see Roz's friendly face any more or to have a conversation with her. What a loss we will all share with you! May God be with you and your family and be able to provide some comfort -

Fondly,
January 18, 2008
"May the beautiful memories that fill your heart help to bring you comfort."

Dear Mr. Woolf,

I'm thinking of you & your family and the wonderful wife you shared so many years with. I'd like to wish you good health, good luck and all the best for the new year and many years to come.
January 18, 2008
"Lily of the valley ... symbol of peace and contentments."

"There are times when the right words just don't exist ... times when feelings are too deep to be expressed, but at this sad time may it bring you some peace and comfort to know that caring thoughts are with you every day."

Sending you our deepest sympathy. May you find comfort in your many memories. She is at peace.
January 18, 2008
"Forever in our Hearts -

May you find comfort in sweet and happy memories that will forever remain -

In Deepest Sympathy."

Remembering Roz's smile & warmth.
January 18, 2008
"Thinking of You -

With deepest sympathy and caring thoughts as you honor a treasured life."

Dear David,

We are so sorry to hear about Roz. She was a lovely lady. Our thoughts are with you.
January 18, 2008
"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight." - Kahlil Gibran

David,


your delight and my delight - together -

Love always,
January 18, 2008
"Our tears fall silently, our hearts grieve quietly ... but God hears our cries and shares our sorrow.

May His infinite love and compassion give you peace to carry you through this time."

Dear David,

I was so sad to hear the news of Roz's passing. I am praying for your peace and strength.

Love,
January 18, 2008
"In a time that calls for hope, may it be now.

In a time that calls for caring, may it be today.

In a time that calls for comfort, may it be always."

Dear David,

you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry!

Love, because that's all there is,
January 18, 2008
"In Loving Memory - A donation has been made to City of Hope to help find tomorrow's cures for cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening causes."

Dave and Family,

In Memory of Your Darling Wife & Mother -

Please know how truly sorry we are for your great loss. Roz was a very special person and will be sorely missed by us and everyone whose life she touched.
January 18, 2008
"With Sympathy -

In your time of loss, may you find comfort in our tradition."

Uncle Dave,

We are so sorry about the loss of Aunt Roz. What a wonderful lady she was in so many ways!

Love,
January 18, 2008
"Love lives forever ... and memories or our loved ones shine through the sorrow. May special moments you remember uplift you in your time of sadness."

Sincerely yours,
January 18, 2008
"Thinking Of You -

With deepest sympathy to you and your family in this time of sorrow."

David,

We are never prepared for such deep grief. Your strength and your family and friends will help you get beyond this.
January 18, 2008
Dear Gail and family

"The world is a better place because it was blessed by such a precious soul" as your Mom.

Our hearts, prayers, and love are with you today.
January 18, 2008
"While we don't have the perfect words to say, we want you to know how sorry we are to learn of your loss and to let you know our thoughts are with you."

David,

we were so sad to hear of Roz's passing. We ... and the world ... were blessed with knowing her and her presence here. Please accept our condolences. Our prayers are with you.

Sincerely,
January 18, 2008
"Just a note to let you know that thought these words are few,

They bring the deepest sympathy and warmest thoughts to you."

Dear David,

When things slow down and all the relatives have gone home - and you need to talk to someone, give me a call. (Lake County Retired Teachers)
January 18, 2008
"Please know that God's love surrounds you at your time of pain, as does mine. If I can help, please know that I'm here for you."

Regards,
January 18, 2008
With Our Sympathy -

Sending warm, healing thoughts to life your spirits and help you get through your time of sorrow."

Dear David,

Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Roz will be missed!

Love,
January 18, 2008
"May Memories Comfort You -

May beautiful memories sustain you during this time of sorrow."

David,

With affection,
January 18, 2008
"In the Loss of Your Loved One -

When you lose someone you love, it always takes some time to cope with all the sadness and the changes you go through. So try to take things day by day and know you're not alone - a lot of people truly care and hope the best for you. With deepest sympathy..."

So sorry for your loss. If I can be of help let me know.
January 18, 2008
"Thinking of You -

May these few words express sincere sympathy to you and your family."

My love and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Roz was so much a part of my life. I will miss her always.
January 18, 2008
Dear David & Family,

Paul and I are thinking of you - With love,
January 18, 2008
"Thinking of you"

Dear David and Family,

I was so sorry to hear about Roz's passing. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
January 18, 2008
"At This Difficult Time...Hope it helps to know there are many people who care about you and wish you peace."

Dear Dave and family,

I and my Brother Barry Wood are so very sorry on your loss of Roz. God Bless all of you...
January 18, 2008
"Thinking of you and your family - and keeping you close in thought."

Dear David,

I was so sorry to hear of Roz's passing. Bobbie Glick told me this very sad event.

Roz, Georgia Robinson, and Karen Sieber all took beginning tennis lessons together. I would think of her often remembering those days from long ago. This was after we carpooled to AAUW with your dear little daughter, Lori.

I shall remember her always with kind thoughts.
January 18, 2008
"In the Loss of Your Wife -

If we lived as she lived, the world would be a brighter place. Remembering her, and sending heartfelt sympathy."

Dear David,

I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I will send a contribution to her scholarship fund.
January 18, 2008
"Memories of your loved one will always be with you.

Although we live in the midst of ever-changing seasons, the tender lasting truths of life remain constant throughout time.

May memories keep your love one always in your heart and mind."

Dear David,

Words cannot express our sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
January 18, 2008
Dear Uncle David, Gail and Mick,

We wanted to drop you a line to express our deep sadness at the loss of Aunt Roz - we will miss her temendously. She was a wonderful part of our family -

We hope that with suport from family & friends you will find comfort during this most difficult time ahead.

Take good care of yourself and we'll talk to you.
January 18, 2008
"With Heartfelt Sympathy - Sharing your sorrow, and hoping it will comfort you to know that many hearts reach out to you in sympathy and love."
January 18, 2008
"May each special memory shine in your heart...and bring you peace.

With Deepest Sympathy"

Truly my thoughts are with you.
January 18, 2008
"You loved and lost someone special to you. Caring thoughts and prayers are with you now."

Dave -

Please accept my deepest sympathy over the passing of Roz. I know you are going through a lot at this time. I went through that last December. Please know that you are in my thoughts. I made a donation in Roz's name to the AAUW - Educ. Foundation Fund.
January 18, 2008
"Thinking of you in your sorrow and wishing you strength in the days ahead."

I especially remember Roz for having a smile on her face & a friendly word for all. She will be dearly missed.
January 18, 2008
"Our loved ones never leave us, for they will always stay in all that's bright and beautiful around us every day. Your loved one will always live on in special memories."

I am so sorry for your loss of Roz. We, who knew her, will miss her - but I believe as this card says, "our loved ones never leave us", etc.
January 15, 2008
"Thy Rod and Thy Staff, They Comfort Me."-Psalms: 23-4

"May you be comforted in knowing that a gift has been made to Hadassah to continue its life giving work."

Our deepest sympathy and our hearts are with you at this time.
January 15, 2008
"May you know that our thoughts are always with you."

Our deepest sympathy in the loss of "Roz" - She was a precious lady!

Love,
January 15, 2008
David and family,

We were sorry to hear about Roz. What a wonderful lady she was. She made us feel so welcomed at temple when we first joined. We enjoyed visiting with her after services. She was very special and we will always remember her kindness. Our deepest sympathy!
January 15, 2008
Dear David -

I know that this will be a sad and lonely holiday season, but I hope years of wonderful memories will comfort you and your family.
January 15, 2008
Dear David,

I was of course so saddened to hear of Roz's passing - so quick, so sudden, so little warning.

Do call me one of these days and we'll get together. As you know I always like good conversation on all sorts of topics. Take care, Barbara
January 15, 2008
Dear David,

We were very sorry to hear about Roz. On behalf of the Waukegan area AAUW I want to send our sincere condolences. We will certainly miss her.
January 15, 2008
Dear David -

I can't tell you how sorry we were to hear about Roz. She was always so bright and upbeat. Your marriage seemed strong and loving, so we know how much you will miss her, along with the family and all your friends.

Our best ot you all, plus heartfelt sypathy.

Love - Estelle and Hammy
January 15, 2008
Dear David & Family -

We were very sorry to learn of the passing of your wonderful wife & mother. Our sympathies go out to all of you, & may her goodness take you through this sad time.

As ever. We are members of Am Echod.
January 15, 2008
"When life closes a door, memories open a window."

I am very sorry for your trouble. Roz was such a beautfiul lady in so many ways.

AAUW Member
January 15, 2008
David,

My condolences.
January 15, 2008
Mr. Woolf

"Praying for you."

I am so sorry to hear about your wife. I know this must be a very difficult time for you. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
January 15, 2008
I enjoyed working at Andrew Cooke Magnet school with Roz. We shared a lot of laughs teaching there. Roz always seemd to know just the right thing to say at the many curriculum meetings we attended over the years. It was always obvious that the children she taught each year loved her and respected her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
January 11, 2008
Roz was a thoughtful, caring person. She and David honored me by attending a presentation for my first novel in 2004. I will always remember her kindnesses.
January 07, 2008
Dear Woolf Family: Mrs. Woolf was my 2nd grade teacher at Lyon school and she remains among the 2-3 teachers that left a lasting impression through my school years, all the way up to college. I can still see her smiling face as if it were yesterday - but it's been close to 50 years! My blessings to your family.
December 21, 2007
Dear Family:
Roz and I were classmates at WTHS. We shall miss her at the monthly luncheons at Country Squire. Roz was very supportive when my brother died. I shall miss her.
December 18, 2007
Ms Woolf was my 2nd grade teachter and I love being in her class and in her heart many years after. She had such a warm heart for my family and me and we all will miss her very much but her life lessons will always remain in my heart. My paryers are with the family and know she is smiling down on us.
December 15, 2007
Dear David,

Please extend my sympathies to Gail and Mick. You and Roz
have been so special to me over the years. We've shared many good times. Your unfailing greetings to Hank each time we met always warmed my heart (and Hank's). Your kindness and gentleness after his untimely death have been a comfort. Roz is gone before her time also. But the deep and beautiful love you shared will remain a sustaining element in your adjustment to life as it is now.

Much love and many prayers,
Faith
December 14, 2007
Roz was a wonderful, warm person who stood by me last year when my husband was having serious health problems and eventually died. We will all miss her.
December 13, 2007
Dear David,
I just read online of Roz's illness and death. What a wonderful, warm, and witty person she was,and I feel very fortunate to have known and worked with her. I first met Roz when I was doing long term subbing in Wkgn. ONe of my checks was sent to her by mistake because of the similarities of our names. Straightening out that mistake led to a friendship that lasted many years. In fact there were many people in the school system who always(mistakenly)called me Roz Wolfe! For all the years I worked at Clark School Roz was always the first sub I would ask for when I would be out.And it was always easier to be out of my classroom if I knew Roz was the sub. She was always sure that lesson plans were followed completely. And all was in perfect order when she left. But it was just as good when she subbed for someone else in our school because then we got to have lunch together and catch up with each other. Perhaps you remember all the years Roz saw that you came to Clark with some of your musicians and did programs for our students. How very much we all enjoyed those! Roz was a great lady who will be greatly missed by all of us who were fortunate enough to have known her. She always spoke so lovingly of you,so I'm sure you have numerous wonderful memories to comfort you during this painful time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Rosemary Wolfe (Sun City,Az. & Shawano,Wi.)
December 13, 2007
To David and Family,

I go way back with Roz, having been a student, as she was, at the Metzler school of dance when we were little kids. I am also a retired teacher from the Waukegan Public Schools, a member of AAUW, Friends of Library and other local organizations in which Roz was active. Our paths crossed many times over the years, and it was always a pleasure to see her and talk with her. She ws a great lady and will be missed.

Marge Ferruzzi

Glenn Ferruzzi also sends his sympathy.
December 12, 2007
Dear David & family,
Roz was a very special person to all of our family ( our children's teacher, my good AAUW friend and hostess for our daughter's wedding ) and we feel blessed to have known her. Our sympathy to you all.
Joanne & Dan Brotherton
December 12, 2007
Dear David, Gail, and Mick
This is a beautiful tribute to cousin Roz. My mom, dad, and I know how much you miss her. She was a wonderful and cheerful woman and will always be in our hearts. Now she has no more pain. She and Lori are together again.

Love, Mark
December 12, 2007
Dear Dave and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll remember Roz in my prayers. She was a good woman.
December 12, 2007
Dear Woolf Family,

Roz was my 5th grade teacher at Hyde Park School during the school year 1968-69. I am also an educator with the Waukegan School District and was influenced by her many positive educational experiences. She is one of the many reasons why I am an educator today. I also believe she was one of my Cub Scout leaders along with my mother. She will be missed by all who were touched with her kindness and compassion.
December 12, 2007
At times like this words fail but memories give the strength necessary for survival.
Our prayers are with you and your family.
December 12, 2007
I found a photo of Roz while looking
for photos for the 60th Reunion of the class of 47. It was fun to see if I could identify each of the girls posed beside the Senior Bldg at WTHS. It was a "nice visit"
December 12, 2007
Dear Dave and Family, I am so sorry to read of Roz's death.She was a beautiful person inside and out and I consider myself lucky to have known her.My deepest condolences.
December 12, 2007
I'm sure that you do not know me. Mrs. Boxerman was my first grade teacher (I am 36 yrs old now) and I loved her. She was so sweet to me. I came into the school very late and she gave me special attention until I caught up and eventually surpassed all of the rest of the students. When she noticed that I was a little advanced for my age, she gave me extra work and always complimented me. She is definitely one of those teachers who will always be remembered and appreciated
December 12, 2007
My deepest sympathies, she was a wonderful woman. I was one of her students from Hyde Park, 4th grade 1973-74. She was by far one of my favorite teachers. My mom passed away June 1st, Mrs. Woolf sent a card to my siblings and I with a very nice message about my mom. It meant a lot to us, especially since my mom felt the same way about her.

May she rest in peace.
December 12, 2007
What a wonderful obituary for this beautiful individual. I heard about her from Michelle Olesker and she thought of her as a very good person. It is good to know that God has made so many gifted and loving people to make this world a better place to live. May God bless her family.
December 12, 2007
Dear Dave and Family;
Please accept our sincerest sympathies on the loss of Roz. If there's anything we can do, please call me...you have our home phone number on the Neighborhood Watch Phone List.
Prayers to you,
Kris and Mo Buhnerkemper
December 12, 2007
I took educational training classes with Roz and taught at Andrew Cooke with her. Roz loved to see her students develop their skills and enjoyed the love of learning. She was an asset to the Waukegan Public Schools.
December 12, 2007
Dave, not shure if you remember me but i met your wife a few times and she was a wonderfull person. You both made a nice couple. My deepest sympathys.
Kwak
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