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Of Burke, VA formerly of Washington, DC and Hollywood, FL peacefully passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Burke Health Care Center. She was born in Newark, NJ to the late Samuel and Cecilia Levy Ostrow. Isabel was a active member of the B'Nai Birth and a volunteer for the American Red Cross. Isabel was the beloved wife of the late Mitchell Herson; loving mother of Linda S. Holman and her husband Edward of Fairfax, VA and the late Mark B. Herson; proud grandmother of Michael Cohen of McLean, VA, Craig (Alix) Cohen of New York City, NY and Shaun Herson of Rockville, MD; great-grandmother of Taylor and Connor of Virginia, Cameron and Blake of New York. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, December 11 at 3 p.m. at Elesavetgrad Cemetery, 5233 15th Place, SE, Washington, DC. In lieu of flowers the family suggest that memorial contributions may be made in Isabel's name to the wonderful staff of Burke Health Care Center, 9640 Burke Lake Rd., burke, VA 22201. Please view and sign the family guestbook at

Published in The Washington Post from Dec. 10 to Dec. 11, 2012