On November 13, 2012, surrounded by her family, Leona Ramoy (91) died at her home in Palm Beach, FL. Originally from New York, Leona was a founding member of the Hewlett East Rockaway Jewish Community Center in Long Island, was a life member of Hadassah, and received a life member award from Sherbooke Country Club Women's Golf League for her creative contributions to their luncheons and events. Leona will also be remembered for her award winning ice cream strudel and for having been selected, with her adoring husband Milt, to appear on the Oprah Winfrey Valentine's Day Special in 2002 where they renewed their 60th wedding vows on nation-wide television.
Leona is loved and respected by her children, Judy Ramoy Johnstone and her husband Bill of Bethany Beach DE, Rob Ramoy and his life partner Gary McFall of Bethesda, MD and Rehoboth Beach, DE, granddaughters Jenn Devine (Andy) and Jaime (Brad) Pseres and great grandsons Micah, Lucas, Andrew, and Matt. Our mom's favorite expression was "To the Good Life," and we will continue to honor her by following her teachings and traditions.
Service will be held on November 18 at Beth Israel Chapel, Boyton Beach, FL.
The family would appreciate memorial contributions to American University Center for Israel Studies, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington DC, 20016-8077 or Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407.