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Lilian Prusan


1927 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Lilian Prusan Obituary
May 26, 1927 - August 5, 2016 Lilian Prusan, born May 26, 1927 in Brookline, Massachusetts, died on August 5, 2016, surrounded by her family.  She was, for 59 years, the beloved wife of Nathan Prusan z"l, the mother of Peretz Wolf-Prusan and Jody Prusan; mother-in-law of Becki Wolf-Prusan, and beloved grandmother of Leora, Avital and Noah Wolf-Prusan. Daughter of the late Esther and Jack Brown of Brookline and Russia; dear sister of the late Stanley Brown and the late Ruth Miller.  She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.   She attended the Rhode Island School of Design and UCLA.  At age fifty she returned to school and graduated from the Wagner Paraprofessional Certificate Program at the American Jewish University. She practiced audacious hospitality, opening the door to her homes in Beverly Hills and Las Vegas to many friends (new and old), and family (close and far).  She ran her own chocolate business, helped potential young singers and musicians to develop their talent, helped raise money for Hadassah Hospital in Israel, Friends of Tel Hashomer, Council of Jewish Women, the Opera Guild, Haven House, Club 100 of the Music Center, the John Douglas French Center for Alzheimer's Disease, Brandeis Las Vegas Chapter, and the Jewish Family Service Agency of Las Vegas.  She was a master at calligraphy, bead-work, embroidery, painting, and design. In the years following the passing of her husband she found fulfillment reading to children in the Henderson Public Schools, volunteering at St. Rose Hospital, attending OLLI at UNLV and participated in four book groups. With her husband Nathan and friends she loved to travel the world, gathering new friends along the way. If you met her you would remember her; she was a force of nature and a commanding presence. Her funeral took place Sunday, August 7th, in San Francisco. Shivah was observed at the home of Becki and Peretz Wolf-Prusan. Future celebrations of her life will be in Beverly Hills and New York. Contributions to her memory should be made to the Forbes Norris MDA/ALS Research Center via the CPMC Foundation, P.O. Box 7999, San Francisco, CA, 94120-7999, or online at sutterhealth.org. Condolences may be sent to [email protected]
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Aug. 12 to Aug. 14, 2016
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