Leona Rothstein, age 94, of Atlanta, passed away peacefully April 4, 2013.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Martin and Sandra Rothstein of New York City; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Alan and Sue Rothstein of Marietta, Ga.; and grandchildren Roger Rothstein, Sonnie Elahna Rothstein, Andrea and Cory Reavis, Sandy Rothstein and Greg Rothstein.
Mrs. Rothstein was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Rothstein, parents Reuben and Gussie Lisman, and brothers Jack and Irving Lisman, of blessed memory.
A graduate of Hunter College in New York, Mrs. Rothstein was a career teacher who taught at PS173 in New York City for more than 30 years. During World War II, she moved to Washington, D.C. to work for the federal government, where she met her future husband, Sam. While Sam was on convoy duty during the war, she moved back to NYC, where she and Sam later made their home and raised their family.
Mrs. Rothstein was a life long New York Yankees fan and keen observer of people. She moved to Atlanta in 2005 and enjoyed spending time with her Southern children and grandchildren. In her later years, her caregivers were all impressed with her quick wit, strong will and engaging smile.
She passed away one month short of her 95th birthday. Sign online guestbook at edressler.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the William Breman Jewish Home or Weinstein Hospice. A graveside service was held Sun., April 7, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Cedar Park Cemetery in Emerson, N.J. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care.