Obituary: Roselyn Baer Greenberg

Obituary: Roselyn Baer Greenberg

Roselyn Baer Greenberg passed away peacefully at home May 25, 2020.

Roselyn Baer Greenberg
Roselyn Baer Greenberg

Roselyn Baer Greenberg, 101, passed away peacefully at home May 25, 2020. She was born December 9, 1918, to Gertrude and Max Baer. She was raised in St. Augustine, Fla., the home of the “Fountain of Youth.” It was often said that Roselyn must have sipped from that fountain, which might have accounted for her longevity.

Roselyn met and married the love of her life Nathan Greenberg when she was just 19 years old and a freshman at Florida State College for Women in Tallahassee, which later became FSU. They moved to Dothan, Ala., where they raised three loving daughters and had a successful business, Dothan Auto Parts.

The Greenbergs were well known in the Dothan community for their involvement and philanthropy. Roselyn was involved in many civic activities and was twice Sisterhood president of Temple Emanu-El, where she also taught Sunday School. She and Nathan traveled the world and shared a wonderful life together for 66 years.

Roselyn moved to the Renaissance in Buckhead, where she spent her remaining years enjoying her family and making new friends. She was known for her smart, “with-it,” upbeat, non-complaining attitude, which made her a joy to be around. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word for everyone. She was truly a beautiful lady inside and out.

Roselyn had a large, loving family who will miss her forever. She was predeceased by her husband Nathan and her older sister, Lillian Besser Schultz. She is survived by her daughters Roberta (Ed) Marblestone, Susan (Butch) Frumin and Linda Rosh (Marshall Fox); and nine grandchildren Sherri (Jeffrey) Weissman, Debra (David) Blanke, Nancy (Todd) Schusterman, Laura (Brad Dowling), Steven Frumin (fiancé, Margot), Jeffrey Frumin, Elizabeth (Blair) Douglas, Ilene Rosh and Meryl (Lenny) Rindsberg.

She will also be lovingly remembered by great-grandchildren Matthew, Gabby, Jake, Max, Molly, Seth, Josh, Sarah, Sophie, Nathan, Zachary, Emily and Asher; and many nieces and nephews. The family extends thanks and gratitude to her special caregiver Melissa Williams and her team.

A private funeral service was held May 27 at Memory Hill Cemetery in Dothan and officiated by Cantor Neil Schwartz. The funeral was limited to family members only because of COVID-19.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Temple Emanu-El, 188 N. Park Ave., Dothan AL 36303; Weinstein Hospice, 3150 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta GA 30327 or any charity of your choice. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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