Helene Silverman Rosenshein

by | Oct 20, 2014 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach —Helene Silverman Rosenshein passed away Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 at the age of 83.

She was born in the Bronx, N. Y. on Oct. 13, 1930, the daughter of the late Max and Emma Silverman.

When she was five years old, the family moved to Hartford, Conn. Helene spent most of her summers with relatives in New London, Conn. As a youngster, she frequently appeared on the local radio amateur program where she sang many songs. She graduated from Hartford High School, where she sang in the school’s a capella choir. From the time she was a youngster, she had a love for animals; this love of animals extended throughout her life.

Helene married Joseph Rosenshein on Jan. 28, 1951. They were married for 63 years and lived in many parts of the country: Connecticut, Indiana, Illinois, Rhode Island, Florida, Kansas, and Virginia. She enjoyed international travel and loved music and was talented at crafts; each crafted item reflected her unique ability and her imaginative mind.

Helene was predeceased by her parents, her twin brother Stanley, her older brother Eddie, and her older sister Cybil Abel.

She is survived by her husband Joseph, her son Leonard of Fort Worth, Texas, her son Richard and wife Veronica of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., her daughter Susan of Lawrence, Kansas, brother-in-law David Rosenshein and wife Fran of Illinois, her sister-in-laws, Schania Zelvin of Mystic Ct, and Fay Rosenshein of Suffolk, Va., who were sisters to her, as well as two granddaughters, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

The funeral was held in Woodlawn Cemetery with Rabbi Israel Zoberman officiating. Visit www.altmeyer.com to leave a note to the family.