by | Jan 30, 2017 | Obituaries

Virg inia—Rosalyn Landres, 84, daughter of Nathan and Frances Davidson, passed away peacefully on January 10 surrounded by family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ezra (Zeke) Landres of New York. She is survived by her four children, Julie Krachman and husband Al, Diana, Mark and husband Bryan, Jack and wife Lisa, and four grandchildren Natalie, Elyse, Alexa and Ellie.

Roz was born in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated from Boston University with a degree in English. She was a member of the drama club and through this developed a lifelong love of theater and opera. She taught English and volunteered to help teach Granby Elementary students to read. Her passion for education led her to establish the Ezra Landres Fund for Excellence in Education.

In 1955, Roz moved to Norfolk after marrying Zeke and joined Temple Israel where she was an active member for more than 60 years in all aspects of the synagogue from the Sisterhood to the choir to the minyan. She served on the boards of the Jewish Women’s International, the Norfolk JCC, Young Audiences (where she helped bring professional performing artists into schools), and the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. She also served as president of Jewish Family Service, president of the Hebrew Ladies Charity, and was a lifetime member of Hadassah, Brandeis and B’nai B’rith Women.

Roz had a love of traveling and traveled the world including many trips to Israel. Wherever she traveled she met and made friends and typically ran into people she knew!

Roz was a devoted wife, mother, aunt, great-aunt, grandmother and friend who will be missed dearly.

A private service was held in Northern Virginia. Donations to the Temple Rodef Shalom Building Fund.