Rose Ann Leventhal Grossman

by | May 20, 2016 | Obituaries

Coconut Grove , Fla .—Rose Ann Leventhal Grossman died peacefully in her home on May 4, 2016.

She was 90 years old.

A native of Norfolk, Mrs. Grossman was the daughter of Louis Leventhal and Agatha Liebman Leventhal. She was predeceased by her husband of more than 40 years, Lester Igra Grossman, as well as her brother, Phillip Leventhal.

She was a graduate of Maury High School, Class of 1943. She attended Beaver College (now Arcadia University) in Jenkintown, Pa., the College of William & Mary, Norfolk extension (now Old Dominion University) and the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla.

A former long-time member of Congregation Beth-El, Mrs. Grossman has been a congregant at Ohef Sholom Temple for more than half a century. Along with her husband, she was a founding charter member of Temple Emanuel of Virginia Beach.

In Norfolk, Mrs. Grossman served as a volunteer at the Norfolk Chapter of the American Red Cross, and was a member of Hadassah, Women’s American ORT, and the Friends of the American Technion Society.

Mrs. Grossman was a long-standing supporter of the Norfolk Academy and the Eastern Virginia Medical School. In 1987, following the purchase of the family home by the government of Canada, the Grossmans lived in Palm Beach, Fla. for many years.

Mrs. Grossman is survived by two sons, Louis, of Miami and Montréal (Canada), and John Alan, of Coral Gables, Fla., daughter-in-law Jacqueline Green, and granddaughters Leslie Agatha (‘Aggie’) Grossman and Fannie Lucille (‘Lucy’) Grossman. She is also survived by several beloved cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as her long-time, devoted caregiver, Magda Enid Olan.

A graveside service was held at the Hebrew Cemetery. Rabbi Emeritus Lawrence Arthur Forman officiated. Memorial donations may be made to the Agatha and Louis Leventhal Library Fund at the Eastern Virginia Medical Foundation, Post Office Box 5, Norfolk, VA 23501 or to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Fund at NYU Langone Medical Center, One Park Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10016.

H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the family at