Shoshana Lis

by | Jun 8, 2020 | Obituaries

Chesapeake—Shoshana (Rosalyn) Lis, 92, of Chesapeake, Virginia, surrounded by her family, passed away of non-COVID-related illness on May 18, 2020.

Born the daughter of Louis and Ruth Ehrlich on October 30, 1927 in The Bronx, she had one brother, Theodore Ehrlich.

Shoshana attended Brooklyn College and graduated from Keane College in New Jersey, with a degree in Sociology.
Shoshana traveled to Israel in 1947 to fulfill her dream of living in a new, independent Jewish state. She met her husband Avraham, a native Israeli and serving in the Hagana. They married in 1949 in Jerusalem. She returned to the USA in 1952 and lived there for 31 years, raising her two daughters there. She worked as a teacher in Jewish after-school programs for 25 years. Her dedication to educating Jewish children about their religion and heritage was recognized by her colleagues and her professional associations. She and Avraham, decided to return to live in Israel in 1983 where they resided until his death in 2014. She returned to live out her life near her younger daughter Anne, in Arizona, and most recently, Virginia.

Shoshana is survived by her daughters Anne (Anthony) Pellegrino, Ruth (Mark Perlis) Lis, and five grandchildren; Sam (Miriam Weiner) Pellegrino, Sarah (Jason) Wirth, Leah Pellegrino, Abigail Lis-Perlis and Alexandra Lis-Perlis.

Funeral arrangements are temporarily delayed because of Shoshana’s wish to rest with Avraham, who is buried in Jerusalem.

Condolences for the family can be sent to Anne Pellegrino and Ruth Lis
Contributions in Shoshana’s memory can be sent to Young Judaea/Camp Tel Yehudah or Hadassah.