by | May 25, 2018 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach —Sydelle Roistacher (Gurspan) was born September 4, 1935 in New York, N.Y. to two loving parents, Herman and Rose (Entelis) Gurspan.

An inspirational and beautiful person, Sydelle enjoyed life to the fullest. She had a tremendous work ethic, working as a bookkeeper, real estate agent, and insurance broker, all while raising two successful children, Randi and Ronnie. When trying times came her way, she persevered and continued to see all of life’s sweetest blessings with a positive outlook. Sydelle was always the life of the party with her incredible sense of humor. She never ceased to make others feel welcome and appreciated. She was sincere when she shared her wisdom, but always sprinkled it with a little humor and love, oftentimes making a moment of truth feel more like a moment to treasure.

Sydelle loved her Chinese food, visiting grandkids in their college towns, and going shopping for anything and everything. But the only thing she loved more than life itself was her family that she shared it with. Sydelle accomplished many things in life, but her role as a wife, sister, mother, and grandmother was a remarkable testament to her character. Sydelle’s love knew no bounds – she cared deeply about others and encapsulated the very essence of the phrase “I love you.” Her wisdom, emotional strength, ability to forgive, charming personality, and positive attitude laid the foundation for her family for generations to come. But, the more incredible a person is, the harder it is to say goodbye. Her legacy will live on, but there will never again be another Sydelle Roistacher. Her soul was truly a gift from God.

“Delly,” a nickname her friends and family called her, touched the lives of many people. Her family will continue to appreciate life and others by carrying on through her imparted wisdom. Sydelle rejoins her family, including her mother Rose and father Herman, her loving husband of 30 years Norman, her brother Theodore (Teddy) and others who left this Earth before her.

Sydelle always knew that her legacy will endure and flourish through her family. Those who will carry on cherishing her memory include her daughter Randi Strelitz, son-in-law EJ Strelitz, grandchildren Nathan, Jacob, and Jessica; her son Ronald Roistacher (Ronnie), daughter-in-law Bari Roistacher, grandson Noah; her partner Harold Bate, daughter-in-laws Beth and Jennifer, son in- law Larry, and grandchildren Spencer, Justin, Trevor and Jordan.