Chava bas Rifka, Elaine Schipero Ramo
Ramo: Chava bas Rifka, Elaine Schipero Ramo, born April 26, 1921, in Newark, New Jersey, to parents George and Rebecca Kalafa Schipero, passed away in her sleep on Tuesday morning, Sept. 20, in Canton, Georgia. She was 96 years old. Being of small stature, growing up she was known by friends as “Shrimpy.” Sharing a birthday with Queen Elizabeth II, she was often called the “switched at birth queen” by her family. And, some of her great-grandchildren think of her as Queen Elizabeth II’s “twin sister.” Elaine lived in Newark, Roselle, and Brick, New Jersey; Chicago; and Big Canoe, Georgia.
Elaine was married to her husband of 49 years, Leon Ramo of Irvington, New Jersey, who predeceased her. She is survived by her children Renee Ramo (Arthur Goldberg) and Bruce Ramo (Jerelyn); her grandchildren Seth Moldovan, William Moldovan (Emily), Jaclyn Moldovan, Brandon Ramo (Stacie) and Devin Ramo (Christen); her great-grandchildren Jacob Moldovan, Ethan Moldovan, Ava Ramo, Madelyn Ramo, Isabelle Ramo, Daphne Macedonia, Taylor Ramo, Noah Moldovan, Bradley Ramo, Ethan Ramo and Grayson Ramo; her sister Paula Schipero Ascher; and numerous nieces and cousins.
Funeral services will take place at Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge, New Jersey, on Sunday, Oct. 2. PJC