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Roslyn R. Schwartz

SCHWARTZ: Roslyn R. Schwartz. Our adored, loving, guiding light, Roslyn R. Schwartz, born Feb. 2, 1929, passed away peacefully at the age of 92 on Aug. 11, 2021. Our Mom, (Roz, Rozzie, Bubbie) will forever be cherished by her children, Gloria Schwartz Dresser (David z”l) and Saralee Schwartz Todd (Reggie); her grandchildren, Elizabeth Todd-Breland (Alex), and Jonathan Todd (Alicia); two great-granddaughters, Natalie Juanita Breland and Julia Roz Breland; her great-grandson, Mateo Edward Todd, and her many loving nieces and nephews, family and friends. Roz’s husband, Bernard (Barney) Schwartz (z”l); father, John Roth (z”l); mother, Eunice Roth (z”l); and four cherished sisters preceded her in death. An ambassador to humanity with a heart of pure gold, our Mom/Bubbie had a generous, loving spirit; a kind and beautiful smile; and she lived her life to the fullest. A lifelong Pittsburgher, she would often be spotted in the greater Pittsburgh area driving a succession of sporty convertibles with her silver curls blowing in the wind! She was always the life of the party. She drove hours to visit her children well into her 80s, and would fly across the country many times to visit her grandkids, sisters, nieces and nephews. Family meant everything to her and she doted on her children, grand and great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She was so warm and welcoming and made many others feel like family. Mom/Bubbie was a role model for us all and a trailblazer for women in the workforce for her generation. She had a long and successful career with Mellon Bank and as a loaned retiree to the United Way of Allegheny County. She worked until she was 80 years old. Mom made a statement when she walked into a room, so stylishly and elegantly dressed with bold jewelry — and people would always take notice. Our Dad referred to her as “so classy.” Our Mom and Dad worked hard, but also made time to enjoy life and share special moments with their family and close-knit group of dear lifelong friends. Our Mom/Bubbie’s grace and hospitality was legendary. She was a fabulous cook and baker, and she loved trying new recipes. Her grilled and roasted chicken were delectable and she would cook enough to feed an army. We loved the smell of tzimmes roasting during the holidays. She always had freezers full of food — chocolate chip and almond cookies and her specialty, candied nuts. She had an open-door policy, welcoming family and friends into her home in Monroeville. She always provided a kind and empathetic ear to friends and family, and treated everyone with dignity and respect. Mom never stopped challenging herself and was a lifelong learner. She and Dad were founding members of Temple David in Monroeville, and were engaged and active volunteers. Mom became a bat mitzvah at 81 years of age. She participated and volunteered in many activities and programs to benefit people in the greater Pittsburgh community. The Jewish tradition of tikkun olam (repair the world) was certainly a guiding light for our beautiful Mom/Bubbie. The family wishes to acknowledge and express our deep appreciation to her loving and devoted caregivers, and all of the dedicated health professionals and support staff at Harmony in Monroeville who helped to make her final years more comfortable. We also wish to thank her loving Temple David family (Team Roz) and other dear friends who provided ongoing support and friendship. Services were held at Temple David. Interment Temple Sinai Memorial Park. Contributions in memory of Roslyn Roth Schwartz may be made to Temple David of Monroeville, 4415 Northern Pike Road, Monroeville, PA 15146, templedavid.org or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. schugar.com PJC

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