Roslyn (Roz) Kornbluth Rosenblatt
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Roslyn (Roz) Kornbluth Rosenblatt

Roz Rosenblatt

ROSENBLATT: Roslyn (Roz) Kornbluth Rosenblatt, 84, passed away peacefully on June 4, 2018, in her home in Pittsburgh. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 1, 1934, to the late Aaron and Chane Kornbluth, sister to Martin and Seymour Kornbluth, Roslyn stated that her decision to marry Harvey Ben Rosenblatt, love of her life, and move to Pittsburgh, was one of the most impulsive and best decisions she ever made. Harvey’s love for Roslyn was steadfast as she fulfilled her life plan of pursuing a career, raising four children together, and ensuring the continuity of Judaism and love of Israel. Harvey predeceased Roslyn by 23 years. Beloved mother and grandmother, she is survived by her four children: Alan Israel Rosenblatt (Lisa Freund Rosenblatt) of Chicago; Donna Beth Horowitz (Aaron) of Chicago; Susan Gail Rosenblatt (David Birenbaum) of Pittsburgh; and David Mark Rosenblatt (Shari Gersten) of New Jersey and her grandchildren: Galit and Shachar Rosenblatt; Jonathan, Elana and Alexa Horowitz; Harrison Chase and Andrew, Steven and Amelia Birenbaum; and Arielle and Zeke Rosenblatt. Roslyn is a proud graduate of McGill University where she received her undergraduate degree in education and sociology and a Master in Social Work. She applied her education to bring out the best potential in others, starting her career at the Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) of Montreal and, after her marriage, continuing at the JFCS in Pittsburgh. Roslyn’s philosophy was always to ‘turn lemons into lemonade’, so when she informed the JFCS that she was pregnant with her first child and was told she could only resume working for them in the future when her children were over the age of two, she took the opportunity to work in Jewish education, her great passion. Roslyn started as a teacher and soon became assistant principal at B’nai Israel, then moved to Beth Shalom as principal where she spent 10 very happy years building an engaging environment for students and teachers that promoted curiosity, learning and strong Jewish identity. Roslyn then went to work at PPG Industries Foundation for 15 years where she was executive director helping charities use strategic planning to address unmet needs and assisting in pioneering innovative programs to build community. Roslyn used her leisure time to bring out her own potential by engaging in her love of studying different cultures and languages through reading, enjoying and supporting the arts, and traveling. She considered her books to be among her best friends. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at 3:30 PM. Visitation one hour prior to services (2:30 pm – 3:30 pm). Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pittsburgh Foundation, Roslyn and Harvey Rosenblatt Family Fund (pittsburghfoundation.org/). schugar.com

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