|Thursday, May 03 2012 11:00|
Sara Rothstein, 90, died Thursday, April 26, 2012, under the warm and attentive care of the staff at Delmar Gardens of Overland Park, along with the care of Kansas City Hospice.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 29, at The Louis Memorial Chapel, with burial at Mount Carmel Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the Families in Need or the Social Justice funds of Congregation Beth Torah, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Feb. 4, 1922, Sara was the daughter of Nathan and Jennie (Solomon) Kahn. She grew up in the Flatbush neighborhood, graduating a year early from Abraham Lincoln High School, where she was in one of the first classes to study modern Hebrew. While attending Brooklyn College at night, she worked as a secretary in the Flatiron Building.
She married Ben Rothstein in 1945, after waiting 3 1/2 years for him to return from service in Africa during World War II. Sara became Ben’s trusted helpmate throughout his career in Jewish com- munal service, moving their growing family from Springfield, Mass., to Rochester, N.Y., Syracuse, N.Y., Manchester, N.H., Louisville, Ky., and St. Joseph, Mo. Before Ben died in 1992, they moved to Lenexa.
Sara was deeply involved in the communities Ben served as a professional. She adapted quickly, developed strong
Sara is survived by her children, Ruth Worthington and husband Michael, Overland Park, Judith Rothstein of New Zealand, and Daniel Rothstein and wife Ana Karchmer, Lexington, Mass. She also leaves cherished brother, Ira, and sister-in-law N’hara of Israel; beloved brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joseph and Phyllis Rothstein and Rita Suval, all of Brooklyn; grandchildren, Joshua and wife Meghan, Joel, David, Jesanna, Nathan, Ariela, and Talia; extended family; treasured friends; and a final blessing, great-grandson, Ben, whose arrival is expected in June.
Online guest book is available at www.louismemorialchapel.com.
Arr: The Louis Memorial Chapel, 816-361-5211.