OBIT-Sylvia Blanche Rosendorf |

OBIT-Sylvia Blanche Rosendorf


Graveside services will take place Thursday, Feb. 28 for Sylvia Blanche Rosendorf, who died Feb. 25, 2002, at the home of her daughter in Zephyr Cove, Nev., following a long battle with cancer. She was 77.

Mrs. Rosendorf was born Dec. 23, 1924, at Cambridge, Mass., to Isaac and Celia Greenstein. She married Laurence B. Rosendorf Oct. 11, 1945, at Boston, Mass., and they owned and operated Larry’s Souvenir Shop at Nantasket Beach, Mass., for 40 years. She had been a resident of Zephyr Cove for 10 years before moving to Carson City, Nev., four years ago. She also spent six months of each year in Palm Desert, Calif. She was president of the South Lake Tahoe Cancer League from 1992 to 1994 and was a past board member of Temple Bat Yam as well as a past member of Barton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, where she had volunteered for 10 years. Mrs. Rosendorf loved to cook and entertain. If there was ever a stranger at temple she would have them at her dinner table. She loved to travel and play shuffleboard. During her illness she never complained and always maintained her sense of humor.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Laurence B. Rosendorf of Carson City and Palm Desert; son, Kenneth Rosendorf of Ogurquit, Maine; son and daughter-in-law, David and Peggy Rosendorf of Minden, Nev.; daughter and son-in-law, Roberta and Frank Benvenuto of Zephyr Cove; brother, Abraham Greenstein of Del Rey Beach, Fla., sister, Faye Stone of Margate, Fla.; grandchildren, Glenda Lombard, Michelle Noyes, Melissa Adams, Leah Skene, Courtney Benvenuto and Jared Benvenuto; and great-grandsons, Matthew Noyes, Hayden Noyes and Miles Skene. She was predeceased by her parents, a brother and three sisters.

Graveside services will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at Eastside Memorial Park Cemetery, Minden, where Mrs. Rosendorf had been instrumental in having a Jewish section established.

Donations in Mrs. Rosendorf’s memory may be made to Temple Bat Yam Caring Fund, P.O. Box 5099, Stateline, NV 89449 or to South Lake Tahoe Cancer League, P.O. Box 17962, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151.

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