Rosalind Krasney

Rosalind Krasney (nee Friedman), affectionately known to family and friends as “Ema,” died in Cleveland on Jan. 8, 2014 at age 84. She was the beloved wife for almost 50 years of the late Samuel J. Krasney, who died in 2000.

Loving and adored mother of Nora (Dr. Brian) Berman, Paula (Dr. Stanley) Meckler, Sherry (Ira) Feuer, and Donna Krasney (Mark Fremont). Devoted and adored grandmother of Elizabeth, Jared and Amanda (Ben Rosenbaum) Berman; Michael and Jonathan Meckler; Jenny and Nicolas Feuer; and Sammi Fremont. Dear sister of the late Donald and the late Irving Friedman. Cherished extended family members Louvenia and Lomania Gamble, and Vanessia Wilburt. She was an adored aunt, cousin and sister-in-law.

Roz was born in Cleveland to Jennie (Singer) and Norman Friedman. She was raised in the Kinsman neighborhood, surrounded by a large extended family. Her future husband and his family lived on the second floor of a two-family house from the time Roz was 8 years old and Sam was 13 years old.

Following graduation from John Adams High School, she attended The Ohio State University. She was married in 1950 and raised four daughters in a busy and loving home. Roz was always at Sam's side as he built his publicly traded company, Banner Industries.

She visited Israel on numerous occasions and created a home and family committed to Zionism. She was active in and supported many Jewish organizations including Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, sponsoring several projects for the soldiers of Israel; life trustee of Menorah Park Center for Senior Living; Telshe Yeshiva; and a lifelong member of Park Synagogue.

Roz hosted nearly all Jewish and secular holidays for friends and family throughout the years and was widely known for including many who didn't have their own families residing in town.

Among her many special qualities, she made each child and grandchild feel as though he/she was her favorite.

Contributions suggested to Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, 1430 Broadway, New York, NY 10018; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 24359 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, MI 48075; Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood, OH 44122.