Miriam Schulman (nee Gressel), beloved wife of the late Samuel; loving mother of Louis (Barbara) Schulman and the late Jonathan (Zary) Schulman. Dear sister of Yael Gressel (Beverly, deceased), Philip Gressel and Leah Jacoby (Rolf, deceased). Services were held Oct. 21 at Mount Sinai Cemetery.
Miriam’s mother, Sonia Gressel, from Glazmanka (now Gostini), Latvia, and her father, the late Joseph Gressel, from Molodechno, Poland (now Belarus), came here to make a living, get married and raise children. In a uniquely American tale, Miriam evolved to Mickey, pursuing a life in America. Mickey’s parents did not have much secular education, but because of their hard work, Mickey had greater opportunities. She graduated from Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve University), magna cum laude.
Sam was an English teacher. Louis became an attorney and Jonathan became a computer software designer. Mickey obtained her Master of Library Science degree and worked for many years at the main branch of the Cleveland Public Library. In retirement, Mickey and Sam continued to love learning and were frequent attendees of many Elder Hostels.
After her children were married and Sam passed away, Mickey moved from the family home to an apartment. Leah’s daughter Susan and Philip frequently enjoyed her hospitality when visiting Cleveland. Mickey frequently visited Leah, who lived nearby.
As she got on in years, Mickey received help from many people. The family wishes to thank all of the wonderful people with the memory care center at Montefiore, the Hospice of the Western Reserve, Cleveland Caring Connection, Home Instead, Karin Veal and Martha Davidson.