Rita Ross Schoenberg of Johns Creek, formerly of Miami, Fla., passed away Feb. 12 with her daughters by her side. Rita was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Celia and Sam Ross. She attended the University of Miami and graduated with a degree in mass communications. Rita worked for many years as a copywriter and was extremely bright, clever and witty. Rita was so fortunate to have had a wonderful 54-year marriage to Marvin Schoenberg, the love of her life.
She had a beautiful voice and loved to sing. She started the Somerby Singers group where she formerly lived. She was a member of the Sweet Adelines International chorus in both Miami and Atlanta. Rita enjoyed music, word games and particularly, time with her family.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Sylvia Cohen, her brother, Sol Ross, and her granddaughter, Rachel Goldsmith. She is survived by her daughters Susan Goldsmith (Gary) and Leah Stitzer; grandsons Chaim Shmuel Stitzer (Shifra), Cory Goldsmith, and Yaakov Tsvi Stitzer (Nechama); and four great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at Arlington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999. Sign online guestbook at www.dresslerjewishfunerals.com.