Roslyn Herzog Schloss, 92, passed away Dec. 23, 2020, succumbing to COVID-19. Roslyn was born Nov. 19, 1928, in New York, N.Y., to Celia and Louis Herzog.
She married Lou Schloss in 1960. Roz and Lou met at a community dance where they had an immediate connection. They enjoyed ice skating, date nights and spending time with their families. She and Lou married on her birthday and she made being a homemaker, wife and mother her priority. She and Lou loved to entertain in their West Orange, N.J., home. They enjoyed a neighborhood swim club, where she played cards and Scrabble; they never missed a Chinese New Year Party; and they enjoyed social activities with other couples.
At home, she loved to cook. Many of the family’s most treasured memories of Roz involve cooking. Food was her language of the heart. She loved to bake with her grandchildren and to prepare dishes with ingredients fresh from Lou’s garden.
She loved to play the piano, bargain-hunt at estate sales for treasured art and watch “Jeopardy.” After her children entered school, she worked as an administrative assistant, but always required the family to be home for dinner. Her observance of Judaism was evident on Friday nights, where she always lit the candles and served a traditional Shabbat dinner. She was a life member of the National Council of Jewish Women. She made sure that her children attended Hebrew School. Later in her life, she visited Israel for her granddaughter Rebecca’s bat mitzvah, climbing Masada at age 78.
In 2002 she retired with Lou to Delray Beach, Fla. There she enjoyed a typical south Florida lifestyle, exercising daily and socializing with new friends. She eventually moved to memory care there, where Lou continued to care and visit her daily. In 2014 they moved to Atlanta, where she lived in memory care at Huntcliff Summit senior living. Lou lives there, as well, in independent living, and was able to continue his daily visits until the beginning of the pandemic. She will be sorely missed.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years, Lou Schloss; her two children Michael Schloss (Nancy Leduc) of Windham, N.H., and Caryn Hanrahan (Andy Siegel) of Atlanta; six grandchildren Rebecca and Sarah Hanrahan, Hannah and Jonah Siegel, Carrie Pecoraro (Joey Pecoraro) and Locke Schloss; and her great-grandchild Matthew Alicata. Arrangements by Dressler’s Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.