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Monday, November 14, 2022
Starts at 10:30am (Eastern time)
Rosalie Ruth Wilson (nee Blackman) was born on April 19, 1925 in Philadelphia and passed away on Nov. 13, 2022.
Daughter of Joseph J. Blackman and Bertha Sokoloff Blackman. Sister to the late Daniel and his wife the late Zehava Blackman.
She graduated from Girls High School and the University of Pennsylvania in 1946 as a Mathematics major. She was reportedly the only woman in her high school class to attend college.
She married Samuel B. Wilson in 1949 and celebrated 38 years of marriage. Together they lived in Glenolden and Wynnewood, and owned Cedarwood Pharmacy. Rosalie and Samuel had four children, the late Joy and William “Buzzy” Rosenberg and Jamie Rothstein Rosenberg, Michele Wilson and Mark Helfaer, Richard and Maryna Wilson, and Joseph and Robyn Wilson, grandchildren Jordan and Marielle and Joy, Samuel and fiancee Alix, Jonathan, Daniel and Joshua, and Sasha and Leeza, along with great grandchildren Jason and Luke. Her loving long time caregiver was Aretha Thompson.
Rosalie was an avid reader and lover of the arts, including the orchestra, classic movies, figure skating, and broadway musicals. She was a devoted bridge player. She loved desserts, especially cheesecake. She also worked as a volunteer at Lankenau Hospital for a number of years. Rosalie has been beloved by her family and her numerous friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to Funeral services Monday 10:30 A.M. precisely at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El, 1001 Remington Rd., Wynnewood, PA 19096. Int. Mt. Sharon Cem.
Shiva will be at the home of Michele and Mark Helfaer.