The life of an amazing woman, Roz Cantor, ended today, January 16, 2009, due to complications from leukemia.
Roslyn grew up in Syracuse, N.Y. After she married Ben Berman, they moved to Detroit to raise their family. In her 20ís, Roslyn was a professional model, actress, and dancer. Later, she returned to college and earned a Masterís Degree in Counseling from Wayne St. University. She taught English and Psychology on both the high school and college level.
She met her second husband, Herb Cantor, at a resort in the Catskill Mountains. She was Ginger Rogers to his Fred Astaire. She was in several movies, including Dirty Dancing. Knowing that Herb was a brilliant bridge player, Roslyn decided to dedicate herself to becoming one, too. They moved to Hendersonville, North Carolina because of the amazing local bridge community. She became one of the top 400 bridge players in the nation.
Roz was a wonderful Jewish mother and a member of Agudas Israel. She is survived by her three children, Steven, Sharon, and Scott; five grandchildren; and her wonderful significant other, Jim Crouse.
She was complicated, brilliant, talented, and ñ as the people who love her most will attest ñ very opinionated. Most of all, she had an enormous heart. Although we will miss her every day of our lives, we know that what is essential is invisible to the eye. She is with us now and always. Roslyn was 78 years old.
A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Sunday, January 18 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home, 125 Orrís Camp Road, Hendersonville, North Carolina. Friends and family are invited to Roslynís home in East Flat Rock following the service.
She has asked that donations be made to Elizabeth House, where they helped us tenderly love her to a better place (The Elizabeth House c/o Four Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, 571 S. Allen Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731).
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125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792