SYLVIA BERMAN “MAMOO” ROSENBERG, a former resident of Corpus Christi, Texas, who took up residence in New Orleans in 2004, died on May 4 at the age of 99, with her two daughters by her side.
Born in San Antonio, she lived most of her life in Corpus Christi, where she married her husband of 50 years and raised her family. She was a volunteer at Driscoll Children’s Hospital, a Girl Scout leader for special needs girls, the Jewish Community Center, the Art Museum of South Texas, and the oldest Cub Scout den mother at that time in that area. She was an active member of Hadassah and was a longtime member of Temple Beth El, where she was a member of the first Confirmation class and actively engaged with the Sisterhood. During her stay in New Orleans, Temple Beth El merged with Congregation B’nai Israel to form Congregation Beth Israel.
A frequent model for style shows, Rosenberg was also an enthusiastic visual artist.
Predeceased by her husband in 1991, she moved to moved to New Orleans, her husband’s birthplace, to be close to her two daughters. Throughout the last 13 years, she made new friends, and enjoyed exercise classes and programs at the JCC.
She is survived by three children, Nancy Rosenberg Kancher (Allan), Leona Rosenberg Stich and Ray Berman Rosenberg of Briarcliff, TX.; four grandchildren; two step-grandsons and three great
Graveside services were held at Seaside Memorial Park in Corpus Christi on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Rabbi Kenneth Roseman of Congregation Beth Israel officiated. Memorial donations may be made to the JCC Uptown Seniors Program, 5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115 or the charity of your choice.
Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home of Metairie was in charge of arrangements of transporting her remains to Corpus Christi.