Libby Singer (Nee Rochman) passed away May 10, 2020, at the age of 100. Beloved wife of the late Lenny Katz and Herb Singer. Cherished mother of the late Stephen (Betty) Katz, Laury (Cindy) Katz, David (Laura) Katz, and daughter-in-law Sandy Katz. Beloved sister of dear brother Milton (Chris) Rochman.
Loving grandmother of Liana (Erik) Billings, Sacha (Kevin) Krasney, Jennifer (Jason) Rosenberg, Joe Katz, Edward and Victoria Katz. Loving great-grandmother of Amelie, Adele and Noah Billings, Tybee and Olive Krasney, and Izze and Cleo Rosenberg.
Preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Sarah Rochman; dear sisters, Ruth (Nate) Tolen and Sylvia (Lenny) Klein; as well as Uncle Joe and Tante Chana who gathered Libby and her siblings into their home after they’d been orphaned at a tender age. Libby also loved and was loved by predeceased cousins Rob (Ceil) Goldberg, Ruthie (Sam) Gadlin, cousin Barry (Linda) Gadlin, and niece Arlene Tolen.
She is survived by Steve (Karen) Tolen and daughter Sarah Reintjes-Tolen, Diane (Robert) Nason, Stuart Klein and children Stacy (Mike) Verde and Aaron Klein, Susan (Phil) Schneider and children Loren (Maureen) Schneider and David (Chris) Schneider, Elaine (Abe) Rosenbaum and children Aaron (Amy) Rosenbaum and Helen Rosenbaum, Diane (Olivier) Lecerf and children Danielle (James) Gallagher and Marc (Margaret) Shaw-Lecerf, Gary (Liora) Rochman and children Zach and Halle Rochman, Richard (Jan) Goldberg, Barbara Goldberg and children Annie (Aldo) Herrera and Ben (Jorge) Rhatigan, Rochelle (David) Jones and son Rich (Erin) Jones, Debbie Levy and sons Scott (Halle) Levy and Todd Levy, Neal (Connie) Gadlin and children Amy (Elliot) Stewart and Steven (Beckah) Gadlin, and Shana (Phil) Switt and Mindy (Alex) Watters, as well as many other extended family, close friends, and her beloved caregivers Lettie and Joyce.
A social butterfly, Libby had a great talent for connecting on a deeply personal level, and she remembered everything about you — your phone number, your troubles, your kids, your successes, your work, your health. She loved to listen and laugh and talk. She led with her heart, rarely asking the big questions, but always asking the little ones.
A stubborn and convincing optimist, she excelled at bridge, cards, mah-jongg, and golf. She loved cooking, reading, and crossword puzzles, and it was hard to match her quick wit. But her very favorite thing in life was to have “great togetherness” with family and friends, and she will always be remembered and cherished for the love she gave and warmly received. She will be missed by all.
A celebration of her life will take place at a later date for friends and family. To honor her generous spirit, a donation may be made at www.hadassah.org.
Goodman-Bensman Whitefish Bay Funeral Home
4750 North Santa Monica Boulevard (414) 964-3111