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Rose Kellman, age 100, passed away at her residence at Monroe Village, Monroe Township, New Jersey, on Monday, May 7, 2018. Rose was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Oct. 7, 1917, the only child of the late Louis and Bessie Weinberg Sobel. She persevered through a difficult childhood—moving frequently and lacking much—managing to graduate high school and go on her own. She entered the workforce as a cost accountant in the garment district of New York while attending college. Rose eventually earned her bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees.

In 1948, at a Sukkot party, she met Charles Kellman. They married in June 1949 and embarked on a 58-year courtship until Charles’ passing in 2007. Once their children were old enough, Rose re-entered the workforce; first as a substitute teacher and later as a full-time kindergarten teacher. Following their retirement, Rose and Charles relocated to the Williamsburg area of Orlando in 1981, where she remained until 2010, moving to New Jersey to be nearer to family.

Rose is survived by her son, Arnold (Susan Wojtowicz) Kellman of San Diego, Calif.; and her daughters, Susan Kellman of New York and Marilyn (Craig) Sanders of Plainsboro, NJ. She was also the adoring grandmother of Terry Sanders, Scott Sanders, Benjamin Kellman, Mia Kellman and Emma Kellman.

A graveside funeral service was held at Bet Chaim Cemetery in Gotha, with Rabbi Arnold Siegel of Jewish Family Services officiating. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando 32810. 407-599-1180.


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