Levine Chapels

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Ethel (Stoller) Rothman

Ethel (Stoller) Rothman of Newton, November 27, 2019. Beloved and devoted wife of George Rothman for 64 years. Incredible and loving mother and grandmother of Linda Robert and her husband Lewis and their children Jessica and Andrew, and Stuart Rothman and his wife Lisa and their children Jillian, Joshua and Jonah, both of Needham. Sister to the late Joyce Sperberg, and devoted aunt to her children Erica Thomas and Alan Sperberg. Also, survived by several nieces and nephews.

Growing up in Mattapan, Dorchester and residing in the same home in Newton since 1966, Ethel opened her home to everyone, be it hosting Jewish holidays or friends, with warmth, joy and lots of food. She was the consummate hostess and a perfectionist at baking; no one walked way from her home hungry. Special acknowledgement goes to Grace Simmons, Herma, Rosetta, and Carol McTavish that attended to Ethel over her illness.

Services will be at Temple Aliyah, 1664 Central Avenue, Needham on Sunday, December 1 at 10:30am. Burial at Temple Emeth Memorial Park, West Roxbury. Following burial, memorial observance will be at Linda and Lewis Robert's home until 6:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org so that we may eradicate this disease.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, December 1, 2019


Ethel (Stoller) Rothman

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Margery and Michael Solomon

December 2, 2019

To George and family,
Very sorry to learn of Ethel's passing. Her wonderful sister Joyce was our neighbor and landlord for a couple of years, and her family was like ours. We hadn't seen Ethel for some time, but always thought of her and her family. Ethel was a warm, sincere person, and we were always pleased to be in her company. Her home was a place of love and giving. May she rest in the arms of the Lord for eternity, and we say Amen.