Rosalie Clebnik

November 5, 1931November 23, 2018

CLEBNIK, ROSALIE (Insoft), a lifelong resident of Brookline, MA died peacefully at home at the age of 87 on November 23. Predeceased by her beloved husband Allan and parents Louis and Bertha Insoft, she was the loving mother of Marcy Kornreich and her husband Ken, and Michael Clebnik and his wife Robin. Adored and devoted grandmother of Rachel Kornreich, Kayla Kornreich Rubin and husband Abie, Ari Kornreich, Hari Nef and Sabrina Clebnik. Adored older sister of Florence Berkowitz, Sheila Weinstein Lieberman and Phyllis Peskin and husband Stuart. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. A proud Brookline High School graduate, avid fan of the Red Sox, mahjong and Chinese food, Rosalie left a legacy of love and caring as the family matriarch. Funeral services will be held on Sunday November 25 at 1:30 pm at Stanetsky Chapels, 1668 Beacon Street, Brookline MA, followed by interment at Anshe Sfard Cemetery, 776 Baker Street, West Roxbury, MA. Memorial observance will be held on November 25 from 4-9 pm at the home of Michael and Robin Clebnik and on Monday and Tuesday November 26 and 27 at the home of Marcy and Ken Kornreich from 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm each day. Gifts in Rosalie’s memory may be made to the Brookline High School Alumni Association Class of ’49 Scholarship Fund at or a charity of your choice. For online condolences, please visit


  • Funeral Service Sunday, November 25, 2018

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Edward Belliveau

November 26, 2018

June and I send our sincerest condolences at this difficult. If I remember correctly, your Mom was the first parent honorary member of our Thespian troupe. Many fond memories.

Julie Krachman

November 26, 2018

Rosalie and my mom Rosalyn Davidson Landres were friends since grade school. Mom would tell the story of how they wanted to give her a trophy in Hebrew school and she insisted that Rosalie get one too. It was a rare long-lived relationship.

Robin Lichtig

November 24, 2018

Rosalee was my mom‘s best friend and my second mom. I loved that I would always find them in their housecoats, sitting at our kitchen table talking Or playing mahjong. She was an amazing person, a loving human being, a fabulous mother, a special friend.

I have so many memories of her
terrible coffee and her stuffed peppers! But my favorite memories are when she was always there especially when my mom became ill. I am so thankful to have had her in my life and I am so blessed that I knew her.

Rest in peace Rosalie and gave my mom and dad and Alan a hug and kiss for me.

Suzanne Shaps

November 23, 2018

Rosalie Clebnik was my mom Jacqueline Hirsh Shaps' best friend from high school. They organized high school class reunions together. I met both Rosalie and Allan a few times over the years including dinner at their home in the early 1990s and the last time for lunch at the Putterham Grill in 2013, I think. Just the kindest, warmest most wonderful people. I have very fond memories of both of them. With love from George, Suzanne and Karen Shaps.

Brian Levine

November 23, 2018

I first met Rosalie the week after meeting Mike freshman year at Clark. Together we brought up Micheal. Truth be told she took me in an alien from Canada as one of her own. Within a week of Clark I had a second home in Boston and that lasted 43 years. Rosalie was my Boston aunt and always always had a smile and warmth to light up every room. Her legacy and kindness will live on forever and our sympathies to her wonderful loving family.