Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel

1985 South Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights, OH


Florence Lange Dobrin

October 4, 1928July 31, 2020

Florence Lange Dobrin, 91, of Beachwood passed away on July 31, 2020.

Florence was born on October 4, 1928 in Cleveland, the only child of Morris and Johanna Lange. Florence was a graduate of Heights High and she earned a B.S. in psychology from Ohio University. She also attended classes at Western Reserve University. Florence worked for the Cleveland Scholarship Program assisting students with college scholarships. She was also a camp counselor and children’s Sunday School teacher. With her husband Richard, she owned and operated a print shop.

Florence was a member of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple. She was also a member of Na’amat, an honorary life trustee of the Beachwood Arts Council and a past member of PNAI – Parents of North American Israelis. She established the Jill Dobrin Menachem Memorial Scholarship in 2002 which was awarded annually to a Beachwood High School graduating senior to pursue a career in early childhood education or a related field working with young children. Florence was a devoted supporter of Israel. She enjoyed new things. She loved travelling, especially to visit her grandchildren in Israel and California.

Florence was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, A. Richard Dobrin and their daughter Jill Lange Dobrin Menachem. She is survived by her daughter Diane Allyn Dobrin Grunes of Santa Cruz, Calif.; grandchildren Andrew Grunes, Daniel Grunes, Yoav Menachem, Maya Menachem and Yanai Menachem; and great-grandchildren Molly Grunes, Mia Grunes, Leo Grunes, Noa Jill Menachem and Yahli Menachem.

Funeral services will be held August 6 at Mayfield Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to Na’amat, 14055 Cedar Road #300, Cleveland, OH 44118.

To view this service at 2 PM on Thursday, August 6 please navigate to https://youtu.be/5YethBMuMUo.


  • Florence Dobrin Funeral Webcast

    Thursday, August 6, 2020



Florence Lange Dobrin

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muriel and beatrice LANGER

August 10, 2020

Dear family
we've had little occasions to meet, but everytime we've been reunited with Flo, time and distance were abolished. She is part of our american heritage and thus is very special to us.
We'll remember her kindness and hospitality and the link she created will continue through you.
The last time we met was for Sabine's jubilee. So sorry we haven't made it since
with all our hearts
muriel and beatrice ( robert's Langer daughters from france)

Beth Bass

August 6, 2020

Diane, Yoav, Maya, Yanai,
My sincere condolences on your grandmothers passing. Hopefully Diane remembers but I was best friends with your Mom growing up. We always walked home together from school for lunch. I slept over all the time in the loft upstairs she shared with Diane. We collected all kinds of things, some were bubblegum comics and sent them away for free gifts. We did things at Fairmount Temple together and rode around on my tandem bike. We always had a great time. Your Mom was so creative and fun and she will always have a special place in my heart. So amazing you kids had such a loving relationship with your grandparents and she kept your mom alive in your memories and heart. They would all be so proud of the wonderful adults you’ve become. And having your own children you know how special grandparents are. Maya your words at the service had me crying. You’re all quite special. I am close with Marcy Weismann Bern and reminisce all the time. My love and prayers go out to all of you. Diane, hopefully you remember me and my brother Joel who’s been gone 17 years. My mom Joanne Rubenstein passed away 7 years ago. May Flo’s life be a blessing. Love Beth Rubenstein Bass

Patrick LANGER

August 6, 2020

So many souvenirs come in my memory
-Cleveland with Uncle Morris and Johanna, with Flo and Dick
-Paris (Boulevard Saint Michel) with my parents (Anczel and Helene)having long conversation at diner table when they made a trip to Israel and stopping by
-San Francisco with Flo for her 85 th birthday (and marriage of David Langer my nephew) and Diane making as usual the Clown with a red nose
Time flies but remembrance of her nice smile and so special voice and kindness
Big kisses to the family and special hugs for Diane😘

Diane Snyder Cowan

August 4, 2020

Diane- my deepest condolences to you and your family. I have so many fond memories of life and laughter at your home on Edgehill. I spent so much time there and your mom was always so welcoming to me. And as the years went on into adulthood she was still welcoming - and always greeted me with that lovely smile. All my memories are intermixed with my love for Jill and all the Dobrins. Sending peace and love your way.

Hannah Szabo

August 3, 2020

: My Aunt Flo was special lady. She was always helping people through NA'AMAT and the many organizations she belonged to. She was very close to her wonderful grandchildren and they always kept in contact with her and visited her frequently . I know she can feel our love for her.

Marcia Arons

August 3, 2020

My deepest sympathies to the family. We were next door neighbors on Edgehill for a few years. Both of your parents were very nice and friendly people. May her memories be a blessing.

Paula Madvid

August 3, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family .Flo was a wonderful person. I loved the times I spent with her. She will be missed by all that knew her.

Marlene & Jerry Leeds

August 3, 2020

Our condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mom. She was a strong women and a great friend to the Schwartz family.

Marlene and Jerry Leeds

Marcy Schwartz

August 2, 2020

My deepest condolences to you and your family.
I always loved seeing your mom and thought she was so wonderful.

Marci Curtis (NA'AMAT)

August 2, 2020

To Diane and the Family of Flo Dobrin,
Although I never met Flo, stories about her have been told to me through her NA'AMAT friends. She was a leader, a legend, and lifetime supporter of NA'AMAT. We will miss her and want you to know she had a great impact on the Cleveland Council.
Our condolences and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Marci Curtis
NA'AMAT USA - Cleveland Council


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