OBITUARY

Sarah Radzeli

December 29, 1929February 21, 2021

Sarah Radzeli (nee Schneider), A Holocaust Survivor. Beloved wife of the late Betzalel Ben Ami and the late Louis Radzeli. Loving mother of the late Michael Ben Ami. Dear sister of the late Joe (Carmella) Schneider. Cherished aunt , cousin and friend to many.

Lived in Israel from 1946-1960 and immigrated to the United States in 1960, where she lived in Philadelphia till 1968 and then came to Cleveland ,Ohio Sarah was an active member of Kol Israel, Hadassah, NA'AMAT , Green Road Synagogue and Oheb Zedek Cedar Sinai Synagogue.

Services will be held Tuesday, February 23 at 2 PM at the Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial.

Interment Zion Memorial Park.

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Due to the pandemic, family requests no visitation.

Friends who wish may contribute to Kol Israel Foundation.

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Neely Rosen

February 23, 2021

Aunt Suri your voice, your demeanor, and your thoughtfulness will be missed. While many years have past since we were together I will always remember our phone calls. Most fondly the calls upon the birth of my children, Aleah and Symon (named after Tzali’s brother Shimon my Saba). The chat that ensued was always filled with joy and pride. And, we loved that you would call when you received your copy of the NeonNews, our annual family update.

I am most grateful for your advocacy of Holocaust education and your courage to share your story. Your memory is a blessing and I promise to share your story in the spirit of Or l’goyim - a light unto the nations, so my children carry the legacy of your strength, grace and kind heart.

Thank you Ava for the pictures.
Thanks you Dad for sharing Suri’s video retelling of her story.

Love,
Neely ( Tzali’s great niece), Leon, Aleah and Symon Rosen

Jeannette Ickovics

February 23, 2021

We will always remember Aunt Suri as a woman of incredible grace, strength and compassion. My parents, Barry and Rachel (her sister-in-law, Uncle Charles/Tzoli's sister) loved her very much. These women, together with Aunt Lili and Aunt Chaichu were our matriarchs: models of lives well-lived and well-loved.

Aunt Suri endured so much (too much) hardship and pain from persecution during the war, to the loss of her beloved son and our cousin Michael as well as two beloved husbands. I was just a child in Philadelphia when she left to return to family in Cleveland. However, we had the opportunity to see her in Florida over the years -- to walk and share a meal. And always a deeply engaged conversation with hands held and eyes searing into the soul, holding on every word, asking the deep questions and leaving space for the honest answers. And of course, ping pong with Louis.

As others have shared - Aunt Suri was an incredible and generous woman. I know that she felt a deep responsibility and love toward her Sisterhood and the volunteer and philanthropic work that she did to support Holocaust rememberance and to strengthen Israel. I was touched to see her recent donation of the ambucycle and that United Hatzalah is dedicating today's service to her memory. So well-deserved. Thank you also to Ava for posting all of the beautiful photographs.

I hope we can all reach out with one act of loving-kindness and compassion today and everyday in honour of her legacy. Yehi zichra baruch: may her memory be a blessing.

We love and miss you -- Niece Jeannette and Tyler, Sam and Ethan (originally from Philadelphia, now in Singapore)

Howard Herskovitz

February 23, 2021

It saddens me to say goodbye to my aunt Suri. Although I have not seen her for many years, I can only remember the selfless, kindness and help she and uncle Sally gave my family when we migrated from Israel. Thank you and I will always love you aunt Suri.
Channon

Dan Adler

February 23, 2021

My brother already described Suri perfectly, above, and I know so many of us have been sharing so many thoughts about this remarkable human being. Among every other incredible quality Suri embodied, her love of and support for Israel topped that list.

Please, therefore, see this, and know that every one of the lifesaving calls that United Hatzalah’s 6000 volunteers in Israel are responding to today, is dedicated to Suri.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Syk3-fXnWrw&feature=youtu.be

May
her memory be for a blessing.

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FROM THE FAMILY