Hellman Memorial Chapels

15 State Street, Spring Valley, NY


Elizabeth Landau Kolman

November 1, 1941September 9, 2019

Elizabeth Landau Kolman died peacefully on September 9, 2019. Elizabeth was born in New York City on November 1, 1941 to Sidney and Janice Landau. She graduated from Hunter High School and New York University. After a decade in adult education working for the City of New York, she returned to school to obtain degrees in clinical social work and psychotherapy. Dedicated to her work, she maintained a successful private practice for over 30 years in Rockland County before retiring in 2015. Elizabeth was predeceased by her beloved husband Laurence Kolman and by her sister Anne Landau. She is survived by her sister Sybil Landau; daughters Jacqueline Stern (Jeff Potash) and Sharon Stern (Dann Brown); step-children Michele Pomeranz (Mark) and Geoff Kolman (Jenny); and adored grandchildren Rebecca, Adam, Nick, Rosie, A.J. and Tyler. Elizabeth is also survived by her devoted companion Jerry Reiter, who brought great joy to Elizabeth over the last 3 years. With her dry humor and keen mind, Elizabeth's hobbies spanned traveling, voracious reading, theatre, and matching wits with friends over a good card game.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 11 at 1:00 PM at Hellman Memorial Chapels, 15 State Street, Spring Valley NY. Interment will follow at Frederick W. Loescher Veteran Cemetery, New Hempstead NY.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Elizabeth to WNYC or a charity of your choice.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hellmanmemorial.com for the Landau Kolman family.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Committal Service Wednesday, September 11, 2019


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Mary Ann Siskind

September 10, 2019

Jerry Reiter introduced our group (Siskind, Rutman, Eisenberg, Lefkowitz, Strutin and Kroin) to Liz in December, 2015. She made it so easy for us to like her.

We appreciated her ability to listen to a group who could spend hours recalling stories of the past. She was patient and
thoughtful. She never appeared bored (although she had every reason to be). Instead she would flash a broad smile and often contribute a targeted and witty statement.

Together we bonded over shared experiences: dinners, holidays, birthdays, many joyful vacations and shared pride in watching our grandchildren be Bar and Bat Mitzvahed. We quickly became
the beneficiaries of Liz’s authenticity, thoughtful advice and acts of kindness.

We only had not quite four years of good times to remember but in that time we became dear friends.

We will miss you, Liz

Lisa Potter

September 10, 2019

She was such a beautiful and positive spirit. Always smiling when I saw her. She raised such wonderful and deeply caring children that carry on her love. May all the good memories comfort those closest to her.