Rosalyn Jamrom Leavitt
August 12, 2021

ROSALYN LEAVITT: Born in Pittsburgh, on May 21st, 1922, Rosalyn Leavitt rose from humble beginnings to travel the world. Raised by their widowed mother, Roz and her brother, Sam, grew up in the Hill District. After their mother remarried, the family then moved to Oakland. During World War II, Roz worked as a stenographer and was also a junior editor at the American Jewish Outlook. After the war, Roz met and married Milton Leavitt of Worchester, Massachusetts. She then embarked on a life she could have never imagined as a youth, accompanying her husband around the globe as the wife of a U.S. Foreign Service Officer. Their first posting was the Philippines, followed by Germany- now with one child in tow, India-with two children in tow, South America and Thailand. The family then moved to Bethesda, Maryland. Upon Milt’s retirement, Roz and Milt settled in Miami Beach. After Milton’s death in 1995, Roz moved to Santa Monica, California, to be near her children, where she died, peacefully, at home, on August 12th. Preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, and her brother, Samuel Jamrom, Rosalyn is survived by her sons Charles and Adam, daughters-in-law Madeline Bloom-Leavitt and Lynn Holmes Leavitt, grandchildren Ben, David, Miles and Katherine, grand-daughter-in-law Lindsey Reckson (Ben) and great-grandchildren Ada and Maxine. Services and Interment Private. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated.


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