Rosalie Wolfson

Rosalie Wolfson (Michelson)

December 6, 1917 - January 10, 2021
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    Sunday, January 10th, 2021 | 2:30pm
    Sunday, January 10th, 2021 2:30pm
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Donations are being accepted for:
Ahavas Yisrael Charity Fund

115 E Sudbrook Ln
Suite E, Pikesville, MD 21208

Bikur Cholim

2833 Smith Avenue, Pikesville, MD 21208


Rosalie Wolfson (nee Michelson), of Baltimore, Maryland, passed away on Sunday, January 10th, 2021 at the age of 103. She is survived by her daughters, Dina (Freddie) Karlip and Linda Wolfson (Chris Ischay); grandchildren, Joshua (Shoshana) Karlip, Rachel (Josh) Dreeben; great grandchildren Emmy and Lily Dreeben, Chana, Leah, Aliza, Yocheved, Yehuda and Yaakov Karlip. She was predeceased by husband Willis Wolfson; parents, Morris and Ray Michelson.

Rosalie was devoted to her family and her Jewish community. She cherished the memory of her parents and took great pride in her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her values live on in all of us.

A Virtual Funeral will be held on Sunday, January 10th, 2021 at 2:30 pm. Interment Workmen's Circle Cemetery - German Hill Road. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to Ahavas Yisroel, 115 Sudbrook Lane, Suite E, Baltimore, Maryland 21208, or Biker Cholim, 2833 Smith Ave, #242, Baltimore, Maryland 21209, or Charity of your choice.
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Evelyn and Gary Brager

Posted at 09:17am
Dear Dina, Freddy, Linda, Chris, Rachel and Josh, Josh and Shoshana, and the rest of your entire beautiful families, We were blessed to have known Rosalie for so very many years. Her beautiful face, warm smile, infectious personality, and complete devotion to each one of you were her most remarkable traits. Stories about all of you, her parents, Aunt Annie, and other family members would come to life as she vividly shared information and connected her present and past history with us and our respective family.Your relationship to her was so intertwined that there were few times when she wasn't with you when the Bragers and the Karlips, in particular, would be together. We have so many wonderful memories of our times together with her during holidays and gatherings at our respective homes sharing and swapping stories with us and our parents. Thankfully, as painful as things feel at the present time to all of you and the rest of us who loved her as well, those stories will be retold and pictures from the beautiful albums and wonderful memories you have of her will help to sustain you as time goes on. We share your deep loss, and admire your unwavering deep devotion to her and her devotion to you! May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem! All our love, Evelyn and Gary

Harris Miller

Posted at 10:28am
Dear Dina, Linda, and Family,
I was so saddened by the loss of your mom. Our backyards faced each other when you lived on Gist and we on Price. Your mom was so friendly to all. Your dad always had a smile on his face accompanied by his wit. It was an idyllic existence, a time we shall never know again. They say it takes a village, but it was a village. There will never be a day that you will not think of them. They will live in your hearts forever!


Posted at 07:33pm
Denna & Family, We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. You were blessed to have her as a part of your lives for such a long time. We are thinking of you at this time.

Joyce Wolpert

Posted at 03:45pm
Oh, Dina, I have such clear memories of your mother--thick, black hair, flashing smile, greeting us enthusiastically when we gathered at your house after school. She always seemed happy, excited and very welcoming. Clearly she had many strengths in her life and a devoted, loving family. She was born the same year as my dad and outlived him almost 10 years. From strength to strength. May you cherish all the goodness and may her memory be for a blessing.

Jamilah Bashir

Posted at 02:05pm
I was surprised to hear of her passing. It was such a pleasure to provide recreational activities and spend 1:1 time with Mrs. Wolfson! She was always so eager to spend time with me and give welcomed advice about my daughter. She was a great mom which showed in her children!!! She will be missed!

Ina Sakolsky Leboe

Posted at 01:37pm
Dina and Linda - So sorry to read of your mother's passing. I remember her from when we were kids, more than 55 years ago, sitting on your porch on Gist Avenue. She looked the same as I remember.
You were so lucky to have had her for so many years.
My deepest condolences. Ina

Susan and Spencer Allen

Posted at 12:52pm
Dina and Family,
We were sorry to hear of your loss. May the memory of your beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother be a blessing and may she rest in peace.

Ilene Meister

Posted at 10:53am
Dina and Linda, I have such fond memories of your mother and although I was very young, I also remember your grandparents. We are so fortunate that we had such strong, caring women as mothers and that our children and grandchildren had such positive, loving role models in their lives. Your mother will live on in your hearts and in the hearts of all your family forever, and all the wonderful memories will continue to bring you joy and strength.

Cyndie and Bob Jacobson

Posted at 09:29am
Freddie, Dina and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We are sending our deepest condolences. May her memories bring you peace and comfort at this difficult time.

Linda Braiterman Silverman

Posted at 08:37am
Dear Dina, I am saddened to learn of your dear mother's passing. She was the epitome of love, sweetness and kindness. My most sincere condolences to you and all of your family. May sweet memories be a comfort, may her soul be blessed, and may she rest in peace.

Stephanie & Jon Ferber

Posted at 07:23am
We are very sorry to learn about your dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She lived right below me and then us for about six years when we lived in Pickwick. She was so sweet and kind. I’ve thought about her often and wondered how she was. May knowing she is with her love, your dad Willie, and great memories, help to ease your pain.

Diane Goren

Posted at 07:03am
Diane Goren
Dear Dina, Freddie, and Linda,
I am saddened to learn of Bubby's passing but glad that she got to live so long. I wanted so much to see her again at Levindale. She told me stories of how hard her parents worked for labor rights. She adored her family, you, Linda, Freddie so much and Joshua and Rachel. She loved speaking Yiddish with Joshua and Dina. Her life was her children, and grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She told me stories of Emmie and her sister, and always telling me the newest addition to Joshua and Shoshana's family. I listened to stories of Joshua's academic and rabbinical pursuits. Her kindness was contagious, and her love and sweetness she shared with everyone. She was more than my Aunt to me. I loved her so much and miss talking to her. She made us all better people for having known her. Condolences to your family, Rachel and husband, Joshua and Shoshana, and the grandchildren who loved her so much.

Susan Friedlander

Posted at 05:59am
Dear Dina,
I am so sorry to read about your Mom’s passing. You were a caring and loving daughter. I hope loving memories sustain you during this sad and difficult time. Sending prayers and healing thoughts of strength and love.

Jackie Cohen

Posted at 10:23pm
Dear Dina and family,
I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your beloved mother. I certainly remember her Dina when we used to visit each other as teens. She was so welcoming and kind.
May she rest In peace and may her memory be a blessing.

Margie Shulman

Posted at 08:03pm
Dear Dina, Freddie, Rachel, Josh and Family,
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I was always so impressed with your amazing mother and the unique relationship you all shared with her throughout the years. I was so moved by the deserving tribute that you, Dina and Josh, expressed so well. Hamakom yenachem etchem betoch shaar avelat Tzion V'yerushalayim.

Avraham and Debby Nelkin

Posted at 04:52pm

We are so saddened to hear of the passing of your very special mother.
Her wisdom and humor enhanced the lives of all who met her.
Hold on to your cherished memories and may Hashem comfort you among all the mourners of Israel.

Glenna Frank Ross

Posted at 04:50pm
Dear Dina and family,
I remember your wonderful mother from way back in elementary school. Her home was always warm, welcoming, and open, and always with a snack. She was a gracious and refined lady throughout her life. May your memories of her always warm your heart.

Eva Katznelson

Posted at 03:51pm
Dear Dina and Family,
Your mother, z'l, was an adorable lady! I will always remember how she attended and "kvelled" in all the children's accomplishments. She extended that praise to your children, of course, but also to all of our children, with her beautiful smile and personality. Anyone acquainted with your dear mom knew that her family was everything, and oh how it was reciprocated, as both you and Josh expressed so well. Cherish your wonderful memories, dear Dina. You've been an incredible daughter to an incredible mom! May her neshama have an aliyah!

Emily Goren & Louise Weinberg

Posted at 03:41pm
Rosalie was a wonderful addition to HH4 with our mom, Hilda Amater, at Levindale. Always a BIG smile and ALWAYS a hello. So sorry for your loss.

chaya sher

Posted at 03:38pm
I had the honor and pleasure of meeting Rosalie in Levindale. She was a very insightful, intelligent and pleasant woman. We had many deep discussions. She shared, not only her wisdom, but that of her parents, who taught her not to be envious of those who had more materialism than she had, but to always work on being satisfied with what she did have. She was so proud of her wonderful, caring family. She was so proud to wear the warm wrap sent to her by her daughter in Boston. She had a pride in the Jewish Nation, and said we must always stick together. May her memory be a blessing. HaMakom Yenachem Eschem B'soch Sh'ar Aveilei Tzion V'Yerushlayim. Chaya Sher

David J. Smolar

Posted at 03:25pm
The light in our lives whom we have lost was a warming flame. She made us feel comfortable and special and loved, though she was the most deserving of it all.

I send my deepest condolences and highest respects to you on the loss of our Bubby. I know only that she can now dance again with Willie, play again with her parents, and watch over us all, in G-d’s eternal mercy. I wish I could be more like her.

Rabbi Zvi Teichman

Posted at 03:20pm
Dear Dina and family,
I am sorry that I couldn’t give your wonderful mom the honor she deserves by attending physically.
But I thank you for your poignant tribute and Josh’s touching words, it is an honor to hear of her remarkable character and persona that produced the wonderful children and grandchildren that clearly carry her legacy so exquisitely.
May her memory inspire forever and may you continue to give her well deserved nachas, and may she intercede upon high for her precious family.

Adam Spector

Posted at 02:30pm
Rosalie was my friend Josh's grandmother but always treated me like I was family. She was full of warmth, kindness and love. I hope that she and Willie are back together again. They were a wonderful couple and I have many fond memories of the two of them. Rosalie was blessed with a long life and a close family, just as she blessed all who knew her. My condolences to Dina, Freddie, Josh, Rachel and all of her family and friends.

susan and Melvin oberfeld

Posted at 02:30pm
Dear Dina, Linda and Families,
I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Rosalie. I remember spending a great deal of time at your home and what a wonderful Mom you had. She always welcomed me with open arms and was always interested in what I was doing, either in school, socially, or health wise. In later years I was also able to spend time with your mom. She was such a gracious and warm person. Family meant everything to her. She was very lucky to be at the helm for so long and see her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren have fore filling lives. She will be missed by all who knew her. Our deepest sympathies go out to all of you. May she rest in peace with her beloved Willy.

Bobby and Phyllis Shocket

Posted at 02:23pm
Rosalie Wolfson was an extraordinary woman. Her beautiful smile and contagious laughter could brighten any gathering. We were blessed to be part of her extended family and loved listening to her stories.
We send our love and condolences to the family.


Deborah Mitnick

Posted at 02:09pm
My condolences!! Your Mom was a lovely and gracious woman who served as a tremendous role model to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, as well as to many friends!!

May you derive comfort from many fine memories!

Sheila Feldman Maleson

Posted at 01:15pm
Dina and Linda - so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I have wonderful memories of your family from Gist Ave. i can picture summertime evenings when lots of neighbors were sitting on porches and visiting. I hope your memories give you comfort.

Stan and Barbara Friedman

Posted at 12:59pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We met your Mom, when our Mom, Doris Kahn was at Levindale. She always had a smile when I greeted her. May the wonderful memories you shared be a comfort to you at this sad and difficult time.
Love, Stan and Barbara Friedman

Maxine & Bernie Gordon

Posted at 11:59am
Dina and Linda
I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother Rosalie.
What a remarkable life she had being able to live to 103
and see so many generations. Please know we are thinking
of all of you at this difficult time. May all your happy memories help you through the sadness in your hearts

Susan (Pressman) Rubenstein

Posted at 11:53am
Rosalie was a true Jewish mother who loved and nurtured her family unconditionally. I have known her for 60 + years since Dina and I became friends in school. She leaves a beautiful legacy to her devoted family. May her memory be a blessing to all who knew her.

Marlene Amdur-Ferguson

Posted at 11:46am
I only have wonderful memories of my cousin and neighbor, Rosalie. She was a loving person and often served as my baby sitter when I was young. My brother, Jeff, and I enjoyed visiting her each year (until the pandemic)...and helped her celebrate her 100th birthday in 2017. I will miss her.

Jeffrey Amdur

Posted at 11:39am
The memories of cousin Rosalie, her friendship, and her care overtake me at this moment. The close bond our families share, from the Old Country to Gist Avenue and beyond, will endure. If my parents weren't around when I needed someone to help or talk to me, Rosalie was to whom I turned. I will always remember that "blood is thicker than water."

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