Obituary for Roslyn G. Citrin (Gleana)
Roslyn G. Citrin, age 80, of Naples, FL, formerly of Pittsfield MA, passed away on May 27, 2017. She was born in New York on April 25, 1937 daughter of the late Murray Gleana and the late Mary (Miller) Nathan. She graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelors in Psychology and Education and a Masters in Clinical Psychology from City College of New York. Roslyn was employed as an elementary and middle school teacher in the Pittsfield school system for 31 years. She loved teaching people of all ages and abilities from emotionally disturbed children to senior citizens. She was a published author of a children’s play, involved with educational TV, developed curricula for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in the Berkshires, and facilitated book reviews. After moving to Naples, she became involved in the work that Hadassah did and rose to Vice President in the Naples chapter. Her hobbies included playing the piano, singing in the temple choir, studying Torah, writing poetry, reading, home improvement, decorating, tennis and Bridge.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years David, whom she married on Feb. 7, 1956. Two children, her son Richard and his wife Deirdre (Milne) of Durham, NC and her daughter Jacqueline and her husband David Barlow of Bridgewater, NJ. Roslyn has seven grandchildren - Alayna, Kathryn and Erika from Richard, and Nicole, Sarah, Robert and David from Jacqueline. Roslyn is also survived by her brother Arnold Gleana and sister Florence Krainman.
Funeral Notice: Graveside Services for Roslyn G. Citrin will take place Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Pittsfield Cemetery with Rabbi Joshua L. Breindel Spiritual Leader of Temple Anshe Amunim officiating. A Celebration of Life will be held at Temple Shalom in Naples, Florida at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Parkinson's Association of South West Florida, 5926 Premier Way, Suite 114, Naples, FL 34109 or Hadassah, Attn. Donor Services, PO Box 1100, New York, NY 10268-1100. Arrangements were entrusted in the care of the FLYNN & DAGNOLI-BENCIVENGA FUNERAL HOME, 5 Elm St., Pittsfield, MA 01201. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.