Florence Schreiber (nee Hurwitz, Sallerson), 92, passed away Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at home in Hot Springs, with her loving daughter, Sandy German, by her side holding her hand. She was born Jan. 21, 1920, to the late Sidney and Rebecca Hurwitz, in Baltimore. She lived in Baltimore until moving to Hot Springs in 2000 to live with her daughter. She was known to everyone as “Flo” and “Bubby.” Flo loved every second of every day. She may have lived in the dark without her vision but there was light inside her. She was active and walked a half mile every day for five years with her daughter. She never left the house without putting on lipstick and face powder. She loved manicures and pedicures. She loved listening to “Rush” and “Laura” and Fox News and talking politics with Sandy. She never missed an opportunity to vote.
Flo loved going to The Caring Place. She danced and sang, made pizza, planted seeds to grow flowers, played ball, exercised and played trivia word games. There wasn’t an activity she didn’t participate in. She had a smile that was infectious and a wonderful zest for life. All who knew her loved her. She never complained about her blindness. Flo was a true survivor in every sense of the word. She will be missed terribly.
Florence is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Lester Sallerson; second husband, Benjamin Schreiber; step sons, Alan and Norman Schreiber; six siblings, all deceased, except her precious sister, Marlene Rubin, of Baltimore; numerous cousins; and countless friends.
She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Sandra German, of Hot Springs; her son, Seymour Sallerson, of Cumberland, Md.; grandchildren, Stacey Sallerson, Robin Roberts, Amber Jackson, Maria Joyner, Mickeal Sallerson and Joseph German; 12 loving great-grandchildren including Bria German, of Hot Springs; and her favorite friend, Adam Stibich, and his children, Stefan and Alexia. There was always room for Bubby at the Stibich house!
Graveside service was held in Baltimore on Sunday Sept. 30, 2012. Memorial donations may be sent to: The Caring Place, 101 Quapaw Ave, Hot Springs, Ark., 71901. Special thanks to Hospice Home Care for their compassion during the last three months of Flo’s life.
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