Sunday, July 29, 2012

Beverly (Buchalter) Sklansky

Beverly Sklansky, age 89, passed away on July 29, 2012.   Bev was born on May 21, 1923, in Detroit, Michigan, and as a youngster moved to Chicago, Illinois, with her family.

She was a 1941 graduate of Roosevelt High School, where she captained her high school softball team, was salutatorian of her class, and first met her future spouse, Milton.  During World War II she worked in downtown Chicago and enjoyed volunteering at USO events and dances for local and traveling troops.  Following the war and Milt’s return from the European theater, Bev and Milt were married in 1946.  They moved to Racine, Wisconsin, in 1957.

Bev was an avid reader of both fiction and nonfiction, a film buff, a fan of many art forms, a traveler, and a person who was intellectually curious.  She also was a bowler, a tennis player and, late in life, a golfer.  She and Milt loved to dance and were very social.  But one of her true passions was bridge.  Bev was a life master and was just a few points shy of achieving her goal of 1,000 master points.  She enjoyed her life and did not want to waste a day.
Bev was quite proud of, and is survived by, her sons, Sanford (Cindy) and Ronald (Carol Ottenstein); and her grandchildren, Daniel (Christine Zimmerman), Steven (Shea Rehm), Alexandra and Robert.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Milt; her brother, Eugene Buchalter; and her sister, Gloria Ketai.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rabbi Martyn Adelberg officiating.  Interment will follow at the Racine Jewish Memorial Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, a donation in Bev’s memory may be made to:  Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, 2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine, WI 53404.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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