Reeta Greenstein, Lisa Vall’s mother, passed away late on Wednesday night, December 20th, 2017, in Boston. The funeral will take place in Great Neck, NY on Tuesday December 26, followed by two days of shiva at Reeta’s sister’s house in Manhasset. Lisa will be returning to Boulder on the evening of Dec 27th and will sit shiva in her home (3060 Pearl Parkway, Apt.306) through Friday.
Shiva calls and visits are welcome after 1:00 pm. Look out for further details of any minyanim.
Peace on Reeta’s soul and blessing on her memory. Strength and comfort to Lisa, her brother, her aunts and all the family.
Here is what Lisa wrote about her mom:
Reeta Lita Greenstein was born on June 5, 1923 and grew up in the Bronx with her 3 sisters. The “svesters Klebanow”, as my cousins and I call them, spoke every day of their life to each other until just a few days prior to my mother’s passing. Reeta danced when she was young, having studied with Martha Graham. After the war, she married her closest friend’s older brother and for both of them the family came first. My parents did not go on vacations without my brother and I in tow. Summer in the Catskills, as well as weeks in the Hamptons were spent with all four sisters and all my cousins. She had 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, whom she loved spending time with. She spent the first 94 years of her life in NYC and only when she got ill did she move to Boston to be with my brother. She opted to have a heart valve replacement surgery which was performed in November. Unfortunately, she could not overcome the complications that developed and chose to go into hospice. She had time to speak with each of her sisters as well as her grandchildren. She was at peace with her decision, she laughed, she cried, she sang, and though unable to walk, she danced with her arms.