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“I just want to offer my Condolences to all the families of Sara Wolkoff. Harry and Elyse, Lenore, and Phyllis, a very good woman has to her final...Read More ยป
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Sara Wolkoff passed away with her family by her side on June 17, 2016 at Heritage Manor in Youngstown. Sara was born November 13, 1920, in Youngstown, the youngest child of Rebecca (Cohn) and Harry Harskovitz. She was a 1938 graduate of East High School where she was in the National Honor Society. Following graduation Sara worked at Isaly's and Automatic Sprinkler in Youngstown. Sara married Allen L. Wolkoff on April 2, 1949 at Anshe Emeth Temple in Youngstown and they enjoyed 63 years of marriage until his death in 2012. They made their home in Warren, Ohio and worked together at Wolkoff's Menswear in downtown Warren until their retirement in 1986. In 2009 they moved to Levy Gardens Assisted Living in Youngstown. Sara was a member of Beth Israel Temple Center in Warren, Beth Israel Sisterhood and the Warren Chapter of Hadassah as well as Temple El Emeth Sisterhood. She enjoyed gardening, reading and baking, especially her chocolate cake which was a family favorite. Her most cherished times were those spent with her family. She was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and enjoyed going to her grandchildren's little league games, basketball games, ice­ hockey games and dance recitals. She leaves her daughter and son in law, Elyse and Harry Silverman of Liberty, and her son, Howard, of Cincinnati; 6 grandchildren, Phillip (Laura) Silverman, and Jonathan Silverman all of Liberty, Devra Silverman of Savannah, Georgia, and Michael (Stefani) Wolkoff , Melanie (Jeff) Blumental, and Blair (Micah) Kamrass, all of Cincinnati. She also leaves twin great granddaughters, Addison and Cameron Silverman of Liberty and great grandsons Jacob Blumental and Julian Wolkoff of Cincinnati; nieces, Lenore Ackerman and Phyllis Perlman of Liberty, Diane Engelhart of Silver Spring, Md., and many other nieces and nephews, as well as her best friend at Heritage Manor, Catherine Medovich. Sara was predeceased by her brother, Louis (Minnie) Harskovitz, and sisters Bess (Bernie) Chawenson and Pauline (Al) Nelson, and brothers in law and sisters in law, Milton and Lilyan Wolkoff and Dr. Jerry and Gail Wolkoff. The family would like to thank the staff of Levy Gardens Assisted Living in Youngstown where Sara lived for 2 1⁄2 years, Dr. Bruce Willner, and especially Gary Weiss, Cristal Vincent, and the nurses, aides and staff at Heritage Manor in Youngstown, for their loving care over the last 4 1⁄2 years. Special thanks to Crossroads Hospice for their excellent care of Sara during the past six weeks. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple El Emeth or Heritage Manor in Youngstown, Ohio. Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 11:00 am at Lane Funeral Home, Roberts Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Drive NE, Warren. Calling hours will be 1⁄2 hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Beth Israel Cemetery.