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 Roslyn “Ros” <I>Dreishpoon</I> Shavelson

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Roslyn “Ros” Dreishpoon Shavelson

  • Birth 18 Aug 1920 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 19 Jun 1996 Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
  • Memorial ID 28657110

Roslyn 'Ros' Dreishpoon was born Rebecca Dreishpoon, the daughter of Sam Dreishpoon and Jenny Augenblick.

My grandmother (and Ros' sister) Violet decided that Rebecca was not American sounding enough, so she decided that Rebecca should be Roslyn. Her birth certificate was never changed.

I found out this story when Aunt Ros sent me a copy of her birth certificate, which also showed that she was born on Aug 18, not Aug 19 as she always said. Her response when I asked about it was 'I know when I was born - I was there'.

She married Irving 'Shavey' Philip Shavelson on Jun 2, 1946 in New York City, New York Co, New York. She died shortly after celebrating their 50 th anniversary with family and friends. Uncle Shavey said that she hung on so that she could do that. She died at home in Coconut Grove.


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  • Created by: eboss
  • Added: 30 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28657110
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roslyn “Ros” Dreishpoon Shavelson (18 Aug 1920–19 Jun 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28657110, ; Maintained by eboss (contributor 46995421) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.