Florence Halpern

Date of Death: 11/30/2017

Florence Halpern

January 3, 1920 – November 30, 2017

Florence Halpern, 97, Rockville, Md., formerly of Dover, De, died Thursday in Rockville, Md. She was born in Barnesboro, daughter of the late Sam and Ida (Brenner) Sanders.  She married Harold Halpern on June 20, 1943 in Philadelphia.  He preceded her in death on June 6, 2008.

Florence is survived by a daughter, Marlene Goldschmidt (Lee), Potomac, MD; a son, Joel Halpern (Dianne) of Dover, DE; five grandchildren: Sarah Rosenzweig, Jill Brodie (Jeremy), Emily Halpern, Jeff Halpern (Bethany) and Ryan Halpern (Stephany) and seven great grandchildren:  Tori, Megan, Kaitlyn and Heather Brodie, and Kyle, Colin and Kensington Halpern.

She graduated from Ohio State University.

Florence managed the accounting and business side of her husband’s optometric practice. She enjoyed her family, investing, antiques, volunteering at various organizations and of course her extended family. 

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am, Sunday, December 3, 2017 at E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home, Inc., 2309 Broad Avenue, Altoona by Rabbi Josh Wohl.  Interment will be at Agudath Achim Cemetery, 1306 17th St., Altoona.  Donations may be made in Florence’s memory to JSSAHospice@jssa.org..



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