Beverly Weiss Liskin, of Orangeburg, formerly of Delray Beach, Fla. and West Hartford, Conn. died on Dec. 21 at the age of 96. She had survived various cancers for 11 years before succumbing in late 2012. She was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother and will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her family.
Born in Hartford, Conn. on April 23, 1916 to Jennie Tabansky Weiss and Max Weiss, she attended school in Hartford. A talented vocalist, she sang with Guy Lombardo’s band and with Sophie Tucker, and at such venues as the Capitol Theater in Hartford.
She married George Max Liskin in 1940 before he enlisted to serve as a medic in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II. Beverly and George were the proprietors of the Saxony Delicatessen in West Hartford, and she also worked as an actuarial assistant for Aetna Life Insurance Company. Following their retirement, Beverly and George moved to Florida, where they were active members of their local Jewish War Veterans post and the Rainberry Bay Fisherman’s club. In 2000, she moved to Orangeburg, to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Micki and Jim Leader.
Beverly held volunteer positions in Hadassah and other Jewish organizations in West Hartford and volunteered countless hours for the JCC of Rockland and its Maccabi teams. She loved gardening, knitting, cooking, the Food Network, watching golf with her son-in-law, reading mystery novels, and dancing. She adored children and served as a caregiver for many of her family’s and friends’ children over the years.
Beverly was predeceased by her husband and by her siblings Ruth and Abe. She is survived by her daughter Micki, and son-in-law Jim, her grandsons, Josh Leader, Jordan Leader and his wife Ericka, and Justin Leader. She is also survived by her niece Carol Bea White of Orangeburg and nephews Mitchell Weiss of Boothbay Harbor, Maine and Michael Rosen of Tenafly, N.J.
Donations in memory of Beverly may be made to the JCC Rockland Special Needs Preschool Fund, 450 West Nyack Road, West Nyack, NY 10994. Or visit www.jccrockland.org.