Rosalie Edelstein, 79


KOKOMO, IND. – Rosalie T. Edelstein  died on Sept. 30 in Kokomo, Indiana. She was born on May 7, 1939, in Providence to the late Morris and Esther Kuperman (Malachowsky). 

Following high school, Rosalie went to Rhode Island College and received a bachelor’s degree in education. On June 27, 1965, she was married to Warren Edelstein in Rhode Island.

She and Warren later divorced, but still remained friends, and he survives. They had moved to Chicago, where Rosalie worked as a teacher until her daughter was born. Later, she found employment working for the State of Illinois, where she had worked for 30 years before retiring in the early 2000s.

Rosalie enjoyed traveling, especially in Europe. She would keep herself occupied by reading, writing and playing piano. She was also an avid bingo player. 

In addition to Warren, Rosalie is survived by her daughter, Fran (Tim) Baity; sister, Ida Gregerman; grandson, Sam Baity; niece, Enid Cohen; and nephews, Abbott Gregerman, Aaron Kuperman, and Josh Kuperman. In addition to her parents, Rosalie was preceded in death by a daughter, Leah Esther Edelstein; and a brother, Max Kuperman.