December 24, 1927 - September 17, 2018
Doris Chomsky, 90, passed away peacefully in Columbus, OH early morning on September 17, 2018, after a year-and-a-half struggle with cancer. Born Doris Mae Bobker on December 24, 1927 (daughter of Bertha and Jack Bobker), she grew up in New York, married William Chomsky in 1948, and lived in Great Neck, NY, then Boynton Beach and Boca Raton, FL, before moving to Columbus in 2016 to be near her son and his family. Until her last days, she maintained the spirited and engaging personality she displayed throughout her life. She adored, and was adored by, her husband, who died in 1993. When her children didn’t need all-day attention any longer, she entered the workplace and rose from answering telephones on a switchboard to secretarial and executive secretarial work. Her can-do approach and vitality made her sought after by successful executives in law, brokerage and other companies. When Bill and Doris retired, they bought a motor home and traveled the country, a trip memorialized in her many informative and interesting travel letters to family and friends. They made good friends wherever they lived or journeyed, and Doris continued that tradition on her own in the years since Bill’s passing. She was always the life of the party, the most animated dancer at family celebrations, and the most lively presence on the stage when she acted in local community productions, especially in annual productions at the Palm Chase Lakes community in Boynton Beach. Doris enjoyed the companionship of other devoted partners in later years – most notably Ed Goodstadt and Dr. Henry Redlus, her companion until his death shortly after his 100th birthday. She was grateful for their companionship, support, and generosity. She was grateful, too, for the welcoming community at Kensington Place, her residence for the last 2 years, and she and her family so appreciated the comfort and care she received at the James Cancer Hospital. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched, and she touched many. She is survived by her children, Carol Chomsky (Steve Liss) and Jack Chomsky (Susan Gellman), grandchildren Aaron Liss, Emma Liss (Tyjuan) Morrow, Ben Gellman-Chomsky, Audrey (Sahar) Zada, and Carol’s adopted sister, Jaki Cottingham-Zierdt. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, September 18 at Epstein Memorial Chapel, 3232 E. Main St., Columbus, OH. Interment will be held at Eternal Light Memorial Garden in Florida on Friday. The family will receive visitors at Jack and Susan’s home in Bexley from 5-9 pm on Thursday, September 20. Memorials to Congregation Tifereth Israel in Columbus or the charity of your choice.
Doris Chomsky, 90, passed away peacefully in Columbus, OH early morning on September 17, 2018, after a year-and-a-half struggle with cancer. Born Doris Mae Bobker on December 24, 1927 (daughter of Bertha and Jack Bobker), she grew up in New... View Obituary & Service Information
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