With great sadness we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Shterna Sara Kalmanson, OB”M, a longtime Shlucha of Cincinnati, Ohio. Mrs. Kalmanson passed away on Yud Alef Nissan. She was 69-years-old.
Mrs. Kalmanson passed away after battling a terrible sickness for a few years.
She was raised in Montreal by her parents Mrs. Riva and her husband Rabbi Heshel Ceitlin, the well-known Mashpia, as well as a famous traveling Mohel and Shochet. She got married to Rabbi Sholom Ber Kalmanson, who learned in Tomchei Tmimim – Montreal.
After their marriage, Rabbi and Mrs. Kalmanson lived in Montreal where he served as the director of the Beth Rivkah Academy school for girls and helped establish the Pardes Chana overnight summer camp for girls. In 5733, the couple was sent by the Rebbe on Shlichus to Cleveland, Ohio, to run the Chabad center there. In 5735, the Rebbe instructed them to move to Cincinnati which has a large assimilation rate.
She is survived be her husband, Rabbi Sholom Ber Kalmanson, and children; Mrs. Chana Mangel – Blue Ash, OH; Rabbi Yosef Kalmanson – Mason, OH; Mrs. Menucha Majeski – Cincinnati, OH; Rabbi Mendy Kalmanson – Cincinnati, OH; Mrs. Devrah Leah Pinson – Detroit, MI; Rabbi Shneur Kalmanson – Chicago, IL; Mrs. Shaina Levin –Postville, IA; Mrs. Chavi Schechter – New Orleans, LA; Mrs. Mushky Kalmanson – Cincinnati, OH.
She is also survived by her mother Mrs. Riva Ceitlin of Montreal, and siblings; Mrs. Brocha Teitelbaum – Crown Heights; Mrs. Zelda Yarmush – Montreal, Canada; Mrs. Esty Benshimon – Montreal, Canada; Rabbi Yossef Yitzchok Ceitlin – Toronto, Ontario; and Mrs. Devorah Leah Mishulovin – Los Angeles, California.
She was predeceased by her brother, Rabbi Aharon Eliezer Ceitlin, OB”M.
The Levaya will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, at 11:00am at 770.
Baruch Dayan Ha’Emes