Eileen Landsman

Obituary of Eileen Landsman

Eileen Landsman died peacefully in her Manhattan, NY home on October 8, 2017.  She was 90.  Eileen was the loving mother of Rhonda Sabo (Naftali) of Newport, RI and Andrea Landsman (Malcolm Holzman) of New York.  She was proud grandmother to Eitan Sabo (Aimee), Samuel Holzman and step-grandson Maxwell (Melissa) Holzman.  She was proud great grandmother to Noah Sabo and David Sabo, and step-great-grandmother to Griffin and Trudy Holzman.  She also leaves behind her sister-in-law, Mimi Landsman, nephews Spencer and Joshua Landsman and Blair Schwartz and nieces Karyn Levy and Gail Schwartz.

Eileen was predeceased by her cherished husband Robert Landsman and his brother Warren, her son Eric Landsman, and her brother brother Burnett Schwartz.

The daughter of Judge Edward K. Schwartz and Sara M. Schwartz, who worked tirelessly on behalf of the young state of Israel, Eileen was born and raised in University City, St Louis, MO.  She received a BFA in fashion design from Washington University.  After college she married Robert Landsman, a Chicago attorney, and raised her family in the St. Louis and Chicago (Lincolnwood and Niles) areas.  In Chicago she had a long and successful career in marketing, business and design, entering at a time when women in the business world were rare.  Eventually she and Bob retired to Manhattan, a lifelong dream.  

Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, October 11 at 11:00am at the Hoffman Memorial Chapel, 11 Fowler Avenue in Newport. Interment will follow at the Jewish Cemetery on Farewell Street in Newport.  Shiva will also be observed at the home of Rhonda and Naftali Sabo, 15 Clarke Street in Newport following the funeral until 5:30pm.

Donations may be made to Congregation Jeshuat Israel at Touro Synagogue, to Hadassah at hadassah.org, or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are by the Chevra Kadisha of Newport County.