Rosalyn “Roz” Andrews

February 10, 1930 ‒ October 02, 2004

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Rosalyn L. “Roz” Robbins Leibovitz Andrews, 74, of Larchwood Road, Mansfield, died Saturday afternoon October 2, 2004 in Winchester Terrace Nursing Home following a short illness.

She was born February 10, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Joseph and Matilda (Sterngold) Robbins, and was graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in 1947.

Roz earned her B.S. in 1951 from the University of Pittsburgh, and completed her Masters Degree in Education in 1968, also from University of Pittsburgh.

She taught in various Pittsburgh area schools until 1968 when she moved to Mansfield to accept a position with the Lexington Local School District, where she worked as a high school guidance counselor, fondly known as “Mrs. L”, until her retirement in 1993.

She was a member of the Guidance Counselors Association, and had been involved with CACY and Y-Groups.

An avid reader, Roz had been a reading tutor at Ranchwood Elementary School, and had worked with the U.S. Census Bureau. Though she was Jewish, Roz was often found volunteering at the First Congregational Church, where her late husband was a member.

Always one to appreciate beauty, both in people and nature, she adored the gardens of Kingwood Center and the grounds of Gorman Nature Center.

She is survived by a son Jay Alan LeBeau of Santa Monica, California; a daughter and son-in-law Geri Sue and Rick Sandor of Trenton; a daughter Sue Andrews Debevec of Alexandria, Virginia; a granddaughter Manette Sandor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; a grandson and his wife Derek and Laura Debevec of Alexandria, Virginia; a multitude of devoted friends; and her adoring cats Babycakes, Boomer and Spot.

Her husband Paul Eugene Andrews preceded her in death on September 25, 2003.

A memorial celebration honoring Roz’s life will be held Sunday, October 10, 2004 at 2:30 pm in First Congregational Church, 640 Millsboro Road. David Root will preside. The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is serving the family.

Memorial contributions to Gorman Nature Center or Healing Journeys (offering two-day conferences to anyone touched by cancer ~ “Cancer as a Turning Point: From Surviving to Thriving.” www.HealingJourneys.org) may be made through the funeral home.