Lillian Kairys, of Rockville, died on Jan. 14.
She was the beloved wife of Zachary Kairys; devoted mother of Wilma Braun, the late Victor Schneider, the late Jacob Braun, Steven Kairys (JoAnn), Shams Kairys and Howard Kairys (Lise Martin); cherished grandmother of Bobby Braun (Karen), Alan Braun (Marci Miexler), Ben Braun (Candice), Daniel Kairys (Junia), Carol Scott (Roger), Kristina Cherlinka (Sergei), Alona Kairys, Jon Kairys, Norah Wright (Christopher), Daria Kairys
(engaged to Rafael Espinola), the late Ben Fischer, Barry Schneider (Amy), Susan Schneider, Kimberly Crabb (John), April Paine (Matt) and Dan New-Schneider (Betsy); and great-grandmother to 28 great-grandchildren.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Lillian was a social worker at the Department of Social Services and headed the WIN Program. She later became an agent at Red Carpet Realty while living at Green Tree Run, and volunteered at Interact in Philadelphia and Interages in Silver Spring.