Estelle Liebow Schultz
Estelle Liebow Schultz, of Rockville, died June 14. She was 100. Schultz was born in New York City and spent her childhood in Jersey City, N.J. She earned her undergraduate degree from Montclair State Teachers College (now Montclair State University) and became a high school English teacher in New Jersey. After marrying Henry Schultz in 1941, the two moved to California, where she earned a master’s degree from California State University, Long Beach. Schultz also earned a doctorate in education from Nova University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Schultz then went to work in the Compton, Calif., Unified School District. During her 39-year career there, she held a number of positions including assistant principal, principal, director of curriculum and assistant superintendent. After her retirement, she continued there to help mentor new teachers as a support director for Teach for America.
Schultz moved to Silver Spring in 1996, where she lived in the Bedford Court independent living community. There she co-edited the community newsletter, founded a literary magazine and participated in arts and crafts classes. She was also active in Hadassah and the National Council of Jewish Women.
Schultz later moved to Rockville to live with her daughter, Roberta Benor, and son-in-law, David Benor. During the 2016 presidential campaign, she was one of several women voters in their 90s and 100s listed on the website iwaited96years.com, who were alive prior to women’s suffrage in 1920 and had voted for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Schultz is survived by sister Ruth Hyman; daughter Roberta Benor (David), of Rockville; son Stephen Schultz (Tina Blaine), of Alameda, Calif.; grandchildren Sarah Benor (Mark) of Los Angeles, Miriam Benor of Santa Monica, Calif., and Aaron Benor of Rutherford, N.J.; and great-grandchildren Aliza, Dalia, Ariella, Ezra and Jonah. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Henry Schultz. Contributions can be made to a charity of choice. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.
Ellen Strauss, of Silver Spring, Harrison, N.Y., and Germany died June 1. She was 87. Strauss was the beloved wife of the late Martin Strauss; devoted mother of Gary (Ivy) Strauss and Joanne (Len) Sperling; loving grandmother of Beck and Randi Strauss and Laura Sperling. Contributions can be made to a charity of choice.