Rosalie Gottlieb


Rosalie Gottlieb, of Silver Spring, died on Dec. 20. She was 94. Mrs. Gottlieb started her federal career at the age of 15 and worked for 35 years until she retired in 1979 from disability.

She was employed with the Office of Alien Property until it merged with the Department of Justice in 1966. In the Justice Department, she was detailed to the investigation of the Watergate Scandal during President Richard Nixon’s tenure. She made headlines at a 1955 Savings Bond Rally for Marlon Brando when she was asked to sit next to him at the Head Table.

Following her retirement, she was the first secretary and one of the founders of the Maryland Mothers of Twins Club. At the time of her death, she was a member of the D.A.V. Auxiliary, a charter member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, a charter member of the National Women’s History Museum, the Wheaton Chapter of B’nai B’rith and the Foundation of the Statue of Liberty. She also called Bingo at Homecrest Nursing Home, worked at the Bombay Chest for Jewish Social Services and was a member of the World War II Memorial.

She was the widow of the late Ray Murray Gottlieb, and beloved sister of the late Natalie (Nicky) Luchton and the late Helen Kaplan. Predeceased by her niece, Carole Binswanger. She is survived by her twin sons, Danny (Larue) and Harry (Marjorie); and her grandchildren, Adam, Danielle, Alexis, Valerie and Halley Gottlieb; and great-granddaughter, Whitney. She is also survived by her niece, Estelle Grossman; nephew, Bennett Gottlieb; along with great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

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