Elsie Liber, age 95, died peacefully on August 17, 2018 at Toledo Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Elsie was the second eldest of five daughters born to Henry and Ida Salzman. Elsie married the love of her life, Charles Liber on December 30, 1945. They were married for 46 years.
Elsie was all about family. She was truly dedicated to her five children as well as her many grandchildren and great grandchildren, her siblings and their families. We all so enjoyed listening to their stories of their summers at Luna Pier. Elsie was an active member of the Temple B'Nai Israel, served as President of the Sisterhood Board as well as a member of the JCC Board. She truly embraced her Jewish identity in her daily life.
Elsie was known for her athleticism. She began with alley baseball, tennis on "her court" at Luna Pier all the way to being a USTA Tennis Senior Champion in 1996. The highlight of her tennis career was in July of 1994, at the age of 70, Elsie represented the United States in tennis at the Maccabiah Games in Israel, one of 5600 participating athletes. She won the bronze medal.
Elsie was blessed with a wonderful life overflowing with family, friends and travel. The family feels so fortunate to have had her in their lives so long.
Elsie's family would like to acknowledge some of the very special people that helped keep her with us for so long: Hazzan Ivor Lichterman, Dr. Medkhour of UTMC, the Administrative staff and nursing care at West Park Place and Rick Salem of Rick's Diner.
Surviving are her children, David and Teena Liber, Nevin and Caryl Liber, Cheryl and Hank Silverman, Judy and Joel Scheinbach and Mark and Lynn Liber; 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, and sister and brother-in-law, Lil and Dave Perlman, brother-in-laws Myer Liber and William Touran. Elsie was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Liber, sisters Dora Sack, Eva Touran and Esther Shulak.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Temple B'Nai Israel in Sylvania, Ohio. Interment will follow at Beth Shalom Cemetery. The family will receive visitors at the home of Judy and Joel Scheinbach on Monday and Tuesday evening from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. with a brief service at 6:30 p.m. each evening.
in lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Temple B'Nai Israel, The American Cancer Society, the Jewish National Fund or a charity of the donors choice.
Robert H. Wick/Wisniewski Funeral Home. (419) 535-5840.
Congregation B'Nai Israel
6525 W. Sylvania Ave., Sylvania OH 43560
American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Charity of donors choice