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Norma Cope Schlossberg, 95, a longtime Anderson, Indiana, resident and civic activist leader, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018, in Memphis, Tennessee.
She was one of eight siblings who grew up in Portland, Maine. Norma graduated from Portland High School and moved to Anderson, Indiana, in 1946 after her marriage to Marshall Schlossberg.
Her lifeblood was volunteer work in civic organizations, among which she held leadership positions in the Girl Scouts, and the local chapters of Hadassah, Jewish Sisterhood, Jewish Welfare Association, the League of Women Voters, Urban League and the NAACP. She was a longtime board member of the United Way of Madison County, active in its fundraising campaigns and serving as chairman of the allocations committee and a member of Congregation Beth El Zedeck of Indianapolis and Anshei Sphard Beth El Emeth of Memphis.
In keeping with the spirit of Tikkun Olam, i.e., repairing the world, she believed in identifying a need and then solving the problem.
She is survived by her brother, Arthur Cope (Joan); daughters, Paula Schlossberg Zankel (Brett) and Ellen Schlossberg Eisen (Stanley); two grandsons, Rabbi Yosi Eisen and Rabbi Dr. Ethan Eisen (Talia Williams); six great-grandchildren; and 17 nieces and nephews.
Predeceasing her were her parents, Joseph and Pya Cope; her beloved husband, Marshall Schlossberg; brothers Nathan, Mitchell, Max and Harry Cope and sisters Bella Cope and Edith Cope. She will be deeply missed by her entire family, friends and community.
Interment was in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Portland, Maine.
The family would appreciate your perpetuating the ideals important to Norma by making your contributions to www.Hadassah.org, or the Madison County Community Health Center.
Published on March 14, 2018
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