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Hannah Schorr
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Hannah Schorr
Full Name: Hannah Schorr
Date of Birth: July 13, 1928
Date of Death: July 11, 2020
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Contributions in memory of Hannah Schorr may be made to:
Sherman Chamber Ensemble
P.O. Box 578, Sherman, CT 06784
[Please see "Donation" Link below]
Temple Gates of Prayer
38-20 Parsons Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354
(718) 359-1160
(Please call for info - no online donations available at this time)

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Life Story

Hannah Schorr died peacefully on Saturday, July 11, at her home in Flushing, New York, two days shy of her 92nd birthday.
Hannah was born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1928, the second of five daughters (Ray Ruth, Belle, Norma and Shirley), to Jewish immigrant parents,Isidor and Ester Schwartz. In addition to the five sisters, their household included her cousin, Sammy, who escaped the Holocaust. She attended Eastern District High School in Brooklyn and received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Education, Psychology and Sociology from Brooklyn College. She earned a Master’s degree and a PhD in Education from New York University. A lifelong educator, she initially worked as an elementary school teacher and then as anAdjunct Professor of Education at Hunter College, and later ran the Nursing Home Administration Program at CW Post College at Long Island University. Her two academic interests, the Ocean Hill-Brownsville desegregation conflict and effects of family visitations on the functioning of nursing home residents, remain relevant in this moment. Later in life, she joined her husband, Philip Schorr at his property management company, Rental & Management Associates (RMA), where she spearheaded tenant education and was Vice President.
As a young woman, Hannah was a Social Hostess at Grossinger’s, the legendary Catskills Resort, and met her husband of 64 years, Philip Schorr, on a ski trip at Lake Placid, NY. Together they raised two children, Brian and Beth. She was active in the PS 21 PTA and was President of the Hunter College High School PTA.
While working, raising a family, and managing to entertain and host her many relatives at multiple family celebrations, she displayed a fierce devotion to family and fostered a sense of togetherness that will never be forgotten.
Hannah was never afraid to try new things later in life. She taught swimming before she learned to swim. She learned to ride a bicycle in her 40s. She had an adult Bat Mitzvah and learned to play the harp in her 70s. She took numerous painting and drawing classes well into her 80’s, which culminated with an exhibition of one of her paintings at Flushing Town Hall.
Hannah was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who raised her children to be strong, independent minded adults like herself. Over the years, she enjoyed music, theater, travel and particularly enjoyed spending time in her country home in Litchfield County, CT where she and Phil were founding members of the Sherman JCC.
Hannah is survived by her 94 year old husband, Philip; their children Brian (Amy) and Beth (Chuck Lesnick) and their grandchildren Caryn, Matthew, Emily (Jamila Humphrie), and Ariel (Anna Sarneso); and three of her sisters.
Contributions can be made in her memory to the Sherman Chamber Ensemble in Sherman, CT and Temple Gates of Prayer in Flushing, NY where she was an active member for nearly sixty years.

Zoom Shiva will take place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

The schedule is as follows:

3-5 pm Tuesday, July 14, 2002 starting with Mincha at 3:00 pm.
Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm (with the Maariv Service for from 7:00 -7-15 pm)
LINK: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8756672334
Meeting ID: 875 667 2334
Password : 901703 Or call in: 16465588656,,8756672334#

Thursday night the shiva will be hosted by Temple Gates of Prayer on their zoom link from 7-9 pm with. The Maariv service for shiva from 7:45-8:00 pm.
LINK: https://zoom.us/j/84112608271
Meeting ID: 841 1260 8271
Password: 941568
Phone: (929) 205-6099 One tap mobile: +19292056099,,84112608271#,,1#,941568# US (New York)

18 responses to “Hannah Schorr

  1. Gary & Lynn datz says:

    It was an honor to of known Hannah, so sorry for your loss.may her spirit always be with you all.

  2. Arleen Sharpe MD says:

    My deepest condolences to Beth and the family. She blazed the trail for the strong women in the family. You are all continuing what she started. All the best to you all at this time. Call on me if it crosses your mind. I am here for you.
    Arleen Sharpe

  3. Harvey and Sena says:

    So Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom! She will surely be missed
    But always in your heart!

  4. Edwige CEIDE says:

    Dear Hannah,
    I would like to thank you for your remarkable kindness and the time you dedicated to know me and help me feel confortable during my au pair year in New-York with the friendly Lesnick family. Thank you!
    I will always remember you.
    Be blessed,
    (from France)

  5. Martin Greenberg says:

    So sorry to hear about Hannah’s passing.
    My deepest condolences go out to Philip, Brian, Beth & Chuck.
    Reading Hannah’s obituary, I can only say “what an accomplished lady” and I’m sure she’ll be missed by all.
    My prayers are with the entire Schorr Family.


  6. Vincent Pancaldo says:

    My sincerest condolences to Phil and the entire family. It was my pleasure to have known Hannah for so many years as her accountant and advisor but more importantly as a friend. I will always remember Hannah as such an intelligent and loving woman.
    Rest In Peace Hannah.
    Vinny Pancaldo

  7. Suzanne Greenidge-Hewitt says:

    Dear Beth, Chuck and family
    So sorry for the loss of our beautiful Hannah. Hannah was a loving mother, wife, educator and trailblazer. I feel honored to have met her. She will be missed. However we have gained an angel praying and watching over us. May she Rest In Peace!
    I’m always a call or text away whenever you need me.
    Suzanne Greenidge, MD

  8. Councilmember Shanae V. Williams says:

    To Beth and the entire family,

    I want to express my deepest condolences to you all. She seems to have lived a fulfilling life, one where she was always learning which is a beautiful thing. May she Rest In Peace! God bless!


  9. Anne Jaffe Holmes says:

    Dear Beth, Chuck and Family,
    My condolences on your loss!
    I did not have the fortune to meet Hannah, but I can see she has passed down her great strength, warmth, commitment and passion to her children and grandchildren.
    May the love she engendered among you all carry you through.

  10. Pam forsyth says:

    What an amazing woman and mother! Our deepest condolences.
    Pam and Pete

  11. Alice Lesnick says:

    Dear Beth, Chuck and Family,

    Love and peace to you in this time. Love of life, family, service, learning and exploring the world — hallmarks of you mother’s life — shine through you. May you be comforted and continually inspired by this light – you certainly share it with many others.

  12. Marybeth Hotaling says:

    My very deepest condolences to Phil and the rest of the family. As part of the “work family” for so many years I always looked forward to seeing Hannah and our wonderful conversations about work, our families, travels and life in general. She certainly left many amazing memories for all of you. I pray that through your grief you are able to smile while remembering her.

  13. Marian Absgarten says:

    Dear Dr. Beth,
    My deepest and sincerest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your Mother. What an amazing, loving, full life Hannah lived. You and your family were blessed to have her for so many years.
    Heartfelt condolences.

  14. Heidi Hellring says:

    Dear Beth & family, So sorry to hear the sad news. I remember her well & fondly! Lots of love coming your way❤️

  15. Richard C. Singrt says:

    We always viewed Hannah as a vital member of the team both in the office and at home. She will be greatly missed.

    My deepest condolences to Phil and the members off the family and in the office.

  16. Kelly Susa says:

    Dear Beth & Chuck, Wisdom is always young…always learning and regenerating…and Hannah by that logic must be Wise indeed. No doubt you deeply miss such a lively and interesting mother and friend and I hope the missing softens soon and the memory of good times together is sustaining. What new skill is she learning now I wonder? I wish you all comfort and peace. Love, Kelly S.

  17. Mike & Beth Pitcher says:

    Dear Phil,
    We are so sorry to hear of Hannah’s passing. We enjoyed getting to know you and Hannah when we first moved onto Stilson Hill so many years ago. She was a remarkable woman and we send our deepest condolences to you and your family.

  18. David Lanni says:

    Dear Beth and Chuck,
    I send my deepest condolences to you and your families. Hannah was and will always be a joy and an honor to have known.

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Service Information
Date: Tuesday July 14, 2020
Time: Private
Officiating: Rabbis Adam Baldachin of Shaarei Tikvah of Scarsdale and Rabbi Mark Biller of Temple Gates of Prayer of Flushing
Interment Information
Mt. Zion Cemetery, 59-63 54th Ave, Maspeth, NY 11378