Roda Shafranova

Day and Time of Service: 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2013
Location of Service: Ross' Shalom Chapels, 415 Morris Avenue, Springfield, N.J. 07081
Interment: Mt. Freedom Jewish Center Cemetery, Randolph, N.J.

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Roda Shafranova passed away peacefully in West Orange on July 9, 2013. She was 98.  Born in Krolevitz in the Ukraine she came to the United States in 1978 first settling in Irvington,NJ then moving to the Ivy Hill section of Newark NJ before moving to West Orange NJ in 2011.  While in Russia she had attended the University in Irkutsk, Siberia studying mathematics and physics.  She had worked for some time after school in St. Petersberg as a dressmaker.  After immigrating to the U.S. she began to write poetry and in 1988 a collection of her poems was published under the title Sunset Looking In My Window.  She continued writing until she died.  She is survived by her beloved daughter, Sophia Mogendovich, her dear granddaughter, Julia Aharonov, five beloved great-grandchildren, Matthew, Gabriella, Alona, Yeheskel, and Shaina and two adored great-great-grandchildren, Mila Leah and Tzipporah.