Rosanne Margolis, born Rosanne Steinharter on January 9, 1938, in Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away on October 14, 2023, at the age of 85 in Fort Worth, Texas. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Rosanne was an active member of the Jewish community and found joy in being a part of the Stayton retirement community.
Rosanne is survived by her loving husband, William S. Margolis, and her children Gayle Sondecker and husband Charles, Gary Margolis and wife Rachel, and Michael Margolis and wife Jenny. She was also blessed with 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Rosanne was preceded in death by her mother, Gertrude Steinharter, and her father, Jack Steinharter.
Rosanne completed her high school education at Woodward High School. She went on to spend 3 years at the University of Cincinnati before completing her BA in history at the University of Texas at Arlington.
During her career, Rosanne worked for 15 years at the Wedgwood Branch of the Fort Worth Public Library. Additionally, she dedicated 14 years as a volunteer archivist for the Temple Beth-El historical committee.
Rosanne found solace and camaraderie at Temple Beth-El in Fort Worth, Texas, where she worshipped. She was active in Jewish Women International, serving on various board positions through the years.
Rosanne was a lifelong Texas Rangers baseball fan beginning in 1972 when the franchise moved to this area. She was a 20-year season ticket holder and was delighted to attend the World Series in 2010 and 2011 at the Ballpark. In her free time, she enjoyed playing Maj-Jong, archiving historical documents for the Jewish community, playing bridge, traveling, and reading.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 18, at 11:00 am at Temple Beth-El, located at 4900 Briarhaven in Fort Worth, Texas. The funeral arrangements are being handled by Robertson Mueller Harper, located in Fort Worth, Texas.
Rosanne Margolis will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Her memory will be cherished by her family, friends, and the community she touched throughout her life.