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Naomi Schiff

July 18, 1927 - August 3, 2016

Services Date August 7, 2016

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A longtime resident/realtor of the South Bay, passed away 8/03/2016 at age 89 after a short illness. Naomi is preceded in her death by her parents, Samuel and Rose Paletz, who immigrated from Lithuania, and her husband, Shepard Schiff, of Minneapolis. Naomi has been described by everyone who met her to be unfailingly positive and generous in spirit. She had a fierce love for everyone in her family, was always affectionate and each grandchild felt completely loved by her. She was very fond of all folks and animals and she adored her cat, Suzy, and the daily walks she took with her in the neighborhood. Naomi was financially unable to attend college, though she always longed for education. She put herself through realtor school to help support her family, as her husband developed Multiple Sclerosis, and she saw to it that her 3 children were able to attend college. Shepard died soon after all 3 children graduated college. In her later years, Naomi satisfied her desire for education by committing herself to attending classes and lectures at the Rosenberg Senior Center at Temple Menorah, which served as her “college.” Naomi loved hearing and discussing ideas from the books and lectures with the speakers, her friends, and her children, and encouraged her children and grandchildren to attend when possible. She volunteered for years at the Center to help insure its continued viability and availability to other seniors. Up until her recent sudden illness, Naomi’s routine also included Silver Sneakers exercise classes twice weekly, attending plays and concerts with friends, and participating in Temple Menorah Sisterhood activities. Naomi is survived by her children Stan, Kathy and Norman Schiff, grandchildren Netanya, Lara, Sarah and Shepard Schiff, Sam Buchman, Daniel and Anthony Hegg, and great-grandchildren Ethan, Elsie, and Claire Hegg. Services and burial will begin at 11 a.m. at Hillside Memorial Park on Sunday, 8/7/16. In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring Naomi’s commitment to the Rosenberg Senior Center at Temple Menorah in Redondo Beach by making a contribution in her name.