Robitz Cecil Robitz, July 19, 1914 - February 18, 2003. Died quietly and in peace at Methodist Hospital on 2/18/03. Preceded in death by mother and father, Louis Robitz and Rebecca "Becky" Rudoy Robitz; Clara Robitz, sister-in-law; and Gordon Moscoe, brother-in-law. Survived by sister, Anita Moscoe, brother, Gerald Robitz; sister-in-law & brother, Doris and Donald Robitz; nieces and nephews, Renee (Ronnie) Robitz Goldman, Karen Robitz, Nancy and Brian Preuss, David and Beverly Moscoe, California, Marlys Fiterman, Mark Robitz, Boston, and Larry Robitz, Sedona, Arizona; and many grand nieces and nephews. Cecil retired from Minneapolis General Hospital, (HCMC), after 45 years of service as head secretary to the Nursing School Director and following that as the Director of the Medical Transcription Department. She served for 30 years as president of AFSCME Local 977. She was honored by the Minneapolis Central Labor Union Council in 1976 in recognition of outstanding contribution to the Labor Movement through Union and Community Service. Cecil was also honored by The Board of Hennepin County Commissioner's for her many years of service and dedication to Hennepin County on the date of her retirement July 19, 1984. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, then Mayor of Minneapolis and a personal friend, called her the "Queen of General Hospital." Cecil served as a delegate to the DFL caucus for many years. Dance, Dance, Dance! She and her mother Becky square danced and ballroom danced at prom and the Marigold Ballrooms. Like her mother who danced until she was 91 years old, Cecil continued to dance until she was 85 years old, at Lennox Senior Center, and Senior Center at 15th and Park. She will be remembered as an active senior interested in others and generous to all those who were her family and friends. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 20 at 2 pm at the United Hebrew Brotherhood Cemetery Chapel, 70-1/2 Street and Thomas Ave., Richfield, MN. Shiva will be held on Thursday and Saturday evening at 7 pm at 2839 Joppa Ave S., St. Louis Park. Donations can be sent to the Jewish Family and Children Services. ENGA-WHITE 952-929-7876
Published on February 19, 2003
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