Dora Schleider funeral October7,2005/4 Tishrei 5766
Rabbi Weisblum, Esther Rosenblatt, and Dora Kintberger Schleider in 2002
Above is Rabbi Weisblum, Esther Rosenblatt, and Dora Kintberger Schleider in a photo from October 2002.
Dear family and friends,
Although The Almighty granted Dora more then 96 years, a long and meaningful life, it is still difficult to say goodbye. It is sad to say goodbye to a person like Dora Legum Kintberger Schleider who died on the second day of Rosh Hashanah.
For those of us who knew her she was truly a very special lady. Dora was classy and elegant in every way with a wonderful attitude about life. Dora was married to the late Admiral Leon Kintberger for 52 years and had their daughter Suzanne. Admiral Lion Kintberger served our country honorably and proudly in the U.S. Navy for many years. After Leon passing, Dora married Henry Schleider who was actually Dora’s original date before she married Leon. Dora and Henry lived happily for 17 years and certainly will be missed sorely by Henry.
Dora and her family lived in many places all over the world. Wherever they went, they brought the pride and honor of being Jewish into their midst. Dora exemplified great optimism and possessed a strong will to carry on. Dora’s life personifies the best in what it is to be a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother: Always cheerful, positive, and in good spirits. Every one who knew Dora loved her. She was part of ‘The Legum family’ where the motto is: "all for one and one for all."
Dora will be remembered as a beloved wife and sister of Gertrude Legum- Sherr and loving mother and grand-mother to her very special and caring grandchildren: Michel, Amy and Beth and their respected spouses and great-grandchildren: Skyler, Tori, Drew, Madison and Bally who is named after uncle Bernie and loving step-mother of Rikky. Dora has many nieces and nephews who are present here this morning. We pray that her values will live on through the lives of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Dora told me that the place closest to her heart and loved the most was our Kneseth Israel synagogue here in Annapolis. Since the earliest days, Dora and Leon faithfully served our synagogue in various leadership roles for many years.
Dora was the president of Sisterhood. Leon was the building chairman and synagogue president twice. Our Kneseth Israel synagogue is so fortunate even today that the Legum family continues their strong support and dedication.
Additionally, Dora was very active in the community. She helped many causes and organizations, both locally and nationally. They have been enriched and inspired by her generous heart. She was bright, elegant and loved to be surrounded beautiful things. Dora left us a legacy with a strong message that we should to love people and strive to make our world a better place to live. She used to say: "we should always look at life with the glass half full". We see here, her vast influence. The presence of so many people from different places who came here to show their respect and love to Dora shows care and sympathy for her.
As we are preparing for Yom Kippur we hope to be sealed in the book of life. Dora, we understand that you have completed your life journey on earth and now you entering the heavenly world. We pray that our G-d and G-d of our Fathers, may thou permit that the soul of Dvorah Bat Yisrael, who we call upon, be f.reed from earth’s painful struggles and difficulties, and be purified, through thy mercies. May her soul be bound up in the bond of eternal life. Her final wish was that her passing will express the celebration of her 96 of good life.
May her fine name and good deeds continue to live on. Amen.
Shivah minyans will be observed at the home of Dr. Larry Block and Dr. Shirley Little at 3109 Catrina Lane (off of Bay Ridge Road) on Sunday, October 9 and Monday, October 10 at 6:30PM.