On October 15, 2017, Bernice W. Kravitz (nee Winton), beloved wife of the late Leonard M. Kravitz; loving mother of Neil S. (Victoria M.) Kravitz and Dennis P. (Karen S.) Kravitz and the late Jay W. Kravitz; cherished sister of the late Fred B. Winton; loving grandmother of Brooke (Joseph) Morgan, Tara (Todd) Fortwangler and Brandon (Mallorie K.) Kravitz; cherished great-grandmother of Hailey Morgan, Alexandra Morgan, Mackenzie Morgan, Tyler Fortwangler, Caden Fortwangler and Chloe Fortwangler; devoted daughter of the late Barry and Mae Winton.
Born in the New York City area on June 2, 1927, “Bunny” was attending college when she met her husband, Lenny. She described their first dance as magical, they moved perfectly together. They married soon after on December 1, 1946, and she left college to move to Baltimore. She enjoyed the adventure of traveling by car with her husband around his sales territory in the early years of her marriage. She later settled in Colonial Village, Pikesville, where she had three sons, Neil, Dennis and Jake. She was an active member of Temple Oheb Shalom, where she artistically arranged items in the gift shop and ran sales, decorated the sukkah and participated in Sisterhood. She was very proud of having been chairwoman at Israel Bonds and liked to remind family members of this achievement. Her love for treasure extended beyond Judaica. She worked at Uptown Jewelers for several years, where she fixed any jewelry she could and was always honest with her customers about what looked good. Work and everywhere else she went in Pikesville were her social arenas. At the store, she loved telling stories to customers about times past in the Jewish community. She had a habit of pulling friends and family close to her, always inviting people for Shabbat dinners and holidays. Even though money was scarce in her later years, she continued to share with others more than she really had to give, hosting Passover, Thanksgiving and Chanukah parties. Those whose lives she touched will remember her for her generous spirit and welcoming ways. Her memory is indeed a blessing!
Funeral services and interment will be held at Oheb Shalom Memorial Park, Berrymans Lane on Thursday, October 19, at 11 a.m. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to Jewish National Fund, 2 Reservoir Circle, Suite 203, Baltimore, MD 21208. The family will be receiving at CCGC 129 W. Liberty Road, Eldersburg, MD 21784 following interment on Thursday until 4 p.m.