Jeanette R. Seltzer, 99, active in Jewish affairs


Jeanette R. Seltzer, who had been active in Jewish cultural and religious affairs, died of heart failure Saturday at a convalescent hospital in Los Angeles. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 99.

She was born Jeanette Rotstein in Poland and taken as an infant to Toronto, where she was raised. She came to Baltimore to study at the University of Maryland and the Johns Hopkins University.

In 1934, she married Morris I. Seltzer. Her husband, a Baltimore optometrist, died in 1973.

During the 1950s, Mrs. Seltzer was a buyer for the American Jewelry Co., a Baltimore wholesale distributor.

She had been president and served on the board of the Baltimore Chapter of Hadassah, and had been vice chairman of the Baltimore Zionist Council and a longtime member of Beth El Congregation and its sisterhood.

Mrs. Seltzer enjoyed traveling in Israel and lecturing on her travels. She also liked playing piano and singing opera. She was a patron of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Sol Levinson and Bros., 8900 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville.

Survivors include a daughter, Stella Vodenos Gold of Baltimore; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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