Elaine Rapoport

obit_RapoportElaine Lois Rapoport, 82, died April 23, 2015.

Mrs. Rapoport attended Syracuse University and Washington University in St. Louis, majoring in speech and drama. Throughout high school and college, she sang with orchestras and was cast in many different lead roles as a singer and actress. Mrs. Rapoport was a past president of B’nai B’rith in St. Louis.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Howard; children, Robin Abootalebi of Tucson and Edward (Sandra) Rapoport of Phoenix; brother, Louis (Rita) Klein; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services were held in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery, with Rabbi Robert Eisen officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 3877 N. 7th St., Suite 300, Phoenix, AZ 85014; or Peppi’s House Hospice, 5301 E. Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85712.