Naomi Islin, 100, died March 11, 2015.
Born in Manhattan, N.Y., she married Sidney Islin in 1936 and they moved to Tucson in 1948. Mrs. Islin worked as a civilian for the U.S. Navy at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II while her husband served in the U.S. Army in Europe. She worked at Montgomery Ward in Tucson and was an extra in “The Last Outpost” starring Ronald Reagan, which was filmed in Old Tucson and debuted here in 1951.
Mrs. Islin was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Islin, and her siblings, Seymour Cagan, Jack Cagan, Benjamin Cagan and Rebeccah (Cohen) Rutkovsky. Survivors include her sister-in-law, Lore B. Stein of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; eight nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews.
Interment was in Farmingdale, N.Y.
Mrs. Islin gifted her estate to the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona for the education of underprivileged Jewish children. Memorial contributions may be made to JCF at 3567 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718.