Naomi Ozeri

Naomi Ozeri, 86, died May 1, 2015.

Born in Brandenburg, Germany, Mrs. Ozeri immigrated to Israel with her family at the age of 8, on the eve of the Holocaust. She earned a degree in public nursing from Bikur Cholim Hospital in Jerusalem in 1947. She and her then-fiancé, Yechiel Ozeri, were among the founding members of Kibbutz Rosh HaNikra on the Lebanese border, where she established and ran the infirmary from 1948 to 1952.

Mrs. Ozeri worked as a nurse in the Jerusalem Corridor region in the 1950s and contributed to a national research project on pregnant women in the 1960s. She later served as nurse and administrator of the Rehabilitative Preschool and Kindergarten for children with cerebral palsy at Bikur Cholim. After retiring she volunteered extensively with Yad Sarah, an organization that provides free and reduced cost medical supplies and services.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Yechiel Ozeri of Jerusalem; daughters, Timna (Yoel) Shahar of Bat Hefer, Israel, and Mirav Ozeri of Woodstock, N.Y.; sons, Ofir Ozeri of Jerusalem and Tidhar (Nancy) Ozeri of Tucson; sister, Rivka Vitman of Ra’anana, Israel; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Services were held in Jerusalem.