Mrs. Shenitzer was born and raised in Chicago, the youngest of four children of Abe and Rose Slutsky. She married Hyman Shenitzer in 1944 and together they ran Hy’s Food Market on Chicago’s Westside. In 1953, they packed up their two young children and moved to Tucson to be with her mother and other family. They purchased Crescent Manor Mobile Home Park in 1954 and ran it until after Mr. Shenitzer’s death in 1985. They were active in the Arizona Manufactured Housing Association and Mrs. Shenitzer was a member of Hadassah in Tucson, the Jewish Community Center, UOTS and Congregation Anshei Israel, where she was an active member for over 65 years. In their early years in Tucson, she and Mr. Shenitzer were active in the Chicago Club. Mrs. Shenitzer married Sam Ochman of Denver in 1990; he died in 2007.
Survivors include her children, Arlene (Richard) Bluth and Steve (Holly) Shenitzer; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchldren. She is also survived by Mr. Ochman’s children, Diane (Barry) Samet and Dan (Phoebe) Ochman, and his five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held at the chapel at Evergreen Mortuary with Rabbi Robert Eisen of Congregation Anshei Israel officiating, followed by interment in the Congregation Anshei Israel section. at Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hyman Shenitzer Yom Tov Fund at Congregation Anshei Israel, 5550 E. 5th St. Tucson, AZ 85711.