Roslyn Ann Dansky, 80, of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Hallowell, Maine, passed away at home on Sept. 25, 2013. Born Roslyn Ann Smilowitz in Brooklyn, N.Y., the oldest daughter of Mollie and Irving Smilowitz, she attended Lafayette High School, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brooklyn College, majoring in English, and received her master's degree in professional studies and community development at the University of Maine in Orono.
She was married for 48 years to the late Leonard M. Dansky.
She is survived by her children, Drs. Jeryl and Robert Kershner, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Michael and Gerri Dansky, of Portland, Maine, and Peter and Isabel Dansky, of Solana Beach, Calif.; her grandchildren, Shaina and Alan Hershkowitz, Emily R. Kershner, Madeline and Max Dansky, and Alexander and Elena Dansky; and her sister, Barbara Perlman.
Mrs. Dansky was a member of the Kennebec Land Trust, worked for Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine, served on the Maine Daycare Directors Association and was a champion for the safety of daycare centers in Maine. She was a member of the Augusta Country Club, Aberdeen Golf and Country Club, Hadassah and the Sisterhood of Temple Beth El in Augusta, Maine. She served as chief executive officer of the Danman Corporation of Hallowell, Maine, and vice president of L. M. Dansky Inc., a global poultry feed consulting company.
A memorial service will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at Beth Israel Memorial Chapel, 11115 Jog Road in Boynton Beach, Fla. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery on Civic Center Drive in Augusta.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be made in her name to The Estee Lauder Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the