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Ann Edith Arnoff (nee Kolisch)

Oct 3, 2017

Ann Edith Arnoff (nee Kolisch)

March 8, 1926 September 24, 2017

Ann Arnoff, wife of the late Dr. E. Leonard, proud mother of Janice Arnoff (deceased) and Susan Arnoff Spohr (Andrew), devoted and loving Nana to Alex and Rachel Spohr.

Ann was a devoted wife who was totally supportive of her husband’s career and hosted many dinner parties for the faculty and graduate students of the College of Business Administration of the University of Cincinnati while Len served as Dean. Ann was committed to Sue’s competitive ice skating and spent countless hours in cold ice rinks around the country.

Ann graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Occupational Therapy and became a psychiatric occupational therapist. She believed in contributing fully to the communities she lived in and served as President for Bat Yam Temple of the Island, the Sanibel Community Association, Nutmeg Village Condo. Association, CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) and served on the Board of the Sanibel Captiva Community Foundation.

Ann was a long-standing Chair for the Taste of the Island fundraiser on behalf of CROW and Chair of Shell Fair on behalf of the Sanibel Community Association.

Ann believed that the year of your birth and the date of your death didn’t mean as much as the dash in between. She lived her life according to the belief that the quality of your life meant even more that the number of years here on earth. Ann made the most of her long life. She touched many people and improved the communities she lived in.

The funeral was held in Cleveland, Ohio. A memorial service is being planned for this winter in Sanibel.

Friends who wish may send donations to:

Sanibel Community House 2173 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, Florida 33957

Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife PO Box 150 Sanibel, Florida 33957

Bat Yam Temple of the Islands PO Box 84 Sanibel, Florida 33957