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Judith Lisch Mann, 84, active in Jewish organizations

June 7, 1933 – Sept. 2, 2017

Judith Lisch Mann, formerly of Williamsville, who was active in Jewish organizations, died Saturday after a lengthy illness in Jacksonville, Fla., where she had been a resident since 2013. She was 84.

Born in Buffalo, the former Judith Robins was a graduate of Bennett High School and earned a degree from Bryant & Stratton Business Institute.

In 1952, she married George E. Lisch, owner of Hertel Pharmacy at Hertel and Colvin avenues in Buffalo.

She was president and a fifth-generation life member of Buffalo Hadassah. She also was a life member of the Brandeis University National Women’s Committee of Buffalo, where she won the Louis Brandeis Trophy for the chapter by bringing in the most new members in a fiscal year.

She also contributed to the National Library at Brandeis University in honor of her husband and daughter, Dr. Nancy J. Lisch.

She was a member of Temple Shaarey Zedek Sisterhood and the Liberal Arts Club of Buffalo. She chaired the Jewish Center Cultural Arts Committee and the Israel Bond Fashion Show.

Known for her love of fashion, for several years she owned the House of Elan, a specialty women’s clothing shop at Sheridan Drive and Harlem Road in Amherst.

A former member of the Westwood Country Club, she enjoyed skiing, bowling, golf, art and was an avid traveler, visiting Israel twice and spending a month in China. For many years, she spent winters in Boca Raton, Fla.

Her husband died in 1985.

Survivors include three sons, Dr. Mark Lisch, Dr. Randy Lisch and Dr. Harvey Lisch; three daughters, Robyn Rein, Dr. Nancy J. Lisch and Bonnie Lisch; five grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in Mesnekoff Funeral Home, 8630 Transit Road, East Amherst.

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