Thelma Lemberg (Lipschitz), 82, of Sarasota, Fla., died April 18, 2018. She was born in Newark, and had lived in Newark, Old Bridge, Elizabeth, and Watchung before moving to Sarasota in 1999.
Mrs. Lemberg was the owner of Thelma’s Fabrics in Elizabeth for 23 years. After moving to Sarasota, she worked at Toy Lab on Main Street for approximately 10 years.
She graduated from West Side High School, Newark, in 1953.
An avid patron of the arts, she was a longtime volunteer at the Sarasota Film Festival every April.
Predeceased by her husband, Sanford, in 1998, she is survived by two daughters, Marcia Lemberg of Englewood and Stephanie (John) Rizzini of Riverside, R.I.; and two granddaughters.
Services were arranged by Hebrew Memorial Funeral Services of Sarasota/Manatee, and held at Gomel Chesed Cemetery, Newark. Memorial contributions may be made to Sarasota Film Festival.