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Roslyn Cecile Shaff, 80, passed away from complications due to sarcoidosis at her home in Anaheim Hills, California on January 21, 2021. Roslyn was born on February 8, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York where she spent her childhood. In the 1960s she married and earned a college degree in Chemistry. She and her husband, Leonard Shaff, made several moves throughout the country before settling in Anaheim Hills in 1972. In the 1980s, Roslyn continued to raise her three children as a single mom while working as a chemist in the lab at Kaiser Permanente Hospital. One of her proudest achievements was raising her children and being able to send all three of them to college. She enjoyed spending time with her kids and grandkids, cooking, going to concerts and traveling.
Roslyn is survived by her three children, Laura, Matt, and Gregg, their spouses, seven grandchildren, and her long-time partner, Bill.
Per Roslyn’s request there will be no funeral or services. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to The Foundation of Sarcoidosis Research (FSR) on Roslyn’s behalf.
Sarcoidosis is a rare, often chronic inflammatory disorder that causes the formation of granulomas, or clumps of inflammatory cells. This can occur in almost any organ in the body, most commonly affecting the lungs, lymph nodes, skin and eyes. While this disease affects as many as 200,000 Americans, there is currently no known cure and treatment options are limited and often ineffective.
We have chosen to support the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR) by fundraising for Team KISS!
KISS stands for Kick In to Stop Sarcoidosis, and that’s what you'll be doing by supporting Roslyn’s page. FSR is the leading nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for this disease and improving care and treatment options for sarcoidosis patients. The funds all go directly to FSR and their programs for improving patient education, supporting patients and their caretakers, and of course, funding research to find better treatment options and one day, a cure.
Please consider helping us reach our goal. Together, we can Stop Sarcoidosis!
- Shaff Family