FT. LAUDERDALE, NY — November 7, 2018 — Roberta Lillian Faillace died on Saturday, October 27, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, FL, of complications from a brain tumor. She was the only and beloved child of Robert J. Remack and Lillian Remack (née Stavrou). Roberta was born in New York City, grew up in Yonkers and graduated with honors from the Halstead School (now Yonkers Christian Assembly) and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Education from Mills College and a Masters in Library Science from Pratt Institute. She worked for decades in the book business in Manhattan, first at the Flagship Doubleday bookstore, where she rose to the position of store manager (an unusual achievement for a woman of her generation), and later for Golden Lee Book Distributors. From the 1990s until she retired, Roberta worked as the receptionist/office manager for an immigration law firm on Madison Avenue.
Roberta was also an intensely spiritual person and very private in her affairs. She loved animals, particularly wild birds and the many cats who were her family. She lived and loved fully. She was a connoisseur of esoteric literature, modern art and jazz. Roberta, because of her kind and caring nature, was able to remain friends with both of her former husbands – Joseph J. Faillace and Martin A. Fleischman (deceased). She is survived by the many friends whom she loved and inspired to make a difference in the world through love and practical action.
In lieu of flowers, friends and admirers are invited to make a contribution to The Audubon Society or a charity for the greater good, in the name of Roberta L. Faillace.