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    Roslyn Faye Rickles Brenner, devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and talented artist and author passed away April 15, 2021 of natural causes. She was 90. Born Jan. 22, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Roslyn was the daughter of Pauline Brown Rickles and Charles Rickles. Her brother, Irwin Rickles, passed away in 1984. A lifelong Philadelphia resident, Roslyn married Clifford Brenner, who built a career as a public relations executive in Philadelphia, in 1950. The couple were married for 56 years, until his death in 2006. Roslyn held a BFA and MFA from Temple University, Tyler School of Art, and taught art in the Philadelphia public school system. An accomplished painter and photographer, Roslyn created, wrote and photographed the book, Philadelphia’s Outdoor Art: A Walking Tour, in 2002 that is still in active distribution. A number of her paintings are in private collections. She and her husband traveled extensively around the world and were members of a longstanding book and discussion group in the Philadelphia area. Roslyn was observant of the Jewish faith and she and her family participated in numerous holidays, services, celebrations and events. Roslyn is survived by her daughters, Keri Louise Brenner and Meryl Brenner, and sons, Roy David Brenner and Michael Evan Brenner, daughters-in-law Megan Murphy and Chie Utsumi, sister-in-law Betty Rickles and grandchildren: Rafaella Pontes, Remington Pontes and Ruby Brenner, Alisa Connolly and Julian Connolly. She is also survived by her beloved nieces and nephews and their partners Stephanie and Barry Gang, Richard Rickles, Robert and Ellen Rickles, Laura and Michael Lehman, Freya Kamel and Michael Lamvik, and Rachael Kamel and Susan Rouda. Roslyn will be missed also by her many wonderful cousins and lifelong friends with whom she kept in regular touch. A memorial gathering is planned for a later date due to current COVID-19 restrictions. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Barnes Foundation www.barnesfoundation.org in Roslyn’s memory.  https://www.mykeeper.com/profile/RoslynBrenner/?fbclid=IwAR3VtURM90B1sBjmlRT9EOHJM12xN4z92qOu9-CyGKQTJylqrJG3jV8sbwQ