Al­lan ‘Buddy’ Rozan­sky


The Washington Post Sunday - - LOCAL OPINIONS - — Matt Schudel

Al­lan “Buddy” Rozan­sky, 79, who was a co-owner of sev­eral real es­tate devel­op­ment com­pa­nies in the Washington area, died Jan. 8 at his home in Sil­ver Spring.

He had can­cer, said a daugh­ter, Ja­clynn Rozan­sky.

Al­lan Everett Rozan­sky was born in Washington and was a 1952 grad­u­ate of Coolidge High School. He at­tended the Univer­sity of Mary­land and served in the Army in the 1950s.

He formed a real es­tate com­pany with Alan Kay, Kayro Realty, in the late 1950s. The two later op­er­ated Rozan­sky and Kay Con­struc­tion Co. un­til 1986. Mr. Rozan­sky then founded Rozan­sky Devel­op­ment Co., which he op­er­ated for many years. His com­pa­nies built res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial build­ings through­out the Washington re­gion.

Mr. Rozan­sky also es­tab­lished a fam­ily trust that raised money for char­i­ta­ble groups, in­clud­ing Martha’s Ta­ble and the Yeshiva of Greater Washington. As a vol­un­teer at the He­brew Home of Greater Washington, he ran the Wed­nes­day morn­ing bingo game.

His mar­riages to the former Joann Wol­man and Mary “Mimi” Daw­son ended in di­vorce.

Sur­vivors in­clude his wife of 13 years, Jean De Verne Rozan­sky of Sil­ver Spring; three chil­dren from his first mar­riage, Glenn Rozan­sky of Mi­ami, Lau­rie Gold­berg of Rockville and Shelly Pe­treas of Dal­las; two daugh­ters from his sec­ond mar­riage, Julie Rozan­sky of Brook­lyn and Ja­clynn Rozan­sky of Ger­man­town; three stepchil­dren, Ellen Greene of New York City, Ed­ward Greene of Mil­ton, Mass., and David Greene of Der­wood; a brother, Don­ald Rozan­sky of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a sis­ter, Mar­lene Ber­man of Sil­ver Spring; and 11 grand­chil­dren.

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