A funeral service will be held Sunday, Dec. 30, at 10 a.m. for Pauline Brotman, 91, who died Thursday morning at the Abramson Center in Horsham.

The service will be at Goldstein's Funeral Home, 310 Second Street Pike, Southampton. Internment will follow at King David Cemetery and Shiva will take place at the home of her daughter, Randy Loukissas, 2940 Oakford Road, Ardmore.

Mrs. Brotman was the matriarch of her family, and noted for her work ethic and strength. She worked as a bookkeeper for several area companies until the age of 88, said her grandson, Jeff Lubow, and she routinely shoveled snow into her 80s.

Lubow recalled one time when she was in her 70s, after a blizzard, and was determined to shovel her entire driveway in Northeast Philadelphia, where she was living at the time, so she could get to work the next day.

"It was so important to her," Lubow recalled. "And of course work was canceled the next day."

"It was pretty ridiculous how strong she was," he added.

Born in Camden, Mrs. Brotman was married for 45 years to her late husband, David, who died in 1985. The couple had four daughters, and Mrs. Brotman outlived two of them, Sheila Lubow and Sonya Conway, her grandson said. Mrs. Brotman lived independently well into her 80s, when she moved in for several years with a daughter, Cay Lana Neimeth, in Willow Grove.

Mrs. Brotman died of complications from cancer, said her grandson. In addition to two daughters, she is survived by six grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren.