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Daniel & Rosale Einhorn Chasnoff Family


Daniel Chasnoff Family

Daniel Chasnoff, one of the triplets, was born on May 19, 1919, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. His parents were John and Tillie Chasnoff, a Jewish couple who had come from Russia. Daniel had three sisters and three brothers. The Chasnoff family moved to Houston when Daniel was eleven years old. 


Rosalie Einhorn was born in Houston on January 20, 1925. Her mother was Fredia Dietch Einhorn from Hungaria, and her father was Israel Einhorn from Russia. They were also Jewish.  Rosalie had one sister. Rosalie was a senior at San Jacinto High School when she became engaged to Daniel, and they were married on June 21, 1942, one week after she was graduated. 


Daniel worked at the Houston Shipyards for a year, and on August 9, 1943, he entered the military service. Rosalie was working at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company at the time of his enlistment, but she left that job to follow Daniel. First they were in Fresno, California, where she worked a switch-board, and after that they were in Spokane, Washington, where Rosalie became an aircraft factory worker assembling B-24 airplanes. While she worked there, she was known as “Rosie the Riveter” or as “Tex.”  Later Daniel was stationed overseas, and Rosalie moved back to Houston where she was employed as Miss Classified at the Houston Chronicle. Daniel served in the Pacific theatre, and was honorably discharged on March 26, 1946. After his discharge, Daniel was employed by Edison Brothers in Houston, and also attended the University of Houston School of Technology.


Three children were born to Daniel and Rosalie in Houston. Ira Jay was valedictorian in his class at Bay City High School, and graduated with honors from Trinity University in San Antonio. He and his wife Carol had three sons, Joel, Ariel, and Gabriel. They lived in Evanston, Illinois, where Ira was a pediatrician.


Barry Allen was graduated from Bay City High School in the top ten of his class, and from Trinity University with honors. Barry and his wife Sallie had two children, Brian and Sarah, and resided in San Antonio, where Barry was an attorney. 


Shelly Renee was graduated from Bay City High School in the top ten of her class, and from Trinity University with honors. Shelly and her husband, Dr. Norman Young, had one son, Zachary, and two daughters, Bonnie and Heather. They lived in Reno, Nevada.


After Daniel completed his three years at the University of Houston, they moved to Bay City, and he worked at Radio Center as a technician. In 1952, they opened their own business, known as Chasnoff Radio and TV.


Daniel was a life member of the Bay City Lions Club; served on the board of their Synagogue in Wharton; was involved with Boy Scouts, the Shrine Club, and the American Legion. He served as president of B’nai B’rith in Wharton and Beth David Center in Bay City. Rosalie was a life member of the Wharton Chapter of Hadassah, held offices in the Sisterhood in Wharton and also the Beth David Center. She was also involved in Girl Scouts.


Later Daniel and Rosalie sold their business, and he was employed as manager in that same business. She retired and in addition to other activities, served as a volunteer at the Bay City Public Library.


Daniel and Rosalie Chasnoff - 1984

Historic Matagorda County, Volume II, pp 84-85                       
Typed for this page by Faye Cunningham.


Chasnoff Triplets Celebrate Their 70th Birthday, May 19

On May 19, the families and close relatives of Herman Chasnoff, Daniel Chasnoff and Dorothy Chasnoff Blum celebrated their 70th birthday at the home of Jerry Blum.

Herman's daughter, Estelle Panzer recounts the story of their not quite routine birth: Tillie Chasnoff was a 36-year-old grandmother with her own youngest child still in diapers when she delivered in Indiana in 1919. Her doctor announced to Tillie and John that they were the proud parents of twin boys. Tillie's response was, "That's just wonderful, doctor, but I think there's a little something you missed. There's another bay in here. I'm quite sure of it." The doctor suggested that she get some sleep--that she would feel better in the morning.

Tillie knew what she was talking about. The following morning she gave birth to a healthy baby girl.

Just two weeks short of her 97th birthday, Tillie Chasnoff died. "She left us many gifts," said Estelle Panzer, "and to that one extra special gift she left us--her triplets--may we say 'mazel tov, good health and long lives to all of you.'"

Mr. Chasnoff had a store on this site before this shop was built.

Site of Chasnoff Radio and TV, 2002 7th Street in 2013

Site of Chasnoff Radio and TV, 2001 Cottonwood, in 2013

Daniel Chasnoff, age 89, died Monday, December 29, 2008.

He was a Life Member of Bnai Brith and the Lions Club.

Daniel is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years, Rosalie Lena Einhorn Chasnoff.

He is survived by: his two sons, Barry Chasnoff and wife, Sallie of San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Ira Chasnoff and wife, Carol of Chicago, Illinois; daughter, Shelly Renee Young of Reno, Nevada; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held at noon on Tuesday, December 30, 2008, Shearith Israel Cemetery in Wharton, Texas with Rabbi Allison Bergman Van officiating.

Shiva was held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at the home of Barry and Sallie Chasnoff, 619 Contour Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78212.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bnai Brith Mens Organization, 2020 K Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006.

You are invited to sign the guestbook at

Arrangements with Porter Loring Mortuary, 1101 McCullough Ave., San Antonio, Texas; 210-227-8221.

Bay City Tribune
, Published December 31, 2008

Rosalie Lena Einhorn Chasnoff
Jan. 20, 1924 – Sep. 22, 2008

Rosalie Lena Einhorn Chasnoff, 84, died Monday, September 22, 2008 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born January 20, 1924 in Houston, Texas, the daughter of Israel and Frieda Einhorn. Mrs. Chasnoff was a life member of Hadassah Women’s Organization and the Lioness Club.

She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Daniel Chasnoff, two sons; Dr. Ira Chasnoff and his wife, Carol, Chicago, Illinois, Barry Chasnoff and his wife, Sallie, San Antonio, Texas, one daughter, Shelly Young, Reno, Nevada, grandchildren; Joel Chasnoff, Ariel Chasnoff, Gabriel Chasnoff, Brian Chasnoff, Sara Chasnoff, Zach Young, Bonnie Young, Heather Young, and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside Service will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at Shearith Isreal Cemetery, Wharton, Texas. Rabbi Barry H. D. Block officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Hadassah Women’s Organization, 50 West 58 Street, New York, NY 10019

You are invited to sign the guestbook at Arrangements with Porter Loring Mortuary, 1101 McCullough Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78212. Tele: (210) 227-8221

Bay City Tribune, Published September 25, 2008




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