On Wednesday, 17 January, 2018 of Washington, DC. Beloved wife of Ofer Khal; devoted mother of Arielle Popovsky; loving sister of Bonnie Prober (Rafi) and Deborah Brooks (Matthew); cherished daughter of Ronald and Leslie Schreiber; and loving aunt of Zach and Elie Prober and Samantha and Max Brooks. Lisa was born on May 8, 1972 in Hollywood, FL to Dr. Ronald and Leslie Schreiber. Lisa died suddenly from acute pneumonia, surrounded by her family. She had been a resident of the DC area since 1983, and cherished living very close to her entire immediate family, whom she saw often. Lisa excelled at ballet as a child and teenager, performing with the Washington School of Ballet for several years. This love of ballet was passed on to her daughter, Arielle, who was the shining light of Lisa's life. A devoted animal lover, Lisa opened Wagtime Pet Spa & Boutique in 2001, and worked tirelessly with her co-owner, husband and soul mate, Ofer Khal, to turn a small dog walking business into one of the region's premier dog day care facilities, with two locations in the District employing approximately 100 DC residents. Without any formal business training, Lisa was a natural entrepreneur, largely because of her genuine love for her work, her clients and the dogs she cared for. Lisa's and her husband Ofer's love for animals was reflected in their extensive work with local animal rescues, including Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, to which Lisa committed countless hours each month, tirelessly working to match adoption dogs with loving families, often at her own expense, because knowing a successful match had been made was the only payment she needed. No matter the situation, Lisa could brighten a room and elicit a laugh. She was carefree, lived every moment to the fullest, and enriched the lives of every single person who had the good fortune of knowing her. Her family, and specifically her daughter Arielle, were the center of her universe, and she will forever remain in their hearts the vibrant, compassionate fun-loving, and beautiful mom, wife, daughter, and sister they all loved and cherished.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 21, 2018, 1:30 pm at Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20008. Interment to follow at King David Memorial Gardens, 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA 22042. The family will be receiving friends after internment at the home of Deborah and Matt Brooks. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, www.luckydoganimalrescue.org
JAN 21. 1:30 PM
Adas Israel Congregation
2850 Quebec St., NW
Washington, DC, 20008