Josephine Moonves, Nurse and Mother of CBS CEO Leslie Moonves, Dies at 92

She is survived by her sons, daughter, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren

Last Updated: July 18, 2016 @ 3:44 PM

Josephine Schleifer Moonves, mother of CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves, died on Friday at the UCLA Hospital in Santa Monica, California, according to a statement from CBS. She was 92.

Moonves, commonly known as “Jo,” was a practicing nurse until the age of 70. During her lifetime, she was also a passionate traveler and visited 50 countries on all seven continents.

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Moonves was the oldest of five children. She married her husband, Army veteran Herman Moonves, in 1943. Together, they had four children: Leslie Moonves, entertainment attorney Jonathan Moonves, Alan Moonves and Melissa Moonves.

After the family moved to the Pacific Palisades in 1979, Moonves and her husband became active members of the Santa Monica YMCA.

She is survived by her two sons; daughter; daughters-in-law Julie Chen and Dianne Moonves; eight grandchildren Adam, Sara, Michael, Charlie, Jacques, Ian, Alaina, and Julia; and three great-grandchildren Noah, Judah and Jack.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Josephine’s name to the Alliance for Children’s Rights at 3333 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90010.