Rose W. Litman, 65, who for 18 years ran the Luros delicatessen on Wisconsin Avenue with her husband Louis died of cancer Saturday at Sibley Hospital.

A native of Mugalefska Gaberni in Russia, Mrs. Litman immigrated to Washington with her family at age 8. She grew up in Northeast Washington.

When her father-in-law died in 1954, Mrs. Litman helped convert his grocery store into luros Carry-out Shop at 2234 Wisiconsin Ave. NW. The Litmans sold the restaurant five years ago.

Mrs. Litman was also active in the Progressive Women's Club and, more recently, in ORT, a Jewish organization that aids underprivileged children.

One of Mrs. Litman's son, RObert, was for several years public information officer for the Prince George's County school system. He is credited with helping the county peacefully degregate its schools in 1973.

Mrs. Litman is also survived by her husband of the home in Washington ; two other sons, Mitchell of Rockville and Ronald of New York City; a daughter, Marcia Greene of Washington; her father, Morris Wertilich of Silver Spring; two brothers Meyer and Norman Wertlieb; both of Chevy Chase; a sister Mary Rosenthal of Chevy Chase; and four grand-children.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in Mrs. Litman's memory to the American Society.