[OPE-L] the death of Sumner Rosen

From: Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM
Date: Tue Aug 30 2005 - 12:13:33 EDT


From the URPE Announcements list. I believe that Sumner attended
the memorial meeting at the New School for Bob Heilbroner this past
Spring. / In solidarity, Jerry

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ruth Indeck" <soapbox@comcast.net>
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2005 11:33 AM
Subject: [URPE] [Fwd: Sumner Rosen]


 Sumner was also an [URPE] Economy Connection member, and gave a wonderful
Stony Brook radio interview on Social Security, as well as participating
in a Town Meeting on Social Security in Staten Island a few weeks before
 he became ill.

 Ruthie

 -------- Original Message --------
Subject: Sumner Rosen
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 22:38:00 -0400
From: mzweig@notes.cc.sunysb.edu
To: mzweig@notes.cc.sunysb.edu



Dear Friends and Colleagues

 Let us mourn the passing of Sumner Rosen, life-long champion of social
 and economic justice, member of the Advisory Board of the Center for
 Study of Working Class Life, strategic thinker, organizer, friend.
 Please see the message below from Sumner's family.

 Michael


 Dear Friends, family and Colleagues of Sumner:
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Sumner
 Rosen.
It was his wish that we send this notice to everyone in his email address
book. Below you will find the death notice and funeral arrangements
that will appear in the New York Times tomorrow.
Please forward this email to anyone who is not on the list.

Judith, Max & Rebekah


ROSEN - Sumner M.
Sumner M. Rosen died peacefully today, August 17th 2005 at home,
surrounded  by his family, after a brief but valiant battle with cancer. The
 funeral will be on Friday August 19th at 11:30 am at The Plaza Memorial
Chapel, 630  Amsterdam Avenue at 90th Street in New York City.  In lieu
of flowers,  memorial contributions may be sent to B‚??nai Jeshurun Social
Action  Fund  www.bj.org or The Five Borough Institute www.fiveborough.org.
Sumner  was> born in Boston in 1923.  He served in World War II, graduated
magna  cum laude  and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in economics from
Harvard,
and  received a  Ph.D. from MIT.  Sumner‚??s long and distinguished career
as an
academic and > as a social activist was marked by an unwavering devotion to
fighting
for the  rights of  working people everywhere.  He was a tenured professor
at
 Columbia  University‚??s School of Social Work, and upon retiring, became a
 founding member of The Five Borough Institute, a research and educational
 organization devoted to implementing progressive public policies. He is
survived
 by his  wife, Judith Davidoff, his son Max, his daughter Rebekah
Rosen-Gomez,
 and two grandchildren.



Sumner M. Rosen and Judith Davidoff
tel: 212 580-9787
fax: 212 496-8014
address: 201 West 86th Street, New York NY 10024


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