Doris Brody Rosen

by | Oct 3, 2014 | Obituaries

NORFOLK—Doris Brody Rosen passed away in her home in Miami Beach on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.

Doris was born in Jamaica N.Y., the daughter of the late Jacob and Esther Brody. She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Martin L. Rosen, as well as her sister Eleanor Rashkind and her brother Alan Brody.

Doris is survived by her children Nancy Rosenblatt (Chuck), David Rosen (Michelle), and Debbie Davidson (Don), and granddaughters Amy, Barbara, Emily (David), Madeleine, Allison, Abagail, Rachel and Gillian.

Doris was a woman behind the scenes who made things happen. She had a lifelong interest in the arts, education and her gardens. She served on the board of directors of the Jewish Community Center of Tidewater for over two decades, having served in numerous capacities, including vice-president of programming. In Miami she served on the Miami Opera Guild and the Miami Salon Group, to name but a few. In the mountains of North Carolina, Doris served on the board of trustees of Lees-McRae College. At Appalachian State University, she and her late husband established the Rosen Sculpture Walk, a nationally recognized juried competition, and The Martin & Doris Rosen Summer Symposium at the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies.

A funeral service was held at Temple Israel in Norfolk, with Rabbi Michael Panitz officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Temple Israel of Norfolk, the Simon Family Jewish Community Center, Martin & Doris Rosen Summer Symposium at Appalachian State University, or a charity of one’s choice. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel.