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Rosemary RICHTER Obituary

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RICHTER, Rosemary ROSEMARY ALBERTSON RICHTER Rosemary Albertson Richter, 87, of Atlanta passed away at home on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Her health had been gradually deteriorating during the past three years. She was born to the late Charles E. and Dorothy A. Albertson on October 18, 1925 in Elgin, Illinois. She graduated from Elgin High School in 1944 and received her B.A. in Music from Park College in Parkville, Missouri in 1948, where she studied flute and voice. She married Eckhart H.W. Richter on June 5, 1962 in Athens, Georgia. Rosemary served as the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the Converse College School of Music and to the same dean when he became head of the Department of Music at the University of Georgia, and for twenty years to the Chairman of Clinical Psychology at Emory University retiring in 1992. Notwithstanding her administrative role, she counseled many of the students and faculty with great humor and empathy. A long-time member of Central Presbyterian Church, during her retirement she cared for children at Central's Child Development Center and served as a member of the Citizen Panel Review Board, where she reviewed cases for children in legal custody in the juvenile justice system. She was a voracious reader, loved to travel, and accompanied her husband on dozen international trips to Europe, Canada, and the South Pacific. Rosemary is survived by her husband of fifty one years, Eckhart, her son and daughter in law, John C. and Liesa L. Richter, and two grandchildren, John Charles "Jack" Richter, Jr., and Julia Kathleen Richter. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to either the Central Presbyterian Church's Outreach/Advocacy Center or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. A memorial service will be held at Central Presbyterian Church, 201 Washington St., S.W., in Atlanta on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 23, 2013
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