Dr. Ruth Rosenblum
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November 10, 1944 - November 12, 2012
Resident ofLos Altos Hills
Ruth died with her husband and son at her side on Monday, November 12.
Born in Los Angeles, Ruth attended Wellesley College, was a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed a psychiatry residency at Stanford. She was a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and practiced psychiatry in Palo Alto for 35 years. She was devoted to her medical practice and the patients in her care.
Ruth was a beloved wife and loving mother who was a teacher-helper in her son's grammar school, score-keeper for the little league, and the team and neighborhood mom to scores of kids.
Ruth was a lover of animals, from her cats to her horses, and a contributor to Heffer International. She was an ardent fan of the opera and supporter of the San Francisco Opera Company. She was also an active supporter of Barack Obama and lived to see his re-election.
Ruth is survived by her husband Adolf Pfefferbaum, son Daniel Pfefferbaum, sister Ann Blank, and brother Alan Rosenblum.
There will be a private family memorial. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Ruth's name to the ACLU of Northern California.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Nov. 16, 2012