Rose Mellow

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Mellow, Rose Simborg of Boca Raton, Fl. died peacefully, Sunday, December 30, 2012, at age 101. Born in New York, NY on March 1, 1911 to Max and Anne Fair. She was the only female in her law school where she met her husband, the late Hugh Meyer Simborg. In 1958. Later she married Harry Mellow of Dallas, who also passed away years ago. Rose dedicated her life to Jewish charities and was president of many fundraising and Jewish organizations in Chicago, Dallas and Boca Raton. She was highly respected for her leadership and fundraising skills and was twice honored with the Hadassah Woman of Valor award. But most of all Rose was best known for her warm, friendly, kind and loving attitude toward all. She loved a good joke and loved to laugh. She never slowed down to the very end of her life.In her 70s she took up painting and was very accomplished. In her 90s she became proficient with computers and handled all of her stocks and investments on-line and studied the market thoroughly on a daily basis Rose lived her last 8 years at Five Star Premier Residences of Boca Raton where she participated in a wide range of activities including card games, public affairs and investment meetings. Up until a year ago she served as President of her local chapter of the American Friends of Magan David Adom. Rose is survived by her sons Sheldon (Jackie), Donald (Madeleine) and Philip (Randee) and step sons Roger (Harriett) and Leon and step-daughter Sandra, and six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren along with six step grandchildren and eleven step great grandchildren.. A private memorial service for family and close friends is being held in Florida to be followed by a grave site memorial in Chicago in the Spring (date and time to be determined). Memorial contributions in her name are welcome and can be made to American Friends of Magen David Adom at 866-632-2763.

Published in Sun-Sentinel on Jan. 3, 2013
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