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Rosenfield, Jay, 86, of Dedham, Marblehead, and New London, NH, on Sunday, October 26, 2014. He shared 63 extraordinary years with his beloved wife Barbara (Mann) Rosenfield, and was a mahvelous father of Kim, Ken, Jamey, Amy, and Micah, a wonderful father-in-law to Janet McLeod Rosenfield, Debi Sanders Zilberman, Kirstie Gulick Rosenfield and the late Peter Einstein. Proud grandfather of Jesse and fiance Stephanie Tucker, Eric, Tracy and Lisa Einstein; Cory, Hannah, Emma, Eliot, Libby, Zachary, Asa, Zev and Ezra Rosenfield. Dear brother of Billie Kagan of Newton and the late Joan Eliachar and Bobbie Hoffman. Jay beat the odds and lived twelve joyful years after a diagnosis of end stage renal cancer. He loved to ski, golf and sail, and played tennis and bridge with zest. Services at Temple Shalom, 175 Temple St., Newton on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11:30 am. Burial at the Beth El Cemetery, 776 Baker St., West Roxbury. Shiva will be held at the home of Ken Rosenfield, 158 Prince St., Newton, MA on Wednesday after interment until 5 pm and 7-9 pm; Thursday 3-6 pm and 7-9 pm; and Saturday evening sundown-8 pm. Also at NewBridge on the Charles, 6000 Great Meadow Rd., Dedham on Friday 2-4:30 pm. A gathering in remembrance of Jay will be held at Temple Beth Jacob in Concord, NH on November 30, 2014 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Hebrew SeniorLife Hospice, 80 NewBridge Way, Dedham, MA 02026, or to the Kidney Cancer Research Fund at BIDMC, c/o Dr. David McDermott, 330 Brookline Ave., Boston MA 02215. A proud graduate of Dartmouth and MIT, and Naval Officer LTJG, after 15 years as an engineer and manager at GE and Xerox, became a successful dry-cleaner (calling himself a CPA | cleaning, pressing, and alterations). Proprietor of Concord Cleaners, THE cleaners in Concord, NH for 26 years, he found great satisfaction in filling peoples needs (only people with problems come to a dry cleaner), (license plate: TLC). He spearheaded environmentally sound dry-cleaning in the North East Fabricare Assn., first Prius owner on the block (license plate: GASAVER). J was all about community and family and helping people. In Marblehead, MA, from Interfaith Brotherhood Council to Community Counseling Center to Temple Sinai. He and Barbara brought inner city kids every summer and exchange students from around the world to share a lively household filled with friends, sports, political and philosophical debate, laughter, and love. In New London and Concord, NH, he served his community as a state rep. He helped renovate Temple Beth Jacob, revitalize Capitol Center for the Arts, rescue Mountainside Racquet Club from bankruptcy, recycle coats for kids and dresses for success, and restore confidence in the judicial system (NH Judicial Conduct Committee) and beauty to countless garments. Riverbend Counseling Center was high on his list. Everyone in Concord knew his voice from WKXL. When he heard kids jeering during a Schindlers list screening, Jay and life-long collaborator Barbara organized a holocaust education program for high schools for which they received the Governors Gold Circle Achievement Award. Entrepreneur, real estate investor, trusted adviser, and mediator. Generous and caring employer and friend. Everything with joy and enthusiasm."

Published in The Brookline Tab from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, 2014
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