Rosalind Morrow

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MORROW, ROSALIND "ROZ" MEYERSON, a long time resident of Annapolis, died from complications of congestive heart failure at age 78 at Anne Arundel Medical Center after a long illness. Born September 13, 1935, in New York City, NY, Roz grew up in the Bronx with her parents, sister, and two brothers. After her father died when Roz was 14, Roz helped raise her younger sister and brother as her mother and older brother worked to support the family. In high school, Roz was interested in journalism, and working on the school newspaper, she interviewed Steve Lawrence, the up-and-coming singer and actor. She attended Hunter College in New York City, and later earned an Associate of Arts degree from Anne Arundel Community College. In 1953, while working as a governess at a resort hotel in the Catskills, Roz met Stanley Meyrowitz, the director of entertainment at the hotel, and they were married on September 19, 1954, changing their last name to Morrow. Two years later they moved to Maryland. Roz taught at a private kindergarten in Glen Burnie, and later worked as a receptionist in medical and dental offices in Annapolis, MD and at Temple Beth Shalom in Arnold, MD. Roz was an active member at Temple Beth Shalom, serving as teacher, youth advisor, board member, and Sisterhood leader. She and Stan were also the Annapolis area homestay coordinators for The Experiment in International Living, opening their home to students from many countries who came to learn about life in the United States. She was also an active supporter of Colonial Players of Annapolis and the local theater community. A world traveler, Roz was a warm, friendly woman, devoted to family and friends, who had a talent for embracing people everywhere she went, and for treating those new friends as part of her extended family. Even during her days in the hospital and while convalescing, she would greet doctors, nurses, and technicians by name and ask about their families. Roz was also an avid reader and book club member, and later in life joined a memoir group to put memories of her life on paper. Roz was a long time member of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), and in 2011 succeeded in reaching her goal weight, and was "crowned" TOPS Maryland State Queen for that year. Roz is predeceased by Stan, her husband of almost fifty years (2004), and her brothers, Irwin and Barry, and sister, Natalie. She is survived by her children ­Jill Morrow of Timonium, MD; Scott D. Morrow of Baltimore, MD; Gary Morrow of Mountainside, NJ; and Christine Morrow of Melbourne, FL as well as their spouses Thomas Schap, Sherry Audette Morrow, Michelle Ronsaville Morrow, and Derrick Chen-Luke, eleven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and surrogate "children" from all around the world. A memorial service will be held at Temple Beth Shalom (Temple Beth Shalom, 1461 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. Arnold, MD 21012) on Friday at 10:00 a.m. Following the memorial service, there will be a brief burial service at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation can be made in Roz's name to the Miriam Luby Wolfe Scholarship Fund at Temple Beth Shalom (www.annapolistemple.org/donation-payments/donations/). Online condolences may be made at www.LastingTributesFuneralCare.com
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Published in The Capital on Sept. 26, 2013