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    - Hadassah & Irving Miles
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    - Deborah Sontag
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MASLOW--Carol Rosenthal. Feisty, loyal, strikingly elegant, bold, blonde and irreverently witty, best friend of husband Arthur, daughter of Doris and Eddie and mother of Toni and Mark, died on February 2nd after a sudden battle with cancer at the age of 78. Loving and generous, Carol will also be dearly missed by her extended family including Cindy, Lizzie and Gerry, Thom and Cheryl, her siblings and their spouses Ellen, Peter and Beth, Pat and Larry, and grandchildren Noah, Morgan, Sara, Brian, Caroline, Rachel and Hannah. Born in 1935 to Edward and Bea Rosenthal, who died due to complications from childbirth, Carol was raised by Eddie and Doris on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and graduated from The New Lincoln School and continued onto Connecticut College for Women. Married to Steven J. Ross at the age of 19, Carol moved back to New York earning her BA from Finch College. Carol raised daughter Toni, artist, restaurateur and mother of Noah and Sara, and son Mark, music producer, husband of Cindy and father of Morgan, Brian and Caroline. Carol went back to school as an adult. Demonstrating what became defining characteristics of determination and perseverance Carol earned her Masters of Social Work from NYU in 1984. Carol was committed to improving the lives of others. After earning her Masters, Carol worked with the homeless at Manhattan State Psychiatric Hospital. Later she became a Trustee of Beth Israel Hospital. Carol had an over 35 year affiliation with the Ackerman Family Institute serving in a multitude of roles from video technician to Chairman of the Board. It was at the Ackerman Institute that Carol met Arthur Maslow and over the ensuing years they fell in love, married in 1979, and remained soul mates for 34 years. Celebrating life's milestones with her children, grandchildren and extended family was one of Carol's greatest joys. For many years Nantucket became a wonderful second home filled with sunsets, gardening and adventures with Arthur's "fleet." Later years were split between Manhattan and Jupiter Florida interspersed with frequent exotic trips abroad. Laughter abounded as Carol punctuated every interaction with her wry one-line observations that cut right to the essence. Carol's life will be honored by family and friends at a memorial service Wednesday, February 5th at 10:00am at the Stanley Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center 165 W. 65th Street, 10th Floor. Donations in Carol's memory may be made to the Carol R. Maslow Charitable Trust c/o Jewish Communal Fund, 575 Madison Avenue, Suite 703, New York, NY 10022.

Published in The New York Times on Feb. 4, 2014