ROSENBAUM--Judy, passed away peacefully in her home, as was her wish, on September 30th 2014. Her life was one of dedication to her mother, Dr. Bertha Rader, to her work, and to literature. She leaves behind wonderful children's stories and beautiful poems. Judy opened new paths in the world of literature to children and adults alike. She possessed a wealth of knowledge and could engage anyone in meaningful conversations on a myriad of topics, recalling even the smallest of details on everything, from fashion to sports. With her incredible memory, she was always generously ready to lend a helping hand, especially if it involved reading, writing, editing or researching. Always friendly and caring, Judy touched the hearts of everyone who met her. She leaves behind many friends including Zorka Hristova and Nina Argirova, in particular. Judy finally found her passageway to Narnia - may she reign there, happily, for eternity. We, on the other side of the wardrobe, will greatly miss her. Donations may be made to Books For Kids.
Published in New York Times on Oct. 16, 2014.