Rose Golding Eisenberg Margolis, born in Port Chester, NY, August 6, 1906 died Saturday, September 21 at home. Mrs. Margolis resided in Port Chester for 96 years. A graduate of New York Teachers Training College, she pursued advanced studies at City College of New York and Columbia College. Mrs. Margolis taught school as PS 89 in the Bronx for 38 years. After retirement, she became the first female Village Clerk (the highest full-time administrative position for the Village of Port Chester, NY. Mrs. Margolis served as a member of the Port Chester Recreation Commission and was a life long member of KTI Synagogue Auxiliary having also served as president. Rose Margolis was past president, as well as a lifelong member of the Port Chester Chapter of Hadassah and the Jewish Center Sisterhood. On top of being very active in religious organizations, she played a key role in the Port Chester Republican Women's Club. In recent years, she became supportive of Democratic candidates and the social issues they represented. Other affiliations include Orawampum Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star, New York State Retired Teachers Association, New City Jewish Teachers Association, National Education Association and National Retired Teachers Association. Mrs. Margolis has been chairperson of the local women's division of the United Jewish Campaign and rally chairperson for the Port Chester Republican Committee. Rose Margolis created the Jobs for Youth Program in Port Chester. She worked at Carver Center, a neighborhood program for minorities, and was honored for her work. At KTI Synagogue she established a blood bank program, created a Hebrew Birth Certificate program (which has a baby's Hebrew Name and Hebrew Date of Birth) and was the Program Director for this senior citizens. For all of her services, she received the Volunteer of the Year Award. Mrs. Margolis was the widow of Julius Eisenberg, a prominent attorney and founder of Artfold, a Venetian Blind Factory in Port Chester, J. Alex Margolis, her second husband, also predeceased her. He was a prominent attorney and Chairman of the Zoning Board of the Village of Port Chester. She is survived by her son, Arthur Joel Eisenberg of Seattle, WA, five grandchildren, Ian, Julie, Jason and Jesse Eisenberg and Yvette Melendez. Her three great grandchildren, Michaela and Max Melendez and Jules Katz Eisenberg also survive her. Her brother, Ruby Golding and her sister, Esther Korman predeceased her. Services were held at KTI Synagogue on Monday, September 23, at 11 am. No flowers, donations to Hadassah or KTI.

Published by The Journal News on Sep. 25, 2002.
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