Friday, July 11, 2008

Rose K Katz

Obit by By Gayle Ronan Sims - Inquirer Staff Writer

"Rose Kibrick Katz, 80, of Wyncote, a retired associate dean at Temple University who took special interest in helping students with personal problems succeed, died Monday of a brain tumor at Keystone House hospice in Wyndmoor.

While raising three children in Abington, Mrs. Katz earned a master's degree in 1960 in counseling at Temple. She was a guidance counselor at Kensington High School for Girls for a few years.

In the late 1960s, Mrs. Katz became an academic adviser at Temple. She went on to become director of Temple's Academic Advising Center and was later an associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

Mrs. Katz took a special interest in students who faced challenges in their personal or family life. She also served on Temple's Jewish campus activities board.

In 1988, Mrs. Katz established the academic advising center at Temple University of Japan. She retired in 1990.

Mrs. Katz was an adventuresome world traveler. She visited Russia and Ukraine, where she and her husband supported "refuseniks," Jews who had been refused exit visas from the former Soviet Union. Her husband died in 1984.

Mrs. Katz was active in her community here and in Israel. She volunteered with organizations, including Retired Senior Volunteers Program of Montgomery County (of which she was president) and the Walnut Street Theatre.

She volunteered in a program that provided juvenile offenders with alternatives to incarceration and often accompanied police to scenes of domestic violence.

Mrs. Katz was a member of Or Hadash Reconstructionist Congregation and of Americans for Israel and Torah, a network of services for children at risk in Israel."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Rose was a gem.

Jim Mall