Roslyn C. Sklaroff, Medical Researcher


Roslyn Cohn Sklaroff, a medical researcher who was active in the Jewish community, died Dec. 22.

Sklaroff grew up in Wynnefield and graduated from Overbrook High School. She earned a B.A. in chemistry from Hood College in Frederick, Md.

A volunteer in various programs at the Albert Einstein Medical Center, Sklaroff ultimately became president of the auxiliary. She helped organize the facilities at the Korman Research Building.

She was a past president of Congregation Rodeph Shalom's Sisterhood, American Cancer Society, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the Circle of Partners Book of Life.

In addition, Sklaroff was a board member of the American Jewish Committee, Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education, Gratz College and the Historical Commission of Cheltenham Township.

An advocate of Jewish education, she and her late husband, Dr. David Sklaroff, established endowments at Auerbach CAJE, Gratz College and Congregation Rodeph Shalom.

Sklaroff is survived by two sons, Harvey Sklaroff and Dr. Robert Sklaroff, and a grandson.

Contributions in her memory can be sent to: Gratz College, 7605 Old York Road, Melrose Park, PA 19027.


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