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Natalie S. Rosenstein, 98, Local Volunteer and Fundraiser

June 12, 2008
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Natalie Stern Rosenstein, 98, a community volunteer and fundraiser, died May 20 at the Quadrangle in Havertown.

Rosenstein volunteered for Family Services in Philadelphia, for Philadelphia public libraries and for the library at Congregation Rodeph Shalom, where she worshipped. She was also a fundraiser for several charities.

After moving to Elkins Park in 1958, she served on the board of Elkins Park Library. In the 1960s and 1970s, she was a member of the Alpha Auxiliary of the Central Montgomery County Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center in Norristown. She worked with retarded youngsters who had speech, reading and writing difficulties.

Rosenstein graduated from Philadelphia High School for Girls and earned a bachelor's degree from Goucher College in Baltimore. She loved playing bridge, studying and collecting antiques, and listening to classical music.

She and her husband, Louis Rosenstein, moved to the Quadrangle retirement community in 1992. He died in 2002.

Rosenstein is survived by daughter Joan Rosenstein Roberts; son James Rosenstein; and a sister.

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