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Reba​ Rosentzweet, 88, Math Teacher

June 14, 2007
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Reba Rosentzweet, 88, who taught "Get Set" and then math for the School District of Philadelphia, died May 25. A city resident for 83 years, she moved to Maryland and then Florida to be near her daughters as her health began to fail.

Born and raised in Strawberry Mansion, Rosentzweet graduated from Temple University in 1936 with a degree in secondary education. She taught 4- and 5-year-olds in the Philadelphia "Get Set" program as it was being established; later, she taught math at Roberto Clemente Middle School.

She enjoyed games of all kinds and taught bridge at Temple Association of Retired Professionals, and later at Fountain Point residence, where she lived. Well into her 80s, she was active with several folk-dance groups, and she served as a volunteer with the Sholom Aleichem Club.

Rosentzweet is survived by daughters Merna Matilsky, Linda Littleton and Nancy Alexis Bossie, and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Rosentzweet.

Memorial donations can be made to: the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., 17th floor, Chicago, IL 60601-7633.

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