Charlotte Rosenwald

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Charlotte Rosenwald

Friends wishing to meet with the family of Charlotte Heitlinger Rosenwald, 83, are invited to come to Mrs. Rosenwald's house and garden from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 18, and Monday, July 19, at 600 Vernon Ave., Glencoe. Born Feb. 12, 1921, in Chicago, the daughter of Alois and Lottie Heitlinger, she died peacefully Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at her home, of lung cancer. Mrs. Rosenwald was a charismatic English teacher at Ida Crown Jewish Academy since 1982. She was an inspirational presence in the whole Orthodox Jewish world of Chicago. She attended Lucy Flower Technical High School and Northwestern University, graduating in 1941. In 1942, she married the psychologist Alan Kenneth Rosenwald (1916-1991). That same year she began graduate study at Northwestern's school of psychology, then left to follow her husband to San Antonio, where she supervised crews refitting B-24 bombers. After the war, Mrs. Rosenwald moved to Kankakee with her husband, and worked at the state hospital there as a psychological technician. In 1951, the couple moved permanently to Glencoe; there Mrs. Rosenwald dedicated herself to raising, teaching and inspiring her four children. She also found time for service to the League of Women Voters, and for cultivating an exuberant, unorthodox prairie garden. …