Lauren Sachs Rose 89
To the Editors:
In October 2002, we lost our college roommate Lauren D. Sachs
Rose 89. Lauren died after bravely battling kidney cancer
for almost a year. She was 36. We write in tribute to her, celebrating
what she meant to us and to others who loved her.
Sachs Rose 89
A Syracuse native and
Liverpool High School alumna, Lauren earned a bachelors
degree from RIT in printing systems and engineering in 1989. She
later received an MBA from the University of Cincinnati. Lauren
excelled at every level of schooling, earning honors diplomas
from high school through graduate school.
Our Lauren was a kind
and giving woman, a compassionate listener who connected with
others with ease. She was an Orchid of Sigma Pi, a resident adviser
in Kate Gleason Hall, and a community development staff member
for Apartment Life. She learned sign language at RIT and volunteered
with deaf children long after she graduated.
Lauren and her husband,
Dan, lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, until they moved last fall to
Edison, N.J., as she sought the best medical advice. She was a
program manager and Six Sigma Blackbelt specialist at Federated
Logistics, a division of Federated Department Stores. Lauren inspired
trust and commitment from those with whom she worked. She was
smart, knowledgeable, confident and tenacious.
Lauren loved her family,
especially her nephews and nieces. She was an avid cat lover who
also enjoyed gardens and flowers, cooking ethnic food, and creating
stained glass art. She was intensely loyal and knew how to have
fun. She was personable. We miss her dearly.
According to her wishes,
contributions in Laurens name may be sent to the Kidney
Cancer Association (1234 Sherman Avenue, Suite 203, Evanston,
IL 60202) or to Haven Hospice c/o J. F. K. Hospital (65 James
Street, Edison, N.J. 08818).
Ilene Katz Skara