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Remembering 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.

Lauren Sachs Rose ‘89

A Syracuse native and Liverpool High School alumna, Lauren earned a bachelor’s 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 Lauren’s 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).

Terri Standish-Kuon ’88

Ilene Katz Skara ’90