OBITUARIES, April 10, 2007

Lois Y Hunter, Hanna Loewy, Miriam O. Rosengarten

Lois Y. Hunter

Westminster professor
PIPERSVILLE, Pa. — Lois Young Hunter died Friday after an extended illness at home. She was 74.
   She was associate professor of piano at Westminster Choir College for 30 years.
   Born in Piscataway, she was an active member of the Wrightstown Friends Meeting, past president of the Delaware Valley Music Club, member of the Phillips Mill Art Committee and the Martha Washington Garden Club.
   She was also an organist, choir director and singer at numerous other schools, churches and institutions and performed various guest appearances as well as duo-piano with Leon DuBois and Dr. Harriet Chase.
   She was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship in 1961.
   Daughter of the late F. P. and Grace Young, she is survived by her husband of 36 years, William Hunter Jr.; her children and grandchildren; sister Audrey Y. Tippen of Delran; and many nieces and nephews.
   A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. April 21 at the Wrightstown Friends Meeting, 535 Durham Road, Wrightstown, Pa.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Wrightstown Friends Meeting Treasurer, PO Box 404, Penns Park, PA 18943.
   Arrangements are by Varcoe Thomas Funeral Home, Doylestown, Pa.
Hanna Loewy

Psychiatric social worker
NEW YORK CITY — Hanna Loewy, also known as Hanna Loewy Kahler, died on March 31. She was 81.
   Born in Vienna, Austria, to psychiatrist and neurologist Paul and Alice Loewy, she emigrated to the United States during the Nazi period.
   She was later a part of the circle of intellectuals, artists and writers who gathered at the Evelyn Place home in Princeton of her stepfather, Erich Kahler.
   Educated at Hunter College and Columbia University, she was a psychiatric social worker in New York and worked in her undergraduate years as a film documentarian at the United Nations. She helped to preserve photographs and personal papers of her stepfather and others, including Albert Einstein.
   A memorial service in New York will be announced at a later date.
   Arrangements are by Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.
Miriam O. Rosengarten

Had home in Princeton
PALM BEACH, Fla. — Miriam Osterhout Rosengarten died Wednesday at home after a brief illness. She was 84.
   Born in Garden City, Long Island, N.Y., she graduated from The Cathedral School of St. Mary’s in Garden City in 1940. After graduation she was accepted at the Sorbonne but the threat of war prompted her to study painting in Antigua, Guatemala, where she met her future husband. They spent nearly 20 years in Guatemala where they owned spice plantations and introduced cardamom, an export which boosted the country’s economy. She wrote a memoir for her family on her experiences, "Reflections of Guatemala in the 1940’s and 1950’s."
   They had homes in Chestnut Hill, Pa. and Princeton. She also had a home in Northeast Harbor, Maine.
   An artist and sculptor, she was a 50-year member of the Bath and Tennis Club of Palm Beach, The Garden Club of Palm Beach, The Society of the Four-Arts, the Northeast Harbor Tennis and Swim Club, the Northeast Harbor Golf Club, the Cranberry Club of Mt. Desert Island, and was formerly a member of the Colony Club in New York City, the Acorn Club in Philadelphia and various other associations. In 1982, she founded a reading group which still meets weekly in Palm Beach.
   Daughter of the late Howard and Edna Davison Osterhout, wife of the late Frederic "Fritz" Rosengarten Jr., who died in 1998 after 57 years of marriage, mother of the late Ann, she is survived by daughters Miriam S. Lansing of Greenwich, Conn., Clara Urbahn of Nantucket, Mass., Lynn Horowitz of Berkeley, Calif. and Joan Van der Grift of Palm Beach, Fla.; brother Dr. Suydam Osterhout of Durham, N.C.; grandchildren Gerrity and Sims Lansing, Jason Briggs, Lily, Clara, Penny and Jack Horowitz, Alexis Byrne, Frederic and Miriam Van der Grift; great-grandchildren Carolina and Gerrit Lansing III; niece Marion Stroud; and cousins Ellen Small, Barbara Linton and Jeanne Harris.
   A memorial service will be held this summer in Northeast Harbor, Maine.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.