In 2002, Writer’s Relief got a little bit brighter and bolder. That’s when Meg Rosenfield decided her boys were old enough for her to rejoin the workforce, and we were the lucky bunch she chose to join.
Meg had her BA in political science from William Paterson University, and for sixteen years her career included working for General Electric, the St. Catherine Center for Children, and Cairns and Brothers, Inc. She spent twenty years busily raising five children, participating in PTO and Boy Scouts, teaching religious education, and baking cupcakes for every fundraiser. And Meg soon applied that “roll-up your sleeves and get to it” attitude along with her organizational skills to everything she did here at Writer’s Relief—all with a smile and her sharp, clever wit.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Meg spent many years raising her family in Teaneck, NJ. In 2017, she moved to California to join one of her sons in San Diego. She considered retiring for about two minutes, but what would we do without her? Thankfully, Meg continued to work remotely for Writer’s Relief, giving us access to her incredible mental catalog filled with details about clients and work procedures. If we asked Meg, “Do you remember this client or that client from years ago?” she would always respond, Of course I do!
A strong believer in animal rescue, Meg adopted several older dogs and gave them their wonderful forever home. Sneakers, Jett, and Molly all found love, good walks, and tasty treats with Meg!
Meg also enjoyed traveling. She visited England, Western Europe, and had a memorable vacation in Iceland. And Meg was never one to shy away from supporting causes she believed in—she’d be right in the front lines of the march. She also kept a watchful eye on politics and was ready to hold politicians accountable.
Meg was diagnosed with cancer in the late 1990s, 2000s, and again recently. Each time, she met the news with determination and bravery. Sadly, Meg passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
Thank you, Meg, for being quick with a laugh…for always being positive and pleasant…for generously supporting us as we learned the ropes you knew so well here at Writer’s Relief…for sharing your days and talents with us for seventeen years…and for being one of the best friends and coworkers we could ever hope to have. Your life was well lived and an inspiration to everyone you met.
We are humbled and honored to have known you, Meg, and you will be missed by all of us. We cherish our memories of you.
O stay your soul and leave my heart its song
O stay your hand, the journey may be long.
And when we part and sorrow can’t be sway’d,
Remember when, and let your heart be staid.
— Omnia Sol, Z. Randall Stroope
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