Eleanor Cooper Rose, 101, of Cleveland Heights, passed away June 9, 2019. Born on Oct. 7, 1917, Eleanor graduated from Glenville High School and received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Art and Teaching degrees from Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve University). Eleanor taught biology at Cleveland Heights High School and Shaker Heights High School, where she created the first ecology course. She also taught adult education classes in exploring nature with children and was a docent for student groups at the Holden Arboretum.
Following retirement, Eleanor renewed serious interests in piano, spinning/dyeing yarn and weaving. She was active in the Cuyahoga Weavers Guild, the Cuyahoga Spinners Guild and the Musical Art Society. Always an avid recreational swimmer, she appeared in a commercial for the Menorah Park Aquatic Center showing her continued swimming even at age 100.
Eleanor is survived by her children, Robert (Carolyn Cappel) and Barbara; grandchildren, Brad and Erica (Brendan) Dancik; great-grandson, Connor Danick; sister, Lois (Jack) Lichtenstein; niece, Amy Samet; and nephews Bob, Dave and the late Ted. She was predeceased by her husband of 70 years, Melvin M. Rose.
A service in Eleanor’s memory will be held at 1 p.m. July 21 at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, 23737 Fairmount Blvd. in Beachwood.
Contributions in memory of Eleanor can be made to the Scholarship Fund of the Cuyahoga Weavers Guild, c/o 2980 Washington Blvd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118; The Rautenberg Scholarship Fund at the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Development Department, 11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106; or The Cleveland Orchestra.