Sunday, May 30, 2010
Ruth Berkenfeld Langbert, RIP.
Ruth Berkenfeld Langbert died on May 29, 2010. She was born in the Bronx on October 26, 1925. She attended Hunter College. She was concerned about bettering society and was arrested as a participant in one of a series of 1947 demonstrations by the Congress of Racial Equality aiming to integrate the swimming pool at Palisades Amusement Park. Overcoming a disability, she graduated from Hunter College and became a social worker and then a school teacher at PS 7 in Manhattan. She is survived by two children, Mitchell, an associate professor at Brooklyn College, and Sara, a homemaker and former computer executive at Bloomberg LP, and three grandchildren, Emma, Anna and Eric. Services will be held at Parkside Chapel in Forest Hills on Tuesday.