2008-11-19 / Obituaries

Miriam L. Bosworth

Miriam L. Bosworth died of heart failure at age 96 in West Palm Beach, Florida, on November 7, 2008. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 17, 1912, the daughter of Dave and Rose Levison. She graduated from Hunter College in New York City with a BS degree in geology in 1931, and later taught in the New York City public school system. A few years later while working at the Abraham & Strauss Department store in Brooklyn she met her husband-to-be, Frederick B. Bosworth, who died in 1995 at age 85.

Long term residents of Eastchester, NY, Miriam and Fred were early members of the Three Arrows Co-operative Society formed in 1937 to purchase a farm in Putnam County, N. Y., which would be converted into a summer community. They spent every summer and many weekends at Three Arrows and later in their lives lived there full time. Miriam was an active member at Three Arrows for over 65 years, taking part in many Labor Day musical shows, playing tennis in the early years, and later playing bridge and Scrabble at the lake. She was an avid dancer, first at square dancing and later at English contra-dancing. She has been a winter resident of Century Village in West Palm Beach for the last ten years and a permanent resident the past two years.

Miriam is survived by her son, Anthony Bosworth of Wilmington, Delaware, her daughter, Nancy B. Phillips of Poughkeepsie, and a brother, David Levison of New Hope, PA. A second daughter Elizabeth (Betsy) passed away at age 27 in 1969. Also, surviving Miriam are five grandchildren, Kate Bosworth Stickley of San Francisco, CA, Greg Bosworth Phillips of New York, NY, Meg Bosworth Terry of Buford, GA, Ted Phillips of Yorktown Heights, NY, and Ned Bosworth of Denver, CO, and six greatgrand children.

The family extends special thanks to the staff at the Good Samaritan Hospital in West Palm Beach for their loving care of Miriam in her last days.

A private memorial service will be held in the future at Three Arrows. Memorial donations in her honor may be sent to the American Heart Association, PO Box 841125, Dallas, TX 75284-1125 or by email: www.americanheart.org by pressing the "Donate" button and enter Miriam L. Bosworth.

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