Rose Caroline Sugarman, died peacefully and gracefully in her sleep at her home in Atlanta on Fri., June 27, after an eight-month battle with a brain tumor. Rose would have been seven on her next birthday, Aug., 6. Throughout her life, and especially during illness, Rose brought joy to and was surrounded by loving family and friends. Her parents made it a priority to make every day a great day, which with Rose’s loving nature, strength and determination, beautiful smile and big belly laugh was very easy. Rose was a caring, considerate and fun sister and friend. She loved art projects, rainbows and being on the move. Running, jumping and flying through the monkey bars were some her favorite activities. Recently, she won hundreds of games of Uno and reveled in piñatas, ice cream and chocolate.
Her father summarizes Rose this way:
run, climb, swing my girl,
best sister-friend, off to play
carry you always
Surviving Rose are her parents, Jeffrey and Shannon Sugarman and her five year-old sister Ella Sugarman, all of Atlanta; grandparents Beth and Edward Sugarman of Atlanta and Sandra and David Gustafson of Amston, Connecticut; aunts, uncles and cousins, Pam Sugarman, Tom and Daniel Rosenberg of Atlanta and Susan and David and Sydney, Adam and Rachel Kirsch of Durham, North Carolina. Funeral services were held on Mon., June 30 at 2 p.m. at Temple Sinai. Rabbis Alvin Sugarman, Brad Levenberg and Philip Kranz officiated. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Ian’s Friends Foundation (www.iansfriendsfoundation.org), Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (www.choa.org), or a charity of your choice. Please sign online guestbook: www.edressler.com. Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care (770) 451-4999.