IN MEMORIAM MARILYN ROSEKIND
Co-Founder Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund 1999; Elected as the First BALEAF President; President from 1999-2009; Surviving Widow; BALEAF Board of Directors, 1999-January 25, 2021
There are no words to describe the deep sorrow BALEAF feels at the loss of one of its greatest and most beloved members, Marilyn Rosekind. Marilyn passed away just one day before her 90th birthday. Marilyn was a staunch supporter of BALEAF for its entire 22 years. In her own words:
“In 1958, my husband Barry Rosekind, a San Francisco Police Department motorcycle officer, was killed in the line of duty. Our sons were 3 1/2 and 2 years old at the time. A native San Franciscan (born and raised), I worked as a Legal Secretary in the City, and later as an Executive Secretary to the Chancellor and Board of Trustees of the San Mateo County Community College District. Learning that there is no immediate assistance for surviving families, in 1998 a survivor group was formed with the support of the Behavioral Science Unit of the San Francisco Police Department. In November of 1999, BALEAF was born. After helping to establish BALEAF, I served as President for the first 10 years. BALEAF's mission and activities have always been close to my heart. It is an honor to serve law enforcement officers, their families, and survivors, and BALEAF's hope is to help them in life's most difficult times.”
Marilyn remained an active member in BALEAF even in her later years. She continued to actively serve on the Board of Directors, attended the BALEAF fundraising and commemorative events, served on various committees, she even attended monthly Zoom Board meetings, and always was one of the first to volunteer.
The family requests donations in Marilyn's honor be made to BALEAF.org.