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Obituary: Chickie Rosenberg, age 74

Killington snowboard instructor, author
Edith "Chickie" Rosenberg, of West Orange, NJ and Killington, Vt., died on Aug. 6, 2013 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx. She survived four and a half years with ovarian cancer through indomitable strength and courage and the care of her doctors and their staff at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Services were held on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Bernheim Apter Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, 68 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ. Rabbi Ilene Harkavy Haigh of Congregation Shir Shalom of Woodstock, Vt. and Cantor Martha Novick of Temple Emanu-El of Westfield, N.J. officiated.
Chickie was born on July 17, 1939 to Eddie and Bessie Zimmerman and raised in Irvington, NJ and then Maplewood, NJ. She was a West Orange resident for the past 43 years and also a resident of Killington  for the past 27 years.
She was a proud member of the Class of 1957 of Columbia High School of Maplewood/ South Orange, N.J., and an active member of the CHS Alumni Association. She graduated from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA and earned an M.A. from New York University. She was a teacher at the high school and college levels and a private tutor.
Since 1990 she was a snowboard instructor at Killington Ski and Snowboard Resort. Chickie was one of the first female snowboard instructors in the country and the first female snowboarder registered in the Professional Ski Instructors of America-Eastern Division. She achieved the coveted Snowboard Level II national certification from the American Association of Snowboard Instructors. She was featured in on-snow TV interviews for NBC's Today show, CNN, New England Cable Network TV, Fuji-TV of Japan, Senator Bill Bradley's Sirius Satellite Radio program and the subject of articles covered by national and international press including The New York Times. The videos and articles can be found on her websites www.SnowboardingForMen.com and www.SnowboardingForWomen.com. 
She also published two books on the sport, Snowboarding for Men: a guide for guys and Snowboarding for Women: a guide for the Betty Shred wannabe. She completed the revised edition of Snowboarding for Women shortly before her death.
For the past 23 years she had been a docent at The Newark Museum, giving tours of the collections. She was the 2013 recipient of The Newark Museum Docent Award presented in recognition of extraordinary contribution to the volunteer docent program. She was an expert on African art and wrote the text for Art of Africa: The Newark Museum Knowledge Cards.
Chickie is survived by her husband of 50 years, Paul I. Rosenberg; daughter Brett R. Harris and her husband Mitch of Westfield, N.J.; grandchildren Alicia and Cooper Harris; and brother Dr. Michael R. Zimmerman and his wife Barbara of Wayne, Pa.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Chickie Rosenberg Memorial Fund at Memorial Sloan-Ketttering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, NY, NY 10065.