Adele B. Rosen

Secretary, Auditor

Adele B. Rosen, 83, who did auditing for the Internal Revenue Service in the late 1970s, died Oct. 24 of cancer at Sibley Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Rosen was born in New York City and graduated from the University of Alabama, where she met her husband.

She lived and worked in several places, when her husband worked with the U.S. Civil Service Commission and the State Department. In the early 1940s, she did office work with the U.S. Soil Conservation Service in Madison, Wis., and the Army Air Forces in Tomah, Wis.

After her children went off to college, she did secretarial work for the National Institutes of Health from 1962 to 1964 and assisted on the first report done by a committee of doctors on smoking and cancer. She did auditing for the Military Sealift Command in the late 1960s and early 1970s and for the IRS.

Mrs. Rosen was a member of the Women's Committee of the National Symphony Orchestra and the Foreign Service Women's Association. She enjoyed playing the piano, doing embroidery and needlepoint, as well as painting with oils and watercolors.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Bernard Rosen of Washington; two sons, Bernard Arnold Rosen of Mountain View, Calif., and Stephen Louis Rosen of San Francisco; two sisters, Louise Davidoff of Manhasset, N.Y., and Norma Immershein of Solomons; and three grandsons.