Portland, Conn., resident Sari Rosenbaum, the 76-year-old sister of promoter Bob Arum, passed away on Friday morning following a battle with cancer.
Rosenbaum is survived by husband Howard, daughter Julia, sons Michael and Daniel, grandchildren Alec and Cecily, and her sister Gloria Dror.
Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 11 at Congregation Adath Israel at 8 Broad St., at Church St., in Middletown, Conn., starting at 2:30 p.m.
“I was very sorry to hear about that,” said Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer. “My family and I send our deepest condolences to Bob and his family at this difficult time. The prayers of my family and the prayers of the Golden Boy family are with him.”
In September of last year, Arum, similarly, experienced the mountain hiking-related death of his 49-year-old son, John Arum, an attorney.
John Arum’s passing forced Bob Arum to leave the early part of his promotional tour for the Nov. 13 unanimous decision by Manny Pacquiao, holder of the WBO welterweight and WBC junior middleweight belts, against ex-champ Antonio Margarito.
Arum recently concluded a week-long, four-city, three-country tour that covered Manila, Philippines, New York, Los Angeles and Mexico City, respectively, while promoting Pacquiao’s third bout against Juan Manuel Marquez in defense of Pacquiao’s welterweight belt.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in Rosenbaum’s memory to the following charities:
Checks for donations should be made out to MCCF/Fund for Women & Girls, care of Middlesex County Community Foundation, 211 South Main St. Middlesex, CT., 06457.
Donation card: http://www.middlesexcountycf.org/fund_for_women_girls/pdf/2011_w&g_pledge_card.pdf
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