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Sara Shifra Hyman Rosen
  • Donations in Shifra's memory may be made to:
  • Addlestone Hebrew Academy
    1675 Wallenberg Blvd.
    Charleston, SC 29407
  • Roper St. Francis Foundation
    125 Douty Street
    Suite #790
    Charleston, SC 29403

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“Condolences. Shifra was a free thinker to be sure. It was always a pleasure to schmooze assuming one had the time. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Bill Brener - SC - Friend

“I had a special friendship with Shifra. She was a wonderful friend. So interesting and full of stories. She even gave her favorite four footed child...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: ANNE ROYALL - Friend

“I have known Mrs. Shifra for a short time but, I felt I have known her for years. She has a very sweet spirit and she is the sunshine on a cloudy day...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Lala Anderson - Friend

“I remember spending Hanukkah and Passover with our families together many years in a row!!! ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Aaron Hyman - Family

“I've missed seeing Shifra on my visits to the beach these past years. She was so uplifting to be around, even if she was always reminding me of the...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Judy Olasov - Friend

“I was a patient of Dr. Rosen and his wife until Dr. Rosen retired. I have many fond memories of both of them. They were very special. My deepest...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Sister Stella Maris Craven

“In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Cathy Lewis - Friend

“Please accept my condolences on the passing of your mother. I offer you my thoughts and healing prayers during this difficult time. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Michelle Scott - Charleston, SC

“Aunt Shifra will be missed respected and loved by many.! ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Aaron Hyman - Family

“When I was engaged to Russell, I visited Charleston for the first time before our wedding and who did I stay with? Aunt Shifra and Uncle Jack!! They...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Eileen Rosen - Charleston, SC

“Shifra was such a pistol! She added so much joy to our life! May her memory be for a blessing! May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Jodi and Bruce Lipsitz - Atlanta, GA


Sara Shifra Hyman Rosen, age 93, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Roper Hospital from COVID-19. She was the widow of Jack Rosen, D.D.S.

Shifra was born in Charleston, SC on August 7, 1926 to Marie Karesh Hyman and Isaac Herman Hyman. Her childhood was spent on Rutledge Avenue where she was surrounded by friends and relatives. Summers were enjoyed at Sullivan's Island. Shifra was the valedictorian of her class at Memminger, Charleston's public high school for girls. She went on to graduate from the University of Georgia, majoring in philosophy. While there she proudly helped found a chapter of Sigma Delta Tau sorority.

Shifra married dentist Jack Rosen in 1948. They built a home in the new suburb of S. Windermere where they raised four children. There they surrounded themselves with more friends and relatives, and enjoyed more summers at Sullivan's Island. Shifra lived in that home for over 50 years.

Shifra assisted her husband Jack in his dental office on Wentworth St. for more than 15 years until his retirement in 1985. She was a member of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim for over 70 years. She volunteered in their gift shop. She volunteered with AARP to explain health insurance and Medicare to seniors.

In later years, Shifra resided in The Palms of Mount Pleasant and Brookdale of West Ashley.

Shifra was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Bess Gail Rosen in 1976; her husband, Jack Rosen in 1986; her son, Paul Rosen in 1989; her son in-law, David Funk in 2010; and her brother, Mayer Hyman.

She is survived by her son, Samuel H. Rosen (Sara Beth) of Charleston; her daughter, Joan Funk of Atlanta; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family is ever grateful for the tender care given by Hattie Coakley, and the patient friendship of Dee Vanderkamp.

Her graveside service was held Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Cemetery. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Donations in Shifra's memory may be made to Addlestone Hebrew Academy, 1675 Wallenberg Blvd., Charleston, SC 29407 or Roper St. Francis Foundation, 125 Doughty Street, Suite 790, Charleston, SC 29403-9911.

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