Eileen Haworth Weil of Summitville, NY, a retired professor and longtime community activist, died Friday, March 23, 2012 at home. She was 69.
The daughter of Hyman and Pauline Rothman, she was born in Brooklyn on August 17, 1942 and lived in Sullivan County since 1978. She earned her BA from New York University and her MA from Brooklyn College, and began her career as a teacher in the New York City and Chicago public schools. She taught for 19 years as an adjunct associate professor of English at Sullivan County Community College, and also served as associate director of the revived Shadowland Theater in Ellenville, NY. With her husband, Andrew Weil, she founded A & E Management and Contracting.
Eileen’s activity in social and political causes began with the civil rights movement and her involvement with the New York City teachers’ union. In Sullivan County, she was a long-time member of the Bashakill Area Association, helped found the Sullivan County Human Rights Commission and the Sullivan Alliance for Sustainable Development, and served as co-chair for Sullivan Peace and Justice. She was also an active member of the Mamakating Democratic Committee. For her work in the community, Eileen was recognized by the New York State Assembly and by the Office of Congressman Maurice Hinchey. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter Jenny Malatras and husband Jim of Albany, NY; son Kevin Haworth and wife Rabbi Danielle Leshaw of Athens, OH; brother, Mark Rothman of Scottsdale, AZ; and grandchildren Zev and Ruthie Haworth of Athens.
In lieu of flowers or donations, the family asks that each person take a specific action to help their community.
A funeral service was held on Sunday, March 25 at Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, Woodbourne, NY. Burial followed at the Workman’s Circle Cemetery in Oak Ridge, NY.
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