With deep sorrow we mourn the untimely death of our beautiful, beloved friend
19/09/52 – 22/10/06
She was a thoughtful, loving friend who gave generously from the heart, without judgement.
She confronted her cancer with courage, dignity and calm acceptance and faced her death fearlessly, with humour and grace.
A true inspiration to all who knew her, her outstanding contribution to Jewish, lesbian, gay and multicultural communities is deeply cherished and will be sorely missed.
Our heartfelt condolences to Rochelle’s mother Esther, brother Martin, sister-in-law Ann, extended family and many diverse and loving friends.
Jewish Lesbian Group of Victoria and friends
(Death notice printed in the 'Australian Jewish News', 26th October, 2006)
On 6 November 2006, Rabbi Jonathan Keren Black of the Leo Beck Centre, Kew, gave a sermon in which he spoke of Rochelle and her untimely death.