Rose M. Jelalian Andrews, 87, formerly of Havertown, a retired personnel manager for Scott Paper Co., died Sunday, Dec. 2, of complications from Parkinson's disease at the Quadrangle, a retirement community in Haverford.
Born to Armenian immigrant parents, Mrs. Andrews grew up in Boston and West Philadelphia, where her parents operated Boston Meat Market.
She graduated from West Philadelphia Catholic High School in 1943 and earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1948.
That year, she campaigned for Henry Wallace, the Progressive Party candidate for president. After the election, she was offered a chance to assist Edward R. Murrow, the famed newscaster for CBS Radio in New York City.