Bess Gartzman Rothbaum, 95, of Marlton, cochair of the 1988 national convention of Hadassah, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, at her home.
In 1987, Mrs. Rothbaum was cochair of the 75th anniversary convention of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, a daughter, Mona Rieger, said.
She was a national vice president and national treasurer in the 1970s, and advised several of its regional conferences, her daughter said.
Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. Rothbaum grew up in Camden County, graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, and earned a bachelor's in accounting at Temple University.
"She worked her way through school," taking night classes at Temple while earning her way as a bookkeeper for Philadelphia firms, her daughter said.