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Annette Ruth Rovner Korn, 74, an active member of the Temple Beth Zion Sisterhood, Hadassah, the Buffalo Chapter of the Brandeis University National Women's Committee and the PTA, died Tuesday (Feb. 13, 2001) in her Williamsville home.

Born in Buffalo, she was a graduate of the University of Buffalo with a degree in education. At UB, she was president of Sigma Delta Tau sorority.

She married Morton Korn in 1948. Family members said they enjoyed a 52-year romance.

Family members recalled each of her children and grandchildren learned the same lessons from her, known as "Mimi-isms": "Always do the best you can. Look people in the eye. Give a firm handshake. Do what's in your heart."

They said she followed one of her "Mimi-isms" as she died peacefully: "Be sure to kiss everyone goodbye."

Each year she opened her home at Yom Kippur for her "legendary" Break the Fast meal, and her brisket and noodle pudding was "the best in Buffalo," relatives said.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Sarah Rose Rothschild of Buffalo; two sons, Bruce of St. Louis and Robert of Orleans, Mass.; a brother, Irwin Rovner of Buffalo; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Sisterhood Chapel of Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave. Burial will be in the Mausoleum at Forest Lawn.


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