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Catharine “Cassie” Van Doren Rabb


Catharine Van Doren Rabb, 94, passed away peacefully on Oct. 26, 2011.

Her husband, Stuart W. Rabb Jr., and their daughter, Margaret Yarborough Rabb, predeceased her.

She lived in Cedar Mountain since the late 1960s after retirement. She grew up in Westfield, N.J. and earned a BA degree at Smith College in 1939, where she majored in history and minored in French. She obtained a fellowship to Ecole Normale Superieure de Sevres (France) in 1939. When World War II started in September, the fellowship was cancelled.

She then attended secretarial school and worked in several New York C...

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