Pepper Pike resident Howard M. Rossen, an attorney, died on July 26 at age 69.

He was founder and director of Ohio Bar Review and executive director of Supreme Bar Review. A 35-year instructor for law school graduates, he trained over 35,000 on how to pass the Ohio Bar Exam and became a personal friend to many. "Howard's goal in all his teaching was to make the complicated more comprehensible and useful to his students," notes Will Sogg, co-author of law review books with Mr. Rossen and longtime member of the Bar Review staff. Because of his expertise in scouring flea markets for World's Fair memorabilia, Mr. Rossen helped do appraisals for the National Council of Jewish Women's Thriftique Resale Shop, where his wife was an active member. He was a life member of NCJW and also a member of The Rowfant Club.

Born in Pittsburgh, Mr. Rossen earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his juris doctorate from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He served in the U.S. Army Transportation Unit. He moved to Cleveland in 1962.

Surviving Mr. Rossen are his wife Ellen (née Sable); daughters Dana Gaudio and Hilary; son Marc; two grandsons; and sister Elayne Cudmore. Contributions may be made to NCJW, Cleveland Chapter or Northeast Ohio Hydrocephalus Support Group c/o 5229 Chickadee, Lyndhurst 44124.