Judith Gevantman, 50, official at New York bond-rating firm

August 02, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Judith Gevantman, a former Baltimorean and vice president of a New York bond-rating firm, died of ovarian cancer Friday at Sinai Hospital. She was 50 and lived in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Born in Baltimore, Ms. Gevantman was the daughter of Rabbi Chaim Gevantman, founder of Suburban Orthodox Congregation in Pikesville, and Charlotte Selma Gevantman. She graduated from Pikesville High School and earned a bachelor's degree in Russian and Russian literature from Goucher College, and a master's degree in Russian from New York University.

She enrolled in the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where she earned a master's degree in public administration.

She then worked on Wall Street, rating municipal bonds for Moody's.

Ms. Gevantman was active in her Brooklyn Heights community and worked to combat homelessness.

Funeral services were held yesterday.

She is survived by two sisters, Ingrid Fishman of Long Island, N.Y., and Lynn Caeser of Brooklyn; two nieces; and a nephew.

Pub Date: 8/02/99

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