Rose C. Ulman, 97

Bookkeeper, arts patron


Rose C. Ulman, a former bookkeeper and patron of the arts, died Monday of complications from a stroke at her Pikesville home. She was 97.

Rose Clayman was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, and after graduating from high school worked as a bookkeeper for several companies there.

During a vacation to Virginia Beach, Va., she met her future husband, Erwin Ira Ulman, a Baltimore lawyer. The couple married in 1938.

A resident of Eleven Slade for 45 years, Mrs. Ulman returned to work during the 1970s as her husband's bookkeeper.

Mr. Ulman, who practiced law in Baltimore for more than 50 years, died in 1988.

Mrs. Ulman was active in Hadassah, True Sisters, Women's American Occupation, Rehabilitation and Training, and the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

Cultural interests that she financially supported included the Baltimore Opera Company, Pro Musica Rara and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

She was a member of Beth El Congregation.

Mrs. Ulman was still exercising and enjoying an active lifestyle within weeks of her death, family members said.

Her grandson is Howard County Executive Ken Ulman.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros., 8900 Reisterstown Road.

Surviving are a son, Lou Ulman of Ellicott City; a daughter, Diana "Penny" Ulman of Baltimore; two other grandsons; and four great-grandchildren.

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