Evelyn Ellis Rosen, 84, of Wynnewood, president of the Women's Guild of the Mann Music Center in Fairmount Park from 1999 to 2004, died at home Sunday of complications from a stroke.
Mrs. Rosen had been involved in the Mann's renovation and expansion as a board member of the guild since 1994, her son Theodore said.
In the 1970s, he said, she founded Evalina, a designer of women's accessories, which she produced from her home and retailed through the Blum Store and Nan Duskin.
Her son said she was a founding board member of the Wellness Community in West Fairmount Park, which helps support cancer patients and their families. She served on its board until 2004.
Mrs. Rosen was a board member and past president of the Samuel Paley Day Care Center in Northeast Philadelphia and a volunteer at the thrift shop of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.
She was chairwoman of the annual fund-raising Harvest Ball at Albert Einstein Medical Center in the 1960s, and a member of the local chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women.
And, her son said, she was a runway model at fund-raising events for several organizations through several decades.
Mrs. Rosen was captain of the bridge team at Philmont Country Club from the 1960s through the 1980s and led bridge teams at the Germantown Cricket Club in the 1990s and at the Bala Golf Club in this decade.
A 1942 graduate of West Philadelphia High School, she grew up near 49th and Pine Streets in West Philadelphia and attended the University of Vermont and the University of Pennsylvania.
Her first husband, Jack Rosen, son of the founder of the Raymond Rosen appliance firm, died in 1964. Her second husband, Nathan Fine, died in 1975.
In addition to her son, she is survived by three grandchildren.
An 11 a.m. service is set for tomorrow at Joseph Levine & Son funeral home, 7112 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, with burial in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Trevose.
Memorial donations may be made to the Mann Music Center, 5201 Parkside Ave., Philadelphia 19131.