Romayne Lieber Sachs, 79, of Bala Cynwyd, admissions director at the Oak Lane Day School in the 1980s, died of lung cancer Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse in Center City.

Much of Mrs. Sachs' career involved helping students, said her husband, David.

From 1990 to 1995, she was program coordinator for Philadelphia Futures, whose website states that it "prepares students from low-income families to enter and succeed in college by providing mentoring, academic enrichment, college guidance, and financial incentives."

Born in Scranton, Mrs. Sachs graduated from Scranton Central High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in political science at the University of Pennsylvania in 1952.

In the 1950s, she was executive secretary for the Civil Service Commission in Philadelphia. From the 1960s through the 1980s, she was a Democratic committeewoman in Lower Merion. From 1973 to 1977, she was director of the Volunteer Resource Group in Lower Merion.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Paul; a daughter, Jean; a sister; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service is planned for 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, in the auditorium of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St.

Contributions may be made to Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Suite 224, 354 W. Lancaster Ave., Haverford, Pa. 19041.