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Harry Rodman Dies at 99

Feb 28, 2008 9:55 AM   By Jeff Miller
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RAPAPORT...  Harry Rodman, an icon in the jewelry and diamond business quietly passed away on February 24, 2008 at the age of 99.

Rodman built one one of the most successful gold refining companies known as Rodman and Yaruss Gold Refiners in New York on 47th Street, during a 50 year period. He retired after selling his business in 1986. At that time he formed Aurora Gems Inc. with his protegee and future stepson Alan Bronstein. Together they went on to create the two most renowned diamond collections, The Aurora Collection and The Aurora Butterfly of Peace.

 

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Mar 22, 2008 4:22PM    By Gale Zareko
Harry was a very kind person who always tried to do the right thing. He was proud of his service in World War II, where he was part of the Battle of the Bulge.
He Had many interests besides diamonds. He and his first wife, Adele, liked to dance and often won dance contests on cruises. Painting was another hobby. He enjoyed socializing with friends. And despite his age, he was adept with the computer. His mind remained remarkably clear to the end of his life.
We shall miss him.
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