Rhoda Lerman, Jan 18, 1936 – Aug 30, 2015

We (Rhoda’s family) are very sad to share the news that this extraordinary woman passed away at home on August 30, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. True to her nature, she told us, “I can’t wait to see what’s on the other side”. We know she departed among a parade of dogs and others she loved who preceded her.

Rhoda’s dazzling legacy will live on. She died knowing that the book, The Fourth Reich, that she had researched and written over the past 10 years is currently being edited and should be ready to be published soon. A number of her earlier books are targeted for re-publication. And in addition to those, three of her books: Eleanor, In the Company of Newfies and Elsa Was Born A Dog, I Was Born A Human…Things Have Changed are all available through this website.

We were proud to see a wonderful obituary in the New York Times. Here is a link to that.


There is also a lovely obituary in the Syracuse Post Standard,writfb picsten by Rhoda’s husband, Bob Lerman.

We have been digging through photos of Rhoda throughout her life and posting them in an album on Facebook which is public.

A second set of photos are in another album on Facebook called “More Rhoda Pics“. It is also public.

Also, check the Photos page on this site for some of her author photos.

We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love for Rhoda from the Newfoundland dog community as well as the literary community.

We will continue to post news about Rhoda’s work here.

One thought on “Rhoda Lerman, Jan 18, 1936 – Aug 30, 2015

  1. I am so sorry to hear about this..Rhoda and I were in email communication until March of last year and I got busy with directing projects here (I’m in the Pacific Northwest) and then started talking with a local woman who gave me the audio of a radio interview with Eleanor from many many years ago.

    I had hoped to talk to Rhoda about this, but alas, it was not to be. Please offer my sincere condolences to her friends and family.

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