Renee Steele Rosomoff of Hollywood, Florida, formerly of Miami Beach passed away after a long illness on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. She was 85 years of age.
Born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey on July 22, 1933. Renee was the fourth of six children born to Orestes and Mary DeCavalcanti. Raised in Clark, New Jersey, Renee graduated from Jonathan Dayton Regional High School, class of 1951. She furthered her education, graduating from St. Michael's Hospital School of Nursing, New Jersey, 1954. She continued furthering her education graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) from Florida International University in 1976 and she received her Master's in Business Administration Degree (MBA) from Barry University in 1984 .
Among her many accomplishments was receiving the highest award in nursing, The Linda Richards Award in 1983. She was listed in The National Distinguished Service Directory in the Library of Congress in 1987. In 2000, she was recognized and received an award as 1 of 6 Nurses in the World who made major contributions to the field of Pain Medicine.
Renee was a Nurse Rehabilitation Specialist and Counselor. She has specialized in pain management and business administration as well as vocational rehabilitation, ergonomics and case management and was the first to introduce those concepts and job simulation into Pain Programs as part of a concurrent integrated program.
Adjunct Associate Professor in the University of Miami Department of Neurological Surgery School of Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Nursing.
Renee was predeceased by her husband Hubert L. Rosomoff, MD, parents Mary and Orestes DeCavalcanti and siblings, Edsel DeCavalcanti, Ronald DeCavalcanti, and Leatrice Marson. She is survived by daughter Cathy Cook (Craig Cook) , sons, Richard Rosomoff (Judith), Peter Rosomoff (Janine), daughter, River Cocco, sisters, Mary DeSimone (Carmen), Virginia (Gigi) Baker Green, grandchildren, Sarah Rosomoff, Jacob Rosomoff, and Sarah Ward. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11:00 am at Little Flower Catholic Church, 1805 Pierce Street, Hollywood, FL 33020. A reception will be held following Mass at The Summit Condominium, 1201 S. Ocean Drive, North Tower, 3rd Floor North Lounge, Hollywood, FL 33019.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rosomoff Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center, Attention: Deena Hubschman, 5200 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33137.
I am so sorry for your loss. Renee was a true visionary and a guiding light. She will be missed by many. Ina Fletcher
Renee was an exceptional nurse that started the enthusiasm and fantastic outcomes for her rehabilitation patients in this area.
That shall forever continue .
Renee was one of the founding members of the Florida State Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (FSARN).
Thank you for your guidance Renee, you will always be the "R" in rehabilitation nursing.
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