(JTA) — Pauline Dubkin-Yearwood, the longtime managing editor of the Chicago Jewish News and a leader in the American Jewish Press Association, has died at age 73.
Dubkin-Yearwood died in her sleep, surrounded by family, Tuesday in New Paltz, New York, her daughter announced. She had battled pancreatic cancer for a year.
Born in Chicago, Dubkin-Yearwood attended Bryn Mawr College and Medill School of Journalism. She reviewed plays for alternative weekly newspapers while also editing and reporting for Jewish newspapers.
Dubkin-Yearwood served as managing editor of the Chicago Jewish News for almost 20 years and was active in the American Jewish Press Association, serving on its executive committee, membership committee and Rockower Awards committee.
An animal rights activist, she volunteered for numerous organizations that help animals, including a decade as an adoption counselor at Community Animal Rescue Effort in Evanston, Illinois.
A memorial service will be held next week.