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Rose Shure Passes Away

Last of the long line of original generation of microphone makers

Rose Shure, probably the last connection to the group of founders of modern audio equipment manufacturers, has passed away. She was the wife of Shure’s original founder, Sidney Shure, and was involved with the company’s business for decades, including serving as chairman of the board.

Mrs. Shure started with the company in 1949. The company, founded in 1925, is well-known for its microphones and turntable cartridges.

Shure Chief Executive Officer Sandy LaMantia said, “We have had the privilege of working with a truly extraordinary woman. Our company and many charitable and cultural organizations have benefited from her thoughtfulness and generosity. I am confident that the legacy left to us by Mr. and Mrs. Shure will continue to endure in our hearts and in our minds. That is exactly the way Mr. and Mrs. Shure would want it to be.”

Here’s a short excerpt of an interview with her at the NAMM Show in 2005.

Her services will be private.

An announcement said: “In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sidney N. Shure Kehilla Fund, the Jewish Community Center of Chicago, 30 S. Wells Street, Chicago, Ill. 60606, or a charity of your personal choice. Please address all communications, questions, cards, etc. to Mark Brunner, Shure Inc., 5800 W. Touhy Avenue, Niles, Ill. 60714-4608. Or contact Mark at 847-600-6480.”