2013-10-17 / Obituaries

Edith Ruth Newman

Edith Newman died peacefully with extremely wonderful care and warm friends on Sunday, October 13, at St. Mark Village in Palm Harbor, Florida. Born in the Bronx in 1915, the daughter of Albert Maeder and Anna Keck, Mrs. Newman had a long, rich, wonderful life.

She and Wallace Newman married at Redeemer Lutheran Church in the Wakefield Section of the Bronx in October 1940. After building their own stone house, they moved to Carmel in 1947. With a friend in 1949, she originated and directed the Carmel Nursery School for 35 years at the Gilead Presbyterian Church. While Mrs. Newman taught the academic subjects and music upstairs, Mr. Newman carved pumpkins and taught woodworking downstairs.

Edith later enjoyed her retirement in Florida, first with Wally and later with her friends at St. Mark Village. She is well loved in Carmel and Florida - more than three decades of Carmel children remember her warmly. Her sons Bruce, his wife Marilyn, Bert and his wife Joan, three granddaughters and three great granddaughters survive her and are enriched by their lifetimes with her. She was predeceased by her husband Wally and her grandson Richard.

Edith and Wally now reunite in a St. Petersburg mausoleum. A memorial service at Gilead Presbyterian Church is planned for October 27, 2013 at 2 p.m.

The family requests no flowers be sent. Donations should be made out to “Carmel Nursery School” at Gilead Presbyterian Church, Church St., Carmel, NY 10512.

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