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Riverside Memorial Chapel
We have lost one of the brightest gems in our family crown, she passed away on May 23, at the age of 94. She left this world as she came into it...with extraordinary beauty, grace and dignity. To all who were fortunate to know her, she was her own person - loving, determined, strong, independent, generous, courageous, kind and fiercely loyal.
Born to Sarah and Ben, the second of three children, she developed a flair for style, from changing the spelling of her name from "Edith" to "Edythe" at age 7, to becoming a runway model, to bringing new meaning to haute couture and wearing it with style! She was an avid card player and bargain shopper, passionate about theatre, ballet and opera and an enthusiastic world traveler. Always the hostess extraordinaire, she loved entertaining and bringing people together. Her magnetism drew people in and all wanted to be her friend. Friendships were vital to her and friends became members of her family.
She was a devoted daughter and granddaughter, an impassioned sibling to her sister, Florence Bauman, and her brother, Morty Grossman, a proud and loving mother and grandmother, and a spirited aunt and cousin. Her femininity and exquisite beauty captivated many men who wanted to marry her, but only three were fortunate enough to call her his wife. Husband of 37 years, Jack Gottlieb remained her greatest love.
Celebrating the life of Edythe are daughters Patricia Gardner, Carole Kaplan and Madeline Raffe Robison, stepson Stuart Gottlieb, Grandchildren Pamela Goldsmith, Dana George, Stephanie Crispe, Sarah Maisano and Michael Rotolo, great-grandson Raiden Crispe, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.