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Bernard David Edidin

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Bernard David Edidin In Memoriam
Edidin, Bernard David
95, of Scottsdale passed away on January 26th. "Bernie" was born May 30, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois to Louis and Eva Edidin. A man of varied interests and a sharp mind, Bernie decided to pursue a career in medicine and attended the University of Illinois in Champaign. These plans were interrupted however, when he received his "greetings from the government" and was inducted into the US Army in July, 1942. After D-Day he was quickly sent overseas and was among the first troops to enter Normandy without having to fight their way through. Upon returning to Chicago Bernie finished college, and while in medical school he met and then married Inge Kupfer, who was his best friend and constant companion for the next 64 years. Bernie retired from a successful medical practice at the young age of 60 saying "why live only one life, when you can live two?". The couple moved to Scottsdale, close to where their children settled. A voracious reader and thinker, Bernie had a deep personal philosophy which stood him in good stead though life's vagaries. With his sharp sense of humor and enthusiasm for all things he lived life to the full. An avid horseman, Bernie rode for over 40 years, finally hanging up his spurs at age 78. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Inge and 2 siblings and almost all of his contemporaries, Bernie is survived by his three daughters, Lenore Edidin of San Diego, Barbara Edidin of Durango, CO and Linda Medansky of Scottsdale. Also sons-in-law Michael Lubin and Lewis Medansky and grandchildren, Brooke and Ben Medansky. In Bernie's words, "Life is a very interesting experience and I wouldn't have wanted to have missed it. Enjoy while you can." Graveside service Monday, February 1st at 11:00am, Green Acres Cemetery.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Jan. 30, 2016
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