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MARKS, Edith S. With profound sadness, we mourn the passing of Edith S. Marks at the age of 91 on May 31, 2016. Loving wife of the late Jason Marks and beloved and adored aunt to her nieces, Selma Swartz Bromberg, Marilyn Swartz-Lloyd and Charlotte Bloomberg-Milby, and nephews, Jerry Bloomberg, Jerry Levine, Robert, David and Jeffrey Hirsch and the late David Levine. Edith, born in Maynard, Massachusetts, moved first to Washington, D.C. and then to Manhattan where she joined Career Blazers and co-authored her first book, Job Hunting for the Disabled followed by From College to Career and Kitchen to Career. She joined the New York City Board of Education as a special education teacher, then became a staff developer and special education supervisor. She was an active member of ANYSEED, an advocacy organization for children with behavioral challenges. Edith was an avid gardener for more than 40 years and a central figure of the Westside Community Garden, making sure in her many endeavors that it continued to grow and thrive and benefit the community. A great loss to all – well loved and respected. After being diagnosed with glaucoma, she joined the New York Chapter Glaucoma Support and Education Group, of The Glaucoma Foundation and was a founding member of the World Glaucoma Patient Organization. She authored Coping with Glaucoma and Glaucoma - Patient to Patient and several works of fiction including Ground Cover and Like Everybody Else. Although we have lost the presence of Edith, we will never lose the memories of her intellect, her love of literature, art and music, her love of life and her passion for improving the lives of those around her. She has left a legacy for us all. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, June 23 at 4 o'clock at the Plaza Jewish Community Chapel, 630 Amsterdam Avenue, N.Y., N.Y. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Westside Community Garden, P.O. Box 20301, N.Y., N.Y. 10025 or to the Glaucoma Education Research Fund/GSEG, 205 East 64th Street, Suite 101, N.Y., N.Y. 10065.
Published in The Boston Globe on June 19, 2016
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